Heckle Her will produce this one-act musical comedy by Adrienne Dawes, with direction by Nitra Gutierrez and musical direction by Henna Chou. You wanna play the part of one of the show's "rambunctious liberal arts college friends"? See website for details and appointment. Sat., Nov. 9, 12:30-4:40pm.
Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/474-7886
Last Act Theatre Company is casting for two shows at once, to be directed by Elizabeth V. Newman as part of FronteraFest 2014’s Long Fringe. A variety of excellent roles are available for men and women; see website for details. Fri., Nov. 1, 6-9pm; Manos de Cristo, 4911 Harmon. Sat., Nov. 2, 10am-2pm, Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd.
The Baron’s Men are looking for actors ages 18 and older for the spring 2014 production of this Shakespeare classic. Prepare a two-minute monologue from any early modern drama; bring résumé and headshot. Prithee see the website for appointments. Wed., Nov. 6, 6:30-9pm; Sat., Nov. 9, 10am-1pm.
The Curtain Theatre, 7400 Coldwater Canyon, 512/496-9134
Mary Alice Carnes will direct this Candyce Rusk play about the life of Sister Rosetta Tharpe (known as the Godmother of Rock and Roll). Seeking: Two African-American female actors with good vocal ability. Guitar experience is a plus. Prepare an a capella gospel song, email for appointment. Mon., Nov. 4, 6-9pm.
Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd., 512/658-8665
It's time, it's time! It's time to submit your applications for Fronterafest 2014's Short Fringe. You know you want to have your 25 minutes in the spotlight, to have a performance you've created be the cynosure of your friends and neighbors and the hundreds of citizens from Austin and beyond who attend Fronterafest each year. Well, get to it, because time's a-wasting! See the website for details.
Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd, 512/479-7529
We blame Vidoqc, ultimately. Here's the worldwide phenomenon of a smash musical success fashioned from Victor Hugo's 1862 novel, now at Zach Theatre in Austin and featuring a cast of 33 led by Broadway stars Pat McRoberts as Jean Valjean and Nicholas Rodriguez as Inspector Javert, directed by Matt Lenz, with musical direction by Allen Robertson, with more polished grit and streetwise glory and rousing anthems than you can shake a purloined baguette at. Through Nov. 3. Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm (See website for extra show times). $25-65 ($18, student rush tickets).
Zach Theatre, 1510 Toomey, 512/476-0541