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).

The 16 Bar Theatre Audition Series