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.”