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.

Auditions for “A Time to Kill” at Twin City Stage

Monday, August 25th, 2014

twin city stageTwin City Stage will hold auditions for A Time to Kill at 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 7 at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem.  No appointment is necessary.

“What is it in us that seeks the truth?  Is it our minds or is it our hearts?” This is just one of the challenging questions asked in A Time to Kill, a compelling courtroom drama based on John Grisham’s best-selling novel and adapted for the stage by Rupert Holmes.  Torn in half by an unspeakable crime, a small Mississippi town becomes the center of a media storm where innocence is the victim, race is on trial and lives hang in the balance.  The first John Grisham novel to be brought to the stage, A Time to Kill tells the morally complex tale of Carl Lee Hailey, an African-American father who takes justice into his own hands, and Jake Brigance, the white defense attorney who dares to take his case.

Mark Pirolo will direct A Time to Kill.  There are roles available for 13 white males (ages 20-70), 2 white females (ages 25+), 2 black males (ages 35+), and one black female (age 35+).

A Time to Kill performance dates will be November 7-9 & 13-16.  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.

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

Matthews Playhouse Auditions for “Our Town”

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Matthews playhouse

 

Auditions for “Our Town”

Director - Kevin Campbell

Auditions will be held Friday September 5th at 7:00pm or Saturday, September 6th at 2:00pmCallbacks 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 MondayThursday evenings and some Saturday afternoons.

Audition forms and rehearsal schedules will be available on this website prior to the auditions.

For more information go to www.matthewsplayhouse.com

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.

Raleigh Little Theatre Auditions for “Cinderella”

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

 

Raleigh Little Theatre

Raleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for Cinderella on Monday and Tuesday, September 8 & 9 with call backs on Sunday September 14. The production will be directed by Rod and Nancy Rich.

 

Important dates

Auditions (singing and dancing):
Monday and Tuesday, September 8 and 9, on the Sutton Main Stage. You only need to attend one of these nights.
6:00 pm for kids (ages 7-12). Registration from 5:30 pm
7:30 pm for adults and teens. Registration from 7:00 pm

Callbacks: Sunday September 14 at 1:00 pm on the Sutton Main Stage

Rehearsals: Beginning October 20 on weeknight evenings and weekend afternoons (November 27 and 28 off). We realize the holidays are busy for most people, and we’ll try to make allowances when we can!

Tech rehearsals: November 29 and 30. Attendance required.

Performances: December 5-7, 11-14, and 18-21.

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

 

About the show

We are excited to present RLT’s Cinderella in its 31st anniversary production. Cinderella is based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. Adaptation and lyrics by Jim Eiler. Music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy with addtional music and lyrics by Haskell Fitz-Simons and Suanne Strickland, and additional dialogue by a generation of actors and artists!

You can see more information about the show and order tickets from our Cinderella show page.

 

About the roles

The characters in Cinderella are in line with the traditional fairy tale, but with some additional characters added, just for fun. Alumni from previous years are encouraged to audition. But new faces are also welcome – we always love to introduce people to how much fun this show can be! All roles are open, so come on out.

CINDERELLA (Female Actress/Singer 16-25) is a smart and interesting young woman who loves to read, loves to dance, adores art and music, and longs to see the world. Note: this part has traditionally been performed in a fairly classical soprano, but this year we’d prefer a more contemporary pop-music or broadway voice.

PRINCE CHARMING (Male Actor/Singer 18-30) is a smart and handsome young man who is lonely, and while he longs to find that “certain someone” to cherish and to share his royal life with him, he’s not terribly happy about having to find her under a deadline.

KING DARLING III (Male Actor/Singer 30-60) He may “rule his land with gentle hand”, but he’s determined that his recalcitrant son WILL marry by his 21st birthday, according to the law. Looking for actor who can perform a Latin-style musical number with comic aplomb.

STEP MAMA (Female Actress/Singer 30-50) just adores her two lovely daughters, but Cinderella? Not so much. She considers herself to be beautiful, refined, and cultured. Not so much. We are looking for an actress with comedy chops, and a lot of attitude!

THE STEP SISTERS, HENRIETTA AND GERTRUDE (Male singers, 20-??) These two scene-stealers have delighted audiences for 30 years, and we don’t expect this year to be any different! Requires two men capable of creating characters with a broad comic style, including some physical comedy. There are minor differences between the two young ladies: HENRIETTA is the oldest and “wisest”, whereas GERTRUDE is the “prettier” and more intensely clueless of the two.

FAIRY GODMOTHER (Female Actress/Singer 30+) is a clever and energetic time-traveling fairy with a sparkly magic wand, mystical incantations, and a few unexpected tricks up her sleeve. She is sympathetic to Cinderella’s situation, and helps with magic and a little bit of motherly advice, in spite of the occasional setback.

HELPERS (male or female singers, teen-35 – prefer a pair who can move well) The Fairy Godmother’s two assistants who help out by screening potential aid recipients, run various tasks around the kingdom for her, and can disguise themselves as mortals when necessary. They also have several funny bits, and a good song-and-dance routine.

PAGES (Teen roles): Two pages assist King Darling and participate in the Latin-style musical number.

MICE/HORSES/TOWN KIDS: (Children roles) Can you sing like a little mouse? Can you sing like a confused horse? Can you sing like a regular kid? Can you trot around the stage like a horse – neighing and shaking your long silky mane?

ENSEMBLE: (Female and male Singers/Dancers). The ensemble will appear in an opening number as townsfolk in the town square, singing and swaying to a rousing Christmas folk tune and having fun. In the ballroom scene, they will appear as proper Lords and Ladies in beautiful outfits, performing traditional ballroom dances that are fun and easy to learn: Polonaise, Waltz, Minuet, and the ever-popular Sneeze Polka. (Hankies provided.)

 

About the production team

Rod and Nancy Rich of Actors Comedy Lab will be co-directors on this production. Julie Florin will be Music Director.

 

About the auditions

Those auditioning are asked to wear comfortable clothing which allows for freedom of movement and shoes suitable for dancing.

Auditions: Please prepare 16 bars of an audition song that showcases your voice, and bring the sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. The dance audition will be in the form of a simple and fun warm-up before singing auditions begin. You can learn to do a Polonaise step!

Callbacks are for speaking roles only. The ensemble will be cast based on singing and dancing audition, and will not be required at callbacks. Callbacks will consist of readings from the script. You may also be asked to vocalize or sing a portion of the music from the show.

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.

Auditions for Raleigh Little Theatre’s Storytellers To Go!

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Raleigh Little Theatre

 

 

Raleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for Storytellers To Go! a teen performance class which culminates in the formation of a trouping ensemble bringing performances to the six regional libraries, The Halle Cultural Art Center and the Museum of History. Students sharpen acting skills as they rehearse. The ensemble performs Saturdays, January 17 through to March 7. For ages 14-18. Entrance is by audition only.

 

 

This year, Storytellers To Go! will perform “Oh, Deer! A retelling of Daniel Boone and the Deer” by Judy M. Dove.

Tuition for this Performance Class: $225.00
Director: Judy Dove

Note: Please do not fill out registration or make payment until accepted into class following auditions.

 

Important dates

Auditions: September 20, 2:30-4:30pm (Please arrive at 2:30pm), RLT Studio
Class/Rehearsal Dates: Saturdays, 2:30-4:30pm, September 27-January 10 (no class on Nov. 29, Dec. 20, Dec. 27).
Preview: January 10, 4:30pm
Performances: Saturdays between 1-3:00pm, Jan. 17-March 7.

 

About the story

This year’s show, “Oh, Deer!”, by Judy M. Dove, is a play within a play, a lively retelling of the North Carolina folk tale “Daniel Boone and the Deer”. A group of students have been assigned a Social Studies class project. They decide to write a play based on the old Daniel Boone tale and to perform it for their class presentation. The ensuing escapades bring closer together a group of friends who learn about teamwork while they learn about production.

 

About auditions

Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 20, from 2:30-4:30 in the RLT Studio. Those auditioning are not requiredto bring a prepared monologue. Candidates are asked to come dressed in comfortable clothing allowing for freedom of movement and closed toe “sneaker” type shoes.

Auditions will consist of movement exercises, improvisations, cold readings from the script, and ensemble building exercises. The Director is looking for vocal projection, enunciation and expression; the ability to create a variety of characters; and a desire to grow as an actor.

 

About the roles

Each cast member will play a character (in all caps) who plays a character (in italics) within their play.

KAT, the DIRECTOR/one of the SISTERS; a leader-type, sensible, creative, fun, focused.

BRYAN, the SCRIPT-WRITER/FATHER of the mysterious DEER GIRL; intellectual, calm, poetic. Insists on speaking with an unidentifiable accent from somewhere in Europe, which doesn’t fit the play, so he ends up having to do his part as a mime.

BELINDA, the ANIMAL-WRANGLER/one of the SISTERS; promotes peace, love, and animal rescue.

MANDY, in charge of POSTERS AND PUBLICITY/front end of CHEVY the HORSE; fun, sense of humor, good sport; constantly on her cell phone.

MIKE/ DANIEL BOONE; doesn’t want to be in the play, but ends up having fun.

ANGIE, the STAGE MANAGER/back end of CHEVY the HORSE; tries to keep everyone from fighting.

ALYSSA, PROPS/SET/SOUND/LIGHTS/COSTUMES, and plays THE RACOON, Daniel Boone’s trusty sidekick (a puppet); arts-‘n’-craftsy, creative, can make anything with tape and glue.

ARIANNA, the ACTRESS/the DEER-WHO-TURNS-INTO-A-GIRL; charming, glows with passion for acting.

MR.DOVE, SUBSTITUTE TEACHER

 

Audition forms

Interested in joining the class? Please fill out Storytellers To Go! Audition Form and bring it to auditions. Please check with parents about possible conflicts.

 

Class payment and registration

Cost of class: $225.00

Once accepted into the class, please supply a registration form along with your payment.

Auditions for “Mirandy and Brotherwind” at Raleigh Little Theatre

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Raleigh Little Theatre

 

Raleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for Mirandy and Brother Wind adapted by Michael J. Bobbitt and John L. Cornelius based on the book by Patricia McKissack. The production will be directed by Linda O’Day Young and will be presented in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre. Auditions will take place September 2 and 3. Actors only need to come one of these nights.

 

 

 

Important dates

Auditions: September 2 and 3, 7:00pm in the Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre (you only need to audition one of these nights)
Audition registration: 6:30-7:00pm in the Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre lobby
Call Backs: September 6, 2:00pm
Costume measurements: September 10 at 6:30pm
First Meeting: September 10 following measurements
First Rehearsal: September 14
Rehearsals: September 14-October 29
No conflicts after October 19

Pre-opening performance of songs:
October 19th at 4:00pm at Hayti Heritage Center, Durham.
Cameron Library, a Saturday, date to be determined.

Preview: October 30
Opening: October 31

Performances: October 31-November 16 (see conflict calendar for specific dates and times)

Archival photos: Date to be determined. Actors are required to stay.

School-day performances: Wednesday, November 5 at 10:00am and 12:30pm. Actors must be at theatre at 9:00am. Actors must be able to take off from work/school. Actors should be able to leave theatre by 2:00pm. It is extremely important for students to check these school performance dates to verify that they do not conflict with school commitments.

Saturday and Sunday Two-show days: November 1, 2, 8, 9,15, 16 Shows at 1:00pm and 5:00pm. Actors are expected to stay at theatre between shows. The theatre will feed you.

Strike: November 16 following the 5:00pm show. All actors are expected to participate in strike.

 

About the show

It’s Spring, 1906 in Ridgetop, South Carolina. Mirandy is very excited about the Annual Junior Cakewalk dance. The winner gets a triple-decker cake. Suddenly Brother Wind swoops in and makes a mess of things. That’s when Ma Dear tells Mirandy about the Legend of Brother Wind. “Whoever can catch Brother Wind can make him do their bidding.” Mirandy decides that she will catch Brother Wind and make him be her dance partner in the cakewalk. Then she will just have to win since “He can really kick up his heels and shake his tail feathers-the perfect dancer.”

Soon she learns what Grandmama Beasley said, “can’t nobody can put shackles on Brother Wind, chile. He be special, he be free. Through her journey to capture Brother Wind, Mirandy learns about freedom, friendship and kindness. This story blended with lively singing and toe tapping music is a joyful celebration of the rich African American cultural heritage.

Read the review from Adventure Theatre’s 2011 premiere production of Mirandy and Brother Wind.

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

 

About casting

The Director would very much like to cast young people as Mirandy, Ezel, Orlinda and Monroe if they are able to do sing the songs. She suggests ages below. Mirandy and Brother Wind has an African American cast.

 

About the roles

MIRANDY: (Female Character is 10-12) a precocious, feisty girl. Vocal range: B3-C5, a good child’s range. Actor Female age 12 and up

EZEL: (Male Character is 10-12) the clumsiest boy in town. Male Tenor Voice Range D3-F4 Actor should probably be at least a middle schooler.

GRANDMAMA BEASLEY: (Female Character 50-60) Mirandy’s Grandmother. Alto Voice Range A3-C5

MA DEAR/ MIS POINSETTIA: (Female Character 25-40) Mirandy’s mother/Conjure Woman. Vocal Range: A3-E5

BROTHER WIND/MR. JESSUP: (Male Character 25-40) The Wind is young and playful at heart. Mr. Jessup is a townsperson. Male Tenor Voice Range up to Bb4.

ORLINDA: (Female character 10-12) Mirandy’s rival. Female Girl’s voice D4-Bb4. Actor age 12 and up.

MONROE: (Male Character 10-12) Orlinda’s dance partner.

ENSEMBLE: A trio of voices who sing the Birds song and ensemble songs. Soprano 1 Soprano 2 and Alto is great. Actors should be experienced to sing three part harmony.

 

About the production team

  • Director: Linda O’Day Young
  • Musical Director: Tim Smith
  • Choreography: L.D. Burris
  • Stage Manager: Karyn Aberts
  • Set Design: Joncie Sarratt
  • Lighting Design: TBD
  • Sound Design: TBD
  • Costume Design: Jenny Mitchell

 

About the auditions

Those auditioning are asked to come in comfortable clothing which allows for freedom of movement participate in movement exercises. Please wear closed toe (sneaker like) shoes.

All candidates should come prepared to either deliver a one minute monologue (please no longer) or participate in the bedroom description exercise (see below). All actors will have a vocal warm up and sing a simple group song. Actors should be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song unaccompanied.

Call backs will consist of cold readings from the script.

Bedroom description: It is important for the Director to determine if you can be heard (volume), be understood (enunciation) and whether you can be expressive in the way you speak your lines (pursuing an objective). To this end, actors, who do not have a monologue will participate in the BEDROOM DESCRIPTION EXERCISE.

To prepare, write a 6-8 sentence description of your bedroom. Your goal or objective is to simply describe your bedroom. Bring the description to the audition. DO NOT MEMORIZE! (Form available to download, if needed; see below)

Perusal copies of the 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 plus some helpful documents:

 

Gilbert Theatre seeks Assistant to the Company Manager; Costume Shop Supervisor

Monday, August 11th, 2014
CSL087Position 1:
Assistant to the Company Manager

 

Position 2:
Costume Shop Supervisor

 

Both positions offer a very modest gas stipend and are not regular salaried positions.

IDEAL CANDIDATE: Part-time student or someone with a great deal of extra day, evening and weekend time on their hands looking to get immersed in the theatre atmosphere with a great group of artists. These positions include intense hands-on learning and immediate room for growth. Positions are not appropriate for actors.

If interested, email artisticdirector@gilberttheater.com with a short letter of interest. We look forward to speaking with you!