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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.

Les MisThe Exit 7 Players proudly announces our fall production of Les Miserables running September 27 through October 13.

In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways.

Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Miserables packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world.

Performance dates are September 27, 28, October 4, 5, 11 & 12, 2013, at 8pm and September 29, October 6 & 13, 2013, at 2pm

Director: Jeffrey Flood
Music Director: Dan Monte
Producers: Sue Crowther and Rebecca Johnson

Tickets on sale NOW!

*Sponsored in part by Chicopee Savings Bank

Vincent

Written by Leonard Nimoy
Directed by Brant Pope
Performed by James Briggs
December 14~30

Vincent, a one-man play in two acts. This intimate play about the tortured genius, Vincent van Gogh, comes directly from the hundreds of letters between Vincent and his brother, Theo. Of course, no such production would be complete without the artwork itself, which is beautifully displayed throughout the performance. The result is a magnificent theatrical experience not to be missed.

“The actor doesn’t have the stage to himself. He plays against the celebrated artist’s brilliant paintings projected on [a] large screen.” —Variety

Performances: Wed/Thurs at 7pm; Fri/Sat at 8pm; Sun at 4pm; Matinees Sat 12/22 and 12/29 at 4pm
Tickets: $30

Venue: St. Germain Stage, located on the upper level of the Blatt Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield
For tickets, call the BSC Box Office at 413-236-8888 or go online to barringtonstageco.org.

Plaid TidingsPlaid Tidings: Holiday Edition of Forever Plaid

Book by Stuart Ross
Lyrics by Various
Music by Various

FOREVER PLAID: PLAID TIDINGS is a brand-new show that offers the best of FOREVER PLAID tied-up in a nifty package with a big Christmas bow on top! Filled with Christmas standards that have all been “Plaid-erized,” our boys are back to do their Christmas Special.

Director – Mary Jane Disco
Music Director – Karla Newmark
Choreographer – Libby Dowling
Producer – Sue Crowther
Stage Manager – Michaela Crowther

Show dates are November 30, December 1, 2, 7, 8 & 9.

Exit 7 Players Theater
37 Chestnut Street
Ludlow, MA 01056

Phone: 413.583.4301

The Exit 7 Theater is located at 37 Chestnut Street, Ludlow, MA between Chestnut Street and Park Place. We are attached to the Ludlow Senior Center in the auditorium of what was previously the Ludlow High School. Select from one of the links below for more detailed directions.

Arena Civic Theater

Auditions for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 PM at the Jones Library (back door), Amherst, Mass.
Monday, Nov. 5 at 7 PM at Artspace in Greenfield, Mass.
Come to auditions prepared to sing a song in your range a capella, to participate in some dance movements, and perform a little improvisation.

For more information, email cking613@gmail.com

About Auditioning

Arena Civic Theatre invites you to audition no matter your level of experience with theater. In general, open auditions are held four months prior to the production date. Depending on the director, auditions usually consist of reading lines from a script.

If a musical, be prepared to sing a song. You may bring music or sing a song from the production for which you are auditioning. If dancing is required for a role, a choreographer may demonstrate steps and movements to be recreated by you.

Little Shop of Horrors Show LogoMonday, November 12, 2012 from 6-9pm

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 6-9pm
Call Backs Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 6-9pm

Book and Lyric by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Based on the film by Roger Corman
Screenplay by Charles Griffith

Director – Joe Alvernaz
Music Director – George Garber, Jr.
Choreographer – Danielle Bedford
Producers – Pam Rose and Erica Morrison-Brazitis

Show Dates:
April 26, 27, May 3, 4, 10, & 11, 2013 at 8pm and April 28 & May 5, 2013 at 2pm

Auditionees should prepare to sing 32 bars of a song of your choice. Please do not bring sheet music as this production will be using full orchestration, instead; a CD or MP3 file of your song to accompany yourself. (backing tracks preferred)

Music director George Garber Jr. suggests that you avoid songs from Little Shop, and instead choose songs from elsewhere in the Alan Menken Broadway/Disney songbook or songs from the Doo-Wop Era.

Selected auditionees may be asked to sing songs from the play. Any questions regarding the vocal auditions or require special consideration(s) e mail guyinthepitts.ggar@yahoo.com

Be prepared to learn a dance step and demonstrate some ability to move and follow direction. Please dress comfortably and wear shoes (or sneakers) that will allow ease of movement and dance.

Be prepared to do a cold reading of our choosing.

Auditionees must be 16 years or older.

Exit 7 Players
37 Chestnut Street
Ludlow, MA 01056

Phone: 413.583.4301
Email: exit7players@gmail.com

Jesus Christ SuperstarAuditions for Jesus Christ Superstar

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lyrics by Tim Rice

64 Common Street
Barre, MA

Tuesday & Wednesday, December 11 & 12 – Open Auditions
Children’s Chorus* 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Adults** 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Dancers (December 12 only) 7:00pm – 7:30pm

Saturday, December 15 – Auditions by appointment only!
For performers that are unable to attend the Tuesday or Wednesday auditions
Auditions by appointment only from 10:00am
Contact director Joel Seger at Joel@ccsdance.com to arrange an appointment

Callbacks (If needed)
Saturday, December 15 at Noon
A song from the show will be required.

* Children’s chorus, Grades 3-8. Children should have some experience of singing and will be taught a song from the show.

** Adults should come with a prepared song in a similar style, up tempo, but not from this show. Monologues are not required but some improvisation may be requested.

Audition forms will be available at the theater – or, save time by bringing a completed form with you. Download form here.

We are looking for nine main characters and an ensemble of about twenty.
Jesus Christ (Tenor) Title role, leader of the twelve Apostles, called the “Son of God” and the “King of the Jews”.
Judas Iscariot (Tenor) Arguably the protagonist of the show. One of the twelve apostles: concerned with the poor and the consequences of Jesus’s fame.
Mary Magdalene (Mezzo -soprano) A female follower of Jesus who finds herself falling in love with him.
Pontius Pilate (Baritone) The Roman Governor of Judea
Caiaphas (Bass) High priest who sees Jesus as a threat to the nation.
Annas (Tenor) Fellow priest
Peter (Baritone) One of Jesus’s twelve apostles, denies Jesus three times upon the night of Jesus’ arrest to save himself.
Simon Zealotes (Tenor) One of twelve apostles, urges Jesus to lead his followers into battle against the Romans
King Herod (Tenor) King of Galilee.

Rehearsals for this show will be Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting January 8.
Performances of this show will be March 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24.

Playwright/Author and admitted terrible dancer, Sean Alan Morris, proudly announced today (on his birthday no less), that  The Western Massachusetts Callboard, a sister site to his popular Connecticut Callboard, is now officially open.

“I have developed a following over the past 14 years or so, of dedicated performers, theatrical professionals and enthusiasts, and writers, who often cross the border between Connecticut and western Massachusetts. For years, they have been asking me to provide a similar service to their area.”  Sean had hesitated to expand beyond the borders of Connecticut, based upon the amount of work it took to maintain the single site.  “My focus has always been on Connecticut, hence the name ‘CTCallboard’, but I always felt kind of bad not helping our neighbors out.”  With some recent changes in the website, Sean figured out how he could integrate a sister-site and keep a common list of members so nobody would need to register to both websites.

The WMACallboard.com is built to work exactly like the CTCallboard.com.  It is closely integrated with social media, allowing members to post theatrical events, news and job calls directly to the website, and have it appear on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.  Just like her older sister, WMACallboard.com is completely free to all, public and members alike.

Since the WMACallboard.com is new, there may be a few bugs yet to be worked out.  Please feel free to send an email to sean@ctcallboard.com with any concerns or suggestions!

You can connect to the Western Massachusetts Callboard by surfing on over to wmacallboard.com.

Check out the original site at ctcallboard.com, or Sean’s personal blog, seanalanmorris.com.

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