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CONNECTICUT

BROAD BROOK: The Opera House Players Auditions for TITANIC Ensemble Version @ Opera House Players, 107 Main St. Sharon FitzHenry (Director) & Bill Martin (Music Director). Open calls are 12/4 (6-8pm) & 12/5 (7-9pm). Actors are seen on a first come, first seen arrangement. No appointments necessary. Callbacks by invitation Tuesday, 12/6, 7pm. Please audition with 16 bars from the show or music of a similar style. Rehearsal accompanist will be provided. Bring sheet music for your audition.
Actors will also be given sides for cold readings. Show dates: May 5-21, 2017. Rehearsals to begin in February. Contact director, Sharon FitzHenry, with any questions --
sfhtheatre@comcast.net. Most actors play many parts, so we are looking for adult performers who can make strong physical and vocal choices.

NEW!! OLD LYME: 1/2 - Madhatters Theatre Company will be holding auditions for their May 2017 production of Shrek. Auditions and rehearsals will be held at Lyme's Youth Service Bureau in Old Lyme and are by appointment only. The May production will be at Chester Meeting House. Auditions are open to ages 6-18 years. To schedule an audition please email: madhattersctc@aol.com or call (860) 395-1861; www.ctkidsonstage.com/madhatterstheatrecompany

MISC: Sciencetellers is looking for energetic performers to present our exciting and interactive program throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut. There's absolutely NO need to be a scientist — we will teach you everything you need to know! Performances are scheduled throughout the year at schools, libraries and parties. Our busiest time of the year is summer (over 700 shows!) so we are ideally looking for people who can commit to about 50-70 programs from June-August. Please fill out an online application at www.sciencetellers.com/jobs. Since 2004, we've been combining stories and exciting science experiments into an unprecedented learning experience for children and their families. For more info visit www.sciencetellers.com.
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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 Sheila McKinley at dougnshe@maine.rr.com or 207-415-8393

MASSACHUSETTS

ACTON: 1/8 & 9 (6:30-10:30pm) - Fiddler on the Roof @ Theatre III, 250 Central St. - www.theatreiii.org

ASHBY: 1/23 & 24 (7-8pm) - A Tale of Three Trees @ Ashby Elementary School, 911 Main St.  Open auditons for dancers ages 9-adult. -
www.cityonahillarts.org


BARRE: 12/11 & 12 - Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? @ Barre Players. Director: Kevin Baldwin. Music Director: Kris Layton. Callbacks (if needed) and snow date will be Tuesday, December 13. Rehearsals will likely be Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm to 9pm and Sundays 4pm to 6pm. Performances are Fridays & Saturdays, March 24, 25, 31 & April 1 at 7:30pm as well as Sundays, March 26 & April 2 at 2:00pm. ​All roles are open. We encourage diversity in casting and welcome everyone to audition. Please come prepared to sing and to do readings for various parts. If you do not know any songs from the show, you may bring sheet music for something of your own choosing with which the Music Director may accompany you. Although not a typical "dance heavy" musical, auditioners may be shown a simple dance/movement if the director feels it is required. Audition forms will be available at the theater - or - you can save time by bringing a completed form with you to your audition. Download the audition form at www.barreplayerstheater.com/forms/bp_audition_form.pdf.  Applicants should note all experience, especially pertaining to dance training. Questions? Email director Kevin T. Baldwin at kevintbaldwin@yahoo.com.

BOYLSTON: Calliope Productions will hold auditions for Dangerous Obsession, a psycho-thriller by N. L. Crisp, on 12/11 & 12 (7-8:45pm). The cast consists of 2 men and 1 woman. Production: March 9-19, 2017. 150 Main St. - 508.869.6887. For info and appointment, please visit http://www.calliopeproductions.org/auditions_obsession.php


BRAINTREE: Auditions for the David Lindsay-Abaire comedy Fuddy Meers, directed by William Gardiner and presented by Curtain Call Theatre, 12/12 & 13 at 7 pm at 182 Commercial Street, Braintree, MA. Production dates February 24, 25, 26, March 2, 3, 4. Please see our website www.curtaincallbraintree.org and click on AUDITIONS for more information.

BURLINGTON: 12/12-13 - Getting Sara Married @ Burlington Players, Park Playhouse, 1 Edgemere Ave. - (781) 229-2649. Director: Chris Rose (chris@burlingtonplayers.com). Auditions will consist of sides from the script and will be handed out at auditions. Please complete an audition form and bring it with you to the audition along with a headshot and resume. For anyone without a headshot, photos will be taken at the theater. Audition Form: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zBXKVNTlRPeC9imxhIUTOwlwMBVoKq7CFfP-mWXJXqA/edit?usp=sharing


FITCHBURG: 1/9 & 10 (7pm) - Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang @ New Players Guild, Center for the Performing Arts, 15 Rollstone St. Callbacks on Thursday, Jan. 12. Performing dates: March: 10,11, 17, 18 at 8PM; March 12 and 19 at 2PM. Go to www.nptg.org  for character descriptions and plot synopsis.

GARDNER: Mount Wachusett Community College's Theatre at the Mount announces auditions for their upcoming production of SISTER ACT. SISTER ACT tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look-a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to rejoice! Director Michelle Caissey is looking for a large, culturally diverse cast. For detailed character descriptions visit the TAM web site at http://theatre.mwcc.edu. Auditions for SISTER ACT will be held in room 182 at Mount Wachusett Community College on 12/12 at 7PM & 12/13 at 7PM. No appointment is needed. SISTER ACT runs February 24, 25, March 3, 4 at 8PM and March 5 at 2PM. For additional information contact Professor Gail Steele at 978 630-9162 or g_steele@mwcc.mass.edu

GEORGETOWN: Georgetown Theatre Workshop is holding auditions for A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie, Leslie Darbon. 12/12 & 13 at 7PM at the Perley School, 51 North St.  Production: February 24, 25, 26, March 3 and 4. Rehearsals are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Auditions will be cold readings from the script. For additional information, please contact: Danielle Santapaola- waldna2@yahoo.com. If unable to attend auditions, please email about interest so that other arrangements can be made for a reading.

MANSFIELD: The Un-Common Theatre Company's Young Performers Production is excited to offer auditions for students in grades 1 through 6 for Disney's The Lion King JR on 12/18 (10am-1:30pm). Directed by Ursuline Academy Senior Cara DiPietro, Choreographed by Westwood High School Junior Erin Fitzgerald and Music Directed by Professional Vocal Instructor Linda Barbieri, this show will be performed at the Qualters Middle School March 10-12, 2017. Auditions will be held at the Mansfield YMCA in Mansfield, MA for students in grades 1 through 6 on Sunday, December 18th, from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Callbacks will be held from 3 to 5 pm. To make an appointment, please email uncommontheatre@verizon.net and provide your name, grade, age, e-mail address and telephone number. A representative from The Un-Common Theatre Company will contact you with an appointment time and additional information. For those who are new to the audition process or would liketo improve their auditioning skills, Un-Common is also offering an "Introduction to Auditioning Workshop" on Thursday, December 8th from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Qualters Middle School in Mansfield,MA. The workshop will be presented by Michael Hammond, Director and Choreographer of Un-Common's recent fall production of The Little Mermaid, and Linda Barbieri, Music Director of the upcoming Disney's The Lion King JR, with Lion King JR's Director Cara DiPietro and Choreographer Erin Fitzgerald presenting an overview of the upcoming Young Performers Production. A breakout session for parents will also be offered to introduce and review the process of the production from auditions to opening night. The workshop fee is $25 per child which includes the parent session. Email uncommontheatre@verizon.net to reserve your space. For more information about audition requirements and the Introduction to Auditioning Workshop, please visit www.uncommontheatre.org.

NEWBURYPORT: Black Rat Productions and the Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High St. are holding Auditions for the musical Godspell. Open Calls are: 1/6 (6-8:30pm) 1/7 (11-1:30) Actors are seen on a first come first seen arrangement. No Appt . necessary. Please audition with a 16 prepared bars of an uptempo and ballad song. Please note: You may be asked to sing something from the show. Accompanist will be provided. Please wear clothes to move in. Rehearsals begin in Mid January the dates TBD. Show dates: April 6-9, 14 & 15. For more information please email the Director Tom Whateley @ plankstw@aol.com or call 207-698-6966

NEW!! SUDBURY: 1/10 & 11 (7:30pm) - The Sudbury Savoyards announce auditions for The Mikado! This production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s farce about English society will be set somewhere between Victorian England and Japan - purposefully not determined - but decidedly not medieval Japan. Six performances: April 22 through April 29th at Maynard High School. Auditions @ Hawes Hall, Sudbury United Methodist Church, 251 Old Sudbury Road (Route 27). No auditions are required for chorus, but you must attend an audition night to sign up. Leads: Prepare one verse or about 32 measures of a song in English that shows your strengths, preferably from the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire or classic operetta/musical theater. More information about the production and audition forms are available @ www.sudburysavoyards.org/shows/2017_mikado/auditions.html

WATERTOWN: 5/14-15/17 - 2017 Christmas Revels Auditions @ Revels, Grace Vision Church - www.revels.org

MISC: Sciencetellers is looking for energetic performers to present our exciting and interactive program throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut. There's absolutely NO need to be a scientist — we will teach you everything you need to know! Performances are scheduled throughout the year at schools, libraries and parties. Our busiest time of the year is summer (over 700 shows!) so we are ideally looking for people who can commit to about 50-70 programs from June-August. Please fill out an online application at www.sciencetellers.com/jobs. Since 2004, we've been combining stories and exciting science experiments into an unprecedented learning experience for children and their families. For more info visit www.sciencetellers.com. 12

MISC: 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

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RHODE ISLAND

PAWTUCKET: The Community Players' auditions for Tomfoolery, a musical review featuring the music of Tom Lehrer. 12/6 & 7, 7pm @ Jenks Auditorium, 350 Division St.. Looking for performers who are comedic storytellers. Ensemble cast. 4-6 people. Vocal Ranges: Men- F2-F#4; Women -F3-F5. Please prepare 16 bars of a comedic song, or song that YOU make funny. Rehearsals will be 3x/week. Schedule will be determined once the show has been cast. Please come prepared with potential rehearsal conflict dates (evenings you are not available, any vacation periods, etc.) No appointments are necessary. Production Dates: March 25, 26, April 1, 2, 8, 9.For further information, call (401) 742-6673 or leerushri@gmail.com

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