Audition Notices


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Sherbrooke Theatre Co. Inc.
06-Aug-2017 at 02:00PM

Performance:
To Be Advised


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The Odd Couple

Author: Neil Simon

Director: Michelle Swann

Enquiries: 0402 354 651

Characters Summary: 6M (40s) 2F (30s)

Characters: Oscar Madison: A slovenly, recently divorced sportswriter. 

Felix Ungar: A fastidious, hypochondriac news-writer (photographer in the television series) whose marriage is ending. 

Murray: A NYPD policeman, one of Oscar and Felix's poker buddies. Very 'straight up'

Speed: One of the poker buddies. Gruff and sarcastic, often picking on Vinnie and Murray. 

Vinnie: One of the poker buddies. Vinnie is mild-mannered and henpecked, making him an easy target for Speed's verbal barbs. 

Roy: One of the poker buddies. Oscar's accountant. Roy has a dry wit but less cutting than Speed. 

Cecily and Gwendolyn Pigeon: Oscar and Felix's upstairs neighbors, a pair of English sisters. The former is a divorcée, the latter a widow. 


Precast Characters: Nil

Audition Venue: Factory 4/22 Jesmond Road Croydon Vic 3136

Theatre: Doncaster Playhouse

Company Email: birdtony50@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: Divorced from his wife, Oscar lives in the cheerful chaos his carefree nature thrives on. Into the midst of his smoke-laden, beer-sodden weekly poker session, comes Felix, newly separated from his wife and, so he says, suicidal. At Oscar's invitation Felix moves in, and is soon finding comfort in performing, with the same thoroughness which lost him his wife, the cooking, cleaning, polishing and laundry until Oscar is almost reduced, by continuous nagging, to a nervous wreck.
 

Frankston Theatre Group Inc.
07-Aug-2017 at 07:30PM
08-Aug-2017 at 07:30PM

Performance:
17 Nov 2017 to 03 Dec 2017


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Caught in The Net

Author: Ray Cooney

Director: Roy Thompson

Enquiries: 0419 304 650

Characters Summary: 2 Males 40-50
2 Females 40sh
1 Male 60's
1 Teenage boy
1 Teenage girl

Characters: John Smith. Taxi driver.Happy with his life
Stanley, John's lodger & friend
Wife one & two, happily married to John
Elder male,doddery father of Stanley


Precast Characters: NONE !!

Audition Venue: The Shed,
Cnr Overport & Somerset Roads
Frankston Sth
3199

Theatre: Mt Eliza Community Centre
Canadian Bay Road
Mt Eliza
Vic 3030

Company Email: secretary@frankstontheatregroup.org.au

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

Synopsis: John Smith is happily juggling his two families with both wives totally unaware of each other.
The teenage boy is from one family, the girl from the other.Now, everything is fine until they meet on the internet !!Because of all the similarities they decide to meet up.
When John learns of their plans he plunges into a hell-hole of his own making in order to keep them apart.
The ever spiralling gets out of hand as John busts a gut to juggle with the truth.

Other Information: The performances are cabaret.
Auditions by appointment.
 

Encore Theatre Inc.
13-Aug-2017 at 02:00PM
14-Aug-2017 at 07:00PM

Performance:
13 Oct 2017 to 28 Oct 2017

 

Cactus Flower

Author: Abe Burrows

Director: Ewen Crockett

Enquiries: 0414 991 141

Characters Summary: 7M (30s, 30-40s, any age)
4F (20s-30s, 30-40s, any age)

Characters: NOTE: All age ranges provided below are flexible.

Dr Julian Winston – a dentist (30s-40s)
Stephanie Dickinson – Julian’s efficient nurse with a soft, soothing voice (30s-40s)
Toni Simmons – Julian’s attractive girlfriend (20s-30s)
Harvey Greenfield – Julian’s friend (30s-40s)
Igor Sullivan – attractive and athletic (30s)
Mrs Dixon Durant – a society matron (any age)
Senor Arturo Sanchez – a well-dressed South American with a pleasant Spanish accent (any age)
Customer (any age)
Waiter (any age)
Boticelli’s Springtime – a beautiful woman with a Boticelli figure (20s-30s)
Music Lover (any age)

Audition Venue: 31 Highland Ave, Oakleigh East VIC 3166

Theatre: 9 Cooke St, Clayton VIC 3168

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

Synopsis: Set in the 1960s, Cactus Flower is a comedy about a philandering dentist who keeps his many affairs at bay by claiming to be married with children.

When the ruse threatens to catch up with him, he drafts his prickly nurse to pose as his wife. She blossoms and he finds himself falling in love with the lovely cactus flower right under his very nose.

This is a show packed with fast jokes, mistaken identities and misunderstandings. As the play skips along, the plot becomes more and more impossible and uncomfortably hilarious.

Other Information: Please contact the director Ewen Crockett on 0414 991 141 or orbbaf@ozemail.com.au to preview the script or book your audition.
 

Beaumaris Theatre Inc.
19-Aug-2017 at 10:00AM
20-Aug-2017 at 10:00AM

Performance:
To Be Advised

 

Death by Fatal Murder

Author: Peter Gordon

Director: Robyn Morris

Enquiries: 0439 979811

Characters Summary: 4 F (20-60)
4 M (30-50)

Characters: Nancy Allwright - 30's - English accent, (not over done) - down to earth - married ?? to Squadron Leader (Stiffy) Allwright

Ginny Farquhar - 20's - horsey - has a braying laugh - over the top English accent

Constable Thomkins - 30's - earnest & capable - English accent but a bit more down to earth.

Inspector Pratt - 40's / 50's - English accent - bumbling down to earth - mixes up his words

Miss Joan Maple - 50's / 60's - English accent - down to earth

Blodwyn Morgan - female - 40's / 50's - must be able to attempt a Welsh accent - blousy - dabbles in the occult - drops into a male Scottish accent and then an old mans voice

Enzo Garibaldi - 30's / 40's - Italian gigolo - a bit greasy - later drops into an English accent

Squadron Leader Roger (Stiffy) Allwright - 30's - married ?? to Nancy Allwright - toffy English accent - walks with a limp - uses a walking stick

Audition Venue: Beaumaris Theatre- 82 Wells Road Beaumaris

Theatre: Beaumaris Theatre- 82 Wells Road Beaumaris

Company Email: info@beaumaristheatre.com.au

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

Synopsis: Inspector Pratt's record of crime detection at Bagshot House is not enviable. In his two previous visits the body count mounted disastrously as he looked on, helpless and hopeless. Now he’s back and, as usual, chaos reigns supreme!

During the course of his latest investigations, Pratt meets the new owner of the house, Nancy Allwright. Soon he is embroiled in more mystery, aided and abetted by Miss Maple and Constable Thomkins. Upper-crust Ginny and Italian gigolo, Enzo, help with enquiries but danger soon looms with an unexpected arrival and a frightening suggestion by Welsh busybody and clairvoyant, Blodwyn Morgan.

Other Information: Rehearsals will be on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7.30 pm and Sunday nights at 7pm. Rehearsals start on the 12th September.

Production dates are the 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 23rd, 24th and 25th of November.
 

Strathmore Theatre Arts Group
20-Aug-2017 at 06:30PM
21-Aug-2017 at 07:30PM

Performance:
09 Nov 2017 to 19 Nov 2017

 

Charitable Intent and Face to Face

Author: David Williamson

Director: Roderick Chappel

Enquiries: roderickchappel@ozemail.com.au or 9718-0486.


Characters Summary: multiple male and female 20+ (option for double casting)

Characters: Cast Requirements

These are two separate but related plays with one character – Jack Manning – common to both. Some cast members will be in only one of the plays, but it will be possible for some (in addition to the actor playing Jack Manning) to have a part in each play. This is further explained below.

Characters

The roles vary in size, but each character is important, and is onstage throughout the play. A character named as a “major part” below has over 100 lines. The age ranges given below are those indicated by the playwright, but for some characters ages are quite flexible.

Both Plays

Jack Manning
Community conference convenor, 40s. Major part in each play.

Charitable Intent

Bryony
CEO of the company “Enabling and Caring”, mid-30s. She is impeccably dressed, with a false smile. She has been employed to bring change to the company, and has trodden on some toes while doing so. Major part.

Brian
Chairman of the Board, early 50s, a prosperous, driven, businessman. He is unhappy with dissention within the company, and supportive of his CEO. Major part.

Amanda
Head of Program Management, mid-40s, overweight and unfashionably dressed. She is at odds with Bryony, who has, she believes, treated her badly. Major part.

Stella
Financial Controller, early 50s, friend and supporter of Amanda. Major part.

Tamsyn
Head of Human Resources, early 30s. She pretends to be professionally neutral but has acted deviously in support of Bryony.

Giulia
Head of Public Relations and Marketing, mid-20s. She had been appointed by Bryony to replace Amanda in this role.

Cassie
Head of Finance, mid-20s. Like Giulia, she was Bryony’s protégé.

Face to Face

Glen Tregaskis
A former worker at “Baldoni Exhibition Constructions”, mid-20s. He is a decent man, but not very bright, and with a short fuse. He has been sacked for vandalising his boss’s car, and is likely to be prosecuted for the crime. However, he loved his work at Baldoni’s, and now wants his job back. Major part.

Maureen Tregaskis
Glen’s mother, early 40s. She is at the meeting to support Glen, and makes important contributions to the developing story.

Barry McLean
Glen’s oldest mate, who knows Glen’s background, mid-20s.

Greg Baldoni
Owner and manager of Baldoni’s, early 50s. A somewhat imperfect boss. Major part.

Claire Baldoni
Greg’s wife, 40s to 50s. Not very happy with her husband.

Luka Mitrovic
Worker at Baldoni’s, early-30s. He is one of those who have made Glen’s life difficult at work. Major part.

Richard Halligan
Foreman at Baldoni’s, 40s. He is a decent man but has turned a blind eye to what was happening to Glen.

Julie Rossiter
Greg Baldoni’s personable young personal assistant, with whom Greg has become rather too close.

Therese Martin
Greg Baldoni’s accountant, age unspecified but fairly young, less outgoing than Julie. She has been unhappy with how the company’s finances are managed.

Precast Characters: none

Audition Venue: STAG, corner of Loeman and Napier Sts Strathmore

Theatre: STAG, corner of Loeman and Napier Sts Strathmore

Company Email: stag_publicity@optusnet.com.au

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

Synopsis: In the 1990s David Williamson, Australia’s best-known playwright, saw the dramatic potential of Community Conferencing—a process which facilitates communication between people who are in serious interpersonal conflict or are dealing with anti-social behaviour.

Williamson demonstrated the power of Community Conferencing by translating it to the stage in his Jack Manning Trilogy.

These two short plays from the Trilogy explore very different cases of workplace conflict, with contrasting outcomes.
Charitable Intent, before interval, deals with a charity fund-raising company which has been undergoing disruptive organisational change.
In Face to Face, after interval, a victim of workplace bullying has then been fired after vandalising his boss’s expensive car.
In each intriguing situation there are unexpected developments, as secrets are revealed and human emotions and motivations come to the surface.

Other Information: Casting in Both Plays

The scope for overlap of casts between the two plays is limited by the fact that Charitable Intent has 6 women and 2 men, whereas Face to Face has 6 men and 4 women. Up to four actresses could appear in both plays, in roles appropriate to their ages. The actor playing Brian in Charitable Intent could play either Greg or Richard in Face to Face.

Audition candidates are welcome to audition for one or more parts in either or both plays, and to indicate whether, if cast, they would prefer a single role or would accept a part in each play if offered. Casting will not be influenced by whether an audition candidate wishes to be in one or both plays.

Inquiries

Open auditions will be held at the theatre on Sunday 20 August at 6:30 p.m. and on Monday 21 August at 7:30 p.m. Auditionees are encouraged to attend for the whole audition if possible, or for at least an hour, so that there will be sufficient numbers present. Please contact the director, Roderick Chappel, to book an audition, to access the scripts, and for a list of audition pieces: roderickchappel@ozemail.com.au or 9718-0486.