CASTING ALERT: Play a Lead Role on a Nickelodeon TV Pilot + More California Auditions

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There are lots of amazing opportunities right now in California. The San Francisco Shakespeare Theater Festival wants talent for all roles in its production of “King Lear.” Also, a production of “Chicago” needs Equity actor-singers and male dancers, a new show for Nickelodeon is casting young talent with singing and acting skills, and more! 

A pilot for Nickelodeon, “Counting Stars,” is looking nationwide for young male and female talent to play principals. The show is seeking talent, aged 13–15, and is committed to diverse, inclusive casting. Talent should have strong acting and singing skills with musical instrument and dancing skills a plus. Shooting is from December–January in Los Angeles. Talent will be paid with rates TBD. Apply here!

Transcendence Theatre Company needs Equity actor-singers and male dancers for their production of the musical “Chicago.” Talent, aged 18 and older, is wanted. An Equity Chorus Call and Equity Principal Audition is scheduled for Dec. 10 in Sonoma, California. Rehearsals begin on May 25, 2020, with a run from June 12–28, or July 5 if extended, in Sonoma. Talent will be paid $643 per week under an Equity LOA/COST Agreement. Apply here for actors-singers and here for dancers!

A production of “King Lear” for the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival is seeking talent for all roles. The show wants talent, aged 60 or older, to play Lear, talent, aged 30–59, to play Kent and others, talent, aged 20–39, to play Cordelia, Fool, and others, and more. An Equity Principal Audition is taking place on Dec. 9 in San Francisco. A possible workshop would take place in March or April 2020. Rehearsals start on June 9 with a July 12–Sept. 27 run in San Francisco. Talent will be paid $676 per rehearsal week and $135 per performance. The show has a pending Equity LOA/LORT Contract. Apply here!

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Ophelia’s Jump Productions is looking for male talent for two roles in their production of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.” The show wants white male talent, aged 44–57, to play the acerbic and alcoholic professor George and white male talent, aged 28–35, to play the opportunistic and brilliant biology professor Nick. An open casting call is being held Dec. 8–10 in Upland, CA. The show begins rehearsal on Jan. 5 with a run from Feb. 6–March 7 at the OJP Studio Theater in Upland. Nonunion talent will be paid a $545 stipend with Special Appearance contracts available for AEA actors. Apply here!

International City Theatre needs Equity actor-singers, aged 18 and older, for their production of the musical revue “The Andrews Brothers.” The show is set in 1945 in the South Pacific and features the catalog of the Andrew Sisters sung in drag. An Equity Principal Audition is being held on Dec. 6 in Los Angeles. Rehearsals begin on Jan. 28 with a run from Feb. 21–March 8, 2020, in Long Beach, CA. Talent will be paid $354 per week under an Equity SPT agreement. Apply here!

A corporate video for a vineyard in Napa Valley is looking for talent to play principals. The spot wants talent, aged 29–45, for two roles as a host: one American and one Australian. Talent should have experience hosting and using a teleprompter. The spot also wants talent, aged 22–46, to play 10 customers, including one who is a native Australian speaker. Shooting is on Dec. 17 and 18 at the vineyard in Napa. Talent playing the hosts will be paid $500 per day plus lunch and travel expenses. Talent playing customers will be paid $300 per day. Apply here!

A pilot spec is casting talent for principal and supporting roles. The show is about a woman returning home after the death of her father to run the family business, which turns out to be harvesting organs for the black market. The team wants white female talent, aged 21–26, to play the lead role of Madeline, a divorced woman returning to Orange County. The show is also seeking male and female talent for supporting roles. Rehearsals start in January of 2020 and the spec shoots in mid-February in Los Angeles. Talent will be paid $100 per day, plus meals. Apply here!

Looking for more? Check out Backstage’s Los Angeles audition listings!


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