Location: Auditions in Los Angeles, CA

Type: Theater

A remorseful father, an angry son, and a retired Therapist are all brought together by the one thing neither of them can live without–Music. While Annette is already on her path of adventure as a freelance musician, she’s hoping to add romance to her life. She’s considering the affections of a bassist who is a musical genius, but only if he can pull himself together to face the music with the one he’s disappointed the most – his son. Gripped by the pain of the past, Tyler is an egotistical, chauvinistic musician who has big dreams to match his talent. As fate would have it, an opportunity of a lifetime may provide them all with a second chance at love, forgiveness, and true happiness.

Second Chances is a family friendly production that will take the audience on a musical journey through time to experience the early performers of R&B and Jazz, getting a first-hand look at how these relished genres were shaped and given a solid foundation that would stand the test of time. Set to live music, this dazzling story is brought to life by talented actors, who share the passion of the characters they portray.

Audition Date(s) and Time: December 29, 2018 at 2:30pm
Audition Location: Arlington Library Community Center, 9556 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92503

Audition Requirements:
Auditioners should come prepared to give a monologue of no more than 1 minute in length. You may also be asked to read from sides.

–Theatrical Resume
–Current photo
–One song from any R & B era

Saturday mornings at 10:00 am, January 5 – March 22, 2019

Performances: 2 Shows Only! Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 7:30pm and Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 4:00pm

Performance Location: Patriot High School Theatre, 4355 Camino Real, Riverside, CA 92509

For more information please contact: Producer Patricia Franks at


TRENT “TJ” JAMES (Tyler’s estranged Father) 50’s. An accomplished bassist, while touring with his band has missed important moments in his children’s lives. After receiving tragic news he must now return home with hopes of reconnecting with them.

ANNETTE JAMISON – 50’s. A newly retired Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) who pursues her passion through a newly reinvented career as a college professor at a Music and Arts Academy. She is a freelance musician who performs at night clubs and jazz concerts as a hobby.

BEVERLY PARKER – 40’s-50’s. Annette’s past coworker and freelance event coordinator.

MADISON GREY (must sing) –20’s. A singer, musician, and aspiring actress, who despite her family’s perpetual cycle of teen pregnancy and school dropouts, gets a full ride scholarship to a prestigious Music and Arts Academy.

NANNA (Madison’s grandmother) – 50’s-60’s. A widow who supports Madison’s dreams to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. She works 2 jobs to provide for herself and six grandchildren.

ETHEL WATERS – (Sweet Mama Stringbean: Must Sing) – 30’s. A renowned blues, jazz and gospel singer, who was the first black female singer during the 1930’s to slide into movies, TV and later receive Academy and Emmy award nominations.

TYLER JAMES – (must sing) 20’s. An egotistical, chauvinistic musician and novice photographer who dreams of scoring the music for a #1 box office film.

KAYLA JAMES – (Tyler’s older sister) 20’s. The rock of her family and the voice of reasoning for friends and coworkers, but is struggling with her own life.

(Extras: Band members, classroom students, club attendees, ensemble)

Payment: Non Union / Stipend

City or Location of Call: Los Angeles

This casting notice was posted by Anointed Vessel Productions, Inc., a nonprofit 501 c (3) public charity organization.

Payment: Paid

City or Location of call: Auditions in Los Angeles, CA
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This casting notice was posted by: Patricia Franks, Anointed Vessel Productions, Inc.

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