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CENTERBROOK: On 1/14, the Ivoryton Playhouse will be holding auditions for local actors to participate in its First Women Playwrights Initiative. Beginning on Monday, February 27th, actors will have the rare opportunity to work with a director and writer on a new play in a workshop setting and on March 3rd and 4th perform a staged reading for the public. This is an exciting project and there are a limited number of roles available. Looking for women and men aged 16-80, all ethnicities. Bring a picture and resume and a short monologue. Sides will be available. Open call – no appointment necessary. Auditions will be held at the Ivoryton Playhouse Administrative Offices, 22 Main St from 10am – 4pm. For more information, email 

MIDDLETOWN: Teen dancers, acrobats, athletes, jugglers and clowns are invited to join the circus this winter, either for weekly Circus Training or as part of an exclusive Traveling Company. Circophony Youth Circus in Middletown begins Spring Circus Training for anyone ages twelve to nineteen, regardless of experience, on February 7. Additionally, experienced circus performers are welcome to audition for Circophony’s Traveling Company on 1/17. Circophony, now in its sixth season, is a collaboration between Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater and ARTFARM. The program offers teenagers year-round circus training and performance opportunities. Every spring the Traveling Company creates and tours an original circus show to schools, clubs and festivals throughout Connecticut. The Training program begins February 7, 6 – 8 pm, and will continue on Tuesdays through April 18. Training will include acrobatics, movement, unicycling, stilt dancing, juggling, physical comedy and other circus skills as well as strength, flexibility and conditioning. To register for the training program, contact Oddfellows Playhouse at or call (860) 347-6143. Auditions for the Traveling Company be held Tuesday, January 17, 6 – 9 pm at Oddfellows Playhouse, 128 Washington Street in Middletown. Anyone ages 12 to 19 is welcome to audition, though a background in circus, acrobatics, dance or other physical performance is recommended. Auditioners should arrive on time, dress to move and be prepared to stay for the entire three hour audition. Each performer is expected to have prepared a 2 minute solo highlighting his or her best skills and demonstrating the ability to create original work. Music, choreography and costuming is encouraged; improvised performances are not. We will provide the ability to play music from a CD or an mp3player/iphone. You will be judged on your skills, your preparation and your performance energy. The audition will also include choreography, improvisation, acrobatics, collaboration and juggling. Circophony will rehearse Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6–9pm, starting February 7, with additional rehearsals leading up to opening night. The new Traveling show will premiere at Oddfellows on April 28 and 29 and will be available to tour throughout May and June, closing with a final performance at the Children’s Circus of Middletown on June 30. A tuition fee of $250 is required of anyone accepted into the Traveling Company; some financial aid or work-study is available. Tuition for the ten-week Training Program is $120. Anyone intending to audition should pre-register by contacting or register online at

NEW MILFORD: TheatreWorks New Milford is seeking a cast for George Orwell’s satirical drama Animal Farm, adapted by Ian Wooldridge on 1/29 & 1/31 from 7 pm to 9 pm. The director, Kevin Sosbe, is seeking about a dozen adventurous, creative people of all genders and ages,12 and up, although this will be a predominantly adult cast. All physical types, genders, sizes, and ethnicities of people are encouraged to audition. In this production we will be creating a barnyard of creatures that will commit to embodying the animal quality of their characters. There will be doubling or tripling of several roles, TBD. This will be an open audition, however if you cannot make the dates listed, please email to arrange an appointment on an alternate date. Auditions will be held at TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave. (next to the CVS). Auditions will consist of reading from the script. All roles are available and both professionals and amateurs are welcome. TheatreWorks offers a stipend to all performers, technicians, and directors. For character breakdowns, auditions sides, and to get more info, visit Rehearsals begin in March with performances running during the weekends in May 2017.

SHERMAN: The Sherman Playhouse is holding auditions for an ethnically diverse cast of 15 men and women – ages 16 to 30 – for the summer production of Hair: The Musical. Auditions 1/14 from noon-4pm & 1/15 from 6-9pm. They will be held at The Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 North (next to the fire station). No appointments are necessary to audition. Actors should prepare a monologue and song suitable for the show style and be able to sing and move well. Auditioners should also wear clothing suitable for dance and movement. Accompaniment will be provided if needed. Both professionals and amateurs are welcome. Rehearsals for Hair will begin May 22. The production runs June 30 to July 29. For more information, please contact director Francis A. Daley at 203-733-2762.


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 or 207-415-8393


ASHBY: 1/23 & 24 (7-8pm) - A Tale of Three Trees @ Ashby Elementary School, 911 Main St.  Open auditons for dancers ages 9-adult. -

BARNSTABLE: Open auditions will be held from 7-9pm on 1/16, 17 & 18 at the Barnstable Comedy Club, 3171 Main St. for Murder By Misadventure by Edward Taylor. Director Marti Baker seeks 3 men and 1 woman in their 40's for this comedic mystery/thriller. Actors will be asked to read from the script. Perusal scripts are available at both the Hyannis and Sturgis Libraries. For more information, please contact Marti at 508-775-3355. Production dates are scheduled for March 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 & April 1 at 8PM; Sunday matinees at 2:30PM on March 19, 26 & April 2, 2017.

BARRE: 1/14 (noon-3pm), 1/15 (1-5pm) & 1/17 (6-9pm) - Dancing at Lughnasa @ Barre Players. AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please contact the director, Diana Canterbury at or 978.355.2017 to schedule your audition. Please plan to stay for about an hour, and if possible, to be flexible in case we fall behind schedule a bit. Snow date or overflow appointments (if needed) will be Thursday, January 19, 6-9pm. Callbacks (if needed) will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 6-9pm. At the audition, actors will be asked to read two or three scenes from the script. While no specific preparation is required, it is a good idea to read the script before the auditions. You are also invited to select a short scene from the play and work on it a bit before the audition. If time permits, the director is willing to hear the scene that you have selected.  There will be three rehearsals each week, starting in early March. Two rehearsals will be on weeknights with one rehearsal on either Saturday or Sunday, depending on preference of the majority of the cast. Performances will be Fridays & Saturdays, May 19, 20, 26 & 27 at 7:30pm as well as Sundays, May 21 & 28 at 2:00pm. There are eight delicious roles for actors who enjoy working in ensemble-driven rehearsal process. Five roles for women, ages 20ish-40ish and three for men, ages 25-60ish.  Audition forms will be available at the theater save time by bringing a completed form with you to your audition. Download the audition form at For more information visit our website or if you have any questions, you may contact the director at

CAMBRIDGE: Paid ($150) Role Play Work at Harvard Law School (total of 6.5 hours of on-campus work at 25/hr). Must be able to... legally work in the United States and be over the age of 18; attend a 30-minute training (for 1st timers only) on 1/13 at 9:30am or 12pm; be on campus on 1/18 from 12:45-5pm to be interviewed by your student lawyers (longest on campus day); be available by phone OR email from 9am-5pm on 1/19 to approve/decline proposed deals (do not need to be on campus); be back on campus on 1/20 from 9-10:45am to give your student lawyers feedback. If you work and like it, next time you need not attend a training, which means less time for the same amount of money. Please write to if you are interested and available.

CAMBRIDGE: The MIT Gilbert and Sullivan Players are still seeking applicants for PRODUCER, STAGE DIRECTOR, VOCAL DIRECTOR & ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR for our Spring production of The Yeomen of the Guard, or The Merryman and his Maid. This two-act production will be fully staged with an orchestra. How to apply: Please send a statement of interest to indicating which role(s) you are applying for and any relevant experience. Resumes appreciated but not necessary. In addition, please indicate a time during the week of 1/11 - 1/18/17 when you would be available for an interview. In-person interviews preferred, but we can also arrange for remote interviews for people who have not yet returned to campus. Important Dates: Application Deadline: 1/11/17. Production Staff interviews: 1/11 - 1/18. Auditions: 2/9, 2/10, 2/11. Performances: 5/5-5/7 and 5/11-5/13. Please contact with any questions.

DARIEN: 1/8 & 9 (7:30pm) - BABY @ Darien Arts Center Stage. Callbacks 1/10 (8:30pm). Weatherstone Studio. Several adults, ages 18+, are sought. Production: 4/21-5/6.

FITCHBURG: 1/9 & 10 (7pm) - Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang @ New Players Guild, Center for the Performing Arts, 15 Rollstone St. Callbacks on Thursday, Jan. 12. Performing dates: March: 10,11, 17, 18 at 8PM; March 12 and 19 at 2PM. 

FRANKLIN: 1/9 - Beauty & the Beast @ FPAC, The Black Box, 15 West Central St. 6pm for ages 7-9; 6:30pm ages 10-13; 7pm for teens (14+); 7:45 for adults. Prepare 16 measures of a musical theater song in the style of the show.

LITTLETON: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, the classic musical by Frank Loesser, directed by Shawn Cannon, with music direction by Rudy Borkowski. The auditions will be on 1/25 at 7-9:30pm & 1/28 at 4-7pm. Contact Shawn at for an audition time! Please prepare 32 bars from a musical in a similar style, and be prepared for a cold read from the script. Rehearsals will be on Mon., Wed. nights at 7:00-9:30 pm, and Sats at noon until 3:00. Show dates are are May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 7:30 pm, with a matinee on Sat., May 13 at 1:00 pm.

MANSFIELD: The Un-Common Theatre Company is thrilled to announce auditions for Les Misérables School Edition on 1/8 (11am-3pm). The production will feature a cast of 7th through 12th graders and will be performed April 7-9, 2017. This production will be lead by the creative team of Director Maggie Dowd and Music Director Danielle Clougher. Auditions will be held at the Mansfield YMCA in Mansfield, MA for students in Grades 7 through 12 on Sunday, January 8th, from 11:00am to 3:00pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Callbacks will be held at 5:00pm. All roles are available. To make an appointment, email Please provide your name, grade, age, e-mail address and telephone number. A representative from The Un-Common Theatre Company will contact you with an appointment time and more information. For more information about audition requirements, please check the website at Schedule your audition today and be a part of this enduring, uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit!

NEWBURYPORT: Black Rat Productions and the Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High St. are holding Auditions for the musical Godspell. Open Calls are: 1/6 (6-8:30pm) 1/7 (11-1:30) Actors are seen on a first come first seen arrangement. No Appt . necessary. Please audition with a 16 prepared bars of an uptempo and ballad song. Please note: You may be asked to sing something from the show. Accompanist will be provided. Please wear clothes to move in. Rehearsals begin in Mid January the dates TBD. Show dates: April 6-9, 14 & 15. For more information please email the Director Tom Whateley @ or call 207-698-6966

NORWELL: The Academy of The Company Theatre (ACT) announces auditions for youth actors ages 7 to 15 for their upcoming production of Disney’s The Lion King JR. on 1/25 & 26 from 3:30-6pm at The Company Theatre Center for Performing Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive. Actors should plan to attend both days of auditions, with the first day spent learning song selection, dance combination and a script reading. Not all audition candidates will be cast. Classes rehearsing the production are held from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays during the production season, beginning January 30. Students must be available during production week for rehearsals from April 17 through 20 from 3:30 to 6 pm, which falls during public school vacation week. A non-refundable audition fee of $20 is due at auditions. Tuition for the classes and production is $385 per student. Some financial assistance is available. Tuition is due following the casting announcement. A headshot is helpful but not required. A completed emergency form must accompany audition candidates, available upon arrival. Performances of Disney’s The Lion King JR. will be held April 21 through 30. Tickets are $15. ACT was founded in 1987 by Zoe Bradford, Michael Joseph and Jordie Saucerman, with a mission to discover the creative spirit in each child in an enjoyable and challenging atmosphere and to build self-confidence through the experience of the arts. For more information about auditions, please call the box office at 781-871-2787 or email

READING: 1/8 (3pm) & 1/9 (7pm) - THe Lion in Winter @ Quannapowitt Players. CALLBACKS: Monday January 9th at 8:30pm** Visit for more info

SOUTHBRIDGE: Gateway Players Theatre, Inc. will hold auditions for 100 Lunches, A Gourmet Comedy by Jack Sharkey and Leo W. Sears, on 1/16 & 18 at 6:30pm in the Gateway Barn, 111 Main St. Mary Gahagan will direct. Readings from the script. Wear comfortable clothes and come prepared for a good time. Production dates will be April 21,22,28,29,30. The cast of menand women offers some fun character roles. - (508) 764-4531;

SUDBURY: 1/10 & 11
(7:30pm) - The Sudbury Savoyards announce auditions for The Mikado! This production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s farce about English society will be set somewhere between Victorian England and Japan - purposefully not determined - but decidedly not medieval Japan. Six performances: April 22 through April 29th at Maynard High School. Auditions @ Hawes Hall, Sudbury United Methodist Church, 251 Old Sudbury Road (Route 27). No auditions are required for chorus, but you must attend an audition night to sign up. Leads: Prepare one verse or about 32 measures of a song in English that shows your strengths, preferably from the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire or classic operetta/musical theater. More information about the production and audition forms are available @

TURNERS FALLS: SILVERTHORNE THEATER IS SEEKING MUSIC DIRECTOR FOR FIRST SHOW OF THE SEASON! The cat is out of the bag! Our first show will be a MUSICAL! We will perform JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS April 20-22, 27-29 at the Arts Block in downtown Greenfield.  We are seeking a Music Director for the show - for a full description of the position and requirements, please contact Lucinda Kidder, Managing Director at, or call 413-768-7514. Deadline for applications is January 9, 2017. Silverthorne Theater Company, P.O. Box 204, Turners Falls, MA 01376-0204, 413-768-7514;

NEW!! WALTHAM: 1/22 (2pm) & 1/23 (7:30pm) - The Pillowman @ Hovey Players. Director: Michelle Aguillon. Auditions are by appointment only: 8-10 actors will be scheduled in one and half hour slots. Be prepared to read multiple times, possibly reading multiple roles. There will be cold readings with audition sides provided at the appointment. Actors may arrive early to peruse the sides. Rehearsals will take place 2-3 times per week (may include weekends), and will increase closer to opening night. Performances are March 17 to April 1, 2017 at Hovey Players, 9 Spring St. To schedule an appointment, email the director at  State your name, cell#, role(s), preferred date/time of appointment. Download the audition form at  Complete and bring to appointment. Headshot optional.
If callbacks are necessary, they will take place on Wednesday, January 25 at 7:30 PM.

WATERTOWN: 5/14-15/17 - 2017 Christmas Revels Auditions @ Revels, Grace Vision Church -

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


EPPING: 2/18 - Director Elaine Gatchell is holding open auditions for Leddy’s 2017 summer Broadway musical. Our July production cannot be announced due this great family Broadway musical being on National Tour. We can tell you, however, that it is America’s Favorite Family Musical and that we need girls age 7-11. There are also many great speaking, singing, and dancing parts for men and women!! This is a major musical with both child and adult leads and many important roles for men and women including the chorus! Chorus members play several very active roles throughout the show.  Everyone interested in auditioning for one of the wonderful parts in this timeless musical should be prepared to sing a song according to their chosen part as follows. (Examples of all songs can be found on YouTube.) Girls, age 7-11…. “Maybe”; Leads ….. “Easy Street”; Chorus …. “I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here” OR “We’d Like To Thank You Herbert Hoover”. Call the box office at 603-679-2781, M-F from 3-5:30pm to make your audition appointment!  Please bring a headshot and a prepared song from the list above to sing and act out. Auditions are being held at Leddy Center theater on Ladd’s Lane. We begin rehearsals on April 30, and rehearsals are Sunday afternoons at 1:00pm, and Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:00pm. Shows are July 7 – July 23, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30pm and Sundays and Wednesdays afternoons July 13 and July 20 at 2:00pm.


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WAITSFIELD: Auditions for Between Earth and the Sky a new musical! 1/15, 1 pm @ Valley Players. The musical will presented at the VP theater on March 9-26, probably over Friday through Sunday (matinee), but that is to be determined. Seeking performers for a song-cycle musical “Between the Earth and the Sky”. A Musical consisting of a series of interconnected, character driven vignettes concerning superstition, religion and fantasy. Must be ready to learn original music and close harmonies (music literacy preferred, but not required). Please prepare a musical number that showcases your vocal and acting abilities, an accompanist will be provided. At auditions, actors will be taught an excerpt of music and harmonize with other actors, with a possibility of callbacks. For additional information please contact Director Jacob Minter at or Producer Shannon Sanborn at or 802-318-0504


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