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CONNECTICUT

CENTERBROOK:
The Ivoryton Playhouse will be holding local auditions for Equity actors for SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS by Richard Alfieri on 2/12 in Centerbrook, CT; 2/15 in NYC. Looking for 2 characters – Lily, an attractive woman, early to late 60s, with an ability to dance (or can take simple choreography for) swing, tango, foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, and cha-cha. Michael, late 30s/40s; Michael Minetti Late 30s/40s - An attractive man of 45 who is trying to look 35. Ability to dance (or can take simple choreography for) swing, tango, foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, and cha-cha. All auditions are by appointment and actors should bring a picture and resume. More information is available on line at www.ivorytonplayhouse.org For audition appointments, call 860-767-9520, ext.204

DARIEN: 2/8 & 10
(7:45-9:45pm) - You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown @ DAC Stage, DAC Weatherstone Studio, 2 Renshaw Rd. Seeking several adults (21+). Director: Peter Green; Production: 4/22-5/7. A multi-generational adult cast is sought and actors should come prepared to sing & read. Sheet music will be required for auditioning with songs that are not from the show. Music should be provided in the proper key, as the pianist will not have time to transpose music for singers who are auditioning. (914) 414-1226; www.darienarts.org

NEW!! MARION: Auditions for Southington Community Theatre’s April production of the hilarious comedy Noises Off by Michael Frayn will take place on 2/15 & 16 from 7-9 p.m. at Southington Community Theatre Hall, 1237 Marion Ave. (the old Marion Firehouse). Those who audition should come prepared to read from the script. Parts available for ages 25+. The production will be directed by Amanda Savio. Producer will be Peter E. Pristic. For more information, please visit www.southingtoncommunitytheatre.org, www.facebook.com/SouthingtonCommunityTheatre or call (860) 543-3865

NEW!! NEW MILFORD: 2/22 & 23 (7-8:30pm) - TheatreWorks New Milford is seeking a cast of 2 men (ages 20 to 60) and 3 women (ages 40 to 80) for The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, an outrageous Tony Award-nominated comedy by Charles Busch. Auditions will be held at TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave. Actors do not have to be the ages listed but must be able to believably play within the ranges specified. 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, auditions sides, and to get more info, visit http://theatreworks.us/actors.  Director: Debbie Levin. Rehearsals begin in March with performances running April 29 to May 21, 2016.


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

BRAINTREE: CALL FOR MUSIC DIRECTORS for the 2016/2017 Curtain Call Theatre Season! Application Deadline: 2/10/16. Slate of shows for consideration: Sweeney Todd, Once Upon a Mattress, Blood Brothers, Man of La Mancha. If you are interested in applying to music direct any of these shows please include a letter briefly outlining your reason for wanting to music direct the show and a current resume. Letters should be submitted to President Meg Young at kjam.myoung@gmail.com or via snail mail to Curtain Call Theatre, PO Box 850204, Braintree, MA 02185

BROCKTON: 2/8 (7:30-10pm, ages 14+) - Seussical @ Massasoit Theatre Co., Massasoit Community College, 1 Massasoit Blvd. Directed and Choreographed by Adam Joy; Musical Direction by Eli Bigelow. Please prepare a song in the style of the show. May sing selections from the show. No Pop Songs. Bring sheet music in proper key. Accompianist will be provided. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Auditioners will be taught a short combination.- 508-588-9100 x1982; www.massasoit.edu/buckley

BURLINGTON: 2/28 & 29 (7pm) - Leading Ladies @ Burlington Players' Park Playhouse, 1 Edgemere Rd - www.burlingtonplayers.com

CANTON: 2/9 & 10 (7pm) - On Golden Pond @ Milton Players, Massachusetts Hospital School, 3 Randolph St. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Auditioners are encouraged, but not required, to attend both nights. For more information, including character descriptions, please visit http://miltonplayers.org/auditions.html

NEW!! SAUGUS: 2/16 (7pm) & 2/21 (6pm) - Urinetown @ Theatre Company of Saugus, Laurel Gardens Community Room, 2 Rice St. Those auditioning are asked to prepare two contrasting vocal selections, each 16 to 32 bars long. At least one selection should be from a musical theatre show. The other could be a song standard, pop, gospel, jazz, or blues.  Do not use songs from Urinetown for the initial audition. (For call-backs, you will be asked to present a song appropriate to the character you are trying out for.) Bring piano music for the accompanist, marked with your selection, and mounted in a binder or book. You may not sing a cappella.  We ask you to please sign up for an audition slot. Sign up from the Auditions page at http://TCSaugus.org. There will be a ten-minute dance audition at the start of each audition block, followed by each person singing their song selections, and a measurement of their vocal range. Be dressed comfortably to dance. Bring a headshot photograph if you have one. The dance studio where the auditions are held prohibits street shoes; bring any sort of dance shoes or socks. Production: April 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and May 1, 2016 @ Saugus High School. Seeking 10 men/6 women of various ages. There is also an Ensemble with various genders and ages, including some children. For more information, visit http://TCSaugus.org 


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

MANCHESTER: 2/28 & 3/1 (6:30pm) - Guys & Dolls (Ages 13-19) @ The Majestic Theatre, 922 Elm ST., Suite 315 - www.majestictheatre.net for audition requirements, schedule & a character list. (603) 669-7469 for more info.

PORTSMOUTH: Stranger Than Fiction Improv & Comedy - 2/16 (6:30-8:30pm) @ Seacoast Repertory Theatre, 125 Bow St. Try out at our annual auditions! No experience necessary! Improv consists of scenes and games that are entirely made up on the spot (think Whose Line is it Anyway?) and it is one of the most creative, and exciting ways to be involved in theatre. There is no pressure to "be funny" - we only ask that you attend auditions ready to play and imagine. Improv is a collective experience that thrives on the contributions made by everyone onstage. We will be looking for actors who are excellent listeners, and who can support their fellow scene partners. Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear, you will be moving around! We politely ask that ladies do not wear skirts unless you can wear shorts underneath. Bring water to stay hydrated. If you have a headshot and resume, please bring them to auditions. If you do not, we have paperwork to fill out day of and will snap a quick photo before we begin. To audition, simply email your First and Last Name, and Best Contact Phone Number to our producer Laura at info@stfimprov.com

RHODE ISLAND

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VERMONT

WAITSFIELD: 3/16 & 19 - The Great American Trailer Park Musical
@ The Valley Players. A two-act musical, written by David Nehls and Betsy Kelso which explores the relationships between the tenants at the Armadillo Acres Trailer Park. Production: 7/16. Director: Shannon Sanborn. Musical Director: Daniel Bruce. Choreographer: Taryn Noelle. http://whiterivervalleyplayers.org

MISCELLANEOUS

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