Casting Calls

The Daily ItemMugford Street Players’ ?The Visit’Marblehead’s award-winning Mugford Street Players announce open auditions for all roles for their upcoming production of Friedrich Durrenmatt’s classic THE VISIT, produced and directed by John Fogle and performing Oct. 24 – Nov. 9 at the MLT Firehouse Theater, 12 School St., Marblehead.The director seeks a cast of 25 skilled actors of all ages, sizes and talents – including those who possess circus skills such as bodybuilding, singing, dance and mime! Auditions will be held on Aug. 7th from 7 to 9 p.m. and Aug. 9th and 10th from 5 to 7 p.m. at Piranha Sail Loft, 12R Atlantic Avenue in Marblehead.THE VISIT is set in a once proud but now impoverished mill town and recounts the return of its most celebrated ex-resident, Claire Zachanassian, who has since become the world’s richest woman. A famous philanthropist, “Madame Z” promises to deliver a strong shot in the arm for the town’s economy. Scrambling to mount an enthusiastic welcome, the hapless townspeople can barely imagine the surprises she has in store. For starters, she arrives early. Contact John Fogle at 781.962.0409 or www.mugfordstreet.com.Dancers sought for NSMT’s 42nd St.The North Shore Music Theater is seeking dancers to audition for the upcoming production of “42nd Street.”The production runs Oct. 28 through Nov. 23. Auditions will be held Friday, Aug. 1, starting at 11:30 a.m. at NSMT’s Arts & Education building behind the theater at 62 Dunham Road, Beverly.Male and female adults age 19 and older an audition for ensemble and principal parts by appointment only. Actors should bring appropriate dancewear and tap shoes, and be prepared to sing 16 bars of an up-tempo song. Personal sheet music marked with the starting and stopping points must also be provided to the theater’s accompanist.Adults planning to audition should email Assistant to the Producers Mark Jacobsen at mjacobsen@nsmt.org to schedule an audition appointment.Teenage male and female actors between 12 and 18 years who are excellent tap dancers are encouraged to attend an open chorus call for the opening number of “42nd Street” on Aug. at 2:00 p.m. Dancewear and tap shoes are required, but not singing.Rehearsals for the teen ensemble are Oct. 9 n 27 and will not conflict with regular school hours. The exact day and time commitment will be announced.

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