Dance and Theater Open Auditions | RI, Kingston

KINGSTON: Ocean State Theatre Company announces Equity Performer Auditions (Principal/Chorus) by appointment on Saturday, February 27, 2010 for its 2010 Summer Season at Theatre By The Sea.

Performers must be available for all rehearsal and performance dates.

There are four Equity Principle contracts available for A Chorus Line and Little Shop of Horrors and two Equity Principle contracts and two Equity Chorus contracts available for Hello, Dolly! and The Full Monty.

All roles are open for the following productions: A Chorus Line – Daytime rehearsals May 18 – May 30; day and evening rehearsals/performances May 31 – June 20. *Note: All roles must be professional level dancers who sing well with true stage presence. Experience with the material is a plus.

Chorus and understudies should be able to dance and sing well. Producers are particularly interested in hiring all dancers for the opening number and understudies locally. Hello, Dolly! – Daytime rehearsals June 8 – June 20; day and evening rehearsals/performances June 21 – July 11. *Note: Ensemble must be strong dancers with partnering skills who also sing well. Several smaller roles will be cast from the ensemble.

Little Shop of Horrors – Daytime rehearsals June 29 – July 11; day and evening rehearsals/performances July 12 – August 1. *Note: All roles must be very strong, parts singers who can move well. Puppeteering skills are helpful.

The Full Monty – Daytime rehearsals July 20 – August 1; day and evening rehearsals/ performances August 2 – August 29. *Note: Ensemble must be very strong singers who move extremely well and have “real people” looks. Several smaller roles will be cast from the ensemble.

The schedule for Saturday, February 27, 2010, will be as follows: 9 am-11 am and 2-4 pm Singing/Acting Auditions; 11 am and 4 pm Dancing Auditions; (1-2 pm lunch). Callbacks, if necessary, will be held on Sunday, February 28 at URI and Thursday, March 18 and Friday, March 19 in New York City . Auditions will be held at University of Rhode Island (URI), Fine Arts Building, Studio G, Rt. 138 and Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881. Equity singers/actors may call (401) 782-3800 x15 Monday-Friday ONLY after February 15, 2010 to make an appointment. No appointment necessary for dance audition.

Please bring a picture and resume stapled together. Singers/Actors should prepare one brief up-tempo song and one brief ballad. Pianist provided. Performers may be asked to attend a dance call after all have sung; bring appropriate dancewear, including tap shoes. Dancers should be warmed up and ready to dance when the call begins. Wear appropriate dancewear and have ballet and character shoes. Performers may be asked to stay and sing after all have danced.

Callbacks, if necessary, will be on Sunday, February 28, 2010. Additional information, character breakdowns and directions are available at or All ethnic minorities strongly encouraged to attend this audition. – CONCESSION – Equity has granted an auditions concession to the producer. Equity Members may request a copy of the concession’s full text from the Equity Auditions Department.

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