Audition Notices


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Have You Seen It Productions
02-Mar-2019 at 10:00AM
09-Mar-2019 at 10:00AM

Performance:
12 Jul 2019 to


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Exit Laughing

Author: Paul Elliott

Director: Trish Carr

Enquiries: 0417013103

Characters Summary: 3W(45-65)1W(20's),1M(20's)

Characters: Rachel Ann: early 20’s
A young woman who seems to have issues with life and men until bridge night opens her eyes.

Connie Harland: 55
Mother of Rachel, who, on this fateful bridge night, finds that life doesn’t end at 55

Leona: 50+
One of Connie’s closest friends, and a member of the bridge club for over 30years. A woman who’s a beautician by profession and a rather caustic lush by preference.

Millie: 45 +
Another of Connie’s friends and a long-standing member of the bridge club. A woman who moves to her own special drummer, even if she’s the only one who can hear him.

Policeman/Bobby: 20’s,
A man of many talents, and they all come to “bare” on the ladies night.

Audition Venue: Stageworx Theatre
Factory 3
21 Stud Road
Bayswater

Theatre: Stageworx Theatre
Factory 3
21 Stud Road
Bayswater

Company Email: haveyouseenitproductions@gmail.com

Company Website: https://www.facebook.com/HaveYouSeenItProductions/

Synopsis: When the biggest highlight of your life for the past thirty years has been your weekly card night out with the girls, what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you’re Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern ladies from Birmingham you do the most daring thing you’ve ever done. You “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game and the wildest, most exciting night of their lives begins with a police raid, a stripper, laughs and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you’re truly living.

Other Information: Bobby - character is required to strip down to bathers so must be comfortable doing so
 

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 Mount Players
08-Mar-2019 at 06:00PM
09-Mar-2019 at 10:00AM
15-Mar-2019 at 06:00PM

Performance:
09 Aug 2019 to 01 Sep 2019

 

Rock of Ages - Musical

Author: Chris D'Arienzo

Director: Alice Bottomley

Enquiries: 0412 131 260

Characters Summary: See The Mount Players website for full cast details

Characters: See The Mount Players website for full cast details

Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: Mountview Theatre
56 Smith Street, Macedon Vic 3440

Theatre: Mountview Theatre
56 Smith Street, Macedon Vic 3440

Company Email: secmountplayers@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: It is 1987 and bright-eyed young hopeful from the Midwest, Sherrie Christian, arrives in West Hollywood, but soon finds herself in trouble. Coming to her rescue is Drew, a bar-back at the legendary Bourbon Room, the seedy, yet vibrant heart of the Sunset Strip. Rock of Ages is a tale of big dreams in Hollywood, and a big, brash, energetic tribute to classic '80s rock and the gritty glamour and rough energy of the Sunset Strip.

Other Information: Auditions also on Sat 16 March 10am - 5pm
Call backs Sat 23 March.
All audition applicants are required to book a 15 minute time slot for a singing audition, as well as an hour time slot on Sunday 17 March for a group dance audition. You must be 18 years old by 7 May (first rehearsal) to audition.
 

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
 

Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co.Inc.
10-Mar-2019 at 07:00PM
12-Mar-2019 at 07:00PM

Performance:
23 May 2019 to 08 Jun 2019


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The Wisdom of Eve

Author: Mary Orr

Director: Katie-Jane Amey

Enquiries: kjamey327@gmail.com

Characters Summary: 5F, 5M

Characters: MARGOT CRANE
Famous star of the stage. Now a little older than she would like but hanging on to her youth by still playing the younger roles. Sees Eve as a way of showing the world that she is a warm, caring person. Very strong character. Age approx. 45+ (Character must appear credibly younger when “in costume”)
KAREN ROBERTS
Margot’s best friend and wife of Lloyd. Peace maker and very down to earth. Very supportive of her husband. Age approx. 45+
EVE HARRINGTON
An amoral and conniving young woman. Attractive and talented and determined to get her own way, whatever the cost. Age mid 20s.
CLEMENT HOWELL
Margot’s husband. Sophisticated, wealthy with a strong, confident personality. Tolerant of Margot but a little weary of her tirades and tantrums. Age 45+
LLOYD ROBERTS
Karen’s husband. A playwright who writes vehicles for Margot. Good looking individual who is dedicated to his art but manipulated by his ego. Age 45+
HARVEY
Margot’s stage manager. Nondescript and sycophantic. Any age.
LEILA
Margot’s maid/dresser. Fiercely loyal to Margot. Age approx. 45+
VERA FRANKLIN
Young and talented actress. Opposite personality to Eve. Age mid 20s
“TALLY-HO” THOMPSON
Newspaper columnist. Sly and manipulative. Always out for a scoop. Any age.
BERT HINKLE
Smooth, well-fed theatrical agent. The sort that always has a beautiful girl on his arm. Margot is his best client. Age 45+

Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre,
39-41 Castella Street,
Lilydale, VIC, 3140

Theatre: As above

Company Email: a.t.c@bigpond.net.au

Company Website: http://lilydaleatc.com/

Synopsis: Adapted from the story by Mary Orr, on which the film All About Eveand the hit musical APPLAUSE were based. An engrossing and revealing "inside" story of life in New York's theatre world, told in terms of an unscrupulous ingenue's rise to Broadway stardom. When we first meet Eve Harrington she is standing in the rain by the stage door of the theatre in which the renowned Margo Crane is starring in her latest long-run hit. Waiting for a glimpse of her professed idol she accosts Karen Roberts, Margo's good friend and the wife of the playwright, Lloyd Roberts, and inveigles an invitation to meet the great actress herself. The meeting leads to unexpected opportunity as Margo, struck with Eve's "sincerity," takes her on as a personal secretary. Before long Eve has done such a fine job of straightening out the clutter of Margo's personal affairs that Margo, while she had always jealously resisted the engagement of an understudy for her own role, allows Eve to have the assignment. Then Eve begins to move ahead in earnest, her true character emerging as she lies, cheats and blackmails her way to Broadway stardom—and then a Hollywood career—leaving the wreckage of her friends' trust behind her. As the play ends there are rumors that Eve has found a new "friend," this time a movie tycoon, so it appears that perhaps we have not, for the moment, heard all there is to tell about Eve.

Other Information: For audition appointments, please email a current theatre CV and headshot to Katie-Jane Amey kjamey327@gmail.com.

Rehearsals will be Tuesday & Thursday Evenings and Sunday late afternoons/evenings.