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:
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
EXTRA AUDITIONS – BOYS WANTED!
Seeking Male dancers and singers!
We are looking for a few more male dancers and singers (minimum age 15) to join our fabulous cast of The Boy from Oz, as part of our dance team and ensemble.
Rehearsals and performances are in Parkdale, with rehearsals Tuesday and Thursday nights and Sunday afternoons, and show season 12-20 October, at the Shirley Burke Theatre.
If you are interested, please message us here on Facebook or email [email protected]
Saturday August 18th
Sunday August 19th
Venue – Sacred Heart College – Aphrasia Street, Newtown Geelong
Production dates January 18th – February 3rd 2019 in Geelong
Do You Hear the People Sing?
with Jenny Caire and Samantha U’Ren
A workshop for Theatre and Music Directors working in schools or adult productions
Sat Aug 18, 1pm – 4pm
More details at voicewell.com.au
Register at http://www.voicewell.com.au/mds/
Jenny and Samantha are both experienced Voice Teachers with performance experience in Music Theatre.
Samantha is a Speech Pathologist and Jenny an Estill Mentor and Course Instructor and both have a particular focus on healthy voicing.
Many Musical Directors of Theatre productions, whether it be Professional, Pro-Am, Amateur or School level may find when it comes to working with large groups of singers, that challenges often arise, especially when singers are prone to getting vocally fatigued and often sick (especially during Production week or during the performance run). As an MD, how could you benefit from knowing more about how singers work, how the vocal folds and laryngeal anatomy functions, and how to recognize when a singer is showing signs of vocal fatigue? How can you direct your singers to safely achieve the vocal sounds you want, especially if it’s a character voice you’re after, which can potentially place strain on your singer’s voice? What is the importance of warming up and what are the best vocal warm ups to use? A vocally healthy cast equals a higher quality of performance. If you feel you would like more knowledge in any of the above areas, then this workshop is definitely for you.
Strathmore Theatrical Arts Group
Lamb of God by John Summons
Directed by George Benca
Sunday 19th Aug 7.00pm
Monday 20th Aug 7.00pm
Lamb of God is the story of Jim, and adolescent growing up in a working class Australian house in 1968. His family has strong religious beliefs and send Jim to the local catholic school. However, while Jim’s family has strong faith, Jim is questioning his. This is under the shadow of the Vietnam war. Jim’s best mate Mick can’t wait to join his brother in Vietnam, fighting for Australia.
Jim – Adolescent struggling with his faith and growing up in a working class Australian family….Character age 16-17…Audition age 18-25
Mick – Adolescent influenced by his peers, wants to fight for his country in the Vietnam war….Character age 16-17…Audition age 18-25
Ruth – Jim’s mother. Struggling working class. Strong belief in her faith and those within the church, and uses her faith to try to keep the family together….Character and audition age 40’s to 50’s
Jack – Jim’s father. Has an injury that has prevented him from working and being able to provide for his family….. Character and audition age 40’s to 50’s
Auditions will be open call; no private appointments. Please arrive at the advertised start time.
email or call for the audition page details
Mordialloc Theatre Company
THINGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME @
Written by Katherine DiSavino
Directed by Laura Bradley & Michaela Smith
Comedy – 3m, 3F, 1 m/f
- Sunday 19 August from 3pm and Tuesday 21 August from 7pm at Guide Hall, Glebe Ave, Cheltenham
- All auditions are by appointment only.They will take around 30 minutes (but allow longer).
- To express your interest in auditioning (or to request a copy of the script) please forward a short CV and headshot by email to[email protected] by no later than Friday 17 August, together with information about the role(s) for which you would like to be considered (see below for further information).
Performance Dates: 9 Nov – 24 Nov 2018 @ Shirley Burke Theatre in Parkdale (see www.mordialloctheatre.com for full details)
Rehearsals will be held on Tues and Thurs evenings and Sunday afternoons. There will be a read-thru on Tue 4 Sep, with rehearsals commencing Tues 11 Sep. Successful auditionees must be available for the full week from 3 Nov for Tech Week (no rehearsal on the Cup Day holiday).
Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together. They’ve just packed up all of their belongings and driven halfway across the country, to start a new life together in Chicago. Their moving day doesn’t go exactly as planned, though, and things become slightly more complicated when all of their parents show up to help! Can a two bedroom apartment contain all of the love, laughs, worry and wisdom that’s about to happen? Funny and touching, this comedy will make you laugh out loud and fall in love all over again.
Further details about the script can be found here: https://www.samuelfrench.com/p/9771/things-my-mother-taught-me/
Please note American accents are required for the majority of the cast (however if you can’t do this don’t let that discourage you from auditioning – we are open to some of the four Parent roles having accents other than American (Australian accents will NOT be used)).
OLIVIA KEEGAN (F) – late 20s; energetic; neat; slightly OCD; an architect. Very much in love and excited about moving in with Gabe. NEW YORK accent (LEAD)
GABE LAWSON (M) – late 20s; a writer; good-natured. Loves Olivia, and has big plans to propose to her the weekend of the big move. NEW YORK accent (LEAD)
LYDIA LAWSON (F) – late 50s-60s; Gabe’s mother. A retired psychologist, well-dressed and always thinking of what’s best for her only child. Well-meaning but over-protective. Genuine affection & love for her husband and son – comfortable with physical affection. NEW YORK accent (SUPPORT)
WYATT LAWSON (M) – 60s; Gabe’s father. Good-natured, loves his son, marriage, golf and beer – not always in that order. Genuine affection and love for his wife and son – comfortable with physical affection. NEW YORK accent (SUPPORT)
KAREN KEEGAN (F) – late 50s-60s; Olivia’s mother. Lawyer. Highly organised; likes to prepare for every outcome. Very keen for her daughter to not repeat any of the errors she made at the same age; wants her to experience life before settling down. Has a strong, fierce love for her daughter. Happy in her marriage to Carter – another genuinely happy relationship example for the kids. NEW YORK accent (SUPPORT)
CARTER KEEGAN (M) – 60s; Olivia’s father. Loves his iPhone and all the apps it has. Happy in his marriage to Karen – another genuinely happy relationship example for the kids. NEW YORK accent (SUPPORT)
MAX MIROWSKI (M/F) – late 40+; POLISH accent; building super; may be played by a man or woman. Pretends to not speak English well but really does – occasionally bursts into Polish sayings (guides on pronouncing these included in the script). (MINOR)
ABOUT THE DIRECTORS:
Laura and Michaela have collaborated on multiple productions to date but this is their first official co-direction credit. Productions they have worked together on include the VDL Award Winning DAISY PULLS IT OFF (Hartwell 2012), IT’S MY PARTY (AND I’LL DIE IF I WANT TO) (Eltham Little Theatre 2015) as well as LOST IN YONKERS (2013) and ROLE PLAY (2016) (both at Mordialloc).