Auditions

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: Yeah...Truth: A New Play by Allee Richards - 18 – 25? Want to develop a script through workshops led by professional arts practitioners? Then read on!
7 Dec 2014
Theatre 451 VIC
Allee Richards
Comedy/Drama

Calling male and female actors 18 – 25 Date: 7 December, 2pm – 5pm Audition Venue: Kew School of Dance, 12 Peel Street, Kew, 3101 About “Yeah…Truth” Violet wants to be an activist. Ruby wants a boyfriend. Isaac thinks he knows it all. Brad’s just not sure. And then, there’s Wes…who turns up one day and things will never be the same again. Social identity, where to go after university and how to deal with things when the unexpected occurs is on the cards in this new coming of age comedy/drama by Allee Richards. VIOLET, Early 20s Insecure, neurotic – wants to DO SOMETHING but just doesn’t know what ISACC, Early 20s Confident, cocky, well educated. Mouthy and proud. RUBY, Early 20s Desperate for a boyfriend but can’t see what’s right in front of her. BRAD, Early 20s Gossip, socialite, scene-ster, supportive in the chaos that surrounds him WES, Mid 20s Mystery man, activist The project runs from December – June 2015. It is intensive and not for the faint-hearted! The script will be further developed through numerous workshops with actors, facilitated by career professionals whose expertise ranges from script development, performance and direction. The completed work will be performed in mid-June. Workshops commence in January 2015. Production rehearsals commence in April 2015. WORKSHOPS will be held on Sundays at Kew and a studio space at Kangaroo Ground. REHEARSALS will be held one weekday evening and Sundays at Kew and a studio space at Kangaroo Ground. A full schedule will be released after auditions. Note that this will be an open audition and will include work on the selected pieces as well as improvisational exercises. Theatre 451 has a strong history of developing Australian work and presenting work at an affordable cost. For more information/resumes/audition pieces please contact info@theatre451.com

Guys and Dolls
25 Nov 2014 - 14 Dec 2014
Windmill Theatre Company VIC
Musical Theatre
03 9704 5410

Windmill Theatre Company Guys and Dolls Audition Information Information Evening: Tuesday November 25th 2014 7:30pm to 9:30pm Auditions: Thursday December 11th 2014 7:30pm to 10:00pm Sunday December 14th 2014 9:30am to 3:00pm Dance Audition: Sunday December 14th 2014 3:00pm to 4:00pm & 4:00pm to 5:00pm (Auditionees will be allocated a session) Location: Brentwood Park Neighbourhood House 21A Bermersyde Drive, Berwick Audition Requirements You must provide sheet music in the key that you want to sing in for the pianist to accompany you. Strictly no transposing, CDs or backing tracks. If auditioning for a speaking role you will be asked to read some dialogue for the audition panel. Please note audition piece is to be in the style of the show, but no songs from the show. Please prepare one song only. The company will provide the audition pianist. Call backs if required will take place on Thursday December 18th from 7.30pm until 10.00pm. Character List and Vocal Ranges NATHAN DETROIT (Male, 30-45, Baritone D4 to F5) A good-hearted gambler and craps game organizer who could never hit the big time. He loves Miss Adelaide, but cannot quit his gambling ways. Needn't be a great singer but must be a very good actor with excellent comic timing. MISS ADELAIDE - (Female, 25-40, Mezzo Soprano A3 to E5) Nathan's fiancé and a lead performer at the Hot Box nightclub. She loves Nathan more than anything in the world and desperately wants to get married. Pretty, outspoken, stubborn SKY MASTERSON - (Male, 30-45, Baritone B3 to E5) A high-stakes gambler whose luck never seems to run out, and a wild card who surprises himself when he falls in love with the unlikeliest of women. Suave, smart, handsome. SARAH BROWN -(Female, 20-30, Soprano B3-G5), A pretty, bright-eyed woman who serves as Sergeant of the local Mission. She fully believes in her worthy cause and wishes to convert the gambling sinners to saints. Falls unexpectedly in love with Sky along the way. She is prudish and uptight, but eventually lets go. NICELY-NICELY JOHNSON (Male, 25-45, Tenor D4-B5) Just like his name suggests, he is the nicest and cheeriest of the gambling crooks. High-spirited and a bit naïve, but sincere and genuine. Nathan's loyal friend and lackey. BENNY SOUTHSTREET (Male, 25-45, Baritone D4-G5) Nathan's right-hand man and a gambler himself. Smart, slick, always moving and shaking, but with what he thinks are Nathan's best interests at heart. ARVIDE ABERNATHY (Male, 45-65, Baritone D4-F5) The bass drum and cymbal player in the Mission band, he is Sarah's loving grandfather. Wise and sweet, he wants nothing but the best for her. RUSTY CHARLIE (Male, 18-25, Baritone D3-F4) One of Nathan's Gofers. Fast talking, fast moving but not-so-fast thinking. Good mover. Sings alongside Nicely and Benny in “Fugue For Tinhorns” and will feature strongly in “Guys and Dolls” number and possibly featured dancer in “Crap Shooter's Ballet”. HARRY THE HORSE (Male 35-55) A crook and gambler. He is a tough guy with dollar signs as his bottom line. Brings Big Jule into Nathan's craps game and backs his cheating, but is also a man of his word in the gambling community. BIG JULE (Male 30-50, F3-G5) A big time craps player from Chicago who uses a gun and his own pair of rigged dice to bully his way into never losing. Tough looking. A bit of an oaf. LT. BRANNIGAN(Male, 35-50) A New York police officer who is on to Nathan's illegal craps games and is dead-set on catching him. A tough, no-nonsense character. GENERAL MATILDA CARTWRIGHT (Female, 40-55) The formidable district mission leader who is bent on closing down the Mission. ENSEMBLE ROLES Agatha, Calvin, Martha - Mission band members FEMALE ENSEMBLE (6-8): Hot Box Girls (Two classic numbers with Miss Adelaide - “A Bushel and a Peck” and “Take Back Your Mink” as well as “Runyonland”), Cuban dancers in “Havanna” MALE ENSEMBLE (6-8): Gamblers, Cubans, Sightseers, Policmen. Roles include Liver Lips Louie, Angie the Ox. Auditions may be booked at the conclusion of the Information Evening or afterwards by calling Geoff Shields on 9704 5410.

Humble Boy
14 Dec 2014
Centenary Theatre Group QLD
Charlotte Jones
Comedy
0435 591 720

December 14 - 1.30pm The play is a Comedy described as being "very sad, very sad; but very very funny ...and touching too" The cast required is: Male - 35s ( a son) Female - 50s (the mother - "young') Female - 50s (mousy) Female - early 30s 2 x Male - 60s The audition will be held at the Chelmer Community Centre, cnr. Queenscroft & Halsbury Streets, Chelmer Cold reading from scripts. Directed by Gary O'Neil. Season - 7 - 28 March 2015 All inquiries to 0435 591 720

Macbeth
29 Nov 2014 - 7 Dec 2014
1987 Productions QLD
William Shakespeare
0421956719

1987 Productions launches into 2015 with William Shakespeares' Macbeth. Set in a post apocalyptic future where war and bloodshed are a way of life. Where power and fate are spun by bloody hands. Dog eats dog for the bones that are left in a fallen world. Requirements A large committed cast needed. Rehearsals and show will take place in Ipswich Rehearsals from start of January Production end of April into May Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, Macduff and Lady Macduff are the only characters who are gender locked. Other roles are open to both males and females. Some mid nudity (Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Lady Macduff, Witches) Due to the size of this production please if you are aware of conflicting commitments in the new year do not apply. Audition- Shakespearian monologue Looking for understanding of the text and language, as well as the ability to think out of the box. Auditions 29-30th November. 6th -7th December. Check out https://www.facebook.com/1987productionsco for more information. Contact 1987 Productions to arrange a time or any questions you may have. 1987productionsco@gmail.com

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

Stop Kiss
22 Jan 2015 - 7 Feb 2015
Boutique Theatre VIC
Diana Son
Play
0430883662

Sara and Callie are walking through New York City's West Village very late at night, when they share their first kiss. This leads to a vicious attack by an angry bystander, in which Sara is horribly injured. She falls into a coma, which becomes one of the major subjects of the play. George, Callie's good friend, tries to help with the situation, but there is little he can do. Peter, Sara's ex-boyfriend from St. Louis, comes to help nurse her back to health. Throughout Stop Kiss, relationships are explored, formed, and even ended. Diana Son elaborates on the depths of human emotion and compassion in this play. The story is told out of chronological order: alternating scenes take place respectively before and after the assault, which is not shown onstage.

The 39 Steps
14 Nov 2014 - 29 Nov 2014
Beaumaris Theatre NSW
Alfred Hitchcock adapted by Patrick Barlow
Comedy
0400883221

Auditions on 6th and 7th August at 7pm by appointment. Please visit our website for character descriptions.

The Little Mermaid Jr.
6 Mar 2015 - 21 Mar 2015
Beaumaris Theatre VIC
Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Glen Slater, Doug Wright
Family musical
0401450979

In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice.

The Merry Widow
16 Apr 2015 - 18 Apr 2015
Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria VIC
Franz Lehár. Libretto Viktor Léon and Leo Stein
Operetta

Auditions for The Merry Widow

Presented by:
Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria
Director:
Robert Ray

Musical Director:
John Ferguson

Season:
Four performances: 16th, 17th and 18th April 2015 at 8.00 PM, and 18th April 2015 at 2.00 PM

Performances At:
Alexander Theatre, Monash University, Clayton North.

Rehearsal venue SKIPPER HOLLAND HALL, Cnr McCracken Ave and Hunter Drive, Blackburn South

REHEARSALS COMMENCE: There will be up to three music calls in December 2014, a break until mid-late January 2015, and then regularly Tuesday and Thursday evenings, adding Sunday afternoon as the rehearsal period progresses. Not everyone will be required at every rehearsal.

Auditions
When:
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM on 11/11/2014 and 13/11/2014.

Where:
Scotch College Music Building, 1 Morrison Street, Hawthorn

How To Book:
Fill in an online audition form here

Audition Pieces to Prepare For Roles:
Please prepare an audition piece, not necessarily from the show, and provide the music (in the correct key) for our accompanist. Sing something you are familiar with from the G&S canon, or from other operetta composers of the period such as Lehar, Offenbach or J Strauss that you feel best showcases your vocal talent. You may not be required to sing all of it. Excerpts of dialogue will be available for reading in our green room before your audition for those seeking roles.

If you have worked with the Director and/or Musical Director before, and you wish to be in the *chorus*, please contact the Auditions Co-ordinator directly to register your interest.

Auditioning Roles:
* Valencienne (Baron Zeta's wife) [Soprano]
* Camille, Count de Rosillon (French attaché to the embassy, Valecienne's admirer) [Tenor]
* Bogdanovitch (Pontevedrian consul) [Baritone]
* Raoul de St Brioche (French diplomat) [Tenor]
* Vicomte Cascada (Spanish diplomat) [Baritone]
* Pritschitsch (Embassy consul) [Baritone]
* Chorus members who have not worked with either the Director or Musical Director before will need to sing at an audition

The Merry Widow
16 Apr 2015 - 18 Apr 2015
Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria VIC
Franz Lehár. Libretto Viktor Léon and Leo Stein
Operetta

Auditions for The Merry Widow

Presented by:
Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria
Director:
Robert Ray

Musical Director:
John Ferguson

Season:
Four performances: 16th, 17th and 18th April 2015 at 8.00 PM, and 18th April 2015 at 2.00 PM

Performances At:
Alexander Theatre, Monash University, Clayton North.

Rehearsal venue SKIPPER HOLLAND HALL, Cnr McCracken Ave and Hunter Drive, Blackburn South

REHEARSALS COMMENCE: There will be up to three music calls in December 2014, a break until mid-late January 2015, and then regularly Tuesday and Thursday evenings, adding Sunday afternoon as the rehearsal period progresses. Not everyone will be required at every rehearsal.

Auditions
When:
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM on 11/11/2014 and 13/11/2014.

Where:
Scotch College Music Building, 1 Morrison Street, Hawthorn

How To Book:
Fill in an online audition form here

Audition Pieces to Prepare For Roles:
Please prepare an audition piece, not necessarily from the show, and provide the music (in the correct key) for our accompanist. Sing something you are familiar with from the G&S canon, or from other operetta composers of the period such as Lehar, Offenbach or J Strauss that you feel best showcases your vocal talent. You may not be required to sing all of it. Excerpts of dialogue will be available for reading in our green room before your audition for those seeking roles.

If you have worked with the Director and/or Musical Director before, and you wish to be in the *chorus*, please contact the Auditions Co-ordinator directly to register your interest.

Auditioning Roles:
* Valencienne (Baron Zeta's wife) [Soprano]
* Camille, Count de Rosillon (French attaché to the embassy, Valecienne's admirer) [Tenor]
* Bogdanovitch (Pontevedrian consul) [Baritone]
* Raoul de St Brioche (French diplomat) [Tenor]
* Vicomte Cascada (Spanish diplomat) [Baritone]
* Pritschitsch (Embassy consul) [Baritone]
* Chorus members who have not worked with either the Director or Musical Director before will need to sing at an audition

The One Day of the Year
12 Oct 2014 - 29 Nov 2014
Arts Theatre Cronulla NSW
Alan Seymour
Drama
0416 235 409

Looking for male lead, role of Alf, 44-55 years. One of Australia's favourite plays, The One Day of the Year explores the universal theme of father-son conflict against the background of the beery haze and the heady,nostalgic sentimentality of Anzac Day.