Dance auditions: National middle-school tour

Here’s an audition notice from John Peros Casting for dancers for a national tour going to middle schools:

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Theater auditions: One male for Orlando Shakes rotating rep

Orlando Shakespeare Theater needs one non-Equity male for its rotating repertory of Romeo and Juliet and Cymbeline. Here’s the audition notice:

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New season announces at Seminole State

Here’s the upcoming theater season at Seminole State College’s Fine Arts Theatre:

Tony winner to give workshops at Master Class Academy

Hinton Battle

Three-time Tony Award winner Hinton Battle — the original Scarecrow in The Wiz, and a Tony winner for Sophisticated Ladies, The Tap Dance Kid and Miss Saigon — will come to Winter Park Oct. 8 and 9 to give workshops in musical theater at the Master Class Academy.

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Theater auditions: ‘The Full Monty’ in Winter Haven

Here’s an audition notice from Theatre Winter Haven:

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Theater auditions: ‘Woman From the Sea’ in Titusville

An audition announcement from the Titusville Playhouse:

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Fringe announces all kinds of things

Seems like the Fringe just ended, but general manager George Wallace has all kinds of stuff, small and large, planned for future months — fundraisers, happy hours and so on. The Fringe lottery will be held in November, with artist applications available Sept. 1. And the Fringe is hot on the trail of a new executive producer. George tells you all about that and more, so keep reading:

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Robin Jensen joins Florida Opera Theatre

Robin Jensen

Robin Jensen, an Orlando Opera alum and a frequent collaborator at Mad Cow Theatre, is joining Florida Opera Theatre as its director of youth programs. Robin is also artistic director for UCF’s opera program and head of the music program at New School Preparatory Orlando.

Auditions for Florida Opera Theatre’s will be in late August. Watch here for more info on that as the time gets closer.

Here’s more on Robin:

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Jester cancels first season offering

Diana Hopkins of Jester Theater Company writes with the news that the company has to cancel its first planned production of the season, the Labor Day Laugh-Along. Here’s Diana:

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Breakthrough plans an anniversary party

Here’s news on the second-anniversary party for Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park:

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Theater auditions: Spotlight Theatre’s ‘Dracula Rock Show’ and ‘The Christmas Miracle’

Here are two separate audition notices from Spotlight Theatre:

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Theater auditions: ‘Suddenly Seniors’

Here’s an upcoming audition for Suddenly Seniors the Musical:

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The show must go on

Selena Ayumi Bass and Roger Floyd in 'Rashomon' (photo by Tom Hurst/Mad Cow Theatre)

Congratulations to the cast of Mad Cow’s Rashomon, director Michael Marinaccio and especially actors Ryan Gigliotti and Mark Edward Smith for showing what theater people can be made of.

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Theater auditions: ‘Dracula’ in Eustis

Here’s an audition notice from the Bay Street Players:

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Theater auditions: Renegade’s ‘Oedipus for Kids!’

Here’s an audition notice from Renegade Theater:

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Chris Leavy aims to take Manhattan (and K.C.)

Christopher Leavy

Send your best leg-breaking thoughts to singer-pianist Chris Leavy, who’s taking his hit Fringe show I’m Just Not That Gay to New York July 13 and then on to the Kansas City Fringe July 22-29.

Here are the details:

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Theater auditions: TheatreWorks Florida’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Here’s an early audition notice for Little Shop of Horrors, to be performed at the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden:

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Theater auditions: ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ in Cocoa Beach

Here’s an audition notice from the Surfside Players in Cocoa Beach:

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Theater auditions: Beth Marshall Presents, round 2

Beth Marshall Presents is having another round of auditions for its coming season and is particularly looking for actors to fill several specific roles:

The Diviners:

  • Looking for a young male actor with strong acting chops that can play a mentally challenged character age 14-17 years. (Lead Role- Buddy). (Equity/Non-Equity)

Prop 8:

  • We need 1 Asian female actor age 40+ and 1 Asian male actor age 40+ and many male/female actors ages 50+ of ALL ethnicities. (Equity/Non-Equity)

Here’s the complete audition notice:

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Dr. Phillips Center gets a boost (and aims to build a concert hall)

Artist's frendering of the Dr. Phillips Center

Davis Gaines, who’s on the board of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, forwarded me this email from Richard Russell, who’s in charge of raising the money to get the center built.

Some of it is from the favorable press the center got during last week’s groundbreaking. And some of it is more encouraging to fans of the project — that the center’s proponents are trying now to go ahead and raise the money to build the shell of the concert hall that will complete the project. That would make us fans of classical music, dance and opera very, very happy. Here’s Richard:

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