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Auditions ~ The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
OPEN CALL!!

Book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson
Music and Lyrics by Carol Hall
Co-Directed by Nathan Hand and Roshunda Jones
Auditions April 2-3, 2017
Details and Character Descriptions

The Pearland Theatre Guild at the Pearl Theater is proud to present THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS running from May 26-June 18, 2017!!!
The production shall be co-directed by Nathan C. Hand and Roshunda Jones with musical staging by Mr. Hand.
Production Dates:

May 26th, 27th, and 28th
June 2nd, 3rd, and 4th
June 9th, 10th, and 11th
June 16th, 17th, and 18th

Rehearsal Details

You shall only be required to attend rehearsals if you are in the scene/song scheduled to be blocked on that specific rehearsal day. All cast calls are not every night. ***The directors are very flexible with availability and prior commitments specified at auditions.***

Typically and tentaively, rehearsals are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Fridays and Saturdays are added to the process closer to the production's run at the director's discretion.
Audition Dates/Details:

Sunday April 9th 2017, 3pm to 6pm
Tuesday April 11th, 2017, 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Video Submissions: For those unable to attend the in-person auditions, video submissions shall be accepted at any time before the 1st scheduled rehearsal. Please email the production's director at for more details.

***It is only necessary to attend one audition day.***
Callbacks (if needed) are TBA.

**NO ROLES IN THIS PRODUCTION ARE PRE-CAST.***
Audition/Performance Location:

The Pearl Theater
14803 Park Almeda Dr.
Houston, TX 77047
What to Prepare:

Karaoke track or piano recording of your piece. No a cappella singing allowed. No accompanist will be provided. Please prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show.
Sides from the show shall be provided to read for at the auditions.
A 32-count dance combination shall be introduced the day of auditions, so please be prepared to move. Jazz shoes are recommended for dance call. If you do not own a pair, tennis shoes shall suffice. No flip-flops, please.
Please bring a current headshot and résumé. Staple your résumé to the back of your headshot upon arrival.

Show Synopsis/Snippet:

Based on a story by Texas local legend Larry L. King and inspired by the real-life Chicken Ranch in La Grange, Texas, this happy go lucky view of small town vice and statewide political side-stepping recounts the good times and the demise of one of the better pleasure palaces in all of Texas. Governors, senators, mayors, and even victorious college football teams frequent Miss Mona's cozy bordello until that puritan nemesis Watchdog focuses his television cameras and his righteous indignation on the institution.
"Utterly charming, lively and genial."- The New York Daily News
Character Breakdown

Principals

Miss Mona Stangley (alto, 35 - 55) – The madam of the house. She runs a tight ship and as a
result, a successful business. She’s seen enough of life to know what to expect from other people, and she dares not allow herself to be disppointed in others. 4 songs (1 solo)
Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd (baritone, 35-55) – The sheriff who has had a long standing relationship with the Chicken Ranch and Miss Mona. His compulsiveness leads to the ultimate downfall of Mona and the Ranch. A good ole boy who grows tired of the hypocrisy of others. 1 song.
Melvin P. Thorpe (baritone, 30-55) – The media “watchdog” who helps bring the trouble to the Chicken Ranch. A cross between Jerry Clower and Glenn Beck. 2 songs.

Featured

Jewel (mezzo, 30-55) – The housekeeper of the Chicken Ranch, she is Miss Mona’s right hand. 4 songs, including a featured number.
Governor (45-65) – The Texas governor who eventually orders the closure of the Chicken Ranch. 1 song.
Doatsy Mae (alto, 30-55) – A waitress in the town who has known about the Chicken Ranch for years, has no issue with it or Miss Mona. 1 solo song.
Angel (mezzo, 22-35) – A new arrival to the Chicken Ranch, she presents herself as a more experienced working girl. Eventually joins the rest of the
working girls. 4 songs.
Shy (mezzo, 18‐27) – A new arrival to the Chicken Ranch, she is young and inexperienced, she is running away from something. Eventually
joins the rest of the working girls. 4 songs.
“Working Girls” (various) ‐ Up to 8 different girls in the house, working for Miss Mona. These roles shall be HEAVY on song and musical staging. 5 songs.
Aggies (various) – In the 1st scene and in the number “Good Ole Girl”. These actors will be expected to sing and dance. 3 songs.

Other Supporting Roles:

Senator Wingwoah, Edsel Mackey, C.J. Scruggs, Mayor Rufus Poindexter, Thorpe’s Chorus, and additional supporting roles.
These actors shall round out ALL group numbers.

If you have questions, please contact us , Director Nathan C. Hand or call 832.459.4674. See you at auditions!

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Fighting Spam - Re-thinking Site - New Sign ups and more

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Since 2001 Theatreport has been engaged in actively promoting Houston Theatre. Now as Membership And Traffic are at an all time high - member engagement is at an all time low.
So....
We are re-thinking Theatreport and will be possibly re-launching this spring. Once we do, we hope you all get involved and use this free resource to engage each other in the Arts.

If you have suggestions, tips or want to help in any way please feel free to click on the Contact Us link !

Also, please remember TheatrePort is a volunteer run group! We do not offer compensation and we do not charge for participation.

Thank you everyone for staying involved, keep getting those stories in! We typically Schedule Updates on Mondays .

Currently NEW MEMBERSHIP sign ups are CLOSED due to aggressive spammers - (which we have recently worked hard to Purge from the site) until we implement new security. However, if you want to register to submit stories, post blogs etc. please just click the Contact Us link, send us a note, and we will send you a private invitation.

-That's all for now-
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Auditions - Becky's New Car TSW - seeking actress till cast

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From our Friends at TSW -

"Seeking 20 something Actress"

Want to be a part of the fabulous cast for the hilarious comedy, Becky's New Car? Theatre Southwest is looking for a 20-25F to fill the role of Kenni, whom director Mimi Holloway describes as "at home at a gold-plated dinner or a burger joint."

The show runs April 7-29. Contact TSW if you or someone you know is interested! More information is available on website

http://theatresouthwest.org/auditions.html "

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Theatre Suburbia Posts Auditions for Dead Giveaway by Pat Cook February 26 &27

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TIME: Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
and Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

PLACE: Theatre Suburbia,
4601 Way Out West Drive, Suite N,
Houston, TX 77092

SHOW: Dead Givaway
By Pat Cook

STORY: "If there's any skeletons in the closet, I'll find them!" states Angie, who then opens a closet and has a skeleton literally fly in her face. This is one of the many surprises that faces the undercover police woman who just took on a job as a "domestic engineer," hired by Dr. Hugh Bernard to "find out what's going on." Five elderly spinsters live in the same house and all apparently, hate each other. And what a group. There's Evelyn, who keeps acting out death scenes for Fiona, who's writing some sort of novel. Then there's Catherine, who keeps alluding to her "garden." And Beryl, who carries a pistol and has really hired Angie, unbeknownst to the doctor. And finally, there's Dinah a senior citizen Hell's Angel.
What keeps these women together? And what dark secret are they all hiding? And why do they keep Dying? Find out in this comedy chiller, where you are not sure who or what to believe, who is really murdering who. And finally, what really happened to Jinx the cat?

CHARACTERS:
Dr Hugh Bernard – A reserved physician in his 40's.
Angie Bowles – A young attractive woman in her late 20's.
Beryl Chartres – A feisty woman in her early 70's.
Evelyn Harrigan – An argumentative former actress
in her 70's.
Fiona Standish – A polite woman in her 70's.
Catherine Meers – A cool type of lady in her 70's.
Dinah Boxburrough – A senior citizen "Hell's Angel."


DIRECTOR: Glenn Dodson

REHEARSALS: March 1, 2017 – Through, April 13, 2017

PERFORMANCES: April 14, 2017 – May 13, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 PM
Sunday Matinees:
April 30 & May 7, 2017 3:00 PM.

INFORMATION: No monologue required. Auditions will be readings from the script. Bring your resume and headshot if you have them. If not, we have forms and a camera. For further information, call the theatre at 713-682-3525 and leave your name, telephone number and any questions on line four of the voice mail system and your call will be returned. Or, email your questions to: info@theatresuburbia.org.

After the auditions on Sunday, February 26th, Theatre Suburbia Directors will conduct a short workshop on improving your audition techniques. Attendees are welcome to participate in this free workshop.

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AUDITIONS for Das Barbecü at HGOco
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Das Barbecü
Book & Lyrics by Jim Luigs
Music by Scott Warrender
Director: Mitchell Greco
Music Director: Patrick Harvey

HGOco, the community and education programs arm of Houston Grand Opera, presents Das Barbecü, a light-hearted re-telling of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Seeking versatile actor-singers who move well. Auditions are by appointment only. Please submit your headshot and resume here: https://form.jotform.com/63556933166161 . You will be contacted to schedule your timeslot by February 8th, 2017. Open to Union/Non-Union performers. Rehearsals will be in the evenings and on weekends.Paid. No housing available.

April 3, 2017 – First Rehearsal
April 23 & 30, 2017 – Performances

Please prepare two 32-bar selections: 1 up-tempo and 1 ballad, one of which should be in the country/western genre. An accompanist will be provided. Sides will be provided, and a dance call will follow each session.

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Auditions by appointment at:
Houston Grand Opera
510 Preston St.

11a – 1p Session #1 Appointments
1p- 1:30p Session #1 Dance Call
3p – 5p Session #2 Appointments
5p – 5:30p Session #2 Dance Call

ACTOR 1: Female; Soprano, Ingénue; Plays GUTRUNE, NORN, TEXAS RANGER, FREIA, Y-VONNE DUVALL, RIVERMAIDEN, VALKYRIE, TAMBOURINE GIRL

ACTOR 2: Female; Mezzo; Plays NARRATOR, FRICKA, ERDA, NEEDA TROUTT, BACK UP SINGER, KATSY SNAPP, RIVERMAIDEN, VALKYRIE

ACTOR 3: Female; Soprano with a Belt, Ingénue; Plays BRUNNHILDE, NORN, TEXAS RANGER, RIVERMAIDEN

ACTOR 4: Male; Baritone; Plays WOTAN, GUNTHER, HAGEN, TEXAS RANGER, GIANT. This role is pre-cast.

ACTOR 5: Male; Tenor with a cowboy twang, some guitar skill preferred; Plays SIEGFRIED, NORN, MILAM LAMAR, ALBERICH, GIANT

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Re: Classic Comedy "A Thousand Clowns" at TSW

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Only 2 performances left for this show! This Friday & Saturday night (Jan. 20 & 21). Don't miss it!

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Princess Cruise Lines Auditions!

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PRINCESS CRUISE LINES will be coming to Houston to hold auditions for singers and dancers on Monday January 30th and Tuesday January 31st 2017. We are currently seeking singers and dancers for Spring and Summer contract start dates for 2017 to be a part of our production shows. These dynamic and visually stunning shows are developed by top Broadway, West End and Music Industry directors and choreographers including our newest collaborations Magic To Do and Born To Dance with Stephen Schwartz, composer of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell. Offering exciting itineraries spanning the globe, Princess is one of the leaders in providing award winning onboard entertainment at sea.

Auditions will be held at Theatre Under the Stars, Humphreys School of Musical Theatre, Large Rehearsal Studio, 800 Bagby St., Suite 100, Houston, TX 77002

MONDAY JANUARY 30th 2017
Dancer Open Call at 7:00PM – Sign-in begins at 6:30PM

TUESDAY JANUARY 31st 2017
Singer Invited Call at 6:00PM – By Invitation Only, see submission instructions:
Both Union and Non-Union should submit. You must be 18.

SINGER APPOINTMENT SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:
Any singer interested in auditioning should submit a picture and resume and any additional materials to by 6:00PM Friday, January 27th 2017. Please make sure you put “Houston-Singer” in the subject line. Due to the amount of emails we receive, we may not be able to respond to every submission. Please note that submitting does not guarantee an appointment.


SALARY & ACCOMMODATIONS:
Singers: $1200/week minimum
Dancers: $2000/month minimum
Length of contract: 6 month minimum
Housing and transportation provided for Los Angeles rehearsals.
Plus accommodations and meals provided onboard.

SEEKING:
MALE DANCERS: early 20’s to late 30’s, all ethnicities. Seeking fit, athletic dancers with strong technical training and outgoing personalities. No singing required.

FEMALE DANCERS: early 20’s to late 30’s, all ethnicities. Seeking fit, athletic dancers with strong technical training and outgoing personalities. No singing required.

MALE SINGERS: early 20’s to early 40’s, all ethnicities. Seeking excellent vocalist that can do Broadway, rock and contemporary pop. Seeking High Baritones to Tenors, full voice high G above middle C. Must move well.

FEMALE SINGERS: early 20’s to early 40’s, all ethnicities. Seeking excellent vocalist that can do Broadway, rock and contemporary pop. Specifically interested in women with a full rock belt up to at least a C above middle C who also have a soprano range. THERE ARE NO BELT ONLY TRACKS ON THE SHIP. Must move well.

If you are unable to attend either call, please email your picture, CV and show reels with the city name in the subject line to for future consideration.

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The Odd Couple Auditions

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OPEN CALL!!
The Odd Couple
Written by Neil Simon
Directed by Curtis Barber
Running March 17 - April 2, 2017

Stipends available. Details at auditions. Please bring a headshot or current photo and an acting resume if available. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Be prepared to write down conflicts between February - April 2017.

Auditions and Performance Location:

Pearl Theater
14803 Park Almeda Dr.
Houston, TX 77047

Auditions:

Sunday, January 22, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Monday, January 24, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Rehearsals:

Begin in February.

Synopsis:

Winner! 1965 Tony Award, Best Author of a Play
Nominee! 1965 Tony Award, Best Play

This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys play poker in the messy apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob decide to share a living space, as THE ODD COUPLE is formed!

Cast of Characters:
Roles: 6 men & 2 women

Oscar Madison: A slovenly, recently divorced sportswriter.
Felix Unger: A fastidious, hypochondriac news writer for CBS whose marriage is ending.
Murray: An NYPD policeman, one of Oscar and Felix's poker buddies.
Speed: One of the poker buddies. Gruff and sarcastic, often picking on Vinnie and Murray.
Vinnie: One of the poker buddies. Vinnie is mild-mannered and henpecked, making him an easy target for Speed's verbal barbs.
Roy: One of the poker buddies. Oscar's accountant. Roy has a dry wit but is less acerbic than Speed.
Cecily and Gwendolyn Pigeon: Oscar and Felix's upstairs neighbors, a pair of giggly, dizzy British sisters. The former is a divorcée, the latter a widow.

If you have questions, please contact us http://www.pearl-theater.com, post on the facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/166779453801929/ or call 832.459.4674. See you at auditions!

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Houston Choral Society Open Auditions January 7, 2017

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The Houston Choral Society (HCS), directed by Artistic Director Dr. Kevin M. Klotz, announces open auditions for its two concert 2017 Spring Concerts.

AUDITION DATES AND TIMES
Auditions will take place on Saturday, January 7, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon, and Monday, January 9, 2017, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM by appointment at Foundry United Methodist Church located in Northwest Houston at 8350 Jones Road, Houston, TX 77065.

GENERAL AUDITION INFORMATION
Singers can make an appointment for an audition time slot by emailing Penny Nelson at or calling her at 281-578-3127. Please include your vocal part, preferred email address, and best contact number in your request. Singers will receive a phone call and an email response with an assigned time slot. Auditions will be performed in front of an audition panel, including the artistic director, section directors, and board members.

HCS is looking for strong singers ages 18 and over who have previous choral experience. Auditions are open to the community. HCS always welcomes new faces!

Auditions will consist of the following:
• Vocalization.
• Repetition of short melodic patterns.
• Short sight-reading excerpt.
• One song selection of your choice (accompanist will be provided).

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Rehearsals are held at Foundry United Methodist Church and begin on Monday, January 9, 2017. Rehearsals are from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. There are occasional sectional rehearsals that start at 7:00 PM. The week of a performance there is an additional Thursday rehearsal from 7:30 to 10:00 PM. One or two rehearsal conflicts can usually be accommodated with the exception of two weeks prior to a performance. There is one choral workshop on Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

The two concerts are:

Americana: Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, March 12 at 3:00 PM
Rich and varied repertoire of American choral music, featuring Randall Thompson's Frostiana (Seven Country Songs).

Music Fit for a King: Saturday, May 6 at 7:30 PM
Handel's Coronation Anthem No. 1, "Zadok the Priest" and Mozart's Mass in C Major, K. 317 "Coronation," as well as an anthem composed by John Rutter for the marriage ceremony of Prince William and Kate Middleton

There is a $50 semester membership fee and members are required to provide their concert attire.

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