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Lexington Players Auditions
CONNECTICUT

BROAD BROOK: 9/22 & 23 (7pm) - Avenue Q @ Opera House Players, Broad Brook Opera House, 107 Main St. Callbacks: 9/29 at 7PM. Production: 2/5-21/16. Rehearsals begin first week of November. Not all actors will be needed at every rehearsal. READ CAREFULLY - Please prepare at least 32-bars of BOTH songs as indicated in the breakdown for the character(s) you are auditioning for. There is a chance we will double roles* as was done on Broadway or we may choose to split some of them. You must bring your own sheet music for any songs not from Avenue Q. If you are singing from the show, we will have the score available. An accompanist will be provided - no singing to tracks or a cappella singing, please. Due to subject matter of the show, performers must be at least 18 years old. Contact the director at rclwrites@aol.com with any questions or conflicts with the audition dates. All roles are available.

NEW!! DARIEN: Auditions for the DAC Stage production of The Nerd, by Larry Shue are being held on 9/12 & 13 (5-7pm) @ Darien Arts Center Weatherstone Studio, 2 Renshaw Rd., behind Darien Town Hall. Callbacks will be determined. Bob Johnson will direct this two-act comedy that will run on weekends in November from 11/6-22. For more information go to www.darienarts.org or call (203) 655-8683.

MIDDLETOWN: Auditions, Circus Training & Improv - * Jr & Teen Company Auditions * Circophony Circus Training * Short Form Improvisation.
Auditions begin 8/31 for the fall production of Alice in Wonderland. The fall training for Circophony begins 9/8.  Improvisation Class starts 9/19. Oddfellows Jr & Teen Company is for ages 12 – 19. Company members participate in workshops and auditions before each production to learn about the show, meet other actors and learn how to put their best foot forwards in auditions. Oddfellows audition policy is to cast every actor who commits to the show. Roles backstage are also available for interested young people. The Jr & Teen Company is a supportive, creative and welcoming group where kids build skills, discover talents and form friendships while they meet the challenges inherent in making live theater. Training begins September 8 for Circophony, a select youth circus company for ages 12 and up. Circophony is committed to providing first class training to aspiring circus performers. Circophony is a collaboration between ARTFARM and Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater.  Short Form Improvisation (For ages 12-16) Learn a wide array of scene building techniques and games, ranging from serious to silly. Emphasis will be placed on character development and relationships. Online registration is available, for all classes and productions, through the Playhouse’s website, oddfellows.org. The website also offers online payment for classes, financial aid and scholarship information, and online ticket sales. Partial and full scholarships are available, including full scholarships for any student receiving free or reduced school lunch. Visit www.oddfellows.org for a complete list of fall classes! Contact: info@oddfellows.org, 860-347-6143 - Oddfellows Playhouse, 128 Washington St, Middletown, CT 06457

NEW HAVEN:
Local Non-Equity actors, ages 18+, with access to local housing are invited to audition for the 2015/2016 Season at the Tony Award-winning Long Wharf Theatre. Actors will be seen at the theatre on 8/27 from 10am-6pm. Actors should prepare a brief modern or contemporary monologue not to exceed three minutes in length. All actors should bring a current resume and headshot. While walk-ins will be accommodated, appointments are strongly recommended and may be made beginning today by calling (203) 787-4282. Casting for the following shows: Disgraced; Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters First 100 Years; Lewiston; Shining City. For more information: www.longwharf.org.

OLD LYME: Madhatters Theatre Company is now accepting appointments for auditions for the Fall production of Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Auditions will be held on 8/29, 10am-2pm at Lymes Youth Service Bureau 59 Lyme St. Auditions are by appointment only and are open to ages 6 years and over. The production will be presented at Chester Meeting House in December. To schedule an audition please call (860) 395-1861 or e-mail madhattersctc@aol.com.  For further information www.ctkidsonstage.com/madhatterstheatrecompany

WILLIMANTIC: 9/2 & 3 - Plaid Tidings
@ Windham Theatre Guild, WIndham Middle School Band Room, Quarry St. - Production: 11/6-21. Info: ppellegrine@sbcglobal.net

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

ANDOVER: Treble Chorus of New England Auditions for 2015 Season. Now welcoming singers ages 6-18. Rolling auditions thru August. mmuggia@reblechorusne.org for more information.

BARRE:
Barre Players announces auditions for its Christmas production, featuring two short plays: Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus and The Gift of the Magi. These heartwarming stories capture the spirit of Christmas and will give audiences of all ages an opportunity to experience the joy of the season. Auditions will be held 9/19 from 9am to Noon and 9/20 from 6pm to 8pm at the Barre Players Theater, 64 Common Street in Barre. Copies of the scripts are available for perusal at the Woods Memorial Library. There are roles for ten women, eight men, and four girls. Visit the Barre Players website at http://barreplayerstheater.com for full details. Performances of this production will be December 4–13.

BOSTON: The Boston Babydolls
are looking for just the right performer to join our production of The Wrathskellar this fall. The show is a long-form burlesque show, which chronicles the goings-on in a dark and dreary underworld tavern on one particulatly bleak night. Rehearsal have started already, but we’re still seeking the right person to play The Stage Manager. No, we’re not looking for a stage manager; The Wrathskellar is a piece of immersive theatre, a show about a show, and the role of The Stage Manager is a character in the play. As ever (this is our 5th year), the role is tailored to the talents of the performer. The Boston Babydolls are award-winning striptease artists, and this role can contain a striptease act or not, depending on the interests and talents of the performer. We are looking for a male performer who can play 17-40, and either is an improvisational actor who moves well, or a dancer who doesn’t mind doing a little improvised acting. Bonus if you’re also a singer, but that’s really a bonus. Rehearsal are 1-2 nights a week (typically Sundays and Wednesdays) beginning immediately. Performances are at The Davis Square Theatre, most nights in October. Pay is a guaranteed stipend plus a percentage of the net profits. If you are interested in arranging an audition, please drop me a note with a little about yourself — your background, experience, skills, and why you’d like to be in this show — and we’ll set up a time to meet. www.BostonBabydolls.com; (617) 869-2000
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NEW!! BRAINTREE:
Attention Actors - Casting Next to Normal - the role of Dan. All other roles have been filled. We need a strong tenor with a healthy modern/rock sound with a range from A-Flat2 - B4, and able to play a wide emotional range. If you are interested please contact the director Jim Sullivan at jim.e.sullivan@gmail.com.

BROCKTON: Massasoit Theatre Company AUDITIONS for A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens; adapted for the stage and Directed by Jennifer Spagone & Nathan Fogg. Musical Direction by Eli Bigelow. 9/20 (3pm). Please prepare 16 bars of a standard Christmas carol. No Pop Songs. Bring sheet music in proper key. Accompianist will be provided. People may be asked to stay and read. Callbacks if needed will be 9/22 at 7:30pm. Production: 11/28-12/13. Friday, December 4 we will have a morning and afternoon performance. For more information visit www.massasoit.mass.edu/buckley/shows.cfm.

DRACUT: 9/13 (1-4pm) & 9/14 (7-9pm) ACTORS inc auditions for BINGO! The Winning Musical @ ACTORS inc., Harmony Hall, 1660 Lakeview Ave. Best friends and bingo pals Vern, Honey, and Patsy brave a terrible storm in order to attend the yearly celebration of the Birth of Bingo and tribute to its founder, Edwin S. Lowe. Events of the evening remind them of the ominous night fifteen years ago. Flashbacks help tell the story of the circumstances that lead to the splintering of lifelong relationships. A mystery guest at the present day bingo night helps to bring about healing within the group. Lively songs, audience engagement, silly superstitions, and lots of friendly jabs and jokes will make this a memorable, enjoyable show. Bring a photo and resume. Actors will read from the script. Prepare something to sing (an accompanist will be available if you wish to bring music; you are welcome to sing with recorded accompaniment). Be prepared to provide one (1) rehearsal conflict date, knowing that rehearsals are Sunday (afternoons) and Friday (evenings) starting 9/18. Production: 11/13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22.

DUXBURY/PLYMOUTH:
During the month of August South Shore Conservatory (SSC) will hold auditions for singers interested in joining the 2015/16 season of Pure Treble or Pure Harmony children’s choruses or instrumentalists interested in joining Bay Youth Symphony. Pure Treble and Pure Harmony are auditioned choruses designed to educate and inspire children through a high quality choral experience while nurturing musicianship, responsibility, team work, confidence and joy. Pure Treble, under the direction of Katrina Potts, is for students in grades two through five, while Pure Harmony, under the direction of Brandon Coon, is for students in grades six through nine. These choruses perform at SSC and during the 2014/2015 season they performed at the Plymouth North High School Performing Arts Center with the African Children’s Choir and at Memorial Hall with the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra. Auditions for Pure Treble and Pure Harmony are on 8/31, from 5 to 8 pm at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street in Duxbury. Students interested in auditioning should contact Nancy Meredith at n.meredith@sscmusic.org  or at 781.934.2731, ext. 11.  Bay Youth Symphony (BaYS), SSC’s youth orchestra program, brings together string, wind and percussion students from the South Shore, to learn, grow and perform as a community of musicians. Both its Symphony and Repertory ensembles have openings for the 2015/16 season. Elijah Langille is the conductor of Repertory. Symphony, under the direction of Joan Landry, performed with the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) during the last season, as well as at the 100th anniversary of the Cape Cod Canal last summer. PPO conductor, Steven Karidoyanes, is BaYS Artistic Advisor. BaYS Symphony performs bi-annually with the PPO. Auditions are ongoing throughout the year. For more information on all South Shore Conservatory programs, visit www.sscmusic.org

LAWRENCE: Open Auditions! 8/29 & 30 (10am-3pm; No appt. needed) - Mary Poppins @ Pentucket Players, Inc. Heritage Museum Visitors Ctr., 1 Jackson St. - www.pentucketplayers.org 

Lexington Players AuditionsLEXINGTON: The Lexington Players Auditions for The Who's TOMMY - 9/8 & 10 @ The Cotting School, 253 Concord Avenue (right off of route 2W). If you are planning to audition please call 617-771-4905 to schedule an appointment. We will hold auditions for the younger TOMMYs both nights from 6pm until 7pm. After that we will schedule teens and adults. Parents are asked to wait in the outer lobby (auditions will last only 10-15 minutes.) Auditions will consist of 16-32 bars of any song which highlights your vocal quality and a short improvisation that you will be asked to participate in. If we run out of time slots for two nights we will schedule another night so we suggest that you call early to insure getting a spot. The auditions will be closed so we ask that you arrive 10 mins. prior to your allotted time to fill out the paper work. NEEDED INFORMATION: Rehearsals will take place on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings. Not everyone will be required to be at every rehearsal; The production will take place the first two weekends in November at the Cotting School; If cast in the show you will be asked to join the company and this is accomplished by payment of a $25 show fee. SHOW REQUIREMENTS: No matter what part you are auditioning for we are looking for strong singers and people who can move well and fast. Since the majority of Tommy is sung, you will need to be able to memorize a large number of lyrics; The younger Tommys need to be able to read; the teens and young adults need to look ages 16-21; Both of these groups will require written permission from their parents. Parents will also be responsible for transportation to and from auditions and rehearsals and performances; Adults should not look like teenagers so that we have a very clear distinction. YOU WILL BE CONTACTED TWO DAYS BEFORE YOUR AUDITION TO CONFIRM. AT THAT TIME ANY QUESTIONS OR DIRECTIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR YOU. HARRIET FRIEDMAN - DIRECTOR; SAL JONES - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR. www.lexingtonplayers.org

LITTLETON: 9/10 (4:30pm) - The Reluctant Dragon; 12'15 - Twelfth Night; 1'16 - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
@ Cannon Theatre, 410 Great Rd. - 978-456-0060; www.thecannontheatre.com

MAYNARD: 9/2 & 3 - DOUBT @ Acme Theater Productions - www.acmetheater.com

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

MANCHESTER: 8/27 (6:30pm) - The Wizard of Oz: Young Performers Edition (ages 5-14) AND Godspell (ages 14-18) @ Majestic Academy of Dramatic Arts. All roles available. Majestic Theatre Studios
922 Elm St. Questions?? Email rob@majestictheatre.net


PORTSMOUTH: NHTP Youth Repertory Company Auditions - 9/2 (4-6pm) & 9/9 (4-8pm) - for December Scene Study – December 4-6, 2015 (Full Company); Well-Behaved Women by Jes Marbacher – April 1-3, 2016 (Junior Company); The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare – May 27-June 5, 2016 (Senior Company). Open to youth & teens ages 10-17
To schedule an audition time: 603-431-6644 x4, info@nhtheatreproject.org


ROCHESTER:
Rochester Opera House Productions will hold auditions for its upcoming production of Chicago on 9/27 & 28 from 6–10pm with call backs on 9/29. Auditions will take place at the Governor’s Inn, 78 Wakefield St. The show will be produced by Anthony Ejarque, and directed by Steve Small, with musical direction by Kathy Fink. Show dates are January 14 – 31, 2016. Rehearsals begin on November 16, 2015 and will take place on Sunday – Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons. We are seeking adults and teens age 17 and older. Be prepared to sing 16 – 32 bars of a song from a musical. Bring your music in a stiff 3-ring binder. Make sure it is piano/vocal music, not a lead sheet or simplified version. A pianist will be provided. There will be a dance call, so dress appropriately. Please provide us with a recent headshot and resume if available. For more information and to schedule an audition, please contact Production Manager Sue Roy at: szqcrafty@gmail.com or call her at: 603-973-2116. Adults will be paid a stipend. The Rochester Opera House is located in City Hall at 31 Wakefield St. - www.rochesteroperahouse.org

SOMERSWORTH: Sole City Dance is holding auditions for our annual production of The Nutcracker! Auditions will take place 9/19, at 187 Route 108. Performances will take place December 11 & 12, 2015 at the Rochester Opera House in Rochester, NH. Stipend for soloists and featured dancers. Please be prepared to pay an audition fee of $15 (waived for college and professional dancers). We will be seeing the following age groups: 1:30-2:30 – 7-9 year olds; 2:30-3:30 – 10-12 year olds; 3:45-4:45 – 13+ Intermediate; 4:45 – Dancers who tumble (must have a standing back handspring on floor with no spot); 4:45-5:30 – 13+ Advanced; 5:30-6:30 – 13+ En Pointe (at least one full year of study required).  Dancers may be asked to stay for the next age or level grouping. Please allow time for this.  1:15-1:30 – Mandatory Parent’s Meeting for 7–9 y.o.;
3:30-3:45 – Mandatory Parent’s Meeting for 10–12 y.o. & 13+ Int.; 5:30-5:45 – Mandatory Parent’s Meeting for 13–17 y.o. Advanced. For further information, please call (603) 750-7777, visit our website at www.solecitdance.org or email info@solecitydance.org


RHODE ISLAND

NEWPORT:
Island Moving Co. will hold auditions for children’s roles in its holiday production Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff on 9/12 at Island Moving Co.’s studios at 3 Charles St. in Newport, RI. Auditions will be at 1:30pm for children ages 7-11 and at 4pm for children 12 and up. Candidates are asked to arrive one half hour before the audition time. The Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff is a full-length ballet set in the beautiful surroundings of Rosecliff mansion on Bellevue Avenue in Newport. The children’s cast works closely with the professional performers of the Island Moving Co. New York Times critic Alastair Macaulay wrote about Miki Ohlsen’s unique vision of the holiday classic in his 2010 “Nutcracker Marathon.” The Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff was also featured on Good Morning America’s Christmas Day broadcast. Performances run from November 27th to December 4th. Auditions will be in the form of a ballet class. All children should have ballet training and be dressed appropriately for ballet class. There will be an audition fee of $25 with pre-registration using the form at www.islandmovingco.org. On September 12th, the fee is $40. For more information about the auditions and Island Moving Co.’s season, call 401 847-4470.

NEW!! WARWICK: Ocean State Theatre Company is proud to announce Open Auditions for its OSTeenCo program, which provides an opportunity for teenage actors to benefit from a professional theatre experience, culminating in the performance of two productions, which are included in the lineup for OSTC’s 2015-16 Family Fun Fest. This season’s OSTC4Kids productions are the literary-based musicals Yes, Virginia scheduled for Saturday, December 12, 2015 and James and the Giant Peach scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 2016. Both shows will be performed at Ocean State Theatre in Warwick at 11:00 am. Needed are ten to twelve performers (male and female) between the ages of 13-18 years old, at the time of the audition.  Performers selected to be company members will need to be available for evening and weekend rehearsals and performances from September 16, 2015 through March 5, 2016. A detailed schedule will be available at the audition. Selected performers will also need to be available for technical rehearsals and/or public performances to be scheduled during the day on Thursday, December 10, 2015, Friday, December 11, 2015, Thursday, March 3, 2016 and Friday, March 4, 2016, as well as performance days. A complete calendar will be available at the audition. Auditions will be held on 9/14 & 15 from 6-9pm at Ocean State Theatre, 1245 Jefferson Boulevard. Those auditioning should enter through the main lobby doors and bring their headshot or a recent photo and resume (if available). Actors should come with a short prepared song with sheet music from a musical (no Jason Robert Brown, please). No a cappella, tape recorders or CD players. Accompanist will be provided. Those auditioning should also prepare a short memorized monologue. Those asked to stay, may learn a short dance combination and/or be asked to do cold readings from the script. Please bring or wear appropriate shoes for dancing. Sign-ups will begin at 5:30 pm. Those intending to audition MUST BE SIGNED UP PRIOR TO 7:30 pm. Additional information and character breakdowns are available at www.OceanStateTheatre.org.


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