Auditions

'Focus Talent Management' Auditions!
25 Feb 2016
Focus Talent Management: a new, exclusive talent agency. NSW
Lucas Newland & Natalie Duarte
Auditions for the new talent agency! Focus Talent Management
0403337838

Focus talent management is a new and exclusive,Sydney based, company centred on artist representation with a unique management style. Focus represents artists across theatre, film, television and live events, providing talent with direct industry links and guidance from some of Australia’s leading performing arts coaches. Artists seeking representation must audition. To secure your place at the auditions please send through your head shot and cv to info@focustalentmanagement.com Once your head shot and cv is received details of the audition will be sent to your email address. Auditions will be held in Sydney only. We look forward to hearing from you. Lucas Newland Managing Director of Brent Street Studios.

Dubai Parks and Resorts 2016 Auditions
17 Feb 2016 - 18 Feb 2016
Connect Entertainment NSW
Theme Park Entertainers

Dubai Parks and Resorts, set to be the Middle East’s largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination, has commenced its global search for some of the world’s best and most diverse performers.

The new super parks are due to open October 2016, including MotiongateTM Dubai, Bollywood ParksTM Dubai, LEGOLAND® Dubai,LEGOLAND® Water Park and RiverlandTM.

Dubai Parks and Resorts is looking for:

Lead Singers

Singers who can dance

Dancers who can sing

Bollywood Singers

Dancers

Trampoline Wall performers

Hip Hop Dancers who can trampoline

Costumes Characters

Bollywood Dancers

Actors & Improv Actors

Character Look-a Likes

Bollywood Actors

Stilt & Skip Performers

Many different Speciality Acts

Puppeteer

Musicians

Contracts: Commence August 2016 and are for 12 months in duration.

Benefits: DPR will provide the following benefits in their employment packages:

* Excellent wages in USD equivalent

* State of the art facilities

* Excellent accommodation

* Return airfares

* Medical insurance

To register on line and for a detailed breakdown of all roles, shows and FAQ please go to: www.dprauditions.com Carefully read the information provided so you or your performers can attend the most appropriate audition, well prepared.

Sydney Audition Details

Venue: Brent Street,
The Entertainment Quarter, 122 Land Road, Moore Park, NSW 1363

Map: http://www.brentstreet.com.au/contact-us

Wednesday 17th February:

9.00am Lead Singers, Singers who can dance. Dancers who can Sing & Bollywood Singers.

Thursday 18th February

9.00am Actors & Improv Actors, Character Look-a- likes, Bollywood Actors, Stilt & Power skip performers, Puppeteers, Musician and Specially Acts.

2.00pm Dancers, Bollywood Dancers, Hip Hop Dancers, Trampoline Dancers, Suit Character performers

Dubai Parks and Resorts 2016 Auditions
14 Feb 2016 - 15 Feb 2016
Connect Entertainment VIC
Theme Park Performers

Dubai Parks and Resorts, set to be the Middle East’s largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination, has commenced its global search for some of the world’s best and most diverse performers.

The new super parks are due to open October 2016, including MotiongateTM Dubai, Bollywood ParksTM Dubai, LEGOLAND® Dubai,LEGOLAND® Water Park and RiverlandTM.

Dubai Parks and Resorts is looking for:

Lead Singers

Singers who can dance

Dancers who can sing

Bollywood Singers

Dancers

Trampoline Wall performers

Hip Hop Dancers who can trampoline

Costumes Characters

Bollywood Dancers

Actors & Improv Actors

Character Look-a Likes

Bollywood Actors

Stilt & Skip Performers

Many different Speciality Acts

Puppeteer

Musicians

Contracts: Commence August 2016 and are for 12 months in duration.

Benefits: DPR will provide the following benefits in their employment packages:

* Excellent wages in USD equivalent

* State of the art facilities

* Excellent accommodation

* Return airfares

* Medical insurance

Melbourne Audition Details

Ministry of Dance
 - 1, 64 Sutton Street, North Melbourne, VIC 3051

Map: http://www.theministryofdance.com.au/contact/get-touch

Sunday 14th February:

9.00am Lead Singers, Singers who can dance. Dancers who can Sing & Bollywood Singers.

Monday 15th February:

9.00am Actors & Improv Actors, Character Look-a- likes, Bollywood Actors, Stilt & Power skip performers, Puppeteers, Musician and Speciality Acts.

2.00pm Dancers, Bollywood Dancers, Hip Hop Dancers, Trampoline Dancers, Suit Character performerTo register on line and for a detailed breakdown of all roles, shows and FAQ please go to: www.dprauditions.com Carefully read the information provided so you or your performers can attend the most appropriate audition, well prepared.

"Once A Catholic" by Mary O'Malley - Auditioning in February - Book Now to Audition!!
20 Feb 2016 - 21 Feb 2016
Drama With A Difference Production Group "Once A Catholic" VIC
Mary O'Malley
Comedy
0407091591

The season of the play "Once A Catholic" is a famous comedy, set in a Catholic Girls' School in The UK in the late 1950's. Written by Mary O'Malley, the play has enjoyed endless, successful and long running revivals since it was first produced in the 1970s. This production is semi-professional, in the sense that the director, assistant director and crew are all professional theatre practitioners with considerable experience. It is also designed as a "show case" for people wanting to be actors - Through our industry contacts, we will be inviting many casting consultants and agents to see the show, so that they can see you! Actors themselves do not need to be professionals, nor have any past experience, but they will need to pass an audition in order to qualify to play a role in the production. The production company "Drama With A Difference" is one of Australia's leading, independent drama schools, and is the launching pad of many of Australia's most successful actors. If you delve further into our website, you will see a list of names of well-known actors who commenced their careers by first being spotted in productions such as this one. Our website also includes a list of the Films, TV shows and Professional Theatre shows that our students have gone on to appear in, and include major professional productions. Our past and current students have appeared in major roles and guest roles in impressive shows in Film, TV and Theatre. The production of "Once A Catholic" is part of a production course, and as such there is a fee structure involved. As we are using professionals to direct and create the show, the money will be used to cover their time. In addition, it will be used for advertising, theatre hire, publicity, set, costume etc.... However, the fees involved are spaced out over a period of time, and are not excessive. We are rehearsing in Blocks - starting in February, on Sundays only. As the months progress, the rehearsal days will also increase, however the entire rehearsal and performance schedule is worked around the lives of working people. Therefore, there will be no rehearsals during normal work hours. The above link will give you the rehearsal hours, and Blocks - there are breaks in between each block. Not all actors will be required every Sunday, and on the Sundays that they are required, they will rarely be needed for the entire rehearsal time. We will schedule rehearsals so that you are only called when your scenes are being rehearsed. However, as the production gets closer, there will be technical and dress rehearsals where the entire cast will be required. "Once A Catholic" has range of characters, and actors as follows: NB: Each character is a LARGE character, with many scenes and / or extensive monologues. A teaching Nun, and "Head Mistress" named Mother Thomas Aquinas - Aged anywhere from her mid 20's to late 30's One teaching Nun, Mother Peter described as "middle aged". We would look at female actors from 35 to 60 for this role. One older nun named Mother Basil. We would look at actors anywhere from 40 Plus for this role. An Irish Priest - Actors aged 30 and over can apply for this role. Mr. Emanuelli - An eccentric music teacher. We would look at actors aged from their mid 30's with no upper age limit on the role. A school girl by the name of Mary Mooney - She is described as plain (but the actor does not have to be "plain" as this can be done with makeup and costume. The characters age is around around 16, but we will look at actors aged from 14 to their 20's for this role. (Actors in their twenties can be turned into school girls with the right costume and makeup in this play). A school girl by the name of Mary McGinty - A well developed, pretty school girl. She is aged around 16, but we will look at actors from the age of 14 to mid twenties for this role, as younger actors can be "aged up", and actors in their twenties, can be dressed to look like teenagers with the correct costume, (which is mostly that of school uniform) A school girl by the name of Mary Gallagher - She is described as sensible and attractive. The character's age is somewhere around 16, but we will look at actors aged from 14 to their 20s for this role. (Again, a lot can be done with costume to age someone "up" or "down" in age for this role. Derek - A "Teddy Boy" aged around 18. We will look at actors aged from 16 to 20's for this role, as much can be done with costume and makeup to age the actor "down" or "up" according to age. "Teddy Boys" were boys in the period (the play is set in the late 1950's) who dressed a certain, "groovy" way, and can easily be found in Google Images. Cuthbert - A Catholic schoolboy of around 17/18 years of age. We would look at actors from 15 to 20's. Again, much can be done with costume etc... to age a character "up" or "down". Auditions for the play are being held on Saturday 20 February and Sunday 21 February at 26 Sackville Street Kew. On both days, we are auditioning from 12pm - 5pm, however you can choose which day suits you, and you need to come for only one hour per character. (ie: If you are auditioning for one character, you only need to come for one hour. If you are auditioning for two characters, you need to come for two hours etc... You can choose which hours suit you best. At the audition: We will be reading from certain parts of the script, which you will receive in advance. The plot: This extremely funny play, centres around the lives of three school girls- all named "Mary". As they begin to experience their sexuality (and interest in boys), they question the Catholic Faith that they were born into, and the ideals of the Catholic convent in which they are educated. The nuns are old style nuns, who wear the traditional habit, and rule with disciplinary measures. The Irish Priest -Father Mullarkey - is a very over the top character, who constantly lectures the girls about the "sins" of thinking about boys etc... The music teacher, Mr. Emanuelli is having great trouble coming to terms with the new music style (Such as the emergence of Elvis Presley) and would continue to stick to the musicals of the past. He is an extremely funny character also. NB: Once you have emailed your interest, we will send you a fuller breakdown of the characters, and a great deal more information than is available on the website link. We will also send you a copy of the script. If interested, please email Michele Williams at the email provided dramawithadifference@michelekarin.com

Chu Chin Chow
24 Feb 2016 - 26 Feb 2016
Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria. VIC
Oscar Asche with music by Frederick Norton, in a new version by Melvyn Morrow.
Operetta

Australian born, OSCAR ASCHE, created a sensation when he wrote CHU CHIN CHOW. With music by Frederic Norton, it opened at His Majesty’s Theatre, London, on 31st August 1916 and ran for five years and a total of 2,238 performances (more than twice as many as any previous musical), an astonishing record that stood until the 1950’s.

Based (with minor embellishments) on the story of ALI BABA AND THE 40 THIEVES, it became an important addition to boosting the morale at home in England during World War I. Especially, for the many troops on leave from the front, it became a “must see” show. 

Watch this video with highlights from the soundtrack.

Not seen in Melbourne for over half a century, GSOV is presenting CHU CHIN CHOW in the centennial year of its first production, 2016, as a musical within a play. Written by MELVYN MORROW, and directed and choreographed by ROBERT RAY, the new version sees great fun in Oscar Asche, selling his musical to the management of J.C. Williamson’s. He describes the action with great flair and panache, and takes part himself. Out of his imaginative descriptions, real singers and dancers emerge, and act out scenes and songs from the musical.

As Oscar Asche was born in Geelong, our show will open in GEELONG PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE in July 2016. We have been generously supported in this with assistance from the Geelong Arts & Culture Department. This will mark GSOV’s first appearance in Victoria’s second city, despite playing in much of regional Victoria and Melbourne in its 80 years of performing. Its Geelong season will be followed by a season in Melbourne, at a venue soon to be announced.

Auditions will be held on Wednesday 24 February and Friday 26 February at our rehearsal venue - Skipper Holland Hall - 20 McCracken Avenue, Blackburn South. Please read through the Audition Materials. Dialogue excerpts do not need to be from memory, but may be read in the audition. Please bring any audition music you may need with you for our accompanist, in the correct key.

At this time, we are not auditioning for Chorus. If you have performed in a recent GSOV production, or earlier in one of the shows Robert has directed, there is no need to audition for chorus at this time. However, if you would like to be part of the ensemble, you may certainly send your expression of interest to either Robert or the Auditions Co-ordinator.

The Bartered Bride
14 Mar 2016 - 17 Mar 2016
Rockdale Opera Company NSW
Bedrich Smetana
Opera (in English)

Production: Nov 12, 13, 19, 20 at Rockdale Town Hall

Info at www.rockdaleopera.com.au

Audition for performers (volunteer)
20 Feb 2016
Creative Behaviours WA
Directed by Helen Duncan
Dance. Acting. Modelling.

Follow the success of the 2014 and 2015 Common Threads Wearable Art Showcase, Creative Behaviours has once again been invited by the City of Mandurah to produce the 2016 event. The show, which premiers at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on Saturday 7th May, will feature an outstanding cast of professional dancers. Creative Behaviours is also looking to the community to add to this exceptional cast and auditions will be held at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on Saturday 20th February. The show is looking for dancers, actors and models. Experience is fantastic but not compulsory, age is no barrier, and the show enthusiastically welcomes people of any age (from 14yrs+). Successful applicants will work with the show’s director Helen Duncan and choreographer Laura Boynes to present a selection of wearable art from across Australia and beyond through a highly entertaining performance extravaganza. Participation is free and the event offers performers excellent rewards including: · Participation in a series of free professional development workshops · An opportunity to work in a professional production · Professional hair and makeup · Complimentary professional photos · Complimentary footage of the showcase This project has been funded by the Western Australian Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts. More info: www.mandurah.wa.gov.au/casting.htm Audition: Saturday 20th February 2016 To register to audition please email: stretch@mandurah.wa.gov.au Please include “Showcase Auditions - Register my Details!” in the subject line and provide us with your full name, email, mobile number, date of birth and a little bit about yourself! (Please note this is a voluntary opportunity)

ELEVATE: Script Call Out - One-Act Plays
4 Jan 2016 - 25 Mar 2016
Theatre 451 VIC
Lisa Inman
ALL

ELEVATE your work in 2016
A new initiative for Australian playwrights
Submissions open 4 January 2016 and close 25 March 2016

ELEVATE is our new works initiative for 2016. Submissions are invited by writers aged 18 and over of one –act plays with a duration between 45 – 60 minutes. There are two categories: our young adult submission round for writers 18 – 25 (please note that writers must be 18 by 27 May 2016) and our open submission round for writers 26+.

From these submissions, 10 plays will be selected by an independent panel for rehearsed readings enabling you to hear your work to be read by actors. At the end of each reading there will be a Q&A with writer (where available), cast and director with the audience. There will be basic technical lighting and audio support at each reading.

From these readings two plays will be selected by both the audience and an industry professional for further development through a facilitated workshop process and included in our 2017 season. The final two selected plays will be fully produced and receive a short season each. This part of the project has received funding support from the Regional Arts Fund.

We are looking for works that are bold. We want you to show us your voice as a writer and what you want to say. All we’re asking is that you excite us – make us laugh, make us cry, but most of all…make us think.

OTHER INFORMATION

There is no charge to submit.

There is no requirement to print, bind and post your submission to us. We have a kind sponsor who will print all submissions.

Please read the guidelines carefully and take your time in completing the submission form. The information you provide when you submit your script is equally important to us. We are looking for writers who would like to work collaboratively and continue to develop their play.

If you would like submission guidelines and form please email us at info@theatre451.com or via http://www.theatre451.com/contact-us/

Guidelines and forms will be available on our website from 4 January 2016.

Into the Woods
13 Feb 2016 - 14 Feb 2016
The Toowoomba Choral Society QLD
Musical

The Toowoomba Choral Society is an Amateur Not for Profit organisation. All our members are volunteers. Please contact us for more information. Applications close Fri 5th Feb 2016

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - MDMS
24 Feb 2016 - 25 Feb 2016
Mountain District Musical Sociey VIC
Musical

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT. Music by ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER Lyrics by TIM RICE TM (c) 1991 THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP LIMITED by arrangement with ORiGiN THEATRICAL on behalf of THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP LIMITED JUNE 10 – 18 2016 Karralyka Centre, Mines Road, Ringwood East Director/Choreographer: Keith Stubley Musical Director: Malcom Huddle Production Manager: Dale Hall Our vocal audition venue is: Stageworx Theatre Factory 3 /21 Stud Road Bayswater, Victoria, 3153 Auditions will take place on: (Vocal) Wednesday 24th February from 8pm Thursday 25th February from 8pm (Dance and Call back) Kim Annettes Dance School 1/3 Woodbine Crt Wantirna South 3152 Sunday 28th February from 3pm Call back times will be discussed with successful auditionees. Important: Please prepare two contrasting songs, one in the style, or from the show. Please prepare sheet music in the correct key for your audition. A repetiteur will be available on the day. Auditionees may be asked to sing some simple scales to determine vocal range. Backing tracks are acceptable, however sheet music is preferred. Please no acapella. At this stage, rehearsals will take place on Monday and Wednesday Nights and Sunday Afternoon. Monday night’s venue will be confirmed by the date of auditions. Wednesday and Sunday’s rehearsals will take place at Kim Annette Dance School. The performance will take place in June at Karralyka, Mines Road, Ringwood East 3135 The Production week and performance dates and times are as follows: Production week Sunday 5th – Thursday 9th June Friday 10th June, 8pm Saturday 11th June, 8pm Sunday 12th June, 2pm Thursday 16th June, 8pm Friday 17th June, 8pm Saturday 18th June, 2pm and 8pm. (Bump-out will follow) Full Synopsis and Character Descriptions Available at www.mdms.org.au

Sweet Charity
27 Feb 2016 - 28 Feb 2016
Shepparton Theatre Arts Group Inc. VIC
music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon
Musical Theatre
0405 123 404

Charity Hope Valentine is the eternal optimist - a worldview that puts her distinctly at odds with her co-workers in a seedy, run-down dance hall. Dancing with man after man to pay her rent, she dreams of finally being whisked out of there and rescued by love. But can Charity wish her way into making love come true? Sweet Charity’s high-energy choreography and sharp-witted dialogue includes major hits like Big Spender, If My Friends Could See Me Now and The Rhythm of Life. A combination of Neil Simon’s razor-sharp script and Bob Fosse’s direction and choreography were largely responsible for the musical’s distinctive and lasting identity. We welcome it for the first time into the STAG canon.

Tick, Tick... Boom!
21 Apr 2016 - 1 May 2016
Pursued By Bear VIC
Johnathan Larson
Musical

Audition registrations are now open for Pursued by Bear's upcoming production of 'tick, tick...BOOM!' We are looking for three multi-talented individuals to bring Jonathon Larson's beautiful auto-biographical musical to life. Follow the link below to our casting brief. http://www.pursuedbybear.com.au/auditions