Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Auditions: Tuesday, February 8, 2011

This page contains auditions posted on Tuesday, February 8, 2011.

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Join the Clown Corps for the Portland Rose Festival

The Portland Rose Festival is recruiting clowns for the "Clown Corps" who perform in the Rose Festival Parade.

Auditions March 16-17.

Reply to: Call 503-227-2681 or visit their website for an application.

Source: Oregonian Callboard


Broadway Rose Theatre Auditions

Broadway Rose Theatre auditions for the musicals Hairspray and Ripper and children’s productions Rumpelstiltskin is My Name and The Frog Prince are by appointment only and will be:

General Auditions
Sunday, March 6, 6pm-10pm
Monday, March 7, 6pm-10pm
Tuesday, March 8, 6pm-10pm

Auditions will be held at the Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 SW Grant Ave., Tigard, OR 97223.

These are singing auditions only, reading and dance auditions will be held during callbacks. There will not be a dance audition at the initial auditions.

Hairspray, directed by Peggy Taphorn, musical direction by Rick Lewis, choreography by Jacob Toth.
- The role of the Edna has been cast.
- The callbacks will be held March 14, 15 & 16 and will include a dance audition.
- Rehearsals: 5/31- 6/29, Tues – Fri 6-10pm., Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1-10pm.
- Performances: 6/30-7/24.

Ripper, directed and choreographed by Abe Reybold, musical direction by Alan Lytle.
- All roles are available.
- The callbacks will be held March 17, 18 & 19.
- Rehearsals: 6/27- 8/2, Tues – Fri 6-10pm., Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1-10pm.
- Performances: 8/3- 8/21.
- Scripts are available for perusal by arrangement with Emma.

Rumpelstiltskin directed by Sharon Maroney and The Frog Prince directed by Annie Kaiser.
- These will be singing auditions only, no dance or readings.
- All roles are available.
- Must be available for daytime rehearsals and performances.
- Rumpelstiltskin, runs 7/13-7/16. Rehearsals 6/27-7/12, Mon-Sat 10am-2pm.
- The Frog Prince, runs 8/10-8/13. Rehearsals 7/25-8/9, Mon-Sat 10am-2pm.

Callbacks will be at the discretion of the directors and will be held March 14-19. The Broadway Rose hires Equity Guest Artists and Non-Equity performers. Scripts are available for perusal by arrangement with Emma.

Note for all auditions:
- Please prepare 32 bars from musical theatre in the style of the show. Song must be memorized. Bring sheet music in your own key (music will not be transposed). Accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to sing a second song if requested. No taped or a cappella music.
- Women, please wear a dress or skirt.
- 17 years old and older please, except for the role of L’il Inez (see below).
- Please bring a current non-returnable photo and resume.
- All ethnicities encouraged.
- Please bring your calendar to list your conflicts.
- Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled slot to give yourself time to complete the audition form.



All characters in this show need great comic timing. Brush up a very short comedic monologue, in case you are asked for one.

TRACY TURNBLAD - A big girl with big hair and a big heart who has dreams of being a star. She isnʼt afraid to be herself and stand up for what she believes in. Mezzo-Belt, age 17 – 19.
CORNY COLLINS - The host of The Corny Collins Show. In favor of Tracy and integration. Tenor, age 32 – 45.
PENNY PINGLETON - Tracy's slightly dorky, but lovable best friend. Belt, age 17 – 19.
VELMA VON TUSSLE - Amberʼs scheming mother and producer of The Corny Collins Show. Belt, age 35 – 50.
AMBER VON TUSSLE - Reigning queen on The Corny Collins Show and Linkʼs former girlfriend. Belt, age 17 – 19.
LINK LARKIN - Teenage heartthrob on The Corny Collins Show and Tracyʼs love interest. Baritone, age 18 – 22.
SEAWEED STUBBS - A black dancer and Motormouth Maybelleʼs son. Pennyʼs love interest. Tenor, age 17 – 21.
LʼIL INEZ - Seaweedʼs little sister who canʼt be on The Corny Collins Show because she is black. Belt, age 14 – 19.
MOTORMOUTH MAYBELLE - Owner of a record store and a host on The Corny Collins Show. Alto, age 38 – 52.
WILBUR TURNBLAD - Tracyʼs goofy father who owns a joke shop and encourages Tracy to follow her heart. Baritone, age 40 – 55.


CHESTER TALBOT, age 25 - 55, is a reporter who must carry the show with an abundance of natural charm. Confident and gregarious, with an ironic sense of humor at times, he must also be able to plumb the depths of sorrow and anger. He should not appear gloomy or introspective.
Range: High Baritone (low Ab to high Ab)
MARY KELLY, age 25 - 45, the leading lady of the show. She is a prostitute who knows her place in the world, but still hopes for something more. She is strong when she needs to be, smart, fiercely honest and able to win hearts with her determination.
Range: Soprano (low Ab to F)
MRS. RATKIN, age 30 - 50, proprietess of the PennyWise Music Hall, she is a magician with an eccentric personality, an abundance of stage presence, and the ability to charm her patrons. She is also quite evil and will do anything to get her way.
Range: Alto (low G to Eb belt)
JOHN PIZER, a.k.a. WILLY, age 30 - 50, Mrs. Ratkinʼs incognito husband. He appears gruff and mean-spirited, even violent, on the outside, but underneath, there is a wounded man searching for understanding.
Range: Bass/Baritone (low G to C)
EDDIE, age 25 - 55, the bartender of the PennyWise. A known womanizer who can nonetheless win over any woman he meets. A smooth talker, he makes light of life, but underneath is true to the people he loves—even when thereʼs more than one of them.
Range: Baritone (low G to F#)
KATE EDDOWES, age 20 - 50, a prostitute whoʼs seen it all and done it all, but wants more, particularly from Eddie, who sheʼs madly in love with despite their spats. She is tough but also vulnerable, and sheʼs a natural performer with aspirations of working in a real music hall one day.
Range: Alto/Mezzo (low F to D)
LONG LIZ STRIDE, age 20 - 50, a prostitute, sexy and selfish, she is one of Eddieʼs admirers and capable of blackmail.
Range: Alto/Mezzo (low A to D)

Rumpelstiltskin Is My Name

CHARLOTTE, young peasant girl, char voice.
KATHERINE, another, char voice.
HUNTSMAN, young forester, baritone.
RUMPELSTILTSKIN, ill-tempered little wizard, acrobat?
GRISELDA, four hundred year old witch.
MILLERʼS WIDOW, runs the mill by the woods, soprano.
LAURA, her pretty daughter, soprano.
PRINCE TOM, soon to be king.
APPLE SELLER, citizen, comic.
JESTER, court fool, comic - great part.
LADY MATILDA, lady-in-watiing to the queen, quirky.
QUEEN, forceful ruler, belt alto, comic.
CUSTOMER, for the mill.

The Frog Prince

EURIPIDES, Frog narrator extraordinaire.
PRINCESS PANDORA, soprano, A lovely young lass who is living under a witchʼs curse.
PRINCE ERIC/ERIC THE FROG, A small frog who was once a handsome prince, comic, high baritone.
CRICKET, sweet, A cute young girl frog.
JUMPER, , sarcastic, A thick-skinned boy frog.
AUNTIE DRIZELDA, mezzo, A wicked schemer who uses black magic to cast evil spells.
KING GLUM, bass-baritone, A gentle and kind-hearted ruler.
JESTER, comic, canʼt sing, the kingʼs foolish servant.
DREAM PRINCE, A vision representing the knight young Eric once was.
SNOOKUMS, Drizeldaʼs enormous pet snake.

Reply to: Please call Emma at 503-906-2378 for an appointment.

Source: Oregonian Callboard


Auditions for Post5 Theatre’s ROMEO & JULIET

Saturday February 19th, 12-5:30pm.
Sunday February 20th, from 2pm-10pm (Callbacks)

Auditions for Post5 Theatre’s ROMEO & JULIET, directed by Stephen Alexander. At the Milepost5 Campus, 850 NE 81st Ave (82nd Ave & Oregon). The performance will take place at the Milepost5 Courtyard.

Those auditioning will be asked to prepare two contrasting 1-minute monologues. We ask that at least one be from the works of Shakespeare and in verse. Each audition slot is five minutes.

All roles are available. Several ensemble roles will not require previous experience with Shakespeare’s text, but rather “Viewpoint,” movement and dance abilities.

All speaking roles will be receive a stipend.

Performance Dates: July 30-Aug 27

Reply to: For an audition slot please email a head shot and resume to: postfivetheatre@gmail.com

Source: Oregonian Callboard


"Enchanted April": Magenta Theater is holding auditions Feb. 22 for various roles.

Magenta Theater "Enchanted April" Auditions

Enchanted April Auditions
Written by Matthew Barber
From the Novel By Elizabeth Von Arnim

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Directed by Andrea K. Adams

Audition date: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 @ 6:30pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)
Where: Magenta Theater – 606 Main St; Vancouver, WA 98660

Actors are Volunteer, no pay.

Lottie Wilton -- 30's -- a Hampstead housewife
Mellersh Wilton -- 30's - 40's -- her husband, a solicitor
Rose Arnott -- 30's -- a Hampstead housewife
Frederick Arnott -- 40's -- her husband, a writer
Caroline Bramble -- 20's -- 30's -- a socialite
Antony Wilding -- 20's -- 30's -- an artist
Mrs. Graves -- 60's -- 70's -- a London matron
Costanza -- 60's -- an Italian housekeeper (speaks only Italian)

Auditions will be cold readings from the script..

Headshots required, but non-professional is acceptable. Actors are
Volunteer, no pay.

Enchanted April is a British dramady set in 1922 in London, England and
Mezzago, Italy.

Play Synopsis:
When two London housewives decide to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday
away from their bleak marriages, they recruit two very different English
women to share the cost and experience. All four, along with husbands,
lovers, and an Italian housekeeper, discover renewal and redemption
amongst wisteria blossoms and Mediterranean sunshine.

Performances April 15th-30th www.magentatheater.com

Reply to: director@magentatheater.com

Source: Oregonian Callboard


Beaverton Civic Theatre auditions for A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to The Forum

Show Runs: April 29th - May 14th, 2011
Friday, February 25th
6:30 pm – 8:30pm

Saturday, February 26th
11:00 am – 1:00pm

5755 SW Erickson Avenue, Beaverton
First Baptist Church

Bring a prepared musical number, accompanist provided. Monologues helpful, but not necessary - there will be cold readings from the script.

Rehearsals begin March 7th
at the Beaverton City Library Auditorium

Reply to: 503-754-9866 or info@beavertoncivictheatre.org

Source: Oregonian Callboard


Auditions for The Other Thing

THE OTHER THING is a Rom-Com we are shooting in a Mumblecore style, actors are encouraged to contribute to the current material and make it their own and there will be some improv scenes.

Recently unemployed and called on to do a favor (THE OTHER THING) for a friend (he owes $500 to) Grog is forced to re-acquaint himself with old connections he hasn't seen in years. His current relationship with annoying girlfriend Darla is further put to the test when Betty (a fetching young lass... aka hot hipster chick) comes into the picture... It's a love story.

3-5 days shooting for the leads, shooting in Yakima April 22-26th 2011

Auditions in Portland on March 12th.


NON-UNION, pay based on experience, Meals and some help with transportation

Auditions are by appointment only

Reply to: Jim St. Martin at jim.stmartin@gmail.com to schedule an audition or get information about submitting a video audition.

Source: Auditions for Films


Open call for asian gangster shoot

A local photo studio is shooting a hong kong inspired fashion shoot in Chinatown on Thursday the 10th of February.
The shoot will be featured on a national show about photography.
Looking for people to play asian gangsters and hang out in character for the shoot.
Young gentlemen please bring a white tank top and sunglasses.
Older gentlemen please bring a dark suit to wear and sunglasses.
Ladies please dress as you would for a night out in hong kong.
Talent must be 18 or older.
Check-in is at 4:30pm.
Shooting begins at 5:30pm.
Meet at Fong Chong Restaurant.
Email if you can't make the check-in but would like to be in the shoot.
See you there!

Compensation: No Pay

Reply to: gigs-qaraz-2202695760@craigslist.org

Sources: Craigslist


MALE ACTORS 18-45 needed

We need male actors 18-45 as extras in an indie film version of Shakespeare's MEASURE FOR MEASURE. We will be shooting crows scenes on the full-size village set on Sat Feb 19th from noon til 5pm.
If you are part of a theatre, Renaissance fair, etc- and have your own costumes- we encouarge you to bring them. If not, we will have wardrobe available.

The crowd scenes will be shot outdoors from noon til about 5pm on the village set, on Mt Hood (about 45min from Portland).
Several actors do not drive, so if you can give a ride to one of these actors- or if you yoursefl would need a ride- please let us know.
We are limited to 300 people for the scenes. Contact us for details if interested.

Compensation: no pay

Sources: Craigslist