When:
February 22, 2017 – February 26, 2017 all-day
2017-02-22T00:00:00+11:00
2017-02-27T00:00:00+11:00
Contact:
Western Arts Theatre
XYZ

Western Arts Theatre is so excited to present

XYZ

for our May Production and just as excited to have you be a part of it.

XYZ is an original work by Frankie Guida and Alexandra Karaoutsadis, with musical arrangements by Kelly Trennery. This is a song cycle show featuring songs by artists including Ed Sheeren, Demi Lavato, as well as musical numbers from ‘Waitress’ and ‘School of Rock’, among others.

With a perfect combination of heart and soul, XYZ shows two scenes that play as one, mirroring each other and showing how something that happened to us as children or teenagers can help us grow as adults. XYZ is a show that is all about life and how you learn from your experiences.

Auditions

Wednesday, February 22nd

7:30pm – 10:30pm

Solo Vocal Auditions

Thursday, February 23rd

7:30pm – 10:30pm

Solo Vocal Auditions

Friday, February 24th

7:30pm – 10:30pm

Solo Vocal Auditions

Sunday, February 26th

1:00- 3:00

Dance Call

Sunday, February 26th

3:30-5:00 pm

Call Backs


Callbacks will take place after the dance auditions from 3:30 pm. You will be notified if you are required for a callback after preliminary auditions finish on Saturday. Material will be emailed to you to prepare for your callback.

Audition Requirements

Bookings for auditions can be made via the Trybooking.com link on facebook or the WAT website.

Please print out and turn in the Audition Form when you arrive for your audition.

Juniors under the age of 18 will require the signature of a parent/guardian on their Audition Form.

Please arrive 10 minutes before your audition time to be fully prepared, have audition forms filled out and have your casting photo taken.

VOCAL AUDITIONS

Juniors (16 and under):

Please Prepare one song that shows you off. A piano accompanist will be provided.

Adults (17 and over):

Please Prepare two contrasting songs one ballad and one up-tempo in the style of pop and musical theatre.  A piano accompanist will be provided.

Please prepare the best sections of the song that highlights what you can do, ie. If there are three verses in the song, please prepare just one verse, the chorus and bridge.

During the audition there will be a vocal range check and auditionees will be asked to repeat (sing back) a short phrase.

Please ensure that your Sheet Music:

–          Is in the correct key

–          Has any cuts/alterations clearly marked

–          Is printed and in a display folder. (Your audition pianist will thank you for this)

Please DO NOT:

–          Staple the pages

–          Provide the pdf on your phone or tablet

DANCE AUDITIONS
Selected cast will be required to attend a Dance Audition on the Sunday, June 19th.

Important Dates

Please notify us of any unavailabilities on your audition form. If not notified, we expect you to be available for all of the following dates unless in the case of an emergency or upon negotiation with the Production Team.

First Rehearsal: Monday the 6th of March at 7:30 pm
Will include a meet-and-greet and read through of the script.

Intensive Rehearsal Weekend: Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of March

Other rehearsals: Starting the 6th of March, rehearsals will be held in Essendon every Monday and Wednesday evening from 7:30pm to 10:30pm  and on Sundays from 12:00pm until 5:00pm.

Roles

Juniors (16 and under):

Dream Girl Bride

8+

A little girl playing dolls dreaming of her wedding day

Heart Broken Teen

15+

A girl coming to terms with a break up

Bullied Gay Teen

12+

A boy coming to terms with his sexuality while being bullied

Abandoned daughter

8+

A girl who’s dealing with her father leaving her

Star-to-be

12+

A boy who dreams of being a star ( like the ladies in Priscilla)

Toy Soldier 1

8+

A young brother playing army soldiers

Toy Soldier 2

10+

An older brother playing army with his little brother

Nervous Boy

15+

A young boy wanted to ask a girl out for the first time

Obsessed Teen

15+

A young girl who becomes obsessed with a boy in her class

Awkward Teen

15+

A teenage boy who is trying to practice his moves in his room

Boyfriend

12+

A boy who is alone for the first time with his girlfriend

*dancing required

Girlfriend

12+

The girl who is nervous on the couch with her boyfriend

*dancing required

Helper

15+

A teenage girl or boy who is always getting asked for help

*strong acting role

Baby Born Girl

8+

A little girl playing with her baby born

Adults (17 and over):

Bride

20+

A woman getting ready for her big day

Widow

25+

A woman mourning the loss of her husband

Gay Adult

30+

A man who has overcome bullying to be his confident self

Abandoned Daughter

20+

A woman searches for her father who left when she was a child

Drag Queen

20+

A performer whose childhood dreams have been realised

Mourning Brother

25+

A man at the funeral of his brother who was killed in war

Nervous Boyfriend

20+

A nervous man trying to propose to his girlfriend

Obsessed Adult

20+

A stalker tracks her obsession at a nightclub

Awkward Adult

20+

A once awkward teen, now using his moves at a nightclub

Husband

30+

A husband in couples therapy

Wife

30+

A wife in couples therapy

Psychiatrist

40+

A man or woman helping people in therapy

Pregnant Woman

25+

A woman dealing with the reality of her pregnancy

*strong acting role

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at [email protected]

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