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Last Update: 10/06/16
COLCHESTER: 11/3 (6:30-8:30pm) & 11/6 (1:30-3:30pm) - Jekyll & Hyde @ Colchester Community Theatre, Congregation Ahavath Achim (Colchester Synagogue) Hall, 84 Lebanon Ave. No appointment is required. Everyone should bring sheet music in the appropriate key and be prepared to sing. Please prepare 12-16 measures of a song that showcases your voice – preferably NOT from the show. No prerecorded music or a cappella singing will be permitted. An accompanist will be provided. Everyone will be asked to learn a short choreographed routine so please bring appropriate shoes. Roles are available for teens (Grade 9 – 12), young adults and adults. Any questions, contact Wallis Johnson (860) 267-1023 or Laura Brown (860) 537-3259, email RTR1982@aol.com. Driving and rehearsal location directions and additional information regarding the musical may be found at www.colchestercommunitytheatre.com. Show dates for this production are February 17, 18, and 19, 2017. Anyone who is unable to attend the auditions on the above dates must contact us before November 2 to make other arrangements.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-415-8393
NEW!! BECKET: Celebrating its 85th Anniversary season, Jacob’s Pillow, home to America’s longest-running dance festival and a recipient of the National Medal of Arts, is now accepting applications for the 2017 Festival’s Inside/Out free performance series. The deadline to apply is October 31, 2016. Inside/Out performances occur every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 6:15–7pm throughout the annual Festival. Performances take place at the Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space on the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage, a setting that is described by The New Yorker as “a breathtaking outdoor stage overlooking the lush Berkshire hills.” An essential part of the Pillow's mission and a beloved tradition, Inside/Out performances are free and open to the public, featuring family-friendly and diverse dance styles ranging from classical ballet and hip-hop to tap, and folkloric dance. It is a venue geared especially toward educating audiences about dance in a casual outdoor setting, and giving the opportunity to all people, regardless of their financial means, to experience dance. To apply and to find out more please visit: https://www.jacobspillow.org/programs/opportunities-for-artists/insideout-artist-submissions/. The Inside/Out performance series includes both new and established dance companies in a variety of genres from across the United States. Festival 2016 Inside/Out artists included tap, swing, and lindy-hop fusion company Caleb Teicher & Dancers; Gaga-based artist Danielle Agami’s Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY; traditional Indian dance artist Preeti Vasudevan & Thresh Performing Arts; Utah-based ballet ensemble Christopher Ruud & The Stars of Ballet West; the folkloric Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble; and a lecture demonstration by Urban Bush Women, among many others. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until October 31, 2016 for the 2017 Festival, June 17, 2017–August 27, 2017. Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, 358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA 01223.
CAMBRIDGE: 10/15 & 16, 10/22 & 23 (1-7pm, by appointment only) - Springtime for Haman @ Cambridge Family Opera, 23 Norris St. Come and audition with your kids, with your parents, with your friends and co-workers, or by yourself! Meet great people and become a part of a community that loves to sing and perform, and that pulls together an outstanding production with an all-volunteer cast and crew. This entirely sung show is in two 50-minute acts and features lyrical music in a variety of popular and classical styles, with stunning sets and colorful costumes. Performances: March 25, 26, April 1, and 2, 2017. AUDITIONS ARE AVAILABLE for adults and children ages 7+. Everyone who wishes to participate is accepted, but even so, you MUST schedule an audition (so that we can place you in the appropriate role/chorus). No experience is necessary, but we do require that: - an adult perform onstage with all children who are younger than 10 at the time of auditions; - an adult attend rehearsals with all children who are younger than 12 at the time of auditions. We may also ask that an adult attend rehearsals and shows with some children above these age limits. Leads, supporting roles, cameos, and chorus roles are available. Visit www.familyopera.org for audition information and vocal ranges for solo roles. IF YOU WANT TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A LEAD ROLE: Go to www.familyopera.org, where we provide PDFs of the vocal score and MP3s of the audio for all audition pieces. Please prepare to sing the excerpt(s) that are comfortable for your voice, as indicated on the auditions page, regardless of the role you are interested in. FOR ALL OTHER AUDITIONS: If you are not interested in one of the larger roles, but would like to be considered for one of the small choruses, or if you would just like to demonstrate your harmony skills, you may prepare either "The Eyes of God 2" or "Inside Looking Out 1" (depending on your voice part). No need to prepare "Sleepless in Shushan" or "Haman's Wisdom." TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION: Call 617-233-8594 or email email@example.com
CANTON: Auditions for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by Wendy Stuart, will take place 11/8 & 9 at 7 PM at the Brayton Auditiorium at Pappas Rehabilitation Center for Children, 3 Randolph St. in Canton, MA. Callbacks (if necessary) will be on November 10. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Production dates are January 27-February 5, 2017. For more information, including character descriptions, please visit http://miltonplayers.org/auditions.html
FRANKLIN: Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) will hold open auditions for the original FPAC musical, Humbug! and a new FPAC holiday panto. The productions will be presented as part of FPAC’s 26th season. Auditions for both shows will take place on 10/8 at THE BLACK BOX, 15 W. Central St. Auditions begin at 1pm for ages 6-8, 1:30 for ages 9-10, 2pm for ages 11-12, 2:30 for teens, and 3:30 for adults. Those unable to attend on the 8th are encouraged to audition on Wednesday, October 5 at 7 p.m. Students must be 6 years of age or older on the audition date to participate. Beginners and all levels are welcome. Please prepare 16 measures of a musical theater or pop song and bring sheet music, as an accompanist will be provided. A simple dance combination will be taught at the audition. Production: December 17 and 18 at Franklin High School auditorium. For more information, call (508) 528-3370 or visit online at www.FPAConline.com.
FRANKLIN: Open auditions for Fiddler on the Roof and The Nutcracker will take place on 10/8 at 1pm for ages 6-8, 1:30 for ages 9 & 10, 2:00 for ages 11 & 12, 2:30 for teens, and 3:30 for adults. Students must be 6 years of age or older on the audition date to participate. Beginners and all levels are welcome. Please prepare 16 measures of a musical theater or pop song. A simple dance combination will be taught at the audition. All FPAC auditions will take place at THE BLACK BOX, located at 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin. For more information, call (508) 528-3370 or visit www.FPAConline.com.
NEW!! LAWRENCE: Spotlight Playhouse announces open auditions for Broadway on Essex – HolliDAZE Dinner theater Cabaret. Auditions will be 10/16 (2-4PM) & 10/19 (7-9PM) at the Spotlight Playhouse rehearsal space. 15 Union St., Suite 459. Please bring a song that is in the spirit of “Hollidaze” which could be quirky to traditional. This will be a mix of both. For instance, My Party Dress, I could be Jewish for You, or anything that happens during the Holidays including dating, different traditions and Holiday stress as well as traditional and standard Broadway numbers. Rehearsals are minimal and will be set after auditions. You must be able to learn your music on your own and be prepared to have them show ready with two or three rehearsals. There may be a group number that requires additional time. Feel free to audition in duets and small groups. Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Have trouble with music? We may add some spoken parts and small skits. We will have “The Night Before Christmas” to read. All ages are welcome. Performances are on December 2, 3, 9 and 10, evenings. Questions, email the director Beth: B_Yusk@yahoo.com
NEW BEDFORD: On 10/22, Your Theatre Inc. is hosting an evening of stories told by neighbors and friends on the local scene. Featured storytellers include Edward Maguire, Gloria Clark, Cora Peirce, Janine da Silva and Mark Fuller. The second half of the event is a Story Slam, a storytelling competition. In each round Storytellers, called Slammers, enthusiastically tell, not read, a story based on this year’s theme, Histories and Mysteries. Each story is no more than five minutes, told without props, and will be judged on originality, presentation and relevance to the theme. A seat in the audience of any kind of Slam is not a passive experience. Audience members are encouraged to respond to the Slammers with audible feedback. Slam Master Rich Berg will guide our audience interaction and keep things moving at a fast clip. Applicants should apply by email or online at www.yourtheatre.org. Minimum age is 16 years. Rules will be available online, and emailed to applicants. More information is available at YTI 508-993-0772 or the YTI web site at yourtheatre.org. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Doors will open at 7pm for coffee and desserts before storytelling at 7:30. Tickets $10 adults, $5 students/seniors available at Your Theatre Inc. 508-993-0772 or email email@example.com. Performance will be held at the wheelchair accessible Your Theatre, Inc. Playhouse located at 136 Rivet St. (corner of County St.), New Bedford, at St. Martin's Episcopal Church complex. Free off-street parking entrance is on County Street.
READING: Auditions for Suburban Holidays V are 10/9 & 10 at 7PM at QP Theater! This annual new play festival features some of the best, brand-new holiday plays, and most are written by very talented local playwrights! Production Dates: November 25, 26, 27 and December 1, 2, 3, 2016. Auditions will consist of readings from the scripts. If you would like an electronic copy of the scripts, please contact Patrick Cleary at firstname.lastname@example.org. Roles are many! Twenty and counting! www.qptheater.com
WATERTOWN: 5/14-15/17 - 2017 Christmas Revels Auditions @ Revels, Grace Vision Church - www.revels.org
WESTFORD: The Nashoba Players seek a music director for their fall production of Falsettos. If interested please call 617-771-4905 or text. 10
EPPING: Director Elaine Gatchell is holding open auditions for Leddy’s 2017 spring production, Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple, 11/19. Just call Leddy Center at 603-679-2781, Monday through Friday, from 3:00pm to 5:30pm to make your audition appointment! Men and two women are needed for this hilarious show as all roles are open! Auditions are being held at Leddy Center’s theater on Ladd’s Lane. Please bring a headshot with you to your audition appointment. This is a non-musical. Rehearsals begin January 31, 2017, and are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00pm and Sundays at 1:00pm. Shows are March 10 through March 19, for two weekends, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays and one Wednesday matinee at 2:00pm. Please call the box office at 603-679-2781, if you are interested in being an assistant to the director, or part of our lighting and sound crew, for this show!!RHODE ISLAND
PAWTUCKET: The Community Players announce open auditions for Rabbit Hole, a drama by David Lindsay-Abaire. 10/23 & 24. Sign in beginning at 6:30 pm and auditions will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. No appointments are necessary. Please come with potential rehearsal conflict dates (evenings you are not available, any vacation periods, etc.). Rehearsals will begin on or around November 7th. Rehearsal nights will be determined after casting. Production dates are January 6-8 & 13-15, 2017. Jenks Auditorium, Division Street, Pawtucket RI (across from McCoy Stadium). Complete character descriptions at www.thecommunityplayers.net. Contact Director Eric Barbato at 774-291-9229 or email email@example.com with any questions. VERMONT
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