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Searching for Actors for
A Glass of Wine at Christmas
Directed by Melanie Sales
Searching for 5 Caucasian Females and 1 African American Male in ages ranging from 18 to 40's.
This show follows a family through several generations and covers the foll
owing time periods: 1917, 1941, & 1965.
Carolyn - First generation. Mother of Tamara, Susan, and Kathy. Age 40 in Act I, Age 65 in Act II
Tamara - Second Generation. Eldest Sister. Teenager in Act I, Age 40 in Act II, Age 65 in Act III
Kathy - Second Generation. Youngest Sister. Teenager in Act I, Age 40 in Act II, Age 65 in Act III
Susan - Second Generation. Middle Sister. Teenager in Act I, Age 40 in Act II
Lois - Third Generation. Tamara's Daughter. Teenager in Act II, Age 40 in Act III
1 African American Male Age 18+
Joseph (Joey) - Dating Lois's Daughter. Teenager in Act III.
Rehearsals will begin in September.
Rehearsals are going to be during the weekends at various locations in Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties.
The show will go on in December in Ellicott City, MD.
If interested, contact Melanie via email at or phone at 240-404-8285.
If sending an email, attach a resume and headshot (if you have them).

Silver Spring Stage
In collaboration with the Coil Project
The Greatest Holiday Special (N)ever
Sunday, September 25th and Monday, September 26th, from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m.
Silver Spring Stage
10145 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20901
Performers of all ages and ethnicities are encouraged to attend.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
We will also ask that you sing your favorite holiday song. (“Happy Birthday” counts.)
Singing will be evaluated on the basis of enthusiasm rather than technical skill.
Rehearsals begin in early October, weeknights, typically from 7-10 p.m.
The show will run weekends from December 9 – December 18 Silver Spring Stage.
Show Synopsis:
The cast of a holiday show at a well-loved community theater gets snowed in during tech week.
Hilarity, heartbreak, and even a little singing ensue as they share memories and stories from holidays past
and try to make a terrible holiday show into something truly special.
Join us for a reflection on the spirit and challenges of the holiday season, and a celebration of places like Silver Spring Stage that bring us together.The Character Breakdown can be found on the Stage's website:
If you have any questions, please email us at
Silver Spring Stage is an all-volunteer community theatre.

Sandy Spring Theatre Group
in partnership with the City of Gaithersburg
by Reginald Rose Stage version by Sherman L. Sergel
Adapted from the television show of the same name 
Directed by Bill Spitz Monday, September 26 and Tuesday, September 27 at 7:45 pm
Callbacks Thursday, September 29 at 7:45 pm
Commotion Dance Studio
13097 Wisteria Dr, Germantown, Md. Lower level.
The studio is on the corner of Wisteria Dr and Waters Rd.
There is parking in front of the building and in the other parking lot close to the India Bizarre.
Audition will consist of cold readings from the script.
Please co me prepared with any significant scheduling conflicts. 
12 male jurors, 1 male guard (bit part); Ages early 20s and up
* * *
Foreman: A small, petty man who is impressed with the authority he has and handles himself quite formally. 
Juror number two: A meek, hesitant man who finds it difficult to maintain any opinions of his own. 
Juror number three: Very strong, very forceful, extremely opinionated man within whom can be detected a streak of sadism. 
Juror number four: A man of wealth and position, and a practiced speaker who presents himself well at all times. 
Juror number five: Naïve, timid young man, takes his obligations very seriously, finds it difficult to speak up when his elders have the floor. 
Juror number six: Honest but dull-witted man who comes upon his decisions slowly and carefully. 
Juror number seven: Loud, flashy, glad-handed salesman type who has more important things to do than sit on a jury. 
Juror number eight: He's a quiet, thoughtful, gentle man - a man who sees all sides of every question and constantly seeks the truth. 
Juror number nine: He is a mild, gentle old man long since defeated by life, and now merely waiting to die. 
Juror number 10: An angry, bitter, bigoted man - a man who antagonizes almost on sight and who places no values on any human life save his own. 
Juror number 11: A refugee from Europe; he speaks with an accent and is ashamed, humble, almost subservient to the people around him. 
Juror number 12: Slick, advertising man, thinks of human beings in terms of percentages, graphs and polls, has no real understanding of people. 
Guard: This is a bit part. He can be any age. 
PERFORMANCES: Friday, January 6-Sunday, January 22, 2017.
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm.
Gaithersburg Arts Barn
311 Kent Square Road Gaithersburg, MD
All roles are unpaid.
Sandy Spring Theatre Group (SSTG) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization made up entirely of volunteers committed to bringing
quality theater to the community for over 60 years. 
Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois

Greenbelt Arts Center
A Visit From Scarface
Directed by Keith Brown
Monday, October 10, and Tuesday October 11 at 7:30 pm
Call-backs if needed will be Wednesday, October 12.
Greenbelt Arts Center
123 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD
Ben Hecht - a Hollywood screenwriter
Myron Selznick - a Hollywood agent
Dovie Love - a blonde starlet to Howard Hughes
Dutch - A henchman for Al Capone
Patsy - an enforcer for Dutch
Miss Spunk - a movie censor and temperance leader
Sinclair - a wealthy drunk
Hannahan - a house detective
  NOTE: The parts of Dovie and Patsy need to be actors who can play characters in their early twenties or early thirties.
All the other parts can be cast with actors of any age
The Story:
The year is 1932 and the famous Hollywood writer Ben Hecht has just finished his screenplay for a movie
produced by Howard Hughes called SCARFACE, loosely based on the real life story of Al Capone.
Hecht's agent shows up at his Hollywood apartment to get the script but it's missing!
Capone has sent a couple of his associates to have a little "talk" about the script with Ben.
The action and dialog flies faster than bullets as Hecht tries to get the script back while dodging the gangsters,
his agent, a blond starlet, a woman from the movie censor board, a drunk neighbor and the house detective. .

For additional information, contact Director Keith Brown at

Upcounty Players
Dashing Through the Snow
A Christmas Comedy in Two Acts
by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, & Jamie Wooten
October 11 - 7PM, October 13 - 7:30PM
Callbacks, if needed, on October 14, 7PM
BlackRock Center for the Arts
12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, Maryland 20874
Cold reading of selected sides
Please bring head shot, resume, and conflicts
5 Male Roles:
Mr Boykin: (Offstage Voice), downbeat, petulant guest (never seen); age from 18 to 50
Binky: Spry, energetic, Santa's elf, in love with Mrs. Claus; age from 30 to 50
Hoyt Ledford: Anxious man with an agenda; age from 25 to 50
Ainsley Danforth: pompous, overly dramatic actor, playing Scrooge at the local fire station; age from 30 to 60
Raynerd Chisum: Lovable friend of the Futrelles; age from 35 to 50
12 Female Roles:
Trina Walcott: bright and bubbly, owner of the Snowflake Inn B&B; age from 40 to 50 Lou Ida:
(Offstage Voice), surly housekeeper (never seen); age from 18 to 50
Cuddles: Matronly, actually Mrs. Claus, having a tryst with Binky; age from 30 to 50
Donna Jo Austin: Hoyt's younger sister, brash and spunky; age from 18 to 40
Ennis Puckett: Hoyt and Donna's aunt, 80's, curmudgeonly and sharp-tongued, fanatic about cleanliness and bugs; age from 30 to 60
Della Crowder: Ennis's sister, 80's, feisty, sweet-faced old lady, feuding with her sister for 35 years; age from 30 to 60
Lenora Benedict: self-involved prima donna, also appearing at the fire station; age from 30 to 60
Paulette Coogan: blunt, humorless stage manager; age from 18 to 50
Frankie Futrelle Dubberly: Youngest sister; age from 18 to 35
Twink Futrelle Buntner: Middle Futrelle sister; age from 35 to 55
Rhonda Lynn Lampley: Long Lost Futrelle sister; age from 30 to 50
Honey Raye Futrelle: Oldest Futrelle sister; age from 35 to 55
Need Stage crew, Light technician, Sound technician
Show Dates January 20, 21, 27, 28
For questions contact Joni Donlon ( or Jeffrey Smith (