Audition Notices


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Williamstown Little Theatre Inc.
03-Sep-2017 at 10:00AM
04-Sep-2017 at 07:00PM

Performance:
15 Nov 2017 to 02 Dec 2017


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The 39 Steps

Author: Patrick Barlow, adapted from the novel by John Buchan & the movie by Alfred Hitchcock

Director: Barbara Hughes

Enquiries: 0458 134 469 or barbarian7@bigpond.com

Characters Summary: 3M (30-50; 20-50)
1 F (20-30)

Characters: (Please note: Ages are indicative only)

RICHARD HANNAY, 30-50:
Our hero. Attractive in a 1930s movie star way. This role requires great comic timing and agility. English accent.

ANNABELLA/MARGARET/PAMELA, 20-30:
Requires a versatile actress to play three roles: Annabella, a mysterious, alluring German spy; Margaret, the young, shy Scottish wife of an older country farmer; and Pamela, our heroine, spunky, independent and very English. You will need to demonstrate your ability with accents at the audition.

CLOWN 1 and CLOWN 2, 20-50, male.
Between them these actors play the other 40 plus roles in the play, including spies and salesmen, vaudeville performers and policemen, landladies and charladies. We need versatile character actors with great comic timing. You must be extremely agile and able to handle multiple British accents. You will need to demonstrate your ability with accents at the audition.



Precast Characters: none

Audition Venue: Williamstown Little Theatre
2 Albert Street
Williamstown

Theatre: Williamstown Little Theatre
2 Albert Street
Williamstown

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

Synopsis: Richard Hannay’s boring life is turned upside down when he meets beautiful spy, Annabella Schmidt. When Annabella is murdered, Richard finds himself being hunted by the mysterious organisation, The 39 Steps. Who are they? And what is their devilish secret? To find out, Hannay must travel to the Scottish Highlands, foil dastardly foreign agents, cross the moors (many times) and win over the girl.

Other Information: Auditions by appointment only: contact Barbara 0417 589 015 or barbarian7@bigpond.com
 

Mordialloc Theatre Co. Inc.
03-Sep-2017 at 02:30PM
05-Sep-2017 at 07:30PM

Performance:
10 Nov 2017 to 25 Nov 2017


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Leading Ladies

Author: Ken Ludwig

Director: Tim Long

Enquiries: wolfisterinc@gmail.com

Characters Summary: 5M(20s,40s,60s) 3F(20s,30s,70s)
Ages are indicative only - it’s more important that we have the right mix of people rather than be locked into the ages specified

Characters: CHARACTERS:

*Ages are indicative only - it’s more important that we have the right mix of people rather than be locked into the ages specified

MEG SNIDER: 30+ Vivacious, with enormous warmth, a great sense of humour and a fresh, unstudied beauty. She harbours a world of dreams, and sleeps on them every night.
LEAD ROLE

LEO CLARK: 40+ British accent, Shakespearean actor down on his luck, capable of doubling as a woman and also looking like a star actor.
LEAD ROLE

JACK GABLE: 40+ British accent, Leo’s partner in crime and theatre. Also doubles as a woman.
LEAD ROLE

DUNCAN WOOLEY: 30 - 40 The local minister, he is a good man at heart, but rather fussy, set in his ways, a bit scatterbrained and lives in his own world.
MEDIUM ROLE

DOC MYERS: 60s-70s The Chief Moose (Lodge leader). A crusty, likeable curmudgeon, he is a country doctor who takes no guff from anybody.
MEDIUM ROLE

BUTCH MYERS: early 20s. A little slow on the uptake, but earnest and sincere, with a good heart. Doc and Butch argue a lot and adore each other.
MEDIUM ROLE
The actor playing Butch doubles the character of FRANK – A heckler (one page)

AUDREY: about 20 Very attractive and extremely sweet and good natured. Must be able to roller skate.
MEDIUM ROLE

AUNT FLORENCE: 70s+ Meg’s aunt. She’s very old, extremely crusty, and her eyesight is terrible.
SMALL ROLE

American accents are required for all characters except Jack and Leo.


Precast Characters: None.

Audition Venue: Guide Hall, Glebe Avenue, Cheltenham (off Charman Road)

Theatre: Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale

Company Email: mordialloctheatre@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady’s vivacious niece, Meg, who’s engaged to the local minister.

Other Information: As all auditionees must have read the script, please email www.mordialloctheatre.com to acquire a copy.
 

Brighton Theatre Co.
04-Sep-2017 at 07:30PM
05-Sep-2017 at 07:30PM

Performance:
09 Nov 2017 to 25 Nov 2017


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The Return

Author: Reg Cribb

Director: Deborah Fabbro

Enquiries: 0416 141 838, orbbaf@ozemail.com.au


Characters Summary: 3M (20s,30s,40s) 2F (20s, 40s)

Characters: STEVE: ex-con aged in his 40s, imposing looking
TREV: ex-con aged in his 20s, gaunt
Both have a dangerous, street-wise edginess about them

LISA: university student, middle class, mid 20s, very attractive

MAUREEN: suburban housewife, late 40s

WRITER: male, middle class, early 30s

Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: Brighton Theatre Company,
Cnr Wilson Street and Carpenter Street,
Brighton 3186

Theatre: Brighton Theatre Company,
Cnr Wilson Street and Carpenter Street,
Brighton 3186

Company Email: enquire@brightontheatreco.com

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

Synopsis: A thug and his junior partner in crime take a late night train from Perth to Fremantle, menacing passengers along the way. For an hour they own the train. Riding the uneasy line between comedy and terror, The Return is a tautly-written study in peer pressure, anxiety and suppressed violence in a social class which is often silenced.

Other Information: Information for prospective auditionees:
It is highly desirable that anyone wishing to audition should know the play well enough to be able to describe the “story” and to have some clear idea of the role or roles for which they wish to audition.
Routine rehearsals will be 7.30–10.00pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and 2.00pm–5.00pm Sunday afternoons. Actors need to be able to commit unconditionally not only for an entire performance season but also for all scheduled rehearsals at which their attendance is required.
 

Heidelberg Theatre Co.
10-Sep-2017 at 06:30PM
11-Sep-2017 at 07:00PM

Performance:
17 Nov 2017 to 02 Dec 2017


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Blood Brothers

Author: Willy Russell

Director: Bruce Akers

Enquiries: bwakers27@hotmail.com

Characters Summary: 3M(20s-early 30s, 30+), 3F(20s-early 30s, late 30s- 40s), chorus

Characters: • Edward: 20s-early 30s. (ages 7-25 in the play). Actor required to play Edward at various ages during the play. Speaks with refined accent. Twin brother to Mickey, given away by mother to well-to-do Lyons family. Attends the best boarding school. Earnest and sheltered. Delighted to and befriend Mickey. Open and optimistic.

• Mickey: 20s-early 30s. (ages 7-25 in the play). Actor required to play Mickey at various ages during the play. Speaks with Liverpool accent. Twin brother to Edward, raised by his mother in relative poverty. A fiery character, he is nevertheless good-natured and well meaning. He is subject to periods of depression.

• The Mother (Mrs Johnstone) the real mother of Edward and Mickey: late 30s- 40s (ages 25- 50 in the play). Speaks with Liverpool accent. Single mother of seven. Compassionate and determined. Naturally maternal but can act on impulse as opposed to thinking carefully over the consequences of her actions. Superstitious. Actor must be able to carry a tune, as Mother sings unaccompanied at the beginning of the play.

• Mrs Lyons, who adopts Edward: late 30s-40s. (ages 30-55 in the play). Speaks with refined accent. Upper class wife from a world of privilege, desperate to have a baby. Unhealthy obsession with protecting Edward from the truth.

• Linda, friend of Mickey and Edward: 20s-early 30s. (ages 7-25 in the play). Actor required to play Linda at various ages during the play. Grows up in the same neighbourhood as the Johnstone family. In love with Mickey. A lovely and caring person.

• Narrator - also plays The Milkman, The Doctor, The Policeman, The Conductor and others: Male-30s plus. Observes and comments on the action of the play and at various times steps into the story as various characters. A cross between a storyteller and a moral commentator.

• Chorus - as required. Will be used as and when needed. Small parts (to be decided), filling out scenes, setting up and dismantling scenes onstage. – Includes the part of Sammy (the elder brother to the twins). 20s-30s. A troublemaker all his life. Not a large part. Speaks with a Liverpool accent. – Also, school mates etc.
– A perfect opportunity to obtain valuable on-stage experience.


Audition Venue: 36 Turnham Ave, Rosanna, Vic (opp. Rosanna Stn.)

Theatre: 36 Turnham Ave, Rosanna, Vic

Company Email: htc@htc.org.au

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

Synopsis: Blood Brothers is the tale of twin brothers born into a large working-class family in Liverpool, England and what happens when their mother decides to have one of them adopted.
The play is a study of the differences and conflicts of their upbringings, their relationships with each other and with their real and adopted mothers.

Note: This is the Play version (not the Musical version)


Other Information: • Accents - The play is set in and around Liverpool, England. Accents from that region will be used.
• Scripts - Available at the theatre 30 minutes prior to each audition.
• AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT: For audition appointment, or for other queries, contact Bruce Akers on bwakers27@hotmail.com or 0432 984 781
• Auditionees, please bring a recent headshot and a brief CV of your recent stage experienceOTHER INFO
• Rehearsals commence in the last week of September with two weeknight rehearsals - possibly Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 pm (to be confirmed) plus Sunday afternoon from 1:00 pm.
• Blood Brothers show page: http://htc.org.au/plays/2017/5bbs.html
• Performance dates/times: 8.00 pm on Nov 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30 & Dec 1, 2. 2.00 pm on Nov 19, 26 & Dec 2.
• Day of last performance Dec 2 has two shows, at 2.00 pm and 8.00 pm
 

Essendon Theatre Co.
19-Sep-2017 at 07:30PM
24-Sep-2017 at 02:00PM

Performance:
23 Nov 2017 to 02 Dec 2017

 

Unnecessary Farce

Author: Paul Slade Smith

Director: George Benca

Enquiries: George Benca at georgebenca@gmail.com or 0419 591 517

Characters Summary: 4 M (1x 30’s, 2 x 20 – 50, 1 x 50 – 70) 3 F (1 x 30’s, 1 x 20 – 30, 1 x 50 – 70’s)

Characters: American accents required except for Todd who requires a Scottish accent

Eric Sheridan: Male, 30s. A bookish, even-keeled police officer who's thrown into some difficult situations--while not wearing any pants.

Billie Dwyer: Female, 20s/30s. A police officer. Eric's partner. Although she seems to lack every skill needed for police work, she is enthusiastic and eager to succeed.

Karen Brown: Female, 30s. An accountant who usually has a very professional demeanor, but seems unable to keep herself in control today.

Mayor Meekly: Male, 50s to 70s. A sweet, gentle fellow, who seems very Innocent (with a capital I)

Agent Frank: Male, 20s to 50s. Town Hall head of Security. Although he can seem confident and even gruff, in moments of crisis he is easily reduced to a very frightened man

Todd: Male, 20s to 50s. Speaks with a pronounced Scottish accent. A professional hit man who's accent gets thicker the angrier he gets, until he's completely indecipherable.

Mary Meekly: Female, 50s to 70s. the Mayor's wife. Small statured, she seems very sweet natured, and a good match for her husband the mayor.

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: In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there's some confusion as to who's in which room, who's being videotaped, who's taken the money, who's hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes.

Other Information: Auditions are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please apply to organise your audition time and for any further information.
 

Brighton Theatre Co.
23-Sep-2017 at 02:00PM
25-Sep-2017 at 07:00PM

Performance:
14 Dec 2017 to 17 Dec 2017


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Friday Magic - BTC Youth Production

Author: Hayley Lawson-Smith

Director: Pedro Ramos

Characters Summary: 12 roles

Characters: This is an ensemble play. All roles are significant and receive about equal stage and speech time.

All actors should be approx 16-25 years old. No prior experience required.

WOLDOLFA (F or M): The big, bad wolf - principal of the high school. She is commanding, intimidating, imposing and bossy, but genuinely cares about the reputation of her school and students.

SPARKLES (F or M): The fairy godfather - new substitute drama teacher. He is fabulous and cheerful, but well-composed. Witty and clever, preferring the indirect approach.

AURORA (F): The princess - tough-talking school rebel. She is straight-talking, no-nonsense, with a disdain for authority. Yet she is loyal and fiercely determined.

KEVIN (M): The knight - high-achieving school champ. Well meaning and good-natured, he stands up for others but never stands up for himself, giving in to pressures.

DANIEL (M): The ugly duckling - new kid in school. Overly trusting, naive, and nervous. What he lacks in self-confidence he makes up for in good intentions.

THE CHORUS (7 roles, M or F) - Seven mischievous, opportunistic students who are always together and always out for themselves, happy to take advantage of any situation or anyone. They each have a specific personality trait, similar to the Seven Dwarves.

Precast Characters: none

Audition Venue: Brighton Theatre Company
Cnr Wilson and Carpenter Streets, Brighton, VIC
3186
(Inside Brighton Town Hall)

Theatre: Brighton Theatre Company

Performance dates:
December 14-17, 2017
5 shows (3 @7pm, 1 @2pm, 1 @4pm)

Company Email: enquire@brightontheatreco.com

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

Synopsis: When the big, bad Wolf is the principal of a high school, the only chance to save the school arts program is the new substitute drama teacher – the fabulous Fairy Godfather!

Take all your classic fairy tale characters and flip them on their heads in this magical new comedy by one of Bayside’s most talented emerging writers. Will the new ugly duckling student and the school champ get expelled for following their dreams? Can the rebellious, tough-talking princess save the day? Is there ever really such a thing as too much glitter?!

Other Information: Please contact the Director, Pedro Ramos on youth.brightontheatre@gmail.com for a copy of the script and to book an audition slot.

*Production crew spots (light, sound, costumes, etc) are also available for those in the 16-25 age range. Please contact the Director.*