Auditions

MARY POPPINS
1 Mar 2015 - 8 Mar 2015
Ipswich Musical Theatre Company QLD
Music & Lyrics: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, George Stiles, Anthony Drewe. Book: Julian Fellowes.
Musical

Performances - 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 September 2015, Ipswich Civic Centre 

Information Night - Old Courthouse, corner Roderick & East Streets, Ipswich - Monday 23 February 7 pm

Auditions - Old Courthouse

1 March - Children

7 & 8 March  - Adults 

Director / Choreographer:  Ruth Gabriel

Musical Director:  Brenda Ryan 

Email: ipswichmusicaltheatrecompany@gmail.com  to register for an audition. 

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses in London
11 Apr 2015
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama NSW

Audition Date: Saturday 11 April 2015 Audition Location: Sydney The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, the University of London's Drama Conservatoire, will soon be holding international auditions and interviews for its full-time BA and full and part-time MA/MFA courses. Situated amongst a vibrant community of arts organisations in a central London location, Central offers an extensive range of drama, theatre and performance-related degrees in the areas of: Acting, Applied Theatre, Theatre Crafts, Design, Dramatherapy, Lighting, Movement, Performance, Puppetry, Performance Research, Creative Producing, Scenography, Stage Management, Technical Arts and Production, Voice, Writing and much else besides. To register your interest to attend an international audition or interview, please email our Admissions team stating your desired location and course of interest: admissions@cssd.ac.uk.

The Who's TOMMY
10 Mar 2015 - 19 Mar 2015
Mosman Musical Society NSW
Pete Townsend & Des McAnuff
Rock Opera Musical
0419676322

Winner of 6 Tony Awards. The production will be held at The Zenith Theatre, Chatswood. Performances will be held from Friday 19 June to Saturday 27 June 2015. The production team for TOMMY will be: Director: Anthony Young Musical Director: Jessica Manning Choreographer: TBC Assistant Director: Jody Rose

Costume Coordinator
5 Dec 2014 - 31 Mar 2015
Citiopera VIC
Adam miller
Opera
0447291170

CitiOpera is looking for a Costume coordinator for Cavalieri Rusticana. 2015 production. Enq: General Manager; Adam miller. adam@citiopera.com.au

Jacka VC: Legend Of Gallipoli
23 Mar 2015 - 25 Mar 2015
Albert Jacka Theatre Association Inc VIC
William Smith based on book by Michael Lawriwsky
Rock Musical
0422734600

Albert Jacka Theatre Association Inc is proud to announce auditions for “Jacka V.C. Legend Of Gallipoli” a new musical based on the war-time life of the first Australian to win the Victoria Cross in the Great War. The musical will be an official part of the Anzac Centenary celebrations and has been funded by the Victorian Government.

Based on the best-selling biography “Hard Jacka” by Michael Lawriwsky, the story follows the men of the 14th Battalion First AIF from Gallipoli to Egypt and the Western Front bringing action, drama, comedy and tragedy along the way. The music, composed by William James Smith, is in a modern rock style featuring electric strings rather than guitars and backed up with a full orchestra. This makes for epic battle scenes but for the character development and comedy a more traditional musical theatre style is used with lovely melodies and witty lyrics. The first stage of the production will be a workshop to be held in late may (date TBA).

Rehearsals for the full show will begin in July for performances in October in Melbourne, Bendigo, Ballarat and Geelong. Those who apply for the workshop will be first choice for the full show.

Lead Roles:
Albert “Bert” Jacka (already cast). Jacka is a working-class boy from Wedderburn Victoria who is propelled to fame by his war exploits. Worshipped by the men, he gets away with more rebellious behaviour than is perhaps healthy. But when he tells off the officers, he’s usually right! Tenor to Bb.

Harold Wanliss is a dashing Lieutenant from a privileged background, but with not a trace of arrogance. He is a man with a strong sense of duty and very brave under fire who becomes Jacka’s rival for promotion. Confident but inexperienced around women, he is the romantic hero of the story. Baritone/Tenor top note A.

Support Roles. There are many support roles, which means that (hopefully) everyone in the chorus will get to sing a solo at some point.

Men:
Ted Rule is a corporal under Jacka’s command. He is loyal and eager to learn, but no wimp. He speaks for the men of the 14th. Baritone/Tenor, top note G.
Lieutenant Crabbe an earnest young officer and Jacka’s immediate superior, he is impressed by Jacka’s ability and good luck. He’s afraid that, unlike Jacka, he does not have what it takes to make it out alive. Tenor to A
Padre Gillison does his best to comfort the men in their times of need. He forms a special bond with Crabbe expressed as a duet. Tenor to A.
Private “Sailor” Day is the larrikin of the Battalion, a wiry former navy man who runs the two-up school in the trenches. He spends much of the story leading the men astray, one in particular. Baratone. “Lofty” Williamson is an officer and an Aussie-rules sporting hero. His nickname comes from his extraordinary height. He is friends with both Jacka and Wanliss though sometimes this is difficult.

Women:
Colonel Charles Dare (played by a woman). The baby-faced colonel lives up to his name, leading the men in daring fashion at Gallipoli. But he is an incurable snob who stands in the way of working-class Jacka’s promotion. Alto. Top note C
Gene Campbell A Scottish lass who falls for Harold while he is on leave. She is not afraid to speak her mind about the war, and or break the unwritten rules that prevent her from showing her affection. Soprano to Bb in semi-operatic style.

Man or Woman:
Frank Poliness is in the trenches when Jacka gets his VC. But after the 14TH Battalion is divided up by Jacka, he gives the Sgt Major a piece of his mind, is a song. Male or Female. Rock voice. Top note B. Falsetta to E. “Nugget” is Sailor’s sidekick. He is fat and not very bright but he can hold his own in a fist-fight. He even takes on Jacka at one point. Sailor and Nugget together keep the comedy going in the show. Bass if a man. Contralto if a woman (two scores provided) There are other cameo roles including General Monash, General Brand, Colonel Peck, Elizabeth and Nathaniel Jacka (Bert’s parents), Bill Jacka (his brother), as well as an Egyptian pimp and belly-dancer and their Bedouin body-guards, French Barmaids, a Cockney Nurse, Posh British officers and many Turkish, and German soldiers. Women in the cast will be appearing as soldiers in battle scenes.

Audition Details: Please prepare two songs in contrasting styles, one from a rock opera and one from a more traditional musical/opera. Please bring sheet music in the correct key, with all edits clearly marked. At most one verse and one chorus from each song will be heard. You will also be asked to deliver lines from the play. Auditions for the workshop will be held from 7:30pm on Monday March 23rd and Wednesday March 25th at the Salvation Army HQ 263 Gower St Preston. Callbacks will be on Saturday the 8th Rehearsals for the workshop will be on Mondays and Wednesdays starting March 30th until the end of May. There will be a second round of auditions in late June before the full show begins. Please message Jackie Mates at Jackie.mates@outlook.com or on 0422 734 600 to arrange an Audition time.

Melbourne Singing Competition
28 Feb 2015 - 10 Apr 2015
Take the Mic VIC
Contemporary/Musical Theatre
0432 200 855

TAKE THE MIC is a music production company that hosts talent showcases and singing competitions to provide experience and exposure to aspiring performers and music artists. COMPETITION: is a competitive singing event that allows performers on stage experience with the chance to win over $10,000 in cash and prizes. In each competition there are 4 ROUNDs. Per round, 4 contestants will continue to compete in the GRAND FINAL. By competing in the competition performers get a High Definition video recording, High Quality photographs and Feedback from our professional judging panel. WHEN IS THE EVENT ON? Rounds 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th MAY Grand Final – 20th June Current Venue – La Di Da, Melbourne CBD (Applications close April 11th) HOW DO I ENTER? Apply online through www.takethemic.com.au! Audition applications require a youtube/vimeo or dropbox link of a video recording. Recordings don’t have to be of a professional standard, although the audio and visual quality needs to be clear. Our artistic team will review the application and will confirm your position late March. The event is open to ages 14+ VISIT www.takethemic.com.au TO APPLY and FOR MORE INFORMATION

MIDSUMMER'S DREAM THE MUSICAL
22 Apr 2015 - 2 May 2015
Creswick Theatre Company Inc. (Ballarat Region) VIC
Gary Gallagher
Musical Comedy
0413502888

Auditions are to be held on Tuesday, January 13th. at the Creswick Theatre (Behind Creswick Post Office) between 7:30-9:30 p.m. 3 males, 2 females required to complete ensemble cast of 13, in the first production of this musical comedy inspired by Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream. See website for details. The original score is Rocky/Poppy/Jazzy/Vaudeville with a libretto that highlights Shakespeare's themes in an engaging new light.

NOISES OFF
21 Mar 2015
Liverpool Performing Arts Ensemble & the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre NSW
Michael Frayn
Comedy, English Farce
Direction Philip John - 0466 999 377

DIRECTED BY PHILIP JOHN & LEANNE SMITH If you’re looking to really challenge yourself as an Actor and want to learn how to push your abilities to the next level, the come audition for NOISES OFF. Branded the “funniest farce ever written,” Liverpool Performing Arts Ensemble presents NOISES OFF, the story about a troupe of nomadic performers rehearsing a flop called 'Nothing’s On.' Door slamming, on and off-stage intrigue, and an errant herring, all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. Liverpool Performing Arts Ensemble is a not-for-profit theatre group aimed at bringing local Liverpool City talent to the stage; from the young to the young at heart. The group performs at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and is dedicated to producing quality productions from some of the world’s most loved scripts. A taste of what to expect from the show! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oetWZow7HHM AUDITION DETAILS... Date: Saturday 21st March Time: Between 9.30am & 5.00pm Venue: Mt Pritchard Community Hall - 476 Cabramatta Rd. West (Cnr of Pritchard Street) AUDITION INFORMATION... * Audition Packs are available – please email secretary.lpae@gmail.com to request your packet (all Audition requirements are listed in the packet) * Auditions are by appointment only. Please call Philip John on 0466 999 377 to book your spot. * We are looking for strong, passionate and ridiculously committed actors; all ages and ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Please do not rule yourself out and do not role type against the movie. * Keep in mind that accents will be used for the show. - Lloyd is British, which will require a standard UK accent - Tim & Poppy are American, which will require a standard US accent - All remaining cast are American actors playing English characters in ‘Nothing’s On', which will require a standard US accent, and a standard US accent "doing" a standard UK accent SPECIAL NOTES... * This is an UNPAID performance. * Each cast member must be a 2015/2016 member of Liverpool Performing Arts Ensemble. Membership is $20 and is due by the 2nd week of the rehearsals period. * Each cast member is also required to pay a Production Fee of $30, which is due by the 4th week of the rehearsal period. * All cast members are required at Bump In and Bump Out, plus be available for any fund-raising activities organised by the LPAE Inc committee. REHEARSAL SCHEDULE... A full rehearsal schedule will be confirmed after casting. The first few weeks of rehearsals will be held at Mt Pritchard Community Hall. Rehearsals will be two weeknights per week, including a monthly or bi-monthly full day rehearsal (most likely on a weekend) PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE... Wednesday 12th August @ 8.00pm Thursday 13th August @ 11.00am & 8.00pm Friday 14th August @ 8.00pm Saturday 15th August @ 2.00pm* & 8.00pm * The Saturday 2pm performance will be AUSLAN Interpreted CHARACTERS Tim Allgood ––– The over-worked Stage Manager of ‘Nothing’s On.’ Brooke Ashton ––– A young inexperienced actress from London. Plays Vicki, who works for the tax authorities and is trying to woo Roger in ‘Nothing’s On.’ Belinda Blair ––– Cheerful and sensible, a reliable actress. Plays Flavia, Philip Brent's wife, who is dependable, though not one for household duties in ‘Nothing’s On.’ Lloyd Dallas ––– The director of a play-within-the-play, called ‘Nothing’s On.’ Frederick Fellowes ––– Has a serious fear of violence and blood. Plays Phillip Brent, who lives out of the country with his wife Flavia to avoid paying taxes and is on a secret visit in ‘Nothing’s On.’ Garry Lejeune ––– A stuttering actor, easily fired up. Plays Roger, the estate agent looking to let the Brent's house in ‘Nothing’s On.’ Selsdon Mowbray ––– Elderly and with actorly mannerisms. Plays Selsdon, a burglar and an old man, breaking into the Brents' house in Nothing's On. Poppy Norton-Taylor ––– The Assistant Stage Manager of ‘Nothing’s On.’ Dotty Otley ––– Seasoned actress. Plays Mrs. Clackett, the housekeeper for the Brents' home in England in ‘Nothing’s On.’

Rumors
11 Jun 2015 - 20 Jun 2015
Mooroolbark Theatre Group Inc VIC
Neil Simon
Farce Comedy
0416 777 356

Actors required: Males (25 - 50) for 4 roles: Ken Gorman 365 lines A successful lawyer, a typical A-type personality who is a bit high strung whilst trying to take charge of the situation. Lenny Ganz 557 lines Is an accountant who is very likable whilst being a bit sarcastic and quick tempered. The part requires and enigmatic actor with a little flair who is confident with a large monologue. Ernie Cusack 264 lines A psychiatrist who is quite calm and laid back amid all the chaos. He is respectable, is a loving husband and loves his job. He is mild mannered but not meek. Glenn Cooper 245 lines An ambitious, sharp Politian who is struggling to keep his wife appeased. He takes himself quite seriously, and always puts himself first. All roles are non paying and require no accents. Rehearsals are every Thursday 7pm - 10pm in house at Red Earth Theatre (within Mooroolbark Community Center) Auditions are Thursday 19th Feb - Saturday 21st Feb by appointment with Director - contact Louise on 0416 777 356. Auditions are a cold read from script, no preparation required.

Showcase Ensemble
25 Feb 2015 - 31 Mar 2015
Take the Mic VIC
James Terry
Contemporary Music
0432 200 855

TAKE THE MIC is taking a new initiative into developing skills in live music by offering aspiring performers the opportunity to showcase their talent under the instruction of a professional contemporary music director. The SHOWCASE ENSEMBLE will rehearse once per week for 10 weeks, which will result in a final concert performance. “Showcasers” will have the opportunity to perform along side a live band with wireless microphones, custom lighting design in a 200-seat theatre at CHAPEL OFF CHAPEL. *This event is NOT a competition. We are looking for an ensemble of 15-20 people. Each performer will be guaranteed solo and backup vocal and group opportunities with music arranged specifically for this production and to cater for our talent. During rehearsals performers will gain skills in (and not limited to): • Group performance • Microphone technique • Learning harmonies • Reading music • Vocal health and technique The program will also include two MASTERCLASSES that are included within the rehearsals. - SAM LUDEMAN – The Reality of Reality TV: Auditioning for The Voice and - ALICE BOTTOMLEY – Behind the Camera: X-Factor Australia ONLINE AUDITIONS: Audition applications require a youtube/vimeo or dropbox link of a video recording. Recordings don’t have to be of a professional standard, although the audio and visual quality needs to be clear. Our artistic team will review the application and will confirm your position 1st April. The ensemble will be selected based on the vocal range, abilities and vocal style. Apply online. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND AUDITION FORMS VISIT OUT WEBSITE Please visit www.takethemic.com.au to apply (Application closes 31st March)

Sydney Singing Competition
26 Feb 2015 - 20 Mar 2015
Take the Mic NSW
James Terry
Contemporary/Musical Theatre
0432 200 855

TAKE THE MIC is a music production company that hosts talent showcases and singing competitions to provide experience and exposure to aspiring performers and music artists. Following the success of the company in Melbourne since 2013, TTM is moving its competition to Sydney, April 2015! COMPETITION: is a competitive singing event that allows performers on stage experience with the chance to win over $10,000 in cash and prizes. In each competition there are 4 ROUNDs. Per round, 4 contestants will continue to compete in the GRAND FINAL. By competing in the competition performers get a High Definition video recording, High Quality photographs and Feedback from our professional judging panel. WHEN IS THE EVENT ON? Rounds 13th and 14th APRIL. 7pm-9:30pm (only required for one round) Grand Final – 1st JUNE Current Venue – The Vanguard, Newtown. (Applications close March 20th) HOW DO I ENTER? Apply online through www.takethemic.com.au! Audition applications require a youtube/vimeo or dropbox link of a video recording. Recordings don’t have to be of a professional standard, although the audio and visual quality needs to be clear. Our artistic team will review the application and will confirm your position late March. The event is open to ages 14+ WANT MORE INFO? JUDGES? PRIZES? - VISIT OUT WEBSITE www.takethemic.com.au

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
8 Jul 2015 - 12 Jul 2015
Camberwell Grammarians' Theatre Company VIC VIC
William Finn & Rachel Sheinkin
Musical
0425772461

2015 Season Audition Brief for: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE A Musical SYNOPSIS Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.

 THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a tale chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. It originated from a New York improvisational sketch CREPUSCULE, which may in turn have been inspired by the acclaimed 2002 documentary SPELLBOUND. AUDITION PROCESS 1st round of auditions will be held February 23rd in the Performing Arts Complex (PAC) at Camberwell Grammar School (55 Mont Albert Road, Canterbury) Those auditioning should; 1. Contact Ben Giraud (benjaminjongiraud@gmail.com- 0425772461) before February 23rd in order to be supplied with an audition time. 2. Arrive at the Phillips room of the PAC 15 minutes prior to their audition time (sometime after 5pm) so that they can read through scene material supplied on the evening. 3. Bring two songs of any style that showcase both their singing interests and their vocal range. 4. BRING SHEET MUSIC FOR EACH OF THEIR SONG CHOICES. Further audition rounds may take place after the 23rd as casting progresses. Please remember that this is an informal and friendly process and the director and panel will be there to help you enjoy it, so don’t stress! CASTING INFORMATION CHIP TOLENTINO: A boy scout and champion of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, he returns to defend his title, but he finds puberty hitting at an inopportune moment. C3 - B4 Tenor. DOUGLAS PANCH: The Vice Principle. After five years' absence from the Bee, Panch returns as judge. There was an "incident" at the Twentieth Annual Bee, but he claims to be in "a better place" now, thanks to a high-fibre diet and Jungian analysis. He is infatuated with Rona Lisa Peretti, but she does not return his affections. LEAF CONEYBEAR: The second runner-up in his district, Leaf gets into the competition on a lark: the winner and first runner-up had to go to the winner’s Bat Mitzvah. Leaf comes from a large family of former hippies and makes his own clothes. He spells words correctly while in a trance. In his song, "I'm Not That Smart", he sings that his family thinks he is "not that smart," but he insinuates that he is merely easily distracted. Most of the words that he is assigned are South American rodents with amusing names. A2 - G4 Baritone or Tenor. LOGAINNE SCHWARTZANDGRUNENIERRE (SCHWARTZY): Logainne is the youngest and most politically aware speller, often making comments about current political figures, with two overbearing homosexual fathers. She is somewhat of a neat freak, speaks with a lisp, and will be back next year. C4 - D5 Soprano. MARCY PARK: A recent transfer from Virginia, Marcy placed ninth in last year’s nationals. She speaks six languages, is a member of all-American hockey, a championship rugby player, plays Chopin and Mozart on multiple instruments, sleeps only three hours a night, hides in the bathroom cabinet, and is getting very tired of always winning. She is the poster child for the Over-Achieving Asian, and attends a Catholic school called "Our Lady of Intermittent Sorrows." She is also not allowed to cry. B3 - E5 Soprano/Mezzo-Soprano. MITCH MAHONEY: The Official Comfort Counsellor. An ex-convict, Mitch is performing his community service with the Bee, and hands out juice boxes to losing students. E3 - A4 (B4) Tenor. OLIVE OSTROVSKY: A young newcomer to competitive spelling. Her mother is in an ashram in India, and her father is working late, as usual, but he is trying to come sometime during the bee. She made friends with her dictionary at a very young age, helping her to make it to the competition. B3 - F#5 Soprano. RONA LISA PERETTI: The number-one realtor in Putnam County, a former Putnam County Spelling Bee Champion herself, and returning moderator. She is a sweet woman who loves children, but she can be very stern when it comes to dealing with Vice Principal Panch, who has feelings for her that she most likely does not return. It is implied that she sees much of herself in Olive Ostrovsky. Her favourite moment of the Bee is in the minutes before it starts, when all the children are filled with the joy of competition, before they begin to resent each other. She later declares that she likes how everyone has an equal chance of winning, citing as an example that last year's winner can be this year's loser and vice versa. Another favourite moment is when the last winners go head to head for the top spot because it is so suspenseful and filled with hope. Ms. Peretti herself won the Third Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by spelling "syzygy," which she recounts at the very beginning of the opening number. C#4 - Ab5 Soprano. WILLIAM BARFEE: A Putnam County Spelling Bee finalist last year, he was eliminated because of an allergic reaction to peanuts. His famous “Magic Foot” method of spelling has boosted him to spelling glory, even though he only has one working nostril and a touchy personality. He has an often-mispronounced last name: it is Bar-FAY, not BARF-ee ("there's an accent aigu," he explains with some hostility). He develops a crush on Olive. Eb3 - Bb4 Tenor. REHEARSALS Will commence from April 1st until opening night on July 8th. These rehearsals will be held in the Performing Arts Complex (PAC) at Camberwell Grammar School. Exact weekly rehearsal times will be made, pending the work commitments of the cast and creative team, but those auditioning should expect to make themselves as available as possible in the evening during the week and over the weekend. There will be approximately 2-3 rehearsals scheduled per week. There will be an intensive week of Tech in the Middleton Theatre within the PAC at Camberwell Grammar School, in the week prior to opening night on July 8th. *Rehearsal practice tapes will be supplied to each member of the cast before the commencement of rehearsals on April 1st. Those auditioning should expect to use these tapes to learn their vocal part and lines throughout March, as it is the directors expectation that each actors vocal parts and lines will be committed to memory before the first day of rehearsal. PERFORMANCES Commence from July 8th – 12th in the Middleton Theatre within the PAC at Camberwell Grammar School, with 4 evening performances expected to take place over that period. There will be a special event held at the school after the opening night performance.