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Walsh College Yellow Suits Group Interviews

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Yellow Suits Audition Interviews for Talent

Walsh College Yellow Suit

Group audition interviews are being held to be a Walsh College Yellow Suit. This will be the last interview/audition date held this year. Looking for talented and outgoing personalities to represent Walsh at sporting events, entertainment venues, and much more! This is for an ongoing project based in metro Detroit (Michigan).

Audition Details:

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Walsh College
3838 Livernois Road
Troy, MI 48083

Available Roles:

  • Actors
  • Singers
  • Dancers
  • Jugglers
  • Instrumentalists
  • Comedians

NOTE: All talent must be ages 18+ to apply.

Compensation:

This is a paid project. Past Yellow Suits have been featured in local newspapers as well as on TV. Not to mention that you will be the center of attention wherever you go!

How to Apply:

If you are interested in participating in the group interview to be considered for the role of Walsh College Yellow Suits for the coming year, please reply to marketing@walshcollege.edu to confirm that you will be attending, and provide your phone number where we can reach you to confirm.

NOTE: If you’re on Facebook, you can also check out our group interview event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/335251706554410/#!/events/247512098702540

Actor Auditions for the Stage Play “Sons”

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

C.Clear Productions Casting Call

C.Clear Productions, LLC is holding auditions for the inspirational stage play “Sons”. It’s about the story of a family who moves from the city to the suburbs, in search of a better life; but finds it almost impossible to escape the life they left behind.

Audition Details:

Monday, August 20, 2012 5:00pm-9:00pm

Christian Tabernacle Church (Swanson Rd and W 11 Mile Rd / West of Telegraph Rd)
26555 Franklin Rd
Southfield MI 48033

Available Roles:

  • Greg Shaw: Age 40-45. Head of household, hard working, blue collar, no nonsense Christian, hides vulnerabilities.
  • Cheryl Shaw: Age 30-40. Greg’s second wife. Christian, compassionate, quiet strength. Must have a strong singing voice.
  • Mario Shaw: Must be able to play age 17. Greg’s eldest son. Street wise, carries bitterness, anger. Must be able to rap.
  • Corey Shaw: Must be able to play age 14. Greg’s younger son. Insecure, seeks love and acceptance.
  • KeShawn: Must be able to play age 17. Best friend to Mario. Easily led, stutters.
  • Terrance Grant: Age 35-45, drug dealer, street wise, persuasive, plays on others vulnerabilities.
  • Tia Grant: Must be able to play age 17. Daughter of Terrance, Mario’s girlfriend. Attractive, strong singing voice is a plus.

Compensation:

These are paid roles. All actors will be compensated.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, just attend the audition on August 20th. For further information or questions, please email them to Charity at: c.clearprod@yahoo.com

NOTE: Be prepared to sing or rap if auditioning for those roles. Bring a headshot/picture and resume with you to the audition.

“Family Ties” Auditions for Original Play

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Casting Call for Actors and Extras

Family Ties

A casting call for the original, award winning play “Family Ties” will be taking place next week in Ypsilanti, MI. They are looking for actors, extras and stage crew. A professional camera crew will be filming the show.

Plot:

Abandoned by his father and mother, Darnel struggles to find happiness through the evil pleasures of the world. In the midst of Darnel’s pursuit he takes his protective, good doing cousin (Darius) and caring aunt (Sherry) along for the ride. After uncovering the root to his failures there’s light under the tunnel.

This play is a journey of hardships, forgiveness, redemption and of course family.

Auditions Details:

Tuesday, July 24th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Wednesday, July 25th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Rave Motion Pictures
4100 Carpenter Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

NOTE: The location is a movie theater with the cross streets Carpenter and Ellsworth. Once you get inside you will go down the hallway to your left.

Available Roles:

  • Lisa: 35-50…Lisa is the mother of Darnel and younger sister of Sherry. Lisa is an alcoholic, solemn, and selfish. She is overcome with hurt because her husband (Walter) leaves her for another woman. (Very Dramatic Role)
  • Carla: 17-26 (must be able to pass for a high school student) She is beautiful, vibrant, sassy, and really into church. She is the love interest of Darius and strongly dislikes his need to protect Darnel. (Any Race)
  • Charles: 35-50…Charles is Darnel’s father. He is self centered, arrogant, and smooth talking. He’s the type of guy that has gotten through life with his charm.
  • Young Darius and Darnel: 8-13 These are the lead characters when they are children. They are normal fun loving kids. (Young Darnel will need to be able to carry an emotional scene. ONE OF THE CHILDREN ROLES ARE FILLED BUT ONE IS STILL AVAILABLE)
  • Rayanna: 17-26 (must be able to pass for a high school student) Rayanna is a girl that Darnel is interested in that looks like she stepped straight out of a rap video with her curves. She gets an attitude as she gets in the middle of a fight involving Darnel. (Only in 1-2 scenes)
  • Extras: Anyone who would like to be extras to play police officers, church service members and school kids.
  • Stage Crew: Anyone that would like to help out backstage or interested in being an assistant director/stage manager feel free to send your contact information and experience to the email listed below

We are also accepting understudies for the following roles:

  • Darius: LEAD ROLE 17-26 (must be able to pass for a high school student)Darius is the type of guy that’s loved by parents and admired by his peers. He is a star athlete, smart, and has a presence that commands respect. His only vice is that he will do almost anything to help his cousin (Darnel) even if it means he could into trouble as a result.
  • Darnel: LEAD ROLE 17-26 (must be able to pass for a high school student) Darnel is bitter/mad at the world that he felt abandoned him because his parents left forcing him to live with his aunt (Sherry). Darnel does what he wants to do when he wants to do it often times hiding his hurt and good heart.
  • Sherry: LEAD ROLE 35-50…Sherry is very giving, kind, protective, and commands respect from others. She is the mother of Darius and the aunt of Darnel. She deals with her troubles through her faith in God.
  • Marcus: 17-26 (must be able to pass for a high school student) Marcus is Darnel’s best friend. He feels like all he has is his respect from others and he will do anything to hold on to it. He has no fear so there’s no limitations as to what he’s capable of doing.

NOTE: With the exception of Carla and Rayanna all major roles are for African Americans. All ethnicities are welcome to be extras.

Compensation:

All speaking roles are paid a small fee per performance.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying please email your headshot and resume to: abicy@emich.edu

“Sing Out On Sundays” Casting Call for Male Actors

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

July 17th Auditions for Comedy Play

Sing Out On Sundays

This World Premiere Comedy play is about an R&B radio station, WTRC, where everybody has an opinion but Rockin’ Robbie DuPree has to decide whether to do what’s right… or do what’s right for him. Geneva and Brother Singleton want him to stand up and be a man but Robbie wants to mind his business and stay employed. Either way, Sunday’s broadcasts will never be the same at 1350 AM Radio, WTRC. Don’t miss this brand new Comedy starring Council Cargle, Sean Rodriguez-Sharpe and Lisa McCormick, where DJ’s kick out the R&B jams through the week and the weekend brings forth live studio guests who “Sing Out On Sundays.”

“Sing Out On Sundays” is written by Reuben Yabuku, Buku Productions Theatre Company’s Artistic Director. This marks Mr. Yabuku’s 6th original play to be brought to production following the success of “Hit The Floor Dancin’,” “Moms Mabley The Naked Truth,” “Little Ghetto Boy: The Donny Hathaway Tribute Concert,” “Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round” and “Rock My Soul.”

Audition Details:

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 6:00pm

Historic Little Rock Resource Center (Lighthouse Theatre inside)
8801 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
(At the corner of Gladstone – 3 blocks south of Clairmount)

Available Roles:

  • Leading Male Role: African American Male, 60’s plus
  • Leading Male Role: African American Male, 50’s plus
  • Ventriloquist: (no ventriloquism experience necessary) Male, 20’s – 40’s. Must be willing to learn to be a bad ventriloquist. Singing ability a plus.

Compensation:

Some roles will receive compensation.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, just attend the audition on July 17th. For more information or questions concerning the audition, contact Reuben Yabuku at: info@singoutonsundays.com

NOTE: Actors will be reading from the script – No monologues.
Please include the role you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Audition to be a Walsh College Yellow Suit

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Talented and Outgoing Personalities Wanted

Walsh College Yellow Suit

Auditions are being held to be a Walsh College Yellow Suit. Multiple openings must be filled immediately! Looking for talented and outgoing personalities to represent Walsh at sporting events, entertainment venues, and much more! This is for an ongoing project based in metro Detroit (Michigan).

Audition Details:

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Walsh College
3838 Livernois Road
Troy, MI 48083

Available Roles:

  • Actors
  • Singers
  • Dancers
  • Jugglers
  • Instrumentalists
  • Comedians

NOTE:  All talent must be ages 18+ to apply.

Compensation:

This is a paid project. Past Yellow Suits have been featured in local newspapers as well as on TV. Not to mention that you will be the CENTER OF ATTENTION wherever you go!

How to Apply:

Interested? Please RSVP for an audition by Monday, July 9th at 5:00pm by contacting marketing at: marketing@walshcollege.edu

Casting Comedy Talent for Show at the Ionia Free Fair

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

“You’ve Got to Be Kidding Me, America” Casting for LAUGH OFF

You've Got To Be Kidding Me, America

“You’ve Got to Be Kidding Me, America”, the GR-based sketch comedy TV show is presenting LAUGH OFF at the Ionia Free Fair on July 20th, 2012. LAUGH OFF is a talent-show style competition that will pit stand-up comics and wanna-be comedians on stage at the Ionia Free Fair.

Available Roles:

  • Comedic Actors: Male and female, ages 18+, open ethnicity. Get known or bring your fan base to the Fair.

Compensation:

These are not paid roles. Prizes will be given to the winner including the opportunity to become a recurring character on the sketch comedy show.

How to Apply:

Those interested in competing can send a sample of their stand-up routine or shoot a 3 minute comedy bit and send it to: thisiscarrie@sbcglobal.net

NOTE: See the Ionia Free Fair website for location and times.

“Caperucita Roja” (Little Red Riding Hood) Auditions

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Casting Actors for Musical Comedy Production

Linguistic Theater Productions

Linguistic Theater Productions is holding audition for the musical comedy “Caperucita Roja” (Little Red Riding Hood). This is a traveling theater show written in 70% Spanish 30% English and performs for young adults. Actors are expected to act, dance and sing, speak Spanish fluently, and have a decent level of English. Actors must be over 18 and willing to travel often. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, June 27th in the evening and Saturday, June 30th in the morning.

Plot:

Caperucita Roja goes on a journey to visit her grandmother who lives in Mexico. On her travels she encounters a sly coyote that eventually devours her. Border control saves the day and Mr. Coyote plunges to his death into the water.

Available Roles:

  • Caperucita Roja (Female)
  • Coyote (Male)

Compensation:

These are paid roles.

How to Apply:

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

NOTE: Audition location and exact time will be provided upon applying. Audition process will be a cold reading from script. Prepare short song excerpt. Dress to move.

“Chicago” Auditions and Casting for Fall Musical

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Audition Notice for Actors and Actresses

Chicago Musical Auditions

Lakeland Players announces open auditions for their fall musical, “CHICAGO”, presented in cooperation by Samuel French, Inc. Auditions are being held in White Lake, Michigan in July.

Synopsis:

Picture Chicago in the roaring twenties. Roxie Hart, a would be chorus girl, murders her lover then convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap…..until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Sent to prison while awaiting trial Roxie and another “Merry Murderess”, Velma Kelly, compete for headlines and sympathy of the public through the papers and their smooth talking attorney, Billy Flynn, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune and acquittal.

Audition Details

July 12th, 17th and 19th from 7:00 to 9:00pm
July 15, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Lakeland High School
1630 Bogie Lake
White Lake, MI

Show Dates:

October 12th & 19th, 2012 at 7:30pm
October 13th & 20th, 2012 at 7:00pm
October 14th & 21st, 2012 at 2:00pm

Shows will be at Lakeland High School Center of Performing Arts

Available Roles:

LEAD ROLES

  • Roxie Hart: (Female. Vocal Part: Mezzo. Age Range: 20-30) As pretty as she is self-centered, Roxie Hart’s unrelenting search of fame and glory forms the spine of “Chicago”. Not very bright and never thinking about the consequences of her actions, Roxie makes bad decisions throughout the show – all in the name of public recognition. After she murders her ex-boyfriend, Roxie is sent to prison where she and vaudeville actress Velma Kelly compete for the headlines. Despite being a generally dislikable character, Roxie remains strangely sympathetic to the audience because we understand that her selfishness isn’t malevolent. Rather it is immaturity that propels Roxie’s fall from integrity. Above all, Roxie Hart is a character that embodies the corruption that fame can bestow upon a person. A strong singing voice and dancing ability is required for this character.
  • Velma Kelly: (Female. Vocal Part: Alto. Age Range: 25-40) Tough, sexy, and sarcastic, Velma Kelly is a vaudeville performer who resides in Cook County Jail after she murdered her cheating husband and sister. Used to being the “main attraction”, Velma fiercely competes with up and coming rival superstar Roxie for the attention of the press and to preserve her celebrity status. Ultimately, she is forced to compromise, becoming half of a “duet” with Roxie to save her vaudeville career. In Brechtian style, Velma often breaks the fourth wall and addresses the audience directly to explain certain events within the show. Must be a strong singer and dancer.
  • Billy Flynn: (Male. Vocal Part: Baritone. Age Range: 35-50) Suave, educated, and very manipulative, Billy Flynn is a lawyer who makes celebrities of his clients in order to gain them sympathy from the media and sway the public’s opinion – a perk that Roxie tries to take advantage of. Both Velma and Roxie hire Flynn to represent their cases and use him as their claim to fame. Flynn, however, doesn’t mind this one bit. With a perfect track record under his belt and good looks and charm to boot, Billy will take on any case as long as it means putting money in his pocket.

SUPPORTING ROLES

  • Matron “Mama” Morton: (Female. Vocal Part: Alto. Age Range: 30-50) The tough, sassy warden of the Cook County Jail, “Mama” treats the inmates under her watch like family and would do anything for them – so long as she gets something else in return. “Reciprocity” is her motto. “Mama’s” philosophy represents much of what is wrong with the justice system. A strong voice is required for this character.
  • Amos Hart: (Male. Vocal Part: Baritone. Age Range: 30-50) An auto-mechanic and the hapless husband of Roxie, Amos, though not very good looking and not very smart, is a lovable and good natured man. He is the only character in the show whose motives are pure of heart and never selfish. Despite this, he’s also the only character who really loses out in the end. A victim of his own innocence, Amos represents the average man who pushes hard to do the right thing, but never gets any recognition for it.
  • Mary Sunshine: (Male. Vocal Part: Soprano. Age Range: 25-55) A sappy, soppy tabloid columnist who relies more on emotion than thought when it comes to writing her stories, Mary Sunshine is a person who believes that no matter what horrible atrocities a person has committed, somehow there must be a little bit of good in them. Billy takes advantage of Mary Sunshine’s overly emotionality and status as a rominent media analyst to present Roxie in a favorable light. This character is usually played by a man in drag. Falsetto.
  • Master of Ceremonies: A character that appears throughout the show to introduce the various “acts”. Existing outside the events of the play, the M.C. speaks to the audience directly and often provides insight into the characters or situations. Must have a strong speaking ability and be able to command a strong stage presence.

CAMEO ROLES

  • Fred Casely: (Male. Vocal Part: Spoken. Age Range: 30-50) Roxie’s boyfriend at the beginning of the show, Fred Casely sleeps with, and is promptly murdered by Roxie after he walks out on her. Appears in flashbacks reenacting the incident.
  • Sergeant Fograty: (Male. Vocal Part: Spoken. Age Range: 35-55) A police sergeant who investigates the murder of Fred Casely and interrogates Amos.
  • Liz: (Female. Vocal Part: N/A. Age Range: 18-45) One of the “merry murderesses” of Cook County Jail. Shoots her husband with a shotgun because he popped his gum too loudly.
  • Annie: (Female. Vocal Part: N/A. Age Range: 18-45) One of the “merry murderesses” of Cook County Jail. Found out her boyfriend had married several wives behind her back and poisoned him with arsenic.
  • June: (Female. Vocal Part: N/A. Age Range: 18-45) One of the “merry murderesses” of Cook County Jail. Stabbed her husband with a carving knife after he accused her of cheating on him.
  • Hunyak: (Female. Vocal Part: N/A. Age Range: 18-45) One of the “merry murderesses” of Cook County Jail. Accused of chopping off her husband’s head, Hunyak, unlike her fellow inmates, is actually innocent. However, she is found guilty regardless due to her inability to speak English and her refusal to plead guilty to her “crime”. Her execution illustrates the corruption of the justice system. Speaks Hungarian.
    Ballet skills required.
  • Mona: (Female. Vocal Part: N/A. Age Range: 18-45) One of the “merry murderesses” of Cook County Jail. Kills her boyfriend after finding out he was sleeping around.
  • Go-To-Hell Kitty: (Female. Age Range: 21-40) A wealthy woman who inherited her parents’ money, Kitty kills her boyfriend, Harry, in her apartment after finding him sleeping with two other girls. Going crazy after the murder, she becomes quite vicious and uses the oft repeated phrase “go to hell” to those addressing her. Her story takes the attention of the press off of Roxie temporarily.
  • Harry: (Male) Boyfriend of “Go-to-Hell” Kitty. He is murdered by Kitty after she catches sleeping with two other girls.
  • Aaron: (Male) Hunyak’s lawyer. Impatient, he is fed up with his client’s inability to speak English.
  • Martin Harrison: (Male) Chicago’s District Attorney. Present at Roxie’s trial.
  • Court Clerk: (Male) A mild mannered court clerk. Poor courtroom conduct. Present at Roxie’s trial.
  • The Judge: (Male) His honor. Present at Roxie’s trial.
  • CHORUS: We need both male and female chorus members. We are looking for both singers and dancers – especially dancers. Some chorus members may have lines. Roles in the chorus include news reporters, policemen, inmates, tailors, shoe shiners, and other citizens of Chicago in the roaring twenties.

Compensation:

These are not paid roles.

How to Apply:

Auditions are OPEN no appointment or pre-resume review necessary. If you do have any questions, email them to: chicago@lakelandplayers.net

NOTE: Due to the nature of the show, auditioners must be 16 years of age or older. Please be prepared to read from the script and sing a prepared song. Please wear something comfortable to dance in. (dance wear preferred)

“Best Interest of the Child” Auditions for Play

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Casting Actors and Actresses

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 August 2012 in Pontiac, 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 Spoken Word Artists for Opening Acts

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Duality Films Casting Call

Duality Films

Duality Films is looking for 4 spoken word artists to open for Jared Paul on July 3rd. The performance is in Jackson, MI so if you are unable to be in Jackson, MI from 7:30pm to 10:00pm, please do not apply.

Available Roles:

  • 4 Spoken Word Artists: Each artists will have 10-12 minutes to showcase their talents and will have an opportunity to share the stage with international spoken word artist Jared Paul.

Compensation:

There is no pay for these positions.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, please email a 3-5 minute piece (or YouTube link) of your own ORIGINAL work to: jason.smith@dualityfilms.net