Thursday, January 27, 2011

New York Stage Casting Update: Jan 27th

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(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

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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).

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

New York Stage Casting Update: Jan 11th

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(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

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(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

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(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.