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CONNECTICUT

MARION: Southington Community Theatre will be holding an open audition call for its June production of Ken Ludwig's comedy Leading Ladies on 4/2 & 4/3, 7-9pm both days. Auditions will take place at Southington Community Theatre Hall, 1237 Marion Avenue (the old Marion Firehouse), Marion, CT, and no appointments are necessary. Actors should be prepared to read from the script. Leading Ladies will be directed and produced by Peter E. Pristic. For more information, please email southingtoncommunitytheatre@gmail.com or call 860-833-7160.

MAINE

GARDINER: The Open Book Players will hold auditions for their children’s show, Once Upon A Time…, on 4/25 at 6:30pm at Johnson Hall. This program will feature several well know, and not so well known, fairy tales, and there are parts available for children ages 7 through 14 who are fluent readers. The performance dates are May 20th and 21st. For more information, please contact Lucy Rioux, Artistic Director of Open Book Players, at 441-3210 or lucyrioux@gmail.com.


PORTLAND:
Maine Songwriters Association has a long-time relationship with 75 State Street, a retirement community in Portland where we have a standing invitation to hold meetings and events (we hold a songwriting circle there every month). In exchange we offer a one-hour concert for the residents on the last Sunday of every month. If you would like to perform at one of these, please contact Sheila McKinley at dougnshe@maine.rr.com or 207-415-8393

MASSACHUSETTS


NEW!! MEDFIELD: The Gazebo Players of Medfield will hold open auditions for their sixteenth annual “Shakespeare In The Park” production: William Shakespeare’s THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. Auditions will be held on Monday, May 15th and Tuesday, May 16th at the T.A. Blake Middle School Auditorium, Pound St., Medfield, at 7 PM. In lieu of callbacks, all actors are asked to please attend both audition dates, if they are able to do so. Those who cannot will still be considered for every role. Please prepare a one to two minute Shakespearean monologue, if possible. Actors will also be asked to read scenes from the play. No prior Shakespeare experience is necessary, and non-traditional casting will be considered, including casting women in traditionally male roles. For directions to the Blake Middle School, more information about the Gazebo Players, or to download an audition form or rehearsal schedule, please visit www.gazeboplayers.com.

METHUEN: Open auditions for July production of Stephen Sondheim's Company will be held Sunday and Monday eves from 6:30 -10:00 pm ; 4/30 & 5/1 at the Pentucket Players loft, 250 Canal St. Prepared songs from the score; cold readings from the script. Come prepared to dance! www.@pentucketplayers.org 

SOUTHBRIDGE: Gateway Players Theatre, Inc. will hold auditions for Disney’s Little Mermaid on 5/8 & 10, at 6:30pm in the Gateway Arts Barn, 111 Main St. The cast will include ages 8 to88, with teens and adults cast in the major roles. Auditions will consist of singing a song- selected to demonstrate vocal range, movement and reading from the script. Performances will be in August. Bill Guy is directing. Chris Rubenacker is music director. For more information, contact Gateway at 508-764-4531.

SPRINGFIELD (West): Auditions are currently being booked 4/29 for parts in Children's Theater at West Springfield's Majestic Theater. On Saturday, April 22 & 29, the auditions will take place from 10am - 6pm. On Sunday, April 23 they will be from 6-9pm. Performers aged 14-19 are encouraged to call the theater at (413) 747-7797 during business hours (Monday through Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-1pm) to schedule an appointment. They will be asked to read scenes during their audition. Performing a monologue (not to exceed two minutes in length) and singing are encouraged, but not required. If singing at the audition, performers may bring an instrumental CD to accompany themselves. Shows being performed on a rotating schedule this July and August are Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Disney's Sleeping Beauty KIDS. Tickets can be purchased by calling (413) 747-7797. www.majestictheater.com

WATERTOWN: 5/14-15 - 2017 Christmas Revels Auditions
@ Revels, Grace Vision Church - www.revels.org

WORCESTER: Music Worcester is pleased to announce that the 2017 Young Artist Competitions are open for entries. Online entries are available from the Y.A.C. page on the Music Worcester web site. Only online entries are accepted. Music Worcester's Young Artist Orchestra Competition: Junior Division/grades 6-8 or equivalent will be held on 5/3. Open to Worcester County residents performing standard classical orchestral repertoire. Music Worcester's Young Artist Orchestra Competition: Senior Division/grades 9-12 or equivalent will be held on May 4 2017.  Open to Worcester County residents performing standard classical orchestral repertoire. The competition has grown and been divided into two divisions on two days, and is held in Alden Memorial Hall on the campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The Competition awards monetary prizes, including the Music Guild's Stasia B. Hovenesian Prize, honoring Music Worcester's long-time former executive director. Music Worcester's Vocal Prize award (formerly run by Opera Worcester) Auditions on 4/30, open to high school and college students seriously studying voice (opera, musical theater, etc.). Auditions are held at the Briarwood Community in Worcester. There is no residency qualification for this vocal competition. The Young Artists Vocal Prize, awarded for the first time in 2016 by Music Worcester, was previously offered by Opera Worcester, which was officially disbanded in 2015, and the award taken into the family of Young Artist Competitions of Music Worcester. Music Worcester, 319 Main St. - www.musicworcester.org 

MISC: Madrigal group A Goodlie Companye is one bass short of a home run. We're looking for a low bass to join our fun, small, mostly a cappella chorus that sings year-round, and performs medieval and renaissance music in period garb. Previous musical experience is appreciated but not required; we have members with various backgrounds. For more information, please visit www.goodlie.org

NEW HAMPSHIRE

BEDFORD: NH Community Theater Association (NHCTA) Seeks Entries to the 46th Annual Theater Festival. The weekend of Sept 16, 2017 @ Old Bedford Town Hall Theater, Meetinghouse Road. In addition to the performance, original scripts will get feedback from adjudicators. Each group will be given 80 minutes to use as they like All types of theater are welcome. Questions? Have an original work in search of a group to perform it at Festival? Email fpierce1804@hotmail.com or visit the NHCTA FB page. 04

NEW!! EPPING: Director Elaine Gatchell is holding open auditions for Leddy’s 2017 fall production, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, 6/10. Boys and girls with strong singing abilities, ages 7 to 13 years old, are needed to play the roles of Charlie Bucket, the other Golden Ticket winners and Oompa Loompas. Men and women with strong singing skills are also needed for this exciting musical. Just call Leddy Center at 603-679-2781, Monday - Friday, from 3:00pm to 5:30pm to make your audition appointment! Everyone interested in auditioning for one of the wonderful parts in this timeless musical should be prepared to sing a song according to their chosen part as follows. (Examples of all songs can be found on YouTube.) - Men should prepare the song The Candy Man for audition; - Women should prepare Cheer Up Charlie for audition; - Children should sing any of the Oompa Loompa songs for audition; - Girls auditioning for lead roles should audition on I Want it Now!; - Boys auditioning for lead roles should audition on I Have a Golden Ticket. Auditions are being held at Leddy Center’s theater on Ladd’s Lane. Please bring a headshot with you to your audition appointment. Rehearsals begin September 3, 2017, and are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm and Sundays at 1pm. Shows are October 20 through November 8, 2017, for three weekends, Fridays and Saturdays at
7:30pm and Sundays and one Wednesday matinee at 2:00pm on 11/8. Additionally there will be two school shows at 9am on 10/25 and 11/1. www.leddycenter.org

RHODE ISLAND

PAWTUCKET: The Community Players. Auditions for You Can’t Take It With You, directed by Patricia Hawkridge. 4/18 & 19, 7 pm (sign-in beginning at 6:30). Jenks Auditorium, 350 Division St. (across from McCoy Stadium). Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. No appointments necessary. Production dates July 7-9 and 14-16. Complete audition and character info at www.thecommunityplayers.net

WESTERLY: 4/23 (5pm) & 4/24 (7pm) - Calendar Girls @ Granite Theatre of Westerly, 1 Granite St. An abundance of great female roles. Seeking 9 women to play ages 35-70; one woman in her 20s, 2 men in their 50s, and 2 men in their 20s. All roles are open. No appointments necessary. Bring current headshot or photo. Readings from the script. All cast and crew receive stipend payments for performances. For further information, you may call 401-348-0555.  www.granitetheatre.com 

NEW!! WESTERLY: 5/7 & 8 (7pm) One Man, Two Guvnors @ Granite Theatre, 1 Granite St. Production: 8/4-9/3. The theatre is looking for 5 men to play 25 – 35, 3 men – 50 -60, 3 women – 25 – 35 and one woman 40’s (very buxom!). All roles are open and no appointments are necessary. Please bring a head shot or current photo with you to the audition if you have not auditioned with us previously. Readings will be from the script. Detailed character descriptions can be found on our website as of Wed. April 19th - www.granitetheatre.com. All cast and crew receive stipend payments for performances. For further information, you may contact Lee Rush at 401-742-6673 or David Jepson at 401-348-0555. Directions to the theatre are available at our website www.granitetheatre.com 

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