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As some of you know, the mother-site to this one, The Connecticut Callboard, is going to be shutting down as of June 1, 2015. Unfortunately, this also means that The Western Massachusetts Callboard will be shutting down as well.

We will continue with our Facebook and Twitter Feeds, the only thing that is going away is the actuall website itself.  This decision was not undertaken lightly, and it due to the rising costs of web hosting, subscriptions and the fact that I have a child entering college in the fall; I just couldn’t shoulder the cost any more.

Please continue to be a part of the vibrant Facebook and twitter community, and we’ll look forward to see you there.

AUDITIONS FOR OUR NOVEMBER, 2018 musical
HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
June 3, 4, 6:45-10:15 with callbacks on Thursday June 7th.
​Auditions will be held at the SLOCO Warehouse, 5 Herman Drive, Simsbury, CT
Directed by Dianna Waller
Musical Direction: Will Minton/Michael Yachanin
Technical Direction: Doreen Cohn
Choreography: Terry Rowe

Please see our website for more information on the show and roles www.theatreguildsimsbury.org.

​All Roles are open to all ethnicities.

Rehearsals will be Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursday evenings beginning the week of August 26th.
Daily attendance begins the Saturday prior to opening night with the move in to Simsbury High School.
Attendance is required at ALL rehearsals the week prior to move-in (Saturday Nov. 3, 11- 2 pm) as well as during tech week:
Sun. Oct. 28, Tues. Oct. 30, Thurs. Nov. 1,
Tech week: Nov. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 2018
Performances are Nov. 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 with a pick up rehearsal on Thursday Nov. 15th.
(Nov. 11 and 18 are matinees)

You will be expected to be at all rehearsals for which you are scheduled, except for emergency situations or illness.

For the audition (Please read carefully)

​1. Sign up for an audition time slot. approximately 1 hour
We’re using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming Auditions
Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
a.) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com:
http://signup.com/go/ctiCzFD
b.) Review the options listed and choose the audition time slot you like.
c.) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone.

2. Complete the attached form (click to download form) and attach a current headshot or photo. form: http://www.theatreguildsimsbury.org/auditions1.html

​3. Prepare a song to sing (32 measures max). Bring sheet music and be prepared to sing 32 bars, but not more than one minute, of a fully memorized Rock/Broadway style musical selection that showcases your vocal range. Auditioners should mark their selection with a highlighter.
An Accompanist will be provided. No artificial accompaniment please (digital, CD etc)

​4. Be prepared to dance. You will be taught a short dance, so please baring comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes.

You will not be asked to read at the initial auditions. Those asked to come to the Call Back will be asked to read from the script as well as prepare a specific song from the show (music provided).

​A copy of the script is available at the reference desk at the Simsbury Public Library.

Please see our website for more information on the show and roles www.theatreguildsimsbury.org.

 

AspenDream Productions

AUDITIONS FOR ASPENDREAM PRODUCTIONS COMEDY WEDDING AND MURDER MYSTERY COMPANY…

PAID POSITIONS

Sunday, May 20 starting at 4:30pm (by appointment)
Monday, May 21 starting at 6:30pm (by appointment)

Executive Producer/Director:

Janice Luise https://www.janicedirects.com/

Show Manager:  Barbara Harvey

Musical Coordinator:  Steve Ossais

Choreographer: Patrick Hearn

Connecticut’s award winning interactive comedy wedding and murder mystery dinner shows are selecting new cast members!

All roles are open to audition. We are seeking a large ensemble cast for on-going productions. There are 3 principal roles with 10 supporting roles. Auditioners seeking principal or supporting roles must be at least 18 years old and have good transportation. Auditions will consist of acting out improv scenarios and reading a script.

ASPENDREAM PRODUCTIONS™ has the standard for an original all-inclusive event where audience members take on the roles of family and friends of the notorious “Uncle Franco”, head of the mob family. Each of the five shows begins with a sidesplitting ceremony and continuous excitement throughout the night with singing, dancing and music. AspenDream Production™ comedies and murder mysteries have appeared in 72 cities throughout New England, performed for over 20,000 guests, and raised a million dollars for charities.

GUIDELINES: AspenDream Productions™ is seeking actors with strong dramatic and comedic skills.

‘ADP’ is casting for its traveling dinner theatre shows for the summer and fall season throughout CT. The first rehearsal begins June 3rd and the first show is July 7, 2018 and July 28, 2018. These productions are regularly sold out. ADP IMMERSIVE SHOWS are a series of fast-paced musical murder mystery farces and a comedy Italian Wedding. Shows are scripted but there is some improv. Artists comfortable with audience interaction preferred. Singing not necessary but a plus.

COMPENSATION: Non-union, professional compensated

ASPENDREAM PRODUCTIONS™ is seeking a diverse company of actors and is committed to equal opportunity and a flexible, non-traditional casting policy. Non-traditional casting is defined as the casting of ethnic minorities, senior actors, female actors or actors with disabilities in roles where race, ethnicity, age, gender or ability is not germane.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS can be found at this link: http://www.aspendreamproductions.com/Auditions.html

AUDITION DATES: Sunday, May 20 at 4:30PM and Monday, May 21, 2018 at 6:30pm Auditions are in Thomaston.

To request an audition appointment time, please email ADPDinnertheater@gmail.com

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS can be found at this link: http://www.aspendreamproductions.com/Auditions.html

‘ADP’ is casting for its traveling dinner theatre shows for the summer and fall season throughout CT. The first rehearsal begins June 3rd and the first show is July 7, 2018. Future shows continue until the fall. These productions are regularly sold out. These are a series of fast-paced musical murder mystery farces and a comedy Italian Wedding. Shows are scripted but there is some improv. Artists comfortable with audience interaction preferred. Singing not necessary but a plus.

PREPARATION: Actors will be asked to read from a script and do fun improv games.

REHEARSALS: will be held on Sunday evenings (4-7pm). There are generally 3 intensive rehearsal sessions prior to a show. Rehearsal location is Harwinton or Thomaston. Shows can be anywhere in CT. Current cast members are from all over CT.

Can’t make these dates? Email your information to the above address. For more information, please call 860-309-1341 between 10AM and 3PM. Review our website: www.AspenDreamProductions.com


The Suffield Players and Kent Memorial Library team up once again to present a FREE “Page-to-Stage” Reading of a new play: These, My Lichtenberg Figures, written and directed by Konrad Rogowski. This mysterious, dark drama features the talents of Rachel Berezin, Vanda Pollard, Karen Balaska, Stephanie MacGillivary, Amanda Marschall, Dana Ring and Daniel Viets. The show will be performed as a staged reading, and is recommended for adults based on strong language and mature situations. 

Date: April 19 at 7 pm.  Location: The Suffield Senior Center, 145 Bridge Street, Suffield CT 06078. This “Page-to-Stage” Reading is a Kent Memorial Library program, funded by The Friends of The Library.

 

JEMFilms and Zethus Productions is looking for one more Male and one more Female actor to
be in a regional Ct law firm commercial. Shooting will take place late Feb or early March 2018.
Pay is $400.00 buy out per actor for a 1/2 day shoot at a Central Ct location. If interested please
send resume and head shot to zethus@cox.net. You will be contacted and provided instructions
on doing a simple home audition video on your smart phone. Also, if choose to be in the commercial,
you will be provided with a video copy for your archives.

Farmington Valley Stage Company in Collinsville, CT announces auditions for a debut presentation “Magic and Music” featuring original music and live magic illusions performed by the cast.

We are looking for a limited number of youthful, vibrant and energetic performers (male and female). Those cast are required to sing, have a playful personality and have a “theme park” smile. They will learn to perform large scale magic illusions and be performing original song compositions in multiple skit settings.

This is a unique opportunity and we are looking for talented individuals who are will to commit 100%.

This will be exciting! This will be challenging! This will be fun!

When: January 15 and 16 with callbacks on January 18.

AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. PLEASE EMAIL US at auditions@fvstage.org to set up an audition appointment.
Performances: March 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 at 8 pm.
Rehearsals begin Jan. 29, schedule TBD
Location: Farmington Valley Stage Company, 4 Market Street (Canton Town Hall), Collinsville, CT

For the audition: Prepare to sing a sample song either acapella or with your music (CD/phone etc). Be prepared to learn a magic trick. Limited choreography required.

Questions:  auditions@fvstage.org

Website: www.fvstage.org

The Exit 7 Players Theater of Ludlow, MA is proud to announce auditions for William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

Directed by Ryan Bird

PERFORMANCE DATES: February 9-11 and 16-18, 2018

AUDITIONS: Closed auditions Sunday & Monday September 24 and 25, 6:30-9pm by appointment.

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 Wednesday, September 27

Please note that auditions are being held at the United Church of Christ in Ludlow, MA (a few blocks from Exit 7 theater) located at 51 Center St. Ludlow, MA. Please email bird_rmb@hotmail.com if you have any questions. For information about our theater, please visit us at exit7players.org .

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
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

BEATRICE: (Female, 30-45) Leonato’s niece and Hero’s cousin. Beatrice is “a pleasant-spirited lady” with a very sharp tongue. She is generous and loving, but, like Benedick, continually mocks other people with elaborately tooled jokes and puns. She wages a war of wits against Benedick and often wins the battles. At the outset of the play, she appears content never to marry.

HERO: (Female, 19-30) cousin to Beatrice, daughter of Leonato, lovely, charming, gentle, kind, but has backbone, in love with Claudio, innocent of any wrongdoing, she is slandered by Claudio’s enemies and is devastated by the attacks on her good name.

MARGARET: (Female, 20-50) Hero’s gentlewoman, a woman, not a girl, but definitely not an old maid, is sensual, robust, and has a hard time keeping a cap on her sexuality, not cheap or tawdry, just possessing a sexuality that is present, if perhaps inconsistent with the morality of the court.

URSULA: (Female, 30-50) Hero’s gentlewoman, a calming maternal influence in a household dominated by authoritative men, is somewhat old fashioned, perhaps even a little starchy, a woman of quiet faith.

BENEDICK: (Male, 30-45) An aristocratic soldier who has recently been fighting under Don Pedro, and a friend of Don Pedro and Claudio. Benedick is very witty, always making jokes and puns. He carries on a “merry war” of wits with Beatrice, but at the beginning of the play he swears he will never fall in love or marry.

LEONATO: (Male, 50+) Governor of Messina, father to Hero and uncle to Beatrice, well-respected and values his good name, commanding and powerful, but also possessing a playful side, generous toward his friends and brutal with his enemies, capable of great gentleness and humility and terrible rage.

DON PEDRO: (Male, 30-50) Prince of Aragon, a soldier, Benedick’s contemporary and commander, they are old friends and comrades in arms, is wealthy, privileged, charming, courteous, and virile, possesses an innate sense of power and authority, which he wears with great ease, a man comfortable in his own skin.

CLAUDIO: (Male, 19-30) a young Florentine soldier, in love with Hero, cut from a rougher cloth than his comrades, but can still move seamlessly between the macho world of the military and the world of the court, handsome, charming, masculine, a touch of grit, a true believer in honor and virtue, his strict moral code sometimes clouds his judgment and causes him to act rigidly and impetuously. Must be able to sing.

DOGBERRY: (gender neutral) the master constable of Messina, dedicated, determined, but clumsy, proud, sincere, he takes his job extremely seriously, eager to impress the court, and will go to absurd lengths to do so, his attempts to speak formally and elaborately are riddled with misunderstandings and malapropisms, a role for an actor with great physical and verbal comedic skill.

DON JOHN: (Male, 30-50) Don Pedro’s illegitimate half-brother, melancholy, brooding, wily, envious of his brother’s status and authority, he schemes to get back at him by ruining the happiness of his brother’s friends, an excellent mind for planning and calculating, and an eye for pinpointing the weaknesses of others.

ANTONIO: (Male, 60-70) Leonato’s older brother, although he is perhaps past his physical prime, he is still fierce and commanding, a patriarch who is a little out of step with the times, as his place in society is gradually being usurped by a new, younger guard, has a passionate temper that sometimes overwhelms him.

CONRAD & BORACHIO: cohorts of Don John, they are not in the court but more than happy to move in those circles, it gives them the reflected aura of respectability that they do not possess on their own, they are players, slick, tough and edgy, into drinking, sex, power and money; not necessarily in that order.

VERGES: Dogberry’s hapless sidekick, not the sharpest tool in the kit, together they make a classic double act, this is a role for a character actor who with excellent verbal and physical comedic skills.

FRIAR FRANCIS: (Male, 30-60) compassionate, level-headed, wise, a strong believer in the redemptive power of love, he sets in motion a plot to reunite Hero and Claudio, is a man of true faith and considerable imagination.

BALTHAZAR: Balthazar is the play’s musician. He lends music to the prince’s company and gives a serene atmosphere to Messina. The ability to play a stringed instrument would be a plus

SEXTON: The sexton helps in examining Borachio and Conrade in jail. He shows Dogberry how to take care of the criminals and brings word of the occurrences at the infamous wedding ceremony. He looks down upon Dogberry and eventually captures Don John.

MESSENGERS: Throughout the play, several messengers come onstage and off to report important events to the characters, from the arrival of Don Pedro and his men, to the capture of Don John.

WATCHMEN, OATCAKE, SEACOLE: Dogberry employs a few night watchmen to keep an eye on the happenings of Messina during this very joyous wedding time. They capture Borachio and Conrade on word of Borachio’s affair with Margaret and the framing of Hero.

We are looking for new board members! Hoping in particular for someone who has technology expertise – someone who can keep our website updated, and come up with new ideas for website enhancement. We also welcome applications from folks who can design and build sets, or from anyone who is just a doer, who can lead committees and projects, and help strategize for our future.
If you love theater, want to get involved, and can devote a few hours a month to WHCT (more hours when we have productions or projects going on), send an email to info@whtheater.org. We would love to hear from you!

WAGNER IOVANNA STUDIO PRODUCTIONS IS OFFERING THE FIRST EVER SUMMER CONSERVATORY PROGRAM ON THE SHORELINE. WE ARE BRING BROADWAY TRAINING TO YOU!!!!

What is the summer intensive?

The intensive is ten weeks of rehearsals and workshops culminating in a full scale production of “We the People”. Participants will be working with top industry professionals to both strengthen and broaden their understanding of their craft.

Our goal is to offer a program like no other on the shoreline by bringing in Working Actors, Agents/Casting Directors and Managers from NYC, LA and Nashville to teach industry workshops. Not only will students develop their singing, acting and dancing skills, they will also learn how to present themselves at auditions and interviews along with the ins and outs  of the business

 

Who is the program for?.

Grades 6 through 12. We are accepting 32 applicants. 

When does the intensive begin?

Rehearsals will begin on June 12th. There will be no rehearsals during the July 4th week.

When will rehearsals be?

The rehearsal schedule will be handed out at the first rehearsal.

Rehearsals will be Monday through Wednesday, 5pm to 8pm, with some possible added Thursday rehearsals. The schedule will be handed out at the 1st rehearsal on June 12th. 

July & August rehearsals will be located at the Legacy Dance Studio in North Haven, CT.

June rehearsals will either be in Madison or North Haven – TBA

When will performances be?

Saturday, August 26th there will be both a matinee and evening performance. 

Sunday, August 27th there will be a matinee.

​CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR AUDITION TODAY 203-468-6899

LOG ONTO OUR WEBSITE, DOWNLOAD AND FILL OUT THE AUDITION PACKAGE. YOU MUST BRING IT WITH YOU TO YOUR AUDITION.

EMAIL: WISTUDIOPRODUCTIONS@GMAIL.COM

WEBSITE: WWW.WISPRODUCTIONS.COM

REQUIRED: Please write all conflicts down on the registration form so we may schedule accordingly.​ We will also help set car pools.

When are auditions? 

Friday, June 2nd – 6:30 to 8:30pm

Saturday, June 3rd – 1 to 4pm

Callbacks are: Sunday, June 4th – 1 to 4pm

Where are auditions?

Legacy School of Dance

53B Quinnipiac Ave. 

North Haven, CT

What to prepare for auditions?

-32 bars of a musical theatre song (performed acapella)

-You will be given a short reading

-wear comfortable clothes for dance placement. Bring dance shoes or socks.

Questions? 

 

Contact Wagner Iovanna Studio Productions!

trio-of-playsFarmington Valley Stage Company announces auditions for their January production of “A TRIO OF SHORT PLAYS” November 16 and 17 from 3:30-5, 7 -8:30 pm and 8:30-10 pm at their theater in the Canton Town Hall, 4 Market Street, Collinsville, CT. The production is written and directed by Geoffrey Craig and consists of 3 original short plays, “Divorce First Class”, “Hoax”, and “Mother and Daughter”. Rehearsals begin Nov. 30th and run most Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Performance dates are January 22 and 23 and a matinee on Sunday, January 24, 2016.

Casting Needs: 3-7 males, 3-6 Females. Characters’ ages range from 30-70. For the audition you will be asked to read from the scripts. Brief synopses, audition forms and cast breakdowns can be found on the Farmington Valley Stage Company web site: www.FVStage.org.

Please email us at auditions@fvstage.org  to schedule an appointment. Please state in your email your first and second choice of preferred audition date and time. Please bring a current headshot/photo to the audition.

We’re bringing you back to the sock hoppin’ doo whoop 50’s and 60’s with all your favorite songs. The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre will be holding auditions for its upcoming musical THE CARDIGANS. Seeking male singers/actor ages 18-35. Auditions will be held by appointment starting November 10, 2015. To schedule an audition time please call the Connecticut Cabaret Theatre at 860-829-1248. Please prepare 2 songs, in the style of the 50’s and 60’s, that should vocal range. Call or visit our website www.ctcabaret.com for more details. The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre is located at 31 Webster Square Rd. Berlin CT.
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