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
21
Fri
And The Big Men Fly
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – Aug 5 @ 8:00 pm
And The Big Men Fly

By Alan Hopgood Directed by Tony Bird This is a play about an Australian Rules Football team called the Crows. The Crows aren’t very good but are determined to win the 1963 Grand Final, after not having won one for years. So the coaches set out to find a new player. They find one of the worlds greatest kickers – the only problem is he has never played football and isn’t interested in playing. It is up to the coaches and the great kickers cousin to convince him to learn how to play Aussie Rules and help the Crows win the 1963 championship. Performance Dates: July 21, 22, 23(matinee), 27, 28, 29, 30(matinee), August 3, 4, 5 BY ARRANGEMENT WITH HAL LEONARD AUST. PTY. LTD. ON BEHALF OF ALAN HOPGOOD

To book CLICK HERE

A sting in the tail
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm
A sting in the tail

by Brian Clemens and Dennis Spooner
Director Keith Gledhill

A glorious spoof, a send up of almost every mystery thriller written for the stage with some wickedly witty lines.

Two playwrights, Max and Nigel, who have collaborated on a number of successful mystery plays, find their creative team effort in stasis, their financial resources rapidly dwindling, and are desperately searching for a new idea for their next play. Their method of working is to create a victim and then fit the mystery plot around the dead body.  “We need a victim the audience would cheerfully hate,” says Nigel just before his wife, Ann, walks into the playwrights’ studio.

8pm – Fri 28, Sat 29 July, Fri 4 and Sat 5 August
Matinee 2pm – Sunday 6 August

MT ELIZA COMMUNITY CENTRE
Cabaret style – BYO drinks and nibbles
Tickets $28 – concessions available
BOOKINGS: 1300 665 377

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.

 

Jul
28
Fri
9 to 5 @ Frankston Arts Centre
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 5 @ 1:30 pm
9 to 5 @ Frankston Arts Centre | Frankston | Victoria | Australia
Show Dates
 Friday 28 July 2017 – 7:30pm
Saturday 29 July 2017 – 7:30pm
Sunday 30 July 2017 – 1:30pm
Wednesday 2 August 2017 – 7:30pm
Thursday 3 August 2017 – 7:30pm
Friday 4 August 2017 – 7:30pm
Saturday 5 August 2017 – 1:30pm
Ticket Prices
Adults – $52.00
PSSU – $47.00
U/16 – $32.00
Violet Newstead – Courtney Smyth
Doralee Rhodes – Sarah Ginsberg
Judy Bernley – Sage Pahos
Franklin Hart Jr – Mario Mohorko
Roz Keith – Janet Reid
Joe – Aidan Niarros
Dwayne – Matt Woodford
Josh – Sam Otten
Missy – Verity Brown
Maria – Lauren Thompson
Kathy – Marissa Tunks
Margaret – Elise Stevens
Bob Enright – Mark Mackenzie
 
ENSEMBLE:                           
Madison Allen
Callum Armstrong
Alice Breedon
Maggie Chapman
Luca Cirillo
Caitlin Coffey-Wong
Larisa Coffey-Wong
Ned Ebert
Maddison Fletcher
Colin Hartley
Tayla Holmes
Mark Mackenzie
Peter Nicklen
Sam Otten
Oliver Pinkett
Joel Richardson
Hannah Sabbatucci
Saskia Scott
Jesse Thomas

Tickets now selling Book Here

Jul
31
Mon
Motown: Live in Concert @ Chapel off Chapel
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Explore the wonder and entertainment of Motown, the sound that transformed the music industry. Motown Live in Concert will feature the greatest hits of the 1960s from icons such as Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, The Jackson 5 and Marvin Gaye.

Leading the cast will include some of Australia’s finest Musical Theatre performers with special appearances from current productions of The Book of Mormon, Disney’s Aladdin, and My Fair Lady.

Accompanied by a live band, these stars of the stage will perform Motown classics including “Get Ready” (The Temptations) “Where Did Our Love Go?” (The Supremes) “Sign, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” (Stevie Wonder) “Reach Out” (Four Tops) like you’ve never heard them before.

This high energy, toe-tapping spectacle is staged for one night only! Motown Live In Concert, at Chapel off Chapel July 31. Book now to avoid missing out!

DIRECT BOOKING LINK

EVENTS DETAILS:

DATE:            Monday, July 31

TIME:              7:00pm

TICKETS:        $39 Full, $34 Concession/Group 6+, $30 Early Bird (till June 30)
DURATION:    60 Minutes (no interval)

Motown Live in Concert

Cocktail Party
Jul 31 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 4 @ 7:30 pm
“It will do you no harm to find yourself ridiculous. Resign yourself to the fool you are.”
London. 1942. Friday night. A bunch of high flying London socialites are coming over for a cocktail bash. You’ve got the outfit. You’ve got the booze. You’ve got the tunes. The house is looking just marvellous. The only thing left is your partner…Where’s Lavinia?
Middle aged lawyer Edward cannot figure out why Lavinia, his wife of five years, would suddenly leave him at such a crucial hour. There are people to impress and appearances to keep. The guests take turns at offering unsolicited opinions and dangerous advice, but as the alcohol and anxiety intertwine, people’s faces turn into a cantankerous clutter of putrid nothing. Almost truly alone, a solitary wallflower beckons. This Unidentified Guest looks into Edward’s very soul, and finds the roadblocks hindering Lavinia’s return. This invites the unexpected; a train of events beyond anyones control…

Nobel prize winning poet and playwright T.S. Eliot turns a seemingly familiar British drawing room Comedy of Manners into a rich surrealist journey of the human psyche. It explores the ideas of love and destiny by taking them apart piece by piece, and seeing if they ever truely fit together.

AUDITION INFORMATION:
There are 3 Female + 4 Male characters, however you are welcome to audition for any role, irrespective of gender. Those who are not NUTS members can audition (membership can be discussed at any point). You do not need to be a UNSW or university student.

We have created an audition pack to explain everything you need to know about the play, dates, character roles, scene excerpts, and most importantly, how to prepare for your audition with us: https://docs.google.com/document/d/146EHoHRpInNBNlU6uy-gVUaed22uvR1Y9Msw6rgAaX8/edit?usp=sharing

AUDITION BOOKING:
Please book a time on any of the dates between the 31st July and the 4th of August here: https://nutscocktailparty.setmore.com/

SHOW DATES:
Performance: 19th – 23rd September (Week 9, UNSW)

AUDITION TIMES & LOCATIONS:
Week 2, UNSW.
Monday 31st July, 7pm – 9pm (Location to be confirmed)
Wednesday 2nd August, 6pm – 9pm (Location to come)
Thursday 3rd August, 9am – 1pm / 5pm – 9pm (Location to come)
Friday 4th August, 9am – 7pm (Location to come)

CALLBACKS:
Saturday 5th August, 10am – 6pm (Location to come)
Everyone who auditions will receive an email from us notifying you if you have received a call-back or not on Friday evening by around 8pm. We apologise for the quick turnaround, but please keep yourself available on the call-back date until then.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions: [email protected]

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for us, and we hope to see you all soon!

Directed by Andrew Signor
Produced by Natalie Marcarian
Presented by the NUTS – New South Wales University Theatrical Society

 
Nobel prize winning poet and playwright T.S. Eliot turns a seemingly familiar British drawing room Comedy of Manners into a rich surrealist journey of the human psyche. It explores the ideas of love and destiny by taking them apart piece by piece, and seeing if they ever truely fit together.
 
AUDITION INFORMATION:
There are 3 Female + 4 Male characters, however you are welcome to audition for any role, irrespective of gender. Those who are not NUTS members can audition (membership can be discussed at any point). You do not need to be a UNSW or university student.
 
We have created an audition pack to explain everything you need to know about the play, dates, character roles, scene excerpts, and most importantly, how to prepare for your audition with us: https://docs.google.com/document/d/146EHoHRpInNBNlU6uy-gVUaed22uvR1Y9Msw6rgAaX8/edit?usp=sharing
 
AUDITION BOOKING:
Please book a time on any of the dates between the 31st July and the 4th of August here: https://nutscocktailparty.setmore.com/
 
SHOW DATES:
Performance: 19th – 23rd September (Week 9, UNSW)
 
AUDITION TIMES & LOCATIONS:
Week 2, UNSW.
Monday 31st July, 7pm – 9pm (Location to be confirmed)
Wednesday 2nd August, 6pm – 9pm (Location to come)
Thursday 3rd August, 9am – 1pm / 5pm – 9pm (Location to come)
Friday 4th August, 9am – 7pm (Location to come)
 
CALLBACKS:
Saturday 5th August, 10am – 6pm (Location to come)
Everyone who auditions will receive an email from us notifying you if you have received a call-back or not on Friday evening by around 8pm. We apologise for the quick turnaround, but please keep yourself available on the call-back date until then.
 
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions: [email protected]
 
Thank you for your interest in auditioning for us, and we hope to see you all soon!
 
Directed by Andrew Signor
Produced by Natalie Marcarian
Aug
5
Sat
Wicked
Aug 5 – Aug 12 all-day
Wicked
In January of 2018, the Young Australian Broadway Chorus (YABC) will mount its most ambitious season to date – a production of the hit Broadway musical WICKED, with a main cast of young people aged 15-21.

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 WICKED for a 10 performance run. The rehearsals and performances will take place in the school holidays in December 2017/January 2018.

Auditions for the YABC production of WICKED will be held in August 2017. Information below.
The YABC is 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 incredible seasons of concerts at the National Theatre.

In addition, the YABC has produced many independent theatre seasons including Spring Awakening (2011 – Melbourne Premiere), Seussical TYA (Malthouse Theatre & Adelaide Fringe Festival 2013), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Malthouse Theatre & Adelaide Fringe Festival 2014), The Secret Garden (Southbank Theatre 2016) Honk Jr (Southbank Theatre & Adelaide Fringe Festival 2017), plus many productions in the Disney Junior Series, including Beauty and the Beast Jr, Alice in Wonderland Jr, Aladdin Jr and The Little Mermaid Jr. In July 2017, YABC will present a 10 performance season of Shrek Jr at the Union Theatre.

CAST SUBMISSIONS
To apply for an audition, please submit a one page CV and headshot photo to: [email protected]
Please list any relevant training in Song, Dance or Drama, along with previous performing experience, including school musicals, detailing production, year and role played. Any singing or dancing competition or eisteddfod awards are also relevant.

Rehearsal / production dates

Auditions are by appointment only. Submissions must be received by Tuesday 1 August. In some cases, performers may be asked to submit a video audition prior to the audition dates.

FIRST ROUND
Sat 5 Aug 2017 or Sun 6 Aug 2017
CALL BACKS
Tue 8 Aug or Sat 12 Aug 2017

REHEARSALS
Sat 16 Dec 2017
Mon 18 Dec – Fri 22 Dec 2017
Tue 2 Jan – Fri 5 Jan 2018
Mon 8 Jan– Fri 12 Jan 2018

THEATRE REHEARSALS
Mon 15 Jan – Thur 18 Jan 2018

PERFORMANCES
Fri 19 Jan – Wed 24 Jan 2018 (National Theatre, St Kilda)

All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

Aug
6
Sun
Shrek the Musical
Aug 6 – Aug 13 all-day

Shrek the Musical – Australian Premiere

Book & Lyrics by DAVID LINDSAY-ANAIRE Music By JEANINE TESORI Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatrics and Neal Street Productions. Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia) All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia

 

  • December 2017 Production

CAST

Seeking a range of ages and talents to stage this Australian premiere of the hilarious Broadway musical for the young and young at heart Shrek the Musical

 

When:

Sunday 6th August – Sunday 13th August 2017

 

Who Can Audition?

  • 16 years & over
  • As specified – Double cast junior roles 8-13 years with height requirements

Where are the Auditions?

  • MTStudios 2/67-69 Intrepid Street, Berwick Victoria Australia

DANCE/MOVEMENT AUDITION

  • Sunday 6th August – must pre-register
  • Shrek the Musical is an extremely high-energy and dance packed production that showcases many different styles of dance. You will be taught the audition combination at the dance call. Please come prepared with attire that will allow you to move freely and comfortably. .
  • ENSEMBLE & CHARACTERS MOVEMENT & VOCAL AUDITION – 7.30PM-8.30PM Male & Female ensemble & fairy tale characters must attend the Movement & Vocal Audition. You will be asked to do some movement as a group and sing as a group in parts or as directed. Fairy tale characters will also need to book an individual character audition time.
  • FEATURED DANCERS & FIONA – 8.30pm – 9.30pm Male & Female featured dancers & Fiona role are required to attend Dance & Vocal session. For dancers with strong tap skills. Open call of dance and vocal (arrive 15 mins prior for warm up) Those auditioning for the role of Fiona will need to also book an individual audition time. Please bring tap shoes.

PRINCIPAL/CHARACTER ROLES

  • Tuesday 8th, Friday 11th & Sunday 13th August, 2017
  • Vocal: Please prepare two songs, each to be no longer than 32bars or 90seconds. One song will showcase your characterisation and acting ability (preferably in the style of the character you are auditioning for) and the second song will showcase range and vocal ability.
  • Acting: Download the link of the script below for the character you wish to audition for. If you are auditioning for more than one character you are welcome to prepare two scripts, however please be aware due to time constraints we may not ask you to read both scripts
  • Additional note: This is a non professional production – all roles, characters and production team are unpaid. Cast Performers are required to pay a production show fee of $175 prior to first rehearsal. Fee includes rehearsal materials & supplies, Shrek the Musical promotional t-shirt & souvenir programme. All cast members are to provide their own make-up (excluding special effects), underwear, hosiery and footwear as directed. Costume and makeup details will be provided during rehearsal season.

Register your interest here

https://www.jotform.com/1ph/register_my_interest

The Odd Couple
Aug 6 all-day
The Odd Couple
Sherbrooke Theatre Company announces auditions for Neil Simon’s classic play
“The Odd Couple” to be Directed by Michelle Swann
To be held at Sherbrooke’s Shed – Factory 4/22 Jesmond Rd Croydon on Sunday August 6th
Please call Michelle on 0402 354 651 for appointment details
Characters:

Oscar Madison: A slovenly, recently divorced sportswriter.

Felix Ungar: A fastidious, hypochondriac news-writer (photographer in the television series) whose marriage is ending.

Murray: A NYPD policeman, one of Oscar and Felix’s poker buddies. Very ‘straight up’

Speed: One of the poker buddies. Gruff and sarcastic, often picking on Vinnie and Murray.

Vinnie: One of the poker buddies. Vinnie is mild-mannered and henpecked, making him an easy target for Speed’s verbal barbs.

Roy: One of the poker buddies. Oscar’s accountant. Roy has a dry wit but less cutting than Speed.

Cecily and Gwendolyn Pigeon: Oscar and Felix’s upstairs neighbors, a pair of English sisters. The former is a divorcée, the latter a widow.

All the men are around 40 years old, give or take a few years.

The women approximately 30 years.