Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Auditions: Tuesday, May 17, 2011

This page contains auditions posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2011.

As many of us already know, this industry can be very competitive. While you may go into an audition and nail it, you may learn later that they were looking for an actor with blonde hair and blue eyes, as opposed to the gorgeous red hair and dark eyes you were born with.

There are things in this industry that are out of our control when it comes to casting. The things that are in our control are those we should be working on and bettering to ensure we can better our chances of getting cast. The obvious traits in our control are talent, and we have discussed the importance of continuing to take classes and train. The not-so-obvious things in our control focus in on looks.

Many will tell you that maintaining healthy eating habits and a healthy figure are part of the job. In a recent news article, a variety of celebrities were interviewed for tips and advice on how they maintain their killer bods, and it came down to two simple things: nutrition and exercise. Yes, they have money for a nutritionist and a personal trainer, but they also consistently eat the same number of calories everyday, and workout everyday. This helps them stay fit, helps them look healthy, and even helps them keep their skin looking nice and fresh.

There was recently a casting for hand models, and many of us may have looked down at our hands to find scratches, scars, and unkept nails. This is another thing in our control - making sure that from head to toe, we look good for the part we are auditioning for.

It sounds obvious, but in this industry, you are the product, so being the best you is vital.

Maybe it's not as important to maintain your looks, but keeping your mind at ease is sufficient in helping you live a healthy lifestyle, and stay calm and collected when you audition and book those parts.

What do you do to stay healthy, relaxed and at ease, and looking good? Do you whiten your teeth, work out regularly, meditate, do yoga, or even sleep with gloves on to protect your hands? This industry is full of secrets to keep you looking and feeling good, but sometimes it's just as simple as working out, eating right, and doing whatever you need to do to stay grounded and relaxed.

Share your success stories on how you stay on top of looking the best you can and as grounded as you can be.

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Auditions for Annie Get Your Gun (Lakewood Theatre Company)

Lakewood Theatre Company will be having open auditions on SATURDAY, MAY. 21 and MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011 for the Irving Berlin musical, Annie Get Your Gun.
Seeking: 12 men, ages 20-60 and 9 women, ages 20-50 for the cast. All performers receive remuneration.

Audition Location: Lakewood Theatre Company at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego.

Materials Needed: Please bring a resume, a current 8X10 glossy photo, and prepare a Broadway /Irving Berlin song in the correct key for your voice (no contemporary, pop, rock, Rent, Andrew Lloyd Webber or Sondheim). An accompanist will be provided. Please, no recorded music or accapella singing. Please note: you may be asked to sing from the score at the audition.

Performance Schedule: Annie Get Your Gun opens Sept. 9, 2011 and continues through October 16, 2011. Performances are Thurs-Sat at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 7:00 PM (Sept. 11, 18, 25), Sunday matinees (Sept. 18, 25 & Oct. 2, 9, 16) and one Wednesday evening performance at 7:30 (date TBA). Lakewood Theatre Company features an intimate 220-seat theatre located at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego.

About the Play: Annie Get Your Gun, one of America's most beloved musicals, features such Irving Berlin blockbuster numbers as "There's No Business Like Show Business," "They Say That Falling In Love is Wonderful," and "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better." The production has delighted audiences for decades with its romantic musical comedy about show business and the Wild West. The musical features music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and original book by Herbert & Dorothy Fields, with revisions by Peter Stone. The production is directed by Ron Daum. Alan Anderson is assistant director and Alan D. Lytle is musical director.

The Story: Annie Oakley is a poor, but spirited and happy, country girl who lives by her native sharp-shooting skills quickly makes her the star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show where she meets and falls in love with expert rifleman Frank Butler. Unfortunately, the tough, outspoken Annie is not Frank's idea of what a wife should be and the two remain at competitive odds. Then Annie is initiated into an Indian tribe whose Chief, Sitting Bull, gives her advice on how she can she win Frank. Annie does so and the show ends with the exuberant climax "There's No Business Like Show Business."

Role Breakdowns

… Annie Oakley (20s+) a bumpkin, expert unpolished natural sharpshooter, versatile mezzo w/ Big Belt.
… Frank Butler (30+) handsome leading man, romantic high baritone.
… Dolly Tate (30s+) Frank's assistant, a bit coarse and a shopworn clotheshorse Mezzo.
… Charlie Davenport (30s+) harried, Company Manager, tenor.
… Winnie Tate (20s) Dolly's sister singer/dancer 1/2 a knife throwing act.
… Tommy Keeler (20s) 1/2 Indian,1/2 Irish singer/dancer 1/2 a knife throwing act.
… Col. Buffalo Bill (40s+) tall imposing yet very charming, baritone.
… Pawnee Bill/ Mr. Foster Wilson (40s+) small and scrappy.
… Chief Sitting Bull (40s+) large presence, Indian chief.
… Additional roles: 5 men, 5 women (ages 20-30s) singer/dancers. Also needed: 1 character actor and 1 character actress (50s+), both should move and sing.

Auditions: Saturday, May 21 and Monday, May 23, 2011.

Reply to: Call Lakewood Theatre Company at 503-635-3901 to schedule an appointment.

Source: Craigslist


Seeking Female Talent for garden planting VIDEO (vancouver, wa)

I need a smiling face to plant and use my gardening invention; we are doing a professional promotional video on how to plant and use my vertical gardening container; You do NOT need to have prior gardening experience; I do need a "martha stewart" or "racheal ray" type upbeat smile to show off the product.

www.groeasy.com to see the product; Please send your contact info, brief bio and a head shot; We can run through the product demo and be shooting by the end of the week; production crew awaits; This video will be used for web instruction, trade shows and as a sales tool for larger direct response marketing campaigns. Great opportunity for you to gain exposure and experience.

If you have promotional "pitch" experience; great; If not; we will train you and the script/product is very easy to use and explain. Thanks; Karl

Reply to: gigs-8fe9u-2384212642@craigslist.org

Source: Craigslist


Audition: Promotional Actors (Portland)

We are a rapidly expanding product demonstration company and we are looking for excited, energetic, outgoing amateur and experienced people to join our team of product promoters in Portland.

If you are a model, actor, musician, dancer or you have the desire and talent to become one, you might be the right person for our upcoming audition. Must enjoy speaking to audiences big and small!!!

If you enjoying talking to people and think you have what it takes to shine, then we are the place for you.

We offer flexible schedules, benefits and amazing opportunities to travel.

This is a unique offer for the right actor.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! Please email for more information with "PORTLAND AUDITION" in the subject line

Compensation: $600 - $800 weekly

Reply to: Email audportland@gmail.com for further information.

Source: Craigslist