Auditions

Winging My Way to the Top
24 Mar 2014 - 17 May 2014
Strahan and Walsh Productions ACT
Strahan and Walsh
Musical Comedy
0417013330

Renowned Australian Director, Rodney Fisher, along with Strahan and Walsh Productions, are holding auditions for male and female chorus members for an original Australian musical comedy called Winging My Way to the Top. It will premiere at The Q Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre from 8-17 May 2014 (9 shows plus one preview). You must have a strong ability to dance, sing and act. Auditions will be held on Saturday 5th April in Canberra and chorus must be available for rehearsals from 7th April onwards. Please phone Karen on 0417013330 or email karenbradley@mpsolutions.com.au for further information and audition times.

13 A New Musical
22 Aug 2014 - 6 Sep 2014
Beaumaris Theatre Inc VIC
Jason Robert Brown
Family Musical
0401450979- after April 28th

A grown-up story about growing up! When his parents get divorced and he's forced to move from New York to a small town in Indiana, Evan Goldman just wants to make friends and survive the school year. Easier said than done. The star quarterback is threatening to ruin his life and his only friend, Patrice, won't talk to him. The school freak sees an opportunity for blackmail and someone is spreading the nastiest rumours. With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, 13 is an hilarious, high-energy musical for all ages about discovering that cool is where you find it, and sometimes where you least expect it. All character descriptions and audition requirements are on our website- www.beaumaristheatre.com.au

A NEW BRAIN
20 May 2014 - 27 May 2014
Phill Scanlon Productions VIC
Music & Lyrics by William Finn Book by William Finn & James Lapine
Musical
0467 078 448

PRODUCTION TEAM Director: Hayley Wood Musical Director: Phill Scanlon Choreographer: Natasha Harvey Tues MAY 20 & Wed MAY 21(7:30 – 10:30), Sat MAY 24 (10:00 – 1:00) Requirements: Prepare 2 contrasting songs not from the show, but in the style of the show that will show off your range and character. Please be aware you may not sing all of the song or both songs. Bring sheet music in the correct key in a folder for the accompanist. CD, backing tracks and A’Capella are not permitted. Auditionees must be over the age of 18 years. Rehearsals: Rehearsals will be held Monday and Wednesday evenings 730pm to 1030pm and Sunday afternoons 1pm – 5pm *All cast members will be expected to attend all scheduled rehearsals and at least 1 rehearsal weekend. SYNOPSIS: Gordon Schwinn, a talented young songwriter, works at his piano to meet a deadline. Gordon is irritated because he must write a song about Spring for a children's television entertainer who dresses as a frog. He takes a break from his writing and meets his agent Rhoda at a restaurant for pasta. During lunch, Gordon clutches his head and falls face first into his meal. Rhoda calls an ambulance, and Gordon is taken to the hospital. He learns that he has an arteriovenous malformation. Gordon needs an operation, and if he doesn't have it, he could die or never regain the use of his faculties. While in the hospital, Gordon contemplates his situation. His greatest fear is dying with his greatest songs still inside of him; and so from his hospital bed, and while in a coma, and all throughout his ordeal, he begins writing the songs. He also has several hallucinations that involve various people whom he has encountered. In particular, a homeless lady that he met on his way to get pasta with Rhoda continually pops up. Gordon eventually has the surgery and recovers completely. The creative block he was experiencing before his ordeal lifts, and he gains new insights. His near death experience encourages him to re-evaluate and better appreciate the people and relationships in his life. CHARACTERS:  Gordon Michael Schwinn (A lovable but sarcastic composer)  Mr. Bungee (The slightly tyrannical director/producer/star of his own children’s television show)  Mimi Schwinn (Gordon’s loving yet unstable mother)  Rhoda (Gordon’s agent and ex-girlfriend-turned-best-friend)  Roger Delli-Bovi (Gordon’s charming and affectionate lover)  Richard (A kind and compassionate nurse)  Lisa (A homeless lady)  Waitress/Nancy D. (The waitress is overbearing; Nancy is a mean nurse)  Dr. Jafar Berensteiner (An unsympathetic doctor)  The Minister (A somewhat clueless man of the cloth at the hospital)

Actors for scenes performed at NIDA
10 May 2014 - 17 May 2014
Active Theatre Productions NSW
Various
Theatre
0409996645

Active Theatre Productions Actors wanted Performances at NIDA: 22 & 23 August 2014 AUDITIONS: 10 MAY 2014 On 22 & 23 August 2014, actors participating in the Sydney Scene Workshop, presented by Active Theatre Productions, will give public performances of scenes from a variety of plays at the Parade Space Theatre at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). The Sydney Scene Workshop will provide a select group of actors with the opportunity to develop their craft through work on scenes from plays by Shakespeare, Ibsen, Strindberg, Miller, Pinter, Beckett and others, with scenes selected to showcase and extend the skills of the actors involved. Actors will be able to propose the scenes to be rehearsed and presented at the NIDA Parade Space Theatre. Some monologues will be presented amongst the scenes. Workshop rehearsals will consist of 10 consecutive Saturdays (10 am to 5 pm) at the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) Studios in Harris Street, Ultimo in Sydney, and will commence on Saturday 14 June 2014. There will also be rehearsals on the first Sunday (14 May) of the rehearsal period and on the last Sunday before the performances (17 August). First round AUDITIONS will be held on Saturday 10 May 2014 and on dates thereafter as needed. Actors wishing to audition may present a speech by ANY CHARACTER in ANY PLAY of their choice. There will be call-backs following the first round of short auditions. Actors of both sexes, all ages, and diverse backgrounds are sought. The Workshop will involve at least 75 hours of rehearsals in total but actors’ time will be used efficiently so that individuals will be called only to attend rehearsal when required for scenes they are acting in or for group improvisations. Rehearsal techniques will draw on the work of Stanislavski and use improvisation to develop skills. The public performances will be advertised in a manner approved of by NIDA under the hirer’s contract, with discounted tickets for NIDA students and staff. Tickets will be sold to the general public through Ticketek. Casting Agents and theatre critics will be invited to attend the performances. Actors wishing to audition should send an email to nidaworkshop@outlook.com so that audition times can be assigned and security clearance to the audition space can be organised. A resume should be included. Actors who cannot attend on 10 May 2014 will be offered an alternative audition time. Actors should send any questions they have to the above email address. Active Theatre Productions’ Sydney Scene Workshop is a co-operative production. No remuneration will be provided to actors but no costs will be incurred by actors. Any profits will be shared. A contract will be signed with each participating actor.

Auditions for the amateur production of "House Guest"
28 Apr 2014
Peridot Theatre VIC
Francis Durbridge
Suspense / Thriller
0407342692

Characters: Robert (Leading role) - late 40s to early 50s: Hollywood movie star. Italian heritage. Tall, dark and handsome. Resourceful. Extremely wealthy and well connected. Devoted family man. Standard English accent. Henderson - Robert's look alike. Is not as talented an actor but can play a part. Is a tad arrogant. Has some nervousness in his speech. To be played by the same person as Robert. Stella (Leading role) - early to mid 40s: Hollywood movie star. British heritage. Wealthy. Attractive. Devoted mother and wife. Standard English accent. Jane (Supporting role) - 40-45: typical secretary to influential people. Standard English accent. Burford (Supporting role) - 50s: Inspector with a dark side. Very organised and does maintain control at all times. Heavily built. North country or some other related regional accent. Clayton (Supporting role) - 30-40: Sergeant with a dark and violent side. Knows a lot of film history. Is a film buff. Tall. Knows the Drurys very well. Standard English accent. Vivien (Supporting role) - 30-35: journalist with a dark secret. Standard English accent. Crozier (Minor role) - 40-45: a weasel. Common English upbringing including accent. Dorothy (Minor role) - 50s. Robert's dotty cousin. Loves to shop and generally gets in the way. Is always having job interviews. Has a heart of gold. Cockney, Londoner or similar regional accent. Precast Characters: Nil Audition Venue: Unicorn Theatre Waverley Secondary College Lechte Road Mt Waverley Map: 61 F11 Theatre: As above Company Email: peridotboxoffice@yahoo.com.au Company Website: http://www.peridot.com.au Synopsis: Imagine how you would feel when your only child has been kidnapped but with ransom demanded. All the kidnapper wants is to stay in your home for 48 hours. If you go along with this request your child will be returned unharmed. That is the dilemma faced by Robert and Stella Drury when their son, Mike is abducted. As the story unfolds, the Drury's realise that all is not what it seems and that they do not know who they can trust. Several people meet with untimely deaths before we discover the real reason behind the abduction. Written by the creator of Paul Temple, this is Francis Durbridge at his best.

Miss Saigon
28 Apr 2014
Ipswich Oprheus Chorale Inc QLD
Music Theatre
0488 576 902

Auditions will be held for the Ipswich Orpheus Chorale’s spectacular August 2014 production of “Miss Saigon” on Monday April 28 at 7pm at the George Hogg Performance Venue, 122 Chermside Road, East Ipswich. Miss Saigon tells the tale of a young couple who find each other during the Vietnam War. This incredibly popular and successful show explores the life, romance and tragic circumstances surrounding an American GI and a young Vietnamese bar girl. This international sensation has been performed in 28 countries in 15 languages, has been seen by 35 million people, and has won over 40 awards. In 2014, The Ipswich Orpheus Chorale brings it to Ipswich audiences for the first time in a new production that will be the musical must-see of the year. Auditions will be open to all interested performers for both principal and chorus roles. For audition material or further information email auditions@ipswichorpheuschorale.org.au or call Tom on 0488 576 902.

New Australian Musical Workshop
14 Apr 2014 - 9 Jun 2014
Songsmith International VIC
Christine Croyden & Xavier Brouwer
Musical

The White Mouse is a musical based on the adventures of the New Zealand/Australian heroine Nancy Wake in occupied France during WW2. It is written by the Australian playwright Christine Croyden and composer Xavier Brouwer. A series of workshop/auditions will be held over two Monday evenings in April and May 2014 followed by a workshop reading in June 2014 to a focus group and industry professionals on the third Monday evening. The aim of this workshop is to improve the work and to try folks out for the main roles in a co-op production planned for Melbourne leading up to Anzac Day 2015. The workshop dates are: Mon April 14, Mon May 5 and Mon June 9 from 6-10pm, all at the La Mama Courthouse in Carlton (Melbourne). We are especially looking for men aged 30-50 who can speak with French and German accents, can sing strongly, read music and hold harmonies.

New Pop/Rock Musical Premiering at Redcliffe and surrounding suburbs
12 Jul 2014 - 25 Oct 2014
New Pop/Rock Musical Redcliffe and Surrounding Suburbs Queensland QLD
Directed and Written By Michael Brealey
Musical theatre, Live Theatre
32840401

This production is a pop/rock musical filled with songs from Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey and many more. The roles are varried more details will be given once a expression of interest is sent to the email address. Please provide a headshot.

Professional Teen Actor Studio Auditions
11 Mar 2014 - 2 May 2014
Verve Studios VIC
Auditions
03 9044 4350

Auditions are currently being held for Verve Studios' 2014 Professional Teen Actor Studio ensemble. This course is a 1 year, part-time, curriculum based course delivering professional level training under the tutorship of Australia’s leading acting coaches. Verve Studios seeks to empower its young actors as artists and continually strives for excellence in the exploration of acting as an art form. The Professional Teen Actor Studio produces young actors who are proactive, skilled and imaginative and who will be professional and employable. Actors are required to prepare a 1 – 2 minute monologue of their choice which is performed and work-shopped with a Director. Verve Studios prides itself in providing a safe and supportive audition environment to ensure you feel empowered to deliver the best performance you can. Auditions are free and are usually held on weekdays at 6:30pm. Admission is by audition only. So if you are taking the first steps into acting, or already well into your acting journey, or simply needing to flex your performing muscles, then contact us secure your audition slot. Spaces are limited. Email us at auditions@vervestudios.com.au or call 1300738313 to register your interest.

The Bald Prima Donna by Eugene Ionesco
15 May 2014 - 18 May 2014
Room to Play QLD
Eugene Ionesco
Comedy/drama
0404 220 465

Auditions: The Bald Prima Donna by Eugene Ionesco Where: 2 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, Brisbane When: 6.30pm Friday 14 February What: Warmups and script reading. Middle class English accent from any region required. For: Anywhere Theatre Festival Rehearsing Friday evenings in Paddington Actors male/female 30-50 years contact: Heidi Manche on 0404 220 465 to secure audition

Trial By Jury & The Zoo
20 Jul 2014 - 27 Jul 2014
Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria VIC
Gilbert and Sullivan
Comic Opera

Trial By Jury concerns a “breach of promise of marriage” lawsuit in which the judge and the legal system are the objects of light-hearted satire. The Zoo, a true Musical Folly tells the story of two pair of lovers. First - a nobleman who goes to the zoo to woo the girl who sells the snacks there. The other couple is a young chemist who believes he has poisoned his beloved by mixing up her father's prescription with a peppermint he had meant for her. Audition Pieces to Prepare For Solo Roles: The Zoo Character Music Laetitia Grinder No 5 “Once more the face” (pages 29, 30, 33 to 36) Eliza Smith No 11 “I’m a simple little child” Aesculapius Carboy No 2 “I loved her fondly” Thomas Brown No 8 “Ladies and gentlemen” Mr Grinder No 12 “My Father!” Background and synopsis available at http://math.boisestate.edu/gas/sullivan/zoo/html/zoo_home.html Trial by Jury Character Music The Judge No 4 “When I good friends” The Plaintiff No 6 “O’er the season vernal” No 12 “I love him, I love him” (with repeat) The Defendant No 2 “When first my old, old love” The Counsel No 8 “May it please you” The Usher No 1 (from) –“Now jurymen” The Foreman No 7 “Oh, never, never, never” (Foreman and Jury lines) Background and synopsis available at http://math.boisestate.edu/gas/trial/html/index.html