Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: Oct 26th

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(NEW) Backstory, non-AEA
NYC auditions will be Fri, Nov 5 by appt. Please submit headshot & resume to Michelle Scully, Location: Syracuse University Lubin House, 11 E 61st St, New York, NY 10065-7202, Enter Front Door. Auditions held in the “talent room.” Prepare sides provided with appointment time.

Syracuse Stage is now scheduling actor auditions for its upcoming educational outreach "BACKSTORY" program, in which actors portray historical characters in schools and venues throughout upstate NY. Salary, housing, and rental car provided. **drivers license required*** See breakdown below for specific dates. $225/wk. Non-Equity.

Female, African American, age 22-35. "Called Moses by 300 people whose escape from slavery she assisted, Harriet Tubman freed herself from slavery, then risked her life 19 times to help others." Contract dates: Jan 24 - March 5.

NIKOLA TESLA: Male, Caucasion, age 22-35 "In an imagined encounter with the legendary wizard Merlin, Nikola Tesla, father of modern electricity, makes his groundbreaking discovery of alternating current. " Contract Dates: March 21 - April 30.

(NEW) The Foreigner, open call
Auditions will be Monday and Tuesday, November 1 & 2 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Callbacks, if necessary, will be on Thursday, November 4. Repertory Theatre of New Britain, 23 Norden St., New Britain , CT, 860-223-3147

Repertory Theatre of New Britain is holding an open call for The Foreigner. Perf. Jan. 7-8, 14-15-16, 21-22, 2011. Comedy by Larry Shue. Directed by Tim Phillips. What can happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who (they think) knows no English in the fishing lodge in rural Georgia. The evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck sidekick are revealed. Winner of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best New American Play and Best Off-Broadway Production. All roles are open to audition.

"Froggy" LeSueur
- British male, 30's to 40's.

Charlie Baker - British male, 30's to 40's.

Betty Meeks - female, 50's and up.

Rev. David Marshall Lee - male, late 20's to 40's.

Catherine Sims - female, late 20's to 40's.

Owen Musser - male, 30's to 40's.

Ellard Sims - younger brother of Catherine, early to late 20's.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: Oct 19th

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(NEW) Camp Wanatachi
Saturday, October 23rd, 2010. Sign in from 10 AM - 12 PM. Do NOT come to space before 9:30 AM. Pai Studio, 261 Vanderbilt Ave (between Willoughby Ave and Dekalb Ave), Brooklyn, NY 11205. RING TOP BELL. Please prepare a short pop or rock song. Bring a picture and resume if you have one. If you are unable to attend, you can submit your headshot and resume to:

Megan Larche Casting is seeking GIRLS 15-22 years of age for Camp Wanatachi, a hilarious and provocative new electro-musical where sex and unexpected love are discovered at an all-girls Christian summer camp! For more information about the show and the upcoming run at La MaMa E.T.C. check out:! MASHUP OF KANYE WEST meets SPRING AWAKENING meets GLEE. NOTE: The material contains adult themes - discussions of sex, eating disorders, lesbian relationships. Duration: Dec. 6 - Feb. 6. There will be a two-week holiday break. Equity Showcase Code.

(NEW) Wizard of Oz Open Call, Non-Equity National Tour
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 10:00 AM, Pearl Studios, 12th Floor, 500 8th Avenue, New York, NY. Notes/What to bring: Please come prepared to dance. Men please bring character and jazz shoes; women please bring character heels and flat jazz shoes. Please be prepared to sing if asked. Prepare 16 bars of two contrasting legit musical theatre songs with sheet music in the appropriate key. Songs should show off range (sopranos and tenors please show off your top range) and personality. Accompanist will be provided. All auditioning MUST bring a current headshot and resume, stapled together.

Dave Clemmons Casting will hold auditions for the upcoming (2010-2011) national tour of The Wizard of Oz. Rehearsals for the 2010-2011 leg begin on November 1st, and is booked through June 2011. For more information on the tour please visit: Non-Equity. Book by L. Frank Baum.

Music & Lyrics by Harold Arlen & E. Y. Harburg with Adaptation by John Kane. Directed by Nigel West. Choreographed by Leigh Constantine. Casting by Dave Clemmons Casting. Produced by TMA. *Please note almost all Ensemble tracks understudy a principal role. All positions are paid. Total tour compensation packet minimum $850 per week (includes: Salary, Health Fund, Housing and Expense Allowance). YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE TO START REHEARSALS ON NOVEMBER 1ST.

SEEKING: (DANCER / SINGER ENSEMBLE) MEN: Strong all-around performers 18 and up to play various characters in Munchkinland / Land of Oz. Seeking Strong Singers who move well and Strong Dancers that sing. Especially seeking male dancers who sing Tenor. Acrobatic skills a bonus. All types and heights encouraged to attend. WOMEN: Strong all-around performers 18 and up to play various characters in Munchkinland / Land of Oz. Must be very strong dancers. Good technique and partnering skills required. Must be strong singers with legit musical theatre sound. Strong soprano a bonus. At least 4 of the females need to be strong sopranos to high B. All types and heights encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: Oct 12th

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Auditions Will Take Place On October 28. Send Submissions To: Harriet Bass Casting, 648 Broadway #912, New York, NY10012, Attn: Snow Falling On Cedars

HARTFORD STAGE COMPANY is casting for Snow Falling On Cedars. HARTFORD, CT. Artistic Director: Michael Wilson. Director: Jeremy Cohen. Writer: David Gutterson. Adapted by: Kevin McKeon. Casting: Harriet Bass. Aud.: 10/28/10. Reh.: 12/13/10. Open: 1/21/11. Close: 2/12/11. SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS alternates between a powerful epic romance and a searing national examination of racial profiling, all resting on the fulcrum of a courtroom trial surrounding the death of respected local fisherman.

ISHMAEL CHAMBERS Early-Mid 30's, White. Editor of the town newspaper; cognizant of racial struggles but is conflicted, honest and always questioning. He loses his arm in WWII and clearly changed for the more shut-down after the war.

HATSUE (IMADA) MIYAMOTO Late 20's-Early 30's, Japanese-American. Graceful and smart, conflicted between the worlds of “American” and “Japanese” but, despite her young love of Ishmael, airs on the side of her family’s staunch beliefs of a more realistic life. She is the wife of KABUO, and daughter of FUJIKO and HISAO IMADA.

NELS GUDMUNDSSON/as Cast. Late 50's-60's, White. Experienced defense attorney, straight-forward and no nonsense but compassionate and sympathetic; as KABUO's lawyer, he doesn’t leave anything to question and intends to show that the trial is truly only about racial prejudice. Very Atticus Finch.

KABUO MIYAMOTO/30’s, Japanese-American. A fisherman who struggles to find his place in every aspect of the community. Strong and wellbuilt. A decorated US first lieutenant in WWII, he comes home to a world unchanged in respect to race and is accused of murdering CARL HEINE JR. He becomes the husband to HATSUE.

ALVIN HOOKS/FISHERMAN/CORONER/HARVEY/as Cast. 40's, White. ALVIN HOOKS is the prosecutor on the case; competent, quick, feeds into the racist vein of the island in order to enhance his case. Has a slickness to him. Like the others in the town, he has lived a very workman-like life, growing-up as a part of this small community.

CARL HEINE JR/FBI AGENT/JACKSON. Late 20’s-early 30’s, White. CARL HEINE -a big, well-built man, a fisherman, quiet with a “fastidious nature”, also fought in WWII and came back hardened and prejudiced. He is allegedly murdered by KABUO, his childhood friend; and is SUSAN’S husband, CARL SR. and ETTA’s son.

ABEL/CARL HEINE SR./GEORGE LEONARD. 40's- 50's, White. ABEL: the Deputy, an inexperienced investigator with a weak stomach. CARL HEINE SR: kindhearted, concerned with treating the Miyamoto’s with equality & dignity.

ETTA HEINE, MRS. CHAMBERS, DR. WHITMAN. Late 40's-50's, White. ETTA: opinionated housewife and deep protector of her family & its legacy...and to that end, doesn’t agree with her husband about equality in the community. MRS. CHAMBERS: outspoken, believes in tolerance and being honest, worried for ISHMAEL, tender in a strong way.

HISAO IMADA/ZENHICHI MIYAMOTO/MR. NITTA. Late 40's-50's, Japanese. ALL MEN are hard working and concerned with doing what is best for their families on an island where the line is blatantly obvious between the Anglo Americans and Japanese Americans.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: Oct 5th

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(NEW) Rip Van Winkle
Auditions will be on Wednesday, October 13, and Thursday, October 14, from 3PM to 5PM, at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School for International Careers, the former Fame High School for the Performing Arts. Location: 120 West 46th Street, between 6th Avenue and Broadway, New York City. Please bring a prepared song. Accompanist will be provided.

Open Call Auditions are being held for Rip Van Winkle, a Musical. Casting is Multi-Racial. This is two week Workshop, with a performance on November 4, 2010.

Rip: 30-40 years old. Popular with everyone. Always a smile and a joke.

Rip’s Wife: 24-34. Has seen life from many sides. The lady of the house.

Derrick: 30-40. Rip's rival and friend. An aristocrat. Owns most of the town.

Herman: 16-28 years old. Derrick's son. Ambitious. Headed for New York to make a fortune.

Alice: 14-22 years old. Our heroine. The most desirable catch in the village.

Knickerbocker: 16-28. Alice's suitor. The schoolteacher. Quick with his wits and his sword.

Henry Hudson: 35-45 years old. Legendary Explorer. Still seeking adventure.

Indian Woman: 25-40. Native-American. Wise. Experienced. She is the Mother-figure who tells the ancient stories of the past.

Indian Man: 25-50. Native-American. Tough, with a sense of humor. Speaks of what the future holds.

Lowena and Frederick: 7-12 years old. Outspoken and charming. They will one day run the show.

(NEW) Blues Clues Live!, open call
November 8 and 11, 2010 from 7:30-9. Please bring headshot and resume. No appointment necessary. Smiling Rhino Theatre is located at 247 Wanaque Avenue in Pompton Lakes. For more information call 973-248-9491.

Smiling Rhino Theatre announces auditions for the musical BLUES CLUES LIVE! This is a licensed production of BLUE'S CLUES LIVE! Based on Nickelodeon's hit preschool series "Blue's Clues," BLUE'S CLUES LIVE! is an interactive theatrical production based on the television series that changed the way kids watch TV. This live theatrical presentation invites preschoolers and their parents to think, imagine and be an active part of the show as they embark on a search for clues to "the most spectacular place." Visit the website at SHOW DATES: JAN 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, 2011.

Seeking adults of all ages (and teens to play 17 and over) with strong interactive, musical and acting skills.