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CONNECTICUT

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.

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

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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NEW!! GARDINER: The Open Book Players will hold auditions for their production of THE SECRET GARDEN on 9/7 at 6pm at Johnson Hall. This literary classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett features the character of Mary Lennox, known as a difficult child, who is sent to live at her uncle’s estate in England after her parents pass away. Misselthwaite Manor turns out to be a gloomy fortress. Her uncle is rarely home, and his young son, Colin, never leaves his room, convinced he’s an incurable invalid. To her surprise, Mary discovers a strange walled garden that has been locked up for years. With the assistance of Dickon, the gardener’s apprentice, Mary brings the garden back to life and discovers Dickon’s amazing ability to communicate with animals. The garden seems to have a wonderful, magical effect on all who come into it, allowing Mary to help restore Colin to health and to reunite him with his father. This version also introduces the endearing Sowerby family, who add much laughter and love to this touching story. Performance dates are October 17, 18, and 19. Those who wish to audition should come prepared to do cold readings from the script. There are 5 male and 5 female characters of varying ages. For more information, please contact Lucy Rioux, Artistic Director, at 441-3210 or lucyrioux@gmail.com.

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

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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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.   

BRAINTREE: EMERGENCY AUDITIONSOn Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson. Casting all roles except Charlie. Visit www.curtaincallbraintree.org/auditions.php for information. If you think you can play the age of the character, even if your actual age does not fit the range, please consider auditioning. 9/3 at 7 pm. 182 Commercial St. If you have any questions please email vgrande@mghihp.edu.

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 (West): The Nutcracker - Touring Cast Auditions 9/7 at the Dance Prism Rehearsal Studio, 1237 Main St.- The Touring Cast appears in all of the company’s season performances, usually between ten and fifteen performances on weekends in November and December. Level I: 10:00 am; Level II: 11:00 am; Level III: 12:30 pm; Level IV: 1:30 pm. See website for more detail on audition levels and additional Regional Cast locations/dates: www.danceprism.com/Export3_Auditions.htm. Open Auditioning for Touring Casts • No fees ever! Open to ballet students (age 7+) through professional dancers.

CONCORD (West): Begins 9/5 - 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 are looking for a strong male actor (40s/50s) to play the lead, Garry Essendine, In Noel Coward's Present Laughter. For details, please email  stasiaob@gmail.com
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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.

NEW!! HAVERHILL:
Spotlight Playhouse announces auditions for its fifth annual holiday radio show, It's A Wonderful Life, The Radio Play. Auditions will be held 9/21 (3-6pm) & 9/22 (7-9pm) at 24 Essex Street (2nd Floor). Auditions will be readings from the script. This is a great throwback to the golden age of radio complete with sound effect artists creating all of the special sound effects. No memorization is needed for this show and rehearsals will be two times a week. Dinner Theater production at Maria's Restaurant in Haverhill the first two weekends in December. We are looking for lots of actors of all ages. Please email the director at B_Yusk@yahoo.com or call 978 697 6452 with questions.

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

LEXINGTON: Lexington's Munroe Saturday Nights, with the Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund and Waltham-based REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, is in need of a male actor, 18-25 yrs, who can express both warmth and menace in the new play BREAK THE SILENCE. See promo below. Time is short, so if you or someone you know fits the part, and are not tied up with T@1st or PMRP events, contact Donald Cohen at doncohen@rcn.com ASAP. The part is PAID, but I don't have the details on that. I do have hard copy of the 10 pages of dialogue, if you are nearby and want a look. It consists of dialogue with a young, female actor.
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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.

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

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. 08
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

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MANCHESTER: The Majestic Theatre announces two upcoming auditions. We are a community theatre and positions are not paid. HONK! Jr. @ Majestic Academy of Dramatic Arts (ages 7-18). PERFORMANCES: OCTOBER 17-19, 2014 at Derry Opera House. 9/3 (6-8:30pm) & 9/7 (1-3pm). This show will be presented at the DERRY OPERA HOUSE and is entered into the 2014 NH THEATRE AWARDS. ACT OF MURDER @ Majestic Productions (Adults). Performance Dates: November 7-9 at EXECUTIVE COURT BANQUET FACILITY (NEW VENUE!!!). 9/6 (6pm SHARP) & 9/14 (5pm SHARP).  The Majestic Theatre, 922 Elm St. DETAILED INFORMATION ON BOTH AUDITIONS CAN BE FOUND @ http://majestictheatre.net/auditions.php

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.

RHODE ISLAND

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


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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