NC Stage Company to hold auditions for “Parallel Lives”

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

ncstagelogo (1)We are holding auditions for Parallel Lives by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy.

Audition Dates/Times

Friday 3/13/15 – 9:00am to noon, 1:00pm to 5:00pm – Initial Auditions

Monday 3/16/15 – 11am to 3pm – Callbacks

These are Equity Auditions, but we will also see non-union performers.

Email casting@ncstage.org for an appointment and/or inquiries or call (828) 239-0263 Monday through Friday from Noon to Five. Email is preferred.

Performers should be familiar with the play and will be provided information on the sections to prepare. Copies of sides will be provided at the time of audition.  Please bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume to the appointment.


Rehearsal and Performance Dates

Rehearsal and Production Dates are listed below.  Rehearsals are 6 days per week with a minimum of 30 hours per week. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2.

Rehearsals begin April 21st, 2015. Previews May 13th through 15th, 2015, opens May 16th, and closes June 7th, 2015. There is a possible extension to June 14th, 2015

Breakdown

Seeking:

Female actors to perform in Parallel Lives by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy. This is a stage version of the popular Kathy and Mo Show. Applicants should possess strong comedic acting skills as well as the ability to transform character quickly. Both women will play men, women and children. Dialect work a plus. Although the piece is comprised of sketches they are not without substance, both satirical and dramatic. An emphasis on sincere performances that draw out the comedy and pathos is placed at a premium.

Actor 1 – Female, mid 20s to mid 50s, all ethnicities. Plays: Being One, Kris, Madeline, Holly, Hank, “Kathy”, and others

Actor 2 – Female, mid 20s to mid 50s, all ethnicities. Plays: Being Two, Jeff, Sylvia, Molly, Karen Sue, “Mo”, and others

Sides are provided upon confirmation of appointment. 

Raleigh Little Theatre announces auditions for Teens On Stage Summer Conservatory

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Raleigh-Little-Theatre-150x150On March 9 and 10, RLT’s Teens On Stage Summer Conservatory will be holding auditions for Runaways by Elizabeth Swados. The production is the culmination of the Teens On Stage Summer Conservatory. Students attend conservatory classes in addition to rehearsals.

 

Important dates

Auditions: March 9 and 10, 6:30-9:30pm in the Gaddy Goodwin Teaching Theatre. You only need to come one night. Candidates do not need an audition appointment but should come at 6:30 and plan to stay for monologues and group movement exercises. Depending on the numbers auditioning, candidates may finish up before 9:30pm.

Call Backs: TBD

Costume Measurements: May 13, 6:30pm Gaddy Goodwin Theatre
Parent/Student Information Meeting: May 13, 7:15pm in Gaddy Goodwin Theatre following measurements.

Conservatory Dates:

  • June 15-19 Evenings only Music Rehearsals
  • June 22-July 17 (no July 3) :
  • Days/Times: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Tech Saturday: July 11th, 9:00-5:00pm

Performance Dates: July 17- July 26

  • Archival Photos: TBD
  • Preview: Thursday, July 16, 7:30pm
  • Opening: Friday, July 17, 7:30pm
  • Show times: Thursday & Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday & Sunday at 1pm & 5pm

 

About the show

Runaways is a collision of monologues, songs, and spoken word exploring the complexities of being a teen who fights for independence by running away from oppressive forces. Elizabeth Swados, created this play through first person interviews with teenagers in New York City creating a documentary feel to this compelling musical. This play gives us insight into the mind of teens and ultimately, the strength of the human spirit.

About the roles

This play is truly an ensemble show. The production requires an ensemble of up to 25 mutli-racial and multi-ethnic cast members, including an opportunity for an actor from the deaf community, who all work together to tell the myriad stories in the play.

Specific roles will be listed here prior to callbacks.

About the production team

  • Director: Linda O’Day Young
  • Musical Director: Yvonne Koch

 

About the auditions

All candidates should come prepared to present a contemporary one minute monologue and participate in movement exercises. All actors will go through a vocal warm up and sing a simple group song. Actors who are interested in a solo role should prepare a short 16 bar vocal solo unaccompanied. Please wear clothing which allows for freedom of movement.

Callbacks will consist of cold readings from the script, singing and a little dance.

About Teens on Stage registration

Admission to Teens On Stage is by audition only. The total cost for the Teens On Stage Conservatory Program is $660.00. For more information, see our Teens on Stage Conservatory page.

Once accepted, please submit a registration form with non-refundable $100.00 deposit due April 30. The balance is due by June 1.

Audition forms

Interested in auditioning? Here’s some forms to fill out and bring with you to auditions plus some helpful documents:

Green Room Community Theatre announces auditions for “Little Shop of Horrors”

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Green-Room-Community-Theatre-300x112AUDITIONS: Sunday, 3/8 & Monday, 3/9 at 7PM

PERFORMANCES: May 8-10; 15-17; 22-24, 2015

Little Shop of Horrors will hold auditions on Sunday, March 8 and Monday, March 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm each night. Parts are available for males and females ages 16 and up. Be prepared to sing up to 16 bars of your selected piece–preferably NOT from the show. Please bring music for the accompanist, wear comfortable clothes for a movement/dance portion of the audition, and be prepared for a cold-reading from the script.   Rehearsals will include weeknight and some weekend rehearsals throughout. Men must be prepared to grow or shave hair and facial hair for onstage roles. Also needed are those interested in operating the various plants. Puppetry experience is a plus, but not required.

 

Little Shop of Horrors is directed by William Morgan and musically directed by John Coffey.

It is produced by Robert Abbey, Inc. and Cargo Transporters. Performance dates are May 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, & 24, 2015. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8:00 pm, and Sunday shows are at 3:00 pm.

Auditions are open to any interested individual. No experience is necessary. All auditions are held at the Old Post Office Playhouse at 10 South Main Ave in downtown Newton, NC located across from the old courthouse. Usually, you will be asked to enter at the lower level door at the back of the building on South Ashe Avenue. Most shows will have a Producer’s Night Performance during the run of the show. This date will be announced by the audition date. Check back with this page for updates.

Audition Guidelines

  • You must be able to be at ALL performances of the show, including scheduled school shows.
  • Most auditions begin at 7:00, but there may be changes. For example, shows with younger actors may schedule earlier auditions.
  • Always wear comfortable clothing for a possible movement audition.
  • No prepared monologues are necessary—most auditions include cold reading from the script.
  • Musicals require a prepared song (about 2 pages worth). The song does not have to be from the musical. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist. A cappella auditions are discouraged.
  • Be prepared to stay for the entire audition time.
  • We do not require experience, prepared monologues or headshots.

 

Musical Auditions

If you are auditioning for a musical, you do need to have a prepared song. An accompanist will be provided. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes for movement/dance auditions. A choreographer will teach you a short dance routine for your audition to see how you move.

Contact Information

Audition Updates on Website: www.the-green-room.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thegreenroomcommunitytheatre
Email: cathy@the-green-room.org
Office: (828) 464-6583

Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte announces auditions for “Cougar the Musical”

Monday, March 2nd, 2015
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Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte would like to announce auditions for COUGAR THE MUSICAL by Donna Moore. This production will be directed by ATC Artistic Director Chip Decker. The production will rehearse weekday evenings and weekend afternoons beginning May 11, 2015. Run dates are June 4-27, 2015. Auditions will be held for both EQUITY and NON-EQUITY performers. Please see the appropriate listing below for details.

 

EQUITY PRINCIPAL AUDITIONS

For all members of Actors’ Equity Association, these auditions will be held on Sunday, March 8th at 2:00pm- 5:00pm (lunch break 5:00pm-6:00pm) and also 6:00pm-10:00pm. They will be located at Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, located at 650 East Stonewall Street. Appointments are suggested, but not necessary. To schedule an appointment, or get more information, please contact Production Intern Tyler Mitchell at production@atcharlotte.org. No housing available. Please see audition requirements listed below.

NON- EQUITY AUDITIONS

For all non-equity actors, these auditions will be held on Sunday, March 8th at 2:00pm-5:00pm. They will be located at Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, located at 650 East Stonewall Street. Auditions are by appointment only. All roles compensated. To book an audition time, please contact Production Intern Tyler Mitchell at production@atcharlotte.org. Please see audition requirements listed below.

AUDITION REQUIRMENTS

Bring: Please bring an updated copy of your headshot and resume.
Music: Prepare a short musical selection of an upbeat rock/country/pop song. A piano accompanist will be provided. Please provide sheet music in the proper key and know your range. No acapella.
Monologue: Please prepare a short comedic monologue.

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

If you are unable to attend the audition calls, but still wish to be considered, we do accept video audition submissions. Please follow the instructions above for MUSIC and MONOLOGUE. Please load audition clip onto a hosting site and send the link, along with a headshot and resume, to Production Intern Tyler Mitchell at production@atcharlotte.org. Please title the email “Video Submission” and you will receive a reply acknowledging your audition submission. All videos must be received by Friday, March 6th.

ABOUT THE PLAY

Three women let their inner cougar roar and purr, finding self-love and empowerment in the process. Hilarious, soulful and heartwarming, this original musical rocks and rolls its way from Cougar Bar to the boudoir. Follow these fabulous felines as they are reminded that love, friendship, and fun are ageless.

ROLES AVAILABLE

Director Chip Decker will be casting 4 actors who should all be able to sing and move well.

LILY: Female. 40’s. Attractive, naive, emotionally wounded with an inner strength and confidence waiting to be unleashed.

MARY-MARIE: Female. 50’s. She is a Southern gal full of life with innate comic timing.

CLARITY: Female. African American. 40’s-50’s. Strong, determined, opinionated and rigid with an underlying joie de vivre.

BUCK: Twenties. Handsome, studly, athletic, smart, he is an old soul wiser than his years. Versatile comedic actor with strong voice. (This actor also plays various other characters)

Actor’s Theatre is an SPT tier 3 Equity theatre. Performers of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to apply. Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte endorses the goals of diversity, inclusion, and the principles of equal opportunity for all who work in the theatre industry.

Twin City Stage announces auditions for “Anne of Green Gables”

Friday, February 27th, 2015

twin city stageTwin City Stage will hold auditions for Anne of Green Gables at 2 pm on Sunday, March 8 at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem.  No appointment is required.

When aging brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert send to the orphanage in Nova Scotia for a boy to help them on the farm, they get more than they bargain for. Due to a mix-up, they are instead left with 11-year-old Anne Shirley. Over the course of six years, this romantic, hot-headed, and energetic redhead wins their hearts and turns the stodgy, rural Canadian community into a bright world of “kindred spirits.” This swift yet theatrical adaptation of the classic novel is an all-ages crowd-pleaser.

Cheri Van Loon will direct Anne of Green Gables and Alex Boese will stage manage the production.  There are roles available for 3 men & 6 women (ages 30+), and 6-8 girls & 4-6 boys (ages 10-18).

Performance dates for Anne of Green Gables are May 1-3, 2015.  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.

Thalian Association to hold auditions for “Singin’ in the Rain”

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

thalianThe Thalian Association, North Carolina’s Official Community Theatre, will hold auditions for the MGM Classic, Singin’ in the Rain. Auditions will be held on Monday, March 2nd and Tuesday, March 3 at 7 pm at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington. Please prepare a traditional Broadway song to sing a cappella and be prepared to dance; please bring tap shoes if you own them (no sandals or flip flops). The production, directed and choreographed by Mirla Cristie and music direction by Amanda Hunter, runs May 21-31, 2015 at Thalian Hall.

Available Roles are:

Cosmo Brown, Don Lockwood, Kathy Selden, Lina Lamont, Miss Dinsmore, Production Singer, R.F. Simpson, Rod, Roscoe Dexter, Zelda Zanders, Ensemble: Movie Stars, Film Crew, Actors

Synopsis:

Singin’ In The Rain has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item, but behind the scenes things aren’t always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina’s squeaky voice might be the end of her career in “talking pictures” without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her.

Established in 1788, the Thalian Association is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to enhancing the Cape Fear region through live community theater and arts education. The Thalian Community Theater produces five major productions annually on the Main Stage at historic Thalian Hall. The Thalian Association Children’s Theater (TACT) is a youth production company that offers training and performance opportunities for children age 7 through high school seniors. In 2007, North Carolina legislature named the Thalian Association North Carolina’s Official Community Theater. For more information, go to www.thalian.org.

Gilbert Theatre holds 2015-2017 Repertory Company Auditions

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Gilbert Theater2015-2017 GILBERT REPERTORY COMPANY AUDITIONS

Monday, March 2, 2015 6pm – 8pm at The Gilbert Theater

E mail adassist@gilberttheater.com for an audition time slot

Please come prepared with a monologue of your choice. Be prepared to cold read from sides.

If you would like to receive audition notices via email please join our audition mailing list on our website: http://www.gilberttheater.com/get-involved/auditions/

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.

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: http://www.gilberttheater.com/get-involved/volunteer/

***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.

Lee Street theatre and Catawba College host auditions for NCTC Fundraiser

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

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Do you have a musical theatre piece that you’ve been dying to show off?

A monologue that will bring the house down?

A new original song that you want to debut?

Come and audition to be featured talent for the North Carolina Theatre Conference Fundraiser!

Last year, Catawba College’s Blue Masque and Lee Street theatre teamed up to produce the cabaret-style fundraising event Catawba LIVE @ Lee Street and raised over $600 for the North Carolina Theatre Conference! We want this year to be even bigger so we’re opening up auditions to everyone in the community.

Auditions will be Sunday, March 1, 2015, 5-8pm at Lee Street theatre, 329 N Lee St, Salisbury, NC. Please arrive early to fill out an audition form. Priority will be given to those who are scheduled for rehearsal.

Please have your material performance ready (no costumes necessary). An accompanist will not be provided at the audition, but if you intend to perform a song that requires accompaniment please bring a copy of the sheet music that we can keep. If you plan to accompany yourself, please bring your instrument.

The fundraiser will take place Saturday, March 28, at 7:30pm with a suggested cash donation of $7 for students and $10 for adults at the door on the night of the performance.

Please contact Verity Pryor-Harden, the Blue Masque Service Chair, with any questions at vpryorha@catawba.edu.

Parkway Playhouse will hold 2015 Season Auditions

Monday, February 23rd, 2015
parkway playhouseParkway Playhouse will hold open auditions on Saturday, February 28 from 10am – 4:00pm and Sunday March 1 from 1pm – 5pm. at the Mountain Heritage Center located at 113 Green Mountain Drive in Burnsville, North Carolina.

 

Show specific character information about available roles can be found here: http://www.parkwayplayhouse.com/about-us/2015-audition-information

 

Community actors will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis and should be over the age of 14. All actors should be prepared to sing and be dressed for a dance audition to be considered for All Shook Up. 

 

Professional actors (including members of Actor’s Equity Association) should contact the theatre to schedule a time slot by sending an email to casting@parkwayplayhouse.com by February 25. Professional actors should prepare a brief contemporary monologue, 16 bars of a song (preferably pop/rock- songs from All Shook Up are encouraged), and have a headshot/resume stapled together.

Hickory Community Theatre holds auditions for “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Hickory Community TheatreA play performed in the Firemen’s Kitchen
By Christopher Durang
Charles Jeffers, Director
for more information click here.

Auditions:

7:00 pm Monday & Tuesday, February 23 & 24
Possible Callbacks 7:00 pm Wednesday, February 25

Needed:

4 women, 2 men

Rehearsals:

7:00-10:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays
Sundays TBD
beginning March 2

Performances:

11 performances
April 17-May 9, 2015
8:00 pm Fridays & Saturdays
7:30 pm Thursdays
2:30 Sundays

 

Auditions are open to everyone! Ethnic diversity is strongly encouraged. HCT has a “color blind” casting policy that is part of the theatre’s vision.

Auditionees will be reading from the script. Scripts may be checked out for 48 hours with a $10 refundable deposit. Please call the office at 828-327-3855 to check availability of scripts. It is highly recommended that auditionees read the script prior to auditioning.

For musicals, prepare a song you feel confident singing. Try to select a song that is the same style as the show for which you are auditioning. Melodic songs like showtunes, church music folk songs, etc, are better than jazzy pop songs. Bring sheet music, if possible. No recorded accompaniment.

There may be dancing or improvisation as part of the audition. Please dress in clothes you can move in. Please, no flip-flops. Please look carefully at the rehearsal schedule and performance dates. Being in a show at the 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 just for the experience, WELCOME! But please let the director know your intentions.