Friday, February 19, 2010

Some Important Auditions

singing auditions
• Improve Playhouse has auditions for Josephine Raciti Forsberg's "contemporized" version of The Last Supper drama called "The Gathering" from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Feb. 21 and 22, at 116 W. Lake St., Libertyville. Auditions are by appointment only. For more information, call (847) 968-4529 or visit

• Steel Beam Theatre has auditions for Noel Coward's classic 1940s British comedy "Blithe Spirit" at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, at 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. Auditions consist of cold readings from the script. Call (630) 587-8521 or visit for more information.

• The Grove Players have auditions for Samuel Taylor's "Sabrina Fair" from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 22 and 23, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 1125 Franklin Ave., and Downers Grove. Auditions consist of cold readings from the script. Visit for more information.

• Steel Beam Theatre has auditions for kids ages 9 to 16 for its production of the musical "Jack and the Giant" from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at 111 W. Main St., St. Charles. If cast, the tuition is $295. Call (630) 587-8521 or visit

• Elgin Theatre Company has auditions for a stage version of "M*A*S*H" from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, and from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 1, at the Sears Gallery of the Elgin Academy at the corner of Park Street and Academy Place in Elgin. Visit for more information.

• GreenMan Theatre has auditions for Woody Allen's 1966 Cold War Broadway comedy "Don't Drink the Water" at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, and at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 1 and 2, at First United Methodist Church, 232 S. York Road, Elmhurst. Auditions consist of cold readings from the script. For more information, call (630) 464-2646 or visit

• Timber Lake Playhouse has auditions for its summer productions of "Love, Sex and the I.R.S." and "Steel Magnolias" at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 7, at the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies, 202 E. Seminary St., Mt. Carroll. Visit for more information or call (815) 244-2035.

• Teatro Luna seeks Latina actresses for its touring productions of "Machos" and "S-e-x-Oh!" Auditions are by appointment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 13. Visit for more information.

• The Rockford Writers' Guild presents its annual Ides of March Poetry and Prose Contest, which is open to all writers. Original and unpublished poems (up to 50 lines) and prose (up to 1,300 words) must be submitted alongside the $5 entry fee before the deadline of Monday, March 15. Visit for more information.

• Fox-TV has auditions for its upcoming season of "So You Think You Can Dance" starting at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 18, at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago. (Be prepared for an extra two days for potential callbacks.) Visit for more information.

• Illinois artists who work in all areas of arts and crafts and fine arts are invited to submit applications to the Illinois Artisans Program. Submission deadlines for 2010 are Friday, March 26, and Friday, Sept. 10. Visit

• The School at Jacob's Pillow in Becket, Mass., is accepting DVD auditions from student dancers and choreographers who cannot attend auditions in person in Miami, Los Angeles or New York City. The postmark date is Wednesday, March 31. Visit or call (413) 243-9919.

• Independent Exposure 2010 seeks international short films, videos and digital works for a competition curated by Microcinema International and animator Bill Plympton. Submission deadline is Friday, April 30. Visit for more information.

• The Naperville Art League invites artists to apply to the 25th Riverwalk Fine Art Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18 and 19. Those interested must complete an online registration through and agree to the fair's rules and regulations. Online applications are due Friday, April 2. For more information, call (630) 355-2530.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Fresh Creative Director for Ballet School Auditioning In Sudbury for the First Time

Auditions for Dancing
The Quinte Ballet School of Canada (QBSC) is getting on the second leg of its International Audition expedition. The tour starts in Toronto on February 13 and for the first time, will be coming to Sudbury on February 20, 2010. From there they will be going to Montreal on February 25, Quebec City on February 26, and Ottawa February 28 and will be casing up on home turf in Belleville on March 27, 2010.

Auditions are open to students between the ages of 10 and 20 who are seeking approval into QBSC’s Professional Training Program.

Newly appointed Artistic Director John Ottmann has been implementing his new ideas for QBSC from the instant he accepted the position. He began by rounding out the faculty for the 2009 Summer School with international guest artists from New York, Montreal, Toronto, Texas and Italy. “I’m energized to be building on the excellence for which QBSC is known as we take the school in new directions,” says Mr. Ottmann. “We are innovating the dance curriculum in a new manner and instilling a new move towards to train and develop the young dancers who are inspired, versatile and world-class performers.”

“It’s electrifying to see the growth and enthusiasm surrounding John’s appointment at the School,” says QBSC Co-Chair, Judy Atkinson. “Mr. Ottmann has been receiving hold up from far and wide as impetus builds for the future of QBSC.”

Mr. Ottmann used up his formative years in studying classical ballet at L’Ecole Superieur du Quebec and the National Ballet School. After spending one year dancing in the National Ballet of Canada, he moved to Vancouver and spent 15 years developing an extensive dance career. From there he toured and performed comprehensively with Ballet B.C. He also performed with Danstabat, Holy Body Tatoo, and Mascall Dance and formed the dance collective “Quroum” which formed an East/West cultural exchange from Vancouver to Montreal. As a teacher, choreographer and tutor Mr. Ottmann trained for many schools and institutions in B.C. including Ballet B.C. , Arts Umbrella, Harbour Dance Centre, Simon Fraser University , Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts and Richmond Academy.

The Quinte Ballet School of Canada is one of Canada’s greatest full-time professional ballet schools, based in Belleville, Ontario. Led by Artistic Director John Ottmann, the School provides an innovative and flexible dance curriculum, which is grounded in classical ballet technique. QBSC is committed to providing an inspiring, challenging and loyal atmosphere that cherishes talented young people to become world-class professional dancers. Graduates of the School perform in Major Canadian and international dance companies.

Also on the faculty of QBSC is Valerie Scannura who is Principal of the Umbrella Dance Program. Valerie is from Sudbury and suggested Sudbury as a city of interest for the auditions. Valerie previously studied ballet and modern dance at the Arts Guild Dance Theater which became the Sudbury School of Dance directed by Denise Vitali. QBSC has received positive curiosity from Ms. Vitali and is looking forward to establishing an on-going association with the Sudbury School of Dance. QBSC’s new mandate is to audition in new centers like Sudbury with the objective in inspiring students to try our summer school and expose themselves to international teachers.

The Sudbury auditions will take place on Sunday, February 20th from 12 – 1:30pm at the Sudbury School of Dance, 166 Pine Street. To preserve your space in the audition please contact the Quinte Ballet School at 1-888-962-9274 or This month QBSC is launching a new online audition option for students. A first of its kinds, this alternative is not only for dancers who are incapable to attend one of the scheduled auditions, but also affords dancers with a new and exhilarating experience for auditioning online. Further information and user-friendly tutorials are available at All audition dates, locations, times and registration information are presented on the website.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Danielle Campbell the Disney’s newest innovation! Catch Her On Star Struck Tonight!

Star Struck Auditions
Danielle Campbell is all set to compose her debut Disney Movie Star Struck which is to first show on 14th February 2010 Sunday. Sterling Knight is also starring in the film which is Disney’s original movie.

Auditions for Disney and Just Jared Jr. are two of the resources which report that the premiere of the Disney movie “StarStruck”. It is going to premiere on 14th February 2010 and the ‘discovered-at-salon’ girl Danielle Campbell is starring in it. She is 15years old.

Sun Times reports that Danielle Campbell is the girl who must be thanking her visit to the Chicago’s Buzz Salon which made her eminent. It is reported that she had gone to the salon with her mother when a manager approached her for the auditions and she did Build-a-Bear Workshop commercial with them.

As there was no looking back for her as she was taken by Disney for their original movie “Star Struck”. In the movie, she plays a Midwestern girl who meets Sterling Knight in Los Angeles.

Danielle Campbell’s real life story is no way different from a Disney story. The teenage, blue-eyed brunette has many abilities further than acting which she tried out at the age of 10. She sings and dances well and most importantly can shine in whatever she takes part!

Danielle lives with her parents John and Georganne, her brother called Johny and her three dogs.

Appreciation to Disney that we are gonna have another bouquet of talent named Danielle Campbell who could easily be named as “the next Miley Cyrus”!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

An Aspirant Aged 14 Has Been Sleeted As The New Duffy After Wowing Judges At The Britain's Got Talent Auditions

Duffy singing Auditions
Katie Thornett was one of the few acts to get a standing applause from the 3,000-strong audience in London.

She also received rant reviews from the judges.

The teenager, who has posted videos of herself singing on the internet in a bid to find recognition, sang Etta James' At Last, which Beyonce performed at President Barack Obama's inauguration.

Simon Cowell has slated this year's auditions as some of the worst ever and threatened not to return next year because they were so bad.

But Katie, of Havering, Essex, was a unusual shining light - and was sent straight through to the next round.

Amanda Holden compared her with Welsh chart-topper Duffy. She told her: "I loved it. You have a lovely quality to your voice - a bit Duffy-esque with that 60s sound."

Piers Morgan added: "To sing like that for your first audition was unbelievable."

Simon told her: "You started the song great, but you ran out of puff half-way through."

Katie, who has won previous singing contests, told the judges: "I just want to show you and other people my talent."

An insider said: "The judges were impressed with Katie after so many terrible acts."

Auditions Is the Platform Where to Try Out For Roles

Audition for Flims
“The Producers,” directed by J.E. Ballantyne. Chagrin Valley Little Theater, 40 River St., Chagrin Falls. Local actors are advised to audition. No roles have been pre-cast. Performances are July 23-Aug. 21. For more details, call (330) 799-6176 or go and visit the site

Pittsburgh CLO 2010 Summer Season contains “Oliver!,” “Miss Saigon,” “Curtains,” “The Producers,” “Hairspray” and “The Student Prince.” Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh. Auditions are Feb. today, Friday and Saturday by selection. Character callbacks will be Saturday, and singer and dancer callbacks are Sunday. Requirements: singers, 18 and older, head shot and r sum , 16 bars up-tempo and ballad musical-theater song; dancers, age 18 and older, head shot and r sum , be ready to perform a tap, jazz, ballet combination; actors, age 35 and older, head shot and r sum , 16 bars of one song. For more information or to schedule an audition time, visit You can download an audition application and sign up for an appointment through e-mail. If you have extra queries or do not have Internet access, call (412) 281-3973. Appointments are now being taken.

“Italian American Reconciliation.” Weathervane Playhouse, 1301 Weathervane Lane, Akron. Auditions are 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday for two men age 20-24 and three women, age 25-60. Auditioners will read from the script. Performances are April 29-May 16. (330) 836-2323, ext. 16.

“Odd Couple, Female Version.” Salem Community Theater, 490 E. State St., Salem. Auditions will be 7 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1. Cast requires six females and two males. Performances are April 23-May 1. (330) 332-9688.

“Footloose, the Musical.” Boardman Performing Arts Center, 7777 Glenwood Ave., Boardman. Boardman Drama Guild and Boardman Community Theater will have auditions for their fifth annual provincial high school Summer Stock Production from 5 to 9 p.m. March 1. Looking for talented young adults, age 14-19. Bring a picture or head shot, comfortable dance dress, and be prepared to present the song of your choice from the show or in a similar style. For more information, visit (330) 519-2633.


LeModeln Inc., 7536 Market St., Boardman. Female and male models needed, to be submitted for campaign work with high-fashion companies, feature films and commercials. For more information, go to or call (330) 758-4417.


Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra. Tri-C Metropolitan Campus Auditorium, downtown Cleveland. Auditions are ongoing for section strings, substitute brass and percussion for the 2009-10 seasons. Rehearsals are 7:30-10 p.m. Thursdays. Audition requirements are one solo piece and one orchestral excerpt of your choice. Interested players should call the orchestra at (216) 556-1800, or visit

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

To Check Out the Teen Spirit by Audition

Teen Spirit Audition
While open auditions were held last year to find young, raw and artistic cast members for the rock musical Spring Awakening, the cries of ecstasy and tears of despair among the hundreds of promising echoed the early episodes of Australian Idol.

Spring Awakening, after all, is a Tony Award-winning musical with charisma and indie reliability about a people of teenagers on the exciting, confused, sweet and wounding brink of adulthood.

Based on the 1891 expressionist play of the same name by the German Frank Wedekind the Broadway production of Spring Awakening won eight Tony Awards in 2007, counting for best musical and score.

The show's merge of alternative rock, pop and folk amplifies the struggle between human desire and social conditioning. Wedekind's book was labeled pornographic in the 19th century, even though he had subtitled it A Tragedy of Childhood and dedicated it to teachers and parents.

For the Sydney Theatre Company's artistic directors, Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton, the musical is a possibility to invest in young talent and rock the boat a little. Most seductive of all was the opportunity to make a new, clearly Australian production rather than an imitator version of the American original.

Over the past six weeks, Spectrum has followed the rising director Geordie Brookman, the highly praised choreographer Kate Champion and the expert musical director Robert Gavin as they guide a young team in what promises to be an ambitious, bold and electric stage adventure.

On a wet, stormy day late in December, Spring Awakening's cast of 17 converges for the first day of practice at Walsh Bay. Most of their family and friends are holidaying, heading to the beach or planning Christmas parties. They, however, are head-down in the script and score and coming to grips with provincial German school rituals, Latin verbs, suppressive codes and teenager angst, not least the allure and promise of sex.

It's a motley tribe. Akos Armont, whose dreamy-eyed vitality came to notice in a Griffin Theatre renewal of Michael Gow's rite-of-passage drama The Kid, stars as the tormented Moritz. He was required after by the producers yet still had to audition to clinch the role.

The Cheeky Girls be present at Britain’s Got Talent 2010 auditions

Cheekygirls Auditions
The naughty girls were between the mass that showed up for yesterday’s Britain’s Got Talent auditions in London.

The girls, who first shot to celebrity in Pop stars the competitors in 2002 when they auditioned with their ‘Touch My Bum’ song, have cleverly dropped the singing and decided to become a dancer.

A source at the auditions in Hammersmith, West London, told The Sun: “Monica and Gabriela were the original reality show twins – long before Jedward came on the scene.

“But now they’ve overhauled their act and it’s just dancing. They arrived at the auditions yesterday extremely full of themselves.

“They were actually eager about come into sight on the show and already talking about what they would perform if they got through.”

They might just make it too as a source exposed that the talent was thin on the ground in London. They said:

“There was a real dearth of talent.

"The level was so low; I wouldn’t be surprised if the Cheeky Girls go all the way."

Monday, February 8, 2010

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