Mac-Haydn Theatre, a 350-seat professional, non-Equity theatre in the round in Chatham, NY, is accepting resumes now for performers for its 29th season, May 29-Sept. 7. Resident company, limited jobbing. Shows are "Godspell," "Gigi," "Annie Get Your Gun," "La Cage Aux Folles," "State Fair," "How to Succeed," and "Oklahoma!" Seeking--Strong singer/actors; Dancers who sing: with stock, regional, opera, or touring experience, legit voices, some character voices. All roles open. Send pix & resumes now for NYC appointment in March. State if available for season or jobbing. Send to: The Mac-Haydn Theatre, Inc., PO Box 204, Chatham, NY 12037. Competitive salaries and free room provided. All minorities are encouraged to apply. Appointments are limited; if you don't receive one, watch Back Stage for the open call notice. NON-EQUITY PERFORMERS.
MUSICAL THEATRE WORKS
Seeking Men for the intern program at Musical Theatre Works (all female positions are filled). February through June: training and performance opportunities in the musical theatre for part and full-time interns. Volunteer eight hours weekly in production, play-reading, and administrative activities. Benefits: participate in a professional theatre lab (Tuesdays, 2-5PM) and final public performance. Call MTW for interview/audition appointment at (212) 677-0040.
AFRICAN-AMERICAN ACTORS, CAL
2/15 at 4PM at the Trilogy Theatre, 341 W. 44 St., NYC.
Creative Artists Laboratory, a membership company, will be holding auditions for African-American actors for its upcoming productions. The company will employ nontraditional casting as well as developing African-American theme material for its 1997 season. Auditions will be held Sat. Feb. 15 at 4PM at the Trilogy Theatre, 341 W. 44 St., NYC. If interested, and not able to attend, mail resumes to: Creative Artists Laboratory, 946 Columbus Ave., Apt. B, NYC. 10025. No pay. Membership fee is $60 for six weeks. Attendance mandatory to four out of six lab meetings.
ENDANGERED IMPROV AND WIGS
Endangered Improv and Wigs Womens Improv Group are now accepting pix & resumes for upcoming auditions in February. Companies perform weekly. Membership dues are $50 per month to cover production costs. Send pix & resumes to: Endangered Improv or Wigs, 70 University Place, #5, NYC 10003.
EPA, CIVIC LIGHT OPERA, PA.
2/25 & 2/26 from 9:30AM-5:30PM at the AEA Audition Center, 165 W. 46 St., 2nd fl., NYC.
Civic Light Opera, located in Pittsburgh, PA, will be holding eligible performer principal auditions for its June-July season: "Cinderella" (runs June 3-15), "La Cage aux Folles" (runs June 17-29), "Kiss Me, Kate" (runs July 1-6), "Chess" (runs July 8-13), "Gypsy" (runs July 15-27). Charles Gray, exec. dir./prod'r; dirs./choreos./mus'l dirs.: TBA. Auditions will be held at the AEA Audition Center, 165 W. 46 St., 2nd fl., NYC. Prepare a brief song. Eligible performers of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to attend this audition. EQ. R.M.T.A. CONTRACT.
Tues. Feb. 25--Eligible performers, 9:30AM-5:30PM.
Wed. Feb. 26--Eligible performers, 9:30AM-5:30PM.
"SESAME STREET LIVE"
2/13 &2/14, for specific locations, see below.
The national touring company of "Sesame Street Live," a VEE Corporation Production, will hold eligible and non-eligible performer auditions for future replacement positions. They require dancers who can act and actors who can dance, in the height range of 5'0' to 6'2'. Must be versatile, with strong technical ability in jazz and musical theatre dance styles. Gymnastic, tap, and roller skating a plus. Must be 18 or older. Tours run approximately nine months throughout the U.S. and Canada. Bring pix and resumes. Wear or bring dance attire--jazz or ballet shoes or bare feet only (no black-soled shoes). Combinations will be taught. Eligibles and open calls. Eligibles will be seen first. EOE. Dates and locations: NYC: Thurs. Feb. 13 at 1:30PM (eligible) and 2:30PM (open call) at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden, 8 Penn Plaza (use employees' entrance on 33 St. near 8th Ave., big green awning with #8 on it). Tentative auditions are scheduled for Austin, TX on Fri. Feb. 14 at 1:30PM. If interested in auditioning, call VEE Corporation at (612) 375-9670, ext. 704 for further information. EQ. TYA CONTRACT.
EPA, SACRAMENTO MUSIC CIRCUS
2/18 & 2/19 from 9:30AM-1, 2-5:30PM at AEA Audition Center, 165 W. 46 St., 2nd fl., NYC.
The Sacramento Light Opera Association, Sacramento, CA, will hold eligible performer auditions for principal roles for its Music Circus summer season at AEA Audition Center, 165 W. 46 St., 2nd fl., Studio D, NYC. Prepare a brief song. Eligible performers of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to attend. All roles are now available. Non-eligibles will be seen if time permits. Attending the audition will be Scott Eckern. Allen Cohen, audition pianist. Summer season: "The Will Rogers Follies" (rehearsals begin June 23; runs July 7-13); "The Desert Song" (new Tams-Witmark adaptation without the characters of Benny and Susan) (rehearsals begin June 30, runs July 14-20); "Can-Can" (rehearsals begin July 7, runs July 21-27); "Oliver" (rehearsals begin July 14, runs July 28-Aug. 3); "Damn Yankees" (rehearsals begin July 21, runs Aug. 4-10); "My Fair Lady" (rehearsals begin July 28, runs Aug. 11-17); "Oklahoma!" (rehearsals begin Aug. 4, runs Aug. 18-24). Sacramento Light Opera Association actively solicits women and minorities for non-traditional casting opportunities. EQ. RESIDENT MUSICAL THEATRE ASSOCIATION (RMTA) CONTRACT.
Tues. Feb. 18--Eligible performers, 9:30AM-1, 2-5:30PM.
Wed. Feb. 19--Eligible performers, 9:30AM-1, 2-5:30PM.
EPA, ARTPARK & CO.
2/18 from 10AM-5PM & 2/19 from 10AM-1PM at the AEA Audition Center, 165 W. 46 St., 2nd fl., NYC.
Artpark & Company, located in the 200-acre Earl Brydges Artpark in historic Lewiston, NY, will be holding its 1997 eligible performer auditions. Shows under consideration for the 1997 summer stock mainstage season include "Barnum," "Always Patsy Cline," and "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?" Productions under consideration for the Artpark at the Church season include "Smoke on the Mountain" and "Quilters." Also seeking an experienced singer to play Smudge in "Forever Plaid" (rehearses from Feb. 25, opens at Artpark at the Church on March 12), and Two females to play in "The Taffetas" (rehearses from April 7, opens April 25). Auditions will be held at the AEA Audition Center, 165 W. 46 St., NYC. Callbacks will be Wed. Feb. 19 from 2-5PM and Thurs. Feb. 20 from 10AM-1PM. Prepare a brief, uptempo Broadway show tune. An accompanist will be provided. The auditions will be conducted by David Grapes, artistic dir., and Dan Stewart, assoc. artistic dir./resident choreo. Artpark mainstage operates under Equity LOA or Guest Artist contracts (pending). Artpark at the Church operates under an Equity SPT Contract (pending). An additional chorus/dance call will be scheduled for the week of March 24-28. Those interested may also send pix & resumes to: Artpark, Box 28, Lewiston, NY 14092. No phone calls. EQ. LOA, SPT & GUEST ARTIST CONTRACTS (PENDING).
Tues. Feb. 18--Eligible performers, 10AM-5PM.
Wed. Feb. 19--Eligible performers, 10AM-1PM.
OPEN CALL, VEGAS "STARLIGHT"
3/11 & 3/12 at 10AM at Nola Studios, 250 W. 54 St., NYC.
The Starlight Vegas Company will be holding auditions for the 1997-98 cast (principals, ensemble, and stunt skaters) for its resident production of "Starlight Express," now in its fourth year at the Las Vegas Hilton (rehearsals start June 23, opens Sept. 9, one-year contract). Arlene Phillips, dir./choreo. No monitor required. Auditions will be held at Nola Studios, 250 W. 54 St., NYC. Performers should be ready to dance first and be prepared to sing a contemporary rock song and a ballad. Bring knee pads, flat dance shoes, and sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. There will be no roller skating at the initial audition. Roller skating experience is not required. All Equity and eligible performers will be seen first. All others will be seen, time permitting. "Starlight Express" operates under an Equity agreement governing employment in "Starlight Express," Las Vegas. EQ. SPECIAL AGREEMENT.
Tues. March 11--Eligible male dancer/singers, 10AM.
Wed. March 12--Eligible female dancer/singers, 10AM.
Principal role breakdown--Pearl: strong dancer, pop belt to an F; Dinah: good dancer, strong country & western belt; Rusty: good dancer, pop high baritone/tenor to an A; Poppa: strong blues/black gospel sound to a B flat; Electra: strong dancer, "Prince" type rock voice to an A flat; Greaseball: strong mover, rock 'n' roll baritone to an A.
DANCER/SINGERS, MUSIC CIRCUS
3/3 at 10AM & 2PM at the AEA Audition Center, 165 W. 46 St., 2nd fl., Studio D, NYC.
Sacramento Light Opera Association Music Circus, located in Sacramento, CA, will be holding auditions for eligible dancer/singers for its summer season: "The Will Rogers Follies" (rehearses from June 23; performs July 7-13), "The Desert Song" (New Tams-Witmark adaptation, without the characters of Benny and Susan; rehearses from June 30; performs July 14-20), "Can-Can" (rehearses from July 7; performs July 21-27), "Oliver!" (rehearses from July 14; performs July 28-Aug. 3), "Damn Yankees" (rehearses from July 21; performs Aug. 4-10), "My Fair Lady" (rehearses from July 28; performs Aug. 11-17), "Oklahoma!" (rehearses from Aug. 4; performs Aug. 18-24). Scott Eckern will attend the audition; Allen Cohen, audition pianist; choreo., TBA. Chorus call procedures will be in effect. Auditions will be held at the AEA Audition Center, 165 W. 46 St., 2nd fl., Studio D, NYC. All will dance first. Come prepared to sing 16 bars in your key if asked. An accompanist will be provided. Eligible performers of all ethnic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to attend. Non-eligible performers will be seen as time allows. Sacramento Light Opera Association actively solicits women and minorities for nontraditional casting opportunities. EQ. RESIDENT MUSIC THEATRE ASSOCIATION (RMTA) CONTRACT.
Mon. March 3--Eligible male singers, 10AM.
Mon. March 3--Eligible female singers, 2PM.
SINGERS, "KING DAVID"
2/13 at 10AM at AEA Audition Center, 165 W. 46 St., 2nd fl., NYC.
An eligible performer singers call will be held for "King David" at the AEA Audition Center, 165 W. 46 St., 2nd fl., NYC. Walt Disney Theatrical Productions, prod'r; Andre D'Jaoui and Ritza Brown, co-prod'rs; Alan Menken, music; Tim Rice, book/lyrics; Mike Ockrent, dir.; Michael Kosarin, mus'l dir.; Jay Binder, casting. Rehearsals begin April 15. Previews start May 5. Opens May 18. Closes May 25, possible extension to May 30. All actors contracted to May 30. Chorus call procedures are in effect. Prepare contemporary theatre music (a la "Les Miz") that shows voice and range. Women should be prepared to show both chest and head (legit) if asked. Note: "King David" is a theatrical, sung-through oratorio adaptation of the King David legend, in the vocal style of "Les Miz." This will serve as a gala, international media event that will inaugurate and open Disney's New Amsterdam Theatre on 42 St. All ethnic minorities are encouraged to attend this call. EQUITY PRODUCTION CONTRACT.
Thurs. Feb. 13--Eligible female singers, 10AM.
Seeking--Males: 20s-early 40s, all types, must have superb legit voices plus be able to sing in contemporary Broadway style. Featured roles that will come out of the ensemble--Absalom: late teens-early 20s, sexy "rock-and-roller," favorite son of David, must be excellent rock bari-tenor to a strong high A; Goliath: a giant, 6'4' or taller, must have excellent legit voice and also sing in a contemporary Broadway style, bass-baritone with a strong G; Females: 20s-early 40s, all types, all must have strong belt voices (some will have to belt to a high F) as well as strong legit voices.
"CATS," B'WAY & TOUR
2/24 & 2/25 at 10AM at the Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48 St., NYC.
There will be an eligible performer dancers call for future replacements in the Broadway and touring companies of "Cats" at the Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48 St., NYC. Cameron Mackintosh, prod'r; Trevor Nunn, dir.; David Caddick and Kristin Blodgette, musical supv.; Gillian Lynne, choreo.; Richard Stafford, dance supv.; Johnson-Liff Casting, casting dirs. Chorus call procedures are in effect. Note that an open call for non-eligibles will be held soon. Non-eligibles will only be seen at this call if time permits. Eligible performers of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to attend this audition. EQ. PRODUCTION CONTRACT.
Mon. Feb. 24--Eligible male dancers, 10AM.
Tues. Feb. 25--Eligible female dancers, 10AM.
Seeking--Excellent jazz dancers who have ballet background and who sing well. Prior professional experience is not necessary. There are several roles which require acrobatics. Be warmed up and in dance clothes at the hour the audition begins. Bring an up-to-date picture and resume and be prepared to sing an uptempo song and a ballad if asked. Have sheet music ready, an accompanist will be provided. Women who have a soprano range should be prepared to sing one of their songs in that range. Women should wear flat jazz shoes.
MSG, "WIZARD OF OZ"
2/25 at 10AM & 2PM at Musical Theatre Works, 440 Lafayette St., NYC.
Eligible performer chorus calls will be held for the Theatre at Madison Square Garden production of "The Wizard of Oz," based on the screenplay (rehearsals begin April 10; runs all May, up to 12 performances per week). Madison Square Garden Productions, Tim Hawkins, prod'rs; Robert Johanson, dir.; Jeff Rizzo, mus'l dir.; James Rocco, choreo.; Hughes Moss Casting, casting. Chorus call procedures are in effect. Auditions will be held at Musical Theatre Works, 440 Lafayette St., NYC. Come prepared with appropriate sheet music. EQ. SPECIAL AGREEMENT/CHORUS CONTRACT.
Tues. Feb. 25--Eligible male chorus call, 10AM.
Tues. Feb. 25--Eligible female chorus call, 2PM.
Seeking--Men: strong singers, good dancers, good balance, strong jazz, tap a plus, must be over 6'; Women: strong singers, good dancers, must be over 5'6'.
2/20 at 10AM & 2PM at Perry Dance Studios, 132 4th Ave., 2nd fl., NYC.
An eligible performer dance call will be held for the forthcoming workshop of "Silk Stockings" (workshop begins June 2, for seven weeks, regional productions start mid-November 1997-February 1998, National Production Tour planned for February, 1998). Cole Porter, music/lyrics; American Dance Theatre, CAMI, Niko Assoc. et al., prod'rs; Tony Stevens, dir./choreo.; mus'l dir. TBA; Mark Reiner, casting dir. Chorus call procedures are in effect. Auditions will be held at Perry Dance Studios, 132 4th Ave., 2nd fl., NYC. Callbacks will take place the same day. Character types are urged to attend. Ethnic performers are also urged to attend. Non-eligible performers will be seen if time permits. EQ. CHORUS WORKSHOP CONTRACT.
Thurs. Feb. 20--Eligible female dancers who sing, 10AM.
Thurs. Feb. 20--Eligible male dancers who sing, 2PM.
Seeking--Female dancers who sing: strong dancers, should excel in ballet and jazz technique, pointe work a plus; Male dancers who sing: strong dancers, should excel in ballet and jazz, acrobatics.