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Casting calls, film & music festivals, and theater events coming up this week.


Kevin Skinner America's Got Talent 2009 in Las...

Kevin Skinner America's Got Talent 2009 in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood Casino (Photo credit: bcbusinesshub via Wikipedia)


America's Got Talent is a popular TV series featuring a variety of performers competing to be the winner with a Las Vegas show of their own.  

The finalist and many of the favorite and top acts will also appear in the America's Got Talent Live Tour  after the TV competition ends.  So this is a great opportunity to break into the big time.

Don't miss your chance when they come to a city near you.


Find the city closest to  you below.
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Debbie's Angels Productions is holding auditions for its popular revue Broadway After Dark.  This is a racy, rowdy revue of some of Broadway's biggest hits including songs from Chicago, Rent, Gypsy, Smokey Joe's Cafe, etc.  They are looking for men and women. You will be performing songs, dances, scenes and monologues from various shows when you audition so please be prepared.

Checklist:
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • 32 bars (a verse and a chorus) of a Broadway song.  If you don't know any Broadway songs, prepare a pop, rock, gospel or country song.  Bring sheet music if you have it but also be prepared to sing acapella.
  • If you are NOT a singer, please prepare a 1-2 minute comedic or dramatic monologue.
  • Bring a headshot and resume if you have it.   If you don't, no worries. Just come anyway!


Zwaag Piano Quartet

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Flat Rock Playhouse, North Carolina's State Theatre, is needing musicians for 2012 and future seasons.  Rehearsals and perfomances will take place in Flat Rock and/or Hendersonville.

Instruments Needed:
  • Piano/Synthesizer
  • Guitars of all types.
  • Basses both electric and upright.
  • Percussion and drum set
  • Violins
  • Cellos
  • Saxes
  • Clarinets
  • Oboe
  • Flutes
  • Piccolo
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • French Horn
  • Harmonica
  • Accordion
  • Harp
  • Other instruments not listed are of interest also.

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Here is casting call for a fun feature length movie from Brownstone Productions and Universal pictures.  Perfect Pitch is a comedy about college singing competitions and a capella singing groups.  Anna Kendrick who was previously in the movie Twilight and currently starring in 50/50 will take a lead role along with Brittany Snow (American Dreamz) and Anna Camp (The Help).

Caballero Casting is having an open call this Saturday.  Your best chance of getting in the movie is to attend the open call but they will also have video submissions for the next 3 weeks.


Here's what they're looking for:
  • Ages 18-35 years old.
  • Stand ins: 5'6 males brown hair/ 5'4 females brown hair
  • Backgrounders of all types!   See below:
  • College aged students
  • Freshman Moms and Dads
  • Science Nerds
  • Frat Guys, Sorority Girls
  • Korean Students
  • Dudes with Ponytails
  • Judges
  • Non Descript Audience



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Conductor Grant Llewellyn (Image via Wikipedia)

The North Carolina Symphony Youth Sinfonietta is a chamber group of young musicians who are coached by North Carolina Symphony members and appear in public performances conducted by Maestro Grant Llewellyn.

This is a chance to play music, make friends, and play from a classical repertoire before a live audience.

You must be between the ages of 14-19 and enrolled in a North Carolina school. You also must be available for all performances and rehearsals.


Schedule:
Winter 2012: Sarah Hicks, Associate Conductor
  • Sunday, January 8, Rehearsal 6:00-9:00pm
  • Monday, January 9, Rehearsal 6:00-9:00pm
  • Wednesday, January 11, Sectionals 6:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday, January 14, Rehearsal, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Saturday, January 14, Rehearsal, 1:00-3:00pm
  • Sunday, January 15, Dress Rehearsal, 10:00am-12:00pm 
  • Sunday, January 15, Concert, 2:00pm

Spring 2012: Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
  • Monday, April 16, Rehearsal, 6:00-9:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 18, Sectionals, 6:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday, April 21, Rehearsal, 10:00am-12:00pm 
  • Saturday, April 21, Rehearsal, 1:00-3:00pm
  • Sunday, April 22, Dress Rehearsal, 10:00am-12:00pm 
  • Sunday, April 22, Concert, 2:00pm




Auditions
Wednesday, September 28
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Meymandi Concert Hall

Saturday, October 1
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Meymandi Concert Hall

Meymandi Concert Hall
2 East South Street
Raleigh, North Carolina




   
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The rock band Forbidden is searching for a new drummer and the search will be online.  They have opened up a channel on YouTube where you can submit a video of your drumming skills so you can be considered as their next potential band mate.

You will need to upload a video of you playing drums to three Forbidden songs: Forsaken at the Gates, Infinite, and one of your choice.



   
South San Francisco, California - August 23/24
South San Francisco Conference Center, 255 South Airport Blvd., South San Francisco, California

More info:

   

Auditions: Karaoke Host - South Carolina

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Rock Hill, SC, venue is looking for a good Karaoke Host. Preferred candidate will have his/her own equipment and preferably also internet access to songs on demand via laptop computer karaoke system. Printed materials for audience use, such as song list books with song titles, etc., is also a must.

Preferred host will also be an experienced karaoke DJ who can get the audience involved to bring and/or build a following. Weekly house gig offered to the winning candidate.

Please reply to kristy@artsandexpressions.com with info and/or digital promo kit.

   
Auditions for The Voice will be held this Wednesday and Thursday in Houston, Texas.

Houston, Texas - August 17/18
Reliant Center - 2nd Floor, One Reliant Park (McNee entrance off Kirby Dr.), Houston, Texas

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Auditions will be held starting this Thursday for Carolina Voices a Charlotte, North Carolina choral group.  The group consists of three choirs: Mainstage Choir, Festival Singers, and Impromptu.Choir.  This is for singers of all age levels and skills.


Auditions:
Thursday, August 18th: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, August 20th: 10:00 am - Noon and 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, August 24th: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

You must schedule and appointment to audition.

To schedule an appointment:
Call 704.374.1564

   
Orlando, Florida - August 11/12
Loews Royal Pacific Resort, 6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando, Florida

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Auditions: The Voice - NBC

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The Voice, an NBC talent competition series for singers, is auditioning for next season.  Auditions can be performed live throughout the country at the venues listed below or you can submit an audition video.  They are looking for solo and duo acts that perform in most of the popular genres such as pop, rock, hip-hop, R&B, alternative, blues, country, indie, latin,etc...

Coaches for the broadcast are Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, and Adam Levine.


Checklist:
  • Please prepare two (2) songs for your open call audition. You may not perform both, but have them ready.
  • A cappella ONLY. No background tracks, accompaniment or instruments will be allowed at the open call audition.
  • Songs can be by artist and from any genre (pop, rock, R&B, hip-hop, alternative, latin, country, blues, indie)
  • Family, friends, managers, vocal instructors, etc. will NOT be allowed at the audition.
  • If you are a minor, one (1) parent or guardian will be allowed with you at the audition.
  • If you are disabled or a special needs artist, you will be allowed to bring one (1) person to the auditions to assist you.
  • We are judging you on your VOICE. Come dressed in a style that represents you as an artist. Do NOT come in "chicken costumes." We are looking for serious artists ONLY.


New York, NY - July 22/23
Izod Center, 50 State Route 120, ast Rutherford, New Jersey

Nashville, Tennessee - July 29/30
Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee

Atlanta, Georgia - August 5/6
Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart, 240 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, Georgia

Orlando, Florida - August 11/12
Loews Royal Pacific Resort, 6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando, Florida

Houston, Texas - August 17/18
Reliant Center - 2nd Floor, One Reliant Park (McNee entrance off Kirby Dr.), Houston, Texas

San Francisco, California - August 23/24
South San Francisco Conference Center, 255 South Airport Blvd., South San Francisco, California

Los Angeles, California - August 30/31
LA Forum, 900 West Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, California


Register online to receive an Artist Audition Pass and Check-In Time.


If you cannot attend an audition your can submit an audition video.  For instructions go to:

For more information do not contact venues directly send email to:

The Voice - Season 2 - Official Casting Webite:


   
American Idol behind the scenes

Behind the Scnes at American Idol (Image by Bob Bekian via Flickr)

American Idol will be holding auditions in Charleston, South Carolina next weekend.  Be sure to register first to be in the audition on Friday, July 22nd.




Charleston Audition
Registration: July 20th - 21st
Auditions: July 22nd
North Charleston Coliseum
5001 Coliseum Dr.
North Charleston, South Carolina

   
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Wow Productions, a producer of inspirational stage plays , is holding auditions for If You Only Knew... Why I Struggle To Trust God! by Tangie B. Beaty.    Performances will be Saturday, October  at 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm, Midlands Technical College,  Haribson Theatre.  There are also stage crew positions available.


Roles:
  • PASTOR: Pastor of the Church, preaches and is very compassionate.
  • FIRST LADY: Married to the pastor, (must be a strong vocalist and have an ability to preach)
  • KAREN (lead character): A Young Married Woman, very argumentative (must be a strong vocalist)
  • ERIC (lead character): A young married man, silly but fed up (must be a strong vocalist)
  • TAYLOR (lead character): Hairdresser. Leading a double life (ability to sing a plus, not required)
  • OMAR:  A womanizer whose temper is hard to handle
  • ALISHA:  Friend with solid wisdom (must be a strong vocalist)
  • YOLANDA:  Friend who tells it like it is (ability to sing a plus, not required)
  • CHERYL:  Friend with solid wisdom, but don't mind telling you what she think (must be a strong vocalist)
  • WENDY:  Co-worker, who know God but won't go back to church.
  • SHAWN:  Friend whose past life has caused him to give up on life completely.
  • STEPHANIE:  Church gossiper, who believes everyone is going to hell but her
  • SIS. WILSON:  Church secretary and finance committee leader.  Very silly (must be a strong vocalist)


Audition:
Saturday, August 6th
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

For an audition time you must pre-register by Friday August 5th.

Email a headshot and resume' to:

Or call: 803.319.6011


Audition Information and online registration form:


Other jobs available:
  • Stage Managers
  • Production Manager
  • Director
  • Musicians (keyboardist, drummers, base guitar players)
  • Songwriters
  • Wardrobe Managers
  • Marketing Managers
  • Adminsitrative Assistant - NEED IMMEDIATELY

Interested parties should send a resume' and letter of interest to:


WOW PRODUCTIONS
155 Clemson Frontage Road, Suite 815
Columbia, SC 29229 





   
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The Carolina Renaissance Festival which will be presented  Saturdays and Sundays, October. 8th through November 20th is holding auditions for street characters, musicians, dancers and variety acts.  

Also seeking adult male actors to fill the role of King.  Those auditioning for the featured role of King must be prepared to perform the following:

  • Dramatic monologue: Henry V by William Shakespeare, Act 3, Scene 1: "Once More Unto the Breach"  Click here to download.
  • Romantic monologue: Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, Act 3, Scene 3.VI: "I love thee! I am mad!" Click here to download.
  • Comedic monologue of your choice.

Auditions:
Spirit Square Arts Center
345 North College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

Saturday, July 9th
9:00 am until Noon

Wednesday, July 13th
6:30 pm until 9:00 pm

To schedule an audition contact:  
704.896.5555

Returning Festival cast members looking to change characters must re-audition.  New re-audition guidelines.

Website:

   
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American Idol Season 11 will be holding auditions soon.  The show will air in 2012


St. Louis
Registration: June 26th - 27th
Auditions: June 28th
Scotttrade Center
1401 Clark Ave
St. Louis, Missouri

Portland
Registration: June 30th - July 1st
Auditions: July 2nd
Rose Garden
1 N. Center Court St
Portland Oregon

San Diego
Registration: July 6th - 7th
Auditions: July 8th
Petco Park
19 Tony Gwynn Drive
San Diego, California

Pittsburgh
Registration: July 13th - 14th
Auditions: July 15th
Heinz Field
100 Art Rooney Ave.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Charleston
Registration: July 20th - 21st
Auditions: July 22nd
North Charleston Coliseum
5001 Coliseum Dr.
North Charleston, South Carolina

Denver
Registration: July 27th - 28th
Auditions: July 29th
Invesco Field at Mile High
1701 Mile High Stadium Circle
Denver, Colorado

Houston
Registration: August 24th - 25th
Auditions: August 26th
Reliant Park
1 Reliant Park
Houston, Texas

Audition Information:

Facts about the auditions:

Release Form:

Rules:


   
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Auditions for Kings of Country and Their Queens will be held on Sunday, May 22nd and Monday, May 23td at the Centre Stage Theater in Greenville, South Carolina.

Performance dates are August 4th through August 27th.

Vocalists need to prepare a country music song so that the country voice can be heard.  No acapella. Accompanist available. Bring sheet music.

Audition:
Sunday, May 22nd and Monday, May 23td
7:00 pm

Centre Stage Theater
Smith-Barney Building
501 River Street
Greenville, SC

Questions? Contact:


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Auditions: Opera Carolina

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Charlotte, North Carolina's premiere opera company is holding auditions for the Opera Chorus.  Opera Chorus members will be considered for supporting roles in it's 2011-2012 Opera Express Educational Touring Company.


Auditions will be held May 14th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

  • Pre-screening required.
  • Send a resume' to be considered.
  • Once invited you will receive an audition time.
  • Prepare three opera arias or songs.
  • Opera Carolina will hear at least one piece of your choice.


Send your resume' and a request for an audition time to:

Opera Carolina
Two Wells Fargo Center
Suite 1550
301 South Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC  28282
704.332.7177 x214



   
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Landmark Musicals is presenting "A Little Night Music" to be performed in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Rodney Theater from July 15th through July 31st.  Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.