Audition Notices


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Williamstown Little Theatre Inc.
03-Mar-2019 at 01:00PM
04-Mar-2019 at 07:00PM

Performance:
26 Jun 2019 to 13 Jul 2019


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A Man of No Importance

Author: Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens


Director: Barbara Hughes, Musical Director Janet Provan

Enquiries: 0417-589-015 or bhughes@wlt.org.au

Characters Summary: 8M
6F

Characters: Alfie Byrne: Male, 30s to 50s, Baritone - Range: A2 to E4. Alfie is a Dublin bus conductor, artistic director of the St Imelda’s Players and a dreamer who idolises Oscar Wilde. He is the pivotal character in the show and rarely leaves the stage. We require an exceptional actor who is also a strong singer.

Lily Byrne: Female, 30s to 50s, Mezzo-Soprano - Range: E2 to C5. Alfie’s sister. She loves Alfie but longs for him to marry so that she can marry the local butcher.

Robbie Fay: Male, 20s to early 30s, Tenor - Range: C4 to A4. Alfie’s co-worker and friend. Charming and likeable. Ability to play guitar is a plus but not essential.

Adele Rice: Female, Early 20s, Soprano - Range: C4 to F5. A sweet, young girl who is new to Dublin and who Alfie thinks would be perfect for his play. Adele is wise beyond her years. We need a sweet soprano so no belting please.

James Michael ‘Baldy’ O’Shea: Male, 40s plus, Baritone - Range: B2 to G4. The resident stage manager at St Imelda’s. A widower who still misses his wife.

Carney: Male, 40s to 60s. Baritone - Range: A2 to G4.
The local butcher and the usual star of Alfie’s productions. Egotistical and socially and morally conservative.

Mrs Patrick: Female 30s to 40s, Range: G3 to E5.
Married mother of three children and a pillar of the Church who is leading a secret life.

Breton Beret: Male, 20s to mid 40s, Range: A2 to C4.
A sinister character who seduces Alfie, then turns on him.

**We have deliberately not included the ages and vocal types of the following roles as we want a range of ages and voices. These are all fun characters with a chance to shine and many double in smaller roles**...

Miss Crowe: The company costume designer and troupe member
Mrs Curtin: The company choreographer and mother of 8! Basic tap ability required.
Rasher Flynn: The company technician, heavy smoker and former All-Ireland gymnast.
Mrs Grace: A stalwart of the troupe and the company’s publicist.
Ernie Lally: Props maker extraordinaire and troupe member.
Peter: A young man who volunteers at St Imelda’s. This role would suit someone who is looking to gain experience in musical theatre.

Please note: All ages are approximate.



Precast Characters: none

Audition Venue: To be confirmed

Theatre: Williamstown Little Theatre
2-4 Albert Street
Williamstown

Company Email: secretary@wlt.org.au

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

Synopsis: This tender musical takes place in Dublin in 1964. Alfie Byrne, a middle-aged bachelor living with his spinster sister, is a bus conductor by day but spends his evenings as the artistic director of St. Imelda’s Players. Alfie is dedicated to the plays of his hero, Oscar Wilde, but when he declares that the troupe’s next production will be the provocative Salome, the ensuing misunderstandings and bigotry cause his safe little world to crumble. Alfie is forced to confront the secrets he holds in his heart. A beautifully woven tale of love, friendship and coming to terms with who you are.

Other Information: Audition Requirements:

Please prepare two contrasting songs in the style of the show that demonstrate your musical ability. Please bring music in the correct key. No CDs, backing tracks or a capella.

All actors require Irish accents. We will assist with accents during rehearsals but please have a go at it for the audition.

If you can play a portable instrument (guitar, violin etc), please let us know.

Please bring to your audition a completed audition form downloaded from www.wlt.org.au/auditions together with a non-returnable headshot (studio shot not necessary)
 

Sherbrooke Theatre Co. Inc.
03-Mar-2019 at 09:00AM
04-Mar- at

Performance:
To Be Advised

 

After Hours

Author: Andrew Bovell

Director: Damian Jones

Enquiries: 0419 537 871

Characters Summary: 3 Female 30’s
2 Male 30’s

Characters: Dympie - 30ish, controlling character, and little bossy

Paula - 30ish, co worker of Dympie, a little more bright, but gets bossed around by Dympie

Monika - 30ish, recently widowed, re-entering the social scene, but unsure of herself.

Gordon - 30ish, conservative and proper, a little shy

Stephen - 30ish, more a social 'player', confident.

Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: 4/22 Jesmond Rd, Croydon

Theatre: Doncaster Playhouse
679 Doncaster Rd
Doncaster

Company Email: barbers@iinet.net.au

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

Synopsis: Set in an Australian suburban pub bistro, on a friday night.
Three office workers Dympie, Paula, and Monika are desperate for a good night out.
At another table, Gordon and Stephen are looking for something better than a one night stand.
As the night proceeds, inhibitions are abandoned, exposing the foibles, pain and humour of the characters' lives.
A sharp comedy, full of wry insights and black social comment.
 

Sherbrooke Theatre Co. Inc.
03-Mar-2019 at 01:00PM
04-Mar-2019 at 07:30PM

Performance:
To Be Advised

 

After Dinner

Author: Andrew Bovell

Director: Damian Jones

Enquiries: 0419 537 871

Characters Summary: 3 F 30’s
2 M 30’s

Characters: Dympie - 30ish, controlling character, and little bossy

Paula - 30ish, co worker of Dympie, a little more bright, but gets bossed around by Dympie

Monika - 30ish, recently widowed, re-entering the social scene, but unsure of herself.

Gordon - 30ish, conservative and proper, a little shy

Stephen - 30ish, more a social 'player', confident.

Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: 4/22 Jesmond Rd
Croydon

Theatre: Doncaster Playhouse
679 Doncaster Rd
Doncaster

Company Email: barbers@iinet.net.au

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

Synopsis: Set in an Australian suburban pub bistro, on a friday night.
Three office workers Dympie, Paula, and Monika are desperate for a good night out.
At another table, Gordon and Stephen are looking for something better than a one night stand.
As the night proceeds, inhibitions are abandoned, exposing the foibles, pain and humour of the characters' lives.
A sharp comedy, full of wry insights and black social comment.

 

Strathmore Theatre Arts Group
04-Mar-2019 at 06:30PM
06-Mar-2019 at 06:30PM

Performance:
23 May 2019 to 01 Jun 2019

 

The Tin Woman

Author: Shaun Greunan

Director: Stephen Andrews

Enquiries: sandrews@live.com.au or 0407802165

Characters Summary: 4F (20-60)
2 M (30,60)

Characters: JOY, mid 20-late 30s Female, Lead Role.
A freelance graphic artist.  At the outset of the play Joy has received a life-saving heart transplant but is conflicted about what to do with her new life. She has a reticence to touch or be touched. Her loss of connection with her family, her boyfriend, her barbed sense of humour are indicative of someone dealing with the early onset of depression. Still she has the spark of something trying to break out and survive and connect in her new life.
A lead female opportunity to explore depression, sarcastic self-elevation and opportunity needs the right actor to bring themselves and all their skill to the role.

JACK, mid 30’s Male, Support Role.
An accountant with aspirations of being a photographer. Jack died in a car accident before the play begins and donated his heart to Joy. Jack appears throughout the show watching the events unfold, as well interactions during flash-back.
Jack is single, fashionably hipster-ish and a disappointment to his father Hank who wanted Jack to follow his footsteps of the family business.
A prominent role, Jack remains on stage for most of the play. Requires a male with strong stage presence, incredible patience and subtle variations. His contribution to the show should be immense even though he doesn’t often speak.

ALICE, early 60’s+, Female, Supporting Role.
Alice is Jack’s mother grieving the loss of her son while trying to hold her family and her marriage together. She is a solid, loving and has an enduring presence. Alice is crucial to the momentum of the play, attempting to drag both Joy and Hank from their grief while trying come to terms with it herself. Alice is the hero of this play, like many mothers are for their family.

HANK, early 60’s+, Male, Supporting Role
Hank is Jack’s father and Alice’s husband. Nearing retirement as head of a small building supplies company. Hank is trying very hard to wallow in or even barely acknowledge his grief and guilt about Jack. He can be quite abrasive, prone to alcohol and doesn’t really want to talk to anyone about anything.

SAMMY, 20-30’s, Female, Support Role
Sammy is Jack’s sister and daughter of Alice and Hank. A pre-school teacher she is somewhat ‘new agey’. She really wants to help all the time, she’s writes a blog that over-shares her life and lets emotions get the better of her. A really fun role for the right misfit.

NURSE / DARLA 20’s up to 60’s, Female, minor roles
Two roles for some person.
Nurse is a very competent but somewhat condescending nurse during Joy’s staying in hospital.
Darla is Joy’s best friend. A functionary, somewhere flamboyant, artsy, very caring friend. Darla is there to give joy motivation and help.
An enjoyable small couple of roles for an actor who excels at characterisation or being over the top.

Precast Characters: none

Audition Venue: STAG
corner of Loeman and Napier Sts

Theatre: STAG
corner of Loeman and Napier Sts

Company Email: stag_publicity@optusnet.com.au

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

Synopsis: The Tin Woman is the story of a woman who receives a heart transplant, and her eventual meeting with the family of the donor. Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy enters a downward spiral, unsure whether she truly deserves a second chance. Meanwhile, Alice and Hank mourn the loss of their son, Jack, whose heart was used to save Joy. At a friend’s urging, Joy tracks down Jack’s family to find closure. But are Alice, Hank, and their daughter Sammy ready to accept Jack’s death? Based on a true story, The Tin Woman uses humour and pathos to explore loss, family, and what it means to be given new life.

Other Information: Rehearsals, 1 to 2 weeknights per week and 1 weekend afternoon. More closer to performance.
Venue, STAG theatre, Strathmore
Rehearsals begin 17 March.

Auditions will take place at an appointed time, will be in small groups of two or three and run for about half an hour.
Auditionees will be given scene scripts prior for the purpose of background and preparation.

Please contact the director to schedule an audition appointment.
 

The Basin Theatre Group
10-Mar-2019 at 07:00PM

Performance:
To Be Advised


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Boeing Boeing

Author: Marc Camoletti

Director: Pip LeBlond

Enquiries: Director: 0400 350 792 or pipleblond@gmail.com.au

Characters Summary: 2M(30-40) 2F(20-30, 50-60)

Characters:
• BERNARD 30’s– 40’s………… (male) an American bachelor living in Paris
• GLORIA – 20’s - 30’s……….….(female) an American air hostess
• GABRIELLA-20’s-30’s….……..(female) an Italian air hostess
• GRETCHEN– 20’s - 30’s…….....(female) a German air hostess
• BERTHE 50’s - 60’s………........(female) Bernard’s French housekeeper
• ROBERT 30’s – 40’s……….…..(male) an American friend of Bernard’s

Age range is mid 20s through 30s for air hostesses, 30s to early 40s for men; Berthe can be older.


Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: The Basin Theatre
Corner Doongalla & Simpsons Roads
The Basin VIC 3154

Theatre: The Basin Theatre
Corner Doongalla & Simpsons Roads
The Basin VIC 3154

Company Email: subscriptions@thebasintheatre.org.au

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

Synopsis: Revived on Broadway in 2007 in a Tony-winning production, this 1960’s French farce (adapted for the English-speaking stage) features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard (an American), who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent “layovers.” He keeps “one up, one down, and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard’s apartment, at the same time.

Other Information: Actors will cold read scenes from the provided script. Actors must notify the production team at the time of audition of any conflicts the actor may have with rehearsal time through to the performances. No other preparation is necessary.

Rehearsals will begin June 9th

Season Performances will be August 9th – 31st 2019
 

Malvern Theatre Company Inc.
16-Mar-2019 at 01:30PM
18-Mar-2019 at 07:30PM

Performance:
21 Jun 2019 to 06 Jul 2019

 

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP - A Penny Dreadful

Author: Charles Ludlam

Director: Andrew McMillan

Enquiries: For all enquiries including a provisional production calendar, please email Andrew at MalvernVep@optusnet.com.au

Characters Summary: 2M (30s-50s)

Characters: Actor 1:
Nicodemus Underwood; a swineherd/groundskeeper; limps due to his wooden leg, possibly a cockney dialect, a bit mad and crude, keen on Jane.

Lady Enid Hillcrest; a former stage actress, seemingly witless, enjoys being 'a lady' – elegant and demure, posing and strutting around her new stage Mandacrest manor, devoted to Lord Edgar but uneasy with her new position, likable.

Alcazar; an Egyptian guide.

Pev Amri; a hyper-sexed exhibitionist Egyptian princess/mummy.

Actor 2:
Lord Edgar Hillcrest; intense, dashing, very moody, loves to hunt (Laurance Olivier persona).

Jane Twisden; Lord Edgar's sinister housekeeper of 18 years, still living in the past due to her fierce devotion/obsession with Lady Irma Vep (Hitchcock's Mrs Danvers persona).

An intruder/a supernatural creature.

Skills/qualities: playful and versatile, excellent with voices/dialects – able to alter voice, gait and facial expressions to suit each character, excellent comic timing, able to balance the switches between being camp and ridiculous one moment to serious the next, able to ground characters in realism when required. As the play in performance has about 35 quick costume changes (including wigs), actors need to be physically fit.

Audition Venue: Malvern Theatre, 29 Burke Road, East Malvern

Theatre: Malvern Theatre, 29 Burke Road, East Malvern

Company Email: malverntheatrecompany@gmail.com

Company Website: https://www.malverntheatre.com.au

Synopsis: On the moors of Mandacrest manor, something is amiss. Lord Edgar Hillcrest, a leading Egyptologist has taken a new wife, Lady Enid, an actress who is having a perfectly horrid time adjusting to life as the leading lady of the manor. The portrait of Lord Edgar's previous wife, Irma Vep, is watching her every move, as is the randy one-legged pig farmer, Nicodemus and the no-nonsense maid, Jane, who remains devoted to the memory of her former mistress. Meanwhile, a wolf that haunts the heath is causing mayhem for everyone and the mysterious death of Lord Edgar's son, provokes an expedition to the pyramids of Egypt in an attempt by Lord Edgar to finally solve The Mystery of Irma Vep. (The Mystery of Irma Vep has the distinction of being Charles Ludlum's most performed play across the world, delightfully mixing references from a range of sources such as Ibsen, Victorian melodrama, the films of Hitchcock and other 1930s/1940s B-grade monster movies).

Other Information: All auditions are by appointment only. Auditions will be in pairs or small groups with some improvisation and readings from the script. Learning a monologue is not required.
Please review the season dates on the company website and check your availability prior to requesting an audition. A provisional rehearsal schedule is available on request prior to the audition. You must be available for rehearsals, technical rehearsals the week prior to opening and the season.

About the director:
Andrew has a worked with a range of professional and amateur companies as a director, set designer and stage manager. Directing credits include: Bloody Murder, Act a Lady (La Mama 2013), Camberwell House, Losing Your Marbles (Arts Centre Melbourne), The Gun in History, Summer of the 17th Doll, Away, Flame, Now Becoming Then, Sure Thing, Popscars, It’s My Party and Measure for Measure. As Assistant Director: The Frail Man (Playbox Theatre Company) and Three Days of Rain (Melbourne Theatre Company). Andrew is a graduate of the VCA School of Drama (Directing).