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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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Theatre Suburbia Posts Auditions for Sherlock Holmes: John Watson's Body Jan 8 & 9

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TIME: Sunday, Jan 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
and Monday, Jan 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

PLACE: Theatre Suburbia,
4601 Way Out West Drive, Suite N,
Houston, TX 77092
SHOW: Sherlock Holmes: John Watson's Body
By C. P. Stancich

STORY: The Great Detective and his loyal sidekick are at odds. Watson makes a discovery that soon draws Holmes into his investigation. A wicked web of murder, larceny and intrigue.
While Mr. Watson has gone to investigate the possible theft of a priceless set of emeralds at the London home of Lord and Lady Delton, Sherlock remains at Baker street entertaining his friend, Oscar Dove. Believing that Watson is on a fools errand until he finds and loses a body, Sherlock finds himself drawn into the web. The body turns out to be surprisingly agile, and the suspects many.

CHARACTERS: Sherlock Holmes – Himself - PRECAST

Watson – A true-blooded Englishman, bright enough...
unless he stands next to Holmes.

Dove – An impetuous adventurer.

Lady Delton – 30 - 40 years old, a level-headed aristocrat.

Lord Delton – Her husband, slightly older.

Iris Claypool – A family friend, wry and worldly.

Benton Payne – A gentleman, charming

Mrs. Cox – A housekeeper

Rose – A maid

Busby – A boy 11 to 15: A former Baker Street Irregular.

Bradstreet – An inspector, kind of a dandy for a cooper.

DIRECTOR: Doris Merten

REHEARSALS: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 –
Through, February 23, 2017

PERFORMANCES: February 24, 2017 – March 25, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 PM
Sunday Matinees:
March 12 &19, 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:

After the auditions on Sunday, January 8th, 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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Classic Comedy "A Thousand Clowns" at TSW

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Theatre Southwest presents the classic yet timeless comedy "A Thousand Clowns" by Herb Gardner beginning with the TSW Annual New Year's Eve Gala - an evening packed with fun including full dinner, drinks, dancing, door prizes and a great show for only $55 per person. And if you can't make it on New Year's Eve, the show continues with performances January 6th-21st, (Friday & Saturday nights and Matinees on Jan. 8th & 15th.) For information or to reserve tickets for the New Year's Eve Gala or the regular performances, call 713-661-9505 or log into our website at Tickets can also be purchased online at

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Re: Bright Ideas - Opening at TSW

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Sorry we missed posting, it's been a rough month. We will try to do better.

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Re: Bright Ideas - Opening at TSW

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Only 2 performances left for this hysterical show. Tonight and tomorrow (Nov. 18th & 19th).

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23 Decembers

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23 Decembers
a new play by John Grimmett

As a young girl, Ella considered herself a motherless child when her mother abandons her after a week at grandma's house. Years later, Ella discovers a box in her father's closet which holds the secret as to why her mother left. Marked by Christmases and birthdays and ideas of perfect mothers, Ella sets out to find her... and to find herself.

Show Dates:
December 2nd & 3rd / 7:30pm
December 9th & 10th / 7:30pm


Purchase Tickets online
www.thereddoortheatrecompany.com

The Red Door Theatre Company
4513 Red Bluff Road
Pasadena, TX 77503
281-542-0500
A screenplay for live actors

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Theatre Southwest's Annual Reader's Theatre This Sunday

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TSW will hold it's annual Reader's Theatre this Sunday (Nov. 20th at 3 pm) at 8944 Clarkcrest, Suite A, in Houston. It consists of a variety of short scripts presented in a reader's theatre format by actors from all over the Houston area. Admission is by donation ($8 minimum please, to cover production costs). There will also be some snacks & socializing.

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NEXT TO NORMAL - Island ETC

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OPEN AUDITIONS FOR NEXT TO NORMAL AT ETC

Island ETC (East-End Theatre Company) is pleased to announce open auditions for all roles in their upcoming production of the musical NEXT TO NORMAL. Auditions will be held on Sunday and Monday, December 4th and 5th beginning at 7:00pm on both evenings. Auditions will be held at ETC, 2317 Mechanic Street in Galveston.

NEXT TO NORMAL is a contemporary rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. This modern musical is a powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life. With provocative lyrics and a thrilling score, this musical shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family’s world intact. NEXT TO NORMAL is a deeply moving piece of theatre that has rocked the musical scene since its Broadway debut in 2009.

Rehearsals for NEXT TO NORMAL will begin on Sunday, January 29th. Rehearsals are held Sunday through Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 10:00. Performances are March 17th through April 8th. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8:00pm. There will be one Sunday matinee on March 26th at 2:30pm. All actors at ETC will receive a production stipend at the end of the run.

Those auditioning are asked to please sign up for a 10 minute audition slot at http://etcvolunteers.bringit.bz/public/4857e8. Please come with sheet music to a prepared contemporary musical theatre piece. Once you have registered for an audition time, you will receive an appropriate cut from a song from the show. You will audition with both pieces. An accompanist will be provided. (No a cappella or self accompaniment.) Also, please bring a current headshot and resume.

Roles: (Color blind casting. All ethnicities are encouraged to attend.)

DIANA: Female (30 – 50) – A sexy and sharp housewife, who is bi-polar depressive with delusional episodes who’s been on medication for 16 years. Seeking a strong singer-actress who can cover the full emotional range that this role requires, including a crucial and deadly sense of humor.
Vocal range: Belt/mix to an E.

DAN: Male (30 – 50) – Diana’s husband and the father to Gabe and Natalie; an architect, he is handsome and genuine. He provides non-ending support for his family as he fights to keep his wife’s mind and illness stable. Though a constant in Diana’s tumultuous life, he has grown tired and weary.
Vocal range: High baritone/tenor to an A.

GABE: Male (17 – 25) – Diana and Dan’s son; dashing, brilliant and playful and everything a mother could want in a son. (His stage age is 18.)
Vocal Range: Rock tenor to a B with a falsetto and comfortable mix.

NATALIE: Female (16 – 25) – Diana and Dan’s daughter; attractive in her own way, bright, contentious and trying to be perfect. She is an accomplished pianist and hardworking student who’s struggles are excerbated by her mother’s behavior. (Her stage age is 16.)
Vocal Range: Belt/mix to an E.

HENRY: Male (17 – 25) - Henry is a classmate of Natalie’s and eventually her boyfriend. He is a jazz musician, a romantic, a stoner, a slacker and a philosopher king who supports Natalie during one of the roughest times in her life. (His stage age is 17.)
Vocal Range: High baritone/tenor to an A.

DR. MADDEN: Male (36 – 65) – Diana’s doctors; as Dr. Madden he is assured, charismatic, a rock star of psychiatry. He is on the young side of ageless.
Vocal Range: High baritone/tenor to an A with a rock sound.

For more information regarding ETC, NEXT TO NORMAL or auditions, please contact the director Kim Mytelka at kimdmy@aol.com. (Please put NEXT TO NORMAL in the subject line.)

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Boiling Point Players' Audition for All Female Comedy of Errors
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Classic Shakespeare with an un-classic twist!

We are casting for our upcoming All Female Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors directed by Christine Vinh Weems on Saturday, November 12, 2016 10a-2p with potential callbacks November 19.

We are looking for women of all types for our all female production of A Comedy of Errors. The production dates are February 17-25, 2017.

We will be seeing people by appointment. There will be sides and monologues provided at the audition time.

Please email with subject line "Comedy of Errors Audition" to request an audition time. Please attach a headshot and resume to the initial email.

There will be a stipend for performers.

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