Go to HYPERLINK “http://www.cloc.org.au” www.cloc.org.au to complete an online audition form (after June 5), and attach a head shot (mandatory) and a performance CV (optional). You will then be contacted by our audition secretary to book a time, provide more information to you and answer any queries you may have.
Arrive early enough to complete paperwork and talk through your song with the pianist.
Prepare one song in the style of the show, but not from the show. Bring sheet music in a folder in the key in which you wish to sing (no taped music or requests to transpose).
You do not need to prepare any dialogue – you may be asked to read an extract of dialogue from the show. These extracts will be available to look at before you go into the audition.
Please wear fitted clothes for both the vocal and the dance audition (not loose fitting).
Dance: Be available for the Dance Audition on Monday evening, June 21.
You will be notified on the evening of Sunday June 20 if you are required to attend the Dance Audition and at what time. At the Dance Audition, please wear dancewear and bring character/jazz shoes.
Be available for Call Backs on Wednesday June 23 (evening). You will be advised on Monday night (after the Dance Audition) if you are required for Call Backs and at what time. You will be emailed music/dialogue to learn and will be expected to present at performance standard at the Call Backs.
Minimum age for auditionees: 18 plus at the time of auditions.
Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoon (1pm-5pm), Monday and Wednesday evenings (7.30pm‑10.30pm).
Please note that there is more detailed information on requirements at HYPERLINK “http://www.cloc.org.au” www.cloc.org.au Please read carefully before booking an audition.
Note following dates (2021):
* First Rehearsal: Sunday July 4, 1pm (full company)
* Costume Try Ons: Sun Aug 1 and Sun Aug 29, 9.30am-12.30pm (before rehearsal)
* Photo Shoot: Sunday August 22, 9.00am-5.00pm
* Rehearsal Weekends: Saturday July 31 and Sunday August 1 (all day)
Saturday August 28 and Sunday August 29 (all day)
Saturday September 18 and Sunday September 19 (all day)
Saturday September 25 (TBC) and Sunday September 26 (all day)
* Costume Call Monday September 27, 7.30pm–10.30pm
* Sitzprobe with orchestra: Thursday September 30, 7.30pm-10.30pm
* Bump-In: Sunday October 3 (all day)
* Bump-Out: Saturday October 23 (immediately following the final performance)
Friday July 2, 7.30pm-10.30pm: RESERVE
Saturday July 3, 10am-1pm: RESERVE
Sunday July 4, 10am-1pm: RESERVE
Monday July 5, 7-7.30pm: RESERVE
Wednesday July 7, 7.30pm-10.30pm: Callbacks
3. Sunday July 11, 1pm-5pm: First rehearsal
AUDITION BOOKINGS: from Saturday June 5, 9am
PHONE: 1300 362 547 or register online at www.cloc.org.au
CLOC Musical Theatre
Director/Set Designer: Richard Perdriau
Musical Director: Malcom Huddle
Choreographer: Kirra Sibel
Costume Designer: Victoria Horne
Lighting Designer: Brad Alcock
Sound Designer: Marcello Lo Ricco
Wig/Make Up Designer: David Wisken
IT’S JUST TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!
With phenomenal music and memorable characters, Jersey Boys follows the fascinating true story of four blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the greatest successes in pop-music history: The Four Seasons. A testament to the quality of both book and score, Jersey Boys remains the only jukebox musical to win Broadway’s prestigious Tony award for Best Musical. With a seemingly endless list of chart-topping hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “December, 1963 (Oh what a night)” and “My Eyes Adored You,” Jersey Boys is the ultimate crowd pleaser.
OCTOBER 8 – 23, 2021
THE NATIONAL THEATRE, MELBOURNE
20 Carlisle St, St Kilda
We are looking for a cast of 18 incredibly talented individuals who are equally strong actors as they are singers. Yes there’s The Four Seasons, but the whole ensemble plays a pivotal role in bringing this story to life through a host of diverse and quirky cameos and supporting characters. There is a surprising amount of dancing in Jersey Boys so you will also need to be a strong mover.
The Four Seasons: Frankie, Tommy, Bob, Nick
Must all be strong actors who are great story tellers, very comfortable with traditional four-part harmonies, and excellent movers with all but Frankie convincingly miming playing an instrument while singing and dancing. New Jersey accent required. Individual character descriptions follow.
Frankie Valli (lead): Stage Appearance Age Range 20-35
Famously short, this actor must be under 175cm; very demanding vocally with sweet and strong falsetto, must be able to sing in the style of Frankie Valli; charismatic and charming; has a gritty side as well as a polished veneer.
Range: Strong Tenor to A5, Strong Falsetto to G6
If auditioning for the role of Frankie, then prepare two songs, one of which demonstrates your ability to sing in falsetto.
Bob Gaudio (lead): Stage Appearance Age Range 20-35
The band’s keyboardist and writer; preferably tall; a fresh, intelligent, sensitive and introspective musical prodigy.
Range: Tenor/High Baritone to G5, some supporting falsetto to Db6
Tommy De Vito (lead): Stage Appearance Age Range 25-35
The band’s guitarist, a natural-born leader with a cocky personality. He has a bad-boy quality which is initially appealing but loses its charm once his gambling habit is exposed.
Range: High Baritone to F#5, some supporting falsetto to Db6
Nick Massi (lead): Stage Appearance Age Range 25-35
The band’s bass guitarist, a quiet dreamer who longs for life after The Four Seasons. Laid back with a dry sense of humour. Nick has some of the funniest lines in the show if delivered with dead pan coolness.
Range: Bass/Baritone – low Eb3 to F5
Gyp De Carlo (supporting & cameos): Stage Appearance Age Range 45-55
Tough, mafia-esque ‘Godfather’ who Tommy and Frankie call on to solve issues. This actor will also play other older cameo roles so must be a strong character actor. New Jersey and standard American accents required.
Range: Baritone/Tenor to G#5
Bob Crewe (supporting): Stage Appearance Age Range 30-40
Intelligent and flamboyant; genius music producer and lyricist; an integral part of creating the magic of The Four Seasons.
Range: Baritone/Tenor from low Eb3 to G#5
6 Male Ensemble
The male ensemble will be made up of 6 men who will be in ensemble scenes and share a variety of cameos including Joe Pesci, Nick De Vito, Barry Belson, Hal Miller, Billy Dixon, Norman Waxman, Hank Majewski, Joe Long, Charlie Calello and many others. Must all be strong singers, actors and movers (stronger dance skills will be utilized). New Jersey and standard American accents required. All ethnicities.
Range: Strong harmony singers, all vocal ranges required (Bass-High Tenor). Some supporting falsetto singing needed from all characters.
6 Female Ensemble
The female ensemble will be made up of 6 women who will be in ensemble scenes and share a variety of supporting characters and cameos. Must all be strong singers, actors and movers (stronger dance skills will be utilized). New Jersey and standard American accents required. All ethnicities. The main supporting roles include:
Mary: Frankie’s wife, tough, “seen it all,” Italian, Jersey girl; with a killer sense of humour.
Lorraine: Frankie’s girlfriend, educated, confident, a career girl, not from Jersey.
Francine: Frankie’s daughter, vulnerable, lost and acts up to make up for lack of attention from her Dad.
The Angels: 60s pop group made up of 3 women.
Range: Strong harmony singers, all vocal ranges required (mainly Alto-Mezzo Soprano, belt to D5).
CLOC Musical Theatre promotes an inclusive environment and welcomes all ethnicities, sizes, age ranges and genders to audition for its productions.