Auditions

OTHER DESERT CITIES
30 Jan 2017
Arts Theatre Cronulla NSW
Jon Robin Baitz
Drama

Auditions date and time:

Monday 30 January, 7.30pm

Location:

Arts Theatre Cronulla, 6 Surf Road, Cronulla NSW 2230

Brief story outline:

A once-promising novelist returns home to visit her parents after announcing the imminent publication of her memoir that focuses on the death of her antiwar activist brother. This is a funny, fierce, intelligent family drama.

Characters:

Brooke Wyeth: 30s, writer living in New York

Polly Wyeth: 50+, Brooke's mother, retired screen writer

Lyman Wyeth: 50+, Brooke's father, retired actor, political connections

Silda Grauman: 50+, Polly's sister, screen writer, recovering alcoholic

Trip Wyeth 20s-30s, Brooke's younger brother , television producer

Season:

Preview Sunday 7 May

Closing night Saturday 17 June

Performances each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday plus two Sunday matinees

Perform in Prague Fringe Theatre Festival!
17 Jan 2017 - 22 Jan 2017
Australian Shakespeare Company VIC
Theatre
03 8676 7511

Perform in Prague 2017 - Twelfth Night Following the successful tour of ASC youth company to Prague in May 2016, we are now planning to return to this beautiful city to be part of the International English speaking Prague Fringe Theatre Festival. Early in 2017 the ASC Graduate Players will begin work on a new original project, based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, which will incorporate music, dance and text, and then be performed in Melbourne for 4 performances, before heading to Czech Republic for 5 shows at Malostrankska Beseda, in the Kampa Theatre district of Prague.This program will give participants the opportunity to work with professional ASC staff, including directors, musical director, choreographer and musicians over a 12 week period as the show is rehearsed and actors are coached in Shakespeare techniques and acting methodologies. Entry to the program is by audition which will be held in Jan, (dates below) directors will be looking for musical ability, and experience and/or interest in Shakespeare. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to perform in Europe, to network with international artists, and work on Shakespeare with one of Australia's leading theatre companies. KEY DATES Auditions, (Melb) Jan 21 and 22. Rehearsal intensive begins Feb 11. Then Sundays 1-5pm and Mon 6-10pm each week. Performances Melb; May 11-14 Performances Prague; May 26-30

Sweeney Todd
3 Feb 2017 - 7 Feb 2017
Manly Musical Society NSW
Stephen Sondheim
Musical Theatre

Manly Musical Society brings Sweeney Todd to Manly this May at the Star of the Sea Theatre. The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, AKA Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. From the genius of Stephen Sondheim comes this classic musical thriller.

Better With Clarity
1 Feb 2017 - 2 Feb 2017
Lyrical Infusion and FRINGE WORLD WA
Sally Newman
Dramatic Theatre

Better With Clarity written by Sally Newman is her first stage play and was presented as part of the 2016 24 Hour Stage Project competition. It was awarded "Best Play", "Best Actress","Best Cast" and received second place in the people's choice award. This is raw and thought provoking play taking the audience on a journey through darkness and suicidal thought; what does someone do when nobody has the answers that they need, not their family, lover, friends or even themselves.

Cabaret Festival in 2017 near Byron Bay looking for edgy acts
19 Dec 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
Guilty Pleasures Cabaret and Burlesque Festival NSW
Louise McCabe
Cabaret and Burlesque

We're looking for edgy, original, narrative-driven cabaret and burlesque acts for our festival in Byron Bay's beautiful vintage neighbour, Brunswick Heads in May 2017. Ideally your act will go from 10 to 45 minutes (at the most, 60 minutes). Acts will need to be quick to bump in/out and require minimal set. Applications close January 31 2017. Apply by going to www.guilty-pleasures-fest.com.au, scrolling down and clicking the red Apply Now button.

Class of 77 Audtions
22 Jan 2017
Phoenix Theatre Inc WA
Books, lyrics and music by David Hines
Musical

CLASS OF 77 is an Australian Musical which takes the audience back to the late 1970’s to meet a class of high school students as they prepare to leave school for University and life. We then meet the same group 15 years later at their high school reunion, by which time many things have changed not only for the cast but in the outside world. The world of 1992 Australia is very different to that which existed in 1977 and through the script and music we see the transitions of fashion, dance, music and all things iconic to Australian culture.

Cosi
21 Jan 2017 - 22 Jan 2017
Beenleigh Theatre Group QLD
Louis Nowra
Play - Comedy

SYNOPSIS The year is 1971 and as people march in the streets protesting against the Vietnam War a young director named Lewis endeavours to mount a production of Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte in a small burnt-out theatre on the grounds of a mental institution with a cast of madmen. COSI explores the life lesson that Lewis experiences as his life is touched by these extraordinary people. As his operatic production lurches forward, the audience learn, along with Lewis, that when chasing your dreams it helps to be a little crazy. This play is a poignant look at life through the eyes of patients at an insane asylum. It’s an hilarious take on the madness of creative endeavour and the chaotic terror of getting up there and making a fool of yourself. First produced in 1992, COSI has become one of the most produced Australian plays. Semi-autobiographical in nature, Louis Nowra has written a terrific play about madness, illusion, sanity…and theatre. CHARACTERS LEWIS has just left university.- male, age range: 18 - 25 LUCY is doing an MA thesis and lives with Lewis.- female, age range: 18 - 25 NICK also doing a thesis and directs student productions.- male, age range: 18 - 25 JUSTIN a social worker in his late 30’s or early 40’s. He is neat and precise.- male, age range: 20 - 40 ROY a mental patient who has spent much of his life in institutions. - male, age range: 40 - 60 HENRY a former lawyer who is now a patient. Like Roy, he has spent much of his life in institutions.- male, age range: 25 - 50) DOUG has a liking for fires, but has not been in institutions very long. - male, age range: 20 - 30 CHERRY has been in institutions for some time. - female, age range: 25 - 35 JULIE in a mental institution for the first time because of a drug dependency. - female, age range: 18 - 25 RUTH an obsessive personality, who is in and out of mental institutions. - female, age range: 30 - 50 ZAC the musician of the group who has been in and out of mental institutions. - male, age range: 25 - 40

Oliver - May production
30 Jan 2017
Dural Musical Soicety NSW
Musical
0412 865 203

Dural Musical Society are holding auditions on January 30th for the part of Mr Bumble in their May production of "Oliver". If interested please send your details to duralmusicalsociety@gmail.com. For an information pack please visit our website.

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.

Run for your Wife by Ray Cooney
25 Feb 2017
Centenary Theatre Group QLD
Ray Cooney
Comedy; farce
0499089998

Saturday 25 February at 1.30pm Audition will be held at the Chelmer Community Centre, Cnr. Queenscroft & Halsbury Streets, Chelmer. Directed by Alan Youngson. Cast required: John Smith - 30 to 40 years old. A bigamist London taxi driver with houses and wives, Mary and Barbara, in neighbouring suburbs -10 minutes apart • Needs to look innocent of bigamist behaviour to surprise audience and other characters. • Under pressure has capacity to come up with plausible and hilarious answers to unexpected situations - but still panics when alone • Interacts lovingly with both wives – but can also pretend he is gay • Needs excellent comic timing, physical versatility and great teamwork with Stanley especially Stanley Gardner - 35 to 45 years old. A fairly macho, wise cracking talker - happily unemployed, next door neighbour and a sponge ! • Knows how to deliver witty lines • Good with British accents and characterisations • Physically demanding – sometimes has over the top reactions – especially when passed off as John’s gay partner • Pretends to be Barbara’s husband to police • Makes up story that John and Barbara have a naughty young child called Stanley who drinks and does drugs • Keeps putting his foot in his mouth • Needs excellent farce timing and great teamwork with John especially Mary Smith - attractive 25 - 35 years old from Streatham. Appears in control but a series of unexpected situations gradually throw her off-balance completely. • Probably a red head with occasional drama queen personality • Fusses over John but treats him like an errant schoolboy • Outraged by Stanley posing as her husband to police • Physically and vocally demanding - needs to be able perform the whole gamut of emotions - charming to frustrated, dramatic to outraged and distraught with hysterics and screams • Needs to run around in bra and panties for a short time • Needs excellent miming and comic timing with Barbara especially Barbara Smith - 25-35 years old from Wimbledon. Pretty and happily married – doesn’t suspect anything – till later. • Probably a blonde who is mainly loving and believing of John – until he locks her in her bedroom and her kitchen saying to the policemen- “she is the maid.” • Needs excellent miming and comic timing with Mary especially Detective Sergeant Troughton - aged 40-50. An experienced but officious police detective who doesn’t think anyone can pull the wool over his eyes. • Good vocal variety • Ability to be commanding physically and verbally to the point of being officious and intolerant of fools • Likes to surprise people and catch them out. Detective Sergeant Porterhouse, 45-55 years old- bit of a plodder • A little droll (perhaps a Yorkshire) English accent • A bit gullible wanting to believe the best in people –often says naïve • Considerate and compassionate but a bit too philosophical about giving advice on married life Bobby Franklyn - 30-35, somewhat camp but happy with Cyril his dressmaker “girlfriend” • Subtly camp to begin but can do all the mannerisms and vocals • Charming and witty with women • Good comic timing • Occasionally, a bit of a drama queen Newspaper Photographer, any age • Pushy

The Mikado
6 Feb 2017 - 8 Feb 2017
Diamond Valley Singers VIC
Gilbert and Sullivan
Operetta/Musical Comedy
0407 552 049

A year before the action of this operetta begins, Nanki-Poo, son of the Mikado, fled his father's house to escape marriage with Katisha, a rather imposing lady. Disguised as a travelling musician, he meets and falls in love with Yum-Yum, the young ward of Ko-Ko, a cheap tailor. Yum-Yum, however, is already betrothed to her guardian, leaving Nanki-Poo in despair. This production will be in keeping with the major story and elements, while placing the show in a different, and slightly more modern setting.

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