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TheatrePort to receive major overhaul this Holiday Season

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TheatrePort to receive major overhaul this Holiday Season.

DFXden and P4A (People For Arts) have announced a major overhaul to TheatrePort this coming Holiday season. Stay Tuned!


11-12, 2018

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AUDITIONS AT ETC SEPT 16 & 17

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Island ETC Is Seeking Strong Comedic Actors For Upcoming Production

Island ETC (East-End Theatre Company) is holding open auditions for all roles in our next production, Christopher Durang’s provocative satire WHY TORTURE IS WRONG, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM. Auditions will be held on Sunday and Monday, September 16th and 17th. Auditions will begin at 7:00pm on both evenings and will be held at ETC, 2317 Mechanic in Galveston.

Christopher Durang (Tony-Award Winner) turns political humor upside down with this raucous and thought-provoking satire about America’s growing homeland “insecurity.” WHY TORTURE IS WRONG, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM tells the story of a young woman suddenly in crisis – is her new husband, whom she married when drunk, a terrorist? Or is he simply crazy? Or both? Is her father’s hobby of butterfly collecting really a cover for his involvement in a shadow government? Why does her mother enjoy going to the theatre so much? Does she seek mental escape, or is she insane? Honing in our private terrors both at home and abroad, Durang somehow relieves our fears in this black comedy for an era of all color alerts.

Rehearsals for WHY TORTURE IS WRONG, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM will begin on Sunday, October 21st (with a cast meeting and read-through scheduled earlier). Rehearsals are Sundays through Thursdays from 7:30pm to 10:15pm. Performances are November 16 – December 8. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with one Sunday matinee December 2nd. (*There will be no performance on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22nd.) All actors at ETC receive a production stipend during strike on Sunday, December 9th.

Roles:
Felicity, Female (25 to 35) – Really nice woman; educated fast-paced New York type; funny; self-deprecating, clever, stylish; great comic timing and must be able to convincingly ballroom dance with a partner.
Zamir, Male (25 to 45) – Charismatic but mysterious man of indeterminate ethnicity (dark-haired, perhaps middle-eastern but could also be Greek or Italian); does NOT have an accent; a mix of sexy and scary; can go from charming to threatening in an instant.
Luella, Female (Late 40’s to mid-60’s) – Felicity’s mother, a somewhat befuddled/dazed woman; has an upscale suburban feel but is not snobby or patronizing (not country-club type); forgetful and repetitive, but not annoying.
Leonard, Male (Late 40’s to mid 60’s) – Felicity’s father; strong-minded, formidable, willful, 100% certain he is right about everything; deadpan, serious.
Hildegard, Female (mid 30’s to late 50’s) – A conservative, old-fashioned woman who admires Leonard greatly, has a crush on him, although she doesn’t think of it that way; great at slapstick comedic moments.
Voice/Narrator, Male (20’s to 40’s) – Well-spoken, makes announcements throughout the play; also plays a wacky, hyperactive spy and a suave maitre’d. Should sing well or at least pleasantly.
(**Please note the age ranges are not set in stone.)

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Those auditioning should bring a current headshot and resume.

For additional information on auditions or the production, please email ETC’s artistic director at kimdmy@aol.com. More information regarding ETC can be found on our website at www.islandetc.org.

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Silent Sky Auditions

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Silent Sky
by Lauren Gunderson

In Lauren Gunderson’s witty, fictionalized portrayal of her life, Henrietta Swan Leavitt receives the opportunity of a lifetime when she is called to join Harvard’s corps of “computers”. With her compatriots, Annie Jump Cannon and Wilhelmina Flemming, Leavitt searches photographs of the night sky, mapping the stars in order to determine our place in the galaxy. Family and romance vie for her attention as she catalogues the stars, and she is torn between a life of love, of duty, and of devotion to her science.

Leavitt’s struggle as a woman in a male-dominated scientific field remains relevant today. Though many barriers to entry in physics and astronomy have been overcome, women still face being paid less than men across the board, and women of color particularly face unique challenges in science academia and industry. The Pearl’s production of Silent Sky seeks to explore through Leavitt’s story a common root in the challenges faced by Leavitt and her contemporaries and by broad range of women of color in science today.

AUDITION DATES AND TIMES:

August 5, 3pm
August 6, 7pm

Women of color are particularly encouraged to audition. Please bring headshot or current photo and updated resume'.

PERFORMANCE DATES:

October 5 - 21, 2018

CHARACTERS:

Wilhelmina Flemming: ~40s-50s, A fellow computer, older than Cannon or Leavitt.
Annie Jump Cannon: ~30s-40s, Head of the women computers, a serious, focused woman.
Margaret Leavitt: ~30s, Musician and composer, sister to Henrietta, devoted to family.
Peter Shaw: ~30s-50s, astronomer, assistant to Harvard Observatory Director Edward Pickering. In love with Leavitt.

For more information on auditions, please feel free to contact us .Pearl-Theater

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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Musical

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ImagineNation Theatre presents Seven Brides for Seven Brothers for one weekend only. You will have 6 shows of which to choose at the Woodlands College Park High School:

Friday, June 15th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Saturday, June 16th at 12:30pm, 3:30pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, June 17th at 2:00pm

Buy your tickets online at www.imaginenationtheatre.com

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Call for Entries! Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. Student Playwright Festival

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Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. (DDTCo.) is seeking submissions for our inaugural Student Playwright Festival. High school seniors from the Houston metropolitan area are encouraged to submit previously unproduced one-act plays, up to 30 minutes in length for consideration.

Between three and five submissions will be chosen with each selected playwright being awarded a $500 scholarship. The playwrights will be paired with a mentor—­a Houston-based playwright whose work has been produced locally and around the country. The mentor and students will work in tandem to fine-tune the plays and prepare them for production. The student playwrights will then be a part of the rehearsal process and will experience their words going from the page to the stage. Finally, they will be the guests of honor as their plays are performed by some of Houston’s finest actors on June 6, 2018 at the MATCH – Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston.

Submission deadline: 11:59 PM, Feb. 28, 2018

Student Playwirght Festival Application

Have questions? Please email festival@dirtdogstheatre.org

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WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED? Tport Down and out

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Have no IDea. Our Site was Hijacked and and we were unable to get it back till Just now!

Try submitting news.
We will be looking into a New Platform soon.

Thanks!
And Happy New Year!
Congrats for making it through 2017,,,,!

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Theatre Southwest's 60th Season Gala

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Mark your calendars for August 12th for an evening of entertainment 60 years in the making. Theatre Southwest will present a look back at the last 60 years of productions at TSW with performances by some of the best Houston area actors and a retrospective of TSW since the beginning, all for a very good cause. Plan to come munch on some goodies and see a stellar cast of actors - 1 evening only.
Tickets may be purchased via a link on our website:
www.theatresouthwest.org

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DANCING IN HARLEM / Singers and Dancers needed !!!

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The Musical Theater of Houston will be holding auditions for singers and dancers for the new musical DANCING IN HARLEM: Featuring the Conrad Johnson (on stage) Orchestra!

Audition Dates: Sunday July 2nd

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Audition location: Uptown Dance Studio. 7417 Shady villa Lane. Houston, TX. 77055

All ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Ages 17 through adult please !

Director is casting singers that move very well and trained dancers with strong training in tap, ballet, and jazz. Dancers must be strong singers!
Please bring a head shot, resume , and sheet music in the correct key. Please be ready to sing sections of an upbeat and ballad. Jazz, blues, gospel , and musical theater styles are recommended!
A movement and dance routine will be taught. Please come dressed to move. Female dancers please bring character heels along with tap and ballet/jazz shoes. Male dancers please bring ballet ,tap and jazz shoes.
Parking is limited . But there is also safe free parking along the side streets.
Three show performances will be held at The Hobby Center/ Zilkha Hall Jan. 12th and 13th
There is pay!
DANCING IN HARLEM will be directed and choreographed by Aaron Callis
For more information please email mtohouston@msn.com
Please do not call the studio for information. Thank you!

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Reefer Madness @ Katy Visual Performing Arts Center, July 17-18, 2017

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Katy Visual Performing Arts Center proudly invites you to audition for their highly anticipated production of Reefer Madness the Musical, from the team that brought you last year’s smash hit Evil Dead the Musical!

Director: Jason Howard
Music Director: India Murphy
Choreographer: Eve Tidwell

Book by: Kevin Murphy & Dan Studney, Music by: Dan Studney, Lyrics by: Kevin Murphy
Produced by Special Arrangement with: R & H Theatrical

All roles are available and some (not all) will require being scantily clad/half-clothed on stage at various times. All roles are unpaid, volunteer positions.

Audition Dates & Times:
July 17 – 18, 2017, beginning @ 7:00pm (by appointment only)
Callbacks: July 19, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Location:
Katy Visual & Performing Arts Center (KVPAC Main Campus)
2501 S. Mason Rd, Suite 290
Katy, TX 77450

Performance Dates:
September 29, 30 & October 1, 2017

*** To schedule an audition, please email the director at ***

Audition Requirements:
Please prepare 2 contrasting, contemporary musical theatre songs of 16 – 32 bars each, preferably in a similar style to the show (songs FROM the show are allowed, but not recommended). An accompanist will be provided. No a capella auditions. Ideally, at least one song displays your comedic acting ability. Monologues are optional – it’s your chance to show us what you got! At callbacks, we will do cold reads from the script, songs from the show, and a dance routine (so, come dressed accordingly - accordingly is all the rage anyway).

Show Description:
Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, this raucous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence. You won't be able to resist the spoofy fun of REEFER MADNESS. The addictive and clever musical numbers range from big Broadway-style showstoppers to swing tunes like 'Down at the Ol' Five and Dime' and the Vegas-style 'Listen to Jesus, Jimmy,' featuring J.C. Himself leading a chorus of showgirl angels. This dynamic show will go straight to your head! REEFER MADNESS is a highly stylized and satirical political commentary. It contains adult humor, religious parody, and drug use, as well as suggested violence and sexual explicitness. It therefore may be inappropriate for younger performers and audiences.

Character Breakdown:

Ages and descriptions are merely a suggestion and starting point – don’t be afraid to audition if you don’t feel you match. I enjoy casting creatively. Some roles may or may not be doubled, at the director’s discretion. The ensemble will have plenty of opportunities to take on additional roles not listed and shine!

Lecturer - M, 25-45, A severe authority figure who warns the audience of the perils of Reefer. Perhaps has a personal vendetta against this vile weed. Plays other various roles throughout.

Jimmy Harper - M, 18-22, A wholesome, innocent, high school teenager who runs into trouble after he is lured into the dangerous world of reefer. Loves Mary Lane. Needs to be comfortable appearing on stage half-dressed.

Mary Lane - F, 18-22, Jimmy’s sweetheart, a naive, virginal teenage girl, who may ultimately prove to not be nearly as innocent as she seems. Loves Jimmy Harper right back. Needs to be comfortable appearing on stage half-dressed.

Jack Stone - M, 30-45, The handsome, charming, and ruthless proprietor of the Reefer Dern, a 30’s gangster movie-type.

Jesus – appears to Jimmy in a vision a couple of times throughout the show. Smooth, cocky, and sings like Neil Diamond. A real showman.

Mae - F, 30-45, An attractive, yet slightly worse-for-wear dame, the hostess of the Reefer Den. Straight out of a Douglas Sirk film. Many regrets in life and has a kind heart.

Ralph Wiley - M, 25-35, A denizen of the Reefer Den, formally a fraternity man, his college days ended long ago due to his reefer habit.

Sally - F, 25-35, A sexy and seductive resident of the Reefer Den, she possesses the libidinous soul of Mae West combined with the rat-a-tat moxie of vintage Barbara Stanwyck.

Ensemble: M, F, 18-30, Mixed group to represent Reefer Zombies, Kids at the Five and Dime, Reefer Orgy dancers, Angels, Patriotic chorus in the Star-spangled finale, and many others throughout

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Re: Beginning Dramatic Performance Class at Cunae

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Spots are still available. Deadline to register is Tuesday 6/27/17.

https://www.doortomyschool.com/summer-camps/

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