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STARLIGHT COMMUNITY THEATER ANNOUNCES

Casting Call for Alice In Americaland

 

Auditions for Teens (ages 13-19) for this fresh and lively update of Lewis Carroll’s classic…we follow Alice as she takes a journey through the picture tube of her family’s TV and meets a mad collection of characters…with a certain difference!  All audition participants should be prepared to do a “Cold Read”.

 

Dates & Times:

9 am Saturday, September 13 or

1 pm Sunday, September 14

 

Location:

1611 W Whispering Wind Dr #160, Phoenix, AZ 85085

(1 block SW of Happy Valley & 16th Ave., W of I-17)

 

Performances will be at 7 pm on Fridays, 2 pm and 7 pm on Saturdays, 2 pm on Sundays, November 7 – 16

 

For more information go to www.StarlightCommunityTheater.com

or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/StarlightCommunityTheater/


STARLIGHT COMMUNITY THEATER ANNOUNCES

Casting Call for Miracle on 34th Street

 

Casting Call for ALL ages.  “Miracle on 34th Street” is a holiday classic by the writer of “The Music Man,” Meredith Willson and based on the movie of the same name.   This joyous, heartwarming musical is pure family entertainment!  All who audition should be prepared to sing 32 bars of a musical theater show tune and do some reading and movement/choreography. Please bring a CD or mp3 player with recorded accompaniment.

Dates & Times:

9 am Saturday, September 27 or

1 pm Sunday, September 28

 

Location:

1611 W Whispering Wind Dr #160, Phoenix, AZ 85085

(1 block SW of Happy Valley & 16th Ave., W of I-17)

 

Performances will be at 7 pm on Fridays, 2 pm and 7 pm on Saturdays, 2 pm on Sundays, December 5-14

 

For more information go to www.StarlightCommunityTheater.com

or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/StarlightCommunityTheater/


Musical Theatre of Anthem Announces Auditions for

Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS  

Audition Preparation Workshop Available  

Anthem, Ariz.  August 1, 2014 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces auditions for their upcoming musical production, Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS on September 13.  The musical is an adaptation of the first of Mary Pope Osborne's award-winning, New York Times bestsellers, fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series. The award-winning theatre will cast all who audition, ages 6-9, with many roles available for performers of all experience levels.  

The award-winning production staff includes Director Terri Scullin, Vocal Director Jackie Hammond, and Choreographer Danielle Cicogna. Rehearsals begin September 18, with performances taking place November 6-9.  

General vocal auditions will be held on Saturday, September 13 at 11:00 a.m.  The Dance Call for everyone will be on Sunday, September 14th at 10:00 a.m., with callbacks at 11:30 a.m.  Auditions, callbacks, and rehearsals will be held at MTA’s performance space at 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem, AZ  85086.  Those auditioning should prepare a musical theatre song, 16-32 bars or one minute in length.  Bring an accompaniment CD or iPod to sing with; you may also sing a capella if needed.  Please have your registration materials (available on the website) completed prior to coming to the audition.  If you are unable to make the scheduled audition time, please contact musicaltheatreofanthem@gmail.com for an alternate appointment time.  

Audition Preparation Classes will be held on Friday, September 12th from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at MTA. Work with the show’s director and get a leg up on your audition. During this 90-minute session, participants will be instructed on cold reads, acting technique, characterization and more.  Participants of the workshops will get to audition one hour prior to the general audition time. Cost is just $35, and each session is limited to 18 participants. Visit www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org to reserve your spot.  

About MTA

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is an award-winning, non-profit theater company located in Anthem, Arizona.  The mission of MTA is to develop youth and adults within the field of performing arts while enhancing their intrinsic creativity and brokering their vast talents.  MTA trains and educates youth so that they can become the artists, patrons, and leaders of tomorrow while providing opportunities to adults that empower them and foster their creativity.  MTA’s principles include casting all who audition in select productions, presenting high quality shows that everyone can enjoy, and providing a positive environment where performers can practice teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the pride of accomplishment.


YOUNG ARTISTS ENSEMBLE’S

HILLCREST PLAYERS

Holds Auditions For

FARMAGEDDON

AND THE UNDERCOVER CROP

A WORLD PREMIERE

THOUSAND OAKS, CA – Young Artists Ensemble’s Hillcrest Players holds auditions for FARMAGEDDON AND THE UNDERCOVER CROP written and directed by Victoria Sayeg and open to performers age 7-14.   Auditions are held Saturday and Sunday, August 23 and 24 by appointment only at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 West Hillcrest Drive. Time slots begin at 9:45 am on Saturday and 11:15 am on Sunday.  Actors are requested to prepare a one-minute memorized monologue or poem and should wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in.   Each audition will last one hour and fifteen minutes and will consist of performing the monologue or poem, and may include improvisation, cold reading, and movement.  Callbacks will be held Monday, August 25 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm and actors should prepare to stay for the full two hours.   Performances are October 11 and 18, 2014.

All participants must be at least 7 years old and not yet 15 years old by October 18, 2014.  Character descriptions and all other information is available on the YAE web site.  Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:45 pm to 6:45 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm beginning Thursday, August 28.  All cast and parents must attend a mandatory welcome meeting on Thursday, August 28 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  If cast, there is a $180 participation fee.  Financial Assistance is available. Call (805) 381-2747 or visit www.yaeonline.com  to make an audition appointment and to see frequently asked questions. 

           About the new play: Everyone loves a good crop circle - that is, everyone but world renowned peanut planter Farmer Carter. This fine farmer is devastated to learn his entire year's yield of peanuts has been damaged by someone - or something - just a day before the circus comes to town! Farmer Carter hires a detective to investigate, and is taken on a wild goose chase throughout the city, running into a time travelling clown, a wacky scientist, and many, many more - all in the style of film noir!

            Hillcrest Players gives young people an opportunity to flex their artistic muscles in a less demanding arena than a full-length production.   The one-act plays provide young performers with a positive experience to increase self-esteem, self-awareness and self-discipline. 

                                                

WHAT: FARMAGEDDON AND THE UNDERCOVER CROP – Everyone loves a good crop circle - that is, everyone but world renowned peanut planter Farmer Carter. This fine farmer is devastated to learn his entire year's yield of peanuts has been damaged by someone - or something - just a day before the circus comes to town! Farmer Carter hires a detective to investigate, and is taken on a wild goose chase throughout the city, running into a time travelling clown, a wacky scientist, and many, many more - all in the style of film noir! Hillcrest Players gives young people an opportunity to flex their artistic muscles in a less demanding arena than a full-length production.   The one-act plays provide young performers with a positive experience to increase self-esteem, self-awareness and self-discipline. 

 

WHEN:

AUDITION TIME SLOTS:

Saturday, August 23, 9:45, 11:15 and 12:45 pm

Sunday, August 24 at 11:15 and 12:45

Callbacks: Monday, August 25 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.  


WHERE:  

Hillcrest Center for the Arts

403 W. Hillcrest Drive

Thousand Oaks, CA


HOW:  (805) 381-1246 or www.yaeonline.com for audition appointment, character information and frequently asked questions.


PROCESS: Please prepare a one minute monologue or poem and wear clothes that are comfortable and easy to move in.  Be prepared to do improve, cold reading and movement.


IF CAST:  There is a fee of $180. Financial Assistance is available. Mandatory Parents’ meeting on Thursday, August 28 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  Rehearsals begin Thursday, August 28.  Rehearsals are held Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:45 – 6:45, Saturdays 9:00 – 1:00.


Auditions for A WINNIE-THE-POOH CHRISTMAS TAIL

Monday, October 20 or Tuesday, October 21*

Valley Youth Theatre

525 N First St, Phoenix, 85004

Details available at VYT.com/on-stage/auditions

 

*Actors need only attend one audition date.

Note: There are no fees to audition for or perform in Valley Youth Theatre mainstage productions.


Casting Call for MTA’s Into the Woods and Charlotte’s Web

Audition Preparation Workshops Available  

Anthem, Ariz.  July 10, 2014 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces auditions for the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical Into the Woods, for ages 14–adult, and for the beloved classic Charlotte’s Web, a no-cut production for ages 10-13.  Auditions for both will be held on August 23 and 24 at MTA in Anthem.    

Into the Woods is the Brothers Grimm epic fairytale where worlds collide.  James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and brings them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic.  The Zoni-winning production staff includes director Jim Gradillas, vocal director Chris Wo, choreographer Shawna Weitekamp, and  production assistant Sarah Brayer. Casting is for ages 14-adult, no-cut for ages 14-19. Rehearsals begin August 28, with performances taking place October 9-12.  

Charlotte's Web brings a new dimension to E.B. White's beloved classic in this exciting, new musical version, featuring all the story's unforgettable animals.  The award-winning roduction staff includes director Laura O’Meara, vocal director Joe Bousard, choreographer Sherry Henderson, and production assistant Sarah Brayer. This no-cut production is for ages 10-13.  Rehearsals begin August 28, with performances taking place October 16-19.  

All general vocal auditions will be held on Saturday, August 23 with Charlotte’s Web at 11:00 a.m. and Into the Woods at 2:00 p.m.  The Dance Call for Charlotte’s Web will be held on Sunday, Aug. 24 at 10:00 a.m., with callbacks at 11:30 a.m.  The Dance Call for Into the Woods will be on Sunday, Aug. 24 at 2:30 p.m., with callbacks at 3:30.    

Auditions, callbacks, and rehearsals will be held at MTA’s theatre performance space at 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem, AZ  85086.  Those auditioning should prepare a musical theatre song, 16-32 bars or one minute in length.  Bring an accompaniment CD or iPod to sing with; you may also sing a capella if needed.  Please have your registration materials (available on the website) completed prior to coming to the audition.  If you are unable to make the scheduled audition time, please contact musicaltheatreofanthem@gmail.com for an alternate appointment time.  

Audition Preparation Workshops will be held for both shows by their respective directors on August 21.  During these 90-minute sessions, participants will be instructed on cold reads, acting technique, characterization and more.  Participants of the workshops may audition one hour prior to the general audition time.  Cost is just $35 per participant and space is limited.  For more information and to reserve your spot, visit www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org.   

About MTA

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is an award-winning, non-profit theater company located in Anthem, Arizona.  The mission of MTA is to develop youth and adults within the field of performing arts while enhancing their intrinsic creativity and brokering their vast talents.  MTA trains and educates youth so that they can become the artists, patrons, and leaders of tomorrow while providing opportunities to adults that empower them and foster their creativity.  MTA’s principles include casting all who audition in select productions, presenting high quality shows that everyone can enjoy, and providing a positive environment where performers can practice teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the pride of accomplishment.


Night of the Living Dead

By Lori Allen Ohm

From the George Romero/John Russo Classic Film

Fallout from a satellite probe shot to Venus returns to Earth carrying a mysterious radiation that transforms the unburied dead into flesh-eating zombies. Seven people trapped in an isolated farmhouse, held hostage by the ravenous ghouls, begin to turn on each other as the dead encroach. A gripping terror-filled monochromatic play that brings all the fright of the cult classic to life. This blend of thrilling horror laced with touches of black humor envelops the audience in the action and unfolds into a shocking theatrical ending.

Directed by Layne Rackowsky

Auditions:

August 16

Ages 12-19 years of age

By appointment, Please call 623-815-7930

Please prepare a 1 minute monologue.

Callbacks August 18 6-9:00

Performances October 10-November 2, 2014

Character List

Barbara

Johnny

Harry Cooper

Helen Cooper

Karen Cooper

Tom

Judy

Ben

Corpse

Radio Voice-over

News Anchor

Dr. Grimes

Bill Bardough

Chief McClellan

Deputy #1

Deputy #2

Zombies

If cast there is a $100 production fee. Some scholarships available. There is no fee to audition.