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April 19, 2018

The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes - Open - Dancers
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Region: Eastern

Seeking:Rockettes: Female, 18+, must be between 5'6" and 5'10 1/2" tall (measurements will be taken in stocking feet). Rockettes candidates must be proficient in ballet, tap, and jazz. Dancers: Males & Females, 18+, must be proficient in jazz and ballet. Pointe work is a plus but not required for Female Dancers. Male and Female Dancers will be taught a song as part of the audition. There is no need to prepare vocal material. Voice quality is not as important as the ability to sing and dance at the same time. Vocalists: 18+, Seeking strong singers for a diverse ensemble vocal group. Must have great voice and style with a wide vocal range, be proficient at singing close harmony, and able to move well. Bring sheet music for 16 bars of a song in your own key that best exemplifies your natural style. No hard-edged rock and nothing too legit, but solid, clean, expressive singing in the traditional style of the Christmas Spectacular. Clean pitch/accuracy, sight-singing skills, ability to learn very quickly, and lyric clarity a must. Vocalists must be able to read music and learn complicated, tight harmonies very quickly. (Think: Pentatonix.) You may be asked to sing something else, so have your book with you. No recorded music is allowed. You may be asked to stay for a Movement Call at the end of the audition day. Have appropriate clothes and shoes with you. Clara: 8-18, must be 4'10" and under, and appear to be 14 years old or younger. All girls must be strong in ballet, able to work en pointe (having had at least once year of experience en pointe). They must bring their pointe shoes with them to audition. There will be no exceptions.


Female Dancers for the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes
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Time: 9:00 PM

Region: Eastern, Western, Central

Seeking:Radio City Productions is seeking a diverse cast of Male and Female Ensemble Dancers for the 2018 Production of the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes.  FEMALE DANCERS must be proficient in jazz and ballet. Pointe work is a plus, but not required. You will be taught a song as part of the audition. There is no need to prepare vocal material. Voice quality is not as important as the ability to sing and dance at the same time.


Capital Repertory Theatre 18-19 Season - EPA - Actors, Singers
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Region: Eastern

Seeking:RING OF FIRE the music of Johnny Cash, Book by Richard Maltby, Jr., Conceived by William Meade Director:  Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill; Music Director: Josh D. Smith; Choreographer: Freddy Ramirez Dates:  Reh starts: 6/12/18; previews: 7/6-8; opens 7/10; closes 8/12/18. Synopsis:  Musical bio revue about the ups and downs of the life of Johnny Cash, told through 31 of  his beloved country hits. All actors in RING OF FIRE must play musical instruments. The instrumentation is flexible, but each actor needs to play guitar:  lead, rhythm or bass – Other instruments sought: fiddle, trumpet, stand-up bass. We will be looking to create an ensemble of versatile, charismatic actor/musicians who know country music and can bring the spirit of Johnny Cash alive, by serving as narrators, friends and family, performing 31 songs of his career. All actors have to exude Cash’s persona at different times in his life, from young country boy to the iconic “Man in Black.”  Seeking: David, Eddie, Mark: singer/actor/musicians - Male, age 20-40, baritone or bari-tenor, all play guitar – other instruments welcome in addition: fiddle, harmonica, trumpet, banjo, etc. Jason: Mature, male. Must have a low D, plays guitar – other instruments welcome (fiddle, harmonica, banjo) Trenna: singer/actor/musician: Female, late 20s-40, country singer/actress.  Plays everything from a  farmhouse mother to June Carter.  Prefer to play guitar – in addition, other instruments welcome:   fiddle, banjo, trumpet, etc. ________________ THE ROYALE by Marco Ramirez Director:  Megan Sandburg-Zakian Dates:  Reh starts:  8/28/18; previews 9/21-23; opening night 9/25/18; closes 10/14/18 NOTE:  This production is a remount. All roles are cast. ________________ MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY by Laura Gunderson and Margot Melcon Director:  Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill Dates: Reh start: 10/30/18, previews: 11/23-25; opening night 11/27; closes: 12/23/18 Synopsis:  This charming imagined sequel to Jane Austen’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE brings the Bennet daughters alive again at a Christmas gathering in the home of the Darcys. Elizabeth, now married to Mr. Darcy and Jane (now expecting a child with Charles) are blissfully happy; Lydia, saddled to the ill-suited Mr. Wickham, denies her unhappiness with her continued flirtations. The awkward middle-sister, Mary, has blossomed into an intelligent, curious young woman and now, with the help of fate and her sisters, she meets her soulmate, Mr. Arthur De Bourgh. NOTE: All actors must possess versatile verbal skills and standard British accents. Ethnically diverse cast sought. Seeking: Mary Bennet Female, 20s, a “late bloomer.”. The middle sister, who the family believes will end up a spinster.  However, the once plain and awkward girl has grown into a smart, intelligently-curious young woman. She doesn’t suffer fools, loves the company of a good book, but is ready to open her heart and mind to the right person. Elizabeth Bennet-Darcy: Female, mid-late 20s, confident, attractive, terribly intelligent and winning. Perceptive, Compassionate, tolerant. A wonderful hostess. Jane Bennet-Bingley Female, mid to late 20s, the “prettiest Bennet” daughter, now happily married to Charles Bingley and 7-months pregnant.  Sweet, kind and optimistic.  Lydia Bennet-Wickham Female, 20s, flirtatious and self-centered as ever, Lydia is still the life of any party and capable of stirring up fun and trouble. Anne De Bourgh: Female, mid to late 20s – a chip off the block of her mother, Lady Catherine and just as judgmental and privileged.  Wealthy and pampered. Used to getting her way Arthur De Bourgh: Male, 20s – Studious, seemingly aloof, socially awkward, especially around women, intelligent. Prefers books to people. Wealthy. Capable of great love, but doesn’t know it, until he meets his match in Mary. Fitzwilliam Darcy Male, 30ish - The hero of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, Mr. Darcy is now a generous, and loving husband.  Considerate host. Quiet, thoughtful, observant; he sees what others miss. Embodies his  distinguished pedigree, attractive, highly intelligent. Charles Bingley: Male, late 20s – Generous, kind and happy:  An attentive and loving husband, he dotes on his wife,  Jane. He is a good friend, ready to help and meet you with a smile. ________________ RED MAPLE by David Bunce Director:  Margaret Hall Dates:  Reh start:  1/1/19, previews: 1/25-27, opening night 1/29/19, closes: 2/17/19 Synopsis: This hilarious comedy about suburban empty-nesters was the hit of the theatre’s Next Act new play summit and will have its world premiere at Capital Rep. The play takes place over dinner when four longtime friends gather and Robert makes an announcement that rocks their world. Things really heat up when a guest shows up who is not what or who she appears to be. Seeking: Robert: Male, 50s. College professor facing retirement; he’s gone off the rails trying to navigate his looming retirement. A searcher his whole life, usually overly intellectual and rational, now super enthusiastic and energized by what he believes is a solution to his problems. The role of John is cast. Stephanie Female, late 40s-early 50s. Attractive, suburban, smart, happily married. Tries to do the right thing. Loyal friend. Resourceful in a pinch and surprisingly ruthless. Not used to stepping outside her comfort zone, but when she does, she’s very funny. Karen: Female, late 40s-late 50s. Sassy, Attractive. Sophisticated career woman – buyer at Saks. Acerbic wit. Takes her husband for granted until now. When pushed, she pushes back.  Protective to a fault  and feisty under pressure. Versatile comedienne. Jennifer/Teresa Female, late 20s-30s. Disarmingly charming and completely innocent façade.  Underneath lurks the  heart of an assassin – well, maybe.  This former elementary school teacher, single mom has taken a  job as a hitman to make ends meet and comes to the party in the guise of a realtor. Very funny comedienne. _______________ SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard, adapted for the stage by Lee Hall. Director: Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill Dates: Reh start: 3/12/19, previews 4/5-7, opening night 4/9 closes 5/12/19. Synopsis:  Will Shakespeare has writers block.  Aided by his friend, Kit Marlowe and his company of  ragtag players, he begins a new play called Romeo and Ethel, The Pirate’s Daughter. As producers Henslowe and Fennyman pressure the young Bard to finish the play, Will meets a young man, perfect for the role of Romeo – but he turns out to be a she, Viola – his muse and true love. Inspired, Will and Viola become the star-crossed lovers of his masterpiece, Romeo & Juliet. This rich and bawdy play brings stage and backstage to life in a play-within-a-play style, where all actors are part of a “company of players,” some actors play multiple parts, sing, dance and engage in stage combat (some sword play, some brawling). The entire company needs to be diverse, well-versed in Shakespearean language, physically dexterous, – and comedic. NOTE:  Actors with animal sensitivities: There is a dog in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE. The dog will be  present on and off stage. All actors will come in contact with the dog. Doubling:  Doubling assignments may change based on auditions. Seeking: Viola De Lessups Female, mid 20s-30s. Passionate. Confident. Master of Shakespearean verse and poetry. Romantic. Lovely. Physically agile. Must be a believable boy as well as a young noblewoman. Queen Elizabeth/Molly Female, 30s-50s – Queen: Regal, commanding presence. Facile with language. High status. Molly: one of the favorite strumpets in the local tavern. Fun. Sassy. The roles of Henslowe and Robin/Frees/Musician are cast. Will Shakespeare Male, late 20s-mid 30s.  Smart, sexy, charismatic, earthy but capable of great romance, desperate to  find his muse again, very physical, facile with language and stage combat. Kit Marlowe Male, Late 20s-early 40s. The brains behind Will, his best friend. A working playwright, funny, brilliant, generous, facile with language and stage combat. Fennyman   Male, 40s-50s. Ruthless loan shark who becomes a theatre producer. Rough and tough – somewhat gangster mentality. Not afraid to get his hands dirty when collecting debts. Turns into a theatre diva when he’s cast as the Apothecary. Facile with language. Very funny. Ned Alleyn Male, late 20s-30s.  Pompous, egotistical, the most popular leading man of his day for good reason.  He’s really a very good actor. Attractive, athletic – and ultimately has great respect for the theatre and Shakespeare. Plays the part of Mercutio in R&J. Must have experience in sword play. Lord Wessex Male, late 20s-mid 40s. A nobleman with a title but no money. Embodies his high status and breeding. Full of himself, priggish, steeped in the conventional and domineering. Used to getting his own way. Engaged to Viola for her dowry. Jealous and hot-headed. Athletic – must have experience in sword play. Richard Burbage Male, 40s-50s. Owner of a competing theatre and its leading actor. Melodramatic. Overbearing. Big presence. “The old school” actor of his day. Funny. Engages in stage combat. The following roles are intended to be cast with Non-Equity actors: John Webster (juvenile), Tilney/Sir Robert De Lesseps, Kate/M. Quigley/Nurse, Sam, Adam/Boatman, Ralph, Peter/Valentine, Wabash


APPOINTMENTS - West Side Story - Dancers, Singers
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Region: Eastern

Seeking:Tony: Male, Caucasian, 20s. Strong tenor, good mover, masculine, romantic lead. Riff: Male, Caucasian, 20s. A charismatic leader, good singer, great dancer. Attractive, masculine side-kick. Anita: Female, Latinx/Hispanic, mid-20s to early 30s. Fiery, bold, and beautiful. Great singer and dancer. Chino: Male, 20s. Angry, naive. Good singer, great dancer.


Anything Goes - ECC - Singers
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Region: Eastern

Seeking:Dancers Who Sing/Singers Who Dance: 18+


Anything Goes - ECC - Dancers
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Region: Eastern

Seeking:Dancers Who Sing/Singers Who Dance: 18+


Fun Home - EPA - Singers
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Region: Eastern

Seeking:Medium Alison: Female, 19, a freshman at Oberlin college discovering her sexuality; well read, hyper- intelligent, socially awkward; strong singer. Joan: Female, 20-25, a student at Oberlin; she exudes a confident sexual energy with a dry sense of humor; openly identifies as a lesbian; singer, alto range. Roy/Pete/Mark/Bobby: Male, 25-35, an attractive character actor.


Million Dollar Quartet - EPA - Singers
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Region: Eastern

Seeking:Elvis Presley: Male, 20-29, actor/singer/guitar player; portrays Elvis in his 20's at the beginning of his career; must be familiar with his music and must be able to play guitar, should look somewhat like Elvis without being an impersonator. Jerry Lee Lewis: Male, 20-29, actor/singer/pianist; must be a superb piano player able to play like Jerry Lee Lewis, fun, energetic, comic skills. Carl Perkins: Male, 20-29, actor/singer/guitar player; an American pioneer of Rockabilly. Sam Phillips: Male, 30-39, this is a non-singing role, founder of Sun Records, a towering and charismatic figure in American music, a genuine Southerner.


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