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CONNECTICUT

NEW!! WILLIMANTIC: The Windham Theatre Guild’s Adult Broadway Chorus presents their Spring Chorus Concert Something to Believe In on 4/29 & 30 at 7:30pm at the Burton Leavitt Theatre, 779 Main St.
This year’s program will feature selections from four fabulous Broadway shows… Les Miserables, Newsies, Oliver, and My Fair Lady There’ll be solos, duets, small groups, and of course, lots of choral arrangements that will entertain you and have you singing these tunes for days. Dan Pavone and Larry Goodwin will provide musical and artistic direction and Ken Clark will be the piano accompanist. Come and experience the thrill of Broadway music at the Burton Leavitt Theatre. Tickets are $11.00 for Adults, $9.00 for Students/Seniors (60+), and $6.00 for children under 12…and will be available at the door. For more information or ticket reservations, call the Windham Theatre Guild at 423-2245 or visit www.windhamtheatreguild.org

MISC: Sciencetellers is looking for energetic performers to present our exciting and interactive program throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. There's absolutely NO need to be a scientist — we will teach you everything you need to know! Performances are scheduled throughout the year at schools, libraries, camps and parties. Scheduling is variable and depends on your availability. If you are interested in working during the school year and/or during the summer, please fill out an online application at www.sciencetellers.com/jobs.  We can't wait to meet you! About Sciencetellers: Since 2004, we've been combining stories and exciting science experiments into an unprecedented learning experience for children and their families. For more info visit www.sciencetellers.com. 04

MAINE


PORTLAND:
Maine Songwriters Association has a long-time relationship with 75 State Street, a retirement community in Portland where we have a standing invitation to hold meetings and events (we hold a songwriting circle there every month). In exchange we offer a one-hour concert for the residents on the last Sunday of every month. If you would like to perform at one of these, please contact Sheila McKinley at dougnshe@maine.rr.com or 207-415-8393

WESTBROOK:
Port City Models & Talent is seeking a male actor who looks ages 55-65ish (to play the Dad of a 35 year old hospital patient) and who has the ability to deliver a speaking line for a non-union TV spot for a Portland based law firm, to be shot in Westbrook next Friday, March 25th from 4-8PM. The pay is $350. If you have acting experience or the ability to act and deliver 'a line' and do not have recent images currently on file with Port City Models & Talent, please email a recent head shot and full body shot and if you have a link to a speaking role/video/TVspot you have recently done, please forward that, as well. If you do not have a video link to any speaking role you have done, please record a 'brief' acting monologue or sample commercial spot (even on your phone) so the client can hear your vocal expression and email that to us to forward to our client. Caron - 207.415.4015

MASSACHUSETTS

NEW!! DUXBURY: 4/26 & 28 (7pm) - You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown @ Bay Players, First Parish Church, 842 Tremont St. Please be prepared to sing 32 bars of a song from the show or in the style of the show. Also, sides will be given out at the auditions. Production: 6/23-26. - www.bayplayers.org

NEW!! LAWRENCE: Open auditions for CHICAGO @ Pentucket Players. 5/9 & 10 (6:30-9:30pm). No appt. necessary! "The Washington Mill", 250 Canal St. 5th floor loft. Directed by John Buzzell; Music Direction by John Eldridge; Choreography by Essy Sosa. Production dates: 7/15-17. Rehearsals: Tuesdays & Sundays. www.pentucketplayers.org; info@pentucketplayers.org

PITTSFIELD: 6th Annual Made in the Berkshires Festival Call for Submissions -
Berkshire Theatre Group is now accepting submissions for the 6th Annual Made in the Berkshires Festival, taking place on October 21st, 22nd and 23rd at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield and The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. The deadline for submissions is May 30th. In the past 6 years, Made in the Berkshires Festival has featured cutting-edge theatrical works performed as staged readings, live music, film, short stories and dance in an atmosphere like no other. New and innovative pieces, as well as established work, will be presented by local Berkshire County playwrights, actors, directors, musicians and performers. Featured as performance blocks, Made in the Berkshires will allow audiences to enjoy the breadth and depth of the artistic talent that has landed in Berkshire County, while celebrating the best in the visual and performing arts. Professional artists and artists-in-the-making gather to share their talent with the Berkshire community. The festival will be curated once again by Hilary Somers Deely and Barbara Sims; two local artists who have helped create the rich cultural tapestry that permeates the Berkshires. Details: Submitting artists must live and work in the Berkshires, at least part time. Submissions may include short plays, music, poetry, short stories, performance art/spoken word, film and dance. All written material must include artist's name, address and contact information. Written material must be bound, with two copies submitted. Music, dance, film and visual art must include 2 CDs or 2 DVDs with the artist's name, address and contact information, including phone number and email address. Filmmakers must include the aspect ratio. No online submissions will be accepted. Materials will not be returned. Deadline: 5/30. Please mail submissions to: Made in the Berkshires Submissions, 111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201. For more information about Berkshire Theatre Group, please visit www.BerkshireTheatreGroup.org

NEW!! SOUTHBRIDGE: 5/15 & 17 - Fiddler on the Roof @ Gateway Players Theatre, 111 Main St. - www.gatewayplayers.org

WELLESLEY: Register Now for Free Audition for Competitive LINX Dance Team & Company 5/19 & 20 at LINX in Wellesley. Auditions are open to the public for kids in K - 12th grade. For more information and to register visit our www.linxdance.com/Team/Auditions or call 781-235-3210.


WAYLAND: 5/1 (6:30-9pm) & 5/2 - (7-9:30pm) - Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller. Directed by John Barrett. Beatrice Herford's Vokes Theatre, Route 20. By appoinment. Other times available by arrangement. Prepare a 1-2 minute monologue. Modern dramatic preferred.To schedule an appointment, please call 508-358-2011. Leave your name, phone, and preferred audition time. We will call you back. Rehearsals begin after Memorial Day. Production: 7/21-8/6. www.vokesplayers.org

NEW!! WESTBOROUGH: The Westborough Players’ Club is proud to announce auditions for our summer production of Godspell directed by Marianne Lonati with musical direction by Renee Hersee. We are seeking actors between the ages of 17 and 30. Auditions will be held on the evenings of 5/22 & 23 with callbacks on May 24 starting at 6:30 PM at The Harvey Building, 20 Phillips St. Actors should prepare a song from the show for their initial audition. Acting auditions will be held during callbacks. The first rehearsal will be held on Wed. Jun 1 and the schedule will be finalized after the first meeting. Performances will be August 12-13 and 19-21 at the Willows of Westborough. To sign up for an audition slot, visit www.westboroughplayers.com

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 www.goodlie.org

MISC: Sciencetellers is looking for energetic performers to present our exciting and interactive program throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. There's absolutely NO need to be a scientist — we will teach you everything you need to know! Performances are scheduled throughout the year at schools, libraries, camps and parties. Scheduling is variable and depends on your availability. If you are interested in working during the school year and/or during the summer, please fill out an online application at www.sciencetellers.com/jobs.  We can't wait to meet you! About Sciencetellers: Since 2004, we've been combining stories and exciting science experiments into an unprecedented learning experience for children and their families. For more info visit www.sciencetellers.com. 04


NEW HAMPSHIRE

NORTH CONWAY: 4/3 & 6 - COMPANY @ M&D Productions. There are 14 parts available, six male and eight female. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and an a capella singing audition. Performance dates are 6/9-25. www.yourtheatre.com

RHODE ISLAND

PAWTUCKET: The Community Players Auditions for Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias. Needed are 2 young women, playing ages 18-25 and 4 women playing ages 40-60. 4/18, 7 pm (sign-in beginning at 6:30). Cold readings from the script; no appointments necessary. Production dates July 8-17. Jenks Auditorium, 350 Division Street  (across from McCoy Stadium). Complete info at www.thecommunityplayers.org. Email auditions@thecommunityplayers.org or call (401) 368-7815 with questions.

NEW!! PROVIDENCE: Festival51, a Rhode Island-based original works play festival focused on developing works for female writers, seeks actors for roles in the four different plays that will make up the 2nd Annual Festival51 Women’s Playwriting Festival ( www.festival51.org )  Providence auditions will be held on 4/24 (2-6pm) @ AS220 Blackbox Theater, 95 Empire Street. South Kingstown auditions will be held on 4/25 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm at Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main Street. All auditions are by appointment – to schedule a reading for either the 24th or 25th (or both), email rifestival51@gmail.com.  Please prepare a two-minute monologue that showcases your talents as an actor and be prepared for cold readings from the scripts. All plays will be fully staged and produced by Festival51 at the 95 Empire in Providence (July 15-24) with additional staged readings and production at The Contemporary Theater Company in South Kingstown during May and September. While it may be possible for actors to be in more than one of the four plays, we intend to cast all four with different actors to facilitate rehearsals. The plays will be produced in repertory with only two of the winning plays showing on any given night. Rehearsal schedules will be at the discretion of individual directors. For more information, please visit www.festival51.org or email refestival51@gmail.com

NEW!! SOUTH KINGSTOWN: Festival51, a Rhode Island-based original works play festival focused on developing works for female writers, seeks actors for roles in the four different plays that will make up the 2nd Annual Festival51 Women’s Playwriting Festival ( www.festival51.org )  Providence auditions will be held on 4/24 (2-6pm) @ AS220 Blackbox Theater, 95 Empire Street. South Kingstown auditions will be held on 4/25 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm at Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main Street. All auditions are by appointment – to schedule a reading for either the 24th or 25th (or both), email rifestival51@gmail.com.  Please prepare a two-minute monologue that showcases your talents as an actor and be prepared for cold readings from the scripts. All plays will be fully staged and produced by Festival51 at the 95 Empire in Providence (July 15-24) with additional staged readings and production at The Contemporary Theater Company in South Kingstown during May and September. While it may be possible for actors to be in more than one of the four plays, we intend to cast all four with different actors to facilitate rehearsals. The plays will be produced in repertory with only two of the winning plays showing on any given night. Rehearsal schedules will be at the discretion of individual directors. For more information, please visit www.festival51.org or email refestival51@gmail.com

WESTERLY: Renaissance City Theatre will be holding auditions for hilarious comedy Social Security by Andrew Bergman on 4/19 at 7pm at 1 Granite St. Director: Geoff Leatham. There are 18 performances for the show between June 24 and July 24. The cast needed for this production includes 4 men, 4 women age 40’s and 1 man and 1-woman age 70 to 90. No appointments are necessary. Please bring a head shot or current photo with you to the audition if you have not auditioned with us previously. All cast and crew receive stipend payments for performances. For further information, you may contact Geoff Leatham at 401-595-3868 or David Jepson at 401-348-0555. Directions to the theatre are available at our website www.granitetheatre.com

MISC: Sciencetellers is looking for energetic performers to present our exciting and interactive program throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. There's absolutely NO need to be a scientist — we will teach you everything you need to know! Performances are scheduled throughout the year at schools, libraries, camps and parties. Scheduling is variable and depends on your availability. If you are interested in working during the school year and/or during the summer, please fill out an online application at www.sciencetellers.com/jobs.  We can't wait to meet you! About Sciencetellers: Since 2004, we've been combining stories and exciting science experiments into an unprecedented learning experience for children and their families. For more info visit www.sciencetellers.com. 04

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