Thursday, May 6, 2010

"Drop Dead Diva", Lifetime's Hit Series Seeks Background Talent

Casting Director Bill Marinella, a 17-year industry veteran, announced today that he is in search of background talent for the second season of the Lifetime hit comedy series from Sony Pictures Television “Drop Dead Diva,” which is filmed in and around Peachtree City, GA.

The open call will be held, Saturday, May 15th, 2010 from 9:00pm to 1:00pm & on Sunday, May 16th, 2010 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at Ashley Park Mall, located at 232 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan. .

Specifically seeking:
to portray very chic and trendy 30-somethings
L.A. model types, 5’ 6’’ or taller (females)
male model looks must be 5’10”
upscale patrons with upscale suits / dresses with a polished look
to portray Attorneys and Defendants, character faces, come dressed to impress
Anyone with cool/ funky hairstyle, eyeglasses, tattoos, or “Art Gallery” look
Specifically looking for blonde men and women (tan a plus!)
Casting ages 18 and over “ALL LOOKS”

Wardrobe notes:


· Colors we love for the professional looks are navy grey, black, olive, tan, maroon, beige, charcoal - think “GQ “ magazine type

· For “Nightlife” scenes - dresses with spaghetti straps, and stylish jeans for women, tops with jewel tones and color are good!

· Men with that “Entourage” feel, overdyed or dark upscale jeans and shirts with peak or notch collars and sport jackets and soft soled rubber dress shoes, and handsome, “chic suits” for play

· Please come in style, simple jewelry is best, with hair and make up camera ready

Plenty of free parking, bring a pen and headshots if you have them. Please know your wardrobe sizes (height, waist, inseam, shoe, etc.).


When beautiful-but-vapid model wannabe Deb (Brooke D’Orsay) has a fatal car accident, she suddenly finds herself in front of Heaven’s gatekeeper, Fred (Ben Feldman), who declares her a self-centered “zero.” Outraged, she attempts to persuade Fred to return her to her shallow existence but is accidentally relegated to the body of the recently deceased Jane Bingum (Brooke Elliott). A brilliant, thoughtful and plus-size attorney with a loyal assistant (Margaret Cho), Jane has always lived in the shadow of her more comely colleagues whereas Deb has always relied on her external beauty. Now, by a twist of fate and a bolt of divine intervention, both personalities must learn to coexist in Jane’s plus-size frame in the ultimate showdown between brains and beauty. Drop Dead Diva is produced by Sony Pictures Television for Lifetime Television. Josh Berman (Bones, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) is creator and executive producer. Alex Taub (Eli Stone) joins Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Academy Award®-winning Chicago, Hairspray, Lifetime’s Living Proof) of Storyline Entertainment as executive producers.

West GA Children's Theatre Announces Regional Auditions for Ages 6 - Adult to Cast


SATURDAY, MAY 22 - OPEN CALL 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Individual auditions by appointment, call 706-594-8042.

Production dates: September 17, 18, 19, & 24, 25, 26.

Rehearsals will be scheduled starting in August.

Special Shakespeare training workshops scheduled in July.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Coweta: Backstage Players to Perform "Hello Dolly!"

The Backstage Players of Northgate Senior High are proud to present their annual spring musical production, “Hello Dolly!” The play will run three evenings: Thursday, May 13th, Friday, May 14th and Saturday, May 15th at The Centre For Performing and Visual Arts in Newnan. All shows start at 7 p.m.

“This should be a wonderful show – the students have been working so hard and rehearsing for a few months. Their energy levels are ‘at the top’ and we look forward to a great turn out for Hello, Dolly!” according to Drama Teacher Melanie Bruner.

“Hello Dolly!” is the story of Mrs. Dolly Levi’s efforts to marry Horace Vandergelder, the well-known half-a-millionaire and to send Horace’s money circulating among the people like rainwater, the way her late husband, Ephraim Levi, taught her. Along the way, Dolly succeeds in matching up the young and beautiful Widow Molloy with Vandergelder’s head clerk, Cornelius Hackle; Cornelius’ assistant , Barnaby Tucker, with Mrs. Molloy’s assistant, Minnie Fay; and the struggling artist, Ambrose Kemper, with Mr. Vandergelder’s weeping niece, Ermengarde. When everyone shows up at the swanky restaurant The Harmonia Gardens, mayhem ensues. Dolly is greeted by the waiters, cooks, doormen and wine stewards in one of the most famous songs in the history of American musical comedy, “Hello, Dolly!”

Classical musical numbers include “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Before The Parade Passes By,” “Elegance,” “It Only Takes A Moment,” “So Long, Dearie,” and “Hello, Dolly!”

Coweta’s Centre For Performing Arts is located at 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan, Georgia. Show dates are Thursday, May 13th, Friday, May 14th and Saturday, May 15th. All shows start at 7 p.m. The Centre staff opens the doors at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at $5. for students and $8. for adults.

Information on the Arts Centre is available on their website
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Orchestra Seats in First Ten Rows for Avenue Q Available for $25

... day of performance only
... through a ticket lottery at Cobb Energy Centre Box Office

A limited number of seats in the first ten rows of the orchestra will be made available for $25 for every performance of AVENUE Q, the Tony® Award-winning musical, at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. The tickets go on sale at the Cobb Energy Centre box office, on the day of performance only, two hours prior to the show and are available through a ticket lottery with a limit of two tickets per person, while supplies last.

In keeping with thematic issues in the show such as living in New York with big dreams and a tiny bank account, the producers of the show are committed to offering these special priced seats in each city the show will play.

Since AVENUE Q’s opening Broadway and now on National tour, it has played to great critical and popular acclaim. AVENUE Q remains one of Broadway’s biggest and most enduring successes, playing to enthusiastic audiences 8 times a week in New York and now in your backyard!

The New York Times hailed AVENUE Q as "a breakthrough musical of a very different stripe. Savvy, sassy and delicious!" and Entertainment Weekly claimed it was "one of the funniest shows you're ever likely to see!"

AVENUE Q returns to Atlanta from May 18-23 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. For general ticket information, call 800-982-2787 or visit

Due to adult situations (like full-puppet nudity), AVENUE Q may be inappropriate for kids under 13.

The Atlanta Broadway Series, created in partnership by WH Management Group and Key Brand Entertainment, is a new series of blockbuster Broadway programming presented at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, a state-of-the-art venue that opened to popular and critical acclaim in September 2007.
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