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Video Auditions announced for Christmas Concert at Virtual Venue Theatricals

VVT_logoDirector: Charity Farrell
Choreographer: Katelyn Parish

Audition due date: Fri, Oct 30 @ 8pm ET/5pm PT
Invited Callback: if needed
Cast Announcement: first week of November
Rehearsals: first three weeks of November
Performances: to stream mid/late December*
*actors will not need to be available for performance dates

‘Tis the season! Virtual Venue Theatricals presents a Christmas spectacular unlike any you’ve seen before. Singers, dancers, actors, and musicians from across the world come together to celebrate the holiday season in an unforgettable virtual production. 

Rehearsals will be scheduled to accommodate a variety of time zones. 

All roles performed remotely with performances to stream on virtualvenuetheatricals.com.

Audition Requirements

Dance Ensemble: Submit a video of the dance audition as provided on www.virtualvenuetheatricals.com/xmasdancers

Choir: Submit a video of your vocal part according to the scratch vocals provided on www.virtualvenuetheatricals.com/xmaschoir

Featured Vocalists: Submit 32 bars of a song in your style.

Musicians: Submit 32 bars of a song in your style.

Character Actors: Submit a one-minute monologue. Specifically seeking holiday characters (e.g. Santa, the Grinch, etc.).

How To Submit

    • Record video horizontally on a neutral background
    • Label clearly
      • full name_song title_role desired
      • full name_resume; full name_headshot
  • Please confirm your contact info is listed on your resume before submitting

Visit www.virtualvenuetheatricals.com/vvtchristmas for more information or email info@virtualvenuetheatricals.com with any questions.

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Video Auditions Announced for W-YRD at Virtual Venue Theatricals

VVT_WYRD logoDates & Info

  • Director: Caleb Redslob
  • Music Director: Katelyn Quinn
  • Technical Director: Charity Farrell
  • Stage Manager: Christine Orr

Audition due date: Fri, Oct 23 @ 8pm ET/5pm PT
Invited Callback due date: Fri, Oct 30 @ 8pm ET/5pm PT
1st Rehearsal: Mon, Nov 2
Filming Day: first week of January 2021 (schedule TBD; based on conflicts)

Performance: to stream mid/late January 2021* 
*actors will not need to be available for performance dates

(Production will break for the winter holidays and resume in January)

Production Description 

Virtual Venue Theatricals presents W-YRD, the premiere show in our New Works series. Performers will have the unique opportunity to participate in the workshop to performance experience: providing feedback, fine-tuning characters, and developing a fully-realized collaborative production. Rehearsals to begin in November, break in December for revisions, and resume in January for brush-ups and filming.

Radio station W-YRD is the hub for a list of local songwriters: high-school lovers, overworked mothers, jealous besties, and zealous pastors. In a small town that keeps getting smaller, the radio tower broadcasts their emotions as music while they navigate relationships, regrets, and rediscovery. An original musical by Caleb Redslob. W-YRD is inspired by Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky indie rock station W-NKU.

All roles performed remotely with performances to stream on virtualvenuetheatricals.com

How to Audition

32 bar pop/rock song

  • no a capella please

Record video horizontally

  • neutral background

Label clearly

  • full name_song title_role desired
  • full name_resume, full name_headshot

Please confirm your contact info is listed on your resume before submitting.

Due date October 23, 2020 @ 8pm ET/5pm PT

Submit video, headshot, resume & contact information to VVT Dropbox.

Roles

Abel Doran (Lead): Female, 18+ WORK FROM HOME
An angsty and sarcastic teenager; looking for her place in the world. Probably but not implicitly queer. Aspiring songwriter.

Ollie Rogers (Lead): Male, 18+ WORK FROM HOME
Likeable high schooler, gold retriever type. Charming and comforting to those he meets. Scatterbrained.

Reagan Rogers (Lead): Female, 35-50 WORK FROM HOME
Ollie’s mother, hardworking. Diligent and determined to provide her son a path to success. Sensible and caring with a smart wit.

Dirk Samson (Supporting): Male, 35-50 WORK FROM HOME
A pastor with a past. Seeks redemption with all the resources his lucrative religion has to offer. Pining for a lost love.

Mackenzie (Supporting): Female, 18+ WORK FROM HOME
High school soccer star who seeks purpose off the playing field.  Friendly and confident, the object of Ollie’s affections.

Artie (Lead): Male, 35+ WORK FROM HOME
The charismatic and off-beat host of W-YRD radio station. Delights in the discovery of hidden gems. Mind like a steel trap.

Ezra (Supporting): Gender Fluid, 20+ WORK FROM HOME
Radio DJ, aspiring solo artist, and self-proclaimed member of the W-YRD royal court. Quirky and expressive. Reads auras.

Andrea Doran (Supporting): Female, 35-50 WORK FROM HOME
Authoritarian; image obsessed. Mother to Abel; out of touch with the emotional needs of her daughter.

Visit virtualvenuetheatricals.com/newworksauditions for more information or email info@virtualvenuetheatricals.com with any questions

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HEATHERS The Musical Runs Sept. 18-20

VVT_Heathers logoHEATHERS The Musical
Virtual Venue Theatricals
Sept. 18-20
[Online]

Direction & Technical Direction by Charity Farrell
Music directed by Gillian Berkowitz
Choreographed by Katelyn Parish

Cast: Charity Farrell as Veronica Sawyer, Gavin Cole as Jason Dean, Abby Parr as Heather Chandler, Emily Kay as Heather Duke, Christina Emily Jackson as Heather McNamara, Nathan Cockroft as Ram Sweeney, Mark Quach as Kurt Kelly, Casey Borghesi as Martha Dunnstock, Jade Litaker as Ms. Fleming/Veronica’s Mom, Trevor William Hayes as Big Bud Dean/Coach Ripper/Kurt’s Dad & Jimmy Lewis as Principal Gowan/Veronica’s Dad/Ram’s Dad
Ensemble: Jill Amantea, Jamie Dee Bradley, Riley Dominiak, Mikey Marmann, Carrington Martin, Michael McCrary & Conor Sheehan

Veronica Sawyer is a brainy, beautiful misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High School. But before she has time to get comfortable atop the teenage food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid, J.D. When the almighty Heather Chandler kicks her out of their group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass … until J.D. suggests a more sinister plan for that bullet. Heathers is a hilarious, heartfelt, and homicidal show based on one of the all-time great teen comedies.

The show starts promptly at the scheduled time, so allow yourself time to log into the viewing portal early.

  • Fri-Sun, Sept. 18-20 at 8pm

Official page | Facebook event |

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Virtual Venue Theatricals Announces the Digital Premiere of HEATHERS the Musical

Virtual production company to stream performances of the hit off-Broadway musical in a brand new medium

VVT_Heathers logoVirtual Venue Theatricals, a fully virtual production company, announced the digital world premiere of the hit off-Broadway musical, “Heathers”. The show features a cast and production team from across the United States and Canada, assembled together through Zoom rehearsals. “Heathers: The Musical“, based on the eponymous cult-classic 1988 movie, will stream on www.virtualvenuetheatricals.com September 18-20.

While the musical will premiere in a non-traditional environment, audiences should not expect a scaled-back experience. Director and lead actress (Veronica Sawyer) Charity Farrell, a fixture of Cincinnati and Dayton stages, said of the production, “Nothing is getting trimmed. Every element you expect to see from a full-length musical in a live, stage performance is there, plus additional elements we get to explore in this medium. We are honored to have a creative team that has worked throughout the industry on Broadway and off-Broadway, cruise ships, and worldwide in concert series and events. The level of experience from the production team and cast members coupled with the innovation of this platform is going to be truly exciting for audiences to watch.”

Created in response to theater shut downs across the country, VVT celebrates the opportunity to produce high-quality performances online and bring together creatives and audiences without borders. Actor and VVT managing director Abby Parr (Heather Chandler), a Cincinnati native, said of her experience, “My favorite part of this process has been meeting incredible people from across North America that I never would have met otherwise. Despite not being physically together, we have the same sort of cast bond as any other show I’ve done. It’s really helped me stay connected to other artists.” 

Interested parties can buy tickets for $15/each. The show runs September 18, 19, and 20 at 8:00pm EDT on the Virtual Venue Theatricals website. Tickets are single-use and password protected. For ticket sales and more information, visit www.virtualvenuetheatricals.com.

CAST

  • Charity Farrell* as Veronica Sawyer
  • Gavin Cole as Jason Dean
  • Abby Parr* as Heather Chandler
  • Emily Kay as Heather Duke
  • Christina Emily Jackson* as Heather McNamara
  • Nathan Cockroft as Ram Sweeney
  • Mark Quach as Kurt Kelly
  • Casey Borghesi* as Martha Dunnstock
  • Jade Litaker as Ms. Fleming/Veronica’s Mom
  • Trevor William Hayes as Big Bud Dean/Coach Ripper/Kurt’s Dad
  • Jimmy Lewis as Principal Gowan/Veronica’s Dad/Ram’s Dad
  • Jill Amantea as ensemble
  • Jamie Dee Bradley as ensemble
  • Riley Dominiak as ensemble
  • Mikey Marmann as ensemble
  • Carrington Martin as ensemble
  • Michael McCrary as ensemble
  • Conor Sheehan as ensemble
    *Cincinnati/Dayton

PRODUCTION TEAM

  • Director/Technical Director: Charity Farrell*
  • Music Director: Gillian Berkowitz
  • Choreographer: Katelyn Parish
  • Stage Manager: Sammy Landau
  • Costume Designer: Nathalie Gibson*
    *Cincinnati/Dayton

About Virtual Venue Theatricals: VVT is a virtual production company based in Irvine, CA run by owner/artistic director Charity Farrell and managing director Abby Parr. VVT was founded in 2020 by a group of professional artists as the demand for live performance shifted to a digital medium in order to put performers and production teams to work in a creative capacity and keep the art form of live theater in front of audiences.

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Video Auditions Announced for PEACE, LOVE, AND CUPCAKES JR. at Virtual Venue Theatricals

VVT_logoDates & Info
Director: Abby Parr
Choreographer: Katelyn Parish
Music Director: TBD

Audition due date: Sat, Aug 22, 2020 @ 8pm EST/5pm PDT
Invited callback due date: Weds, Aug 26, 2020 @ 8pm EST/5pm PDT
1st Rehearsal: Saturday, September 12th @ 7pm EST/4pm PDT
Filming Day: Saturday, October 3rd @ 10am EST/7am PDT
Performances: October 9, 10, 11 @ 7pm EST/4pm PDT
Tuition fees: $200 per child
(includes workshop course, as well as final digital copy of production)

Production Description
Based on the bestselling children’s book series, “The Cupcake Club,” this musical celebrates kid power, friendship, and standing up for who you are and what you believe in. Now casting roles for young actors between 9-18 years old as well as one role for adult actors 18+.

In addition to rehearsing for the production, cast members will focus on character development, breaking down scenes, self-tape skills, and learning from professionals in the industry. Virtual productions combine Musical Theatre and On-Camera, which gives young actors a brand new way to create.

All roles performed remotely with performances to stream on virtualvenuetheatricals.com.

How to Audition
32 bar contemporary MT song
*singing from the show is encouraged
Record video horizontally
*neutral background
Label clearly
*full name_song title_role desired
*full name_resume, full name_headshot
Due date August 22, 2020 @ 8pm EST/5pm PDT

Submit video, headshot, resume & contact information to virtualvenuetheatricals.com/plcauditions

Roles

  • Kylie Carson (Lead): Female, 9-17 WORK FROM HOME
    Leader of The Cupcake Club. A quirky, slightly awkward, nervous new girl–described as having “weird taste in clothes and freckles on her nose.” The butt of everyone’s jokes, she struggles with self-doubt and finding a place she fits in amidst the school social scene. Kylie goes on an emotional journey to unapologetically own who she is. Role requires strong acting skills and vocals.
  • Lexi Poole (Lead): 9-17 WORK FROM HOME
    One of The Cupcake Club members. A shy, demure girl, who “tends to disappear” around her peers until she finds her voice and her power as a member of PLC. She is sensitive and artistic; the person responsible for turning the club’s cupcakes into mini works of art. In the end, she has no trouble asserting herself if it means sticking up for her friends. Lexi should have strong acting skills and vocals.
  • ​Jenna Medina (Lead): Female, 9-17 WORK FROM HOME
    One of The Cupcake Club members. “Do I talk a little loud?” Jenna is vivacious, loquacious, and the “golden tastebuds” of PLC–she knows everything about flavors and ingredients. She loves Oreos, a metaphor for her own personality: hard on the outside, soft on the inside. She tries to be tough and pretends like things don’t hurt her…but they do. Her family doesn’t have a lot of money or live in a fancy house (she’s always wearing her sisters’ hand-me-downs), which is why the popular girls look down on her. Yet she won’t back down when a bully challenges her–and tries to show Kylie how to do the same.
  • ​Sadie Harris (Lead): Female, 9-17 WORK FROM HOME
    One of The Cupcake Club members. Captain of the Blakely Bears Basketball team, she yearns to be looked upon as something other than a “dumb jock.” When she finds PLC, she discovers talents she never knew she had–i.e. the ability to crack an egg with one hand. She is physically tall and athletic; skilled with dribbling a basketball or twirling it on her finger.
  • ​Meredith Mitchell (Lead): Female, 9-17 WORK FROM HOME
    Leader of The Blah Girls (popular girls). Think Regina George from “Mean Girls.” Snide, snarky and self-absorbed, Meredith is Blakely’s Queen Bee who rules by fear, intimidation and a massive Instagram following. She preys on Kylie, appearing in her nightmares as the Wicked Witch. But Meredith isn’t just a bully; at her core, there is insecurity, vulnerability and the need–as much as anyone else–to feel loved. Her “minions” a.k.a. The Blah Girls (Blakely Ladies for the Advancement of Hip Hop) follow every command that she barks. Physically, she is stylish and a dancer, capable of both highly-charged emotional scenes and evoking a mean girl that is not a cliché.
  • Juliette/Kylie’s Mom (Supporting): 18+ WORK FROM HOME
    A teacher at Blakely School and fierce advocate for her students. Loves her job and is in complete and total support of Kylie’s pursuit to branch out and find her path within the social constructs of Blakely.
  • The Blah Girls (Ensemble/Supporting): Female, 9-17 WORK FROM HOME
    Meredith’s “minions” very popular girls and they know it. Think Gretchen and Karen from “Mean Girls.” bullies but always with an innocent smile, all 3 girls are very proud to be a part of Meredith’s exclusive clique. They follow every command that she barks. Physically, they are stylish and dancers, capable of both highly-charged emotional scenes and evoking a mean girl that is not a cliché.
  • ​Ensemble: Male/Female, 9-17 WORK FROM HOME
    Strong singers and movers.

Visit virtualvenuetheatricals.com/plcauditions for more information or email info@virtualvenuetheatricals.com with any questions.

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