10-18th May 2019 @ the Doncaster Playhouse
Green Day’s American Idiot follows a young anti-hero, Johnny, the self-proclaimed “Jesus of Suburbia”, and his two buddies, Will and Tunny, as they attempt to break out of their mind-numbing, aimless suburban existence. When the three men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend to familial responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. Each of them struggles to find the balance between rage and love — a conflict that defines their generation.
Production Team: Director/Choreographer – Renée Maloney
Musical Director – Ben Heels
- Please prepare two contrasting songs showcasing your vocal range (one ballad, one up-tempo). Males please note that it is very important to showcase your range as many of the songs are quite high.
- Individuals who can play the guitar are encouraged to bring their guitars with them to showcase their skills
- Songs should be in the style of the show but not from the show. Please be aware that due to time being very limited, you may not complete your song, so choose an appropriate starting point.
- Sheet music to be provided in the correct key. Backing tracks and Acapella not allowed.
- A headshot must be provided at the audition
- Arrive early to prepare. Please be patient in case we are running behind and have your music ready in a folder so you can go through your song with the audition pianist before you enter the room.
- Part of the audition may require a vocal range test and a dialogue read (these will be emailed to you upon booking). As there is minimal dialogue in the show you will be given 2 pieces to choose from, please choose 1.
- All roles, including non-dance roles, will be required to attend the Dance/Movement audition. Please wear appropriate and comfortable clothes and shoes (preferably jazz shoes for movement).
- Call Backs will be held in the room as a workshop with all the other call backs for that role. You will be given these upon being invited to the callbacks.
- Due to the mature content of the show, we ask that all auditionees be 17 years of age and older. We are seeking actors of all ethnicities.
Audition Booking Line: https://www.trybooking.com/ZGLK
Audition Venue: Phoenix HQ – Leeds Street, East Doncaster
Audition Dates: Vocal Auditions
Monday 19th November 8.00pm – 10:30pm
Wednesday 21st November 7.30pm – 10:30pm
Dance Audition (compulsory for all)
Sunday 25th November @ 4pm
Callbacks (if required): Sunday 25th November from 6pm (exact time will be advised)
Rehearsal Info: First Rehearsal – TBA
Rehearsal Days – Monday and Wednesday (7:30pm – 10.30pm) and
Sunday (1:00pm – 5:30)
Production Dates: 10-18 May 2019
|Character Breakdown (All ages are approximate and based on look, not actual age.) |
JOHNNY: Male, 20-30, The self-proclaimed “Jesus of Suburbia.” Bored of his do-nothing, go-nowhere existence, he takes off for the city to get a new lease on life. He wages an inner war between a budding love for Whatsername and growing dependency on his alter ego, St. Jimmy, and drugs. (Guitar experience preferred) – Baritone Range
WILL: Male, 20-30, Johnny’s friend. He ends up staying in Suburbia to take care of pregnant girlfriend Heather. The more he stays on the couch, the more he becomes slowly disconnected from the world and his own relationships (Being able to play guitar (or learn) would be advantageous) – Tenor Range
TUNNY: Male, 20-30, Johnny’s friend who follows him to the city and eventually enlists in the army and is sent to war. Tunny suffers serious injuries. During his rehabilitation, he falls in love with his nurse, Extraordinary Girl, and she returns home with him. (Being able to play guitar (or learn) would be advantageous) – Tenor Range
ST. JIMMY: Male or Female, 20-45, Johnny’s rebellious, drug-dealing alter ego. A figment of Johnny’s imagination that eventually convinces Johnny to choose Jimmy and drugs over Whatsername – Tenor Range
WHATSERNAME: Female, 20-30, A girl in the city who falls for Johnny. A rebellious activist who is willing to follow Johnny to the ends of the earth, but fights to have him embrace their relationship rather than pursue his addiction. – Mezzo Soprano Range
HEATHER: Female, 20-30, Will’s girlfriend in Suburbia. She discovers she is pregnant but has difficulty telling her boyfriend of the news. Once she settles down with him, she struggles to maintain their relationship with his despondency and eventually leaves him. – Mezzo Soprano Range
EXTRAORDINARY GIRL: Female, 20-30, A girl in the Middle East who appears as a sexual hallucination to injured Tunny. Attractive and mysterious, she later appears as his nurse and accompanies him home after the war. (Some dance skill required) – Mezzo Soprano Range
ENSEMBLE: Men and Women, 20-40, will play various roles throughout the show. These roles may also double as swings for the principal roles.