Auditions

Disney's Beauty and the Beast
7 Nov 2014 - 10 Nov 2014
Savoyards QLD
Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Linda Woolverton
Musical

Auditions by Appointment only

Info Night - Monday 3, November at 7.30pm.

Wynuum State High School, Manly

Birdie Productions - Audition Notice - HOT SHOE SHUFFLE 2015
23 Nov 2014
Birdie Productions NSW
David Atkins, Max Lambert
Musical Theatre
0402 601 305

Birdie Productions is an Independent Theatre Company producing shows in the South West of Sydney at Bankstown's newest venue The Bryan Brown Theatre. For full details go onto our website for more details. Auditions will be held as an Open Audition on 23rd November 2014 at The Bankstown Arts Centre. Send your CV and Headshot to audition@birdieproductions.com.au to register your interest.

AMADEUS Auditions
25 Oct 2014 - 29 Nov 2014
Genesian Theatre NSW
Peter Shaffer
Drama Comedy

Amadeus by Peter Shaffer Directed by Stephen Lloyd-Coombs Season: 25th October - 29th November 2014 Preview night 24th October Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm Sunday matinée at 4.30pm 'Mozart is a genius, the most brilliant musician the world will ever see. But the court of eighteenth century Vienna doesn't recognise his talents - only Antonio Salieri, the court composer, does, and is tortured by what he hears. Seethng with rage at the genius of this flippant buffoon and suddenly aware of his own mediocrity, Salieri declares war and sets out to destroy the man he sees as God's instrument on earth. Peter Shaffer's award-winning play is a rich, exuberant portrayal of a God-like man among mortals, and lives destroyed by envy.' A Reading/Information Evening will be held at the Theatre (420 Kent Street) on Wednesday 16 July at 7.15pm Auditions will be held by appointment over the weekend of Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 July 2014. Audition will be by prepared piece from the play. All enquiries to amadeus@genesiantheatre.com.au Roles Available Antonio Salieri: (30-50) Narrator and only character to break the fourth wall. Salieri is the talented and well respected court composer of Vienna who lives his life under God. But when Mozart takes residence he becomes a man fuelled by envy and jealousy. Forged by old traditions his creativity and longevity is threatened by the new wave of music that he tries desperately to emulate. From warm and charismatic to cold and calculated, this is Salieri's descent into murder. Wolfgang Mozart: (20-35) A musical prodigy that sees him become a wanted commodity in the eyes of the public but behind closed doors harbours an immaturity that could be his downfall. Socially inept and fuelled by passion and ego he speaks first and thinks later. Although played comically, his struggle to have his genius noticed comes from a very real place. Constanze Weber: (20-28) The fiancé of Mozart. She is the only spoken female role in the play. Deeply in love with Mozart she realises that Salieri is pulling the strings in Vienna and holds the key to Mozart's success. Feminine and passionate in front of society but vulgar and playful when behind closed doors. Emperor Joseph II: (40-70) The ruler of the land. Joseph is not your average royal, rather he is more open and natural to those who meet him. He does not rule with an iron fist but is more personable and fair then many would believe. He speaks his mind but does so in a way that harms no one. He is the variable to both Salieri's and Mozart's success. Count Von Strack: (30-65) The Emperor's Chamberlain, and appropriate to this position of trust and intimacy a quintessential creature of the court: decorous, diplomatic, discreet, debonair. Like the career politician he is, always smooth and even suave, calculating his advantage and playing the long game with a certain impartial elegance. Count Orsini-Rosenberg: (30-65) Director of the Opera. 'Benevolent to all things Italian' Much like Von Strack he cuts off Mozart's ascension at every turn and harbours a resentment to Wolfgang's work and notoriety as 'celebrity'. A part of the old tradition. Baron Van Swieten: (30-60) Prefect of the Imperial Library and ardent freemason. He is much more open and supportive to Mozart's work and not afraid to speak up to the Counts. Has an enthusiasm for 'old-fashioned' music. The Venticelli: (20-40) These two gentlemen are the purveyors of fact, rumour and gossip throughout the play. They play off of one another to a tee and never leave each other's side. They're the 'gardeners of the grapevine' who speak at such a pace and with such repetition that it's hard not to get carried away in their tabloid whispers. Non-speaking roles in Chorus: Major-Domo Salieri's Valet Salieri's Cook Teresa Salieri Katherina Cavalieri Kappelmeister Bonno Citizens of Vienna *Please note that the chorus will be a major part of the play and will need a great sense of physicality as they will be filling in for various roles with various lines. Experience in mime, mask-work and singing a plus. Please email amadeus@genesiantheatre.com.au with a time preference and character you'd like to audition for.

AUDITIONS - 'A Little Night Music'
4 Nov 2014 - 21 Nov 2014
Sydney University Musical Theatre Ensemble NSW
Stephen Sondheim
Musical Theatre
0498636956

The University of Sydney Musical Theatre Ensemble is excited to announce 2015's Major Production: Stephen Sondheim's 'A Little Night Music' Auditions will occur from the 4th-7th of November with callbacks commencing on the 10th of November. The production will be in Week 4, 2015 - March 25th, 26th, 27th, & 28th in the Everest Theatre at the Seymour Centre. We are looking for 28 talented individuals - 11 featured females, 7 featured males, 5 female company, & 5 male company. We are also looking to fill a number of production roles - please email nightmusic@museatusyd.com if you're interested in Marketing, Publicity, Set Design, Costumes, Stage Crew, or Fundraising - we would love to have you on the team! Play an instrument? We want you in the band! Auditions are split into 2-hour blocks - 80 minutes of individual singing (approx. 6 minutes each), followed by 40 minutes of group acting. For your audition: Please prepare an a cappella song of your choice: - we ask that you research the show and the characters you feel well suited to when choosing your piece. - keep in mind that we may not hear your whole prepared piece due to time constraints. The acting component of the audition will encompass drama-based games that illustrate your skills in improvisation, communication, and group work. In essence, the games are about working together and having fun. Auditionees may be asked to return for a group dance audition during the callback period Don't worry if you believe you aren't a triple threat! We have a variety of roles to fill and are looking for a mix of classically trained singers, musical theatre singers, actors, & dancers. To book an audition you must fill out the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1m9_NuFtard_7rto2cQKJv_d8QTTnAiiwrLderIc... To ensure a spot in your preferred time slot, book in early - confirmation will be emailed to you. Send any enquiries over to our Producer at nightmusic@museatusyd.com Who are we, you might ask?? Rose McClelland - Producer Alexander Andrews - Director Conrad Hamill - Music Director Brittany Doyle - Choreographer We can't wait to see all of you!

Avenue Q
8 Nov 2014 - 9 Nov 2014
Trifle Theatre Company VIC
Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Musical theatre
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Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is an American musical in two acts, based on the book written by Jeff Whitty. It is a laugh-out-loud coming-of-age parable, addressing and satirizing the issues and anxieties associated with entering adulthood. Live actors and puppets manipulated by unconcealed puppeteers join forces in song and dance to tell the timeless story of fresh-faced college graduate, Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. Despite its decidedly adult content (dealing with themes such as racism, pornography, homosexuality and schadenfreude), much of the show's ironic humour arises from its parody of Sesame Street, a metaphor of the contrasts between childhood and adulthood, and between the children's TV world and the real world. Avenue Q will be produced in Melbourne for the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival by Trifle Theatre Company. Please note that the pay structure for this production will be co-operative, governed by a production agreement based on MEAA co-operative production guidelines.

Brainstorm Productions - Auditions for the 2015 Touring season
29 Sep 2014 - 24 Nov 2014
Brainstorm Productions Pty Ltd NSW
Jennifer Johnson
Theatre

Brainstorm Productions is one of the largest and most respected touring theatre companies in Australia. Established for 31 years, we tour in schools across Australia. We help more than 350,000 students each year with anti-bullying, cyber bullying and welfare education programs via a range of award-winning theatre productions. Brainstorm offers a professional, fun working environment and regular weekly wages for the duration of your contract including tax free allowance when the actors are working outside their home city. Company cars and running costs are provided. Rehearsals are on the beautiful Far North Coast of NSW, in a friendly, positive environment. We are looking to cast 13 actors for the 2015 season - 8 Males (1 Melbourne, 1 Brisbane and 6 Sydney based) and 5 Females (1 Melbourne, 1 Brisbane and 3 Sydney based). We need responsible, energetic young actors, minimum age 19 years (with a playing age of 16-25 years.) A current driver’s licence and a good driving record is essential. AUDITION DATES Brisbane: Wed 26th Nov with callbacks on Thurs 27th Nov 2014. Melbourne: Mon 1st Dec with callbacks on Tues 2nd Dec 2014. Sydney: Wed 3rd and Thurs 4th Dec with callbacks on Fri 5th Dec 2014. Send short cover note including: CV (resume), address, date of birth, email address, current headshot, agents name and email address (if applicable). If you are currently represented by an Agent you must go through their Agency or at least let them know you are sending an application directly to us. Contact Details Email: auditions@brainstormproductions.edu.au Fax: (02) 6628 5009 Post: PO Box 804 Alstonville NSW 2477 CLOSING DATES FOR APPLICATIONS Brisbane applicants: Mon 17th Nov 2014 Melbourne and Sydney applicants: Fri 21st Nov 2014 Please note late applications cannot be accepted. For more information on the individual roles please visit our website and click on the employment tab http://www.brainstormproductions.edu.au/employment Please note: It is an offence under the Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 2005 for a person convicted of a serious sex offence to apply for these positions.

Double Bill - Cox and Box (Burnand and Sullivan) and Trial By Jury (Gilbert and Sullivan)
11 Nov 2014
Rockdale Opera Company NSW
Burnand & Sullivan/ Gilbert & Sullivan
Gilbert and Sullivan operetta
0403 863 108

Auditions for Cox and Box/Trial by Jury will be held at Rockdale Town Hall, 7.30pm Tuesday 11th November 2014. A suitable Gilbert and Sullivan aria for auditions. Cox and Box cast will be also be required to read some dialogue. Director and Musical Director Jon Smith.

IN THE HEIGHTS Australian Premiere
15 Nov 2014 - 16 Nov 2014
StageArt VIC
Musical

IN THE HEIGHTS Auditions now open StageArt are thrilled to be premiering the highly anticipated, Australian first, IN THE HEIGHTS, which broke all the boundaries when it burst onto the stages of Broadway with it’s electrifying score, breathtaking dancing and touching storyline. IN THE HEIGHTS won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical. “A Salsa and Rap infused musical which challenges the stereotype of modern day musical theatre” Melbourne will premiere 20 performances of this hit musical from February 16 - March 8 at Chapel Off Chapel in Prahran. StageArt are looking for a diverse cast of dancers, singers, rappers and actors to fill the roles and bring this Broadway sensation to life. Director - James Cutler Musical Director - Cameron Thomas Choreographer - Yvette Lee To register, please go to www.stageart.com.au, where you can download all the relevant materials and full production details. You must complete the online registration form to secure an audition. Open Call Audition dates November 15 & 16

Mary Poppins-Season May 15-30 2015, National Theatre, St Kilda
8 Nov 2014 - 10 Nov 2014
CLOC Musical Theatre VIC
Richard M Sherman, Robert B Sherman, Julian Fellowes, George Stiles, Anthony Drewe
Musical Comedy
1300 362 547

Mary Poppins has delighted, entertained and enchanted generations of readers, movie audiences and theatregoers. CLOC Musical Theatre takes great pleasure “in the most delightful way” of adding to your appreciation and love of the magical nanny with her umbrella and bag of tricks, with the return to Melbourne of the musical adaptation of this timeless tale. This spectacular production includes all of the best loved songs from the film including Chim Chim Cher-Ee, A Spoonful of Sugar, Jolly Holiday, Step in Time, Feed the Birds, Let’s Go Fly a Kite and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, as well as new classics like Practically Perfect and Anything Can Happen. You know the words, the music and the story – add breathtaking dance numbers, astonishing stagecraft, a little bit of magic and a whole lot of imagination, that all blend perfectly to make this musical soar high above the rest. If you would like to be part of something special, please come along and audition for this beautiful production. We will be looking for disciplined performers - people prepared to come on the journey and take on the challenges it will present. A favourite line in the show perfectly prepares us all – “Stretch your mind beyond fantastic, dreams are made of strong elastic”. See you there! The Production Team

Monty Python's Spamalot
27 Nov 2014 - 29 Nov 2014
MLOC Productions VIC
Eric Idle
Musical
9589 4912

Information Night:

Thursday, 20 November at 8.00pm, Parkdale Church of Christ hall, 174 Como Pde., Parkdale

Auditions:

November 25, 27, 29

Director: Jane Court

Musical Director:  Ian Nisbet

Choreographer:  Keir Jasper

Pirates of Penzance auditions
22 Nov 2014 - 23 Nov 2014
Savoy Opera Company Inc VIC
Gilbert & Sullivan
0425 853 071

Book in now for your audition for 2015 Season 1 - Pirates Performances will be May/June 2015 info@savoyoperacompany.com.au or call 0425 853 071 Please prepare from the following list.... Major-General Stanley (Baritone) Music: Act 1 No. 13 – “I am the very model of a modern Major – Gineral …” Dialogue: Following No. 13 – “And now that I’ve introduce myself” – “only once” The Pirate King (bass Baritone) Music: Act 1 No. 3 – “Oh, better far to live and die …” Dialogue: Following Act 1 No.2 – “Well, Frederic” – “Live and die a Pirate King.” Samuel (his, Lieutenant) (Baritone) Music: Act 1 No. 1 – “Pour, oh pour, the Pirate sherry…” Dialogue: As for the Pirate King Fred’ric (the Pirate Apprentice) (Tenor) Music: Act 1 No. 7 – “Oh is there not one maiden breast…” Dialogue: Following Act 1 No. 3 – “Oh take me with you…” – “she was beautiful.” Sergeant of Police (Bass Baritone) Music: Act 2 No. 10 – “When a felon…” Dialogue: Following Act 2 No. 9 – “Sergeant approach…” Sung responses to be spoken for the audition only, then on to “It is too late now.” Mabel (Soprano with a top “C”) Music: Act 1 No. 8 – “Poor wand’ring one…” Dialogue: Following Act 2 No. 9 – “Sergeant approach…” – “Go ye and do yours.” Edith (Mezzo) Music: Act 1 No. 5 (Solo) “Let us gaily tread the measure…” Dialogue: Following Act 1 No. 5 – “What a picturesque spot…” Kate & Isabel will be cast from Mabel/Edith/Ruth auditionees Ruth (a Pirate Maid of all Work) (Contralto or Low Mezzo voice) Music: Act 1 No. 2 – “When Fred’ric was a little lad…” Dialogue: Following Act 1 No. 3 – “Oh, take me with you…”

SNOW WHITE...a pantomime
16 Nov 2014 - 19 Nov 2014
S.M.I.T.H Theatre Productions Inc VIC
Written by Bianca Giorgetti
Pantomime/Musical
0425 576 484

Aria, a fairy in training, has been put in charge of telling the story of Snow White by her fairy trainer, Miss Maurelle. The only problem is that Aria is clumsy and naive and makes all sorts of mistakes throughout the telling of the classic fairytale. In the middle of all of these mishaps and blunders is a beautiful young girl named Snow White with a jealous step-mother who is hell-bent on claiming the title of ‘fairest of them all,’ and a persistent prince who wants he hand in marriage. With the help of seven delightful dwarfs, and the kind animals of the forest, Snow White escapes the wrath of her evil stepmother and begins a new life in the woods. The Queen, however, doesn’t give up so easily and finds a way to poison the beautiful Snow White when the dwarfs are out at work one day. So it is Aria, the fairy in training, who must gather together all of her knowledge, experience and courage to save the fair maiden and create a happily ever after. CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS Aria Female Vocal Range: Mezzo/Soprano This is essentially the role of narrator and essential in moving the story along. Aria is naive and sweet with lots of positive energy. This actor must be able to sing, dance and act, they must feel comfortable and confident in interacting with the audience. Miss Maurelle Female This role is a wonderful opportunity for a featured acting role. Miss Maurelle is the older, more experienced fairy that knows her way around magic and fairytales. She has a sarcastic and dry sense of humour, so this actor must have good comic timing. Snow White Female Vocal Range: Mezzo/Soprano Snow White is a beautiful princess who is a little rebellious and can be boastful about her looks and title at times. While she is a confident young girl, she is scared of her evil step-mother and misses her real mother and father terribly. She finds a friend in Aria as well as the seven dwarfs and is not impressed by the arrogant Prince Tom who seeks her hand in marriage. This actor must have excellent acting, singing and dancing skills. The Evil Queen Female Vocal Range: Mezzo/Alto She is a self-obsessed narcissist with a flair for the dramatic. The Queen is determined to be the most beautiful woman in the land and consults her magic mirror regularly to make sure. With her hunchbacked henchman, Igor, by her side, she plots Snow White’s demise when she discovers that her beauty has been surpassed. This actor must be able to act, sing and dance. Great comic timing and strong acting skills are a must for the Queen. The Old Witch Female/Male The witch has a dual personality, a sweet, little old lady to Snow White but the audience know of her evil intentions. This is a great opportunity for a featured role with no solo singing required. Actor must be able to assume an appropriate voice and physical quality for the old witch as well as have good comic timing. Igor Male/Female Vocal Range: Tenor/Alto Igor is the simple-minded, hunch-backed assistant to the Queen. He is not all that bright and while trying to help the Queen, he often infuriates her. This is a great acting role with plenty of opportunities for humour. This actor would need to assume a character voice as well as physically assume the character of Igor. Good comic timing is essential, a small amount of solo character singing required. Prince Tom/Prince Tim Male Vocal Range: Tenor Prince Tom and Prince Tim are two royal brothers who are spoilt, arrogant and fancy themselves a hit with the ladies. Tom develops a keen interest in Snow White and makes it his mission to see that she will marry him. Tim, is just as insufferable as Tom but has his eye set on other princesses. Both actors must have strong acting and singing ability with good comic timing. The Huntsman Male Vocal Range: Tenor/Baritone The huntsman is loyal, mild-mannered and a real softy at heart. He intends to obey the Queen and kill Snow White but her beauty melts his heart and he spares her life. This is a great opportunity for a featured actor with great expressive skills. The Seven Dwarfs Male/Female Vocal Range: Varied (A nice blend) The dwarfs will all have their individual characters (Grumpy, Sneezy, Happy, Bashful, Dopey, Sleepy and Gassy – for comedic value). These actors will need to be able to sing, dance and act and be able to display excellent expressive skills to determine their individual personalities as well as have lots of energy. Ensemble Vocal Range: Varied The ensemble will consist of the forest animals that come out to help Snow White, the royal guests and the evil forest spirits, wolves and trees that the Queen commands. The ensemble will be made up of singers, dancers and actors with a variety of speaking, singing and specialised dancing roles. It is important that the ensemble are energised and focused, and are able to take on more than one role. AUDITION REQUIREMENTS • Prepare 2 contrasting songs of your choice which highlight your vocal and performance skills. You may be asked to sing only one, but have two prepared. • Sung with backing track or A Capella. If you choose to sing with a backing track you must bring the CD with you, clearly marked. If the CD does not work you will sing A Capella. • You may be asked to read a small excerpt of the script. • Auditionees will be taught some simple choreographed movement to perform for the panel as well. REHEARSAL TIMES AND LOCATION Wednesday evenings 6pm-9pm Sundays 10am-5pm *Note that there will also be some day-time rehearsals during school holidays for those who are available. The O’Keefe Hall 158 Military Road Avondale Heights SHOW DATES Friday 10th April, 8pm Saturday 11th April, 2pm Saturday 11th April, 8pm Thursday 16th April, 8pm Friday 17th April, 8pm Saturday 18th April, 2pm Saturday 18th April, 8pm Sunday 19th April, 2pm