Saturday, June 11, 2011

New York Stage Casting Update: June 10th

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

Funny Girl.
OPEN Audition for Fanny Brice

Directed by: Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher

Presented by Michael Ritchie and Center Theatre Group

Fanny Brice
: starring role • female 21-35 yrs old • great voice with a big range.

Submissions welcome from all. Please go to:

July 15 audition deadline

You can contact Yoktan at 310 414 7006.

This casting is for a lead role in a major production and will receive adequate compensation


Don’t miss the opportunity to perform in the #1 show in America and America’s favorite holiday tradition:

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

Madison Square Garden Entertainment® is looking for a racially diverse cast of Rockettes ® to perform in the 2011 production of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall in New York and in various cities outside New York.

If you are at least 18 years of age and you want to audition for the chance to join our prestigious team of talented performers and earn an excellent salary and benefits, visit our website or call the Radio City Audition Hotline for audition times, locations, and requirements.

Auditions for Rockettes ONLY will be held in New York City, August 1st (Callbacks August 2nd), 2011.

All details at:
Or call (212)485-7399
(The Radio City Audition Hotline)

AGVA Contract. Madison Square Garden, L.P. and is an equal opportunity employer.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

New York Stage Casting Update: June 2nd

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

Goldilocks and the Three Polar Bears, FringeNYC
Photo/Resume Request

Wide Eyed Productions with PlaylabNYC is casting 'Goldilocks and the Three Polar Bears' (by Jerrod Bogard; music by Sky Seals), a 50-minute musical play for kids & families from the creators of 'Jack and the Soy Beanstalk.' Performing at the New York Fringe Fest this August 12 – 28. Rehearsals begin in July.

AEA showcase pending.

*Please read breakdown before submitting.

– (puppeteer/singer/actor) The role of this bratty little beauty is performed in the style of Avenue Q, the character being a Muppet-style puppet. Puppetry experience strongly suggested but not required.

Poppa Bear – (singer/actor) Male. Large presence.

Baby Bear – (actor/singer) Female, quirky character/unique sense of humor.

SUBMIT: headshots/resume/reel to

Auditions will be held in mid/late June by appointment only.

Little Shop of Horrors. Auditions by Appointment

The Westchester Sandbox Theatre in Mamaroneck, NY (Exec. Dir. Daniel Ferrante; Artistic Dir. Jason Summers) is seeking submissions for its upcoming summer mainstage production of Little Shop of Horrors. Dir/Chor: Benjamin Sterling Cannon.

Auditions, rehearsals and performances will take place at the Westchester Sandbox Theatre, 931 East Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck, NY. Rehearsals will begin the second week of June. Performances will take place throughout July and August, on weekday mornings/afternoons, as well as weekends in July. A stipend is provided.

- sweet and vulnerable; Seymour - naive, well-meaning, unsuspecting hero;

Mr. Mushnik - a demanding boss, seldom smiles but often sweats;

Orin - tall, dark and handsome with sadistic tendencies, will also play a variety of other small comic roles;

Crystal, Ronnette, and Chiffon - triple threat African-American female performers (will also see other types), sophisticated street-smart and cunning;

Audrey 2 - African American male or female, actor and vocalist with a larger than life and commanding personality. Must be able to authentically belt gospel, soul, and funk.

Auditions by appointment:

Monday, June 6 3pm-9pm; Callbacks: Tuesday, June 7

Westchester Sandbox Theatre
931 East Boston Post Road
Mamaroneck, NY 10543

To schedule an audition appointment, please email your headshot and resume to Artistic Director Jason Summers at

Please bring a headshot/resume. Prepare 16-32 bars of a classic pop song or contemporary musical theatre song.

The 16 Bar Theatre Audition Series

Saturday, May 28, 2011

New York Stage Casting Update: May 25th

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

The Imaginary Life of Millo St. Jean - Open Call Auditions

Snapdragon Theatre Works


Snapdragon Theatre Works is casting The Imaginary Life of Millo St. Jean by UCSD Playwriting MFA candidate Jeff Augustin. Millo has not left his house in Haiti in eleven years, because of a dream he had about a dying tree, a pile of mutilated bodies, and a man with no face. He spends most of his days playing with his imaginary friend, The Man on the Moon. When mountains start crumbling, a group of Haitians start killing white people. Adam, a white friend of Millo's deceased Mom, Carmel, needs Millo’s help to leave the country via a secret boat his Mom used to travel the world. Reality is blurred in this surreal adventure about creating a new life in the midst of disaster. The piece is directed by Allison Bressi and stage managed by Julia Borowski.

Rehearsal will begin on June 27; performances will take place from July 27 to July 31.

Non-Equity / No pay.

Millo St. Jean Black
male early/mid-20s. He has a great imagination and lives in the worlds he creates. He is book smart and well-spoken. He is aware of his fears and is crippled by them. He is childlike;

Adam Caucasian male mid/late 20s. An All-American type; witty, charming and a realist. He is determined to get what he wants and cares deeply about the welfare of others;

Michael Black male pre-teen/early teen (to play ten year old). Proud and articulate kid. He has a mature understanding of the world;

Man on the Moon Black male early/mid 20s. A jokester and deeply loyal. He is Millo’s opposite. Serves as Millo’s subconscious and older brother;

Carmel/Madame Claude Black woman mid/late 30s. Both women are eccentric and free spirited. Madame Claude has a boisterous laugh and is frank. Carmel is surreal;

Mackenzie Caucasian woman early/mid 20s. She has been tortured and her spirit is broken. She’s manipulating and ruthless, but appears unthreatening.

Auditions by appointment:
Please submit your headshot and resume to

Auditions will be held by appointment Tuesday May 31st and Wednesday June 1st from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Upon submission of your resume and headshot, we will schedule your audition and send your sides to prepare. Equity and non-Equity actors are encouraged to audition.

Theatre Row Studios

Bring the sides, which we will send you upon scheduling your audition.


Walt Disney World —OPEN Auditions for Dancers in NYC

Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL

Disney World Contract, salary incl. Equity Pension, Equity 401K and & Disney Health


Casting Director: Ray DeChiara. Auditions Manager: Kent Murrish

Contracts begin early October 2011 and run through January 1, 2012. Potential relocation and housing packages may be available to qualified performers that are hired into specific roles.

Callbacks in NYC will be held on January 18, 2011

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

Disney Parks Talent Casting is seeking male and female dancers of all ethnicities to perform at the Walt Disney World® Resort during the 2011 Holiday Season. Casting dancers for Celebrate the Season, the classic Christmas spectacular, performed live in front of Cinderella Castle, and for Totally Tomorrowland Christmas!, the newest high-energy, interactive musical revue, featuring songs of the season with a futuristic twist!


This high energy, interactive musical revue features “songs of the season” in the distinctive styles of today’s hottest Radio Disney hits!

High energy male and female dancers experienced in jazz, hip hop and musical theatre. Tumbling and step dancing a plus! Male dancers 5’7”-6’0”; Female dancers: 5’3”-5’6”


Join in a Magic Kingdom celebration of the Holiday Season! This living Disney Christmas Card brings to life the Holiday Classics and Traditional Songs we all know and love.

Male and female dancers with great technique and experienced in musical theatre style dance. Male dancers 5’8”-6’3”; Female Dancers: 5’3”-5’7”.

OPEN Auditions (Equity/non-Equity performers):

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Pearl Studios
500 Eighth Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018

10 AM – male and female dancers

Sign in begins at 9am.

Late applicants will not be accepted.

Equity audition procedures are NOT in effect. No Equity monitor provided. Producer runs all aspects of the audition.

Be warmed and ready to dance. Wear form fitting attire to show your silhouette. Character heels are preferred for women during the jazz routein.

Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New York Stage Casting Update: May 12th

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

Four Martinis
Photo/Resume Request

Four Martinis
Non-Traditional Casting for a production of Carfer Lamor’s full-length play Four Martinis to be featured at the Fresh Fruit Festival this July at The Barrow Group Theater on West 36th Street. NO PAY, but there is a possible Off-Broadway run in the fall. Casting is open to all races. The show has to be cast the first week of May to allow for cast photographs to appear in printed media. Rehearsals to begin in June.

– 47, Colombian-American former marine. Works as a housekeeper and is an on-and-off recovered alcoholic. The role includes a scene where the actor is completely nude. Advertising for the play will probably include photographs of the actor partially nude. The role could be played by a male of any race with good English diction or an actor capable of doing a Colombian accent.

FRANK – 67, Cuban television programmer. Suave and urbane divorced father of three living the gay lifestyle. The role includes a scene where the actor is bare-chested. Advertising for the play will probably include photographs of the actor without a shirt. The role could be played by a male of any race with excellent English diction or an actor capable of doing a Cuban accent.

ERIC – 36, Mexican successful painter. Athletic and fit, he’s very sexually active and is a nudist. The role includes a scene where the actor is completely nude. Advertising for the play will probably include photographs of the actor partially nude. The role could be played by a male of any race with good English diction or an actor capable of doing a Mexican accent.

DAVID – 28, Dominican unemployed pseudo-artist type raised in New York City. The role includes a scene where the actor is bare-chested. Advertising for the play will probably include photographs of the actor without a shirt. The role could be played by a male of any race with good English diction or an actor capable of doing a Dominican accent.

ARTURO – 75, Argentinean of Italian ancestry. Owner of an art gallery. He has a problem with alcohol and the actor should be able to perform the progression from sober to drunk. The role could be played by a male of any race with good English diction or an actor capable of doing an Argentinean accent.

Please send resume and photos to with any links to websites where you appear. Include short paragraph about your experience if your resume is not available.

Cats. Open Call

Collaborative Arts Project 21

Non-Union Open Dance Call

Executive Artistic Director: Frank Ventura
Artistic Director: Eliza Ventura
Producing Director: Sean Cercone
Director Choreographer: Frank Ventura
Associate Choreographers: Ashley Eichbauer, Kelly Feltous
Music Director: TBA
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Elliot

Seeking: Male and Female dancers who sing. Must be technically strong dancer. Tumbling a plus.

Open Call

Thursday, May 19, 12pm

Sign-Up starts at 10am

18 West 18th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Please come prepared to dance with ballet and jazz shoes. Please prepare two contrasting 32 bar cuts of songs in case you are asked to sing. Bring a current resume and picture.


New FringeNYC

Show Photo/Resume Request

Casting for the FringeNYC show This One Time in Last Chance, by Sam Gooley

The Attic Theater Company

Director: Laura Braza

The show will perform during the Fringe Festival, August 12-28th, in one of their venues (yet to be disclosed). Shows will be in the evenings (and weekends during the day).

Rehearsals will begin on or several days after Tuesday, July 12th, and will take place in the evenings (and during the days on weekends).

– late 20s-early 30s; any ethnicity. A guy who never really has anything go his way and blames it on everything but himself. He’s loyal but not confident.

Dude – late 20s-early 30s; any ethnicity. An overtly positive drug dealer. He doesn’t let things get to him because he doesn’t ever really think about the outcome; a moment-to-moment type of guy.

Chester – 30s; any ethnicity. Is a lonely man who only has one thing that’s keeping him from complete despair. His dog. Which is missing.

To schedule an audition, please send hs/resume to

Sunday, May 8, 2011

New York Stage Casting Update: May 5th

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) Wiseacre Farm. Open Call

Wiseacre Farm. Open Call

13th Street Repertory Co.

Casting Director: Gabriella Carr

Non-Union. No Pay.

Rehearsals begin immediately after casting for two weeks and then performs for the next three months with two different casts. Cast 1 will perform Sundays at noon and Cast 2 will perform Saturdays at noon. The run is open-ended. We need at least a three month commitment. All those cast are required to interview with artistic director, Edith O'Hara, to become a company member. This is a non-union, unpaid production but is a professional off- off Broadway credit.

SCARECROW (18-60 M/F) narrator to the story and friend to the other animals on the farm, the scarecrow is an intelligent character, full of heart, but has a fear of crows that is keeping him/her from doing his/her job on the farm. Through the help of friends Scarecrow learns to overcome fear. The Scarecrow is the patriarch/matriarch figure of the story telling the other animals of what’s wrong and right.

CLIFFIE THE PIG. (18-40 M/F) A clueless and friendly creature loved by all the animals. An actor with a physical acting style is ideal.

O'CONNOR THE HO. (18-40 M/F, United States) A kind and timid animal, all bark and no bite, unable to be a successful watchdog until the end of the story. Also a bit of a rascal. Not the brightest bulb in the pack. Should be a physical actor who is comfortable breaking out into some dance and song including an Elvis impersonation parody.

BABETTE THE CAT. (18-40 Female) a frisky feline with a need for attention, always trying to one up O'Connor, and a desire to tease the other animals.

FOX (18-40 M/F) Sly and cunning, the fox is the villain of the story. But like all villains, he/she has a hidden motive, wanting a birthday cake of his/her own.

Auditions will be at 50 west 13th street at the 13th Street Repertory Co. on Monday, May 9th, 7 pm- 9 pm and Tuesday, May 10th, 7 pm- 9 pm. Sides from the script will be provided at the audition, no prepared audition material necessary. Anyone unable to audition at this time, please contact the director at We are looking to double cast the production.

(NEW) The 25th Annual Putnam County. Open Call

The 25Th Annual Putnam County (Bergen County Players)


Music and Lyrics by William Finn Book by Rachel Sheinkin Director, Larry Landsman Musical Director, Steve Bell

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's Tony Award-winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser.

Rehearsals: Rehearsals are scheduled to begin and of June. Performances: Sept. 8 – Oct. 2 (14 performances). Requirements: Spellers must be 18+ years of age. A headshot/picture is appreciated but not required. Please prepare an excerpt of a song (16-32 bars) that best represents your voice and bring sheet music for the accompanist in the proper key. A contemporary Broadway or pop genre song is preferred but not required. No a’cappella or recorded music auditions please. You may use a 1-2 minute comedic monologue, however a monologue is NOT required. Auditioners also should dress comfortably and be prepared to move. You will take part in a brief improvisation. NO ROLES HAVE BEEN PRE-CAST; ALL ROLES ARE OPEN. Callbacks will include readings from the script & singing a song from the show. Please note: there is no chorus in this production.

The Students
(18-30) Marcy Park (B3 - E5 soprano/mezzo-soprano) – The ultimate over-achiever, Marcy has never been given another option. She comes from an Asian American family where excellence is expected and so simply produced. A parochial school student, she assumes God, too, expects perfection. She sees herself as a mass of problems but she keeps them to herself. Having moved often because of her parents work, she knows she can beat the local competition. She made it all the way to ninth place in Nationals last year. Marci is driven to succeed. She sleeps three hours a night. Her many talents include dance, martial arts and baton twirling, among others. Special skills a plus, showcased in “I Speak Six Languages.”

Leaf Coneybear (A2 - G4 baritenor) – (Also plays Carl Grubenierre) A second runner-up, he never expected to compete here today because he thinks he’s "not that smart.” Home-schooled with his many siblings, everything about this public bee is an adventure for him, from meeting the other kids to showing off his homemade clothing, to each moment of unexpected attention. He may have severe ADD but delights in his own wandering focus. He spells words correctly while in a trance. Leaf doesn’t expect to win but he finds absolutely everything incredibly amusing. His mother has made him take his protective helmet to the bee. (Great comic role)

William Barfee (Eb3 - Bb4 tenor) – Chronically congested and allergic to everything, he has a host of health problems and a lot to prove. Loud and combative as a defensive posture, he is the big kid who becomes a bully to avoid being picked on (though he often gets picked on anyway so gets into a lot of fights). His parents are divorced and William does not expect kindness from anyone but his mother. He is noticed on the spelling circuit for his remarkable “Magic Foot” technique – spelling words out on the floor with his foot. A Spelling Bee finalist last year, he was eliminated because of an ill-timed allergic reaction to peanuts and he’s here for vindication. He takes an unexpected journey by coming to care for someone else – developing a crush on Olive. When he finally sees outside his own needs for perhaps the first time, it shakes him fundamentally.

Olive Ostrovsky (B3 - F#5 soprano) – (Also plays Leaf’s siblings) A word lover, Olive has a fairly quiet life. An only child whose mother left her and her work-aholic father to live in an ashram in India, Olive spends a lot of her time alone. She fills some of that time reading the dictionary – the words bring her comfort, as does the idea of the vastness of the world the book contains. During the first half of the bee, she often peers into the audience to see if her father, who is delayed at work, has made it yet. She starts enormously shy but slowly blossoms.

Chip Tolentino (C3 - B4 tenor) – (Also plays Jesus Christ) A boyscout and reigning spelling champion of Putnam County, relatively athletic and social, he expects things to come easily to him until an unfortunate mishap results in his early elimination. Lately though, he’s been going through some weird changes, and things are slipping out of his control (ie. puberty and a major attraction to girls).

Logainne Schwartzandgrubennierre (C4 - D5 soprano) – (Also plays Leaf’s mom) She is the youngest and most politically aware speller who is driven by internal and external pressure – but above all a desire to win to make her two overbearing fathers (from whom she takes her combined last name) proud. She lisps, is somewhat of a neat freak, is a little uncomfortable in her body, has some tics, but still manages to strike a strong presence with her political awareness and keen sense of justice. Having drilled words for hours a day, she is aware of everything that passes in the room.

The Adults (30-40) Mitch Mahoney (E3 - A4 (B4) (Tenor) – (Also plays Olive’s Dad and Dan Schwartz) With a tough “street” demeanor, Mitch, an African American ex-convict, appears an odd choice to be the bee’s official “comfort counselor,” but it is part of his community service assignment. Mitch has no idea how to offer comfort, but does increasingly wish there was a way to make the kids feel better about losing. He hands out juice boxes to the losing students.

Rona Lisa Peretti (C#4 - Ab5 soprano) – (Also plays Olive’s Mom) Putnam’s long-time spelling bee hostess, the number-one realtor in Putnam County, and 3rd annual Putnam County spelling champion. She loves children, but she can be very stern when it comes to dealing with Vice Principal Panch. This is her day to be queen. From her perspective she keeps the bee running smoothly, upholds protocol, and conveys crucial information to the audience. Her interest in the competition is unflagging and drives it forward. She thinks of this as a complex cerebral sporting event, and she wants the audience to understand every twist and turn. A little concerned when the substitute word pronouncer arrives, she knows she has to step up her game to make the day a success. Ms. Peretti herself won the Third Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by spelling "syzygy." Comedic improvisational skills preferred.

Douglas Panch (non singing role) – Vice Principal Douglas Panch is frustrated with his life. After five years' absence from the Bee, he returns as judge. There was an "incident" at the Twentieth Annual Bee, but he claims to be in "a better place" now, thanks to a high-fiber diet and Jungian analysis. The drive of the young spellers is alien to him. He never found anything that important. Stuck in his current job, eagerly waiting a promotion that isn’t coming, he was not happy to get the call this morning that he was needed to substitute; but he starts the bee eager to do well, to redeem himself for past mistakes and to impress the local hostess, Rona Lisa, with whom he is infatuated. Excellent improvisational skills and comedic timing required.

Auditions: Tuesday & Thursday – May 31 & June 2, 7:30 PM, Saturday – June 4, 10:00 AM Callbacks by invitation only Thursday – June 9, 7:30 PM Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ

For more information contact Larry Landsman at or go to

The 16 Bar Theatre Audition Series

Monday, May 2, 2011

New York Stage Casting Update: April 27th

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) City of Angels, female dancers. Open Call

Goodspeed Musicals

Executive Producer: Michael Price

Producer: Bob Alwine

Line Producer: Donna Lynn Hilton

Director Darko Tresnjk

Choreographer: Peggy Hickey

Musical Director: Michael O'Flaherty

Casting: Paul Hardt/SH Entertainment

Non Union. Pay.

Duration: Aug. 23 - Nov. 27.

Seeking singers who are very proficient with tight harmonies, and excellent musicanship. All types needed, especially seeking character types as well as Mallory, a 20 something, sexy bad girl and Jimmy Powers, a young (20's) all American crooner (Originally played by Rachel York and Scott Waara)


Thursday, May 5, 2011

10AM Male Non Union Singers

2PM Female Non Union Singers

Chelsea Studios, 151 West 26th Street

Please sing a jazz standard or song in the style of the show

Monday, April 25, 2011

New York Stage Casting Update: April 20th

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

To Kill a Mockingbird

photo/resume request

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (Madison, NJ)

LORT C; $710/week minimum

By Harper Lee, Adapted by Christopher Sergel

Directed by Joe Discher

1st Rehearsal: September 13, 2011. 1st Preview: October 12. Runs: October 15 - November 20.

Please only submit if you fit descriptions and union status listed below.

There are 3 – possibly 4 – roles with AEA contracts. The other roles will be cast with Non-Equity actors.

*Southern dialect is a must for auditions for all roles*

Scout Finch (AEA): Caucasian female. To read 9-10 years old. A tomboy. Though she is somewhat combative, she has a basic faith in the goodness of people. Scout is perceptive beyond her years.

Jem Finch (AEA): Caucasian male. To read 12 years old. Jem is an all-American boy. Good-natured, but has a temper. Idolizes his father.

Dill (AEA): Caucasian male. To read 11-12 years old. Small for his age. Precocious. Quirky. Well-dressed, with an undercurrent of sophistication. Blonde to white-blonde hair preferred.

Calpurnia (seeing AEA and Non-Equity): African-American female. Late 40s – mid 50s. The Finch’s housekeeper and caretaker of the children. All “angles and bones.” Though she is strict disciplinarian, she loves the children deeply.

Mrs. Dubose (Non-Equity): Caucasian female. To read 60-70. A bad tempered neighbor. The “meanest old woman who ever lived.” Mrs. Dubose is a recovering morphine addict.

Mayella Ewell (Non-Equity): Caucasian female. To read 19 – mid 20’s. She has a solid frame. “A thick-bodied girl, accustomed to strenuous labor.” She lies under oath to cover the fact that she tried to seduce Tom Robinson.

Mr. Gilmer (Non-Equity): Caucasian male. To read mid 40s-late 50s. Counsel for the prosecution. “A balding, smoothfaced man.” Smug and condescending.

Nathan Radley (Non-Equity): ‘Boo’ Radley’s older brother and guardian. A “pale, thin, leathery man”. Neither pleasant nor unpleasant. Resigned to being his brother’s caretaker.

Mr. Cunningham (Non-Equity): Caucasian male in his 40s. A poor farmer. He is part of the mob that comes to lynch Tom Robinson, but comes to his senses when Scout speaks to him.

Reverend Sykes (Non-Equity): African-American male. To read 40-60. He is kind and compassionate. He has a deep, rich voice.

Helen Robinson (Non-Equity): African-American female. Tom’s wife. She is distraught both over her husband’s trial and then his death.

Miss Stephanie (Non-Equity): Caucasian female. 40-50. The neighborhood scold. Judgmental. A gossip.

NYC auditions will be held on April 27 and May 11, by appointment only.

For consideration, email picture and resume to:

Please indicate in the subject line “MOCKINGBIRD - Self Submission” and the role you are submitting for. Also indicate in your submission whether you are an Equity member or not.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

New York Stage Casting Update: April 13th

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) The Dunes. Open Call

The Gallery Players (Brooklyn, NY)

Equity Showcase Code

Producer Dominic Cuskern

By Craig Pospisil

Director: Michael LaPolla

Rehearsals begin early May with a total on nine performances in June from June 2nd through June 26, 2011, as part of the 14th Annual Black Box New Play Festival.

Seeking 3 men and 3 women for:
Laura Robertson: 40s, a well-known actress

Vanessa: late 20s, Laura’s step-daughter, a teacher

Jeremy: 30s, Vanessa’s fiancé, works on Wall Street

Ann: plays late teens, Laura’s daughter

Garret Robertson: 50, Laura’s brother and a literary agent

Troy: early 20s, Anne’s boyfriend, plays in a local rock band.

All ethnicities are encouraged to audition. The Gallery Players, 199 14th St. Brooklyn between 4th and 5th Aves. Take the R to 9th St. or the F to 4th Ave. in Brooklyn. The "R" can be accessed at the Pacific/Atlantic station in Brooklyn which is served by the 2,3,4,5,N,B,D and Q trains from Manhattan.

OPEN Auditions (Equity and Non-Equity performers):

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

7 PM – 9 PM

Sign in begins 6:30 PM

at the Gallery Players

7 PM – 9 PM

199 14th Street

Sign in begins 6:30 PM

Brooklyn, NY (Park Slope)
between 4th and 5th Ave.

No advanced appointment necessary. Sign up begins at 6:30 PM each night (AEA members receive priority).

Prepare a one-minute contemporary monologue. Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

(NEW) Fiddler on the Roof. Open Call

Open Call for Male Dancers

Non-Equity National Tour

Clemmons/Dewing Casting

Category: Performer

Produced by: Troika Entertainment

Directed by: Sammy Dallas Bayes

Music Directed by: David Andrews Rogers

Casting by: Clemmons/Dewing Casting

Clemmons/Dewing Casting will hold an open call for male dancers for the 2010-2011 National Tour of Fiddler on the Roof. Rehearsals begin o/a September 14, 2011. Opening o/a October 20, 2011.

[FYEDKA] Male 18+ to play 20s. Russian peasant. Enjoys reading and has a very gentle manner. Displays a sense of respect for people, including those of the Jewish community. Has very strong feelings for Chava. Excellent Tenor who dances.

[RUSSIANS] Male Dancers who are also strong singers. May understudy principal roles.

Audition Dates:

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011


Pearl Studios, 12th Fl.
500 8th Avenue
New York, NY

Please be warmed up and ready to dance and prepare 16 bars of legit musical theatre that shows off range and personality in case you are asked to sing. Bring a Picture/Resume, stapled together, and sheet music in the appropriate key. Accompanist will be provided. Typing may occur. All positions are paid (Salary + Per Diem + Housing + Health Insurance).

The 16 Bar Theatre Audition Series

Sunday, April 10, 2011

New York Stage Casting Update: April 5th

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) Annie Get Your Gun. Open Call

The Rockaway Theatre Company will be holding auditions for its Summer production of Irving Berlin's classic, Annie Get Your Gun.

Director: John Gilleece

Musical director: Jeff Arzberger


Annie Oakley
–18-33 unwashed backwoods woman. Talented markswoman, (must be comfortable with a rifle) Adorable, exuberant personality with excellent comic ability and timing. Alto -Mezzo G-High F (Needs to belt.)

Buffalo Bill Cody – handsome middle-aged soldier/Indian scout turned showman, runs the "Wild West Show". Tenor or High Baritone Low B – High F.

Frank Butler – 30-40-ish star sharpshooter, a "swollen-headed stiff" convinced he is, and will always be, Number One. Charming, handsome and comically arrogant. Baritone Low A-High F.

Charlie Davenport -middle-aged manager of the Wild West Show. PR agent who keeps peace between characters. Baritone

Dolly Tate 30-40ish- Frank Butler's "lovely" assistant, an over-the-top, bigoted, mean-spirited aging actress. Must have excellent comic ability. Alto-Mezzo

Tommy Keeler – 18-20ish part Native American knife thrower. In love with Winnie. Tenor Low B flat – High F Two duets with Winnie.

Winnie Tate – 16-20 Dolly's little sister. Loves Tommy and assists in knife-throwing act. Mezzo Soprano or Soprano. Low B flat – High F, Two duets with Tommy.

Foster Wilson -50's-60's The hotel proprietor in Ohio who "discovers" Annie Oakley and sets her up in a shooting match with Frank Butler. Bass

Chief Sitting Bull -40s-50s Adopted Annie. Leader of the Sioux nation. Man of few words with keen insight into human nature.

Pawnee Bill – 50s-60s owner of the Far East Show; Buffalo Bill's former partner and current rival. Little Jake -Annie's 6-to-12-year-old brother. Needs comic acting ability and good voice. Soprano or Alto. Low B flat-High D.

Mary, Jessie, Nellie -Annie's 10-to-15-year-old sisters All need good singing voices and comic acting ability. Sopranos/Altos. Low B flat-High D. [Ages are approximations]

Male and Female Ensembles- (All ages) Cowboys, Indians, Roustabouts, Cowgirls, Royals of Europe, New York Socialites. Vocal and dance abilities. Special talents: rope twirlers, guitar pickers, gymnasts, tumblers, whistlers, etc. This is a big show with a big ensemble. All voice types needed.

Audition Dates and Times:

Thursday-April 14, 7:30PM-9:30 PM

in Bldg T149, Fort Tilden, Breezy Pt,Qns, NY

Saturday-April 16, 11AM-2PM

at the Post Theater, Bldg T4, Fort Tilden, Gateway National Recreation Area, Breezy Pt. Queens, NY.

Performance Dates: July 8,9,15,16,22, and 23 @ 8PM

July 10, 17 and 14 @2PM

These are the only audition dates for this production. There will be no individual appointments or alternate audition dates.

Singers are expected to prepare a song from this show. If you cannot prepare a number from Annie Get Your Gun (1999 revised version) you must bring your own sheet music to the audition. Sides will be provided for all roles. Please bring headshots and resumes if available.

The 16 Bar Theatre Audition Series

(NEW) Radio City Xmas Spectacular. General Auditions

Don’t miss the opportunity to perform in the #1 show in America and America’s favorite holiday tradition:

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

Seeking: Rockettes, Male & Female Dancers, Dancers, Vocalists, Singers who Dance Well, Little People Performers, Girls

Madison Square Garden Entertainment is looking for a racially diverse cast of hundreds of Rockettes, Male and Female Dancers, Male and Female Vocalists, Singers who dance well, Little People Performers, and Girls to perform in the 2011 production of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall in New York and in various cities outside New York.

If you are at least 18 years of age (or a child between 7 -14 years) and you want to audition for the chance to join our prestigious team of talented performers and earn an excellent salary and benefits, visit our website or call the Radio City Audition Hotline for audition times, locations, and requirements.

Auditions will be held in:

New York City

May 3rd -13th, 2011.

All details at:

Or call (212)485-7399

(The Radio City Audition Hotline)

AGVA Contract. Madison Square Garden, L.P. and is an equal opportunity employer.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

New York Stage Casting Update: April 2

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) My Fair Lady, Tour. Open Call

My Fair Lady, Tour. Open Call

Big League Productions, Inc. (prod.) is casting a non-Equity tour of My Fair Lady, a musical based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, set in London in 1912. Daniel Sher, exec. prod.; Alan Jay Lerner, book & lyrics; Frederick Loewe, music; Jeffrey B. Moss, dir.; Denis Jones, choreo.; Cherie Rosen, music supervisor; Alison Franck, casting dir. Rehearsals begin Sept. 7, 2011; opens Oct. 4 in Elmira, NY; closes March 12, 2012 in Ft. Myers, FL (with possible extension).

Henry Higgins: male, of undetermined age, must be able to handle the musical needs of the songs and the intelligence of the lyrics and the text;

Eliza Doolittle: female, young, but smarter than her years, excellent singer, soprano; Colonel Pickering: male, older, very British, character actor, very little singing; Alfred P. Doolittle: male, Eliza's father, strong character actor and singer;

Mrs. Pearce: female, runs the Higgins' household, character actress, very little singing; Mrs. Higgins: female, older actress, Henry's (very smart) mother, no singing;

Freddy Enysford-Hill: male, young suitor to Eliza, excellent singer; Male Ensemble: excellent singer/actor/dancers of all ages, sizes & types; Female Ensemble: excellent singer/actress/dancers of all ages, sizes & types.

Note: Seeking singer-actors for all roles. All ethnicities are encouraged to attend.

April 19 & 20 (For Principals & Singers) Non-Equity Actors & Singers, sign ups at 9:00AM, auditions 10-6 on a first come first serve basis

April 21, 10:00 AM -Non-Equity Male Dancers (sign ups at 9:00 AM)

2:00 PM- Non-Equity Females (sign ups at 1:00PM)

Nola Studios
250 West 54th Street, 11th Floor

Principals/singers: prepare 16 bars of a traditional musical theater song & book of music in case another kind of song is requested. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. If time permits, producers may have some people stay to read some sides on the day of the audition. If you are more of an actor than a singer, as it states for certain roles, feel free to prepare a short classical monologue with a British accent instead of a song. Dancers: come dressed, warmed up and ready to dance. Women should wear character shoes with heel. Bring knee pads; tumbling is a plus. Prepare 16 bars of a traditional musical theater song & book of music in case another kind of song is requested.

Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. All bring pix & résumés, stapled together. Email any questions to; this email is for questions and concerns, not to set up appts. If you would like to audition for this production, attend the open calls listed above. All people will be seen on a first come, first serve basis. Callbacks will be held May 16-20. Pay provided.

(NEW) Alice in Wonderland. Open call

Chatham Community Players’ (CCP) Fantasy Theater, the Theater for Young Audiences branch of CCP, is pleased to announce auditions for “Alice in Wonderland” adapted from Lewis Carroll by Madge Miller.

Kari A. Cooper will be directing. Rehearsals will begin in late April (after the holidays) and will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Performances will be June 10-12 and 16-19 at the Chatham Playhouse.

We are looking for a multi-generational cast ages 10 and up to play the 13 characters, which include most of everyone’s favorites such as the Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, Cheshire Cat, White Rabbit and more. This version is an ensemble piece and most of the parts can be played by someone of any age or gender. Those determinations will be made during the audition and casting process.

We are also still looking for set and lighting designers (as well as other off stage help) so please feel free to e-mail or come by auditions if interested. Contact David Simon at with any questions.

The Chatham Players have an open call casting policy. ALL roles are open, none are precast, and everyone is encouraged to audition. For directions or additional information, please visit

Auditions will be held: - The Chatham Playhouse, 23 North Passaic Ave., Chatham, NJ * Sunday, April 3 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm * Tuesday, April 5 from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Those auditioning will be asked to read from sides and participate in a short theater game warm-up (improv will also be part of the rehearsal process to create the world of Wonderland).

Thursday, March 24, 2011

New York Stage Casting Update: March 23th

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) SOUTH PACIFIC - Open Call, non-Equity national tour

Produced by: NETworks

Directed by: Sarna Lapine

Associate Choreographer: Joe Langworth

Casting by: Clemmons/Dewing Casting

Music by Richard Rodgers;

Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II;

Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan

Rehearsal begin o/a August 22nd, 2011; First performance o/a September 27th

Contracted through June 30th 2012. All positions are paid. Total tour compensation packet minimum $850 per week (includes: Salary, Health Fund, Housing and Expense Allowance).


CAPTAIN GEORGE BRACKETT Male, to play Caucasian, age 40 to 60. A pompous yet competent officer who hides a heart of gold. Strong actor. Does not sing

COMMANDER HARBISON Male, to play Caucasian, age 35 to 50. Officious Navy man. Bracket’s second-in-command and right-hand man. Strong actor. Does not sing.

Tuesday April 5th, 2011, 4:00 pm, Pearl Studios, 12th Floor, 500 8th Avenue

New York, NY, Please prepare and bring the appropriate sides which can be found at All auditioning MUST bring a current headshot and resume, stapled together.

(NEW) 42nd Street, non-AEA

Jersey Shore Entertainment is seeking a Non AEA Singer Actress for the role of Dorothy Brock in 42nd Street for the upcoming production at Resorts Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City. Paula Sloan Director/Choreographer, Gail Anderson, Casting/Production Supervisor. 

Show goes into rehearsal April 20th in NYC, opens May 3rd in Atlantic City, closes July 4th. 

Dorothy Brock: 30s-40s. Established Broadway star, excellent actress/singer; comedic diva with power and elegant stature. Slender, Strong singer, Must dance well. Low alto, strong belt (low Eb below middle C to 3rd line B). 

Please send headshot and resume to Casting, JSE-42nd Street,, Box 1424, Beach Haven, NJ 08008. Salary, housing while in Atlantic City and food provided.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New York Stage Casting Update: Feb 17th

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) Ruthless! The Musical

AUDITION DATES: Sunday March 6th 2011 @ 5:30pm & Monday March 7th 2011 @ 7:00pm (Girls auditioning for the role of Tina will be auditioned first.) CALL-BACKS: Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. (if necessary). DOVER LITTLE THEATRE, 69 Elliott, St, Dover, NJ 07802 (973) 328 9202. An audition pianist will be provided. No recorded accompaniment for the singing portion of the audition please. Reading will be from the script, a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue is welcome but not necessary. Children auditioning for Tina should prepare a short tap combination, and bring taped accompaniment on a cassette or CD. We will have a boom box available. All auditionees should be prepared to do some cold reading from the script. There is no dancing required for the initial audition, except for the role of Tina. For the audition, please bring sheet music in the appropriate key for one uptempo musical theatre standard, in the style of (Gypsy, Mame, Hello Dolly, Annie etc.) Please do not bring music from this show.

DOVER LITTLE THEATRE is holding auditions for Ruthless! The Musical. Book & Lyrics by Joal Paley. Music by Marvin Laird. Director: Tom Blewitt. Musical Director: Sue Chandler. Choreographer: Desiree Caro. PERFORMANCES: May 7th thru May 21st 2011 Friday & Saturday Evenings @ 8:00pm (Sunday performances are at 2:00 p.m) Please note that everyone cast in this show MUST be available for every performance. ABOUT THE SHOW: This is a very funny, fast-paced, and wickedly twisted musical comedy with 8 distinct female roles. There is no “ensemble”. With the exception of the non-singing role of Miss Block, all the characters have solo songs. PLEASE NOTE: We are looking to cast a male performer in the role of Sylvia St. Croix.

Seeking: Tina: an 8-year old “triple threat”, loaded with talent and manipulative to the core, she is sickeningly sweet but underneath, is a remorseless psychopath. She will be required to tap quite proficiently, and should have a strong belt. Ideally, we would like to cast someone between 8-12 years old, but would consider someone older. Range: F# below middle C to E one octave above middle C.

Judy/Ginger: Tina’s mother, approximately 28-40, a simple June Cleaver-type housewife (with similarities to Ellen Greene in Little Shop of Horrors), who is transformed into Ginger, a Norma Desmond-type Broadway diva. Range: F below middle C to B Flat one octave above middle C.

Sylvia St. Croix: The stereotypical “in-your-face” talent manager, who is obsessed with making Tina a star. For this role, we are looking to cast a man in drag. Range: A one octave below middle C to E above middle C (or a woman with Bea Arthur’s vocal quality).

Miss Thorn: A wannabe actress who had to settle for teaching 3rd grade, she is the director of the school play. Her integrity in casting is questionable. Range: E below middle C to B above middle C.

Louise Lerman: The student who beats out Tina for the lead in the school play, she has limited talent and is larger than Tina. Range: Middle C to B Flat above middle C. Lita Encore: Judy’s adoptive mother, a theatre critic with a poison pen, who hates musicals. An Ethel Merman-type with a strong belt. Range: E below middle C to D one octave above middle C.

Eve: Efficient personal assistant to Broadway star, Ginger. She wants Ginger’s life, and copies her every mannerism. May double as Louise. Range: F# below middle C to C above middle C.

Miss Block: A reporter who wants to do a story about Ginger’s past. This is a non-singing role, and may be doubled with Miss Thorn.

Technical & Backstage Volunteers are also needed for this production. please email the director Tom Blewitt at

Saturday, February 12, 2011

New York Stage Casting Update: Feb 9th

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) James and the Giant Peach, open call

OPEN Auditions (Equity and Non-Equity performers)

Friday, February 16, 2011, 7 PM – auditions begin. The Historic Palace Theatre on Route 183, Netcong, NJ, Actors will read from the script at the auditions. Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

The Growing Stage (Netcong, NJ) is holding an open call for James and the Giant Peach. TYA; Actor: $69/performance; Actor/ASM: $75/performance. Executive Director/Stage Director: Stephen L. Fredericks. Playwright: Richard R. George adapted from the original book by Roald Dahl. Runs: 3/18 – 4/17/11, Fridays at 7:30, Saturdays and Sundays at 4pm. A magical peach! An imprisoned boy! Insect friends! An incredible journey! This amazing adventure of James Henry Trotter will fulfill the fantasy of anyone who has ever dreamed of escape. Roald Dahl's story comes hilariously to life in this delightful dramatization that reveals the wickedness of some, the goodness of others, and the indecision encountered by many when they are faced with crises. You will see James (as he cleverly gets the Peach out of danger), the wise Old-Green-Grasshopper and the pessimistic Earthworm. You will also see James' mean Aunt Spiker and cruel Aunt Sponge come to a suitably sticky end. Rehearsal schedules are generally two or three evenings during the week, and a weekend afternoon. All cast members are expected for all performances, with no exception since the company does not cast understudies. Performers of color, seniors, women and performers with disabilities are encouraged to attend. For additional information please call (973) 347- 4946 or e-mail

Seeking: There will be five roles available for AEA artists, a one AEA/ASM while other roles will be filled by community artists, making a cast of approximately fifteen. The cast breakdown calls for five adult men, five adult women, and one young male role between the age of ten and thirteen; and six young adult roles between the ages of 14 through 18.

(NEW) The Passion Play, NJ
Interested actors should send their picture and resume ASAP via email to for consideration. If asked to audition you will need to prepare a short monologue. Singer-actors should also prepare a ballad. An accompanist will be provided. For more info and directions, visit

Park Performing Arts Center (Union City, NJ) is seeking Principal Actors for immediate casting in the 97th season of The Passion Play - The Musical, a musical adaptation of the historic play. Carl Gonzalez, dir.; John P. Lewis, prod. Rehearses evenings and weekends beginning approx. Feb. 12th in Union City, NJ (10-minute bus ride from midtown NYC); runs April 9-16 (Sat. & Sun. afternoons, plus morning performance April 14) in Union City, NJ. Seeking Jesus, Judas and Pilate These are paid NON-UNION roles.

Jesus: Mid 20s – late 30s. Actor/Singer. Charismatic leader in a time of occupation. Able to command attention without raising his voice. Actor must be able to bring a contemporary zeitgeist to the life of Jesus while remaining true to the scriptural readings on which much of the character is based. The Jesus of the play is a real man facing real choices. Acting is the primary focus of casting, actor must sing. Baritone – mostly ballads.

Judas: Mid 20s – mid 40s. Actor/Singer. A man of conviction, doing what he thinks his beliefs require of him. Actor must be believable in making the journey from conviction to questioning. The very real conflict between personal beliefs and personal loyalties plays out onstage. Sings Baritone/high baritone or tenor.

Pilate: 30s and up. Actor. NON-SINGING. The ultimate representative of Rome. A lifelong bureaucrat, stuck on the fringe of the Roman Empire, hoping to get through his tour of duty with minimum risk to his long-term career. While intellectually intrigued by Jesus, he makes decisions that are in his own best political interest despite being beset by events, the Pharisees and an aggressive wife.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

New York Stage Casting Update: Feb 2nd

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) Plastic Flamingo Theatre Company
  Auditions will be held at 10 am on February 21, 2011. At Roy Arias Studios. Auditions will be granted upon submission. Please submit headshot/ resume to by THURSDAY 2/17/2011. Sides will be sent along with your time slot.

  The Plastic Flamingo Theatre Company is casting its 2011 Reading series. Seeking: Both Equity and Non-Equity NYC Actors of all ethnicities.

  FIT By Erin Austin. Three generations of women, Celtic music, and a mystical meeting. Fit is about the identity of beauty... and the beauty of identity.

20-year old female

LAUREN: 20-year old female, requires Scottish accent

FIONA: 20-year old female, requires a Scottish accent

YOUNG IAN: Mid to late 20’s male, requires a Scottish accent

IAN: Mid to late 60’s male, requires a Scottish accent

CHRISTOPHER: Mid to late 20’s male *The characters of

MARY, LAUREN, and FIONA sing traditional Celtic songs throughout the play.

  TEAM AWESOME (A play in verse) by Ross Evans Elliot's writing. Joshua's poetically transcribing. Naomi's playfully delighting. While Adrienne is igniting what might throw the whole balance out of whack. Team Awesome (A play in verse) is a linguistic, familial attack.

ELLIOT – mid 20’s male.

JOSHUA – mid 20’s male

ADREINNE – mid 20’s female

NAOMI – mid 20’s female *All four actors must be comfortable with language in verse.

  SINGLE’S NIGHT by The Plastic Flamingo Theatre Company An eclectic night of short plays that reminds us that there is no I in team, but there is a ME. Seeking Actors of all ages and types.

(NEW) Waiting In The Wings - Non-Equity
    February 7 & 8 at 7PM (Callbacks - Feb.9 @ 7PM), Heights Players Theatre, 26 Willow Place (between Joralemon and State Street), Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201. Bring Resume/Headshot. Bring your calendar as a rehearsal schedule will be built around those who are cast. Auditions will be from the script, which will be provided.

  Heights Players, Inc. are holding non-Equity open call auditions for Waiting In The Wings, Noel Coward's tribute, not only to the theatre but to the great, and not so great, actresses that once called the footlights home. John Bourne, Director. Evening Rehearsals (Sundays at 6PM, Weeknights at 7PM). The Heights Players is a Non-Equity membership group that requires a $15.00 membership, IF CAST, to cover insurance. Our website gives you all information about our organization.

Bonita Belgrave – Mid 60”s –Happy Woman –Strong theatrical sense of humor-Sings- Wears Glasses.

Cora Clarke – Late 60”s – Usually Brightly made-up – Wears a Turban -Complainer – Grumbler.

May Davenport – Mid 70’s –Excelled in Shakespeare/Restoration Comedies –Dignified Movements Emdroiders –Wears Glasses at times – Somewhat vain. (Has not spoken to Lotta for 30 years.)

Maudie Melrose – Diminutive soubrette of 70 -Vivaciousness can still be seen – Most always carries a good size bag –Plays Piano and an Excellent Musician -Once had a powerful Soprano voice – Sings.

Deirdre O’Malley – A very spry 80 -Blunt –To the point –A strong brogue – Dances a gig- White hair.

Almina Clarke* – 80’s –Eats too much and too fast –Let herself go when she left the stage –Has “palpitations” and other ailments which she complains about.

Estelle Craven* – Mid 70”s –Permanently wistful – Caring –Silent type –Knits –White hair *(Almina & Estelle are good buddies and both have eluded the Stardom of the Stage)

Perry Lascoe – 40’s –Good looking –Warm -Kind –An adequate Musical Comedy performer turned legal Secretary –Sings.

Sylvia Archibald (Miss Archie) – 50 –Resident Manager of “The Wings” –Gruff/Masculine exterior –Vulnerable heart & Amiable disposition –Bulky build.

Osgood Meeker – 70 –Bald - Well dressed –A bit dim –A stage door Johnny who has been devoted to Martha (95-never seen) for many, many years and still brings her violets.

Lotta Bainbridge – Early 70’s –Well preserved – Keeps herself striking –Was a Major “Star” –Sensible (Has not spoken to May in 30 years).

Dora – 40’s – Hefty –Morose –Lotta’s dresser and former companion (1 scene only)

Doreen – Mid 20’s –Maid & Cook for “The Wings” –Rather untidy but nice.

Sarita Myrtle – Late 70’s –Wispy -Lives in her mind with her memories -Alzhemers? –Plays with matches.

Zelda Fenwick – Mid 30’s –Attractive –Trim –Sleek –A well known reporter -Well meaning- Ambitious.

Doctor Jevons - 30”s –Pleasant looking –Sensible –Kindly.

Alan Bennet – 40’s –Lotta’s estranged son –Nervous –A quality of failure surrounds him. (1 Great Scene).

Topsy Baskerville – 60’s Musical Comedy Revue Star – (Makes a wonderful entrance at the finale of the play).

Thursday, January 27, 2011

New York Stage Casting Update: Jan 27th

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) Melody Lingers On, open call
Thursday, February 3, 2011, 10 AM – 2 PM, at Ripley Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Avenue (Room 16J), New York, NY, Equity audition procedures are NOT in effect. No Equity monitor provided. Producer runs all aspects of the audition. Prepare 16 bars of a song, preferably in the style of Broadway’s Golden Age (Berlin, R&H, etc.). If you are called back, you will be asked to dance, so be prepared with appropriate shoes and attire (jazz, tap, softshoe). Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

Open call auditions (Equity/non-Equity) are being held for Melody Lingers On. Inside Broadway (NYC). TYA Tier 1; $445/week minimum for Actor/ASM. Producer: Michael Presser. Company Manager/Associate Producer: Nick Sala. By Irving Berlin. Director/Choreographer: Stephen Nachamie. Musical Director: BJ Gandolfo. NYC School tour rehearses February 28th – March 13, Performances start March 14 – Mid May. This show will be performed in New York City public elementary, middle and high schools. There will be a two week layoff during April 18th – May 1st. Callbacks will be held in the afternoon on February 3. The Melody Lingers On is performed in the mornings in a special 45-minute version. There is a Q&A session with the students after each performance. Transportation to and from the schools is provided. All roles will be designated Actor/ASM positions. The producer and director are strongly dedicated to interracial casting and ethnic minorities are greatly encouraged to attend.

Seeking a multi-cultural cast of two (2) strong singers who dance well for this multi-cultural touring production.

1 male: Early 20s – early 30s. Bari-tenor. Theatre, jazz, tap, softshoe background in dance needed.

1 female: Early 20s – early 30s. Mezzo-belter. Theatre, jazz, tap, softshoe background in dance needed.

All must be able to play a range of characters and give 100% at a 9:00 am performance. Must be comfortable singing in various styles and have facility communicating with young audiences. Must have a sense of humor and be able to convey that to a young audience.

The 16 Bar Theatre Audition Series

(NEW) Blithe Spirit, NJ
Sun. March 13th at 7:00pm and Tue. March 15th at 7:30 pm. STUDIO PLAYERS: 14 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair, NJ. 973.744.9752. ~

STUDIO PLAYERS is holding OPEN Auditions for Blithe Spirit. A fussy, middle-aged writer Charles invites a local medium to hold a séance at his house as research for his new book. The séance goes terribly wrong when the medium conjures up the ghost of Charles first wife Elvira who proceeds to wreak havoc. The twists and turns will leave you laughing while being unsure who to root for, the humans or the ghosts…yes there’s more than one. Director Bob Caruso, Asst. Director Laura Byrne-Cristiano, Stage Manager Sean Callahan. All characters, except Edith, should speak with an educated British accent. Performance Dates: May, 20, 21, 22, June 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11. Sides will be provided.

Seeking:br> Edith: (female, 25+) The maid, a former member of the British navy, very quick and very uptight. Cockney accent.

Ruth: (female, late 30s) Charles’ second wife, a smart-looking, sophisticated woman, very proper and somewhat domineering.

Charles: (male, 40ish) a writer an gentleman, he feels somewhat dominated by the women in his life.

Dr. Bradman: (male, 50s) a pleasant-looking middle-aged man, country doctor.

Mrs. Bradman: (female, late 40’s-50s) fair and rather faded, devoted to her husband.

Madame Arcati: (female, 50+) a striking, eccentric medium.

Elvira: (female, early 30s) a charming, elegant, free-spirited woman, called back from the “other side.”

Thursday, January 20, 2011

New York Stage Casting Update: Jan 19th

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

Please email submissions to Holly Buczek, Casting Director at or NO hard-copy submissions or phone calls to the Vital Office! Auditions will be by appointment only, Tuesday, January 25th and Wednesday, January 26th--with callbacks on Thursday the 27th. For more information about Vital Theatre or the show, visit

Vital Theatre Company seeks a cast of vibrant singer/actors for the closing musical of their 2010/2011 family season, AWESOME ALLIE: FIRST KID ASTRONAUT! Yesterday Allie was just a normal kid, but today she’s headed into outer space! With the help of her trusty talking dog Captain Chaos, and Rover the Dancing Robot from Mars, Allie's on a mission across the solar system to save Earth, and maybe learn some things about science along the way. But she'd better be home in time for dinner! Grab your space suit and get ready for an adventure that's out of this world! Book by Scott Elmegreen and music and lyrics by Drew Fornarola. Directed by Jeremy Dobrish. Only non-Equity performers should apply. All ethnicities encouraged to submit.

We will see only adult actors to play all roles.

ALLIE. Allie is an inquisitive 9 year old from Skokie Illinois. Part dreamer, part loner, she is singled out by an outerspace alien and sent on a mission by the US government to be the first citizen to make contact! On her trip she learns a great deal about science, the universe, and the power of friendship! Adult actress to play young. Mezzo to “E”, Singer who can both belt and mix.

CAPTAIN CHAOS: What better co-pilot into outer space than a nasa-trained, talking space dog? Although it seems a bit far-fetched to Allie at first, she soon learns that a dog can be an astronaut’s best friend! Captain Chaos helps Allie journey through the milky way with cool dance moves and way more bark than bite. Adult actor to play canine. Tenor or Bari-tenor.

THE PRESIDENT: The President of the United States is, needless to say, a very busy man. He is in shock when the US is contacted by an extra-terrestrial, and even more in shock when he finds out the alien would like to meet with a small girl from Illinois! He recognizes the importance of this moment for the country and vows to get Allie into outer space. The president is a bit bumbling and overwhelmed at times, but definitely sincere. Adult actor. Baritone--bonus points if you can beatbox.

ALLIE’s MOM/ROVER 2: Allie’s mom is both supportive and caring of Allie. She makes the decision to let Allie go into outer space, but reminds her to always keep her gaze on home. Allie’s mom doubles as Rover 2, a “female” space bot left behind on Pluto by Russian cosmonauts! Adult actress. Mezzo.

ALIEN/MRS. QUARK: The first alien to make contact with the US, is a bit mysterious, but seems friendly! She will only talk with Allie, and everyone is wondering what she wants! This track also doubles as Mrs. Quark, an elementary science teacher of Allie’s, who helps her to navigate the stars via satellite. Adult actress. Alto.

ROVER/SECRET SERVICE AGENT BOB: Rover is a forgotten and lost Russian Space Bot, left behind in outer space on a mission in the 1970’s. He is lonely, but Allie befriends him, and he soon joins her journey to Pluto! Rover is a disco dancer and ideally speaks with a Russian accent. This track doubles as Secret Service Agent Bob, who may look big and imposing, but he is kind and considerate at heart. Adult actor. Tenor, star disco singer. Dance training a plus.

(NEW) CATS—Open Call, Non-Equity
Saturday January 22, 2010, 2:30 PM, Chelsea Studios, 6th Floor, 151 West 26th Street, New York, NY. Please come prepared to dance with flat jazz shoes, and prepare 16 bars of musical theatre in case you are asked to sing. Bring a current picture/resume. To look at any sides in advance please visit

Clemmons/Dewing Casting will hold an open call for the 2010-2011 National Tour of CATS. Actor must be available to start immediately. Non-Equity. Produced by: Cat’s-Eye LLC. Directed/Choreographed by: Richard Stafford. Musical Supervision: Kristen Blodgette. Casting by: Clemmons/Dewing Casting.

Seeking: [Male Swing] Wide Range of height, but must have an athletic build. Must be proficient in Jazz, Ballet and Tap and able to sing well. Strong tumbling skills a plus. All positions are paid (Salary + Per Diem + Housing + Health Insurance).

The 16 Bar Theatre Audition Series

Saturday, January 15, 2011

New York Stage Casting Update: Jan 11th

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) Three By the Sea
Auditions will be held by appointment only Thursday, January 13 and Friday, January 14 at Looking Glass Theatre, 422 West 57th Street, NYC. Callbacks Tuesday January 18. No fee and no pay, but credit provided. For consideration, email headshot and resume to Julia Martin at Please indicate which role(s) for which are you submitting. Sides will be provided upon scheduling an appointment.

Looking Glass Theatre is casting Three By the Sea, a new children’s show by Donna Latham. Julia Martin, director. Daytime rehearsals on Fridays, weekends and some weekdays begin January 21; performs March 5 – April 10 (Saturday & Sunday afternoons only) in NYC. Seeking non-union talent only to cast a dynamic and imaginative ensemble of 3-4 male and 4-5 female actors (many will double roles.) Actors should have interest and/or some training in physical theatre. All types and ethnicities welcome.

Pirate (M)—a rough-and-tumble, parrot-toting buccaneer. Seeking an actor with strong improvisational skills.

Coyote (M)—brash, hungry, has gusto, but is ultimately outwitted by his own greed.

Rabbit (F)—a 5-year-old girl at heart, but ultimately outsmarts the coyote, proving brain over brawn.

Foghorn Franny (F)—quite a gal, with a pair of lungs on her “Wee-ooh”. Washed up on the shores of Maine from a shipwreck, she doesn’t fit in. She is determined to get her father back who she lost at sea.

Taj (M)—a sweet surfer stuck on the Maine shore. Befriends Frannie.

Sydney (F) —a bully who scorns Frannie until fate forces her to realize the error of her ways.

Mina (F)—a mermaid who turns human to marry a man, but never fits in and finally returns to the sea

Paddy Fitzpatrick (M)—a lonely, tenderhearted and misguided fisherman.

Storyteller 1 (F)—an elderly Irish sea wife.

Storyteller 2 (F)—an indigenous woman.

Storyteller 3 (M)—a young, loquacious chowder seller. Plus others!

(NEW) TAPT Generals, by appt.
Sunday January 23, 11-3pm. Monday January 24, 6-10pm. Location: Shetler Studios, 244 W. 54th St. By Appointment Only - 2 Minute Time Slots. To schedule an appointment please send you headshot and resume to Please prepare one of these combinations: 1 min. mono., Comedic & 1 min. mono. Dramatic • 2 min. contemporary mono. of your choice • 1 min. mono. of your choice, 1 min. song selection (acapella).

General Auditions are being held for the Artists Playground Theatre (TAPT). Coming up: TAPT’s Playground Day. Staged Readings: April: World of Tomorrow, by William McMahon. May: Deconstructing Family, by S. Brian Jones. June: Script TBA. August: SHORT CUTZ – Act 2 (An evening of one acts from award winning playwright Paula J. Caplan). TAPT is a small boutique theatre company (project based) dedicated to identifying and bringing new works to the stage that engages the community and encourages dialogue. Our mission includes supporting upcoming artists by providing the opportunity for growth, development and sustainability within the arts. We promote mutual success through professionalism, high quality and independence while giving back to the community we serve.

For more information on TAPT please go to

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New York Stage Casting Update: Jan 5th

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) Guys and Dolls, open call
Thursday, February 10, 2011. 10 AM – Male singers. 2 PM – Female singers. Nola Studios. 250 West 54th Street, 11th Floor. New York City. ALSO:  Sunday, February 13, 2011. 5:30 PM – Adult performers only.  John W. Engeman Theater. 250 Main Street. Northport NY. The producer will run all aspects of these OPEN (Equity/non) calls. Equity audition procedures will NOT be in effect, and no Equity Monitor will be provided. Please prepare 16 bars of a traditional musical theatre song, which may be from the show. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring dance clothes/dance shoes if asked to return to dance at end of call. Please bring a picture & resume, stapled back-to-back.

  John W. Engeman Theater, Northport (LI), NY, is holding open call auditions (Equity/non) for Guys and Dolls. LOA. $385/week minimum. Free RT transportation provided from Manhattan to Northport during tech and run. Producing Artistic Dir: Richard T. Dolce. Score: Frank Loesser. Book: Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling. Dir: Peter Flynn. Choreo: Marcos Santana. CD: Stephen DeAngelis. 1st reh: 3/28/11. Rehearses in Manhattan. Runs in Northport 4/14–6/19.  If unable to attend, please send photo and resume to Stephen DeAngelis, c/o Grey, 200 5th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10010 ATTN: “GUYS AND DOLLS”. EPAs: 2/5. ECCs: 2/7 and 2/8. See separate notices.

Nathan Detroit: Mid 30s. Not-so-bright – but lovable – small-time gambler. Financially strapped manager of a floating crap game. Engaged to Adelaide for 14 years. Role for a comic actor. Baritone, D to high F.

Sky Masterson: Man, mid 30s. Handsome. Wealthy gambler. Role for a charismatic leading man. Legit baritone, B – Eb.

Sarah Brown: Mid 30s. Pious, beautiful and prim “mission doll”. Legit soprano with belt to high A.

Nicely-Nicely Johnson: Man, mid 30s - 40s. Small-time gambler. A bit of a bumbler. Tenor, Db - high Bb.

Benny Southstreet: Mid 30s - 40s. Small-time gambler. Baritone, Db - high G.

Rusty Charlie: Mid 30s - 40s. Small-time gambler. Baritone, Db – G.

Harry The Horse: Mid 30s - 40s. Small-time gambler. Baritone.

Big Jule: Man; 30s – 40s. Very tough (and big), gun-toting gangster from Chicago. Rules by intimidation. Baritone/bass-baritone.

Arvide Abernathy: Man; mid 50s+. Sarah’s grandfather and wise guardian. Baritone, D to high F.

Gen. Matilda B. Cartwright Mid 40s+. Severe Salvation Army Matron who has a kind heart within. Alto/mezzo. 

Lt. Brannigan: Man, 40s+. Frustrated policeman, chasing after Nathan’s illegal crap game. Non-singing.

Ensemble (M/F): Supporting characters will come from the ensemble, as will understudies for principal roles. The role of Miss Adelaide is cast.

The 16 Bar Theatre Audition Series

  (NEW) Rising Sun, open call
    Performer Auditions: (by Appointment). Tuesday January 11th. 7-11PM. Friday January 14th. 11AM-1PM. Saturday January 15th. 11AM to 1PM. Callbacks Sunday January 16th Noon to 5PM. Do not attend auditions if you cannot attend all Day Callback. Submission Deadline: Sunday January 9th. Include: Cover Letter/Artistic Statement, Headshot & Resume. Please Send Materials to & Prepare: 2 contrasting monologues, 1 minute each.  16 bars a ccapella and/or prepared movement/dance pieces are also welcome but not required.

  Open Call for Rising Sun Performance Company. Accepting Submissions for 2011 Ensemble Company. 2011 Theatrical Season will include: 10th Anniversary Anthology Series, One Act Reading Series, 5th Annual One Act Play Series, Variety Show/Cabarets and TBA Main Stage Production; As well as education & ensemble development opportunities. PLEASE READ ENSEMBLE STATEMENT AT BOTTOM. We highly recommend interested parties visit The Ensemble is NO PAY, profit sharing is possible based on the success of the season and individual shows.

  Seeking:  Non-Equity Actors/Actresses, Singer, Dancers. Multi-Faceted, Double & Triple Threats and Unique Talents a Plus. Minorities are highly encouraged to apply/audition. Additionally Seeking: Playwrights, Directors, Designers, Interns, Technicians, Stage Managers & Teaching Artists.

Monday, January 3, 2011

New York Stage Casting Update: Dec 31th

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) Rocky Horror Show.
January 4 & 5, 2011 from 6:30-9:30pm. Call Backs: January 6, 2011 at 7pm. TTC’s Studio – C413, Monroe Center for the Arts, 720 Monroe St. Hoboken, NJ 07030 (free parking available from Jackson Street entrance behind building, also 1 block from 9th Street/Congress Street Light Rail Station). Prepare: 32 bars of a rock song or a song from a rock musical, preferably not from The Rocky Horror Show. - Bring your own sheet music, piano accompanist will be provided. - Bring your headshot and resume if applicable. - Be prepared for movement (will be taught routine). - Auditionees must be at least 16 years of age. For an audition appointment or if you have any questions contact us via email. Walk-ins will be accepted on both days as well as scheduled appointments.

The Theater Company is seeking a diverse cast for the Winter 2011 production of Richard O’Brien’s THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW as directed by Billy Mitchell. Musical Director is Tom Berger and Choreographer is Robert Gonzales Jr. Performances will be February 10-12, 17-19 & 24-26, 2011 (Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 8pm and 11pm) at the Monroe Theatrespace, 2nd Floor of the Monroe Center for the Arts in Hoboken, NJ. Rehearsals will be held in TTC’s Studio C413 or Monroe Theatrespace, both located at the Monroe Center for the Arts, 720 Monroe Street, Hoboken, NJ. Non-Equity, but travel stipends will be available to cast members. Please note: The role of Dr. Frank-N-Furter has already been cast. For further information on The Theater Company or auditions, please see our website:

(NEW) Agamenon Choruses.
Send resume and picture to Alexander Harrington at Or hardcopy to: 160 Claremont Avenue, #2J, Attention: Alexander Harrington, New York, NY 10027

The Eleventh Hour Theatre Company is seeking male and female dancers and singers all ages for a workshop of the choruses from a new translation of the Greek tragedy Agamemnon. The workshop will consist of four weeks of rehearsals in February with performance for an invited audience on the evening of Sunday February 27th. There will be four 4-hour rehearsals a week, probably during the day, with a fifth rehearsal during the final week. There is a $100 stipend. As was the practice in ancient Greece, the choruses of the play are set to music and involve dance and other stylized movement. The translation by Alexander Harrington with music by Michael Sirotta was produced at La MaMa in 2009. It was difficult for the audience to understand the lyrics. This workshop is focused on addressing this problem: among other things, elaborate choreography will be assigned to people who are not singing. All chorus members must sing and move adequately. However, some performers will do the more demanding dancing and only have to sing adequately and others will do the more demanding singing and only have to dance adequately. All performers will have to act well enough to tell a story through song.

Seeking: male and female dancers and singers all ages.