A need for vocal rest has prompted Harrison’s Halle Mastroberardino to step down from the title role in Archbishop Stepinac’s production of “Evita” in late April. Stepinac, an all-boys Catholic high school in White Plains, recruits actresses from across the area to fill its award-winning musicals. They’ll hold auditions Friday… Read More →
Mel Brooks musical set for Westchester premiere in May Spotlight Theatre has announced auditions for the Westchester premiere of Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein,” to be presented at The Harvey School PAC in Katonah in May. All roles are open for the auditions, which will be held Feb. 9, 11 and… Read More →
Toast of West End seeks Broadway lede “I’m right and you’re wrong, I’m big and you’re small, and there’s nothing you can do about it.” —“Matilda” by Roald Dahl The producers of Broadway’s “Matilda the Musical” are looking for four young actresses to play the title role.
The notes keep coming in from directors seeking actors. The latest is from Jeremy Quinn at White Plains PAC, who has cast “AUGUST: Osage County” with a mix of Equity and non-Equity actors. Left uncast is the plum role of the family’s patriarch who delivers the epic monologue that begins… Read More →
Got a note from Jason Summers, who wears many hats these days. He’s artistic director at the Westchester Sandbox Theatre in Mamaroneck and still drives things at the cancer-fighting The Hope For Change Foundation. It’s in that latter capacity that he reached out, hoping to cast his “Spooktoberfest” at Hart’s… Read More →
From the it’s-never-too-early department, Pound Ridge Theater Company is hold auditions next week for its production next May. Here’s the announcement: The Pound Ridge Theatre Company announces auditions for “Doubt: A Parable” by John Patrick Shanley, directed by Maryann Arcoleo-Koltun.
There’s something brewing at White Plains Performing Arts Center, where Curt Stewart’s C&K Productions—in conjunction with something called the Multi-Cultural Arts Initiative— has announced auditions for aspiring actors, directors and playwrights. The auditions— from 4 to 6 p.m. June 9 and 12—will be held at WPPAC, the theater next to… Read More →
Archbishop Stepinac H.S. – Phantom of the Opera – Nicole Heney (Christine). Operatic, high, clear and lovely. Clarkstown South H.S. –Into the Woods – Nicole Riolo (Witch). “Stay with me,” she sang, bowing only slightly at the end of her song. Poised and controlled. Northern Highlands H.S. – The Wedding… Read More →
“Godspell” is back on Broadway, thanks to producer Ken Davenport and Mamaroneck’s Danny Goldstein, who directs. But local kids from 8 to 18 will be able to take a crack at their own version of the Stephen Schwartz musical, as Triple Threat Teen Workshop presents “Godspell Jr.,” a distilled version… Read More →
For its sixth season of summer theater, Briarcliff’s summer-theater program — The Summercliff Players — is headed to the islands, with the ensemble musical “Once On This Island.” Tony-winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty re-set “The Little Mermaid” on the islands, telling the story of the peasant girl Ti Moune,... Read More →
Westchester’s getting all cutting edge — and it appears that the tiny Westchester Sandbox Theatre is the epicenter of it. Having just produced the New York regional premiere of “Next to Normal,” WST will host another regional premiere (by Little Radical Theatrics) — of the hysterical, pseudo-historical “Bloody Bloody Andrew… Read More →
Got a note from Pia Haas at Westchester Broadway Theatre, which is looking for local kids for its upcoming holiday show. Here’s the notice: Westchester Broadway Theatre will be holding auditions on Thursday Nov. 10 for our upcoming production of a new musical “Home for the Holidays” Seeking local children… Read More →
Got a note from the folks at City Island Theater Group. Happy to pass it on. The City Island Theater Group is looking for a stage manager for it’s upcoming production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.
Little Radical Theatrics has announced auditions for the Westchester premiere of Andrew Lippa’s “The Wild Party,” directed by LRT artistic director Michael Mirra, with choreography by Jessica Bittner Marcus and musical direction by Kaitlin Carey. Auditions are 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Nov. 8 and 10 at The Music Conservatory… Read More →
Yorktown Stage is teaming up with John Fanelli’s Lighthouse Youth Arts Center to cast this fall’s production of “Willy Wonka,” to be directed by Barry Liebman. Here’s the audition notice:
Pleasantville Music Theater (PMT), a Westchester-based community theater group, will hold auditions on Sept. 10 and 11 for its popular Westchester Teen Idol competition.
Got a note this morning from John Thompson, who’s directing Bedford Community Theatre’s production of “Hairspray” this fall. He’s holding auditions Sept. 6, 7 and 8. Performances are Nov. 11-13, 18-20. “BEDFORD COMMUNITY THEATRE ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR “HAIRSPRAY” with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman… Read More →
The Hand-to-Mouth Players announce auditions for their 20th Annual Playwright/Directors Workshop of original one-act plays tonight at 7:30 p.m.. Roles for men and women of all ages teens and older, are available. Performances are Sept 23-25 and will be adjudicated by a representative from the Theatre Association of New York State (TANYS…. Read More →
“Spring Awakening,” the Duncan Sheik musical that catapulted the careers of Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele (who went on to a little thing called “Glee”), was the first Broadway credit for White Plains native Jennifer Damiano. In a couple of weeks, White Plains Performing Arts Center and Harrison Summer Theater… Read More →
Rockland Theatre Company holds auditions tonight for kids 11 to 15 to join the company of “13,” the production for this summer’s camp, which runs the month of July. Camp runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, July 6 to 27. Camp culminates with performances of “13,” July… Read More →
You can’t say the folks at Fort Hill Players don’t think ahead. Director Frank Rakas has set auditions for Douglas Carter Beane’s “As Bees in Honey Drown,” a satirical comedy about about an impossibly ambitious would-be writer’s life in New York. Auditions are at 7:30 p.m., July 11 and 12… Read More →
“Tommy can you hear me?” The New Generation Theatre—the brainchild of Justin Boccitto and Sol Bloch—put out feelers for a home for its inaugural season and production of “The Who’s Tommy.” Would it be at Fieldstone, where Bloch teaches? Or at Clarkstown South, where Boccitto leads the musicals and where… Read More →
Mt. Pleasant Community Theatre will hold auditions for its 41st season production, ”Curtains,” a musical comedy whodunnit, to presented in late July or early August (exact date TBA) at the John Whearty Theatre at Westlake High School in Thornwood. All roles are open for the show by John Kander, Fred Ebb and… Read More →
Pound Ridge Theatre Company holds auditions for “Dial ‘M’ For Murder” by Frederick Knott, directed by Ray Eckerle, at 7 p.m. on June 6, 7 and 8 at Conant Hall, 255 Westchester Avenue (Rte 137), Pound Ridge. Rehearsals begin in September, with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Nov…. Read More →
OK, so you’re a Westchester theater kid who just graduated—or you’re off for the summer from college and you’re looking for a show. That’s where Little Radicals Theatrics comes in. It’s a group designed specifically for high-schoolers and post high-school kids who are looking for that summer outlet. (They’ve branched… Read More →
OK, the title is enough to turn heads — but it turns out you can audition fully clothed…. Curiosity Entertainment announces auditions for “Now That You’ve Seen Me Naked,” with performances set for Sept. 16 and 17 at Nyack Center. Here’s the notice: “Casting 3 men and 3 women for… Read More →
The Port Chester Council for the Arts keeps things hopping all summer for theater lovers on both sides of the footlights and this summer is no exception. They’ve just announced auditions for three musicals—“Company,” “Bye Bye, Birdie” and “Seussical Jr.”—and Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” Participation fees vary by show… Read More →
The Briarcliff Manor Recreation Department and the Briarcliff Friends of the Performing Arts will hold auditions for the fifth season of the popular Summercliff Players and their production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music.” Kathleen Donovan-Warren directs, Nadia Rizzo is music director and James Britt is technical director…. Read More →
Nice to learn about two community-theater groups coming together to put on a big, whopping show. Pleasantville Music Theatre (PMT) and The Armonk Players will hold auditions June 6 an 7 at Whippoorwill Hall in Armonk (next to the North Castle Public Library) for the Westchester community-theater premiere of “The… Read More →
Little Radicals Theatrics—a unique theater group for those 16 to 30—is having open auditions for its spring production, “Zombie Prom.” Here’s director Mike Mirra’s pitch about the musical: “What’s a pretty senior like Toffee to do when her rebel-without-a-cause boyfriend Jonny (whose name is noticeably spelled without the ‘h’) dies… Read More →