Audition Notices


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Eltham Little Theatre Inc.
04-Nov-2017 at 02:00PM
05-Nov-2017 at 02:00PM

Performance:
To Be Advised

 

Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde

Director: Brad Buckingham

Enquiries: 0421 054 138

Characters Summary: Algernon M 25-35
Jack M 30-35
Gwendolyn F 23-30
Cecily F 18
Lady Bracknell F 50ish
Miss Prism F 50ish
Dr Chasuible M 50ish
Lane/ Merriman M 30-60

Characters: Algernon
M 25-35 A languid poser of the leisure class, bored by conventions and looking for excitement. He, too, leads a double life, being Algernon in the city and Ernest in the country. Algernon, unlike Jack, is not serious and is generally out for his own gratification. He falls in love and proposes to Jack's ward, Cecily, while posing as Jack's wicked younger brother, Ernest.

Jack
M 30 -35 A young, eligible bachelor about town. In the city he goes by the name Ernest, and in the country he is Jack — a local magistrate of the county with responsibilities. His family pedigree is a mystery, but his seriousness and sincerity are evident. He proposes to The Honorable Gwendolen Fairfax and, though leading a double life, eventually demonstrates his conformity to the Victorian moral and social standards.

Gwendolyn
23 – 30 Lady Bracknell's daughter, exhibiting some of the sophistication and confidence of a London socialite, believes style to be important, not sincerity. She is submissive to her mother in public but rebels in private. While demonstrating the absurdity of such ideals as only marrying a man named Ernest, she also agrees to marry Jack despite her mother's disapproval of his origins.

Cecily
18 Jack Worthing's ward, daughter of his adopted father, Sir Thomas Cardew. She is of debutante age, 18, but she is being tutored at Jack's secluded country estate by Miss Prism, her governess. She is romantic and imaginative, and feeling the repression of Prism's rules. A silly and naïve girl, she declares that she wants to meet a wicked man. Less sophisticated than Gwendolen, she falls in love with Algernon but feels he would be more stable if named Ernest.

Lady Bracknell
50ish he perfect symbol of Victorian earnestness — the belief that style is more important than substance and that social and class barriers are to be enforced. Lady Bracknell is Algernon's aunt trying to find a suitable wife for him. A strongly opinionated matriarch, dowager, and tyrant, she believes wealth is more important than breeding and bullies everyone in her path. Ironically, she married into the upper class from beneath it. She attempts to bully her daughter, Gwendolen.

Miss Prism
50ish Cecily's governess and a symbol of Victorian moral righteousness. She is educating Cecily to have no imagination or sensationalism in her life. Quoting scripture as a symbol of her Victorian morality, she reveals a secret life of passion by her concern for the whereabouts of her misplaced novel and her flirtation with the local vicar. She becomes the source of Jack's revelation about his parents.

Dr Chasuble
50 ish Like Miss Prism, he is the source of Victorian moral judgments, but under the surface he appears to be an old lecher. His sermons are interchangeable, mocking religious conventions. Like the servants, he does what Jack (the landowner) wants: performing weddings, christenings, sermons, funerals, and so on. However, beneath the religious exterior, his heart beats for Miss Prism.

Lane and Merrian

30- 60 Negotiable
Servants of Algernon and Jack. Lane says soothing and comforting things to his employer but stays within the neutral guidelines of a servant. He is leading a double life, eating sandwiches and drinking champagne when his master is not present. He aids and abets the lies of Algernon. Merriman keeps the structure of the plot working: He announces people and happenings. Like Lane, he does not comment on his betters, but solemnly watches their folly. His neutral facial expressions during crisis and chaos undoubtedly made the upper-class audience laugh.


Precast Characters: N/A

Audition Venue: Eltham Little Theatre- rehearsal room
1603 Main Rd Research Victoria


Theatre: Eltham Little Theatre
1603 Main Rd Research Victoria


Company Email: elthamlittletheatre@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies. It’s the story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure. The elaborate plot ridicules Victorian sensibilities with some of the best loved, and indeed bizarre, charactersto be found on the modern stage.
 

Beaumaris Theatre Inc.
11-Nov-2017 at 10:00AM
14-Nov-2017 at 07:30PM

Performance:
02 Mar 2018 to 17 Mar 2018

 

Chicago

Author: Fred Ebb, John Kander, Bob Fosse, Script Adaptation David Thompson

Director: Debbie Keyt

Enquiries: 0401 450 979

Characters Summary: 10 F (18 plus) 9 M (18 plus)

Characters: Velma Kelly
Roxie Hart
Billy Flynn
Matron 'Mama' Morton
Mary Sunshine
Amos Hart
Court Clerk
Judge
Sergeant Fogarty
Aaron
Martin Harrison
Harry
Fred Casely
Mona
Go-To-Hell-Kitty
Annie
June
Hunyak
LIz


Precast Characters: None

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: In roaring twenties Chicago, Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap... until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another Merry Murderess Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the American Dream of fame, fortune, and acquittal.

Other Information: Please see www.beaumaristheatre.com.au for all other information
 

Malvern Theatre Company Inc.
12-Nov-2017 at 01:30PM

Performance:
16 Feb 2018 to 03 Mar 2018

 

LAST GAS

Author: John Cariani

Director: Helen Ellis

Enquiries: for further details contact the director at vpimage2001@hotmail.com

Characters Summary: 4M(16,41,41,63) 2F(40,41)

Characters: NAT PARADIS – A slight, seemingly harmless man. Nearly 41 but may be boyish. A charming loser. Good at seeming happy. Passionate Red Sox fan.
TROY PARADIS-PULCIFER – Nat’s son, 16. A substantial, impressive young man; bigger and stronger than his dad.
DWIGHT PARADIS – Nat’s father, 63. A larger-than-life kind of guy, rough around the edges, substantial, loves a good time.
GUY GAGNON – Nat’s best friend, 41. Loyal, stoic and fat. Passionate Red Sox fan.
CHERRY-TRACEY PULCIFER – Troy’s mother, 41. A smart, ambitious, substantial woman.
LURENE LEGASSEY SOLOWAY – A female visitor, 40.

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: This funny and touching comedy, tells the story of lonely Nat Paradis, who manages the last store to get gas before the Canadian border to the north and the North Maine Woods to the west. When an old flame returns to town, Nat gets a chance to rekindle a romance he gave up on years ago. Unfortunately, on the same day, his best friend arrives with the gift of a lifetime, Red Sox versus Yankees tickets. Nat’s quiet world sparks to life as last chances and choices collide. The pressure to make the right choice grows with unwelcome input from his son’s mother and his own father.
 

Brighton Theatre Co.
12-Nov-2017 at 06:00PM
13-Nov-2017 at 07:00PM

Performance:
15 Feb 2018 to 03 Mar 2018

 

In The Next Room or the vibrator play

Author: Sarah Ruhl

Director: Natasha Boyd

Enquiries: info@bookbonding.com.au
0413 188 513

Characters Summary: 3M 4F

Characters: Dr. Givings, a man in his forties, a specialist in gynaecological and hysterical disorders.
Catherine Givings, his wife, a woman in her late twenties.
Sabrina Daldry, his patient, a woman in her early thirties.
Annie, a woman in her late thirties, Dr. Giving’s midwife assistant.
Leo Irving, Dr. Giving’s other patient, an Englishman in his twenties or thirties.
Mr. Daldry, Sabrina Daldry’s husband, a man in his forties or fifties.
Elizabeth, an African-American woman in her thirties. A wet-nurse by default.


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: Set in 1880s New York and at the dawn of the age of electricity, this Victorian era story is based on the bizarre historical fact that doctors used vibrators to treat ‘hysterical’ women (and some men). The play centres on Dr Givings and his young wife Catherine who has recently had her first child, and how his new therapy affects their entire household. When a new “hysterical” patient and her husband bring a wet nurse and their own complicated relationship into the doctor’s home, Dr. and Mrs. Givings must examine the nature of their own marriage, and what it truly means to love someone. The play opened on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre in November 2009. Inspired by ‘The Technology of Orgasm’ by Rachel P. Maines, the play was a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for the 2010 Tony Award for Best Play, Best Featured Actress, and Best Costume.

Other Information: AUDITION INFORMATION
1. Audition slots available = Sunday 12th November 6pm or 7.15pm or Mon 13th November 7pm or 8.30pm. Applicants are advised to read the script beforehand. There will be set pages given prior via email if requested. You will need to be available for up to 60 minutes for the audition and will be reading against other auditionees. I will do my best to run on time.

2. Please send your character and audition time preference along with Performing Arts CV (ONE page only, with contact mobile and headshot photo) to the Director info@bookbonding.com.au For more info feel free to contact Natasha Boyd via email or phone 0413 188 513

3. Rehearsals will most likely be Tues and Thursday evenings and Sundays (time to be negotiated with cast - either afternoon or evenings)

4. Our first read through will most likely be Sunday 19th November (if all cast available) and then start rehearsals on Tuesday 21st November. There will be no rehearsals over the Xmas / New Year period. We will have final 2017 rehearsal on Tues 19th December and resume again on Sunday 7th January.


 

Williamstown Little Theatre Inc.
19-Nov-2017 at 01:00PM
20-Nov-2017 at 07:30PM

Performance:
08 Feb 2018 to 24 Feb 2018

 

Mr Bailey's Minder


Author: Debra Oswald

Director: Deborah Fabbro

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

Characters Summary: 2M (60+, 30) 2F(20s, 30s)

Characters: Therese – mid 20s streetwise, boisterous, defensive, volatile

Margo - late 30s executive businesswoman – brittle

Leo - late 60s artist – volatile, shows signs of years of boozing

*Gavin - 30s con man – suave, smooth

*Karl - about 30 tradesman – gentle, polite

*Note – same actor to play both Gavin and Karl

Audition Venue: Williamstown Little Theatre, 2 Albert St, Williamstown VIC 3016

Theatre: Williamstown Little Theatre, 2 Albert St, Williamstown VIC 3016

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

Synopsis: Leo paints ordinary stuff and ordinary people but his picture'll make them look special - make them beautiful and glowing and - But it's not tizzying things up. It's like Leo can see the specialness inside a thing so when a person looks at the painting they can see it too.

Abusive, cantankerous and burned out by booze, Leo Bailey is one of Australia's national treasures. A gifted painter and chronic alcoholic, he can no longer take care of himself. His resentful daughter has been through a succession of minders, until Therese comes along, fresh out of jail and determined to make a go of her limited options.

MR BAILEY'S MINDER is a tough, funny and big-hearted play. It's about shame and judgment, about who deserves to be loved and forgiven. It looks at how people exploit each other and where they find the beauty; and the qualities of transcendence, letting go and forgiveness.

Other Information: Auditions by appointment only. To make an appointment or enquiry, please contact Deborah: orbbaf@ozemail.com.au 0416 141 838

Those attending an audition are requested to bring an audition form downloaded from http://www.wlt.org.au/auditions, together with a non returnable headshot (need not be a studio shot).
 

Heidelberg Theatre Co.
19-Nov-2017 at 07:30PM
20-Nov-2017 at 07:30PM

Performance:
16 Feb 2018 to 03 Mar 2018

 

Crossing Delancey

Author: Susan Sandler

Director: Llaaneath Poor

Enquiries: queen_styxia_89@hotmail.com

Characters Summary: 3F(1 x 30s-40s, 2 x 50s-70s) 3M(2 x 30s-40s)


Characters: • BUBBIE (60-70s): a feisty, sharp-witted woman who immigrated to the United States as a young girl and has lived ever since in the shrinking community of New York City known as the lower east side.
• ISABELLE (30-40s): “Izzy” Grossman, her granddaughter, a bookish dreamer.
• HANNAH (50-70s): a professional matchmaker, a wheeler-dealer, and friend of Bubbie's.
• TYLER (30-40s): a well-known writer of fiction, handsome, exceedingly charming and self-involved.
• SAM (30-40s): a pickleman and a poet, an inhabitant of the lower east side, gentle, intuitive, appealing, and very wise for his years.

Audition Venue: 36 Turnham Ave.
Rosanna
VIC 3084

Theatre: 36 Turnham Ave.
Rosanna
VIC 3084

Company Email: htc@htc.org.au

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

Synopsis: Thirty-something Izzy Grossman lives alone on the West Side of Manhattan, has a job at a prestigious independent bookstore, plenty of friends, and a handsome local author to dream about. None of this matters to her Bubbie, a strong-minded, fiercely loving, traditional Jewish grandmother, who worries about her living alone. She decides to take matters into her own hands and along with her friend the matchmaker, set out to find a good catch for Izzy.
Crossing Delancey is a charming and heartfelt story exploring the bonds of family and tradition; the culture clash of old East Side and new West Side; and the romantic benefits of a new hat.

Other Information: • Accents - American (New York/Jewish) accents required.
• Scripts - Contact the director for details
• AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT: For audition appointment, or for other queries, contact Llaaneath Poor at this email queen_styxia_89@hotmail.com
• Auditionees, please bring a recent headshot.
• Performance dates/times: 8.00 pm on Feb 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28 & Mar 1, 2, 3. 2.00 pm on Feb 18, 25 & Mar 3. Day of last performance, Mar 3 has two shows, at 2.00 pm and 8.00 pm
• NOTE: Due to level-crossing-removal works at Rosanna Station, parking adjacent to the theatre is limited. Off-street parking behind Rosanna Library can be accessed via Douglas Street.
 

Strathmore Theatre Arts Group
20-Nov-2017 at 07:00PM
21-Nov-2017 at 07:00PM

Performance:
01 Mar 2018 to 11 Mar 2018

 

Wait Until Dark

Author: Frederick Knott

Director: Rhys Purdey

Enquiries: 0422 179 065 or at rb_purdey@hotmail.com

Characters Summary: 2F 4 M 2 M or F

Characters: SUSY (female, 30-35) – wife to Sam who is blind as a result of a previous accident. Bored by her mundane life, she unknowingly becomes the pawn of the deception. A LARGE ROLE.



· ROAT (male, 40+) – a murderous and deceitful con man, the “mastermind” of the operation. Good at characterisation. A LARGE ROLE.



· MIKE (male, 30+) – tall and rugged ex-convict who ends up sympathising with Suzy during his involvement in the deception. A LARGE ROLE.



· CARLINO (male, 40+) – a clumsy ex-convict who is more brains than brawn. Masquerades as a police detective for most of the play. A MEDIUM ROLE.



· GLORIA (female, 12-15) – Susy’s neighbour who is immature to some extent. Assists Susy on a regular basis and becomes more integral as the play progresses. A MEDIUM ROLE.



· SAM (male, 30-35) – ex-Marine turned photographer, husband to Susy. Spends most of the play away on assignment. A SMALL ROLE.



· POLICEMEN (male/female, 30+) – a VERY SMALL ROLE at the end of the play.



· POLICEMEN (male/female, 30+) – a VERY SMALL ROLE at the end of the play.

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: A sinister con man and two ex-convicts have traced the location of a doll, which contains a hidden substance of great value, to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. Sam had apparently been persuaded by a strange woman to transport the doll across the Canadian border. However, after the woman turns up murdered, matters become more urgent. The con man and his ex-convicts, through a cleverly constructed deception, convince Susy that the police have implicated Sam in the women’s murder, and the doll, which she believes is the key to his innocence, is evidence. But just how far will Susy fall into their sinister web of lies and deceit?

Other Information: Standard American accents required.

· Auditions will be held on at 7:00pm on 20th and 21st November 2017 at:

Strathmore Community Hall
Loeman Street
Strathmore VIC. 3041

· Scripts will be available at the theatre 30 minutes prior to each audition.

· AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: For audition appointment, or for other queries, contact Rhys on 0422 179 065 or at rb_purdey@hotmail.com.

· Auditionees are to please bring a recent headshot and a brief CV of your recent stage experience.

· Rehearsals will commence the first week of January. There will be two weeknight rehearsals – possibly Monday and Wednesday from 7:00 pm (to be confirmed) plus Sunday afternoon from 1:00 pm.

· Rehearsals will commence in January and run up until the end of February. Actors will be expected to attend the rehearsals during this time period.

· Performance dates are March 1-4 and 8-11, 2018.
 

Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co.Inc.
26-Nov-2017 at 02:00PM
27-Nov-2017 at 07:00PM

Performance:
01 Mar 2018 to 17 Mar 2018

 

Sylvia

Author: A.R. Gurney

Director: Catherine Garside

Enquiries: 9735 1777

Characters Summary: 2M 2F

Characters: Sylvia – Pert and sexy. Her hair is messy, and wears rather scruffy attire. The dog. A street smart mixture of Lab and Poodle.
Greg - late 40s to late 50s financial trader.
Kate- Greg’s wife public school English teacher.
Tom, Phyllis, and Leslie can be all played by the one actor or may separate.
Tom- baseball cap kind of guy. Knows a lot, he thinks.
Phyllis-Kate’s confidant.
Leslie – A marriage counsellor, wears a unisex outfit.

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

Theatre: As above.

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

Company Website: http://lilydaleatc.com/

Synopsis: Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child raising in the suburbs.
Greg’s career as a financial trader is winding down, Kate’s career is offering more opportunities.
Greg brings home a dog he found in the park – or that has found him- bearing the name Sylvia.

Other Information: Call 9735 1777 or email a.t.c@bigpond.net.au to secure an audition time.
 

Sherbrooke Theatre Co. Inc.
27-Nov-2017 at 07:30PM
28-Nov-2017 at 07:30PM

Performance:
15 Mar 2018 to 24 Mar 2018

 

It's A Dad Thing

Author: The Dad's Theatre Group

Director: Stephen Barber

Enquiries: 0422 384 985

Characters Summary: 5M (25-45)

Characters: James, Michael, Brian, Geoff & Matt

Precast Characters: Nil

Audition Venue: The Shed
Factory 4/22 Jesmond Rd
Croydon Vic 3136

Theatre: Doncaster Playhouse
679 Doncaster Road
Doncaster Vic 3108

Company Email: birdtony50@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: Five young Fathers meet to construct an adventure playground for the local kids. They tell stories about the good & bad times of bringing up their babies & children
 

Essendon Theatre Co.
28-Nov-2017 at 07:30PM
05-Dec-2017 at 07:30PM

Performance:
15 Mar 2018 to 24 Mar 2018


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Old Actors Never Die. They Simply Lose the Plot!

Author: Lynn Brittney

Director: Alex McMurray and Dawn Hinrichsen

Enquiries: Alex McMurray 0409 867 209 or almac45@gmail.com

Characters: Please note: Ages are just an indication. If you do not meet the exact age range but would still like to audition, please feel free to contact the director.

British accents required except for Mike and Irina who require Russian Accents.

Ann Thompson: Female, 40s Administrator of the Mount Home for Retired Theatricals. Brisk woman,slightly harassed and unsure of all the actor-types in her charge.

Walter Neville: Male, 70s Retired bit actor, Military bearing, very brisk.

Phyllida Sullivan: Female, 70s Retired Actress, first ex-wife of Edmond Sullivan, Know as Phyl. Very clear and leader of the 3 women. Sensible and quick witted.

Jules Sullivan: Female, 60s Retired Actress, second ex-wife of Edmond Sullivan. A bit bohemian and occasionally flirtatious. Stuck in a 70's time warp.

Rebecca Sullivan: Female, 60s Retired Actress, third ex-wife of Edmond Sullivan. Known as Becca. Slightly scatty and vague.

Marcia: Female, 30s, The housekeeper. Very chatty and obsessed with actors, a starstruck chatterbox, always smiling.

Danny Stiller: Male, 60s, wealthy retired actor. Very neurotic and timid.

Edmond Sullivan: Male, 70s - Actor, still appears in major movies. Very confident and charming with a long history of seduction and adultery.

Mike Molinsky: Male, 30s, vicious, unhinged but comical Russian gangster. Sharp dresser, carries a scalpel.

Irina: Female, 30s, glamorous, but menacing Russian woman.

Dmitri: Male, any age, large menacing bodyguard. Please note this is a non-speaking role.

Audition Venue: Bradshaw St community Hall
9 Bradshaw St (off Buckley St)
Essendon VIC 3040

Theatre: Bradshaw St community Hall
9 Bradshaw St (off Buckley St)
Essendon VIC 3040

Company Email: essendontheatrecompany@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: The Mount Home for Retired Theatricals is an unusual place - more like a country house hotel than a home for the elderly. As Juliet Sullivan says 'waited on hand and foot - no meals to prepare - beds made. Heaven!' and the manageress positively encourages residents to carry on working as long as they can.

So when Walter Neville (small part veteran of 212 films) arrives, he is overjoyed to find some of his best friends in residence. All is well until the serial womaniser husband of three of the residents (Mrs Sullivan 1, 2 and 3) goes missing - apparently on the run from Russian gangsters. The ladies decide that 'He who pays the bills' must be rescued - but how to go about it?

What follows is a truly daft journey into the world of eccentric luvvies that provides some of the best comic roles for senior actors you are ever likely to come across!