Feb
16
Sun
CHICAGO: HIGH SCHOOL EDITION
Feb 16 – Feb 18 all-day

Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School is looking for some great young male performers for their May production of CHICAGO: HIGH SCHOOL EDITION.

Boys with experience in acro and/or gymnastics encouraged to apply.

AUDITIONS: Sunday 16th and Tuesday 18th February

Rehearsals commence Sunday 23rd February.

Students in Years 7 – 12 (ages 13 – 18) only.

* DANCERS who can SING
* SINGERS who can MOVE

Experience in ACRO and/or GYMNASTICS is an advantage.

We are also looking to cast the roles of BILLY FLYNN (high baritone), AMOS HART (baritone) and some minor roles.

Successful auditionees (and their parent / guardian) will be required to sign a production agreement prior to attending rehearsals.

In recognition of their contribution to the performance, students will receive:

* Letter of Reference / Gratitude signed by the school
* Letter of Reference signed by the Director
* Two complimentary tickets to opening night
* No participation production costs

Rehearsals and performances take place at Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School.

Expression of Interest form below.

FORM: https://forms.gle/xHBY6ZHsWe2raQM29

Let the right one in
Feb 16 all-day
Let the right one in
AUDITION NOTICE – Let The Right One In
1812 Theatre in association with Redfox3 presents
Let the Right One In
Based on the novel and film by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne
Directed by Justin Stephens
Playing 4 – 19 September 2020
Auditions Sunday 16 February at 11am
1812 Theatre 1-3 Rose Street Upper Ferntree Gully
THE PLAY
Oskar is a lonely bullied teenage boy living with his mother on a housing estate at the edge of town. Eli, a girl who has just moved in next door, doesn’t go to school and never leaves the flat by day. Sensing in each other a kindred spirit, the two quickly become devoted friends. What Oskar doesn’t know however, is that Eli has been a teenager for a very long time. As their friendship deepens, a series of sinister killings shock the neighbourhood.
Jack Thorne’s adaptation of Let the Right One In is based on the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist (Låt den rätte komma in, 2004) and the subsequent Swedish-language film version). A 2010 British-American remake of the film entitled ‘Let Me In’ followed, with both films and achieving cult status and equal critical acclaim.
THE DIRECTOR
Justin is one of Melbourne’s most experienced directors with a flair for cinematic and delivering high quality productions around Melbourne.   Justin has a collaborative approach working closely with each team member to share a clear vision for each production.
AUDITIONS AND REHEARSALS
The play will be set in a suburb in Stockholm, Sweden, in the early 1980s.   I do not require anyone to use an accent at the audition.  Accents will be discussed, coached and introduced during the rehearsal process.
I would like to encourage as many people to audition as possible, including newcomers to 1812 Theatre and Redfox3.  I am looking to find a group that are dedicated and hard-working that work as part of a team.
Rehearsals will be at 1812 Theatre taking place through June and July 3 days a week with one day on the weekend.   We will do a read through early in April to discuss characters ahead of line learning.  All lines will need to be down by 1st rehearsal.  This will allow focus to be on the physical work and character development.  All younger roles may be aged up to suit final casting.  While there are physical parts to this production featuring violence and blood the focus will be on the love between Oskar and Eli as their friendship grows.
To express your interest in a role please email the director via [email protected].   You will be sent a copy of the audition pieces.
THE ROLES and Audition Pieces.
ELI: (F) Seems like an (admittedly perhaps rather eccentric) 12-year-old girl, is in fact a centuries old vampire. Extremely agile. Can seem somewhat cold and distant, but their relationship with Oskar exposes a warmer side of their personality.   Will likely cast between ages 16-22.   A background in dance/gym/acrobatics is highly desirable, but not essential. (Act 2 Sc 3 & Act 1 Sc 7 & Act 1 Sc 14 & End of Act 1 Sc 12 & Act 2 Sc 18)
OSKAR: (M) A fairly typical lonely, bullied 12-year-old. His troubled home life and struggles with school bullies render him a quiet and vulnerable boy. However, again, his relationship with Eli draws out a soft, playful, and also resilient aspect of his character.  I expect to cast between ages 16-22. (Act 2 Sc 3 & Act 1 Sc 7 & Act 1 Sc 9 & Act 2 Sc 13 & Act 1 Sc 4 & Act 1 sc 15 & Act 2 Sc 18)
HAKAN (M): Sort of Eli’s guardian. Neighbour’s believe him to be her father, but this is not the case. He loves Eli very deeply, and consequently kills people for blood to feed her. A somewhat questionable guy.  Physically strong person required.  Age range 40s-60s. (End of Act 1 Sc 12 & Act 1 Sc 14)
JONNY: (M) A classic school bully. Enjoys making Oskar’s life miserable. Not really a nice person. Will likely cast between ages 16-22.  (Act 1 Sc 9 & Act 2 Sc 18)
MICKE: (M) Jonny’s sidekick. Joins in bullying Oskar, but with less relish than Jonny. There is a sense that the two have probably been friends at some point, but Micke has decided to join the winning side in becoming a bully, probably at least for reasons of self-preservation. Will likely cast between ages 16-22.  (Act 1 Sc 9 & Act 2 Sc 18)
KURT (M): A world-weary sweetshop owner who doesn’t really have much time for annoying children, but still looks out for Oskar a little and regards him with sympathy. This is a multi-role part also playing Jocke/Nils/Dad/Stefan. Age range 30s-50s. (Act 1 Sc 4, Act 2 Sc 13)
HALMBERG (M): Policeman, thoroughly perplexed by the goings-on but trying his best to keep everyone safe and calm. This actor would also play Mr Avila. Age range 30s-50s. (Act 1 Sc 8 & Act 1 sc 15)
JIMMY: (M) – Walking testosterone. The bully to end all bullies. Even scarier than Jonny. This is a multi-role part also likely playing Torkel and Janne. Age range 20s-early 30s. (Act 2 Sc 18)
OSKAR’S MUM (F): (THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST) Long-suffering alcoholic. Most likely loves Oskar and is well-meaning, but struggles with looking after him and resents his father’s post-divorce lack of involvement in his life.
Feb
21
Fri
The Phantom of the Opera
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm

Auditions for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
22 Aug – 13th September 2020
Performing Arts Headquarters, Bacchus Marsh

We are proud to announce auditions for the spectacular musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Phantom of the Opera.
We’re seeking people of all ages and experiences to join us in auditioning for the cast.
No experience required!
Please comment below or send us a message to receive an audition pack via inbox!
(You can also pick up a printed copy from our office).

Audition dates:
Friday 21st February, 6-9pm
Saturday 22nd February, 12-5pm
Sunday 23rd February, 12-5pm
(Extra audition times on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th if the first weekend books out)

Auditions will be held at our Impresario Theatre, 5 Grant Street, Bacchus Marsh.

One of the most successful musicals of all time, The Phantom of the Opera is the longest running show on Broadway, opening in 1988 and playing for over 30 years. It has been seen by over 140 million people in 35 countries in 166 cities – and Bacchus Marsh is next!

This powerful and passionate story combines with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s towering score, spectacular staging, sumptuous costumes and amazing effects to create a show that is like no other.

The show is set in the Paris Opera House, where the mysterious Phantom lives in the labyrinthine depths underneath. He terrorises the owners and performers, resorting to extortion and even murder. Despite his horribly distorted face (which he always keeps covered with the famous Phantom Mask), it is his love for young soprano Christine Daae that drives him. The love triangle between these two and Raoul, provides the central theme to the story right the way through, from its beginning to its dramatic end.

This will be a spectacular, full-scale production with all the effects that the show requires, lavish costumes and a full orchestra to do justice to the fabulous music for which the show is so rightly famous.

To get an audition pack with further show information, character descriptions and script/music extracts, please comment below or send us a private message.
(You can also pick up a printed copy at our office).

To book your audition, please send call 5367 6864.

Mar
10
Tue
The Gondoliers
Mar 10 @ 7:15 pm – Mar 24 @ 10:00 pm

GSOV’s “The Gondoliers” require male and female ensemble.

Performances May 29-31, June 13
Darebin Arts Centre & Corinella

Auditions: Tuesday March 10, 17, 24 at 7:15pm. At Skipper Holland Hall, Cnr Hunter Drive and McCracken Ave, Blackburn South 3130

Enquiries: Robert Ray (Director) 03 9755 3545 or 0400 229 764

Mar
17
Tue
The Gondoliers
Mar 17 @ 7:15 pm – Mar 31 @ 10:00 pm

GSOV’s “The Gondoliers” require male and female ensemble.

Performances May 29-31, June 13
Darebin Arts Centre & Corinella

Auditions: Tuesday March 10, 17, 24 at 7:15pm. At Skipper Holland Hall, Cnr Hunter Drive and McCracken Ave, Blackburn South 3130

Enquiries: Robert Ray (Director) 03 9755 3545 or 0400 229 764

Jack Frost – A New Musical
Mar 17 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm
Jack Frost - A New Musical

Jack Frost is a magical show written by Joseph May-Dessmann that follows the story of Stella, a young woman with a family history connected with the mythical master of seasons: Jack Frost. When Stella finds herself alone with a new opportunity for discovery, she journeys to the town of Vansnowver. There, she finds a town in need; an unlikely friend and a connection to her family that teaches her that sometimes belief in yourself is all you need to succeed. The show is inspired by the folklore of Jack Frost with an original twist that tells a story about family, knowing yourself and finding your place in this everchanging world.

This new Australian musical is directed by Lauren McKenna (Dreamsong and Courtney Act’s FLUID) and brings a fresh and vibrant cast of newcomers and veterans alike! Leading the show is Tayla Muir as the curious and adventurous Stella, Frank Kerr as Jack Frost and Samm Hagen as the often sassy but well-meaning Mayor of Vansnowver, Violet Flowers.

Jack Frost runs from 17th of March to the 22nd of March 2020 at the St Martins Arts Centre in South Yarra.

Tickets start from $35 and are on sale now at ticketbooth.com.au/event/jackfrostmusical

For more info: Follow the show on Facebook at Jack Frost: the Musical and on Instagram @jackfrostmusical

DATES & TIMES
Tuesday 17 March 2020, 7:30PM – OPENING
Wednesday 18 MARCH 2020, 7:30PM
Thursday 19 March 2020, 7:30PM
Friday 20 March 2020, 7:30PM
Saturday 21 March 2020, 7:30PM
Saturday 21 March 2020, 1:00PM
Sunday 22 March 2020, 3:00PM – CLOSING

Mar
24
Tue
The Gondoliers
Mar 24 @ 7:15 pm – Apr 7 @ 9:00 pm

GSOV’s “The Gondoliers” require male and female ensemble.

Performances May 29-31, June 13
Darebin Arts Centre & Corinella

Auditions: Tuesday March 10, 17, 24 at 7:15pm. At Skipper Holland Hall, Cnr Hunter Drive and McCracken Ave, Blackburn South 3130

Enquiries: Robert Ray (Director) 03 9755 3545 or 0400 229 764

Mar
29
Sun
LADIES IN RETIREMENT
Mar 29 – Mar 30 all-day

A Period Mystery-Thriller

by Edward Percy & Reginald Denham

Directed by Martin Gibbs

0411 645 003 & [email protected]

 

Audition dates: Sunday March 29 at 2pm and Monday 30 March at 7.30pm 

Please call to advise if you will be attending or if you are unavailable on that day.

Audition venue: Guide Hall, Glebe Avenue, Cheltenham

Season dates: 12, 13, 14*, 18, 19, 20**, 21*, 25, 26, 27 June, 2020

Evenings: 8 pm  

Matinees:  * Sundays 2.30 pm  ** Saturday Matinee 2.30 pm & Evening 8 pm

Season venue: Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Rd, Parkdale

 

SYNOPSIS

Set in an isolated cottage on the Thames Estuary in 1885, a former showgirl/actress, Miss Fiske, and her long-time companion and housemate, Ellen, become involved in competing schemes that grow more sinister after the arrival at their home of Ellen’s two sisters. A surprise turn of events will keep you glued to the unfolding story that has been described as one of the best stage thrillers of its time.

First staged in 1939 as England was starting WWII, London was in a blackout, and most theatres were closed it was an enormous hit, running for a total of 301 performances.

A veteran of nearly 50 productions, some of our director, Martin Gibbs’s, previous productions at Mordialloc include GASLIGHT, THE ENTERTAINER, THE COLLECTOR, THE SHOEHORN SONATA, VISITING MR. GREEN, ALBERT NOBBS, AUSTRALIA DAY and MR. BAILEY’S MINDER.

 

THE CAST

Lucy Gilham, maid – 20’s to early 30’s – medium role. Pretty, flighty, easily led.

Leonora Fisk, cottage owner – probably 60’s to 70’s – large role but only required in Act 1.  Retired ex-showgirl/actress. Theatrical in manner, good hearted with a quick wit and rather quick temper.

Ellen Creed – housekeeper/companion – mid 50’s to mid 60’s – major role.  Authoritative and striking in manner with considerable dignity.

Albert Feather, Ellen’s nephew – early 20’s to mid 30’s  – medium role.  A “jack-the–lad”, dodgy, cocky, jaunty and impudent, but lazy – popular with the ladies.

Louisa Creed, elder sister of Ellen and Emily – late 60’s to late 70’s – medium role.  Simple like a child, fluttering and fretful but at times decidedly comical.

Emily Creed, elder sister of Louisa and Ellen – late 60’s to late 70’s – medium role.  Simple, sullen and resents her inability to fend for herself.

Sister Theresa, Catholic nun – 50 to 70 – small role.  Jolly and cheerful.

The above ages and descriptions are a guide only. We are looking for actors who look right, and who can play the ages stated and not necessarily be that age. So please don’t wait to be asked if you feel you could play any of the characters. No roles have been precast.

It is necessary that you are familiar with the play when you come to the auditions. 

Copies of the script can be obtained by phoning or emailing the director.

Apr
1
Wed
VOLDEMORT AND THE TEENAGE HOGWARTS MUSICAL PARODY
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm

Presented by Salty Theatre, Theatre Works and Red Hot Productions, He Who Must Not Be Named apparates to Australian shores this April.

Salty Theatre making a name for itself as an “underground highlight” (Cameron Woodhead – The Age), “someone to watch” (ArtsHub) and “the answer to off-broadway in Melbourne” (Youshouldseeitmelb) bringing beloved pop culture to the fore with humour, grit and little bit of spice. Before Voldemort was, He Who Must Not Be Named, he was just Tom Riddle, another moody teen that couldn’t talk to girls. Join Tom and his Hogwarts classmates on a hilarious musical adventure as he learns the ways of love, proper snake maintenance and the Unforgivable Curses.This Harry Potter musical parody is sure to leave you spellbound! Following two hugely successful back-to-back seasons at The Edinburgh Fringe and sold-out performances at The King’s Head in London, Voldemort And the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody hits Australia for the first time ever.

Created by Los Angeles based comedians Zach Reino (A.P. Bio, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and Chris Grace (Superstore, This Is Us) and written by Zac Reino, Fiona Landers, Richie Root and Scott Passarella, this hour-long pop-rock musical invites you to experience the world of Hogwarts like you’ve never seen it before. Teen angst, hormones and young love fill the magical halls, along with a few familiar and much-loved characters as they sing about ‘Cutting Your Soul’, ‘Care of Magical Creatures’ and ‘Love That Must Not Be Named’.

The show stars some of Australia’s brightest talent, both seasoned and new to the scene. The magical halls of Hogwarts will be brought to life by LaLa Barlow (Legally Blonde, The Best Little Warehouse in London), Alex Donnelly (Peter Pan, Richard III), Jay Haggett (Shrek, High Fidelity), Stephanie John (Mary Poppins, Nine), Jonathon Shilling (Kinky Boots, Rent), Ashley Taylor (The Sound of Music, Les Miserables) and Guillermo Urra (Evil Dead The Musical, Top Gun! The Musical). Directed and Choreographed by Sarahlouise Younger (Top Gun! The Musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show) – Musical Direction by David Youings (People Suck, Muriel’s Wedding, Musical Assistant) – Costume and Set Design by Madeline Nibali (Hotel Bonegilla, Lear) – Production Concept by Sarahlouise Younger and Ashley Taylor – Stage Managed by Andrew Hughes (The Importance of Being Earnest, Barnum The Circus Musical, Intern SM).

Running this April at Theatre Works, Voldemort And the Teenage Hogwarts is a raucous musical comedy that lifts up its robes to give you a glimpse into the secret world of witches and wizards. Get your wands ready.

“It is a wizarding-world extravaganza, flourished with unforgivable curses, witty humour and muggle-worthy entertainment. A must-see for Harry Potter fans.” – VoiceMag.uk“

An hour loaded with sharply written Potter-parody, gags every few seconds, stellar singing and comedy.” – FringeReview

Duration 60 Minutes

Warnings (15+) Coarse Language Sexual References Simulated Death

Theatre Works – 14 Acland St, St Kilda

Previews: Wed 1 April, Thurs 2 April, Fri 3 April 7:00

Performances 1st – 25th April, 2020

Tues – Sat 7:00pm, Sun 5pm

Adult – $45 
Concession – $37
 Student/Under 30s – $30

Bookings: http://www.theatreworks.org.au/program/voldemort/

 

Apr
16
Thu
Dear Lover
Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm – Apr 18 @ 9:00 pm
Dear Lover
GTC is proud to present our first show of 2020: ‘Dear Lover,’
‘Dear Lover,’ is a variety show exploring themes of love, sex and intimacy through the music from some of our favourite theatre scores. Through an in depth rehearsal period and a lot of chemistry work, we’re wanting to present a group of people comfortable with intimacy, each able to tell a beautiful story of love and connection.
We’ll be featuring songs from popular shows such as Company, Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton, The Last Five Years, Heathers and so many more! This will mark GTC’s first ever variety show and will be presented first up on our 2020 program.
PRODUCTION TEAM
Director – Harley Gabriel-Brown
Musical Director – Amaris Lee
Choreographer – Ashleigh Janky
Production Manager – Hannah Bird
CAST
Hannah Bird
Sophia Blackburn
Zac Bunn
Connor Jamieson
Leo Ma
Kate McDowell
Luke Peverelle
Tess Whitfort
Emily Yates
SHOW DATES AND TIMES
16th April 7pm
17th April 7pm
18th April 1pm and 7pm
TICKET PRICES:
Early Bird special (ends 1st March) – $25
Adult – $30
Concession – $28
Groups of five or more – $25 each
We can’t wait to see you there!
Please note this show will contain scenes of a sexual nature and therefore is not suitable for those under the age of 18.
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All music licensed exclusivly through Apra Australia.
All music arranged by Glen Barnett