Auditions

Jesus Christ Superstar
14 Jul 2015 - 19 Jul 2015
MLOC Productions VIC
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Rock Opera
(03) 9589 4912

MLOC’s November production

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Information Evening: Thursday, 2 July at 8pm, Parkdale Church of Christ hall, 176 Como Pde., Parkdale

Auditions: 14, 16, 18, 19 July

Audition bookings: auditions@mloc.org.au Enquiries: (03)9589 4912

www.mloc.org.au

Voicebox Cabaret Showcase
7 Mar 2015 - 7 Dec 2015
Festival of Voices 2015 TAS
Allison Farrow
cabaret

PETITARET seeks ten minute shows, a taste of your talent to dazzle the audience. This is a development and networking opportunity for artists to progress their understanding of the form, test audiences, meet other practitioners and build their careers as cabaret performers. This is a perfect opportunity for emerging performers with shows they believe have the potential to develop into full length performances to be seen in a professional context. An esteemed array of industry insiders, media and festival programmers will be in the audience looking to encourage and identify these artists for next years event. We wish to present a diverse program and value original well-written concepts that have high entertainment value and are easy to promote. We encourage shows that explore the cabaret genre and push the boundaries; comic, 18+ , tragic, jazz, folk or electronica, past, present and future, esoteric and highly visual, family-friendly, circus-style or part-improvised - basically anything goes!

Audrey Hepburn and I Consider Our Assets - Melba Spiegeltent
29 Oct 2015 - 7 Nov 2015
Harlequin Ink VIC
Auditioning in July - Performances in October
A new Aussie Musical with a Hollywood Twist

AUDREY HEPBURN AND I CONSIDER OUR ASSETS MUSICAL Growing up in Melbourne in the late 1980's Liz O’Sullivan is idolised by her parents as if she’s the star in a Hollywood movie. As she travels from girl to woman, she often imagines talking to Audrey Hepburn about what she should do and become. Her quest to find a ‘real man’ leads her to Len, a man who wants nothing more than marriage. Unable to make a commitment, Liz turns to therapist Rod to help her find her own voice amidst the deafening chorus of her extended family, lovers and Audrey Hepburn. Seeking male and female strong singer/actors between 25 years up to approximately 50 years. Performance will be backed by a band and a women's choir. Director Noel Anderson Musical Director John Grant Written by Gayelene Carbis based on her original play; Co written and adapted by Noel Anderson, Geoff Main and Cerise De Gelder Where: Melba Spiegeltent, Collingwood Melbourne Performances 29th October - 7th November Auditioning in July 2015 To audition send CV, photos and any links to: audreypopmusical@yahoo.com.au For further information on the music checkout the Audrey Hepburn and I Consider our Asset Facebook page or Youtube

Hairspray Jr
11 Jul 2015
Australian Academy of Dance VIC
Musical
03 9569 3009

AUDITION Please prepare the following: 1 song showcasing your vocal range and acting abilities (not from the show) Audition Date: Saturday 11 July 10am - 12pm (Singing) 1pm - 2pm (Dance workshop) Audition and Rehearsal Venue: Australian Academy of Dance 4 Clarence Street Malvern East Please call Mike or Nat on 9569 3009 to book an audition time - or email info@academydance.com.au SYNOPSIS Good morning, Baltimore! It's 1962, and spunky plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has one big dream -- to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When she finally gets her shot, she's transformed from social outcast to sudden star. In balancing her new-found power with her desire for justice, Tracy fights to dethrone the reigning Miss Teen Hairspray, Amber von Tussle, and integrate a TV network in the process. With the help of her outsized mother, Edna, and guest DJ Motormouth Maybelle, the rhythm of Tracy's new beat just might prove unstoppable. HAIRSPRAY JR, based on the film and hit stage musical of the same name -- winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical -- has been adapted for young performers as part of the MTI Broadway Junior Collection. With a host of parts for a wide cross-section of students and an abundance of energetic production numbers, HAIRSPRAY JR is a show that will celebrate your students' diversity and bring audiences to their feet with its positive message and uproarious sense of humour. ROLES AMBER VONTUSSLE; A prom queen nightmare! She is definitely “The Corny Collins Show” favourite, but she is competitive and has a bad attitude. Range: C4-E5 CORNY COLLINS; The host of ”The Corny Collins Show,” and a Baltimore celebrity. Foremost, Corny is a charmer. Range: C3-G4 COUNCIL MEMBERS- BRAD, TAMMY, FENDER, SKETCH, SHELLEY, IQ, BRENDA and LOU ANN; The famed teenage performers on "The Corny Collins Show." EDNA TURNBLAD; Tracy’s loving mother who doesn’t spend much time outside the house. She works days and nights as a laundress in her home, and her lack of social interaction has made her a bundle of nerves. Range: Bb3-Eb5 LINK LARKIN; Baltimore’s biggest heartthrob, and Tracy’s dream guy. Link is considered the best performer in town. Think of any teenage idol who is able to reduce girls to tears – there’s your guy! Range: G2-A4 LITTLE INEZ STUBBS; Seaweed’s little sister and a great breakout role for a black actress. Range: Bb3-E5 MOTORMOUTH MAYBELLE is the face of the Civil Rights Movement and sings the beautiful anthem, “I Know Where I’ve Been.” Range: F3-F5 MR. PINKY; Owner of a ladies’ clothing shop and is a salesperson inside and out – he is always the first to give a compliment. Range: C3-C4 PENNY PINGLETON; Tracy’s fun and sheltered sidekick. She is a young lady caught between her mother’s very strict rules and her own wants and desires to be just another teenage girl. Range: C4-E5 PRUDY PINGLETON; Penny’s eccentric but loving mother, who wants the best for her daughter but is extreme in her means. SEAWEED J. STUBBS; The object of Penny’s affections, and together, they are determined to defy the segregation laws of the 1960s. Range: Gb2-Bb3 THE DUNAMITES ((JUDINE, KAMILAH & SHAYNA); A dynamic musical trio, iconic of the Motown era and the 1960s. Think the Supremes. Range: E4-A5 TRACY TURNBLAD; A young lady with big hair and an even bigger personality! She is the hero of our story and she is sweet but also strong in her convictions. She is bigger in size than the other girls, but she isn’t shy about it – she can still dance with the best of them! Range: G3-C#5 VELMA VON TUSSLE; A carbon copy of Amber – just twenty years older and meaner! She is most concerned with making sure her daughter wins Miss Teenage Baltimore. Range: C4-E5 WILBUR TURNBLAD; Edna’s loving husband and Tracy’s supportive father who just wants the best for his girls.

Little Gem
2 Aug 2015 - 3 Aug 2015
Wyndham Theatre Company VIC
Elaine Murphy
Comedy
0404003737

AUDITIONS on Sunday Aug 2 at 2pm and Monday Aug 3 at 8pm.. CAST OF 3 IRISH WOMEN Three generations of an Irish family, Lorraine, her daughter Amber and Lorraine‘s mother Kay, each take turns at telling their individual and collective stories with an enormous amount of humour. These people are real, flawed, vulnerable but loveable characters with multi dimensionality, complexity and humanity. It is a journey of three generations of women from a single family seen over the course of a year and the play takes the form of entwined monologues that teasingly build a complex and touching portrait of these women's unremarkable but fully lived lives, and above all has heart, soul, insight, humour and compassion. Elaine Murphy's script of Little Gem lives up to its title because in many ways its quiet ordinariness is a major part of its appeal.

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens
1 Aug 2015 - 2 Aug 2015
Blak Yak Theatre and Phoenix Theatre WA
Book and Lyrics by Charlotte Mann and Michael Fidler Music by Jonathan Croose and Robin Forrest Based on original ideas by Johanna Allitt, Simon Curtis, Charlotte Mann and Michael Fidler
Musical Theatre
0413031509

The UK cult classic musical “Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens” produced by Blak Yak Theatre in collaboration with Phoenix Theatre comes to the Hamilton Hill memorial hall in November, and we are proud to announce auditions will take place on the weekend of 1st and 2nd August 2015. Call backs if necessary will be held on Saturday 8th August. We are looking to cast 9 principal actors – 5 male and 4 female roles plus chorus. All roles are speaking, singing and dancing, with a large dose of improv. All ages are stage ages. "Cheers meets Red Dwarf meets Rocky Horror" in this tack-tastic naughty show set in a galaxy far, far away…. As the audience settle back for an evening of cosmic cabaret, all is not well at Saucy Jack’s... The evil shadow of a serial killer looms over the bar; cabaret acts are being killed off one by one, found stabbed by the heel of a sequinned slingback shoe. The staff at the Saucy Jack's bar are terrified but their boss, Saucy Jack himself, doesn’t seem that bothered by the threat of murder or the tragic loss of his cabaret acts - he’s more concerned it’ll be bad for business. We meet and hear the dreams and fears of the characters in the bar: down-trodden waitress Booby Shevalle, talented young saxophonist Sammy Sax, willing barman Mitch Maypole and eccentric regular at the bar, Dr. Willhelm von Whackoff. There is much excitement at the explosive arrival of Chesty Prospects, a plastic smuggling outlaw: there's an eco-war going on in this part of the galaxy and fashionable fabrics like bubble-wrap have been made illegal. Chesty charms the bar, talks business with Jack and heralds the arrival of The Space Vixens who hit the ground singing their dance anthem 'Glitter Boots Saved My Life'. These super fashion crime fighters from a groovier galaxy are part celebrity, part super-hero: strong, sexy, liberated...and all woman! Their mission is to fight crime and liberate the universe harnessing the Power of Disco. The audience join these sassy space cops as they arrive on Frottage III to uncover the Slingback Killer and watch as they are drawn into a cosmic underworld where their unique powers promise justice, hope and unadulterated funk! WARNING: This show contains crude language, adult situations, drag, bad wigs, disco beams and glitter! With music set to country rock, gospel, blues and disco, it's everything a trash- talking musical should be! The show contains no swearing, nor is there any nudity however the show is not intended for young audiences. It is brash without being offensive... It is sexy but not lewd... It is cool and crazy but never chaotic... and it pretends to be a little more racy than it really is. However, as this show has adult humour and dark themes, all auditionees must be 18 years of age at the time of audition. To book your auditions, please email the Director (Lorna Mackie) via lorna@htth.com.au or phone 0413031509 (email preferred). We look forward to seeing you at the auditions! - Mitch Maypole - Male, barman. Dreams of something more, is required to strip to underwear. 20 – 30 Tenor - Sammy Sax - Male, singing saxophone player – must be able to actually play the sax and sing; slightly geeky and dreams of a space vixen of his very own. 18 -30 Tenor - Dr Von Wackoff - Male –psychologist, observing human behaviour in the bar. Narrates chunks of the show. 30 + Baritone - Saucy Jack - Male - bar owner, acts as ringmaster of the cabaret, is charismatic, sleazy, strong and powerful – a very big role! 25+ Baritone - Booby Shevalle - Drag Queen – working as an entertainer and cocktail waitress in the bar but dreams of something better. .Very strong female role, a great “transformational” piece. 20+ Tenor - Vulva Savannah - Female, cabaret performer – doubles with Chesty and Shirley or Chorus member 30+ Alto - Bunny Lingus - Female, space vixen, strong female role. 20+ Alto - Jubilee Climax - Female, queen of the space vixens, strong female role. 25+ Mezzo - Anna Labia - Female, Space vixen recruit – keen to make a good impression, strong female role. 20+ Soprano - Shirley Tri-Star = Female, insterstellar space trucker – doubles with chesty 25+ Mezzo - Chesty Prospects - Female, plastic smuggler – doubles with Shirley 25+ Mezzo - various chorus members

Stage Door - Singing Competition
1 Jul 2015 - 26 Aug 2015
Production Fusion VIC
Contemporary
9998 1919

STAGE DOOR Stage Door; Run By Singers, For Singers. Vocal Auditions - August 29th and 30th ENTER ONLINE www.stagedoor.net.au Stage Door has quickly earned a reputation for being Melbourne's premiere contemporary singing competition, giving singers between the ages of 13 and 50 the opportunity to showcase their talents. After a series of auditions Melbourne's brightest and best vocalists will battle it out for over $100,000 in cash prizes and recording time and the prestigious title of 'Stage Door Winner'. Stage Door in its inception is born and bred in Melbourne, and has thus become a great opportunity to be reminded of the tremendous musical talent this vibrant city has to offer. This competition is not to be missed - you will not be disappointed! Proudly sponsored by Instrument Fusion, Blush Creative, Salt Studios, Ditto Music and MusoCity.

THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
6 Jul 2015 - 9 Jul 2015
Ashfield Musical Society NSW
97931331

Ashfield Musical Society are pleased to announce their October/November 2015 show...... THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS! Audition Dates: Monday 6th July & Thursday 9th July 2015 You must book a time for your audition by calling Wendy on 9793 1331

The Musical of Musicals: The Musical
12 Jul 2015
Koorliny Arts Centre WA
Music by Eric Rockwell; Lyrics by Joanne Bogart
Musical Theatre
(08) 9467 7118

Download audition packs from the website. June, an ingénue who can't pay the rent, is threatened by her evil landlord. Will the handsome leading man comes to her rescue? In an evening of variations on a theme, this basic plot is musicalised the way Rodgers & Hammerstein might have envisioned it, taking place in Kansas in August, complete with a ‘dream ballet’. The story is then done in the style of Sondheim, featuring the landlord as a tortured, artistic genius who slashes the throats of his tenants in revenge because they don't appreciate his art. When presented a la Herman, the story becomes a splashy star vehicle and in the style of Lloyd Webber it's a rock musical, with ‘borrowed’ themes from Puccini. The story is re-told one last time in the style of Kander & Ebb, set in a Cabaret in Chicago.