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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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BROAD BROOK: 6/13 & 14
(7pm) - My Fair Lady @ Opera House Players, Broad Brook Opera House, 107 Main St. Rehearsals begin 9/12. - agiza@cox.net for info.

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 (North): 6/28 & 28 (7pm) - Heathers, the Musical @ ACT Theater Co., 1632 Osgood St., Suite 102. Production: 8/19-21. Prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of a show and bring the sheet music. (no accapella auditions will be permitted). Please bring a recent photo and resume. A check for the $150 show fee (made out to ACT Theater Company). If you are not cast, the check will be returned. - www.acttheatercompany.com

BARRE:
Barre Players announces auditions for the fall production of The Addams Family, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams. The production team includes director Jessie Olson, musical director Matthew Cory and choreographer Hannah Hall. Auditions will take place 6/17 & 21 at 7pm. Rehearsals will begin the last week of August. Performances will be October 28 & 29 at 7:30pm, November 4, 5, 11, 12 at 7:30 pm and November 6 & 13 at 2pm. Actors are asked to prepare a song of their choosing or from the show. Please come ready to dance. ***Note that the songs are different from the original Broadway recording. You can find samples of the songs at this link: www.theatricalrights.com/node/53707 *** 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.  If you have any additional questions, please email director Jessie Olson at jessiebolson@gmail.com

BOYLSTON: Calliope Productions will hold auditions for Murdered to Death, a British comedy by Peter Gordon, on 6/24 (7-9pm) & 6/26 (2-4pm). The cast consists of 5 women and 5 men. Production dates are 1/13-23. For more information and to make an audition appointment, please visit www.calliopeproductions.org/auditions_murdered.php

NEW!! BRAINTREE: Auditions for Once Upon a Mattress, directed by Martha Sawyer and presented by Curtain Call Theatre, 6/20 & 6/21 at 7pm at 182 Commercial St. Production dates 10/14-22. Visit www.curtaincallbraintree.org and click on AUDITIONS for more information.

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

CANTON: 8/23 & 24 (7pm) - Lie, Cheat and Genuflect @ Milton Players, Brayton School Auditorium, Pappas Rehabilitation Center for Children, 3 Randolph St. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. A familiarity with the script is preferred, although not required.

CONCORD: 6/20-25 - Equus @ The Umbrella, 40 Stow St. Production: 11/4-20. Director: Nancy Curran Willis. Actors must be 18+ at the time of audition. This production will include nudity. British accents are required for all roles.
All those cast will be offered a travel stipend. Those auditioning will be asked to prepare material from the script, selected by the director. Materials will be available beginning 2 weeks prior to the audition date and will be distributed via email. SPECIAL NOTE – Those interested in auditioning for one of the horses will be asked to attend a movement audition on the day of the callbacks. If you are only interested in auditioning for one of the horses, you need not attend the initial auditions earlier in the week. When emailing, please note this preference. To schedule an appointment or for questions or more information, email Brian@theumbrellaarts.org

NEW!! NEW BEDFORD: Your Theatre, Inc. is holding auditions 6/22 & 23 at 7pm, for all roles in California Suite. Auditions consist of a cold reading from the script and 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. The show is divided into four parts: Visitor from New York, Visitor from Philadelphia, Visitors from London and Visitors from Chicago. Actors must be able to do physical comedy. Your Theatre celebrates diversity and seeks people of all backgrounds regardless of age, race, creed, national origin, or sexual orientation. All are welcome! 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. www.yourtheatre.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: 6/15 - 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

RHODE ISLAND

WESTERLY: Renaissance City Theatre Inc. will be holding auditions for the Agatha Christie mystery Black Coffee, 6/ 27 & 28
at 7pm, 1 Granite St. Directed by John Cillino. 15 performances between September 9 and October 2, 2016. There will also be an additional Wednesday evening performance – date to be determined. The theatre is looking for 2 women able to play in their 20’s, 1 woman 60’s to 70 and 10 men varying in age from mid-20’s to 60 or 70. All roles are open in this classic mystery thriller. No appointments are necessary. Please bring a head shot or current photo with you to the audition if you have not auditioned with us previously. Readings will be from the script. All cast and crew receive stipend payments for performances. For further information, you may contact John Cillino at 401-212-7484 or David Jepson at 401-348-0555 . Directions to the theatre are available at our website www.granitetheatre.com 


VERMONT

NEW!! WAITSFIELD: 6/17 - TenFest Show Auditions
@ Valley Players Theater. Production: 8/18-21. - (802) 583-1674

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