Jan
18
Wed
Helen O’Grady Drama Academy
Jan 18 – Dec 18 all-day

Boost your child’s creativity, confidence & communication skills. Our internationally acclaimed program includes speech, movement, improvisation, scripts and end of year presentations for school aged children.We will help your child feel and appear more confident. 

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Jul
27
Thu
Draculas Cabaret “Resurrection”
Jul 27 2017 @ 6:30 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Draculas Cabaret  “Resurrection”

Now at Draculas Cabaret  “Resurrection” Tuesday-Saturdays from 7pm

Resurrection plays like a greatest hits on scratched vinyl. It brings together the most requested acts of the past decade, revamped with slap-face costumes, retro-now songs, mesmerising special effects and serrated edge comedy. Dracula’s continues to ride the blood wave of reinvention, as the goth punk craze of the ‘80s has transmuted from sulky trash to subversive vamp chic. Just for THEATREPEOPLE, we are doing a Show Only Deal for $60, Tuesday to Friday (subject to availability). Call Draculas to book it in! 03 9340 2600

Dracula’s is rated MA15+. You will experience: loud live music, partial nudity, unrestrained comedy, wild staff and supernatural themes.

 

Dec
10
Sun
bare The Musical
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 12:30 pm
StageArt proudly presents the professional premiere
bare The Musical 
By Jon Hartmere and Damon Intrabartolo
March 20 – April 15 2018 Chapel Off Chapel
MELBOURNE 
Executive Producers 
Katherine Armstrong & Robbie Carmellotti 

A pulsating, electric contemporary rock musical, bare follows a group of students at a Catholic boarding school as they grapple with issues of sexuality, identity, and the  future. Peter and Jason have fallen in love with each other, but Jason a popular athlete fears losing his status if he is discovered to be gay. Unpopular Nadia, Jason’s sister, is contemptuous of Ivy, a beautiful girl with a questionable reputation. As the group attempts to put up a production of Romeo and Juliet, tensions flare, self-doubt simmers, and God’s path seems more difficult to find than ever. bare rings with the sounds of youthful repression and revolt. With a unique sung-through pop score, heart-pounding lyrics, and a cast of bright young characters, bare is a provocative, fresh, and utterly honest look at growing up in the 21st century.

ALL ROLES OPEN FOR AUDITION

We are seeking a cast of twelve youthful, energetic performers and three adults  who are all solid actors with strong contemporary pop/rock voices. We strongly  encourage people of all nationalities to audition as we will cast roles in a colour  blind format with some roles specifically requiring non-caucasian performers.

Peter (Lead): Male, 18-25
In love with Jason and desperately wants to come out but feels the pressure of  his Catholic upbringing. Attractive, a look of innocence but troubled, must be  believable as an 18-­year-­old boy. Strong, emotive actor. Potential partial nudity  but not compulsory. Pop/rock tenor, up to an A.

Jason (Lead): Male, 18-25
Golden boy and most popular student, jock, valedictorian, also Peter’s  closeted roommate and lover. Attractive, masculine and athletic, must look like  a senior in high school. Potential partial nudity but not compulsory. Strong  actor. Pop/rock tenor, up to an A.

Ivy (Lead): Female, 18-25
The pretty, popular, but insecure girl; desperately in love with Jason. Very  attractive, can be a bitch, but also has a softer side, a neediness to be loved  and accepted. Potential partial nudity but not compulsory. Mezzo, with pop/ rock belt to E flat.

Nadia (Lead): Female, 18-25
Jason’s sharp-tongued twin sister; she is cynical but strong. Should be  physically bigger than Ivy; needs to be unafraid and uninhibited; great with  sarcasm and comedy. Preferably able to play Cello. Mezzo, with pop/rock belt  up to C.

Matt (Supporting): Male, 18-25
Slightly socially awkward, needs to show a desperate school boy crush. Pop/ rock bari-tenor, up to G.

Lucas (Supporting): Male, 18-25
Drug dealer; can be a bit loose but also needs to be a Catholic school boy;  must be able to rap.

Claire (Supporting): Female, 40-55
Peter’s mother who is caring but in complete denial; loves her son dearly, but  can’t face the truth of his sexuality. Should look believable as mother to an 18  year old. Mezzo, with belt to C.

*Artists wanting to be considered for this role will attend the open call  audition, but you are only required to to attend the singing element as no  dance is required.

Priest (Supporting): Male, 40-70
Brilliant and learned man; must be able to look like an older middle-aged  character; in his blind­sided brilliance, he is closed minded to the needs of his  students and holds true to the needs of the church; Bari-tenor up to G.

*Artists wanting to be considered for this role will attend the open call  audition, but you are only required to to attend the singing element as no  dance is required.

Sister Chantelle (Supporting): Female, 25+
The school’s sassy, no-nonsense drama teacher. Great with comedy; needs to  own the room every time she’s in it; does not tolerate incompetence or failure;  expects the best from her students; at times she’s very crass, but she’s also a  Nun. Has a Diva moment in the show – Beyonce/Diana Ross style. Preferably  cast as a non-caucasian/person of colour. mezzo/soprano, must be  comfortable riffing/vocal ad lib and gospel singing.

Students (Ensemble): 17-25
PLEASE NOTE: All students should have plenty of experience holding vocal  harmonies. All cast members should be confident being the only person on a  vocal part. All must have strong pop/rock vocal sound with large ranges and  must be intermediate to advance dancers in commercial jazz and  contemporary styles.

Zack: Plays basketball with Lucas and Jason; attractive and athletic, but a  slacker in school; too overly focused on his sports competitions.

Alan: Also plays basketball with the guys; good student, has a ton of trouble  getting dates; he’s a little socially weird, but always means well; doesn’t have  to be too athletic.

Diane Lee: Role is written for an Asian girl, preferably cast as a non- caucasian/person of colour, but mostly looking for a girl with solid comedic  timing; should also be able to pull off a nerdy goody-­goody type.

Kyra and Tanya: close friends, picture the two of them as Mean Girls. Bitchy  and sassy, not the brightest girls in school. Also perform as back up singers for  Sister Chantelle – think Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.

Rory: Super nerdy and very into her religious studies; takes her education and  career very seriously; also takes Romeo & Juliet very seriously.

AUDITION PANEL 

Executive Producers Katherine Armstrong & Robbie Carmellotti
Director – Dean Drieberg
Musical Director – Caleb Garfinkel
Choreographer – Kirra Sibel
Also present may be Company Manager, Alex Guérin and Stage Manager Lauren  Rosato

AUDITIONS 

DATES
Sunday December 10  Open Call Audition – Groups from 3pm
Monday December 11  Solo Auditions – From 10am – 3:30pm
Tuesday December 12   Solo Auditions – From 2pm – 10:30pm
Wednesday December 13  Solo Auditions – If required
Thursday December 14   Solo Auditions – If required
Saturday December 16    Call Backs and Casting – from 12:30pm

AUDITION PROCESS

StageArt runs a unique audition process designed to give opportunities to everyone  in a non-biased manner. This is a relaxed environment and allows artists to mix with  the creative team in a workshop manner.

OPEN CALL AUDITIONS 
All prospective cast members attend an open call audition, which requires them to  learn a section of a song and then perform it for the panel as well as a dance  routine. From this open call, the panel selects candidates to attend solo auditions.

SOLO AUDITIONS 
Those who have been successful in gaining a solo audition now are given an  appointment with the panel. You will be asked to prepare a maximum of 24 bars of  two contrasting pop/rock or contemporary music theatre songs that best  demonstrate your vocal range and ability. You may also be asked to perform a cold  reading in the audition.

* You may sing songs from the show, but please bring the sheet music

* Please bring all sheet music in the correct key and in an appropriate folder

* Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your audition time

* No backing tracks or a cappella

* An accompanist will be provided

CALL BACKS 

The final stage is to see every potential cast member in their potential role against all other candidates. Information will be given to all candidates at the same time.

REHEARSAL COMMITMENTS 

January 2018 Rehearsals
Sunday 21: 10 – 5 , Tuesday 23: 7 – 10:30 , Thursday 25: 7 – 10:30 , Sunday 28: 10 – 5
Tuesday 30: 7 – 10:30

February 2018 Rehearsals 
Thursday 1: 7 – 10:30 , Saturday 3: 1 – 6 , Sunday 4: 10 – 5 , Tuesday 6: 7 – 10:30 , Thursday 8: 7 –  10:30 , Saturday 10: 1 – 6 , Sunday 11: 10 – 5 , Tuesday 13: 7 – 10:30 , Thursday 15: 7 – 10:30,  Saturday 17: 1 – 6 , Sunday 18: 10 – 5 , Tuesday 20: 7 – 10:30 , Thursday 22: 7 – 10:30 , Saturday  24:1 – 6 , Sunday 25: 10 – 5 , Tuesday 27: 7 – 10:30

March 2018 Rehearsals 
Thursday 1: 7 – 10:30 , Saturday 3: 1 – 6 , Sunday 4: 10 – 5 , Tuesday 6: 7 – 10:30 , Thursday 8: 7 –  10:30 , Saturday 10: 1 – 6 , Sunday 11: 10 – 5

*Rehearsal dates and times may change, this is a guide only. 

March 2018 – Tech week 
Tuesday 13 – Bump In (no cast)
Wednesday March 14 – LX plot (no cast)
Thursday March 15 – Plot/Tech walk through  (Cast to be available from 12pm)
Friday March 16 – Tech Run  (Cast to be available from 12pm)
Saturday March 17 – Dress run (Cast to be available from 12pm)
Sunday March 18 – Tech work as req Dress run (Cast to be available from 12pm)
Monday March 19 -(No cast required)

2018 Performance Dates

Tuesday March 20 Dress Run (in afternoon) &
Preview Performance  7:30pm – Call time 12pm
Wednesday March 21 Opening Performance  7:30pm – Call time 6pm
Thursday March 22  Evening Performance  7:30pm – Call time 6pm
Friday March 23  Evening Performance  7:30pm – Call time 6pm
Saturday March 24 Matinee Performance  1:30pm – Call time 12pm
Saturday March 24 Evening Performance  7:30pm – Call time 6pm
Sunday March 25 Afternoon Performance  4pm – Call time 2:30pm
Wednesday March 28 Evening Performance  7:30pm – Call time 6pm
Thursday March 29 Evening Performance  7:30pm – Call time 6pm

Friday March 30  Good Friday NO SHOW
Saturday March 31 Easter Saturday NO SHOW
Sunday April 1 Easter Sunday NO SHOW
Monday April 2 Easter Monday NO SHOW

Tuesday April 3  NO SHOW, BUT POSSIBLE EVENING REHEARSAL – ALL  CAST KEEP FREE

Wednesday April 4 Evening Performance  7:30pm – Call time 6pm
Thursday April 5 Evening Performance  7:30pm – Call time 6pm
Friday April 6 Evening Performance  7:30pm – Call time 6pm
Saturday April 7 Evening Performance  7:30pm – Call time 6pm
Sunday April 8 Matinee Performance  1:30pm – Call time 12pm
Sunday April 9 Evening Performance  7:30pm – Call time 6pm
Wednesday April 11 Evening Performance  7:30pm – Call time 6pm
Thursday April 12 Evening Performance  7:30pm – Call time 6pm
Friday April 13 Evening Performance  7:30pm – Call time 6pm
Saturday April 14 Evening Performance  7:30pm – Call time 6pm

Potential Performance Dates: 
Tuesday April 3  Evening Performance  7:30pm – Call time 6pm
Saturday April 7  Matinee Performance  1:30pm Call time 12pm
Tuesday April 10  Evening Performance  7:30pm – Call time 6pm
Saturday April 14  Matinee Performance  1:30pm Call time 12pm
Sunday April 15  Matinee Performance  1:30pm Call time 12pm

BAND 
The show will be performed with a live band of 5, Keys 1 & 2, Bass, Guitar and  Drums

HONOURARIUM PAYMENT 
StageArt is an independent production company working with artists in a non-equity  (MEAA) capacity as sub contractors. All artists involved receive an equal  honorarium payment at the conclusion of the production regardless of profit to loss. All artists also receive a bonus honourarium of if minimum sales are reached.

*All details provided once registration is confirmed.

* Artists are not required to pay any show fees or memberships.

* Cast members are allocated x2 complimentary tickets to the preview performance

MEDIA COMMITMENTS 

All cast may be required to attend media calls at short notice. We will give you as  much notice as possible but at times this could be as late as 24hours.

ABOUT STAGEART 

StageArt is an independent theatre institution owned and managed by recognized  arts professionals, Katherine Armstrong and Robbie Carmellotti. In its fifth year of  operation, the company has grown significantly and continues to break the barriers  of expectations and is surging forward within the industry. StageArt prioritizes  producing works which mainstream producers will not risk presenting, with an  emphasis on providing opportunities to all Australian artists and creatives with no  restriction on race, gender, sexuality or disability.

Executive Producers of all productions; Robbie Carmellotti and Katherine  Armstrong 

2018 bare The Musical
2018 FALSETTOS
2017 StageArtXposed LAY DOWN SALLY and BEAUTIFUL THINGS
2017 The Australasian premiere of MEMPHIS
2017 The Victorian professional Premiere of SPRING AWAKENING
2017 THE FULL MONTY
2016 The Australasian premiere of THE COLOR PURPLE
2016 The London chamber revival of TITANIC THE MUSICAL
2016 Return season of IN THE HEIGHTS
2016 The West End revival of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
2015 The Australian Premiere of DREAMGIRLS
2015 The World Premiere of StageArt created A SUPER BRADY CABARET 2015  The Australian Premiere of IN THE HEIGHTS
2014 Victorian Tour of HAIR
2014 StageArt created KING OF THE WORLD
2013 HAIR Summer Of Love – Melbourne Season
2013 StageArtXposed New Arts Festival: (Sugartown, Rumour Has It, Life Of Piath,  Swan Dive, Wild Eagles Fly Alone, Melba, Flying High, Girls Uninterupted)
2012 StageArt created Grease 2: Live In Concert, Return Season
2012 StageArt created Matalor: A Hard Rock Dance Opera
2011 StageArt created Grease 2: Live In Concert World Premiere

STAGEART’S ETHOS AND MISSION 

Staying true to our initial motto of ‘Putting The Spotlight On Australian Talent’,
StageArt has now grown in a manner that allows them to produce musicals of  mainstream appeal that attract audiences from all around Australia. After producing  seventeen productions we can proudly say that we have lived up to our founding  mission and expanded our trademark to ‘produce shows which corporate producers  will not consider due to financial risks’.

We are proudly independent and solely funded by Executive Producers Robbie  Carmellotti and Katherine Armstrong and that gives us the strength to be true to our  commitment to the arts without being answerable or accountable to third parties  who may have unaligned interests.

StageArt is a smoke, drug and alcohol free company, encouraging all who work with  us to enjoy a healthy experience. We have zero tolerance for bullying, racism,  sexism, ageism or ableism and we pride ourselves (where possible) in casting our  shows with a colour blind mindset, via an open call environment where everyone  has a chance to succeed.

LINKS
BARE Cast Recording on Spotify 
https://open.spotify.com/user/1253224052/playlist/7DoV3An0umaeIxF3KeBopp

CONTACT

Please direct any questions directly to:
Company Manager Alex Guérin via: [email protected]

HOW TO BOOK AN AUDITION

With our open door casting, we welcome all artists to attend the open call audition,  which will be a relaxed, workshop style session with the creative team. 

1. Please download this document and make sure you are familiar with the show  and the roles.
2. Complete the online registration form via: bit.ly/bareAuditionRegistrations

Dec
12
Tue
Falling From Grace
Dec 12 – Dec 17 all-day

From the playwright of Hotel Sorrento and Life after George, Gemco Players brings you “Falling from Grace” Hannie Rayson’s 1994 play has a bright comic surface and mysterious depths. It is about women in medicine, in the media and in the office – power and authority in female hands. It is also about public morality and a struggle between women to see who should be its guardian. These women are best friends in a professional world; they are witty and erudite, passionate in pursuit of success and relentless in their pursuit of passion. They juggle careers, children and lovers, they are in their mid-life and their friendship is about to be tested. The production will be set in modern times.

Roles

(Ages are approximate guide only)

 

Suzannah Brompton 41yo editor of Metro Magazine, mother of Tessa, divorced from Hugh

Maggie Campbell 40yo sub editor, single mother of two children Zac 10 and Milly 15 (these children never seen)

Janet Brock (Brock) 37yo features writer, seven months pregnant, married to Robert Morton

Tessa Brompton-Storey – 16yo daughter of Hugh and Suzannah, still at school.

Dr Hugh Storey 42yo ex-husband of Suzannah married to Wendy, Community Health doctor

Michael Beresinski 45yo barrister, Suzannah’s lover

Miriam Roth, early 40s, gynaecologist and head of medical research team trialling Zed400

Nurse

Feel free to audition for more than one character but please make known at time of booking audition which character/s.

Auditions Tues 12th from 7.30pm or Sunday 17th December from 7pm (1 hour slots)

Callbacks on Tues 19th December 7pm

Bookings essential for audition time via Director Sharon Maine via email [email protected]

The director will allocate set pages from script for the audition. Please do not apply unless you are to attend all tech / dress / preview and performance dates as these are not negotiable.

 

Rehearsals

Tues and Thursday evenings and Sundays. Rehearsals would not start until mid-January.

 

Season

Tech rehearsal: Monday 5th March

Dress Rehearsal Tuesday 6th March

Preview: Wed 7th March

Season 9th March – 24th March. Performances are at Friday and Saturday 8pm and Sunday 3pm.

Dec
13
Wed
DELILAH
Dec 13 – Dec 18 all-day

The Butterfly Club presents a Left Of Centre production of DELILAH- Written by Clare Hennessy, designed by Abbie-Lea Hough and directed by Romi Kupfer.

We are looking for:
Delilah (aged 20-30, any ethnicity)
Samson (aged 20-30, any ethnicity)
Dominic (aged 25-30, any ethnicity)

ABOUT THE SHOW:
DELILAH is a brand new feminist re-imagining of the biblical story of Samson and Delilah that places Delilah front and centre. It is a drama about love, trust, and violence in domestic relationships.

ABOUT THE SEASON:
You must be available to rehearse part-time in MELBOURNE from January to February. The season runs from 20-25th of February.

AUDITIONS
LOCATION : Southbank (specific location will be given upon booking your time).
Dates: Wednesday evening 13/12/17 and Monday evening 18/12/17

For auditions contact: [email protected]. Upon booking a time, please include preferred slot (auditions will be 10-15 minutes) and your resume/headshot.

You don’t need to prepare any material – but please come in clothes you can move in.

NOTE: This is a co-op production.

We respectfully acknowledge that these auditions will be conducted on Aboriginal land. We acknowledge the Boonwurung and Wurundjeri people of the Eastern Kulin nation on which this work will take place. We pay our respects to their elders both past and present.

Dec
15
Fri
Motown Live in Concert – Return Season @ Chapel off Chapel
Dec 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Experience the wonder and entertainment of Motown, the sound that transformed the music industry. After a sold out season, Motown Live returns with this rejuvenated production featuring the greatest hits of the 1960s from icons such as Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, The Jackson 5 and Marvin Gaye.

Accompanied by a live band and outstanding cast, these stars of the stage will perform Motown more than 20 smash hits including “Get Ready” (The Temptations) “Where Did Our Love Go?” (The Supremes) “Sign, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” (Stevie Wonder) “Reach Out” (Four Tops).

Motown Live In Concert, at Chapel off Chapel December 15 will sell out! Book now to avoid missing out!

DATE:             Friday, December 15

TIME:              6:30pm & 8:30pm

TICKETS:        $49 Full, $45 Group (8+)

DURATION:    75 Minutes (no interval)

BOOK ONLINE: https://goo.gl/x9Kzfe

Motown Live in Concert (James Terry Photography)-4522

Dec
31
Sun
The Little Mermaid
Dec 31 2017 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 10 2018 @ 1:30 pm
The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid opens at
Frankston Arts Centre
on New Years Eve 2017
for nine performances.

Jan
12
Fri
ROCK OF AGES
Jan 12 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 27 @ 8:00 pm

Book by Chris D’Arienzo

Arrangements and Orchestrations by Ethan Popp

It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strip’s last legendary venues, a place where sex machine Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and scantily clad groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality.
Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing (and longs for small-town girl Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes).
But the rock and roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall.
Can Drew, Sherri and the gang save the strip – and themselves – before it’s too late?

Friday 12th January @ 8pm

Saturday 13th January @ 8pm

Friday 19th January @ 8pm

Saturday 20th January @ 8pm

Sunday 21st January @ 2pm

Thursday 25th January @ 8pm 

Saturday 27th January @ 2pm 

Saturday 27th January @ 8pm

 

Tickets at:
http://info.act.show
SMS / Call 0425 705 550

 

Jan
13
Sat
Ghost
Jan 13 – Jan 20 all-day

Looking for a male actor/singer (aged 20-40) to fill the role of Man 2: Willie Lopez/Ensemble. If you would like to audition for this role please contact Renée on 0414883393 or email [email protected] Check out www.phoenixtheatrecompany.org for more information

Jan
14
Sun
The Primary School Program
Jan 14 – Jan 31 all-day

The Primary School Program is an educational Puppet show performed live to audiences across the country.

This is an amazing opportunity for a talented performer to join a hard-working team responsible for performing the Primary School Program to schools, hospitals, at camps and to corporate partners throughout NSW.

Put your performance skills to good use and help support children impacted by cancer at hospital and returning to school.

https://www.campquality.org.au/about-us/careers/vacant-positions#casual-primary-school-program-performer