Casting Call for Sept. 21, 2012
September 19, 2012 4:53PM
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Updated: October 22, 2012 6:08AM
Here is a look at upcoming auditions.
Casting Calls include Curtain Call Theatre’s auditions for “Oliver!” in New Lenox.
CURTAIN CALL THEATRE: Auditions for third- to eighth-graders to appear in “Oliver!” will take place from noon-3 p.m. Sept. 22-23 at Curtain Call Warehouse Theatre, 12535 Old Plank Drive, New Lenox. Auditions for high school students and adults will be from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 23. Callbacks, if necessary, will take place from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 24.
Rehearsals will take place Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Oct. 18. Performances will be from Jan. 4-6 at Lincoln-Way East High School in Frankfort.
Those auditioning should arrive prepared to sing 16 bars of a song from “Oliver!” There will be a dance audition for the high school and adult auditioners.
Details including character descriptions are available at ccctheatre.com by clicking on the Auditions link. All cast members will be required to volunteer for three hours and pay a $65 participation fee.
The mission of Curtain Call Theatre is to provide a vehicle for local performing arts development, production and education and to encourage and foster community involvement.
“We promote and deliver exceptional community theater and therefore our motto reads, ‘Downtown quality at community theatre prices,’ ” officials said.
Information: (708) 699-2228.
CENTER SINGERS: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, invites new members to join its choir, which rehearses from 7-8 p.m. Mondays.
The choir performs once a month on Sunday afternoons at Wayside Chapel Vespers services and at special seasonal Center events. The choir is led by director Penny Wills and accompanied by rehearsal pianist Shirley Swanson.
Information: (708) 361-3650, thecenterpalos.org.
UNIVERSITY OF ST. FRANCIS: Two musical ensembles, the Concert Chorale and Bernie’s Band, are seeking new members.
Joliet-area musicians are invited to join these groups, which consist of students, employees, alumni and members of the local community.
Concert Chorale is a choir that meets at the university from 7-9 p.m. Mondays with some performances throughout the year. Information: USF professor Will Thomen at (815) 740-5043.
Bernie’s Band also meets at the university with varying practice times. The group provides music at all home football games as well as other special events. Information: USF professor Robert Stumpf at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of St. Francis in Joliet serves 3,400 students nationwide, offering 44 undergraduate programs, four degree-completion programs and 15 graduate programs, including two doctoral programs.
Programs are offered in arts and science, business, education, nursing and health care and social work. Information: (800) 735-7500, stfrancis.edu.
THE THEATRE OF WESTERN SPRINGS: Opportunities to learn new skills, make new friends and join the world of theater are available. The only requirement is a seven-play season subscription.
Celebrating its 84th season, the Theatre of Western Springs is looking for lobby and backstage volunteers to help before and/or during the performances.
Taking tickets and serving refreshments are just some of the responsibilities of the volunteer members called Actives.
Backstage opportunities include stage managing, costumes, makeup, props, lights, sound, set construction and set painting.
Information: (708) 246-4043.
DORON OFIR CASTING: This company and a major cable network are conducting a nationwide search for single and newly pregnant women with big personalities to share their stories for a new love and relationship docuseries. Potential candidates should be at least 24 years old.
The casting firm behind “Mama Drama,” “The Millionaire Matchmaker,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “RuPaul’s Drag U” and “Jersey Shore,” is looking for pregnant single women who are embracing their independence, redefining social norms and proving that having a baby is so much more than a woman’s duty, and showing by example that it’s a choice.
Potential candidates could be single, newly pregnant and perhaps still dating in the city. For other candidates, now might be more important than ever to find the right man. Others who should audition are those who are keeping the baby, playing by her own rules and living her life with pride.
The stories of those selected could be worth $8,000. Information: singleandpregnantcasting.com.