"KISS ME KATE," ORLANDO DT
The Mark Two Dinner Theater will hold auditions for its production of "Kiss Me Kate." Equity Dinner Theatre contract. Rehearsals begin April 7; performances April 16-June 1. All roles are available. Audition will be held by appointment Mon. March 3 from 10AM-5PM at the Mark Two Dinner Theatre, 3376 Edgewater Dr., Orlando, FL. Auditionees should bring pix & resumes, and be prepared to sing 16 bars each of an uptempo and ballad of your choice. An accompanist will be provided. Bring sheet music in your key. Be prepared to dance. Audition appointments may be made by calling the box office at (407) 843-6275 or (800) 726-6275. EQ. DINNER THEATRE CONTRACT. (First posted 2/14)
"THE FANTASTICKS," FL.
2/16 from 5-8PM and 2/18 from 7-9PM at Polk Museum of Art, 800 E. Palmetto St., Lakeland, FL.
The Polk Museum of Art will hold auditions for "The Fantasticks," the world's longest running musical, which will be presented April 3-6 and April 12 as part of the Polk Museum of Art 2002-03 Performing Arts Series. Auditions will be held at Polk Museum of Art, 800 E. Palmetto St., Lakeland, FL. Individuals interested in auditioning should come prepared to sing. A pianist will be available. Bring sheet music or a tape or CD for the audition. A CD/tape player will also be available. Wear comfortable, appropriate clothing and shoes for movement portion of audition. If available, bring pix & resume to audition. Category 2 OAT contract with benefits. Minimum salary $160 plus P&H. Dr. David Nateman, curator of education, will serve as executive producer. Mr. Floyd Love will serve as director for the production. For further information, call (863) 688-5423. Email inquiries to DNateman@PolkMuseumofArt.org. Website www.PolkMuseumofArt.org. EQ. OAT CATEGORY 2 CONTRACT. (First posted 2/7)
Sun. Feb. 16—Equity performers, 5-8PM.
Tues. Feb. 18—Equity performers, 7-9PM.
For complete character breakdown, see last week's issue of Back Stage (page 28), the Equity callboard, or the Back Stage website at www.backstage.com.
DANCERS, "MOVIN' OUT"
2/18 & 2/21 at 11AM at New Dance Group, 254 W. 47 St., sign-in Studio 4, audition Studio 5, NYC.
There will be a six-month required male and female dance chorus call for "Movin' Out" at New Dance Group, 254 W. 47 St., sign-in Studio 4, audition Studio 5, NYC. James L. Nederlander, Hal Luftig, Emanuel Azenberg, prodr's; Twyla Tharp, dir.-choreo.; Billy Joel, songs; Stuart Malina, music dir.; Binder Casting, casting. Dancers of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Be warmed up and ready to dance at your respective times. This is a required Equity call. Women bring ballet shoes, pointe shoes, jazz shoes, character shoes with a heel, and pix & resumes stapled together. Men bring ballet shoes, jazz shoes, knee pads, and pix & resumes stapled together. If you are unable to attend this call, send your pix & resumes to Binder Casting, 321 W. 44 St., Suite 606, NYC 10036, Attn: Movin' Out. Equity Production contract. $1,302 minimum salary. EQ. PRODUCTION CONTRACT. (First posted 2/7)
Tues. Feb. 18—Equity female dancers, 11AM.
Fri. Feb. 21—Equity male dancers, 11AM.
Seeking charismatic male and female dancers, mid-20s to mid-30s, for future replacements for all principal and ensemble roles. Dancers must have major ballet technique, good partnering skills, and a background in modern and jazz. Ballet training is essential. No singing required.
CHORUS, FULTON "MY FAIR LADY"
2/24 at 10AM & 2PM at AEA Audition Center, 165 W. 46 St., 2nd fl., NYC.
Actors Company at the Fulton Opera House, Lancaster, PA, will hold Equity chorus calls for "My Fair Lady" at AEA Audition Center, 165 W. 46 St., 2nd fl., NYC. Alan Jay Lerner, lyrics; Frederic Loewe, music; book based on the play by George Bernard Shaw; Marc Robin, dir.-choreo., will also cast the production; Ron Barnett, mus'l dir. Opens May 29. Closes June 15. Rehearsals begin April 29. Callbacks will be held on Feb. 27 at AEA Audition Center, Studio D. Seeking character actors who sing and dance well. Performers must be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song and dance. Additional auditions are by invitation only and will be held in NYC on Wed. Feb. 26. Send pix & resumes to Rhonda Lake, Production Manager, Fulton Opera House, PO Box 1865, Lancaster, PA 17608. Current pix & resumes must be received by Feb. 17. Local Lancaster open auditions are March 8 and 9 from 1-5PM. If you travel to Lancaster, you will be seen, but you must call for an appointment at (717) 394-7133. The Fulton Opera House (www.atthefulton.org) is currently celebrating its 150th season. Michael D. Mitchell, artistic dir. of the Actors' Company of Philadelphia at the Fulton. Lancaster, PA, is three hours from NYC by train or car. Round-trip transportation will be provided for non-Lancaster residents. $535 minimum salary. Equity chorus procedures will be used. EQ. LOA REFERENCED TO LORT CONTRACT. (First posted 2/7)
Mon. Feb. 24—Equity male singers who dance well, 10AM.
Mon. Feb. 24—Equity female singers who dance well, 2PM.
CHORUS, "BOY FROM OZ"
2/24 & 2/25 at 10AM & 2PM at Chelsea Studios, 151 W. 26 St., 6th fl., NYC.
Equity chorus calls will be held for "The Boy from Oz" at Chelsea Studios, 151 W. 26 St., 6th fl., NYC. Ben Gannon and Robert Fox, prod'rs; Albert Poland, gen'l mgr.; Martin Sherman, book; Peter Allen and various collaborators, music & lyrics; Philip Wm. McKinley, dir.; Joey McKneely, choreo.; Dave Clemmons Casting, casting. First rehearsal is July 21. First preview is Sept. 15. Opening on or about Oct. 14. Broadway Production contract. $1,302 minimum. "The Boy from Oz," a new musical based on the life of prolific singer-songwriter-performer Peter Allen ("Don't Cry Out Loud," "I Honestly Love You," "Arthur's Theme") will be presented on Broadway in the fall of the 2003 season. The songs written and made famous by the late Mr. Allen, with lyrics by various collaborators, provide the score. The musical traces the true story of his life, his early success in Australia, being discovered by Judy Garland, his marriage to Liza Minnelli, and ultimately his untimely death from AIDS. Sing 16 bars of a pop song. Traditional musical theatre selections are not appropriate for these auditions. Equity chorus procedures will be used. EQ. PRODUCTION CONTRACT. (First posted 2/7)
Mon. Feb. 24—Equity female dancers who sing, 10AM.
Mon. Feb. 24—Equity male dancers who sing, 2PM.
Tues. Feb. 25—Equity female singers who dance, 10AM.
Tues. Feb. 25—Equity male singers who dance, 2PM.
DANCERS, "42 ST.," MILL MOUNTAIN
2/27 from 10AM-12:30PM and 12:30-2PM at Ripley Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Ave., 16th fl., NYC.
Mill Mountain Theatre, located in Roanoke, VA, will hold an NYC open dance call for "42nd Street." Rehearsals begin May 22 and performs June 18-July 13. Harry Warren, music; Al Dubin, lyrics; Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, book; Doug Zschiegner, dir.; Jon Engstrom, choreo. (original Gower Champion choreography). Auditions will be held at Ripley Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Ave. (btwn. 36 and 37 sts.), 16th fl., NYC. Bring tap shoes. Women sign-up will begin no earlier than 9AM; men sign-up at 12noon. Equity LOA contract. No monitor will be provided. Theatre runs all aspects of the audition. Activiely seeking ethnic minorities. EQ. LOA CONTRACT. (First posted 2/14)
Thurs. Feb. 27—Equity female dancers, 10AM-12:30PM (sign-up 9AM).
Thurs. Feb. 27—Equity male dancers, 12:30-2PM (sign-up 12noon).
Seeking all roles.
DANCERS, CHERRY CO. P'HOUSE
2/20 at 10AM & 2PM at Shetler Studios, 939 Eighth Ave. Studio 204 (check-in at 206b), NYC.
Western Michigan's Cherry Country Playhouse will hold an Equity chorus call for its 49th summer season. at Shetler Studios, 939 Eighth Ave., Studio 204 (check-in Sudio 206b), NYC. Cherry County Playhouse will present four productions at the 1750-seat Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts in Muskegon, MI. Pamela Galina, prod'r; Dennis Edenfield, artistic assoc.; Joel Carlton, casting. Season: "Oklahoma," first rehearsal July 7, performs July 15-19 (Dennis Edenfield, dir.-choreo., David Kaeppeler, music dir.); "Barnum," first rehearsal July 14, performs July 22-26 (Russell Kaplan, dir.-choreo., Wright McCargar, music dir.); "Guys and Dolls," first rehearsal July 21, performs July 29-Aug. 2 (Dennis Edenfield, dir.-choreo., David Kaeppeler, music dir.); "Chicago," first rehearsal July 28, performs Aug. 5-9 (Mitzi Hamilton, dir.-choreo., Wright McCargar, music dir.). Ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged to attend. Seeking strong versatile dancers who sing well. Particularly interested in dancers with acrobatic and other circus skills. Auditions will be held at Shetler Studios, 939 Eighth Ave., Studio 204 (check-in Studio 206b), NYC. Bring jazz and character shoes, kneepads, and be warmed up and ready to dance. Be prepared to sing if asked (standard musical theater). Chorus call procedures are in effect. EQ. LOA REFERENCED TO COST CONTRACT. (First posted 1/24)
Thurs. Feb. 20—Equity female dancers who sing well, 10AM.
Thurs. Feb. 20—Equity male dancers who sing well, 2PM.