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Auditions for 2015-2016 "The Magic Flute" Tour - (posted 1/23/15 by Opera for the Young)

Opera for the Young, a professional touring company based in Madison, Wisconsin announces auditions for Mozart's The Magic Flute, stage & music direction by Diane Garton Edie and Clinton Smith. Opera for the Young will perform approximately 185 shows in elementary schools throughout the upper Midwest. Our outer space version of Flute is a 45-minute adaptation. Score adapted by Jeffrey Sykes, libretto adapted by Diane Garton Edie.

Each role (S, S, T, B) will be triple cast: Soprano - Pamina (and 1 head of 3-headed Lady); Soprano - Queen of the Night, (3-headed Lady); Tenor - Tamino; Baritone - Papageno, (3-headed Lady). Cast also includes three coach/accompanists. Cast members drive the tour van, load and unload set pieces, train student performers, and field audience questions. There are typically two shows per day/7-10 shows per week. Compensation is $52-$55 per show plus $28 per diem and lodging while on tour. Each artist receives lodging and $350 for the weeklong rehearsal period in early/mid October, 2015. Tour runs mid-October 2015 through mid-May 2015 with a 2 month holiday break.

Interested singers send:
1) A note w/address, telephone, and email address, specifying the city in which you would like to audition;
2) Résume and photo, unless they are on file w/Opera for the Young;
3) $27 application fee (for materials, accompanist, and related expenses) - $22 for OFtY veterans, payaple to Opera for the Young (hard copy or PayPal).

We will send you:
1) An audition time;
2) Excerpts from our Flute adaptation for you to prepare. Please also bring 3-5 contrasting arias.
Send materials and check to: Opera for the Young / 6441 Enterprise Lane, Suite 207 / Madison, WI 53719. Phone: 608-277-9560. Fax: 608-277-9570. Email: dge@operafortheyoung.org
Website: www.ofty.org.

Audition Locations:
3/13/15-3/14/15 - Chicago, IL
Lake Street Church
607 Lake Sreet
Evanston, IL 60201
(847)864-2181

3/15/15 - Madison, WI
First Baptist Church
518 N. Franklin Ave.
Madison, WI 53705
(608)233-1880

Interested pianists: Contact for audition details - Diane Garton Edie, Artistic Director at dge@operafortheyoung.org

Campus Arts Patron Services Manager - (posted 1/12/15 by UW Arts Institute)

Managed by the Arts Institute, this staff member will:
Represent the needs of the performance based and interdisciplinary arts projects and programs on campus; Demonstrate proficient understanding of the Choice ticketing system, from building events to running reports;
Alert Campus Ticketing to anticipated box office activity and assist in preparation for these increases (i.e. campus based festivals);
Staff and manage satellite box office locations (i.e. Union South box office);
Work with DoIT to ensure PCI compliant procedures are observed.
Serve as a member of the Campus Arts Ticketing Team consisting of: Wisconsin
Union Theater Operations/Campus Arts Ticketing Manager, Arts Institute Associate
Information Processing Consultant, Wisconsin Union Theater Box Office Systems Administrator.

This position will be working with the Wisconsin Union and Arts Institute on all of the arts events ticketed through campus ticketing. There are a minimum of 800 ticketed events per year.

This position will provide exceptional patron service to audience members from campus and the greater community, increase potential for ticket revenue and improve campus and public communications and relations.

Details may be found here: www.ohr.wisc.edu/WebListing/Classified/PDDetailPrint.aspx?vacid=93738&title=05300

Tech/Stage manager - (posted 1/11/15 by Joke and Dagger Productions)

Technical/Stage manager required for fast-paced interactive dinner theatre productions. Your duties would include transporting and setting up our sound equipment, running our sound board, and ensuring that actors have all their necessary technical requirements met. Our shows typically include music and songs, so the ability to mix live sound "on the fly" is important.

Basic working knowledge of standard sound equipment is obviously important, and we're willing to train you to our specific performance requirements.

We pay a minimum of $50 per performance with the opportunity to make more on certain corporate gigs. Performances are typically held in restaurants and hotels.

You will be asked to sign a contract for any performances for which you are hired, at which time you will be paid an additional signing fee as earnest money. This is separate from your performance fee.

We do some public shows, but our main focus is on the corporate market. We compensate for travel and lodging if the performance requires that, and we typically provide a meal on the day of the performance.

For more details or to submit your resume, please contact Bruce at jokeanddaggerproductions(at)gmail.com

Thank you.

Actors - (posted 1/11/15 by Joke and Dagger Productions)

Actors required for fast-paced interactive dinner theatre productions. Our shows are scripted but you should be comfortable with improv. Because our shows typically have songs in them, an ability to sing moderately well is an asset.

We pay a minimum of $50 per performance with the opportunity to make more on certain corporate gigs.

You will be asked to sign a contract for any performances for which you are cast, at which time you will be paid an additional signing fee as earnest money. This is separate from your performance fee.

Performances are typically held in restaurants and hotels with the action taking place among the audience - no stage! - so we need performers who are comfortable with proximity to the audience.

We do some public shows, but our main focus is on the corporate market. We compensate for travel and lodging if the performance requires that, and we typically provide a meal on the day of the performance.

For more details, to submit your resume, or to request an audition, please contact Bruce at jokeanddaggerproductions(at)gmail.com

Thank you.

Piano Teacher - (posted 1/7/15 by Monroe Street Arts Center)

Monroe Street Arts Center is seeking experienced teachers in Piano Instruction. All selected candidates will be hired as hourly part-time employees of the arts center, and would be assigned one day of teaching with the possibility for additional days. Available days for teaching are Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Teaching contracts would begin as soon as possible.

The Monroe Street Arts Center is a non-profit community school of the arts. Our mission is to engage a community of learners in exploring the arts and developing the creative self. We offer musical instruction in piano, violin, viola, cello, voice, guitar, trumpet and flute. In the visual arts we offer classes in drawing, painting, photography, print-making as well as private one-on-one instruction.

Title: Piano Teacher

Reports to: Executive Director and Music Department Head

Hours: flexible hours Thursdays and Fridays from 3 pm to 8 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm

Rate: $20.00 per hour


Job Skills and Qualifications:

Skills:
• Some experience in Suzuki or Jazz instruction preferred but not necessary
• Performance proficiency on Piano
• Must be well-organized with ability to work independently and as a team in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in music and/or education
• Minimum 1 yr private music teaching experience

The above listing of responsibilities may be subject to change and is not intended to be a complete listing of duties but merely a statement of examples of common duties to be performed. The Monroe Street Arts Center reserves the right to amend the above listing at any time at the discretion of the Executive Director and/or Board of Directors.

To Apply:
Please send cover letter, resume, and applicable music samples to Matthew Dahm, Music Department Head, Monroe Street Arts Center, 2526 Monroe Street, Madison, WI 53711 or email to matthewd@monroestreetarts.org. Applicants will be reviewed as submitted; position will remain open until filled.

Production Assistant - (posted 1/6/15 by American Players Theatre)

American Players Theatre seeks early career technical theatre personnel for Production Assistants for its 2015 Season. Production Assistants support all aspects of the company and work with experienced professionals. Primary responsibilities: scenery changeovers, assorted maintenance, running crew, miscellaneous lifting and moving. Also focused work with specific departments. Must be able to work outdoors in all weather, and handle regular heavy lifting. APT boasts two theaters, an 1148-seat outdoor amphitheatre and a 201-seat indoor theatre, and produces eight plays in repertory in the wooded hills of southwest Wisconsin. Car required and housing provided. Contract dates: May 4th or May 11th through October 8th. Email letter, resume, and 3 references including phone numbers to: Michael Broh, at apm@americanplayers.org.

Assistant Director - (posted 1/4/15 by Dare to Dream Theatre Inc.)

Seeking an Assistant Director for an upcoming production of The Secret Garden, the musical, in Manitowoc, WI.
The director for this show will be spread between directing this production as well as a couple of shows at area schools. As an assistant director you will be asked to run rehearsals, block necessary scenes, and assist in all areas of the production in a leadership position, with an overseeing eye.
Looking to hold auditions at the end of January/beginning of February. Rehearsal's throughout February and March with performances April 10-12.
No specific qualification requirements, except experience with performing, theatre, and passion.
We have a music director signed on, just looking to fill the rest of the production team positions by the end of January to keep the show afloat.
All interested parties, or those with any questions, please e-mail rachelbrooks26@yahoo.com or contact (920)737-3821.
Stipend is available, and flexible dependent of applicant.
I am not the director, but a very active member in the theatre. I will discuss further details with you and give you contact info for the director!

Publicity Person - (posted 11/24/14 by Madison Savoyards, Ltd.)

Description of the job and expectations is under development and will be finished only when negotiations with the successful candidate are complete. The intent is to provide the candidate with an opportunity to have a say in the job description.

Applications can be made by sending a letter and a resume by email (webmaster@madisonsavoyards.org) or regular mail to Madison Savoyards, P.O. Box 1612 Madison WI 53701-1612

Production Manager, Stage Director, Music Director - (posted 11/24/14 by Madison Savoyards, Ltd.)

Descriptions of each of the positions is located on the Madison Savoyards, Ltd website, madisonsavoyards.org

Contact can be made through the Webmaster for the website (webmaster@madisonsavoyards.org). To apply submit a letter and a resume. If you wish to apply by regular mail the address is Madison Savoyards, P.O. Box 1612, Madison WI 53701-1612.

Costume Designer - (posted 11/4/14 by Kids from Wisconsin, Ltd)

COSTUME DESIGNER Job Description – KIDS from Wisconsin

The Kids from Wisconsin is a non-profit, self-supporting organization Founded in 1969, the KIDS musical revue is presented at up to 70 shows every summer across Wisconsin and the Midwest. The KIDS are featured daily at the Wisconsin State Fair, and have earned a national reputation as a unique and highly professional performing group. Made up of 33 performers age 15-20 (singers, dancers, and instrumentalists), the KIDS affords young people an unforgettable musical experience as entertainers and ambassadors for Wisconsin.

Beginning with a 17 day Show Camp in early June, the KIDS tour throughout the summer, and end their season on or near the second last weekend of August.

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The Costume Designer of the Kids from Wisconsin is a contract position, serving at the direction of the producer. Review, assessment, and contract renewal will come from the Producer.

The principal duty of the Costume Designer is to design and fit costumes for the 33 members of the KIDS troupe for the two-hour show prepared in June, and showcased throughout the summer.

The position begins with initial artistic planning on or about the time of auditions (early February). The costume designer can begin to design once the troupe is selected in early March, with fittings scheduled for the end of May and rehearsal camp running through the majority of June. A few duties follow later in the summer (wardrobe adjustments, inventory at summer’s end, and storage).

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Performance sites vary and include high school auditoriums and gymnasiums, professional theaters, county fair grandstands, community amphitheaters, and small football stadiums. Of special note is an 11-day run at the Wisconsin State Fair where the KIDS perform twice daily at the Bank Mutual Amphitheater, a 1600-seat outdoor venue. Versatility and adaptability is required of the entire cast and crew while on tour, and is of extreme importance to the success of the show. The highest degree of professionalism is expected of everyone connected with the KIDS organization at all times. Over 100,000 people attend a KIDS show each summer.

The musical content of the 2-hour show consists of a staged, choreographed production of a wide variety of popular music - this can include country, disco, funk, rock, jazz, swing, Broadway revue, and music of popular artists in medleys, with band numbers in between each singer/dancer number. Costume changes, hand props and the music itself keep the fast-paced show moving. A basic white stage wash and a follow spot and operator are all that is required of the show. Special lighting effects and complicated lighting cues are used in only a small number of venues where experienced lighting staff is available. The KIDS have a clean-cut, all-American image, and costuming should be congruent with that image. Costume changes take place in a wide variety of dressing facilities, but are generally feasible since costumes are typically changed during the band features.

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Major responsibilities of the Costume Designer include:

• Design and build costumes for 20 singer/dancers for a variety show/music revue (normally 7 different outfits), in consultation with choreographer(s) and producer. This could involve ordering, shopping for, and/or building costumes.
• Designing, ordering/shopping/building and fitting costumes for 13 band members (2 outfits, changed at intermission), in consultation with producer.
• Find and supervise a seamstress for alterations. This expense is considered as part of the costume budget.
• Arrange fittings (normally in May over one or two days, typically Saturday and/or Sunday)
• Attend all or most of the 17 day show camp in June, as determined with producer
• Help organize and attend dress rehearsal(s) during rehearsal camp
• Be available for costume adjustments or changes during the first few shows of tour
• Operate within budget, as provided by producer
o Budget should hold into account; dry cleaning through the season, any luggage repair or replacements
o Seamstress help should be part of the determined budget
• Supervise inventory and storage of costumes including
o Cleaning of costumes
o luggage and props
o (volunteer help is available)

Special provisions:

• Housing and meals are provided during show camp at Wisconsin State Fair
• If necessary, KIDS organization credit card may be used, although many items can be ordered from Kohl’s at great discounts with a personal Kohl’s charge. The organization will reimburse all costuming and prop items.


For more information on the KIDS organization or questions regarding the duties of the Costume Designer position, please contact:

Mark Dorn, Producer
303-932-8866 or 303/963-3133
Marksdorn@gmail.com

Tina Weiss, Executive Director
414-266-7067
kidsfromwis@sbcglobal.net

Please submit all application materials to:
Mark Dorn
11726 W Radcliff Ave
Morrison, CO 80465

Or by email attachment to marksdorn@gmail.com

Hip Hop Instructor - (posted 11/4/14 by Dance Attitudes)

Dance Attitudes is looking to fill a Hip Hop Instructor position immediately. We are looking for someone with a true love for kids and education. A fun, energetic, professional person with a passion for dance and its artistry. We currently have 8 hours available with opportunity for more as the studio is continuing to grow. You must be willing to work with students ages 5-adult, beginner to advanced skill level. 



Dance Attitudes is a highly reputable and national award winning dance studio, located in Janesville Wisconsin. We specialize in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Irish, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Dance Tumbling. At Dance Attitudes, our positive and encouraging teachers show every one of our dancers, through difficult and challenging skills, that hard work produces achievement and high self-esteem.


Pay: Based on Experience

Start Date: Immediately
contact info.: email: barefeet777@yahoo.com
or call 608-754-4399

Private Music Teacher (Trumpet/Brass and Piano) - (posted 10/1/14 by Monroe Street Arts Center)

Monroe Street Arts Center is seeking experienced teachers in piano and trumpet/brass. All selected candidates will be hired as hourly part-time employees of the arts center, and would be assigned one day of teaching with the possibility for additional days. Available days for teaching are Thursday-Saturday. Teaching contracts would begin as soon as possible.

The Monroe Street Arts Center is a non-profit community school of the arts. Our mission is to engage a community of learners in exploring the arts and developing the creative self; offering instruction in piano, violin, viola, cello, voice, guitar, and bass and in art, including drawing, painting, photography, and print-making.

Title: Piano and Trumpet/Brass Teachers

Reports to: Executive Director and Music Department Head

Hours: One day a week, Thursdays or Fridays from approximately 3:00-8:00 PM or Saturdays between 8:00 am-5:00 pm, flexibility within these days/times required.

Rate: $20.00 per hour

Job Skills and Qualifications:

Skills:

• Piano teachers with jazz, contemporary, improvisation, or Suzuki experience preferred.

• Trumpet teachers with the ability to teach multiple brass instruments preferred.

• Must be well-organized with ability to work independently and as a team in a fast-paced environment.

• Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in music and/or education

• Minimum 1 yr private music teaching experience

The above listing of responsibilities may be subject to change and is not intended to be a complete listing of duties but merely a statement of examples of common duties to be performed. The Monroe Street Arts Center reserves the right to amend the above listing at any time at the discretion of the Executive Director and/or Board of Directors.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, and applicable music samples to Holly Baris, Executvie Director, Monroe Street Arts Center, 2526 Monroe Street, Madison, WI 53711 or email to Holly@MonroeStreetArts.org. Applicants will be reviewed as submitted; position will remain open until filled.

Filmmaker - (posted 9/17/14 by Private Wedding)

We are thinking of creating a silent film for a bride and groom who are getting married at the Orpheum Theater next June. We are open to ideas and suggestions from any filmmaker who might be interested in taking on this paid task. If this challenge intrigues you, please contact Lee at (608) 770-6160.

Irish Dance Instructor - (posted 7/23/14 by Schauer Arts & Activities Center)

Position available within the Schauer School of Dance to join our growing, non-competitive (recreational) Irish Dance program. Applicants should be competing at the Preliminary Championship level or higher and have at least two years experience teaching other students. Ideal candidate will be someone who wants to use their skills and passion for Irish Dance to educate the next generation about Irish culture. Position will instruct ages 5-18 in the fundamentals of Irish dance, including: basics (line, turn-out, timing, posture), ceili forms, showmanship, and honor for your peers/ instructors. Send resume and/or portfolio describing dance experience as well as a summary of two significant accomplishments (min. of one example related to progression through Irish dance) to Classes@SchauerCenter.org.

Pianist/Accompanist - (posted 6/5/14 by Bay Players)

Bay Players is looking for a pianist for their 2015 Spring musical, "Baby". This is a paid position. For details, contact director Ray Bradford at raydirector@netzero.com

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Actors for Student Play Festival - (posted 1/25/15 by Marcia Legere Student Play Festival- UW-Madison)

Student Actor Auditions: Monday, February 9 and Tuesday, February 10 from 6-10pm. No sign up needed - just show up! Check TITU (today in the Union - Memorial Union) for location. Material will be provided and auditions will be in hour long blocks. Plan to audition at 6, 7, 8, or 9pm. Participants must be UW-Madison students enrolled for the 2014-2015 academic year. Rehearsals begin February 16, and Festival takes place March 20 & 21.

Seeking actors for a stage play and movie. - Defy Inertia - (posted 11/30/14 by Defy Inertia)

Defy Inertia (www.defyinertia.org) is a non-profit Madison-based organization that seeks serious, talented and committed actors who would be participating in a stage play and a full low budget movie called A Cafeteria Recipe.

This production is designed as an educational tool for prospective and current leaders of our communities. It is entertaining and thought provocative. Satire, drama and poetic for all to enjoy. A low budget movie of "A Cafeteria Recipe" will be produced in Madison and released in 2015.

This is a great opportunity that can get your name out there and will be very beneficial for your resume.
We have 10 roles and understudy opportunities.
The date for auditions will be set in December.

If you are interested and would like to know more about it, please send your resume and a head shot to ayza@defyinertia.org.

2015-16 Director Submitted Shows - (posted 11/5/14 by Sun Prairie Civic Theatre)

The Sun Prairie Civic Theatre Board of Directors is seeking play submissions for our 2015-2016 Season.

The play should be the kind of family entertainment Sun Prairie Civic Theatre audiences have been accustomed to for the past 45 years. All submissions must; be in writing, come from the proposed Director, include a synopsis of the show, cast numbers, and any special requirements. The Director may submit the name of any other staff members who are willing to work on the production. In addition, Directors are encouraged to supply any additional information that could help the Board in making a decision. More than one submission per director is permitted. Submission deadline is Feb 1, 2015.

The SPCT Board of Directors will review all submissions and present qualified selections to the membership for an advisory vote in March 2015. Directors will be invited to make presentations to the membership at that time. The Board will make the final selection of shows and directors for the season no later than April 15, 2015. The Board’s goal is to create a balanced season to include: one large musical, one small musical (Cast ≤ 12), one nonmusical. Show dates are based on availability of our show venue, Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School, which will not be confirmed by the School District until mid-summer 2015. Typically, the show dates are early December for the small musical, early March for the nonmusical and early May for the large musical.

Please go to our website: www.sunprairiecivictheater.com to obtain a form and directions for submission.

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