Saturday, April 2, 2011

New York Stage Casting Update: April 2

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(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).