Orientation Night: Sunday 17 June – 6pm to 7.30pm – Brand X, Level 1, 60 Atchison Street, St Leonards
Auditions: Saturday 30 June 2018 – 1pm to 5pm
Sunday 1 July 2018 – 5pm to 8pm
Saturday 7 July 2018 – 10am to 11.30am
Callbacks: Saturday 7 July 2018 – 11.30am to 1pm
To book your audition time go to the North Shore Theatre Company website:
CenterStage Geelong presents
We Will Rock You
The time is the future, in a place that was once called Earth. Globalisation is complete.
Everywhere, the kids watch the same movies, wear the same fashions and think the same thoughts. One eye is no longer focused, instead, virtual reality is becoming the new reality.
It’s a safe, happy, “GaGa” world. Unless you’re a rebel. Unless you want to ROCK!
On the iPlanet, all the musical instruments are banned as if they are responsible for the new world plague. The Company Computers instead generate tunes which everybody streams. It is an age of Boy Bands and of Girl Bands. Of Boy and Girl Bands. Of Girl Bands with a couple of boys in them that look like girls anyway! Nothing is left to chance as hits are scheduled years in advance.
Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality.
But Resistance is growing. Underneath the gleaming data cities, down in the lower depths, below the apocalyptic wastelands live the Bohemians. Rebels, led by the wise archivist and music historian Buddy, who believes that there was once a Golden Age when the kids formed their own bands and wrote their own songs. The Bohemians call that time, The Rhapsody.
Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see.
Legend persists that somewhere on the iPlanet, instruments still exist. Somewhere, the mighty axe of a great and hairy guitar god lies buried deep within the living rock. The Bohemians need a hero, a chosen one, to find this axe, draw it from the stone and play the mighty riff. Is the one who calls himself Galileo that man?
He’s just a poor boy. From a poor family.
But the “GaGa” Cops, under the instruction of Commander Khashoggi, are also looking for Galileo and his helper Scaramouche and if they get them first they will surely drag them before the Killer Queen and consign them to Oblivion across the Seven Seas of Rhye. Who is Galileo? Where is the Hairy One’s lost axe? Where is the place of living rock?
Any way the wind blows.
Child: $38.00 (Under 14 years)
Group: 10+ $38.00
Family of 4: $140.00
Friday 20th July – 7:30pm
Saturday 21st July 1:30pm & 7:30pm
Friday 27th July 7:30pm
Saturday 28th July 1:30pm & 7:30pm
Sunday 29th July 3:00pm
Thursday 2nd August 7:30pm
Friday 3rd August 7:30pm
Saturday 4th August 1:30pm & 7:30pm
Geelong Performing Arts Centre
50 Little Malop Street, Geelong
In January 2019, the Young Australian Broadway Chorus will mount an epic production of the world’s most popular musical LES MISÉRABLES. Following its acclaimed youth production of WICKED in 2018, LES MISÉRABLES will be presented with a cast and orchestra of young people, and play at the National Theatre, St Kilda, Melbourne for 10 performances, January 18 – 27, 2019.
This is an amazing opportunity for talented young performers to experience the intensive rehearsal process that goes into creating a major musical production, as well as the thrill of performing an iconic work like LES MISÉRABLES.
The rehearsals and performances will take place in the school holidays in December 2018/January 2019.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
The YABC is a well known for its programmes and productions for young people. Each year, thousands of children and young adults participate in musical theatre training with the organisation, culminating in spectacular seasons of concerts at the National Theatre.
In January 2018, YABC produced a youth production of WICKED that received much acclaim:
‘Triumphant all-youth version of Wicked’ Herald Sun
‘The standing ovation at the end said it all’ Stage Whispers
‘…a must-see production’ Classic Melbourne
‘This is a spectacular show’ Australian Arts Review
‘Worthy of 5 stars! BRILLIANT, ENTERTAINING, THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE!’ Leigh Drew, 97.7fm
‘Wicked is a fabulous production…Bring the family, friends, acquaintances and anyone who will listen.’ West of Melbourne
Visit the LES MISÉRABLES website to download the full information pack and details on how to submit your details to be considered for an audition.
Please list any relevant training in singing and acting along with previous performing experience, including school musicals, detailing production, year and role played.
Performers may be asked to submit a video audition prior to booking an audition.
Submissions close 19 July 2018.
WHO CAN APPLY
Applications are currently open to young people who will be aged 15-21 during the performance season in January 2019.
Information regarding Children’s Cast, Orchestra and Backstage Positions will be released shortly.
PLEASE NOTE: LES MISÉRABLES contains adult themes. We ask that you familiarise yourself with the synopsis and content prior to booking an audition.
Tuesday 24 July 2018
Saturday 28 July or
Sunday 29 July 2018.
Stage School Brunswick Studios, 23 Allen Street, Moreland
Join Theatre People for Melbourne’s favourite Industry Night featuring Australia’s emerging and professionally established performers for an intimate night of Musical Theatre. Proudly presented by James Terry and MTI Australasia.
From the classics to contemporary theatre, audiences will be treated to a night of special performances including leading performers currently touring shows The Wizard of Oz, Rocky Horror Show, Mamma Mia, Beautiful and many more!
TICKETS ONLINE – https://goo.gl/j1PwHg
Doors open from 7:30pm, with the show commencing from 8:00pm – 9:30pm. A great selection of food and drinks are available during the show. Table seating is limited, and we highly recommended you book online early to secure your seats.
Tuesday 31st July & Thursday 2nd August, 7.30pm – 10.00pm
at the Theatre on Chester, Chester St, Epping
ALFRED DEAKIN IS AFRAID OF THE DARK
Alfred Deakin-Australia’s 2nd, 5th and 7th Prime Minister. 40-50
Vida Goldstein- a suffragette 35-40
Pattie Deakin -Deakin’s wife 40 ish
Catherine Deakin- his sister 50 ish
Sarah Deakin- Deakin’s mother 70+
Mrs Cohen/ Cemetery Guide – 40 ish
Ivy Deakin- eldest daughter / Phaedra – a young student in the present 20 ish
Vera Deakin- youngest daughter – teenager
Stella Deakin- middle daughter 20 ish
TO BOOK AN AUDITION TIME
contact [email protected]
Please nominate the character that would like to audition for, and any preference for date or time.
Auditions will be approximately 15-20 minutes each. Where possible we will put groups of actors together to play out the scenes.
Memorising the script for the audition is not needed, but please be familiar with your character and the appropriate scenes.
Audition scenes and script excerpts will be sent on booking.
All Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7th August – 30th October. Sundays 21st and 28th October.
PERFORMANCE DATES: Wednesday 31st October – Saturday 24th November
31-Oct 8.00pm 2-Nov 8.00pm 3-Nov 5.00pm 4-Nov 5.00pm
7-Nov 8.00pm 9-Nov 8.00pm 10-Nov 8.00pm 11-Nov 5.00pm
14-Nov 8.00pm 16-Nov 8.00pm 17-Nov 5.00pm 18-Nov 5.00pm
21-Nov 8.00pm 23-Nov 8.00pm 24-Nov 8.00pm
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
The Theatre on Chester is at the corner of Chester and Oxford Streets, Epping. The theatre is located in the Epping Uniting Church hall, please enter next to the church. The theatre is 5 minutes’ walk from Epping station and street parking outside the theatre is generally easy. Auditions and all rehearsals are held at the theatre.
Audition Times – please let us know your preference for an audition day and time when you book. If you have no preference, please let us know as this helps with timetabling.
Bring to the audition – Your CV, head shot, script and application form in hard copy.
Payment – The Theatre on Chester is a community theatre and as such none of the cast or crew are paid. You will however be rewarded with tea, coffee, biscuits, the occasional pizza and lots of rapturous applause!
Membership of the Theatre on Chester – Actors who are cast for the production will need to be members of the Theatre on Chester, $10 for a year.
Other commitments – Set building for the production will be on Saturday mornings from 9.00am – 1.00pm. It is appreciated if cast members can give a few Saturdays to help with the set. On performance nights, cast members please stay for 5-10 minutes after the show to help the stage manager close up and the FOH team to pack chairs etc. Many hands make light work and then we can all get away at a reasonable time. The Tuesday evening following the final performance is set beak down, help from the cast is appreciated.
Together, they are a little bit scarred. And a little bit ‘mental’. And they are baring all of their imperfections – in a cabaret double-bill full of original songs and onstage buffoonery.
With ‘a musicality that is equal parts Minchin and Mozart’ (Scenestr), let Josh Belperio regale you with the time he came off his pushbike, and wound up with an eight-inch scar. Or, as Andrew Bolt puts it, ‘man falls off bike, becomes star’ (Herald Sun).
Then, witness Damon Smith take you on a guided tour through his clinical OCD with his equally nervous cohort, Adam Coad, as they embark on a quest to come face to face with their demons in a unique show that is ‘fun, powerful and totally immersive’ (Stage Whispers).
Times: 2pm & 7:30pm
Venue: The Loft, Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran
Duration: 2 hours + 20 minute interval
Tickets to Mental As Everything & Scarred for Life are $45 for adults and $39 for concession. Tickets may be purchased online via the Chapel Off Chapel website at www.chapeloffchapel.com.au or via phone at 8290 7000.
CALLING ALL SINGERS! State wide search for all styles and skills for Take the Mic’s Singing Competition. Take the Mic is Judged by industry professionals and has provided over $150,000 in value of prizes. LIMITED SPACES – Apply online at www.takethemic.com/melbournecompetition
Applications Close August 12
Sunday, September 23 (2:00pm) – 5:00pm)
Open Open Division (7:00pm – 9:30pm
Monday, September 24
Tuesday, September 25
Junior Division – October 29
Open Division – October 30
-Open Division: Ages 15+
-Junior Division: Ages 7-14
SONG CHOICE AND BACKING
-Songs can be any style but prefer below 4 minutes.
-Each artist will perform ONE song
-Backing tracks in mp3 format with no backing vocals.
-We only accept backing track, no live musical instruments
-Performance (Connection to the lyric an audience engagement)
-Vocal Technique (Use of range, tone and dynamics)
-Song Choice (Compatibility, arrangement and creativity)
– Feedback from Professional Industry Judges
– High Quality Photography
– High Definition Video Production
– Post-competition Support
WEDNESDAY 8 & THURSDAY 9 AUGUST
Dance audition: Friday, 10th August, 8.00pm-10.00pm
Callbacks: Sunday, 12th August, time TBC
Based on the world renowned Peanuts comic strip, this rarely performed sequel to YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN sparkles with the quiet knowledge, wit and warmth of Charles M Schulz’s unforgettable characters. Musical numbers include The Big Bow-Wow, Don’t Be Anything Less (Than Everything You Can Be), Just One Person, plus four new numbers for this revised version of the original production.
For audition queries please contact Candice Bennett on 0424 333 222.
All auditions (except Thursday), dance audition and callbacks: St Augustine’s Anglican Church, 90-92 Como Parade W, Mentone 3194
Thursday auditions: Beaumaris Theatre, 82 Wells Road, Beaumaris 3193
Rehearsal Dates: Sundays 2.00pm-6.00pm, Tuesdays 7.30pm-10.00pm, Thursdays 7.30pm-10.00pm. Rehearsals start Sunday 19th August.
Performance Dates: Friday 9th to Saturday 24th November 2018
SNOOPY (M) (Vocal range: A3-Ab5): A charismatic, imaginative and good-natured beagle, who can also on occasion be selfish, gluttonous and lazy.
CHARLIE BROWN (M) (Vocal range: B3-A5): A lovable loser, often nervous and lacking confidence, but occasionally showing an optimistic attitude.
SALLY BROWN (F) (Vocal range: Ab3-A5): Charlie Brown’s good-hearted, sweet and innocent little sister.
LUCY VAN PELT (F) (Vocal range: Gb3-F5): Self-confident and, although often bossy and antagonistic, still has a fondness for her brother and friends.
LINUS VAN PELT (M) (Vocal range: B3-G5): Blanket-holding/thumb-sucking philosopher, intelligent and wise beyond his years.
PEPPERMINT PATTY (F) (Vocal range: G3-Ab5): Laid-back, athletic, not- terribly-bright tomboy.
WOODSTOCK (M/F) (Non-speaking/non-singing): Snoopy’s best friend and sidekick, devoted and incredibly accident-prone.
If auditioning for any role other than Woodstock:
- Please prepare two contrasting songs – one to make us laugh, one to make us cry. An audition pianist will be available. Sheet music must be well presented and in the keys you intend to sing. You may be asked to stop before you have finished your songs so please choose appropriate starting points. No backing tracks.
- Please prepare a one-minute monologue or poem, existing or original, to be presented in the style of the character you are auditioning for.
- Please bring a recent headshot and (optional) resume of relevant experience.
If auditioning for the role of Woodstock:
- Please prepare one light-hearted song or poem. An audition pianist will be available. Sheet music must be well presented and in the key you intend to sing.
- Please prepare a one-to two-minute mime/dance to tell us a story.
- Please bring a recent headshot and (optional) resume of relevant experience.
All auditionees who attend a call-back will be required to participate in a dance and movement audition. This will incorporate movement-based acting skills, as well as a choreographed combination and some technical tapping (of intermediate level).
The dance requirements for this show involve high energy, fast-paced movements and an ability to characterize through movement. There is a moderate level of technical jazz and tapping (flexibility is not a focus so much as agility and coordination).
Auditionees of all levels of dance experience are encouraged to audition. Beginner level dancers should focus on demonstrating character and energy – bring a positive attitude into the room and give everything a go. We will consider anyone that shows a potential to work hard and upskill throughout the rehearsal process.
All auditionees should bring the following to the Dance & Movement call-back:
- Wear gym/activewear that you can move in
- Women may bring chorus heels and jazz shoes, or runners
- Men may wear jazz shoes or runners
- Bring tap shoes if you own them
- No jeans, skirts, sandals, thongs or bare feet
Audition Bookings www.beaumaristheatre.com.au
A Comedy by Frederick Stroppel
Directed by Rosalin Shafik-Eid
Friday 10 August 2018 at 7pm
Sunday 12 August 2018 at 10.30am
Bookings essential for audition time via Director Rosalin Shafik-Eid via email at [email protected]
Auditions are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please apply to organise your audition time and for any further information. Please bring along completed audition form (can be found on the ETC Website at www.essendontheatrecompany.
Please arrive 10 minutes before audition time.
Bradshaw Street Community Hall
Bradshaw Street (off Buckley Street)
West Essendon VIC 3040
5 Male, 3 Female
Standard American Accents required; Ages are an indication only.
Martin Lamb – The Funeral Director, dedicated to his work – Male, late 40s – 60s
Jimmy Lamb – Apprentice to his father, unsure if the funeral industry is for him – Male, 20 – 25
Sharon Muldoon – Daughter to the deceased, divorcee, carer to her late father – Female, 30s – 40s
Douglas Porteus – Elder son to the deceased, Condom Salesman – Male, 30s – 40s
Gloria Porteus – Married to Douglas, attractive, flirtatious – Female, 30s – 40s
Andrew Porteus – Younger son of the deceased, black sheep of the family but loveable – Male, 30 – 35
Bobby Gelardi – Air conditioning and refrigeration specialist – Male, 25 – 60
Norma Czerniawski – A visitor, went to school with Sharon – Female, 30s – 40s
Yolanda Kamola – A young lady with clear complexion, Jimmy’s love interest – Female, 20 – 25 years
All enquires or to book an audition contact Director Rosalin Shafik-Eid via email at [email protected]
It’s a hot July day at the Good Shepherd Funeral Parlor and Martin Lamb, the mortician, is presiding over the wake of the late Walter Porteus. His dream of a perfect wake is undermined by his son Jimmy, whose interests are more amatory than funereal, and by the conniving, contentious Porteus family members, who are already clashing over the will. To further inflame matters, the air conditioning breaks down and the wrong body turns up in the casket. Then a mysterious mourner appears and a valuable piece of jewelry disappears. When the air conditioning repairman pulls a gun and decides to hold them all hostage, things really start to get interesting in this hilarious black comedy.
Rehearsals will be three times a week, Tuesday and Thursday from 7pm-10pm & Sundays from 1pm-5pm.
22 November – 25 November & 29 November – 1 December 2018
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Performances at 8pm
Sunday Matinee at 2pm
Successful cast MUST BE available for rehearsal period as well as all production dates.
Organising an Audition:
- Sunday 12 Aug. from 2pm and Monday 13 Aug. from 7pm in Malvern East
- All auditions are by appointment only.
- To express your interest in auditioning please forward a short CV and headshot by email [email protected] to one of the Co-Directors, Andrew Ferguson, no later than Friday 3 August, together with information about the role(s) for which you would like to be considered (see below for further information).
Please note that at the audition you will be required to:
- deliver lines (scripts will be provided)
- sing at least one of the audition numbers stipulated for the role(s), as detailed below (preferably from memory).
- Commence Tuesday 28 August
- Routine rehearsals will be 7.30–10pm Tuesday and Thursday evenings and 1:30–5pm Sundays. Please note, though, that there is a special music rehearsal on Sunday 2 September 6-9pm, to listen to voice combinations before final casting.
Performance Dates: 26 Oct-10 Nov 2018 (refer Malvern website for full details: www.malverntheatre.com.au)
NOTE: Actors must commit unconditionally to the entire performance season and all scheduled rehearsals at which their attendance is required.
For a copy of the Script, contact the Director via email [email protected].
Brief background and summary:
The play is set in the second half of the 19th Century. Upper-class English accents (RP) are required for Gilbert, Sullivan, Grossmith and D’Oyly Carte. The other characters could have regional English accents.
Please note that a small ensemble of versatile actor/singers will be cast to act in multiple roles (mainly singing and dancing/moving chorus), in addition to these named characters:
- S. Gilbert – a cantankerous gentleman, author and somewhat reluctant lyricist/playwright; bass/baritone; age 40-late 50s; REQUIRED AUDITION SONGS: TRIAL – When I, good friends, was called to the bar; PATIENCE – Am I alone and unobserved? .. If you’re anxious to shine; MIKADO – My object all sublime
Sir Arthur Sullivan – a gentleman who becomes used to an indulgent lifestyle but whose health suffers later in life, composer; high baritone; age 40-late 50s; REQUIRED AUDITION SONGS: PIRATES – When the foeman bares his steel; MIKADO – Tit Willow; GONDOLIERS – Take a pair of sparkling eyes
George Grossmith – originally a common actor, later specialising in, and creating original interpretations of G&S comic roles; baritone; age 40-late 50s; REQUIRED AUDITION SONGS: PIRATES – I am the very model of a modern Major-General; IOLANTHE – Nightmare song
Richard D’Oyly Carte – a theatrical impresario, somewhat exploitative of the relationship between Gilbert and Sullivan; high baritone; age 40-late 50s; REQUIRED AUDITION SONGS: PINAFORE – I am the captain of the Pinafore; RUDDIGORE – The Ghost’s High Noon
Joe – a stage hand; lyric tenor/high baritone; age mid 20s-late 30s; REQUIRED AUDITION SONGS: PIRATES – Pirate King (Oh, better far to live and die); MIKADO – A wandering minstrel I & Here’s a howdedo
Geraldine Almar – featured chorus member; soprano; age mid 20s-late 30s; REQUIRED AUDITION SONGS: IOLANTHE – Up in the sky, ever so high; MIKADO – Three little maids
Jessie Bond – featured chorus member; contralto/mezzo-soprano; age mid 20s-late 30s; REQUIRED AUDITION SONGS: PIRATES – Go ye heroes, go to glory; MIKADO – Three little maids
Sybil Grey – featured chorus member; soprano; age mid 20s-late 30s; REQUIRED AUDITION SONGS: PIRATES – Poor wandering one; YEOMAN – The Yeoman song; MIKADO – Three little maids