Saturday, May 28, 2011

New York Stage Casting Update: May 25th

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

The Imaginary Life of Millo St. Jean - Open Call Auditions

Snapdragon Theatre Works


Snapdragon Theatre Works is casting The Imaginary Life of Millo St. Jean by UCSD Playwriting MFA candidate Jeff Augustin. Millo has not left his house in Haiti in eleven years, because of a dream he had about a dying tree, a pile of mutilated bodies, and a man with no face. He spends most of his days playing with his imaginary friend, The Man on the Moon. When mountains start crumbling, a group of Haitians start killing white people. Adam, a white friend of Millo's deceased Mom, Carmel, needs Millo’s help to leave the country via a secret boat his Mom used to travel the world. Reality is blurred in this surreal adventure about creating a new life in the midst of disaster. The piece is directed by Allison Bressi and stage managed by Julia Borowski.

Rehearsal will begin on June 27; performances will take place from July 27 to July 31.

Non-Equity / No pay.

Millo St. Jean Black
male early/mid-20s. He has a great imagination and lives in the worlds he creates. He is book smart and well-spoken. He is aware of his fears and is crippled by them. He is childlike;

Adam Caucasian male mid/late 20s. An All-American type; witty, charming and a realist. He is determined to get what he wants and cares deeply about the welfare of others;

Michael Black male pre-teen/early teen (to play ten year old). Proud and articulate kid. He has a mature understanding of the world;

Man on the Moon Black male early/mid 20s. A jokester and deeply loyal. He is Millo’s opposite. Serves as Millo’s subconscious and older brother;

Carmel/Madame Claude Black woman mid/late 30s. Both women are eccentric and free spirited. Madame Claude has a boisterous laugh and is frank. Carmel is surreal;

Mackenzie Caucasian woman early/mid 20s. She has been tortured and her spirit is broken. She’s manipulating and ruthless, but appears unthreatening.

Auditions by appointment:
Please submit your headshot and resume to

Auditions will be held by appointment Tuesday May 31st and Wednesday June 1st from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Upon submission of your resume and headshot, we will schedule your audition and send your sides to prepare. Equity and non-Equity actors are encouraged to audition.

Theatre Row Studios

Bring the sides, which we will send you upon scheduling your audition.


Walt Disney World —OPEN Auditions for Dancers in NYC

Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL

Disney World Contract, salary incl. Equity Pension, Equity 401K and & Disney Health


Casting Director: Ray DeChiara. Auditions Manager: Kent Murrish

Contracts begin early October 2011 and run through January 1, 2012. Potential relocation and housing packages may be available to qualified performers that are hired into specific roles.

Callbacks in NYC will be held on January 18, 2011

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

Disney Parks Talent Casting is seeking male and female dancers of all ethnicities to perform at the Walt Disney World® Resort during the 2011 Holiday Season. Casting dancers for Celebrate the Season, the classic Christmas spectacular, performed live in front of Cinderella Castle, and for Totally Tomorrowland Christmas!, the newest high-energy, interactive musical revue, featuring songs of the season with a futuristic twist!


This high energy, interactive musical revue features “songs of the season” in the distinctive styles of today’s hottest Radio Disney hits!

High energy male and female dancers experienced in jazz, hip hop and musical theatre. Tumbling and step dancing a plus! Male dancers 5’7”-6’0”; Female dancers: 5’3”-5’6”


Join in a Magic Kingdom celebration of the Holiday Season! This living Disney Christmas Card brings to life the Holiday Classics and Traditional Songs we all know and love.

Male and female dancers with great technique and experienced in musical theatre style dance. Male dancers 5’8”-6’3”; Female Dancers: 5’3”-5’7”.

OPEN Auditions (Equity/non-Equity performers):

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Pearl Studios
500 Eighth Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018

10 AM – male and female dancers

Sign in begins at 9am.

Late applicants will not be accepted.

Equity audition procedures are NOT in effect. No Equity monitor provided. Producer runs all aspects of the audition.

Be warmed and ready to dance. Wear form fitting attire to show your silhouette. Character heels are preferred for women during the jazz routein.

Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New York Stage Casting Update: May 12th

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

Four Martinis
Photo/Resume Request

Four Martinis
Non-Traditional Casting for a production of Carfer Lamor’s full-length play Four Martinis to be featured at the Fresh Fruit Festival this July at The Barrow Group Theater on West 36th Street. NO PAY, but there is a possible Off-Broadway run in the fall. Casting is open to all races. The show has to be cast the first week of May to allow for cast photographs to appear in printed media. Rehearsals to begin in June.

– 47, Colombian-American former marine. Works as a housekeeper and is an on-and-off recovered alcoholic. The role includes a scene where the actor is completely nude. Advertising for the play will probably include photographs of the actor partially nude. The role could be played by a male of any race with good English diction or an actor capable of doing a Colombian accent.

FRANK – 67, Cuban television programmer. Suave and urbane divorced father of three living the gay lifestyle. The role includes a scene where the actor is bare-chested. Advertising for the play will probably include photographs of the actor without a shirt. The role could be played by a male of any race with excellent English diction or an actor capable of doing a Cuban accent.

ERIC – 36, Mexican successful painter. Athletic and fit, he’s very sexually active and is a nudist. The role includes a scene where the actor is completely nude. Advertising for the play will probably include photographs of the actor partially nude. The role could be played by a male of any race with good English diction or an actor capable of doing a Mexican accent.

DAVID – 28, Dominican unemployed pseudo-artist type raised in New York City. The role includes a scene where the actor is bare-chested. Advertising for the play will probably include photographs of the actor without a shirt. The role could be played by a male of any race with good English diction or an actor capable of doing a Dominican accent.

ARTURO – 75, Argentinean of Italian ancestry. Owner of an art gallery. He has a problem with alcohol and the actor should be able to perform the progression from sober to drunk. The role could be played by a male of any race with good English diction or an actor capable of doing an Argentinean accent.

Please send resume and photos to with any links to websites where you appear. Include short paragraph about your experience if your resume is not available.

Cats. Open Call

Collaborative Arts Project 21

Non-Union Open Dance Call

Executive Artistic Director: Frank Ventura
Artistic Director: Eliza Ventura
Producing Director: Sean Cercone
Director Choreographer: Frank Ventura
Associate Choreographers: Ashley Eichbauer, Kelly Feltous
Music Director: TBA
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Elliot

Seeking: Male and Female dancers who sing. Must be technically strong dancer. Tumbling a plus.

Open Call

Thursday, May 19, 12pm

Sign-Up starts at 10am

18 West 18th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Please come prepared to dance with ballet and jazz shoes. Please prepare two contrasting 32 bar cuts of songs in case you are asked to sing. Bring a current resume and picture.


New FringeNYC

Show Photo/Resume Request

Casting for the FringeNYC show This One Time in Last Chance, by Sam Gooley

The Attic Theater Company

Director: Laura Braza

The show will perform during the Fringe Festival, August 12-28th, in one of their venues (yet to be disclosed). Shows will be in the evenings (and weekends during the day).

Rehearsals will begin on or several days after Tuesday, July 12th, and will take place in the evenings (and during the days on weekends).

– late 20s-early 30s; any ethnicity. A guy who never really has anything go his way and blames it on everything but himself. He’s loyal but not confident.

Dude – late 20s-early 30s; any ethnicity. An overtly positive drug dealer. He doesn’t let things get to him because he doesn’t ever really think about the outcome; a moment-to-moment type of guy.

Chester – 30s; any ethnicity. Is a lonely man who only has one thing that’s keeping him from complete despair. His dog. Which is missing.

To schedule an audition, please send hs/resume to

Sunday, May 8, 2011

New York Stage Casting Update: May 5th

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) Wiseacre Farm. Open Call

Wiseacre Farm. Open Call

13th Street Repertory Co.

Casting Director: Gabriella Carr

Non-Union. No Pay.

Rehearsals begin immediately after casting for two weeks and then performs for the next three months with two different casts. Cast 1 will perform Sundays at noon and Cast 2 will perform Saturdays at noon. The run is open-ended. We need at least a three month commitment. All those cast are required to interview with artistic director, Edith O'Hara, to become a company member. This is a non-union, unpaid production but is a professional off- off Broadway credit.

SCARECROW (18-60 M/F) narrator to the story and friend to the other animals on the farm, the scarecrow is an intelligent character, full of heart, but has a fear of crows that is keeping him/her from doing his/her job on the farm. Through the help of friends Scarecrow learns to overcome fear. The Scarecrow is the patriarch/matriarch figure of the story telling the other animals of what’s wrong and right.

CLIFFIE THE PIG. (18-40 M/F) A clueless and friendly creature loved by all the animals. An actor with a physical acting style is ideal.

O'CONNOR THE HO. (18-40 M/F, United States) A kind and timid animal, all bark and no bite, unable to be a successful watchdog until the end of the story. Also a bit of a rascal. Not the brightest bulb in the pack. Should be a physical actor who is comfortable breaking out into some dance and song including an Elvis impersonation parody.

BABETTE THE CAT. (18-40 Female) a frisky feline with a need for attention, always trying to one up O'Connor, and a desire to tease the other animals.

FOX (18-40 M/F) Sly and cunning, the fox is the villain of the story. But like all villains, he/she has a hidden motive, wanting a birthday cake of his/her own.

Auditions will be at 50 west 13th street at the 13th Street Repertory Co. on Monday, May 9th, 7 pm- 9 pm and Tuesday, May 10th, 7 pm- 9 pm. Sides from the script will be provided at the audition, no prepared audition material necessary. Anyone unable to audition at this time, please contact the director at We are looking to double cast the production.

(NEW) The 25th Annual Putnam County. Open Call

The 25Th Annual Putnam County (Bergen County Players)


Music and Lyrics by William Finn Book by Rachel Sheinkin Director, Larry Landsman Musical Director, Steve Bell

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's Tony Award-winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser.

Rehearsals: Rehearsals are scheduled to begin and of June. Performances: Sept. 8 – Oct. 2 (14 performances). Requirements: Spellers must be 18+ years of age. A headshot/picture is appreciated but not required. Please prepare an excerpt of a song (16-32 bars) that best represents your voice and bring sheet music for the accompanist in the proper key. A contemporary Broadway or pop genre song is preferred but not required. No a’cappella or recorded music auditions please. You may use a 1-2 minute comedic monologue, however a monologue is NOT required. Auditioners also should dress comfortably and be prepared to move. You will take part in a brief improvisation. NO ROLES HAVE BEEN PRE-CAST; ALL ROLES ARE OPEN. Callbacks will include readings from the script & singing a song from the show. Please note: there is no chorus in this production.

The Students
(18-30) Marcy Park (B3 - E5 soprano/mezzo-soprano) – The ultimate over-achiever, Marcy has never been given another option. She comes from an Asian American family where excellence is expected and so simply produced. A parochial school student, she assumes God, too, expects perfection. She sees herself as a mass of problems but she keeps them to herself. Having moved often because of her parents work, she knows she can beat the local competition. She made it all the way to ninth place in Nationals last year. Marci is driven to succeed. She sleeps three hours a night. Her many talents include dance, martial arts and baton twirling, among others. Special skills a plus, showcased in “I Speak Six Languages.”

Leaf Coneybear (A2 - G4 baritenor) – (Also plays Carl Grubenierre) A second runner-up, he never expected to compete here today because he thinks he’s "not that smart.” Home-schooled with his many siblings, everything about this public bee is an adventure for him, from meeting the other kids to showing off his homemade clothing, to each moment of unexpected attention. He may have severe ADD but delights in his own wandering focus. He spells words correctly while in a trance. Leaf doesn’t expect to win but he finds absolutely everything incredibly amusing. His mother has made him take his protective helmet to the bee. (Great comic role)

William Barfee (Eb3 - Bb4 tenor) – Chronically congested and allergic to everything, he has a host of health problems and a lot to prove. Loud and combative as a defensive posture, he is the big kid who becomes a bully to avoid being picked on (though he often gets picked on anyway so gets into a lot of fights). His parents are divorced and William does not expect kindness from anyone but his mother. He is noticed on the spelling circuit for his remarkable “Magic Foot” technique – spelling words out on the floor with his foot. A Spelling Bee finalist last year, he was eliminated because of an ill-timed allergic reaction to peanuts and he’s here for vindication. He takes an unexpected journey by coming to care for someone else – developing a crush on Olive. When he finally sees outside his own needs for perhaps the first time, it shakes him fundamentally.

Olive Ostrovsky (B3 - F#5 soprano) – (Also plays Leaf’s siblings) A word lover, Olive has a fairly quiet life. An only child whose mother left her and her work-aholic father to live in an ashram in India, Olive spends a lot of her time alone. She fills some of that time reading the dictionary – the words bring her comfort, as does the idea of the vastness of the world the book contains. During the first half of the bee, she often peers into the audience to see if her father, who is delayed at work, has made it yet. She starts enormously shy but slowly blossoms.

Chip Tolentino (C3 - B4 tenor) – (Also plays Jesus Christ) A boyscout and reigning spelling champion of Putnam County, relatively athletic and social, he expects things to come easily to him until an unfortunate mishap results in his early elimination. Lately though, he’s been going through some weird changes, and things are slipping out of his control (ie. puberty and a major attraction to girls).

Logainne Schwartzandgrubennierre (C4 - D5 soprano) – (Also plays Leaf’s mom) She is the youngest and most politically aware speller who is driven by internal and external pressure – but above all a desire to win to make her two overbearing fathers (from whom she takes her combined last name) proud. She lisps, is somewhat of a neat freak, is a little uncomfortable in her body, has some tics, but still manages to strike a strong presence with her political awareness and keen sense of justice. Having drilled words for hours a day, she is aware of everything that passes in the room.

The Adults (30-40) Mitch Mahoney (E3 - A4 (B4) (Tenor) – (Also plays Olive’s Dad and Dan Schwartz) With a tough “street” demeanor, Mitch, an African American ex-convict, appears an odd choice to be the bee’s official “comfort counselor,” but it is part of his community service assignment. Mitch has no idea how to offer comfort, but does increasingly wish there was a way to make the kids feel better about losing. He hands out juice boxes to the losing students.

Rona Lisa Peretti (C#4 - Ab5 soprano) – (Also plays Olive’s Mom) Putnam’s long-time spelling bee hostess, the number-one realtor in Putnam County, and 3rd annual Putnam County spelling champion. She loves children, but she can be very stern when it comes to dealing with Vice Principal Panch. This is her day to be queen. From her perspective she keeps the bee running smoothly, upholds protocol, and conveys crucial information to the audience. Her interest in the competition is unflagging and drives it forward. She thinks of this as a complex cerebral sporting event, and she wants the audience to understand every twist and turn. A little concerned when the substitute word pronouncer arrives, she knows she has to step up her game to make the day a success. Ms. Peretti herself won the Third Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by spelling "syzygy." Comedic improvisational skills preferred.

Douglas Panch (non singing role) – Vice Principal Douglas Panch is frustrated with his life. After five years' absence from the Bee, he returns as judge. There was an "incident" at the Twentieth Annual Bee, but he claims to be in "a better place" now, thanks to a high-fiber diet and Jungian analysis. The drive of the young spellers is alien to him. He never found anything that important. Stuck in his current job, eagerly waiting a promotion that isn’t coming, he was not happy to get the call this morning that he was needed to substitute; but he starts the bee eager to do well, to redeem himself for past mistakes and to impress the local hostess, Rona Lisa, with whom he is infatuated. Excellent improvisational skills and comedic timing required.

Auditions: Tuesday & Thursday – May 31 & June 2, 7:30 PM, Saturday – June 4, 10:00 AM Callbacks by invitation only Thursday – June 9, 7:30 PM Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ

For more information contact Larry Landsman at or go to

The 16 Bar Theatre Audition Series

Monday, May 2, 2011

New York Stage Casting Update: April 27th

The Drama Book Shop Stage Casting is Sponsored by

(NEW) City of Angels, female dancers. Open Call

Goodspeed Musicals

Executive Producer: Michael Price

Producer: Bob Alwine

Line Producer: Donna Lynn Hilton

Director Darko Tresnjk

Choreographer: Peggy Hickey

Musical Director: Michael O'Flaherty

Casting: Paul Hardt/SH Entertainment

Non Union. Pay.

Duration: Aug. 23 - Nov. 27.

Seeking singers who are very proficient with tight harmonies, and excellent musicanship. All types needed, especially seeking character types as well as Mallory, a 20 something, sexy bad girl and Jimmy Powers, a young (20's) all American crooner (Originally played by Rachel York and Scott Waara)


Thursday, May 5, 2011

10AM Male Non Union Singers

2PM Female Non Union Singers

Chelsea Studios, 151 West 26th Street

Please sing a jazz standard or song in the style of the show