MIDSUMMA SEASON 2021
*Melbourne Based Applicants Only*
About the Company: Smoke and Mirrors is a new Melbourne based theatre company dedicated to creating,
developing and fostering new theatrical works. Self-declared as ‘Unashamedly Showy’, Smoke and Mirrors
Productions revels in all the bells and whistles, presenting theatre that is fun, entertaining and beautiful.
About the Show: On the back of the success of ‘Sugarbabies: A Boylesque Musical’, ‘Scoundrels’ is a brand
new boylesque revue that delves into a world of love, jealousy, betrayal, lust and infidelity- all those deadly
sins that we hold near and dear to our hearts. In a cabaret courtroom, the beautiful Ziegfeld Boys stand trial
for the various sins they have committed against one another. The show is a brilliant blend of old world
burlesque, musical theatre and clever comedy dipped in sensuality and dusted with sequins.
Songs include: ‘Mein Heir’, ‘Whatever Lola Wants’, ‘Cell Block Tango’, ‘Too Darn Hot’, ‘If (You Hadn’t but You
Did)’, ‘Let’s Be Bad’, ‘Mr. Monotony’, ‘Sisters’, ‘The Saga of Jenny’, ’By Myself’ and many more!
Midsumma Season: 29 th April – 2 nd May
Rehearsals will take place in the two weeks leading up to the season. Rehearsals will take place between
9am and 5pm, however, will be somewhat flexible and negotiated between performers and company.
What we are looking for: The Ziegfeld boys pay tribute to the golden age of Hollywood and Broadway whilst
deconstructing the traditional roles it defines, giving a fresh take on the genre. We are looking for strong
male singers who are good movers – dance training will be a big advantage. We are looking for performers
who are self-confident and willing to be a bit cheeky. We are actively seeking performers of colour for this
show. Performers of all vocal ranges are encouraged to apply.
*please note* performers will need to be comfortable being in underwear onstage
Please prepare a self-tape singing a song in the style of Marilyn Monroe. Email to
[email protected] along with headshot and CV (we encourage you to film this full
body and show as much expressive movement as possible). Please submit by Sunday January 31 st .
Performers will receive a minimum honourarium of $500. Performers will receive additional remuneration
based on ticket sales.
Minimum payment to performer: $500
Maximum payment to performer: $2000
We are planning to tour the show to other Australian cities. All flights and accommodation will be paid for in
addition to remuneration for performances. Performers who are able to tour will be looked upon favourably.
FREE pre-audition workshop 30 Jan
1.30pm – 3pm
Auditions 31 January
Academy of Dance
80 Waverley Road, Malvern East
Get out your Pink Lady jackets and turn up the Jukebox, it’s time to revisit Rydell High in one of the best known music theatre shows for teenagers – Grease! Firehouse Theatre is proud to announce its first show for 2021 – a six week intensive short rehearsal season in March (rehearsals on Sundays) and shows on 16-17 April in Malvern East.
Rehearse in the incredible new facilities in Academy of Dance, and perform in the adjacent
Firehouse Theatre in this exciting opportunity to relaunch theatres in 2021.
30 JAN – FREE AUDITION WORKSHOP
80 Waverley Road, Malvern East
You MUST register at [email protected] (VERY limited spots, so book now!)
31 JAN – AUDITIONS
80 Waverley Road, Malvern East
You MUST register at [email protected] and you will be provided a singing time, and dance call time. Callbacks will happen immediately with script reads (successful auditionees may not be required to stay back, depending on their role).
11-15 April (School holidays)
You MUST be available for all rehearsals and performance dates, no exceptions. You will be
required to learn a proportion of the show before the first rehearsal (depending on your
Will cover costuming, mics and other staging costs and will be outlined in acceptance letter
to successful auditionees.
In 1959, Rydell High School’s students are starting a new year. (“Alma Mater Parody”)
Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl at school and Danny Zuko, the leader of the ‘Burger Palace Boys’, had a brief romantic fling over the summer. Sandy recounts her version of the fling to the ‘Pink Ladies’ (Jan, Marty, Frenchy, and Betty Rizzo), while Danny tells the boys (Roger, Doody, Sonny, and Kenickie) his rendition (“Summer Nights”). Sandy and Danny soon bump into each other at school, and while Sandy is happy to see him, he plays it cool. Meanwhile, the kids gather in the hall as Doody shows off his new guitar. The rock star wannabe gives an impromptu concert in the hall (“Those Magic Changes”).
At Marty’s pajama party, the girls give each other pierced ears, and talk about boys. Marty tells about her long-distance courtship with Freddy (“Freddy, My Love”). Meanwhile, the Burger Palace Boys are bust stealing hubcaps and teasing Kenickie about his new (used) car (“Greased Lightning”).
Danny sees Sandy again and tries to apologize for his behavior. Head cheerleader Patty Simcox interrupts to prompt Sandy to join to squad and to tease Danny about his latest indiscretions (“Rydell Fight Song”). The kids take their newfangled portable radios for a rock and roll picnic in the park and plan how they will pair off at the upcoming school prom, while Roger shares his love for Jan and his favorite hobby (“Mooning”). Rizzo teases Danny for falling for a girl who resembles the excessively proper teenage ingenue, Sandra Dee (“Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee”). Sandy realizes that Danny is putting her off to be cool and wishes she had never met him.
Then Danny suggests that Marty go out with Eugene, and she chases after him. Act I ends with a spirited pledge of friendship (“We Go Together”).
At the High School Hop, everyone is dancing, except Sandy (“Shakin’ At the High School Hop”). She is home feeling sorry for herself (“It’s Raining on Prom Night”). Meanwhile, favorite radio DJ Vince Fontaine, is warming the kids up for the hand-jive dance contest. Kenickie dumps his blind date, Cha-Cha DiGregorio, and pairs up with Rizzo. Danny and Cha-Cha then proceed to win the dance contest (“Born to Hand Jive”).
A few days later at the Burger Palace after school, a couple of the guys run into Frenchy, who flunked out of Rydell and has now dropped out of beauty school (“Beauty School Dropout”). Danny, who has taken up track in order to win back Sandy’s affections, does not know that Cha-Cha’s boyfriend’s gang has challenged the guys to a rumble. He is more concerned about patching things up with Sandy at the Twi-Light Drive-In, but he moves too fast for her, and she leaves (“All Alone at a Drive-In Movie”). A couple of days later, the “greasers” are having a party in Jan’s basement, as Doody and Roger sing “Rock ‘n’ Roll Party Queen.” Sandy wonders what she needs to do to fit in at Rydell (“Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee” – Reprise).
The next time Sandy meets up with the Burger Palace Boys and the Pink ladies, she has transformed herself into a greaser’s dream date (“All Choked Up”). Rizzo and Kenickie reunite. All ends happily (“We Go Together” – Reprise).
- DANNY ZUKO – The leader of the Burger Palace Boys; good-looking, strong and confident, with an air of easy-going charm.
- SANDY DUMBROWSKI – New girl in town; sweet, wholesome, naive, cute, and innocent.
- BETTY RIZZO – Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic and outspoken but vulnerable.
- FRENCHY – A dreamer; good-natured but not too smart, she is heavily made up, fussy about her appearance, particularly her hair. She can’t wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician.
- MARTY – The ‘beauty’ of the Pink Ladies; pretty and looks older than the other girls, but bretrays her real age when she opens her mouth. She tries to act sophisticated.
- JAN – Funny, loud, compulsive eater and awkward member of the Pink Ladies. Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with the boys.
- DOODY – The youngest of the guys; small, boyish and open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshiping attitude towards the other guys. He also plays the guitar.
- KENICKIE – The second in command of the Burger Palace Boys; tough-looking, tattooed, surly and avoids any show of softness. He has an offbeat sense of humor.
- SONNY LaTIERRI – A member of the Burger Palace Boys; funny Italian-American, he is a braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he’s a real lady-killer.
- ROGER – The anything-for-a-laugh stocky type of boy; a clown who enjoys winding people up, he is full of mischief and is always dreaming up half-baked schemes and ideas.
- VINCE FONTAINE – A typical ‘teen audience’ disc jockey; slick, egotistical and fast-talking. He is also a veteran ‘Greaser.’
- CHA-CHA, a.k.a. Charlene DiGregorio – The best dancer at St. Bernadette’s; a loud mouth, she wins the dancing competition with Danny.
- EUGENE FLORCZYK – The class valecdictorian; physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high-pitched voice. He’s a typical ‘apple-polisher’ – both smug and pompous, but gullible.
- JOHNNY CASINO – All-American, rock-star “greaser” student at Rydell High, whose real name is Clarence.
- MISS LYNCH – A no-nonsense, serious, loud, English teacher.
- PATTY SIMCOX – A typical cheerleader; attractive, athletic, sure-of-herself, but can be given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm. She’s a bit of a pain and unpopular with the Pink Ladies, and can twirl a baton.
- THE PINK LADIES – The club-jacketed, gum-chewing, hip-swinging girls’ gang who hang around with the Burger Palace Boys.
- THE BURGER PALACE BOYS – A super-cool, DA-haired, hard-looking group of high school wheeler-dealers… or so they think.
Alan Bennett’s The History Boys is a cheeky look into the English education system in the 80s. Eight history students are pursuing an undergraduate place at Oxbridge.
Their headmaster is determined to see them break records and enlists a new teacher to coach the boys into intellectual shape. Seduced though they are by his promises, the boys are concerned that there is more to the pursuit of learning than exams and grades.
Warning: Suitable for mature audiences. Some strong language and sexual themes.
The Lion King Jr. tells the story of the epic adventures of a curious cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destiny as king. Along the way, the young lion encounters a colourful cast of characters including spunky lioness Nala, charismatic meerkat Timon, and loveable warthog Pumbaa.
To claim his rightful place on the throne and save his beloved Pridelands Simba must find his inner strength and confront his wicked Uncle Scar. . The Lion King JR. features classic songs from the 1994 film such as “Hakuna Matata” and the Academy Award®-winning “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” as well as additional songs penned for the Broadway production.
“The Lion King Jr reaches to our deepest emotions, touching on themes of love, loss, guilt and responsibility. The overarching message of the Circle of Life and our place in it is both humbling and empowering. Lebo M’s soaring African music, Elton John’s crowd pleasers and the exotic beauty of the African landscape all combine to make this show, to me, the most joyful and moving of the Disney productions.”
Merinda Gray Director Lion King Jr
Playing from the 20th March until the 28th of March at Warrandyte High School Theatre this wonderful cast of 50 children aged 8-15 bring this magical story to life.
Children’s Tickets are $15, Adults $27 and Concessions $22
Dates and Times
Saturday March 20th 2.00pm
Saturday March 20th 5.00pm
Sunday March 21st 2.00pm
Sunday March 21st 5.00pm
Saturday March 27th 2.00pm
Saturday March 27th 5.00pm
Sunday March 28th 1.00pm
Sunday March 28th 4pm
Based on the iconic Oscar-winning 1994 Australian film, PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT is the hilarious adventure of three loud, proud and very different friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for the outback to put on the show of a lifetime when political correctness was just a thought bubble. Along the way, they strut, dance, sing, laugh, cry, and learn more about themselves – while singing up a storm to a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics including It’s Raining Men, Hot Stuff, I Will Survive, I Love the Nightlife, Go West, Colour My World, Boogie Wonderland, Shake Your Groove Thing and many more!
The National Theatre Melbourne
20 Carlisle Street, St Kilda
Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre (Castella St. Lilydale)
2 September – 18 September 2021
Malvern Theatre (Burke Rd East Malvern)
29 October – 13 November
(Successful auditionees must commit to both seasons)
Monday 3 May, 2021 at 7:30pm – at the Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre –
Castella Street Lilydale
(by Appointment – [email protected]),
Sunday 9 May 2021 at 7:00pm – At the Malvern Theatre – 29 Burke
Road East Malvern
(by Appointment –[email protected])
Monday 10 May 2021 at 7:00pm – At the Malvern Theatre – 29 Burke
Road East Malvern
(by Appointment – [email protected])
When booking your audition please send a theatrical biog
together with a headshot to the email address above.
This is a high-style, British romantic farce set in the Edwardian era.
It requires highly trained actors who sing beautifully and have great
comic skills. All roles are open to audition and are similar stylistically
to characters in Oscar Wilde plays. British accents are required for all
roles. There is also an ensemble of six, all of whom play important
roles throughout the play; solo singing required by all. All auditionees
must be at least 18 years old.
Those auditioning will be asked to sing up to one minute of an
uptempo musical theatre song, in the style of the show. The song
should show off character, different voices, facial expression,
physicality & range.
Auditioners should mark their selection with a highlighter. An
accompanist will be provided. A cappella singing or recorded
accompaniments will not be allowed
Auditioners should also prepare a short, engaging paragraph, no
more than 3-5 lines, which is from a published work such as a play,
novel, or even a children’s book, that shows off word play, comedy,
satire, and good rapport with an audience, etc. No monologue length
speeches. We would just like something quick that can act as an intro
or narration to a character or situation.
Please note: Audition appointment spaces are limited and filled on a
first-come, first served basis.
Successful cast members MUST BE available for rehearsal period commencing
8 June 2021 as well as all production dates. Please check you are available for
all performance dates before booking your audition time. Please also inform the
Director at your audition, if there is a possibility of you taking on professional
acting work that may conflict with rehearsal and performance dates.
Monday 17 May, 2021 at 7:30pm (if needed) at the Lilydale
Rehearsals will be held three times per week on Sunday, Monday &
Thursday evenings (7:00-10:30pm), with some scheduled at Malvern
and some at Lilydale.
OCPAC is currently holding auditions for In The Heights, performing in Melbourne in September 2021.
Sunday 23 May 1.00pm-9.00pm
Monday 24 May 6.00pm-9.00pm
Wednesday 26 May 6.00pm-9.00pm
Callbacks Saturday 29th 1.00pm-9.00pm
To book your audition, see link below that will take you to our audition information and sign up sheet:
Director: Melanie Xavier
Musical Director: Benjamin Samuel
Choreographer: Joel Anderson
Assistant Directors: Luisa Tascone & Darcy Harriss
Assistant MD: David Barrell & Ashton Turner
Production Manager: Mitchell E Roberts
Visit our website www.ocpac.com.au for more information or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @OCPAC
We hope to see you there!
Forget me Not auditions and Info night is:
Information Session: Tuesday 25th May 7.00 pm at the Woodbin Theatre
Auditions: Sunday 30th May 5.00 pm at the Woodbin Theatre
For more information about the play call John Bishop Director on 0490 434 135
The Addams Family is a musical comedy containing flecks of ghoulish humour, sprinkled with that allure of falling in love and a mixture of magical madness! Laughter echoes into the darkest corners and you will leave full of excitement for that stroke of 12 and a howling wolf across the midnight moon.
Take a trip with Wendy Samantha Productions at The Chapel, at Chapel Off Chapel as they journey into the macabre, deep in Central Park surrounded by flying arrows, potions, torture devices, and explosions. Sink your feet into unknown grounds and be prepared for the unexpected, the uninvited, and the undead! Shows commence on the gong at 7pm Thursday 27th May, Friday 28th May and Saturday 29th May.
The Addams Family are hosting a special dinner for one night only, and they are looking forward to having some fresh meat on the table. Enter the Beineke family full of colour, happiness and Hallmark greetings. So what happens when boy meets girl and love blossoms under a whacky rooftop that is set to grow wings and take off? How do two households from completely different worlds make it through one normal storm stricken night together? What is, normal?
“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider, is a calamity for the fly” – Morticia
With music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, The Addams Family cartoon characters created by Charles Addams, are brought to life in this wonderfully sorceress event.