Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Auditions: Tuesday, May 03, 2011

This page contains auditions posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2011.

This year is flying by, and May has arrived! With the start of this new month, and the popularity picking up for film in Portland, it may be even trickier to catch those red flags and scam audition posts. Even I tend to get tricked sometimes, so I appreciate the feedback regarding the recent audition posting requiring people to pay or sign up for a service.

This brings me to this week's topic of discussion. As actors, we may sometimes be asked to pay for specific services that can be viewed as marketing tools, but do these really help us find work? Casting Frontier is a popularly used resource in the Portland area, and while the basic profile is free, the premium profile is a minimal charge of $10/month, but opens up some very valuable resources, including having a demo reel available for visitors. Another widely known resource is IMDB, which is $15.95/month for a professional profile, also allowing a bio, headshots, and a demo reel.

There are other free actor resources out there, including
Actor Access, Actor Hub, Model Mayhem, and the amazing resource mentioned by our visitors, Now Casting, but which are more beneficial to use, and at what stage is it necessary to pay for these resources to move your career forward? What are the online marketing tools you take advantage of, and are the free resources enough for your acting needs?

Let's open the discussion and chat about your thoughts.

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Male Voice Over Talent (Portland)

Casting call for Male voice over talent. Looking for a Rod Sterling/Walter Cronkite style voice, for a humorous corporate sales video. You can record from your own studio or our studio here in Portland, OR. For those of you who can...
We would like to encourage you to demo a line from our script.

"For centuries, mankind has strived to control the unpredictable effects of water – to harness its power, to overcome its destructive nature."

Please email us this demo or any demo reel as an attachment or a link to an online demo you may have online. All applicants will be equally considered.

Pay will be determined by experience, talent, recording capabilities and time needed.

Reply to: gigs-bum3y-2358597346@craigslist.org

Source: Craigslist


Wizard of Oz

Audition information

The greatest family musical of all time, THE WIZARD OF OZ is touching down at the Newmark Theater
opening December 16th, 2011 ‐ produced by Pixie Dust Productions. This magical production, based on
the Royal Shakespeare Company’s celebration of the 1939 MGM movie, will be presented with
breathtaking special effects that will sweep the audiences, from the moment the tornado twists its
way into Kansas.

Contact: Greg Tamblyn – Pixie Dust Productions
Phone – 503 704-8991
Website – www.pixiedustshows.com
Email – greg.tamblyn@comcast.net
Call or email to schedule appointment

Date: Saturday May 7th
Time 12pm to 3pm (scheduled appointments only)

Open auditions – these auditions will be in half hour groups. When you call or
email please indicate what time slot you would prefer. Please prepare one song (no a capella
singing) and accompanist will be provided. Please bring resume and current headshot and
clean, clear sheet music. When you sign up please indicate what part/parts you are auditioning

Date: Sunday May 8th
Time 5pm to 7:30pm - invited auditions & callbacks

Invited only – Director and Musical Director will see invited actors and actors
from open auditions to callbacks to read and sing – times according to roles. Actors will sing
songs from the show as well as reading. You will be given advance notice. Actors will not be
called the entire time and will be able to leave after they are finished.

Audition location
Black Box Theatre (location directions to come)
Lake Oswego High School
2501 Country Club Rd <> Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Show information
Rehearsals begin Sunday November 6th
Load into Newmark Theatre on Sunday December 11
Show Opens December 16, 2011
7:30 shows on 12/16, 12/17, 12/28, 12/29, 12/30
6:30 shows on 12/18
7:00 shows on 12/21, 12/22, 12/23
2:00 show on 12/17
1:00 show on 12/18
4:00 show on 1/1

Reply to: Call 503 704-8991 or email greg.tamblyn@comcast.net

Source: Pixie Dust Productions


short film NO HARBOR casting (PORTLAND)

No Harbor a new psychological drama is casting May 5th at Indent Studios from 9am to 5pm. We are casting for the female lead (20-30, looks early 20's, fearless actress, emotionally deep, and beautiful on camera)
we are also casting a supporting Male character. 30's-50's, the character works for a law firm in the area of missing persons - feel free to interpret as you see fit)

if you are interested in auditioning, please reply to this post to receive a script. After reading the script and understanding the emotional depth we are looking for from the female lead, then please respond asap for a time on the roster.


Reply to: job-grtyg-2338910789@craigslist.org

Source: Craigslist


Foul-mouthed choristers needed - free beer - no experience necessary

Opera Theater Oregon is urgently seeking some nasty, feral choristers for OTO's upcoming event, "Sordid Lives," Friday at the Mission Theater. Difficulty level is very low. If the idea of dressing up in trashy '80s clothes and singing "Fight! Fight! We want our money's worth!" and "Sh**! Fart! Ass!" appeals to you, we want you!

This is an unpaid gig, but there will be plenty of free beer, and you're welcome to stick around and enjoy the party afterward. Electric Opera Company will be playing, and there will be a late movie for those who favor partying until the last dog is hung.

Rehearsals are:

TONIGHT - Monday May 2
8:00pm - 10:30pm
Sherman and Clay Pianos (NW 13th and Davis, enter on Davis St side)

7:00pm - 10:30pm
Portland State University, Cramer Hall Room 453 (may end early)

If you can't make both rehearsals, we still want you! Drop a line and let me know if you're in.


Katie Taylor
Producing Artistic Director
Opera Theater Oregon

Reply to: operatheateroregon@yahoo.com

Source: PDX Backstage



Hello Everyone,

I am holding round two of auditions for my short film, "YES", this Friday & Saturday, May 6th & 7th, at the Northwest Film Center School of film, 934 SW Salmon, from 9:30am - 5:00pm. I need:
A twenty-something male,(lead).
A twenty-something, blonde female,(lead).
A twenty-something, brunette female,(lead).
A twenty-something male,(supporting).
Two twenty-something females,(supporting).
Two thirty-something males,(supporting).
A middle-aged couple, dancers,(supporting).

I will be shooting the first three Sundays in June. If you have any questions, call me directly at 503-927-4315. I look forward to meeting you all.

- Thomas O'Cain - Director

Reply to: If you have any questions, call Thomas directly at 503-927-4315

Source: PDX Backstage