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TUTUS outdoor: upcoming production of PIPPIN 5/6, 5/7

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"Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) will hold auditions in Houston on May 6th and 7th for the upcoming production of PIPPIN, slated to run at the Miller Outdoor Theatre this summer.

PIPPIN will be directed and choreographed by Michelle Gaudette who directed MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET for TUTS last summer at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

“We are so looking forward to our annual summer shows at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Our relationship with our friends and colleagues at Miller Outdoor Theatre provides us with the opportunity to remember our beginnings there nearly 50 years ago. Our lineup for this summer, which includes PIPPIN, will build upon our tradition of providing access to some of Houston’s best musical theatre. We are delighted to be working with our long-time collaborator Michelle Gaudette and our immensely talented local actors to create a summer line-up that inspires, entertains, and celebrates all that is great about Houston and the Houston arts scene,” said Hillary Hart, Executive Director of Theatre Under The Stars.

PIPPIN, a circus inspired production, features a troupe of acrobatic performers led by a very charismatic Leading Player. The performers’ main purpose is to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince who is longing to find adventure and passion in all areas of his life.
PIPPIN, with book by Roger O. Hirson and music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, will play at Miller Outdoor Theatre July 11-16, 2017.


The Houston auditions will take place at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in the Administration Building, located at 800 Bagby St.,
Houston, Texas 77002, and the schedule for the days will be as follows:
Saturday, May 6th
2-6 p.m.
Combined EPA / ECC
7-11 p.m.
Combined Male / Female Dance Call
Sunday, May 7th
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
By Appointment ONLY
3-7 p.m.


Callbacks
Anyone interested in this audition should come fully prepared. Auditioners should be aware that TUTS complies with all Actor’s Equity Association guidelines, and that all rehearsals for the production are held in the daytime during normal business hours.
To schedule an appointment or for any questions about the auditions, please email

Rehearsals for PIPPIN will begin on June 23rd. For more information, visit www.TUTS.com/auditions.
SEEKING*:


Leading Player:
Male/Female, Any ethnicity. The ultimate ‘ring leader.’ Masterfully charming and manipulative, the Leading Player is a chameleon of sorts. Guides Pippin through his own story and tries to intervene at the end. Excellent dancer. Obsessed with putting on a great show for the audience. Ab4 – Db3

Pippin:
Male, Any ethnicity, 16 – 25, our story’s young and confused protagonist. He is longing to find his purpose in life. Naive, innocent, and discontent. Eventually finds love, and meaning in life, with Catherine and Theo. Ab4 – G2

Charles:
Male, Any ethnicity, 55 – 70, Pippin’s demanding father. As the King of the Holy Roman Empire, Charlemagne is more comfortable wielding a sword than breaking bread. He wears his years with great pride. E4 – G2

Lewis:
Male, Any ethnicity, 25 -35, the son of Charles and Fastrada. More brawn than brains. The perfect soldier, who loves Lewis above all else. Baritone.

Fastrada:
Female, Any ethnicity, 35 – 55, Pippin’s conniving stepmother. A seductress, who is no stranger to deceit and betrayal, she is both sexy and smart. Skilled at using her sexual appeal to benefit her and her son. F5 – A3

Berthe:
Female, Any Ethnicity, 60 – 80, Pippin’s saucy grandmother. A brassy broad full of wisdom, grace, and sass. She tries to help Pippin and encourages him to live his life to the fullest. C5 – E3

Catherine:
Female, Any Ethnicity, 25 – 40, a widow and mother. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic, who possesses graceful elegance. Encounters Pippin at his lowest point and eventually falls in love with him. Db5 – F#3

Ensemble:
Male/Female. Any ethnicity. Strong Dancers. Charlemagne’s Army, Monks, Nobility, Peasants, The Players.


The Theatre Under The Stars production of PIPPIN is sponsored in part by Wells Fargo, The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Wortham Foundation, Inc., the Miller Theatre Advisory Board, Inc., the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital is the official healthcare partner of Theatre Under The Stars and the official sponsor of the 2016/17 Season. United Airlines is the official airline partner of Theatre Under The Stars. KTRK ABC13 is the official media partner of Theatre Under The Stars.

*Theatre Under The Stars is committed to diversity in casting, and will not discriminate against any Actor or applicant for a part in a cast by reason of race, color, creed, sex, national origin, sexual or affectional preference, age, handicap, political persuasion, or belief.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.tuts.com. Theatre Under The Stars is Houston’s leading Musical Theatre Company since 1968, with a focus on education and community engagement. TUTS is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Organization that relies on the generous support of our donors to deliver first-rate theatre experiences.
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Theatre Under The Stars
800 Bagby St., Suite 200
Houston, TX, 77002
The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts"

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Into The Woods Musical Performance From ImagineNation Theatre

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Join us for our feature musical production of Into the Woods from ImagineNation Theatre. We have one weekend only with 5 shows. Show dates are June 23, 24 and 25th
Buy your tickets online at www.imaginenationtheatre.com

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Auditions (When we Were Young & Unafraid) 4/9 & 4/10 at TSW

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Theatre Southwest will hold auditions April 9th & 10th at 7 pm for 'When we Were Young & Unafraid' by Sarah Treem. Directed by Bob Maddox.
Auditions will be cold readings from the script. Please bring a resume & headshot.
Performances are Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm, May 26 - June 17, with 1 Sunday matinee.
Cast:
4 women (ages 20s-50s)
1 man (age mid-30's) A plus if the actor can play guitar!
See our website for more info. and location: www.theatresouthwest.org

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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Auditions

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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-
Have a great Run!

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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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