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Now Casting: Seize Roles in a Production of Disney’s ‘Newsies’ + 3 More Gigs

Don’t be afraid, don’t delay, and chase the opportunities in today’s casting roundup! A Fireside Theatre production of Alan Menken, Jack Feldman, and Harvey Fierstein’s “Newsies” is currently seeking younger actors for principal roles. There are also roles available on Broadway as dancers and ensemble members in “Kinky Boots,” background roles on Netflix’s upcoming dark comedy series “Ronald,” and a product lifestyle photo/video shoot. Disney’S “Newsies” The Fireside Theatre in Wisconsin is currently casting principal roles for its upcoming production of Disney’s “Newsies.” Male and female talent, aged 17–22, are sought to play several lead and supporting roles, including the lead role of Jack. There are also two roles available for male and female talent, aged 40–69, as Joseph Pulitzer and Medda, “a vaudeville star of the Bowery variety.” There is an open casting call on Sept. 25 in NYC. Rehearsals begin Feb. 5, 2018, and the show runs Feb.
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Now Casting: Nonunion ‘Mamma Mia!’ and 3 More Gigs

Here I go again! An upcoming production of the Abba musical “Mamma Mia!” is currently seeking nonunion actors for leading roles, including that iconic mother-daughter duo. We also have three more awesome and eclectic gigs. Check them out below! “Mamma Mia!” Nonunion PERFORMERSThe Fireside Theatre seeks nonunion actors for eight leading roles in their upcoming production of “Mamma Mia!” The musical, which opened on Broadway in 2001 and shuttered just last year, will begin rehearsals Dec. 7 in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. The musical is slated for a Dec. 29–Feb. 26, 2017 run, also in Fort Atkinson. “Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul”Upcoming feature film, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul,” is currently casting background talent. The flick, which stars Alicia Silverstone and Tom Everett, will shoot Sept. 27 as well as Oct. 18–19 in Atlanta, Georgia. “F-150”“F-150,” a feature film, is casting several actors for supporting roles. The project will
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Now Casting: ‘Pippin’ National Tour and More Gigs

Join them! Today in Backstage casting notices, the high-flying “Pippin” seeks several nonunion actors for an upcoming national tour. We also have three other awesome opportunities on both stage and screen. Check them out below! “Pippin” National TOURPrather Touring’s 2017 “Pippin” national tour is currently casting several supporting roles and ensemble members. The production, which seeks nonunion actors, will begin rehearsals in December in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with the tour set to kick off in Yakima, Washington on Jan. 9, 2017 and will run through November 2017. “Mamma Mia” And “Beauty And The Beast”Here’s a two-for-one musical opportunity! Casting is underway for Fireside Theatre’s upcoming productions of “Mamma Mia” and “Beauty and the Beast,” both of which seek union actors. “Mamma Mia” will rehearse Dec. 7, with a run slated for Dec. 29–Feb. 26, 2017 in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, while “Beauty and the Beast” will begin rehearsing Feb. 13, 2017 with a run slated for Mar.
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5 Casting Notices to Get You Through the Long Weekend

What better way to spend a long weekend than looking for acting gigs you feel passionate about? Here are five to consider, but if none grab your attention be sure to browse the rest of our casting notices for some opportunities that will! “The Wizard Of Oz”This Fort Atkinson, Wis.-based production is seeking non-Equity dancers who can sing and act for the classic telling of “The Wizard of Oz.” Rehearsals begin Feb. 9, 2015 with a Feb. 26–April 19 run at the Fireside Theatre. This gig offers a competitive salary; housing, meals, and travel will be provided. “Mousetrap”This indie feature film shooting out of Brooklyn, N.Y. is casting its female lead, Naomi, a former model who joins a special forces team at the request of her military father, and four supporting roles—three male and one female. “Mousetrap” shoots in Brooklyn in December with rehearsals going through November. “Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular,
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It’s Not TV: HBO, The Company That Changed Television: The Wasteland

The Wasteland:

Television is a gold goose that lays scrambled eggs;

and it is futile and probably fatal to beat it for not laying caviar.

Lee Loevinger

When people argue over the quality of television programming, both sides — it’s addictive crap v. underappreciated populist art — seem to forget one of the essentials about commercial TV. By definition, it is not a public service. It is not commercial TV’s job to enlighten, inform, educate, elevate, inspire, or offer insight. Frankly, it’s not even commercial TV’s job to entertain. Bottom line: its purpose is simply to deliver as many sets of eyes to advertisers as possible. As it happens, it tends to do this by offering various forms of entertainment, and occasionally by offering content that does enlighten, inform, etc., but a cynic would make the point that if TV could do the same job televising fish aimlessly swimming around an aquarium,
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New York Auditions at a Glance: Jan. 31-Feb. 21

The following "Auditions at a Glance"calendar conveniently organizes projects by the date and day-of-the-week that the projects' auditions are taking place, to help you schedule your plans. Click on any of the following links to see the casting and job notices related to the dates and project titles highlighted below. Thu. Jan. 31 • Az, CA, Nv & NY, Celebrity Cruises • Fireside Theatre, Two Shows, Singers, Wi • 'Good Television' • Hangar Theatre 2013 Season • Ogunquit Playhouse, Dancers, Me • Sacramento Music Circus, CA • 'Steep in Sorrow' • 'The Motherf**cker with the Hat' • Tuacahn Center for the Arts, Ut Fri. Feb. 1 • Fairfield U., 'Bemused', Ct • Fireside Theatre, Two Shows, Dancers, Wi • Hangar Theatre 2013 Season • 'Noir', NJ • Ogunquit Playhouse Season, Me, Principals/Singers • 'One Night with Janis Joplin', CA, Wi & DC • 'Porgy & Bess In Concert' & 'Master Class', Vt • Sacramento Music Circus, Singers, CA • 'The Motherf**cker with the Hat' Sat. Feb. 2 • Fireside Theatre,
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New York Auditions at a Glance: Jan. 24-Feb. 14

The following "Auditions at a Glance"calendar conveniently organizes projects by the date and day-of-the-week that the projects' auditions are taking place, to help you schedule your plans. Click on any of the following links to see the casting and job notices related to the dates and project titles highlighted below. Thu. Jan. 24 • Ct, 'Life Could Be A Dream'• 'Honky' • Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival • 'Mary Poppins', B'way & Nat'l Tour, Singers • North Shore Music Theatre Season, Ma Fri. Jan. 25 • 'Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812' • North Shore Music Theatre Season, Ma • Potomac Theatre Project Season Sat. Jan. 26 • Fairfield U., 'Bemused', Ct Sun. Jan. 27 • 'Billy Elliot', Tour • Fairfield U., 'Serendipity', Ct • NJ, 'Sunday in the Park with George' Mon. Jan. 28 • Actors Theatre of Louisville, Ky • Fireside Theatre, Two Shows, Wi • 'Hello Dolly', Ct • 'Les Miserables', Ut • 'Mamma Mia!', Tour • Nyfa, Untitled Film • Ogunquit Playhouse, Me • Sacramento Music Circus,
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Regional Auditions at a Glance: Jan. 17-Feb. 7

The following "Auditions at a Glance" calendar conveniently organizes projects by the date and day-of-the-week that the projects' auditions are taking place, to help you schedule your plans. Click on any of the following links to see the casting and job notices related to the dates and project titles highlighted below. Thu. Jan. 17 • Il, 'Cymbeline' • Il, Fireside Theatre, Two Shows, Wi • Nv, 'Jersey Boys', Singers • Nv, 'Jersey Boys', Dancers • Nv, Redken Las Vegas Hair Show Fri. Jan. 18 • Co, Colorado Shakespeare Festival • Mo, HotCity Theatre 2013 Season • Mo, 'Twelfth Night' • TX, Royal Caribbean Productions Sat. Jan. 19 • Mo, 'Twelfth Night' • Nv, Paul Mitchell Las Vegas Hair Show • Tn, Ga, Nc, Dollywood • Lane Bryant Plus Size Model Search Sun. Jan. 20 • Az, Royal Caribbean Productions • Mo, 'Twelfth Night' Mon. Jan. 21 • 'Donn Arden's Jubilee!', Nv • Il, 'Barnum the Circus Musical' Tue. Jan. 22 • Ut, 'Saturday's Voyeur' Wed. Jan. 23 • 'Chippendales Unleashed',
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Regional Auditions at a Glace - Jan. 10-30

The following "Auditions at a Glance" calendar conveniently organizes projects by the date and day-of-the-week that the projects' auditions are taking place, to help you schedule your plans. Click on any of the following links to see the casting and job notices related to the dates and project titles highlighted below.Thu. Jan. 10 • TX, 'Camelot' Fri. Jan. 11 • TX, Houston Shakespeare Festival Sat. Jan. 12 • 'La Voz Kids' • Pa, 'Mame' • TX, Houston Shakespeare Festival Sun. Jan. 13 • 'La Voz Kids' • Pa, Stiletto Entertainment • TX, 'The Taming of the Shrew' Mon. Jan. 14 • Me, Theater at Monmouth 2013 Summer Season • TX, 'The Taming of the Shrew' Tue. Jan. 15 • Click here to search for auditions. Wed. Jan. 16 • 'Cirque de la Mer', CA Thu. Jan. 17 • Il, Fireside Theatre, Two Shows, Wi • Nv, 'Jersey Boys', Singers • Nv, 'Jersey Boys', Dancers • Nv, Redken Las Vegas Hair Show Fri. Jan. 18 • Co, Colorado Shakespeare Festival • Mo, 'Twelfth Night' • TX,
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Auditions Rescheduled Due To Hurricane Sandy

Due to the hurricane, the following auditions have been rescheduled. View the casting notices on Backstage.com to see the new audition dates, times, locations, and additional details:   Audtion Name Original Date New Date Location Audition Notice The Fireside Theatre "Footloose" Open Call  Oct. 29 Nov. 4 Nola Studios Backstage.com The Fireside Theatre "Footloose" Ecc Oct. 31  Nov. 6  Nola Studios Backstage.com The Fireside Theatre "Footloose" Epa Oct. 29  Nov. 5  Nola Studios  Backstage.com The Family Theatre Company, "In the Heights"  Nov. 1  Nov. 7-8  Pearl Studios  Backstage.com  The Barrow Street Theatre, "Hit the Wall" Epa   Nov. 19, 20, 26  Pearl Studios  Backstage.com To view the latest lists of upcoming auditions in your area, visit www.backstage.com/auditions.
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Rescheduled Auditions Due To Hurricane Sandy

Due to the hurricane, the following auditions have been rescheduled. View the casting notices on Backstage.com to see the new audition dates, times, locations, and additional details:   Audtion Name Original Date New Date Location Audition Notice The Fireside Theatre "Footloose" Open Call  Oct. 29 Nov. 4 Nola Studios Backstage.com The Fireside Theatre "Footloose" Ecc Oct. 31  Nov. 6  Nola Studios Backstage.com The Fireside Theatre "Footloose" Epa Oct. 29  Nov. 5  Nola Studios  Backstage.com The Family Theatre Company, "In the Heights"  Nov. 1  Nov. 7-8  Pearl Studios  Backstage.com  The Barrow Street Theatre, "Hit the Wall" Epa   Nov. 19, 20, 26  Pearl Studios  Backstage.com To view the latest lists of upcoming auditions in your area, visit www.backstage.com/auditions.
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