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NEW MILFORD: TheatreWorks is seeking a cast for Noël Coward's classic comedy Private Lives. Actors sought are three women (ages 20-55) and 2 men (ages 30-50). Appointments are required for these auditions. Please email director Frank Arcaro at frank.arcaro@gmail.com before the dates listed to schedule an audition time between 7pm & 8:30pm on 8/22 or 23. Auditions will be held at TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave. (next to the CVS). Actors do not have to be the ages listed but must be able to believably play within the ranges specified. Auditions will consist of reading from the script. All roles are available and both professionals and amateurs are welcome. With the exception of the character of Louise, all should audition using an upper-class English manner of speaking. The actress auditioning for Louise should be able to perform with a convincing French accent. TheatreWorks offers a stipend to all performers, technicians, and directors. For character breakdowns, auditions sides, and to get more info, visit http://www.theatreworks.us/actors. Rehearsals begin October 17 with performances running December 1 through January 7, 2017. There will be a initial cast meeting on October 3. Parking is located behind the Catherine E. Lillis Administration Building at 50 East St.

NEW!! NEWINGTON: The Newington Children's Theatre Company is holding auditions for their holiday production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, 9/14 & 15 by appointment. Interested children, ages 8-18, are asked to memorize a monologue from the audition packet (download at www.NCTCArts.org) and a holiday song of their choosing. While The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is not a musical, there will be some holiday songs incorporated. Please note that there are singing and non-singing roles available. Rehearsals are September 27-December 1 (one to two week nights, some Saturdays). The show will be double cast to afford more children the opportunity to participate. Performances are December 2-11, Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Each cast will perform up to four (4) performances. Every cast member receives a free show t-shirt. While there is no cost to audition, if cast, there is a $275 participation fee. Payment plans available. Not quite old enough or ready to audition to take part in our year-round performances? In Performance gives kids, ages 5-8, the opportunity to learn and strengthen their musical theatre skills, while becoming more comfortable with being on stage. Throughout the four-week class, kids learn blocking, music and choreography in preparation to become part of the ensemble of NCTC’s upcoming production. For The Best Christmas Pageant Ever there are three sessions to choose from; October 26-November 16; Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm OR October 22-November 19 (no class 11.12) Saturdays, 9:00-10am &10:30-11:30am. There are two rehearsals with the older cast (TDB) that the younger class is required to attend. Participation fee: $125
Auditions, classes, rehearsals and performances are held at the NCTC Performing Arts Theatre, located at 743 North Mountain Road in Newington. To schedule your child’s audition online, download an audition packet, or for more information, please visit www.NCTCArts.org, or call 860.666.NCTC.

OLD LYME: Madhatters Theatre Company is scheduling auditions by appointment only for their winter production of Nutcracker the Musical. Auditions will be held at Lymes Youth Service Bureau 59 Lyme St on 9/17, 10am-3pm. Please prepare a song you are familiar and comfortable with. This is not a ballet. Open to ages 6-18 years. Performances will be held at Chester Meeting House 12/5-11. To schedule an audition please e-mail madhattersctc@aol.com or call: (860) 395-1861; www.ctkidsonstage.com/madhatterstheatrecompany

 WILLIMANTIC: 8/30 & 31- The Games Afoot
@ Windham Theatre Guild, Burton Leavitt Theatre, 779 Main St. - www.windhamtheatreguild.org

MAINE


NEW!!
GARDINER: Auditions for the October performances of Spooks, Spectres & Spirits will be on 8/28 at 6pm at Johnson Hall. Auditions will include cold readings from the script. This is for an adult cast...ages 16 and above. lucyrioux@gmail.com for more info

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

MASSACHUSETTS

BELMONT: The Belmont Dramatic Club announces auditions for its fall show/mystery, comedy dinner theater Murder at Rundown Abbey by Craig Sodaro, directed by Corinne Hickey. 8/29 & 30, 7-9pm at Belmont Town Hall, 455 Concord Ave. Seeking 5 men and 8 women. The play is set in 1920 and most action takes place in the living room of 'Rundown Abbey' and the rest at the London office of 'Yankee Inquiries.' Performances are November 12 & 13 at Payson Park Church in Belmont. Please note these performance dates when auditioning. Please bring resume and head shot. There will be cold readings from the script. The T bus #74 runs from Harvard Sq. to Belmont Ctr. Please enter Town Hall by side door. Further info. 617-571-8865 or www.belmontdramaticclub.org.

BRAINTREE: Needed – two male actors for the ensemble of Once Upon a Mattress, directed by Martha Sawyer and presented by Curtain Call Theatre, Production dates 10/14-22. Please email Martha Sawyer at marthasawyer@comcast.net for more information. 08

CANTON: 8/23 & 24 (7pm) - Lie, Cheat and Genuflect @ Milton Players, Brayton School Auditorium, Pappas Rehabilitation Center for Children, 3 Randolph St. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. A familiarity with the script is preferred, although not required.

COTUIT: 9/7 & 8 (6-9pm) - Announcing: Open auditions for the 2016 Christmas production of Scrooge @ Cotuit Center for the Arts, CCftA Studio. Callbacks scheduled for 9/10 (noon-4pm). Production: 11/22-12/18. Seeking male & female performers - children, ages 6 years and up. Adults of all ages. It's a BIG cast--bring a friend! Bring Grandma! Auditionees will read various scenes from the script, and please prepare to sing a brief song. Hoping for some believable British accents - if that seems difficult, please don't let that stop you from auditioning! We can make it work! Looking for positive attitudes, team players, big hearts and the Spirit of Christmas! Director: Jay Stewart.www.cotuitcenterforthearts.org

DUXBURY: 8/23-24 - The Mousetrap @ Bay Players, First Parish Church, 842 Tremont St. - www.bayplayers.org

FITCHBURG: Auditions for The Producers will be held at New Players Theatre, Center for the Performing Arts, 15 Rollstone St on 8/29 & 30 at 7PM. Callbacks on August 31 at 7:00PM.

NEW!! FOXBORO: The Un-Common Theatre Company is thrilled to announce auditions for their Fall Production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. The production will feature a cast of 2nd through 12th graders and will be performed on 11/18-20/16.  Director and Choreographer: Michael Hammond; Music Director: Danielle Clougher. Auditions will be held at the South Foxboro Community Center for students in Grades 2-12 on 9/11, 1-4pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Callbacks will be held at 6pm. All roles are available. To make an appointment, emailuncommontheatre@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 or would like to improve their auditioning skills, Un-Common is also offering an Audition Workshop, taught by “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” creative team. This Audition Workshop is being held on 9/8, 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!! GEORGETOWN: Georgetown Theatre Workshop is holding auditions for Plaza Suite by Neil Simon, 9/12 & 13, 7PM at the Perley School, 51 North St.  Production: 11/11, 12, 13, 18 & 19. Rehearsals are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Auditions will be cold readings from the script. For additional information, please contact waldna2@yahoo.com.  If unable to attend auditions, please email about interest so that other arrangements can be made for a reading. Georgetown Theatre Workshop is a non-profit community theater. All staff and performers are volunteers.

NEW!! GROTON: Leapin’ Lizards! Non-profit regional arts center ArtsNashoba is starting up its fourth year of bringing the “Arts to Youth and Youth to the Arts” with the world’s best-loved Orphan - ANNIE! Annie, Jr., featuring book and score by Tony Award
®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.” Auditions for ages 8 to 18 will be held 9/26 & 27, 4pm, at the Union Congregational Church, 218 Main Street in Groton. “Annie, Jr.” will be directed by ArtsNashoba’s Artistic Director Sharon Bisantz, with music direction by Diane Guenard. Rehearsals will be held Tuesdays and Fridays from 4-6pm, and Saturday mornings from 10am to noon. Performances run 12/1 (Autism/Special Needs performance); 12/2 at 7pm & 12/3 at 2pm at the Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center at Lawrence Academy. Tuition is $295/child and $275/sibling. Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce Members receive a 10% discount. Scholarships are also available to families in need. For complete information about Annie, Jr. registration and other ArtsNashoba opportunities, visit www.artsnashoba.org,  call (978) 842-1255, or email info@artsnashoba.org

LAWRENCE: Pentucket Players seeks a Choreographer for Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Auditions: 8/27 & 28; Rehearsals Tues eves & Sun afternoons @ 250 Canal St. Production: 11/18, 19, 25 & 26. Experienced in various styles of dance. Fee negotiable. Send resume & your vision for the show to info@pentucketplayers.org

LAWRENCE: 8/27 & 28 (10-3pm) - Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat @ Pentucket Players, Heritage Museum Visitor's Center; 1 Jackson St. No appointment necessary. Seeking adults, teens & kids 8-12. Production 11/18-26. www.pentucketplayers.org

LITTLETON: The Cannon Theatre is looking for men to fill more roles for their fall show, Peter and the Starcatcher! We are looking for the Grempkin/Mack/Fighting Clam part, the Lord Aster part, and Alf, the big boned pirate with a hankering for the Nanny, Mrs. Bumbrake! This play with several songs, is a true ensemble piece and will be a ton of fun! Please contact Shawn at scannon@thecannontheatre.org to set up an audition time, or call 978-448-2108 and leave a message. Rehearsals start on Monday, August 22 and the show runs from Oct 28 to Nov.19th!
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MIDDLEBORO: Theatre One Productions is seeking an actor, age range late 40’s to early 60’s, for the role of Odegaard, a printer and bootlegger, in Steven Dietz’s “Paragon Springs”, an adaptation of Ibsen’s “Enemy of the People.” The production opens November 11 for two weekends at the Alley Theatre In Middleboro. Rehearsals start September 25. Please submit a headshot and resume to Artistic Director Peg Holzemer, pegholzemer@yahoo.com. There is no pay involved. 09

SHIRLEY: 8/29 & 30 (6:30pm) ShirleyArts! will audition teens and adults for Pirates of Penzance.  Production: 11/4-6. At the auditions, everyone will be taught a simple song and dance and will be asked to read from the script. The music in this show is very difficult and not everyone who auditions will be given a part.  Music Director will be James Haupt, Stage Director will be Meredith Marcinkewicz, and Choreographer will be Laurie Marcinkewicz. Auditions and performances will be at the Ayer Shirley Middle School. Rehearsals will be Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings with the leads also sometimes rehearsing Sunday afternoons. Not everyone will be asked to attend every rehearsal. There will be a $30 participation fee for everyone plus a $20 script deposit. Pirates of Penzance is a light opera by Gilbert and Sullivan. Most of the show is sung. Auditions are open to performers from age 13 through senior citizens who are able to memorize difficult music and are willing to be dramatic. www.shirleyarts.org

NEW!! SOUTH ATTLEBORO/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 9/17, 9am-12pm 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, 2016 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. A Christmas Carol at Trinity Rep is presented by Cardi’s Furniture with supporting sponsors Amica Insurance and Hasbro, Inc. This year’s production is dedicated to Stephen Hamblett and his love for the story of A Christmas Carol.

WESTFORD: The Nashoba Players seek a music director for their fall production of Falsettos. If interested please call 617-771-4905 or text. 09

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

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW!! MANCHESTER: SEUSSICAL JR. @ Majestic Academy Youth (Ages 6-13). DIRECTED BY ALLISON JACQUES. 8/30 from 6-8pm & 8/31 from 6-8pm. Performance Dates: October 14-16, 2016 at the Derry Opera House *Must be within these ages at time of audition; proof of age may be required.  http://www.majestictheatre.net/education/auditions/audition-seussical-jr/?campaignID=190447&patronID=489838242&linkNum=2&memberID=c5e490e6906f041ca6600eaa889d3d26; Working – The Musical (2012 Revised Edition) @ Majestic Academy (Teens 13-19)*. DIRECTED BY BECKY RUSH. MUSICAL DIRECTION BY KEITH BELANGER. 8/30 & 31 from 7-9pm. Performance Dates: October 21-23, 2016 at the Derry Opera House. *Must be within these ages at time of audition; proof of age may be required. http://www.majestictheatre.net/education/auditions/audition-working/?campaignID=190447&patronID=489838242&linkNum=3&memberID=c5e490e6906f041ca6600eaa889d3d26. ALL auditions and rehearsals are held at The Majestic Theatre Offices & Rehearsal Studios, 922 Elm Street, Suite 315. INFO: rob@majestictheatre.net or (603) 669-7469

RHODE ISLAND

NEW!! PROVIDENCE/SOUTH ATTLEBORO: Trinity Repertory Company announces auditions for children 8-12 years of age for its upcoming production of A Christmas Carol. Auditions will take place 9/17, 9am-12pm 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, 2016 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. A Christmas Carol at Trinity Rep is presented by Cardi’s Furniture with supporting sponsors Amica Insurance and Hasbro, Inc. This year’s production is dedicated to Stephen Hamblett and his love for the story of A Christmas Carol.

WARWICK: Ocean State Theatre Company is proud to announce Open Auditions for its OSTeenCo program, which provides an opportunity for teenage actors to benefit from a professional theatre experience, culminating in the performance of two productions, which are included in the lineup for OSTC’s 2016-17 Family Fun Fest. This season’s OSTC4Kids productions are A Charlie Brown Christmas (12/10/16) & Thunder and Potatoes (4/8/17). Both shows will be performed at Ocean State Theatre at 11am. Needed are ten to twelve performers (male and female) between the ages of 13-18 years old, at the time of the audition. In addition to participating in the Family Fun Fest productions, company members enjoy unique benefits including special additional performance opportunities and exposure to the technical aspects required at the professional level. Performers selected to be company members will need to be available for evening and weekend rehearsals and performances from 9/18/16-4/8/17, with optional involvement in special events throughout the season. A detailed schedule will be available at the audition. Selected performers will also need to be available for technical rehearsals and/or public performances to be scheduled during the day on 12/8 & 9/16, 4/6 & 7/17, as well as performance days. A complete calendar will be available at the audition. Auditions will be held on 9/11 & 12 from 6pm-9pm at Ocean State Theatre, 1245 Jefferson Boulevard. Those auditioning should enter through the main lobby doors and bring their headshot or a recent photo and resume (if available). Actors should come with a short prepared song with sheet music from a classic Broadway production, which is appropriate for the OSTeenCo shows being produced during the 2016-17 season. No a cappella or prerecorded music. Accompanist will be provided. Those auditioning should also prepare one or two short memorized monologues (no longer than 60 seconds each). 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-ups will begin at 5:30 pm. Those intending to audition MUST BE SIGNED UP PRIOR TO 7:30 pm. If you’d like to sign up for a specific audition slot (not required), please contact Jason at jason.loete@ostcri.org.  Additional information available at www.OceanStateTheatre.org.

WESTERLY: 9/12 & 13 (7pm) - A Christmas Carol (The Musical) @ Renaissance City Theatre COmpany, Granite Theatre, 1 Granite St. - (401) 714-3840 for info. Production: 11/25-12/23. Seeking men & women of all ages;children 11+. 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. Readings will be from the script. All cast and crew receive stipend payments for performances. For directions: www.granitetheatre.com

VERMONT

NEW!! RUTLAND: ~ ACTOR AUDITIONS ~ TWELFTH SEASON – 2016-17: 8/24 - Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling. Directed by Gary Meitrot. Production: April 27-May 6, 2017. Seeking 6 females, 18-80. 8/25 - Fools by Neil Simon. Directed by Joanne Greenberg. Production: Nov. 3 – 12, 2016 (Flexible Casting – 8 actors 18 to 50); Marry Me A Little by Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Peter Marsh, Musical Direction by Mary Ellen.  Harlow. Production: Feb. 23–March 4, 2017 -- (Flexible Casting – 1 male & 1 female). Bring a prepared Broadway song and music. Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling. 8/26 - Fools by Neil Simon; Marry Me A Little by Stephen Sondheim, 6:30 p.m. @ Brick Box, Paramount Theater, 30 Center St. Further Information: www.actorsrepvt.org, or by calling Peter Marsh, 802-282-3741 or Sandy Gartner, 802-353-0001

NEW!! WAITSFIELD: 8/25 & 27 - Broken Circle @ Valley Players - www.valleyplayers.com 

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