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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:

  • The Metropolitan Opera Children's Chorus:

  • The Met's education programs:

Adult Opera-Internships and Chorus:

  • Crittendon Opera Workshops

  • Opera Theater of Northern Virginia

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

Resources, Theatre


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

    General info site with links:

  • 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:



  • AEA: American Actors Association

  • AFTRA: American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

  • AGMA: American Guild of Musical Artists

  • Equity: Actors' Equity Association

  • SAG: Screen Actors Guild

Resources, Opera

  • American Arts Alliance,

  • Association of Performing Arts Presenters,

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

  • < >

    National Endowment for the Arts,

  • OPERA America,

  • Opera News

  • The Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington,

  • 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

  •, audition resource website  

  • Backstage Magazine

  • < > audition database in DChttp://

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

  • DCTheatre Scene (info on what's happening)

  • Free Casting Call

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

  • Red Bird Studio

  • Singers Source

  • < > audition resource website  

    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  



  • Classical Singer Magazine Competition for High School Singers, Classical Voice

  • Classical Singer Magazine University Level Competition, Classical Voice

  • Friday Morning Music Club Competition

  • Lions Club Competitions for Classical Voice

  • National Arts Competition, Classical and Musical Theatre
    Link to main page:

  • 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

  • Ripley Grier Studios
    Studio rental by the hour, New York City

Jazz and Rock/Pop Vocals

  • The Jazz Vocal Workshop and also or contact Chris Grasso at

  • The Songwriters Association of Washington DC

  •  and

  • Area clubs that support local artists performing original music:

  • Jammin’ Java  in Vienna

  • Jaxx’s Nightclub in Springfield
    Find contacts and calendar information at:

  • MusicDC
    An additional source for area venues

  • The following site offers different books and publications related to the music business.

  • 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: 

  • Union for composers, authors and publishers is ASCAP. Their website is full of information. 

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) 

  • 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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