When:
February 11, 2017 – February 12, 2017 all-day
2017-02-11T00:00:00+11:00
2017-02-13T00:00:00+11:00
Where:
2 Ferrars Pl
South Melbourne VIC 3205
Australia
Contact:
Music Theatre Melbourne
Paris @ South Melbourne | Victoria | Australia

MUSIC THEATRE MELBOURNE

AUDITIONS FOR CHORUS:

PARIS

A ROCK ODYSSEY

In Tribute to Jon English

Director:                                Neil Gooding

Music Director:                    Isaac Hayward

Assistant Director:               Stuart Smith

Assistant Music Director:   Martine Wengrow

 In Association with Stella Entertainment

All Audition Applications & Enquiries TO: [email protected]

The Show

PARIS: A Rock Odyssey tells one of the world’s great love stories – between Paris, Prince of Troy, and Helen, the Greek queen. Their forbidden passion sparked the Trojan Wars, left thousands dead – and inspired this spectacular and unforgettable Australian rock musical, by the late, great, Jon English and David MacKay. Music Theatre Melbourne’s concert production pays homage to Jon’s memory and legacy, while presenting his beloved PARIS in a new and exciting form.

Show Dates & Rehearsals

4 shows from 13 July to 15 July 2017 at Melbourne Recital Centre.

Rehearsals will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays (nights, 7.30-10.30pm commencing on or about 13th June up until Tuesday 11th July).

Cast members must be free to rehearse all day in the theatre on 12th and 13th July.

Additional Rehearsals may be called as required.

Auditions for Chorus

  • This audition is for an adult chorus/choir of approximately 40 members who are able to sing ‘legit’ (i.e. with classical sound). Some contemporary-style singing may occasionally be required.
  • You may also nominate to audition for minor roles (listed below) in addition to singing in the chorus.
  • No person under 18 years is permitted to audition.
  • All chorus members (including selected roles from chorus) are volunteers in this production.
  • The production team reserves the right to accept or reject any auditionee without having to give reason.
  • Applications to audition and acceptance by the production team constitute an auditionee’s acceptance of these terms.

Audition Requirements

 Please submit your resume & head shot to “The Audition Secretary”, at [email protected] by no later than 8th February 2017.

  • Auditions are by invitation and appointment only.
  • Each audition will be scheduled for a maximum of 5 minutes.
  • Please prepare a cut of two songs: one pop/rock song and a “legit” or classical song. A pianist will be provided, so bring legible and manageable sheet music.
  • You may not get to sing both or either song in its entirety.
  • Please arrive early, twenty minutes prior to your time to register and to discuss any requirements with the Audition Secretary.
  • Additional material may be provided for call-backs as required.
  • Your ability to commit to the rehearsal process will be critical.

Audition Dates & Location

  • Saturday 11 February 2017 (Initial Auditions) (1.30 PM to 9.00 PM).
  • Sunday 12 February 2017 (Call-Backs) (9.00 AM to Midday).
  • All auditions will be held at South Melbourne Community Centre.
    (2 Ferrars Place, South Melbourne)

 Character Break-Down/Vocal Ranges

FISHERMAN

Old Friend and confidant to Helen.

Male, age 35-55

Singing: Perfect Stranger

Vocal Requirements: Baritone, top note F#4.

 

SINON

Inept press-ganged volunteer, Greek Soldier.

Needs excellent comic timing and presence

Male, no particular age requirement

Singing: Inside/Outside

Vocal Requirement: Baritone, top note E4. Strong G2 needed.

 

THERESITES  

1st reluctant, bumbling and inebriated Greek soldier.

Needs excellent comic timing and presence

Male, no particular age requirement

Singing: Inside Outside

Vocal Requirement: Comic tenor, top note G#4.

 

TALTHYBIUS

2nd reluctant, bumbling and inebriated Greek soldier.

Needs excellent comic timing and presence

Male, no particular age requirement

Singing: Inside Outside

Vocal Requirement: Comic tenor, top note B4.

 

HANDMAIDEN

Attendant and confidante to Helen.

Female, age 18-25

Singing: Perfect Stranger

Vocal Requirement: Mezzo-soprano F3 to D5

 

HECUBA  

Wife of Priam.

Female, age 45-60

Singing: Welcome Home, Hell or High Water, Finale

Vocal Requirement: Contralto, D#3 to B4

 

ATHENA

Greek Goddess.

Female, age 25-35

Appears to Paris in the opening of the show, and attempts to seduce him

Vocal Range: Contemporary mezzo Bb3 to Bb4

 

“Paris” by Jon English and David Mackay.

By arrangement with David Spicer Productions, representing Paris Music.

Additional material from Neil Gooding, Stuart Smith John Dallimore, John Coker, Greg Henson, Keith Kerwin, Tony Mitchell, Graham Matters and Roger Dallimore.

Orchestration by Kevin Hocking, Andrew Swan and Isaac Hayward.

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