Auditions

Beauty and the Beast
19 Aug 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
Footlight Productions VIC
Alan Menken & Howard Ashman
Musical Comedy
0409 969648

Beauty & the Beast Information Booklet - to access all audition information click on the link attached - http://bit.ly/2vqJ2z1

Children's theatre performer required for theatre shows
29 Jan 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Carp Productions VIC
Caroline Smart
Children's Theatre
041854505

Carp Productions are looking for a freelance male or female actor aged 20 - 40 for school, kinder and festival shows for children in 2017. Good rates. Must have a good work ethic, experience, a working with children check and have flexibility during school hours Monday – Friday. A company car is provided. Applications close 25th February. Please send CVs and headshots to info@carpproductions.com

Gilligan's Island: The Musical
23 Sep 2017 - 27 Sep 2017
Humdrum Comedy VIC
Left Bauer Productions
Musical

Season runs Feb 15-Mar 4 2018 at Chapel Off Chapel Visit gilligansislandthemusical.com.au/auditions or email auditions@gilligansislandthemusical.com.au to register

INTO THE WOODS
1 Sep 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
Bottled Snail Productions VIC
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by James Lapine. Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine. Licensed Exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All Performance Materials Supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.
Musical

BottledSnail Productions is thrilled to announce that, in February next year, we will be staging the award-winning and well-loved musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, Into the Woods. We will be holding auditions for the show in September 2017. If you wish to be involved, go to our website to download the audition pack, book an audition time and register your details. Places are limited, so act quickly! https://www.bottledsnail.com/into-the-woods BottledSnail Productions is a Not for Profit production company run by and for the legal industry. We believe that providing a creative outlet for members of the legal profession helps to facilitate a healthy work / life balance. At this stage, we are looking for auditionees with a connection to the legal industry. Don't miss out on the opportunity to be a part of this exciting project - book your audition spot now!

Jesus Christ Superstar
18 Aug 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
Ballarat Lyric Theatre VIC
Music by: ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, Lyrics by: TIM RICE
Rock Musical

The original Rock Musical will come to life in Ballarat March 1-12, 2018. Set during modern times brings a whole new, fresh look at this classic story.

Leading Ladies
3 Sep 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
Mordialloc Theatre Company VIC
Ken Ludwig
Comedy
wolfisterinc@gmail.com

LEADING LADIES by Ken Ludwig Directed by Tim Long Enquiries: wolfisterinc@gmail.com Audition dates: Sunday 3 September 2017 - 2.30 pm Tuesday 5 September 2017 - 7.30 pm Audition venue: Guide Hall, Glebe Ave, Cheltenham Performance dates: 10, 11, 12*, 16, 17, 18**, 19*, 23, 24, 25 November Evenings: 8 pm Matinees: 2.30 pm *Sunday matinee **Saturday matinee & evening performances Performance venue: Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Rd, Parkdale SYNOPSIS: In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady’s vivacious niece, Meg, who’s engaged to the local minister. CHARACTERS: *Ages are indicative only - it’s more important that we have the right mix of people rather than be locked into the ages specified MEG SNIDER: 30+ Vivacious, with enormous warmth, a great sense of humour and a fresh, unstudied beauty. She harbours a world of dreams, and sleeps on them every night. LEAD ROLE LEO CLARK: 40+ British accent, Shakespearean actor down on his luck, capable of doubling as a woman and also looking like a star actor. LEAD ROLE JACK GABLE: 40+ British accent, Leo’s partner in crime and theatre. Also doubles as a woman. LEAD ROLE DUNCAN WOOLEY: 30 - 40 The local minister, he is a good man at heart, but rather fussy, set in his ways, a bit scatterbrained and lives in his own world. MEDIUM ROLE DOC MYERS: 60s-70s The Chief Moose (Lodge leader). A crusty, likeable curmudgeon, he is a country doctor who takes no guff from anybody. MEDIUM ROLE BUTCH MYERS: early 20s. A little slow on the uptake, but earnest and sincere, with a good heart. Doc and Butch argue a lot and adore each other. MEDIUM ROLE The actor playing Butch doubles the character of FRANK – A heckler (one page) AUDREY: about 20 Very attractive and extremely sweet and good natured. Must be able to roller skate. MEDIUM ROLE AUNT FLORENCE: 70s+ Meg’s aunt. She’s very old, extremely crusty, and her eyesight is terrible. SMALL ROLE American accents are required for all characters except Jack and Leo As all auditionees must have read the script, please email www.mordialloctheatre.com to acquire a copy.

Rumors - Directed by Joy Sweeney
22 Aug 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
Theatre on Chester NSW
Neil Simon
Comedy, Farce
0418293494

RUMORS By Neil Simon Directed by Joy Sweeney “An Elegant Farce” PERFORMANCE DATES: 10th NOVEMBER – 2nd DECEMBER AUDITION DATES: TUES 22nd AUGUST & THURS 24th AUGUST WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: AUDITIONS ARE HELD AT: THEATRE ON CHESTER, CNR CHESTER & OXFORD ST., EPPING. FROM 7.30 P.M. PLEASE CONTACT JOY SWEENEY ON divajoy@tpg.com.au or 0418293494 FOR AN AUDITION TIME. AUDITIONS WILL BE A “COLD READ” BUT YOU WILL BE GIVEN TIME TO LOOK OVER THE CHOSEN SCRIPT PIECES BEFORE YOU AUDITION. PLEASE NOTE: AMERICAN ACCENTS ARE ESSENTIAL REHEARSALS ARE TUESDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHTS AT THEATRE ON CHESTER. PERFORMANCES (see dates above) ARE FOR 3 WEEKS/4 WEEKENDS. THEY CONSIST OF WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS (NIGHTS ONLY) AND SUNDAYS AT 5.00 P.M. IF YOU ARE SUCCESSFUL YOU WILL NEED TO BE A FINANCIAL MEMBER – COST $10 Synopsis: “Rumors”, by Neil Simon, is a madcap, slamming door farce set in a large home located in New York in the year 1988. The characters are arriving as guests at a 10th Anniversary Dinner. The first couple to arrive discovers that one of their hosts (Charley) has apparently attempted suicide… unsuccessfully. Charley’s wife, Myra, is nowhere to be found and neither are the servants. Through the course of the show, the audience never meets Charley or Myra. As more guests arrive, there are cover- ups, deceptions, mistaken identities, and a lot of huge laughs. Characters: The primary characters are the four couples that arrive as guests at the dinner. The other characters are a male and female police officer who arrive in Act II. Character age is somewhat flexible. The primary concern is that couples look like they “go together”. General age range for the entire cast, ideally, would be from early 30s to early 50s. At the outside, mid 20s to 60 if you can play older or younger. CHRIS GORMAN (F) Chris is an attractive woman. She is nervous and neurotic. She recently quit smoking but quickly falls off the wagon. She will be smoking prop cigarettes through most of the second act. Chris also has a few too many vodka martinis and plays slightly drunk starting about midway through the show. Chris does some physical comedy and will have to trip over a phone cord and fall on her face. KEN GORMAN (M) Ken is Chris’ husband and is Charley’s attorney and friend. Ken is pompous, serious, a know-it-all…when he can hear. About midway through the first act, Ken has a slight accident with the shotgun. It goes off next to his head and leaves him virtually deaf for a good part of the centre section of the show. Ken has to be shouted at, shouts in return and constantly mis-hears what is being said to him. CLAIRE GANZ (F) Claire is an unimpressed, laconic smart mouth who is seemingly amused by everything that is going on. Not surprising considering her husband. LEONARD “LENNY” GANZ (M) Lenny is Claire’s husband. He is Charley’s accountant. Lenny is by far the most foul-mouthed, outspoken member of the cast. He is also HILARIOUS. IMPORTANT NOTE: Lenny has a bizarre three page monologue at the end of the show where he is posing as “Charley” and tells his version of just what’s been going on. Lenny and Claire have also had a car wreck on the way over and Lenny’s neck keeps locking up on him. COOKIE CUSACK (F) Cookie is a flamboyant host of her own cooking show. She is garish, a bit ditzy and will be expected to deliver quite a bit of physical comedy. Cookie has a bad back…so bad that she carries a special pillow with her everywhere. Her back is regularly going out with much screaming and gyration. A couple of times Cookie is actually forced to crawl on and off the stage due to her back ailments. ERNIE CUSACK (M) Ernie is Cookie’s husband and Charley’s analyst. He is a somewhat quiet and calming presence in the midst of the storm of confusion. (Although he does lose it a couple of times) He helps Cookie prepare the meal for the evening and is mistaken for the butler at one point. GLENN COOPER (M) Glenn is a candidate for the State Senate and quite handsome. The TV cameras love him. He is constantly worried about his image and how involvement in the possible crimes being committed all around him might impact his candidacy. CASSIE COOPER (F) Cassie is Glenn’s wife. She is younger, very good looking and totally nuts. She and Glenn hate each other. She doesn’t want to be there, she is constantly fighting with Glenn and she is constantly threatening divorce. Cassie is a believer in the power of crystals. She also hides in the bathroom a lot. At one point, to punish Glenn, Cassie tousles her hair and flirts outrageously with some of the other male guests. She also attacks Glenn with a cell phone (a 1988 cellphone) off stage in a fit of rage OFFICER BEN WELCH (M) No nonsense cop in his 40s-50s. Has a couple of smaller monologues. OFFICER PUDNEY (M OR F) Much younger than Welch. Welch’s partner. Minimal lines.

SEUSSICAL JR
19 Aug 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
St Andrews Amateur Theatre Company VIC
Musical
The Anniversary - URGENT casting call for male 25-35yo
29 Sep 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
Elanora Players NSW
Bill McIlwraith
Comedy
9451 2530 Bill Akhurst

URGENT: Elanora Players is looking to cast a male ASAP in age range 25-35 years for the role of Tom in Bill McIlwraith’s comedy “The Anniversary”. Character profile: Tom is youngest of three sons of a manipulative Mum. Young, stylishly well –groomed with a likeable personality and quick mind; relaxed and unself-conscious. The show will run for nine performances between 29 September and 7 October 2017 at the Elanora Heights Community Centre. For expressions of interest or further details contact director, Bill Akhurst. Phone 9451 2530 or email akhurstbh@bigpond.com

Unnecessary Farce
19 Sep 2017 - 24 Sep 2017
Essendon Theatre Company VIC
Paul Slade Smith
Comedy
0419 591 517

Unnecessary Farce By Paul Slade Smith Directed by George Benca Audition Dates: Tuesday 19 September 2017 at 7.30p.m. Sunday 24 September 2017 at 2pm Bookings essential for audition time via Director George Benca at georgebenca@gmail.com or 0419 591 517 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: American accents required except for Todd who requires a Scottish accent Eric Sheridan: Male, 30s. A bookish, even-keeled police officer who's thrown into some difficult situations--while not wearing any pants. Billie Dwyer: Female, 20s/30s. A police officer. Eric's partner. Although she seems to lack every skill needed for police work, she is enthusiastic and eager to succeed. Karen Brown: Female, 30s. An accountant who usually has a very professional demeanor, but seems unable to keep herself in control today. Mayor Meekly: Male, 50s to 70s. A sweet, gentle fellow, who seems very Innocent (with a capital I) Agent Frank: Male, 20s to 50s. Town Hall head of Security. Although he can seem confident and even gruff, in moments of crisis he is easily reduced to a very frightened man Todd: Male, 20s to 50s. Speaks with a pronounced Scottish accent. A professional hit man who's accent gets thicker the angrier he gets, until he's completely indecipherable. Mary Meekly: Female, 50s to 70s. the Mayor's wife. Small statured, she seems very sweet natured, and a good match for her husband the mayor. Character Summary 4 M (1x 30’s, 2 x 20 – 50, 1 x 50 – 70) 3 F (1 x 30’s, 1 x 20 – 30, 1 x 50 – 70’s) Contact: All enquires to George Benca at georgebenca@gmail.com or 0419 591 517 Auditions are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please apply to organise your audition time and for any further information. Synopsis: In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there's some confusion as to who's in which room, who's being videotaped, who's taken the money, who's hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes. Rehearsal Period: Rehearsals will be three times a week, Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30pm & Sundays at 2pm. Performances Dates: 23 – 26 November & 30 November – 2 December 2017 Thursday, Friday and Saturday Performances at 8pm Sunday Matinee at 2pm