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Video Auditions Announced for Role in PUFFS at Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre

CAST_logoCommonwealth Artists Student Theatre (CAST) is holding open auditions for one role needed in their upcoming production of PUFFS.

PUFFS: “For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs… who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world. The New York Times proclaims PUFFS, “A FAST-PACED ROMP through the ‘Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.’ For POTTERphiliacs who grew up alongside Potter and are eager to revisit that world, ‘PUFFS’ exudes a jovial, winking fondness for all things Harry!” This clever and inventive play “never goes more than a minute without a laugh” (Nerdist) giving you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers “who are so lovable and relatable, you’ll leave the theater wishing they were in the stories all along” (Hollywood Life). Their “hilariously heartfelt!” (Metro) and epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.

We are only accepting video auditions.  Video submissions are due by Friday, May 29th by 5pm. 

Audition requirements

  • You need a memorized 45 second to 1-minute comic monologue 

Please submit video auditions to our Artistic Director, Jason Burgess, at jasonburgess@caststages.org. If the files are too big, you may share them though a Google Drive link, Dropbox or other platform. If you have any questions about video submissions, please contact our Artistic Director, Jason Burgess, at jasonburgess@caststages.org. The audition information packet is attached to this email.

The roles we are looking to fill is:

Cedric (M) – A champion. Athletic, winning, popular, and charming. Everyone’s favorite, but still loyal, patient, and kind. A leading example of a Puff.
Mr. Voldy (M) – Evil. Like, reeeaaally evil. Wants to rule the world in shadows and darkness and terror. (Or, ya know, just an amazing Ralph Fiennes impression.)

Performance dates for Puffs are Friday, July 3rd thru Saturday, July 11th. All performances will take place in the Felsenhaus warehouse located at 242 W McMicken Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45214

Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre is a Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati theatre collaborative, that through professional quality productions, arts instruction and developing community relationships, empowers students to achieve their artistic potential under the leadership of professionals.

For any questions regarding CAST, the production of Puffs or anything else, visit www.caststages.org or please contact Jason Burgess at 859-545-0770 or jasonburgess@caststages.org

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Video Auditions Announced for Several Roles in NEWSIES at Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre

CAST_logoCommonwealth Artists Student Theatre (CAST) is holding open auditions for roles needed in their upcoming production of NEWSIES.

NEWSIES: New York City, 1899. Jack Kelly and his ragtag team of newsboys make a meager living selling newspapers on the city streets. But when the prices of “papes” are hiked and the newsies are hung out to dry, there is nothing left to do but “open the gates and seize the day!” Led by charismatic Jack and independent, young newspaper reporter Katherine Plummer, the Newsies form a union and organize a strike against the greedy publisher of the New York World. Can a group of idealistic newsboys win against a foe as powerful as acclaimed publisher Joseph Pulitzer? Inspired by the true story of the 1899 Newsboys Strike, Newsies is an ebullient, joyful, and entertaining musical capturing the strength that young people have when they join together and stand up against injustice. With a funny, poignant book by Harvey Feirstein and stunning music by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman — including the show-stopping Seize the Day, power ballad “Santa Fe” and lovely new songs like Katherine’s “Watch What Happens — Newsies is a classic with the power to inspire.

We are accepting video auditions for vocal/acting and dance.  Video submissions are due by Friday, May 29th by 5pm. 

Audition requirements

  • For NEWSIES, you need to recite a memorized 45 second to 1-minute monologue and sing a 32-measure excerpt from a Broadway show similar to Newsies that showcases your vocal talents. You will also need to learn a dance audition that will be found at https://tinyurl.com/CASTDance20

Please submit video auditions to our Artistic Director, Jason Burgess, at jasonburgess@caststages.org. If the files are too big, you may share them though a Google Drive link, Dropbox or other platform. If you have any questions about video submissions, please contact our Artistic Director, Jason Burgess, at jasonburgess@caststages.org. The audition information packet is attached to this email.

The roles we are looking to fill are:

Principal Characters

  • Les (M) – Davey’s cheeky younger brother is inspired by the freedom of the newsies and loves their independent lifestyle; Les is an intuitive, precocious salesboy and a pint-sized charmer;

Featured Characters

  • Romeo (M) – one of the Newsies
  • Scab/Newsie (M/F) – one of the Newsies.
  • Newsie/Featured Dancer (M/F) – one of the Newsies
  • Oscar Delancey (M) – tough brothers who work at the distribution window for the World, taking the side of the publishers in the strike and are known to use their fists to make a point.
  • Darcy/Cameraman/Bowery Beauty/Nun/Woman (M/F) – upper-class kid of a publisher who sides with the newsies et al.

Performance dates for NEWSIES are Friday, July 17th thru Sunday, July 26th. All performances will take place in the parking lot at Coney Island located on Kellogg Ave in Cincinnati, OH.

Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre is a Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati theatre collaborative, that through professional quality productions, arts instruction and developing community relationships, empowers students to achieve their artistic potential under the leadership of professionals.

For any questions regarding CAST, the production of Newsies or anything else, visit www.caststages.org or please contact Jason Burgess at 859-545-0770 or jasonburgess@caststages.org

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Online Auditions Announced for THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) at The Drama Workshop

TDW_VERTThe Drama Workshop to Hold Online Auditions for
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)

The Drama Workshop is pleased to announce auditions for The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged).  The play will be directed by Becky Collins and opens Drama Workshop’s season with performances running August 8 – 22. Rehearsals will begin June 22.

The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) calls for a cast of 3 performers in any combination of gender identity. There is a possibility that the show may be double cast.

Those interested in auditioning should go to https://thedramaworkshop.org/auditions-2

Fill the form out and submit it as instructed.  A collection of monologues from the show will be sent to you.  Choose one monologue from Group A and one from Group B.  Videotape a yourself performing the two chosen monologues using a wide, full body shot and send the videos to the email address provided on the speeches. Please clearly state your name at the start of the video(s). Facial expression and physicality will be as important as how well you read the speeches.

Audition videos are due no later than May 30.

After the videos have been reviewed, the director will contact those performers whom she would like to invite to a call-back. Online call backs will be held in small groups via Zoom.

For more information, send an email inquiry to TDW.Auditions@gmail.com.

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Video Auditions Announced for DAISY at Falcon Theatre

FT_logoAuditions for the first production of our 2020-2021 season, Daisy, are being held through online video submissions. Click the “Submit Audition” button below to submit your audition. Call-backs will be held virtually via Zoom if needed.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must include digital version of your resume (PDF Preferred)
  • Headshots must be PDF, or JPEG format
  • Videos must be less than 10 MB. If you need to reduce the size of your video file, click here for Clideo website.

Daisy by Sean Devine
Directed by Tara Williams

Audition Details:

  • All auditions must be submitted by 8:00 PM, Sunday, May 31st.
  • Audition video should be no longer than 90 seconds. Please choose one monologue that best displays your talent.
  • Questions, contact director Tara Williams: taralwilliams74@gmail.com

Character Descriptions:

  • Louise Brown – Late 30s. Caucasian. A copywriter. Brassy but knows her place. Has taken years and worked hard to get where she is.
  • Tony Schwartz  – Early 40s. Caucasian. A sound archivist, independent media specialist and agoraphobic. Not aware of social norms.
  • Clifford Lewis – 30s to early 40s. African American. A White House Lawyer. Authoritative. Straight forward.
  • Bill Bernbach – 50s to 60s. Caucasian. Creative Director and partner in Advertising agency. The boss. Trusts his team but draws the final line.
  • Sid Myers – 30s to early 40s. Caucasian. Art Director.  Bossy. Pushes buttons.
  • Aaron Ehrlich – 30s to 40s. Caucasian. Television producer.  Married. Nervous. Worried about the A bomb.

Click here to submit an audition.

Performances dates are Sept. 25-Oct. 10

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Spring Auditions Announced for Cincinnati Boychoir

MISC_Cincinnati Boychoir logJune 1 from 5:30-8:30pm

Even while we’re staying at home, we’re planning for a wonderful 2020-2021 season with excellent music education and exciting performances, all in a tight knit community of boys and their families. The most important part of all this are the talented and dedicated boys who sing in our choirs!

Who’s eligible for an audition?

  • Boys who will be in grade 3-12 in the 2020-2021 school year
  • Boys who love to sing
  • Boys who want to sing with other boys who love to sing

Our auditions for the coming season will look a little different, as we maintain our social distance for the time being. Different doesn’t mean complicated though! Here are the very simple steps!

  1. Register for an audition using the button to the right.
  2. You’ll receive an email confirming that you’ve registered for an audition. Included in this email will be an audition time and a Zoom invitation.
  3. Prepare a song you love to sing and that sounds good in your voice.
  4. Show up on Zoom at your audition time!

To register for an audition, visit https://cincinnatiboychoir.org/audition.

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