Sunday, November 28, 2010

Auditions: Sunday, November 28, 2010

This post contains auditions posted on Sunday, November 28, 2010.

This post will continue to be updated as new audition notices are discovered, so please check back throughout the day.


Last Reminder ROCKY HORROR SHOW Auditions

Mt. Hood Community College will be holding audtions for ROCKY HORROR SHOW now. Yes!! This audition is open to the public!

WHEN: Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 (please plan to attend all days)
WHERE: MHCC College Theatre
TIME: 6-9pm
PREP: One song from the show. The sheet music is on reserve in the library.
Women: Science Fiction/Double Feature -OR- Touch-a Touch Me
Men: Sweet Tranvestite -OR- Damn it Janet

SHOW DATES: Feb. 17 - Feb. 27
REHEARSAL: Jan. 2 up through show Sundays - Thursday 6:30 - 9:30 (additional weekends near show time.)

Please pass along this information to anyone you think might be interested in auditioning! There are of course the roles you know and love from the movie, but there will also be a large chorus that will take part in all the big ensemble numbers! Great fun!

See you there!

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Any questions please email director Jenn Hunter!

Source: PDXBackstage


Second request for African American singers who can act

This is a second audition posting for African American experienced singers with a strong voice and charisma who can perform in a jazz opera based in Portland during the post war era. If you are interested, email Ken Dembo at and include:

* name
* age
* email address
* phone number
* photo, or other info about yourself
* acting/singing resume

This RACC-funded production is titled Sherman: The Opera. The libretto is written by award-winning writer and former Oregonian columnist S. Renee Mitchell and the original score is by trumpeter and composer Thara Memory. Sherman will be staged during the last two weekends in February, for eight performances at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center. It will include a live band with some of the best jazz musicians in Portland. So, come prepared to work hard and learn a lot!

Conditions and Requirements:

1. Singers will be paid for their roles.

2. Time commitment is required for rehearsals during the months of December, January and early February 2011, and performances during the last two weeks in February.

3. There will be several roles for extras with no singing requirement, but those have no pay.

There will be a pre-selection process after you audition. A final selection will guarantee the roles to the selected actor. Thank you.

BACKGROUND: After the war, North Williams Avenue, also known as Black Broadway, became an entertainment strip where jazz ruled at all hours of the day and night in at least 10 clubs. The white middle class embraced the black music form – but only under the cover of night - as a form of indulgent entertainment into the darker underground sequestered by Jim Crow laws. Many jazz legends, i.e. Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald, performed in Portland as the black population, burgeoned during WWII to build war ships, brought their East Coast music to Portland.

During that time and years afterward, Sherman Thomas was considered to be THE city's most talented saxophone player. When he wrapped his full lips around the mouth of his saxophone, the fierceness of his notes electrified Portland's smoky jazz clubs, sending brown-skinned women's hips to swaying and married jazz lovers to make promises they couldn't keep.

In between sets, bartenders rewarded Sherman's musical expression with free drinks, drugs and trash talking. Over the years, Sherman's dance with his demons kept him in the streets. He could still deliver a gifted improvisational riff, drawn by his passion to release the notes still collecting in his head even when he was sleeping. But, the magic was sporadic, the shirt cuffs grew more frayed, and his promises less charming.

In the end, Sherman lost his hold on both of his loves – jazz music and his jazz-loving sweetheart, Marion. His body, weakened from dehydration, was found in the back alley of the Cleo-Lillian Social Club, Eventually, Sherman's presence, like his music, faded, leaving the memory of something missing, a sweet, familiar tune you couldn't quite remember but still can't get out of your head.

But in February 2011, Sherman is coming! Are you ready for the journey?

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Source: PDXBackstage


Middle-Aged African-American Actor (Portland)

I'm doing a photo shoot on December 16th, a Thursday, and am looking for a middle-aged African-American (or potentially Middle-Eastern) man for an extra-type role. It will not require much in the way of acting - primarily sitting at a table looking neutral. It's for a book project I'm doing.

The shoot time will be from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm. Pay is $70 - I realize it's not a lot but it's a personal project. I will try my best to make it a fun shoot and I will serve food.

Submit a headshot or two with your response. Thanks for your time.

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Source: Craigslist


Casting for Male Role (SW Portland)

Casting for a good looking male, 35-45 years old and preferably someone with a 1970's hair style. This is a SAG paid gig, but actor does not need to be SAG. 1-2 day shoot. Shoot date set for December 27th and possibly the 30th. Please respond with resume and head shot.

Pay: $100/Day

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Source: Craigslist

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