Casting calls: Creative opportunities

CASTING CALLS is a free listing of creative opportunities in our area that runs on a weekly Entertainment page. Items must include relevant dates to be run and MUST have an ending date. Items run as space allows. The deadline is the previous Thursday, by 8 a.m. Email is the best way to submit, Questions? Call 413-772-0261, ext. 276.


AMHERST LEISURE SERVICES will hold auditions for its January production of “Anne of Green Gables.” Auditions will be Sept. 18 to Sept. 21 at the Bangs Community Center in Amherst. Roles are available for children, teens and adults. Children auditioning must be seven years old and have entered second grade. Auditions are by appointment only. To make an appointment, call Amherst Leisure Services at 259-3065. For more information, music selections, character descriptions, and frequently asked questions, visit Anne of Green Gables audition page at


CRAFTERS WANTED for First United Methodist Church’s Harvest Fair on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 25 Church St., Greenfield. Table/space available. Contact Kris at 772-2426 or FUMC 773-6935 to request an application.

WENDELL FREE LIBRARY invites artists to submit applications for two-dimensional work to exhibit in the Herrick Meeting Room Gallery. Artists and crafters are invited to submit applications for showing small work separately or in combination with flat work in the gallery. Exhibitions run for two months. Applications accepted any time. Pick up a copy of the gallery policy/application at the library or download from Library hours: Tuesday 3 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

BERNARDSTON KIWANIS is seeking artists, craftspeople and food purveyors for its two-day Scarecrow in the Park event Oct. 25 and 26. In order to present an event that offers quality artwork and handcrafted items, the organizers are seeking artists in a wide variety of mediums. Booth fee for the two-day weekend is $40 per 10-by-10-foot, and $65 for a 10-by-20-foot booth space. It is expected that artists will commit to the whole weekend; however, a very limited number of single day applications will be accepted at the full weekend price. If you would like to receive an application for booth space or have questions about the event, contact Let us know if you would prefer to receive the application as a PDF or Word document, or if you would prefer mail delivery.


FIRST NIGHT NORTHAMPTON seeks performers for the city’s 30th annual New Years Eve celebration. Applications and details available at Due Friday, Aug. 29.


KEENE WORLD HARMONY CHORUS: Sept. 3 through Nov. 19. Participants learn to sing traditional songs from the Republic of Georgia, Bulgaria, South Africa, Quebec, North America and more. No previous experience or music-reading ability required. Unitarian Universalist Church Parish Hall, 69 Washington St., Keene, N.H. Free. For more information, contact Lynn at 802-451-0425 or,

GCC CHORUS announces openings for all voice parts. Rehearsals begin Sept. 2, and are scheduled for 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday mornings this semester at the GCC main building. Community singers welcome and can register for credit at the college in person at the main campus, or online; or for non-credit through GCC Community Education (online, at GCC downtown or by calling 775-1661).

THE PIONEER VALLEY CAPPELLA, an auditioned choral ensemble directed by Geoffrey Hudson, seeks experienced singers with good musicianship for all voice parts. Repertoire ranges from Renaissance to contemporary music, this fall featuring work by Plestrina, Mendelssohn and Rossi. Rehearsals Thursday nights in Northampton beginning Sept. 4. Interested singers should visit

THE AMANDLA CHORUS has a few openings. Auditions are being held through the summer for the fall concert series. The Amandla Chorus focuses on songs from around the world that champion justice, freedom and celebration. All are welcome to apply, especially teens, basses and strong tenors. Visit or contact Director Eveline MacDougall at 413-773-8655 or

THE BOOMERANGS is a highly informal group that meets on the third Thursday evening of each month in Greenfield area for a potluck supper and to sing “oldies” of every description. The only requirement is enthusiasm and a sense of humor; no experience (or talent) required. Potluck convenes at 5:45 with singing by 7. For more information and directions, call Marsha at 773-0201.

FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY CHORUS: Interested choral singers ages 14 and older are invited to participate in a chorus directed by retired GHS Music Director Paul J. Calcari. The chorus is a non-audition group open to all members of the Greenfield and surrounding community. Rehearsals are on Sundays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield. The second season begins on Sunday, Sept. 14. The chorus is an enjoyable, high quality group that performs a wide variety of music from classical to show tunes to folk music, etc. For more information, visit

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