Auditions

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30 Jul 2016 - 31 Jul 2016
Queensland Musical Theatre QLD
Rodgers and Hammerstein
Musical
Mary Poppins
4 Jun 2016 - 12 Jun 2016
Willoughby Theatre Company NSW
Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B Sherman. Book by Julian Fellows. New Songs by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.
Musical
VIOLET
4 Jun 2016 - 5 Jun 2016
DAVINE INTERVENTIONZ PRODUCTIONS SA
Music by JEANINE TESORI Book & Lyrics by BRIAN CRAWLEY
Musical

DAVINE INTERVENTIONZ PRODUCTIONS announce cast auditions for their Adelaide Fringe 2017 production of VIOLET AUDITIONS ARE CALLED FOR SUITABLE CANDIDATES 16 YEARS AND OVER Audition Dates: Sat June 4 & Sun June 5, 2016 (times to be allocated) Information Night: Sunday May 29, 2016 – 6.30pm James A Nelson Hall: 100 Woodville Road, Woodville SA 5011 Production Dates: Sunday Feb 19 to Saturday Mar 4, 2017 10 Performances Rehearsal Period October 23 – December 18, 2016 January 8 – February 16, 2017 SYNOPSIS: Winner of the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered off-Broadway, Violet features a score of show-stopping anthems ranging from American-roots to folk to gospel from one of most vibrant composers of modern musical theatre - Jeanine Tesori (Caroline Or Change, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Shrek). With its powerful story Violet has astounded critics and audiences alike making it one of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the ’90s. The show was recently revived for a Broadway run starring Tony Award winner, Sutton Foster in the lead role. As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was chopping wood, leaving her with a visible scar across her face. With enough money finally saved she's traveling across the 1964 Deep South towards a miracle - the healing touch of a TV evangelist that will make her beautiful. Though she may not succeed in having the scar on her face healed, Violet is able to repair those that are lying deeper than her skin; and on the way she meets a young, African-American Soldier whose love for her reaches far past her physical "imperfections". Creative Team Director: David Gauci Musical Director: Peter Johns Choreographer: Kerry-Lynne Hauber Audition Submission Process: People seeking an audition can apply one of 2 ways: 1. Email: davine@violet2017.com Include; • Advice on which role you are auditioning for. • A copy of a performance CV. • A current headshot (appropriate self taken shot is OK). • Information outlining any clashes of availability for rehearsal or auditions Audition Materials will be emailed out within a few days of applying and an audition time will be allocated. 2. Attend Information Night Sunday May 29, 6.30pm James A Nelson Hall: 100 Woodville Road, Woodville SA 5011 Please bring: • A copy of a performance CV • A current headshot (appropriate self taken shot is OK) • Information outlining any clashes of availability for rehearsal or auditions • Advise which role you are auditioning for Audition Materials will be given out on the night and times will be allocated on the evening. AUDITIONS WILL TAKE 70 MINUTES ON THE DAY OF AUDITION AND WILL INCLUDE A SOLO READ, A SOLO SING AND SOME GROUP MOVEMENT. SEEKING STRONG SINGER/ACTORS FOR THE FOLLOWING ROLES: VIOLET – Female Lead Stage Age: 20-30 yrs old. Vocal Range: Mezzo Belt (G3-E5) The title character, a young North Carolina woman whose face was scarred in a childhood accident. She is stubborn and prickly, but filled with equal parts hope and obsession that she may heal and be made beautiful. FLICK – Male Lead (African American, Strong Ethnic or Darker complexion.) Stage Age: 20-30 yrs old. Vocal Range: Tenor (C4-A5 with falsetto Eb) A soldier; a dreamer and go-getter. He doesn’t enjoy the army, but enjoys the respect it garners him. There is something gentle, good about him, not to be interpreted or confused with weakness or lack of authority. MONTY – Male Lead. (All American Boy) Stage Age: 20-30 yrs old Vocal Range: Tenor (C4-G5) A paratrooper and Flick’s friend from basic training. Rough around the edges. Self-consumed, but not necessarily purposefully so. Fighting his own demons.. FATHER – Male Support Lead Stage Age: 35-50 yrs old Vocal Range: Baritone (A3-E5 with falsetto A) A simple, widowed man who lovingly raises his daughter alone doing the best he can with the little knowledge and resources he has to do so. Stern but friendly, smart but uneducated. Accidentally scars Violet’s face while he is chopping wood. YOUNG VIOLET - Female Support Lead Stage Age 13 through to 15 Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano (A3-D5) Not quite as guarded or prickly as her older self, but still tough and stubborn. She has a keen curiosity and the rough edges of being brought up solely by her father. PLEASE NOTE THAT FOLLOWING GROUPED ROLES MAY BE OFFERED SEPARATELY DEPENDING ON AUDITION OUTCOME. OLD LADY / HOTEL HOOKER – Supporting Lead Female, 40-65 yrs old Range: Old Lady (C4-D5) Hooker (F#3-E5) Talkative! A former beauty in her hey day, staunch, tired and frustrated with life and her many children. Actor may double as Hotel Hooker and Old Lady. LEROY EVANS / WAITER / BILLY DEAN / BUS DRIVER 3 / BUS PASSENGER - Supporting Role Male, 20 - 35 yrs old Range: Ensemble range Leroy Evans is a young mountain man. Not too smart. Billy Dean is a mountain boy - also not the smartest but who takes a shine to Young Violet. Simple but has his charm. Actor doublings may include: Radio Singer, Waiter, and Bus Driver 3. LULA BUFFINGTON / ALMETA / BUS PASSENGER - Supporting Role, Solo Song Female, 30-60 yrs old Range: Lula (E3-F5 optional C6) Almeta (Ab3-Bb4) A member of the volunteer choir that sings for the Preacher’s telecast. Sings for God with passion and power. Strong Ethnic/ Asian or Darker Completion. Actor doubling may include the tough landlady of a boarding house. (Almeta). MUSIC HALL SINGER / A BUS PASSENGER - Supporting Role, Solo Singer Female, 20 - 50 yrs old Range: Music Hall Singer (G3-E5) Mabel (E3-F#5) Great singer. Strong gospel chops. All ethnicities welcome. PREACHER / BUS DRIVER 1 & 4 - Supporting Role, Sings solo lines Male, 30-50 yrs old Range: Preacher (Db4-E5) Bus Driver (D4-D5) + ensemble range An impassioned, theatrical man who preaches with all the bravado he can muster. Once had a true healing touch but has lost it in his quest to become a showman. Dismissive and egotistical. Actor doublings may include: Bus Driver 1, Bus Driver 4, Radio Singer. VIRGIL / BILLY DEAN / BUS DRIVER 2 / BUS PASSENGER - Supporting Role Male, 20 - 40 yrs old Range: Baritone The Preacher’s assistant. Knows the smoke & mirrors of the Preacher’s show and must begrudgingly deal with anyone who might derail it. Actor doublings may include: Radio Singer, Billy Dean, and Bus Driver 2. GOSPEL TRIO / ENSEMBLE Stage Age - Various Soprano / Alto /Baritone All ethnicities They will be featured on stage during preacher’s stage time. They will also double as bus passengers, diner customers etc. Some movement is required. They will also sing off stage as part of the ensemble. RADIO TRIO Stage Age - Various Tenor 1 & 2 / Baritone These roles may double with other roles, or be part of the Pit Band Singers. BAND SINGERS All ranges! 4 or 5 singers - Sop/Mezzo/Alto/Tenor/Baritone *Sop and Tenor sing up to A5 with optional Bs and Cs. These singers will sing all ensemble and gospel moments from within the band area (backstage - but possibly visible through the scrim during Preacher moments). They may be used at times on stage as extra ensemble. The males may also double as the Radio Trio on stage. PLEASE NOTE THAT; DUE TO COPYRIGHT; REQUIREMENTS FOR AUDITIONS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF SUBMITTING FOR THE AUDITION.

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

AVENUE Q
4 Jun 2016 - 5 Jun 2016
Beaumaris Theatre VIC
Music and Lyrics Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. Book by Jeff Whitty
Musical
0422 152 024

Winner of the TONY® “TRIPLE CROWN” for BEST MUSICAL, BEST SCORE and BEST BOOK, AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. AVENUE Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There, he meets Kate (the girl next door), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the internet sexpert), Lucy the Slut (need we say more?), and other colourful types who help Princeton finally discover his purpose in life!

Corporate Vibes
15 Jun 2016 - 25 Jun 2016
The Rondo Theatre Company Cairns QLD
David Williamson
Play
0418613916

Auditions from 20.03.2016

DOGFIGHT
5 Jul 2016 - 11 Jul 2016
FabNobs Theatre Inc VIC
Music and Lyrics by BENJ PASEK & JUSTIN PAUL, Book by PETER DUCHAN
Musical

Audition Dates – Tuesday 5th July from 7pm, Thursday 7th July from 7pm, Saturday 9th July (9pm – 12noon) Callbacks – Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th from 7pm. Director – Karl McNamara Musical Director – Vicki Quinn It’s November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys’ night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion. Show dates – Nov 2016 Please prepare two songs in the style of the show. There will be an audition pianist present, please bring sheet music in a display folder, with any cuts or changes clearly marked and ensure it is in the correct key. iPads and tablets will not be accepted. No backing tracks or a capella. There will also be cold reads of monologues or short scenes at the audition. Please familiarise yourself with the style of the show to understand what you are auditioning for and how you should interpret any material provided to you. Please note that for our records, parts of your audition may be filmed. Please note that this is an unpaid opportunity. Rehearsals will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons, commencing Sunday 17th July. Performances will be October 7th – 21st. All auditions, rehearsals and performances will take place at The Fab Factory, 33 Industry Place, Bayswater. Any rehearsal unavailability needs to be clearly stated upfront at your audition – there will be a place on the paperwork provided to mark such details. If accepted into the cast, membership fees and show fees for 2016 total $100, payable within the first month of rehearsals. To book an audition, please e-mail fabnobsauditions@gmail.com with your name, contact number and preferred audition date.

Ensemble Wanted - Once Upon A Mattress
1 Jul 2016 - 9 Jul 2016
Diamond Valley Singers VIC
Mary Rodgers, Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, Marshall Barer
Musical Comedy
0407 552 049

Ensemble members required by March 8 to join this production. No audition.

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.

HARVEY
27 Jun 2016 - 28 Jun 2016
Eltham Little Theate VIC
Mary Chase
Comedy
0407 550 391

Harvey, a Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase, is the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey -- a pooka, who is a six-foot tall, invisible rabbit. When Elwood begins introducing Harvey around town, his embarrassed sister, Veta Louise, and her daughter, Myrtle Mae, determine to commit Elwood to a sanitarium. A mistake is made, however, and Veta is committed rather than Elwood! Eventually, the mistake is realized, and a frantic search begins for Elwood and the invisible pooka, which ends with Elwood appearing, voluntarily, at the sanitarium. In the end, however, Veta realizes that she loves her brother and his invisible his best friend just as they are, and doesn’t want either of them to change.

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.

Me and My Friend
9 Jul 2016
Hobo Playhouse VIC
Gillian Plowman
Comedy/drama
0425 771 831

We are looking for an actress aged 35-45 to play the part of Julia. The play will tour to Castlemaine, Emerald and Frankston in Oct/November, 2016. Audition and rehearsals in Frankston, Melbourne on the above date.