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PRODUCTION LISTINGS

Compiled by C. Ryanne Laratonda

The following listings are not casting notices but instead reflect the best general information available about current casting assignments. Do your homework and use them wisely. Do not phone or visit casting directors’ offices. Unless otherwise instructed, all contact with casting directors should be through the mail. Blind mass mailings are not recommended.

 

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A Little More Alive (Kansas City) (Musical) Two brothers are reunited at their mother's funeral. The unexpected discovery of a box of letters to and from their mother to a man who is not their father sparks a journey to find their mother's true love. Written by Nick Blaemire. Directed by Sheryl Kaller. Casting: Bernard Telsey and Rachel Hoffman, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th Fl., New York, NY 10036. Runs April 11–May 18 at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.

All’s Well That Ends Well (Greensboro, N.C.) As her reward for curing the King of France of an unsettling affliction, Helena receives the hand of Bertram. Unfortunately, Bertram has other desires. Written by William Shakespeare. Directed by Preston Lane. Casting: Triad Stage, 232 S. Elm St., Second Fl., Greensboro, NC 27401. Runs June 8–29.

Animal Crackers (Denver) When a celebrated sculpture goes missing from Mrs. Rittenhouse's fancy house party, her guests set out to find the thief in a series of madcap antics and exploits. Based on the original Marx Brothers Broadway hit and film classic. Book by George S. Kaufman and Marnie Ryskind. Music and lyrics by Bert Kalmer and Harry Ruby. Adapted by Henry Wishcamper. Directed by Bruce Sevy. Casting: Paul Fouquet, Elissa Myers Casting, 250 W. 54th St., 10th Fl., New York, NY 10019. Previews April 4, 2014, prior to an April 10 opening at the Denver Center. Closes May 11, 2014.

Annie Get Your Gun (Musical) (Creede, Colo.) This show follows Annie Oakley’s rise from rural ragamuffin to world-famous sharpshooter in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields. Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. As revised by Peter Stone. Casting: Jessica Jackson, Artistic Director, Creede Repertory Theatre, P.O. Box 269, 124 Main St., Creede, CO 81130. Runs June 13–Aug. 23, 2014.

Bee Hive – The 60’s Musical Sensation (Saugatuck, Mich.) (Musical) This revue tells the coming-of-age story of women’s music by following six women, one band, fifty outrageous costumes, and fifteen cans of hairspray through a performance of 37 classic hits. Casting: Kurt Stamm, Artistic Director, Mason Street Warehouse, Saugatuck Center for the Arts, P.O. Box 940, 400 Culver St., Saugatuck, MI 49453. Runs Aug. 15–31.

The Beverly Hillbillies (Munster, Ind.) (Musical) When oil is discovered on Jed Clampett’s Ozark land, he becomes an overnight millionaire, and the whole clan moves to Beverly Hills. Book by David Rogers and Amanda Rogers. Music and lyrics by Gregg Opelka. Casting: Bill Pullinsi, Artistic Director, Theatre at the Center, the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN 46321. Runs July 10–Aug. 10, 2014, at Theatre at the Center.

Big River (Denver, Colo.) (Musical) This show is based on Mark Twain’s novel, “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” and tells the story of a young runaway boy who joins up with a slave in the search for freedom. Book by William Hauptman. Music and lyrics by Roger Miller. Directed by Randal Mylar. Casting: Ronni Gallup, Starkey Theatrix, 8201 E Pacific Place #501, Denver, CO 80231. Runs April 24–May 4.  

Boeing Boeing (Cedar City, Utah) A swinging bachelor is attached to three gorgeous stewardesses, but when a speedier Boeing jet comes into play, all three ladies end up in town simultaneously, and catastrophe ensues. Written by Marc Camoletti. Directed by Liam Moore. Casting: David Ivers and Brian Vaughn, Artistic Directors, Utah Shakespeare Festival, 351 W. Center St.,
Cedar City, UT 84720. Runs Sept. 17–Oct. 18, 2014.

The Boy from Oz (Dallas, Texas) (Musical) This show tells the story of entertainer Peter Allen and his rise from playing country pubs in Australia to becoming a TV star and Oscar-winning songwriter. Music and lyrics by Peter Allen. Book by Martin Sherman. Directed by Cheryl Denson. Casting: Uptown Players at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, P.O. Box 192264, Dallas, TX 75219. Runs from July 25–Aug. 10.

NEW Breaking the Code (Pittsfield, Mass.) This show follows the life story of famed mathematician and computer science pioneer Alan Turing, who solved the German Enigma code during World War II. Written by Hugh Whitemore. Directed by Joe Calarco. With Mark H. Dold. Casting: Pat McCorkle, 575 Eighth Ave., 18th Fl., New York, NY 10018. Runs July 17–Aug. 2 at the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage of Barrington Stage Company.

Brother Wolf (Winston-Salem, N.C.) When the Speerdane family dares to build a church, they awaken a violent monster known as Grin Dell. The legendary mountain man, Brother Wolf, arrives to lend a hand and sparks a cycle of revenge that hurtles out of control. Written by Preston Lane with original music by Laurelyn Dossett. Produced by Triad Stage. Casting: Cindi Rush, 5 Penn Plaza, 19th Fl., New York, NY 10001. Runs May 6–18, 2014 at the Hanesbrands Theatre.

Bull Durham (Atlanta, Ga.) (Musical) A veteran catcher is brought to a minor league baseball team in order to prepare a rookie for the major leagues. When the team’s muse joins the story, a love triangle heats up that makes the threesome question their desires and future goals. Music and lyrics by Susan Werner. Book by Ron Shelton. Directed by Kip Fagan. Casting: Laura Stanczyk Casting, 1674 Broadway, Ste. 703, New York, NY 10019. Runs Sept. 3–Oct. 5 at the Alliance Theatre.

Caught (Philadelphia, Pa.) This show follows two Chinese-American artists, as they engage with a too-willing-to-believe progressive public, New York publishers, and art gallery curators. Written by Christopher Chen. Directed by Rick Shiomi. Casting: Seth Rozin, Producing Artistic Director, InterAct Theatre Company, The Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19103. Next EPA: April 18. Runs Oct. 24–Nov. 16.

The Comedy of Errors (Cedar City, Utah) A hysterical comedy surrounding not one but two sets of twins and the shenanigans swirling around them. Written by William Shakespeare. Casting: David Ivers and Brian Vaughn, Artistic Directors, Utah Shakespeare Festival, 351 W. Center St.,
Cedar City, UT 84720. Runs June 25–Aug. 30, 2014, at the Adams Shakespearean Theatre.

The Comedy of Errors (Staunton, Va.) A comedy that tells the story of two sets of identical twins who were accidentally separated at birth. Written by William Shakespeare. Directed by Ralph Alan Cohen. Casting: Jay McClure, Auditions, American Shakespeare Center, 20 S. New St., Fourth Fl., Staunton, VA 24401. Runs June–Nov. 30, 2014.

Communicating Doors (Play) (Houston) A London sex specialist from the future finds herself caught up in a murder plot that sends her, compliments of a unique set of hotel doors, traveling back in time. She and two women who were murdered in 1998 and 1978 race back and forth in time trying to rewrite history and prevent their own violent ends. Written by Alan Ayckbourn. Directed by Gregory Boyd. Casting: Alaine Alldaffer, c/o Playwrights Horizons, Attn: Communicating Doors/NY Appt./AEA Submission, 416 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036. Previews April 4 prior to an April 9 opening at the Alley Theatre. Closes April 27.

Crimes of the Heart (Minneapolis, Minn.) Three young sisters reunite in their Mississippi hometown to await news of their hospitalized grandfather and are forced to face emotional troubles from their past, along with current troubles with the law. Written by Beth Henley. Directed by Marcela Lorca. Casting: Pat McCorkle, 575 Eighth Ave., 18th Fl., New York, NY 10018. Runs May 3–June 15 at the Guthrie Theatre.

Cymbeline (Kilgore, Texas) A jealous husband believes a false story about his wife, and she runs away and meets her long-lost brothers. Written by William Shakespeare. Casting: Texas Shakespeare Festival Auditions, 1100 Broadway, Kilgore, TX 75662. Runs June–July 2014.

Cyrano de Bergerac (Staunton, Va.) Although he is a remarkable duelist and a gifted poet and musician, Cyrano has an extremely large nose, which prevents him from expressing his love to Roxanne. Written by Edmond Rostand. Translated by Anthony Burgess. Directed by Jim Warren. Casting: Jay McClure, Auditions, American Shakespeare Center, 20 S. New St., Fourth Fl., Staunton, VA 24401. Runs June–Nov. 30, 2014.

Damn Yankees (East Haddam, Conn.) (Musical)  A die-hard Red Sox fan makes a deal with the devil to help his team take the pennant from the dreaded Yankees. Book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop. Music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. Adapted by Joe DiPietro. Based on the novel by Douglass Wallop. Directed by Daniel Goldstein. Casting: Paul Hardt, SH Entertainment, 151 W. 26th St., 7th Fl., New York, NY 10001. Runs April 11–June 21, 2014, at the Goodspeed Opera House.

Driving Miss Daisy (Raleigh, N.C.) The charming, heartwarming tale of an unlikely, life-changing friendship between an elderly Southern Jewish matriarch and her chauffeur. Written by Alfred Uhry. Casting: Casey Hushion, Artistic Director, North Carolina Theatre, 1 E. South St.,
Raleigh, NC 27601. Runs May 2–11, 2014, at the A.J. Fletcher Theatre.

Dr. Seuss’s “The Cat in the Hat” (Philadelphia, PA) On a rainy day, when Mom is away, the Cat in the Hat bursts through the door with his trickiest of tricks. Based on the book by Dr. Seuss. Directed by Doug Hara and Steve Pacek. Casting: Matthew Decker, Associate Artistic Director, Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. Second St., Philadelphia, PA 19106. Previews April 16, 2014, prior to an April 19 opening on the Arcadia Stage. Closes June 22, with a possible extension through June 29.

Edward II (Staunton, Va.) The play telescopes most of Edward II’s reign into a single narrative, beginning with the recall of Piers Gaveston from exile. Written by Christopher Marlowe. Directed by Jim Warren. Casting: Jay McClure, Auditions, American Shakespeare Center, 20 S. New St., Fourth Fl., Staunton, VA 24401. Runs June–Nov. 30, 2014.

Family Album (Ashland, Ore.) (Musical) This world–premiere musical tells the hilarious and poignant story of a road–weary middle-aged rock band that decides to move in with a family. Book and lyrics by Stew. Music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald. Directed by Joanna Settle. Casting: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland, OR 97520. Runs July 1–Aug. 31 at the Thomas Theatre.

Fiddler On the Roof (Center Valley, Pa.) (Musical) Tevye, the father of five daughters, attempts to maintain his family and Jewish traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. Book by Joseph Stein.
Music by Jerry Bock.
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Directed by Associate Artistic Director Dennis Razze. Casting: Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley, PA 18034. Runs June 11–29.

Fiddler On the Roof (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) (Musical) Tevye, the father of five daughters, attempts to maintain his family and Jewish traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. Book by Joseph Stein.
Music by Jerry Bock.
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Directed by Ed Flesch. Casting: Ed Flesch, The Fireside Theatre, P.O. Box 7, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538. Runs April 27–June 8, 2014.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Musical) (Flat Rock, N.C.) This farcical show tells the story of an ancient Roman slave and his attempts to win back his freedom by helping his young master win the love of the girl next door. Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Directed and choreographed by Lisa Bryant. Casting: Joy Dewing Casting, c/o Frankel Green Theatrical Management, 729 Seventh Ave., 12th Fl., New York, NY 10019. Runs Oct. 4–Nov. 2, 2014, at Flat Rock Playhouse.

Gigi (Musical) Set in Paris at the turn of the 20th century, this show follows a teenaged girl who is being groomed as a courtesan in her family's tradition. Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. Music by Frederick Lowe. Adapted book by Heidi Thomas. Directed by Eric Schaeffer. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, New York, NY 10018. Last EPAs: March 31 and April 1–2. Last ECC for singers: April 3. Next ECC for dancers: April 4. Runs Jan. 20–Feb. 14, 2015 at the Kennedy Center. Runs on Broadway in spring of 2015.

NEW A Hatful of Rain (Stockbridge, Mass.) A Korean War veteran safely returns home to New York City and now struggles with drug addiction after being heavily medicated during his hospital stay. Written by Michael V. Gazzo. Directed by Greg Naughton. Casting: Alan Filderman, 333 W. 39th St., Ste. 800, New York, NY 10018. Previews Aug. 13 prior to an Aug. 16 opening on the Fitzpatrick Mainstage of Berkshire Theatre Group. Closes Aug. 30.

Hope and Gravity (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Lives overlap and elevators stop on random floors as ten characters are compellingly revealed in this nonlinear comedy about fate. Written by Michael Hollinger. Directed by Tracy Brigden. Casting: Hope and Gravity/NY Appt./AEA Submission, Calleri Casting, 39 W. 14th St., Ste. 504, NYC 10011. Runs May 3–25 at City Theatre Company. 

How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Musical) (St. Louis, Mo.) This show is about a young and ambitious man who rises from window washer to chairman of the board of a prestigious company by following the advice of a “how to” book. Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert. Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. Directed and choreographed by Stephen Bourneuf. Casting: Wojcik/Seay Casting. Runs July 23–Aug. 17, 2014, at Stages St. Louis.

In A Dark House (Philadelphia, Pa.) Court-confined at a psychiatric facility, Drew has called upon his estranged brother Terry to corroborate the details of a distressing and pivotal event from their childhood. Written by Neil LaBute. Directed by Harriet Power. Casting: Simpatico Theatre Project, P.O. Box 2277, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Runs May 7–June 1 at the Walnut Street Theatre’s Studio 5.

Informed Consent (Cleveland) Based on a true story, this play takes us into the personal and national debate about science versus belief and whether our DNA is our destiny. Written by Deborah Zoe Laufer. Directed by Sean Daniels. Local casting: Corey Atkins, Associate Producer, Cleveland Play House, 1901 E. 13th St., Ste. 200, Cleveland, OH 44114.  Out-of-town casting: Paul Fouquet, Elissa Myers Casting, 250 W. 54th St., 10th Fl., New York, NY 10019. Runs April 25–May 18, 2014, at the Second Stage of the Cleveland Play House.

Inky (Carnegie, Penn.) In the morally skewed 1980s, a husband and wife take in a young Slavic nanny to care for their nine-year-old daughter and infant son, and they are forced to face both their limitations and their potential for change. Written by Rinne Groff. Directed by Ingrid Sonnichsen. Casting: Off The Wall Theater, 
25 W. Main St., 
Carnegie, PA 15106. Runs May 2–17, 2014.

Into the Woods (Cedar City, Utah) (Musical) A parade of familiar fairy tale figures finds its way “Into the Woods,” each character with a different mission in mind. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by James Lapine. Casting: David Ivers and Brian Vaughn, Artistic Directors, Utah Shakespeare Festival, 351 W. Center St.,
Cedar City, UT 84720. Runs June 25–Aug. 30, 2014, at the Randall L. Jones Theatre.

Kiss Me Kate (Musical) Two formerly married actors are cast opposite each other in a touring production of Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.” Music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack. Casting: Pat McCorkle, 575 Eighth Ave., 18th Fl., New York, NY 10018. Previews June 11 prior to a June 15 opening at the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage of Barrington Stage Company. Closes July 12, 2014.

The Last Five Years (Flat Rock, N.C.) (Musical) This show tells the story of two 20-something New Yorkers who dive headfirst into a marriage fueled by the optimism that comes with finding “the one.” Written by Jason Robert Brown. Casting: Joy Dewing, c/o Frankel Green Theatrical Management, 729 Seventh Ave., 12th Fl., New York, NY 10019. Runs May 31–June 22 at the Flat Rock Playhouse.

The Last Five Years (Portland, Ore.) (Musical) This show tells the story of two 20-something New Yorkers who dive headfirst into a marriage fueled by the optimism that comes with finding “the one.” Written by Jason Robert Brown. Directed by Nancy Keystone. Casting: Brandon Woolley, Producing Associate, Portland Center Stage, Gerding Theater at the Armory, 128 NW 11th Ave., Portland, Oregon 97209. Runs May 2–June 22 at Portland Center Stage.

NEW Les Misérables (Musical) (Boise, Idaho) In this tale set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, a man breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by a police inspector. Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg. Lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel. English libretto by Herbert Kretzmer. Based on the novel by Victor Hugo. Directed by Victoria Bussert. Boise casting: Kiely Prouty, Company Manager, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, P.O. Box 9365, Boise, ID 83707. New York casting: Michael Cassara, 333 W. 39th St., Ste. 800, New York, NY 10018. Runs July 3–Aug. 31.

Les Misérables (Musical) (Dallas, Texas) In this tale set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, ex–convict Jean Valjean must leave his past behind and keep his vow to raise the young, orphaned Cosette. Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg. Lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel. English libretto by Herbert Kretzmer. Based on the novel by Victor Hugo. Directed by Liesl Tommy. NY Casting: Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th Fl., New York, NY 10036. Dallas Casting: Tiffany Hobbs, Casting Director, Dallas Theater Center, 2400 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201. Previews June 27, prior to a July 4 opening at the Dallas Theater Center. Closes Aug. 17, 2014.

The Little Mermaid (Raleigh, N.C.) (Musical) In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, a beautiful young mermaid longs to leave her ocean home to live in the human world, and she gives up her beautiful voice to do so. Book by Doug Wright. Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater. Casting: Casey Hushion, Artistic Director, North Carolina Theatre, 1 E. South St.,
Raleigh, NC 27601. Runs July 29–Aug. 3, 2014, at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.

Little Red Riding Hood (Abington, Pa.) (Children’s Theatre) Based upon the fairy tale of a young girl who goes to visit her sick grandmother and is followed by the Big Bad Wolf. Casting: Aileen Goldberg and David Mulhollaand, Storybook Musical Theatre, P.O. Box 473, Abington, PA 19001. Runs May 6–10, 2014, at Bluett Theatre at St. Joseph’s University; May 27–June 1, 2014, at Gratz College Theater; and July 8–19, 2014, at Klein JCC Theater.

Macbeth (Kilgore, Texas) Set in Scotland, the play dramatizes the corrosive psychological and political effects produced when evil is chosen as a way to fulfill the ambition for power. Written by William Shakespeare. Casting: Texas Shakespeare Festival Auditions, 1100 Broadway, Kilgore, TX 75662. Runs June–July 2014.

Macbeth (Staunton, Va.) Set in Scotland, this play dramatizes the corrosive psychological and political effects produced when one has an unquenchable thirst for power. Written by William Shakespeare. Directed by Jim Warren. Casting: Jay McClure, Auditions, American Shakespeare Center, 20 S. New St., Fourth Fl., Staunton, VA 24401. Runs June–Nov. 30, 2014.

Mary Poppins (Musical) A nanny with magical powers finds a way to help a previously stern banker value his family again. Original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Book by Julian Fellowes. Co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. New songs and additional music by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Casting: Elissa Myers and Paul Fouquet, 250 W. 54th St., 10th Fl., New York, NY 10019. Runs July 16–July 27 at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

Miracle on South Division Street (Munster, Ind.) Clara and her three grown children have kept a shrine since the day in 1942 when the Blessed Mother appeared to Grandpa in his barbershop, but now her daughter Ruth plans to reveal their family secrets in a one–woman show. Written by Tom Dudzick. Casting: Bill Pullinsi, Artistic Director, Theatre at the Center, The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN 46321. Runs May 1–June 1, 2014, at Theatre at the Center.

My Fair Lady (Kilgore, Texas) A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a poor girl and make her presentable in high society. Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. Music by Frederick Loewe. Directed by Anne Nieman. Music direction by Arnold Sherman. Casting: Texas Shakespeare Festival Auditions, 1100 Broadway, Kilgore, TX 75662. Runs June–July 2014.

My Fair Lady (Musical) (Minneapolis) A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a poor girl and make her presentable in high society. Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. Music by Frederick Loewe. Directed by Joe Dowling. Casting: Pat McCorkle, 575 Eighth Ave., 18th Fl., New York, NY 10018. Previews June 28 prior to a July 4 opening at the Guthrie Theatre. Closes Aug. 31.

Newsies (Musical, Broadway and National Tour) This show was inspired by the true story of the Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City. Book by Harvey Fierstein. Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics by Jack Feldman. Directed by Jeff Calhoun. New York Casting: Justin Huff, Telsey + Company, 311 W. 43rd St., 10th Fl., New York, NY 10036. Vegas Casting: Rebecca Smith and Erica Benken, Kirvin Doak Communications, 7935 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89117. Tour previews Oct. 11, 2014, in Schenectady, N.Y. and opens Oct. 30, 2014, in Philadelphia, PA.

9 To 5 (Musical) (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) Book by Patricia Resnick. Music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Directed and choreographed by Casey Colgan. Casting: Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head, SC 29928. Previews April 30. Runs May 2–25.

Noises Off (Kilgore, Texas) A ridiculous farce about an ambitious director and his troupe of mediocre actors who try to put on a play. Written by Michael Frayn. Casting: Texas Shakespeare Festival Auditions, 1100 Broadway, Kilgore, TX 75662. Runs June–July 2014.

Parade (Portland, Ore.) (Musical) Set in Georgia during the American Civil War, this show follows the trial of a Jewish factory manager who was accused and convicted of raping and murdering a thirteen-year-old employee. Book by Alfred Uhry. Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. Casting: Chanda Hall, Artistic Director, Staged! Musical Theatre, 1002 15th St., Oregon City, OR, 97045. Next audition: April 12. Runs Sept. 20–Oct. 14, at the Brunish Hall Theatre in Portland, Ore.

Pattern of Life (Watertown, Mass.) The mistaken death of a young boy links the lives of a drone pilot and a Pakistani villager who live thousands of miles apart. Written by Walt McGough. Directed by Bridget Kathleen O’Leary. Casting: Jim Petosa, Artistic Director, New Repertory Theatre, 200 Dexter Ave., Watertown, MA 02472. Runs June 4–22, 2014, at the Boston University Theatre, Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley Studio 210.

Pericles (Staunton, Va.) This play tells the story of how Pericles lives, loves, loses, and regains his family while touring the Mediterranean Sea. Written by William Shakespeare. Directed by Jim Warren. Casting: Jay McClure, Auditions, American Shakespeare Center, 20 S. New St., Fourth Fl., Staunton, VA 24401. Runs June–Nov. 30, 2014.

The Piano Lesson (Olney, Md.) A powerful tale of an African-American family in 1936 Pittsburgh struggling to face its past and move into the future. Written by August Wilson. Directed by Jamil Jude. Casting: Jenna Duncan, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney, MD 20832. Previews on May 7, 2014, prior to a May 10, 2014, opening in the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab. Closes June 1, 2014, with a possible extension through June 8, 2014.

Pump Boys and Dinettes (Greensboro, N.C.) (Musical) This musical tells the story of four men who work at a gas station and two waitresses at the Double Cupp Diner, located somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna, North Carolina. Conceived and Written by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel, Jim Wann. Directed by Bryan Conger. Casting: Artistic Intern, Triad Stage, 232 S. Elm St., Second Fl., Greensboro, NC 27401. Previews April 6, 2014, prior to an April 11 opening. Closes May 4, 2014.

Quills (St. Louis, Mo.) This play is about the battle of wills between the Marquis de Sade and the Abbe de Coulmier, one of his jailers at the insane asylum of Charenton. Written by Doug Wright. Directed by Brooke Edwards. Casting: De Kaplan, Managing Director, Max & Louie Productions, 15 Topton Way, 1C, St. Louis, MO 63105. Runs July 31–Aug. 17, 2014.

The Real Thing (Philadelphia, Pa.) Henry is a playwright, his wife is an actress, and his latest play is about relationships and adultery. A number of off-stage infidelities are revealed, and real-life relationships prove much more demanding than what is depicted in Henry's plays. Directed by David Kennedy. Casting: Laura Stanczyk, 1674 Broadway, Ste. 703, New York, NY 10019. Previews May 21 prior to a May 28 opening at the Wilma Theater. Closes June 22, 2014.

Ritu Comes Home (Philadelphia, Pa.) An affluent couple proudly pays eighty cents a day to support their “adopted” Bangladeshi daughter, but things turn upside down when the child-turned- teenager magically appears in their living room. Written by Peter Gil-Sheridan. Directed by Seth Rozin. Casting: Seth Rozin, InterAct Theatre Company, Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19103. Runs May 30–June 22, 2014.

1776 (Dennis, Mass.) (Musical) This show takes place during the summer of 1776, when the nation was waiting for their founding fathers to come to an agreement so that the United States could declare independence. Book by Peter Stone. Music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards. Directed and choreographed by James Brennan. Casting: The Cape Playhouse, 820 Main St., Rte. 6A, P.O. Box 2001, Dennis Village, MA 02638. Runs July 7–19, 2014.

The Shoplifters (Washington, D.C.) Directed by Morris Panych. Casting: Amelia Acosta Powell, Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St., SW, Washington, DC 20024. Runs Sept. 11–Oct. 26 at Arena Stage.

Side Show (Washington, D.C.) (Musical) This show is based on the lives of Daisy and Violet Hilton, a circus act of conjoined twins who became famous stage performers in the 1930s. Book and lyrics by Bill Russell. Music by Henry Krieger. Directed by Bill Condon. Casting: Laura Stanczyk Casting, 1674 Broadway, Ste. 703, New York, NY 10019. Runs June 19–July 13 at the Kennedy Center.

Smokey Joe’s Café (Fort Atkinson, Wis.) (Musical) The longest-running musical revue in Broadway history, this show transports the audience to the Golden age of Rock, Rhythm and Blues. Words and Music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Directed by Ed Flesch. Casting: The Fireside Theatre, P.O. Box 7, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538. Runs July 24–Aug. 31 at Fireside Theatre.

Smokey Joe’s Café (Washington, D.C.) (Musical) The longest-running musical revue in Broadway history, this show transports the audience to the Golden age of Rock, Rhythm and Blues. Words and Music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Directed by Randy Johnson. With E. Faye Butler and Nova Y. Payton. Casting: Laura Stanczyk, 1674 Broadway, Ste. 703, New York, NY 10019. Previews April 25, 2014, prior to a May 8 opening at Arena Stage. Closes June 8, 2014.

South Pacific (Prestonsburg, Ky.) Two couples fall in love while on a tropical naval base during WWII, but their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and the limitations of their own prejudices. Casting: Scott Bradley, Casting Director, Jenny Wiley Theatre, P.O. Box 22, 121 Theatre Court, Prestonsburg, KY 41653. Runs June 26–Aug. 1.

Spunk (Musical) (Austin, Texas) A trio of vignettes of African-American life in the first half of the 20th century that explore love, revenge, jealousy, and the fine art of the hustle. Written by George C. Wolfe. Adapted for the stage from three short stories by Zora Neale Hurston. Music by Chic Street Man. Directed by Akin Babatunde. Casting: Water Tower Theatre, 15650 Addison Rd., Addison, TX 75001. Runs April 11–May 4, 2014.

Sunday In the Park With George (Musical) (Arlington, Va.) This show revolves around the painter Georges Seurat as he is immersed in single-minded concentration while painting his masterpiece “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.” Book by James Lapine. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Matt Gardiner. Casting: Walter Ware III, Resident Casting Director, Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA 22206. Runs Aug. 5–Sept. 21, 2014.

Sunset Boulevard (Media, Pa.) (Musical) A former star of the silent screen era lives in her decaying mansion on the fabled Los Angeles street, where her glamour has faded in all but her mind. When a young screenwriter crosses her path, she sees in him an opportunity to return to the big screen. Book and lyrics byDon Black and Christopher Hampton. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Based on the film by Billy Wilder. Casting: Jesse Cline, Artistic Director, Media Theatre, 104 E. State St., Media, PA 19063. Runs April 16–May 18, 2014.

Sweeney Todd (Musical) Set in Victorian England, this show tells the tale of the murderous, demon barber of Fleet Street and his accomplice and baker, Mrs. Lovett. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by Hugh Wheeler. Adapted by Christopher Bond. Directed by Spiro Veloudos. Casting: A. Nora Long, Associate Artistic Director, Lyric Stage Company, 140 Clarendon St., Boston, MA 02116. Next EPA: April 15. Runs Sept. 5–Oct. 11.

The Taming of the Shrew (Germantown, Tenn.) Bianca’s father says that she cannot wed until the shrewish Kate does, and although anyone who’s man enough to tackle Kate wins a large dowry, she may be too high a price to pay. Written by William Shakespeare. Directed by Dan McCleary. Casting: ‪Tennessee Shakespeare Company, 2260 West St., Germantown, TN 38138. Runs April 25–May 4, 2014, at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens/Winegardner Auditorium.

The Taming of the Shrew (Vermillion, S.D.) Bianca’s father says that she cannot wed until the shrewish Kate does, and although anyone who’s man enough to tackle Kate wins a large dowry, she may be too high a price to pay. Written by William Shakespeare. Casting: Chaya Gordon-Bland, Artistic Director, South Dakota Shakespeare Festival, P.O. Box 30, Vermillion, SD 57069.Runs June 13–15 at Prentis Park.

Titanic (Irving, Texas) (Musical) This show tells the story of the passengers aboard the famous doomed luxury liner . Music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. Story and book by Peter Stone. Casting: Valerie Galloway Chapa, Lyric Stage Managing Director, Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062. Runs June 13–22.

True West (Portland, Ore.) Suddenly together after years of separation, brothers Lee and Austin wage a destructive battle through their fraternal bonds. Written by Sam Shepard. Directed by Adriana Baer. Casting: Profile Theatre, 1507 SW Morrison St., Portland, OR 97205. Next audition: April 3. Runs Nov. 6–23 on the Alder Stage.

Tuesdays With Morrie (Jennerstown, Pa.) Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie's appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig's Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life. Written by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom. Directed by Guy Stroman. Casting: Teresa Stoughton Marafino, Mountain Playhouse, P.O. Box 205, 7690 Somerset Pike, Jennerstown, PA 15547. Runs Aug. 5–17.

The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Musical) Rooted in extensive research of Colorado’s turbulent Gold Rush era, this story traces Molly Brown’s rise from a small-town tomboy to a member of Denver’s high society. Lyrics and music by Meredith Willson. Additional lyrics and book by Dick Scanlan. Based on the original book by Richard Morris. Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall.  Casting: Denver Center Theatre Company, 1101 13th St., Denver, CO  80204. Previews Sept. 12 prior to a Sept. 19 opening at the Denver Center’s Stage Theatre. Closes Oct. 26 with a possible extension through Nov. 2.

Waiting for Godot (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Two wanderers wait by a lonely tree, to meet up with Mr. Godot, who they hope will change their lives for the better. Written by Samuel Beckett. Casting: Alan Stanford, Producing Artistic Director, Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, P.O. Box 7964, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. Runs during the 2014 season.

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Munster, Ind.) (Musical) Both touching and hilarious, this musical tells a story about women and the men who pursue them. Book by Jeffrey Lane. Music and lyrics by David Yazbek. Based on the film by Pedro Almodóvar. Casting: Bill Pullinsi, Artistic Director, Theatre at the Center, the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN 46321. Runs Sept. 11–Oct. 19, 2014, at Theatre at the Center.

 

Workshops, In Development, Etc.

All Our Tragic (Cambridge, Mass.) An adaptation of all 32 surviving Greek tragedies, structured to be performed over three days, akin to the ancient Greeks’ communal festival, gatherings which encompassed music, theater, politics, and eating. Written by Sean Graney. Casting TBA as the project progresses. Currently being workshopped at the American Repertory Theater Institute. Reading was held on Dec. 7. Staged presentation set for May 17, 2014. 

 

Tours 

A Christmas Carol (American Shakespeare Center) This story tells of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge’s ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation resulting from supernatural visits from three spirits. Inspired by the novella by Charles Dickens. Directed by Jim Warren. Casting: Jay McClure, Auditions, American Shakespeare Center, 20 S. New St., Fourth Fl., Staunton, VA 24401. Runs June 30, 2014–June 14, 2015.

Doctor Faustus (American Shakespeare Center) A man sells his soul to the devil in exchange for power and knowledge. Written by Christopher Marlowe. Directed by Jim Warren. Casting: Jay McClure, Auditions, American Shakespeare Center, 20 S. New St., Fourth Fl., Staunton, VA 24401. Runs June 30, 2014–June 14, 2015.

Hamlet (American Shakespeare Center) A young prince plans revenge against his murdering uncle. Written by William Shakespeare. Directed by Jim Warren. Casting: Jay McClure, Auditions, American Shakespeare Center, 20 S. New St., Fourth Fl., Staunton, VA 24401. Runs June 30, 2014–June 14, 2015.

Much Ado About Nothing (American Shakespeare Center) A young woman wrongly accused of being unchaste is later reconciled with her accusing lover, while two other individuals who swear they will never fall in love do just that. Written by William Shakespeare. Directed by Benjamin Curns. Casting: Jay McClure, Auditions, American Shakespeare Center, 20 S. New St., Fourth Fl., Staunton, VA 24401. Runs June 30, 2014–June 14, 2015.

Wittenberg (American Shakespeare Center) Trouble brews in the hallowed halls of Wittenberg University as professors Martin Luther and Dr. Faustus duel for the allegiance of their pupil – Prince Hamlet. Written by David Davalos. Directed by Jim Warren. Casting: Jay McClure, Auditions, American Shakespeare Center, 20 S. New St., Fourth Fl., Staunton, VA 24401. Runs June 30, 2014–June 14, 2015.