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RENT NATIONAL TOUR- Open Call for Singers

*NEW ROLE ADDED.  NOW SEEKING BENNY IN ADDITION TO PREVIOUSLY RELEASED ROLES*

RENT
Theatre
Non-Equity National Tour

Producer: Work Light Productions LLC
Composer/Lyricist: Jonathan Larson
Book: Jonathan Larson
Director: Evan Ensign
Based on Original Direction by Michael Greif
Choreographer: Marlies Yearby
Music Supervisor: Tim Weil
Associate Choreographer: MiRi Park
Casting: Joy Dewing Casting

First Rehearsal o/a August 14th, 2017
Opening o/a September 19th, 2017
Contracted through June 2018

Salary: Minimum $550/ensemble and $650/principals + per diem, housing and travel for all.

RENT is a rock opera set in New York’s Lower East Side “amid poverty, homelessness, spunky gay life, drag queens and punk” in the shadow of AIDS in the late 80s/early 90s. Seeking raw, quirky, interesting rock singers who can channel both punk rock rage and open-hearted Bohemian love.

OPEN CALL FOR SINGERS
Monday, June 5, 2017
10:00am

Ripley-Grier Studios
520 8th Avenue
16th Floor
New York, NY 10018

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR A TIME SLOT HERE. Sign-ups will open on Wednesday, May 17th at 12:00pm.  NO UNOFFICIAL LISTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of your time slot to check in.  If all slots are filled, please arrive by 9AM on the day of the audition and sign up on the official alternate list.

PREPARATION: Please prepare 16 bars of a pop/rock, soul, or R&B/gospel song that reflects the style of the show and the style in which that character sings. (Example: Roger—90s grunge rock;  Mark – 90s alt-pop; Mimi – Rock or R&B; Collins—gospel ballad; Maureen—Blue-eyed Soul). Absolutely NO MUSICAL THEATRE (i.e., songs written for a musical). Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key—an accompanist will be provided.  Bring a headshot and resume stapled together.

BEFORE AUDITIONING, READ OUR TIPS ON HOW TO CRAFT A SUCCESSFUL RENT AUDITION HERE: http://joydewingcasting.com/blog.php

CASTING DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT: We are seeking all ethnicities, types, and genders for all roles. Where gender-specific pronouns are used, they are used to describe the gender identity/presentation of the characters and not the gender of the actors playing those characters. We welcome and encourage actors to audition and/or submit without regard to ethnicity, type, ability, or gender.

SEEKING SINGERS/ACTORS TO PLAY THE FOLLOWING ROLES ONLY AND ENSEMBLE MEMBERS TO COVER THE FOLLOWING ROLES ONLY:

[ANGEL] Any ethnicity, non-Caucasian, non-binary, late teens to early 30s. High tenor with falsetto. A fun-loving drag queen with lots of style. Extremely warm, loveable and nurturing. Playing drums a plus. Interested in seeing trans* actors.

[BENNY] Any ethnicity, male, 20s to early 30s. Baritone/second tenor, can handle pop ballads. A striver, up from the projects to the Ivy League, wants to be the next Quincy Jones. Slick and cocky, a smooth operator.

[MAUREEN] Caucasian, female, 20s to early 30s. Huge, versatile rock & roll sound. Sexy, funny, attractive and wild; a tacky Jersey girl turned East Village performance artist.

[SWINGS] All ethnicities, all genders, 20s to 30s. Must be great pop/rock singers and actors to play various characters throughout the show, including homeless people on the Lower East Side and parents of Mark, Roger, Mimi, Joanne, etc. Must move well. Seeking quirky, offbeat, interesting people of all types to cover the following principal roles:

COLLINS: African-American, male, mid 20s to mid 30s. Low baritone, bluesy, gravelly voice. Philosopher, teacher, anarchist, AIDS activist. Sing a HUGE emotional gospel style ballad.

BENNY: Any ethnicity, male, 20s to early 30s. Baritone/second tenor, can handle pop ballads. A striver, up from the projects to the Ivy League, wants to be the next Quincy Jones. Slick and cocky, a smooth operator.

ANGEL: Any ethnicity, non-Caucasian, non-binary, late teens to early 30s. High tenor with falsetto. A fun-loving drag queen with lots of style. Extremely warm, loveable and nurturing. Playing drums a plus. Interested in seeing trans* actors.

Please note: If you have a disability and would like to request reasonable accommodations, please let us know prior to the auditions.

For more information please visit www.joydewingcasting.com
Facebook: /JoyDewingCasting
Twitter: @jdcasting

AMAZING GRACE - Open Call for Singers

AMAZING GRACE
Theatre
Washington D.C. Premiere

NON-EQUITY
Salary: $450/week min. Travel, housing, and per diem provided for out-of-town actors.

Producers: Troika Entertainment & CRC Productions
Book: Christopher Smith & Arthur Giron
Music and Lyrics: Christopher Smith
Director: Gabriel Barre
Choreographer: Christopher Gattelli
Music Director: TBA
Casting: Brad Watkins, Theatre Work
New York Casting: Joy Dewing Casting

First Rehearsal: October 16, 2017
Performances Begin: November 14, 2017
Closing: January 7, 2018

A Note About the D.C. Premiere: Amazing Grace will play the new Museum of the Bible in downtown Washington D.C. The museum, opening in November 2017, will be the most technologically advanced museum in the world, providing guests with an immersive and personalized experience as they explore the history, narrative and impact of the Bible. The performance schedule is Tuesday-Sunday with matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays, excepting holidays.

OPEN CALL FOR SINGERS
Friday, May 19, 2017
10:00am
Pearl Studios
500 8th Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10018

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR A TIME SLOT HERE.  NO UNOFFICIAL LISTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  You must arrive at least 15 minutes before your time slot to check-in.  If all slots are filled, please arrive at 9am on the day of the audition and sign up on the provided alternate list. ALTERNATES WILL BE SEEN as long as time permits.

PREPARATION: Please prepare 16-bars of a contemporary musical theatre or gospel song that shows range and power.  Bring your book and an up-to-date headshot and resume.

SEEKING ACTORS FOR THE FOLLOWING ROLES ONLY:

[JOHN NEWTON] Tenor, Caucasian, 20’s. British Dialect (RP). A rebel, who is roguishly attractive. Starts the show arrogant, defiant, and resentful after the early loss of his mother. He turns his back on his musical gifts, and dreams of adventure and profit on the high seas in the slave trade. He is smitten with his childhood friend Mary and longs for a relationship with his aloof and severe father. Through his many trials and tribulations he transforms into a passionate, selfless man who pens the lyrics to the title song and devotes the rest of his life to abolishing slavery. LEAD.

[MARY CATLETT] Mezzo-Soprano/Soprano, Caucasian, 20’s. British Dialect (RP). Chatham, England’s own songbird who longs for a career as a concert vocalist, possessing a noble spirit and elegant beauty. Her inquisitive nature and courage lead her to a life of intrigue in the anti-slavery movement. She loves John as a man and as a friend and she never stops seeing the good in him. LEAD.

[THOMAS (PAKUTEH)] Bari-tenor, African/African American, 20 – 50. African Dialect. Resourceful and protective, Thomas has been the house slave of the Newton family since John’s boyhood, effectively raising him after his mother’s death. He possesses a quiet inner strength and patience, which helps him deal with John’s unpredictable and volatile behavior, as well as and his own enslavement. LEAD.

[ROBERT HAWEIS] Bari-tenor, Caucasian, 20’s. British Dialect (RP). John’s sharp- witted and loyal friend who attended boarding school with him. He now works for Captain Newton on the slave ship, Greyhound.  Will also understudy the role of John Newton.

[SOPHIE] Caucasian, 20’s. British Dialect (RP). Mary’s slightly ditzy and fast-talking, eager friend. Enamored with John. Comedienne. Will also understudy the role of Mary Catlett.

For more information about Amazing Grace and the Museum of the Bible, visit www.museumofthebible.org/ and www.amazinggracemusical.com.

CINDERELLA NAT’L TOUR - Seeking Submissions for Role of Madame Only

RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA
Theatre
Non-Equity National Tour

Producer/General Manager: Work Light Productions, LLC
Score: Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
Book: Douglas Carter Beane
Director: Mark Brokaw
Tour Director: Gina Rattan
Choreographer: Josh Rhodes
Tour Choreographer: Lee Wilkins
Music Supervisor: Greg Anthony Rassen
Casting: Joy Dewing Casting

Compensation: $650/wk minimum for Principals.  $550/wk minimum for Ensemble.  Per diem, housing and transportation provided for all.

Rehearsals start on or about September 18, 2017
Opening on or about October 24, 2017
Contracted through June 2018

Douglas Carter Beane’s new book re-invents the classic tale of a maid-turned-princess with fresh comedy, wit and satire: with pumpkin, glass slippers, Fairy Godmother and other story elements intact, it is now Cinderella’s turn to rescue the Prince, reminding us once again that in a cruel world the act that matters most is kindness.

CASTING DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT: We are seeking all ethnicities, types, and genders for all roles. Where gender-specific pronouns are used, they are used to describe the gender identity/presentation of the characters and not the gender of the actors playing those characters. We welcome and encourage actors to audition and/or submit without regard to ethnicity, type, ability, or gender.

SEEKING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING ROLE ONLY:

MADAME: Plays 40’s to 60’s. ANY ETHNICITY. Ella’s selfish stepmother.  The epitome of vanity and fashion. A ravenous social climber who values wealth, status, and material possessions above all else. Unapologetically dismissive and sometimes cruel, Madame schemes her way up the social ladder. Must have incredible comic timing. Traditional musical theatre character voice.

TO SUBMIT: Please e-mail your headshot, resume, and any relevant clips or reels to info@joydewingcasting.com.  Subject Line: Madame Submission.  All submissions MUST be received by Friday, April 21st.

Please note: If you have a disability and would like to request reasonable accommodations, please let us know prior to the auditions.

For more information please visit www.joydewingcasting.com
Facebook: /JoyDewingCasting
Twitter: @jdcasting

CINDERELLA NAT’L TOUR - OPEN CALLS FOR DANCERS

RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA
Theatre
Non-Equity National Tour

Producer/General Manager: Work Light Productions, LLC
Score: Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
Book: Douglas Carter Beane
Director: Mark Brokaw
Tour Director: Gina Rattan
Choreographer: Josh Rhodes
Tour Choreographer: Lee Wilkins
Music Supervisor: Greg Anthony Rassen
Casting: Joy Dewing Casting

Compensation: $650/wk minimum for Principals.  $550/wk minimum for Ensemble.  Per diem, housing and transportation provided for all.

Rehearsals start on or about September 18, 2017
Opening on or about October 24, 2017
Contracted through June 2018

OPEN CALL FOR MALE DANCERS WHO SING:
Thursday, April 20th, 2017
10:00am
Pearl Studios
500 8th Ave, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10018
MEN CAN SIGN UP FOR A TIME SLOT HERE.

OPEN CALL FOR FEMALE DANCERS WHO SING:
Friday, April 21st, 2017
10:00am
Pearl Studios
500 8th Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018
LADIES CAN SIGN UP FOR A TIME SLOT HERE.

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR A TIME SLOT USING ONE OF THE LINKS ABOVE. The sign-up will open on Thursday, April 6th at 10:00am. NO UNOFFICIAL LIST WILL BE ACCEPTED.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your time slot to check-in.  If all slots are filled, please arrive at 9am on the day of the audition and sign-up on the alternate list. ALTERNATES WILL BE SEEN as long as time permits.

Douglas Carter Beane’s new book re-invents the classic tale of a maid-turned-princess with fresh comedy, wit and satire: with pumpkin, glass slippers, Fairy Godmother and other story elements intact, it is now Cinderella’s turn to rescue the Prince, reminding us once again that in a cruel world the act that matters most is kindness.

CASTING DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT: We are seeking all ethnicities, types, and genders for all roles. Where gender-specific pronouns are used, they are used to describe the gender identity/presentation of the characters and not the gender of the actors playing those characters. We welcome and encourage actors to audition and/or submit without regard to ethnicity, type, ability, or gender.

SEEKING:

ELLA (Seeking understudy only): Female, 20’s. ANY ETHNICITY. Beautiful and expressive traditional musical theatre soprano mix. An elegant dancer, she must have strong dance and partnering skills and great comedic timing. Though no one notices her beneath her rags and quiet demeanor, she is opinionated, charismatic, passionate, funny, and effortlessly beautiful. Idealistic and hopeful, she courageously challenges the prince to change the policies in his kingdom – and helps him discover who he truly is. Always her late father’s daughter, she is determined to see the good in everyone despite her hardships and suffering. We see her blossom into a confident woman.

TOPHER: Male, 20’s. ANY ETHNICITY. Soaring, rich musical theatre baritone to a G. Must have strong dance and partnering skills and great comedic timing. A misguided and lost prince who longs to do something important with his life.  Though brave and heroic, he feels lonely and unfulfilled. Charming but NOT a stereotypical ladies’ man, he is thoughtful, appealing, and innocent – with an unforced goofy streak. Moral, genuine, and kindhearted, he is at a crossroads and must take control of his kingdom and his future. (Also seeking understudy).


TUMBLERS (FOX & RACCOON): To play characters 20s-30s, including the Fox footman and Raccoon carriage driver. ANY ETHNICITY. 5’10” or smaller. Must be fantastic dancers with strong ballet technique for extensive partnering and lifts. Must tumble well: back handsprings, back tucks, aerials, etc. Strong singers for multiple voice parts. Potential to cover as well.

DANCERS: 20s-30s, all genders, ANY ETHNICITY. Must be elegant dancers with solid ballet technique for extensive partnering and lifts.  Strong singers who can handle multiple vocal parts.  Also seeking principal covers and swings.

PREPARATION:
Please be prepared to dance in form-fitting dance attire.  Ladies, bring heels and ballet flats.  Men, bring jazz shoes or character shoes.  Prepare 16 bars of a LEGIT TRADITIONAL MUSICAL THEATRE song that shows your range in case you are asked to sing. ABSOLUTELY NO POP/ROCK OR CONTEMPORARY MUSICAL THEATRE.  Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key; an accompanist will be provided.  Bring your book and an up-to-date headshot and resume.

Please note: If you have a disability and would like to request reasonable accommodations, please let us know prior to the auditions.

For more information please visit www.joydewingcasting.com
Facebook: /JoyDewingCasting
Twitter: @jdcasting

Peach State Summer Theatre - Seeking Video Submissions

PEACH STATE SUMMER THEATRE
Valdosta, GA
AUDITIONS FOR 2017 THEATRE SEASON

NON-EQUITY
$300/week minimum

Peach State Summer Theatre is proud to announce auditions for its 2017 summer season. PSST’s Mission is to provide quality theatre to the city of Valdosta, the state of Georgia, the region and beyond. Peach State Summer Theatre is committed to helping make Valdosta and South Georgia a tourist destination, and to promoting the importance of education to people of all ages. PSST serves as the professional extension of the Valdosta State University Theatre program.

Peach State Summer Theatre presents three musicals in rotating repertory.  For performance schedule, please visit valdosta.edu/psst.  

Rehearsals and performances on the Campus of Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA. The performance venue is an intimate proscenium theatre. Housing is provided in apartment style dormitories on campus (private bedrooms) with cooking facilities.  Additional duties include final strikes and may include PR events and a fund raiser event. Vehicle not required but many find a vehicle helpful.

Seeking non-equity performers of all ethnicities, ability levels, and gender identities. 18+.

Artistic Director: Jacque Wheeler
Managing Director: H. Duke Guthrie
Casting: Joy Dewing Casting

SEEKING VIDEO SUBMISSIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING ROLES ONLY.  ONE ACTOR WILL PLAY ALL THREE ROLES.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Please submit a self-tape that includes the following:
1) The entire sides packet (scenes and songs) for both Farquaad AND Francis, which can be found on our website here. You must use a pianist or accompaniment track.  No acapella singing please.
2) Two contrasting 16-bars, one should be contemporary musical theatre and the other should be traditional legit musical theatre.

This submission should be uploaded to YouTube (unlisted), Vimeo, DropBox, etc. Please send a link to the tape. Do NOT send a video attachment in the body of the email. If password protected, please include that in your submission.

Please email all self-tape submissions to info@joydewingcasting.com. Attach an up-to-date copy of your headshot and resume along with the link to your self-tape.  ALL VIDEO SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 12:00NOON ON TUESDAY, APRIL 4TH.  VIDEOS RECEIVED AFTER DEADLINE WILL NOT BE VIEWED.

SHREK THE MUSICAL

Book and Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire
Music: Jeanine Tesori
Director: Jacque Wheeler
Choreographer: David Rossetti
Music Director: David Springfield
Rehearsal: May 15th, 2017
Opens: June 2nd, 2017
Closes: July 15th, 2017

SEEKING THE FOLLOWING ROLE ONLY:

[FARQUAAD] Male, 30 to 45. Any ethnicity. Strong baritone with strong comedic ability. The comically short, ruthless ruler of Duloc. He is in search of a princess to marry so that he can become king. Has an intensely unfair bias against fairytale creatures that stems from a resentment of his father. Self-absorbed, lonely, and cruel. B2 to D5.
May also be contracted as FRANCIS in Forever Plaid and ENSEMBLE in My Fair Lady (see below for descriptions).

FOREVER PLAID
Peach State Summer Theatre
Valdosta, GA

Written By: Stuart Ross
Original Direction and Choreography: Stuart Ross
Music: Various
Lyrics: Various
Musical Continuity Supervision and Arrangements: James Raitt
Director: Duke Guthrie
Choreographer: TBA
Music Director: David Springfield
Rehearsal: May 30th, 2017
Opens: June 16th, 2017
Closes: July 15th, 2017

SEEKING THE FOLLOWING ROLE ONLY:

[FRANCIS] Male, 20 to 35. Any ethnicity. Second tenor-Lyric Baritone with strong barbershop quartet harmony skills.  The leader and caretaker of the group. Confident. Asthmatic. He has a great deal of compassion for the music and the group. Romantic crooner and spiritual singer. Vocal range F3 to B5. May also be contracted as FARQUAAD in Shrek and ENSEMBLE in My Fair Lady (see descriptions).

MY FAIR LADY
Peach State Summer Theatre
Valdosta, GA

Book and Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner
Music: Frederick Loewe
Director: Dr. Randy Wheeler
Choreographer: TBA
Music Director: David Springfield
Rehearsal: June 3rd, 2017
Opens: June 23rd, 2017
Closes: July 16th, 2017

SEEKING THE FOLLOWING ROLE ONLY:

[MALE SINGERS] Excellent male singers to play featured roles, Cockneys, servants, and sophisticated members of the upper-class. 18+. All vocal types.

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