REGIONAL THEATER

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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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.

Amadeus (Baltimore, Md.) Set in 18th century Vienna, this play follows Court Composer Antonio Salieri as he struggles with discovering his own musical mediocrity in the face of a young prodigy named Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Written by Peter Shaffer. Casting: Pat McCorkle, 575 Eighth Ave., 18th Fl., New York, NY 10018. Runs Sept. 10–Oct. 12 at Center Stage.

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.

Bad Jews The night after their grandfather’s funeral, three cousins engage in a verbal battle over a family heirloom. Written by Joshua Harmon. Directed by Serge Seiden. Casting: Lorna Mulvaney, Casting Assistant, Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20005. Next audition: May 22. Runs Nov. 9–Dec. 21 with a possible extension through Jan. 11, 2015.

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.

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.

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.

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. Runs Oct. 24–Nov. 16.

NEW The Cocktail Hour (Minneapolis, Minn.) When John takes the opportunity during pre-dinner cocktails to tell his parents about a play he wrote about them, the family’s once-elegant ritual dissolves into frenzied fireworks. Written by A.R. Gurney. Directed by Maria Aitken. Casting: Pat McCorkle, 575 Eighth Ave., 18th Fl., New York, NY 10018. Runs Nov. 28, 2014–Jan. 4, 2015 at the Guthrie Theater.

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.

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.

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.

NEW Five Guys Named Moe (Musical) (Washington, D.C. and Cleveland, Ohio) Suffering from a severe case of the blues, a young man gets the surprise of his life when “the greatest band around” pops out of his radio to cure what ails him. Book by Clarke Peters. Music and lyrics by Louis Jordan. Directed by Robert O’Hara. Co-produced by Arena Stage and Cleveland Playhouse. Casting: Amelia Powell, Casting Director, Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St., SW, Washington, D.C. 20024. Next auditions: June 10 and 11. Previews Nov. 14 prior to a Nov. 20 opening at Arena Stage. Closes in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 28. Runs Jan. 23–Feb. 15 at the Cleveland Playhouse in Cleveland, Ohio.

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. Last ECC for dancers: April 4. Runs Jan. 20–Feb. 14, 2015 at the Kennedy Center. Runs on Broadway in spring of 2015.

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.

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.

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.

NEW The Last Five Years (Louisville, Ky.) (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 Meredith McDonough. Produced by the Actors Theatre of Louisville. Casting: Paul Davis, Calleri Casting, Attn: Last Five Years/AEA Member, 39 W.14th St., #504, NYC 10011. Previews Oct. 7 prior to an Oct. 9 opening at the Pamela Brown Theatre. Closes Oct. 26.

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.

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.

Little Dancer (Musical) (Washington, D.C.) This world premiere is inspired by the young, obscure ballerina who posed for the famed Degas sculpture, ''Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen.'' Music by Stephen Flaherty. Book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman. Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, 570 Seventh Ave., Ste. 401, New York, NY 10018. Next EPA: May 29. Next ECC for dancers who sing: June 3. Next ECC for singers who dance: May 28. Runs Oct. 25–Nov. 30, 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.

Memphis (Little Rock, Ark.) (Musical) This show is loosely based on the life of Dewey Phillips, who was one of the first white disc jockeys to play black music in the 1950s. Music and lyrics by David Bryan. Lyrics and book by Joe DiPietro. Directed and choreographed by Lynne Kurdziel Formato. Casting: Peter Mensky, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St., P.O. Box 110, Little Rock, AR 72201. Runs Sept. 5–28, with a possible extension through Oct. 5, 2014.

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.

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.

Of Mice and Men (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Set in California during the Great Depression, this play follows two migrant workers who hope to one day acquire their own piece of land. When one of them stirs up trouble on the job, the other must choose between protecting his friend or continuing to chase the American dream. Written by John Steinbeck. Directed by Robert Miller. Casting: Alicia DeMara, Production Stage Manager, Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Next EPA: June 4. Runs Sept. 4–21, 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. 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.

Pinter Fest (Atlanta) This festival will include two full productions written by and/or about the life of Harold Pinter. “Pinter Revue” is conceived and directed by Donald McManus, and “A Pinter Kaleidoscope” is conceived and directed by Brent Glenn. Casting: Robert Schultz, Production Stage Manager and Casting Coordinator, Theater Emory, Rich Building, Room 220, 1602 Fishburne Dr., Atlanta, Georgia 30322. Next EPA: May 17. Next nonunion audition: May 18. “Pinter Revue” runs Oct. 2–11, 2014. “A Pinter Kaleidoscope” runs Oct. 30–Nov. 9, 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.

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.

The Savannah Disputation (Atlanta) Two “plain-as-potatoes” sisters of the Roman Catholic Church forget about their Southern charm when an energetic Evangelical Christian comes calling at their door. Written by Evan Smith. Directed by Tess Malis Kincaid. Casting: Clifton Guterman, Associate Producer, Theatrical Outfit, P.O. Box 1555, Atlanta, GA 30301. Next EPA: May 12 and 13. Runs Aug. 21–Sept. 7, 2014, at the Balzer Theater at Herren’s.

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.) A senior citizen shoplifter has been caught, and enters a hilarious battle of wills. Written and directed by Morris Panych. Casting: Amelia Acosta Powell, Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St., SW, Washington, D.C., 20024. Runs Sept. 5–Oct. 19 in the Kreeger Theater of 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.

Silent Sky (Atlanta) This show follows real-life American astronomer Henrietta Leavitt as she challenges the male astronomers of her era and discovers the stars in galaxies beyond our own. Written by Lauren Gunderson. Directed by David Crowe. Casting: Clifton Guterman, Theatrical Outfit, P.O. Box 1555, Atlanta, GA 30301. Runs Feb. 12–March 1, 2015, at the Balzer Theater at Herren’s. Possible extension through March 15, 2015.

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.

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.

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.

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. Runs Sept. 5–Oct. 11.

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. 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 June 5–21.

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.

 

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.