Green Room Community Theatre announces auditions for “Romeo and Juliet”

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Green-Room-Community-Theatre-300x112The Green Room Community Theatre is pleased to announce audition dates for the 10th Annual Shakespeare in the Park production, Romeo and Juliet.  Auditions will be held Sunday, May 31 and Monday, June 1, 2015, at 7:00 each evening.  Roles are available for males and females ages 7 and up.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.  You can easily find a synopsis and even the whole script online if you are unfamiliar with the play.  Please wear comfortable clothing for ease of movement.  The production will take place at Southside Park on August 7, 8, 14, & 15, 2015 with rain dates scheduled for August 21 and 22 if needed. You must be available for all performance dates.

All auditions will be held at the Old Post Office Playhouse located at 10 South Main Avenue, Newton, NC 28658.  Please enter at the lower level door at the back of the building (on South Ashe Avenue).  The first rehearsal and read-through will be Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 6:00 pm.  Bring your summer calendar for conflicts.  There will be limited rehearsals in June with a full rehearsal schedule starting in July.

Romeo and Juliet is directed by Jonathan Ray and produced by Automated Machine Design, Inc. If you have any questions, please call The Green Room Community Theatre at (828) 464-6583.

The Green Room Community Theatre is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

Davidson Community Players’ The Connie Company announces auditions

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

DCP Connie

TEEN AUDITION ALERT: TEEN SUMMER STOCK

Davidson Community Players’ The Connie Company is seeking energetic and imaginative young adults for its Teen Summer Stock Series of Grease and Almost, Maine.

 

 

MAY 30th
Armour Street Theatre,
307 Armour Street in Davidson

All actors ages 14-20 are invited to audition.

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Grease auditions will be held 10 a.m. until noon.

Those interested should bring 16 bars of a song that shows off their vocal range and ability to act through a song, as well as a recent picture, resume or list of theatre experience. An accompanist will be provided, a capella is not encouraged. In all cases, auditionees should plan to arrive at the start of the appropriate audition and stay for the entire session. Rehearsals will take place August 3 – 14 with performance dates of August 14 – 16. This production will be directed by Katie Mullis.

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Almost, Maine auditions will be held 12 p.m. until 2 p.m.

Those interested should bring a recent picture and resume or list of theatre experience.  In all cases, auditionees should plan to arrive at the start of the appropriate audition and stay for the entire session. Auditions will consist of theatre exercises and cold readings from the script. Rehearsals will take place July 20 – 31, with performance dates of July 31 – August 2. This production will be directed by Sylvia Schnople.

You may choose either show to audition for. If you wish to audition for both shows, you may come from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and be considered for a role in both or either shows.

The Teen Summer Stock Series is a two-week intensive production aimed at the advanced young adult performer. To simulate a summer stock theatre company, actors will rehearse Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. with one weekend of performances. There is a production fee associated with Teen Summer Stock Series. Financial aid is available. Please see our website for additional details www.DavidsonCommunityPlayers.org or call call the office at 704-892-7953.

The Teen Summer Stock Series is sponsored by McMahon Truck Centers.

Davidson Community Players is a non-profit organization established in 1965 to produce theatre that entertains, enriches, and encourages community participation in the dramatic arts.  In 1996 The Connie Company was founded and is the youth community theatre company of Davidson Community Players. Components include education classes, camps, and intensives, as well as, full productions geared toward young people. Both organizations have a long standing record of providing creative, authentic and affordable opportunities for both children and adults.

Audition Video Submissions: FOLLOW MY LIGHT – A NEW MUSICAL Reading at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Childrens theatre of charlotteVideo submissions are now being accepted for a two-part workshop performance of “Follow My Light- A New Musical”. We are looking to cast actors to participate in one or both parts of this workshop.

The first half of this production will be a developmental reading housed at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte from June 1st- 14th and will culminate in a small reading for invited guests. Rehearsals will be from 4pm-10pm Monday-Thursday. The directors ARE WILLING to work around conflicts.

The second half will be a production that will take place at UpStage NoDa July 13th-16th. Rehearsals will begin the last week in June.

This production will be an opportunity to work on a brand new musical one on one with the composers and other Charlotte theatre makers.

Please submit a video featuring the following items:

-A 32 bar cut of a contemporary musical theatre or pop song (no A cappella auditions will be considered)

-A 1-minute contemporary monologue.

Please attach a current resume and headshot.

All audition materials should be sent to FollowMyLightMusical@gmail.com and have the subject line “Follow My Light Audition”.

Auditions for “Young Frankenstein” and “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the Gilbert Theater

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Gilbert TheaterCombined auditions for the first two shows of the Gilbert Theater 2015-2016 season will take place Wednesday, July 1 from 6-9pm (Non-musical auditions cannot be seen for YF on this day. There will be no pianist.) and Thursday, July 2 from 6-9pm (Musical auditions – anyone auditioning for YF must have an audition slot for this day and can be seen for Wonderful Life at the same time.)

You must contact adassist@gilberttheater.com for an appointment. Please allow 48 hours response time.

You must bring a picture and resume. Sides will be provided for It’s a Wonderful Life, however, you must bring 32 bars of music for YF auditions.

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YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN the Musical by Mel Brookes

Runs: September 18th – October 4th, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (with two performances on Saturday)

Character Descriptions

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein – Male, age 20s/30s. Brilliant brain surgeon, professor and grandson of mad scientist Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein. Vocal range: Bb one octave below middle C to G above middle C.

The Monster – Male, age indeterminate. Played by a bigger man – the bigger the better. The misunderstood creation of Dr. Frankenstein. Vocal range: Ab one octave below middle C to F above middle C. Also must be able to emit howling/monster/grunting sounds. Knowledge of tap dancing a plus.

Igor – Male, age 20s/30s.  Frederick’s faithful, bright-eyed, eager servant and friend–with a hunchback. Vocal range: D below middle C to F above middle C. THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST

Inga – Female, age 20s. Frederick’s bubbly, not-so-bright young assistant. Sexy, attractive. A resident of Transylvania. Vocal range: G# below middle C to A above the treble staff. Yodeling is a plus.

Elizabeth Benning – Female, age 20s/30s. Self-loving, “madcap”, boisterous fiancé of Frederick. Vocal range: F# below middle C to F#, top line of the treble staff.

Frau Blücher (whinney..!) – Female, age 30s/40s. Intense, stern housekeeper of Frankenstein estate. Former lover of Victor Frankenstein. Vocal range: F## (G natural) below middle C to B, third line treble staff.

Inspector Hans Kemp – Male, age 40s/50s. Head of the police in Transylvania, with a wooden arm and leg. Justice-driven. A one octave below middle C to F above middle C. Will double as the Blnd Hermit – Lonely, poor, blind town hermit longing for a friend. Vocal range: Bb one octave below middle C to Db just above middle C.

Swing/Ensemble cast, 3 male and 3 female, with plenty of featured roles, lot of juicy lines and singing, including a barbershop quartet. We are looking for people with strong dance/movement training. This group will portray gravediggers, villagers, medical students, passengers, mad scientists and various supporting roles, including:

Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein – Male, age 40s/50s. Frederick’s infamous grandfather. Vocal range: C# below middle C to G# above middle C.

Ziggy – Male, age 30s. Well-intentioned village idiot. Vocal range: F below middle C to F above middle C.

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It’s a Wonderful Life – adapted for the stage by James Rodgers

Runs: November 27th – December 20th with shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Two shows on Saturday and one week off December 7th – there will be two student matinees TBD)

Roles for the following: 8 Men, 6 Women, 2 boys, & 2 girls


George Bailey – The Everyman of Bedford Falls
Clarence Odbody – Angel Second Class
Mr. Gower – proprietor of the corner drug store
Young George/Pete Bailey – age 12
Harry Bailey – George’s younger brother
Mother Bailey – a very kind and understanding woman
Aunt Tilly – Uncle Billy’s wife
Violet Peterson – proprietor of a beauty salon
Bert – a patrolman
Ernie – a mail carrier
Uncle Billy – George’s uncle and business partner
Mary Hatch (later Bailey) – George’s loving wife – THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST
Henry F. Potter – owns practically the entire town
Mr. Potter’s Goon – ever-present with Mr. Potter
Mr. Potter’s Secretary – ever-faithful to Mr. Potter
Mrs. Hatch – Mary’s mother
Sam Wainwright – a financially successful young man
Miss Andrews – a townsperson
Mrs. Thompson – a townsperson
Mr. Martini – proprietor of a bar
Mrs. Martini – his wife
Miss Carter – a bank examiner
Tommy Bailey/Newspaper Boy – age 10
Zuzu Bailey – age 7
Mr. Welch – the schoolteacher’s husband
Janie Bailey – age 9

 

Theatre’s Statement

“The producers are proponents of non-traditional casting. Minorities are encouraged to audition and to send pictures/resumes.”

As a live, interactive, embodied art form, theater has the potential to catalyze difficult conversations, to ask important questions about cultural representation, and to provide a site for interrogating power dynamics and centering marginalized voices. With this knowledge in mind, the Gilbert continues to actively explore ways to engage with our diverse community in regards to the representation of culture, race, ethnicity, socio-economic class, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and disability on and off stage.

We create more opportunities for actors and other artists who have been historically underrepresented on and off the stage.

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Regarding Working at the Gilbert

The Gilbert Theater is a semi-professional, community minded which offers paid positions to professional and semi-professional actors in leading or specialty roles and volunteer opportunities.

Actor Compensation

The theater is unable to compensate actors at a level which recognizes the value of their talent, training, or time in the way a fully professional company might. Compensation ranges from a basic Equity contract to Guest Artist to a simple gas stipend. Housing for out of town guests is available. Equity actors are often brought in one to two weeks before tech and are expected to be able to step into a role with very limited rehearsal time. Contract terms are negotiated individually.
Anyone interested in working backstage or on the crew should inquire on the volunteer page.

***The Gilbert Theater has a noted history of cross-gender and non-traditional casting practices. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are strongly encouraged to attend.

The Gilbert Theater hires Equity members on a show by show basis. If you are Equity and wish to audition please call in advance to inquire at (910) 678-7186.

If you cannot make auditions for a particular production, please feel free to contact us, or send us your resume and headshot to admin@gilberttheater.com or via snail mail.

Temple Theatre announces 2015-16 Season Auditions

Monday, May 11th, 2015

 
Temple TheatreSanford, North Carolina’s Temple Theatre will be holding auditions for their 2015-2016 season on Saturday, June 13th.  The lineup for the season is My Fair Lady, The Addams Family, A Christmas Carol, Doubt: A Parable, Hank & My Honky Tonk Heroes, The Red Velvet Cake War, and Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming.  Adult auditions will begin at 10 AM. Auditioners should prepare two contrasting songs, or a song and a monologue for the director panel.  A pianist will be provided, but please bring your sheet music with approximately 32 bars or one minute for each song.  Some call-backs will be done the same day.

Prior to the season auditions starting at 9am, Temple Teen tryouts and children’s auditions will be held.  Applicants will be expected to sing individually for the panel.  Afterward, the group will be taught a short dance number and dance for  the panel as a group.

All performers must make an appointment by calling 919-774-4512 Ext 221, or by email at temple.sanford@gmail.com.

Thalian Association Community Theatre: Auditions for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

New_Thalian_Association_Community_TheatreWILMINGTON, NC –Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, May 26 and May 27 at 7pm at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington.  No prepared material required, you will be asked to read from the script. The production, directed by Anthony Lawson, runs July 9-26 at the Red Barn Studio Theatre.

 

Available roles (open to all ethnicities):
Martha – Female, 40-50s;

George – Male, 40-50s;

Nick – Male, mid 20-30s;

Honey – Female, mid 20-30s.

Synopsis:
George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces, amidst general profanity, that she has invited a young couple—an opportunistic new professor at the college and his shatteringly naïve new bride—to stop by for a nightcap. When they arrive the charade begins. The drinks flow and suddenly inhibitions melt. It becomes clear that Martha is determined to seduce the young professor, and George couldn’t care less. But underneath the edgy banter, which is crossfired between both couples, lurks an undercurrent of tragedy and despair. George and Martha’s inhuman bitterness toward one another is provoked by the enormous personal sadness that they have pledged to keep to themselves: a secret that has seemingly been the foundation for their relationship. In the end, the mystery in which the distressed George and Martha have taken refuge is exposed, once and for all revealing the degrading mess they have made of their lives.

Established in 1788, Thalian Association Community Theatre is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to enhancing the Cape Fear region through live community theatre and arts education. Thalian Association Community Theatre produces five major productions annually on the Main Stage at historic Thalian Hall, a summer season at the Red Barn Studio and professionally manages the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center for the City of Wilmington. The youth theatre program offers training and performance opportunities for children age seven through high school seniors. In 2007, Thalian Association Community Theatre was designated North Carolina’s Official Community Theater by the state legislature. For more information, go to www.thalian.org.

Upcoming Auditions at Hickory Community Theatre

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015


Hickory Community Theatre

Encore Players at Hickory Community Theatre is auditioning actors (age 55 and better) for “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde.

John Rambo, Director

Anne Elliott, Stage Manager

For a copy of the script go to:

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/844/844-h/844-h.htm

 

Auditions:

7:00 pm Tuesday & Wednesday, May 26 & 27

Possible Callbacks 7:00 pm Thursday, May 28

 

Needed:

5 or 6 men, 3 or 4 women

 

Rehearsals:

Rehearsal times to be determined by cast consensus.

First cast meeting Monday, June 1

 

Performances:

3 public performances

7:30 pm Friday & Saturday and 2:30 Sunday

June 26-28, 2015

 

The show will also tour to local retirement homes, per cast availability.

 

What “The Importance of Being Earnest” is all about?

Oscar Wilde’s classic is a delight from the first cucumber sandwich on as two bachelor friends, the adorable dandy Algernon Moncrieff and the utterly reliable John Worthing lead double lives to court the attentions of the exquisitely desirable Gwendolyn Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. The gallants must then grapple with the riotous consequences of their deceptions, and with the formidable Lady Bracknell. The problems are resolved in an extremely charming and quite unexpected way as Jack and Algernon discover the importance of being earnest while answering to the name of Ernest.

 

What is Encore Players is all about?

Encore Players is for actors 55 years and better.  This production will be a staged reading with no memorization required.

 

HOW AUDITIONS WORK:

Auditionees will be reading from the script. Being in a show at Hickory Community Theatre requires a great time commitment.  If you will only take a larger or smaller role because of your own time concerns, or if you are auditioning for just the experience, WELCOME!–but please let the director know your intentions. ALL ACTORS MUST BE AT ALL PERFORMANCES. Email pam@hickorytheatre.org for further information.

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte announces 2015-16 Season Auditions

Monday, April 20th, 2015

CTC logo masterAudition Information is outlined below. For information on Script Submissions, click here.

Unified Adult and Youth Auditions are held once each season. Information on our 2015-16 Auditions is outlined below. Once you have reviewed the information, use these links to submit the appropriate Audition Applications (Mainstage – Adult, Mainstage – Youth and Touring). NOTE: If you are Auditioning for both the Touring Company and for our Adult Mainstage productions, you must submit BOTH applications.

 

 

2015-16 Adult Audition Application

2015-16 Youth Audition Application

2015-16 Touring Company Audition Application

 

2015-16 Touring Audition Dates – Ages 18+

Audition Dates
Tuesday, April 28, 5-9 pm

Callback Dates
Thursday, April 30, 5-9 pm

 

2015-16 Adult Mainstage Audition Dates – Ages 18+

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is seeking adult professional actors of all ethnicities for its 2015-16 season. Auditions are right around the corner! Our goal to employ the most talented performers in the surrounding area to join us in creating captivating stories at this region’s most exciting theatre for youth!  Pay for all roles is $465 per week.  Go to the link below to learn more about CTC, to read our audition requirements, and to fill out an audition application. The deadline for submitting an audition application is 5pm, Saturday, May 9th, so do it NOW! 

http://www.ctcharlotte.org/about-us/audition-information/

CHILDREN’S THEATRE OF CHARLOTTE 2015-16 Season:

Elephant and Piggie’s We Are in a Play!
Coraline
Ella’s Big Chance: A Jazz Age Cinderella (World Premiere)
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Journey to Oz
Schoolhouse Rock Live!

Hare & Tortoise (preschool tour)

Liars (tour of CMS middle schools)

Or to go straight to the application at:

https://ctcharlotte.wufoo.com/forms/201516-adult-audition-application/

Audition Dates
Friday, May 15, 5-9 pm
Saturday, May 16, 11 am -3 pm

Callback Dates
Coraline – Friday, May 22, 5-10 pm
Ella’s Big Chance: A Jazz Age Cinderella – Saturday, May 23 – 10 am-3 pm
Elephant and Piggie’s We Are in a Play! – Saturday, May 23, 10 am-3 pm
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane – Saturday, May 23, 2-3 pm
Schoolhouse Rock Live! – Saturday, May 23, 4-9 pm
Journey to Oz – Saturday, May 23, 1-5pm

 

2015-16 Youth Mainstage Audition Dates – Ages 8-17

Audition Dates
Friday July 24 – 1-5 pm
Saturday July 25 – 1-5 pm

Callback Dates
Sunday July 27

 

Mainstage Auditions

SINGERS
You will have 2 minutes of total time. You must prepare at least one monologue and one song. You will not be allowed to audition unless you have one of each.

NON-SINGERS
You will have 90 seconds of total time. Please prepare two short monologues.

Our 2015-16 Mainstage Productions are:

Coraline

Music and Lyrics by Stephin Merritt • Book by David Greenspan • Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman • Directed by Mark Sutton
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. Bored by her colorless surroundings, Coraline goes exploring through a magic door and gets trapped in a strange, unsettling parallel world. Get scared out of your wits for Halloween with this creepy musical version of the popular fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman. We are producing this in partnership with the University of North Carolina Charlotte.
Casting 3 men 4 women.

Ella’s Big Chance: a Jazz-Age Cinderella

Book, Music and Lyrics by Joan Cushing • Based on the book by Shirley Hughes • Directed by Adam Burke
A Cinderella happy ending – just not the one you would expect. In this world premiere musical infused with the dance and fashions of the Roaring ‘20s, Ella’s new stepmother and sisters snap up the dazzling dresses she designs, but don’t think she’s worthy of their glamorous life. When the Duke proves them wrong, Ella must look inside to choose the right path for herself.
Casting 6 men + 6 women + 10 youth ages 12-17 + 4 youth ages 8-11.

Elephant and Piggie’s We Are in a Play!

Book and Lyrics by Mo Willems • Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma • Based on the book series by Mo Willems • Directed and Choreographed by Ron Chisholm
Best friends Gerald and Piggie are surprised to find themselves on a fun musical adventure in front of an audience – you! – in this adaptation of Mo Willems’s popular Elephant & Piggie books.
Casting 1 man + 4 women.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

By Dwayne Hartford • Based on the book by Kate DiCamillo • Directed by Adam Burke
Edward Tulane, a toy china rabbit with a devoted girl for an owner, loves himself. But when he is lost, he goes on a decades-long journey around the world and discovers his capacity for loving others.

Casting 2 men + 2 women to play multiple roles.

Schoolhouse Rock Live!

Book by Scott Ferguson and Kyle Hall and George Keating • Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Bob Dorough and Dave Frishberg and Kathy Mandry and George Newall and Tom Yohe • Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bobbitt
Learning never rocked this hard! This musical adaptation of the classic TV show uses clever songs to teach about history, grammar, politics, math and more. Sing along with “Just a Bill” and “Conjunction Junction” with your own kids!
Casting 3 men + 3 women

Journey to Oz

Written and Directed by Christopher Parks • Inspired by L. Frank Baum’s original stories
The audience is in the middle of the action in this fun, experiential show as Dorothy and her friends battle the Wicked Witch to find the brains, the heart, and the courage they never knew they had. Inspired by L. Frank Baum’s original stories, you’ll rediscover an iconic story you only thought you knew.
Casting for 5 men or women

 

 

Touring Auditions

We are looking for one actress and one actor for an 11-month benefit eligible contract. Each actor will be cast in multiple roles in four different productions. The contract will begin July 1, 2015 and will continue through May 31, 2016 with a possible extension through June 2016. The actors travel in the region to schools, libraries and other performing arts centers in a van with a trailer. The company is required to leave very early each morning and often performs multiple times per day. The company is also required to set up and take down the sets.

Audition Requirements
Actors will perform 2 short monologues and 16-32 bars of a song a capella. Your time cannot exceed 2 minutes.

2015-16 Touring Productions are:

‘Twas the Night Before…

Written and directed by April Jones
Created just for Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, ‘Twas the Night Before… weaves together stories and music celebrating the spirit and traditions of Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa.

Danny King of the Basement

By David Craig • Directed by Mark Sutton
10-year-old Danny and his mom can’t scrape together enough money to live in one place for very long. So, Danny gets really good at making friends quickly and keeping the real reasons for moving to himself. When his new friends discover his secret, he sees what true friendship really looks like.

The Commedia Princess & the Pea

By Lane Riosley • Directed by Carlos Alexis Cruz
A tiny pea under twenty mattresses is the Queen’s final test to see if her beloved son’s chosen bride is worthy of his hand. Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairy tale meets the comic storytelling of Italian Commedia dell’arte.

The Magic Kite

By Jose Cruz Gonzalez • Directed by Adam Burke
Tito’s family reels when Papa is unexpectedly sent back to Mexico…then Tito remembers that he knows how to build a magic flying kite. This world premiere play with music and puppets, is an inspirational story of how a family leans on love and hope during a difficult time.

 

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