Auditions for “A Christmas Carol” at Thalian Association

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

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The Thalian Association, North Carolina’s Official Community Theatre, will hold auditions for the holiday classic, A Chrismas Carol. Auditions will be held on Monday, September 29 and Tuesday, September 30 at 7 pm 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. Roles available for Actors and Actresses of all ages. While this is a non-musical, we will be holding auditions for a small group of carolers that will be integrated into the production. The production, directed by Mike Thompson and music direction by Rasa Love, runs December 11-21 at Thalian Hall.

 

Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean, old businessman who thinks that Christmas is a frivolous holiday. Despite his vast fortune, Scrooge hoards money, refusing to give to charity because he believes that the poor are just lazy and deserve no such help. He doesn’t even pay his hardworking and loyal clerk, Bob Cratchit, a fair wage that would allow him to get his son, Tiny Tim, proper medical attention! Despite Scrooge’s heartlessness, his nephew and only living relative, Fred, still wants to spend Christmas with his uncle, but the miser rejects him. On Christmas Eve, the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, who is now paying dearly for how he lived his life, visits him! Marley tells him that three spirits—the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come—will visit him that night. These phantoms will show old Scrooge how he became so hard-hearted, what he’s lost out on because of it, and what will happen if he keeps going down this path.

 

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.

Auditions for “Miracle on 34th Street” at Green Room Community Theatre

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Green-Room-Community-TheatreThe Green Room Community Theatre will hold auditions for its Christmas musical, Miracle on 34th Street, on Sunday, September 28 & Monday, September 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm each night.  Miracle on 34th Street is based on the movie by the same name and written by Meredith Willson, of The Music Man fame. This joyous, heart-warming musical is pure family                                                                                  entertainment and the perfect holiday treat!

You only need to attend one night of the scheduled auditions.  You must be available for all performances which are scheduled for November 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30; December 5, 6, 7, 2014 as well as a producer’s night (date to be determined) and two days of school shows, November 25 and December 5.

Roles in Miracle on 34th Street are available for ages 7 and up.  As always, all ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Please prepare a song (about 2 pages worth) in the traditional musical theatre style. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist.  A cappella auditions are discouraged.

You may be asked to do a cold reading from the script, and there will be a dance portion of the audition.  Wear comfortable clothing, and if you have dance or character shoes, please bring them.  Please do not wear flip flops or open-toed shoes.  Being able to dance is not a requirement, but may help determine casting.

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).

If you have any questions, please call The Green Room Community Theatre at (828) 464-6583 or visit our website: www.thegreenroomtheatre.org.

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

Auditions for “Art” at Three Bone Theatre

Monday, September 15th, 2014

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Three Bone Theatre announces auditions for “Art”,     by Christopher Hampton and Yasmina Reza

Directed by Tommy Trull

Winner! 1998 Tony Award for Best Play

Winner! 1996 Olivier Award for Best Comedy

 

 

 

 

Audition Details

Auditions will be held Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21 from 2-5pm.

All auditions will be scheduled in one-hour blocks. Please plan to stay the full hour.

Auditions will be held at UpStage in NoDa, 3306-C N. Davidson Street.

The audition will consist of cold readings from the script.

Please bring an updated headshot and resume to the audition. 

 

In order to respect everyone’s time, all auditioners must schedule an appointment:

1.      Please visit http://doodle.com/z5v7pvwaxvgbscc9

2.      Enter your first and last name in the scheduler

3.      Indicate all audition time slots that you are able to attend

4.      Leave your e-mail address in the comments section so that we can confirm a time.  Please include any other comments you would like us to know prior to the audition.

5.      We will send out appointment confirmations at least two days before the auditions.

 

Available Roles

Mark: Aeronautical engineer who prides himself in fending off “modern culture.” He withholds no judgments and spares no feelings, yet still expects the eager endorsement of his friends (Male, 40s)

Serge: Divorced dermatologist who is steeped in modernity, but cannot fully appreciate his cultured lifestyle unless it is validated by those around him (Male, 40s)

Yvan: The youngest of the trio, both chronologically and psychologically. A lifetime of yo-yoing between decisions and kowtowing to his friends and family is beginning to take an emotional toll on him. (Male, 30s-Early 40s)

 

Production Details

Rehearsals will begin in early October.  The rehearsal schedule will consist of evenings and heavy weekends.  Performances will be held at UpStage in NoDa on November 14-16 and 21-23.

 

About the Director

Tommy Trull is a playwright, poet, and director whose work has been produced all over the country. Recent productions include THE 27 CLUB (Kraine Theatre, NYC; published by Indie Theatre Now), ANYTHING, ANYTHING YOU WANT (n.u.f.a.n. ensemble, Chicago), and HONEYBOY (3rd Stage Theatre, NC; winner of SETC New Play Award; published in “Southern Theatre” magazine.)  He is the playwright in residence for Fly By Night Theatre, and teaches at Greensboro College and RCCC.  He received his MFA in Playwriting from Spalding University.

 

About the Show

How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? One of Marc’s best friends, Serge, has just bought a very expensive painting. It’s about five feet by four, all white with white diagonal lines. To Marc, the painting is a joke, but Serge insists Marc doesn’t have the proper standard to judge the work. Yvan isn’t sure which side to choose and no one is listening to him, while he becomes hilariously overwhelmed by his friends’ disagreement. Lines are drawn as these old friends square off over the canvas. This is where the friendship is finally tested, and the aftermath of action, and its reaction, affirms the power of those bonds.

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Auditions at NC Stage Company

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

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NC Stage Company will hold Equity Auditions for the following productions. We will also see non-union performers.

Don’t Dress for Dinner: September 23rd from 9:30 AM- 5:30 PM

Annapurna: September 24th from 9:30 AM- 5:30 PM

Amadeus, Presented in Partnership with Asheville Community Theatre: September 25th from 9:30 AM- 5:30 PM

 
For more information about these auditions please click here or visit the “Work with Us Page” at www.ncstage.org.

Email casting@ncstage.org for an appointment and/or inquiries or call (828) 239-0263 Monday – Friday from 12-5.

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.

Auditions for “The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical” at Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte

Monday, September 8th, 2014

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Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte would like to announce auditions for THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL by David Nehls and Betsy Kelso. This production will be directed by ATC Artistic Director Chip Decker, along with Music Director Mike Wilkins and Choreographer Tod Kubo. The production will rehearse weekday evenings and weekend afternoons beginning October 27, 2014. Run dates are November 26-December 28, 2014. (There will be NO performances December 21-25, but the cast will be participating in Charlotte’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, so that availability is vital) 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 Saturday, September 20 at 9:00am- 12:00pm (lunch break 12:00pm-1:00pm) and also 1:00pm- 5:00pm. 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 Hilton 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 Saturday, September 20 at 1:00pm- 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 Hilton at production@atcharlotte.org  Please see audition requirements listed below.

 

AUDITION REQUIRMENTS  

  • Bring: Please bring an updated copy of your headshot and resume.
  • Monologue: Prepare a brief Comedic Monologue (approximately 1 minute) …and be prepared for the possibility for a little improv!  
  • Music: Prepare a short musical selection. (approximately 16-32) Bars of upbeat song.  Musical, Pop, Rock, Country.  No Christmas songs need apply. Also, NO ACAPELLA.
  • Please be aware that this show does contain explicit/blasphemous language and adult subject matters.
  • The dance portion of the audition will take place at a later callback. No date is currently set.

 

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

If you are unable to attend the audition call, but still wish to be considered, we do accept video audition submissions. Please follow the instructions above for Monologue and Music. Load audition clip onto a hosting site and send the link, along with a headshot and resume, to Production Intern Tyler Hilton 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, September 19.

 

ABOUT THE PLAY

It’s Christmastime in the Armadillo Acres mobile home community, and everyone is filled with visions of kegnog and beer. In this fun-loving and raucous sequel to THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL, you’ll meet new residents of north Florida’s premiere mobile home community, including Darlene (the neighborhood Scrooge), her boyfriend Jackie, and Rufus (a redneck with a heart of gold). Longtime Armidillo Acres residents Betty, Lin, and Pickles are back with voices as big as their hair, but when a freak accident strikes Darlene, everyone’s Christmas cheer will be put to the test. Saddle up and jingle your bells over to the Hipp this summer for an all-new, all-trailer-park holiday extravaganza and catch up with Starke, Florida’s rowdiest residents for a cat-fightin’, sun-worshippin’, chair-throwin’, good-ole festive Hipp summer musical good time!

ROLES AVAILABLE

Director Chip Decker will be casting 7 actors (4 female, 2 male). ALL ROLES AVAILABLE.

DARLENE SEWARD (female, late 20s to late 30s). Darlene is a year-round ”Scrooge.” She hates everybody and everything all the time and isn’t afraid to show it. But underneath her hard exterior is a wounded girl who once believed in true love and Christmas magic. That ended when a terrible accident happened one icy Christmas Eve in another place, another time. But Darlene won’t even have to leave the trailer park to get jolted out of her anger and start believing in things again, because Armadillo Acres’ heavy-handed use of Christmas lights brings extra special excess voltage.

 

RUFUS JETER (male, late 20s to late 30s). Rufus is best described as a redneck with a heart of gold. Well-liked around the trailer park, he spends most of his downtime fashioning “art” out of found objects. He’ll finish off a six-pack as fast as the next guy, but the next guy won’t see the artistic potential in the empties that Rufus can. It will take him by surprise when this unique ability extends to his grumpy neighbor Darlene – a woman he usually refers to in words that would land most people on Santa’s “other” list.

 

JACKSON “JACKIE” BOUDREUAX (male, 40 to 50-something). Jackie is a self-made man and an all-American success story. He took a simple idea and turned it into a thriving local breastaurant chain. Unapologetically capitalistic, Jackie doesn’t discriminate – money is money no matter whose pockets it’s comin’ out of. But Jackie plays to win and he has a possessive side. This comes out when he returns from a business trip to find his girlfriend acting like a completely different person altogether.

 

BETTY (female, 38-50-something). Betty has lived at Armadillo Acres for at least 20 years. Part hard-ass, part mother hen, she’s the leasing manager at the trailer park and she makes it her business to know everything about everybody who passes through. Betty is rumored to have buried her husband at Armadillo acres after whacking him a little too hard on the head with a frying pan, so she feels connected to the trailer park in a deep and special way. Of all “The Girls,” Betty is the most grounded, earthy and drywitted.

 

LINOLEUM (female, 30s to early-40s). Mostly known as just “Lin,” she was formerly a death row wife until the State of Florida flipped the switch on her husband Earl and made her a death row widow. Lin is rumored to have spent time on several tour buses with famed  (and not-so-famed) rockers of the 1980s. That said, her love for her late husband was passionate and steadfast, so she is having some difficulty moving on. Generally speaking, Lin is the fieriest of all “The Girls.”

 

DONNA a.k.a. “PICKLES” (female, early 20s). Donna got the nickname “Pickles” when she became afflicted with a hysterical pregnancy that turned out to be a real pregnancy that resulted in her giving birth to a baby with an entirely different complexion from her husband’s. She is now single. New to motherhood, Pickles is often tired, but she still finds energy to embrace the joy of the holiday season. Pickles is a devout believer in Santa Claus and of all “The Girls,” she is the most airy and wide-eyed.

 

(BETTY, LIN & PICKLES are also known as “The Girls.” Unlike the rest of the cast, they occasionally break the fourth wall to bond with the audience and help tell the story.)

Matthews Playhouse holds auditions for “Our Town” and “Seussical the Musical”

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

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“Our Town,” a Classic American Play by Thornton Wilder

Director: Kevin Campbell

Auditions: Friday, September 5th at 7:00pm OR Saturday, September 6th at 2:00pm

Callbacks will be Sunday, September 7th at 7:00pm

• Auditions are for men, women, teens and children ages 10 and up
• There are many large roles for adult men and women as well as small speaking roles
• Rehearsal commitment will be based on the size of the role
• No experience necessary – we need all ages, sizes and types.
• Production runs for 2 weekends in October w/possible Friday morning performance
• You do not need to prepare anything for the audition

Rehearsals will typically be Monday-Thursday evenings and some Saturday afternoons. Audition forms and rehearsal schedules will be available on our website prior to the auditions.

 

“Seussical the Musical”

Director and Choreographer: Lisa Blanton

Musical Director: Marc Setzer

Auditions: Sunday, September14 at 2:00pm OR Tuesday, September 16th at 6:00pm

Callbacks will be Wednesday, September 17th at 7:00pm

• Auditions are for men, women, teens and children ages 8 and up
• There are many large roles for adult men and women as well as young people
• Rehearsal commitment will be based on the size of the role
• All roles sing, dance and act
• Please prepare 16-32 bars of music, no a capella PLEASE BRING SHEET MUSIC
• Come prepared to dance
• Production runs for 2 weekends in November and includes weekday morning performance
• Performances run November 7th – 16th

Rehearsals will typically be Monday-Thursday evenings and some Saturday/Sunday afternoons. Audition forms and rehearsal schedules will be available on our website prior to the auditions.

www.matthewsplayhouse.com | (704) 846-8343

Cape Fear Regional Theatre seeks Marketing Director

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

PrintCape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT) seeks a full or part time Marketing Director. The Marketing Director is responsible for the design and implementation of a marketing plan for a theater season consisting of 6 Season shows and 4 Special Events.

Responsibilities include:

  • Web-based marketing and sales promotions
  • Development of new community partnerships
  • Design and production of playbills and all marketing materials
  • Media Relations

We are looking for marketing experience within theatre, the arts, or similar non-profit agencies. Strong computer skills a requirement, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop experience a plus. Start date August 28, 2014. Please send letter of intent, resume and references to: Managing Director, PO Box 53723, Fayetteville, NC 28305 or jobs@cfrt.org.

NC Black Repertory auditions for “Black Nativity”

Monday, August 25th, 2014

ncbrc_header_infoThe North Carolina Black Repertory Company will conduct auditions for their performance of Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity” on Monday, October 20.

The play will be performed December 5-7 and December 12-14.

All artists must perform a monologue no longer than 2 minutes and a song. Singers must perform 2 songs – one up-tempo song with movement, and one ballad (any style). Dancers perform a choreographed piece no longer than 2 minutes and a song. All auditions will last no longer than 5 minutes. You must bring your own accompaniment (CD, pianist, etc.). Bring a headshot (5 x 7 or 8 x 10) and your resume.

Call 336-723-2266 to schedule your appointment. More info at www.ncblackrep.org.

Design & Production Opportunities at Davidson Community Players

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

DCPDavidson Community Players is hiring Production and Design Staff for our 2015 Season! Seeking Directors, Choreographers, Musical Directors, Scenic Designers, Lighting Designers, Costume Designers, Properties Masters and Stage Managers.

Interviews and staffing will begin in September 2014

 

Backstage and Technical Volunteer Opportunities

Be a part of the team that makes it all happen – we are also seeking backstage and technical volunteers (no experience necessary- just the willingness to learn and the time to give)!

  • Props Assistants
  • Assistant Stage Managers
  • Wardrobe
  • Light Board Operators
  • Sound Operators
  • Follow Spot Operators
  • Backstage Crew

Interested applicants should send a resume and/or a letter of interest to: Debra Baron, Artistic Director (Debra@davidsoncommunityplayers.org) or to her attention at: Davidson Community Players PO Box 76 Davidson, NC 28036

Auditions for Raleigh Little Theatre’s “Venus in Fur”

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Raleigh Little TheatreRaleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for Venus in Fur by David Ives. Auditions will be held on Tuesday & Wednesday, September 2 & 3 with call backs on Sunday September 7. The production will be directed by Rod Rich.

Important dates

Auditions: Tuesday and Wednesday, September 2 and 3, at 7:30 in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre. You only need to attend one of these nights. Registration from 7:00pm.

Callbacks: Sunday September 7 at 1:00 pm in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre.

Rehearsals: Beginning September 22 on weeknight evenings and weekend afternoons. I have two major conflicts during the rehearsal period: 9/26-10/5, and 10/17-12/5, so we’ll have to rehearse around that.

Tech rehearsals: January 10 and 11.

Performances: January 16-18, 22-25, 29-31, and February 1 in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre.

Questions about auditions? Contact Rod Rich at rod@monkeybravo.com

 

About the show

Playwright/director Thomas has just finished a day of auditions for his adaptation of the 19th century erotic novel about masochism, Venus in Furs. He’s unimpressed and bitter about what he sees as the ineptitude and unprofessionalism of the women who auditioned for the lead, Vanda von Dunayev, when one more actress shows up: the appropriately named Vanda Jordan. She’s late, she has no appointment (although she insists she did), she has a sketchy resumé and a huge bag of props – in short, she’s everything Thomas loathes.

But in spite of his attempts to get rid of her, she wheedles an audition out of him, and turns out to be surprisingly perfect in the role of the elegant, cruel Vanda. Too perfect it seems, for as they work through the script, Thomas finds himself in a struggle with this enigmatic woman to decide who will be ultimately be dominant and who submissive.

The show will be performed in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre. You can see more information about the show and order tickets from our Venus in Fur show page.

 

About the roles

Thomas Novachek (Male, 30′s-40′s) is a talented and established playwright who’s directing his first play. While not an actor per se, since there’s no one else there, he’ll read the part of the masochist, Kushemski, opposite Vanda. And while he denies it vigorously, is there some truth to Vanda’s observation that there’s a lot of Kushemski in Thomas?

Vanda Jordan (Female, 20′s-40′s) is a hopeful actress with little experience. She’s apparently crude and unprofessional, but can be very persuasive and seductive when necessary, and ultimately turns out not to be who she says she is. As Vanda von Dunayev, she’s elegant, intelligent, and refined – the complete opposite of her personality as the actress. She can flip between these two roles instantly. Both sides of her personality ooze a natural sexuality that can be called on at will. Some comfort and familiarity with European dialects will be an advantage.

 

About the production team

Rod Rich of Actors Comedy Lab will direct.

 

About the auditions

Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Sides will be available online starting the week before auditions.

Perusal copies of the working script will be available for a 48 hour checkout from the RLT business office. The office is located in the rear of our facility and is open from 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday thru Friday. Please call the RLT office at 919-821-4579 to check on availability.

 

Audition forms

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

  • RLT audition form (PDF and DOC) — please fill out
  • Conflict calendar — please list every weeknight or weekend day that you have a conflict.