Green Room Community Theatre will hold auditions for “Mary Poppins”

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Green-Room-Community-Theatre-300x112AUDITIONS: Sunday, Sept. 20 & Monday, Sept. 21, 2015

Possible Early Youth Auditions on Saturday, Sept. 19

PERFORMANCES: Nov. 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 & December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 2015

SCHOOL PERFORMANCES: Nov. 24, Dec. 9 & 10, 2015

GENERAL AUDITION GUIDELINES

  • You must be able to be at ALL performances of the show, including scheduled school shows and producer’s night performances (which will be announced at auditions).
  • Most auditions begin at 7:00, but there may be changes. For example, shows with younger actors may schedule earlier auditions. You only need to attend one night of auditions, not both.
  • 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, but should be from the musical theatre genre. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist. A cappella auditions are discouraged. Pop, rock, and country songs are discouraged unless the show you are auditioning for includes those types of music.
  • Be prepared to stay for the entire audition time.

All auditions will be held at the Old Post Office Playhouse located at 10 South Main Avenue, Newton, NC 28658. Usually, you will be asked to enter at the lower level door at the back of the building (on South Ashe Avenue).

 

Contact information:

Updates will be posted on the website: www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

Follow us on Facebook for the most current updates:   www.facebook.com/thegreenroomcommunitytheatre

The Green Room Office: (828) 464-6583

Email: cathy@thegreenroomtheatre.org

Theatre In The Park to hold auditions for “A Christmas Carol”

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

theatre_in_the_park_email_header_finalAuditions for the 41st annual production of Ira David Wood III’s A Christmas Carol, produced by Theatre in the Park:

September 19    10am-4pm         Children 12 and under
September 26    10am-4pm         Children 13+ and Adults
September 28    6:30pm-10pm    All Ages

Please call Theatre In The Park at 919-831-6936 to schedule an audition. Auditions are by appointment only and are held at Theatre In The Park, 107 Pullen Road in Raleigh.

To audition:

  • Please bring your headshot and resume. 
  • Please prepare one verse of an up-tempo song.  You must bring sheet music.  An accompanist will be provided.
  • Adults and teens should be prepared to participate in a short bit of basic choreography.  Please dress accordingly.

A preaudition meeting will be held on September 16 at 6:30pm.  Everyone is encouraged to attend.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL DANCE AUDITIONS

Dance roles for strong male and female dancers, ages 14 and over, experienced in jazz, tap, and ballet. You may audition for all three or just your strongest concentration.

Sunday, September 27th
Stage Door Dance: Lake Boone
4035 Lake Boone Trail
(Located in between The Oak & Bliss Body Yoga, facing Lake Boone Trail)

1:30-2:00pm Registration/Check-In
2:00-2:45pm Jazz/ Ballet Audition
2:45-3:30pm Tap Audition
3:30-4:00pm Dance Callbacks (if needed)

The following attire is requested:
Ladies: Leotard with Fitted Shorts/Pants/Leggings or Tights, Character Shoes, Jazz/Ballet Shoes, and/or Tap Shoes (Oxford or High-Heeled)
Gentlemen: Workout Attire and Footwear that is Comfortable for Movement

Please bring your headshot and resume to the audition
Dancers are strongly encouraged to sign-up for a vocal audition, as well. 

Production opportunities at Davidson Community Players

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

DCP 50Davidson Community Players, an award-winning community theatre in the Lake Norman region, is seeking qualified applicants for production positions for the 2016-2017 seasons. DCP produces five main stage and 3 youth shows per year at the 100 seat Armour Street Theatre and the 500 seat Duke Family Performance Hall. All positions are compensated with the amount varying per production.

We are looking for the following positions:

Stage Manager-SM’s are responsible for running all rehearsals, upkeep of prompt book, completion of rehearsal and production reports, and maintaining updated schedules. The SM serves as the liaison between the production team and the artistic director.

Costume Designer-The costume designer is responsible for bringing the director’s vision to life through appropriate costuming.  The costume designer should be able to work with volunteers to build and pull costumes as needed.  Understanding of budgets, scheduling and production procedure is a must.

Scenic Designers-Working closely with the director, the scenic designer is responsible for bringing the visual elements of the production to life. The scenic designer is expected to work with the technical director to ensure budgets and schedules are maintained. Designers are expected to provide working drawings, renderings and/or white models depending on the production.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent and a resume to Sylvia@davidsoncommunityplayers.org. Submit examples of design portfolio (photos are acceptable) if you are applying for a design position. We encourage and welcome applicants regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or religion.  Please visit us at www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.

Davidson Community Players will hold youth auditions for “Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr.”

Monday, August 31st, 2015

DCP ConnieTuesday, September 8th from 7pm-9pm
OR
Wednesday, September 9th from 4:30pm-6:30pm

Both sessions will take place at Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour Street in Davidson.

The audition will consist of cold readings from the show, a song and a short dance routine. Please note: an accompanist will be provided, acapella is not encouraged. Tap shoes are encouraged, but not required.

Youth ages 8-20 are invited to audition. Callbacks will be held on Monday, September 14th from 5pm-7pm.  Auditionees 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 16 bars of a song that shows off your vocal range and ability to act through a song, as well as a recent picture, resume or list of theatre experience, and a list of conflicts for the September through November time frame.

Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr. is part of the Connie Company’s Youth Production season and requires strong singer/actors who move well along with strong singer/dancers. The production will be directed by Katie Mullis, with musical direction by Vicki Harvell. Rehearsals will begin in late September/early October. Production dates are November 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15.

Roles:
Millie Dillmount: Millie is the sweet, classic ingénue with pluck. The role requires excellent vocal chops. Millie must also have charisma, a great sense of comedy, good acting skills and be able to hold her own as a dancer. Female. Range: G#3 – E5

Jimmy: Jimmy is our male counterpart to Millie. Self-assured and cocky, cast a Jimmy who is charming, a great singer, a reasonable mover and who has a good sense of comic timing. Male. Range: C4 – G5

Mrs. Meers: Mrs. Meers is the villain of our story. Think Cruella DeVille meets Miss Hannigan. Female. Range: A3 – F#4

Miss Dorothy: Miss Dorothy is the perfect role for a young lady. Female. Range: F#4 – F5

Miss Flannery: Miss Flannery is the office manager. She’s uptight (think librarian) and stern, a real no-nonsense kind of gal. Having tap skills and a good sense of comedy are definite pluses for this gem of a role. Female. Range: A4 – C5

Ching Ho: Ching Ho and Bun Foo are brothers and emigrants from China. These two are working to bring their dear mother to the United States from China. Male. Range: Bb3 – E5

Bun Foo Ching: Ho and Bun Foo are brothers and emigrants from China. These two are working to bring their dear mother to the United States from China. Male or Female. Range: D4 -E5

Trevor Graydon: Trevor Graydon the Third is Millie’s boss and she’s determined to marry him. Male. Range: A3 – F5

Hotel Priscilla Girls: The Hotel Priscilla Girls are the fellow boarders at the Hotel Priscilla. The girls with solo lines include: Ruth, Gloria, Rita, Alice, Cora, Lucille and Ethel Peas.

Mama Mama: is Ching Ho and Bun Foo’s mother from China. She makes a surprise cameo appearance during the finale of the show. No singing, no dancing involved.

Ensemble Roles available.

Raleigh Little Theatre announces auditions for “A Year with Frog and Toad”

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Raleigh Little TheatreCasting ages 15 and up.

Raleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for the musical A Year with Frog and Toad. Book and lyrics by Willie Reale, music by Robert Reale, based on the books by Arnold Lobel. Auditions will be held on Monday & Tuesday, September 7 & 8 with call backs on Wednesday, September 9. The production will be directed by Sue Scarborough.

Important dates

Auditions: Monday & Tuesday, September 7 & 8 at 7:00 in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre. Registration from 6:30 pm.
Callbacks: Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00pm in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre

First cast meeting: Sunday, September 27
First rehearsal: Monday, September 28
No conflicts after: October 22

Preview: Thursday, November 5, 7:30
Opening: Friday November 6, 7:30pm
Performances: November 6-22 (see conflict calendar for specific dates and times)

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

School Day Performances: Wednesday, November 18 at 10:00am and 12:30pm. Actors must be at the theatre at 9:00 am. Actors must be able to take off from work/school. Actors should be able to leave the theatre by 3:00. 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 7, 14, 15, 21, 22 – Shows at 1:00pm and 5:00pm. Actors are expected to stay at theatre between shows. The theatre will feed you.

Strike: November 22 following the 5:00pm show. All actors are expected to participate in strike.

About the show

Arnold Lobel’s treasured characters hop from page to stage in a story of friendship and adventure.

A hit on Broadway, A Year With Frog And Toad was nominated for 3 TONY Awards – including Best Musical. Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books and featuring a hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends — the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad — through four, fun-filled seasons.

Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in their differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm, A Year With Frog And Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures, weathering all seasons.

The jazzy, upbeat score of A Year With Frog And Toad bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant, and enchanting musical for the whole family

The show will be performed in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre.

For more information, see the Frog and Toad show page.

About the roles

Cast size: 5 – 17

NOTE: Roles other than Frog and Toad may be cast as individual roles or by actors playing many parts. All roles are for ages 15 (high school) and up.

Frog – Male. Caring and loyal. Always looking out for his friends. The calmer, more zen of both he and Toad. Simultaneously adventurous and assured. Vocal Range: Baritone – Tenor

Toad – Male. A hard worker, but impatient for results. Self-conscious. Stubborn. A good friend to Frog. Timid. Vocal Range – Baritone

Man – Male. Must possess the blind determination of a nerdy snail and the “cool kid” attitude of a slick lizard. May appear as MAN BIRD, SNAIL, LIZARD, FATHER FROG, and MOLE. Vocal Range: Baritone – Tenor

Woman 1 – Female. Must possess the playful and quirky personality of a lady bird and strong frenetic energy of a squirrel. May appear as LADY BIRD 1, MOUSE, SQUIRREL, YOUNG FROG, and MOLE. Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano

Woman 2 – Female. Must possess the playful and quirky personality of a lady bird and strong frenetic energy of a squirrel. May appears as LADY BIRD 2, TURTLE, SQUIRREL, MOTHER FROG, and MOLE. Vocal Range: Alto – Mezzo Soprano

Birds
Mouse
Turtle
Snail
Lizzard
Moles
Squirrels
Young Frog
Mother Frog
Father Frog
Large and Terrible Frog

About the Auditions

Prepare: A 1 minute monologue and up to 16 – 24 bars of a Broadway uptempo song. Bring sheet music – an accompanist will be provided.

What to expect at auditions: After filling out your audition form in the lobby, come into the theatre. You will be called in groups onto the stage. Please present your monologue and song when you are called (in any order.) Dance audition will take place in groups, so please wear clothes you can move in.

Call back list will be posted on the RLT website by 11:00am on Wednesday, September 9.

Callbacks will be Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00pm in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre. Callbacks will consist of cold readings from the script, singing from the score, checking vocal range, and group movement.

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 through Friday. Please call the RLT office at 919-821-4579 to check on availability.

About the production team

Director: Sue Scarborough
Musical Director: Ashley Burton
Choreographer: Sue Hill
Set Designer: Joncie Saratt
Costume Designer: Jenny Mitchell
Stage Manager: Elaine Petrone

Audition forms

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

Applause! Cary Youth Theatre announces Auditions and Design Interviews for “The Hound of the Baskervilles”

Thursday, August 27th, 2015


NCCARY_newsletterAuditions

AUDITION REGISTRATION: Begins Aug. 17.

AUDITION DATE/TIME: Tue., Sep. 1, 5-9 p.m.

OPEN TO: Ages 13-18 (~80 appointments available)

REGULAR REHEARSALS: Sep. 12-Oct. 10: Mon./Wed./Thu. 6-9 p.m. & Sat. 1-5 p.m.

TECH REHEARSALS: Oct. 11, 2-6 p.m. & Oct. 12-15, 5-9 p.m.

PERFORMANCE DATES: Oct. 16-17, 7:30 p.m. & Oct. 18, 3 p.m.

No experience needed; Applause! auditions consist of script readings, group Improv and sometimes singing.

AUDITION LOCATION: Cary Arts Center (101 Dry Avenue)

PLEASE BRING: A current photo we can keep and a list of potential conflicts. Please dress comfortably.

HOW TO REGISTER: Email rachel.hunter@townofcary.org to schedule an appointment; no walk-ins will be accepted.

AT YOUR AUDITION: 
Auditions are held in groups and run in 30-minute to 1-hour blocks. Please arrive early enough to complete registration paperwork prior to your audition. If you miss your audition time, you must wait until there is room in a later group. Cast size is typically 15-20.

PERUSAL SCRIPTS: Two perusal scripts are on reserve in the CAC conference room during each audition registration period. Scripts may not be removed from CAC and photocopying is prohibited.  If others are waiting, please limit perusals to 30 minutes or less. Call (919) 469-4069 to make sure the conference room is accessible.

Design & Tech Interviews

INTERVIEW REGISTRATION: Begins Aug. 17.

INTERVIEW DATE/TIME: Wed, Sep. 2, 5-9 p.m.

OPEN TO: Ages 13-18

REGULAR WORKDAYS: Sep. 12, 1-5 p.m. Sep. 13-Oct. 6: Mon./Tue. 6-9 p.m. & Sun. 2-5 p.m. Additional workdays may be added Oct. 7, 8, and/or 10.

TECH REHEARSALS: Oct. 11, 2-6 p.m. & Oct. 12-15, 5-9 p.m.

PERFORMANCE DATES: Oct. 16-17, 7:30 p.m. & Oct. 18, 3 p.m. Design Team also participates in strike, which begins immediately post-show on Oct. 18 and ends at 7:30 p.m. (Applause! provides dinner).

No past experience needed to interview. The Design Team works with a Technical Director to conceptualize, create and run all technical aspects of the production.

INTERVIEW LOCATION: Cary Arts Center (101 Dry Avenue)

HOW TO REGISTER: Email rachel.hunter@townofcary.org to schedule an appointment; no walk-ins will be accepted.

AT THE INTERVIEW: You’ll meet with our Production Staff to brainstorm and share ideas and design concepts for the show. Interviews are relaxed; you’ll be able to ask questions, and share anything you wish to showcase your ideas, such as drawings, fabric samples, models, or other creations. Reading the script prior to your interview is strongly encouraged. Design Team size is 8-10.

PERUSAL SCRIPTS: Two perusal scripts are on reserve in the Cary Arts Center conference room during each interview registration period. Scripts may not be removed from the CAC and photocopying is prohibited. If others are waiting, please limit perusals to 30 minutes or less.  Call (919) 469-4069 to make sure the conference room is accessible.

Triad Stage seeks Company Manager

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

triad stageTriad Stage, an LOA to LORT D theater presenting 9 productions in two cities, is seeking a highly-organized and detail-oriented fulltime Company Manager. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: managing housing, transportation and related personal needs of the guest artists while in residence, special events, data entry, assistance with A/R and A/P, and all day to day company needs.

Triad Stage has a core value of inclusion and is actively seeking to diversify its staff.  For consideration e-mail resume and cover letter to Theater@triadstage.org.

Hickory Community Theatre will hold auditions for “The Game’s Afoot”

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Hickory Community TheatreAn inspired comedy thriller whodunit! A snappy, clever drawing-room mystery.

On the Mainstage

The Game’s Afoot

By Ken Ludwig

See more at: http://www.samuelfrench.com/p/767/games-afoot-the

 

Auditions:

7:00 pm Mon & Tues, Aug 31 & Sept 1

Possible Callbacks 7:00 pm Wed, Sept 2

 

Needed:

3 men and 5 women

 

Rehearsals:

7:00-10:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays

Sundays TBD, beginning September 8

 

Performances:

9 performances

8:00 pm Fridays & Saturdays

7:30 pm Thursdays, 2:30 Sundays

October 16-November 1, 2015

 

 

HOW AUDITIONS WORK:

Auditionees will be reading from the script. Scripts may be checked out for 48 hours with a $10 refundable deposit. Come upstairs to the HCT office to pick one up. It is highly recommended that auditionees read the script before auditioning. For musicals, prepare a song you feel confident in singing. Try to select a song that is the same style as the show for which you are auditioning. (Melodic songs like show tunes, 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 Hickory Community Theatre requires a great time commitment. If you will only take a larger or smaller role because of your own time concerns, or if you are auditioning for just the experience, WELCOME!–but please let the director know your intentions.

ALL ACTORS MUST BE AT ALL PERFORMANCES!

Email pam@hickorytheatre.org for further information.

Lee Street theatre to hold Season Musical Auditions

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

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Lee Street theatre will be holding Season Musical Auditions on August 30 and 31, callbacks to be held on September 1.

Auditions are drop-in from 7-9 pm.

This season’s musicals are The Rocky Horror Show, Broadway Lullabies, and The Last Five Years.

Please visit our website at www.leestreet.org for audition requirements, cast breakdowns, show dates, and more valuable information.

Twin City Stage announces auditions for Swingtime Canteen

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

twin city stageTwin City Stage will hold auditions for the musical comedy, Swingtime Canteen, on Monday, August 31 at 7 pm at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem.  No appointment is necessary.

It’s 1944 and movie legend Marian Ames and her gal pals from the Hollywood Canteen are heading to London to entertain the troops.  Laughter, tears, air raids, and a celebration of women during the war punctuate this hilarious (and true!) story.  Songs include “I’ll Be Seeing You”, “Sing Sing Sing”, and a fast-paced, 12-song Andrews Sisters medley.  The New York Times called the musical “An exuberant excursion back to the days of World War II! War may be hell, but at Swingtime Canteen it’s still a lot of fun.”

Gene Johnson will direct the production, with music direction by Steve Bradford.  There are roles available for 5 women, ages 20-55.  Actors are asked to prepare a song and bring along sheet music in the correct key.  A cappella and CD sing-alongs are also allowed.  For these auditions, the director would prefer to hear songs from the era (early 1940’s). Rehearsals will begin September 21.

Swingtime Canteen performance dates will be November 13-15 & 19-22, 2015.  All performances will be held at the Arts Council Theatre.  For more information, please call Twin City Stage at (336) 748-0857 x209 or visit the website at www.twincitystage.org.