Anything Goes

Anything Goes
15 Jun 2017 - 25 Jun 2017
Beenleigh Theatre Group Inc QLD
Music by Cole Porter
Musical Theatre
07 3807 3922

AUDITIONS Auditions will be held on Sunday June 25th and if required Monday June 26th. The season begins Friday November 10 and closes Saturday November 25. Why such a long rehearsal period? Read the rehearsal info below! For auditions we will ask you to prepare a verse and chorus only for two songs. One must be upbeat and jazzy, while the second must be a ballad. If you are auditioning for a dance or ensemble role only, one song showcasing your range is sufficient. Pages from the script will be available at the information night on June 15. If you do not attend and would like specific character pages, contact director Michael Skelton mickskel@yahoo.com.au for pages. You may also be asked to cold read on the day. Get ready to be versatile We ask you to dress appropriately for a dance audition, whether you are seeking a dance role or not. You will be taught two eight counts of dance during your audition. Tap and dance ensemble will be asked to perform something more advanced. This will also be taught on the day. To book an audition email Michael mickskel@yahoo.com.au CHARACTER BREAKDOWN RENO SWEENEY - A charismatic nightclub singer and former evangelist, she is clever, funny, persuasive and extremely confident. Strong singing and dancing required, as well as comedic timing. VOCAL RANGE: Alto/Belt. RENO’S ANGELS – Four (4) backup singers/dancers in Reno’s act, they are showgirls with pizzazz and personality. All roles require strong singing and dancing skills. VOCAL RANGE: Various. HOPE HARCOURT - A beautiful heiress with a strong sense of duty, she is willing to sacrifice love and marry to satisfy her mother’s wishes. Strong singing and dancing required. VOCAL RANGE: Soprano. BILLY CROCKER – A young businessman who is in love with Hope, he charismatic and charming. Strong singing required and should be able to dance or move well. VOCAL RANGE: Baritone/Tenor. LORD EVELYN OAKLEIGH - Hope’s energetic, quirky, and good-natured aristocratic fiancé. English accent, strong singing and the ability to move well also required. VOCAL RANGE: Baritone. EVANGELINE HARCOURT - Hope’s overbearing mother who is mainly concerned with money and social status. Sings with ensemble only. MOONFACE MARTIN - A loveable gangster who is also loyal and willing to go the distance for a friend. Requires strong comic timing, plus the ability to sing and move well. VOCAL RANGE: Baritone. ERMA LATOUR - A playful, independent, impulsive, and loveably clueless “dame” – a typical 20’s “gun moll” with a ‘Joisey’ accent. Strong singing and dancing. VOCAL RANGE: Mezzo/Belt. ELISHA WHITNEY - A successful Wall Street banker who is nearsighted and thinks he is always right. Ability to move well is a plus. VOCAL RANGE: Baritone REGINALD STRONG – Captain of the S. S. American. Ability to move well is a plus. VOCAL RANGE: Baritone. LUKE and JOHN- Two Chinese converts who are being led on the path of salvation, but still give into temptation. TAP ENSEMBLE- Required to perform as part of the major tap break in “Anything Goes”. Ability to tap, even at a basic level, is required. You will also need to be fit- the break lasts near 8 minutes. If you aren’t fit at auditions, you will be by opening night! MALE / FEMALE ENSEMBLE – Passengers, stowaways, and members of the crew of the S.S. American. All must sing and move well. Various roles will be cast from the ensemble.