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CONNECTICUT

STAMFORD: 11/17 & 19, 7-10pm - Iolanthe @ Union Memorial Church. All those interested go to www.trouperslightopera.org to click and fill out an application form. Chorus and soloists welcome; all roles are open. Performances 4/12 & 18/15. Rehearsals begin 1/7: Mondays and Wednesdays with some Saturdays

SUFFIELD: 11/2 & 3 - Winter One-Acts; 1/25 & 26 - Hearts @ Suffield Players, Mapleton Hall - www.suffieldplayers.org

MAINE

PORTLAND: Maine Songwriters Association has a long-time relationship with 75 State Street, a retirement community in Portland where we have a standing invitation to hold meetings and events (we hold a songwriting circle there every month). In exchange we offer a one-hour concert for the residents on the last Sunday of every month. If you would like to perform at one of these, please contact MSA board member Sheila McKinley at dougnshe@maine.rr.com or 207-415-8393

MASSACHUSETTS

ACTON (West): THE SHADOW BOX, a Drama by Michael Cristofer. Directed by Gary M. Kendall. AUDITIONS will be held at Theatre III, 250 Central St. 10/27 & 28 at 7pm. Callbacks (if necessary) October 30 at 7pm. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Tentative rehearsal schedule is Sun/Tues/Thurs eves. Production: 1/30-2/8. 9 roles including: 3 males/4 females/1 teenage boy + role of “The Interviewer” can be either Male or Female (age range is indeterminate but most likely 30’s-mid 50’s). Mainly an offstage voice that may make a brief stage appearance. “The Interviewer”. clearly is an employee of the hospital and acts a “counselor/social worker” and interacts primarily with patients, Joe, Brian and Felicity and caretaker Agnes. Interviewer is generally empathetic but can seem detached and clinical at times as well. He/she is present throughout the play, and while mainly offstage, is a rather substantial and important role. (* Please note this “voice role” will be performed live and not pre-taped!!!) - www.theatreiii.org/audition-information.html

ANDOVER (North) 11/11 & 13 (7pm) - Steel Magnolias @ ACT Theater Company. Rehearsals Tues. & Thurs. 7-9pm; Sun 4-6pm. Production: 1/30-2/1. Www.acttheatercompany.com

BEVERLY: Auditions for the role of Troy for a male ages 17 and 26 (but should look they could pass for high school age) who can sing, act and dance well. $800 stipend. Rehearsals currently under way. Saturdays from 1pm to 6:30pm; Mondays and Tuesday from 6-10pm. Rehearsals in Danvers, Beverly and Rowley, MA. Email director Andrew Diskes at neverlandtheatre@comcast.net  with resume / photo and availability. 4-7 performances in mid-November.
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JAMAICA PLAIN: 1 Audition; 16 Directors; Tons of opportunity. SLAM Boston Auditions, 10/25 (10-5pm). With 16 PLAYS TO CAST, we expect attendance to be high, each actor will be seen by up to 16 of the SLAM Directors and OTP staff. A great experience for any actor, whether you’re a seasoned professional, or new to town, our auditions are open to everyone. www.theopentheatre.com/auditions-slamboston-winter-edition  to register.

MILTON: The Milton Players are holding open auditions for Caught in the Net a hilarious comedy written by Ken Ludwig, and directed by Peter Kates. Audition dates are 11/10 & 11 with 11/12 for callbacks. Production dates are 1/30-2/8/15. Auditioners are encouraged (but not required) to come prepared with a short (no longer than 1 minute), preferably comic, monologue; auditioners may be asked to perform a short piece on sight, either solo or in concert with others; auditions will also include readings from the script. For more information on characters and audition sides, please go to www.miltonplayers.org or call 617-698-7469.

NEEDHAM: 12/2, 3 & 4 (callbacks) - My Fair Lady @ The Wellesley Players, Christ Episcopal Church, 1132 Highland Ave. 7-10PM. Directed by Celia Couture; Music Direction by Art Finstein. If you have special training or perform dialects, please indicate on your audition form. Please review the performance dates and rehearsal schedule and let us know of any conflicts. Anyone cast in My Fair Lady is expected to pay a small production fee or, alternatively, you are welcome to join the Players. Becoming a member of the Players provides you with many more benefits. Visit the Wellesley Players website for complete audition information - www.wellesleyplayers.org 

PITTSFIELD/STOCKBRIDGE: Berkshire Theatre Group seeks young actors for this December's production of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Eric Hill and co-directed by Eric Hill and Travis G. Daly, December 14-22 at The Colonial Theatre. BTG is seeking boys and girls between 3rd grade and 12th grade to fill the roles of Belle, Turkey Boy, Fan, Belle's Daughter, Villagers, Cratchit Children and Tiny Tim. Please note that we will be casting up to twenty children in the production. Rehearsals for A Christmas Carol will begin on 11/22 and will be held after school, evenings and weekends. Attending all rehearsals is required. The production runs 12/14-22 with several 10am student matinees planned. All performances will take place at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA. Auditions will take place 10/20 from 6pm–9pm at The Colonial Theatre (111 South St. Pittsfield, MA). Auditioners will need to prepare one short Christmas Carol to sing and will be asked to read from the play. Auditions are by appointment only. Please call Allison Rachele Bayles at 413-448-8084 ext. 19 to schedule an appointment.

READING: Quannapowitt Players is pleased to announce that auditions for Suburban Holidays 2014 an annual festival of new holiday plays, will be held on 10/19 & 20, 7pm. Open auditions will consist of readings from the scripts, which are available by emailing producer Patrick Cleary at patrickjamescleary@gmail.com . A wide variety of actors are needed, and the possibility to double up on lots of fun roles in various plays will be considered. Festival performances will be on November 28, 29, 30 & December 5, 6, 7, 2014. 55 Hopkins St. - www.qptheater.com


SOMERVILLE
: Reality TV runs amok in NCFO's 2015 production, Kids Court. In this farcical, hilarious satire, underage plaintiffs and a jury of their (kid) peers beset the beleaguered grownup defendant, while the irrepressible Judge Trudi doles out justice in front of a live studio audience. This fully-sung, 90-minute show was first performed by NCFO in 2007, and is raucous fun for audiences of all ages. Kids Court was written by NCFO Artistic Director David Bass and Antiphony and Flying High librettist John Kane. Interestingly, though David was primarily the composer and John wrote most of the words, the creation of Kids Court was truly a collaboration, with both contributing significantly to both aspects of the work. Performances are currently scheduled for March 21, 22, 28, and 29, 2015. AUDITIONS ARE AVAILABLE for adults and children ages 7 and up. Everyone who wishes to participate MUST schedule an audition (so that we can place you in the appropriate role/chorus). No experience is necessary, but we do require that: - an adult perform onstage with all children younger than 10 at the time of auditions; - an adult attend rehearsals with all children younger than 12 at the time of auditions. We may also ask that an adult perform or attend rehearsals with some children above these age limits. Leading roles, supporting roles, cameos, and chorus roles are  available. Visit www.familyopera.org for audition information  and vocal ranges for lead solos. IF YOU WANT A LEAD ROLE: Go to www.familyopera.org, where we will provide PDFs of the vocal score and MP3s of the audio for all audition pieces. Please prepare to sing the lower harmony in the selection from "Gingerbread House 2," as well as any one of the listed solo selections, regardless of the solo you are interested in. IF YOU WANT A SMALLER SOLO OR A CHORUS ROLE:You must still sign up for an audition, but no preparation for the audition is necessary. If you feel comfortable singing harmony and want to demonstrate this skill, you can learn the music provided for "Gingerbread House 2." This might be helpful when supporting solos are assigned, but it's completely optional. 10/18, 10/19, 10/25 & 10/26, 1pm-7pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY @ Deborah Mason School of Dance, 624 Somerville Ave. www.familyopera.org

MISC: Central Massachusetts madrigal group A Goodlie Companye is one bass short of a home run. We're looking for a low bass to join our fun, small, mostly a cappella chorus that sings year-round, and performs medieval and renaissance music in period garb. Previous musical experience is appreciated but not required; we have members with various backgrounds. For more information, please visit www.goodlie.org

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW!! EPPING: Director Elaine Gatchell is holding open auditions for Leddy's spring production of Steel Magnolias, 11/22 @ Leddy Ctr., Ladd's Lane. All 6 women parts are open. Please come with resume, headshot & a well-rehearsed Southern accent. Call 603-679-2781 to make your audition appointment. Rehearsals begin 2/1/15. Production: 3/20-29.

MANCHESTER: ACT OF MURDER - CASTING OPEN ROLES
: LT. KENNETH PARIS - a police detective who has seen the seamy side of life, but is still capable of compassion and humor; HARRY SHEFFIELD - a handsome leading man, early 40's, who plays Jeffrey, Linda's lover, in "Kisses to Die For." He was once engaged to Linda. Rehearsals are Tue/Thu/Sun eves. Show dates: Nov 7, 8, 9. Please email director Aimee Baker at baker.aimee.m@gmail.com ASAP if interested.
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NASHUA: Actorsingers will be performing at this years Holiday Stroll 11/29 @ 8:30pm. We would love you to join us! We are looking for people who love to sing a mix of show tunes and holiday songs, including some selections from our most recent shows. 6 rehearsals: Oct. 21, Oct 28, Nov 10, Nov. 17, Nov. 19, and Nov. 24. All rehearsals will be at Actorsingers Hall from 7-9:30 pm. Anyone age 14 and up is welcome to participate-no audition required. Carol Yetto, a seasoned and experienced music teacher and choral director will be directing. If you would like to participate, please email schwartlaw@comcast.net, or join at our first rehearsal. Any questions, feel free to email Pam as well.
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RHODE ISLAND

PROVIDENCE: AUDITIONS - Providence Singers - Christine Noel, Artistic Director - Openings for TENORS. Sing Messiah & Carmina Burana with us this season!  Partnered with the RI Philharmonic. Auditions by appointment only. Email: chorus@providencesingers.org; More info: www.providencesingers.org 10

VERMONT

NEW!! WAITSFIELD: 11/23
(1pm) & 11/24 (6:30pm) - Almost, Maine @ Valley Players. Seeking 4-8 adults (stage ages 18+) will be cast to play 19 characters over 9 scenes in this thoughtful, romantic play, directed by Ruth Ann Pattee. Performance dates will be February 5-8 and 12-15. All auditions, rehearsals, and performances will take place at the Valley Players Theater, Rt. 100 - www.valleyplayers.com

MISCELLANEOUS

MISC: Sciencetellers
is hiring performers for New England! This is an ongoing job with performances scheduled throughout the year. We book shows on weekdays and weekends, in the mornings and the evenings. Scheduling is variable depending on your availability. Each show is 45 minutes long and performed by one Scienceteller. There is no need to be a scientist — we will teach you everything you need to know! You must own a reliable, trustworthy car and have a great sense of humor! Paid for shows and training. How to Apply: To be considered, fill out an online application at www.sciencetellers.com/careers.
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Last Update: 10/30/14






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