Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Auditions for Willy Wonka, Kids

Saturday, February 5 at 11:00am at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church
FCFT will hold open auditions for their Spring Youth Musical~ Willy Wonka, Kids on Saturday, February 5 for ages 8 to 16 years. Saturday, February 5 Ages: 8 t...o 12 at 11:00 a.m. Ages: 13 to 16 at 2:00 p.m. (Call Backs For All roles at 4:00 p.m.) 

*Those auditioning will learn a song from the show and a simple dance combination. Those being considered for speaking roles, will be asked to read from the script. 

Roles Available 

Willy Wonka / Candy Man~ The mysterious owner of the Candy Factory~ Main Character/ Strong Singer / Character Actor~ Male 12 to 16 years 
Charlie Bucket~ A kind and genuinly enthusiastic young boy...a golden ticket winner ~ Main Character / Strong Singer / ~ Male 8 to 13 years 
Grandpa Joe~ Kind and responsible grandparent who comes with Charlie to the Candy Factory / Strong Supporting Role ~ Male 13 to 16 years 
Mr Bucket~ Charlie's loving, but poor father / Small role ~ Male 13 to 16 years 
Mike Teavee~ Loud and bratty, TV, Video and Internet junky, one of the golden ticket winners / Supporting Character role~ Male 8 to 13 years 
Augustas Gloop~ Extreme overeater, one of the golden ticket winners / supporting role~ Male 8 to 15 years 
James~ A school friend of Charlie''s...small supporting role / Male 9 to 13 years 
Grandpa George~ Charlie's other grandfather, Small supporting role / Male 10 to 16 years 
Phineous Trout~ Announcer who announces the Golden Ticket Winners / Character Role / Small supporting role ~ Male 10 to 16 years 

Mrs. Bucket~ Charlie's poor and loving mother / supporting role~ Female 13 to 16 years 
Grandma Josephine and Grandma Georgina~ Charlie's grandmothers / Small supporting roles ~ Famales 10 to 16 years 
Veruca Salt~ Wealthy, Spoiled Brat, one of the golden ticket winners / supporting character role ~ Female 8 to 14 years 
Violet Beauregarde ~ Southern gum chewer extraordinaire, one of the golden ticket winners / Supporting character role ~ Female 8 to 14 years 
Ms Teavee~ Mike's put together, but vacant mother / supporting role~ Female 12 to 16 years 
Mrs. Gloop~ Augustas Gloops over protective mother / supporting role~ Female 12 to 16 years 
Mrs. Salt~ Veruca Salt's English Mother /supporting role ~ Female 12 to 16 years 
Mrs. Beauregarde ~ Violet Beauregarde's mother / supporting role ~ Female 12 to 16 years 

Candy Man Kids, Oompa Loompas and Squirrels ~Singing and dancing roles ~ Males and Females ages 8 to 16 years 

FCFT will also offer~ The Art of Musical Theatre Auditioning Workshop Willy Wonka, Kids 

Friday, February 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. Ages: 8 to 16 years Fee: $40.00 A great way to become familiar with the dance, song and script being used at auditions. Class will conclude with a mock audition with director's suggestions on ways to improve your chances of being cast. (NOTE: Attending the Audition Workshop in NO WAY guarantees that you will be cast in the show. It is offered as an aide in auditioning.) To register for workshop please call 770-599-0051 or e-mail 
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Auditions for "Cabbage Holler Christmas" and "Arsenic and Old Lace"

West Georgia Children's Theatre
Royal Arts Center
402/404 E. Main Street in Hogansville, GA


Cabbage Holler Christmas & Arsenic and Old Lace
Saturday, October 2, 10:00 am to noon – Open auditions.
Sunday, October 3, 1:00-3:00 pm – Callbacks.
Casting parts for ages 6 to adult. Be prepared to cold-read from script, sing a song, and do group movement.
Anyone interested in set building, backstage crew, and stage-managing, come to auditions or call 706-594-8042!


Monday, October 4 at 6:00 pm – register for classes.
Beginning, Intermediate and Master classes in acting, dance and voice for ages 6 to adult start
Tuesday and Thursday, October 5 & 7 at 6:00 pm.

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Open Auditions for "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus"

Southside Theatre Guild in downtown Fairburn will hold non-equity, open auditions for "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" on Monday, Oct. 4th and Tuesday, Oct. 5th. Both nights will begin with a 6:30pm sign-in.

This is a family show, so we welcome families to audition. Ages range from 8 to 80+. This is a large production (17+ men and 8+ women), so there will be lots of opportunities for many.

There will be 8 performances – Dec. 2-5; 9-12, 2010
Thu-Fri-Sat performances at 8:00 pm – Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm

Visit for more details.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fayette Senior Services 2010 Apples & ArtFest Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities Available

Plans for the second annual Apples & ArtFest are underway. Fayette Senior Services Life Enrichment Center is seeking exhibitors and sponsors for the event, which takes place Saturday, November 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Center located at 4 Center Drive in Fayetteville. Proceeds from the event will benefit non-profit Fayette Senior Services.

The 2010 Apples & ArtFest is a charming Fall festival featuring local artisans, crafts and great food. Amateur and professional artists and craftspeople are invited to exhibit at the event. Handcrafted items are given preference. Food vendors including farmer's market and home-baked goods are welcome. This year the Apples & ArtFest will be an indoor event and there is no admission cost to the public.

Deadline for exhibitor registration is October 29. The vendor fee is $30 for an indoor space. Fees must accompany the Exhibitor Application which is available at Fayette Senior Services Life Enrichment Center or online at

Sponsorship packages are available for businesses who want to take advantage of being in front of hundreds of festival-goers as well as the additional advertising opportunities that are included with each level of sponsorship. Sponsorship packages are value-priced for as little as $100. Sponsorship information is available online at

Fayette Senior Services, Inc. (FSS), a non-profit, 501.c.3 organization, provides services that help Fayette County’s older adults maintain their independence and improve their quality of life. Programs include Meals on Wheels, Transportation, In-Home Personal Care/Homemaker Services, Case Management, Adult Day Care, Information & Assistance, Home Repair, and Medical Equipment Lending. For active older adults, Fayette Senior Services Life Enrichment Center offers a wide variety of social, leisure, fitness and recreational activities, the Ultimate CafĂ©, and more! FSS programs are focused on total wellness – body, mind, and spirit – to help older adults age well and live well in our community. For more information about FSS visit
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Call for Art: ArtWorks on the Square Fayetteville Monthly Exhibits

Call for Art: ArtWorks on the Square hosts monthly exhibits. Can be a group show or solo exhibit. $150.00 fee includes First Friday Night wine tasting, live music and 1,500 email invitations plus press releases. Please send 4 jpgs. of sample work, or bring it by, or if your group is known by the director, email

Monday, September 6, 2010

Main Street Players Holds Apparition Applications…

Main Street Theater in Griffin is holding open try-outs (casting) for characters in its ghostly Fall haunted house “The Haunted Theatre on Hill Street II: The Magic Show.”

Those fearless enough, who want to perform in “The Haunted Theater…,” a walk-through, interactive, haunted experience, are invited to come to Main Street Players, 115 North Hill Street, this Saturday, September 11, to try out for “scare-actors” in this frightening, Halloween event.

Casting will be held from 10AM to 2PM.

“The Haunted Theater” requires an assortment of scary creatures guaranteed to “scare the pants off” the innocents who dare to walk through this deserted, haunted theater on Friday, October 22nd thru Saturday, October 30th.

If you cannot make it this Saturday, but would still like to participate, please e-mail Robert Chauncey at or call at 770-229-9916.

All are encouraged to participate and become active in Griffin’s ten-year-old professional company.

Main Street Players, located in historic downtown Griffin, GA, is now celebrating its tenth season. For ticket information to “The Haunted Theater on Hill Street II: The Magic Show” visit or call 770-229-9916.

Friday, September 3, 2010

16th Annual Social Circle Friendship Festival

October 2, 2010
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Social Circle, Georgia

Deadline for Entry: September 17, 2010

The City of Social Circle will host The 16th Annual Social Circle Friendship Festival on Saturday, October 2, 2010. And you are invited to apply!

We know you will want to be a vendor for The 16th Annual Social Circle Friendship Festival, so please go to Application Information now and follow the 2 easy steps...and then return your application as soon as possible. Space is limited and assigned on first come, first served basis. Completed applications must be received by September 17, 2010. to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

The 16th Annual Social Circle Friendship Festival will be held rain or shine.

For additional information, please contact:
Social Circle Better Hometown, Inc
Mike Miller, BHT Manager

Friendship Festival
P.O. Box 612
Social Circle, GA 30025

Phone: 770-464-1866 Fax: 770-464-2113 Cell: 706-540-2764

Courtesy Events 2000. Be sure to visit to get more great notices like this one!

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Georgia Shakespeare Annouces 'The Search for Ralphie!'

Open auditions for lead role in 'A Christmas Story'
Live on Stage, December 2010

Georgia Shakespeare announces open auditions for the lead role of “Ralphie” in the live stage production of A Christmas Story to run Dec 7-26, 2010, at Georgia Shakespeare on the campus of Oglethorpe University. Four open auditions will be held at various locations around Atlanta in the coming weeks. For the role of Ralphie, Georgia Shakespeare is looking for boys who look between the ages of 10 and 12, but are not over the age of 13.

Open auditions will be held over consecutive weekends in September at the following outlets: The Decatur Book Festival, Decatur; Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Downtown; Chocolate Perks, Duluth; and Bloomingdale’s Lenox Square, Buckhead. Audition location details are on the attached document and available online at Semi-finals and finals will be held in October. The panel of judges will be made up of local celebrities and Associate Artists and staff members from Georgia Shakespeare.

The Company is looking for boys who are confident and comfortable in front of a crowd and have an interest in acting. There are no experience requirements to audition at any one of the open calls. Contestants in the open call rounds will be asked to tell a joke and a funny story about themselves. Semi-final auditions and final auditions will be by-invitation-only and taken from the pool of actors in all four rounds of open auditions. Full audition details are available on

The winner of “The Search for Ralphie” will be cast in the lead role in the live stage play of the perennial favorite: A Christmas Story. Fans know the popular movie from its marathons on TV during the holiday season. Ralphie Parker wants just one thing for Christmas, just one thing: An Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model BB Rifle with a Compass in the Stock. But can Ralphie survive the last couple weeks before Christmas and overcome the seemingly insurmountable obstacles to his owning the precious Red Ryder BB gun? “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.”

The show runs December 7 – 26.

The Search for Ralphie


Ralphie is the hero of A Christmas Story. He is an imaginative and adventurous boy who must battle school bullies and convince his parents to buy him the PERFECT Christmas gift. For this paid role, Georgia Shakespeare is looking for boys who look between the ages of 10 and 12 years old (but are not older than 13 years of age), who know how to tell a joke, can get out of any tricky situation, and love to perform. 

The winner of “The Search for Ralphie” contest will be cast as Ralphie in A Christmas Story at Georgia Shakespeare. The winner will be required to attend all scheduled rehearsals and perform in all scheduled performances. A 2010 calendar will be provided at the Round 2 auditions, but generally, rehearsals will be held from mid-November through opening of the show on December 8, during after-school, evening and weekend hours. Performances are scheduled through the December 26, 7pm performance.


There are three rounds of auditions:

ROUND 1 – Open Auditions
For Round 1 auditions, all contestants will be asked to tell a joke and a true-life story about themselves. The story and joke should not exceed one and a half minutes in length. Those auditioning may attend any one of the following Round 1 dates/locations. All contestants must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The panel of judges will be comprised of local celebrities and Associate Artists and staff members from Georgia Shakespeare.

At each event we will only see the first 60 contestants who sign up at the events. Sign up starts ONLY 30 minutes prior to the event start time:

Saturday, September 4 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Decatur Book Festival at Several Dancers Core
133 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA 30030-3338

Sunday, September 12 between 3p.m. and 5p.m.
Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta

275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW

Atlanta, GA 30313-1827

Saturday, September 18 between 11am and 1 pm
Chocolate Perks
3160 Main Street #200
Duluth, GA 30096

Saturday, September 25 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Bloomingdale’s Lenox Square
BKids, Level 3
3393 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

ROUND 2 – Semi-Finals

Saturday, October 9
Semi-finalists will be invited to this audition via contact from Georgia Shakespeare. At the semi-final auditions, contestants will be asked to tell their joke and true-life story about themselves. We will also ask contestants to prepare a short selection from the play (we will furnish contestants with the selection ahead of round 2) and participate in a group improv exercise with one of the judges.

ROUND 3 – Finals

Saturday, October 16
Finalists will be invited to this audition via contact from Georgia Shakespeare.
Georgia Shakespeare is grateful for its sponsors
Season Sponsors: AirTran Airways, Bank of America, The Georgia Council for the Arts, Oglethorpe University
Shake at the Lake Sponsors: Presenting Sponsor Bank of America, The Kendeda Fund, The Coca-Cola Company, The Charles Loridans Foundation, CornerCap Investment Counsel, Alston + Bird, LLP
Summer Festival Sponsor: CornerCap Investment Counsel
Shrew: the Musical Sponsor: Callner, Portnoy and Strawser PC, PBA:30, Reporter Newpapers
The Odyssey: a Journey Home Sponsors: DocAuto, Inc., Turner Broadcasting. Funding also provided by The National Endowment for the Arts
A Christmas Story: Publix Super Markets Charities
Georgia Shakespeare is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts, through appropriation of the General Assembly. The Council is a Partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes a great nation deserves great art.

Founded in 1985, Georgia Shakespeare creates thoughtful, bold and passionate interpretations of a diverse body of work rooted in Shakespeare and branching out to embrace the best writers and ideas of all eras. On the stage and through educational programming, we strive to entertain, to ignite the imagination and to creatively explore the journey of the human spirit. Our vision is to make Georgia Shakespeare a national model for establishing a welcoming creative home where artists and audiences unite in a shared discovery of the power of adventurous classic theatre. Georgia Shakespeare is a proud member of Theatre Communications Group, Shakespeare Theatre Association of America, Southeastern Theatre Conference, League of Resident Theatres (LORT), and Atlanta Coalition of Performing Arts.

Georgia Shakespeare is the Professional Theater in Residence at Oglethorpe University, and is located at 4484 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319.
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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Historic Candler Park: Deadline Sept 30th

October 23-24, 2010

Historic Candler Park, Atlanta, Georgia

Arts& Crafts - Saturday and Sunday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Final Deadline: September 30, 2010
Candler Park Fall Fest invites you...
The Candler Park Fall Fest is an annual festival produced by the Candler Park Neighborhood Organization. Nearly 10,000 attend.

The Candler Park Fall Fest celebrates the Candler Park community with over one hundred vendors, great local musicians, food, a road race, children's entertainment and a tour of some of Atlanta's most beautiful homes.

The Candler Park Fall Fest is a great way to celebrate life in one of Atlanta's favorite in-town neighborhoods.

The Candler Park Fall Fest will have activities throughout the day for children of all ages.

Some of the children's activities include face painting, sand art, inflatables and free craft projects.

The Candler Park Fall Fest 5K kicks off the two day event on Saturday October 23rd at 11:00 AM.

All proceeds go to the Candler Park Neighborhood Organization (CPNO).

Fall Fest

Arts & Crafts Vendor Application Form

Food Vendor
Application Information

5K Road Race

Fall Fest Contacts

Sponsorship Information

To apply for an Artist space, please download, complete and mail your Application Form to the following:
Artist Market
Cherie King
P. O. Box 5885
Atlanta, GA 31107


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