Casting Call for Berkshire Theatre Festival’s 87th Anniversary Season

 

 

NYC EQUITY AUDITIONS 

Berkshire Theatre Group will be holding two days of ECCs for their production of BELLS ARE RINGING by Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Jule Styne. AEA “Independent Producer of LORT” Contract “B”.

Monday March 9 at Pearl Studios, 519 8th Avenue, 12th floor

10:00 AM Male Singers

2:30 PM Female Singers

Tuesday March 10 at Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue, 4th Floor

10:00 AM: Male Dancers

2:30 PM Female Dancers


Seeking:

BELLS ARE RINGING
Dir.: Ethan Heard
by Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Jule Styne
R-6/15, O-7/9, C-7/26 with a possible extension to 8/2

This production of BELLS ARE RINGING will star Kate Baldwin and Graham Rowat as Ella and Jeff. All of the other roles and all of the ensemble singing and dancing will be performed by a virtuosic ensemble of ten AEA actor/singer/dancers. We are seeking men and women, all ethnicities, all ages, who are excellent singer/dancers with a flair for comedy to play two or three characters apiece. Everyone should bring two 16-bar cuts that are appropriate to the show.

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Berkshire Theatre Group will be holding one day of EPAs for their 2015 season in NYC Contracts will be LORT C Fitzpatrick Main Stage, LORT D Unicorn Theatre.

Thursday March 12 at Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue, 12th Floor.
10:00-1:30, 2:30-6:00. 

Please prepare a contemporary monologue, no longer than two minutes Please note that we are extremely interested in multi-ethnic casting.


FITZPATRICK MAIN STAGE
“DEATHTRAP” R-6/8 O-7/1 C-7/25
Author: Ira Levin. Director: Aaron Mark
Sydney: cast
Myra: cast
Clifford:  late 20’s, very attractive and fit, charming, seemingly sweet and good-natured but ultimately dangerously, sociopathically ambitious.
Helga: late 40’s-early 60’s, an eccentric internationally known psychic with a thick Dutch accent.
Porter: 50’s upper-crust New England lawyer.


FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIRE DE LUNE” R-7/6 O-7/29, C-8/22
Author: Terrence McNally. Director: Karen Allen
Frankie: female, 40’s working class, tough but vulnerable, smart, not overly attractive.
Johnny: male, 40’s working class, masculine, determined, romantic, street smart.


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LOCAL BERKSHIRE EQUITY AUDITIONS

Berkshire Theatre Group will be holding EPAs for DEATHTRAP and FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIRE DE LUNE, AEA “Independent Producer of LORT.” Contracts will be LORT C Fitzpatrick Main Stage.

Call Type: Required Equity Principal Auditions (Local)

Date of Auditions: Wednesday, 03/11/15 – Call Travis Daly at 413-448-8084 ext. 102 to schedule an appointment.

Times: 10:00AM - 6:00PM (Equity Principal Auditions) – Please call to schedule an audition.  Walk
ins will also be seen as time permits, but appointments are strongly suggested.

Contact: Travis Daly at 413-448-8084 ext. 102 for an appointment.

Location: The Colonial Theatre – 111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

Seeking: Equity male and female actors for Berkshire Theatre Festival’s DEATHTRAP and FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIRE DE LUNE

Please prepare a contemporary monologue no more than 2 minutes in length. Please note that we are extremely interested in multi-ethnic casting.

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Berkshire Theatre Group will be holding local ECCs for BELLS ARE RINGING. AEA “Independent Producer of LORT.” Contracts will be LORT B.

Call Type: Required Equity Chorus Call Auditions (Local)

Date of Auditions: 03/18/15 – Call Liz Zieminski at 413-448-8084 ext. 13 to schedule an appointment.

Times: 10:00AM - 6:00PM (Equity Chorus Call Auditions) – Please call to schedule an audition.  Walk-ins will also be seen as time permits, but appointments are strongly suggested.

Contact: Liz Zieminski at 413-448-8084 ext. 13 for an appointment.

Location: The Colonial Theatre – 111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

Please prepare two 16-bar cuts that are appropriate to the show and bring sheet music.


Seeking:

BELLS ARE RINGING
Dir.: Ethan Heard
by Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Jule Styne
R-6/15, O-7/9, C-7/26 with a possible extension to 8/2

This production of BELLS ARE RINGING will star Kate Baldwin and Graham Rowat as Ella and Jeff. All of the other roles and all of the ensemble singing and dancing will be performed by a virtuosic ensemble of ten AEA actor/singer/dancers. We are seeking men and women, all ethnicities, all ages, who are excellent singer/dancers with a flair for comedy to play two or three characters apiece. Everyone should bring two 16-bar cuts that are appropriate to the show.

Directions:
From New York City:

  • Travel North on I-87N
  • Merge onto I-90E toward Massachusetts
  • Take Exit 2 to Lee/Lenox/Pittsfield. Bear right off the exit ramp
  • Travel North on Route 20W through Lee and Lenox to Pittsfield
  • Once in Pittsfield, Route 20 becomes Route 7 (South Street)
  • The Colonial is on the right side of South Street, just after the intersection of South and E. Housatonic Streets.

From Boston:

  • Travel West on I-90
  • Take Exit 2 to Lee/Lenox/Pittsfield. Bear right off the exit ramp
  • Travel North on Route 20 through Lee and Lenox to Pittsfield
  • Once in Pittsfield, Route 20 becomes Route 7 (South Street)
  • The Colonial is on the right side of South Street, just after the intersection of South and E. Housatonic Streets.

From Hartford:

  • Travel North on I-91 toward Springfield
  • Take Exit 14 to I-90 West toward Westfield/Albany
  • Take Exit 2 to Lenox/Lee/Pittsfield. Bear right off the exit ramp
  • Travel North on Route 20W through Lee and Lenox to Pittsfield
  • Once in Pittsfield, Route 20 becomes Route 7 (South Street)
  • The Colonial is on the right side of South Street, just after the intersection of South and E. Housatonic Streets.

From Albany:

  • Travel East on Route 20 until you reach the intersection of Route 20 and Route 7 (South Street)
  • Take a left onto South Street
  • The Colonial is on the right side of South Street, just after the intersection of South Street and Route 20.