Casting Now - 7.25.15
THE BERENSTAIN BEARS LIVE!
NEW YORK PRODUCTION/NON-EQUITY TOUR
V/T: Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Producer: Matt Murphy Productions
For tour: $400/wk, $20.00/day per diem, hotels and transportation provided (pro-rated for short/half weeks)
For NY or Local shows: $55/show, $40 for any additional shows on the same day
For Rehearsal: $250 stipend, or $10 an hour for additional rehearsals after June 13th
Book: Michael Slade & Michael Borton
Music & Lyrics: Michael Borton
Original Director and Choreographer: Devanand Janki
Associate Director/Choreographer: Nancy Renee Braun
Casting Director: Holly Buczek, HDB Casting
Auditions: Tuesday, July 28th– By appointment only
Callbacks: Wednesday, July 29th – As needed
1st Rehearsal: Put in rehearsals to begin immediately. The put in process entails watching the show to learn the set up/strike and backstage tracks, AND an online rehearsal tutorial. Actor MUST be available August 13th – 21st for in person rehearsals. Actor will be responsible for learning the show independently before in-person rehearsals. Music rehearsal TBD and in-person put-in rehearsals with our associate director/choreographer also TBD, likely August 13th-21st. More rehearsals may be added to the schedule.
1st Performance: Saturday, September 26th, 2015 (Subject to change)
Final Performance: Saturday, January 30th (Subject to change)
The Berenstain Bears LIVE! performs every Sat & Sun in NYC while not on tour. This show currently has both NYC & touring dates.
NYC dates: Sept. 26th @ 1pm, Sept. 27th @ 11am, Oct. 3rd @ 1pm, Oct. 4th @ 11am, Oct. 10th @ 1pm, Oct. 11th @ 11am, Nov. 13th @ 10:15am & 12pm, Nov. 14th @ 1:30pm, Nov. 28th @ 11am, Nov. 29th @ 11am, Nov. 30th @ 11am, Dec. 12th @11am, Dec. 13th @ 11am, Dec. 19th @11am, Dec. 20th @ 11am, Dec. 21st @ 11am, Dec. 22nd @ 11am, Dec. 23rd @ 11am, Dec. 26th @ 11am & 2pm, Dec. 27th @11am & 2pm, Dec. 28th @ 11am, Dec. 29th @ 11am, Dec. 30th @ 11am, Jan. 2nd @ 11am, Jan 3rd @ 11am.
TOURING dates: October 13th -20th, November 15th – 22nd, January 9th – 30th.
Please note all dates are subject to change and touring dates and/or performances may be added.
IMPORTANT: Please note, while on tour, actors are responsible for driving the company tour van and car, and the travelling company will share hotel rooms. Actors are also responsible for the set up/strike of each performance.
SEEKING FOR BERENSTAIN BEARS:
[BROTHER BEAR] A 4th grader (played by an adult) - Preferably 5’10 and under. He is spunky, fun; the guy everybody wants to have on their team. He loves sports (especially soccer and is a very good student. It’s important to him to be the best at everything he does. Tenor. Up to a High A.
[MAMA BEAR] Warm, wise, and witty. She’s the backbone of the Bear family. She wants the best for her cubs and husband. This track will also play Teacher Jane, a dedicated, strong teacher and “Strangers” - various people that Sister and Brother run into on their way to school. Soprano. Up to a C.
[GRAN BEAR, LIZZY, DOC GRIZZLY, SILLY GOOSE] Seeking a versatile comedic character actress with great range to play a variety of roles: Gran Bear, a feisty older lady (Papa’s Mother), who is full of energy and life. This track will also play Lizzy, a friend and classmate of Brother’s who is the smartest girl in school and knows it and Doc Grizzly – the family’s doctor – a celebrity doctor. Also, Silly Goose. Mezzo. Up to a C.
[GRAMPS BEAR, FREDDY, WILY FOX] Seeking a versatile comedic character actor to play a variety of roles: Gramps Bear - a wise old man, country not city. Gramps loves his wife and family. This track also plays Freddy, the cousin and classmate to Brother - he is not as good as Brother at soccer, school, or anything else, but what he lacks in competence, he makes up for in energy. Also, Wily Fox. Baritone.
[PAPA BEAR] A big kid at heart think Ralph Cramden. He loves his family very much, but doesn’t always think everything through. This track will also play Coach Bruin, the soccer coach/gym teacher and “Strangers” - various people that Sister and Brother run into on their way to school. Vocal Range: Baritone. Up to the F above middle C.
AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on TUES. July 28th with CALLBACKS on WED. July 29th. PLEASE E-MAIL SUBMISSIONS to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for an appointment.
NO PHONE CALLS OR HARD COPY SUBMISSIONS. SEEKING ADULT NON-AEA ACTORS ONLY. ALL ETHNICITIES ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT.
Casting Now - 6.30.15
AN INTOLERANT VAUDEVILLE
LIC Unfringed Festival
V/T: The Secret Theatre, LIC
AEA Showcase Code pending
Creator/Director: Sam Viverito
Book: Wendy Biller, Chris Hawthorne, Sam Viverito
Music: Ronnie Lawson
Casting Director: Holly Buczek, HDB Casting
Rehearsal Period: Rehearsals TBD starting mid July
Performances: 4 Total Performances:
Tuesday, August 25 @ 7:00PM
Thursday, August 27 @ 7:00PM
Saturday August 29 @ 5:00PM
Sunday August 30 @ 7:00
Payrate: $100 stipend, plus travel
Auditions: July 16th and 17th, by appointment onlyInspired by the Museum Of Tolerance, An Intolerant Vaudeville is a contemporary Vaudeville show that forces the audience to examine our deepest and darkest cultural divides regarding race, religion, sexuality and social status. Utilizing a modern take on classic acts - the jugglers, the acrobats, the animal act and singing – this show is sometimes shocking, but also moves the audience into a new understanding of how bigotry and hatred are humanities’ greatest detriment. Hilarious, moving and thought provoking, An Intolerant Vaudeville will leave every audience member yearning for universal tolerance and understanding.
Especially seeking performers of diverse ethnicities and with varied special and circus skills. Performers must be excellent character actors who are comfortable with provoking material and strong language.
ACTOR #1: (Male, any age or ethnicity) Authentic little person – strong actor/singer who moves well. Will play various roles. Broadway Tenor - “G” above middle C.
ACTOR #2: (Male, 20s-30s, any ethnicity) Tall dark and handsome man – strong actor/singer who moves well. Will play various roles. Must have a commanding and confident presence. Magic skills, a plus. Strong tenor – preferably adept with both Rock and Legit/Classical styles. Heavy Rock Tenor - A above middle C
ACTOR #3: (Male or female, 30s-40s) Strong juggler with excellent comedic timing and comfortable singing harmonies. Will play various roles. Baritone/Tenor
ACTOR #4: (Male, 20s-30s, African American) Strong juggler with excellent comedic timing and comfortable singing harmonies. Will play various roles. Baritone/Tenor
ACTOR #5: (Male, 20s-30s, Any Ethnicity) Especially seeking a Contortionist or an actor with flexibility, who sings well. Will play various roles. Baritone/Tenor
ACTOR #6: (Male, 30s-40s, Any Ethnicity) Especially seeking a Contortionist or an actor with flexibility, who sings well. Will play various roles. Baritone/Tenor
ACTRESS #1: (Female, 20s-40s, Caucasian) An extremely overweight woman, with angelic face and amazing singing voice. Must be a strong actress/singer who moves well. Will play various roles. Big Brassy Alto G/A above middle C.
ACTRESS #2: (Female, 20s-30s, Asian) Strong actress with terrific comedic timing. Singing a plus, but not necessary. Will play various roles. Alto/Soprano
ACTRESS #3: (Female, 50s+ or younger to play older, Any Ethnicity) Very strong actress/singer to play various roles. Big, Expressive Pop/Gospel soprano (1½ - 2 octive range).
ACTRESS #4: (Female, 20s-30s, Caucasian) Excellent and beautiful comedic actress to play various roles. Alto that can sing Pop/Folk (little vibrato) and Broadway style
ACTRESS #5: (Female, 20s-30s, Hispanic) Strong actress singer to play various roles. Alto/Soprano.
Please submit headshot/resume to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for an appointment.