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).