Auditions

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Summer Season

No auditions at this time.

CLO Cabaret

WHAT:  Auditions for the world premiere production of a new musical, GAME ON. Book & Lyrics by Marcus Stevens; Music & Concept by David Dabbon. Directed by Jen Wineman. Music Direction by Adam Wachter.

The production will begin rehearsals on Monday, October 15, 2018. Performances at the CLO Cabaret will run from Friday, November 9, 2018 through Sunday, January 27, 2019.

WHERE:  

Auditions will be held at the Pittsburgh CLO Academy
130 CLO Academy Way/Cecil Place, 8th Floor

WHEN: 

  • Auditions: Sunday, September 23, 2018
    Audition Appointments: 11am – 3pm, 4 – 7pm

  • Callbacks: Monday, September 24, 2018
    12 – 5pm

SEEKING:

A company of five actors for the world premiere production of GAME ON, an interactive game show musical. Please note that we are looking for actors to be themselves in the audition, rather than playing to a character “type.” With that in mind, please choose material that showcases who you are as a person and an artist. See below for casting breakdown. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to submit for all roles.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • All parts will be on an AEA SPT contract.
  • EMC and non-union members who meet the requested role requirements may audition.
  • No housing, transportation or per diem for out-of-area performers 


CASTING BREAKDOWN:

Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to submit for all roles.

Monty Price* - Male, 30’s-50’s. Any ethnicity. Game On’s charismatic, clever and empathetic host. The motor behind the proceedings. If the unseen “Executive” is God, Monty is Gabriel. Actor must have strong improvisational skills. Attractive by genuine charm. Not a singing role, however, does sing in the final moment of the show. People coming in for this role will be asked for a cut of a song.

Gillian Van Ness/Deborah - Female, 20’s-30’s. Any ethnicity. A comedic actress who plays a winning contestant named Deborah - a college student from Alabama who longs to travel abroad. Also plays Gillian Van Ness, Monty’s Vanna White-like assistant. Loves being a part of this world famous game show, but wants to be more than just the "pretty face." Must have strong improvisational skills. An impressive Broadway and youthful soprano pop belter.  

Grace* - Female, 50’s+. Any ethnicity. Contestant on the show. A retired receptionist looking for a new lease on life. Thoughtful with a wry sense of humor. Honest and a good listener. Comes to see Game On, never realizing that she could actually be chosen for the show herself, and is unprepared when it happens. The heart of the show. Mezzo. Has a strong mix up to E, a full and delightful vocal vibe. 

Felix - Male, 30’s. Any ethnicity. Contestant on the show. Reserved, rigid, a bit nerdy. A guy who rarely takes a risk for fear of making wrong choices. Felix comes into his own and becomes more confident as the show goes on. Was once in a relationship with Natalie - a major source of conflict. A vocal style that is comedic and quirky. A rock tenor.

Natalie - Female, 30’s. Any ethnicity. Contestant on the show. Natalie is intuitive. A risk-taker who loves to fly by the seat of her pants. Natalie was once in a relationship with Felix. She must work through her unfinished business with him as she attempts to win big on her favorite show. An incredible vocalist with a unique quality in her tone and energy. Proudly walks to the beat of her own drum. High Belt or Mix up to D.

*Please note that this role has been cast. Actors interested in MONTY and GRACE will be considered for understudy/swing positions.
 

REQUIREMENTS/PREPARATION:

Auditions on Sunday, September 23 will consist of individual appointments.

Please bring:

  • A resume and headshot
  • A completed Audition Application
    • Audition Applications are available HERE. Paper copies will also be available on the day of auditions.

Please prepare:

  • 16-32 bars of a pop-rock or contemporary musical theater song. The song should show range and depth of story while bringing your own sense of style.
    • Please bring sheet music for your audition song selection
    • Please bring your audition book (you may be asked for a second song)
  • You may be asked to read sides. Sides will be provided at the audition.

AUDITION APPOINTMENTS:

Please email CabaretAuditions@pittsburghclo.org to request an audition appointment.

Please include the following in the body of your email:

  • Your full name
  • Your preferred phone number
  • The role(s) for which you are interested in being considered
  • Your requested audition time (please provide availability in at least 30-minute increments).

Auditions will be held from 11am – 3pm and 4 – 7pm on Sunday, September 23.

Remember:

  • Please be prepared to clear your schedule on Monday, September 24 for callbacks
  • Callback material will include music selections from the show. If you would like to prepare in advance, music cuts and tracks are available HERE.
  • ​Actors’ Equity Association has granted Pittsburgh CLO a reference recording agreement for the final callbacks of GAME ON. Please note that portions of callbacks will be taped (with actor consent) for review by Pittsburgh CLO's Executive Producer and GAME ON's bookwriter/lyricist.

You will receive a response within 2 business days. Please check your email for your confirmed audition time.

Staged Readings

No auditions at this time.

A Musical Christmas Carol

What: Auditions for A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL. Adapted and Directed by David Bell. Music Direction by McCrae Hardy.

The production will begin rehearsals on Thursday, November 29, 2018. Performances at the Byham Theater will run from Friday, December 7, 2018 through Sunday, December 23, 2018.

Where:

Auditions will be held at the Pittsburgh CLO Academy.
130 CLO Academy Way/Cecil Place, 8th Floor

When: Thursday, October 4, 2018 (Audition Appointments: 9am - 1pm, 2 - 5pm)

Please Note:

  • All parts will be on an AEA RMTA
  • EMC and non-union members who meet the requested role requirements may audition.
  • No housing, transportation or per diem for out-of-area performers

Seeking: 

Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to submit for all roles. 

Topper: 20s. Buffoonish friend of Fred.

Alice/Fan: Late teens-20's. Scrooge's young ingenuous gentle sister.

Carolers (1): Seeking female singer, adept with small roles.

ALL OTHER ROLES HAVE BEEN CAST. 

Requirements/Preparation

Auditions on Thursday, October 4, 2018 will consist of individual appointments. 

Please bring:

  • A resume and headshot
  • A completed Audition Application
    • Audition Applications are available HERE. Paper copies will also be available on the day of auditions. 

Please prepare:

  • Please prepare 16 bars each of two songs in musical theater style: a ballad and an up-tempo song. Bring legible sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided.
  • You may be asked to read sides. Sides will be provided at the audition.

Audition Appointments:

Please email auditions@pittsburghclo.org to request an audition appointment. 

Please include the following in the body of our email:

  • Your full name
  • Your preferred phone number
  • The role(s) for which you are interested in being considered
  • Your requested audition time (please provide availability in at least 30-minute increments)

You will receive a response within 2 business days. Please check your email for your confirmed audition time. 

Gallery of Heroes

No auditions at this time.