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BROAD BROOK: Opera House Players, Inc. announces auditions for THE SPITFIRE GRILL (Music by James Valq, Book and Lyrics by Fred Alley); Directed by: John Pike - 5/5 & 6 (6pm-9:30pm). Callbacks, if necessary, will be scheduled after auditions have completed. Broad Brook Opera House, 107 Main St. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a headshot, if you have one. Be prepared to sing the following: 16-32 bars of a strong musical theater song in the proper key (no pop songs please). A ballad is best. Country and folk music is also encouraged. All roles require strong acting skills; there are no specific dance requirements. Questions? Please contact director John Pike @ johnpike1@gmail.com.  Rehearsals begin end of July (~the 25th). Performances: The production runs 3 weekends in September.

CENTERBROOK: The Ivoryton Playhouse will be holding local auditions for Equity and non union actors for La Cage Aux Folles on 4/22 from noon - 8pm in the Rehearsal Studio, 24 Main St. La Cage Aux Folles by Harvey Fierstein, Jean Poiret & Jerry Herman - runs 8/6-31/14. Looking for singers, dancers and actors over 21. Auditions are by appointment only. Bring a headshot and resume and prepare a song. For audition appointments, call 860-767-9520, ext 203

NEW!! NEW MILFORD: TheatreWorks New Milford is seeking a cast of 1 man and 1 woman (ages 17 to 35) for its upcoming summer production, the riveting drama BONNIE & CLYDE by Adam Peck. Based on the true story, BONNIE & CLYDE is an intimate re-telling of the final hours of two young people who stopped at nothing to realize their American dreams. Crossing the border of an unnamed state in a stolen Ford V-8 with a trunk of sawn-off shotguns and bootleg whiskey, Bonnie and Clyde have found one last place to hide. Time is ticking – they're on the run from the law and from reality. With humor, desperation, and tenderness, these legendary outlaws are made human again, resolving their issues and getting their affairs in order. This critically-acclaimed play makes its East Coast premiere 80 years after the couple's final days. Auditions will be held at TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave. (next to the CVS) on 5/5 and 5/6 from 7pm to 8:30pm. BONNIE & CLYDE is under the direction of Joseph Russo of New Milford . The production is not based on the 1967 film or the 2011 Broadway musical of the same name. Auditions will consist of reading from the script. All roles are available and both professionals and amateurs are welcome. No appointments are necessary. TheatreWorks offers a stipend to all performers, technicians, and directors. Auditioners should be prepared to demonstrate an approximate light Texan accent. For character breakdowns, to download audition sides, and to get more info, visit: www.theatreworks.us/actors. Rehearsals begin in May with performances running July 11 to August 2.

SHERMAN: The Sherman Playhouse is seeking a cast of 6 men and 1 woman (ages 18 to 65) for its summer production of the classic American drama, THE RAINMAKER by N. Richard Nash. THE RAINMAKER is under the direction of Martin Rosato.Auditions are Monday and Tuesday, 4/28 & 29, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at The Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 North (next to the fire station). Auditions will consist of reading from the script. All roles are available and both professionals and amateurs are welcome. No appointments necessary. For more details, visit: WWW.SHERMANPLAYERS.ORG or email information@theshermanplayhouse.org. Rehearsals begin June 9 with performances running July 17 through August 10 on Friday and Saturday evenings with two Sunday matinees on July 27 and August 10. The Sherman Playhouse is a non-Equity theatre company.

MISC: Broadway Jazz Dance Instructors – Join Us This Summer (Fairfield County) - contract job - Performing Arts Programs is New England’s Proven and Premiere Talent Development and Educational Program for children of all skill levels. We offer professional, progressive programs to the local communities. We are dedicated to creating a fun, comfortable and affirming environment to cultivate each child’s own unique creativity. We are looking for experienced Teaching Artists in Broadway Jazz / Musical Theater for our exciting Summer 2014 programs!! Your Qualifications: Enthusiastic team player who enjoys working with children in the arts. Available Monday — Friday 8:30am — 3:30pm for the ALL 5 WEEKS. Competitive pay! Wilton,CT – June 23 -27; Stamford, CT – July 7-11; Shelton, CT – July 14-18; Brookfield,CT- July 21-July 25; Southbury,CT – July 28-August 1. Have reliable transportation to drive to the locations. Please do not contact us if you are out of state and have no vehicle as we have no housing to offer. To apply please go to http://performingartsprograms.biz/apply_online and fill out our online application form. *Please note that where it asks for salary requirements we ask that you let us know what you are looking to make a week as our summer programs are a stipend and not by the hour. *Please make sure to include your resume and three (3) references with their email address. You must click on the link above and fill out the online registration form. *PLEASE NOTE-You must be available to come to our Administrative Office in South Windsor to interview (We may be willing to set up a Skype Interview for the right candidate).
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MISC: Acting Instructors – Join Us This Summer (Hartford County) - contract job - Performing Arts Programs is New England’s Proven and Premiere Talent Development and Educational Program for children of all skill levels. We offer professional, progressive programs to the local communities. We are dedicated to creating a fun, comfortable and affirming environment to cultivate each child’s own unique creativity. We are looking for experienced Teaching Artists in Acting for our exciting Summer 2014 programs!! Your Qualifications: Enthusiastic team player who enjoys working with children in the arts. Available Monday — Friday 8:30am — 3:30pm for the ALL 3 WEEKS. Competitive pay! Newington,CT – July 7-11; Bristol, CT – July 14-18; South Windsor, CT – July 21-25. Have reliable transportation to drive to the locations. Please do not contact us if you are out of state and have no vehicle as we have no housing to offer. To apply, visit http://performingartsprograms.biz/apply_online and fill out our online application form. *Please note that where it asks for salary requirements we ask that you let us know what you are looking to make a week as our summer programs are a stipend and not by the hour. * Please make sure to include your resume and three (3) references with their email address. You must click on the link above and fill out the online registration form. *PLEASE NOTE-You must be available to come to our Administrative Office in South Windsor to interview (We may be willing to set up a Skype Interview for the right candidate).

MISC: AspenDream Productions, a professional comedy wedding/murder shows company, features unique scripted comedies along with some improv combined with a dinner throughout various venues (corporate/commercial and non-profit) throughout CT and Western Mass. Seeking actors to rehearse 3-4 times before performances.  Ongoing commitment. Shows are generally on Friday and Saturday. Artists are auditioning to join the company. Rehearsal location is Harwinton CT. Actors must provide their own transportation. Stipend per performance plus meals. No pay for transportation. Our actors are all professionals, most of them having college degrees in Theatre Performance, Musical Theatre, Dance and other Performing Arts categories. Please do not apply if you do not have experience or you are not serious. Seeking understudies as well as lead and supporting roles to join our 17 year old company. Diverse Roles (Lead and Supporting): Males & Females. All types, especially those who are excellent at improv, can work as a team player, singing a plus, can speak in NY/Italian/European accents/outgoing personality/does not have to be available for all shows but must be available for majority. Seeking submissions from CT only. Send headshot and resume after reviewing website to Janice@AspenDreamProductions.com. No phones calls. If you qualify, you will be contacted for an audition in Harwinton on a Sunday in June or July after phone interview. Then you must prepare a 1-minute comic monologue. If you sing please be prepared to sing a Capella as no accompanist will be provided. Also be prepared for cold reading and improv sessions.
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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

MASSACHUSETTS

NEW!! ACTON: LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL - Co directors; Shahn & Ed Knights; Music Direction by Div Slomin. 5/19 & 20, 7pm; callbacks 5/21. Please come with 32 bars of prepared music. You may be asked to sing in harmony during the first audition night or at callbacks. You will be required to participate in a movement audition at call backs so please come with appropriate footwear. Accompanist available for auditions. The part of Amy will be double cast with a younger girl NO younger that 12 and her older self. All parts for Jo, Meg, Beth, Amy, and Laurie need to be 15 and older and be able to look older over time. Parents of actors younger than 16 will be required to attend rehearsals. There is a small ensemble of 8-10. Readings from the script will be at callbacks only. Rehearsals will start in early June, and accommodate actors schedule over the summer. Full rehearsals 3-4 times a week will start September 2, 2014. Production dates are October 10, 11, 17,18,19 (matinee), 24,25, 26 (matinee), Tech week is October 5-8 including full dress rehearsals. These dates are mandatory. Please bring a picture to the auditions. Please contact Shahn Knights at shahnknights@gmail.com for additional information. www.theatreiii.org

ACTON: 6/7 & 8
(12:30-3pm, Little Stars); 6/6 (6:30-9pm) & 6/7 (3:30-6pm Drama Club). Production 10/17-19. @ @ Theatre With a Twist - www.theatrewithatwist.org

BOSTON: Boston Children's Chorus is holding auditions for youth 7 to 18 on 5/9 & 10 @ 112 Shawmut Avenue 5B for our 2014-15 school year program. More details at www.bostonchildrenschorus.org. Questions? Email: Erick Lopez at elopez@bostonchildrenschorus.org or call 617-778-2242

CAMBRIDGE:
Stickball Productions announces a call for auditions.  http://stickballproductions.com/stickball-announces-audition-notice. Non-union, paying gig (stipend). Performance dates 10/9-25. Needed: 2 white males, 35-40; 1 white female 32-37; 1 African American female 32-40. Two Boys Lost, a new play, focuses on a greater Boston family struggling with a homeless, mentally unstable brother. With residue of crooked politics in their past, the family is faced with reconciling their future ambitions with their troubled history. The auditioned roles include two brothers, their sister, and a sister-in-law — all blue-collar and genuine Boston accents are preferred. One male role requires a believable stutter. The mother has already been cast. Auditions will consist of a cold script reading, and a one-two minute monologue of your choosing. Appointment dates on 4/17 & 21, 7-10 p.m. Performance dates are Oct. 9–25, 2014, in a non-traditional venue in Cambridge. Stickball is pleased to have received a grand from the Cambridge Arts Council and Massachusetts Cultural Council towards this production. Send resume and headshot to Stickballauditions@gmail.com for appointment.

NEW!! CHARLESTOWN: Seeking actors to play the role of zombies & hosts in an ongoing interactive theater production of Trapped In A Room With A Zombie. We are looking for hosts/actors to portray hungry zombies during an ongoing production that has the participants as protagonists in an interactive theater experience where they find clues and solve puzzles to escape a room. The actors will also be hosts/Omnipotents and will walk participants through instructions for half of the performances they give and then be zombies for the other half. More info about the production can be found at www.roomescapeadventures.com.  50 Terminal St., Unit 702, Charlestown, MA 02129. Opening night is Friday, May 2nd. We will rotate our host/actors in various positions on an on-going basis. Our actor hosts are paid per performance. Zombies make $30 per performance and Hosts/Omnipotents are paid $25 per performance. Half of your performances you will be a Host/Omnipotent and the other half you will be a Zombie. You should make $150 -$250 (before taxes) per week depending on the number of shows you perform at. Each show is about an hour and a half long. Applicants must have attended college, are attending college currently, or are well traveled. Prior acting experience is beneficial as we are looking for great acting and a fantastic zombie like appearance. All actors are contractor workers and are responsible for their own costumes, make up and knee pads. A resume showing a great work ethic that demonstrates a history of responsibility and trust will go a long way in getting invited to an audition. Experience as a tour guide or host is helpful as well. Please email boston@roomescapeadventures.com  a resume with references, a head shot, a few sentences about yourself and why you would make an awesome zombie/host. We will select candidates and invite them to online auditions. If you are invited to join the team you must attend training on April 21st or 22nd. Serious inquiries only.

DUXBURY:
South Shore Conservatory’s Bay Youth Symphony (BaYS) - Under the guidance of Music Director Jonathan Lam, BaYS is an auditioned, sequential orchestra program sponsored by South Shore Conservatory in collaboration with the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra (The Phil) and Artistic Advisor Steven Karidoyanes. BaYS offers two leveled orchestras, and is open to students from communities throughout the South Shore and Cape Cod. BaYS rehearses weekly at Marshfield High School. Auditions for the 2014-2015 season will be held on 5/17 at 64 St. George Street in Duxbury. All orchestral student musicians are welcome to audition. Students enrolled in BaYS Symphony Orchestra will be performing in the spring of 2015 with the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra. Each BaYS ensemble offers dedicated and talented young musicians the opportunity to perform symphonic music at a high level in an organized, supportive orchestra program. Both orchestras will perform in the concert – Repertory, an intermediate full orchestra, conducted by Theresa Fritz; as well as Symphony, an advanced orchestra conducted by BaYS Music Director, Jonathan Lam. Students interested in scheduling a BaYS audition or more information about BaYS, may visit www.sscmusic.org/orchestra.html, email c.kniffen@sscmusic.org, or call 781-749-7565 x32.

FOXBORO: Do you LOVE Improv? Do people think you are funny? Are you a quick thinker? If you are currently in 8th thru 10th grade come and audition for a chance to join Improv Soup 5/4 (4-5pm by appointment only). We are one of the few teen Improv Troupes in Massachusetts and are currently in our sixteenth season. We perform long and short form Improv, based on audience suggestions,rehearse weekly on Sunday evenings andperform one Friday a month in Foxboro, Maduring the school year. Email chrislowey@verizon.net to make an appointment giving your name, phone #, email address and grade. For more info check the website www.improvsoup.org or call Chris at (508) 698-3939

FOXBORO: Un-Common Theatre Co. auditions for American Idiot. 5/18 (5pm by appt.) @ the Orpheum Theatre. Auditions will be held for students currently in Grade 10 thru age 21. Callbacks 5/21 (6:30pm). If you are physically unable to attend the auditions,please contact us by email for information on presenting a video audition. Rehearsals will be held on Sunday afternoons, Thursday evenings and one other weeknight evening in Mansfield and Foxboro beginning 5/25. Production: 7/17-20. Check the website www.uncommontheatre.org for more information on the roles and for details of what needs to be prepared for an audition 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!! JAMAICA PLAIN: Open Theatre Project is hosting auditions for DEATH & THE MAIDEN, by Ariel Dorfman. This will be OTP’s 2nd production of 2014′s Series 1 and will open on June 20th in Jamaica Plain, MA. Information and contact information is below, we hope to see you there! APRIL 29th with Call Backs May 1st. Rehearsals : Mid May-June 19th. Productions : June 20, 21, 22, 27, & 28. Audition Requirements: • Headshot; • Resume; • 1-2 Min Contemporary Dramatic Monologue. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 Roanoke Ave. Sign up for slots during April 29 (6-10pm). Callbacks, 5/1 (6–9pm). If not available during that time, STILL CONTACT US to arrange individual audition. See more at: http://www.theopentheatre.com/death-the-maiden-auditions/#sthash.gZRTMgrI.dpuf

MARBLEHEAD: Marblehead Little Theatre announces non-equity auditions for GERSWHWIN/PORTER, “Who Could Ask for Anything More”. The show is being produced by Henry Dembowski and Dayle Persons. It is being directed by and written by Anne Lucas. Musical Direction is by Betty Lautner. Auditions will be held on 5/4 (3-6) & 5/5 (6:30-9) @ 12 School St. This an original biographical review of the lives and works of these two great musicians. Audition requirements: Bring an up tempo and ballad by these composers. Actors who sing and play piano are needed to play Gershwin and Porter. Rehearsals for musical numbers will be held at the end of May and during June for two nights a week. Read through will begin on July 6th. Show dates are July 25-27 and July 31 thru August 3. Please email daylepersons@comcast.net for an audition slot. For more information please visit our website at www.mltlive.com 

MEDFIELD: The Gazebo Players of Medfield, a non-profit community based theater, will hold open auditions for their thirteenth annual “Shakespeare In The Park” production: William Shakespeare’s THE WINTER’S TALE. Auditions will be held on 5/12 and 13 at the T. A. Blake Middle School Auditorium, Pound St., Medfield, at 7:30PM. If necessary, callbacks will be held on Thursday, May 15, at the Blake Middle School Auditorium at 7:30PM. Please prepare a one to two minute Shakespearean monologue or sonnet. Actors will also be asked to read scenes from the play. No prior Shakespeare experience is necessary, and non-traditional casting will be considered, including casting women in traditionally male roles. For more information about auditions, please contact producer Amy Klesert at: amy.klesert@gmail.com.

NEEDHAM: Doubt, A Parable
by John Patrick Shanley; Direction by Celia Couture – 6/24 & 25, 7pm. Callbacks (if necessary) will be held 6/26, 7pm @ Christ Episcopal Church, 1132 Highland Ave. Auditions will consist of a one minute monologue and cold readings from the script. Please bring a resume of your acting experience and a current headshot. If you don’t have a headshot then we will take your photo for our audition records. If possible, please print out and complete the audition form ahead of time. Please be familiar with the play and its various scenes. Sister Aloysius Beuvier will require an Irish Accent. Father Brendan Flynn and Sister James will require hints of a Bronx accent. The role of Mrs Muller requires a woman of color. The play WILL take place as written in 1964. Please complete the audition notice @ www.wellesleyplayers.org prior to your audition. Production: 11/7-16. Possible matinee on 11/15. Rehearsals will begin the week of September 8.

NEW!! SOMERVILLE:
Bare Bones! Sunday on the Rocks written by Theresa Rebeck; directed by Leslie Drescher. On a beautiful Sunday morning three housemates decide to have scotch for breakfast in this play by author of *Spike Heels*, *The Family of Mann*, and *Loose Knit*. Auditions by appointment 4/28 at 7pm,
Unity Somerville. Visit www.theatreatfirst.org/shows/bare_bones/auditions.shtml for more info and to schedule your audition!

WATERTOWN:
Todd Sandstrom, director of Wellesley Players' production of Next Fall is looking for a stage crew of 5 people who are very comfortable onstage and who would enjoy taking a more interactive role in a play than a crew position would normally require. Next Fall takes place in a hospital and he am aiming to embody the energy of that environment. Each crew individual will perform all of the scene changes in “character,” meaning that there will be no blackouts and no hiding the fact that the changes/transitions are occurring. Crew members will be dressed in (comfortable) hospital attire and will be interacting with the six actors in the play at various times during the transitions. There are no spoken words necessary, but there is room for creativity. The transitions will need to happen fairly quickly, but at no point will any furniture or set pieces be moving during a transition. The only items that will be taken on and off are props and a few costume pieces. Below are the dates and times that we would request you be available: Rehearsal 4/22-24 at Christ Episcopal Church in Needham 7-10PM; 4/28 at the Arsenal Center of the Arts in Watertown 6:45-10:30PM. Dress Rehearsals 4/29, 30 & 5/1 at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown 6:45-10:30PM. Production: 5/2-11 at the Arsenal Ctr. If interested, please contact Todd Sandstrom at 617-794-3916 or email todd.sandstrom@gmail.com
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NEW!! WAYLAND: Is He Dead?
@ Vokes Players. By Mark Twain, adapted by David Ives; directed by Laura Espy. 5/11 & 12 (7-10pm). Please sign up for a 30 minute time slot. Auditions will consist of readings from the script which will be distributed when you make an audition appointment. Accents are only required where noted in the character descriptions. Please be prepared to attempt these accents in auditions. Some dancing will be used in this production; however, no dancing will be required at the audition. To schedule an appointment, please send an email ihdvokes@gmail.com and leave your name, phone number, preferred audition times, and the roles you are interested in. 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. Rehearsals: First read-through will be the week of May 25. Rehearsals will be Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings 7-10pm. Performances: July 17-19, July 24-26, 31 and August 1-2, 2014 at 8pm and July 26 and August 2 at 2pm. The script is available from playscripts.com. Please contact the production staff at the email above if you have difficulty obtaining a copy and would like to read it. All Auditions are held at Beatrice Herford's Vokes Theatre, 97 Boston Post Road (Route 20) - www.vokesplayers.org

WAYLAND:
Vokes Players announce auditions for their Fall 2014 production of Avenue Q with music and lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx and book by Jeff Whitty. Director – Laura Espy; Music Director – Howard Boles; Stage Manager – Jean MacFarland. Production – 10/30-11/15. rehearsing a mix of 3 or 4 days a week for this show. To prepare for music and puppetry work, please expect rehearsals to be 4 nights a week at the beginning of the process. From then on, we will determine if rehearsals will need to be 3 or 4 days per week based on cast availability. However, these rehearsals will be on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings from 7-10pm (unless scheduled with individuals for music rehearsal based on availability). The first rehearsal will be the week of August 24. Auditions will be held at Vokes by appointment on 5/18 & 19. 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 May 21st – approximately 7-11pm. To schedule an appointment, please send an email avenueqvokes@gmail.com. Please include: - Your name; - Your phone number; - The roles 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. 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 AVENUE Q. 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. Important note: previous puppetry experience is preferred but not required. www.vokesplayers.org

NEW HAMPSHIRE

MANCHESTER: CABARET @ Majestic Productions (Teens 18+ and Adults). Performance Dates: July 18-27, 2014. 4/13 & 14 at 7pm SHARP. Please prepare a song that shows off the character of your voice, preferably in the style of the show. Reading from the script (provided). Be prepare to move; wear appropriate shoes. Appointments are not necessary; please be prompt. The Majestic is a community theatre and actors are not paid. *SHEET MUSIC OR ACCOMPANIMENT CD IS REQUIRED of ALL AUDITIONEES. (visit www.musicnotes.com to download sheet music if needed). There is a $25 production fee associated with this production, payable at the first rehearsal. @ 922 Elm St., Suite 315 - www.majestictheatre.net

MANCHESTER: THE FOREIGNER - Majestic Productions (Adults). Performance Dates: June 20-July 6, 2014** at Holy Cross Hall at MCMS. 4/15 at 7pm SHARP & 4/16 at 7pm SHARP. Questions?? email rob@majestictheatre.net or call (603) 669-7469. The Majestic Theatre - Studios, 922 Elm Street, Suite 315 - www.majestictheatre.net


NASHUA: Nashua Theatre Guild will hold auditions for its annual Shakespeare in the Park production of As You Like It on 4/27 at 1pm and 4/28 at 7 @ 14 Court Street in Nashua, home of the Janice B. Streeter Theater, where NTG will be performing Amateurs later that week. Another audition will be held on 5/18 at 1pm at Greeley Park. The production will be directed by Katelynn Devorak and will be performed on July 26 & 27 and August 2 & 3 at Greeley Park as part of Nashua Summerfun. Auditions are open to the public and those auditioning are required to do a prepared short classical monologue. There will also be cold readings of scenes from the play. For more information, call 603 880-0243 or visit Nashua Theatre Guild’s Facebook page.

PORTSMOUTH: STRANGER THAN FICTION, New Hampshire's premier improv troupe will be holding auditions from 12-3PM on April 27 at the Player's Ring located at 105 Marcy St. Please arrive promptly and wear comfortable clothing and shoes you can move in. No experience is required, but if you have a headshot and resume, please feel free to bring it along. Additional paperwork will be completed day of. While we encourage anyone and everyone to audition, you must be at least 18 years old to tryout for the troupe. If you are interested in auditioning, please email info@strangerthanfiction.us and leave us your first and last name and the best contact phone number. We will also happily answer any questions you may have. If you do not officially sign up for auditions, you are still welcome to attend on the 27th, but please be on time as we will start as close to noon as possible.


RHODE ISLAND

CRANSTON: 9th Annual One Act Play Festival @ Artists’ Exchange, 50 Rolfe Sq. 5/10 (11AM-3PM), 5/11 (1-5PM) & 5/12 (6-9PM). Additional appointments based on availability. Callbacks (if necessary) 5/17 (noon-3PM. Seeking adults & youth (ages 8+) of all experience levels. Bring headshot & resume (or current photo). Prepare a one-minute monologue; sides will be available for cold readings. Slots are 10 minutes per auditioner. Email jessica.bradley@artists-exchange.org with your first and second slot preferences, indicating the dates and times. You will receive confirmation of your scheduled date/time.

PROVIDENCE: The Rhode Island Performance Exchange (RIPE) is pleased to announce the second annual RIPE General Auditions for the Rhode Island performance community. The auditions will be held at 95 Empire in Providence on 5/31 & 6/1 from 10am-3pm, and are open to performers of all kinds who are interested in being seen by many of Rhode Island’s thriving theater companies. Intended to bridge the gap between companies and performers in Rhode Island, the 2014 General Auditions will be expanded into a two-day event where any actor who wishes can sign up for a slot by emailing or calling RIPE. RIPE gives the performer five minutes to do anything to showcase his or her talents, with singers attending on June 1 and non-singers on May 31. “Last year we saw many excellent singers and performers,” said RIPE Chief Advocate Rebecca Noon “but not every company is looking for singers. This year we are offering two days so that we can make space for people who may not sing, but may want to come in with all kinds of other talents -- stand-up comedy, modern dance, juggling, and, yes monologues.” Companies who have signed up to watch the auditions so far will be representatives of 2nd Story Theatre, Counter-Productions Theatre Company, playwright David Eliet, Epic Theatre Company, Four Frogs Productions, GCole Productions, Mixed Magic Theatre, OutLoud Theatre, Strange Attractor Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, and The Wilbury Group. Each company will have the opportunity to collect the headshot and resume of every person who auditions, and will use that information to cast throughout the rest of their season. Movers, dancers, singers, musicians, comedians, actors, professionals, amateurs of any age or type are encouraged to audition. To sign up or to learn more, email Leann at audition@riperformance.org  or call 401-680-0683. If you would like to watch the auditions in order to hire Rhode Island actors in the future, email Rebecca at info@riperformance.org  for more information.

NEW!! WARWICK: Ocean State Theatre Company announces Open Equity and Non-Equity Adult Auditions for its 2014 summer productions of Always…Patsy Cline and Guys and Dolls on April 28 and 29, 2014. Local talent is strongly encouraged to audition. Performers must be available for the following rehearsal and performance dates: Always…Patsy Cline - Daytime rehearsals 5/20-31; day and evening rehearsals/performances 6/1-22. The roles of Patsy and Louise have already been cast. Looking for understudy and replacement only. *Note: There is no ensemble for this show. Guys and Dolls - Daytime rehearsals 6/24-7/5; day and evening rehearsals/performances 7/6-27. *Note: All roles require very strong singers and actors. Ensemble must be very strong singers and dancers. Several smaller roles will be cast from the ensemble. The schedule for 4/28 will be as follows: 12-3 pm and 4-7 pm: Singing/Acting Auditions (7pm Men’s Dancing auditions begin; 8pm Women’s Dancing auditions begin.) The schedule for 4/29 will be as follows: 10 am-1 pm and 2-5 pm Singing/Acting Auditions (5pm Men’s Dancing auditions begin; 6pm Women’s Dancing auditions begin.) Auditions will be held at Ocean State Theatre located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick , RI . Those auditioning should enter through the main lobby doors and bring their headshot or a recent photo and resume (if available) stapled together (back to back). Singing/acting auditions: Please prepare two brief songs (one up-tempo and one ballad). Note that there may be time to perform one selection only. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided, but will not transpose. No a cappella, tape recorders or CD players accepted. Some may be asked to stay for the dance call. Bring appropriate dancewear including character shoes (if you have them). Dancing auditions: Please be warmed up and ready to dance when the call begins. Wear appropriate dancewear and have character shoes. Some may be asked to stay and sing after all have danced. Please prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided, but will not transpose. No a cappella, tape recorders or CD players accepted. No appointments will be given to non-union actors. No appointment needed for dance audition. Members of Actors’ Equity only may email Robert.Miller@ostcri.org  beginning 4/20/14 to schedule a singing/acting appointment. Equity Members without appointments will be seen throughout each audition day, as time permits. Doors open Monday at 11:00 am and Tuesday at 9 am. Please Note: These auditions are for adults only (18 years and older). There are no NYC auditions scheduled at this time. Additional information, character breakdowns and directions are available at www.OceanStateTheatre.org.  The theatre is required to hire a minimum of two members of Actors’ Equity Association for Always… Patsy Cline and five members, with at least two chorus contracts, for Guys and Dolls. All ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged to attend this audition.

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