Tuesday, December 18, 2018

WEEK AT A GLANCE: December 17 - December 23

cast announcement - JERSEY BOYS - Phoenix Theatre

CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs January 23-March 10

Frankie Valli: Justin Albinder*
Nick Devito/et al: Skyler Bean
Norman Waxman/et al: Lucas Coatney
Francine: Caelan Creaser
Male Swing: Alex Crossland
Lorraine: Lynzee Foreman
Tommy: Anthony Fortino*
Bob Crewe/et al: Terry Gadaire
Bob Gaudio: James Gish*
Mary/et al: Merissa Haddad
Barry/French Rapper/et al: Antonio LeRoy King
Nick: Tommy McDowell*
Handsome Hank/Dance Capt.: Logan Mitchell*
Female Swing: Jessie Jo Pauley
Joe Pesci/et al: Eric Zaklukiewicz
Gyp Decarlo: Matt Zimmerer*

*member, Actors' Equity Association

photos - ELLA ENCHANTED, THE MUSICAL - Childsplay

CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs through December 30th




photos by Tim Trumble

Monday, December 17, 2018

WEEK AT A GLANCE: December 17-December 23

Click on any show title to get more information on that production

CLOSING:



ANNIE
Actor's Youth Theatre
December 6-22, 2018

December 6-23, 2018



















audition notice - Junior Performance Troupes - Spotlight Youth Theatre - January 12


Auditions for Spotlight’s junior performance troupes Sparkles (ages 5-8), Confetti (beginners, ages 9-14), and Celebration (intermediate, ages 9-14) will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, 9 – 11:30 a.m.

CLICK HERE to sign up for an audition slot.

All auditioners should prepare 32 bars (approximately one minute) of a Broadway or pop style song. Pick something you are comfortable singing that shows off your best voice. You may bring music on a mobile phone, iPod, or MP3 file.

Be dressed to dance. No flip flops or sandals. Please wear dance or tennis shoes. You will learn a dance combination so please dress appropriately. No denim or skirts. Leggings, joggers, etc., are acceptable.

It is recommended you arrive ten minutes before your assigned time slot to fill out paperwork.

Please direct all questions to confetti@spotlightyouththeatre.org.

cast announcement - URINETOWN - Greasepaint Youth Theatre


CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs February 15-24

Bobby Strong………. Preston Kersting
Hope Cladwell……... Alyssa Granger
Caldwell B. Cladwell…. Raymond Cusick
Officer Lockstock…. Justus Popken
Little Sally……………. Benny Cowans
Penelope Pennywise…. Liv Boscardin
Joe “Old Man” Strong…. Ethan Drew
Josephine “Old Ma” Strong…. Amanda Fischer
Officer Barrel….. Nico Lanese
Senator Fipp….. Dominic Cardenas
McQueen….. Destinee McCaster
Mrs. Millennium…. Rachel Nathan
Hot Blades Harry…. Max Mendoza
Little Becky… Hailey Camblin
Soupy Sue…. Riley Van Cleve
Tiny Tom…. Owen Stewart
Dr. Billeaux….. Kristiana Corna
Billy Girl Bill…. Sophia Penn
Robby the Stockfish…. Nathan Sullivan
UGC Executive 1/ Rebel…. Allison Watson
UGC Executive 2/ Rebel…. Zachary Snyders
Boy Cop/ Rebel…….. Sebastian Jablonski

Ensemble Rebels
Isabella Barone
Paolina Duran
Karson Sinur
Ava Silvernail
Adia Gleave
Sabrina Hirshorn

Director: Bob Sorenson

Musical Director: MaryEllen Loose

Choreographer: Madison MacDonald


Sunday, December 16, 2018

cast announcement - THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE - Valley Youth Theatre


CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs February 8-24

Traveler / Pellegrina: Jordan Baker
Lolly / Doll: Kate Brink
Sara Ruth: Petra Danek
Jack / Lawrence: Alex Flores
Bryce: Ian Gray
Lucy / Old Doll: Emily Jacoby
Margory / Shopper: Olivia Medina
Father / Watchman / Lucius / Clark: Prescott Smidt
Amos: Asher Stubb
Bull / Neil: Matthew Syms
Martin: Micah Wade
Society Lady / Old Lady: Jessica Wastchak
Nellie / Marlene: Faith Wheelington
Abilene: Kate Williams
Edward: Andy Wissink


audition notice - THE MAN WITH THE POINTED TOES - Hale Centre Theatre - January 26



Hale Centre Theatre will hold auditions on Saturday, January 26th for The Man with the Pointed Toes, playing April 30, 2019 – June 18, 2019. The show is produced by David and Corrin Dietlein and directed by David Dietlein. Performances are Monday and Tuesday nights, with Tuesday matinees at 3 pm. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Payment
Actor Pay Scale Beginning Jan 1, 2019
Tom Coterel and Florence Rains-Leads: $75 per performance / $150-$225 a week*
All other roles: $50 per performance / $100-$150 a week*
Actors in lead roles will receive an estimated payment of $1050.00 All other adult actors will receive an estimated payment of $700.00 for the run of the show. Actors will receive free meals between matinee and evening performances and six complimentary tickets.

*Estimated payment may differ if performances are added or removed.

SYNOPSIS
The Man With the Pointed Toes is without a doubt one of the funniest and most requested comedies we’ve ever produced. Take a bunch of wild, uncouth cowboys, pair them up with a beautiful and proper schoolteacher hired to civilize them, and you’ve got a mess on your hands! This knee-slapping comedy is loaded with fun and romance!

Audition Information: Saturday, January 26th at 10:00 AM
The audition will consist of side readings. Sides will be provided on Casting Manager.  Please prepare one side to read.
The casting directors use Casting Manager during the casting process. Please post your headshot and resume to your Casting Manager profile.

Call Backs
Call backs for The Man With the Pointed Toes will be held Saturday, September 2nd at 10:00 AM with the first read through scheduled for Monday, March 11th at 7:00 PM.

Audition Location
Auditions will be held at the theater located at 50 West Page Avenue in Gilbert.

How to make an appointment
You can sign up for appointments at http://castingmanager.com/hale

Other Notes
Runtime: Approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes. Auditions are by appointment only. Any questions may be emailed to auditions@haletheatrearizona.com.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

TOM COTEREL: (LEAD; Male; 28-35) An oil-rich Texan. Strong, handsome, unsophisticated but innately intelligent.
FLORENCE RAINS: (LEAD; Female; 24-32) A highly educated finishing school teacher. Hired by Tom as a tutor. Very pretty, but plain.
PAMELA WRIGHT: (Supporting; Female; 24-34) A New York gold digger. Sexy, voluptuous, sophisticated.
LINK HANSON: (Supporting; Male; 35-45) Uneducated, but worldly-wise. A lean, raw-boned cowboy. Tom’s foreman.
LEM REED: (Supporting; Male; 20-30) A cowboy. Shy pleasant.
JOSE GONZALES: (Supporting; Male; 20-30) The cook at Tom’s ranch. Grimy, sloppy, but very observant.
RANDALL WRIGHT: (Supporting; Male; 45-55) Sophisticated New York businessman. Good looking, debonair.



Saturday, December 15, 2018

audition notice - TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE - Space 55 - January 14


Director Keath Hall

Tis Pity She's A Whore by John Ford

A contemporary of Shakespeare, Ford's play is a violent romp through a twisted patriarchal society. Like Romeo & Juliet but with the violence of Titus Andronicus. This is a heavily adapted version with some rearranging of story and themes.

Cast:

Bonaventura:  Commanding Nun with a strong and influential presence throughout the play. Comfortable with stage combat.

Soranzo: Suitor to Annabella. High class & powerful.

Grimaldi:  Suitor to Annabella. Soldier & violent.

Bergetto:  Reluctant suitor to Annabella and full of bawdy humor.

Donado/ Hippolita: Donado is the Aunt to Bergetto and head of her house. Hippolita is wife to Richardetto and jilted lover of Soranzo out for revenge.

Richardetto: Husband of Hippolita disguised as a doctor to get revenge on Soranzo. Musical instrument a bonus.

Philoten: Niece to Richardetto. Musical instrument a bonus.

Florio: Father to Annabella & Giovanni. Businessman.

Putana: Annabella's caretaker/companion. Like Juliet's nurse but dirtier.

Giovanni: This role has been cast.

Annabella: This role has been cast.

*All actors will participate in Stage Combat except Florio and Donado/Hippolita. The ability to play a musical instrument is desirable for any of the characters.


Rehearsals: March 4th-April 4th. Mon-Thurs with Early Saturday TBD
Performances: April 5th-April 28th. Friday, Saturday & Sundays

Audition: Monday Jan 14th  5pm-9pm
Callbacks: Tuesday Jan 15th  5-9pm

Where?
Space 55
1524 North 18th Ave
Phoenix, AZ ,85007

Contact
Keath Hall
keathhall@gmail.com

Headshot/Resume' Required with email.

What to prepare.
A classical monologue.

review - ALAN CUMMING: LEGAL ALIEN - Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

highlights from local critics reviews - (click link at bottom of each review to read complete review)


"In addition to being a Tony winning actor and a New York Times bestselling author, Alan Cumming is a fearless, funny and eclectic entertainer. His most recent cabaret concert, "Legal Immigrant," played at Scottsdale's Center for the Arts on December 10 and proved to be a topical, moving, and highly entertaining event. Full of charisma and charm, Cumming is a multi-faceted entertainer who has played a wide range of roles on stage, in film, and on TV. He's also a gifted storyteller and singer, and his concerts include an assortment of stories from his life, both poignant tear jerkers as well as humorous ones that feature name-dropping some of his adventures with his A-list Hollywood friends. His shows also include a wide range of songs from pop covers to Broadway tunes... " -Gil Benbrook, Talkin' Broadway (click here to read the complete review)

audition notice - SEUSSICAL, JR - Almost Famous Theatre Company - January 5



Due to a generous sponsorship from the Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation Almost Famous Theatre Company are able to produce their Spring musical, Seussical Jr.

Auditions are January 5, 2019 from 1pm to 5pm

Performances March 30 & 31 at the Hardes Theatre on the Phoenix Theatre Campus

Ages 8-18

Director: Tristin Miller
Music Director: John Luke Osorio

For an audition appointment: play@almostfamoustheater.com

Friday, December 14, 2018

review - IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - Don Bluth Front Row Theatre

Isaac Greenland, Erica Parrish, Petra Danek, Harmon Swartz, Jaeda Pasha, and De'Layla Wilcox
photo by Lee Cooley

Highlights from local critics reviews - (click link at bottom of each review to read complete review)

Click here for more information on this production that runs through December 29th.

"Frank Capra's 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life may not have been successful when it was first released, but over the years this incredibly moving story of love and redemption has become a beloved favorite and a perfect holiday tradition. For the past several years, Don Bluth Front Row Theatre has been presenting a staged adaptation of Capra's screenplay during the holiday season, and the show, which won the ariZoni Award for Best Play last season and whose four lead actors are all reprising their performance from last year's production, amounts to an emotionally rich journey that soars once again..." -Gil Benbrook, Talkin' Broadway (click here to read the complete review)

Thursday, December 13, 2018

THE NUTCRACKER SWING - Convergence Ballet at The Madison - December 15 & 16, 2018




Convergence Ballet swings into the holidays with their production of "The Nutcracker Swing!" featuring the music The Duke Ellington Nutcracker Suite and the original Tchaikovsky score. Performances are Saturday December 15 and Sunday December 16 at Madison Center for the Arts.

Tickets: $15 – $25

CLICK HERE to Purchase tickets

Madison Center for the Arts
5627 N 16th St
Phoenix, AZ 85016

James Gish in A MERRY GISHMAS - TheaterWorks - December 18, 2018


Nashville and Las Vegas favorite, James Gish returns home to the Valley this Winter and takes to the Gyder stage in A Merry Gishmas. This new and original holiday-treat features jazzy renditions of some of your favorite classics and original music that will become new favorites.

James’ amazing sound has taken him all over the United States in a variety of concerts and theatrical engagements alike, finally taking him to the music capitol of the world, Nashville, Tennessee, where he produced his debut album, So in Love, with DW Music at Warner Brothers Studios.

A Merry Gishmas plays on the Gyder stage Tuesday December 18, 2019

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online or call the Box Office at 623-815-7930

Mesa Community College Performing Arts seeks a Theatre Technology Coordinator



Mesa Community College Performing Arts Facilities has reopened the following full-time staff posting to accept additional applicants:

Theatre Technology Coordinator - MCC Theatre (Job ID # 311393)

This position will serve as the Lighting Sound and Media supervisor for the MCC Theatre venue.

This posting will be open until January 6th. For a complete job descriptions and qualifications, and to apply online, go to https://careers.maricopa.edu

Only applications with a resume and cover letter addressing how the applicant's education, training, and experience directly relate to the listed qualifications will be considered. If you are new to our Jobs portal you will need to create a profile. After that you can search for the job numbers above and apply.

cast announcement - YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN - CYT Phoenix



Charlie Brown:  Graham McLemore
Lucy Van Pelt:  Gretchen Carpenter
Linus Van Pelt:  Nathan Currie
Snoopy:  Jacob Currie
Sally:  Rachel Main
Schroeder:  Jefferson Tuten

The Peanuts Gang:
Alexis Stoltz, Anaiya Whitfield, Ayla Grieser, Bria Lindblade, Elise Carpenter, Eva Britton, Hannah Lindblade, Haven Russell, Josh Swedler, Kaelynn Newsom, Kyrian Love, Lauren Allmeyer, Marisa Shepherd, Mason Shepherd, Mia Lopez, Morgan McElroy, Nia Webb, Nicole Cook, Riley Cottrell, Sam Shepherd, Tessa Rodriguez, Tolan Cottrell, Will Webb

CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs February 1-10

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

cast announcement - ROBIN HOOD- Youth Works at TheaterWorks



CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs January 11-27

Robin Hood….Zachary Athanasakis
Maid Marian….Alexis May Swan
Sheriff of Nottingham….Kiana Hindi
Matilda….Jazmin Gonzalez
Prince John….Will Monson
Kevin….Tucker Luadtke
Friar Tuck….Parker Gates
Little John….Cash Haines
Duncan….Andromeda (Andi) Lian
King Richard/Narrator….Jalen Mitchell
Woodsman/Lighting/Throne Guy….Isaac Jessop
Guard 1/Costumer 1….Hydee Zuniga
Guard 2/Mac….Faith Davis
Lady Gertrude/Merry Man #1….Carolyn Heinzer
Lady Helena/Merry Man #2….Claudia Hatcher
Lady Elizabeth/Merry Man #3/Stage Manager….Samantha Rhoton
Lady Jacquelyn/Merry Man #4….Mila Martinez
Lady Gwen/Merry Man #5….Ellie Klapp
Lady Isabel/Sweeper/Merry Man #6….Morgan Sand
Tech Guy/Throne Guy….Troy Davis

audition notice - DADDY LONG LEGS - Musical Theatre of Anthem - January 12



Musical Theatre of Anthem announces auditions for Daddy Long Legs, a musical stage production based on the treasured novel that inspired the classic 1955 film about a witty and winsome young woman and her mysterious benefactor. Auditions are open to actors ages 16 – adult with four roles available (2 roles with double casting).

Jerusha Abbott is the "Oldest Orphan in the John Grier Home" until a mysterious benefactor decides to send her to college to be educated as a writer. Required to write him a letter once a month, she is never to know the benefactor's identity – so she invents one for him: Daddy Long Legs. Although she knows that he will never respond to her letters, she grows more and more fond of this elusive and kindly "old" gentleman. But another relationship soon begins to develop in Jerusha's life. Jervis Pendleton is the well-do-do, "youngish" uncle of one of Jerusha's roommates, who introduces her to a world of literature, travel and adventure. Through her correspondence with Daddy Long Legs and her growing intimacy with Jervis, Jerusha's letters chronicle her emergence as a delightfully independent "New American Woman." Yet, there is one startling fact that Jerusha has yet to uncover – a fact that will change her life forever. Daddy Long Legs is a beloved tale in the spirit of Jane Austen, The Brontë Sisters and "Downton Abbey.

AUDITIONS: January 12, 2019:
• 12:00 p.m. – General Auditions
• 11:30 a.m. for workshop participants

• Callbacks: January 13 (TBD after auditions)

WHERE: MTA’s theatre performance space at 42201 N. 41st Drive, Suite B100, Anthem, AZ 85086

COST: $325 for ages 16-19; 10% Sibling discount; Scholarships available.

DETAILS: Please bring a musical theatre song (or any song they are comfortable with), 16-32 bars or one minute in length. Bring an accompaniment with CD or iPod to sing with. You may also sing acapella if needed. Have your registration materials completed prior to coming to the audition. For materials and additional information and to reserve your spot, visit MTA’s website www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org.

AUDITION PREP: An Audition Preparation Workshop will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2019, from 6-7:30 p.m. at MTA. During these 90-minute sessions, participants will be instructed on cold reads, acting technique, characterization and more. Participants of the workshops will get to audition prior to the general audition time. Cost is just $35, and space is limited to just 18 participants per session. There is a 10% sibling discount. For more information and to reserve your spot, visit www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org.
PERFORMANCES: Performances for this production will take place FEBRUARY 21-23, 2019:
• Feb 21: 7 p.m. | Feb 22: 7 p.m. | Feb 23: 11 a.m.; 2 p.m.