Current Casting Calls

Paramount Theatre casting calls:

NOTE: We are not looking for child performers (under the age of 16) at this time.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please submit a video along with your headshot/resume via YouTube, Vimeo, or Dropbox to casting@paramountarts.com. The video should include two one-minute cuts of songs — one legit and one contemporary musical theater.  Please include which shows you are interested in and available for. Submissions will be accepted from the time of this posting to 11:59pm on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

A note about casting:

Adopted from language with consent originally created by Kevin Kantor and Emily Traquin of actors Theatre of Louisville:

Most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns and you will see that in the following character descriptions.  However limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with.  We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities.  Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide.


For questions, please contact:

Trent Stork
Broadway Series Casting Director
casting@paramountarts.com

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Cinderella

CINDERELLA

(Enchanted Version)

PRODUCTION DATES:

  • First Rehearsal: Monday, October 12, 2020
  • Tech: Thursday, November 5, 2020
  • First Preview: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
  • Press Opening: Friday, November 20, 2020
  • Closing: Sunday, January 17, 2021

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please submit a video along with your headshot/resume via YouTube, Vimeo, or Dropbox to casting@paramountarts.com. The video should include two one-minute cuts of songs — one legit and one contemporary musical theater. Please include which shows you are interested in and available for. Submissions will be accepted from the time of this posting to 11:59pm on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

A note about casting (adapted from language, with consent, originally created by Kevin Kantor and Emily Traquin of Actors Theatre of Louisville):

Most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns and you will see that in the following character descriptions.  However limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with.  We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities.  Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide.

Character Breakdown:

CINDERELLA

  • 20s
  • A shy and very sweet orphaned girl with inner strength who lives with her wicked stepmother and mean stepsisters. She is a dreamer and is determined to find a better life for herself.

PRINCE CHRISTOPHER

  • 20s
  • A youthful, handsome, but reluctant, prince searching for his independence and for his true love.

FAIRY GODMOTHER/CINDERELLA’S MOTHER

  • 35+
  • Comedic actress/singer
  • A loving, maternal, mysterious character who believes in Cinderella and helps her fulfill her wish for a better life.

STEPMOTHER

  • 35+
  • Character actress
  • An evil woman who is unkind to Cinderella, yet dotes on her own 2 unkind daughters.

GRACE

  • 20+
  • One of Cinderella’s stepsisters. Taller and awkward in her appearance.

JOY

  • 20+
  • Cinderella’s other stepsister; a bit shorter than Grace, Joy is the sullen one; with a unique laugh.

QUEEN CONSTANTINA

  • Comedic 40+
  • Prince Christopher’s mother; she wants the best for her son, and tries to keep her husband, the King, in line.

KING MAXIMILLIAN

  • 40+
  • Prince Christopher’s father, who gives the young man advice. This is a comedic character.

LIONEL

  • 35+
  • The prince’s Royal Steward; and his one true ally and friend (partner in crime/comic relief).

ENSEMBLE ROLES

  • All ages
  • Various Ensemble Roles (many with solos) of Merchants, Villagers, Ball, Animals, and Wedding Guests
  • Must be able to sing, dance, and move well. Puppeteering experience a plus.

PERSONNEL:

  • Brenda Didier- Director and Co-Choreographer
  • Kory Danielson- Music Director
  • Tiffany Krause- Co-Choreographer
  • Trent Stork, CSA- Casting Director
  • Jim Corti- Artistic Director
For questions, please contact:

Trent Stork
Broadway Series Casting Director
casting@paramountarts.com

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Groundhog Day

groundhog day

PRODUCTION DATES:

  • First Rehearsal: Monday, January 11, 2021
  • Tech: Thursday, February 4, 2021
  • First Preview: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
  • Press Opening: Friday, February 19, 2021
  • Closing: Sunday, March 28, 2021

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please submit a video along with your headshot/resume via YouTube, Vimeo, or Dropbox to casting@paramountarts.com. The video should include two one-minute cuts of songs — one legit and one contemporary musical theater. Please include which shows you are interested in and available for. Submissions will be accepted from the time of this posting to 11:59pm on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

A note about casting (adapted from language, with consent, originally created by Kevin Kantor and Emily Traquin of Actors Theatre of Louisville):

Most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns and you will see that in the following character descriptions.  However limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with.  We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities.  Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide.

Character Breakdown:

PHIL CONNORS

  • 35+
  • Over it and everybody, a burned-out TV weatherman, resentful, entitled. Phil casts a long shadow over people he sees as beneath him. The show starts out as a head-trip of a farce, so physical agility and comedy skills (even dance) are a plus.  Power vocal range- from folk, to rock, to Broadway- with acting chops and emotional accessibility to match. Tragi-comic, truthful, dark, deep, ultimately wins our hearts with his sincere exuberance and euphoria as he is transformed.

RITA

  • 30+
  • A TV producer, professional, down to earth, empath, but knows what she wants, and knows what she does not want even more. The very real, relatable, sweet heart at the core of the story but not without her own quirks and can be very funny. A rock-infused, soprano-belt, with a big emotional range.

NANCY

  • 25+
  • A surprisingly frank, revealing character. Self-aware, up against the odds, a fatalistic surrender to her never-changing lot in life as the “pretty one.” In a rut of her own.  Extremely sympathetic, sadly poignant with smiling resignation.

TOWNSPEOPLE OF PUNXSUTAWNEY

  • 20s+
  • Ned Ryerson, Gus, Ralph, Chubby Man, Mrs. Lancaster (Doris), Debbie, Fred, Sheriff, Jeff (Sheriff’s Son) Deputy, Old Jenson, Hot Dog Vendor, Larry, Buster, Lady Storm Chaser, Joelle, Piano Teacher – singing, dancing, actors representing a wide range of detailed character studies.
  • These folks have a fantastical yet small hometown charm about them. For one day a year, they are the most upbeat, the sweetest, most enthusiastic bunch of characters. Community pride in the tradition of February 2, Groundhog Day, with the eyes of everyone in America upon their town, Punxsutawney, is everything to them. Groundhog merch and swag is worn everywhere and the cheeriness repeated over and over again is in sharp contrast to Phil Connors resentment at simply being there.

PERSONNEL:

  • Jim Cori- Director and Artistic Director
  • Tom Vendafreddo- Music Director
  • TBD- Choreographer
  • Trent Stork, CSA- Casting Director
For questions, please contact:

Trent Stork
Broadway Series Casting Director
casting@paramountarts.com

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Ragtime

RAGTIME

PRODUCTION DATES:

  • First Rehearsal: Monday, March 29, 2021
  • Tech: Thursday, April 22, 2021
  • First Preview: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
  • Press Opening: Friday, May 7, 2021
  • Closing: Sunday, June 13, 2021

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit a video along with your headshot/resume via YouTube, Vimeo, or Dropbox to casting@paramountarts.com. The video should include two one-minute cuts of songs — one legit and one contemporary musical theater. Please include which shows you are interested in and available for. Submissions will be accepted from the time of this posting to 11:59pm on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

A note about casting (adapted from language, with consent, originally created by Kevin Kantor and Emily Traquin of Actors Theatre of Louisville):

Most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns and you will see that in the following character descriptions.  However limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with.  We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities.  Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide.

Character Breakdown:

SARAH

  • African American, 18-25
  • A washwoman who is adopted into Mother’s home when Mother finds Sarah’s baby in the garden.

COALHOUSE

  • African American ,25-35
  • A proud, sophisticated man who fights to live within his social boundaries and then rebels against them when that is not good enough.

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON

  • African American, 45-55
  • The dominant figure in the Black community of the United States at the turn of the century.

MOTHER

  • Caucasian, 25-35
  • A strong, kind, woman who defies social norms to do the things she feels are right.

FATHER

  • Caucasian, 30-45
  • Rich. Conservative. Staunch in his ways but not intentionally unkind.

GRANDFATHER

  • Caucasian, 50-65
  • Mother’s conservative father. A retired professor. Irritated by everything.

YOUNGER BROTHER

  • Caucasian, 20-30
  • Mother’s younger brother who has his heart broken by Evelyn Nesbit and joins Coalhouse in his protests towards discrimination. He is a young man in search of something.

LITTLE BOY

  • Caucasian, 7-10
  • Mother and Father’s son.  We see this world through his eyes.

TATEH

  • Caucasian, 30-40
  • A haggard, Latvian immigrant who dreams the “American Dream” for himself and his daughter.

LITTLE GIRL

  • Caucasian, 7-10
  • Tateh’s daughter, a young Latvian girl in a new home.

EMMA GOLDMAN

  • Caucasian, 30-40
  • The Russian born radical anarchist in early 1900’s New York City.

EVELYN NESBIT

  • Caucasian, 18-25
  • The beautiful vaudeville performer, famous for the murder of her high profile lover by her rich husband.

HENRY FORD

  • Caucasian, 35-45
  • An American industrialist and founder of the Ford Motor Company.

HOUDINI

  • Caucasian, 25-35
  • The famous magician who immigrated to America and made a name for himself largely as an escape artist.

J.P. MORGAN

  • Caucasian, 60-65
  • The rich, famous financier.

WILLIE CONKLIN

  • Caucasian, 25-40
  • A racist volunteer fireman who destroys Coalhouse’s car.

ENSEMBLE

  • All Races and Ethnicities, 18+
  • Citizens of New Rochelle and Harlem, Coalhouse supporters, reporters, and various other supporting roles.

PERSONNEL:

  • Jim Cori- Director and Artistic Director
  • Tom Vendafreddo- Music Director
  • TBD- Choreographer
  • Trent Stork, CSA- Casting Director
  • Jim Corti- Artistic Director
For questions, please contact:

Trent Stork
Broadway Series Casting Director
casting@paramountarts.com

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