THE YOUTH PRODUCTION COMPANY IS HOLDING EXTRA AUDITIONS
for their SEPTEMBER production of
FRIDAY 24TH MARCH FROM 7PM
Please note: If you are unable to attend an audition on this day, please contact The Youth Production Company and we will attempt to accommodate you.
From the hit motion pictures, television series, and international stage success, FAME is nothing short of a global phenomenon.
Set during the last years of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts on 46th Street (1980-1984), FAME JR. is the bittersweet but ultimately inspiring story of a diverse group of students as they commit to four years of gruelling artistic and academic work. With candour, humour and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today.
With its topical subject manner, multi-ethnic cast of actors, singers, dancers and instrumentalists and high-energy, contemporary pop score (which includes the hit title song), FAME JR. is an ideal musical for young performers.
CHARACTERS STILL TO BE CAST
ACTING ENSEMBLE: Acting Ensemble are male and female students who are in Mr. Myer’s scenes and all ensemble numbers. They should be good singers, actors and movers.
DANCE ENSEMBLE: Dance Ensemble kids have the hardest ensemble role in the show, so we are looking for strong dancers as you will be featured often in the show. A strong singing voice not essential, it is more important that you a great dancer.
MUSIC ENSEMBLE: Music Ensemble are kids in all music scenes and ensemble numbers. Looking for singers and actors. It would be a plus if a few of them can play a musical instrument, which you could highlight during the show.
MISS ESTHER SHERMAN: Miss Esther Sherman (English Teacher) is a powerful, strong woman who firmly believes academic subjects are the core of a solid education. Looking for a mature actress with a strong speaking and singing voice. G3 – E5.
- MYERS: Mr. Myers (Acting Teacher) is perhaps the most relaxed of the teachers, but he still demands full commitment from the students. This non-singing role is a good acting challenge for either a male or female student with good rhythm.
- SHEINKOPF: Mr. Sheinkopf (Music Teacher) adds a bit of comic relief to the show but still doesn’t let up when there is work to be done. Mr. Sheinkopf doesn’t sing, but he does lead the most difficult section of “Hard Work.” Cast an actor, male or female, with a solid sense of rhythm.
- GRETA BELL: Ms. Greta Bell (Dance Teacher) is a passionate teacher who is not afraid to push her students to reach their full artistic potential. Looking for a natural leader who is both a great singer and actor. C4-E5.
NICK PIAZZA: Nick Piazza is focused on learning the craft of “real” acting. Needs a good singer and actor who has maturity and wisdom on his side. Db4-F5.
SERENA KATZ: Serena Katz loves the life of an artist but is equally as interested in boys, specifically Nick. Serena should have a beautiful voice and a solid handle on her acting skills. G3-Eb5.
Audition and Rehearsal Venue
Buckley Park Bowls Club- 111 Cooper St, Essendon
*All auditionees must email: [email protected] to request an audition time, after reading the 2017 Information pack. Your request to audition is taken to mean you are satisfied with the requirements in the information pack.
*All auditionees must be aged between 13-18 years old
*All auditionees must provide a non-returnable headshot and a Resume/CV (if you have one)
*All auditionees must prepare 1 musical theatre style song.
* If you are a dancer, please prepare a short dance solo in your chosen genre.
*Backing tracks CAN be used. Note: No acappella. Music is to be supplied on either a USB, CD, phone or ipod only.
*NOTE: No songs from the show are permitted. Please note that due to time restrictions, you may not be asked to sing the entire song/s. So please pick an appropriate starting point…basically show off!
*You will all need to use an American accent (in whatever role you audition for/play) You may be asked to read at your audition. Dialogue will be provided for you at your audition to read.
*Consider which part/s you would like to play before your audition (see character descriptions below) and PREPARE. We want to see full characterisation and commitment in your audition.
IMPORTANT DATES – CAST COMMITMENT
REHEARSALS -Commence from Wed 29th March
(you will be notified of your role within 2 days of your audition)
Wednesdays between 5:30-8:30pm (excluding school holidays)
Extra Rehearsals: Fridays 1st, 8th & 15th September.
The Buckley Park Bowls Club-111 Cooper St, Essendon
The Phoenix Theatre
101 Glen Huntly Rd, Elwood VIC 3184
PRODUCTION WEEK DATES (at Phoenix Theatre-Elwood)
These rehearsals are compulsory and non-negotiable.
Tuesday 19th September (5pm-10pm) Technical Rehearsal & Dress Rehearsal
Wednesday 20th September (5pm-10pm) Technical Rehearsal & Dress Rehearsal
Thursday 21st September (evening)
Friday 22nd September (evening)
Saturday 23rd September (evening)
(Please note: In the event of a sell-out season, we may add a fourth show on Saturday afternoon