Auditions & Job Listings: Southwest

Updated September 29, 2015. (Check back often.  This page will be frequently updated.)

If you have information on dance auditions or job listings for dancers,  email us at our CONTACT page and we’ll post it FREE!

Additional audition information may be listed under a specific dance form: See DANCE COMMUNITY.

Southwestern US

(For other US regions, see Auditions and Casting.)

____________________________

Arizona

BALLET ARIZONA – PHOENIX, AZ

Ballet Arizona is the Southwest’s premiere Ballet company offering classical and contemporary ballet performances, and is dedicated to preserving and celebrating classical dance while creating and commissioning new innovative works. The Company includes a corps of 34 dancers, under the artistic direction of Ib Andersen.

Click here for audition and employment details: http://balletaz.org/about/employment-auditions/

_______________________________

New Mexico

_____________________________

Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY BALLET – OKLAHOMA CITY

Auditioninformation: http://okcballet.com/auditions/

 ______________________________

Texas

A CHRISTMAS CAROL – PRINCIPALS WHO SING & DANCE – AUSTIN, TX

ZACH Theatre is casting “A Christmas Carol.” Rehearsals begin October 27 with performances beginning November 25. Production will run through December 27, with shows Tuesdays through Sundays at 7:30pm and Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30pm. (No performances on Thanksgiving Day, or Christmas Eve.) Choreo: Christa Oliver.

Seeking Equity and non-Equity male and female actors. The most popular show in ZACH’s history returns to rock in the holidays! ZACH’s fresh take on A Christmas Carol features three soulful Ghosts making a joyful noise, while moving our hearts with the Cratchit family’s love and Ebenezer Scrooge’s miraculous transformation. New hit songs and reimagined carols create an infectious spirit that will have you dancing in the aisles. ZACH’s inspired adaptation of Charles Dickens’ beloved classic juxtaposes a traditional Victorian setting and gorgeous period costumes, with a modern musical score that spans genres and eras. Come celebrate the season in true ZACH style with this new Austin holiday tradition!

  • The Ghost of Christmas Present: The second spirit to visit Scrooge, a majestic holiday presence. She escorts Scrooge on a tour of his contemporaries’ Holiday celebrations. Any adult age. Singing required;
  • The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come: The third and final spirit to visit Scrooge, a silent phantom clad in a hooded black robe. He presents Scrooge with an ominous view of his lonely death. Any adult age, nonspeaking role;
  • Mr. Fezziwig: The jovial merchant with whom the young Scrooge apprenticed. Fezziwig was renowned for his wonderful holiday parties. Age 45 –65;
  • Mrs. Fezziwig: wife of Mr. Fezziwig, loves holiday desserts, jovial. Age 45 –65;
  • Young Belle: A beautiful woman who Scrooge loved deeply when he was a young man. Belle broke off their engagement after Scrooge became consumed with greed for wealth. Age: 20’s;
  • Older Belle: age 45 to 65, woman to whom Scrooge was engaged as a young man. She later married another man;
  • The Charitable Gentleman #1 and #2: Two gentlemen who visit Scrooge at the beginning of the tale seeking charitable contributions. Age 25 to 50. Singers;
  • Mrs. Cratchit: Bob’s wife, a kind and loving woman. Age 30-45;
  • RICHARD WILKINS: another apprentice at Fezziwig’s establishment, toasts Scrooge and Belle’s engagement, age 20’s;
  • TOPPER: a guest of Fred’s, who is in love with the plump sister, age 20’s; OLD JOE: a pawnshop owner, age 40 and above;
  • MRS. DILBERT: Scrooge’s housekeeper, serves as Narrator some in beginning and is a singer, Age 30’s and older;
  • UNDERTAKER: a man who has no ethics about stealing from the dead, age 30 to 55;
  • CAROLINE AND HER HUSBAND: two people who owed money to Scrooge who are happy when he dies;
  • BELLE’S HUSBAND: a man who sees Scrooge on the night Marley dies, 40 to 50’s;
  • FRED’S WIFE: the wife of Scrooge’s nephew, 20’s/30’s.
  • THESE ROLES HAVE BEEN CAST: Ebenezer Scrooge: The miserly owner of a London accountant’s office. The three spirits of Christmas visit the stodgy bean-counter in hopes of reversing Scrooge’s greedy, cold-hearted approach to life. Age 50 – 65. Should be able to carry a tune; Bob Cratchit: Scrooge’s clerk, a kind, mild, and very poor man with a large family; Jacob Marley: Ebenezer Scrooge’s equally greedy partner; Fred: Scrooge’s nephew.

Actors should prepare 2 contrasting pop/rock/R&B songs of your choice and bring relevant sheet music. You may be asked to sing the entire song, or a selection. Contract: LOA/LORT D; min pending. For an appt, email: auditions@zachtheatre.org

  • Sat, Oct 3, 2015
  • 1pm-8pm – EPA
  • ZACH’s Nowlin Rehearsal Hall, 1426 Toomey Road, The Nowlin Rehearsal Studio is on the South side of the Zach campus. Austin, TX

_____________________________

A CHRISTMAS STORY – DANCERS & SINGERS/PRINCIPALS WHO DANCE – HOUSTON, TX

Houston Theatre Under The Stars is casting “A Christmas Story.” First Rehearsal – November 20. Opening – December 8. Closing – December 20. Seeking Male and Female Actors/Singers.

Seeking:

  • JEAN SHEPHERD/NARRATOR: Late 40s to early 60s. A charismatic storyteller who has the ability to weave a spell and draw an audience into his magical world. He is omniscient but not overpowering – a good-natured curmudgeon with a deadpan sense of humor. He holds the audience with his tremendous presence and spark. [Note: The framing device becomes a physical part of the storytelling, a narrator who comes in and out of the scenes. When he is onstage as the narrator, he is unnoticed by the other characters (except for a few occasions when he has a direct interaction with Ralphie). When Jean assumes an onstage role (e.g., the telegram deliverer), he is, of course, seen by the others as that character. When Jean is observing Ralphie, he feels and expresses everything just as Ralphie would, exactly paralleling the boy’s emotional state. The “Universal I” phrase that Jean uses in his opening speech is his way of distancing himself from the story, but it is truly autobiographical in nature.

The Parkers: 

  • MOTHER: 30s to 40s. More in charge of the family than the Old Man is, but she would never let him know it. She is warm and affable … at times a bit daffy … but not a pushover. A vibrant woman, she is always busy, especially anytime she’s in the kitchen. She is the secret engine that keeps the family running, keeping the household together with an impressive balancing act;
  • THE OLD MAN: 30s to 40s. A guy with a good heart, though it is buried beneath a sometimes gruff (and rough) exterior. He’s a devoted husband and father who loves his family but doesn’t overly show it. He usually expects the worst but is capable of excitement if the situation warrants (though it usually doesn’t). In his moments of fantasy, he is transformed from his usual grumbling blue-collar self to a true song and dance man;
  • THE ADULTS (may be doubled):MISS SHIELDS: Mid 30s to late 50s. The local elementary school teacher. A seemingly stereotypical 1940s educator – prim and proper. Stern when necessary, though warm – and even humorous – when the situation merits it. In Ralphie’s fantasy, she becomes a dynamic, show-stopping, brassy belter and tappy – a force to be reckoned with;
  • SANTA: Early 30s to early 60s. The Santa Claus at Higbee’s Department Store is decidedly unlike the typical “Jolly Old Elf” of legend and lore. Ill-tempered and slightly inebriated, he is unhappy with his job. He dismisses each child as quickly as possible in an attempt to put an end to the day and, perhaps, head for the nearest “watering hole.”;
  • ELVES; CUSTOMERS; DELIVERY MEN (2); CAN-CAN GIRLS; TOWNSPEOPLE; CAN-CAN GIRLFRIEND; PARENTS; POLICEMAN; VILLAIN; FIREMAN; BANKROBBERS; DOCTOR; ESCAPED PRISONER; NURSE; BARTENDER; WAITER.
  • Singers: Have 2 songs prepared (one upbeat/one ballad).

Please bring sheet music in your appropriate key. Contract: WCLO; $1057/wk min. For an appt, email: Audition@tuts.com

  • Sat, Oct 3, 2015
  • 2:30pm-6:30pm – ECC Singers/EPA
  • Sun, Oct 4, 2015
  • 10am-12pm – male dancers
  • 12pm-2pm – female dancers
  • Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby Street, Houston, TX

_____________________________

BALLET SAN ANTONIO – SAN ANTONIO, TX

Official website: http://balletsanantonio.org

Audition information: http://balletsanantonio.org/about/careers/

________________________________

MALE MUSICAL THEATER DANCERS – VARIOUS LOCATIONS INCLUDING HOUSTON, TX

Male dancers needed for an ongoing revue with performances at special events such as weddings, bar mitzvahs, family milestones, banquets, holiday celebrations and other private parties and public appearances. Must have musical theater and/or ballet experience (a la “A Chorus Line,” “West Side Story,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” etc.). Tumbling, gymnastics or acrobatic skills are a big plus, but in no way required.

Very flexible schedule, as there is no conflict with other jobs (if you are unavailable, you may decline any particular job offered). Excellent pay, and each performance averages only 20 minutes. The entire rehearsal will be under 2 hours. Positions are open to both union and non-union performers as these events do not fall within union jurisdiction.

We are seeking talent (local hires only) for our troupes in each of the following locations (You must be available to perform in one of these areas):

  • Houston
  • Los Angeles, Southern California, San Diego and Orange County, San Francisco and Northern California
  • New York City / Tri-State area, Buffalo / Albany / Upstate NY
  • Toronto
  • Boston
  • Las Vegas
  • Miami, Fort Lauderdale and South Florida, Tampa, Orlando and Central Florida
  • Philadelphia, Baltimore and surrounding, Washington DC metro
  • Chicago

To be considered, email pasproductions@Yahoo.com the following: SUBJECT LINE: “Male Dancer – Name of Your City” (or your submission will not be opened)

  • In the body of your email: Full name and stage name (if any), Preferred email address, Contact phone number
  • Email attachments: Photo or headshot, Performer resume