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CONNECTICUT

NEW!! SUFFIELD: 8/10 (6pm) & 8/11 (7pm) - Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage. Director: Robert Lunde. Production: 10/9-25 @ Suffield Players, Mapleton Hall. Roles for 3 women, 4 men. Please Note: This play is PG 13 due to strong language and adult situations. Different Accents may be required; several characters may be double cast. Also: The roles of "She Devil" and "Rob Bob" perform one scene in a state of semi-undress. Rehearsals begin 8/17, and will run 3 evenings per week based on actor availability. Auditioners will be doing cold readings from the script, and doing some improvisation and movement; comfortable clothing is recommended. For more information, or to arrange an individual audition due to scheduling conflicts, contact Robert Lunde: rclwrites@aol.com
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: The Acton Cooperative Theater (The A.C.T.) has opened registration for their fall 2014 main stage musical: A Year with Frog and Toad. Registration is open to students in grades K-4 from Acton and surrounding communities who are interested in exploring the wonderful world of theater. A Year with Frog and Toad is a whimsical show bubbling with melody and wit that follows two great friends – cheerful, popular Frog and grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Together with their animal friends, they swim, rake leaves, bake cookies, go sledding, and ultimately learn to celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Auditions will take place in late August at the Acton Congregational Church located at 12 Concord Road. You may register online at www.the-act.org.

ACTON: The Acton Cooperative Theater (The A.C.T.) has opened registration for their fall 2014 main stage musical: Shrek Jr. Registration for Shrek Jr. is open to students in grades 5-12. Based on the Oscar-winning film, Shrek Jr. is an irreverently fun show for the whole family. In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by fairytale misfits, who have been banished by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wise-cracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task - if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, there is a part for everyone in this dazzling adventure story. Registration is open to students from Acton and surrounding communities who are interested in exploring the wonderful world of theater. Auditions will take place in late August at the Acton Congregational Church located at 12 Concord Rd. You may register online at www.the-act.org.

BARRE: Barre Players announces auditions for the role of the young boy, "Amahl" in the Christmas musical Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti. Auditions will be held on 8/1, 7-9pm & 8/2, 1–3pm at the Barre Players Theater, 64 Common St. We are seeking a boy, age 10-13 with a high soprano voice who has not had a voice change yet and is able to sing a high F comfortably. Auditions for all other roles will be announced later for September. For full details visit barreplayerstheater.com or send email to director Sandy Pickens at sspickens2000@verizon.net or music director, Julie Rawson at julie@noformass.org.  Performances of this show are in December.

BOYLSTON: 8/23, 2-4pm; 8/24, 7-9pm - Into the Woods @ Calliope Productions. Performances on December 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 @ Calliope Theatre, 150 Main St. 508 869 6887; www.calliopeproductions.org 

BRAINTREE: 8/25 & 26 at 7 pm. Curtain Call Theatre, 182 Commercial St. 781-356-5113. Auditions for On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson. Directed by Dan Delaporta. Retired couple Ethel and Norman Thayer spend every summer at their home on Golden Pond. This year their adult daughter visits bringing along her 13 year old son. The turbulent relationship between father and daughter, the generation gap between young and old and the difficulties facing a couple in their twilight years all combine to give this play a unique insight into the modern family.

NEW!! BURLINGTON: Auditions 8/11 & 13 @ 7:30pm at the Burlington Park Playhouse for A Nice Family Gathering by Phil Olsen. Director Chris Rose needs four men and three women for this memory play set in present day suburban Minnesota. A family's Thanksgiving is turned upside down when the ghost of the recently departed patriarch comes to pay a visit. "A Nice Family Gathering" is both hilarious and heart-warming, filled with fast-paced comedic dialogue and touching sentimental moments. Auditions are open. No appointment necessary. Readings from the script. A mid-Western accent will be used in the show. Accents are not required at auditions, but encouraged. We will be taking headshots of each participant, but you may provide your own. Audition forms are available online at www.burlingtonplayers.com.  The Burlington Players are an all-volunteer, adult community theater. The Park Playhouse, an intimate, comfortable and air conditioned space, is located at One Edgemere Avenue, Burlington, just off Rte 95 Exit 34. The Players are the reigning national champions for their production of "Radium Girls", which won "Best Play" at the AACTFest in 2013. For more information send to info@burlingtonplayers.com  or call 781-229-2649.


CONCORD: EVITA @ Umbrella Community Arts Ctr., 40 Stow St. Directed and Produced by Brian Boruta; Music Directed by Maria Robinson; Choreography by Lara Finn. 8/4, 5, 6, 2014. Appointments beginning at 7pm. Please prepare a vocal selection of 16-32 bars in the style of the show and be prepared for a dance audition at the initial call. In addition for performers interested in the role of: Eva - Please prepare “A New Argentina” m. 63-79; Che - Please prepare “Oh What a Circus” m. 102-119; Peron - Please prepare “Charity Concert” m. 14-25. An accompanist will be provided. No a capella auditions, please. Callbacks, by invitation, on August 9th beginning at 2pm. To schedule your appointment, please email bboruta@emersonumbrella.org  with your preferred time. Sheet music for those interested in specific roles will be provided with your appointment confirmation. The Umbrella, 40 Stow St. Evita will typically rehearse Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, beginning mid-September. Production Dates: November 14-29th, 2014

HARDWICK: Gilbert Players of Hardwick Auditions - PETER PAN the musical. 7/17, 6pm, @ the center at Eagle Hill, 242 Old Petersham Rd. First round/ Adults male and female 15yrs+. Peter Pan/ Ageless male or female. All parts open for casting/ questions? 413-477-8355. Younger age auditions end of August (TBA)

NEW!! HOPKINTON: Enter Stage Left Theater is holding auditions for Pride and Prejudice 7/20 @ 7:30 at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts (98 Hayden Rowe) or by appointment. Seeking adults and teen girls for this October production (rehearsals begin late August) - www.hopartscenter.org/auditions

NEW!! HYDE PARK: Riverside Theatre Works is casting A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Directed by Toni Ruscio, Music Directed by Brett Hinkel and Choreographed by PJ Terranova. Auditions are 8/24 at 1PM and 8/25 at 7PM, Possible Callbacks are 8/26 at 7PM. Please prepare 1 Sondheim song. Please note, actors may also be asked to sing selected songs from the Forum score. Be prepared to read selections from the script. Please bring a headshot/snapshot and resume if possible. To schedule an Audition please call or email Lurie Armandt at 617-361-7024 x 100 - or - lurie@RTWBoston.org.  INFO: www.rtwboston.org/get-involved/auditions/ 

LITTLETON: The Cannon Theatre is looking for a two music directors!! One to teach the kids/teen winter show - Thurs 4:30-7pm, Return to Oz, starting in Sept.; one to music direct her musical in 2015, Slipper and the Rose by the Sherman Brothers. Rehearsals will start in Feb. Contact Shawn at scannon@thecannontheatre.org! There is a stipend. 07

NEEDHAM: A, My Name Is Alice by Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd. Direction by Celia Couture. Music Direction by Art Finstein. 8/25 & 27 at 7pm. Callbacks (if necessary) will be held on August 28 at 7pm. Wellesley Players, Christ Episcopal Church, 1132 Highland Ave. A multi-cultural cast of 6-10 women and two men of all ages, sizes and races must be able to sing, dance and act. Because of the mature subject matter, auditions will be restricted to women 18 and older. Please prepare UP TO 32 measures of a song of your choice. The song should NOT be from the show. Please bring sheet music for the pianist with appropriate markings, and in the correct key. Please wear comfortable shoes for a brief dance audition. There will be readings from the script. Performance Dates are: November 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, and 16. We may add two additional matinee performances on a Thursday or a Saturday November 8 and 13. Rehearsals will begin the first week in September. Music rehearsals will be held at the home of Art Finstein. Blocking rehearsals will typically be held on Tuesday, Thursday and Sundays. This may change depending up cast conflicts. www.wellesleyplayers.org SUDBURY: The Sudbury Savoyards is presenting Patience, set during the period of the aesthetic movement in England, in the late 1800s. The show will be on stage during the last two weekends of February 2015 at Lincoln-Sudbury High School. We are currently seeking candidates for Tech Director. You can visit our website, http://sudburysavoyards.org/ for more information about the company. If interested, please contact Susan Elberger, Producer, at saesudsav@yahoo.com or by phone at 781-264-1729. 08
NEW!! WESTFORD: Open auditions will be held for all roles for the musical, CABARET at 7pm on Wednesday and Thursday, 9/3 and 9/4 at the Parish Center for the Arts - 10 Lincoln Street, Westford, MA. (exit 32 off of 495 N). No appointments are necessary. Please prepare 16 bars from a song in the style of the show or the show itself. There will be a dance audition and a cold reading. Please come dressed lightly as the hall is not air-conditioned. Rehearsals begin the week after Labor Day and are usually 2 nights a week until mid October, when they increase to 3. The show will be mounted on the 2 weekends prior to Thanksgiving, with 2 Friday and 2 Saturday performances, and one Sunday of the first weekend. Please bring a head shot and resume if possible. For information, questions or directions call 781-899-0335 Harriet Friedman - director.  www.nashobaplayers.org

WINCHESTER:
The Winchester Players Are Delighted to Announce Auditions for Yasima Reza's, Tony Award-winning Play ART, directed by Joe Stallone. 7/, 7:30-9:30PM & 8/2, noon-2PM. Auditioners will be grouped in 1-hour segments. Callbacks will be held on August 2, at 3PM. First Congregational Church, 21 Church St. Please register for an audition date and time at SignUp Genius. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Please complete and bring with you the audition form, resume, and headshot. Actors are encouraged to audition, even if they are unable to attend the callbacks. The play asks questions about ART and its value, and tests the bonds of friendship among three men. It requires two actors ranging in age from late 30' to late 40's, and one actor somewhat younger.  A complete description of the plot and the three men who make up the cast can be found on WinchesterPlayers.org/auditions.html.

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!!
WOLFEORO: Seussical the Musical Auditions @ The Village Players, 51 Glendon St - www.village-players.com. FMI: Kathleen Hill, director kathleen.hill@interlakes.org; 603-569-9656. 8/10 & 11 at 6PM. Please attend only one audition session.  Sign in when you arrive.  You will be asked to fill out an audition form and have your photo taken. Seussical is a sung-through musical.  There is very little dialogue.  For that reason we will determine roles based on your singing and dance audition.  You will need to demonstrate your acting ability through song and dance. All auditioners will be be asked to sing an upbeat musical theater song.  The preferred method is to bring sheet music for the Musical Director to play while you sing a song you know well.  You can purchase and download sheet music here and here... OR you may learn a song from Seussical for the audition.  Please pick one of the songs below.  We will have the sheet music for the Seussical songs.  Oh the Thinks you Can Think (start at 0:25 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3eog8xqGAg; Alone in the Universe (start at 1:05) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ4LpoXI-_I; All for You (start at 1:37) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBy5RsLXXls. All auditioners must sing with the piano.  There will be no a cappella auditions. You will be taught a dance combination and you will dance with a small group on stage.  Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

RHODE ISLAND

NEWPORT: The Dickens Christmas Feast, presented by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave. 8/18 @ 6–8pm & 8/24 @ 4–6pm. Seeking Actors & Singers: Adults and youths (ages 8 & up) of all experience levels for annual Victorian Christmas celebration hosted in one of the original mansions of Newport, Rhode Island. Experience and/or knowledge in improvisation, interactive theatre, living history, and/or period theatre is encouraged. Bring Resume & Headshot (or current photo). Prepare 16 bars of song (classical, contemporary, or carol) & one-minute monologue. Slots are 10 minutes per auditioner. Email auditions@marleybridges.org with your first and second slot preferences, indicating the dates and times. You will receive confirmation of your scheduled date/time.

PAWTUCKET: The Community Players announce open auditions for their fall musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on 7/13 & 14 at 7 p.m. at Jenks Auditorium, located across from McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket. Performance dates are Oct. 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31 and Nov. 1 and 2. Attendees should prepare a selection from an upbeat character piece for their musical audition and bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Please avoid music from the show. Performance dates are Oct. 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31 and Nov. 1 and 2. “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” features an eclectic group of six adolescents (played by adults) vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. With music and lyrics by Wil-liam Finn, “Spelling Bee” is a musical comedy to remember! For more information, please visit our website at www.thecommunityplayers.org

PROVIDENCE: AUDITIONS (men & women) Providence Singers - Christine Noel, Artistic Director. Auditions thru summer by appointment only. To schedule, email chorus@providencesingers.org. Join us next season for Messiah & Carmina Burana with RI Philharmonic Plus works by Mendelssohn, Bach and more! www.providencesingers.org
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WARWICK: Ocean State Theatre Company announces Open Equity and Non-Equity Adult Auditions for its 2014-15 Season at its state-of-the-art theatre located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard on 8/3 and 8/4. Performers must be available for all rehearsal and performance dates. Local talent is strongly encouraged to audition. All roles are open for the following productions: My Fair Lady - Day and evening rehearsals/performances September 9 – October 19, 2014. *Note: All roles must be very strong actor/singers who move well. Ensemble must be strong actor/singers who move very well or strong dancer/singers. Smaller roles and understudies will be cast from the ensemble. Many of these characters require a strong and specific English accent. Please see website for casting breakdown. Dial M for Murder -
Day and evening rehearsals/performances October 14-November 16, 2014. *Note: Several roles require a British accent. Please see website for casting breakdown. Meet Me in St. Louis - Day and evening rehearsals/performances November 28-December 28, 2014. *Note: All roles must be very strong actor/singers who move well. Ensemble must be strong actor/singers who move well or strong dancer/singers. Please see website for casting breakdown. NO CHILDREN WILL BE AUDITIONED AT THESE CALLS. SEPARATE CHILDREN’S AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD ON 9/7. The Meeting - Day and evening rehearsals/performances January 13-February 15, 2015. *Note: Looking for African-American actors who are physically appropriate for the real-life characters they will play. Please see website for casting breakdown. The Last Five Years - Day and evening rehearsals/performances February 10-March 15, 2015. *Note: Looking for two unbelievable singers with acting chops to match. Producers will also be looking for understudies for both roles. There is no chorus in this musical. Please see website for casting breakdown. Lend Me a Tenor - Day and evening rehearsals/performances March 17-April 19, 2015. *Note: All roles must be very strong comedic actors. Please see website for casting breakdown. Into the Woods - Day and evening rehearsals/performances April 14-May 17, 2015. *Note: Most roles must be very strong actor/singers who move well. There are two roles with limited solo singing. Several roles will be combined. Producers are also looking for understudies. There is no chorus in this musical. Please see website for casting breakdown. The schedule for August 3 will be: 10am-noon Acting Auditions (no accompanist provided); noon-6pm Singing Auditions; 6pm Dance Auditions; (2-3 pm lunch). The schedule for August 4 will be: 10am-2pm Singing Auditions; 3pm Dancing Auditions; 5-7pm Acting Auditions (no accompanist); (2–3 pm lunch). Auditions will be held at Ocean State Theatre located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick, RI. Those auditioning should enter through the main lobby doors and bring their headshot or a recent photo and resume (if available) securely stapled together (back to back). Acting auditions: Please prepare two brief contrasting contemporary monologues. Note that there may be time to perform one selection only. Some may be asked to stay for cold readings. If interested in auditioning for singing and acting roles, please prepare one brief song and one brief contemporary monologue and attend the “singing” audition time-frame. No accompanist will be provided during the Acting Auditions. Singing auditions: Please prepare two brief songs (one up-tempo and one ballad). Note that there may be time to perform one selection only. If interested in auditioning for singing and acting roles, please prepare one brief song and one brief contemporary monologue and attend the “singing” audition time-frame. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided, but will not transpose. No a cappella, tape recorders or CD players accepted. Some may be asked to stay for the dance call. Bring appropriate dancewear and “dance” shoes. Dance auditions: Please be warmed up and ready to dance when the call begins. Wear appropriate dancewear and have ballet and character shoes. Some may be asked to stay and sing after all have danced. Please prepare 16 bars of an up-tempo musical theatre song. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided, but will not transpose. No a cappella, tape recorders or CD players accepted. No appointments necessary. Members of Actors’ Equity may call to schedule a singing and/or acting appointment, please email Robert.Miller@ostcri.org.  Equity Members without appointments will be seen throughout each audition day, as time permits on a first-come first-served basis. No appointment needed for dance audition. No appointments will be given to non-union actors. Doors open one hour before each audition. Please Note: These auditions are for adults only (18 years and older). No children will be auditioned at this call.  Children’s auditions for Meet Me in St. Louis will be held on 9/7. There are no NYC auditions scheduled at this time. More information, character breakdowns and directions are available at www.OceanStateTheatre.org. The theatre is required to hire a minimum of three members of Actors’ Equity Association for each show. In both chorus musicals, an additional minimum of two chorus contracts are required. All ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged to attend this audition.

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