AUDITION BRIEF – MELBOURNE
TAKE THE MIC AUSTRALIA
MONDAY DECEMBER 21 @ 7:00PM

Take the Mic Australia has embraced thousands of young performers across the nation encouraging and embracing emerging talent. Following their acclaimed production of Australia’s community premiere of The Lion King Jr, now comes the Disney smash hit High School Musical Jr.

We are seeking performers aged 8 – 18 with a passion for musical theatre of all experience levels, vocal styles and training. Performers will be inspired and challenged by our production team of professional theatre workers who have collectively worked on many of Australia’s leading productions.

Cost: $575 (includes gst) which also includes a professional actors headshot, and multi-camera recording on DVD. Performers will be asked to provide footwear, undergarments, and contribute to some ‘every day wear’ costume for the production. We are not expecting parents to purchase costume, but rather bring what they have from home that may be suitable for their young performers character.

Tickets for the performance range from $30 – $39

Audition Requirements: Performers will be asked to prepare a short verse/chorus from a song in the show, and participate in a group dance/movement audition. Material provided upon audition booking

Audition Dates: East Doncaster Secondary College Monday, December 21 @ 7:00pm
Please allow up to 2hours for your audition.

Rehearsal Dates: (10am – 5:00pm) East Doncaster Secondary College
Monday, January 11
Tuesday, January 12
Wednesday, January 13
Thursday, January 14
Friday, January 15
Sunday, January 17
Monday, January 18
Tuesday, January 19

Production Season: East Doncaster Secondary College
Thursday, January 21 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday, January 22 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday, January 23 12:00pm – 8:00pm

TO BOOK YOUR AUDITION VISIT https://form.jotform.com/203421328025039


ENSEMBLE: We are tailoring this theatre experience for all skill levels by dividing our ensemble into sub groups. Ensemble roles are the students of East High including the Brainiacs, Jocks, Cheerleaders, and Thespians. All ensemble performers will have the opportunity to sing and dance. Performers seeking lead roles must display high confidence, strong vocal and acting ability.
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DANCE ENSEMBLE
Seeking strong dancers to play the cheerleaders of East High, and various dance characters
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CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS
*Please note that our team will be transposing songs to fit the actor’s vocal key if the original material is not
appropriate.
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Gabriella Montez – Strong Actor, Strong Singer
Gabriella Montez is the new student who’s struggling to find her place at East High. Smart and independent,
Gabriella can be shy and vulnerable at times. She comes into her own when she discovers her talent and love
for singing with Troy.
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3
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Troy Bolton – Strong Actor, Strong Singer
Troy Bolton, the most popular student at East High, is the star of the basketball team who yearns to be more
than what others.
Vocal range top: Bb3
Vocal range bottom: Eb2
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Sharpay Evans – Comedic Actor, Strong Singer, Confident Dancer
Sharpay Evans is the dramatic and self- centered star of the school musicals. Between her and Ryan, she’s the
alpha twin, with a flair for the theatrical.
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: A3
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Ryan Evans – Comedic Actor, Strong Singer, Confident Dancer
Ryan Evans is Sharpay’s fraternal twin and, like her, he lives to sing, dance, and get loads of attention.
Subordinate to his sister, Ryan generally follows Sharpay’s orders and lets her have the spotlight, but he longs
to break free from her shadow and assert himself.
Vocal range top: A3
Vocal range bottom: G2
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Kelsi Nielsen – Strong Actor
Kelsi Nielsen, the neo-feminist writer- composer of the winter musical, Juliet and Romeo, possesses a shy
demeanor but no tolerance for the egocentric likes of Sharpay.Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D4
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Chad Danforth – Confident Actor
Chad Danforth, one of Troy’s best friends, is a sports fanatic. Focused on winning the basketball championship,
Chad slowly begins to understand that there might be more to life than ball.
Vocal range top: G3
Vocal range bottom: B2
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Zeke Baylor – Confident Actor
Zeke Baylor, Troy’s other best buddy, is a basketball player with a sweet side. He has two secrets: a crush on
Sharpay and a love for baking!
Vocal range top: G#3
Vocal range bottom: G2
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Taylor Mckessie – Confident Actor
Taylor McKessie, the very put-together president of the Science Club, is super-assertive and very intent on
Gabriella joining the Science Decathlon team so they can (finally!) win the competition.
Vocal range top: A3
Vocal range bottom: A2
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Ms. Darbus – Comedic Actor
Ms. Darbus is East High’s eccentric drama teacher. Passionate and disciplined, she never stops trying to enrich
the lives of her students through the wonders of live theater.
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Coach Bolton – Confident Actor
Coach Bolton, the stern basketball coach and Troy’s sometimes overbearing dad, lost the big game years ago
and wants a second chance through his basketball-star son.
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Martha Cox – Comedic Actor, Confident Singer, Confident Dancer
Martha Cox, a proud member of the Science Club, possesses a private passion for break dancing.
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: G3
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Jack Scott – Comedic Actor (Male of Female)
The school announcer with a larger-than-life personality, longs to be a D.J.


 

What is the audition process?
– Performers will participate in a group dance/movement audition followed by a group vocal audition.

What does my child wear?
Comfortable clothing that allows for movement. Please do not dress in character.

What does my child need to bring?
Water. Strictly NO food. This is a legal requirement, as we have not collected any medical/allergy information from performers.

How long will the audition take?
At most, 2 hours. Performers will be free to leave after their vocal audition. If we require them for a callback they will be notified by the end of the day.

Do you have a COVID Safe Plan?
Yes. Our production will abide by all government rules & requirements. For our auditions, we ask that parents do not stay at the venue and rather wait outside or return to their vehicles for the duration.

My child has never been to an audition before!
Not to worry! We will provide a fun and positive experience for your young performers during the audition process. We have tailored the audition for all skill levels. The audition is free to attend.

What if my child doesn’t get cast?
Casting a musical is a difficult process and we do our best to accommodate everyone, but unfortunately there are limited spots available. Assure your young performers that you’re proud of their achievements, and congratulate them for having the courage to perform. Please do not discredit the decision of our production team, as you need to trust that they have the best of intensions and have a greater understanding of the show and its requirements. Take the Mic produces multiple events every year, so if you’re not successful for this show please don’t hesitate in getting involved in another of our shows!

 

TO BOOK YOUR AUDITION VISIT https://form.jotform.com/203421328025039

 

 

 

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