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CONNECTICUT

NEW!! OLD LYME: Madhatters Theatre Company is now accepting appointments for auditions for their spring production of Seussical in May at Chester Meeting House. Auditions are 1/3/15 at Lymes Youth Service Bureau 59 Lyme St., 9am-2pm. To schedule an appointment and for further information please call (860) 395-1861 or e-mail madhattersctc@aol.com

SUFFIELD: 1/25 & 26 - Hearts @ Suffield Players, Mapleton Hall - www.suffieldplayers.org

MISC: AspenDream Productions, CT’s longest running dinner theatre company will hold auditions for adults 18+ of all ethnic backgrounds for its 2015 Performing Company. Rehearsals begin in March 2015 with performances in April, July, October, December and intermittently throughout the year. All company roles are open for audition. The theater is looking for an ensemble of performers – males and females of all ages (18 to 80) from ingénues to character actors for their various shows. Consistency and the ability to work with as team are a must. Singing is a plus. Actors are paid for each performance after they are trained but rehearsal time is unpaid. Must have reliable transportation. Auditions will be held 1/17 & 18 from 2pm-4pm. with callbacks if necessary. Auditions are by appointment only, and there are a limited number of appointments available. To set up an appointment, send an email to Janice@AspenDreamProductions.com.  An audition confirmation e-mail will be sent with full details on what will be expected at your audition. Audition appointments by e-mail are preferred, but if you do not have access to e-mail call AspenDream Productions at 860-309-1341. Be specific as to the date you would like to schedule your appointment. Audition location is in Harwinton. Please visit www.aspendreamproductions.com for additional information. Rehearsals will be held on Sundays from 4-7 p.m. beginning 3/15/15 from 7-10pm. if you are cast in the April show. Actors should prepare a short comedic monologue, not to exceed 3 minutes. If you are a singer prepare 16 bars of a song, sung a cappella. There will not be an accompanist present. You may also bring a music CD. Actors should also bring a current photo and resume to the audition. You must have experience in theatre to apply. We are also looking for experienced Stage Managers to supervise/oversee the cast and for our upcoming Murder Mystery Dinner shows and corporate events. We seek local Stage Managers with intelligent, super-organized, confident, ability to multi-task.

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 MSA board member Sheila McKinley at dougnshe@maine.rr.com or 207-415-8393

MISC: MSA is looking for four (4) of its talented members to perform a concert in February. This is a paying gig, with performers sharing a portion of the proceeds, in a wonderfully warm and intimate setting at the Whittlesey Barn in Bowdoinham on February 21, 2015. This venue regularly hosts acts from all over the world and has a broad and loyal audience. Performers will be selected by our hosts, and they are ready to start listening. This is a songwriter showcase to promote MSA, so we’re looking for original songs to be performed. If you would like to be considered, here’s all you need to do: 1. Make sure your MSA membership is paid (only active members may participate); 2. Post 2 (yes, that’s two) of your songs online (your website, reverbnation, soundcloud, youtube, etc.) so that we can listen to them. They can be audio tracks or videos. We want to get a sense of your song writing AND performing, so live versions are a great idea. This does not have to be a professional recording, just clear enough for us to evaluate your performance; 3. Send an email to mainesongwriters@gmail.com with links to your 2 songs, your name, and all contact info. Include “Whittlesey” in the subject line so that we can find it easily. Deadline for submissions is 1/7/15. We will select 4 solo performers from the submissions to represent MSA in front of an enthusiastic audience. Get your songs in today!


MASSACHUSETTS

BARNSTABLE: Director Marti Baker will hold open auditions for The Housekeeper by James Prideaux on 1/12, 13, 14 (7-9pm) at the Barnstable Comedy Club, 3171 Main Street, Route 6A. Casting available for 1 male and 1 female ages 35-55. Perusal scripts available at the Sturgis and Hyannis libraries. Production dates slated March 12-29, 2015. Please visit www.BarnstableComedyClub.org for cast descriptions and more information or call 508-362-6333.

COTUIT: 12/17 (6:30-8:30pm) - Talk Radio. Production: 2/13-3/8; 1/14 (6:30-8:30pm) & 1/17 (2-4pm) - Oleanna @ Cotuit Center for the Arts, Black Box Theater - www.cotuitcenterforthearts.org

DRACUT: 12/14-16 - OKLAHOMA! @ ACTORS inc. - 12/14 (1pm) – DANCE ONLY: This audition is scheduled for those who are interested in dancing and/or auditioning for a part that requires dancing. Most chorus members will be required to move about the stage. Ages 8+. 12/15 & 16 (7-10pm) SINGING AUDITION – Ages 16+.
Please prepare one song that demonstrates your ability to portray a character, as well as your strong vocal ability. Auditions will be conducted in the order you arrive. We will not schedule you for a specific time. You can download the audition form as a PDF file, and fill it out in advance. We will assign you an audition number when you hand in your completed form. Please be sure to indicate ALL conflicts you have for rehearsals. Please bring: • Headshot/Recent Photograph; • Resume/List of any recent experience; • Sheet Music in your key for the accompanist. If you are cast, you will be required to be an ACTORS inc member, pay a show fee and be responsible for selling ten (10) tickets. You do NOT have to be a member of ACTORS inc to audition. Membership/Show Combined Fee: $100 (per cast member). Rehearsals: Sundays (12:00pm-6:00pm) and Fridays (7:00pm-10:00pm), beginning Sunday, January 11. Show Week: April 19-25/15. Show Dates: April 24 & 25. Questions: (978) 835-9250 or crazycorinne@comcast.net

HYDE PARK: Riverside Theatre Works is looking for talented instructors to work during our 2015 spring semester. If you are a director, music director, choreographer and/or theatre educator and you would like to join the faculty at Riverside Theatre Works School of Performing Arts please email a cover letter and resume to Toni Ruscio at truscio@rtwboston.org  or call 617-361-7024 x 102 and visit www.RTWboston.org for more information! 12

HYDE PARK: Riverside Theatre Works is seeking an experienced lighting designer for their 2015 April vacation show Beauty and the Beast Jr. A stipend is included. Beauty and the Beast will open April 17, 2014. RTW’s April vacation show takes young actors and develops/fine-tune their musical theatre skills as they audition for, rehearse and perform in a musical. To apply please email your resume and cover letter to Executive Director, Toni Rusico at Truscio@RTWboston.org.
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LUDLOW: Exit 7 Players will audition for The Exit 7 New Short Play Contest on 12/15 & 16 at 7 p.m. at the Exit 7 Theater (37 Chestnut St.). * More than 40 roles are available in these 8 comedies and 8 dramas. Roles range from a 12-year-old girl to a man in his 70’s. Actors will read selected sides from the scripts, which were chosen from a submission pool of 685 plays from all over the United States and from several other countries. * This is a unique and exciting opportunity to perform in original plays, many of which will be Massachusetts premieres, and several world premieres, written by new, emerging, and established voices in contemporary playwriting. * For audition information and an opportunity to read the scripts, please go to  www.exit7players.org/auditions/newshortplaycontes/

LUDLOW: The Exit 7 Players are announcing auditions for A CHORUS LINE on 1/4 & 1/5. Show Dates: April 24, 25, May 1, 2, 8, & 9 @ 8pm and April 26 and May 3 @ 2pm While obviously being a show for dancers, we would like to encourage actor/singers who feel they have the ability to learn and perform choreography and convincingly portray a Broadway dancer. What is important to us is that you are comfortable up on stage and that you can perform with the talent, confidence, energy, and stamina required for the show. For full info and a character breakdown please visit our website at www.exit7players.org/auditions/achoruslineauditio/ 

MILTON: The Milton Players announce auditions for The Dixie Swim Club, by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, and directed by Frank Moffett. Auditions are 2/9 & 10 at 7PM at Cunningham Hall, 44 Edge Hill Rd. Auditioners are encouraged but not required to attend both Monday and Tuesday auditions. Callbacks 2/11 if necessary. Production dates are April 24 & 25, May 1, 2, & 3. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Southern accents are welcomed but not required. For more information, including character descriptions, visit www/miltonplayers.org/auditions. 

WINCHESTER: 2/11 & 12 (7pm) - The Winchester Players will be holding auditions for Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz @ First Congregational Church, 21 Church St. Callbacks 2/16, if required. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Familiarity with script is not required but is suggested. Rehearsals: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday beginning 3/2/15. Production: 4/24-5/9/15. www.winchesterplayers.org

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

NEW!! MANCHESTER/MEREDITH: The NH Theatre Awards will be holding auditions for engaging actors to host the annual Awards Show on January 31st, 20 NH. This year's Hosts will be part of the opening musical number and will present some of the night's awards. We are seeking at least 3 adults and 3 teens (19yrs or younger) to host this year's show. Ideal hosts should be able to sing in a "rock and roll" style and be able to handle basic choreography. Candidates with a charismatic personality who are poised and graceful are ideal candidates. Having an expressive speaking voice is a huge plus. Auditions will be held 1/3/15 (4pm-7pm) @ 1001 Elm Street, 2nd fl. (offices). Manchester & 1/4/15 (noon-3pm) @ Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Rd, Meredith. Auditions are by appointment only. Please email AwardsShow@NHTheatreAwards.org with your preferred audition date and a theatrical resume. Headshots are requested, but not required. Please allow 1-2 days for a response. The audition will consist of learning 16 bars of a song, performing a scripted and unscripted presentation of awards. Each audition will be less than 30 minutes.

MANCHESTER: 1/11 & 12 (6:30pm) - Let's Murder Marsha @ Majestic Theatre, Executive Court Banquet Facility. www.majestictheatre.net 


MILFORD: Announcing open auditions for Death by Design by Rob Urbinati, directed by Val Verge. 7pm, 12/10 @ Milford Area Players, Amato Center for the Performing Arts, Teen room, 560 Mont Vernon St./Route 13. Show Dates: March 13-22, 2015. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Please come with a resume and a headshot. Ages listed will not be strictly adhered to. Rehearsals will begin in early January and will be 2- 3 times week, including Sunday evenings and two weekday evenings to be determined by cast availability. ALL ROLES ARE UNPAID. Questions can be directed to: v.verge@comcast.net; http://milfordareaplayers.weebly.com

RHODE ISLAND

PROVIDENCE: All high school and mature middle school males of the New England area are invited to participate in the annual Young Men's Choral Festival (YMCF), sponsored by Providence Singers, Rhode Island College, Bishop Hendricken School, and Warwick Vets High School. YMCF is full day event of choral workshops (vocal, movement, and rhythm) ending with a closing concert and reception, 1/30/15, from 1-8pm on the campus of Rhode Island College. This year's clinician is the Director of Choral Activities at Harvard University, Andrew Clark.  - Registration deadline is 1/9/15.  1:00pm-8:00pm, check-in is 12:30pm. Tuition is $20 (includes sheet music, t-shirt, food, and necessary supplies). The closing concert is free and open to the public. Music teachers are welcome to participate as an observer for continuing education credit. More info and registration form at www.providencesingers.org

RUMFORD: The Community Players announce open auditions for the musical Guys and Dolls, 12/16 & 18 at 7 p.m. at St. Margaret’s School, 1098 Pawtucket Ave. Sign in will begin at 6:30 p.m. and close at 8 p.m. Director Tim Reid is seeking a diverse cast of singers and dancers with adult playing ages for this classic musical. Actors should prepare a short musical theater selection and bring sheet music and be prepared to learn a short dance combination. Those auditioning for lead roles will also be asked to read from the script. An accompanist will be provided for music auditions. Performance dates are weekends, April 10-26. Please bring any known schedule conflicts to auditions. Find complete details and character breakdowns for all roles at www.thecommunityplayers.net.  For further information e-mail info@communityplayers.org  or call (401) 447-0253.


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