Goodspeed Musicals is holding auditions for local Non-Equity child actors (BOYS between ages 7-10 and GIRLS between ages 6-11) for its upcoming production of A Wonderful Life. Auditions will be held on Saturday, May 9th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the McMillian Rehearsal Studio in East Haddam, Conn.
Auditions are for the three Bailey children and their understudies. Tommy – 9 years old – Bossy and strong-willed – believes it’s important to get things “right” if you’re going to do them. Seeking a confident young actor; with a strong speaking and singing voice. Beth – 10 years old – Also bossy and strong-willed, and an able foil to her brother. Seeking a confident young actress; with a strong speaking and singing voice. The ability to play an autoharp would be welcomed. Zuzu – 7 years old – Experiences the beauty of the world fully, and believes her Dad is capable of anything. In the dictionary, next to “precious” is a picture of her. Seeking a young, very honest actress who has a strong speaking and singing voice.
All auditions are by appointment only. Appointments may be made starting immediately. Please call Company Management at (860) 873-8664, ext. 387, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm.
Interested performers should prepare one short song. Bring a resume, photo and sheet music. Music must be legible and in the proper key (no lead sheets please). An accompanist will be provided. You will be given a side to prepare in advance of the audition.
Candidates must be available for rehearsals, August 18th – September 17th, and performances, September 18th – December 6th. Rehearsals and performances occur in East Haddam, Conn.
Performers of all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition.
AEA auditions will be announced in trade publications such as Variety and Backstage.
ASSISTANT TO THE PRODUCERS: Goodspeed Musicals seeks a full-time assistant to provide administrative support to the Associate Producer and Line Producer. Duties consist of managing day to day operations of the producers’ office, including managing calendars, travel and other clerical duties as well as support with new work and new artist development, including analyzing scripts. Must be able to handle competing priorities, have professional communication and writing skills, strong computer skills, be pro-active, assertive, and a team player. EOE. Send letter, resume and three references to Donna Lynn Hilton, Line Producer: email@example.com.
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Goodspeed Musicals' Administrative Internship Program welcomes qualified applicants from colleges and universities as well as beginning theatre professionals. A major goal of the program is to serve as a training ground for those hoping to have a career in the theatre. This program offers students and aspiring theatre professionals experiential learning, networking opportunities, free tickets to Goodspeed productions, the opportunity to earn college credit through your academic institution, regular seminars taught by staff members, meetings with members of the staff, access to the world-renowned Scherer Library of Musical Theatre, and educational opportunities tailored to your individual interest. Administrative Internships are designed for individuals interested in working in areas outside of the Production Department, including Marketing and PR, Education and Library, or Producing. Hours and commitment for internship positions are determined by each administrative department. Internships are unpaid and applicants must be able to provide their own transportation and local housing in order to be considered for the program.
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SCENIC CARPENTER/WELDER Goodspeed Musicals seeks a Scenic Carpenter. Wood working, welding, rigging, ability to lift 75 pounds, and supervisory skills is a must. Preferred candidates are available beginning May 2015. Hourly plus overtime. EOE. Fax or send letter, resume, availability, and list of three references to Matt Francis, Technical Director, Goodspeed Musicals; PO Box A; East Haddam, CT 06423, or fax to 860-873-2480, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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PROPERTIES APPRENTICE Goodspeed Musicals seeks a Properties Apprentice. Seeking individuals with excellent prop maintenance skills, ability to lift at least 40lbs, good endurance for extremely physical 8 shows a week props track, and a positive attitude. Preferred candidates available June 2015, and have experience working on full scale musicals. Hourly wage plus overtime, housing available for a small weekly fee. EOE. Fax or send cover letter, availability, resume and list of three references to Ryann Lee, Props Manager; Goodspeed Musicals; PO Box A; East Haddam, CT 06423, or FAX to 860-873-2480, or e-mail to email@example.com
STAGE CARPENTRY APPRENTICE Goodspeed Musicals seek a Stage Carpenter Apprentice. Duties include rigging, dressing and gripping scenic elements as well as assisting the other crews with their duties. Position is ideal for recent graduates or individuals seeking to develop a basic knowledge of stage carpentry. Hourly plus overtime, housing available for a small weekly fee. Preferred candidates would have experience working on full scale musicals and would be available beginning in June. EOE. Fax or send letter, resume, availability, and list of three references to Matt Francis, Technical Director, Goodspeed Musicals; PO Box A; East Haddam, CT 06423, or fax to 860-873-2480, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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