MATTHEWS PLAYHOUSE AUDITIONS FOR SHREK,THE MUSICAL

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Matthews playhouseMATTHEWS PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCES
Open Auditions for

Shrek,The Musical
directed by Billy Ensley

Wed. April 23   6-8

Looking for Males 16 and up

We are looking for Pinochio, Big Bad Wolf and a couple of guys for ensemble work.

For more information –  http://matthewsplayhouse.com/index.php/productions/auditions.html

Lee Street theatre – Auditions for NEW Play Festival

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Lee StreetLee Street theatre announces auditions for

7th Annual 10-Minute NEW Play Festival

Office Hours

featuring 6 never before produced short comedies

Hard Copy
by Elaine Alexander

Serenity Island and Slick Dame
by Kay Poiro
Great Mills, Maryland

Kiss A Squid
by Andy Rassler
Concord, NC

Need to Know
by Drew Davis
Martinez, GA

Office Showmance
by Bill Greene
Salisbury, NC

Auditions April 13 & 14 at 7pm

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script

Performances May 8-10 & 15-17, 2014 at 7:30pm

Directed by Jason Roland and Tony Moore

The Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center

329 North Lee Street | Salisbury, NC 28144

Sponsored by ZINC

For more information please call 704.310.5507 or email info@leestreet.org

Questions?  Email info@leestreet.org or call 704.310.5507

Auditions for GREASE – Carolina Broadway Theatre Company with CVCC

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

CBTLogo-IconCarolina Broadway Theatre Company in partnership with CVCC announces auditions for their production of GREASE.

CBT is a professional theatre company in Hickory, NC combining AEA actors with local talent.  Currently working under Guest Artist contracts.  Seeking actors 16 to adult as described below for a production of Grease rehearsing at Clater-Kaye Theatreworks in Hickory, N.C. starting July 13, 2014. Rehearsals will run 3:30-11:00 p.m. Mon thru Fri & 12:30-8:30 p.m. on Sat & Sun. Adult supporting characters will have later weekday call times. Performances at the Salt Block Auditorium in Hickory, NC July 25-31, 2014 (dark on Monday July 28.)

AEA guest artist contracts available. Lead roles will be compensated. Non-traditional casting. AEA audition procedures in effect.

Directed & Choreographed by Carol Culver Assistant choreographer and dancer in the Grease movie, played Patty Simcox in the first national tour of Grease,

Produced by Robert Clater, SDC & Lesia Kaye, SDC

Location: 

Clater-Kaye Theatreworks

3387 NC Hwy 127 South

Hickory, NC 28602

When:

Saturday April 12, 2014 starting at 10:00 a.m.

Same Day Callbacks

Bring:

Headshot & Resume

16 bars in the style of the 50s (prepared with full song if asked)

Bring clothes to dance

To Audition Call:

(828) 294-2582 for audition time slot – upon signing up we will email callback requirements so you can prepare.

NY & Out-of-State video submissions email link to robertclater@claterkayetheatreworks.com

 

CASTING…

  • Danny Zuko – (Age 18-25) Handsome, cocky leader of the Burger Palace Boys. Can be mean in order to “be cool”, although he is really kind. Falls in love with Sandy Dumbrowski over the summer.
  • Sandy Dumbrowski – (Age 18-25) New in town, a wholesome, pure, kind, clumsy, and innocent girl. Sandy originally planned on going to a Catholic school but changed plans and went to Rydell High. She is a goody-goody who does not drink, smoke, swear, or rat her hair, and the Pink Ladies tease her about her attitude. Falls in love with Danny Zuko over the summer.

The Burger Palace Boys (“T-Birds”, in the 2007 Broadway revival)

  • Kenickie – (Age 17-25) The tough and rude, though considerate, second-in-command. Love interest for Rizzo.
  • Doody – (Age 16-25) The youngest member; generally foolish, and gullible.
  • Sonny – (Age 16-25) An obnoxious yet tricky member of the Burger Palace Boys; funny Italian-American; “Wise Guy”.
  • Roger – (Age 16-25) A jolly prankster who loves “putting people on”. He loves Jan and goes by the nickname “Rump”.

The Pink Ladies

  • Betty Rizzo – (Age 17-25) Tough and sarcastic, though vulnerable leader of the Pink Ladies; does not like to hang out with Sandy because she is not tough enough. Smokes, drinks, and does not care what others think of her. Rizzo is also a girl with a “reputation”. She feels Sandy is too virginal and pure to be a Pink Lady. Love interest for Kenickie.
  • Frenchy – (Age 16-25) Fun-loving and foolish but very friendly member of the Pink Ladies; dropped out of high school to enter Beauty School; a little light-headed and unsure of what to do. Cares a lot about her appearance.
  • Marty – (Age 16-25) Called the “beauty” in most production scripts. Most attractive member of the Pink Ladies; tries to act sophisticated. She likes older guys.
  • Jan – (Age 16-25)  Funny, loud, overweight, and awkward member of the Pink Ladies. Loud and pushy around girls, but sweet around boys.

Other cast members:

  • Miss Lynch – (Age 30-50) A loud, no-nonsense, serious, English teacher.
  • Eugene Florczyk – (Age 16-25) A silly, pompous but gullible, and bullied nerd.
  • Patty Simcox – (Age 16-25) A pretty, peppy, cheerleader, and perky. She’s a bit of a pain and unpopular with the Pink Ladies; nominated for Student council.
  • Vince Fontaine – (Age 25-40)  An egotistical, slimy radio disk jockey (host of a TV show similar to American Bandstand in the film version) trying to relive his teenage years.
  • Johnny Casino – (Age 16-25)  All-American, rock-star student at Rydell High, whose real name is “Clarence”. Also a greaser.
  • Charlene “Cha-Cha” DiGregorio – (Age 16-25)  Apparently the best dancer at St. Bernadette’s; wins the dancing competition with Danny. Homely, pervy, and arrogant. Traditionally, the actress who plays Cha-Cha doubles as the Radio Singer accompanying Sandy during the song, “It’s Raining on Prom Night”.
  • Teen Angel – (Any age)  A cameo role which includes the ironic comedy song, “Beauty School Dropout”. Usual portrayed as a teen idol, often featuring a guest star, sometimes female.

Sweet Tea Shakespeare Summer 2014 Auditions

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

sweet teaSweet Tea Shakespeare Summer 2014 auditions will take place April 13, 14, and 15.

Sweet Tea Shakespeare was inaugurated in 2012 and is a project of Fayetteville State University and is hosted at Cape Fear Botanical Garden.

AUDITION DATES/TIMES
April 13 | 4-6pm | Cape Fear Botanical Garden
April 14 | 6-9pm | Gilbert Theater
April 15 | 6-9pm | Gilbert Theater

Auditions are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. To request an audition, send a resume and headshot or personal photo to artistic@sweetteashakespeare.com<mailto:artistic@sweetteashakespeare.com>

Performances are scheduled as follows:

Love’s Labour’s Lost | directed by Jeremy Fiebig | June 18-22 (each evening; Saturday and Sunday matinees possible)

The Taming of the Shrew | directed by Greg Fiebig | July 16-20 (each evening; Saturday and Sunday matinees possible)

Performances will be outdoors in heat and subject to the elements.

Jeremy Fiebig is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Fayetteville State University and Artistic Director of Sweet Tea Shakespeare. Dr. Greg Fiebig is Professor of Communication and Theatre at Indiana Wesleyan University and founder of Hoosier Shakes, a new company planned in Indiana for 2015.

Rehearsals will begin in early May with approximately 1-2 weeks of text “boot camp” followed by two very tight three week rehearsals processes (LLL will rehearse May 18-June 17; Shrew will rehearse June 22-July 15).

Actors may audition for one or both shows. Actors who audition for both shows are given some casting preference.

Our rehearsal processes will be somewhat unconventional:

(1) We will employ a “renaissance run” for Love’s Labour’s Lost, where actors present a memorized, lightly rehearsed performance after a small few days of rehearsal.

(2) We will host some of our rehearsals in public venues — cafes, restaurants, etc. and invite the public to attend, take photos, etc. on a donation basis.

Shows will be double cast, with total casts being not more than 12-15 people. Actors will customarily play more than one part.

As part of the STS experience, actors are typically expected to take part in one or more of the following activities:

-musical entertainment prior to the show, during the show, and/or at intermission
-other entertainments, such as juggling, dancing, etc.
-audience interaction, including selling merchandise, handing out programs, etc. before the show and at intermission
-assisting with set up of costumes, props, scenery, lighting, and sound equipment for each performance as part of a team
-assisting with social media marketing

STS pays a stipend of not less than $50 and not more than $400 per role, with the bulk of stipends being in the $50 to $100 range.

To make an appointment, email artistic@sweetteashakespeare.com<mailto:artistic@sweetteashakespeare.com> with your resume and headshot. If you have neither, please email a summary of your experience and a photo.

Twin City Stage Auditions for The Fox on the Fairway

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Twin City StageTwin City Stage will hold auditions for The Fox on the Fairway at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 14 at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem.  No appointment is necessary.

Set against the backdrop of an annual golf tournament between rival country clubs, The Fox on the Fairway is Ken Ludwig’s tribute to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s.  Beleaguered club manager Henry Bingham has to beat arch-rival Crouching Squirrel Country Club in the traditional inter-club tournament – if he doesn’t, he’ll lose his job and his wife.  When his champion player defects to the competition, things look hopeless until Bingham’s eager young assistant, Justin, turns out to be an ace golfer…except when he’s stressed.  With a sizable wager at stake, Bingham’s world turns chaotic amidst love affairs, a disappearing diamond and a bevy of ghastly sweaters.  A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with…golf.

Philip Powell will direct The Fox on the Fairway.  There are roles for 3 men and 3 women.  Actors will be asked to read from the script.

Performance dates for The Fox on the Fairway are May 30-June 1 & 5-8, 2014.  All performances will be held at the Arts Council Theatre.  For more information, please call Twin City Stage at (336) 748-0857 x201 or visit the website at www.twincitystage.org.