January 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
People Suck: A Musical Airing of Grievances
Jerks, morons, flakes – let’s face it: PEOPLE SUCK. This hilarious and all too relatable  musical explores the many, many ways in which people are just the worst. This intimate show is a not so gentle reminder to be ever vigilant and learn to be better human beings, one day at a time…
Part of the inaugural One Act Play Festival, presented by The Butterfly Club and produced by a new Melbourne based company, Salty Theatre (Sarah Louise Younger and Ashley Taylor) this will be the first ever production of People Suck in Australia. Having originated in Toronto, Canada at the Toronto Fringe Festival in 2016, this song cycle took home numerous awards (including Best of Fringe and People’s Choice) and featured regular performers from the North American comedy institution, Second City. With a cast of only 5, this is an opportunity for the right individuals to become part of an Australian Premiere and be a member of a dedicated, creative and passionate team with an aim for future and growing incarnations (including an already prepared longer version of People Suck) moving forward.
We are seeking two MALE actors and singers with strong comedic backgrounds, who aren’t afraid to use humour to cross the line and make a statement on stage. Must be confident singing multiple styles, as the original music in show explores different genres (pop, country and comedic operetta). Both men should be able to move. Both baritone.
Connor Track: Also Cowboy, Admiral, Narrator; a flake, a dude, opinionated.
Arthur Track: Also Hank, Billy and others; over worked, can be a bit of a dick.
Audition date: Thursday, January 10th from 6pm to 10pm.
Please prepare two short, contrasting songs in any style, at least one must be comedic. Provide sheet music, accompaniment will be provided. You may be asked to read from the script or work with the MD on material from the show.
Please send your CV and headshot to [email protected]
Audition Location: The SWell Centre
                 2 Minona St., Hawthorn, Vic in the Augustine Hall
Presented by: The Butterfly Club
Producers: Sarah Louise Younger, Ashley Taylor of Salty Theatre
Playwrights: Megan Phillips (Original Toronto Production) and Peter Cavell (Original Toronto Production)
Co-Directors: Ashley Taylor and Sarah Louise Younger
Musical Director: David Youings
Production Manager: Sarah Cliff
Some profit share dependent upon ticket sales, details to be determined.
Thanks for your interest in this exciting premiere, we look forward to seeing you at the auditions!
Rehearsals begin January 15th: Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7:00pm until 10:30pm. Location will be 2 Minona Street in Hawthorn. Additional rehearsals closer to performance dates will occur at the Butterfly Club as well. Specific dates TBC.
Production Dates:
Monday March 11th 8:30pm
Tues March 12 8:30pm
Wed March 13 8:30pm
Thurs March 14 8:30pm
Fri March 15 8:30pm
Saturday March 16th 8:30pm