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SUFFIELD: 1/25 & 26 - Hearts @ Suffield Players, Mapleton Hall -


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 or 207-415-8393

SPRINGVALE: Getting ready for another year of murder mystery dinner shows ! Next scheduled is a fundraiser for Massabesic's Odyssey of the Mind group on 2/21. Looking for both men & women to fill out some roles, ages 20s-50s. Rehearsals will start soon. Please contact or (207) 324-8227 (message machine) leave name & phone #. 01


ANDOVER: Be a part of 13 The Musical @ ACT Theater Company! Seeking ages 12-18 Years. Rehearsals are Mondays & Thursdays, 5:30-7pm; Sundays, noon-2pm. Show Dates: May 8th, 9th, & 10th. Audition Dates: 2/25 & 26, 5:30-7pm. All students who wish to audition must be pre-registered. All students registered are cast in the production. Program Cost: $300. Limited space is available in this program.

Pentucket Players is seeking a Music Director who plays keyboard for our summer production of Sondheim's, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." 1 rehearsal per week beginning early May; must be able to teach vocals & conduct small pit band. Performances July 9-12; at Bradford Country Club;. Fee is negotiable. Please send resume to 02

ARLINGTON: QUARTET by Ronald Harwood. Directed by Dayle Ballentine @ Arlington Friends of the Drama, 22 Academy St. 2/26 (7PM) & 2/28 (1PM). Callbacks 2/28 (3PM). Production: 6/12-21. There will be a talk-back session following the 6/14 show. Actors will be asked to read sides for their auditions. It is strongly suggested that you are familiar with the script. Rehearsals will be Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays evenings starting 4/30. Seeking 2 Men, 2 Women, Ages 65+. Print out a copy of our online Audition Form via and bring it with you to your audition, along with a resume and headshot or snapshot. To schedule your audition please call the theatre audition line at 781-646-5922. Press 1 for auditions and leave a message at the beep. Email for more information.

BELMONT: 2/2 & 3 (7:30-10pm) - Prelude to a Kiss @ Belmont Dramatic Club, Belmont Town Hall Auditorium, 455 Concord Ave. Directed by Russell R. Greene. Cold readings from the script.  Bring a headshot or recent photo & resume.  Please arrive a few minutes early, if possible and plan to stay to the end.  Rehearsals generally Mon/Tues/Thurs.

BERLIN: 3/8 & 9 - Merrily We Roll Along @ Flyleaf Theatre, 1870 Town hall, 12 Woodward Ave. -

CAMBRIDGE: 2/3, 4 & 5 (7-10pm) - Utopia, Limited or the Flowers of Progress @ MIT Gilbert & Sullivan Players. No appointment necessary! Please prepare one song or aria in English. You may bring a second piece (optional) in any language. Auditions are open to everyone. An MIT student capable of performing a role will be given casting priority over non-students. Production: 5/1-9. For more information or questions, email the producers and directors at  Learn more about the MIT Gilbert & Sullivan Players at

COTUIT: 1/31 (10am-11:30AM Main Space; 2-4pm Black Box) - Two Rooms; 2/10-11 (6-8:30pm Downstairs) - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest @ Cotuit Ctr. for the Arts -

NEW!! FRAMINGHAM: 2/1 (3pm) & 2/2 (7pm) - Radio LIVE! An Evening of Old Time Radio-on-Stage @ Framingham Community Theatre, Amazing Things Arts Center
160 Hollis St. Though walk-ins are welcome (please arrive at the start time), PRE-REGISTRATION IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED! SEEKING:
Actors/Voice Actors (age 18 and up) to recreate the experience of attending a live studio broadcast from the Golden Age of Radio. Our repertoire will include comedy, action/adventure, mystery, and suspense classics with a corresponding variety of roles. Some examples of characters from the period: Blondie, The Shadow, Dick Tracy, The Girl Next Door, Superman. (BONUS: No memorizing lines!) Auditions will consist of cold readings from the scripts. Since this is an ensemble piece, please be prepared to stay and read multiple times. Resumes are appreciated, but not required. The FCT RadioActors' premiere production, "RadioLIVE!" will be performed in repertory throughout the Spring of 2015 at venues around MetroWest. Debut Performances March 13-15, 2015 at Amazing Things Arts Center. Additional dates will be scheduled based on troupe availability. (All actors may not be required for all performances) REHEARSALS: Mondays and one or two other days each week depending on cast members' availability. Please bring your calendar to note conflicts. To register or for more information,  please call 508-709-5328 or email 

GARDNER: Mount Wachusett Community College's Theatre at the Mount in Gardner announces auditions for the children's musical Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr. Director Emily Smith, music director Kaara McHugh and choreographer Chelsea Young are looking for a large cast of children and teens (age 8-18) with singing, dancing and acting ability. Auditions will be held by appointment only 2/7 at 10AM or 11AM for ages 8-12 and noon or 1:30pm for ages 13-18. To schedule an appointment call (978) 630-9388, or email your request to Auditions will be held in room 182, consisting of singing and dancing auditions. Vocal selection and dance combination will both be taught at the audition. Some performers will also be asked to do cold-readings from the script. Production: April 7, 8, 9, 10 at 9:30am and 12 noon; and April 11 at2:00pm. Tentative rehearsal schedule is Sunday afternoons, Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning February 15. For more information contact Professor Gail Steele at 978 630-9162 or visit the Theatre at the Mount web site at 

HAVERHILL: 1/19 (7pm) - Into the Woods @ Spotlight Playhouse, 24 Essex Street, Suite 2B. Actors will be notified if they are needed for callbacks. Not all roles will require a callback. This will be determined after initial auditions. Actors should be prepared to sing sixteen measures of a prepared song, preferably in the style of the show. They should also prepare a monologue (1–2 minutes in length). Actors interested only in ensemble roles do not have to perform a monologue. All actors are required to bring their own sheet music to auditions arranged in the appropriate key for their voice. Audition songs should not be from Into The Woods. The monologue is used to show the actor’s ability to establish a character, memorize lines, and make acting choices. Monologues can be taken from any source, or easily be found using Google. Examples of sites with monologue scripts include Actorama, Stage Agent, and Ace Your Auditions. This last site also contains some good auditioning tips. For any questions regarding auditions, please contact

HAVERHILL: Spotlight Playhouse Announces Auditions for our 6th annual Dinner Theater Cabaret Broadway on Essex. Auditions are 2/8 from 4-6 & 2/10 from 7-9 at Spotlight Playhouse, 24 Essex St. - Bring your own sheet music – an accompanist will be available. No recordings please. The schedule for rehearsals is Saturday April 4th 10-5 in 10 -15 minute time slots – you will not have to be there the whole day, Wednesday April 8th 7-10 Thursday April 9th 7-10, April 10 and 11 are two evening dinner theater shows. All rehearsals are mandatory unless specifically addressed on your audition sheet and authorized by the director. Show dress is cocktail fancy, suits and ties all cast provided.

NEW!! HOPKINTON: 2/19 (7pm) & 2/22 (3pm) - 1776 @ Enter Stage Left Theater, Hopkinton Ctr. for the Arts, 98 Hayden Rowe St. f you are unable to attend either of these dates, you may request an appointment with the director between 2/16/15-2/21/15. To request an appointment, please email Meeghan Nolasco, stage manager, at  Please prepare the audition song that corresponds to the role for which you would most like to audition. Production: 6/15.

LITTLETON: 2/8 (3-6:30pm) & 2/10 (7:30-9:30pm) - The Slipper and the Rose @ Cannon Theatre. Please prepare 32 bars from a musical, and be prepared to do a cold read from the script sides. Call backs will be Wed., Feb. 11, at 8:00-10.00 pm, if necessary. This is a teen and adult musical. Production: 5/15-6/6.

MIDDLEBORO: Theatre One Productions seeks an actress for the role of Shirley Fuller for their March production of Paul Zindel’s dramatic comedy Ladies at the Alamo. Audition dates are 1/19 & 20, 7pm-9pm at the Janice Parent Community Center, 8 Benton St. Shirley Fuller is an ex-Academy Award nominee who is hanging on by her fingernails for a big comeback. She has been recruited by the president of the board of directors of The Alamo Theatre, to oust the present Artistic Director and claim the job for herself. Audition requirements: reading from the script. Age range is 40’s to 50’s, slim and not over 5’6.” Rehearsals start Jan 26 and show opens March 12 for two weekends at the Alley Theatre in Middleboro. There is no pay involved. For information and appointments, please call 1-774-213-5193 or 1-508-947-7716.

MILTON: The Milton Players announce auditions for The Dixie Swim Club, by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, and directed by Frank Moffett. Auditions are 2/9 & 10 at 7PM at Cunningham Hall, 44 Edge Hill Rd. Auditioners are encouraged but not required to attend both Monday and Tuesday auditions. Callbacks 2/11 if necessary. Production dates are April 24 & 25, May 1, 2, & 3. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Southern accents are welcomed but not required. For more information, including character descriptions, visit

READING: 1/20 (7pm) - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels @ Colonial Chorus Players, Old Hose House, 1249 Main St. -

SAUGUS: 2/15 & 16 (7pm) - Clue, the Musical @ Theatre Company of Saugus. Director: Harriet Friedman; Music Director: Thomas Lissey. Those auditioning should arrive at the start. There will be no callbacks. Auditions, rehearsals, and performances will be held at the East Saugus United Methodist Church, 85 Chestnut St.
Rehearsals begin 3/10 and run Tues/Thurs/Sun. Production: 5/8-17. Prepare a song which best showcases your vocal quality. Minor movement. Readings. Seeking 4 men/4 women. All roles open.;  781-899-0335

SOMERVILLE: ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTORS are invited to join Sunday Sessions. These sessions are for talent of all levels. We will open with relaxation exercises and move into observation work and then we will work on what ever it is you as artist want to work on, such as a monologue/scene or an assortment of acting exercises or work on your directing skills etc! WE ALSO WELCOME WRITERS TO COME AND HAVE THEIR WORK EXPLORED IN A TABLE READ. $15 dollars a person for the first week and if you decide to return the workshop is paid for two weeks at a time. Sundays 6pm till 9:45pm, 6 William St. Email: for info 02

WINCHESTER: 2/11 & 12 (7pm) - The Winchester Players will be holding auditions for Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz @ First Congregational Church, 21 Church St. Callbacks 2/16, if required. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Familiarity with script is not required but is suggested. Rehearsals: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday beginning 3/2/15. Production: 4/24-5/9/15.

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


MILFORD: Open call for Male 20-30s! Milford Area Players is urgently seeking a male actor, age range 20-30 years of age for a lead role in Death by Design (author Rob Urbanati). This is a wonderful, very funny script - with murder. The role of Jack requires comedic timing and a cockney accent. Show dates are March 13 - March 22 2015 in Milford, NH at the Amato Center, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. All roles are UNPAID. Please direct all questions and requests for information and auditions to  01

NEW!! PORTSMOUTH: Stranger Than Fiction, NH's premiere improv troupe will be holding annual auditions from 10:30AM-12:30PM 2/15 at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre located at 125 Bow St. Please arrive promptly and wear comfortable clothing and shoes you can move in. No experience is required, but if you have a headshot and resume, please feel free to bring it along. Additional paperwork will be completed day of. While we encourage anyone and everyone to audition, you must be at least 18 years old to try out for the troupe. To officially sign up to audition please email and leave us your first and last name and the best contact phone number. We will also happily answer any questions you may have. If you do not officially sign up for auditions, you are still welcome to attend on the 15th, but please be on time as we will start as close to 10:30 as possible.


KINGSTON/MATUNUCK: Bill Hanney’s Theatre By The Sea will hold local auditions on 1/31 & 2/1 at the University of Rhode Island’s Fine Arts Center at 105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI. Parking and entrance at rear of building. Under the Artistic Direction of Kevin P. Hill, the 2015 Summer Season at Bill Hanney’s Theatre By The Sea includes: “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” (June 3-21) “My Fair Lady” starring Charles Shaughnessy (June 24-July 18) “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” (July 22-August 15) and “Young Frankenstein” (August 19-September 6 - a one-week extension is possible).  The auditions will run from 10am-6pm both days, with an hour lunch break at 1pm. AEA members will be seen first in 5 min appointment intervals, AEA performers can make appointments starting January 14, 2015 by calling 401-782-3800 x 109. Those without an appointment will be seen on a first come first served basis. Non-Equity will be seen after Equity. Performers are asked to prepare two brief songs: one up tempo and one ballad, 16 bars each. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided but will not transpose. Please bring a picture and resume, stapled back-to back. Some may be asked to stay to dance , so bring appropriate dancewear and shoes, including tap shoes. Call backs will take place later each day. Seeking Equity and non-Equity male and female performers, singers and dancers of all ethnicities and backgrounds. Full show-by-show casing breakdowns can be found at All those Auditioning must be strong dancers and singers. Everyone must audition and be available for callbacks. No video submissions will be accepted. Theatre By The Sea is a member of the E.M.C. Program.

PROVIDENCE: SEEKING TENORS - The Providence Singers seeks experienced tenors to join us for the remainder of our season, which includes performances of Carmina Burana with the RI Philharmonic. Auditions will be held by appointment and will be a friendly, positive experience. To schedule audition email More information: 01


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