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NextStage at Village Theatre is offering FREE Online Professional Artist Development

Village Theatre, a Regional theatre based outside of Seattle, WA  has recently launched the program NextStage: offering FREE online classes with a focus on Professional Artist Development. Details on the NextStage program and how to register below! Village Theatre NextStage Are you a professional artist? Join us for NextStage, a FREE online class series designed to illuminate, support, and encourage the professional artistic experience through practical instruction and conversation. Who: All artists are welcome, no matter your level of experience or training. The only requirement is that you are at least 18 years old. When: Classes are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, from 7:30–8:30 pm. Each class is 45 minutes (recorded) followed by 15 minutes of Q&A (not recorded). The...

Seeking Future Replacements for the role of Christine in the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

via Tara Rubin Casting – Facebook Page Seeking Future Replacements for the role of Christine in the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA CHRISTINE DAAE: 18 – mid 20’s. Playing age should be as young as possible but is normally early to mid-twenties. This character can be Black, Latine, MENASA, API, Indigenous, or white. A beautiful lyric soprano voice that combines elements of classical and musical theatre singing. Sings G below middle C to high E. To submit, please prepare a VIDEO of you singing the song “Think of Me” from the musical. Sheet music and accompaniment tracks can be downloaded at the following link: http://tinyurl.com/PhantomBwayChristine Please send via a non-expiring downloadable link to: PhantomBroadwayCasting@gmail.com Please p...

SAVE THE DATE! 2021 Season Auditions & Conventions (Updated 01.07)

2021 Events January January 4th: URTA Acting & Design/Tech application Deadline January 9th – 25th: URTA Virtual Auditions & Interviews January 15th: NETC Virtual Audition Submission Deadline January 15th:  StrawHats Virtual Audition Submission Deadline January 18th-22nd: NAMM Believe in Music Week March March 3rd – 7th: SETC Virtual Convention March 10th-13th: USITT Conference April April 17th-18th: BroadwayCon 2021 August Aug 31st – Sept 1st: Rocky Mountain Theatre Conference

Registration Open for URTA 2021 Virtual Auditions & Interviews

DATES URTA MFA Acting Auditions: Jan 9-10, Jan 15-18, Jan 22-25 Satellite Acting Auditions: Jan 15 -Jan 18, Jan 22-25 Arts Leadership Interviews: Jan 12 Design & Technology Interviews: Jan 28-31 Directing Interviews: Jan 11, Jan 19 Stage Management Interviews: Jan 11, Jan 19 REGISTER HERE Application Deadlines (Directing, Stage Management & Arts Leadership): Application closes on Acceptd: December 11, 2020 (11:59 PM, Eastern) (Acting & Design/Tech) Application closes on Acceptd: January 4, 2021 (11:59 PM, Eastern) Note: given the live-virtual format, there will be no “walk-in” applicants accepted on the day of the events. Registration Pricing Price ranges listed below are inclusive of all fees. Ranges are dependent on registration disciplines, Acceptd fees, and Processing fees....

2020 Tony Awards – Nominations Announced

via www.broadway.com Nominations have arrived for the 2020 Tony Awards! Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart announced the nominees live on October 15. As previously announced, the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing have revealed the ceremony will take place digitally this fall. Leading the nominations are the musical Jagged Little Pill with 15, Moulin Rouge! with 14 and Slave Play with 12. The full list of nominations can be found below. Best Play Grand Horizons by Bess Wohl Sea Wall/A Life by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne Slave Play by Jeremy O. Harris The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez The Sound Inside by Adam Rapp Best Musical Moulin Rouge! Jagged Little Pill Tina: The Tina Turner Musical Best Revival of a Play A Soldier’s Play Betrayal Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune Bes...

UPDATE: Broadway to Remain Closed Through May 30, 2021

Official Press Release from The Broadway League Broadway Update On Performance Cancellations New York, NY – October 9, 2020 – The Broadway League announces the continued suspension of all ticket sales for Broadway performances in NYC through May 30, 2021.   Dates for each returning and new Broadway show will be announced as individual productions determine the performance schedules for their respective shows.  The League will provide updates to the public as more information becomes available. “With nearly 97,000 workers who rely on Broadway for their livelihood and an annual economic impact of $14.8 billion to the city, our membership is committed to re-opening as soon as conditions permit us to do so. We are working tirelessly with multiple partners on sustaining the industry once we rai...

StrawHat Virtual Auditions – Application Opens Nov. 1

StrawHat Virtual Auditions Application Opens: November 1, 2020 Submission Deadline: January 15, 2021 How it Works for the Performer StrawHat Auditions are open to non-Equity performers age 18 and older: singers, dancers, and actors. Opportunities are available in summer theatres, production and entertainment companies, cruise ships, theme parks, and special events. Fees: 2021 Registration/annual subscription: $37 (non-refundable) NOTE: Annual Subscription periods run from November 1st to October 1st of the following year. Pre-screen videos and hard-copy audition submissions are due by Jan. 15th. Applications received after this date will not be vetted, but actors can still post a StrawHat audition package and profiles will appear in our Actor Search database for the subscription period. Re...

NETC Virtual Auditions – Application Opens Oct. 15

NETC Virtual Audition Overview With this new format, we anticipate that many casting agents and directors will participate in the event, offering both summer and year-round employment to performing actors, musical theatre performers, and theatre technicians, as well as Equity Membership Candidacy Programs. An average of 30 companies are represented at these auditions annually, including summer and year-round theatres (Equity and non-Equity), college-based summer theatres, repertory companies, Shakespearian and Renaissance Festivals, outdoor dramas and faires, music theatres, touring companies, children’s theatres, and dinner theatres, whose seasons include the classics, dramas, musicals, comedies, and revues. Casting companies and professional theatre training companies and conservat...

Press Release: StrawHats and NETC to Host Virtual 2021 Auditions

Last week, StrawHats Auditions and the New England Theatre Conference announced that both organizations will be holding virtual auditions for 2021. More information can be found in the press release below, as well as on each organization’s website: https://www.strawhat-auditions.com/ https://www.netconline.org Via: https://www.facebook.com/TheStrawHatAuditions/photos/a.517795808237455/3939071996109802/

Actors Pro Expo Goes Virtual!

Actors Pro Expo is going virtual this year! The organizers invite you to attend this fun event which will include: Seminars Live Q&A Opportunity to be seen by casting directors Live chat with other attendees Meet with Exhibitors Competitions with cash prizes It will be an engagement driven experience filled with networking and learning opportunities. An impactful event that will extend well beyond the computer screen. In particular you may be interested in the Meals 4 Monologues initiative where over 20 CSA Casting Directors will be seeing union and non-union Actors. You can read more about that and register for FREE general admission here: https://www.actorsproexpo.com/virtual

Enter Playbill’s Search for a Star Contest!

WHAT Playbill wants you! As Broadway and theatres around the country take this intermission, we want to make use of this time by opening the doors to the audition room wide open. It’s time for a casting call! If you think you have what it takes to be the next big musical theatre star, submit a self-tape audition singing the song of your choice. We invite performers of a range of ages (16 and up), all races, creeds, gender identities, sexual orientations, shapes, sizes, and backgrounds to submit. The Search for a Star contest is committed to widening the talent pool. All submissions will be judged by a panel of experts and industry professionals, brought to you by Playbill, The Growing Studio, and Stewart/Whitley. Each week, Playbill will post highlights from eligible entries, but at the en...

The Upside to Training at Home

Dance Magazine delivers a silver lining of some of the upsides to training while quarantined at home. Although this article focuses on dance training, these positives can be applied to training across the industry. With school starting up in a matter of weeks, with the majority of classes being held virtually, try to remember these 5 positive aspects of learning from home, which can help make you a stronger performer: Less reliance on mirrors No one to follow if you don’t know the steps More time to slow down and correct technique issues The option to dance outside The ability to experiment with different teachers View Article