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CONNECTICUT

BROAD BROOK: The creative team of The Great American Trailer Park Musical is still seeking actors to audition for the role of "Pippi," late 20s. Stripper with a heart of gold, on the run from her crazy ex, falling in love with Norbert, must be able to pole dance - Low F to High F on the staff. Performances September 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 (three weekends). For more information and to schedule an appointment, please contact: Meghan Lynn Allen at meghanlynnallen@gmail.com.
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MAINE


GORHAM: The USM Youth Ensembles
invite young instrumentalists and singers (ages 8-18) to audition. The USM Youth Ensembles include: the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, the Portland Youth Junior Orchestra, the Portland Young People's String Consort, the Southern Maine Youth Chorale and the Southern Maine Children’s Choir. All of these groups rehearse on Wednesday nights during the academic year. The instrumental ensembles perform two concerts each year at Merrill Auditorium and the choral ensembles perform two concerts each year at Corthell Concert Hall in Gorham. Auditions times are between 3-9pm by pre-registration, 5/24-27 and will be held in Corthell Concert Hall on the USM Gorham campus. To see the specific audition days and times and to reserve your audition time, visit. http://usm.maine.edu/music/youth-ensembles-audition-reservation

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

BRIDGEWATER (East): Artists from Suburbia seeks a team of local actors to help us bring to life three original one act plays written by Massachusetts playwrights. This is a perfect, minimal-time-commitment opportunity for actors of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels. Whether you've performed thousands of times before or have never set foot on a stage, your gifts are appreciated! A great opportunity to collaborate on never-before-performed works by Massachusetts playwrights. The three plays will be presented as staged readings at the East Bridgewater Public Library, 32 Union St. on 6/17 at 7pm. Rehearsal Commitment*: 6/15 (6-10pm); 6/16 (6-10pm). Both rehearsals will be held at the East Bridgewater Public Library *- each of the plays will meet sporadically to rehearse specific portions before the two major rehearsals, dates and times will be decided based on majority availability and the discretion of the directors. Please email artistsfromsuburbia@gmail.com  to reserve your audition time and feel free to tell us a little bit about your past experience or why you want to be involved with Artists from Suburbia! We will respond with a five minute time slot, please let us know if you have a preference as to when you would like to audition. Walk-ins will be accepted if time permits. All actors should aim to arrive 10- 15 minutes prior to their given audition time. Actors are invited to prepare 30 seconds- 1 minute of a monologue from a play or movie that best demonstrates their acting ability, or to select a side from a play which we will have available. (see our website for a listing of available sides)
Actors interested in being considered for “the Moon. And she,” are invited to prepare 16 bars of a simple folk song that demonstrates their sense of pitch and rhythm. Above all, actors should be ready to get creative and to play with different choices. Check out our website to learn about some of the artists you could be able to collaborate with! http://artistsfromsuburbia.weebly.com/about.html. Actors with mobility disabilities are encouraged to audition, as we have ensured that all rehearsal and performance spaces are wholly accessible.  The Plays: The Werewolves by Alex Moon, directed by Corinne M Mason; The Daffodil Girls by Amanda O’Donnell, directed by Ronni Marshak. the Moon. And she by Monica Giordano, directed by Erica Simpson.

CAMBRIDGE: The MIT Gilbert & Sullivan Players seek PRODUCER, STAGE DIRECTOR, VOCAL DIRECTOR, and ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR for our Summer 2016 production of 1776. This two-act production will be fully staged with an orchestra. Important dates: Load-In: Sun 8/7; Tech Week is Mon 8/8 - Thu 8/11; Performances: Fri 8/12, Sat 8/13, and Sun 8/14. Witness the birth of a nation! The founding fathers gather in the sweltering heat of summer to debate whether or not to declare independence in this lively, Tony-award-winning musical. Interested parties, please email gsp-ec@mit.edu a statement of interest (who you are, which senior staff position you're interested in, and why you're interested in working on this show). No previous experience is required, but if you have a resume of related experience please include that as well. Please note that MITG&SP is a student-sponsored organization and all positions in the production are volunteer. For more information, visit http://gsp.mit.edu. 06

CARLISLE: 5/16 & 17 - Nice Work if You Can Get It @ Savoyard Light Opera Company - www.savoyardlightopera.org

GARDNER: Mount Wachusett Community College's Theatre at the Mount announces auditions for their August production of Hairspray. Director Andréa Mastroianni is looking for a large, culturally diverse cast of adults and teens (ages 16 and up.) For detailed character descriptions visit the TAM web site at http://mwcc.edu/tam/audition-information/. Auditions for Hairspray will be held in room 182 at Mount Wachusett Community College on 5/24 & 26 at 7PM. No appointment is needed. Hairspray runs August 12, 13, 19, 20 at 8PM and August 21 at 2PM. For additional information contact Professor Gail Steele at 978 630-9162 or g_steele@mwcc.mass.edu

MANSFIELD: The Un-Common Theatre Company is thrilled to conclude its 36th season with its Young Adult Company production of Heathers The Musical. With Book, Music & Lyrics by the award-winning team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, “Desperate Housewives”) and Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde) “Heathers The Musical” is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time. With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, Heathers will bring back all of the angst! Are you in, or are you out? Auditions will be held for actors currently in Grade 9-age 21, on 5/23 at 7:30pm by appointment only with callbacks on 5/24 at 7:30pm. If you are physically unable to attend the auditions, please contact us by email for information on presenting a video audition. Rehearsals are scheduled on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday and Thursday evenings in Foxboro and Mansfield. The first rehearsal is Tuesday, May 31st. The show will be performed at the MMAS Blackbox Theater in Mansfield, MA July 14-17, 2016. Visit the website www.uncommontheatre.org for more information on the roles and for audition details, then email uncommontheatre@verizon.net for an appointment time or information on a video audition. Please include your name, age, grade or year in college, phone number and email address. We will get back to you with an audition time and more details.

NEW BEDFORD: Your Theatre, Inc. is holding open auditions 5/26 at 7 p.m., for all roles in the upcoming 2016-2017 Season productions. This is your chance to enter the acting process! Directors are interested in hearing actors who have never, or haven't recently performed, at YTI. Auditions are held in the playhouse located in St. Martin's Church/Hall complex, 136 Rivet Street at Country Street, in New Bedford. The auditions are open to all actors over the age of 16, regardless of prior experience with YTI. Auditions will consist of a series of cold readings, alone and with an acting partner, and will be conducted by members of YTI's Directorial Staff. Your Theatre celebrates diversity and seeks people of all backgrounds regardless of age, race, creed, national origin, or sexual orientation. All are welcome! Dare yourself! Join in the challenges and excitement of community theatre as Your Theatre, Inc enters it’s 70th season! The upcoming Season includes California Suite, by Neil Simon, Born Yesterday, by Garson Kanin, Never The Sinner, by John Logan, The House of Blue Leaves, by John Guare, and What the Butler Saw, by Joe Orton. There will also be several, yet to be announced, special attractions planned for presentation at the theatre and various venues around greater New Bedford. See the web site at yourtheatre.org for more information. Experience is not necessary; just the desire to participate and share the experience of live theatre and the enjoyment of collaborating with other talented individuals.

NORWELL: The Company Theatre announces non-equity open call auditions for Legally Blonde the Musical on 5/19 at 7pm at The Company Theatre Center for Performing Arts, 30 Accord Park Dr. Audition candidates should be strong singers, and arrive prepared to sing a song from the show in the show key, or a song in a similar musical theater style. The score will be available, and an audition accompanist will be provided. Actors auditioning for non-singing roles need not prepare a song for audition. Dress appropriately to learn and rehearse a dance combination, not all audition candidates are required to be strong dancers. Audition candidates may bring their own sheet music, and should also bring a headshot or snapshot. A resume is helpful, but not required. Actors not available to audition in person are encouraged to submit a video audition to sally@companytheatre.com . Callbacks will be held on May 20, time to be announced.
Auditions for dogs will be held on 5/20, 5-6:30pm. Dog owners may email Zoe Bradford at zoe@companytheatre.com for details and to make an appointment. Rehearsal throughout the production season are held Mondays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 pm, Sundays from 1 to 6 pm. Performances will be 7/29-8/20, with show times at 7:30pm or 8pm from Wednesday through Saturday, Sunday matinee performances are held at 3pm. www.companytheatre.com.

PITTSFIELD: 6th Annual Made in the Berkshires Festival Call for Submissions -
Berkshire Theatre Group is now accepting submissions for the 6th Annual Made in the Berkshires Festival, taking place on October 21st, 22nd and 23rd at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield and The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. The deadline for submissions is May 30th. In the past 6 years, Made in the Berkshires Festival has featured cutting-edge theatrical works performed as staged readings, live music, film, short stories and dance in an atmosphere like no other. New and innovative pieces, as well as established work, will be presented by local Berkshire County playwrights, actors, directors, musicians and performers. Featured as performance blocks, Made in the Berkshires will allow audiences to enjoy the breadth and depth of the artistic talent that has landed in Berkshire County, while celebrating the best in the visual and performing arts. Professional artists and artists-in-the-making gather to share their talent with the Berkshire community. The festival will be curated once again by Hilary Somers Deely and Barbara Sims; two local artists who have helped create the rich cultural tapestry that permeates the Berkshires. Details: Submitting artists must live and work in the Berkshires, at least part time. Submissions may include short plays, music, poetry, short stories, performance art/spoken word, film and dance. All written material must include artist's name, address and contact information. Written material must be bound, with two copies submitted. Music, dance, film and visual art must include 2 CDs or 2 DVDs with the artist's name, address and contact information, including phone number and email address. Filmmakers must include the aspect ratio. No online submissions will be accepted. Materials will not be returned. Deadline: 5/30. Please mail submissions to: Made in the Berkshires Submissions, 111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201. For more information about Berkshire Theatre Group, please visit www.BerkshireTheatreGroup.org

SALEM: 5/22 & 23 (6-9pm) - The Last Days of Judas Escariot @ Salem Theatre Company, 35 Congress St. Callbacks: 5/26. To sign up to audition please go to http://www.salemtheatre.com/auditions and click the “Sign Up to Audition” button. A one minute, contemporary monologue in the style of the play is preferred. Pieces from JUDAS are discouraged, however, pieces from other Stephen Adly Guirgis plays are welcome. Please arrive ten minutes early to complete an audition form and remember to bring a resume and headshot with you. www.salemtheatre.com

WALTHAM: Auditions for Hovey Players Summer Shorts Festival - 5/15 & 16, 7PM each night. Actors of all ages and experience levels are welcome! If you’ve been wanting to get involved, this is a great way to get started. Auditions will consist of cold readings from scripts that will be included in the festival. Performances will be July 15, 16, 22, and 23. www.hoveyplayers.com

WALTHAM: 5/22 & 23, 7pm & 8:30pm - Chapter Two @ Hovey Players. Director: William Deschenes. Production: 9/9-24. Auditions will be held by appointment in 90 minute group slots. Auditions will be consist of readings from the script. Sides will be available for advance perusal. Familiarity with the script is highly encouraged. There are roles available for two women and two men. Those without an appointment will be read as time permits. Feel free to email with any questions at chaptertwo@hoveyplayers.com

WAYLAND: 5/17 & 18 (by appt.) - The Mystery of Edwin Drood @ Beatrice Herford's Vokes Theatre. Director: Laura Espy. Music Director: Howard Boles. Production: 11/3-19. Rehearsals will generally be held on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-10pm. We may schedule additional music rehearsals on other days, though those will be based on cast availability. The first rehearsal will be the week of 8/28. Please sign up for one time slot: 7-7:30pm, 7:30-8pm, 8-8:30pm, 8:30-9pm 9-9:30pm or 9:30-10pm. Callbacks will be held on 5/22 - approximately 12:30-5pm. To schedule an appointment, please send an email to droodvokes@gmail.com. Please include: Your name; Your phone number; The role(s) you are interested in; The date you wish to audition; Your preferred time slot; An alternate time slot in case your first choice is not available. You will then receive a confirmation of your audition time. Please bring a headshot or any clear head and shoulders photo of yourself to your audition appointment. Audition forms will be provided when you sign up for a time slot or in person. Audition Requirements: Vocal: Please prepare two contrasting musical theater selections no longer than 2-3 minutes combined. These songs should showcase both your vocal range and comedic skills. Please do not prepare a selection from DROOD. As there is no monologue required, this is your opportunity to show us your acting skills - show us a character in your song! Sheet music must be provided to the accompanist and must be in the correct key - no a cappella. A note on accents - we will be using accents for the show, but will not be requiring actors to speak or sing with an accent until callbacks. Dance: There will not be any dancing or movement during the preliminary audition. A specific dance call will be held during callbacks for roles where movement is required. Auditions are by appointment. Contact droodvokes@gmail.com for an audition time or with questions.  www.vokesplayers.org

WELLESLEY: Register Now for Free Audition for Competitive LINX Dance Team & Company 5/19 & 20 at LINX in Wellesley. Auditions are open to the public for kids in K - 12th grade. For more information and to register visit our www.linxdance.com/Team/Auditions or call 781-235-3210.


WESTBOROUGH: The Westborough Players’ Club is proud to announce auditions for our summer production of Godspell directed by Marianne Lonati with musical direction by Renee Hersee. We are seeking actors between the ages of 17 and 30. Auditions will be held on the evenings of 5/22 & 23 with callbacks on May 24 starting at 6:30 PM at The Harvey Building, 20 Phillips St. Actors should prepare a song from the show for their initial audition. Acting auditions will be held during callbacks. The first rehearsal will be held on Wed. Jun 1 and the schedule will be finalized after the first meeting. Performances will be August 12-13 and 19-21 at the Willows of Westborough. To sign up for an audition slot, visit www.westboroughplayers.com

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

NEW!! MANCHESTER: 5/31 & 6/6 - Father of the Bride (Ages 15+); 6/7 & 15 - The Big Bad Musical (Ages 13-19); 6/27 & 29 - The Spitfire Grill (Ages 15+) @ Majestic Theatre, 922 Elm St., Suite 315 - www.majestictheatre.net

PORTSMOUTH: New Hampshire Theatre Project will hold non-Equity auditions for Great Expectations and Metamorphoses on 6/1 at West End Studio Theatre from 5-8pm. All roles are open for Great Expectations by Gale Childs Daly (6 roles, directed by Meghann Beauchamp, runs November 18-December 4, 2016) and Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman (12-14 roles, directed by Genevieve Aichele, runs January 13-29, 2017). Both productions are ensemble-style and require versatile actors playing multiple diverse roles. All roles compensated. Open call 5-6 pm, callbacks 6-8 pm. For open call, please prepare one two-minute monologue and bring a headshot and resume. To schedule an audition appointment, contact Tamre Steinhauer at 603-431-6644 ext. 1 or tamre@nhtheatreproject.org.

WOLFEBORO: Auditions for only the lead roles in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Carousel to be held at the Village Players Theater, 51 Glendon St - 5/29 & 30 at 7pm. Auditions for other roles will be held in early August. Carol Bense will be directing with Rosemary Lounsbury and Kristi Nieman as assistant directors; musical direction by Keith Belanger. If you are interested in auditioning but cannot make the scheduled auditions, please contact Carol W. Bense at cwbense@roadrunner.com.  For more information on the show please go to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carousel_(musical

RHODE ISLAND

PROVIDENCE: Audition for Head Trick Theatre's summer production: THE REVENGER'S TRAGEDY! "The Revenger's Tragedy" is a blackly funny drama of violence and lust in a corrupt court, written by Shakespeare's contemporary Thomas Middleton. Vindice seeks bloody revenge for the lives of his fiancée and his father -- can he kill his enemies without becoming as corrupt as they are? Will any of that even matter if one of the half-dozen other jerks jockeying for power gets there first? 5/22 (noon-3pm); 5/23 (7-10pm) @ Mathewson Street Theater at 134 Mathewson Street (4th floor of Mathewson St. Church). Please prepare a monologue by Middleton, Shakespeare or another early modern dramatist, and bring a photo/headshot. You may also bring a resume. After reciting your monologue, you may be asked to read from the script. To request a timeslot or get more information, or if you cannot make auditions but are interested, e-mail headtricktheatre@gmail.com.  Walk-ins will be seen as time permits. Actors will be paid a stipend. Performances August 5-21 in Blackstone Field, Providence. Head Trick Theatre puts on innovative productions of classic plays with a focus on the importance of liveness. Our recent shows include "As You Like It", an outdoor production of Shakespeare's beloved comedy featuring music and traditional dance, and "F#&%ing Shakes", the result of our Shakespeare monologue workshop. Visit www.headtricktheatre.org for more information!

NEW!! PROVIDENCE: The Wilbury Group will hold General Auditions for our 2016/17 season of plays 5/27 6:30pm-9:30pm, 5/28 10am-5pm, * 5/29 1pm-5pm. Auditions will take place in our current performance space, inside the Southside Cultural Center at 393 Broad St. Each performer will be allowed a maximum of 5 minutes to perform 1-2 contrasting monologues of their choice, or a monologue and song. Singers should be aware that an accompanist will not be available, and are asked to accompany themselves or to sing a cappella.​ Callbacks for individual plays will be announced at a later date.  Please provide a copy of your headshot/resume at the time of your audition. For more information on roles in our 2016/17 season or how to reserve your audition slot, visit www.thewilburygroup.org/auditions.


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