Auditions

Motherhood The Musical
27 Aug 2016 - 28 Aug 2016
Coolum Theatre Players QLD
Musical
0148 778 444

Information Night: Wednesday August 10 at 6.30 at Coolum Civic Centre

Open Auditions at Coolum Civic Centre

Sat Aug 27 at 2pm and Sun Aug 28 at 10 am

A Chorus Line
12 Nov 2016 - 13 Nov 2016
Beaumaris Theatre VIC
. Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante. Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Musical
0401 450 979

Director- Debbie Keyt Musical Director- Rhonda Vaughan Choreographer- Camilla Klesman A CHORUS LINE is a stunning musical-vérité about a chorus audition for a Broadway musical. It tells of the achingly poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies to land a job in the show, and is a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration. Memorable musical numbers include I Can Do That, At the Ballet, Dance: Ten; Looks: Three, The Music and the Mirror, What I Did for Love, One (Singular Sensation) and I Hope I Get It. It is a brilliantly complex fusion of dance, song and compellingly authentic drama. The show was instantly recognized as a classic. Season Dates Friday 3rd March 8pm 2017 Saturday 4th March 8pm 2017 Sunday 5th March 5pm Friday 10th March 8pm 2017 Saturday 11th March 8pm 2017 Sunday 12th March 5pm 2017 Thursday 16th March 8pm 2017 Friday 17th March 8pm 2017 Saturday 18th March 8pm 2017 Rehearsals Rehearsals will be held each Tuesday and Friday evening from 7.30-10.30pm and Sunday afternoons 2pm-5pm Our first rehearsal will be Tuesday 22nd November 2016 at 7.30pm. We will have a three week break over the festive season and our final rehearsal before Christmas will be on Tuesday 13th December and rehearsals will recommence on Sunday 8th January 2017. Rehearsals are held at Beaumaris Theatre 82 Wells Road Beaumaris. Audition Requirements Auditions will be held on Saturday 12th November 2016 and Sunday 13th November 2016 from 10am to 5pm at Beaumaris Theatre 82 Wells Road Beaumaris. Auditions will be 15 minutes duration and by appointment. Please prepare a solo song from A Chorus Line or another musical theatre ballad or up tempo song in the style of the show that suits the character you are auditioning for in that characters singing range and that shows off your vocal capabilities. Please bring sheet music, USB backing track or CD to accompany you. Please prepare a 45second to 1 minute jazz routine and please bring your accompanying music on USB or CD. You will also be taught a short tap routine at your audition to perform for the panel. We will give details of the acting component at the audition. Please wear dance clothes or comfortable attire and please bring jazz or character shoes and tap shoes. We ask that you also please bring a detailed theatrical resume highlighting all your experience and training with a recent head shot. Character Descriptions ZACH: Male. Non-singing role. Stage age is anywhere from late 30’s to early 50’s. The director and choreographer of the show. Zach is charismatic, talented, experienced, professional and confident. He has a commanding presence and knows exactly what he wants. He has a short temper and also has a softer, caring side. LARRY: Male. Tenor. Zach’s assistant. Stage age is 30’s -40’s. Larry is confident and charismatic and an excellent dancer who takes the cast through their routines with great authority and prowess. He has a sensitive and caring nature too. ALAN DELUCA: Male. Baritone. Al is very confident, straight, macho and street savvy. He is newly married to Kristine and finishes her sentences and tends to speak for her. BEBE BENZENHEIMER: Female. Alto. She is very insecure about her looks, and is always joking which is a cover for her insecurities. She feels a little excluded and just wants to be loved and accepted. BOBBY MILLS: Male. Baritone. Bobby is extremely flamboyant, clever, witty and a little nasty. He has a very sharp tongue. He covers everything over with a joke and had a difficult childhood. CASSIE FERGUSON: Female. Soprano. Cassie is an outstanding veteran dancer and is slightly older than the others and she is returning to the chorus after years of being a successful featured and solo performer. She is kind hearted and very likeable. She had a relationship with Zach a few years earlier and there is a little tension between them. CONNIE WONG: Female. Alto. Connie is an experienced dancer, who is not very tall (4ft 10 as is described in the song). She is married and likes to nurture the others and she has a bubbly personality and a great sense of humour. Connie was Asian in the original production, but nationality is not as important as height. DIANA MORALES: Female. Alto. Diana is streetwise, a little bit tough and an eternal optimist who is starry eyed and positive. She is a determined dancer and actress who speaks from the heart. She is of Puerto Rican descent. DON KERR: Male. Baritone. Don is married, but still a ladies man and into cars, money and living life in the fast lane. He is hedonistic, cool, flirts with the girls and is very sure of himself. He is an all American guy with a rather cocky attitude. GREGORY GARDENER: Male. Baritone. Gregory is gay and has lived a very full and risqué life. He is very conscious of how he looks and appears to others. He can be quite condescending and a bit of a wise-guy. JUDY TURNER: Female. Mezzo. Judy is fun, ebullient and slightly ditzy but she is also warm, friendly and hopeful. She is a little awkward except when she is dancing. KRISTINE URICH: Female. Mezzo. Kristine is wide¬‐eyed and naive. She is very nervous when she is not dancing. She and Al are newly- weds. Her character is written as a non-singer, although it is important that the performer playing her can sing and acts like she can’t. MAGGIE WINSLOW: Female. Soprano. Maggie is a girl-next door sweetheart and a dreamer. She is a very experienced dancer with a strong background in ballet. MARK ANTHONY: Male. Tenor. Mark is the youngest guy and optimistic and wanting his big break. He is a naive yet charming excellent dancer and all-¬‐American kid who is hopeful, fresh and obsessed with sex. MIKE COSTA: Male. Tenor. Mike is quite determined, cocky and sure of himself yet extremely likeable. He is an outstanding tap dancer. He enjoys flirting with the girls. PAUL SAN MARCO: Male. Baritone. Paul is introverted and insecure but adores performing. He¬ is starting to feel comfortable about being gay and accepted by his parents. He is from Spanish Harlem, New York and is friends with Diana. RICHIE WALTERS: Male. Tenor. Richie is an incredibly strong dancer who is enthusiastic, cool and funny. He is very likeable and laid-back. The original actor was African-American but it is not an essential pre-requisite. SHEILA BRYANT: Female. Alto. Sheila is the oldest dancer on the line and is very showy, sexy, bitchy and sophisticated. She is a popular dancer who is always joking and likes to have the last word. VALERIE CLARK: Female. Mezzo. Val is sexy, sassy and funny and she loves to be centre of attention and flaunts her body by wearing skimpy attire. She boasts about her plastic surgery to improve her looks and her chances. Additional cast members: Vicki Tricia Lois -Ballerina Frank- Head band boy Butch Roy- wrong arm boy Tom- counts with his mouth These seven performers are all ‘cut’ in the first round during the opening number and will double as our pit-singers for the show and need to be strong dancers as well who look like they could make it and only just miss out. The minimum age for our performers is 18 at the time of auditions. We are looking for passionate triple threats who are exceptional dancers, singers and actors who adore performing and are willing to work diligently with devotion and dedication to bring this marvellous character driven iconic production to life. Please call Director Debbie Keyt on 0401 450 979 with any questions and to book an audition time. “One singular sensation!”

Annie
23 Sep 2016 - 2 Oct 2016
Western Arts Theatre VIC
Musical

Western Arts Theatre is proud to announce upcoming auditions of its major production Annie – a family favourite and winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved show features a wonderful score written by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, including the Broadway smash hit, “Tomorrow”. With a perfect combination of street-smarts and optimism, Annie warms the hearts of the audience as we witness her rise from ‘next-to-nothing’ in New York City. She is determined to find her parents who left her at the orphanage years ago. Though things don’t quite work out the way she has planned, she does manage to thwart the plans of the evil Miss Hannigan and find a new family with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his secretary Grace Farrell, and her lovable pooch, Sandy. Director: Chris Anderson Musical Director: Minna Ikonen Choreographer/Asst Director: Kai Mann-Robertson Production Manager: Tristan Lawrence Stage Manager: Meg Warren Annie will be performed in the September School Holidays at Maribyrnong College. Those who wish to audition are required to attend a vocal and dance audition. Callbacks will take place after the dance auditions from 3pm; you will be notified if you are required for a callback after preliminary auditions finish on Saturday. Material will be emailed to you to prepare for your callback. Please download this Annie Audition Pack and Audition Form for more information. Please note: Vocal Auditions on Wednesday and Thursday utilise a different booking link to the Saturday auditions VOCAL AUDITIONS Please book a vocal audition on one of the available days using the links below. Wednesday 15th June – 7:30pm – 10:00pm trybooking.com/LPRO Essendon Baptist Church 134-138 Buckley Street, ESSENDON VIC 3040 Thursday 16th June – 7:30pm – 10:00pm trybooking.com/LPRO Essendon Baptist Church 134-138 Buckley Street, ESSENDON VIC 3040 Saturday 18th June – 11:00am – 3:00pm trybooking.com/LPRX Essendon Masonic Lodge 840 Mount Alexander Rd, MOONEE PONDS VIC 3039 DANCE AUDITIONS and CALL BACKS You must attend a dance audition and may be required to attend a callback. Sunday 19th June [ADULT DANCE AUDITIONS] – 11:00am – 12:30pm [CHILDREN DANCE AUDITIONS] – 1:00pm – 2:30pm [CALL BACKS] – 3:00pm – 6:00pm Essendon Masonic Lodge 840 Mount Alexander Rd, MOONEE PONDS VIC 3039 For more information contact Tristian via tristan_lawrence@hotmail.com

Gilbert & Sullivan's "Patience"
14 Jun 2016 - 1 Oct 2016
Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Sydney NSW
Gilbert & Sullivan
Light Opera

Chorus auditions for "Patience" will be held at our first rehearsal on June 14, 2016, at North Sydney. Auditions will be brief and require no preparation. Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday night and show season is Sept/Oct 2016. Please come along to join our chorus. Visit www.gsosydney.com.au for more details.

Intimate Exchanges between Confidantes and Strangers - The Melbourne Fringe Festival - Performances in September 2016
26 Apr 2016 - 25 Sep 2016
Drama With A Difference Performance Course- Melbourne Fringe Festival VIC
Self Devised With Students and Teachers / Director
Self Devised with Group and Teachers / Directors
0407 091 591

Please note that this is a PERFORMANCE COURSE that culminates in a SEASON of shows in The Melbourne Fringe Festival. Therefore, you learn the skills of acting and get to put them into a season of shows. The "audition" is not a traditional one; it is more about YOU "auditioning" us - Reading about the material we are offering on this course, and seeing if it what you are looking for. You simply need to be very dedicated to theatre, and want to learn. You WILL be seen in front of the public. Please go to the link above, as this is a COURSE that enables you to perform and learn. It therefore involves a set of fees, and we wish to be entirely UPFRONT about this.

ménage @ Melbourne Fringe
27 Aug 2016 - 1 Oct 2016
Lucy Tafler Presents VIC
Ryan Good
Immersive, Verbatim Theatre

Melbourne Fringe Immersive Theatre (Female Role) Production Type: Theatre Location: Melbourne Salary: 500 AUD Production Dates: Rehearsals 3rd - 15th September (6 per week maximum), Previews and performances evenings of 16th September to 1st October. 3 x 25 min performances per evening. Closing Date: 27th August, 2016 Audition dates: 31st August Call backs: 2nd September Restriction: Female, playing age 25-35, partial nudity (less than 1 minute) Please prepare a 1 min monologue and prepare to read from excerpt provided About the show: Menage is a solo 30 min installation verbatim theatre piece for two audience members per performance. It was initially performed at the Edinburgh fringe in 2015. We are looking for one actor to join one of the original cast who will perform the role 3 times per day at the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival. Rehearsals will be a collaborative process helping adapt the show from its initial incarnation. The performer selected will have a strong stage presence, confidence with an audience, and the ability to bring language (and silence) to life. Their performance will serve as part of a larger movement to illuminate the realities and risks of sex work in Australia and UK at a time when that information is so desperately needed. The show takes all of it’s text from interviews conducted with sex workers in Edinburgh, London, and Melbourne over the last 2 years and is in direct response to the recent crackdowns on brothels in Scotland (and earlier raids in London). The show is supported by the English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) in London and SCOT-PEP in Edinburgh. The show received extensive preview and review coverage from London and Edinburgh publications and has received interest from radio and television we expect the same in Melbourne. A Perth, Adelaide and Sydney runs of the show and further touring are strong possibilities after the completion of the fringe. The selected actresses will be the first artists looked to for this. Actresses may be asked to make media appearances/interviews, but no promotional flyering will be required. Media for the 2015 Edinburgh run: ★★★★★ “intimate, intriguing, and leaves a lasting impression, Ryan Good has woven a complex and fascinating piece.” Scotsgay ★★★★ “one of the most unique experiences to be had at this year’s Fringe” TVBomb “Ménage wittily scuppers misconceptions concerning sex workers” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian “a cosy chat with tea and biscuits...that challenges common assumptions about prostitution” The Scotsman A preview from the Scotsman on the show: http://www.scotsman.com/mobile/what-s-on/theatre-comedy-dance/play-turns... The show listing: https://www.melbournefringe.com.au/program?event/mnage/bdfd670e-bf55-4f3... The article inspiring piece: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/real-life/raped-prostitute-condemns-po... About the writer: Ryan Good is a writer/performer based in New York City. He worked for a decade with the Neo-Futurists (NY Innovative Theatre Award winner twice – Best Performance Art, Best Ensemble, Drama Desk Nominee, SF Weekly Best Theatre). His work has been performed in the Edinburgh Fringe (total fringe sellout 2013), Perth World Fringe, Adelaide Fringe (Best Comedy Commendation - 2014), Melbourne Comedy Festival, London, New York, Chicago, Washington DC, and San Francisco. Writer and performer credits include New York Stage and Film, Vassar College, The Public Theatre NY, New Dramatists, and Vampire Cowboys. He will be also be presenting Cosmonaut, his acclaimed solo show and premiering another new work at the 2016 Melbourne Fringe. About the producer: Lucy Tafler Presents was started in 2011 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Tafler has produced work at the last 5 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, as well as Adelaide, Perth Fringe World, Melbourne Comedy Festival and performances in London, San Francisco and New York. Lucy was the founding managing director of the San Francisco Neo-Futurists. Her productions have received numerous 5-star reviews and awards.

Moon Over Buffalo
11 Nov 2016 - 3 Dec 2016
The Basin Theatre VIC
Ken Ludwig
Comedy
Joe Tuppenney 8288 2374

A reading combining auditions will be held at the Basin Theatre , the Basin on Wednesday 31st May, starting at 7pm for our season 4 production “Moon Over Buffalo” directed by Joe Tuppenney. This play is an extremely funny farce written by Ken Ludwig who also wrote “Lend Me A Tenor” Cast required 4 males and 4 females two of the females have been precast. Rehearsals will be three times per week through September, October with the play opening 11th November through to the 3rd December Actors required are: 1 female 50’s (lead) 1 male 50’s (lead) 1 male 20- 30’s 1 male 30’s 1 male 50’s 2 females both late 20’s to early 30 ‘s Also looking for lighting design and operators, sound design and operators, set builders.

OUTSIDE EDGE
23 Feb 2017 - 18 Mar 2017
The Basin Theatre VIC
Richard Harris
Comedy
0400 350 792

A hilarious comedy set against a cricket pavilion about the trials and tribulations of the players and their wives and girlfriends. Roger has his work cut out as he desperately tries to assemble a cricket team to play against the British Railways Maintenance. However, these problems are the least of his worries compared to the complications occurring amongst their wives and girlfriends who try to help and hinder to devastating effects. Audition Date: Sept 25th at 2:00 PM Males: 5 - 20’s - 50’s Females: 4 - 20’s - 50’s ROGER: 40-50’s. Team organiser married to Miriam. MIRIAM: 40-50’s. Puts up with Roger’s uncaring attitude. She is the real organiser. KEVIN: 30-40’s. Team spin bowler friend of Roger, often behaves like a sulking child. Married to Maggie. MAGGIE: 30-40’s. Kevin’s wife who adores him and DIY instead of domestic chores. BOB: 40-50’s. Married to Ginnie, but spends a lot of time with his ex-wife. GINNIE: 30-40’s. Long suffering second wife to Bob. DENNIS: 40-50’s. Carpet salesman, fancies himself as a ladies man. ALEX: 30. The only unmarried team member and the best batsman. Private education, now a lawyer.

Sir Walter Raleigh needed now!
7 Oct 2016 - 15 Oct 2016
Uniting Productions NSW
ELIZABETH AND GRACE by Annie Bilton
Drama
0432109977

Strong actor needed now for great role as Sir Walter Raleigh in a powerful contemporary play set 1593. Age flexible 25-50. Rehearsing and performing in Gosford, Central Coast. Contact Annie

The Tale of Ichabod Scrubb (Folktale play with songs)
24 Jan 2017 - 4 Feb 2017
Pinwheel Productions NSW
Alex Giles & Kaleigh Wilkie-Smith
Folktale Play with Songs
0438 987 023

An original work, 'The Tale of Ichabod Scrubb' features lo-fi theatrical elements, and combines songs, shadow puppetry and the magic of theatre to tell the folktale of a boy's epic quest to save his sister. To be performed @ Blood Moon Theatre, World Bar, Kings Cross, NSW. Auditions NOW! 7:30pm - 9:30pm July 5, 6, 12 13

WOLF LULLABY
10 Sep 2016 - 1 Oct 2016
GOLD COAST LITTLE THEATRE QLD
Hilary Bell
Drama
Annie Lotocki 07 5530 8337