Wednesday, August 15, 2018

WEEK AT A GLANCE: August 14 - August 20

audition notice - CHICAGO: HIGH SCHOOL EDITION - Limelight Performing Arts - August 18

from our friends at Limelight:

Auditions for Chicago are this Saturday! We are casting ages 13+ for this production, which will perform from October 26-November 4, with a possible extension through November 11.

If you are auditioning, sign up on our website at

There is also a link to the audition dance so you can be prepared for your audition:

cast announcement - SWEENEY TODD - Arizona Broadway Theatre at the Herberger Theater Center

CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs September 4-16 at the Herberger Theater Center

Sweeney Todd – Tony Edgerton*
Mrs. Lovett – Cassandra Klaphake
Judge Turpin – Steve McCoy (ABT debut)
Pirelli – Ben Stasny
Tobias – Tristan Klaphake
The Beadle – Michael O’Brien
Anthony – Ryan Michael Crimmins
Johanna – Trisha Hart Ditsworth
Girl – Lila Shipley

The Company:
Geoff Belliston
Alex Crossland
Olin Davidson
Melissa Mitchell
Jonathan Nadolny
Liane Zielinski
Kara Ziringer

Teen Ensemble:
Addison Bowman (ABT debut)
Lily Castle (ABT debut)
Bethany Novotny (ABT debut)
Sarah Pansing
Nick Williams (ABT debut)
Brody Wurr

*Member, Actors' Equity Association

audition notice - DOCTOR FAUSTUS - Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts

August 22nd 4:00 - 8:00 P.M. Open Auditions
August 23rd 4:00-6:00 P.M. Open Auditions; and, 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. Callback

1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202
MCC Theatre building, room TH-2
Check-in at the MCC Theatre Lobby

Cold reads from provided sides.
Actors may perform a one-minute, classical monologue if they have one prepared.

MCC Theatre & Film Arts practices color and gender blind casting.

Contact Kevin Dressler for more audition information:

Script Available at THIS LINK

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

photos - NEWSIES - Valley Youth Theatre

CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs through August 26th

photos by Laura Durant

ticket discount - Season Subscription Sale - Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre


Choose from 3 deals~
1) All Actor's Cafe Shows for $105 (a $35 savings)
2) All 3 Main Stage Shows, Young Frankenstein, Disaster, and Oliver, for $45 (a $15 savings)
3) Mix & Match 3 adult shows for $45 (a $15 savings)

To purchase visit or call 480-483-1664

*Youth and teen shows are not part of subscription package but can be added to a package at a discount. Speak with our box office for more information

tickets now on sale for the 2018 ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence celebrations!

ariZoni Theatre Awards Board of Directors
presents the 28th Annual ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence Ceremony
Monday, September 17, 2018
Youth Ceremony 5:30 p.m.
Adult Ceremony 8:30 p.m.


Save $5 off a bundled ticket for both shows PLUS Discounts available for Groups (for sales of 10+ tickets)

CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets today!

audition notice - male youth actor, age 12-15 - HARLOWE - Nearly Naked Theatre

seeks a YOUTH ACTOR: MALE; AGE 12-15 (the character is 13)
for the arizona premiere of
by Jennifer Lane
directed by Damon Dering 

DAVIS: young brother of Harlowe and Reese, 13 (will consider actors as young as 12 and as old as 15.)  Nerdy in the video game/star trek way. A little pudgy, worried he’s going to be considered “fat” in high school.  This character is funny, but needs good acting skills to deal with the overall themes of this play; grief, pain, healing.

PARENTS must be comfortable with the provocative content of the play, even though the youth actor has no stage time during mature content scenes.

will be held IMMEDIATELY BY AVAILABILITY, Venue & Directions given when  appointment made (Phx Theatre at Central & McDowell)

cold reads from the script.  Sides will be issued via email if actors submit an electronic headshot and resume (or any picture and a brief summary of experience).

immediately,  4 to 5 nights a week, 6:00PM to 10:30PM.       

Sept. 7th - 22nd  2018  Fri & Sat nights only, with one Thu & one Dbl Sat


are made by emailing your headshot and resume (or photo and brief summary of experience/training) to  Please include your FULL NAME and PHONE NUMBER in the body of the email, NOT just on your attached resume. (Volunteers monitoring email account do not open attachments and thus cannot see your name and phone if you do not put it in the email).

RESUMES are not required, but a HEADSHOT or ANY PICTURE OF YOURSELF is REQUIRED. Even a candid.   

Monday, August 13, 2018

cast announcement - ANNIE - Hale Centre Theatre

CLICK HERE for more information on this production, which runs October 11th through November 24th

Annie: Julia Pitman
Oliver Warbucks: Joey Morrison
Miss. Hannigan: Kathleen Richards
Grace: Sarah Davidson
Rooster: Austin Delp
Lily St. Regis: Jessie Jo Pauley
Duffy: Baylee Horvath
Pepper: Mia McFarland
July: Olivia Woodward-Shaw
Molly: Maddie Sue Miller
Kate: Savannah Decker
Tessie: Paige Erdmann
Sandy: Penny Lane
Bert Healy / Ensemble: Raymond Barcelo
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Randal Haun
Drake / Ensemble: Nathan Spector
Mrs. Pugh / Ensemble: Charity Johansen
Ensemble: Hunter Cuison, Benjamin Harris, Kyle Webb, Audrey Coleman, Carmiña Garey, Emily Woodward-Shaw

WEEK AT A GLANCE: August 14-August 20

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


cast announcement - THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR - TheaterWorks

Jacque Arend – Gaynelle Verdeen Bodeen
Shelly Boucher – Peaches Verdeen Belrose
Dan Clanton – Sheriff Grover Lout / Purvis Verdeen
Peter Cunniff – Newt Blaylock
Amanda Glenn – Bitsy Hargis
Peter Hart – Aubrey Verdeen
Toni Jourdan – Elsa Dowdall
Tina Khalil – Jimmie Wyvette Verdeen
Amber Ryan – Cee Cee Windham / Mama Doll Hargis
Christy Welty – LeMerle Verdeen Minshew

Directed by Dominik Rebilas

CLICK HERE for more information on this production which runs October 26 – November 11.

photos - LONE STAR / LAUNDRY AND BOURBON - Mesa Encore Theatre

photos by dragonfly studio photography