Davidson Community Players to hold auditions for “Don’t Dress for Dinner”

Friday, April 24th, 2015

 

DCP 50Davidson Community Players announces open auditions for its July production of Don’t Dress for Dinner, by Marc Camoletti. Auditions will be held Monday, May 18th and Tuesday, May 19th from 7 – 9pm at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Road in Cornelius. Auditionees only need to come one night, but should plan to arrive at the start of the audition and stay for the entire session. Actors at all levels of experience are encouraged to attend. Please bring a resume or a list of your contact information and your theatre experience, a recent photo and a list of all of your conflicts. Rehearsals will begin in June. No prior acting experience is required and novice actors are encouraged to audition. The production will run July 16 – 26 in the Duke Family Performance Hall on the campus of Davidson College in Davidson.

With his wife out of town, an alibi from his best friend, and a gourmet chef to add culinary spice, Bernard has the prefect evening planned for his French mistress…or so he thinks. A romantic weekend in the French countryside sounds great, except when your mistress, the cook, the best friend and wife will not cooperate! An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as the guests improvise at breakneck speed. This show is a frenetic case of mistaken identity with more twists than a corkscrew.

Roles:
• Bernard: (Age 30– 50) A successful, good-natured and intelligent architect with a lascivious side.
• Robert: (Age 30– 50) Bernard’s oldest friend. Mild and put upon, but charming and lovable. Not completely innocent.
• Jacqueline: (Age 30– 50) Bernard’s wife. She is smart and chic with a mischievous and fun side.
• Suzette: (Age 20– 35) The cook. A comedienne-type but with glamorous potential.
• Suzanne: (Age 20– 40) Bernard’s Parisian model mistress…with all that entails.
• George: (Age 25– 40) Suzette’s imposing and intimidating husband. Also a chef.

Perusal copies of the script are available in the DCP office. For additional information regarding auditions, please contact Sylvia Schnople, Artistic Director at 704 892-7953 or email Sylvia@davidsoncommunityplayers.org.

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. Now celebrating its 50th season, DCP is a previous winner of the North Carolina Theatre Conference “Community Theatre of the Year” award. We are grateful for the support of 2015 Season Sponsors: The McIntosh Law Firm, Davidson Wealth Management, Randy Marion Cadillac and the Arts & Science Council.

Auditions for OKLAHOMA! at Haywood Arts Regional Theater

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

HartBanner (2)HART Theatre will hold auditions for chorus, dance corps and supporting roles in it’s production of “OKLAHOMA!” on May 3 & 4 at 6:30pm at the HART theater, 250 Pigeon st. in Waynesville. Principal roles in this show have been cast, but all other roles are still open. The show is being directed by Steve Lloyd and Music Directed by Sandi Boone, with Cord Scott as Choreographer. The production opens on HART’s main stage on July 10 and runs through August 2.

“OKLAHOMA!” is one of Rogers and Hammerstein’s most popular musicals. All actors should come with sheet music. There will be an accompanist provided. Actors do not need to come with monologues prepared, but may be asked to read from the script by the director.

The show will begin rehearsals on May 18 and rehearsals are generally Monday-Thursday from 6:30-8:30 with actors called only when needed. Anyone unable to attend the scheduled auditions should contact HART at harttheater@gmail.com to arrange another time.

Montford Park Players announce auditions for Richard III

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

mpp-logoThe Montford Park Players, North Carolina’s longest running Shakespeare Festival, is pleased to announce that open auditions for Richard III will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 25 & 26, from 1 – 4 pm at the Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway Street in downtown Asheville.

Roles to be cast include:
12 male (with doubling)
4 women
3 children– 2 boys age 9-13, 1 girl or boy.

Please bring headshot and resume if available. Actors will read scenes from the script. Free parking is available at Home Trust Bank, 10 Woodfin Street. Backstage crew is also needed and prospective crew members will be interviewed during these times as well.

The production will be directed by Mary Dillon and will open August 7 at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre at 92 Gay Street in Montford for a four-week run.

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+

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.

 

Click here for more additional audition information and FAQ’s.

Twin City Stage seeks Technical Director

Monday, April 13th, 2015

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Twin City Stage, currently entering its 81st season of community theatre production, is seeking a Technical Director.  The TD is a full time exempt professional under the supervision of the Executive Director, serving as primary technical expert to successfully meet production and technical requirements for all Twin City Stage productions and events.  In production, the TD builds and fabricates scenery; coordinates and schedules all technical personnel including construction and running crews; and cultivates strong community relationships by attracting, training and retaining a technical volunteer corps.  The TD ensures high-quality production values and excellent artist/audience experiences.

 

 

Requirements of the position:

-Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field, or comparable experience;

-Ability to lead, direct, and develop technical staff and volunteers

-Ability to attract volunteers and designers to work on behalf of Twin City Stage

-Demonstrated knowledge of theater production and entertainment technology including: lighting and design, sound reinforcement and recording, projection, rigging, carpentry, properties and stagecraft.

 

Compensation includes competitive salary and benefits.

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume, including references, by May 15, 2015 to:

Maureen@twincitystage.org

or

Maureen Daly, Executive Director
Twin City Stage
601 Coliseum Drive
Winston-Salem, NC  27106

 

No phone calls please.

Theatre In The Park to hold auditions for “Equivocation”

Monday, April 13th, 2015

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Theatre In The Park will hold auditions for “Equivocation” by Bill Cain on Sunday, April 19th starting at 6:30pm. Production Dates June 5-21, 2015.

Shagspeare (after a contemporary spelling of the Bard’s name) is commissioned by Robert Cecil, the prime minister, to write the “true historie” of the gunpowder plot. But as Shag and the acting company of the Globe investigate the plot, they discover that the King’s version of the story might, in fact, be a cover-up.

A high-stakes political thriller with contemporary resonances, Equivocation gallops from the great Globe to the Tower of London to the halls of Parliament to the heart of Judith, Shag’s younger daughter, who finds herself unexpectedly at the very heart of the political, dramatic and—ultimately—human mystery.

Roles available for 5 men and 1 woman. All actors, with the exception of Shag and Judith, will play multiple parts.

For the audition, please prepare a contemporary monologue and be prepared to read from the script. Auditions will be by appointment only. Please call 919-831-6936 to schedule your audition time. Perusal scripts are available on a 48-hour loan.

Equivocation is directed by Jerry Sipp.

Several opportunities at Judson Theatre Company

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

judsonJudson Theatre Company, an Equity theater in the Sandhills region of North Carolina, was founded in 2012 and has already gained a national reputation and drawn audiences from twenty-seven states and Canada.  The Company produces two plays each season featuring stars from film and television. Past stars have included Hollywood Icon Tab Hunter, television favorites Joyce DeWitt and Jamie Farr, and four-time Emmy winner Michael Learned.

 

Seeking the following positions:

Stage Manager (non-AEA)- Applicants should have experience managing rehearsals and calling shows, and possess excellent team leadership skills. Ability to interact with guest artists and crew in a clear and professional manner in a high stress environment. Must have experience working under AEA rules. Production dates for Plaza Suite, June 8-21; and Harvey, September 14-27. Vehicle necessary. Position includes competitive salary and housing.

Technical Director-Applicants should have solid theater construction and installation skills.  Must be organized and able to work in a fast-paced environment. Supervise skilled and volunteer crew. Basic theatrical lighting installation and maintenance helpful. Job dates for Plaza Suite, June 1-7 and Harvey, September 8-13. Vehicle necessary. Position includes competitive salary and housing.

Company Management Intern- Intern will provide support to the Executive Producer aiding in the advertising and promotion of productions. Assist with company housing, travel and hospitality needs. Manage concessions, house manage and other duties as assigned. Job dates for Plaza Suite, June 1-21 and Harvey, September 8-27. Vehicle necessary. Position includes stipend, travel and housing.

Email resume and references to JTCstaff@gmail.com. Indicate if you are available for one or both shows. For more information visit us at www.JudsonTheatre.com.

Twin City Stage announces auditions for its Musical Summer Camp

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

twin city stageTwin City Stage will hold auditions for its musical summer camp, Cyrano de Burger Shack, on Saturday, April 18 at 11 am.  The camp, which is for ages 13-19, will offer roles for up to 15 boys and 15 girls, plus an ensemble.  Those auditioning are asked to prepare a short song and wear comfortable clothing and shoes, as they will be taught a dance combination as part of the audition. The teens will be auditioning for a spot in the camp, not a particular role.  Call backs and casting will happen on the first day of camp.

Those planning to audition are asked to pre-register on the www.childrenstheatrews.org website.

Cyrano is king of the local Burger Shack, but he can’t seem to win the love of his best friend, Roxanne. When Roxanne confesses her crush on the new burger-flipper, Christian, Cyrano decides that playing Cupid is better than sitting out of the game. An updated, modern-day version of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, this rollicking musical features hit contemporary pop songs such as “We Got the Beat,” “Firework,” “Allstar,” and “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles).”

Camp dates for Cyrano de Burger Shack will be July 6-26, culminating with three main stage performances July 24-26.  Cheri Van Loon will direct the production and Alex Boese will stage manage.  Tuition for the three week, full day camp is $575, and scholarship opportunities are available.

Further information is available on the website (www.childrenstheatrews.org) or by calling Cheri Van Loon at (336) 748-0857 x204.

Wake Forest University seeks Teacher-Scholar Postgrad Fellow in Costume Design

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

WFU TheatreDeadline: Open until filled

Date Posted: March 27, 2015

Type: Post-doc

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Employment Type: Full-time

 

Description:

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Wake Forest University invites applications for a Teacher-Scholar Postgraduate Fellow in Costume Design to join a program which includes three faculty designers and three production staff. This is a non-tenure track, one year position for 2015-2016. For information about the department, go to www.wfu.edu/theatre.

Qualifications:

  • MFA or PhD required.
  • Ability to contribute to our theatre and dance production season as a costume designer.
  • Ability to teach design and production labs.
  • Ability to mentor student designers.
  • Ability to teach Introduction to Theatre.

Required Documentation:

Please submit the following:

  1. A letter of application, addressed to Dr. J. K. Curry, Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance, stating qualifications for the position as described;
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. Representative digital sample of design work. (Please include a link to your online portfolio in your letter of application or in the evaluation question portion of this online application.)
  4. Three confidential letters of recommendation (Please have your recommender email the letter to letters@wfu.edu to ensure confidentiality).

If you have technical difficulties with the application, contact askhr@wfu.edu.

Application Materials should be submitted online. Review of application will begin April 20th and continue until position is filled.  See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000878307-01?cid=ja#sthash.tpLYoOdj.dpuf

Wake Forest University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

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

Monday, March 30th, 2015
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Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte would like to announce our 2015-16 Season Auditions. These auditions will be casting 7 shows in the upcoming season.

 

 

The 2015-16 Season includes the following:​

ROCK OF AGES by Chris D’Arienzo
Rehearsal June 29- July 22
Run July 23- August 15

INC by Diana Grisanti
Rehearsal August 10- September 2
Run September 3- 26

BAD JEWS by Joshua Harmon
Rehearsal September 28- October 21
Run October 22- November 14

GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL Book By Betsy Kelso, Music and Lyrics By David Nehls
Rehearsal November 9- December 1
Run December 2- 27

FATHER COMES HOMES FROM THE WARS (PART 1,2 &3) by Suzan-Lori Parks
Rehearsal January 25- February 17
Run February 18- Mach 12

FLY BY NIGHT Conceived by Kim Rosenstock Written by Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick, and Kim Rosenstock
Rehearsal March 20- April 13
Run April 14- May 7

STAGE KISS by Sarah Ruhl
Rehearsal May 9- June 1
Run June 2- 24

 

AUDITION DETAILS

ATC operates as a Small Professional Theatre(SPT3) and employees both Equity and Non-Equity performers. These auditions will take place on Saturday, April 25th 9:00am-5:00pm (lunch break 11:00am-noon) and Sunday, April 26th 2:00pm-10:00pm (dinner break 6:00pm-7:00pm) at ATC, located at 650 E Stonewall St. Charlotte, NC 28202.

Before attending audition:

  • To schedule an appointment time, please complete the form located here:
    AUDITION FORM
  • Prepare two short (approximately 1 minute each) contrasting monologues.
  • If auditioning for musicals, prepare one short upbeat musical selection (approximately 16 -32 bars) of a rock/pop/country song. A piano accompanist will be provided. No accapella. Please bring sheet music in correct key with beginning and ending clearly marked.
  • Bring 5 copies of your headshot and resume to your audition.

Other things to keep in mind:

  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your audition time.
  • You may park in the lot surrounding the building. Weekend parking is free.
  • If you have problems with the online form linked above, please contact Production Intern Tyler Mitchell at production@atcharlotte.org
  • Performers of all races, ethnicities, and abilities 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.
  • Please be aware that Actor’s Theatre does NOT currently have housing available for out of town performers.

 

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

If you are unable to attend the audition calls, but still wish to be considered, we do accept video audition submissions. We would like to see 2 short contrasting monologues and, if auditioning for musicals, a short and upbeat rock/pop/country musical selection. 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, April 24th.

Visit http://www.atcharlotte.org/auditions/ for more information and character breakdowns of each show.

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.