When:
August 29, 2016 – September 2, 2016 all-day
2016-08-29T00:00:00+10:00
2016-09-03T00:00:00+10:00
Where:
280 Queen St
Altona VIC 3018
Australia
Contact:
Altona City Theatre
9398 5508
Heathers, The Musical @ Altona | Victoria | Australia

Altona City Theatre presents the Victoria Amateur premier of

Heathers, The Musical

Produced and Directed by: David Postill and Scott Bradley
Musical Director: Xavier McGettigan
Choreographer: Kai Mann-Robertson

Heathers The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass… but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, “Desperate Housewives”), Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde) and Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness, She’s the Man). Heathers The Musical is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time. With its moving love story, laugh-out-loud comedy and unflinching look at the joys and anguish of high school, Heathers will be New York’s most popular new musical. Are you in, or are you out?

Auditions

Monday 29th August 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Wednesday 31st August 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Thursday 1st September 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Friday 2nd September 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Compulsory Dance Audition: Saturday 3rd September 2:30pm – 5:00pm (venue to be confirmed)
Callbacks (if required): Sunday 4th September from 5:00pm

Auditions will be held at the Hobsons Bay Community Workshop facility
280 Queen Street, Altona
(former EPA vehicle testing site, opposite Kooringal Golf Course)

 

Rehearsals will commence with a Meet and Greet on Sunday 25th September 2016, with the first rehearsal on Thursday 13th October 2016.
Please note there will be two (2) intensive rehearsal weekends.
Rehearsals will be held on Tuesday, Thursday and Sundays, and some will take place over the December/January Christmas break.
Rehearsals will be held at the Altona Theatre (115 Civic Parade, next to the Altona Civic Centre)

Performances will run from January 13th – 28th 2017 at the Altona Theatre

To book an audition please call (03) 9398 5508 and follow the prompts (open 24 hours)
Please note that some delays in returning your call may be experienced due to the anticipated volume of calls

Audition Requirements

Vocal:

You will be required to prepare TWO songs in the style of the show and that will showcase your vocal range and belt. Please bring sheet music in the correct key – backing tracks and a’capella singing will not be accepted.

Acting:

Following your vocal audition, you may be asked to read a small excerpt of the script with somebody from the production team.

Dance:

There will be a dance call and call backs held on Saturday 3rd September from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. You’ll be notified of the time to attend this final audition day following your initial vocal/acting audition. Please wear appropriate attire that will allow you to dance comfortably on this day. If you own dance shoes, it is encouraged that you bring them along.

Age:

The minimum age for auditionees is 17 as at 1st October 2016.

Lastly:

Don’t be nervous – we will try and make the process as enjoyable as possible. Relax. Enjoy. Don’t worry if you mess up –we want to see what you CAN do, and we will conveniently ignore any mistakes you make. PS Learn your song off by heart! Extra points are always awarded for people who are prepared!

Character Descriptions

VERONICA SAWYER – She burns to be both cool and kind, but doesn’t know yet how to be both at the same time. Fierce sense of right and wrong, keen sense of ironic humor. Thinks she’s an old soul, but she’s still innocent enough to be blindsided by love/hormones (or shocked by cruelty).
NOTE: Must be comfortable in wearing nothing but underwear on stage.
Female (VOICE: High belting required, up to Ab. Must have dynamic and stylistic range.)

JD – He is darkly charismatic, compelling, attractive, charming on the outside yet very damaged on the inside. Keen smarts and strong inventive comedy.
NOTE: Must be comfortable in wearing nothing but underwear on stage.
Male (VOICE: Strong, confident belt to at least an Ab, A preferable; wide emotional range.)

HEATHER CHANDLER – Richest, hottest, most magnetic, cruelest girl in town. Relishes power and wields it like a scalpel – no fear, no patience, no mercy.
NOTE: In certain choral songs Chandler can switch parts with her other Heathers as needed.
Female (VOICE: Strong belt to F or higher preferred. Mezzo for chorus.)

HEATHER MCNAMARA – Beautiful, innocent, stupid, can be mean on command if Heather Chandler orders it, but actually quite vulnerable and fearful.
NOTE: In certain choral songs Heather McNamara and Duke can switch vocal parts as needed.
Female (VOICE: Strong belt to Db, D preferred. Soprano for chorus.)

HEATHER DUKE – Whipping-girl of the 3 Heathers. When she finally becomes Queen Bee she wields power like a bulldozer.
NOTE: In certain choral songs Heather McNamara and Duke can switch vocal parts as needed.
Female (VOICE: Strong belt to C, D preferred. Alto for chorus.)

MARTHA DUNNSTOCK – Nicknamed “Martha Dumptruck”, the opposite of hot, confident, or popular. Huge and beautiful soul, optimistic even in the face of rejection.
Female (VOICE: Strong belt to E or F, wide vocal expression.)

RAM SWEENEY – Linebacker. Big, insensitive to the feelings of others, ruled by appetites.
NOTE: Must be comfortable in wearing nothing but underwear on stage.
Male (VOICE: Strong Baritone, belt to G, some Falsetto useful.)

KURT KELLY – Quarterback and Captain. Big, chiseled, rude, entitled, cocky. Mean, thinks he’s the brains in the friendship with Ram.
NOTE: Must be comfortable in wearing nothing but underwear on stage.
Male (VOICE: Tenor, strong belt to Ab or A, some Falsetto.)

RAM’S DAD / BIG BUD DEAN / COACH RIPPER – 40 to 45. Ram’s Dad: Former football player turned suburban Dad, has never outgrown his glory days in high school. Hates weakness, but capable of soul-searching when tragedy strikes. Also plays Big Bud Dean: JD’s single Dad. Big jolly personality that barely conceals the enormous rage bubbling just below the surface. Quite possibly a serial bomber. Also plays Coach Ripper: Stalwart, man’s man; quick to defend his players.
NOTE: Sometimes this actor has played Principal Gowan instead of Big Bud/Coach.
Male (VOICE: Baritone/Tenor – power Country/Gospel belt to Ab, higher welcome.)

  1. FLEMING / VERONICA’S MOM– 45 to 50. Ms. Fleming: Aging hippie teacher, still yearning for the day the Age of Aquarius reaches Ohio. Hungry for the spotlight, resentful of entitled youth. Also plays Veronica’s Mom: easygoing, distant, yet capable of laying down the law.
    Female(VOICE: Great belt up to C, higher always welcome.)

KURT’S DAD / VERONICA’S DAD / PRINCIPAL GOWAN – 30 to 45. Kurt’s Dad: Straight-laced, very conservative, also former football player. A simple guy, not book smart, you’d be happy to share a beer with him. Also plays Veronica’s Dad: Easygoing and distant. Also plays Principal Gowan: Rumpled, burned out, hates conflict.
NOTE: Sometimes this actor has played Principal Gowan instead of Big Bud/Coach.
Male (VOICE: Strong Baritone/Tenor — power Country/Gospel belt to G, even higher better.)

5 MALE STUDENTS, 5 FEMALE STUDENTS

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