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CONNECTICUT

BROAD BROOK: 10/12 & 13 (7pm) - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels @ Opera House Players - http://smplayers.homestead.com/index.html

MILFORD: Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc, a professional 501 (c)(3) tax exempt theatre company, has announced open call auditions for it’s 2014-15 Season on 9/9 & 10 (6-9pm) @ Pantochino Studios, located in the former St. Ann School, 64 Ridge Str. Co-producers Bert Bernardi and Jimmy Johansmeyer are seeking adult male and female comic actors who sing for leading roles, male and female teen actors for feature and ensemble roles and boys and girls 11-13 years old for several feature roles. Season includes three new musicals; “The Wicked Witch of the West: Kansas or Bust” (October-November 2014), “Christmas at Santa Claus Station” (December 2014) and “Cinderella Italiano” (April/May 2015). Those auditioning should prepare two songs (up-tempo and ballad), bring sheet music in proper key (accompanist provided), and also bring recent photo and resume or list of recent theatrical credits. No appointment needed. Further details on Pantochino Productions available at www.pantochino.com. Please email pantochino@gmail.com with questions. No phone calls, please.

NEW!! NEW MILFORD: TheatreWorks New Milford is seeking a cast of 3 men (ages 20 to 60) and 5 women (ages 20 to 80) for its upcoming Holiday production, the hilarious Ken Ludwig whodunit, THE GAME'S AFOOT OR HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS. Auditions will be held at TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave. on 9/22 & 23 from 7-8:30pm.  THE GAME'S AFOOT is under the direction of Glenn R. Couture of Ansonia.  Auditions will consist of reading from the script. All roles are available and both professionals and amateurs are welcome. No appointments are necessary. TheatreWorks offers a stipend to all performers, technicians, and directors. For character breakdowns, to download audition sides, and to get more info, visit: http://theatreworks.us/actors.
Rehearsals begin in October with performances running 12/5-1/3, 2015. TheatreWorks is an award-winning, non-Equity theatre company, named Best Community Theater in Connecticut for 2014 by Connecticut Magazine. TheatreWorks is located on 5 Brookside Avenue , just off Route 202 (next to the CVS)


NEW!! NEWINGTON: The Newington Children's Theatre Company is holding auditions for their fall musical, Little Shop of Horrors, 9/10 & 11, by appointment. Auditions are opened to high school through college-age actors. Rehearsals: September 17th-October 23rd (evenings and Saturday afternoons). Performances: 10/24-26 (Friday & Saturday at 7pm and Saturday & Sunday at 2pm). All rehearsals and performances will take place at the NCTC Performing Arts Theatre located at 743 North Mountain Road. While there is no cost to audition, if cast, there is a $150 participation fee (participation fee can be paid in full or by collecting $200 in program ads for the playbill). Auditions are open to college and high school-age actors only. Please prepare a musical theatre song and a comedic monologue. Fill out an audition form and attach a recent picture of yourself to the back of the form. Call 860.666.NCTC (6282) to schedule your audition appointment. To download an audition form, or for more info, visit www.NCTCArts.org.

NEW!! NEWINGTON: The Newington Children's Theatre Company is holding auditions for their winter musical, Seussical Jr., 9/22, 26 & 27, by appointment. Auditions are open to kids, ages 8-18. Rehearsals: 10/4th, 10/28-12/11 (Rehearsals are held two to three times a week in the evenings, as well as, some Saturday afternoons) Performances: 12/12-21, 2014 (Friday & Saturday at 7pm and Saturday & Sunday at 2pm). All rehearsals and performances will take place at the NCTC Performing Arts Theatre located at 743 North Mountain Road. While there is no cost to audition, if cast, there is a $250 participation fee. Payment plans available. Interested kids are asked to prepare one monologue from the audition packet (available for download at www.NCTCArts.org, or hardcopies available at the theatre), as well as, prepare a musical theatre song of their choice. Fill out the audition form and attach a recent picture of your child to the back of the form to bring with them to their audition. Auditions appointments will last five to ten minutes. Not quite 8 years old? Check out NCTC’s In Performance classes that include your 5-8 year old as part of the ensemble in the production. To schedule your audition, or for more information, call 860.666.NCTC (6282) or visit www.NCTCArts.org.

NEW!! SHERMAN: 9/22 - It's a Wonderful Life @ Sherman Playhouse. A Live Radio Version of one of the greatest stories ever told. Auditions are open to ages 17 and up with actors playing multiple characters. Rehearsals start September 29. Productions performed all weekends of December. More info, feel free to email the director Robin Frome at Frome@snet.net.

STAMFORD: Connecticut Ballet will hold open auditions for children’s roles in its upcoming production of The Nutcracker on 9/14 from noon-7:30pm at Connecticut Ballet Center, 20 Acosta St. Rehearsals will commence in late October and performances are 12/20-21 at The Palace, Stamford Center for the Arts. An annual tradition in downtown Stamford, the ballet features guest stars from American Ballet Theatre as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Her Cavalier, Connecticut Ballet’s professional corps de ballet, and over 125 children’s and adult character performers. Since 1984, over 2600 local children have performed in Connecticut Ballet’s production. Prior dance experience is helpful, but not necessary for younger children. The following is the breakdown of audition times by age and ability: Children ages 4-5 – 12:00-1:00pm; ages 6-7 – 1:30-2:30pm; ages 8-9 – 3:00-4:00pm; ages 10-11 – 4:30-5:30pm; ages 12-16 – 6:00-7:30pm. Boys and girls are encouraged to tryout. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian and should arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time. Hair should be properly fastened and dance attire is required. In addition, adults and teens are needed for non-dance Act I character roles. If interested, call Connecticut Ballet at 203-964-1211 or visit www.connecticutballet.com. To purchase tickets to The Nutcracker, call Stamford Center for the Arts box office at 203-325-4466 or visit www.scalive.org.

NEW!! WILLIMANTIC: The Windham Theatre Guild will hold open auditions for the comedy A Nice Family Gathering. It’s Thanksgiving Day and the first family gathering at the Lundeen household since the Patriarch died. At the gathering, Dad comes back as a ghost with a mission; to tell his wife he loved her, something he neglected to tell her while he was alive. After all, they were only married for 41 years. The problem is, she can’t hear or see him. The trouble really begins when Mom invites a date for dinner. Director—Michelle Abbazia. 9/15 & 16, 7pm @ Windham Middle School, Quarry St. NEEDED: 4 men and 3 women are needed ranging in age from 20-60. Character descriptions are available on www.windhamtheatreguild.org. SHOW DATES: November 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 & 16, 2014. For more information contact Michele at 860-576-6499. MORE INFORMATION: Contact Director Michelle Abbazia at 860-576-6499.

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

ARLINGTON: 9/18 (7-10pm) & 9/20 (1-5pm) - Good People @ Arlington Friends of the Drama, 22 Academy St. - www.afdtheatre.org.  Auditions will be scheduled by appointment, for hour-long slots with a small group. Readings will be sides from the play, and actors will be seen in as many combinations as time permits.

ATTLEBORO (North)/PROVIDENCE: Trinity Repertory Company announces auditions for children 8-12 years of age for its upcoming production of A Christmas Carol. Auditions will take place 9/6, 9:00am-1:00pm at Cardi’s Furniture, Route 1A, South Attleboro, MA. This is an open call, and appointments will not be taken. Actors will be seen in groups of ten every ten minutes and will be asked to read from a side and sing a few bars of a holiday song of their choice. Children turning 13 before December 31, 2014 will not be eligible. Please visit Trinity Rep’s website at www.trinityrep.com  for details, parent information and to access the audition side. Questions may be addressed to Lauren Ustaszewski at 401-521-1100 ext. 257 or Lustaszewski@trinityrep.com

BARRE: Barre Players is seeking string musicians for the December musical, Amahl and the Night Visitors.  If you play the violin, viola or cello, you might be interested in joining the orchestra for this wonderful show.  Performances are December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 & 14.  Interested musicians are urged to contact music director, Julie Rawson ( Julie@mhof.net ) at their earliest convenience.  Visit www.barreplayerstheater.com for details. 09

NEW!! BEVERLY: Two non-union actors - an adult female & a pre-adolescent child (boy or girl) - needed for a 30 second web-based political commercial to be shot in Beverly (MA) this coming 9/20. The child must be familiar/comfortable/adept at playing with a high-end video game. The shoot is expected to take no more than three (3) hours. Headshots & resumes must be sent to rob@swiftkurrent.com with the key phrase POLITICAL COMMERCIAL listed on the subject line. The deadline is noon 9/19. Pay is $125 per actor. No phone calls please.

NEW!! BOSTON: 9/21 & 28 (2-4pm) - The Velveteen Rabbit @ Boston Children's Theatre, Benjamin Franklin Institute, 41 Berkeley St. For more information, visit www.bostonchildrenstheatre.org 

BOSTON: Boston Children's Theatre College Prep Master Class - 9/25, 6-8:30pm @ Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St. Fee: $95 for 1 student & 1 parent; $50 each additional parent - www.bostonchildrenstheatre.org  

BOYLSTON (West): JEMS Theatre announces auditions for the adult holiday comedy The Eight: Reindeer Monologues by Jeff Goode. Seeking 4-8 actors, age 21-60. Performances  Dec. 20, 21, 26, 27. Auditions by appointment only on 9/19, 6:30pm & 9/20, 2pm @ Oakdale Methodist Church, 15 N. Main St. (Rte. 140). Contact director John Leslie via private Facebook message or email at johnql@aol.com to set up audition appointment. Prepare a memorized comic monologue of 1-2 minutes length. Bring 1) resume, 2) current photo (formal head shot not required), 3) print copy of your monologue you can leave with your audition paperwork, and 4) personal schedule to discuss your rehearsal and performance availability. For questions, call 774-261-0977

DUXBURY: 9/21 (2-5pm) Children’s Auditions for The Nutcracker. José Mateo Ballet Theatre is looking for 200 children to fill 3 casts in the roles of Party Children, Mice, Soldiers, Angels, Court Attendants, Polichinelles & Clara. José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s 27th annual production of The Nutcracker will tour this holiday season to The Duxbury Performing Arts Center 11/28-30), The Sanctuary Theatre, Cambridge 12/4-14), and The Strand Theater, Dorchester 12/20-21). All children cast in the production will perform in all three locations. WANTED: Children and teenagers ages 6*-18 (*Previous dance experience is not required for children 6-10) @ Ellison Center for th Arts, 64 St. George St. Call (617) 354-7467 or www.ballettheatre.org for more information and audition times by age. Audition fee: $25

NEW!! FRANKLIN:
The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) will hold open auditions for three 2014 holiday productions, Tchaikovsky’s timeless ballet The Nutcracker and the original FPAC musicals Humbug! and ’Tis the Season! The Nutcracker remains a highly anticipated and treasured part of the FPAC season – a popular holiday tradition for more than 20 years. Presented with live professional orchestra, FPAC’s magical journey of The Nutcracker features more than 100 area dancers and special guest artists. A family favorite since debuting as part of FPAC’s 2008 season, Humbug! is an original musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. With musical hits of every genre and live accompaniment by a 10-piece band of professional musicians, Humbug! transports audiences from Dickensian England to contemporary America as the novel’s characters and storyline are reimagined with modern setting and dialogue. ’Tis the Season! is an original large cast musical first presented by FPAC in 1995. The upbeat, jazzy holiday extravaganza features members of the Kenny Hadley Big Band and contemporary arrangements of favorite holiday classics in many musical styles including R&B, jazz, rock, Motown, gospel and Broadway. FPAC will present The Nutcracker on December 6 and 7, Humbug! on December 12-14 and ’Tis the Season on December 20 and 21. Humbug! will be staged at THE BLACK BOX, FPAC’s new home and performance venue in downtown Franklin. Both The Nutcracker and ’Tis the Season will be performed at the new Franklin High School auditorium. Open auditions for The Nutcracker will be held on 9/27 at THE BLACK BOX, 15 West Central Street. Students, ages 6 and older, from all area dance schools are welcome. Ballet attire is required. Audition times are 9:30-10 a.m. for ages 6 and 7, 10-10:45 for ages 8 and 9, 11-11:45 for ages 10 and 11, 11:45-12:45 for ages 12 and 13, 1-1:45 for ages 14+ (off pointe), and 2:15-3:15 for ages 12+ (pointe audition; must be on pointe for at least one year). Off-pointe callbacks are scheduled at 1:45-2:15 p.m., with pointe callbacks from 3:15-4:00. Open auditions for Humbug! and ’Tis the Season! will take place at THE BLACK BOX on 9/28 at 1 p.m. for ages 6 and 7, 1:30 for ages 8 and 9, 2:00 for ages 10 and 11, 2:45 for ages 12 and 13, 3:30 for ages 14+, and 4:30 for adults. Students must be 6 years of age or older on the audition date to participate. Beginners and all levels are welcome. Please prepare 16 measures of a musical theater or pop song. A simple dance combination will be taught at the audition. For more information, call (508) 528-8668 or visit online at www.fpaconline.com.

GARDNER:
Theatre at the Mount, Gardner, Massachusetts announces auditions for their upcoming production of ANNIE. Director Craig Cormier is looking for a large cast of men and women, and a children's ensemble of girls, ages 6 to 12. For detailed character descriptions visit the TAM web site at http://theatre.mwcc.edu.  Adult auditions will be held in room 182 at Mount Wachusett Community College on 9/15 & 17 at 7PM sharp. Children's auditions are 9/20 at 10AM sharp. No appointment is needed. All should prepare a short vocal selection that displays range and ability, preferably from the show. There will also be cold readings from the script for lead roles and a movement/dance audition for all. ANNIE runs November 28, 29, December 5, 6 at 8PM and November 30, December 6, 7 at 2PM. For additional information contact Professor Gail Steele at 978 630-9162 or g_steele@mwcc.mass.edu

HAVERHILL:
Spotlight Playhouse announces auditions for its fifth annual holiday radio show, It's A Wonderful Life, The Radio Play. Auditions will be held 9/21 (3-6pm) & 9/22 (7-9pm) at 24 Essex Street (2nd Floor). Auditions will be readings from the script. This is a great throwback to the golden age of radio complete with sound effect artists creating all of the special sound effects. No memorization is needed for this show and rehearsals will be two times a week. Dinner Theater production at Maria's Restaurant in Haverhill the first two weekends in December. We are looking for lots of actors of all ages. Please email the director at B_Yusk@yahoo.com or call 978 697 6452 with questions.

LEXINGTON: Lexington's Munroe Saturday Nights, with the Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund and Waltham-based REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, is in need of a male actor, 18-25 yrs, who can express both warmth and menace in the new play BREAK THE SILENCE. See promo below. Time is short, so if you or someone you know fits the part, and are not tied up with T@1st or PMRP events, contact Donald Cohen at doncohen@rcn.com ASAP. The part is PAID, but I don't have the details on that. I do have hard copy of the 10 pages of dialogue, if you are nearby and want a look. It consists of dialogue with a young, female actor. 915

LITTLETON: 9/19 - Dance Prism's Nutcracker Regional Cast Auditions - Separate regional Auditions are held for performances in the different cities of the tour. All Levels, 4PM @ L’Ecole de Ballet Studio, 64 Willow Rd. Regional Cast Rehearsals/Performances: Regional casts perform in one city only and rehearse locally once weekly. For info, visit www.danceprism.com, email dance_prism@verizon.net,  call 978-371-1038 (recorded information) or 781-861-9219.

LITTLETON: The Cannon Theatre, in Littleton, is still looking for a musical director for The Slipper and the Rose, a story of Cinderella, by the Sherman brothers. This musical has auditions in Feb. 2015, with music rehearsals starting right after, and the show goes up May 15-June 6, Fri., Sat.'s with one matinee May 30 and a Thurs. performance, June 4. Must be able to accompany and teach the music, as well as play at all the performances. Please contact Shawn at thecannontheatre@gmail.com  to meet, or call 978-456-0060, and leave a message. There is a stipend. For more info. on the theater, visit www.thecannontheatre.org.
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MARBLEHEAD: Marblehead Little Theatre presents non-equity auditions for Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Adapted & Directed by Erik Rodenhiser. 9/14 (6PM-8:30PM) & 9/17 (6-7PM) @ 12 School St. Callbacks 9/17 (7-8:30pm). ust be between the ages of 11-17 to audition. Prepare to sing 16 bars of a traditional Christmas carol from the list provided, and/or a similar song. No pop or a cappella, please. Cold readings will be from the script. No need to make an appointment, actors will be auditioned in the order that they arrive. MLT brings the classic tale to life with a clever twist. Local actor, Erik Rodenhiser, plays Ebenezer Scrooge, with an entire cast of children and young adults playing all other roles. With music, comedy and drama, this show is a great experience for all. Production: 12/4-14 - www.MLTlive.org.

NEW BEDFORD: Italian American Reconciliation by John Patrick Shanley - 9/23-24, 7PM @ Your Theatre, Inc Playhouse 136 Rivet St. (County Street side) - 508-993-0772; www.yourtheatre.org

NEW BEDFORD: Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz - 9/25, 7PM @ Your Theatre Playhouse 136 Rivet Street (Corner of County St.) - 508-993-0772; www.yourtheatre.org
WORCESTER: 9/21 - Dance Prism's Nutcracker Regional Cast Auditions - Separate regional Auditions are held for performances in the different cities of the tour. All levels 10AM @ Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St. Regional Cast Rehearsals/Performances: Regional casts perform in one city only and rehearse locally once weekly. For info, visit www.danceprism.com,  email dance_prism@verizon.net,  call 978-371-1038 (recorded information) or 781-861-9219.
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.

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RHODE ISLAND

NEW!! LINCOLN: State Ballet of Rhode Island COMPANY AUDITIONS - Herci Marsden, Artistic Director and Choreographer of The State Ballet, is holding open auditions for aspiring young male and female dancers between 11 and 20 years old.  Dancers accepted into the Company will be a part of SBRI’s Emerald (55th) Anniversary Season. 9/13, 12:30-2pm @ Cardi’s Furniture, 999 Newport Ave, Attleboro, MA & 9/19, 5:30-7pm @ State Ballet rehearsal studio, 52 Sherman Ave., Lincoln, RI; & 9/20, 12:30pm-2pm @ State Ballet rehearsal, studio. Lincoln, RI.  FEE: $20. Only one audition date is needed. AUDITION ATTIRE: Girls wear ballet leotard with pink tights. Pointe shoes are required if studied pointe. Boys wear T-shirt, tights and white ballet shoes. REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPANY DANCERS: You must have studied dance for at least six years; for females, three years of pointe, and be at least 13 years old. REQUIREMENTS FOR APPRENTICE PROGRAM: You must have studied dance a minimum of four years, pointe for two years (female), and be at least 11 years of age.  REQUIREMENTS FOR PRE-APPRENTICE PROGRAM: You must have studied dance a minimum of three years and be at least nine years of age. More Information, call (401) 334-2560, or visit www.stateballet.com; info@stateballet.com


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