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Malvern Theatre Company Inc.
01-Apr-2019 at 09:00AM

Performance:
21 Jun 2019 to 06 Jul 2019

 

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP - A Penny Dreadful

Author: Charles Ludlam

Director: Andrew McMillan

Enquiries: Not yet cast. Email MalvernVep@optusnet.com.au to arrange an audition

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).
 

Essendon Theatre Co.
02-Apr-2019 at 07:30PM
06-Apr-2019 at 02:00PM

Performance:
20 Jun 2019 to 29 Jun 2019


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The Consultation

Author: Andrzej Marczynski

Director: Andrzej Marczynski

Enquiries: Michele Haywood on 0413 692 283 or at michwood@bigpond.com

Characters Summary: 2M (40-60)

Characters: Gordon - Male approx. 40- 60 years old – psychotherapist, slightly paunchy, well spoken, well groomed.
Greg - Male, approx. 40- 60 – very fit, active, engaging

Audition Venue: Bradshaw Street Community Hall
Bradshaw Street (off Buckley Street)
West Essendon  VIC  3040

Theatre: Bradshaw Street Community Hall
Bradshaw Street (off Buckley Street)
West Essendon  VIC  3040

Company Email: essendontheatrecompany@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: Gordon is a practicing psychotherapist who lives a privileged but indulged lifestyle
where money is the main concern. He loathes his job and refuses to admit it. The
client from hell arrives and upends all the certainties in his life and makes him realise
that unless he changes he could lose the things he cares most about.

Other Information: "The Consultation" is one of three one act plays being performed by Essendon Theatre Company for their second season "Home Grown." As such, actors may want to audition for more than one of the plays. Please indicate on application if this is the case and check the other audition notices for the other One Act Plays.
 

Mordialloc Theatre Co. Inc.
07-Apr-2019 at 10:30AM

Performance:
21 Jun 2019 to 06 Jul 2019

 

Mr Bailey's Minder

Author: Debra Oswals

Director: Martin Gibbs

Enquiries: 0411.645.003

Characters Summary: 2M (30, 60+), 2F (20'S, 38+)

Characters: Margo – late 30’s – Leo Bailey’s daughter – support role.
Firm and matter-of-fact. Has had a long and unpleasant relationship with her father.
Therese – mid to late 20 – the minder – major role.
Street wise and earthy. Homeless and just out of jail. A nice person despite her current existence.
Leo Bailey – late 60’s plus – major role.
A hard, cynical, unpleasant man battling the ravages of alcohol and drugs.
Gavin – 30 – a hanger-on - minor role.
A freeloader using Mr. Bailey for personal gain.
Karl – 30 – a handyman– large support role.
A handyman who visited and kept visiting. A nice man who takes an interest in both Mr. Bailey and Therese.

NOTE: The roles of Gavin and Karl are to be played by the same actor.



Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: Guide Hall,
Glebe Avenue,
Cheltenham

Theatre: Shirley Burke Theatre,
64 Parkers Road,
Parkdale

Company Email: mordialloctheatre@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: Leo Bailey is one of Australia’s greatest living artists, whose genius battles to survive the effects of alcohol, cynicism and self-loathing. Only one of his many children, his daughter Margo, is prepared to help, but she does so at arm's length. Margo finds a live-in-minder, Therese, who is fresh out of prison and desperate for a home. Then along comes Karl, a handyman who has the job of removing a valuable mural but who keeps returning with offers of practical friendship.
A funny and deeply moving play about friendship, ego, art and the secret longing for a better life.



Other Information: Our director, Martin Gibbs’s recent productions at Mordialloc include VISITING MR. GREEN, A MONTH OF SUNDAYS, ALBERT NOBBS, AUSTRALIA DAY & SEASON’S GREETINGS.
 

Frankston Theatre Group Inc.
07-Apr-2019 at 02:00PM
08-Apr-2019 at 07:00PM

Performance:
26 Jul 2019 to 04 Aug 2019


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Yes, Prime Minister

Author: Anthony Jay & Jonathon Lynn

Director: David McCall

Enquiries: 0423186098

Characters Summary: 3M (30-40)
3M (50-60)
1F (30-40)

Characters: Upper class British accents preferred.
Sir Humphrey Appleby, Cabinet Secretary
Male, 50-60, officious civil servant, large ego
Bernard Woolley, Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minster
Male, over 30-40, servile, loyal to the PM
Jim Hacker, Prime Minster
Male, 50-60, “flies by the seat of his pants” relying on Bernard to keep him out of trouble
Claire Sutton, Special Policy Adviser
Female, 30-40, shrewd, down to earth
Kumranistan Ambassador
Male, 50-60, went to school with Sir Humphrey Appleby
Jeremy Burnham, Director General of the BBC
Male, over 40
Simon Chester, BBC Presenter
Male, 35-45


Audition Venue: The Shed, Cnr Somerset Drive & Overport Road, Frankston

Theatre: Mount Eliza Community Centre

Company Email: ftgsecretary@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: Based on the very popular British comedy series, this script was written for the stage and has had successful runs in both London and Melbourne. Set in the Prime Minister’s study at Chequers, an English country mansion, where moral considerations collide with the economic future of the nation.
 

Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co.Inc.
13-Apr-2019 at 01:00PM
15-Apr-2019 at 07:30PM
17-Apr-2019 at 07:30PM

Performance:
07 Nov 2019 to 23 Nov 2019


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Ladies in Black

Author: Book by Carolyn Burns
Music and Lyrics by Tim Finn

Director: Alan Burrows

Enquiries: Email: aburrow1@bigpond.net.au

Characters Summary: 8F(teenage-60s) 5M(20s-40s)

Characters: Lisa – 16-18. A shy bookworm, who is described as having neither style nor beauty, yet emerges with both at the end of the story. Her holiday job a Goodes teaches her more about life than she could have imagined.
Vocal G3 – D5

Mrs Miles – Lisa’s mother. She dotes on her daughter, is proud of her and wants the best for her, but is nervous of rocking the boat and upsetting her conservative husband, A product of her era, she is neither educated nor sophisticated, but her love for her daughter ultimately gives her courage.
Vocal F3 – B4

Mr Miles – is Lisa’s father, he is stiff, conservative and authoritarian. He loves his daughter but firmly believes a women’s place is in the home and is baffled by her intellect and ambition,
Vocal A2 – E4

Patty - early thirties, unhappily married shop assistant at Goodes. She has failed to have a baby and her husband is chronically uncommunicative, so she has become stitched up and a little malicious as a result, Underneath she is vulnerable and unhappy.
Vocal A3 – C5

Frank - Patty’s husband, described by others as “gormless”. Frank is a tile salesman with little ambition or vitality. Humiliated by his potential responsibility for his childless marriage, he hides his low self esteem in taciturn introspection.
Vocal A2 – E4b

Magda – an exotic Hungarian of about 40. In charge of Model Gowns at Goodes, she is the embodiment of European style, glamorous, educated and beautifully presented. While undoubtedly somewhat forbidding, she has warmth, wit and great insight.
Vocal A3- D5/B4

Stefan - is Magda’s partner, he is an ebullient Hungarian intellectual and bon vivant. He is a passionate enthusiast of all things literary.
Vocal A2 - E4

Rudi – is a Hungarian refugee on the lookout for a wife, he is charming, well read, irrepressible, a beautiful dancer and a genuine lover of women.
Vocal B2 – A4

Miss Cartwright/Joy - a double for an actress in her early forties, Miss Cartwright is the blue stocking, crisply authoritative manager of the Ladies Department at Goodes. She is all business, having dedicated her life to it, but is not without compassion and wit. Joy is Patty’s older sister. Exhausted by motherhood and housework, she doesn’t live up to her name.
Vocal A3 – C5

Miss Jacobs/ Mrs Crown – a double for an actress in her sixties. Miss Jacobs has worked at Goodes her whole life, nervous and intense; she lives alone and has a sense of tragedy about her. Mrs Crown is Patty’s mother, now widowed, she is a rough diamond who has brought up three daughters and doesn’t beat around the bush.
Vocal E3 – G4

Fay – late twenties shop assistant at Goodes. She is pretty and cheerful, but has had a series of unfortunate relationships with unsuitable men, so she feels insecure and ever getting married and being considered respectable.
Vocal G3 – C5

Mayra/Dawn - a double for a women in her late twenties, Myra is Fay’s best friend – buxom, cheerful and out for a good time. Dawn is Patty’s sister – forthright, cynical and rough round the edges.
Vocal F3 – F5#

Lloyd and Frank – are two Australian men of the period who are on the lookout for a good time.
Vocal A2 – E4

Audition Venue: Malvern Theatre
20 Burke Road, East Malvern.

Theatre: Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre
39-41 Castella Street, Lilydale, and
Malvern Theatre
20 Burke Road, East Malvern.


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

Company Website: http://lilydaleatc.com/

Synopsis: This musical a tender-hearted comedy drama is set in Sydney in 1959, a city caught between the stuffy repression of the 50’s and the glorious liberation of the 60’s. It tells the story of bright-eyed, bookish school leaver Lisa who joins the sales staff of the city’s most prestigious department store, F.G. Goodes over the summer holidays. Here she finds her world opening to exciting new possibilities as she befriends the colourful characters of the Ladies Frocks Department – including her new mentor, the exotic Magda, mysterious mistress of Model Gowns. Each character is on the precipice of change – facing independence, working for a living and what it means to be a woman. With its irreverent humour and great charm, Ladies in Black is a magical fairy-tale sure to leave you singing long after you leave the theatre.

Other Information: Rehearsals will commence in early June.
Please note that this production will have a prior season at the Malvern Theatre, 30 August – 14 September. Successful auditionees will be expected to commit to both seasons.
Auditions are by appointment and Auditionees are asked to prepare two contrasting songs, which best demonstrate their vocal ability.
 

Malvern Theatre Company Inc.
13-Apr-2019 at 01:00PM
15-Apr-2019 at 07:30PM
17-Apr-2019 at 07:30PM

Performance:
30 Aug 2019 to 14 Sep 2019

 

LADIES IN BLACK

Author: Book by Carolyn Burns
Music and Lyrics by Tim Finn

Director: Alan Burrows - Musical Director: Shirley White - Choreographer: Susan Lewis

Enquiries: Alan Burrows at aburrow1@bigpond.net.au

Characters: Lisa – 16 to 18. A shy bookworm, who is described as having neither style nor beauty, yet emerges with both at the end of the story. Her holiday job at Goodes teaches her more about life than she could have imagined. Vocal G3–D5.

Mrs Miles – Lisa’s mother. She dotes on her daughter, is proud of her and wants the best for her, but is nervous of rocking the boat and upsetting her conservative husband. A product of her era, she is neither educated nor sophisticated, but her love for her daughter ultimately gives her courage. Vocal F3–B4.

Mr Miles – Lisa’s father. He is stiff, conservative and authoritarian. He loves his daughter but firmly believes a women’s place is in the home and is baffled by her intellect and ambition. Vocal A2–E4.

Patty – early thirties. Unhappily married shop assistant. She has failed to have a baby and her husband is chronically uncommunicative, so she has become stitched up and a little malicious as a result. Underneath she is vulnerable and unhappy. Vocal A3–C5.

Frank – Patty’s husband. Described by others as “gormless”. Frank is a tile salesman with little ambition or vitality. Humiliated by his potential responsibility for his childless marriage, he hides his low self-esteem in taciturn introspection. Vocal A2–E4b.

Magda – an exotic Hungarian of about 40. In charge of Model Gowns at Goodes, she is the embodiment of European style, glamorous, educated and beautifully presented. While undoubtedly somewhat forbidding, she has warmth, wit and great insight. Vocal A3–D5/B4.

Stefan – Magda’s partner. He is an ebullient Hungarian intellectual and bon vivant. He is a passionate enthusiast of all things literary. Vocal A2–E4.

Rudi – A Hungarian refugee on the lookout for a wife. He is charming, well read, irrepressible, a beautiful dancer and a genuine lover of women. Vocal B2–A4.

Miss Cartwright / Joy – a double for an actress in her early forties. Miss Cartwright is the blue stocking, crisply authoritative manager of the Ladies Department at Goodes. She is all business, having dedicated her life to it, but is not without compassion and wit. Joy is Patty’s older sister. Exhausted by motherhood and housework, she doesn’t live up to her name. Vocal A3–C5.

Miss Jacobs / Mrs Crown – a double for an actress in her sixties. Miss Jacobs has worked at Goodes her whole life, nervous and intense; she lives alone and has a sense of tragedy about her. Mrs Crown is Patty’s mother, now widowed, she is a rough diamond who has brought up three daughters and doesn’t beat around the bush. Vocal E3–G4.

Fay – late twenties shop assistant. She is pretty and cheerful, but has had a series of unfortunate relationships with unsuitable men, so she feels insecure and ever getting married and being considered respectable. Vocal G3–C5.

Mayra / Dawn – a double for a woman in her late twenties. Myra is Fay’s best friend. Buxom, cheerful and out for a good time. Dawn is Patty’s sister. Forthright, cynical and rough round the edges. Vocal F3–F5#

Lloyd and Frank – Two Australian men of the period who are on the lookout for a good time. Vocal A2–E4.

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

Theatre: Malvern Theatre, 29 Burke Road, East Melbourne.

Company Email: malverntheatrecompany@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: This musical, a tender-hearted comedy drama is set in Sydney in 1959, a city caught between the stuffy repression of the 50s and the glorious liberation of the 60s. It tells the story of bright-eyed, bookish school leaver Lisa who joins the sales staff of the city’s most prestigious department store, F. G. Goodes over the summer holidays. Here she finds her world opening to exciting new possibilities as she befriends the colourful characters of the Ladies Frocks Department – including her new mentor, the exotic Magda, mysterious mistress of Model Gowns. Each character is on the precipice of change – facing independence, working for a living and what it means to be a woman. With its irreverent humour and great charm, Ladies in Black is a magical fairy-tale sure to leave you singing long after you leave the theatre.

Other Information: ** Please note that this production will have a second season at the Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre, Castella Street Lilydale, 7th November to 23rd November 2019.
Successful auditionees will be expected to commit to both seasons.

Auditions are by appointment and Auditionees are asked to prepare two contrasting songs, which best demonstrate their vocal ability.

For more information and to book an appointment, email the Director Alan Burrows at aburrow1@bigpond.net.au

Rehearsals will commence in early June.
 

The 1812 Theatre
14-Apr-2019 at 07:00PM
15-Apr-2019 at 07:00PM

Performance:
To Be Advised

 

GHOSTS

Author: Henrik Ibsen
Adapted Eamon Flack

Director: Dexter Bourke

Enquiries: 0411 287 043

Characters Summary: 2F (20's - 50's)
3M (40's - 60's)

Characters:
Regine Engstrand:In Mrs Alving’s Service: 20’s to mid 30’s
Jakob Engstrand: A Carpenter : Late 40’s to 60’s
Pastor Manders: 50’s to 60’s
Mrs Helene Alving: Captain Alving’s Widow : 40’s to late 50’s
Oswald Alving: Mrs Alving’s son. A painter. : 20’s to late 30’s.


Audition Venue: The 1812 Theatre

Theatre: The 1812 Theatre

Company Email: admin@1812theatre.com.au

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

Synopsis: Mrs Alving has spent her entire life keeping secrets about her late husband. As she prepares to open an orphanage in his honour, her only son returns home with a deadly illness, looking
for answers, while an old family friend begins digging into the family's past. Trapped in the confines of a strict society, the truths that Mrs Alving thought long-buried are suddenly
returning to haunt her.

Other Information: Suggested ages are approximate only and do not necessarily preclude ages outside those outlined. As is often the case, the end result will include consideration of how the looks “fit” together.

 

The 1812 Theatre
14-Apr-2019 at 07:00PM
15-Apr-2019 at 07:00PM

Performance:
To Be Advised

 

GHOSTS

Author: Henrik Ibsen
Adapted Eamon Flack

Director: Dexter Bourke

Enquiries: 0411 287 043

Characters Summary: 2F (20's - 50's)
3M (40's - 60's)

Characters:
Regine Engstrand:In Mrs Alving’s Service: 20’s to mid 30’s
Jakob Engstrand: A Carpenter : Late 40’s to 60’s
Pastor Manders: 50’s to 60’s
Mrs Helene Alving: Captain Alving’s Widow : 40’s to late 50’s
Oswald Alving: Mrs Alving’s son. A painter. : 20’s to late 30’s.


Audition Venue: The 1812 Theatre

Theatre: The 1812 Theatre

Company Email: admin@1812theatre.com.au

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

Synopsis: Mrs Alving has spent her entire life keeping secrets about her late husband. As she prepares to open an orphanage in his honour, her only son returns home with a deadly illness, looking
for answers, while an old family friend begins digging into the family's past. Trapped in the confines of a strict society, the truths that Mrs Alving thought long-buried are suddenly
returning to haunt her.

Other Information: Suggested ages are approximate only and do not necessarily preclude ages outside those outlined. As is often the case, the end result will include consideration of how the looks “fit” together.

 

The 1812 Theatre
14-Apr-2019 at 07:00PM
15-Apr-2019 at 07:00PM

Performance:
To Be Advised

 

GHOSTS

Author: Henrik Ibsen
Adapted Eamon Flack

Director: Dexter Bourke

Enquiries: 0411 287 043

Characters Summary: 2F (20's - 50's)
3M (40's - 60's)

Characters:
Regine Engstrand:In Mrs Alving’s Service: 20’s to mid 30’s
Jakob Engstrand: A Carpenter : Late 40’s to 60’s
Pastor Manders: 50’s to 60’s
Mrs Helene Alving: Captain Alving’s Widow : 40’s to late 50’s
Oswald Alving: Mrs Alving’s son. A painter. : 20’s to late 30’s.


Audition Venue: The 1812 Theatre

Theatre: The 1812 Theatre

Company Email: admin@1812theatre.com.au

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

Synopsis: Mrs Alving has spent her entire life keeping secrets about her late husband. As she prepares to open an orphanage in his honour, her only son returns home with a deadly illness, looking
for answers, while an old family friend begins digging into the family's past. Trapped in the confines of a strict society, the truths that Mrs Alving thought long-buried are suddenly
returning to haunt her.

Other Information: Suggested ages are approximate only and do not necessarily preclude ages outside those outlined. As is often the case, the end result will include consideration of how the looks “fit” together.

 

The 1812 Theatre
14-Apr-2019 at 07:00PM
15-Apr-2019 at 07:00PM

Performance:
To Be Advised

 

GHOSTS

Author: Henrik Ibsen
Adapted Eamon Flack

Director: Dexter Bourke

Enquiries: 0411 287 043

Characters Summary: 2F (20's - 50's)
3M (40's - 60's)

Characters:
Regine Engstrand:In Mrs Alving’s Service: 20’s to mid 30’s
Jakob Engstrand: A Carpenter : Late 40’s to 60’s
Pastor Manders: 50’s to 60’s
Mrs Helene Alving: Captain Alving’s Widow : 40’s to late 50’s
Oswald Alving: Mrs Alving’s son. A painter. : 20’s to late 30’s.


Audition Venue: The 1812 Theatre

Theatre: The 1812 Theatre

Company Email: admin@1812theatre.com.au

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

Synopsis: Mrs Alving has spent her entire life keeping secrets about her late husband. As she prepares to open an orphanage in his honour, her only son returns home with a deadly illness, looking
for answers, while an old family friend begins digging into the family's past. Trapped in the confines of a strict society, the truths that Mrs Alving thought long-buried are suddenly
returning to haunt her.

Other Information: Suggested ages are approximate only and do not necessarily preclude ages outside those outlined. As is often the case, the end result will include consideration of how the looks “fit” together.

 

Sherbrooke Theatre Co. Inc.
14-Apr-2019 at 07:30PM
15-Apr-2019 at 07:30PM

Performance:
01 Aug 2019 to 04 Aug 2019

 

Sherbrooke Shorts - A Season of Five One Act Plays

"Mary Just Broke Up With This Guy"


Author: Garth Wingfield

Director: Liam Mitchinson

Enquiries: Mob:0455 078 143 Email: mr_mitchinson@hotmail.com

Characters Summary: 1M (20's to 30's)
1F (20's to 30's)

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: Mary just broke up with this guy she's been seeing for six years. Welcome to the next year of her life as she goes through a bazillion dates from hell.
 

Sherbrooke Theatre Co. Inc.
14-Apr-2019 at 07:30PM
15-Apr-2019 at 07:30PM

Performance:
01 Aug 2019 to 04 Aug 2019

 

Sherbrooke Shorts - A Season of Five One Act Plays

"Just A Straight Man"


Author: Rob Smith and John Mawson

Director: Stephanie King

Enquiries: Email:sstephking@yahoo.com.au Mob: 0423 551 101

Characters Summary: 2M (mid 20's to 50+ )

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: Trevor and Barney are a hit comedy duo act who tour their show. Trevor is the writer and a married man in a questionable state of mind.
Barney is his sidekick who doesn’t twig how dangerous mocking Trevor could turn out to be.


 

Encore Theatre Inc.
14-Apr-2019 at 02:30PM
16-Apr-2019 at 07:30PM

Performance:
12 Jul 2019 to 27 Jul 2019


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Well Hung

Author: Robert Lord

Director: David Collins

Enquiries: 0423 505 980

Characters Summary: 5M(20s, 30s-40s, 40s-50s), 2F(30s-40s, 40s-50s)

Characters: BERT – Male. 30s-40s
A police sergeant and a bit of a worrier. He is married to Lynette.

TREV – Male. 20s
A police constable, who takes great care of his appearance and is very-much aware women find him attractive.

SHARP – Male – 40s-50s
A detective, who has been sent from the city to help solve the crime at the centre of the story. He believes himself to be one of the greatest detectives of all time.

LYNETTE – Female. 30s-40s
Bert’s wife, who has lived in the town her whole life.

HORTENSIA – Female. 40s-50s
A writer of romance novels and leading-light of the local theatre troupe.

WALLY – Male. 30s-50s
Unemployed and not very bright. He is blamed for most of the crime committed in the area.

ADAM – Male. 30s-50s
Gentleman farmer and organiser of the annual Blossom Festival. He considers himself to be very important.

Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: Fleigner Hall
31-39 Highland Avenue
Oakleigh East
VIC 3166

Theatre: Clayton Community Centre
9-15 Cooke Street
Clayton
VIC 3168

Company Email: eleni@encoretheatre.com.au

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

Synopsis: Encore Theatre proudly presents Robert Lord’s masterclass in comedy, “WELL HUNG”, directed by David Collins.

Set in the somewhat rundown main office of a police station in a small Australian town, circa 1970’s.

Written by the late New Zealand playwright Robert Lord, it's a play of based around mistaken identities and police cock-ups. "Well Hung" features a kook, a cop, his wife and her lover.

A deliciously funny, furious, farcical comedy of the highest calibre.

Other Information: As the geography of the play has shifted, no accents are required.
 

Essendon Theatre Co.
14-Apr-2019 at 02:00PM
16-Apr-2019 at 07:30PM

Performance:
To Be Advised


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The Visit

Author: Cheryl Smith

Director: Mazz Ryan

Enquiries: Please contact Michele Haywood on 0413 692 283 or at michwood@bigpond.com to book in or make an enquiry.

Characters Summary: 1M(50-60), 3F(30s-40s)

Characters: All actors require Australian Accents

MAEVE – Early 30s, Heavily pregnant with her second child.

LIZ – Early 30s, Next door neighbour and friend to Maeve, also pregnant with third child.

ROB – Early 50s, Maeve’s Dad, visiting for a while to help establish a garden.

MISS EVA LARSSON – Late 30s, Housing Commission of Victoria Inspector.


Audition Venue: Bradshaw Street Community Hall
Bradshaw Street (off Buckley Street)
West Essendon  VIC  3040


Theatre: Bradshaw Street Community Hall
Bradshaw Street (off Buckley Street)
West Essendon  VIC  3040


Company Email: essendontheatrecompany@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: During the mid - to-late 1950’s, post war Melbourne was in the grip of a massive shortage of public housing. Vast tracts of land were given over to the Housing Commission to help alleviate the problem and to place hundreds of inner City slum dwellers as the city was “cleaned up” prior to the 1956 Olympic Games.

Waiting lists were long and selective. Tenancy was prized, but not guaranteed. This is the story of two young mothers’ efforts to challenge and expose corruption in their world, at their risk, finding courage they didn’t think they had.

Other Information: "The Visit" is one of three one act plays being performed by Essendon Theatre Company for their second season "Home Grown." As such, actors may want to audition for more than one of the plays. Please indicate on application if this is the case and check the other audition notices for the other One Act Plays.
 

Essendon Theatre Co.
14-Apr-2019 at 02:00PM
16-Apr-2019 at 07:30PM

Performance:
To Be Advised


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My refrigerator is an alien spaceship

Author: Luke Smith

Director: Mazz Ryan & Michele Haywood

Enquiries: Please contact Michele Haywood on 0413 692 283 or at michwood@bigpond.com to book in or make an enquiry.

Characters Summary: 2 Male, 3 Female, 1M/F (non-speaking)

Characters: A range of American and English Accents Required for various roles

Some roles will require use of a Puppet. The puppets will be worked by the actors -no puppetry experience necessary

Mother and Gloria can be played by the same person

Characters:
JESSICA WINDSOR- Mid 30’s, Disgraced Hollywood princess hiding out after a disastrous night at the Oscar’s. American accent.

AL- AN ALIEN- (puppet) 20+, A stranded out of towner. He is building a spaceship to escape Earth. Has an upper-class sounding voice .

MIKE FINCH- Mid 20’s, Jessica’s new Agent in training, who is trying to save her career. West coast American accent.

MOTHER/GLORIA - MOTHER- Hollywood Royalty. She has married and divorced many times. She is a major Hollywood player and owns most of it. (Ageless) General American accent.
GLORIA- AN ALIEN (PUPPET) Next door neighbour, retired. Once the greatest Make Up artist in tinsel town. New York accent.

GLENDA DICKENSON- Mid 30’s, This year’s best actress winner and the toast of Hollywood. Southern American accent.

We will need one additional puppeteer – no experience necessary – just need to be keen.


Audition Venue: Bradshaw Street Community Hall
Bradshaw Street (off Buckley Street)
West Essendon  VIC  3040


Theatre: Bradshaw Street Community Hall
Bradshaw Street (off Buckley Street)
West Essendon  VIC  3040


Company Email: essendontheatrecompany@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: When Jessica Windsor becomes the most despised actor in Hollywood, she hides out at a secret apartment. With the media and paparazzi on her trail, she gets “help” from her bumbling Agent Mike, and her conniving Mother. Could she be in any more trouble? Well, yes, it seems she could be with the small matter of the Extra-Terrestrial hiding out with her! Is it all over for Jessica? Or will the truth she protects blow Hollywood apart? A fast paced comedy featuring real humans and puppets!

Other Information: "Mr Refrigerator is an Alien Spaceship" is one of three one act plays being performed by Essendon Theatre Company for their second season "Home Grown." As such, actors may want to audition for more than one of the plays. Please indicate on application if this is the case and check the other audition notices for the other One Act Plays.
 

Eltham Little Theatre Inc.
20-Apr-2019 at 11:00AM
23-Apr-2019 at 07:30PM

Performance:
05 Jul 2019 to 20 Jul 2019

 

Look Back in Anger

Author: John Osborne

Director: Drew Mason

Enquiries: 9382 6284

Characters Summary: 2M Mid/late 20's
2F Mid/late 20's
1M 50+

Characters: Jimmy Porter - Angry, disgruntled with the world and Britain in particular. Verbally abusive, without realising. Provides constant tirades to his wife, his mate, his lover. He is a disconcerting mixture of sincerity and cheerful malice, of tenderness and freebooting cruelty. Working class, but well educated. Substantial role
Allison Porter - A woman from an upper class background, and Jimmy’s wife. She is drawn to Jimmy’s energy, but also exhausted by their constant fighting. Jimmy accuses her of being too complacent and lacking “enthusiasm”. She feels stuck between her upper class upbringing and the working class world of her husband. Large role.
Cliff Lewis - A kind man of working class background, and a good friend and roommate to both Jimmy and Alison. He lives with the couple, and helps to keep them together. Cliff is “easy and relaxed, almost to lethargy, with the rather sad, natural intelligence of the self-taught.” Welsh accent required. Large role.
Helena Charles -Alison’s upper class friend, who comes to stay with the couple while acting in a play, and ends up having an affair with Jimmy after Alison leaves him. She is described as having a “sense of matriarchal authority” that “makes most men who meet her anxious.” Large role.
Colonel Redfern - Allison's father. He is “gentle” and “kindly,” but also “brought up to command respect, but feels that his previous sense of authority is declining along with his status. Small role.

Precast Characters: none

Audition Venue: Eltham Performing Arts Centre
1603 Main Rd, Research Victoria 3095

Theatre: Eltham Performing Arts Centre
1603 Main Rd, Research Victoria 309

Company Email: elthamlittletheatre@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: Jimmy Porter plays trumpet badly. He browbeats his flatmate, terrorises his wife, and is not above sleeping with her best friend-who loathes Jimmy almost as much as he loathes himself. Yet this working class Hamlet, the original "Angry Young Man", is one of the most mesmerising characters ever to burst onto a stage; a malevolently vital, volcanically. articulate internal exile in the dreary, dreaming Siberia of postwar England. A realistic portrayal of toxic masculinity and the impacts that irate tirades have on the ones we "love". First produced in 1956, Look Back in Anger launched a revolution in English theatre: stark realism to contrast the previous decades of escapism. Savagely, sadly and always impolitely, it compels audiences to acknowledge the hidden currents of rottenness and rage in what used to be called "the good life".

Other Information: Auditions will be open call rather than appointments. Auditionees will be provided scenes to perform together. I am very much looking for how actors can work off each other and influence each other. Please plan on spending some time at the audition.
Scripts can be made available by contacting the director or from the VDL Library.

Please email or ring the director to register your interest in attending the audition, and mention which audition date you prefer.
drew.mason@optusnet.com.au
9382 6284

 

Heidelberg Theatre Co.
23-Apr-2019 at 07:30PM
24-Apr-2019 at 07:30PM

Performance:
06 Sep 2019 to 21 Sep 2019


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The Drawer Boy

Author: Michael Healy

Director: Karen Wakeham

Enquiries: hamnet84@gmail.com

Characters Summary: 3M(20s, 50s-60s)

Characters: • Morgan: age range 50s-60s. He is tough-minded, ruggedly practical, pragmatic, often ironic. Clever, though he barely finished school, piercingly perceptive, yet very caring and responsible. Hates communists and war. Has a long-standing, guilty secret.

• Angus: age range, 50s-60s. Has a brain injury acquired during a war accident. Able to accurately count stars, has the talents of an architect (a ‘drawer’ of buildings). Not silly, but trusting, he can also be very acute, though he appears limited by his condition. Gentle, loves poetry and animals, enjoys baking bread. Makes sandwiches.

• Miles: age range, 20s. Earnest and enthusiastic young actor training in ‘playback’ style of performance. ‘…here to get your history and give it back to you!’. Apolitical. He has a naive understanding of the complexities of farming, though he is also much shrewder than at first appears.


Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: (Auditionees will be advised in email confirming audition time.)

Theatre: Heidelberg Theatre Company
36 Turnham Ave
Rosanna
VIC

Company Email: htc@htc.org.au

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

Synopsis: Beautifully written, this funny but also very poignant play is the story of two middle-aged farmers with a long-shared past. Their peaceful lives are changed by the appearance of a young actor from the city, who is undertaking research for a theatre production. What he unearths changes all their lives irrevocably.

Other Information: • The play requires three male actors only.
• Accents: All three characters speak with generic American accents.
• Auditions are by appointment only. To apply for an audition, email the Director at hamnet84@gmail.com, indicating the role[s] for which you wish to audition and the preferred time.
• Audition venue and any audition preparation requirements will be provided in email confirming audition time.
• Each auditionee is requested to bring a named, recent photo (passport-size is ideal) when you attend the audition.
• Callbacks, if required, will be held on the day following the second audition day. Those invited to the callback will be notified of the venue.
• Performance dates/times: Evenings at 8.00 pm on Sep 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19,20, 21; Matinees at 2.00 pm on Sep 8, 14, 15.
• Second Saturday of performance, Sep 14 has two shows, at 2.00 pm and 8.00 pm
• For other queries, including information about obtaining a copy of the script, email the Director at hamnet84@gmail.com.

 

ARK THEATRE
23-Apr-2019 at 06:30PM
28-Apr-2019 at 07:00PM

Performance:
To Be Advised


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Becky's New Car



Author: Steven Dietz

Director: Carina Field

Enquiries: Please enquire via email carinafield@gmail.com

Characters Summary: BECKY FOSTER (F, mid 30s – late 40s)
JOE FOSTER (F, late 40s)
CHRIS FOSTER (F, 20 - mid 20s)
WALTER FLOOD (F, early 50s – mid 60s)
KENNI FLOOD (F, 20 - mid-twenties)
STEVE (F, early 50s – mid 60s)
GINGER (F, mid 40s – 50s)



Characters: BECKY FOSTER (F, mid 30s – late 40s): a woman caught in an exhaustive lifestyle, balancing demands of work/ life balance. Generally light-hearted character with spirit and played with some cheekiness. Looks to escape her current life.

JOE FOSTER (F, late 40s): Becky’s husband. Works as a roofer but ironically not at home. Loves his wife but takes her for granted. Is hurt when he realises Becky is having an affair. Possessive undertones.

CHRIS FOSTER (F, 20 - mid 20s): Their son, psychology student and bit of a know-it-all. Doesn’t help around the home. Begins dating Kenni, gets engaged to her.

WALTER FLOOD (F, early 50s – mid 60s): Wealthy business man, widowed. Sincere man and loves his daughter. A case of mistaken identity when he falls for Becky, thinking she is also widowed.

KENNI FLOOD (F, 20 - mid-twenties): Walter’s daughter. Self-confident, knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go for it.

STEVE (F, early 50s – mid 60s): Becky’s co-worker, widowed. Used to being top-dog at work and isn’t happy when Becky is promoted over him.

GINGER (F, mid 40s – 50s): Walter’s neighbour, single. Cares about Walter and thinks Becky is one of the best things which happens to him. Thanks to Becky is inspired to start life over.


Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: 23 April 6:30pm - Venue: Lilydale Heights College Performing Arts Centre Lilydale
17 Nelson Road, Lilydale 3140 (enter via Gate 2)
28 April 7:00pm - Venue: Mt Evelyn RSL, 49 Birmingham Road Mt Evelyn

Theatre: Lilydale Heights College Performing Arts Centre Lilydale
17 Nelson Road, Lilydale 3140 (enter via Gate 2)
​(Mel. 38:C7)

Company Email: ark_theatre@yahoo.com.au

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

Synopsis: SYNOPSIS
Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works. Becky is offered nothing short of a new life. Becky’s New Car is a thoroughly original comedy with serious overtones, a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken. Please note that this play is being interpreted though a feminist lens so all characters will be cast with female actors. Women who are cast in male roles are expected to act as men.

Other Information: OTHER AUDITION INFO:
•Performances will be between 27th September and 5th October 2019
Auditions will be open and are by appointment only
•No accents required
•The Director welcomes anyone of ethnicity to audition.
•To book an audition or for further information, please email Carina on carinafield@gmail.com.
 

Brighton Theatre Co.
28-Apr-2019 at 07:30PM
01-May-2019 at 07:30PM

Performance:
16 Aug 2019 to 31 Aug 2019


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Stargazers

Author: Reina Hardy

Director: Pedro Ramos

Enquiries: regular.pedro@gmail.com

Characters Summary: 1M (25-35), 2F (20-35)

Characters: All ethnicities are encouraged to apply. No specific accents are required.

ELAINE, 25-35 - Memoirist with something to prove. Assertive and direct, but not as sure of herself - or what she wants - as she'd like.

RUPERT, 25-35 - PhD student in astrophysics. Not as socially aware as he thinks but not shy. A loner looking for someone - or something.

CLAIRE, 20-35 - A poet. Ephemeral. Serene, distant, and mysterious, with a longing that is eating her up inside.


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: Rupert Knox wants two things in life: to make the astronomical discovery of the new millennium and to find a date to his sister’s wedding. He might have found both in Claire, a celestial poet getting over an interstellar break-up. But when a mysterious woman named Elaine shows up at Rupert’s door with an offer of her own, these star-crossed losers – sorry, lovers – will have to make big choices about mortality, true love and whether to stick with vodka or switch to beer. Either way, tonight’s gonna be a good night.

A comedy about getting lucky in space-time. Full of heart, humour, and charm, Hardy’s script is a witty and touching look at how universal loneliness can be, and how sometimes what we most seek keeps us apart from what we most want.

 

Hartwell Players Inc.
28-Apr-2019 at 02:00PM
29-Apr-2019 at 07:00PM

Performance:
04 Jul 2019 to 14 Jul 2019


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Distance

Author: Daniel Nellor

Director: Jennifer Bite

Enquiries: 0410579246

Characters Summary: 1M (35-55), 1F (35-55)

Characters: Ellen - female 35-55 years
Andrew - male 35-55 years

Audition Venue: Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
50 Vannam Drive, Ashwood 3147

Theatre: Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
50 Vannam Drive, Ashwood 3147

Company Email: info@hartwellplayers.org.au

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

Synopsis: In this two-handed drama, estranged couple, Ellen and Andrew are unexpectedly brought together to deal with a violent incident involving their teenage son and another young man. The play follows their emotional journey over a brief period coming to terms with their son's actions and examines themes around relationships and responsibilities.

Other Information: This play is one of three plays comprising The Hartwell Players' one act season "After Life"

Rehearsal period will be May and June, days to be mutually agreed.

Performance period will be July 4-14 (7 performances) + one act play festivals to be mutually agreed.

Please send your CV and headshot to auditions@hartwellplayers.org.au or contact Jennifer on 0410579246
 

Hartwell Players Inc.
28-Apr-2019 at 02:00PM
29-Apr-2019 at 07:00PM

Performance:
04 Jul 2019 to 14 Jul 2019


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The Frosted Glass Coffin

Author: Tennessee Williams

Director: Paul Wanis

Enquiries: 0422010830

Characters Summary: 4M (50+), 1F (50+)

Characters: ONE (60/70s) – Elderly resident of Ponce De Leon – former Mayor of a small town in the Carolinas.
TWO (late 70s) – Elderly resident of Ponce De Leon
THREE (80+) – Elderly resident of Ponce De Leon. Almost Deaf
MR. KELSEY (60/70s) – Elderly resident of Ponce De Leon. Almost Deaf. Only has one line in the play
MRS. ONE (BETSY) (60/70s) – Wife of ONE

PLEASE NOTE: American accents will are required (not region specific)

Audition Venue: Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
50 Vannam Drive, Ashwood 3147

Theatre: Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
50 Vannam Drive, Ashwood 3147

Company Email: info@hartwellplayers.org.au

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

Synopsis: Set in Miami in 1980s. It takes place on the sidewalk outside the Ponce de Leon – a cheap hotel filled with old people in Miami. They all live there. Across the street is the cheapest cafeteria in Miami, and every meal-time all the geriatric cases line up in the blinding hot sun for a cheap meal. There’s a huge controversy afoot because the cafeteria is raising their prices by about a nickel. And now you can’t get free refills of coffee. This sends shock-waves of alarm and anger through the Ponce de Leon.
Three old men – (called One, Two, and Three) sit outside the Ponce de Leon, early one morning, watching the line form across the street. They talk about the price hike, they talk about a woman in the hotel who died suddenly the night before, they gossip. Underneath all of this casual chit-chat, is an overwhelming awareness of death. They are all close to death. Not that they are sick … but when you’re in your 70s and 80s, you know that you’ve gotta be close.

Other Information: Call-backs (if required) will be on Thurs 2nd May 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 26th April

Rehearsals will be held on Sunday afternoons (2pm-4pm) and Tues evenings (7pm-9pm). There will be a read-thru on Tues 7 May, with rehearsals commencing Sun 12 May. Auditionees must be available from June 30 - July 14 for Tech & Production Week.

This play will be part of The Hartwell Players’ OAP Season "After Life" showing from 4th- 14th July as well as some Victorian OAP festivals. As part of the audition process you will be asked about your availability for these festivals.
 

Hartwell Players Inc.
28-Apr-2019 at 03:00PM
29-Apr-2019 at 08:00PM

Performance:
04 Jul 2019 to 11 Jul 2019


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After Kafka

Author: Angie Farrow

Director: David Collins

Enquiries: 0422010830

Characters Summary: 2M (16-40), 4F (16-40)

Characters: Personality is dictated somewhat by the costume design, which has been included as part of the below character descriptions.

FRANZ – Male. 30s.
Costume design: Waistcoat over a white shirt, with black trousers.

CLARA – Female. 16 – 40.
Costume design: Tutu and gumboots.

LOLITA – Female. 16 – 40.
Costume design: Tights, a black bra, with a builders’ apron on top.

ANATASIA – Female. 16 – 40.
Costume design: Ballgown, and pink dishwashing gloves.

MIN – Female. 16 – 40.
Costume design: 1950s fur coat, carrying plastic bags, with a gong strapped to her back.

JUNO – Male. 16 -40.
Costume design: Boiler suit, flippers.

Audition Venue: Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
50 Vannam Drive, Ashwood 3147

Theatre: Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
50 Vannam Drive, Ashwood 3147

Company Email: info@hartwellplayers.org.au

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

Synopsis: Drawing on text, physical score and audio-visual material, After Kafka weaves together the dreams and hopes of the writer Franz Kafka and his characters into choreographic theatre

Other Information: Rehearsals will be three times a week – predominantly Monday & Wednesday evenings, and a slot sometime on Sunday).

"After Kafka" will be part of The Hartwell Players' OAP season "After Life" and will also tour part of the Vistorian one-act play festival circuit.

Please contact the Director, David Collins, at divcollins@gmail.com for audition info and to book an audition date and time
 

Sherbrooke Theatre Co. Inc.
28-Apr-2019 at 01:00PM
29-Apr-2019 at 07:30PM

Performance:
01 Aug 2019 to 04 Aug 2019

 

Sherbrooke Shorts - A Season of One Act Plays.

"Shoppers"
"Day Trippers"
"The Guilt Card"


Author: Jean McConnell

Director: Robyn Kelly

Enquiries: Mob 0438 724 664
robynperidot@yahoo.com.au

Characters Summary: "Shoppers" 2F (30+)

"Day Trippers" 2F (30+)

"The Guilt Card" 2F (40+)

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: "Shoppers" (Comedy) -Two well to do shopaholics share a surprising secret.

"Day Trippers" (Comedy) - Confident Beryl and prudish Doris on an annual works outing, learn a little more about themselves and their work colleagues than they perhaps ought too.

"The Guilt Card" (Drama) - a woman's life is blighted by the machinations and emotional blackmail of her sickly elder sister.
 

Peridot Theatre Inc.
29-Apr-2019 at 07:00PM
01-May-2019 at 07:00PM

Performance:
09 Aug 2019 to 24 Aug 2019


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The Diary of Anne Frank

Author: Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman

Director: Kellie Tweeddale

Enquiries: 0418 118 241 or Email kellie@ktpearlphotography.com

Characters Summary: 5M (15-60) 5F (13-55) plus 3M extras (20-40)

Characters: Character detail
(Ages are the character’s age – Actors’ true age can be different as long as they are look suitable for the role)
* Please note, basic English Accents will be required.
Anne Frank (13-16) Very outspoken, vibrant, curious, intelligent, loves to read, study and wants to be a writer when she grows up. A very large role.
Otto Frank (50's) Anne’s father. Modest, calm, a business man, very close to Anne, has a level head, loves his family.
Edith Frank (40-55) Quiet, keeps to herself, worries about Anne’s rambunctious behaviour but loves her family.
Margot Frank (16-19) Anne’s older sister. Poised, well-behaved, studious, considerate, afraid and lonely.
Miep Gies (20-30). Compassionate, kind, brave
Peter Van Daan (15-17) Shy, lonely son of Mr and Mrs Van Daan. Becomes good friends and romantic interest of Anne.
Mr Kraler (30-50) Compassionate, reserved, kind
Mrs Van Daan (40-55) Proud, high-status, flirty, wants to be treated with respect and has a hard time leaving her old life behind.
Mr Van Daan (45-55) Opinionated, egotistical, at times selfish. Wife to Mrs Van Daan.
Mr Dussel (40-60). A dentist. Religious, selfish, controlling and doesn’t know how to communicate well, particularly with children.
3 Soldiers (20-40) (very small roles for 3 men who might want to assist with the production in other ways or gain some experience)
* This play contains some adult themes of imagined violence and war. If you are a younger teenager who is cast in a role, permission may be required from a parent or guardian.


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: Two Jewish families are forced to hide from the Nazis in a secret annexe in Amsterdam.

Other Information: Auditions will be in small groups and auditionees will be required to present a short dramatic monologue from any play (NOT Anne Frank), as well as read from the script.
Auditions by appointment only - please contact the director Kellie Tweeddale.
* Please note, as most characters are on stage for the whole play, you must be available for the full rehearsal period from May-August.