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CONNECTICUT

NEW!! BRANFORD: The Connecticut Yuletide Carolers will hold auditions, by appointment only, for alto and bass vocalists for the 2014 holiday season on 9/6 & 13, beginning at 2pm. and 9/7 beginning at 5pm. Auditions will be held at the Branford United Methodist Church, located at 811 East Main St. To schedule an audition, contact Lori Cartwright at (203) 673-9485 or info@ctyuletide.com.

NEW!! BRIDGEPORT: Bridgeport Theatre Company, under the Artistic Direction of Eli Newsom, is holding open SEASON GENERAL AUDITIONS for their upcoming 2014/15 season on 8/17 & 18 from 6-9pm at University of Bridgeport (see below for address info). Seeking actors and singers of all ages, types, ethnicities, etc. Non-equity, no pay. These season generals are a great way to be considered for all of the productions via one audition. This audition will also serve as the OPEN CALL AUDITION for the fall production HAIR*. Each remaining production, however, will have its own open call auditions specific to that show, closer to each production date tba. No appointment necessary (though appointment timeslots will receive priority. Visit www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0C48A9A82CA75-2014151 ALL TIMESLOTS FILLED? --> OPEN CALL DETAILS: If all appointment timeslots have been filled or if you prefer to audition without committing to a specific appointment time, simply come to the audition either Aug 17 or 18 you will be seen in order of arrival (appointments get first priority, we will fill in throughout the evening with people who did not reserve a slot). We will do our best to see everyone, however if you do not have an appointment please be prepared to wait. Sign-ups for the standby list begins 30 minutes before the start of the audition (5:30pm). *Since these auditions will also serve as the open call audition for HAIR, if you would like to be considered for HAIR, please attend these auditions. Please visit our website for a full character breakdown: www.bridgeporttheatre.org/auditions. Auditions will take place at Univeristy of Bridgeport - Arts & Humanities Building 84 Iranistan Ave. Individual show audition/callback/ rehearsal dates tba. 8/17 & 18 6-9pm (open call sign-up begins at 5:30pm, sign-up ends at 8pm). Actors will be seen in order of arrival, with the exception of the actors who have secured appointments (see below for info on how to reserve a timeslot). All actors should bring a current headshot (or recent photo) and 1 page acting resume or list of theater/performing experience.

BROAD BROOK: 10/12 & 13 (7pm) - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels @ Opera House Players - http://smplayers.homestead.com/index.html

DARIEN: Auditions for the DAC Stage production of the 2009 Tony Award Winner for Best Play, God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, are being held  8/23 from 2:30-5:30pm & 8/24 1-4pm at the Darien Arts Center Weatherstone Studio, located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind Darien Town Hall. Call backs to be determined. Mark Graham, a seasoned director with a Masters Degree in Theater, plus experience directing over 50 plays, will direct the comedy. This production will run from October 31 through November 15, 2014. Those auditioning for the show will be asked to read from several scenes from the play. God of Carnage is a comedy that captures an evening in the lives of two couples living in an upscale Brooklyn neighborhood, who meet to discuss a playground incident involving their children. As the evening wears on, the polite veneers break down. There are two male and two female roles: Alan Raleigh, aged 35 to 45, a lawyer with no manners, rude, sexist and obsessed with his cell phone; Annette Raleigh, aged 35 to 45, a career woman in wealth management, with little self confidence who lives on the verge of panic; Michael Novak, aged 35 to 45, who is rough around the edges, uncouth and racially biased; and Veronica Novak, aged 35 to 45, a writer of a book on Darfur, with judgmental attitudes who struggles to remain civil. For more information go to www.darienarts.org  or call (203) 655-8683.

NEW HAVEN: Long Wharf Theatre is looking for individuals to join the cast as the townspeople of fictional Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire in its upcoming production of Thornton Wilder’s classic Our Town. Auditions will take place 8/18 from 11:30 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 7 pm. Applicants only need to bring a photograph of what they look like right now. No previous acting experience is necessary. The audition will be a meeting with Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. The roles are open to every age, race, and gender. To make an audition appointment, call 203-787-4282. The commitment will be attendance at the final dress rehearsal Tuesday, October 7, two additional rehearsals at a time to be determined, and a single eight show week. Performances take place from 10/8-11/9. www.longwharf.org

NEW!! OLD LYME: Madhatters Theatre Company is now accepting appointments to audition for their production of Mother Goose's Golden Christmas at Chester meeting House 12/8-14. Auditions are at Lyme's Youth Service Bureau 59 Lyme Street on 9/6 9am-Noon. To arrange an appointment and for further information please e-mail madhattersctc@aol.com  or call (860) 395-1861

SHERMAN: 9/22- It's a Wonderful Life @ Sherman Playhouse

MAINE

ACTON/SPRINGVALE: Will be performing a murder mystery dinner show The Man Who Thought He Was Sherlock Holmes by Robert Mattson, at THE CRABBY BEAR RESTAURANT on 10/4. Currently looking for 4-5 men between the ages of 20-50 and 3-4 women between the ages of 20-50. If you have done murder mystery shows before or are interested in knowing more about them.....please contact: Mary Stair @ mts@gwi.net, (207) 324-8227 (answering machine..leave message & phone #)Sanford Maine Stage. Rehearsals will start 1st week of September.
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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

ACTON: The Acton Cooperative Theater (The A.C.T.) has opened registration for their fall 2014 main stage musical: A Year with Frog and Toad. Registration is open to students in grades K-4 from Acton and surrounding communities who are interested in exploring the wonderful world of theater. A Year with Frog and Toad is a whimsical show bubbling with melody and wit that follows two great friends – cheerful, popular Frog and grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Together with their animal friends, they swim, rake leaves, bake cookies, go sledding, and ultimately learn to celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Auditions will take place in late August at the Acton Congregational Church located at 12 Concord Road. You may register online at www.the-act.org.

ACTON: The Acton Cooperative Theater (The A.C.T.) has opened registration for their fall 2014 main stage musical: Shrek Jr. Registration for Shrek Jr. is open to students in grades 5-12. Based on the Oscar-winning film, Shrek Jr. is an irreverently fun show for the whole family. In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by fairytale misfits, who have been banished by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wise-cracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task - if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, there is a part for everyone in this dazzling adventure story. Registration is open to students from Acton and surrounding communities who are interested in exploring the wonderful world of theater. Auditions will take place in late August at the Acton Congregational Church located at 12 Concord Rd. You may register online at www.the-act.org.

ARLINGTON: 9/18 (7-10pm) & 9/20 (1-5pm) - Good People @ Arlington Friends of the Drama, 22 Academy St. - www.afdtheatre.org.  Auditions will be scheduled by appointment, for hour-long slots with a small group. Readings will be sides from the play, and actors will be seen in as many combinations as time permits.

ATTLEBORO (North)/PROVIDENCE: Trinity Repertory Company announces auditions for children 8-12 years of age for its upcoming production of A Christmas Carol. Auditions will take place 9/6, 9:00am-1:00pm at Cardi’s Furniture, Route 1A, South Attleboro, MA. This is an open call, and appointments will not be taken. Actors will be seen in groups of ten every ten minutes and will be asked to read from a side and sing a few bars of a holiday song of their choice. Children turning 13 before December 31, 2014 will not be eligible. Please visit Trinity Rep’s website at www.trinityrep.com  for details, parent information and to access the audition side. Questions may be addressed to Lauren Ustaszewski at 401-521-1100 ext. 257 or Lustaszewski@trinityrep.com

BARRE: Barre Players announces auditions for the Christmas musical Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti on 9/6, 1pm - 3pm &  9/7, 7pm - 9pm at the Barre Players Theater, 64 Common St. Large cast, including leading roles, shepherds and dancers. For full details visit www.barreplayerstheater.com or send email to director, Sandy Pickens at sspickens2000@verizon.net  or music director, Julie Rawson at julie@mhof.net.  Performances of this show are in December.

BARRE: Barre Players is seeking string musicians for the December musical, Amahl and the Night Visitors.  If you play the violin, viola or cello, you might be interested in joining the orchestra for this wonderful show.  Performances are December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 & 14.  Interested musicians are urged to contact music director, Julie Rawson (Julie@mhof.net) at their earliest convenience.  Visit www.barreplayerstheater.com for details.
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NEW!! BOSTON: Boston Gay Men’s Chorus announced auditions for its 2014-15 season will be held on 9/7. The BGMC will embark on an historic Middle Eastern Tour in June 2015. Members who join in September are eligible to participate with the tour. Auditions are run by Music Director Reuben Reynolds in a relaxed atmosphere. The audition includes singing a familiar song, sight singing, an assessment of musical skills, and an informational interview. No prepared piece is necessary. Prior choral singing experience and elementary music reading skill is helpful. Experienced singers are especially encouraged. New members are assigned a chorus buddy to help them learn more about the BGMC experience. To schedule an audition fill out the inquiry form at http://bgmc.org/our-stories/audition-form

BOYLSTON: 8/23, 2-4pm; 8/24, 7-9pm - Into the Woods @ Calliope Productions. Performances on December 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 @ Calliope Theatre, 150 Main St. 508 869 6887; www.calliopeproductions.org 

BRAINTREE: 8/25 & 26 at 7 pm. Curtain Call Theatre, 182 Commercial St. 781-356-5113. Auditions for On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson. Directed by Dan Delaporta. Retired couple Ethel and Norman Thayer spend every summer at their home on Golden Pond. This year their adult daughter visits bringing along her 13 year old son. The turbulent relationship between father and daughter, the generation gap between young and old and the difficulties facing a couple in their twilight years all combine to give this play a unique insight into the modern family.

BROOKLINE: Are you an experienced choral singer? We are seeking singers who are interested in joining one of Metro Boston's top-ranked choral ensembles - Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline. Auditions for the 2014-2015 season will be held at the end of August. We are looking for singers with strong vocal and reading skills. The chorale is accompanied by prominent professional instrumentalists and soloists, including a SATB quartet of Artists in Residence. Our upcoming season will feature Handel’s Israel in Egypt, Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music, Jonathan Dove’s The Passing of the Year, Tarik O'Regan’s The Ecstasies Above, plus favorites from the American Songbook, Porgy and Bess, Big River and more. Click here to see our repertoire history. Selected members will be joining the BOSTON POPS and Keith Lockhart for a series of holiday concerts throughout New England. If you are energetic, skilled and interested in achieving musical excellence in a vibrant community of like-minded musicians, arrange your audition today by emailing metropolitanchorale@gmail.com.

NEW!! CHELMSFORD: Calling All Actors, Writers, Directors and Producers! You are invited to attend an open meeting to gauge interest in the upcoming Out Cold! reading series at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts. The series will be a bi-weekly, open forum for local talent. Plays will be selected in advance, and the readings will be performed by actors selected randomly from that night's attendees. We are especially in need of one-act play submissions from local writers,and actors who enjoy reading plays out loud for fun! We also hope to give you opportunities to have your talent seen by local directors and producers, connect with your fellow artists, and possibly to take part in fully staged readings of new works at the CCA. Thee meeting will take place on 9/8 at 7:30pm at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts, 1 North Rd. If you cannot attend but would like more information on the reading series, please contact Alicia O'Dwyer - alicia@amagictouch.us

CONCORD: The Concord Players, 51 Walden St. will hold auditions for their fall production The Matchmaker on 8/25 & 26, starting at 7pm. An appointment is required, as well as a prepared monologue from those listed on the Concord Players website. For information on making an appointment, as well as the selection of monologues, character descriptions, and details on the rehearsal schedule, go to www.concordplayers.org.  To sign up, please email the director, Mary Fitzpatrick - marymarkfitz@gmail.com or producer Corinne Kinsman - corinne.kinsman@gmail.com. Performance dates are November 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8 pm and November 16 at 2 pm.


NEW!! CONCORD (West): Concord Youth Theatre (CYT) Young Adult Company will be holding auditions for the Howard Ashman/Alan Menken musical LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS August 25 & 26 (7:30-9:30pm) @ 358 Baker Avenue. Auditioners need only attend one night, but must be present for the entire audition. You do not need any prepared material. To sign up for an audition slot, please call the office at 978.371.1482, leaving your name, age, grade, a phone number to reach you if we need to, and the date you are auditioning. There is a $5 audition fee, and if accepted into the performance company, there is a $400 tuition. For complete information, please visit www.concordyouththeatre.org.
Little Shop of Horrors is presented through special arrangements with Music Theatre International (MTI) and all performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West St, New York, NY 10019 (212) 541-4684, fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.com

NEW!! CONCORD (West): It's time to sign up for Concord Youth Theatre Jr. Performance Company! This season we'll be presenting The Jungle Book
(Registering NOW) for our December production and "Winnie the Pooh" as our April production. There is a limit of 20 per class and it fills up quickly, so don't delay. This is for Grades 3-5. Tuition is $380. Both productions are under the direction of JulieAnn Charest Govang and music direction of Jane Steed Raithel. All of the rehearsals are mandatory, so don't delay. This is for Grades 3-5. Tuition is $380. Both productions are under the direction of JulieAnn Charest Govang and music direction of Jane Steed Raithel. All of the rehearsals are mandatory, so please don't sign up if you cannot adhere to the schedule: Fridays (every) from 4-6pm; Saturdays (every other) from 9-11am. Specifically: 9/5, 12, 19, 26 4-6pm; 9/6 & 20 9-11am; 10/3, 10, 17 & 24 (no rehearsal on 10/31) 4-6pm; 10/4 & 18 9-11am; 11/7, 14, 21 4-6pm; 11/1 & 15 9-11am. Tech week, leading up to the opening of the show on 12/5 will be 12/1-3, from 4-7pm. Performance dates/times: 12/5 at 7:30, 12/6 at 2:30 & 7:30, 12/7 at 2:30. Unless specified otherwise classes are held at 358 Baker Ave. Please call 978-371-1482 or email concord_youth_theatre@concordyouththeatre.org  with any questions. www.concordyouththeatre.org

DANVERS: The North Shore Players, a community theatre, is seeking a director for its Christmas musical, The Homecoming. The show is a musical adaptation of the premier episode of “The Waltons” TV series depicting a pivotal Christmas Eve for the oldest son of a struggling West Virginia family during the depression. Production dates are Dec. 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14. Auditions are the first two weekends in September. Interested parties should email resumes to info@northshoreplayers.org.
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 please don't sign up if you cannot adhere to the schedule: Fridays (every) from 4-6pm; Saturdays (every other) from 9-11am. Specifically: 9/5, 12, 19, 26 4-6pm; 9/6 & 20 9-11am; 10/3, 10, 17 & 24 (no rehearsal on 10/31) 4-6pm; 10/4 & 18 9-11am; 11/7, 14, 21 4-6pm; 11/1 & 15 9-11am. Tech week, leading up to the opening of the show on 12/5 will be 12/1-3, from 4-7pm. Performance dates/times: 12/5 at 7:30, 12/6 at 2:30 & 7:30, 12/7 at 2:30. Unless specified otherwise classes are held at 358 Baker Ave., West Concord, MA. Please call 978-371-1482 or email concord_youth_theatre@concordyouththeatre.org with any questions. www.concordyouththeatre.org
DRACUT: 9/7 (1pm) - Steel Magnolias @ ACTORS inc., Harmony Hall, 1660 Lakeview Dr. Please prepare two contrasting monologues. You will also read from the script. Keep in mind that the women in this play are witty, intelligent, and, above all, real. They are in no way meant to be portrayed as cartoons or caricatures. Also, this play requires Southern dialects, specifically Louisiana. We would like to hear this at auditions.Production: 11/14-23. Rehearsals: Sunday (afternoons) & Friday (evenings). 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. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Corinne Hickey at (978) 835-9250 or crazycorinne@comcast.net.


DUXBURY:
The Bay Players will conduct auditions for Present Laughter, directed by Stasia O'Brien. Noel Coward's hilarious comedy about an aging and self-obsessed actor who finds himself in a situation bordering on farce when he is besieged by the demands of his estranged wife, women who want to seduce him, and a crazed playwright. Audition Dates: 8/18 & 19 @ 7pm; Callbacks if needed 8/21 @ 7pm - First Parish Church, 842 Tremont St. (Rte. 3A). Production: 11/7, 8, 14, 15 @ 8pm. Visit www.bayplayers.org/id67.html  for more info.

FITCHBURG:
New Players Theatre Guild (NPTG) of Fitchburg invites you to audition for Arsenic and Old Lace 8/25 & 27, 7PM both nights at New Players Theatre Guild's Center for the Performing Arts located at 15 Rollstone St. (If necessary, call-backs will be held 8/30 at 10AM.) All roles (11M / 3F) are open for this "genteel comedy of terrors"! Auditions will consist of cold-readings from the script. Please bring a list of conflicts, a theatrical resume (if applicable), and a smile! Rehearsals will start the second week of September and the show will perform November 7, 8, 9 and 14, 15, 16.

FOXBORO:
The Un-Common Theatre Company is thrilled to announce auditions for their Fall Production of Seussical on 9/7 from 2-5pm. The production will feature a cast of 2nd through 12thgraders and will be performed at the Orpheum Theater in Foxboro, 11/21-23. Auditions will be held at the Orpheum Theater for students in Grades 2-12 on 9/7 from 1-4pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Callbacks will be held at 6pm. All roles are available to all ages. To make an appointment, uncommontheatre@verizon.net. 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 those who are out of practice, would like to improve auditioning skills, or get an advanced opportunity to work with the Seussical Creative Team, Un-Common is offering an Audition Workshop on 9/4 from 7-8:30PM at Qualters Middle School in Mansfield, MA. Please email uncommontheatre@verizon.net to register. For more information about audition requirements and the Audition Workshop, please check the website at www.uncommontheatre.org.

HYDE PARK: Riverside Theatre Works is casting A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Directed by Toni Ruscio, Music Directed by Brett Hinkel and Choreographed by PJ Terranova. Auditions are 8/24 at 1PM and 8/25 at 7PM, Possible Callbacks are 8/26 at 7PM. Please prepare 1 Sondheim song. Please note, actors may also be asked to sing selected songs from the Forum score. Be prepared to read selections from the script. Please bring a headshot/snapshot and resume if possible. To schedule an Audition please call or email Lurie Armandt at 617-361-7024 x 100 - or - lurie@RTWBoston.org.  INFO: www.rtwboston.org/get-involved/auditions/ 

LAWRENCE: Les Miserables - 9/6, 10am-3pm (principal callbacks 9/7, 10am-3pm). No appt needed! Heritage Museum Visitors Center, 1 Jackson St.. Info visit www.pentucketplayers.org or on FB Pentucket Players Inc

LITTLETON: Return to Oz, a kids/teen show at The Cannon Theatre! 9/4 at 4:30pm & 9/6 at 1pm. Experience the continuing adventures of Dorothy and her friends from Oz, as they encounter new characters, some good, some evil - such as Tiktok, Wogglebug, Jack Pumpkinhead, General Jinjur, the Nome King, Mombi, Billina, and Ozma of Oz! Written and directed by Shawn Cannon, based on the books by Frank L. Baum, with original music by Shawn Cannon, arranged by Rudy Borkowski. For more info visit www.thecannontheatre.org.

MARBLEHEAD: 8/17 & 18 (6:30-8:30pm) - VIOLET @ Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School St. Callbacks 8/19 (8-9pm). Visit http://mltlive.com to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins will be seen as time permits. Please prepare a verse and a chorus from a selection in the style of the show. All those auditioning must sing with piano accompaniment. Please supply appropriate sheet music in the key you will be singing. An accompanist will be provided. Questions? auditions@mltlive.org

MARLBOROUGH: On 8/19 & 21, Ghost Light Players will host auditions for its Fall production of Shakespeare's Macbeth.  We encourage newcomers and experienced actors alike to audition - we make Shakespeare fun and easy to understand, and all roles are open for casting.  There are only a few time slots left for those interested in auditioning, so please sign up today! For more details on auditions, please visit our Auditions page! Performances: Oct 24-26 & Nov 1-2.

NEW!! MAYNARD: 9/6 (1pm) - Fit to Kill @ Acme Theater Productions. Directed by Nancy Curran Willis. www.acmetheater.com

MELROSE: Theatre To Go, Inc. announces auditions for Nickel & Dimed by Joan Holden, based on the book by Barbara Ehrenreich. Directed by Francine Davis. 8/24 & 25 at 7pm. Callbacks: 8/27 at 7pm if necessary. Actively seeking an ethnically diverse cast of 2-3 men and 7-8 women, ages 20’s-70’s. Most actors in this three-act ensemble piece will be cast in at least three roles. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Perusal copies are available in some local public libraries. If interested, please email ttginfo@comcast.net for locations. Please be familiar with the script or Ehrenreich’s book. Bring a headshot and resume, if available, to the audition. Appointments are not necessary. Rehearsals will be held on some combination of Sunday afternoons, and Sunday, Monday and Wednesday evenings. Please bring to the audition a list of any potential dates that you are not available for rehearsals. The read thru will be 9/7. Production: 11/7-16. Auditions, rehearsals and performances will all be held at the Parish Hall of Trinity Episcopal Church, 131 W Emerson St. Email any questions to ttginfo@comcast.net or to the director at 2davisf@gmail.com

MIDDLEBORO: Theatre One Productions (TOP) announces an open casting call for their 2014-2015 season 8/23 & 24 (1-4pm) at 8 Benton St. Callbacks, if needed, will be 8/25 (6-8:30pm). Shows to be cast include The Golden Age of Radio Mystery Theatre, A.R. Gurney’s comedy/drama The Cocktail Hour, and Paul Zindel’s dark comedy Ladies at the Alamo. Auditions will consist of reading from the scripts, available at the auditions. Please bring a head shot or recent photo; a performing resume is appreciated. The Golden Age of Radio Mystery Theatre is a double bill of staged radio plays, “The Case of the Goofy Groom” from the Thin Man series, and “Calling All Souls” from the Quiet Please series. opening Thursday, November 13 for one weekend. Seeking actors age 20 and older; all voice types welcome. For “The Cocktail Hour,” TOP is seeking a male actor age range 30s to early 40s for the role of John. The other roles in this ensemble play have been cast. This production runs for two weekends, opening January 15, 2015. Rehearsals start in November. Also seeking four female actors, age range 20s to 50s, for the all-woman cast of “Ladies at the Alamo.” The role of Dede Cooper has been cast. This show runs for two weekends, opening Thursday, March 12, 2015. Rehearsals start in late January. Theatre One Productions, Inc. is non-Equity company and there is no pay available. For further information: Email theatreoneproductions@yahoo.com or call 1-774-213-5193.

NEEDHAM: A, My Name Is Alice by Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd. Direction by Celia Couture. Music Direction by Art Finstein. 8/25 & 27 at 7pm. Callbacks (if necessary) will be held on August 28 at 7pm. Wellesley Players, Christ Episcopal Church, 1132 Highland Ave. A multi-cultural cast of 6-10 women and two men of all ages, sizes and races must be able to sing, dance and act. Because of the mature subject matter, auditions will be restricted to women 18 and older. Please prepare UP TO 32 measures of a song of your choice. The song should NOT be from the show. Please bring sheet music for the pianist with appropriate markings, and in the correct key. Please wear comfortable shoes for a brief dance audition. There will be readings from the script. Performance Dates are: November 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, and 16. We may add two additional matinee performances on a Thursday or a Saturday November 8 and 13. Rehearsals will begin the first week in September. Music rehearsals will be held at the home of Art Finstein. Blocking rehearsals will typically be held on Tuesday, Thursday and Sundays. This may change depending up cast conflicts. www.wellesleyplayers.org

SAUGUS: Theatre Company of Saugus is excited to announce Auditions for our fall 2014 production of Charlotte’s Web . This family friendly drama is by Joseph Robinette, based on the classic and much-loved children’s book by E.B. White. A large mixed cast of adults and children is desired. Auditions will be 8/17 at 3:30PM & 8/19 at 7PM. Callbacks will be 8/21 at 7PM. Theatre Company of Saugus, East Saugus United Methodist Church (ESUMC), 85 Chestnut St. Production: 10/17-26. Performances for school groups during a weekday are also possible. Auditions will consist of selected readings from the script. Please choose one reading from the selections to perform during the audition. You may be asked to read further selections as well. (Selections do not need to be memorized). In addition, a one-minute monologue that best represents your strengths as an actor is welcomed, but not required. Audition scenes are available for review from links on the Auditions page on our website, or from below. Principal roles are available for men, women, boys, and girls. A large chorus of all genders and ages is needed to portray a variety of characters and narrators. Complete character descriptions are on the Auditions page on our website, and are shown below. http://tcsaugus.org.


SUDBURY
: The Sudbury Savoyards is presenting Patience, set during the period of the aesthetic movement in England, in the late 1800s. The show will be on stage during the last two weekends of February 2015 at Lincoln-Sudbury High School. We are currently seeking candidates for Tech Director. You can visit our website, http://sudburysavoyards.org/ for more information about the company. If interested, please contact Susan Elberger, Producer, at saesudsav@yahoo.com or by phone at 781-264-1729.
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WALTHAM: Hovey Players is seeking an African-American actress aged late 20s-40s for the role of Kate, in David Lindsay-Abaire's comedy/drama Good People. Kate is the new, young wife of Southie native, Mike, now a doctor in Chestnut Hill, who grapples with revelations about her husband’s past. Kate is a Georgetown-educated woman – think Condoleezza Rice. Directed by Michelle M. Aguillon. Holding auditions for this particular role only on 8/22 & 24 at 7pm by appointment only. The director would like to cast this role earlier than the rest of the cast; this actress will be asked to help with auditions by reading with auditioners on September 14 & 15. Rehearsals will be 2-3 times per week, until tech week when full rehearsals take place Sunday-Thursday, November 9-13. Performances are 11/14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 28, and 29, 2014. Schedule an audition appointment with the director by emailing michelle@hoveyplayers.com. Any questions can be directed to the same email address. Audition will consist of sides assigned by the director prior to auditions.
WESTFORD: Open auditions will be held for all roles for the musical, CABARET at 7pm on Wednesday and Thursday, 9/3 & 9/4 at the Parish Center for the Arts - 10 Lincoln Street, Westford, MA. (exit 32 off of 495 N). No appointments are necessary. Please prepare 16 bars from a song in the style of the show or the show itself. There will be a dance audition and a cold reading. Please come dressed lightly as the hall is not air-conditioned. Rehearsals begin the week after Labor Day and are usually 2 nights a week until mid October, when they increase to 3. The show will be mounted on the 2 weekends prior to Thanksgiving, with 2 Friday and 2 Saturday performances, and one Sunday of the first weekend. Please bring a head shot and resume if possible. For information, questions or directions call 781-899-0335 Harriet Friedman - director.  www.nashobaplayers.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

CONCORD: 9 to 5 the Musical @ COMMUNITY PLAYERS OF CONCORD. 8/23 2-5pm. Sunday 8/24 1-4pm. Callbacks Wednesday 8/27 7pm. Directed by: Michael Coppola; Choreography by: Beth Fenske ; Musical Direction by: Heather MacRobie. Performances are 11/21, 22, 23 (the weekend before Thanksgiving). Sides will be available at the auditions as will the dance sequence. Please bring sheet music for a song of your choice, accompanist will be provided. All roles are available and non-traditional casting is always considered. For further questions contact Michael Coppola at remike@comcast.net  with 9 to 5 in the subject line.

PITTSFIELD:
The Pittsfield Players will hold auditions for their fall production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific at The Scenic Theatre, 6 Depot St. on 8/17 & 18, at 7 pm each evening. Auditioners will be asked to sing a song from the score and do a few simple dance steps, as well as read from the script. All parts are available for men, women and boys and girls from ages 8 to 80. Come and join us in this production of one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved musicals. The show will run at The Scenic Theatre November 7, 8 and 9 and on November 14 and 15. In addition to six main characters, the show includes roles for 2 children, ages 8 or 9, as well as 5 young girls, and many Seabees, Sailors, Marines, Nurses and Islanders, with many speaking roles and non-singing parts as well. Auditioners for the following roles should prepare the following songs: Emile DeBecque—Some Enchanted Evening; Nellie Forbush—I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair; Bloody Mary—Bali Hai; Lt. Cable—Younger Than Springtime; Ngana and Jerome—Dites Moi. All other male auditioners should prepare “There Is Nothing Like A Dame” and female auditioners should prepare “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair.” For more information, contact Maye Hart at maye@pittsfieldplayers.com.

PORTSMOUTH: NHTP Youth Repertory Company Auditions - 9/3 & 10
, 4-7pm. 2014-2015 Youth Repertory Company Productions: December Scene Study – 12/5-6/14 (Full Company); Galileo – 4/10-12/15 (Junior Company); Rhinoceros – 5/15-24/15 (Senior Company); Open to youth & teens ages 10-17. To schedule an audition time: 603-431-6644 ext. 4, info@nhtheatreproject.org. West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St. For auditions, please memorize two contrasting 1-2 minute monologues, and bring a headshot and resume, or list of theatre experiences and related skills. Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian as auditions will include a short interview with student and parent or guardian. Audition slots are 15 minutes. The NHTP Youth Repertory Company is a pre-professional program designed for gifted, disciplined students ages 10-17 who have demonstrated a serious commitment to learning the craft of theatre. Participation is by audition only. Repertory Company members have additional opportunities to participate in master classes with professional artists and internships in directing, acting, technical theatre, and drama in education. Attendance at all classes, workshops, rehearsals and performances is mandatory. For additional information about the NHTP Youth Repertory Company program, please contact artistic director Genevieve Aichele at gen@nhtheatreproject.org or 603-431-6644.

WINDHAM: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee -
WAG will be holding interviews for the directorial team (director, music director, and choreographer) on 8/19 & 21. Show dates are Nov 21st, 22nd, 23rd. These positions do have a stipend. To schedule an appointment please contact Heidi Newkirk via email swissmiss185@yahoo.com or phone 912-655-6025. Please submit resume to the email address listed herein. We are also looking for volunteers for the following positions: Co-producer Stage manager; Lighting design; Set design; Sound design; Costume design; House manager; Set building. Even if you have limited experience we look forward to hearing from you. Audition information will be announced soon.

RHODE ISLAND

NEWPORT: The Dickens Christmas Feast, presented by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave. 8/18 @ 6–8pm & 8/24 @ 4–6pm. Seeking Actors & Singers: Adults and youths (ages 8 & up) of all experience levels for annual Victorian Christmas celebration hosted in one of the original mansions of Newport, Rhode Island. Experience and/or knowledge in improvisation, interactive theatre, living history, and/or period theatre is encouraged. Bring Resume & Headshot (or current photo). Prepare 16 bars of song (classical, contemporary, or carol) & one-minute monologue. Slots are 10 minutes per auditioner. Email auditions@marleybridges.org with your first and second slot preferences, indicating the dates and times. You will receive confirmation of your scheduled date/time.

PROVIDENCE (East): Junior Providence Singers Auditions - 9/3 & 4, by appointment only (4-8pm) @ The RI Philharmonic Music School. Email JPS@providencesingers.org  to schedule audition.  More info at www.providencesingers.org/JPS.  Junior Providence Singers (JPS) is a 10-week choral training and performance program produced by the Providence Singers, providing outstanding musical experiences for high school singers of southern New England.

PROVIDENCE: Trinity Repertory Company announces auditions for children 8-12 years of age for its upcoming production of A Christmas Carol. Auditions will take place 9/6, 9:00am-1:00pm at Cardi’s Furniture, Route 1A, South Attleboro, MA. This is an open call, and appointments will not be taken. Actors will be seen in groups of ten every ten minutes and will be asked to read from a side and sing a few bars of a holiday song of their choice. Children turning 13 before December 31, 2014 will not be eligible. Please visit Trinity Rep’s website at www.trinityrep.com  for details, parent information and to access the audition side. Questions may be addressed to Lauren Ustaszewski at 401-521-1100 ext. 257 or Lustaszewski@trinityrep.com

PROVIDENCE: AUDITIONS (men & women) Providence Singers - Christine Noel, Artistic Director. Auditions thru summer by appointment only. To schedule, email chorus@providencesingers.org. Join us next season for Messiah & Carmina Burana with RI Philharmonic Plus works by Mendelssohn, Bach and more! www.providencesingers.org 08


NEW!! WARWICK:
Ocean State Theatre Company announces Open Children’s Auditions for its 2014 holiday production of Meet Me in St. Louis. Needed are:
One strong female actor/singer, under 58” tall, to play the role of Agnes Smith. Children auditioning should look no older than 12 years old and be able to hold their part in multi-part harmony. Also looking for an understudy. One strong female actor/singer, under 48” tall, to play the role of Tootie Smith. Children auditioning should look no older than 8 years old and be able to hold their part in multi-part harmony. Also looking for an understudy. Up to three male singer/dancers, over 54” tall, to be part of the acting ensemble. Children auditioning should look between 10 and 17 years old and be able to execute intermediate choreography. Up to three female singer/dancers, over 54” tall, to be part of the acting ensemble. Children auditioning should look between 13 and 17 years old and be able to execute intermediate choreography. Selected children will need to be available for afternoon, evening and weekend rehearsals and performances from 11/28–12/28/14. Open auditions for Agnes and Tootie will be held on 9/7 from noon-2pm. Open auditions for Ensemble Boys and Girls will be held on 9/7 from 2–4pm. Auditions will be held at Ocean State Theatre, 1245 Jefferson Blvd. Those auditioning should enter through the main lobby doors and bring their headshot or a recent photo and resume (if available). Children should come with a short prepared song, preferably with sheet music. A cappella is also acceptable. No tape recorders or CD players. Those asked to stay may learn a short dance combination and/or be asked to do cold readings from the script. Please bring or wear appropriate shoes for dancing. Sign-up will begin at 11:30 am for Agnes and Tootie and at 1:30pm for Ensemble children. Additional information and character breakdowns are available at www.OceanStateTheatre.org.

VERMONT

WAITSFIELD: 8/20 & 24 - Concert in C Flat @ Valley Players - www.valleyplayers.com
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