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Gainesville, Florida has a great wealth of talented and creative people. From the 1440 Film Festival, to the Hippodrome, the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, the Constans Theater at the University of Florida, and the Gainesville Community Playhouse, there's more than enough talent to go around. We're hoping to make this a central repository for all things Dramatic in this city.

So if there's any auditions, upcoming shows, independent film screenings, dance recitals, etc, post away on here. This community will only be as strong as you make it, and I hope that it will grow to be an excellent resource for everyone.

Welcome, and break a leg!
May. 13th, 2010 @ 12:02 pm TWO new shows opening this weekend, and auditions!
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Current Mood: bouncyshowtime!
Current Music: The Producers - Opening Night
OPENING FRIDAY: Funny Money
at the Gainesville Community Playhouse at the Vam York Theater; 4039 NW 16th Blvd

photo of Funny Money

Lucky find brings many laughs


It's not every day a middle-aged accountant accidentally switches briefcases with a mobster and ends up with £750,000 on his birthday...Read full preview article at Gainesville.com

This is a wickedly funny, fast-paced British farce that will leave you rolling in the aisles. Mistaken identities, briefcases full of money, even a bit of wife-swapping thrown in for good measure... well, you'll just have to see it :) I caught the final dress rehearsal last night, and I can solemnly swear that this is show-ready and ldy-approved!

Sneak preview tonight: $5 at the door.

Opens tomorrow, runs Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8p, Sundays at 2p, through 30 May.

Tickets are $16, available in advance at The Book Gallery West in Millhopper Shopping Center (352-371-1234, open Mon - Sat 9 am - 9 pm., Sunday 11 am - 6 pm) or at the door the night of the performance (credit cards now accepted at the playhouse!); $10 rush student tickets beginning 30 minutes before showtime.

Info: 376-4949 or www.gcplayhouse.org

Founded in 1927, the Gainesville Community Playhouse is one of the Southeast's oldest and most respected community theaters, and is entirely run by the community, for the community. Phone 352-376-4949 or visit gcplayhouse.org to see a show, or get involved in making one happen!


Also opening this weekend...

OPENING TONIGHT: Play It Again, Sam
at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, 619 S. Main St.,

photo of Play It Again Sam

Woody Allen comedy comes to Acrosstown Repertory


What if a classic movie star came back to life to help you turn around your depressing love life? That’s exactly what happens to one character in Woody Allen’s “Play It Again, Sam...”Read full preview article at Gainesville.com

I haven't seen this one yet, but the cast is awesome :)

Opens tonight, runs 8 pm Thursdays-Saturdays through June 5

Tickets are $10, $8 for students, military and senior citizens, and are available at the door.

Info: 538-5516 or www.acrosstown.org


Also upcoming...

OPEN AUDITIONS: The Producers
at the Gainesville Community Playhouse at the Vam York Theater; 4039 NW 16th Blvd

When two Broadway producers discover the key to riches is to produce a flop, they decide to mount the worst musical ever written. Follow their hilarious struggles to gather the very worst in Broadway artistry. This Broadway and screen success is full of outrageous, in-your-face humor and crazy show-stopping numbers. Winning a record twelve Tony® Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night, you won't want to miss this one!

Folks, this is going to be THE show of the season. Lavish sets and costumes, an amazing crew (this is being directed by Erin Kleim, who directed Peter Pan last summer), wonderful source material and a large cast... it's going to be a whole lotta fun :)

Audition Dates
Sunday, May 16, and Monday, May 17, 2010 at 7 pm

Show Dates
July 9 through August 1, 2010, Wednesday - Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm

Parts available for adults from ages 18 to 80! Bring yourself, sheet music (approximately 16 bars from an appropriate style song) and a sense of humor! Arrive early to fill out your paperwork and make yourself comfortable. Please also dress appropriately for a simple dance audition.

Character Information

Name - Gender - Vocal Part - Age Range - Role Type
Max Bialystock - male - tenor - 35 – 45 - lead
Leo Bloom - male - tenor - 27 – 36 - lead
Ulla - female - belt - 18 – 30 - lead
Roger de Bris - male - baritone - 40 – 60 - supporting
Carmen Giya - male - tenor - 21 – 32 - supporting
Franz Liebkind - male - baritone - 30 – 50 - supporting
Chorus (18-80) - Usherettes, First Nighters, Workmen, Street Cleaners, Little Old Ladies, Accountants, Chorus Girls, Pigeons, Nuns, Roger’s team, Stormtroopers, Cops, Convicts, and many hilarious cameo roles.
Oct. 25th, 2009 @ 10:15 am Audition Today and Tomorrow!
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Prairie Dog FTW!
villaniousspike:
The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre & Thursday Afternoon Productions are seeking to cast the upcoming play from the director of CLOSER.


October 25th and 26th, 2009

7pm to 9pm

ACROSSTOWN REPERTORY THEATRE

619 S. Main Street

Gainesville, FL.


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BUG runs from February 18, 2010 through March 13, 2010. Rehearsals will be scheduled between November 2009 and February 2010.



FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Contact James T. Henri at jamesthenri@gmail.com.

Find us on FACEBOOK – BUG. (group) & Bug Casting Auditions (event)

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Oct. 15th, 2009 @ 08:09 am Bug Audition Notice
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Prairie Dog FTW!
villaniousspike:
The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre & Thursday Afternoon Productions are seeking to cast the upcoming play from the director of CLOSER.


October 25th and 26th, 2009

7pm to 9pm

ACROSSTOWN REPERTORY THEATRE

619 S. Main Street

Gainesville, FL.


More information behind the cut....Collapse )

Crew Needed Too....Collapse )

BUG runs from February 18, 2010 through March 13, 2010. Rehearsals will be scheduled between November 2009 and February 2010.



FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Contact James T. Henri at jamesthenri@gmail.com.

Find us on FACEBOOK – BUG. (group) & Bug Casting Auditions (event)

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Jul. 10th, 2009 @ 05:28 pm OPENING TONIGHT: Peter Pan at the Gainesville Community Playhouse!
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Peter Pan
at the Gainesville Community Playhouse at the Vam York Theater; 4039 NW 16th Blvd, near Publix


Hook imageFirst produced on Broadway with Mary Martin and Cyril Richard, and more recently a major hit starring Cathy Rigby, Peter Pan is one of the world's most celebrated musicals. Here is all the charm of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, the Darling children Wendy, Michael and John, pirates and Indians, embellished with show-stopping songs, including Never Never Land, I Won't Grow Up and I'm Flying.

Directed by Playhouse veteran Erin Kleim, this production features elaborate sets and costumes, dazzling choreography and some of the best talent in Gainesville. Additionally, Peter Pan, Wendy, Michael and John will be airborne thanks to Flying by Foy, the company that’s been making Peter Pan fly since 1950, and a gracious donation by Mary Ruth Elfe.

This production of Peter Pan promises to be a delight for children of all ages. We recommend that you get your tickets early— sellout crowds are expected! Tickets are $16 and are available at the Book Gallery West (located in the Millhopper Shopping Plaza next door to the playhouse, phone: 352-371-1234, open Mon - Sat 9 am - 9 pm., Sunday 11 am - 6 pm).

Student rush tickets are just $10 and are available at the door beginning one-half hour before curtain for every performance that has seating available— not just on Wednesdays! Please be prepared to show student ID if you are not obviously of school-going age.

Founded in 1927, the Gainesville Community Playhouse is one of the Southeast's oldest and most respected community theaters, and is entirely run by the community, for the community. Phone 352-376-4949 or visit gcplayhouse.org to see a show, or get involved in making one happen!

Don’t miss this magical night of flight! Come away with us to Never Never Land-- we look forward to seeing you there!

Photo: Alexander Mrazek as Captain Hook; photo by Audrey MacKay.
Jun. 11th, 2009 @ 02:15 pm Actors and Film Makers
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exofilms:

The Extra/Ordinary Film Project will be in High Springs, FL on July 9th @ Priest Theater 15 NW 1st Street premiering 3 Feature Films and meeting area actors and filmmakers at The Extra/Ordinary Film Festival.  The event is as follows:
 
1:00 PM       Acting Symposium    " ACT, like you know what you're doing! "      
Meet Director Jon Russell Cring and Cinematographer Tracy Nichole Cring as they discuss acting techniques learned in the process of making 12 feature films in 20 months including auditioning, acting for the camera, characterization, and the four easy things you can do now to become a great actor.
(We will be looking for a few actors to stay for the Directing Symposium to demonstrate directing techniques along with scouting talent for six upcoming films in 2010.)
 
2:30 PM       Film Making Symposium   " Fast, Cheap and In Control! " 
Meet Director Jon Russell Cring and Cinematographer Tracy Nichole Cring as they discuss techniques learned in the process of making 12 feature films in 20 months. This is an invaluable opportunity for experienced and up and coming film makers covering directing actors of all talent levels, getting the most out of your budget, and the five things every film maker needs to know. Actors can also garner useful information in understanding the nuts and bolts of what Directors look for and expect.
 
5:00 PM Feature Film Premier
BUDD
Official Selection at Route 66 and Memphis Film Festivals.
 
After humiliating his High School English Class, a Psychiatrist must
help Budd delve into the past to move into a new future.
(Starring from Saturday Night Live and movies like "Needful Things" Valri Bromfield)
 
7:00 PM Feature Film Premier
Bernee
Winner Best Feature Appalachian Film Festival, Best Actress and Best Screenplay Top Ten Films In America Festival.
 
A waitress and her adventures raising a daughter as a single mother in a small town,
juggling plates, culture shock, coming of age, synthetic marijuana, and lesbians
while trying to pay the electric bill before the lights go out.
(Starring from Last Comic Standing and the L.A. Comedy scene Heather "Ho" Horton.)
 
9:00 PM Feature Film Premier
Four On The Floor
Official Selection at Jesse James and Washougal Film Festivals.
 
Four high school friends try to keep their dreams of becoming a famous rock band alive
while learning to make a living repairing cars. A music filled comic coming of age romp!
(starring Last Comic Standing's Killer Beaz and featuring music fresh from the stages at Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza
De Novo Dahl, The Pink Spiders, Luna Halo, American Bang and five original rock songs)
 
Adding to the pressures of a break neck production schedule of filming and premiering 12 films in 20 months, Extra/Ordinary challenged budgets to stay ultra-shoestring by enlisting the cooperation of businesses and organizations to donate locations and equipment so that production values didn’t suffer, and the films maintain Hollywood style scope. Shooting in historic buildings, jails, hospitals, high schools, football games, the desert, and the largest Christmas store in the US.
 
 After premiering their twelfth film FOUR ON THE FLOOR (Rock and Roll Musical featuring bands from Bonnarroo appearing at Washougal and Jesse James Film Fests) to sold out crowds in Nashville Tennessee, they are looking now to set aside the time to spread the word to aspiring talent about the things the learned in this real life film school.
 
How Much Does It Cost?
 
$30 Pass gets you into the whole days events!
or
$20    Acting Symposium    " ACT, like you know what you're doing! " 
$20    Film Making Symposium   " Fast, Cheap and In Control! "
$5 per person per film for BUDD, Bernee or Four On The Floor
 
Call 615-715-1578 for more info or purchase passes @ www.extraordinaryfilmproject.com then click on the Film Festival logo.
Mar. 22nd, 2009 @ 05:21 pm Pippin - March 20 through April 11 at the GCP
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Pippin
at the Vam York Theatre; 4039 NW 16th Blvd, near Publix</div>

Pippin imagePippin, the hip, tongue-in-cheek, anachronistic fairy tale that captivated Broadway audiences and continues to appeal to the young at heart everywhere arrived on the stage of the Vam York Friday, March 20 and runs through Saturday, April 11 (no performance on Easter Sunday, April 12). The energetic pop-influenced score by three-time Oscar-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Children of Eden) bursts with one show-stopping number after another, from soaring ballads to infectious dance numbers.

Pippin follows the tale of young prince Pippin, who yearns to lead “an extraordinary life.” He seeks his true purpose in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power. Luckily, he doesn’t have to search alone.

Coming to his aid are a beautiful but ordinary kind of woman, a small boy and his duck, a feisty grandmother with too much time (and too many men) on her hands, a truly wicked but supportive stepmother, an undereducated and overpowered king and a troupe of timeless, crazy players and their charismatic and scheming leader. Together, they present two hours of pure magic.

Pippin showcases the talents of Bennett Lloyd as Pippin, Malik Grady as the Leading Player, Sarah Viskovich as Catherine, Lola Hassan-Adams as Fastrada, Katie Crozier as Berthe, Kevin Hanson as King Charles, Tony Lupi as Lewis, Austn Halvosa and Zachary Mitchell as Theo, and Crystal Coleman, Elizabeth Dean, Scott McPherson, Anna Olcese, Eric Ottenberg, Savannah Radcliffe, Brandon Telg, Sarah Welch and Jamie Wenzell as Players. The production team consists of Keith Newhouse (Director), Ashley McPherson (Assistant Director/Vocal Director), Carolyne Salt (Assistant Director), Lisa Litz (Music Director), Sarah Ingley (Choreographer), Andy Smith (Fight Choreographer), Shay Hudleston (Dance Captain), Justin Slack (Rehearsal Pianist), Betty Keena & the Seam Team (Costumes), Joe Keena (Set Design), Jacquelyn Hixon (Lighting Design), Kristen Paulson (Sound), Erin Kleim (Properties), Alex Mrazek (Set Decoration) and Katie Keena (Stage Manager).

Tickets are $16 and are available at the Book Gallery West, located in the Millhopper Shopping Plaza next door to the playhouse (phone: (352) 371-1234, open Mon - Sat 9 am - 9 pm., Sunday 11 am - 6pm) or at the door the night of the performance.

Student rush tickets are just $10 and are available at the door beginning one-half hour before curtain for every performance that has seating available— not just on Wednesdays! Please be prepared to show student ID if you are not obviously of school-going age.

While not graphically explicit, Pippin does explore adult themes (albeit in a tasteful and very funny way). Parental discretion is advised.

See what the Gainesville Sun had to say about the production last week: http://www.gainesville.com/article/20090319/ARTICLES/903191012

Don’t miss this spectacular evening of magic! Join us— we look forward to seeing you there!
Mar. 22nd, 2009 @ 05:15 pm Additional Info on Auditions for Daddy's Dyin', Who's Got the Will at GCP
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ldy:
Open Auditions for the Comedy Daddy's Dyin', Who's Got the Will?

Sunday, March 22, and Monday, March 23, at 7 pm
at the Gainesville Community Playhouse at the Vam York Theater
4039 NW 16th Blvd, next to the Millhopper Publix
Show Dates: May 15-31, 2009

Actors should be prepared to do cold readings from the script. A rural Texas accent may be requested during the audition and some singing (in character) may be required during the production.


Written by Del Shores, this southern comedy follows a dysfunctional family as they gather around their dying patriarch in a small Texas town. Amid the squabbling about the will, the past, and each other, they experience a rebirth of the spirit of the family unit. Funny and poignant, these are characters you will laugh at, laugh with, come to care about and never forget.

As Del Shores writes in his introduction, “These people are real, not cartoons. It's easy to go for laughs...harder to strive for the truth.” And truth, indeed, is stranger— and far funnier— than fiction.

Available Roles:
Please note, these descriptions are taken from the script. Ages and “types” are entirely at the discretion of the Directors, Jennie Stringfellow & Consuelo Dodge, and their production team.

Sara Lee Turnover: 36, the middle sister. Twenty pounds overweight, the town beautician. Single and still lives at home. Strong willed and has a wonderful sense of humor.

Lurlene Turnover Rogers: 42, the oldest sister. A preacher’s wife and elementary school teacher. Attractive, stylish, very Christian - but she has a bite.

Mama Wheelis: 80, The Turnover children's grandmother. Feisty, speaks her mind and rules the household.

Evalita Turnover: 35, the youngest sister. Six-times married, loves to shock her family. She was a beauty...and still is from a distance. Has a worn look about her. A wounded soul.

Harmony Rhodes: 36, Evalita's latest fiancée. A musician and vegetarian. Attractive, tan, off-beat, long curly hair. Looks like Jesus with earrings. Has a past.

Orville Turnover: 38, the brother. Fat, abusive, unhappy and mean. A redneck trash collector.

Buford "Daddy" Turnover: 67, the father. A stroke victim. Partially paralyzed on his left side, but he can walk with a limp. Has occasional moments of coherency.

Marlene Turnover: 36, Orville's wife. Temporarily overweight. A constant victim of Orville's abuse. However, losing sixty-two pounds can boost a girl's confidence.



In addition to on-stage roles, we’re also looking for volunteers backstage, as well! Please phone us at (352) 376-4949 or visit http://gcplayhouse.org/volunteer.htm for details.

I've personally read this script, and it is a HOOT. And I've only heard wonderful things about working with Jenny as a director (you may remember seeing her production of The Sugar Bean Sisters, which won a Golden Apple for Best Play for the 2006-2007 season). Do come out-- it promises to be a great time :)

We hope to see you at auditions! Break a leg!!
Mar. 14th, 2009 @ 03:07 pm Casting Call for “BIRTH”
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boldgainesville:

Auditions for the Gainesville June 2009 benefit production of Karen Brody’s critically-acclaimed play “Birth” will be held Sunday, March 15th from 1-3 p.m. at the Tower Road Library (3020 SW 75th St. - in the meeting room).

 

Auditions are open to all who are interested - no previous theatre experience necessary! Roles are available for eight adult women. Also casting one actor to stand-by for all roles, all performances. Looking for a diverse and dedicated cast.

 

This is an independently produced, fundraising and awareness-raising benefit production of “Birth”, not affiliated with a theatre company and all roles are volunteer positions. No prepared scenes or monologues; materials will be provided at the auditions. Dress comfortably, in clothing that you can move around in easily. Also, please bring (or be prepared to provide) as detailed a schedule as possible of your availability from April 1st through June 30th. Childcare will be available at audition.

 

“Birth” will be performed June 11th – 14th at The Thomas Center. Other possible performances may be added in June. Actors must be available for all production dates. Rehearsals will begin in April and will be approximately two times per week (exact dates to be determined based on the various schedules of the cast and crew).

 

Hailed “The Vagina Monologues for birth” by renowned women's health expert Dr. Christiane Northrup, “Birth” is a documentary-style play based on over one hundred interviews playwright Karen Brody conducted with mothers across America who gave birth between 2000-2004. It tells the true stories of 8 women painting a portrait of how low-risk, educated women are giving birth in America today.

 

Gainesville is one of many cities around the world organizing productions of “Birth” as part of BOLD 2009 (www.boldaction.org). BOLD (Birth On Labor Day) is a global movement to make maternity care mother-friendly that raises awareness about maternity care issues, raises money for organizations working to make maternity care mother-friendly, and validates mothers’ birth experiences in all communities worldwide.

 

Volunteers are also needed for: lighting, sound, stage management, set, props, costuming, publicity and fundraising.

 

For more information about the Gainesville production of “Birth”, to volunteer for the event, or to RSVP for auditions, please e-mail boldgainesville@yahoo.com, call 352-262-6907, or visit our website at www.boldgainesville.com.

Feb. 7th, 2009 @ 05:26 pm Male Actors Needed
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Adorable
villaniousspike:
Male actors needed for A Midsummer Night's Dream. Auditions are being held again tomorrow from 3pm-5pm at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre.

If you are a female actor please feel free to audition as well as no parts have been cast, we just have not had a high male actor turn out.

Prospective crew is still needed as well.

Monologues are equally welcome to attend, but are not required.

See you there!

If you have any questions or cannot make it please feel free to email me at mythologicalvamp at yahoo dot com.
Feb. 6th, 2009 @ 05:15 pm A Midsummer Night's Dream Auditions 2
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villaniousspike:
We'll be holding a second set of auditions for actors and actresses interested in being a part of our upcoming (May) production of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream".

Auditions will be on:
Saturday, 7 February, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Sunday, 8 February, 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Everyone is welcome to attend, including prospective crew. Monologues are equally welcome to attend, but are not required.

Auditions are at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre.

See you there!