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The Murder Mystery Company: Open Call for Actors and Comedians

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Casting Call for Improv Actors and Comedians

Murder Mystery Co. Casting Call

The Murder Mystery Company is a fully interactive, improv and comedy based murder mystery troupe. We have troupes all around the country. We work with a myriad of clients, from children’s birthday parties to corporate events, and we travel around our regions doing so. Auditions will be held in Troy on September 18th and 20th. Please choose one day. No appointment necessary.

Audition Details:

Tuesday, September 18th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, September 20th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Melting Pot of Troy
888 West Big Beaver Road #119
Troy, MI 48084

NOTE: DO NOT CALL THE RESTAURANT! Please leave parking spaces near the restaurant open for restaurant guests. Go in their main entrance. We will be in a side room off to the right.

Available Roles:

  • Actors/Comedians: Male and female, open ethnicity, ages 18+. Looking for versatile actors and comedians. Improv experience is a plus. Looking for performers who are reliable with reliable transportation, can command a room of 6 to 600 guests, and work well alone and with other actors.

Compensation:

Pay is $75 per show and we reimburse for gas when traveling out of town.

How to Apply:

Just attend the open audition on September 18th or September 20th. You do not have to submit by email. Please bring a headshot and resume OR photo with list of experience attached. Auditions will consist of improv games and some discussion. There is no need to prepare anything unless you would like to showcase something specific like a comedy routine, monologue, song, etc.

Can’t make it to the open call? We have a very limited number of auditions slots by appointment only in Livonia Saturday, September 22 from noon-4pm and Sunday, September 23rd from 11am-2pm. Please email your name, email, headshot/resume, and your desired date and time to be considered for the Livonia auditions to: murdermysteryjulianne@gmail.com

“Best Interest of the Child” Auditions for Talent

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Casting Actors for 3 Plays

Creative 4 the Cause

Creative 4 the Cause is looking to cast talent for the play “Best Interest of the Child” as well as two additional plays. Auditions will be held in September 13th in West Bloomfield, MI.

Audition Details:

Thursday, September 13th at 7pm.

Marshbank Park (Follow signs to Maple Shelter house just behind baseball diamond 1)
2901 Hiller Rd.
West Bloomfield, MI

Plot:

This is about a court debate for custody over a child sparked by a recent diagnosis. However, true motives come out at this heated trial for custody when lawyers bring out everyone’s skeletons from the closet.

Available Roles:

  • Little Sam
  • Adult Sam
  • Sam’s Parents
  • Carmen
  • Step Dad
  • Ethan
  • 2 Lawyers
  • 1 Judge
  • 1 Therapist

Compensation:

These are not paid roles. This is a fundraiser performance. You will be named on our credits.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, please email your headshot and resume to: Creative4theCause@gmail.com

Casting Comedian for Allstar Music Fest Fundraiser Event

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Comedian Needed for Opening Act

Act of Vengeance

Dragon Films is looking for a comedian to open up the Allstar Music Fest fundraiser event. The Event will be taking place at The Historic Senate Movie Theater in Detroit and will benefit the premiere of the independent action film “Act of Vengeance”.

Event Details:

Saturday, September 22nd at 8:00pm

The Historic Senate Movie Theater
6424 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48210

Available Roles:

  • Comedian: Male or female. You will be the opening act at the Allstar Music Fest fundraiser event.

Compensation:

This is not a paying position but you will get interviewed and your segment will be taped. You will also be able to sell your DVD’s or CD’s at the event. There will also be a Professional Photographer there to take pictures.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, please email your resume and links to your reel to: tom4k4@yahoo.com

“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” Auditions

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Actor Auditons for Musical Thriller

Sweeney Todd Auditions

Auditions are being held for “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” in Springfield, MI on September 5th and 6th. ‘Sweeney Todd’ is the rare instances of a musical thriller, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s chilling, suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous barber-ism and culinary crime telling the infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. His thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfortunate customers, and the resourceful proprietress of the pie shop downstairs soon has the people of London lining up in droves with her mysterious new meat pie recipe! Sophisticated, macabre, visceral and uncompromising, ‘Sweeney Todd’ nevertheless has a great sense of fun, mixing intense drama with howlingly funny moments of dark humor; audiences find themselves laughing hysterically one moment and gasping in surprise the next.

Audition Details:

Wednesday, September 5th at 7:00pm (VOCALS ONLY) **Please prepare 16 bars from a Sondheim Musical; also be prepared for a capella auditions**

Thursday, September 6th at 7:00pm (Cold Reads) **Cold Readings will be taken from the script of “Sweeney Todd” (Scripts are NOT available in advance); Auditionees will also learn a choreo routine**

What A Do Theatre
4071 W Dickman Rd
Springfield, MI 49037

Available Roles:

  • Anthony Hope: 18-30 (Tenor)
  • Beggar Woman: Mid 20s to mid 50s (Alto)
  • Ensemble: 4+ various ages
  • Johanna: 18-25 (Soprano)
  • Jonas Fogg: Mid 30+
  • Judge Turpin: 40-60 (Baritenor)
  • Mrs. Lovett: 20-30 (Alto)
  • Pirelli: Mid 20s to mid 40s (Tenor)
  • Sweeney Todd: 30+ (Baritone or Bass)
  • The Beadle: Late 30s to mid 50s (Tenor)
  • Tobias Ragg: 12-16 (Tenor)

Compensation:

There will be no compensation for these roles.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, please email your headshot and resume to Tina at: teenetiny@facebook.com

Michigan Shakespeare Festival Touring Company Auditions

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Casting Actors and Actresses for Traveling Show

Auditions are being held for the 2012-2013 Michigan Shakespeare Festival Touring Company. Actors must have daytime availability and flexible schedules, own car recommended. Most performances take place during the day in High Schools around Michigan. The Tour runs Monday, November 5th through Friday, May 31st as booked by schools. The Tour Covers: Michigan (South of Saginaw), Northern Ohio, and Northern Indiana. There were 38 performances last season, we hope to have at least 50 this season.

Audition Details:

Friday, September 7th from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, September 8th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Jackson Symphony Orchestra Hall
215 W. Michigan Avenue
Jackson, MI

Rehearsal Details:

Rehearsals: Day and/or evening

Friday, September 21: mandatory
Saturday, September 22: mandatory
Sunday, September 23: mandatory for men

And then: 2 to 3 days per week (including weekends) through until
Saturday, November 3: mandatory
Sunday, November 4: mandatory

Some flexibility Sept 29—Nov 2 possible.

Available Roles:

  • Actors: (7 men, 3 women — All types welcome) All actors cast will appear in both productions. We will also be casting covers for all roles who will rehearse and perform. These are all non-AEA positions.

Compensation:

$50 per show—plus some travel-time compensation based on distance. We will be working to arrange standard carpools for company members.

How to Apply:

To reserve an audition slot, e-mail us at: MSFCasting@aol.com

NOTE: Please prepare two contrasting Shakespeare monologues together no longer than 3 minutes.

“Under the Influence” Casting Actors for Stage Play

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Casting Call for Lead and Supporting Roles

Under the Influence

This is an ongoing production that has traveled all over Michigan to various theaters over the last 2 years. Its a production that is loosely inspired by a true story about three young men who make a promise to each other to achieve their dream of becoming doctors. We are starting our new season of the stage play and we are looking for dedicated actors for the following roles.

Available Roles:

  • Counselor White (lead): A counselor at the inner city high school Cantebury High. She counsels one of the troubled teenagers who has a hidden dream of becoming a doctor. She fights to bring the best out of him because she knows that he is capable of doing better in life. She is a strong but yet very caring woman who is tired of losing her students to the streets
  • Professor Hill: A college professor of biology. Very intelligent individual who challenges the minds of his students by any means necessary, even if it means offending them in a certain way. He is a stubborn individual who fights hard to get away from what and where he came from.
  • Mike: A college student who is very energetic on campus. He is the life of everywhere he goes and can easily turn a study hall into a frat party!
  • Dr. Young: A very important character who plays a big role in how these three young men get to college. He also plays a big role in helping them stay. In the midst of all of the negative circumstances, Dr. Young stands as a strong character who helps motivate these guys all the way to the top

Compensation:

A number or these roles are paid opportunities and allows the actor to continually be able to perform throughout the course of the year to stay sharp!

How to Apply:

If you are interested in auditioning, please email your headshot and resume to: arthur@sthproductions.com

“Haunted Reflections” Auditions for Actors

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Casting for Live Theatrical Halloween Event

Haunted Reflections

For our twentieth anniversary, the Marshall recreation department is presenting a haunted trail with three times the thrills! Haunted Reflections” is a live, theatrical Halloween event in Marshall, MI. Auditions are being held for a variety of speaking and non-speaking roles.

Shoot/Audition Details:

Auditions: Saturday, August 25 from 6-8:00
Blocking: Saturday, Sept 29 (times TBA)
Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, Oct 18
Performances: Oct 19, 20, 26, & 27

Marshall Recreation Department
900 S. Marshall
Marshall, MI 49068

Plot:

The mysterious Collector is traveling through time and assembling a dangerous assortment of twenty objects – cursed items, magical talismans, futuristic technology, and more! With these all these items, The Collector could choose to rule the universe… or destroy it!

Standing in the way of The Collector is time-traveling pioneer Dr. Chronos, who will send our guests back in time on two dangerous missions to try to stop beat The Collector to obtaining the last two objects. One mission leads to the 1950s in the middle of an alien invasion. The other to 1712 to the heart of a supernatural pirate battle. A third mission leads to the future and a final confrontation with The Collector.

Our twentieth-anniversary haunted trail is a time-spanning adventure in which ghosts, vampires, skeletons, demons, aliens, pirates, and more all come together in our biggest, scariest, craziest story ever!

Available Roles:

  • Actors: A wide variety of both speaking and non-speaking roles for all ages and both genders.

Compensation:

None, unless you count shrieks of terror as compensation.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, just attend the audition on August 25th. Scripts are available by emailing: croberts@cityofmarshall.com

Casting Singers for Be-bop to Hip-hop Musical

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Cornbread Productions Auditions for Singers

Cornbread Productions (CBP) looking for female singers, 18+ for inclusion in musical which traces the roots of African American music from be-bop to hip-hop. Auditions are on-going until the 5 main roles are filled. If chosen, singers will work in groups as well as a solo act.  Looking for singers in the Metro Detroit area.

Available Roles:

  • Singers: (Female, African American, ages 18+) Be-bop and hip-hop. Must be able to sing, not just look cute on microphone!

Compensation:

No compensation at this time, but applicants will be given preference on signings if/when soundtrack of project is released.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, please email your headshot, resume any links to: cbreadproductions@yahoo.com

The Murder Mystery Company is Casting Paid Actors

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Looking for Improv Actors and Comedians

Murder Mystery Co. Casting Call

The Murder Mystery Company is a fully interactive, improv and comedy based murder mystery troupe. We have 13 troupes all around the country. We work with a myriad of clients, from children’s birthday parties to corporate events, and we travel around our regions doing so. Be a part of the fastest growing, interactive dinner theater company in the nation! Auditions will be held in Grand Rapids (By appointment only) on Tuesday, August 14 and Wednesday, August 15 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

Available Roles:

  • Actors/Comedians: Male and female, open ethnicity, any age. Looking for versatile actors and comedians. Improv experience is a plus. Looking for performers who are reliable with reliable transportation, can command a room of 6 to 600 guests, and work well alone and with other actors.

Compensation:

Actors are paid $75 per show and you will be reimbursed for gas for traveling out of town.

How to Apply:

For consideration or to be notified of future auditions, please email the following information to: murdermysteryjulianne@gmail.com

  • 1. first and last name
  • 2. email
  • 3. phone # including area code
  • 4. which day you would like to audition (Tue Aug 14 or Wed 15)
  • 5. headshot and resume if you have one

Sad Tire Theatre 2012-2013 Season Auditions

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Casting Actors for Short Plays and Comedy Sketch Videos

Based in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Sad Tire Theatre puts on satirical comedy short plays and variety shows one weekend a month (soon to double). They are also branching out to do comedy sketch videos. Auditions are being held for actors, actresses, comedians, and writers of all sorts for the 2012-2013 season (September 2012 – June 2013, specific dates depend on roles cast).

Audition Location:

Saturday, August 18th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm

The Mix Studio Theatre
8 N. Washington St.
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

NOTE: Free parking on weekends in Downtown Ypsilanti.

Available Roles:

  • Actors, Writers and Comedians: Male and female, ages 18 and up.

Compensation:

These are not paid roles. Meals will be provided on film sets, as well as credit in both theatrical as well as film.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying please attend the audition on August 18th. Please prepare a 1-2 minute non-dramatic monologue and be prepared for involvement in improv. Cold reads will be provided. Headshot and resume are not required but are extremely appreciated. If you do have any questions, please email them to: hantos@emich.edu