Auditions

CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR AUDITIONS

Open call auditions for the 2019 production of the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall will take place in New York, NY from April 15, 2019 through April 24, 2019. Additional Rockettes auditions will be held in Chicago, IL and Atlanta, GA. Auditions in Chicago will take place from May 7, 2019 through May 8, 2019. Auditions in Atlanta will take place from May 9, 2019 through May 10, 2019. Just announced: Open call auditions for Little People Performers on April 23, 2019. We are committed to diverse casting for all roles. For more information visit: https://www.rockettes.com/christmas/auditions/

Audition Advice with Casting Director Christine Sheaks

BY CAT ELLIOTT via www.castingnetworks.com From “Fargo” to “Boogie Nights,” Christine Sheaks has cast some of the greats. Sheaks took a break from one of her current projects, the “Dramaworld” series on Netflix, to offer her take on auditioning best practices. Is there any advice that you think all actors should hear? “Actors need to know who they are and be connected to it before they get in the room. What makes an actor different is what’s going to get him or her the job; it’s a light that shines brightly. When William H. Macy used to audition, he did this so well. He’d just come in and do his thing. It may not have been for everyone, but it would always be true to who he was. I was the casting associate for ‘Fargo,’ and we had him come in and read several times. He wasn’t a star yet, bu...

8 Must-Haves for a Self-Tape Home Studio

BY AMY RUSS via www.backstage.com Imagine you get an email from your agent tonight requesting a self-tape for a huge role that’s due first thing tomorrow morning. How do you react? Do you do your happy dance, confidently record at home with the correct equipment, and send your agent a professional quality self-tape ahead of the deadline? Or do you panic because you don’t have any lights (or other elements you need) and cobble something together that you’ll ultimately need to redo so your agent can submit it? If you’d react in the first way, well done! If you’d react in the second way, you need to up your self-tape game. A self-tape is crucial to your success as an actor and you need to be prepared when a last-minute request comes in. To make sure you’re ready when the requests come in, it’...

Auditioning On a Budget

Auditioning On a Budget: How to Plan Audition Tours Without Breaking the Bank BY HANNAH FOSTER via www.pointemagazine.com Let’s face it: Auditioning is expensive. Between a $100-per-night budget-hotel room, a $300 round-trip plane ticket, $40 for food per day and $25 to $40 in audition fees, you may be out hundreds of dollars for one audition—and potentially thousands before you land a contract. When planning an audition tour, you have to weigh the travel costs with the probability that your investment will result in a job offer. Plus, doing it all on a tight budget may mean trying to perform your best on travel-stiff limbs, fast-food options and little sleep. To help, we asked three professionals for their best advice on planning successful audition tours that don’t break the ...

Registration NOW OPEN for the 2019 Greater Philadelphia Annual Auditions

How to Apply Monday, April 1, 2019 Actors’ Equity Association Talent — Open AEA Auditions 10AM – 6PM Beginning on Monday February 18, 2019 — Please email PhillyAnnualAuditions@gmail.com. Include the following: Your name, phone number, 1st and 2nd choice of appointment times, AEA #, as well as any time during the day that you are NOT available. Lunch break will be from 1:00-2:00PM. You will be contacted by a staff member to confirm your appointment and will be required to send forty (40) photocopies of your double sided headshot/resume by Friday, March 28, 2019. Non-Equity talent are not eligible for appointments on the AEA day, but will be seen as time permits on a walk-in basis after all union talent. Monday, April 8, 2019 Non Union Talent — Prescreened Appointment Auditions 1...

Actor Advice: Auditioning at Unified General Auditions

BY KEIKO GREEN via www.tpsonline.org Actor Advice from a UGA Volunteer Before she joined the TPS staff, Facilities Manager Libby Barnard volunteered at the Unified General Auditions — she has also auditioned numerous times, and plans to do so again this year. (Haven’t signed up yet? Click here to register!) This is a post she put together in 2014 about what she learned as a UGA volunteer. (Want to be a volunteer? Click here for info!) We post this as an additional resource that may be helpful for those preparing this year. The following are Libby’s personal opinions and do not reflect those of Theatre Puget Sound or our UGA auditors. ======================================= Obviously you can’t please every auditor. What follows is just my own opinion and lessons I decided to take, as a fell...

Register for the Theatre Puget Sound – Unified General Auditions

WHAT: TPS Unified General Auditions WHEN: February 25 – 28, 2019 WHERE: Center Theatre – Seattle, WA REGISTRATION: NOW OPEN!     Theatre Puget Sound’s annual Unified General Auditions (UGA) are the biggest and best way around for union and non-union actors to be seen by top theatres, film directors, media and talent agents, and independent producers from Seattle and areas around the Pacific Northwest. Each year the General Auditions hosts 350-400 Auditioners and 45-55 Auditors from around the Puget Sound area. REGISTER HERE THE AUDITION Non-union actors get 2 minutes to audition, while AEA/EMC actors get 3 minutes.  You can do any number of monologues/songs within your allotted time. ELIGIBILITY The Unified General Auditions is a showcase of the region’s premiere tale...

Parting the Clouds of Callbacks and Casting

BY LAURIE RECORDS via www.castingnetworks.com The commercial casting process shouldn’t be a mystery. While every job is unique, there is an underlying structure to the process that, in theory anyway, we’ve all committed to when casting commercials. Why? Because it works! When talking to actors, there seems to be a cloud around callbacks, specifically, what happens after the callback. The stakes are higher during callbacks and what happens after, and there’s no reason you shouldn’t be as informed about this part of the process as you are about the rest. Because knowledge is power, let me shed some light on the process that ought to pierce the clouds of confusion and anxiety. Say you had a terrific callback. But what the heck happens next? For you, not all that much. Just make sure you’re cl...

Pittsburgh CLO 2019 Summer Season Auditions

What:  Auditions for Pittsburgh CLO’s 2019 Summer Season – GREASE, OKLAHOMA!, PETER PAN, ROCK OF AGES and ONCE. Who: Trained Singers, Dancers, Character Actors, and Actor/Musicians. Please note that Chorus Members must be able to sing and dance. Most age-appropriate roles are cast from the chorus auditions. We recommend those under the age of 30 should attend singer and dancer auditions. Children’s roles under the age of 18 will be cast from students of the Pittsburgh CLO Academy of Musical Theater. For information regarding the Academy please call 412-281-2234. The audition date for children is February 10, 2019 GREASE, OKLAHOMA!, PETER PAN and ROCK OF AGES When:    Thursday, February 14th Friday, February 15th Saturday, February 16th Where: Benedum Center 719 Liberty Av...

Apply for the 2019 A1 Auditions! – Deadline NOVEMBER 13, 2018

The All-in-One Conference  A1 Conference) are an opportunity for actors to be seen by the Artistic Directors and Casting Directors of the country’s leading regional theatres all in one weekend.      The 2019 A1 Conference will take place in Manhattan on: AEA Actors Thursday, January 17th Non-union Actors Thursday, January 17th Friday, January 18th College Seniors Friday, January 18th Saturday, January 19th College Juniors & Underclassmen Friday, January 18th Saturday, January 19th Sunday, January 20th Callbacks will be held at the end of every audition day. If coming from out of town, it is advised you attend the entire weekend as callbacks occasionally come in for the following days. Rate: Administrative Cost: $40.00 Audition Cost: $85.00 (this fee covers space rental,...

Save the Date! 2018/2019 Auditions & Conventions (UPDATED 11/05/18)

Mark your calendars! There are only a few months left of 2018, but there are plenty of auditions & conventions you can still attend. Don’t forget to save the date for the upcoming 2019 audition & convention season, with events happening all over the country for professionals in all disciplines of the entertainment industry! Stay up to date by bookmarking our Events Page. Active registrations can be found below. September 2018 September 1st UPTA Registration Opens September 4th URTA Application  Opens September 14th SETC Pre-Screen Application Opens October 2018 October USITT19 Registration Opens October 15th MWTA Registration Opens October 15th- SETC Professional Application Opens November 2018 November 1st New World Rigging Symposium Registration Opens November 1st Theatre B...

REGISTER for the 2019 Theatre Bay General Auditions!

Marines Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 9:30 a.m.*-5:00 p.m. *9:30 a.m. is the recommended arrival time. Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. and the auditions start promptly at 10:00 a.m.  Auditors, click here to register! Auditor FAQs Actors, click here to register! Actor FAQs Example Actor Resumes 2019 Theatre Bay General Auditions

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