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CONNECTICUT

NEW!! BROAD BROOK: 10/8 & 9- Sister Act @ Opera House Players - www.operahouseplayers.org

MILFORD: 9/19 & 20 (6-9pm) - Seeking adult male and female comic actors who sing for leading roles, teen actors for feature roles, and boys and girls 9-12 years old for feature roles in holiday musical. Also seeking actor to portray Santa Claus, and Italian-American types for spring musical. Season includes three new musicals; “How To Be A Good Witch” (October 2017), “School for Elves” (December 2017) and “Italian Wedding Soup” (April/May 2017). Those auditioning should prepare two songs (up-tempo and ballad), bring sheet music in proper key (accompanist provided), and also bring recent photo and resume or list of recent theatrical credits. Non-singing adult actors may prepare a short, contemporary comedic monologue. No appointment needed. Further details on Pantochino Productions available at www.pantochino.com.  Please email pantochino@gmail.com  with questions. No phone calls, please.

NEW!! SHERMAN: The Sherman Playhouse is seeking a cast of 5 men (25 to 60) and 6 women (ages 18 to 55) for its hilarious holiday whodunit, Murder takes a Holiday by Tim Kelly. Auditions are 10/2 & 3, 6:30-8:30pm @ The Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 North (next to the fire station). Sign-ups are in the rear green room. Auditions will consist of reading from the script. No appointments are necessary. Professionals and amateurs are welcome. Rehearsals begin in October. The production runs from 12/1-23. Murder Takes a Holiday is directed by Keli Solomon. For a character breakdown and more information, visit www.shermanplayers.org.


MAINE

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

ATTLEBORO (South)/PROVIDENCE: Trinity Rep announces auditions for children 8-12 years of age for its upcoming production of beloved New England tradition, A Christmas Carol. Auditions will take place 9/16, 9am–12pm at Cardi’s Furniture, Route 1A. This is an open call, and appointments will not be taken. Actors will be seen in groups of ten every ten minutes and will be asked to read from a side and sing a few bars of a holiday song of their choice. Children turning 13 before December 31, 2017 will not be eligible. Please visit Trinity Rep’s website at www.trinityrep.com/jobs for details, parent information and to access the audition side. Questions may be addressed to Lauren Ustaszewski at 401-521-1100 ext. 257 or lustaszewski@trinityrep.com

BOSTON: 9/14 (6-9pm) - Boston Children's Theatre SEASON AUDITIONS @ Martin Hall, Calderwood Pavilion, 527 Tremont St. Casting for A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Velveteen Rabbit, Cat in the Hat, 1984 and our series of New Works readings. Seeking actors & singers ages 10 & up. Goosebumps - Phantom of the Auditorium. Rehearsal Start: 9/19 Rehearsal End: 10/20 Performances: 10/20-11/5; A Charlie Brown Christmas - Rehearsal Start: 10/24 Rehearsal End: 11/24 Performances: 11/25-12/24; The Velveteen Rabbit - Rehearsal Start: 11/1 Rehearsal End: 12/1 Performances: 12/2-17; Cat in the Hat - Rehearsal Start: 1/16/18 Rehearsal End: 2/9 Performances: 2/10-25; 1984 - Rehearsal Start: 3/13 Rehearsal End: 4/20 Performances: 4/21-29/. Seeking actors, singers & dancers ages 10+. Auditions are open to everyone! You do not need to take classes or have participated before at Boston Children’s Theatre in order to be able to audition. If you are interested in speaking with us or learning more about what we do, please email us or call 617-424-6634. www.bostonchildrenstheatre.org/auditions

BOSTON: 9/15 (7-10pm) & 9/16 (1-4pm) - Nomad Americana @ Fresh Ink Theatre, Boston Playwright's Theater - www.freshinktheatre.org

BYFIELD: TTS Players will be holding OPEN auditions for area actors (suggested ages 12-18) for Disney’s High School Musical Jr. on 9/30 (12-2pm) & 10/2 (6:30-8:30pm) @ Byfield Community Arts Center 7 Central St. Rehearsals will be held on Thursdays 6:30pm-8:30pm and Saturdays 12pm-2pm. Additional rehearsals may be added based on cast and hall availability. The performances will be December 8, 9, 10 & 15, 16 and 17. The production Fee is $175 with the second child at $150. For details contact Director Mike Fay at (978) 476-6053 or email coachmikefay@gmail.com; www.tts-players.com 

CANTON:The Milton Players are hosting auditions for the romantic comedy, You Can’t Take It With You. Auditions for this large cast are on 11/6 & 7 at 7PM, with possible callbacks 11/9 @ Brayton School Auditorium, Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children, 3 Randolph St. Rehearsals begin 11/12 and will run Sunday/Tuesday/Thursday evenings. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. No appointment is necessary. Actors are encouraged, but not required, to attend both audition nights. For details, including character descriptions, check out our website at www.miltonplayers.org

DUXBURY & HINGHAM: South Shore Conservatory (SSC) announces September audition dates for school-aged musicians interested in being part of the 2017/18 season of South Shore Conservatory Youth Orchestra (SSCYO), formerly called Bay Youth Symphony, or BaYS. SSCYO brings together string, wind and percussion students from the South Shore, to learn, grow and perform as a community of musicians. Rehearsals take place at the Marshfield High School Music Suite on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 pm. Both its Symphony and Repertory ensembles have openings for the upcoming season. Elijah Langille is the conductor of Repertory, the intermediate ensemble. Symphony, the advanced ensemble, under the direction of Phaedre Sassano, performed with the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra (the Phil) during the last season. Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor Steven Karidoyanes is SSCYO’s Artistic Advisor. SSCYO auditions will be held 9/13 (6-8pm+) at the Ellison Center for the Arts at 64 St. George Street in Duxbury; 9/20 (6-8pm) at South Shore Conservatory’s Hingham campus, One Conservatory Drive. Instrumentalists interested in auditioning for SSCYO may arrange an audition time by visiting www.sscmusic.org/orchestra_audition.html and completing the audition request form, or by contacting SSCYO Program Director, Cassie Sulbaran at orchestra@sscmusic.org, or by calling 781-934-2731, ext. 11. Visit www.sscmusic.org/orchestra.html  for information about SSCYO. www.sscmusic.org

NEW!! FRANKLIN: 9/16 (9am-12pm), 9/19 & 9/21 (7-9pm) at Crossway Church, 282 Summer Street - The Slackville Players are currently rehearsing and in need of two more actors for a Staged Reading of Cari Flynn's adaptation of I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. Synopsis: Cassandra Mortmain chronicles the financial struggles, hilarious misadventures, and unexpected joys her family experiences while living in a castle in 1930s England. Performances October 14 and 15. [ROSE MORTMAIN] [FEMALE] [AGE: 25-30] [ENGLISH] The eldest of the Mortmain sisters, desperate to help the family's financial situation by throwing herself at rich American, Simon Cotton. [MRS. COTTON] [FEMALE, VERY SMALL ROLE] [AGE: 50-55] [AMERICAN] Talkative and opinionated mother of Simon and Neil. Email slackvilleplayers@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/slackvilleplayers

FRANKLIN: 9/24 - Franklin Performing Arts Company to Hold Open Auditions for The Nutcracker, Franklin Performing Arts Company, THE BLACK BOX, 15 West Central St. 9:30-10--Ages 6-7; 10-10:45--Ages 8-9; 11-11:45--Ages 10-11; 11:45-12:45--Ages 12-13; 1-2pm--Ages 14+ (off pointe); 2-3pm--Callbacks off pointe; 2:45-3:45--Ages 12+ (on pointe)*; 3:45-4:45--Callbacks on pointe. *Must have at least one year of pointe experience to audition. Performances December 2 & 3. Children must be 6 years of age on audition date. www.fpaconline.com

GARDNER: A Christmas Carol @ Theatre at the Mount, Mount Wachusett Community College, room 182. Adult Role Auditions: 9/19 & 9/20 @ 7PM Sharp; Children Auditions: Sunday 9/24 @ 4PM sharp; Possible callbacks Sunday 9/24 @ 5PM. *Punctuality will be noted and appreciated. Production: 11/24-12/3. Special Sensory Friendly performance – December 2 at 2pm. Tentative Rehearsal Schedule: Sundays from 6PM to 9PM; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7PM to 10PM, beginning September 28th - http://mwcc.edu/tam/audition-information/

LEXINGTON: The Halalisa Singers, a world music choral ensemble, invites singers throughout the region to open rehearsal auditions for its 2017/18 season on 9/18, from 7:30-9:30pm, at Hancock United Church, 1912 Massachusetts Ave. Artistic Director Mary Cunningham welcomes all experienced voices who love to sing excellent, eclectic and diverse choral music to learn more about becoming a newcomer in this all voice-parts chorus. To audition, contact Mary Cunningham at info@halalisa.org to make a reservation. New singers are asked to arrive at 7:15 to collect music and to select a seat in their voice section. Following rehearsal, new singers will stay briefly for a range check and sing from two song selections covered during rehearsal. www.halalisa.org

LUDLOW: 9/24 & 25 (6:30-9pm by appointment) - Much Ado About Nothing @ Exit 7 Players, United Church of Christ, 51 Center St. Directed by Ryan Bird. Closed auditions. To schedule an appointment, go to: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0548aca828aaf49-audition. Actors who arrive without an appointment will be see on an "as available" basis. Please note that appointments will be in 15 minute blocks and times are first come/first served. Call backs, as needed, by invitation on 9/27. Please email bird_rmb@hotmail.com if you have any questions. All actors must be 18 years of age or older by audition date. All races, genders, shapes and sizes are encouraged to audition. All roles are open. All ages listed in role description are approximate only. Actors should bring a theater resume and headshot if they have one. Actors who wish to be considered for the roles of Beatrice, Benedick, Claudio, Hero and Dogberry should prepare an approximately one minute comedic Shakespearean monologue. Actors who are open to any role should familiarize themselves with the script and be prepared to read from the script. REHEARSALS: Tentatively scheduled for Sunday-Wednesday beginning on or shortly after October 29th. With a break over the Thanksgiving and Winter holidays. Please be prepared to list conflicts with rehearsal dates at time of audition. ROLES: 4-12 women and 7-12 men. Approximal half of the roles are gender neutral and very flexible on age. http://exit7players.org/auditions/william-shakespeares-much-ado-about-nothing/ 

NORWELL: 9/17 - Company for the Holidays @ Company Theatre, 30 Accord Park Dr. Directed by Zoe Bradford and Jordie Saucerman, with music direction and several original arrangements by Steve Bass and choreography by Sally Ashton Forrest. All roles are open for casting, further information and a rehearsal schedule will be available at auditions. Rehearsals Mondays and Thursdays from 7-10pm; Sundays 1-6pm. Performances 11/24-12/17 - www.companytheatre.com.


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

PITTSFIELD: The Pittsfield Players are looking for a few good men who can sing to fill two major roles and round out the chorus in their fall musical Once Upon A Mattress. The show will run at The Scenic Theatre in Pittsfield November 10, 11, 12, 18 and 19. This is a great opportunity for both experienced actors and those new to the stage. Rehearsals are held two evenings each week and on Sunday evenings. If you're interested in participating, email maye@pittsfieldplayers.com. 09

RHODE ISLAND

NEWPORT: Island Moving Company will hold auditions for children’s roles in its holiday production Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff on 9/16 at Island Moving Company’s studios at 3 Charles St. Auditions will be at 1:30pm for children ages 7-11 and at 4:00pm for children 12 and up. Candidates are asked to arrive one half hour before the audition time. The Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff is a full-length ballet set in the beautiful surroundings of Rosecliff mansion on Bellevue Avenue in Newport. The children’s cast works closely with the professional performers of the Island Moving Co. New York Times critic Alastair Macaulay wrote about Miki Ohlsen’s unique vision of the holiday classic in his 2010 “Nutcracker Marathon.” The Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff was also featured on Good Morning America’s Christmas Day broadcast. Performances run from 11/24-12/2. Auditions will be in the form of a ballet class. All children should have ballet training and be dressed appropriately for ballet class. There will be an audition fee of $25 with pre-registration using the form at www.islandmovingco.org. Beginning 9/13, the fee is $40. For another opportunity to join the cast of Island Moving Company’s Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff, take a chance to win four tickets to the show of your choice. The winner of IMC’s first ever Nutcracker Raffle will also be invited to join the cast as Snow King and Queen at the show they choose. The Snow King and Queen make an entrance down Rosecliff’s glorious staircase and enjoy the best seats in the ballroom for the Second Act of the ballet. Raffle tickets start at $20 apiece and are available on the website.  For more information about the auditions and Island Moving Co.’s season, call 401 847-4470 or visit www.islandmovingco.org.

PROVIDENCE/S. ATTLEBORO: Trinity Rep announces auditions for children 8-12 years of age for its upcoming production of beloved New England tradition, A Christmas Carol. Auditions will take place 9/16, 9am–12pm at Cardi’s Furniture, Route 1A, South Attleboro, MA. This is an open call, and appointments will not be taken. Actors will be seen in groups of ten every ten minutes and will be asked to read from a side and sing a few bars of a holiday song of their choice. Children turning 13 before December 31, 2017 will not be eligible. Please visit Trinity Rep’s website at www.trinityrep.com/jobs for details, parent information and to access the audition side. Questions may be addressed to Lauren Ustaszewski at 401-521-1100 ext. 257 or lustaszewski@trinityrep.com

WOONSOCKET: 10/24 & 25 - West Side Story @ Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Sq. - www.stadiumtheatre.com

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