DC Theatres

Pro, Youth and Children’s Theatres

  • Act III Theatre Company

  • Adventure Theatre

  • American Music Stage

  • Arena Stage’s Community Programs

  • Arlington Players

  • Blaire Mansion Inn

  • Camp Arena Stage & Arena Stage’s Community Programs (Includes program for young playwrights.)

  • Encore Stage and Studio

  • Ford’s Theatre

  • InterAct Story Theater (workshops for students and parents)

  • Kinetic Dance Theater

  • KMT (Kids Musical Theatre)

  • Lazy Susan Dinner Theater

  • Little Theater of Alexandria

  • Mclean Community Players

  • Mpulse Ann Arbor

  • Musical Theater of Wichita’s Apprentice program

  • Mystery Dinner Playhouse

  • Signature Theatre; Overtures program and Stage One

  • Synetic Theater, Washington DC

  • The Alliance Theater

  • The Children’s Theater (TCT)

  • The Governor’s School for the Performing Arts (summer program for the arts for rising high school seniors)

  • The Shakespeare Theatre, programs for young actors

  • The Studio Theater

  • The Theater Lab School of the Dramatic Arts

  • The Theater Lab School of the Dramatic Arts, various programs

  • Toby's Dinner Theatre, Columbia, MD

  • Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

DC Opera

Opera Companies

  • Annapolis Opera

  • Baltimore Concert Opera

  • Bel Cantanti Opera

  • Riverbend Opera

  • The In Series

  • The Washington Opera Chorus
    Auditions are usually held in January or February. Announcements will be available in the post and on line prior to the audition dates.

  • Victorian Lyric Opera

  • Virginia Opera

  • Washington Concert Opera

  • W

  • Washington Savoyards

The Kennedy Center Programs

  • Artsedge:

  • Cue Sheet Library: an educational resource for young people. Understanding performances.

  • Festivals:

  • Free Performances Every Night of the Year on the Millennium Stage

  • Opera Discovery Camp

  • Performances for Young Audiences

  • Performing Arts Series:

  • WNO High School Summer Program

  • WNO Young Artist Programs

More Opera for Youth:

  • The Met: Back stage tours of the Metropolitan Opera House:
    http://www.metoperafamily.org/education/general/backstage.aspx

  • The Metropolitan Opera Children's Chorus:
    http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/auditions/childrens_chorus.aspx

  • The Met's education programs:
    http://www.metoperafamily.org/education/schools/index.aspx

Adult Opera-Internships and Chorus:

  • Crittendon Opera Workshops http://www.crittendenopera.org/

  • Opera Theater of Northern Virginia https://www.auroraopera.org/

  • Victorian Lyric Opera, Opera Chorus and Roles (Victorian Lyric rehearses and performs in Maryland. They use an auditioned, volunteer opera chorus.)

Resources, Theatre

Resources

  • < > (free admission interviews with Broadway stars sponsored by Shugoll Research)

    General info site with links: http://summerstocktheatre.info/

  • League of Washington Theaters

  • Professional Auditions

  • Summer Stock

  • South Eastern Theater Conference

  • Straw Hat Theatre Conference

    • For an extensive list of theater programs affiliated with Straw Hat for middle school and high school age students go to: http://www.strawhat-auditions.com/younger.htm.

 

Unions:

  • AEA: American Actors Association
    http://www.actorsequity.org/

  • AFTRA: American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
    http://www.musicalartists.org/

  • AGMA: American Guild of Musical Artists
    http://www.musicalartists.org/

  • Equity: Actors' Equity Association
    http://www.actorsequity.org/membership/howtojoin.asp

  • SAG: Screen Actors Guild
    http://www.musicalartists.org/

Resources, Opera

  • American Arts Alliance, www.americanartsalliance.org

  • Association of Performing Arts Presenters, www.artspresenters.org

  • Classical Singer Magazine (singer oriented articles and audition listings)
    Singer’s source

  • < >

    National Endowment for the Arts, www.nea.gov

  • OPERA America, www.operaamerica.org

  • Opera News

  • The Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, www.cultural-alliance.org

  • The Opera Guild Of Northern VA

  • Vocal Arts DC

  • Vocal Arts Society

  • YAP Tracker (online only)

Audition Listings

Publications & On Line Audition Listings

  • Actor's Lifeline http://www.actorslifeline.com/Home_Page.php

  • Auditions.com, audition resource website http://www.1auditions.com/search.php  

  • Backstage Magazine

  • < > audition database in DChttp:// www.casting-call.us/washington-casting.php

    DC Metro Arts (auditions, reviews, theatre schedules, interviews)

  • DCTheatre Scene (info on what's happening) http://dctheatrescene.com/

  • Free Casting Call http://freecastingcall.com/

  • Music Pro News at www.voiceanddrumnews.com (hosted by NM Productions, Inc.)

  • Red Bird Studio

  • Singers Source

  • < > audition resource website http://www.showbizradio.net/auditions/  

    Studio Theatre

  • The Actor’s Center
    A great resource for both the aspiring and the accomplished actor in the Washington Metropolitan Area. To have access to their audition hotline, membership is required.

  • The Theater Pages: audition listings http://www.srbnet.com/  

     

Competitions

  • Classical Singer Magazine Competition for High School Singers, Classical Voice
    http://www.classicalsinger.com/convention/hscomp/rules.php

  • Classical Singer Magazine University Level Competition, Classical Voice
    http://www.classicalsinger.com/convention/univcomp/

  • Friday Morning Music Club Competition
    http://www.fmmc.org/cmstest/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3&Itemid=11

  • Lions Club Competitions for Classical Voice

  • National Arts Competition, Classical and Musical Theatre
    Link to main page: http://www.youngarts.org/

  • Vocal Arts DC Competition: Young Artists Competition

  • Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions

Rehearsal Space NYC

Rehearsal/Warm Up Studios for Rent by the hour in NYC

 

  • Chelsea Theatre Works, USA
    Studio rental by the hour, NYC
    http://www.theatreworksusa.org/chelsea.cfm

  • Ripley Grier Studios
    Studio rental by the hour, New York City
    http://www.ripleygrier.com/main.php

Jazz and Rock/Pop Vocals

  • The Jazz Vocal Workshop www.thevocalworkshop.net/home and also www.thejazzworkshop.net/ or contact Chris Grasso at thejazzworkshop@gmail.com

  • The Songwriters Association of Washington DC
    http://www.saw.org/

  • OpenMikes.org
    http://openmikes.org/calendar/DC  and
    http://openmikes.org/listings/nearzip.php?zip=20009&proximity=25

  • Area clubs that support local artists performing original music:

  • Jammin’ Java  in Vienna
    http://www.jamminjava.com/index2.php

  • Jaxx’s Nightclub in Springfield
    Find contacts and calendar information at:
    http://jaxxroxx.com/

  • MusicDC
    An additional source for area venues
    http://musicdc.com/

  • The following site offers different books and publications related to the music business.
    http://www.recordingindustrysourcebook.com/

  • The Yellow Pages of Rock lists contact information nationwide for Radio Stations, College Radio, Record Labels, Distribution, etc. When I look on line, the link I find gives you an address and telephone number. The link is: http://www.musicbiz.com/ 

  • Union for composers, authors and publishers is ASCAP. Their website is full of information.
    http://www.ascap.com/ 

Where to Find Sheet Music

Sheet Music Stores in the Real World:

  • Cramer’s Music Company
    Manassas, Virginia
    Phone: (703) 257-1572, (703) 257-1472
    Fax: (800) 257-1572 (Free) 
    Website: http://www.cramercenter.com/cramer'smusic.htm

  • Fox Music
    416 S. Washington Street in Falls Church Virginia
    Phone: (703) 533-7393.

  • Music and Arts Stores

 

On Line Sheet Music and Digital Sheet Music:

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