Auditions

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11 Apr 2015
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama NSW

Audition Date: Saturday 11 April 2015 Audition Location: Sydney The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, the University of London's Drama Conservatoire, will soon be holding international auditions and interviews for its full-time BA and full and part-time MA/MFA courses. Situated amongst a vibrant community of arts organisations in a central London location, Central offers an extensive range of drama, theatre and performance-related degrees in the areas of: Acting, Applied Theatre, Theatre Crafts, Design, Dramatherapy, Lighting, Movement, Performance, Puppetry, Performance Research, Creative Producing, Scenography, Stage Management, Technical Arts and Production, Voice, Writing and much else besides. To register your interest to attend an international audition or interview, please email our Admissions team stating your desired location and course of interest: admissions@cssd.ac.uk.

Male Actor for ZEROVILLE - Anywhere Festival
7 May 2015 - 16 May 2015
Lies Lies and Propaganda NSW
Company Devised
Film Noir/Sci Fi

We are looking for a non-white or mixed-race male actor, 20-40. A hardboiled detective in the Film Noir tradition. An alienated anti-hero who drives the narrative in a site-specific theatre show as part of the Anywhere Festival. Experience with devised or movement-based theatre a plus. 8 week rehearsal process, 3-4 nights and weekends per week, starting next week. Performances 7-9 and 13-16 May 8:30pm. Secret agent Jean-Luc Godard travels to the futuristic city of Zeroville, which bears an uncanny resemblance to Parramatta in 2015 - a world of thought police, femmes fatales and evil supercomputers begging to be destroyed by the power of love. You know, all the things you've come to expect from Parramatta. Zeroville will be produced as part of the Anywhere Festival Parramatta (http://anywherefest.com), performed in a non-traditional venue. To audition please email your interest with your CV and headshot to liesliesandpropaganda@gmail.com

Melbourne Singing Competition
28 Feb 2015 - 10 Apr 2015
Take the Mic VIC
Contemporary/Musical Theatre
0432 200 855

TAKE THE MIC is a music production company that hosts talent showcases and singing competitions to provide experience and exposure to aspiring performers and music artists. COMPETITION: is a competitive singing event that allows performers on stage experience with the chance to win over $10,000 in cash and prizes. In each competition there are 4 ROUNDs. Per round, 4 contestants will continue to compete in the GRAND FINAL. By competing in the competition performers get a High Definition video recording, High Quality photographs and Feedback from our professional judging panel. WHEN IS THE EVENT ON? Rounds 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th MAY Grand Final – 20th June Current Venue – La Di Da, Melbourne CBD (Applications close April 11th) HOW DO I ENTER? Apply online through www.takethemic.com.au! Audition applications require a youtube/vimeo or dropbox link of a video recording. Recordings don’t have to be of a professional standard, although the audio and visual quality needs to be clear. Our artistic team will review the application and will confirm your position late March. The event is open to ages 14+ VISIT www.takethemic.com.au TO APPLY and FOR MORE INFORMATION

Merrily We Roll Along
26 Apr 2015 - 29 Apr 2015
JYM theatre co VIC
Stephen Sondheim and George Furth
Musical
0405 619 219

SHOW DESCRIPTION: Merrily We Roll Along begins in the present and moves backwards, tracing the lives of wealthy, jaded composer Franklin Shepard and his two estranged friends through each milestone of their personal and professional lives (good and bad). The show ends with a touch of rueful irony, as the three best friends at the start of their careers face a bright future: young, talented and enthusiastic about the worlds waiting to be conquered. Audition requirements: SINGING: You will be required to prepare two songs of your choice, however you may only be asked to sing one song or part thereof. Choose material that shows off your voice and range relevant to the role you are auditioning. Vocal ranges and character descriptions are listed on the website, available upon application. No songs from the show will be accepted. Please bring a clean copy of your music in a folder in the key in which you wish to sing. This is a vocally challenging show that requires skilled singers, so no a capella auditions will be accepted. You may be asked to sing some scales for the MD team to determine your working range. ACTING: Please read the character descriptions on the web site (www.jymtheatre.com) and chose the character you think most suits you. When booking your audition, let us know which character you have chosen. You will be required to learn a short scene featuring this character. Please only choose one character. Please learn all your character’s lines for the scene you have been given. If we think you may be suitable for a different character we may ask you to read for that character as well (you will not be expected to know the lines). Auditions will be held on: Sunday 26th April: 2.00pm – 8.00pm Monday 27th April: 7:30pm – 10:00pm Tuesday 28th April: 7:30pm – 10:00pm Wednesday 29th April: 7:30pm – 10:00pm Call backs: Sunday May 3: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

MIDSUMMER'S DREAM THE MUSICAL
22 Apr 2015 - 2 May 2015
Creswick Theatre Company Inc. (Ballarat Region) VIC
Gary Gallagher
Musical Comedy
0413502888

Auditions are to be held on Tuesday, January 13th. at the Creswick Theatre (Behind Creswick Post Office) between 7:30-9:30 p.m. 3 males, 2 females required to complete ensemble cast of 13, in the first production of this musical comedy inspired by Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream. See website for details. The original score is Rocky/Poppy/Jazzy/Vaudeville with a libretto that highlights Shakespeare's themes in an engaging new light.

Private Lives
14 Apr 2015 - 19 Apr 2015
Essendon Theatre Company VIC
Noel Coward
Comedy
Joshua Wolter - 0415 896 700

Private Lives By Noël Coward Directed by Joshua Wolter Audition Dates: Tuesday 14 April 2015 at 7.30pm Sunday 19 April 2015 at 2pm Audition Venue: Bradshaw Street Community Hall Bradshaw Street (off Buckley Street) West Essendon VIC 3040 Melways 28B3 Google Maps: https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Essendon+Theatre+Company/@-37.753079,144.893059,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x6ad65c132fe4d1e9:0xde935373e7f0cb3f Characters summary: 2x male (30 – 45 years); 3x female (18-60 years, 25 – 35 years, 30 – 45 years) Characters: Elyot Chase: Male, 30 – 45 - Sibyl's rich and handsome new husband who was formerly married to Amanda. He has a quick and cutting wit that he wields throughout the play. Sibyl Chase: Female, 25 – 35 - An attractive, young, first-time bride who feels very threatened by her new husband's first wife, Amanda. Amanda Prynne: Female, 30 – 45 - A beautiful second-time bride (she was formerly married to Elyot, and is now married to Victor) with a fiery temper and a tendency toward impulsive behaviour. Victor Prynne: Male, 30 – 45 - Amanda's second husband, who is a few years older than Elyot, is very pleased to describe himself as "normal." Louise: Female, 18 – 60 - A French maid Contact: All enquires to the director Joshua Wolter on 0415 896 700 Synopsis: Sybil and Elyot Chase arrive at an hotel in France for their honeymoon. Elyot has recently been divorced by his first wife, Amanda. Amanda has also just been married and has arrived in the adjoining suite with her new husband, Victor. Meeting alone on the hotel balcony, Elyot and Amanda impulsively decide to elope. Once in Paris, they find after a few days that they alternate between ecstatic happiness and their former bickering. Verbal attacks turn into physical fighting and, as they roll together on the floor, Sybil and Victor burst into the room. After a night spent recharging their energies, the four-handed quarrel continues next morning and culminates in a conflict between Victor and Sybil that is fully as violent as that between Amanda and Elyot the previous evening. During this pitched battle, Amanda and Elyot steal quietly off to resume their romance under more tranquil conditions. There is no guarantee, however, that peace will forever prevail. Performances Dates: 25 – 28 June & 2 – 4 July 2015 Thursday, Friday and Saturday Performances at 8pm Sunday Matinee at 2pm

Rumors
11 Jun 2015 - 20 Jun 2015
Mooroolbark Theatre Group Inc VIC
Neil Simon
Farce Comedy
0416 777 356

Actors required: Males (25 - 50) for 4 roles: Ken Gorman 365 lines A successful lawyer, a typical A-type personality who is a bit high strung whilst trying to take charge of the situation. Lenny Ganz 557 lines Is an accountant who is very likable whilst being a bit sarcastic and quick tempered. The part requires and enigmatic actor with a little flair who is confident with a large monologue. Ernie Cusack 264 lines A psychiatrist who is quite calm and laid back amid all the chaos. He is respectable, is a loving husband and loves his job. He is mild mannered but not meek. Glenn Cooper 245 lines An ambitious, sharp Politian who is struggling to keep his wife appeased. He takes himself quite seriously, and always puts himself first. All roles are non paying and require no accents. Rehearsals are every Thursday 7pm - 10pm in house at Red Earth Theatre (within Mooroolbark Community Center) Auditions are Thursday 19th Feb - Saturday 21st Feb by appointment with Director - contact Louise on 0416 777 356. Auditions are a cold read from script, no preparation required.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
8 Jul 2015 - 12 Jul 2015
Camberwell Grammarians' Theatre Company VIC VIC
William Finn & Rachel Sheinkin
Musical
0425772461

2015 Season Audition Brief for: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE A Musical SYNOPSIS Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.

 THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a tale chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. It originated from a New York improvisational sketch CREPUSCULE, which may in turn have been inspired by the acclaimed 2002 documentary SPELLBOUND. AUDITION PROCESS 1st round of auditions will be held February 23rd in the Performing Arts Complex (PAC) at Camberwell Grammar School (55 Mont Albert Road, Canterbury) Those auditioning should; 1. Contact Ben Giraud (benjaminjongiraud@gmail.com- 0425772461) before February 23rd in order to be supplied with an audition time. 2. Arrive at the Phillips room of the PAC 15 minutes prior to their audition time (sometime after 5pm) so that they can read through scene material supplied on the evening. 3. Bring two songs of any style that showcase both their singing interests and their vocal range. 4. BRING SHEET MUSIC FOR EACH OF THEIR SONG CHOICES. Further audition rounds may take place after the 23rd as casting progresses. Please remember that this is an informal and friendly process and the director and panel will be there to help you enjoy it, so don’t stress! CASTING INFORMATION CHIP TOLENTINO: A boy scout and champion of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, he returns to defend his title, but he finds puberty hitting at an inopportune moment. C3 - B4 Tenor. DOUGLAS PANCH: The Vice Principle. After five years' absence from the Bee, Panch returns as judge. There was an "incident" at the Twentieth Annual Bee, but he claims to be in "a better place" now, thanks to a high-fibre diet and Jungian analysis. He is infatuated with Rona Lisa Peretti, but she does not return his affections. LEAF CONEYBEAR: The second runner-up in his district, Leaf gets into the competition on a lark: the winner and first runner-up had to go to the winner’s Bat Mitzvah. Leaf comes from a large family of former hippies and makes his own clothes. He spells words correctly while in a trance. In his song, "I'm Not That Smart", he sings that his family thinks he is "not that smart," but he insinuates that he is merely easily distracted. Most of the words that he is assigned are South American rodents with amusing names. A2 - G4 Baritone or Tenor. LOGAINNE SCHWARTZANDGRUNENIERRE (SCHWARTZY): Logainne is the youngest and most politically aware speller, often making comments about current political figures, with two overbearing homosexual fathers. She is somewhat of a neat freak, speaks with a lisp, and will be back next year. C4 - D5 Soprano. MARCY PARK: A recent transfer from Virginia, Marcy placed ninth in last year’s nationals. She speaks six languages, is a member of all-American hockey, a championship rugby player, plays Chopin and Mozart on multiple instruments, sleeps only three hours a night, hides in the bathroom cabinet, and is getting very tired of always winning. She is the poster child for the Over-Achieving Asian, and attends a Catholic school called "Our Lady of Intermittent Sorrows." She is also not allowed to cry. B3 - E5 Soprano/Mezzo-Soprano. MITCH MAHONEY: The Official Comfort Counsellor. An ex-convict, Mitch is performing his community service with the Bee, and hands out juice boxes to losing students. E3 - A4 (B4) Tenor. OLIVE OSTROVSKY: A young newcomer to competitive spelling. Her mother is in an ashram in India, and her father is working late, as usual, but he is trying to come sometime during the bee. She made friends with her dictionary at a very young age, helping her to make it to the competition. B3 - F#5 Soprano. RONA LISA PERETTI: The number-one realtor in Putnam County, a former Putnam County Spelling Bee Champion herself, and returning moderator. She is a sweet woman who loves children, but she can be very stern when it comes to dealing with Vice Principal Panch, who has feelings for her that she most likely does not return. It is implied that she sees much of herself in Olive Ostrovsky. Her favourite moment of the Bee is in the minutes before it starts, when all the children are filled with the joy of competition, before they begin to resent each other. She later declares that she likes how everyone has an equal chance of winning, citing as an example that last year's winner can be this year's loser and vice versa. Another favourite moment is when the last winners go head to head for the top spot because it is so suspenseful and filled with hope. Ms. Peretti herself won the Third Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by spelling "syzygy," which she recounts at the very beginning of the opening number. C#4 - Ab5 Soprano. WILLIAM BARFEE: A Putnam County Spelling Bee finalist last year, he was eliminated because of an allergic reaction to peanuts. His famous “Magic Foot” method of spelling has boosted him to spelling glory, even though he only has one working nostril and a touchy personality. He has an often-mispronounced last name: it is Bar-FAY, not BARF-ee ("there's an accent aigu," he explains with some hostility). He develops a crush on Olive. Eb3 - Bb4 Tenor. REHEARSALS Will commence from April 1st until opening night on July 8th. These rehearsals will be held in the Performing Arts Complex (PAC) at Camberwell Grammar School. Exact weekly rehearsal times will be made, pending the work commitments of the cast and creative team, but those auditioning should expect to make themselves as available as possible in the evening during the week and over the weekend. There will be approximately 2-3 rehearsals scheduled per week. There will be an intensive week of Tech in the Middleton Theatre within the PAC at Camberwell Grammar School, in the week prior to opening night on July 8th. *Rehearsal practice tapes will be supplied to each member of the cast before the commencement of rehearsals on April 1st. Those auditioning should expect to use these tapes to learn their vocal part and lines throughout March, as it is the directors expectation that each actors vocal parts and lines will be committed to memory before the first day of rehearsal. PERFORMANCES Commence from July 8th – 12th in the Middleton Theatre within the PAC at Camberwell Grammar School, with 4 evening performances expected to take place over that period. There will be a special event held at the school after the opening night performance.

The Secret Garden
26 Apr 2015
Koorliny Arts Centre WA
Musical Theatre
(08) 9467 7118

The Secret Garden is a musical based on the 1911 novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The musical's book and lyrics are by Marsha Norman, with music by Lucy Simon. It premiered on Broadway in 1991 and ran for 709 performances. Audition packs will be available.

Une Belle Farce
29 May 2015 - 13 Jun 2015
Beaumaris Theatre VIC
Eugene Scribe
French Frace and French themed act one cabaret
95802387

ACT ONE: Beaumaris Theatre is transformed into a French village with a unique French café atmosphere. ACT 2 A PECULIAR POSITION – a farce by Eugene Scribe Set in SAVOY northern France/Italy around 1800 From the 1300s Savoy, governed by a Duchy, was constantly in skirmishes with various neighboring areas of France and Italy. A PECULIAR POSITION’S story line is wrought around the danger of a Count escaping from Savoy before he is arrested. An attractive, risk taking wife is to the Count’s advantage – even more so if help can he sought from a rather arrogant, silly man ! And what are clever maids for but to assist their mistress at all times - and the more fun that can be had from that situation the better. Welcome to the prolific French writer Eugene Scribe’s light, satirical piece of fun in which a man finds himself in “a peculiar position.”