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Auditions Announced for CAROUSEL at Performing Arts Academy

PAA_logoAuditions for the Performing Arts Academy’s production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical, CAROUSEL will be held on Tuesday, October 4 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm, and/or Thursday, October 6 from 7:30-9:00pm.

Director Nina Markle, and choreographer, Mark Norris are seeking actors/singers to audition for the Performing Arts Academy’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical, CAROUSEL. We welcome actors from ages 15 – 70+ with all levels of skill and experience. The show will be performed at the Performing Arts Academy’s Theatre opening January 20 through January 29,  Friday and Saturday nights at 7:00 PM with Sunday matinees at 3:00 PM. The musical is known for such songs as If I Loved You, June is Bustin’ Out All Over and You’ll Never Walk Alone.

This musical is set in New England in the 1880’s and has roles for 30 people ranging in age from 15 to 70 +, with special roles of a young woman and man with dance training to play Louise and the Carnival Boy.

Needed for principal and supporting roles are 6 women, ages 15 to 60’s, 7 men, ages teens to 60’s, 5 children, ages 7 to teens, along with a singing and dancing ensemble of 7 men and 7 women. Please come prepared from audition material found on our website, www.theperformingartsacademy.com. Plan to learn a brief dance routine.

For more information or questions, call Dawn Cooke at 513-594-7242 or email dawn@theperformingartsacademy.com.

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Auditions Announced for THE DINING ROOM at Tri-County Players

TCP_logoTHE DINING ROOM by A.R. Gurney
Directed by David Roth

Audition Dates: 

  • Wednesday & Thursday, September 28th & 29th 7:00pm

Bell Tower Art Pavilion – 3270 Glendale Milford Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241

Auditions to consist of cold readings from the script.

Cast requirements:  3 M / 3 F (may expand to 8 cast members at Director’s discretion)

Each character plays multiple roles so the age requirement is open to anyone over 18.

The play is set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household, the place where the family assembled daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions. The action is comprised of a mosaic of interrelated scenes – some funny, some touching, some rueful – which, taken together, create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species:  the upper-middle-class WASP.

The actors change roles, personalities and ages with virtuoso skill as they portray a wide variety of characters, from little boys to stern grandfathers, and from giggling teenage girls to Irish housemaids. Each vignette introduces a new set of people and events; a father lectures his son on grammar and politics; a boy returns from boarding school to discover his mother’s infidelity; a senile grandmother doesn’t recognize her own sons at Christmas dinner; a daughter, her marriage a shambles, pleads futilely to return home, etc. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes coalesce, ultimately, into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor and abundant humanity. 

Performance Dates: December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, & 11

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Auditions Announced for Disney’s NEWSIES the Musical at Kincaid Regional Theatre

KRT new_logoRegistration and Audition Information is now open for the KRT Teens Production of DISNEY’S NEWSIES THE MUSICAL.

This multi-month educational opportunity allows the youth of our region to participate in professional quality theatrical productions while learning the many aspects of live theatre performance. These aspects include auditioning, the rehearsal process, character creation, stage presence, and design elements like costuming and prop creation.​

Each production hosts almost three dozen participants with recent casts comprised of youth from Pendleton, Campbell, Bracken, Grant, and Harrison Counties.

Students ages 11-18 are eligible to participate.

Please visit www.krtshows.com/education for online registration forms and more information.

Students must attend at least one Audition Day.

  • Audition Day 1: Tuesday, October 4th 4:30pm-6pm
  • Audition Day 2: Wednesday, October 5th 4:30pm-6:30pm
  • Callbacks: Thursday, October 6th 5:30pm-6:30pm

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • 16 bar cut of an uptempo (Broadway) song
  • 16 bar cut of a ballad (Broadway) song (a song that tells a story, and it can be dramatic, funny, or romantic; a slower song)
  • Cold Reading of Script (actors will be asked to read/ perform a scene from the script assigned at auditions)
  • Completed Audition Form (please come prepared with ALL schedule conflicts, conflicts do not necessarily diminish casting)

Performance dates: Feb. 17-25

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Auditions Announced for Staged Reading of SAVING CINDERELLA at TheatreLab Dayton

TLD_logoSAVING CINDERELLA (Ages 16 and up)

Cinderella must abandon old insecurities and rise up to save herself and her country in this spirited poverty-fighting sequel to the famous fable.

Becoming a princess is far from a dream come true as Cinderella’s innocent eyes are opened to the cruel intrigues of courtly life. The Prince stands aloof – convinced he’s already saved her – and pressure mounts as the Princess cannot even command her own servants. Everyone thinks they know what the help should look like, but they couldn’t be further from lifting up Cinderella. Feeble and faint, she falls from grace and returns to the ashes.

When Cinderella abandons the crown, the vacuum is soon filled by a new nemesis – an avaricious Advisor. Will the Prince be convinced to sign away power, or will Cinderella stop the deadly chain of events? Bolstered by friends, in the end she must choose – will she listen to the lies or will she hear the truth? Will she finally see “It’s Time To Get Up?” She’d better act quick – before time runs out!
Kingdoms and kindly words just aren’t enough when you’re SAVING CINDERELLA.

Audition dates: October 9th from 3-6pm

Staged Reading Rehearsals: October 31st- November 11th
Staged Reading Performance Date: November 12th
Directed by Angie Thacker
Music Directed by Brennan Paulin

(Roles will be diversely and color-consciously cast – actors of all races, ethnicities, body types, gender identities, and abilities are encouraged to audition.)

The following roles have been precast:

  • CINDERELLA: Kind and generous, acquiescent to a fault. After the trauma of living under her cruel Stepmother and Stepsisters, she struggles to rise up and find her voice even as she becomes a princess. Soprano (Gb3-G5)

The following roles are available:

  • THE PRINCE: Seemingly confident, his bravado masks his insecurity as he seeks to help Cinderella and his people. Tenor (G2-A4)
  • THE FAIRY GODMOTHER: Wise advisor to Cinderella though not impervious to missteps, lots of sparkle, Mezzo-Soprano (G3-Eb5)
  • ANDREW: Kind and reasonable friend and good Advisor to the PRINCE, Tenor (G2-A4)
  • POLARON: Menacing and conniving Senior Advisor to the PRINCE who will do anything to seize power, Bass (G2-C4)
  • VIOLA (pronounced: “vy-Oh-la”):A kind, frail, but spritely elderly woman and long-time family friend of CINDERELLA, Alto/Mezzo (G3-C5)
  • THOMAS:A farmer and a friend of CINDERELLA who loses everything and struggles to ask for help, doubles as CINDERELLA’S FATHER, Bass (G2-Db4)
  • ALEXI (pronounced “uh-LEX-ē”)A troubled young person and friend of
  • CINDERELLA, 20s, doubles as ARTIST, Tenor (E3-G4)
  • ADVISOR TOADY (pronounced: “tō-DEE”) An incompetent Advisor to the
  • PRINCE, POLARON’s lackey, fumbling, unintelligent, blindly follows
  • POLARON, Tenor (Gb3-A4)
  • MARIA: Extravagant, confident, well-meaning yet opinionated lady’s maid, recent Slovenian immigrant, doubles as QUEEN, Contralto (G3-C5)
  • LADY 1: Mean, haughty, the ringleader of all the Ladies of the Court who is very jealous of Cinderella taking the throne, Soprano (G3-A5)
  • LADY 2: Snobby lady of the court who is also jealous of Cinderella and kowtows to Lady 1, Alto(G3-C5)
  • LADY 3: Demure and naive lady of the court, a follower who is kind underneath, Soprano (G3-A5)
  • LADY 4: Snobby lady of the court who is also jealous of Cinderella and kowtows to Lady 1, Alto (G3-C5)
  • PARSON: Well-meaning but easily distracted by power and position, doubles as KING and BISHOP, Bass-Baritone (G2-C4)
  • STEPMOTHER: Snobby and bitter, she mercilessly takes out her anger on Cinderella, British, doubles as SERVANT and THE POOR, Alto (G3-C5)
  • STEPSISTER 1: Whiny, British, doubles as SERVANT and THE POOR, Soprano (G3-A5)
  • STEPSISTER 2: Whiny, British, doubles as SERVANT and THE POOR, Alto (G3-C5)
  • RISHKAA: Sly accomplished young thief, doubles as CAILEIGH (G3-A5)
  • CAILEIGHA: Spirited young housemaid, Irish, Soprano (G3-A5)
  • ADVISOR DROITE: Leader of the right-wing contingent of the Advisors, used to be well-meaning but was corrupted, Mezzo-Soprano (Bb3-Eb5)
  • ADVISOR GAUCHE: Leader of the left-wing contingent of the Advisors, used to be well-meaning but was corrupted, (ANY)
    GUSTAV: Valet to the PRINCE, a jovial fellow, doubles as THE POOR (ANY)

You can sign up for an audition slot here.

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Auditions Announced for AIRNESS at Village Players

VP_new logoVillage Players of Fort Thomas announces auditions for AIRNESS by Chelsea Marcantel.

Sunday, October 23 at 2:00pm and Monday, October 24 at 7:00 pm in the street-level Judith M. Sarakatsannis Gallery of Fine Art at 8 N. Ft. Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas. Virtual auditions will also be accepted if received by Oct 23. COVID-19 vaccination required.

Auditions will consist of readings from the script, sides provided. Auditionees are welcome to prepare a 30-second air guitar performance (not required). Resume and headshot appreciated but not required. Bring all conflicts between January 2 and March 4, 2023.

Rehearsals begin the week of January 2. Show dates are February 24-March 4, 2023.

Director: Becky Collins
Stage Manager: Rose Gibson
Producer: Katie Jensen

Character Notes:
Each character represents one of the pillars of air guitar. This pillar is reflected in performance, song choice, approach to the competition, and personal interactions with others while in character.

All characters are in their 20s or 30s; any part can be played by an actor of any race, except: Golden Thunder, who should be an actor of color, and Facebender, who should be white. Facebender should also be older than the rest of the group by a few years. All ethnicities and genders are encouraged.

Cast of Characters:

  • Ed “Shreddy Eddy” Leary: Artistic Merit (*note: shares onstage kiss with Nina)
  • Gabe “Golden Thunder” Partridge: Originality (*note: takes off shirt onstage)
  • Mark “Facebender” Lender: Feeling (*note: takes off pants onstage)
  • Astrid “Cannibal Queen” Anderson: Technical Ability (*note: shares onstage kiss with Vicious)
  • Nina “The Nina” O’Neal: Airness (*note: shares onstage kiss with Shreddy Eddy)
  • David “D Vicious” Cooper: Charisma/Stage Presence (*note: shares onstage kiss with Cannibal Queen)
  • Announcer/Sprite Exec/Hooded Figure— These parts are played by the same actor; sometimes their voice may be heard, without the actor being onstage.
    *Actors and director will communicate about comfort levels during these scenes and adjust as needed.

Details available at https://www.villageplayers.org/auditions
For questions or accommodations, email info@villageplayers.org

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