Club talent notices are open to both union and non-union performers as they do not fall under union jurisdiction.
STAND-UP COMICS, WEST END
Open mike every Tuesday and Wednesday from 5-8PM. No cover, no minimum, no paying customers required. $3 charge to perform. Beginning comics and their friends welcomed. No pay, but future paid bookings possible. West End is located at 2911 Broadway (between 113 and 114 Sts.), NYC. Call Mitchell Curtis at (718) 945-6917.
Duplex Cabaret has a new booking policy. Newly renovated, with 70 seats, this cabaret is available for immediate bookings of all types of shows/entertainment. Free graphic layout and audiotaping for booked performers. $50 fee per show. Performer gets the rest of the cover. Call (212) 989-3015, Monday-Thursday, 10AM-5PM.
COMICS, IMPROV-ERS, & SKETCH
Stand-Up NY, 236 W. 78 St., NYC, is seeking new comics for pre-shows. No charge to perform, but must bring three full-paying customers. Ten-minute set. Best of comics will appear on Stand-Up NY's new cable show. Also seeking improv and sketch comedy groups for bookings. Videotaping available. Contact Tim Davis at (212) 595-0850. Also seeking contestants for funniest gay or lesbian comic and comics with "Star Trek" material for "Funniest Trekkie Contest."
SINGERS SEARCH, WEDNESDAYS
8/14 (and every Wednesday) from 8:30-11PM (sign-in at 8:15PM) at Robert's Cabaret Cafe, corner of 50th St. & 10th Ave., NYC.
Talent search for singers, all styles. Career opportunities for paid bookings at Robert's Cabaret Cafe, Atlantic City, and chance to be seen and submitted to record companies, "Late Show With David Letterman," and other TV shows. Open mike auditions for bookings, as well as for $500 sing-off (optional), will be held every Wednesday from 8:30-11PM (sign-in starts at 8:15PM) at Robert's Cabaret Cafe, corner of 50th St. & 10th Ave., NYC. Perform one song; accompanist provided or bring tracks. Pop, Broadway, jazz, all styles. Opportunity to sing on Shepard's TV show. Their singing discoveries have performed on Joe Franklin (TV Channel 9), and CBS and NBC TV shows since 1982. Auditions are held by producers Billy Shepard and Judi Jourdan. No music fee. Food or beverage $4 minimum. Pay according to admissions and tickets sold if booked. Professional video available for purchase. No calls necessary. Contact is Bill Shepard, talent booker and entertainment director, (212) 874-7956. (Do not call club.) (Cafe 44 has been sold and has changed its entertainment format.)
DON'T TELL MAMA
Don't Tell Mama, 343 W. 46 St., NYC, is auditioning self-contained cabaret acts, 50 to 60 minutes. Interested performers should call Sidney Myer at (212) 265-0001. Pay is percentage of cover.
CLUB TALENT"THE LAST WEDDING"
Showcase of "The Last Wedding" is auditioning for--Paddy: 80, with the energy of 50, has a mischievous gleam in his eyes and a fiery spirit; Jonothan: 30s, obsessed with his career, forgets that there are things that have to be said and done before time gives out. No pay. Equity Showcase (approval pending). Send pix & resumes to Dan Metelitz, Kingfisher Entertainment, 443 Greenwich St., Suite 3A, NYC 10013. EQUITY/NON-EQUITY PERFORMERS.
Established comedy troupe, Generation Gap, that has performed at the Toyota Comedy Festival, established clubs, and NYC high schools, seeks replacements--One male/One female: age 17-19, no older, no younger, any ethnicity; One male: age 14-15, no older, no younger, any ethnicity. Must have improvisational flair, ability to perform and/or create comedic characters. Professional experience a plus, but not required. Call Edna Harris at (212) 247-3025. Leave name, age, and phone number. No fee. No pay.
OPEN CALL, LIVE STAGE EVENT
8/13 from 2-6PM at West 72nd St. Studios, 131 W. 72 St., NYC.
Special Productions, Inc., will be holding open call auditions for male and female performers, ages 16-30, for a new 20-minute live show based on an award-winning children's television series. Casting performers of all ethnic backgrounds--Adult male: 21-30, high baritone or tenor; Adult female: 21-30, legit with strong belt; Young male: must be able to play 12-14, tenor with a strong pop sound; Young female: must be able to play 12-14, legit with strong pop belt. Performers must have extensive experience working to large audiences and excellent comedic and improvisational skills. Experience as a theme-park performer and doing character voices is a plus. Prepare an uptempo song and a ballad with a pop feel. Also needed is a Male costume character: 5'4' or shorter, dancing experience a plus. Actors must be available beginning the middle of August. Competitive salary, plus travel, hotel, and per diem. Special Productions, Inc., prod'r; Michael Davids, dir./choreo.; Keith Cromwell, casting dir. Auditions will be held on Tues. Aug. 13 from 1-2PM for male costume characters (5'4' or under) and from 2-6PM for male and female singers who move well. Sign up for singers begin