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Hartwell Players Inc.
03-Feb-2019 at 03:00PM
04-Feb-2019 at 07:00PM

Performance:
11 Apr 2019 to 14 Apr 2019


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Love/Sick

Author: John Cariani

Director: Laura Bradley

Characters Summary: 2-4f, 2-4m (age ranges 25-45 years)

Characters: This is a true ensemble production – each actor will play multiple roles, across different age ranges. We are looking for 4 – 8 actors within the age range of 25-45 years.

Each role will offer something different – the main thing we are looking for are actors who are comfortable with comedy and can show clear character differences. Interested actors must be comfortable with staged physical intimacy (this is a romantic comedy after all!).

Each short play has 2 different characters with no connection to any of the other vignettes other than in theme.


Audition Venue: Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre, Vannam Drive Ashwood.



Theatre: Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre, Vannam Drive Ashwood.



Company Email: info@hartwellplayers.org.au

Company Website: http://www.hartwellplayers.org.au/

Synopsis: Sometimes love is messy in this romantic comedy where a unique cast of characters battle for love with heart-warming optimism. A darker cousin to Almost, Maine, John Cariani’s LOVE/SICK is a collection of nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays. Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality, this 80-minute romp explores the pain and the joy that comes with being in love. Full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, LOVE/SICK is an unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone.

Other Information: Rehearsals: Rehearsals will be held on Tues & Thurs evenings (7pm-9.30pm) & Sunday afternoons (2pm-6pm). There will be a read-thru on Tues 12 Feb, with rehearsals commencing Sun 17 Feb. Auditionees must be available from Sat 6 – Sun 14 April (inclusive) for Tech & Production Week.

• Call-backs (if required) will be on Thurs 7 February at 7pm.

• All auditions are by appointment only, in small groups (2 or more people). Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to complete paperwork.

• To express your interest in auditioning please forward a short CV and headshot by email to auditions@hartwellplayers.org.au by no later than Friday 1 Feb, specifying which audition date you would prefer (unless booked out, we are happy to accommodate your preference).

Further details about the script can be found here: https://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=5213

For a sneak peek at one of the short plays: https://www.stageplays.com/PDF/love_sick.pdf

Please note Standard American accents are required.

Details on the nine short plays in Love/Sick:

"Obsessive Compulsive"

2 characters who fall in love at first sight (and kiss A LOT)

"The Singing Telegram"

A man delivers a singing telegram to an enthusiastic woman

"What?!?"

A guy who is surprised that he's fallen in love and the sweet guy he's in love with.

"The Answer"

A bride & groom

"Uh-Oh"

A woman with questions and her content husband of 1.5 years

"Lunch & Dinner"

A successful couple, married for 7 years

"Forgot"

A woman who wants more than she has and her husband of nine years who is happy with what he has.

"Where was I?"

A hard working stay-at-home mom and her hard working wife

"Destiny"

A recently divorced man meets a recently divorced woman.



ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

Laura Bradley is an experienced, award-winning director & producer. In her 20 years in Community Theatre she has directed nearly 20 productions. Some of her favourites include STEPPING OUT (2003), DAISY PULLS IT OFF (2012), IT’S MY PARTY (AND I’LL DIE IF I WANT TO) (2015), THE DINING ROOM (2015), ROLE PLAY (2016) plus One Act Plays JULIET (2003), FUR BETTER OR WORSE (2010 + 2011) and ME & MY FRIEND (2016). Laura’s productions have won VDL & Lyrebird Awards as well as awards on the OAP Festival circuit. In 2017/2018 Laura was an adjudicator for the Victorian Drama League. She is a past president & proud Life Member of The Hartwell Players.

 

The 1812 Theatre
04-Feb-2019 at 07:00PM

Performance:
To Be Advised

 

BASKERVILLE A Sherlock Holmes mystery

Author: Ken Ludwig

Director: Justin Stephens

Enquiries: 0429 891 275

Characters Summary: 4M - 20's - 50


Characters:
Sherlock Holmes (30-49): Highly intelligent, confident, charismatic, quick-witted, obsessive. Thinks very highly of his close friend Watson. A sophisticated mind who savors adventure and an intriguing mystery, and has a manic gleam of mischief in his eyes. A mind that works overtime.

Doctor Watson (40-49): Smart, grounded, full of heart and wonder, lives to have adventures and assist his close friend Holmes. We see the play through his eyes. He is the heart and soul of the play.

Actor One (30-49): Must show great versatility and nimbleness physically and vocally (including multiple dialects). Plays multiple roles (over 10), including Stapleton (seemingly geeky butterfly lover who conceals a psychopath within), Barrymore (mournful caretaker of Baskerville Hall), Milker (scrappy Dickensian urchin boy), Lucy (loving wife of Wilson), and Dr. Mortimer (elegant, friendly, passionate).

Actor Two (20-39): must show great versatility and nimbleness physically and vocally (including multiple dialects). Plays multiple roles, including Sir Hugo Baskerville (a brutal, cruel Cavalier), Wilson (exuberant, hearty head of messenger office), Sir Henry Baskerville (young Texan relation to Baskervilles, open-hearted, earnest, ready for adventure and to fall in love), and Inspector Lestrade (cocky police inspector).




Precast Characters: Actress One: (PRECAST) Must show great versatility and nimbleness physically and vocally (including multiple dialects). Plays multiple roles, including Miss Stapleton (Stapleton’s initially secretive, scared “sister” who passionately falls in love with Sir Henry), Cartwright (scrappy Dickensian urchin boy), Mrs. Barrymore (severe, humorless Swedish caretaker of Baskerville Hall), Mrs. Hudson (older, maternal housekeeper for Holmes).





Audition Venue: The 1812 Theatre
3-5 Rose Street
Upper Ferntree gully 3156

Theatre: The 1812 Theatre

Company Email: admin@1812theatre.com.au

Company Website: http://www.1812theatre.com.au

Synopsis: Get your deerstalker cap on—the play’s afoot! Holmes and Watson must crack the mystery of “The Hound of the Baskerville” before a
family curse dooms its newest heir.
A fast-paced adventure with everyone’s favourit detective, solving his most notorious case. Five actors deftly play more than forty characters in this joyful, mischievous, comedy thriller.
 

Peridot Theatre Inc.
04-Feb-2019 at 07:30PM
05-Feb-2019 at 07:30PM

Performance:
11 Apr 2019 to 14 Apr 2019

 

The Child (part of Peridot One Act Play Season)

Author: Olsen Wymark

Director: Barbara Crawford

Enquiries: 0414 881 844 or barbaracrawford4@gmail.com

Characters Summary: 3xF (30 to 50+), 2xM or F any age

Characters: Gemma – 30 - 40’s. Must have ability to speak in a child like voice
Nina – Gemma’s mother. 50+
Lily – Nina’s friend 50+
Police officer x 2 – any age or gender


Audition Venue: Unicorn Theatre, Mount Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Road, Mount Waverley 3149

Theatre: Unicorn Theatre, Mount Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Road, Mount Waverley 3149

Company Email: tickets@peridot.com.au

Company Website: http://www.peridot.com.au

Synopsis: "The Child" deals with a dysfunctional couple raising a daughter with a mental age well below her actual years. A compelling drama, offering insight into complex human relationships and the effect this has on their lives.

Other Information: Contact director for a copy of the play – must have read it pre-audition.
 

Peridot Theatre Inc.
04-Feb-2019 at 07:30PM
05-Feb-2019 at 07:30PM

Performance:
11 Apr 2019 to 14 Apr 2019


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“Libretto” (part of Peridot One Act Play Season)

Author: Robin Rothstein

Director: Melanie Rowe

Enquiries: mellaby1973@yahoo.com.au

Characters Summary: 1M (late 20s to 50s). 1F (late 20s to 50s).

Characters: Claire, bubbly, nervous about trying something new.
Douglas, standoffish but willing to help a stranger out. About 10 years older than Claire.
American accents required.


Audition Venue: Unicorn Theatre, Mount Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Road, Mount Waverley 3149
Melways Reference: 61 F11


Theatre: Unicorn Theatre, Mount Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Road, Mount Waverley 3149
Melways Reference: 61 F11


Company Email: tickets@peridot.com.au

Company Website: http://www.peridot.com.au

Synopsis: In this tender drama about the transportive and unifying power of art, Douglas and Claire, two strangers from very different social backgrounds, meet at a performance of Verdi’s Rigoletto.
 

Peridot Theatre Inc.
04-Feb-2019 at 07:30PM
05-Feb-2019 at 07:30PM

Performance:
11 Apr 2019 to 14 Apr 2019


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A Night At The Venue (part of Peridot One Act Play Season)

Author: Bryan Lynagh

Director: Lindsay Kremler

Enquiries: 0417 051 714 or lindsay.kremler@gmail.com

Characters Summary: 2M (40+, any age) 2-4 M or F (any age)

Characters: Mark 40+: Owns and runs a multipurpose arts venue. He donates all his time and barely makes a profit.

The rest of the characters are played by two to four actors

Greg / Georgina: An out there performer doing a one act for fringe. Full of energy and always on the go.
Liquor Licences: Stuck on a power trip, thinks they know all about building codes and regulations, but really just makes things difficult.
Critic (Male): Normally does pieces for the community sports section of the paper. Thinks by reviewing a couple of fringe shows he can get freebies and pick up women.
Bag person: Uses the hub as a resting place. Convinced the spirit world is communicating with them.
Belle / Brent: From Arts Initiative Australia. Regulates all the funding and grants for the fringe venue.
Alison / Alistair: Performs on the fringe circuit ( Australia and Edinburgh) but can’t really afford to pay for their venue hire. Full of “great” ideas.
Simone / Simon: Alison’s sibling. Doubles as her producer. Inept.


Audition Venue: Unicorn Theatre, Mount Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Road, Mount Waverley 3149
Melways Reference: 61 F11


Theatre: Unicorn Theatre, Mount Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Road, Mount Waverley 3149
Melways Reference: 61 F11


Company Email: tickets@peridot.com.au

Company Website: http://www.peridot.com.au

Synopsis: A behind the scenes exposé parodying the task of running an Independent Arts Venue.
 

Williamstown Little Theatre Inc.
09-Feb-2019 at 01:00PM
10-Feb-2019 at 12:00PM

Performance:
17 Apr 2019 to 04 May 2019


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The Exorcism

Author: Don Taylor

Director: Les Hart

Enquiries: lhart@wlt.org.au

Characters Summary: 2 M (40ish and 40-50)
2 F (mid-late 30s and 30-50)

Characters: Edmund – 40-ish, Middle-class English accent – has working class roots but likes that he has money to spend and is glad to be able to be showing that.

Rachel – Edmund’s wife, mid to late 30s, Middle-class English accent – warm but intense, more introverted than the others

Dan – 40-50, English accent – Larger than Edmund and is a close friend. He is a journalist - cynical and a little bitter about life’s iniquities

Margaret – mid-thirties up to Dan’s age, English accent – down to earth, more stable than Rachel and not easily swayed towards the possibility of the supernatural. An air of class about her.


Precast Characters: none

Audition Venue: Williamstown Little Theatre
2 Albert Street, Williamstown 3016


Theatre: Williamstown Little Theatre
2 Albert Street, Williamstown 3016


Company Email: secretary@wlt.org.au

Company Website: http://www.wlt.org.au/

Synopsis: Rachel and Edmund, proud of the renovation work they have done to their 17th century cottage, invite their good friends, Dan and Margaret, to join them for Christmas. Later, as Rachel plays a piece of music, she suddenly gets a sinister feeling of déjà vu. Then, as they sit down for dinner, the electricity fails along with the phone line. A winter storm or something else?

As events in the cottage grow ever stranger, the story of its previous residents unfolds. This has a most unexpected impact on the current occupants. A chilling tale.


Other Information: Auditions by appointment.
For audition appointments, all enquiries about the production or obtaining a script, please contact Les Hart – lhart@wlt.org.au or Shirley Sydenham – ssydenham@wlt.org.au

Rehearsals will be 2 weekday evenings and Sunday afternoons, times to be advised.

Bring to the audition a completed audition form downloaded from www.wlt.org.au/auditions plus a non returnable headshot.

WLT is a community theatre and as such actors are not paid
 

Mooroolbark Theatre Group
14-Feb-2019 at 07:00PM

Performance:
14 Jun 2019 to 23 Jun 2019

 

Key for Two

Author: John Chapman and Dave Freeman

Director: Alison Allan

Enquiries: 0401 623 508

Characters Summary: 3M(2x 40-55; 1x 30-40) 4F(1× 35-45; 1x30-40; 2x 40-55)

Characters: Harriet: female 35-45 a divorcee
Gordon: Male 40-55 married to Magda but having an affair with Harriet
Alec: Male 40-55 married to Mildred but also having an affair with Harriet
Anne: female 30-40 with bright personality
Richard: male 30-40 Married to Anne. Is drunk throughout the play
Magda: female 40-55 married to Gordon
Mildred: female 40-55 married to Alec

Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: Mooroolbark Community Centre, 125 Brice Avenue, Mooroolbark, Vic 3138

Theatre: Mooroolbark Community Centre, 125 Brice Avenue, Mooroolbark, Vic 3138

Company Email: mooroolbark_theatre_group@optusnet.com.au

Company Website: http://www.mtg.org.au/

Synopsis: Harriet, a divorcee living in n elegant flat in Brighton, solves her financial problems by entertaining two married gentlemen callers on different days of the week. The scheme faces collapse when her friend Anne, whose marriage is tottering, arrives at the flat hotly pursued by her husband. One of Harriet’s lovers is confined to Harriet’s bed with a sprained ankle, and the second lover turns up unexpectedly, closely followed by two irate wives in search of itinerant husbands! The indescribable confusion that ensues builds to a rich complexity of mistaken identity, splendidly farcical situations and a climax of comic wizardry.
 

Melbourne French Theatre Inc.
16-Feb-2019 at 02:00PM
18-Feb-2019 at 07:00PM

Performance:
To Be Advised


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Panic Hits The Ministry [Panique Au Ministere]

Author: Jean Franco and Guillaume Mélanie

Director: Donald McManus

Enquiries: 03 9349 2250

Characters Summary: CAST + AGE RANGES
6 roles - 4 female 2 male

Gabrielle Bellecour, chief of staff of the Ministry of National Education, elegant headstrong woman, female 40s to 50s.
Louis Tesson, Minister of National Education, a dreamer and devoid of reality despite (or because of?) his position, male 40s to 60s.
Cécile Bouquigny, Gabrielle’s mother, completely off beam, female 40s to 60s.
Michelle Tesson, Louis’ future ex-wife, Gabrielle’s sworn enemy, female 30s to 50s.
Sara Bellecour, Gabrielle’s daughter, pretty, effervescent, sometimes astonishingly mature, but otherwise a spoilt brat, female 20s to 30s.
Éric Garcia, the Ministry’s jack of all trades, manly, with the face of an angel, male 20s to 40s.

ACTORS
MUST be FULLY FLUENT in French as the show is in FRENCH
Please note that roles are not paid, but you will be working with a professional director and company.

***ALL CANDIDATES INCLUDING PREVIOUS ACTORS MUST RSVP ONLINE at:
http://melbournefrenchtheatre.org.au/current-auditions/
TO BOOK IN FOR AN AUDITION BY COMPLETING THE FORM ON OUR WEBSITE BELOW + ATTACHING YOUR THEATRE [not just a general work one] RESUME/CV + PORTRAIT ONLY PHOTO + OBTAIN THE TEXT WHICH YOU NEED TO PREPARE ***

REQUIRED AVAILABILITY
MUST be strictly available for rehearsals for all of mid-February 2019 to 4 May 2019 [last show] inclusive – no absences or holidays please – these must be disclosed for our discretion in the casting – due to some unfortunate precedents


Audition Venue: VENUE - LA MAISON DE MAITRE BUILDING – MFT PREMISES

Blue-grey building
203-205 Canning Street, CARLTON - corner Neill Street
[Melway Ref: Map 43 K2] enter via Neill Street door


Theatre: Library at the Dock, Performance Space, second floor, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands 3008
Melways 2E F6


Company Email: bookings@mftinc.org

Company Website: http://www.mftinc.org/

Synopsis: A delicious political comedy - panic at the Ministry of Education! The Education Minister wants to enforce mandatory school uniforms and the students are revolting. Meanwhile, the Minister’s trusted chief of staff Gabrielle, a dynamic career woman, is contending with a troublesome daughter who wants her independence but has no means of income and an impossible hippy mother who sets Gaby up with dates. Gaby concentrates all her energy on her job and to save her boss from every sticky political and scandal-plagued situation. Don’t miss this clever piece, exquisitely timed for Macron’s Gilets Jaunes France!

Other Information: only apply on the website

Auditions : Auditions 2 pm Saturday 16 February 2019 + 7 pm Monday 18 February 2019
 

Brighton Theatre Co.
17-Feb-2019 at 07:00PM
18-Feb-2019 at 07:00PM

Performance:
17 May 2019 to 01 Jun 2019


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I Hate Hamlet

Author: Paul Rudnick

Director: Alan Burrows

Enquiries: 0412 077 761 aburrow1@bigpond.net.au

Characters Summary: 1F 20 -30, 1F 25-40, 1F 60+,
1M 25-35, 1M 30-50, 1M 40+

Characters: Andrew Rally:
Young and popular, Andrew Rally is a television actor and star of a recently cancelled soap opera. He just moved to New York City from Los Angeles, where he will soon be playing Hamlet on stage. He is both overwhelmed and chagrined by the challenge, because it is the stage, not Hollywood, and because it is perhaps the most difficult role every written.

Deirdre McDavey:
Attractive and emotional, she is Rally’s girlfriend. She is committed, much to his annoyance, to saving herself until they are married.

Felicia Dantine:
Andrew Rally’s real estate broker, she claims that she can speak to the dead; however, her séance arranged to speak with the ghost of Barry more appears on the surface to have been a failure

John Barrymore:
A legendary actor, perhaps the greatest Shakespearean actor who ever lived, or, rather, his ghost is still quite active (in many ways) and appears to help Rally in the nuances of both acting and love.

Lillian Troy:
Rally’s agent, Lillian remembers fondly an affair she had with John Barrymore many years ago, in the apartment Rally now lives in.

Gary Peter Lefkowitz:
A cocky, pompous television producer, he gave Rally his first big break. Garry wants Rally to move back to Los Angeles to film a new television series and can’t understand why he isn’t jumping at the chance.


Precast Characters: none

Audition Venue: Brighton Theatre Company Theatre,
Bayside Cultural Centre,
Corner Wilson and Carpenter Streets, Brighton
(Old Brighton Town Hall)

Theatre: Brighton Theatre Company Theatre,
Bayside Cultural Centre,
Corner Wilson and Carpenter Streets, Brighton
(Old Brighton Town Hall)

Company Email: enquire@brightontheatreco.com

Company Website: http://www.brightontheatreco.com/

Synopsis: Set in John Barrymore's old apartment in New York City - at the time, the author's real-life home - the play follows successful television actor Andrew Rally as he struggles with taking on the dream role of Hamlet, dealing with a girlfriend who is keeping a firm grip on her chastity, and playing host to the ghost of John Barrymore, who, clothed as Hamlet, has come back to earth for the sole purpose of convincing Rally to play the part. Real estate agent Felicia Dantine convinces Rally to stay in the apartment and hold a seance.
Barrymore proves to be very convincing (challenging Andrew to a sword fight in the middle of the New York loft), and Andrew decides to play Hamlet. But when a Hollywood friend shows up offering Andrew a new role in a television pilot, with a potentially large salary and fame, Andrew is forced to choose between Shakespeare, whom his girlfriend loves, or television, where he is loved by millions.

 

Mordialloc Theatre Co. Inc.
17-Feb-2019 at 02:00PM
19-Feb-2019 at 07:30PM

Performance:
26 Apr 2019 to 11 May 2019


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Buying the Moose

Author: Michael Wilmot

Director: Peter Newling

Enquiries: 0419 205 200 or peter.newling@gmail.com

Characters Summary: 2M(40s), 2F(30s-40s)

Characters: ROB Ideally 40s. A bit older than Betty Older brother of Greg, husband of Betty. Slightly depressed. Definitely introverted. Introspective and forlorn. Besotted by Betty.

BETTY A bit younger than Rob. Rob’s wife. Very black-and-white sort of character. No time for nuance. Needs to be competent at playing drunk.

GREG A bit younger than Rob. Greg’s younger brother. More vivacious than his brother – probably with a better sense of humour. More fun at parties, anyway.

CHERYL A bit younger than Greg. Greg’s wife. Happily naïve. Maybe slightly boganish. Easily amazed by things. Entirely likeable.


Precast Characters: None.

Audition Venue: Guide Hall, Glebe Ave, Cheltenham (off Charman Rd)

Theatre: Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Rd, Parkdale

Company Email: mordialloctheatre@gmail.com

Company Website: http://www.mordialloctheatre.com

Synopsis: Betty comes home from a business trip to find Rob, her husband, dancing to a Tchaikovsky waltz – dressed in one of her favourite outfits - with an inflatable woman named Susan. Betty is not happy. Rob is philosophical. Rob’s brother Greg and his wife Cheryl come to the rescue and try to get to the bottom of this bizarre and potentially marriage ending behaviour.

Other Information: Please contact the director to confirm your audition and obtain a copy of the script.
 

Warrandyte Theatre Company
19-Feb-2019 at 08:00PM
23-Feb-2019 at 04:00PM

Performance:
16 Aug 2019 to 31 Aug 2019

 

The Lady from the Sea

Author: Henrik Ibsen

Director: Grant Purdy

Enquiries: 0412 121 631 or grant_purdy@me.com.

Characters Summary: Elida, female, 30s+
Dr Wangel, her husband 50s+
Bolette 20s
Hilde - Teenager
Arnholm 40s m
Hans Lyngstrand 20s m
Ballested 40s++ m
A stranger 30s m


Characters: Ellida, Doctor Wangel’s second wife. She is a protagonist, a woman who has been brought up with the sea in her blood. Described by her husband as having much nervous energy

Dr Wangel The local doctor of a small holiday town in Northern Norway. in the prime of his life but whose second wife refuses to sleep with him.

Bolette Wangel’s daughter by his first wife. She wishes to get away and learn about the world but feels responsible for her father.

Hilde Wangel’s second daughter by his first wife. She is mischievous and critical of Ellida, though she very much wants to be close to her.

Arnholm Bolette’s former tutor and Ellida’s former suitor.

Hans Lyngstrand Young, naïve, and frail, an aspiring sculptor.

Ballested A middle-aged painter whi has lived in the town for 18 years. He is quite "unrestrained."

The Stranger A mysterious American who symbolically married Ellida many years before the play begins. TRhis role is small but imprtant, his existence haunts Ellida.

Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: Warrandyte Mechanic's Institute Hall,
Yarra St
Warrandyte

Theatre: Warrandyte Mechanic's Institute Hall,
Yarra St
Warrandyte

Company Email: aderice@tpg.com.au

Company Website: http://warrandytehallarts.asn.au/theatre

Synopsis: The Lady from the Sea is one of Ibsen's more elusive and enigmatic plays. There are many moments of laughter, but beneath a sense of restlessness that seems to infect all characters as the play builds slowly to a tense and highly dramatic conclusion. This is a powerful play, full of barely controlled emotions.

 

Dionysus Theatre
24-Feb-2019 at 10:00AM
24-Feb-2019 at 11:00AM

Performance:
To Be Advised


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Arete Epsilon - A Season of Original One Act Plays

Author: Various

Director: Various

Enquiries: 0451164220

Characters Summary: • ‘Second Chance’ by Hayley Lawson-Smith
Cast - 2 characters, 1F 25+, 1M 18+
A young cynical woman meets a childlike boy and allows him to take her on a journey that will change her outlook forever.

• ‘Just Some Yellow Daisies' by Harry Paternoster
Cast - 1F 20+, 1M 18+, 1M 60+
A young couple is intent on graffiting a wall in an alleyway when they make a startling and profound discovery.

• 'Moving On' by Matt Allen
Cast - 1F 60+, 1M 18+
A grandmother is moving into a house with her grandson and they uncover a box that belonged to her late husband.

• ‘A Short but Beautiful Moment: The Swanry Story’ by Mitchell Sholer and Jon Simpson
Cast – 1M 50+, 1F 18+
An absurd fairy tale involving a man, a swan, a girl and her overbearing father.

• ‘Hr Helmut Von Push Lecture’ by Lachlan Casey-Roleff
Cast - 1F 20+
This character acts as an assistant to Hr Helmut Von Push.

• ‘Nothing Is Forever and nothing is forever’ by Emma Workman
Cast – 1F 30+
A woman tells her tale of releasing herself from an abusive relationship. This is a spoken word poem and will require an actor with a good grasp of poetry and movement.

• Dance/Movement Choreographed by Emma Sproule
F 18+
Trained dancers for two movement pieces that will form part of the season.


Precast Characters: 2 cast members in ‘A Short but Beautiful Moment: The Swanry Story’

Audition Venue: 26 Alexander Crescent, Karingal, 3199 (McClelland College Performing Arts Centre)
Entry is off Karingal Drive. The suburb of Karingal is near Frankston, on the Mornington Peninsula.

Google Maps link:
https://goo.gl/maps/t2TBnt25GgB2

Company Website: http://www.dionysustheatre.com.au/


Theatre: Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston

Company Email: emmaloustu@hotmail.com

Company Website: http://www.dionysustheatre.com.au/

Other Information: To book your time slot, email or phone: melanie [at] dionysustheatre.com.au / 0451164220

GENERAL PRODUCTION INFORMATION:

Rehearsals will be held at the audition venue on a MONDAY night beginning 4th March, 2019.

Performance Season is at 'Cube 37' at the Frankston Arts Centre, MAY 17th & 18th, 2018.

IMPORTANT: Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to fill out an audition form and bring a small photograph/headshot to your audition that we can keep.


Arete : Epsilon
Manifesting Unique Thought Through Innovative Performance and Visual Art – A season of original works created for Dionysus Theatre.
 

Peridot Theatre Inc.
24-Feb-2019 at 01:00PM
26-Feb-2019 at 07:00PM

Performance:
07 Jun 2019 to 22 Jun 2019


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Crimes of the Heart

Author: Beth Henley

Director: Michelle Swann

Enquiries: 0402 354 651 or michelleswann65@gmail.com

Characters Summary: 4F (24-30) 2M (26-30)

Characters: Lenny Magrath, 30, the oldest sister. Lenny is insecure about her fertility, her appearance, her age, and her role in caring for her grandfather. She is resentful of meg, whom she sees as always having been the favourite, despite all the mistakes Meg has made. Lenny hides in her caregiving, which gives her an excuse to stay home.

Meg Magrath, 27, the middle sister. Meg moved to Hollywood to pursue her singing career, abandoning her lover, Doc Porter. She is the most outgoing of the three sisters but recently experienced a mental breakdown.

Babe Botrelle, 24, the youngest sister. Babe is the most fragile of the sisters. A dreamer and innocent. She shoots her husband and attempts suicide after embarking on an affair with a fifteen year old black boy.

Chick Boyle, 29, the sisters' first cousin. Chick is brassy, loud and judgment of her cousins and their behaviours.

Doc Porter, 30, Meg's old boyfriend. Doc is married with two children, however, he is still infatuated with Meg.

Barnette Lloyd, 26, Babe's lawyer. Barnette is a recent legal graduate who is a competent lawyer beyond his years. He has a soft spot for Babe and wants to protect her from her abusive husband.


Audition Venue: Unicorn Theatre, Mount Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Road, Mount Waverley 3149

Theatre: Unicorn Theatre, Mount Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Road, Mount Waverley 3149

Company Email: tickets@peridot.com.au

Company Website: http://www.peridot.com.au

Synopsis: This tragicomedy relates the story of the three Magrath sisters, Meg, Babe, and Lenny, who reunite at Old Granddaddy’s home in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, after Babe shoots her abusive husband. The sisters were raised in a dysfunctional family with a penchant for ugly predicaments. Each has endured her share of hardship and misery. Past resentments bubble to the surface as the sisters are forced to deal with assorted relatives and past relationships while coping with Babe’s latest incident. Each sister is forced to face the consequences of the ‘crimes of the heart’ she has committed.

Other Information: Please email the director if you would like to attend either of the audition sessions. It will be an open audition process. Auditionees should be familiar with the script and know which parts they would like to audition for. It may be necessary to hold a call back audition.
 

Beaumaris Theatre Inc.
30-Jan-2019 at 07:00PM
01-Feb-2019 at 07:00PM
02-Feb-2019 at 04:00PM

Performance:
24 May 2019 to 08 Jun 2019


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Company

Author: Stephen Sondheim and George Furth

Director: Colin Armstrong

Enquiries: www.beaumaristheatre.com.au

Characters Summary: 6 M (30-55) 8 F (25-40)

Characters: ROBERT (Bobby) (Male 30---35) The lead character, he is a keen observer who appears happy but holds pain in his heart. He is the only one of his friends still single. Terrified of marriage and fears a lifelong loneliness. Range: G3 --- G5 (Bari/Tenor)
The Girlfriends
APRIL (Female 25---35) A girlfriend of Robert’s. She is a flight attendant who came to New York to live in Radio City. Ditzy and adorable. Range: A3 --- A5 (Mezzo/Sop)
KATHY (Female 25---35) An old girlfriend of Robert’s, who is now considered a good friend. She plans to leave the City for a life of domesticity. Sweet and loving. Range: A3 --- A5 (Mezzo/Sop)
MARTA (Female 20---30) A girlfriend of Robert's. Intensely modern, who is seeking adventure and excitement in the City. Range: A3 --- A5 (Mezzo/Sop)
The Couples
SARAH (Female 30---40) Harry’s hypercritical wife. She is an avid learner of karate and tends to overeat. Open, accepting, and full of love. Range: A3 --- A5 (Mezzo/Sop)
HARRY (Male 35---45) Sarah’s husband. He is a recovering alcoholic continually falling off the wagon. Believes the advantages of marriage outweigh the disadvantages. Range: A3 --- A5 (Bari/Tenor)
JENNY (Female 30---40) Quietly manipulative, simultaneously square and wise. Loves her husband, David, and will indulge him from time to time. Range: A3 --- A5 (Mezzo/Sop)
DAVID (Male 30---40) Jenny's husband, he is relaxed and always in control. Believes a man should be married and that the sacrifice of freedom is worth what you get in return. Range: B3 --- A5 (Bari/Tenor)
SUSAN (Female 30---40) A delicate southern belle. Peter’s wife and ex--- wife. Motherly in her affections towards Robert. Range: A3 --- A5 (Mezzo/Sop)

PETER (Male 30---40) Susan's husband. The perfect husband and ex--- husband. He is very liberal in his view of relationships. Range: B3 --- A5 (Bari/Tenor)
JOANNE (Female 40---50) Acerbic, demanding, and blunt. Too old to be part of the young crowd, but not old enough to be part of the older crowd. Puts on a brassy front that melts when she is alone with her husband. Range: G3 --- B5 (Mezzo/Sop)
LARRY (Male 45---55) Joanne's husband. He is stoic and centered, but has moments of goofiness. Indulges his wife’s behavior but knows when to put his foot down. Range: B3 --- A5 (Bari/Tenor)
AMY (Female 25---35) A frantic neurotic engaged to Paul but terrified of marriage. After a mental breakdown, she finally realizes that Paul is, in fact, her soulmate. Range: G3 --- A5 (Mezzo/Sop)
PAUL (Male 30---40) Amy's fiancé. Mildly clingy, but patient to her neurotic nature. He is fully committed to the idea of marriage and encourages Robert to do the same. Range: B3 --- A5 (Bari/Tenor)


Audition Venue: Beaumaris Theatre 82 Wells Rd Beaumaris

Theatre: Beaumaris Theatre - 82 Wells Rd Beaumaris

Company Email: info@beaumaristheatre.com.au

Company Website: http://www.beaumaristheatre.com.au

Synopsis: Company follows Bobby, a commitment-phobic 35 year old New Yorker through a musical dissection of love and relationships. Aided by the advice of his mostly married couple friends, Bobby juggles the pros and cons of marriage with an endearing skepticism that will have audiences laughing and nodding in recognition.

Other Information: All auditionees are required to prepare 2 songs in differing musical theatre styles that are essentially their party pieces. Be mindful of the show and where it sits in style and genre. Most importantly sing what you love to sing!

You must provide sheet music in the key you will perform. An audition pianist will be at the auditions however you are welcome to provide your own. No backing track or unaccompanied auditions will be considered. You may be asked to sing a scale or test your vocal range with the musical director.
The production team would like to encourage couples who both perform, to come and audition together. You can state at the time if you only want to be considered as a couple or individually. All potential casting options will be considered and discussed at the time.
There will be no separate dance audition for this show but auditionees may be asked to move during their individual auditions. You may be asked to read from a script.