Singers

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’...

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 — Presc...

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...

Register for the 2019 South Florida Theatre League Unified Auditions

WHAT: South Florida Theatre League – Unified Auditions WHEN: February 18, 2019 WHERE: ArtServe – Ft. Lauderdale, FL   Actors are limited to a 1-minute monologue and up to sixteen bars of a song. To participate as an actor, you must be a current individual member of the South Florida Theatre League in good standing. To participate as a producer, your organization must be a current organizational member of the South Florida Theatre League in good standing. To sign up for a timeslot, email your headshot, resume, if you plan on singing, and if you have any time constraints to sftlauditions@gmail.com. Please don’t email Andie Arthur at andie@southfloridatheatre.com, as too many large headshot files will clog her email and cause your emails to bounce. Please make sure that your name i...

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...

MTWichita 2019 Audition Information

2019 Audition Information For the 2019 season, due to the specific requirements of An American in Paris, male and female dancers with extensive ballet training, including women who can dance en pointe, will be particularly welcome. As always, we are committed to casting performers of all ethnic backgrounds for our resident company, as well as for leading and featured roles throughout our summer season. In the Heights specifically calls for artists of color, most especially Latino/Latina/Latinx performers for both ensemble and principal roles. Audition Dates and Times Auditions for the 2019 season will be held in February and March. Times listed below are for dance calls. All auditionees must attend one dance call of their choice AND schedule a singing audition. Singing auditions are schedu...

The Secret Life of Understudies on Philly’s Theater Scene

BY ZOE GROSSINGER via www.philly.com “Line?” Alanna J. Smith, decked out in emerald green face paint from head to toe and a witch’s black hat, yelled frantically to the stage manager. It was holiday season in 2016 and Smith was almost finished with her first staged production of The Wizard of Oz at the Walnut Street Theatre, having made zero mistakes so far. The line that slipped her mind? “I’m melting.” “Of course, the most famous line is the one I miss,” said Smith.   Not to worry. Smith, now an in-demand musical theater actress, was at the time an understudy for the Wicked Witch of the West role, and her flubbed line came during the “understudy run” of the production — a tradition in most Philadelphia theaters.   COURTESY WALNUT STREET THEAT Flubbing one key line as an underst...

Register for the 2019 Illinois Theatre Association Auditions

ANNOUNCING THE 40th ANNUAL STATEWIDE NON-EQUITY PROFESSIONAL AUDITIONS THIS YEAR 300 ACTORS WILL BE CHOSEN TO AUDITION FOR A WIDE RANGE OF CASTING REPRESENTATIVES THROUGHOUT THE STATE AND BEYOND! ACTORS: REGISTER TODAY! 2/2/19 – Musical Theatre Day AND 2/3/19 – Non-Musical Theatre Day LOCATION: UIC School of Theatre and Music in Chicago (Note: Do NOT call UIC for information. All inquiries should be directed to auditions@illinoistheatre.org). Who Should Audition? Non-Equity Actors Recent Graduates Child and Senior Talent Talent New to Chicago Casting Directors will be looking for a wide range of ages, ethnicities, and physical types. For Whom Will You Be Auditioning? Professional Theatre Companies Talent Agents Casting Directors Summer Stock Companies Important Information: The...

Audition Announcement: Wagon Wheel Theatre 2019 Season

The Wagon Wheel Theatre, a professional non-union theatre in Warsaw, Indiana is pleased to announce auditions for its 64th summer season: Matilda, Singin’ in the Rain, Oklahoma!, Mamma Mia!, Peter and the Starcatcher, Hands on a Hard Body, and The Rocky Horror Show. Pay is $325 a week, housing not included. All roles are open and all ethnicities are encouraged to attend. AUDITION LOCATIONS: NEW YORK JANUARY 18, 19, and 20TH as part of the A1 AUDITIONS The All-in-One Auditions (A1 Auditions) 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. All Actors must apply for a time slot through A1. Go to their website for information on how to attend this audition: www.a1auditions.com CHICAGO,...

2019 StrawHats Registration – NOW OPEN!

How it Works for the Performer One Audition, multiple job opportunities – All in one day. 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: Registration/annual subscription: $47 (non-refundable)        Audition: $63 (upon email notification of selection) Registration: Complete the online form and submit your non-refundable annual registration fee (also known as your subscription), then mail your hard-copy application and supporting materials (see INSTRUCTIONS). Apply for a Song & Monologue, Monologue Only, or Dancer Who Sings audition (see AUDITION TYPES). Every submission received by the deadline...

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,...

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