Akron Pops Orchestra — Seeking musicians, especially strings and keyboards, for the volunteer orchestra. Rehearsals are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls. Most concerts are on Thursday evenings, with a few weekend concerts. Contact Kristan Crane at 330-203-1926 or www.akronpops.org.
Akron Symphony Chorus — On-going auditions by appointment. Currently need sopranos and men singers. Prepare a short solo piece of your choice in any language and bring a copy of the music for the pianist. Be prepared to demonstrate the full extent of your vocal range and sight read. For more information or schedule an audition, contact Brenda Justice at 330-535-8131 or email BJustice@akronsymphony.org.
Audition for Professional Dancers — The James Sewell Ballet, University of Akron and Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival will hold auditions for two men and two women for the Destination Dance Project at 2 p.m. Saturday at UA’s Center for Dance and Theatre, Guzzetta Hall, 139 Buchtel Ave. Selected dancers will receive five weeks of paid employment from June 15 through Aug. 9. Rehearsals begin in Minneapolis on June 15, continue in Akron, and also include a two-week high-altitude intensive in Montana. Dancers should have excellent ballet technique and be comfortable combining ballet with modern dance elements. Improvisation skills are a plus. Please bring photo and resume; women bring pointe shoes (if you wear them). Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required. Registration and information, Neil Sapienza, 330-972-7408 or email email@example.com.
Blossom Festival Chorus — Auditions by appointment only will be held Wednesday and April 19. Those auditioning are asked to prepare one piece in a foreign language. Previous choral experience and sight-reading skills are required. Schedule an audition at 216-231-7372, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.clevelandorchestra.com.
City of Flags Chorus — Seeking women who enjoy singing a cappella, four-part harmony. Rehearsals are at 7 p.m. Mondays at Greenwood Christian Church, 44th Street Northwest and Frazer Avenue, Canton. 800-793-3805.
Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Choruses — The Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus is open to boys and girls entering sixth to eighth grade in the fall and the Children’s Preparatory Chorus is open to those entering the fifth through eighth grade. Boys must have unchanged treble voices. Auditions will be held June 2, 7 and 14. Students in grades nine through 12 may audition for the Youth Chorus on May 3, 11 or June 7. Auditions are by appointment only. To find out audition requirements and to schedule an audition, call 216-231-7374, email email@example.com, or go to www.clevelandorchestra.com.
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus — Auditions by appointment only will be held Wednesday and April 19. Those auditioning are asked to prepare two 2-minute long pieces from the classical literature, one of which should be in a foreign language. Previous choral experience and sight reading skills are required. To schedule an audition, call 216-231-7372, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.clevelandorchestra.com.
Cuyahoga Falls Community Band — Weekly rehearsals take place in the third floor auditorium of the Quirk Cultural Center, 1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, from 7-8:30 p.m. every Monday throughout the year. The Band is currently seeking new musicians, with emphasis on clarinet, saxophone, euphonium, and percussion players. For more information on becoming a members, please contact Concertmaster Rebecca Yoho at email@example.com.
Cuyahoga Falls Community Chorus — Openings for all voice parts for adults of all ages from Cuyahoga Falls and surrounding communities. Rehearsals are at 7 p.m. Mondays at Summit Christian School at Newberry Park, 2800 13th St., Cuyahoga Falls. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call Ted Shure at 330-920-8598 or visit www.leonardshure.com.
Derbytown A Cappella Men’s Chorus — Seeking new members to sing four-part harmony. Practices are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Fellowship Hall of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 50 N. Prospect St., Akron. Enter through Park Street Cloister entrance. 330-849-3372.
Forever Harmony Chorus of the Akron Area — Seeking new women members 16 or older to sing four-part harmony music. Practices are 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays at the Unity Church, 503 Northwest Ave., Tallmadge. Chorus members promise a fun time with great music. Call Margaret at 330-673-6799 for more information.
Friends Community Chorus — Rehearsals are held 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at the Brewster Friends Church, 139 W. Main St. Contact conductor Steven Tharp Jr. or secretary Brandy Vanegas at 330-418-4006 or email email@example.com.
Great Lakes Theater — Auditions for non-Equity actor/teachers for Great Lakes’ School Residency Program for the 2014-2015 school year will be held by appointment only on May 12. Actors of all cultural backgrounds are encouraged to audition. These are full-time, seasonal, paid positions, offered from August/September, 2014 through May, 2015. Requirements include an undergraduate degree in any discipline, as well as previous stage experience or actor training. Applicants are requested to prepare one Shakespearean monologue and one contrasting contemporary monologue for the audition. Both monologues should total no more than three minutes combined. Schedule an audition online at www.greatlakestheater.org/work-with-us/auditions. To mail resume/headshot or request more information, contact Lisa Ortenzi at Great Lakes Theater, 1501 Euclid Ave., Suite 300, Cleveland, OH 44115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for audition appointments if 2 p.m. May 9 at 2 p.m.
Hudson Community Chorus — Rehearsals at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at First Congregational Church, 47 Aurora St., Hudson. The chorus is open to adult singers of all ages and abilities and is accepting new singers for its spring season. No audition needed. Fee for the spring season is $25. For more information, call Kathy Sluzewski at 330-656-1424 or go to www.hudsoncommunitychorus.org.
Laurel Lake Encore Chorale — Seeking adults age 55 and older to join the 50-member chorale that performs a large range of musical styles. Participation is open to the public. Rehearsals are held at 3 p.m. Tuesdays at Laurel Lake Retirement Community, 200 Laurel Lake Drive, Hudson. Call director Donna Anderson at 330-655-1436.
Orrville Community Theater — Auditions for Bye Bye Birdie! will be held 6:30-8:30 tonight and 3-5 p.m. Saturday at the theater at 307 Hostetler Road in Orrville. Parts are available for anyone ages 13 and up. Attendance is only needed for one of the scheduled audition days. Auditioners will read from a script and be asked to sing a small excerpt from a song. Performances will be mid-June. For more information, call 330-604-8504.
Wadsworth Community Band — Seeking new members on all instruments. No audition required. Rehearsals are 7-9:15 p.m. Thursdays in the Wadsworth Middle School band room. Visit http://wadsworth communityband.com or 330-336-1290.
Western Reserve Playhouse — Auditions for Shout!! The Mod Musical will be held at 6 p.m. April 26 and 7-9 p.m. April 27 at the theater, 3326 Everett Road, Richfield. More information, go to www.western reserveplayhouse.org.
Need performers or behind-the-scenes specialists? Send details — two weeks before the date — to Auditions, Features Department, Akron Beacon Journal, P.O. Box 640, Akron, OH 44309-0640; fax 330-996-3033 or email email@example.com.