Audition Notices


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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 

Peridot Theatre Inc.
01-May-2017 at 07:30PM
03-May-2017 at 07:30PM

Performance:
11 Aug 2017 to 26 Aug 2017

 

Life After George

Author: Hannie Rayson

Director: David Lawson-Smith

Enquiries: 0402 464 645 or dlawsonsmith@bigpond.com

Characters Summary: 4F (60,52,35,28)
2M (58,59)

Characters: Professor Peter George: M, 58
Beatrix George: F, first wife, 60
Professor Lindsay Graham: F, second wife, 52
Poppy Santini: F, the third wife, 35
Ana George: F, George & Beatrix's daughter, 28
Alan Duffy: M, George's best friend, 59


Audition Venue: Unicorn Theatre, Mt Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Road Mt Waverley. Map Ref: 61 F11

Theatre: Unicorn Theatre, Mt Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Road Mt Waverley. Map Ref: 61 F11

Company Email: peridotboxoffice@yahoo.com.au

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

Synopsis: Peter George, charismatic academic, idealist, lover of life, is dead. His wife, two ex-wives and daughter gather for his funeral. As the true nature of the man and his life unfolds, so these women discover much about themselves and the lives they have lived both within and outside his shadow.

Other Information: Please contact the director for an appoitment.
 

The Mount Players
01-May-2017 at
03-May-2017 at

Performance:
18 Aug to 10 Sep

 

The Full Monty

Author: Terrence McNally

Director: Leo Vandervalk

Enquiries: 0458 582 838

Characters Summary: 1M(approx. 12 - 15), 10M(30 - 50), 8F(25 - 70)
6 lesser roles (25 -45)

Audition Venue: Mountview Theatre
56 Smith Street, Macedon

Theatre: Mountview Theatre
56 Smith Street, Macedon

Company Email: secmountplayers@gmail.com

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

Other Information: Set in Buffalo, New York. Information night at theatre 10th April.

Appointment times - contact Director

Callbacks Sat 6th May
 

MOARTZ
01-May-2017 at 09:00AM
08-May-2017 at

Performance:
01 Sep 2017 to 09 Sep 2017


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CARAVAN



Author: Donald MacDonald

Director: Mike Pullar

Enquiries: 0438579987

Characters Summary: 3M (40s)
3F (2 x 40s, 1 x early 20s)

Characters: Parkes Robinson - proud caravan owner
Penny Robinson - quiet, keen to keep the peace
Rodney Rice - intellectual
Monica Rice - snooty
Pierce - never married, many short term relationships
Gwendolyn - very attractive younger girlfriend of Pierce

Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: Uniting Church Hall
Cnr. Old Sale & Chamberlain Roads
Newborough, Vic. 3825

Theatre: Monash Hall,
Reserve Street
Yallourn North Vic. 3825

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

Synopsis: A light-hearted look at friendship, age and the holidays that you should never have. Five best friends, nudging forty and hating it, take their first holiday together in a caravan. One of them brings along his new and all-too-young girlfriend. In the caravan's confined space, tensions rise and the laughs begin.

Other Information: Mon 1st May will be the information evening, the following Monday, 8th May will be auditions (one night only). Anyone unable to make either the information night or the audition night should ring the Production Manager, Jeanette Teague on 0438 579 987
 

Beaumaris Theatre Inc.
10-May-2017 at 07:30PM
15-May-2017 at 07:30PM
17-May-2017 at 07:30PM

Performance:
18 Aug 2017 to 02 Sep 2017

 

August Osage County

Author: Tracey Letts

Director: Fred Pezzimenti

Enquiries: 0438581055

Characters Summary: 6 F and 7 M various ages from teens late 60's

Characters: Beverley Weston: The father of the Weston family, aged 69, an alcoholic and washed up poet.
Violet Weston: Mother of the Weston family, aged 65, has oral cancer and addicted to her prescription drugs. She is sharp tongued and shrewd.
Barbara Fordham: She is the oldest daughter of the Weston’s age 46, she wants to save her marriage but has an intense need to control everything around her as it falls apart.
Ivy Weston: She is the middle daughter aged 44, she is the only daughter who stayed in Oklahoma. A librarian who’s calm and patient exterior hides a passionate woman who is growing cynical.
Karen Weston: The youngest of the Weston girls aged 40, she can talk of little else but her own happiness even at her father’s funeral. She clearly chooses to lie to herself about her sleazy fiancé Steve.
Bill Fordham: Barbara’s estranged husband and Jean’s father, aged 49. A college professor who has left his wife for a younger woman but wants to be there for his family.
Jean Fordham: Bill and Barbara’s smart-tongued 14 year old daughter. She smokes pot, is a vegetarian, loves old movies and is bitter about her parents separation. She is also the victim of a molestation by her future uncle Steve.
Steve Heidebrecht: Karen’s fiancé aged 50. He is a less than straight business man who is not the “perfect man” Karen considers him to be. He gives Jean marijuana and molests her.
Mattie Fae Aiken: Violet’s sister and Charlie’s wife, aged 57. Just as jaded as her sister she has a sharp tongue and constantly antagonises her husband.
Charlie Aiken: Husband to Mattie Fae and presumed father to Little Charles aged 60. A genial man who was a lifelong friend to Beverley.
“Little” Charles Aiken: Son of Mattie Fae and Beverley, aged 37. Unemployed and clumsy, his mother calls him a “screw up” which may be a self-fulfilling prophecy.


Precast Characters: No

Audition Venue: Beaumaris Theatre
82 Wells Road Beaumaris

Theatre: Beaumaris Theatre

Company Email: info@beaumaristheatre.com.au

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

Synopsis: August Osage County is a black comedy telling the story of the dysfunctional Weston family. When their patriarch vanishes, the Weston clan must return to their three story family home in rural Oklahoma to get to the heart of the matter. With rich insight and brilliant humour, the author paints a vivid portrait of a Midwestern family at a turning point.
 

Malvern Theatre Company Inc.
14-May-2017 at 01:00PM
15-May-2017 at 07:00PM

Performance:
25 Aug 2017 to 09 Sep 2017


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BRIEF ENCOUNTER / WE WERE DANCING

Author: Two plays by Noel Coward

Director: Horrie Leek

Enquiries: 9808 8438 or email ingehos@hotmail.com

Characters Summary: A wide range of M and F roles available for ages 20 to 60.

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

Theatre: Malvern Theatre, 29 Burke Road, East Malvern

Company Email: home@malverntheatre.com.au

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

Synopsis: Brief Encounter - A bitter sweet love story of two strangers who meet, by chance, on a railway station and who develop a doomed relationship over the course of several months. Running parallel with their story, we witness the more colourful exchanges of the railway staff and other travellers.
We Were Dancing - Coward at his wittiest in this light hearted slice of life in a far flung outpost of the British Empire. Again, involving a passionate love at first meeting. This time involving a flirtatious colonial wife and a handsome stranger. Will they or won't they?

Other Information: Tuesday May 17 for call backs
 

Wyndham Theatre Co.
21-May-2017 at 02:00PM
22-May-2017 at 07:00PM

Performance:
10 Aug 2017 to 19 Aug 2017

 

The Vicar of Dibley

Author: A stage play by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter adapted from the original TV series 
by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer.


Director: George Benca

Enquiries: 041 959 1517

Characters Summary: 5M 3F



Characters: GERALDINE GRAINGER

DAVID HORTON

HUGO HORTON

ALICE TINKER

LETITIA CROPLEY

JIM TROTT

FRANK PICKLE

OWEN NEWITT



Precast Characters: Nil

Audition Venue: Crossroads Theatre, next to Crossroads Uniting Church Cnr Synnot Street and Duncans Road, Werribee.



Theatre: Crossroads Theatre, next to Crossroads Uniting Church Cnr Synnot Street and Duncans Road, Werribee.



Company Email: info@wyndhamtheatrecopany.org.au

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

Synopsis: Life in the miniscule, sleepy Oxfordshire village of Dibley is thrown upside-down when ancient Vicar Pottle dies - and the diocese send a new-fangled female vicar, Geraldine Grainger, as his replacement.
Her arrival is met with a mixture of wonder and horror from the assorted collection of rural yokels who call Dibley home. Autocratic head of the Parish Council and local landowner David Horton is particularly appalled; when it becomes clear that Geraldine does not intend to play second fiddle, he resolves to call in any favour possible to have her removed.

 

The 1812 Theatre
28-May-2017 at 07:00PM

Performance:
05 Oct 2017 to 28 Oct 2017

 

Never The Sinner

Author: John Logan

Director: Geoff Hickey

Enquiries: 98741571

Characters Summary: 6 x M (18 - 60's)
1 x F (20's- 30's)

Characters: Leopold: Academic, intelligent, romantic.

Loeb: Highly intellectual student.

Darrow: Old roaring lion, still fighting (60's)

Crowe:Lawyer/ politician, intelligent.

Reporter 1: Old seasoned reporter, also plays Doc Hulbert - forensic psychiatrist.And the Bailiff.

Reporter 2: Young gossip reporter also plays/ Germaine Rheinhardt (flapper girl)

Reporter 3: Tabloid journalist/ also plays Doc White, expert witness & Sgt Gentile.


Audition Venue: The 1812 Theatre
3-5 Rose Street
Upper Ferntree Gully 3156
74 - F6

Theatre: The 1812 Theatre
3-5 Rose Street
Upper Ferntree Gully
3156
74 - F6

Company Email: admin@1812theatre.com.au

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

Synopsis: Chicago, May 21, 1924. Nathan Leopold Jr., age 18, and Robert Loeb,age 19, killed 14 year old Bobby Franks and were quickly apprehended when Leopold's glasses were found near the corpse.Clarence Darrow
defended them,pleading eloquently against capital
punishment. Why would wealthy young men murder an innocent boy? What demons lurked behind Leob's
flashing good looks? Behind Leopold's saturnine intellect?

Other Information: American Accents required.
Auditions By Appointment Only. Call Geoff Hickey.
Actors On stage for the entire duration of the play.
 

PEP Productions
28-May-2017 at 10:00AM

Performance:
17 Aug 2017 to 26 Aug 2017
 

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Caravan

Author: Donald McDonald

Director: Lorraine Millar

Characters Summary: 3M (late 30s)
3F (lates 30s, early 20s)

Characters: Penny Robinson (late 30’s) – proud caravan owner

Parkes Robinson (late 30’s) – quiet, keen to keep the peace

Rodney Rice (late 30’s) – intellectual

Monica Rice (late 30’s) - snooty

Pierce (late 30’s) – never married, many short term relationships

Gwendolyn (early 20’s) – younger girlfriend of Pierce


Precast Characters: Nil

Audition Venue: Wantirna Primary School
120 Mountain Hwy, Wantirna VIC 3152


Theatre: Doncaster Playhouse
679 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster, Vic, 3108

Company Email: pep.productions06@gmail.com

Company Website: http://pepproductions.org.au/

Synopsis: Caravan takes a lighthearted look at friendship, age and holidays you should never have. Five best friends, nudging forty and hating it, take their first holiday together in a caravan. One of them brings along his new, and all-too-young girlfriend, who threatens the holiday from the start. In the confined space of a caravan, tensions rise and the laughs begin.

Other Information: Production Team
Director: Lorraine Millar
Production Manager: Kath Faichney

Auditions
Sunday 28 May 2017 (10:00am – 4:00pm)

Audition Venue
Wantirna Primary School
120 Mountain Hwy, Wantirna VIC 3152

Call Backs
Tuesday 30th May 2017 (7:00pm – 10:00pm)
Wednesday 31st May 2017 (7:00pm – 10:00pm)

Audition bookings will be taken online: https://www.trybooking.com/PYCJ

For further enquiries, please email contact@pepproductions.org.au
Website: http://pepproductions.org.au

Audition Requirements
All auditionees should prepare one comedic monologue for their audition. It is not expected that you will have memorised the monologue for the audition. You will also be asked to read from the Caravan script which will be given to you at the audition.

Bring a clear non-returnable head shot of yourself.

You may prepare a CV of your training and experience. Please provide details of acting training. If you don’t prepare a CV you will be asked to write these details on the audition form.

The audition should take approximately 10 minutes.

Important Dates

Meet and Greet
Friday 3rd June 2017
Location TBC

First Rehearsal
Wednesday 14th June

Rehearsals
Wednesday (7.00pm-9:00pm)
Sunday (10:00am-2:00pm)

Rehearsals will be held at Wantirna Primary School

Production Week and Performances
Sunday 13 August 2017 – Bump In
Monday 14 August 2017 – Technical Rehearsal
Tuesday 15 August 2017 – Dress Rehearsal
Wednesday 16 August 2017 – Dress Rehearsal
Thursday 17 August 2017 – Performance (Opening Night)
Friday 18 August 2017 – Performance
Saturday 19 August 2017 – Performance
Thursday 24 August 2017 – Performance
Friday 25 August 2017 – Performance
Saturday August 26 2017 – Performance
 

Strathmore Theatre Arts Group
28-May-2017 at 07:30PM
29-May-2017 at 07:30PM

Performance:
17 Aug 2017 to 27 Aug 2017

 

The Female of the Species

Author: Joanna Murray Smith

Director: Mark Stratford

Enquiries: 0431369996, or fencemanfix@gmail.com

Characters Summary: 3M (20s/30s/60s)
3F (20s/30s/60s)

Characters: Margot Mason (60ish)

Slightly the wrong side of 60 and fiercely intelligent, Margot is dominating, self aggrandising and as far as she's concerned an endlessly fascinating font of feminist wisdom. Although she’s perhaps not as sure of all that as she used to be. Margot has always had a tempestuous relationship with most people but especially her daughter Tess. A rich and diverse character this is a delightful role full of light and shade.


Molly Rivers. (early 20s)

Molly is an aspiring journalist keen to interview the feminist icon Margot Mason. Or at least that's her cover story. Turning up on Margot's doorstep, Molly suddenly brandishes a gun and handcuffs Margot to her desk. Determined to blame Margot for he own mother's death, Molly is continually undermined and frustrated by the arrival of Tess, Bryan and the others who have their own scores to settle with Margot and the world.

Tess Thornton. ( 30s; lost.)

Margot's daughter, Tess turns up at Margot's after having walked out on her three children. She says she just needed to walk outside for a moment and just kept walking, got into a taxi and found herself at Margot's. And who IS her father exactly? Old wounds come to the surface as Tess tries to get answers from a mother whom she always felt loved her less than her career. All Tess wanted was a normal life - but now she's not sure!

Bryan Thornton (30s - boyish good looks, genial, thick.)

Husband of Tess, Bryan is a solid citizen of the world, great on numbers and making soup, but not on exciting relationships. A delightful role, Bryan means well and has some great moments as foil to both Margot and Tess as well as annoying Molly when he pinches the gun! Good fun.

Frank ( 20s, good looking, olive or dark skinned)

The taxi driver who brought Tess to Margot's, Frank is young and handsome and frustrated that none of his passengers are ever interested in HIS life. He's tired of having to listen to all of their tales of woe and thinks it's about time somebody listened to him for a change. And all the females of the Species just might be a bit smitten by him!

Theo Hanover ( 60, Margot's publisher, gay)

Flamboyant and by turns frustrated and enthralled with Margot, Theo turns up to try and get something out of Margot only to be nearly shot as he walks in through the door. But what's his secret that even he's not quite sure of? Small role, but well written and lots of fun.

Precast Characters: none

Audition Venue: Strathmore community Hall, corner of Loeman and Napier Sts, Strathmore

Theatre: Strathmore community Hall, corner of Loeman and Napier Sts, Strathmore

Company Email: stag_publicity@optusnet.com.au

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

Synopsis: Margot Mason is suffering from writer’s block. With her publisher on her case and a promise of a new best seller the following week, she’s struggled through all of 223 words. A celebrated feminist writer whose magnum opus The Cerebral Vagina made her famous thirty years ago, Margot has fallen on lean times. As opinionated and obstreperous as ever, relationships have never been Margot’s strong point as a sudden visitor Molly is keen to point out. The only problem is that Molly has a gun and is determined to kill Margot. Into this situation walks Tess, Margot’s daughter, who’s walked out on her children unable to cope any more, closely followed by her bemused husband Bryan. As gunshots echo around the room, Frank the taxi driver, bogged in the driveway, and Theo the publisher arrive to add to the confusion of whom exactly is responsible for what or whom. A delicious black comedy with a delightful twist and great fun to play, The Female of the Species is a 90 minute one actor full of zing and bite from start to finish.

Other Information: Please contact Mark Stratford on 0431369996, or fencemanfix@gmail.com to organise an audition day. Auditions will be open and all auditionees will be required for up to an hour. Familiarity with audition scenes is required.
Further information and scripts available from the director. Good luck!
 

Warrandyte Theatre Company
30-May-2017 at 08:00PM
04-Jun-2017 at 02:00PM

Performance:
17 Nov 2017 to 02 Dec 2017

 

Brief Encounter

Author: Sir Noel Coward. Play adapted by Emma Rice ex of Knee-high Theatre, UK

Director: Adrian Rice

Enquiries: 0439311428

Characters Summary: M 30-55
F 30-55
M x 2 20s/30s
F x 2 20s/30s



Characters: All characters will have English accents.
Alec is 30s-40s Dr. Smart and attractive
Laura is 30s-40s a young professional woman Alec meets at the railway station
Myrtle 30s-50s is the proprietor of the railway station cafe. Prim and stern at times she is able to soften ... eventually, when Albert helps out!
Albert 30s-50s is the Station Master who has his eye on Myrtle.
Stanley 20s-30s and Beryl 20s-30s work for Myrtle. Cheerful and bouncy, they are very fond of each other

Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: Warrandyte Theatre - Mechanics Institute Hall
Yarra St, Warrandyte

Theatre: Warrandyte Theatre - Mechanics Institute Hall
Yarra St, Warrandyte

Company Email: aderice@tpg.com.au

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

Synopsis: This is a play with music. There is a significant singing requirement.
The love story is set in the winter of '38/'39 in England. Alec meets Laura at the railway station cafe and they over a few meetings fall in love. They are married and their love affair is unrequited despite their attempts.
Myrtle, Albert, Stanley and Beryl provide distractions and interludes and accompany the action with the authors songs and poem set to original music. The addition of the music and song provides a playfully comedic backdrop to the love story that plays through the show.

Other Information: We are also seeking musicians 2-3 at least one of whom will be multi instrumental.

All characters, with the exception of Laura will be asked to sing.

Rehearsals will be staged with songs/music first, commencing late August/early September.