Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Auditions for Arsenic and Old Lace, Different Stages at the Vortex Repertory, August 24 and 31, 2013

Different Stages, Austin TX

for Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring, directed by Norman Blumensaadt
Saturday, August 24 and Saturday, August 31, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day at the Vortex Repertory Company, 2307 Manor Rd. - click for map
Arsenic and Old LaceMartha and Abby Brewster, spinster sisters, are the kindest, sweetest ladies in the neighborhood. They give out presents to children, they care for the sick and their poor brother Teddy, and they open their house to any lonely soul in need of a place to stay. And their famous homemade elderberry wine ensures a steady stream of visitors, some of whom never leave. Jennifer Underwood and Karen Jambon are playing the roles of Abby and Martha Brewster. Playing November 22 - December 14 at the Vortex.

Casting for 1 woman , age 25 - 35 and 9 men, ages 27 - 70. To make an appointment, call Carol Ginn at 444-3303. Actors are strongly urged to read the script before the auditions.

Auditions for LIBERTY BELLES, KG Productions at Dougherty Arts Center, August 26 and 28, 2013

Carolyn Kennedy and Peter Graupner of KG Entertainment invite Equity and non-AEA strong singer/ actors to audition for THE LIBERTY BELLES, a new musical comedy celebrating WWII music. 

Auditions take place on Monday, Aug. 26 and Wed., Aug. 28 at The Dougherty Arts Center, 6 - 9 pm, 1110 Barton Springs Rd. (click for map)
The Liberty Belles KG Productions Austin TXTHE LIBERTY BELLES is the music-filled story of the reluctant reunion of a famed vaudeville singing act whose former headstrong members try to bury some edgy hatchets in order to be part of an important USO show. Each of the Belles-to-be has a serious -- and secret -- reason for desperately wanting to get to the European Front!
Roles: Bebe LeGrand, 60; Wilhelmina, 44; Roberta, 43; Bertha, 30-36; Betsy, 20; Jimmy, 21; Max, 40-50; Benny, age TBD.
Please contact us for appointments: 512-551-2007. We will email musical selections.

Opportunity in Killeen: Admin Assistant for VLA Theatre

VLA Theatre Killeen TXVive Les Arts Theatre in Killeen, TX is currently looking to hire an Administrative Assistant

This is a salaried position, Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at $18,000/yr.

If you or someone you know is interested in this position, please send resume(s) to:

Click to view the complete job description, which is also available on our website:

Auditions in San Antonio for A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie, Northside Performing Arts Center, August 19, 2013

Northside Performing Arts Center San Antonio TX

‘A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks, at 6.30 pm.’ 

A Murder Is Announced Agatha Christie Northside Performing Arts San Antonio TXSo appears the invitation in the Chipping Cleghorn Gazette. How exciting! The villagers expect a game. A crowd gathers. The murderer is chosen. The victim falls. Then the lights go out… It’s suddenly no longer a game when a body is discovered. How could this happen? Where did the game go wrong? Fortunately Miss Marple is on hand – the greatest player of them all!

Auditions Monday, August 19 for A Murder Is Announced, 7 p.m. at Northside Performing Arts Center, 21518 Blanco Rd, Ste 101,. San Antonio, TX 78260 - click for map. We are seeking performers age 18 or older for this volunteer production .

HOW TO PREPARE: Please bring a current headshot and resume. Actors will be asked to perform cold reading selections from the script. An English accent is a plus, but not necessary.
REHEARSALS: Monday and Wednesday evenings, 7:00-9:00pm, beginning Wednesday, September 4. Additional rehearsals will be held on Tuesday, October 8 and Thursday, October 10.
PERFORMANCES: October 11-26. Performances each Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm.

Mrs. Blacklock: beyond middle age, generous and likable.
Julia Simmons: mid-twenties
Phillipa Haymes: widower, has a child, tall, elegant, mid twenties, serious
Dora Bunner: older than Mrs. Blacklock, forgetful
Patrick Simmons: Julia’s brother, late twenties
Mitzi: any age, explosive, paranoid, Hungarian accent
Jane Marple: elderly, independent, self-sufficient, curious, witty, warm hearted, eccentric
Mlrs. Sewettenham: mid-fifties
Edmund Swettenham: mid-twenties, dark, foreign looking, short tempered, possessive, militant
Rudi Scherz: European
Inspector Craddock: 50+
Sergeant Mellors: junior in age to Craddock.

(*) LOST IN YONKERS by Neil Simon, Vexler Theatre, San Antonio, August 15 - September 8, 2013

Sheldon Vexler Theatre, Barshop Jewish Community Center, San Antonio, TX

(Sheldon Vexler Theatre, Barshop Jewish Community Center, 12500 NW Military Highway, San Antonio)


Lost in Yonkers Neil Simon Sheldon Vexler Theatre San Antonio TX

by Neil Simon
August 15th - September 8th Thursdays at 7:30pm: 8/15, 8/22, 8/29
Saturdays at 8:00pm: 8/17, 8/24, 8/31, 9/7
Sundays at 2:30pm: 8/18, 8/25, 9/1, 9/8

Tickets: $20 General Admission // $18 Senior and Military // $14 Student, SATCO, and Groups of 10 or more
Reservations can be made by calling the Vex Box Office at 302-6835.
Sheldon Vexler Theatre, Barshop Jewish Community Center, 12500 NW Military Highway at Wurzbach Pkway, San Antonio, 78231

During the Second World War, two young brothers are sent to their own German front: living in Yonkers with their formidable Grandmother, their excitable aunt and their small time gangster uncle.

Pulitzer-Prize-winning comedic drama

Cast: Robert Carenzo, Zach Espinoza, AJ Faulkner, David Maloof, Julie Patrick, Ida Steele, Carrie Winebrenner

(Click to go to the AustinLiveTheatre front page)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Auditions in San Antonio for 'The Haunted House' by Plautus, Overtime Theatre, August 3, 2013

Overtime Theatre San Antonio TXThe Haunted House by Plautus, adapted by Tom Jenkins, Directed by Kyle Gillette; Auditions at the Overtime Theater Saturday, Aug 3: 12-3; Callbacks Sunday, Aug 4: 12-4 -- at 1203 Camden, Near the Pearl Brewery Complex, San Antonio, Texas, 78215 - click for map

The Haunted House
is a joyous, goofy farce by the Roman comic playwright Plautus (some of whose works became the basis for the Broadway musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum). All of the traditional stock elements of Roman comedy are here: the crafty slave (Tranio), the crabby old Father (Cantankerus), the buxom prostitute (Viagra), the lovesick young-man (Gluteus Maximus), etc. 

(cover art: Halcyon Press via
The plot is this: Father departs on a business trip, and his son immediately buys a prostitute and parties non-stop. When Father unexpectedly returns, Tranio, the crafty slave, hides everyone in the house--and convinces Father than the house is, in fact, haunted. But Tranio's deception spawns even more lies, and eventually embroils the entire city in his deception, including an unsuspecting neighbor, and an avaricious money-lender. The beauty of Plautus' play is that it combines the lowest of comedy--slapstick and puns!--with keen social commentary, including criticism of real-estate housing bubbles (still a problem) as well as the pretensions and stupidity of the powerful. 

Tom Jenkins' modern adaptation sets the play in San Antonio, and is jammed with zippy and hopefully offensive wordplay.

Cast of characters (Except for Tranio and Cantankerus, some parts may be doubled):

Tranio: A tricky slave, any age. (Originally written as male, could be female.)
Grumio: A country slave, any age. (Originally written as male, could also be female.)
Cantankerus: A crabby old master. (Somewhere between 40 and 110 years old. Closer to 110.)
Gluteus (Maximus): Cantankerus's 18-year-old dissolute son. (Has one song to sing.)
Simo: Cantankerus's married neighbor. (Must be male; between 35 and 99.)
Inebrius: Gluteus's best friend. (Male, Early 20\'s.)
Viagra: Gluteus's girlfriend, and ex-prostitute. (Female, 20s or 30s)
Scapha: Viagra's hair-dresser, and a slave. (Female, 40s or older.)
Avaricius: a greedy money-lender. (Written as male, could be female.)
Xena: a female slave and a floozy. (Written as female, could conceivably be a male. Mid 20\'s.)
Phaniscus: a Good Slave. (Written as male, could be female. Any age.) 

For More Information: 210-557-7562 or

Video: Meet the Cast of 'The National Pastime,' Austin Theatre Project at Center Stage on Real, September 19 - October 6, 2013

 National Pastime Austin Theatre Project TX

National Pastime, a one-act play by Tony Sportiello, was first produced in 2010 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and then reworked with music by Al Tapper. It played Off-Broadway in 2012 and is scheduled to open on Broadway. The AustinTheatre Project will stage it at Center Stage on Real Street, September 19 - October 6, 2013. 

 Here's a video introduction of the cast:

Auditions for Ordinary Days, musical by Adam Gwon, Penfold Theatre, August 10, 2013

Auditions for Ordinary Days, musical by Adam Gwon, Penfold Theatre, August 10, 2013. Directed by Michael McKelvey, running March 20 - April 6, 2014. For more information, visit the show's webpage:
Ordinary Days debuted at New York’s Roundabout Theatre in 2009. Its composer and lyricist, Adam Gwon, received the Kleban Prize for excellence in writing for musical theatre. This production will continue Penfold's commitment to the "chamber musical" as an important and exciting piece of American theatre.
Ordinary Days Adam Gwon Penfold theatre Austin TXThis production is Ordinary Days' Texas premiere. Interlaced with humor and romance, the story follows four young adults in New York City who are searching for connection and purpose. Each one takes their own path – some neurotically funny and others deeply touching – but they all find ways to let go of what holds them back and embrace the beauty of each “ordinary day.” For a full synopsis of the show, visit

CHARACTERS: Warren. Male, 20s; Deb. Female, 20s; Jason. Male, 30s; Claire. Female, 30s.

To schedule a time, please email Ryan Crowder at If you are available only during certain times, please tell us so. We will send you a confirmation email with your audition time. The date and time for callbacks are TBA.
What should I prepare? Please bring a headshot and resume, along with two songs (one uptempo, one ballad) in the style of the show. Each cut should be no more than 30-40 seconds long (about 32 bars for the uptempo and 16 bars the ballad). You may sing something from the show. Please show your range and ability to handle text.

An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music with cuts marked clearly. No loose sheet music please. The accompanist will not transpose for you. We are looking for actors who sing well. Ability to perform in a "speak-sing" style is a plus. Ordinary Days is a contemporary musical written in "contemporary narrative" style (ex. Mills, Lowdermilk, Goldrick & Heisler).

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Auditions in Lakeway for Side by Side by Sondheim, Lakeway Players, August 10 - 13, 2013

The Lakeway Players announce auditions for their fall musical Side by Side by Sondheim Sunday, August 10, 0 a.m. to noon, Room B; Monday, August 12, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Room D, and Tuesday, August 13, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Room D, 1at the Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek (click for map) .
Cathy Rose, Director - or 512-415-2549 -- Please call Cathy Rose to set up a specific audition time.

SHOW DATES: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, November 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2013
Audition Requirements: 1) Bring tracks for a song, or sing acapella; 2) Be prepared to do a short dance combination

CAST: 8-10 Singing and non-singing roles

Thjis is arevue of the early shows of Stephen Sondheim. There will be narration giving specifics about the various shows and interesting facts about them. There will also be some scenes from certain shows staged. Music from shows such as: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Gypsy, Company, Anyone Can Whistle, and Evening Primrose, just to name a few.

The quality of the auditions will determine the best casting for this show. This will be assessed after all auditions are completed.


Click to go to AustinLiveTheatre front page . . .

Theatre 'Garage Sale' fundraiser at Gaslight Baker Theatre, Lockhart, August 3, 2013

Gaslight Baker Theatre Lockhart TXGaslight-Baker Theatre is Holding a Fundraising Garage Sale - Sat. Aug 3, 8 am to 1 pm.
The GBT is selling props, furniture, household goods, and many unique items from our storage space!
216 S Main Street, Lockhart Texas -- click for map

2013-2014 Theatre Season, Way Off Broadway Community Players, Leander

Sunday, July 28, 2013

THE LARAMIE PROJECT by Moisés Kaufmann and the Techtonic Theatre Project, Southwestern University, September 25 - 29, 2013

Southwestern University Sarofim Georgetown TX

(Southwestern University, 1001 E. University Blvd, Georgetown)


The Laramie Project
by Moisés Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater ProjectLaramie Project Southwestern University Georgetown TX
September 25-29, 2013

7:30pm | Wed., Thurs., Fri. & Sat.
3pm | Sun.
Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Theater
The Laramie Project chronicles how the town of Laramie, Wyoming, comes to grips with the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming.

In October 1998, Matthew Shepard was savagely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence outside of Laramie. The murder focused the nation’s attention on the lack of hate crime laws. A month after the murder, Moisés Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theater Project conducted hundreds of interviews with residents of Laramie. They combined these interviews, their own reactions, and media reports into a moving theatre piece in which the company portrays over sixty characters. (For mature audiences.)

The film of this play opened at the Sundance Film Festival in 2002 and was nominated for 4 Emmys.
“Nothing short of stunning. Not to be missed.” – New York Magazine

(Click to go to the AustinLiveTheatre front page)

SALT AND PEPPER by José Cruz González, Zach Theatre, September 27 - November 2, 2013

Zach Theatre Austin TX

shows for families
Salt and Pepper Jose Cruz Gonzalez Zach Theatre
Salt and Pepper
By José Cruz González
(Ages 7 and up)

September 27-November 2, 2013
on ZACH's Whisenhunt Stage

Friday, September 27 at 7 p.m. • Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Click to purchase tickets for the family series

This bilingual play celebrates the bonds of family and friendship. Salt is a boy whose family has a secret—his grandfather cannot read or write. When Salt befriends Pepper, her love of books sparks his interest in the world of words. Then, a mysterious box of postcards sheds light on Salt’s family!

Opening This Week in Central Texas, July 29 - August 4, 2013

Austin Live Theatre

Opening This Week
in Central Texas

July 29 - August 4, 2013

Click images for additional information

Opening around Austin . . .
Broadway Revue Georgetown TX Youth Production
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, EmilyAnn Theatre, Wimberley
Shakespeare under the Stars youth program, EmilyAnn Theatre, Wimberley, August 1 - 10
Get Into Trouble fundraiser, Trouble Puppet Theatre Co. at SVT, August 1
Get into Trouble fundraiser, Trouble Puppet at the SVT, August 1
A Raisin in the Sun, Uprise! Productions, August 1 - 17  Austin TX
A Raisin in the Sun, Uprise! Productions at SVT, August 2- 17

Re-Set Project Lucky Chaos Austin TX
Sunset Limited Cormac McCarthy Trinity St Players Austin TX
Trinity Street Players, 901 Trinity
Swing! SummerStock Austin at the Rollins Theatre, Long Center, August 1 - 11
SummerStock Austin at Rollins Theatre, Long Center, August 1 - 11
Monty Python's Spamalot Woodlawn Theatre San Antonio
Woodlawn Theatre, August 2 - September 1

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline Cameo Theatre San Antonio
Cameo Theatre, August 2 - 25

A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine Hansberry, Uprise! Productions at the Salvage Vanguard, August 1 - 17, 2013

Uprise Productions Austin TX

A Raisin in the Sun

by Lorraine Hansberry
August 1-17, 2013

 A Raisin in the Sun Uprise! Productions Austin TX

Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays August 4 and 11 at 6 p.m.
3 Weeks only!

The VORTEX, 2307 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722 - click for mapFree Parking. Bus Route.
The Butterfly Bar @ The VORTEX open nightly at 5 p.m.

Tickets: $30-$10 -- $30 Priority Seating, $20 General Admission, $10 Artists/Students
2-for-1 admission on Thursdays and Sundays with donation of 2 canned goods for SafePlace.
Available at or call 512-478-5282
Limited seating. Advance purchase recommended

UpRise! Productions proudly presents Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun for 3 weeks only at The VORTEX, directed by Laurie Carlos, one of America’s seminal theatre artists. Produced in association with VORTEX Repertory Company.

Zell Miller III comes full circle with this production, starring as Walter Younger. A Raisin in the Sun was the first play that Zell ever performed back at Capital City Playhouse in Austin in the 1980’s.

Zell’s long-time friend and mentor, Laurie Carlos, guest artist from Minneapolis, joins UpRise! to direct this innovative production at The VORTEX. Laurie brings a totally new vision and interpretation  to A Raisin in the Sun, a play that she never thought that she would be doing. But because of Zell Miller III’s relationship to this play and to his hometown of Austin where he is raising his children, Laurie was pleased to come and direct this dynamic new production of a classic.

The cast features Zell Miller III, Jolia Jones, Anne Wynter, Sade Jones, Brentom Jackson, Brian Ridley, Mick D'Arcy, and Zhane Hall.

(Click to go to the AustinLiveTheatre front page)

ALT Video: THE SUNSET LIMITED by Corman McCarthy, Trinity Street Players, August 2 - 18, 2013

Austin Live Theatre Video

A look at the opening scene of the
  Trinity St Players

presentation of

Sunset Limited Cormac McCarthy Trinity St Players Austin TX

August 2 - 18, 2013,Fridays - Sundays

Trinity Street Players, Black Box Theatre, 4th floor, First Baptist Church, 901 Trinity Street - click for map
Tickets are FREE, but reservations may be made at or by calling 512-402-3086. Donations are appreciated.

A near fatal encounter in front of a passenger train brings two very different men together to explore and debate the meaning of life, human suffering, and the existence of God.

Trinity Street Players will present Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Cormac McCarthy’s The Sunset Limited at Trinity Street Theatre located at 901 Trinity Street in downtown Austin. A famous novelist, McCarthy has written All the Pretty Horses, The Road, and No Country for Old Men, all which have been adapted for film. A two-character drama, The Sunset Limited has been billed as a “novel in dramatic form.”

The play involves two nameless characters whose lives intersect when “Black” saves “White” from throwing himself in front of a train. The story unfolds and follows the men as they go back to Black’s sparse Harlem apartment. The men find they are polar opposites; Black reveals himself as an evangelical ex-convict; White, an atheistic professor. As they discuss White's suicide attempt, a verbal duel results, prompting both characters to remain fervently rooted in their beliefs. The Sunset Limited is directed by Patrick Torres, who recently moved to Austin from Washington, DC where he worked for 10 years as a director and educator. The cast includes Trevor Bissell and Derek Jone. Bissell most recently appeared as the title character in the City Theatre's production of William Shakespeare's Othello. Jones has been involved in the performing arts for more than 30 years - acting, directing, writing and producing. He appeared recently on Trinity Street Player's stage in the critically-acclaimed Almost, Maine. He also serves on the board of Austin's local B Iden Payne Awards Council.

About Trinity Street Players – Trinity Street Players is an all-volunteer nonprofit community theatre, committed to providing high-quality, thought-provoking, and entertaining stage productions in the heart of downtown Austin. We believe in making arts accessible and relevant, and welcome all who share a passion for creating and experiencing the transformative power of the theater.

Scottish Rite Theatre Fires Emily Marks, Cuts Short Charlotte's Web

Following is the Statesman article of July 26, only 79 words of which are available outside the www.mystatesman. subscriber pay wall:

Austin Statesman


Shows canceled, camps moved amid leadership changes at Scottish Rite Theater

By Andrea Ball, American-Statesman Staff

‍Scottish ‍Rite Theater fired its executive director this week, forcing the group to cancel eight performances and throwing into question the fate of its summer camps.

Emily Marks, who served as the group’s leader and artistic director since January 2012, was terminated by the board of directors Tuesday. Since then, the board has canceled its remaining performances of “Charlotte’s Web.” The ticketing agent has been contacted and all customers will get their money back, said board President Todd Smith.

Meanwhile the summer camps have been disrupted. Girls Thrive Theater has been relocated to the Salvage Vanguard Theater, Marks said. Arrangements are not yet made for Puppet Pandemonium.
Marks — who also did not publicly discuss the reasons behind her departure — said she is proud of the work she did at the nonprofit. Before working at the theater, Marks founded Girls Rock Austin, a nonprofit focused on female empowerment through music.

“I am incredibly proud of the work our team accomplished at the ‍Scottish ‍Rite Theater,” she said. “We have served over 12,000 children since January 2012. I am incredibly grateful to the original board and organizational infrastructure for hiring me, and remain proud of the excellent programming we provided in an incredible space.”

Smith also declined to comment on Marks’ firing.

“The ‍Scottish Theater has a long history of providing quality child programming over the years and it is our intention to continue providing high-quality, wholesome entertainment for children and their families,” Smith said.

The theater was built in the late 1800s and was purchased more than 100 years ago by the Austin ‍Scottish ‍Rite fraternity, which started the children’s theater in 2004 as a family programming venue.
Although the organization was created by the ‍Scottish ‍Rite, the theater is an independent nonprofit with an annual budget of about $300,000.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Video by Seth Dumas: Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe, Shakespeare at Winedale, July 26 - August 11, 2013

Video by Seth Dumas for the 

Shakespeare in Winedale

Shakespeare in Winedale University of Texasproduction of 

Doctor Faustus
by Christopher Marlowe

July 26, and 28 at 7:30 p.m.
August 3 and 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Shakespeare at Winedale 43rd Summer Season, July 18 - August 11, 2013

Shakespeare at Winedale Theater Barn, Winedale Historical Center, Round Top, TX - click for map

TICKETS: $10 General Admission; $5 Student/UT ID Holders

Available at or (512) 471-4726

Shakespeare at Winedale’s 2013 Summer Class takes the stage this summer with performances of The Comedy of Errors, The Tempest, Henry IV, Part I, and, for the first time at Winedale, Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus. Performances will begin July 18th and run through August 11th; performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7:30pm with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for general admission or $5 for students/UT ID holders and may be ordered online through the Shakespeare at Winedale website

Auditions in New Braunfels for 'Little Shop of Horrors,' New Braunfels Theatre Company, July 28 and 29, 2013

New Braunfels Theatre Company TXNew Braunfels Theatre Company auditions for Little Shop of Horrors
1117 N. Walnut, New Braunfels , Texas, 78130 - click for map

Auditions Sunday July 28th 2:00 - 6:00 pm 

Little Shop of Horrors Please plan to be there the whole time!; Monday July 29th 4:00 - 6:00 by appointment only if you cannot attend on Sunday... Contact Kortnee to set a time: Call - Backs: Monday July 29th 6:00 - 10:00 pm You will be notified on Sunday at 6:00 if you are being called back.

Call-backs will be held for lead roles only. Complete cast list will be posted no later than Tuesday at 6 pm

Casting: 10 - 20 people, male and female, age 17+

Characters Needed: LEAD ROLES: Audrey, Seymour, Audrey 2 voice, Mushnik, Orin, Ronette/Chiffon/Street Urchins, Audrey 2 puppeteers

Please prepare 2 song excerpts (16 bars/one verse + one chorus) -- one song from the character you are auditioning for and one song of your choosing that shows "what you can do" Please bring karaoke CD/ MP3 tracks and a monologue- a short prepared piece in the style of the character

LEAD ROLE NOTES: Audrey: Yes, we want to hear it; Suddenly Seymour should be your audition choice
Audrey 2 Puppeteer: no songs required, unless you are also interested in another character.

ENSEMBLE & CHORUS: 1 song excerpt, any song, any genre. Bring a karaoke track please.

STREET PEOPLE: We will be casting several non-speaking "street people" roles of all shapes and sizes. Come ready to sing a quick song and join in some zany audition fun. Great opportunity to be in a fun show without all the work of a lead role

Auditions in San Antonio for 'Night of the Living Dead,' Overtime Theatre, July 27 and 28, 2013

Overtime Theatre San Antonio Overtime Theater with Film Classics Productions  

Auditions for Night of the Living Dead 

 Saturday, July 27, 12-4pm and Sunday, July 28, 12-3pm. Callbacks Monday, July 29, 6-7pm.

 This October, Film Classics Productions and the Overtime Theatre are teaming up to present an adaptation of George A. Romero's horror masterpiece 'Night of the Living Dead' live on stage, directed by Bryan Ortiz.

Night of the Living Dead

Characters Needed:
Tom [aged 18-30's] young man, boyfriend of Judy
Judy [aged 18-30's] young woman, girlfriend of Tom

Newscaster; The General; Radio Newscaster; Dr. Keller; Don Quinn; Scientist; Bill the Reporter; Steve the Cameraman; Tony; Vince; Posse Members and, of course.... ZOMBIES!!!!
Head shots and résumés are welcome. Auditions will consist of cold readings.

1203 Camden, Near the Pearl Brewery Complex, San Antonio, Texas, 78215

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Robert Jerdee at or Suzanne Demarkova at

Friday, July 26, 2013

BONNIE AND CLYDE, musical McCallum Fine Arts Academy, September 18 - 22, 2013

McCallum Fine Arts Academy Austin TX

[5600 Sunshine Drive -- click for map]
Bonnie and Clyde musical McCallum Fine Arts Academy Austin TX



Music by Frank Wildhorn, Lyrics by Don Black, Book by Ivan Menchell
September 18th-21st at 7 p.m. Sunday 22nd at 2 p.m.
McCallum Arts Center Mainstage
Tickets $6 students, $10 seniors, $15 adults
click to purchase on-line 

MacTheatre is proud to announce that we are one of only a handful of theatre companies across the nation to be granted special permission to produce this thrilling new show before it goes on national tour! Direct from Broadway BONNIE AND CLYDE is a thrilling, edgy, biographical musical account of Texas’ most infamous couple.

At the height of the Great Depression two small-town nobodies in West Texas become America’s most renowned folk heroes and the Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless, and alluring, their electrifying story of love, adventure and crime captured the excited attention of an entire country. Now, the most notorious couple of the twentieth century takes on a whole new adventure: the stage.


When BONNIE AND CLYDE meet, their mutual cravings for excitement and fame immediately set them on a mission to chase their dreams. Their bold and reckless behavior turns the young lovers’ thrilling adventure into a downward spiral, putting themselves and their loved ones in trouble with the law. Forced to stay on the run from every southern state’s police force, the lovers resort to robbery and murder to survive. As the infamous duo’s fame grows bigger, their inevitable end draws nearer.


BONNIE AND CLYDE is an exciting, cutting-edge musical with a non-traditional score, combining blues, gospel, bluegrass and rockabilly music. Our production will feature a large ensemble cast, spectacular scenic design, rocking live orchestra, and a recreation of the infamous Bonnie & Clyde 1934 Ford V8 death car! Please be advised that this production, based on true events, does depict some instances of violence.

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ART SHOW/MODEL SHOW, Paper Chairs at the Off-Shoot, August 29 - September 14, 2013

Paper Chairs Austin TX
[click logo above to visit paper chairs on Facebook; click HERE for website --]


Art Show/Model Show
August 29 - September 14, 2013

 Art Show/Model Show Paper Chairs Austin TX

at the Off-Shoot, 2211-A Hidalgo Street, near E. 7th Street and Robert Martinez (behind Joe's Bakery - don't park there; they tow!) 

ART SHOW/MODEL SHOW is a multi-media, interactive performance experiment undergoing creation by Kelli Bland, Meghan Adriel Dwyer, Michelle Keffer, Jorge Sermini and Elizabeth Doss based on our experiences as art models. The piece will investigate three folds of art modeling that interest us: the physical experience, the contemporary and historical context, and the queries we encounter in the discipline. Paper Chairs is excited to present our most fruitful findings at the end of summer 2013!

ART SHOW/MODEL SHOW aspires to be these things: a living gallery, a life drawing session, a voyeuristic experiment, a lesson in drawing and art history, a conversation about the purpose of art in society, and an intimate look at the relationship between the artist and model in figurative art.
This collaborative performance will include live drawing and painting by local Austin artists. Alongside the composition of timed poses and staged scenes will be sensorial stimulation, including documentary-style footage and sound bites pieced together from interviews with local artists and models, as well as live drawing projections. It will also include a gallery show, curated by the Austin artists who hire us, and will be presented, or rather, categorized by each model, so that the audience can see the varied and unique perceptions of each individual person
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TexARTS Video and August 17 Open House Spotlight Arts Education Programs

Announcement and 2011 video from

Tex-Arts, Lakeway Texas

TexARTS Open House
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
2300 Lohman's Spur, Ste 160, Austin, TX 78734 -- click for map

TexARTS Association for the Performing and Visual Arts welcomes the community to an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2013. The celebration will kick off the 2013-2014 Academy year.
In addition to getting first chance at registering for the upcoming fall classes, attendees can also participate in free dance and visual arts classes; meet the TexARTS instructors - many of whom are Broadway veterans and serve on the faculty of nationally recognized Texas State University musical theatre program; watch selected performances from recent TexARTS productions; enjoy refreshments; and win tickets to upcoming shows.

TexARTS upcoming season includes: “Holiday Extravaganza” (Dec. 7-8), “The Nutcracker” (Dec. 14-15), Disney’s “The Jungle Book” (Jan. 11-19) and the Elvis Presley jukebox musical “All Shook Up” (Feb. 1-9).

TexARTS is a nonprofit organization that offers year-round classes in acting, voice, dance and the visual arts as well as completely staged youth and professional productions. TexARTS’ mission is to cultivate a thriving arts community by exposing all people to the visual and performing arts.

For more information or to register for TexARTS’ upcoming after school and weekend arts education programs, please visit or call 512-852-9079.