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. www.doverlittletheatre.org. 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 tomsquad73@yahoo.com

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 exdir@growingstage.com.

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 casting@parkpac.org 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 www.parkpac.org.

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 PFTCAudtions@gmail.com by THURSDAY 2/17/2011. Sides will be sent along with your time slot. www.Plasticflamingo.org

  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. www.heightsplayers.org. 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).