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CONNECTICUT

BROAD BROOK: 5/31 (1pm) & 6/1 (7pm) - She Loves Me @ Broad Brook Opera House, 107 Main St. Production: 9/11-27. Rehearsals begin 6/28. All singers should prepare two songs - a standard Broadway song of your choice (NO pop, rock, or contemporary theatre music), and then 16-32 bars of one of the songs from the show listed below in the breakdown. The first 16-32 bars of the show song are fine. If you are auditioning only for ensemble, you should be prepared to sing the beginning of "Twelve Days To Christmas" in addition to a ballad of your choice. The lyrics for this song, show credits, and synopsis are at the end of the breakdown. You must bring your own sheet music, and an accompanist will be provided. We will have the score to the show for the pianist to use. No singing to tracks or a cappella singing, please. Questions: Contact the director at jflooddirector@gmail.com

NEW!! CENTERBROOK: The Ivoryton Playhouse will be holding local auditions for union and non-union actors for the musical LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS on 5/13 from noon till 8pm in the Rehearsal Studio, in their new office space at 22 Main St. Rehearsals begin on September 8th, 2015 and the show runs from 9/23-10/11. Prepare a song from the show or in the style of. Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Call 860-767-9520 ext 203 for appointment. Looking for: Men and women over 25 – including 3 African American female singers. All roles require singing and acting. www.ivorytonplayhouse.org

MIDDLETOWN: ARTFARM is hiring DESIGN and PRODUCTION STAFF for its tenth season of Shakespeare in the Grove! This summer, ARTFARM is producing A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a lively, circus-infused outdoor production overlooking the Connecticut River Valley in Middletown. Shakespeare in the Grove utilizes Equity and Non-Equity paid performers and has created a tradition of strong physicality, respect for text and raucous accessibility in its ten years of bringing outdoor professional Shakespeare to central Connecticut. All positions are paid. Compensation varies according to position and level of experience. Production dates are July 15-26. Production meetings begin after Memorial Day. Available positions include: SET DESIGNER: Looking for someone with experience working in an outdoor setting, able to collaborate, comfortable working with aerial performers and willing to partner with rigging consultant to create a theatrical circus playground on a 70 foot wide outdoor space; COSTUME DESIGNER: Looking for an imaginative designer who is comfortable working in the clown, circus and fantasy world, able to design for aerialists and for summer outdoor performance; STAGE MANAGER: Need an experienced Stage Manager able to cope with the eccentricities of outdoor rehearsals and performances. High sense of safety awareness is very important. Send inquiries and resumes to Dic Wheeler: dic@art-farm.org; www.art-farm.org
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NEW BRITAIN: What do lightsabers, a courtroom drama, velociraptors, and a barbershop quartet have in common? They are all part of Hole in the Wall Theater’s 2015 season finale - ENRON. Auditions will be held 5/17 & 18 @ Hole in the Wall Theater, 116 Main St., 7pm–10pm. Possible callbacks will be 5/20. Hailed as a thrilling corporate Macbeth, Lucy Prebble’s smash London hit, ENRON, follows the rise and fall of the ill-fated Texas energy giant as told through the lens of some of its most infamous players. Inspired by real-life events and using music, dance and video, ENRON explores one of the most infamous scandals in financial history, reviewing the tumultuous 1990s and casting a new light on the financial turmoil in which the world currently finds itself. With sharp dialogue, intense courtroom drama, dark humor, vaudevillian theatrics, and a trio of velociraptors, ENRON is more than a case study, it is a cautionary tale of greed, power, corporate sociopathy, human nature, and the dangers of blindly following “the smartest men in the room.” Actors will be asked to read from the script. Although this is NOT a musical, there is some light singing. Actors interested in singing roles will be asked to sing up to 16 bars a cappella. Actors with skills in puppetry, juggling, and other unusual talents are strongly encouraged. Actors are also asked to come in “business attire” if possible. A Note On This Script: Although there are a few “Principal” Roles, this script comes alive through its ensemble. Actors will be challenged to portray multiple roles and characters with meaningful scene work and significant stage time. The vibrant and involved ensemble creates the world of chaos in which the story unfolds. They are Stock Analysts, Traders, Reporters, Lawyers, Lehman Brothers, Arthur Anderson, Ramsey & Hewitt, Congresswomen, Senators, Federal Marshalls, and just about everything else under the sun. For additional questions, please e-mail the director, Emily Trudeau at thatdarnemily@gmail.com.  SHOW DATES: July 17-Aug 8. Rehearsals will be somewhat flexible. Please let the director know your conflicts at the time of auditions, as most can be accommodated.

NEW MILFORD: TheatreWorks New Milford is seeking a cast of 2 men (ages 30 to 55) and 2 women (ages 21 to 45) for its searing summer drama TIME STANDS STILL by Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies. This crackling new drama focuses on Sarah, a photojournalist, and James, a foreign correspondent and Sarah's long-term boyfriend. Sarah has just returned to their apartment in Brooklyn after being injured covering a war zone. James, meanwhile, is riddled with guilt for having left Sarah alone. Theirs is a partnership based on telling the toughest stories, and together, making a difference. But when their own story takes a sudden turn, the adventurous couple confronts the uncertain prospect of a more conventional life. Smart, stylish, and timely TIME STANDS STILL will inspire much discussion well after the curtain comes down.  Auditions will be held at TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave. on 5/4 & 5 from 7-8:30pm. Director: Sonnie Osborne.  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. For character breakdowns, to download audition sides, and to get more info, visit: www.theatreworks.us/actors.  Rehearsals begin in June with performances running 7/10-8/1. TheatreWorks is located on 5 Brookside Avenue, just off Route 202 (next to the CVS) - www.theatreworks.us

WILLIMANTIC: The Windham Theatre Guild will hold Open Auditions for their summer musical production of Into The Woods, 4/15, 7pm at the Burton Leavitt Theatre, 779 Main St. There is no ensemble/chorus in this cast, only featured roles. All singing parts include very difficult music. You must be able to sing well, read music well, and be able to practice/learn your part at home on your own. We are looking for talented people ages 16 and up to bring this musical to life. Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre piece, appropriate to the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided but please be prepared to sing the prepared piece a capella. No movement audition is required. Sides will be available for cold reading. If you are not available to attend the audition on 4/1h, video submissions will be accepted. Please go to www.windhamtheatreguild.org for online submission requirements. While online submissions will be treated equally for consideration, in-person auditions are preferred. Once posted, submit all uploaded video links to brandonnichols55@gmail.com with an attached theatrical history statement or resume. Second round auditions will be held in mid-May and rehearsals will begin thereafter. DIRECTOR: Brandon Nichols. MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Linda Tracy. Production: 7/17-8/1. Visit www.windhamtheatreguild.org for detailed character descriptions. For questions and additional information please contact Brandonnichols55@gmail.com

MAINE

GARDINER: The Open Book Players will be holding auditions for their spring children’s performances of Fairy Tales….with a Twist on 4/26 (6pm). The auditions will be held at Johnson Hall . The performances will also be at Johnson Hall on May 16th at 7:30 p.m. and on May 17th at 2:00 p.m. There are parts available for children of all ages, but actors must be fluent readers. Open Book Players has been the resident community theatre at Johnson Hall since 1996 and this performance will complete its 19th season. For more information, contact Lucy Rioux at lucyrioux@gmail.com or call (207) 441-3210.

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

BELMONT: Belmont Dramatic Club has an opening for a Stage Manager for its production of "Prelude to a Kiss". Experience as a stage manager to coordinate technical requirements, and to run rehearsals and performances, would be helpful. Ability to work as part of a team and to communicate effectively are essential. This is a non-paid post. Currently in rehearsal 7.30-10PM on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at Belmont Town Hall Auditorium, 455 Concord Avenue. Performance dates May 8,9,15,16 and 17. Contact Director at: info@belmontdramaticclub.org for more information.
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DUXBURY: Bay Players will be conducting auditions for all roles in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, a comedy written by Christopher Durang. The story revolves around the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings, two of whom live together, and takes place during a visit by the third, Masha, who supports them. They discuss their lives and loves, argue, and Masha threatens to sell the house. Some of the show's elements were derived from works of Anton Chekhov, including several character names, the play's setting in a cherry orchard, and the theme of the possible loss of an ancestral home. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Resumes and head shots are welcome but not required. Please be prepared to list any rehearsal conflicts. 4/19 (4-6pm) & 4/20 (7:30-9:30pm) @ First Parish Church, 842 Tremont St. (Rte. 3A). Production: 6/19, 20, 26, 27 @ 8pm. Visit www.bayplayers.org for character descriptions.

COTUIT: 4/20 (6-8pm) - All in the Timing by David Ives. Director: Anthony Teixeira. Looking for: 2 males, 1 female that are comfortable with a short but intensive rehearsal process. Age and type are unimportant, but a natural sense of comedic timing is a big plus! You will be asked to read scenes from the script. Show runs 5/21-31. Cotuit Center for the Arts - www.cotuitcenterforthearts.org

COTUIT: 4/26
(4:30-7pm) & 4/27 (6-8:30pm) - Gypsy @ Cotuit Ctr. for the Arts. Calling ALL actors, singers and dancers from the young (boys and girls 7-10, teen boys and girls 12-17, young adult, middle age and mature singing actors. Please prepare a song (not longer than 3-4 mins.) and bring your sheet music with you for our accompanist. If you have any unique talents, play a musical instrument, tap dance while spinning plates on sticks, juggling or perhaps fire breathing... but all means come prepared to show them off. All actors should be prepared in clothes that will allow them to move and be prepared to read cold OR improv. Big cast with age, type and look ranges across the board. www.cotuitcenterforthearts.org

FOXBORO: Do you LOVE Improv? Do people think you are funny? Are you a quick thinker? If you are currently in 8th or 9th grade come and audition for a chance to join Improv Soup 5/3 (4-5pm) in Foxboro by appointment only. We are one of the few teen Improv Troupes in Massachusetts and are currently in our seventeenth season. We perform long and short form Improv, based on audience suggestions, rehearse weekly on Sunday evenings and perform one Friday a month in Foxboro, Ma during the school year. Email chrislowey@verizon.net o 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

FRAMINGHAM: 5/3-10 - Xanadu @ Moonstruck Theater Company, Amazing Things Art Center, 160 Hollis St. Please email auditions@moonstrucktheater.org with your resume, headshot & preferred night to schedule your audition slot. Please prepare 32 bars from a Broadway score in the style of the show that best suits your voice and highlights character; an accompanist will be provided. You may be asked to learn/perform a brief movement routine, so please make sure you bring appropriate dance attire. Rehearsals will be Sun/Mon/Thurs, 7-10PM, at Amazing Things Art Center. Production: 7/24-8/2. Directed by Justin McCoubry; Music Directed by Nicholas Foster - www.moonstrucktheater.org 

MEDFIELD: The Gazebo Players of Medfield will hold open auditions for their 14th annual “Shakespeare In The Park” production: an all-female casting of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Auditions will be held on 5/18 & 19 @ T. A. Blake Middle School Auditorium, Pound St. at 7:30PM. If necessary, callbacks will be held on 5/21 @ the Blake Middle School Auditorium at 7:30pm. For directions to the Blake Middle School, more information about the Gazebo Players, or to download an audition form, please visit www.gazeboplayers.com.  Julius Caesar will be performed on three consecutive weekends: 7/18-19 @ the Gazebo next to the Medfield Public Library; 7/25-26 @ Choate Park in Medway, & 8/1-2 @ the Music Court in Bird Park, Walpole. Please prepare a one to two minute Shakespearean monologue that is not from Julius Caesar. Actors will also be asked to read scenes from the play. No prior Shakespeare experience is necessary. This will be an all-female production, in which the women cast in men’s roles will play them as men. For more information, call 781-223-0651 or amy.klesert@gmail.com.

MILTON/CANTON: Milton Players announce auditions for the musical The Addams Family, by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice and Andrew Lippa. Auditions will take place at 7PM on 6/22 & 23, with callbacks on June 24, at the Brayton Auditorium, Massachusetts Hospital School, 3 Randolph St. in Canton, MA. Performance dates are October 30 - November 8.Auditioners will be asked to read from the script and should prepare 16-32 measures of a song in the style of the show. Song selections from the show will be accepted as well. Accompanist will be provided. Please also be prepared to tell us about your theater life in a dramatic fashion, and dress comfortably for movement exercises. For more information, including character descriptions, visit www.miltonplayers.org/auditions.

NEEDHAM: 5/17-21 - Picasso at the Lapin Agile @ Wellesley Players, Christ Episcopal Church - www.wellesleyplayers.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

MANCHESTER: Manchester Community Theatre Players will hold auditions for the musical Two by Two  April 20 from 6-9 PM at the JFNH Theatre (please use front entrance) 698 Beech Street Manchester. Two by Two will be directed by Michele Bossie and musically directed by Cait Cole. Auditioners should prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song which compliments their voice range and be prepared to read from the script. There will be a short simple dance movement taught at auditions so dress appropriately. Roles are currently open for 4 men and 4 women. We will also be casting 10-12 children ages 5-13. Show dates are June 18, 20, and 21. Rehearsals will be held Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays. Visit www.mctp.info for show synopsis and character breakdown. The JFNH Theatre, 698 Beech St. For additional information call (603) 801-6345

NEW!! MANCHESTER: 5/11 & 13 (7pm) - Adults invited to audition for the comedy play The Fox on the Fairway, a tribute from Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, The Fox On the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it's a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers' classics. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with... golf. This show is directed by Becky Rush, assisted by Aimee Baker. Auditions will be held at The Majestic Theatre’s rehearsal studios at 922 Elm Street Suite 315. The Majestic Theatre will present the Fox on the Fairway for public audiences on July 10, 11 & 12, 2015. Visit www.majestictheatre.net for audition requirements and schedule or call 603.669.7469 for more information.

MILFORD: 6/28-30 - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
@ MAP, Amato Center for the Performing Arts, 55 Mont Vernon St. Director: Mike Wood. Production: 10/16-25/15. Familiarity with the script (the revised 1974 revival) is strongly recommended. The audition will consist of cold reads and monologues. Actors auditioning for Maggie the Cat or Big Daddy will be expected to present a dramatic monologue. For Maggie, the auditioner should provide a monologue by Tennessee Williams or in the style of Tennessee Williams that demonstrates strong, desperate emotion. For Big Daddy, any contemporary American monologue is welcome. Big Daddy is a storyteller and this monologue should tell a story. Other monologues will be accepted; no monologue should exceed two minutes. The expectation will be that the actor will be prepared and provide their own monologue. Although the show will be cast early summer, the show will NOT rehearse during the summer. The only exception will be a readthru in mid to late July when the cast will be provided with their script. The cast will also be provided with a full rehearsal schedule at this time. Rehearsals will start the first week of September with a tentative Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday schedule. Rehearsals will be six weeks and intensive with an off book date of September 26th. Actors will be expected to provide the most thorough, honest and complete list of known conflicts possible at the audition.Questions? Email mikewoodnh@comcast.net.

PLYMOUTH: TIGER (Theatre Integrating Guidance, Education and Responsibility) is holding AUDITIONS for its upcoming 2015-2016 Touring Season (September 2015-May 2016). ​An Emmy-Award winning professional educational theatre company, TIGER helps children deal with difficult social issues. Based at Plymouth State University (NH), TIGER has been performing since 2002! We are looking for​ MALE & FEMALE ​​p​erformers to join our talented, high energy cast! These are part-time, Wednesday through Friday, PAID positions, touring New England! TIGER performers need to have high energy, and skills in acting, singing, dancing and movement! AUDITIONS by appointment, April 29 - May 2 at Plymouth State University. To be considered, email your headshot (or current photo) and performance resume to TIGER Tour Manager, Pam Irish PMIRISH@PLYMOUTH.EDU. ​ ​ Questions? Call Pam 603-535-2647


RHODE ISLAND

NEW!! WARWICK: Ocean State Theatre Company announces Open Equity and Non-Equity Adult Auditions for its 2015 summer productions of Rounding Third and Gypsy on 5/4 & 6. Local talent is strongly encouraged to audition. Performers must be available for the following rehearsal and performance dates: Rounding Third - Daytime rehearsals May 19-30; day and evening rehearsals/performances June 1-21. The roles of Don and Michael have already been cast. Looking for understudy and replacement only. *Note: There is no ensemble for this show.  Gypsy -
Daytime rehearsals June 23-July 4; day and evening rehearsals/performances July 5-August 2. *Note: All roles require very strong singers and actors. The roles of Rose and Herbie have already been cast. Ensemble must be very strong singers and dancers. Several smaller roles will be cast from the ensemble. Also looking for understudy and replacement for Rose and Herbie. The schedule for Monday, May 4 will be as follows: 11-3 pm: Singing/Acting Auditions; 5 pm: Men’s Dancing auditions begin; 6 pm: Women’s Dancing auditions begin. The schedule for Wednesday, May 6 will be as follows: 10 am-2 pm: Singing/Acting Auditions; 3 pm: Men’s Dancing auditions begin; 4 pm: Women’s Dancing auditions begin. Auditions will be held at Ocean State Theatre located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard. 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 should email Robert.Miller@ostcri.org beginning 4/20/15 to schedule a singing/acting appointment. Equity Members without appointments will be seen throughout each audition day, as time permits. Doors open Monday at 10:30 am and Tuesday at 9:30 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.


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