Audition Notices


2016 2017 2018
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 

Encore Theatre Inc.
03-Dec-2017 at 04:00PM
04-Dec-2017 at 06:30PM

Performance:
20 Apr 2018 to 05 May 2018


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Away

Author: Michael Gow

Director: Tim Scott

Enquiries: 0414 687 158

Characters Summary: 5M, 5F

Characters: PLEASE NOTE THAT PLAYING AGES ARE INDICATIVE ONLY.

Tom (18+, playing late teens): son of Harry and Vic; ideally of slender build, he is suffering from a terminal illness.

Meg (18+, playing late teens): daughter of Jim and Gwen; uncomplicated and innocent but with an underlying strength.

Harry (playing early 40s): Tom's father, thoughtful and considerate.

Vic (playing early 40s): Tom's mother, always wanting to be positie and make the most of things.

Gwen (playing early 40s): Meg's mother, narky an keen to have everything in its place as she sees it

Jim (playing early 40s): Meg's father, quiet and self-effacing, accustomed to letting Gwen make the rules

Roy (playing early 50s): Principal of Tom and Meg's school, serious, tries to contain his grief about his dead son and manage his wife's behaviour

Coral (playing early 50s): Roy's wife, having great difficulty coming to terms with the death of her son

Rick (playing 20s): a young man on his honeymoon; also doubles as MC

Leonie (playing 30s/40s): a woman Coral meets on holiday; also doubles as Miss Latrobe

Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: Fleigner Hall
31 Highland Ave
Oakleigh East VIC 3166

Theatre: Clayton Community Centre Theatrette
9 Cooke Street
Clayton VIC

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

Synopsis: Set in the late 1960s, Gow’s characters are very Australian and familiar, but his
preoccupations are universal.

Three families set out separately on their summer holiday. Each faces challenges: School Principal Roy and wife Coral have lost their son in the Vietnam War; English immigrants Harry and Vic are trying to deal with the burden of their son Tom’s cancer; Gwen attempts to control all aspects of the lives of husband Jim and daughter Meg and in doing so risks the family’s unity.

The three families find themselves thrown together after a storm and in sharing others’ pains discover new ways forward for themselves. Inviting both laughter and tears, the play does not offer easy answers but affirms its essential humanity.

This will be an ensemble cast, with some doubling and all cast members involved at different stages as “fairies” and campers, as well as sharing movement of limited set and props.

Other Information: AUDITION DETAILS:

Format will be Group auditions. You will be asked to read one or more scenes from the play. Scripts will be provided at the audition. Be prepared to stay for a couple of hours if needed.

To book an audition and to assist with planning, please email the director and
nominate which session you wish to attend (timascott56@gmail.com).

It is expected that everyone auditioning will be familiar with the play; a copy of the script can be purchased online from Australian Plays; pdf copy also available
(see below)

If you are interested in a particular part, please indicate that in your email.

Please bring to the audition a non-returnable, recent headshot (passport-size is ideal) with your name written on the back.

Audition forms and a pdf of the play will be emailed when applications are received;
the forms should be completed prior to the audition and brought to the session; spare
copies will be available at the audition.

Accents: Harry and Vic need northern England accents; the rest Australian

Please note that actors intending to audition should be at least 18 years of age on or before 1 February 2018.
 

Frankston Theatre Group Inc.
04-Dec-2017 at 07:30PM
05-Dec-2017 at 07:30PM

Performance:
20 Apr 2018 to 29 Apr 2018


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The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's
Guild Society Murder Mystery


Author: David McGillivray & Walter Zerlin Jnr.

Director: Annie Laurenson

Enquiries: 0410 613 100

Characters Summary: All Females.

Ages, mid 20's to late 40's.

Characters: Mrs Phoebe Reece...velvet fist in an iron glove.
A teensy bit patronising.
Thelma.............An archetypal drama queen. In
competition with Mrs Reece.
Felicity...........Tries very hard. This is at
once good & BAD.
Audrey.............Capably actress but not
inspired.
Sylvia.............Quite capable on stage, but
not earnest

Precast Characters: NONE

Audition Venue: 'The Shed '
Cnr Overport Road & Somerset Road,
Frankston
3199

Theatre: Mt Eliza Community Centre
Canadian Bay Road
MT Eliza
3930

Company Email: secretary@frankstontheatregroup.org.au

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

Synopsis: All female cast !!
This Dramatic Society is very earnest, but very ambitious. They are all trying terribly hard to present a chilling murder mystery, but are hamstrung by their own best endeavours.
An hilarious spoof that must be played quite seriously.

Other Information: The show is Cabaret seating with complimentary sherry, tea & coffee.
BYO drinks and nibbles.
 

The Basin Theatre Group
10-Dec-2017 at 10:00AM

Performance:
To Be Advised


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'NIGHT MOTHER

Author: Marsha Norman

Director: Barry O'Neill

Enquiries: 59684731
Pls contact to express interest,

Characters Summary: 1 F (30-35)

Audition Venue: The Basin Theatre
Cnr Doongalla & Simpsons Rd
The Basin

Theatre: The Basin Theatre
Cnr Doongalla & Simpsons Rd
The Basin

Company Email: subscriptions@thebasintheatre.org.au

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

Synopsis: Winner of the 1983 Drama Pulitzer Prize and nominated for 4 Tony Awards following the legendary Broadway production, Marsha Norman’s ‘NIGHT, MOTHER is an iconic work celebrated for its explosive specificity and cathartic force.

Other Information: SEASON
May 18 - June 9, 2018
 

Gemco Players Community Theatre Inc.
12-Dec-2017 at 07:30PM
17-Dec-2017 at 02:00PM

Performance:
09 Mar 2018 to 24 Mar 2018

 

Falling From Grace

Author: Hannie Rayson

Director: Sharon Maine

Enquiries: 0419118917

Characters Summary: 2M (42,45) 5F (41,40,37,16,40)
Playing ages a guide only

Characters: Suzannah Brompton 41yo editor of Metro Magazine, mother of Tessa, divorced from Hugh

Maggie Campbell 40yo sub editor, single mother of two children Zac 10 and Milly 15 (these children never seen)

Janet Brock (Brock) 37yo features writer, seven months pregnant, married to Robert Morton

Tessa Brompton-Storey – 16yo daughter of Hugh and Suzannah, still at school.

Dr Hugh Storey 42yo ex-husband of Suzannah married to Wendy, Community Health doctor

Michael Beresinski 45yo barrister, Suzannah’s lover

Miriam Roth, early 40s, gynaecologist and head of medical research team trialling Zed400

Nurse


Audition Venue: The Gem Community Theatre, Kilvington Drive, Emerald

Theatre: The Gem Community Theatre, Kilvington Drive, Emerald.

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

Synopsis: A play with a bright comic surface and mysterious depths. It is about women in medicine, in the media and in the office - power and authority in female hands. It is also about public morality and a struggle between women to see who should be its guardian. These women are best friends in a professional world. They are witty and erudite, passionate in pursuit of success and relentless in their pursuit of passion. They juggle careers, children and lovers. They are forty and their friendship is about to be tested.

Other Information: There will be a play reading open to all interested on Thursday 16th November at 7.30pm.

Bookings for auditions are essential and must be made through pagetostageaustralia@gmail.com
 

The 1812 Theatre
17-Dec-2017 at 07:00PM
18-Dec-2017 at 07:00PM

Performance:
To Be Advised

 

Chaim's Love Song

Author: Marvin Chernoff

Director: Geoff Hickey

Enquiries: 9874 1571
geoff_hickey@hotmail.com

Characters Summary: 3xM (30's - 70's)
4xF (30's - 70's)

Characters: Chaim: retired mailman - aged 74
Kelly Burke: school teacher aged 30's
Oscar Birnbaum: Chaim's close friend aged 75
Reuben Shotsky: Chaim's son aged 30's
Rachel Shotsky: Chaim's married daughter aged 30's
I'zwawrah Shotsky: Chaim'e wife aged 65
Pearl Brisistsky: Yiddish Matchmaker aged 50's



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

Theatre: The 1812 Theatre

Company Email: admin@1812theatre.com.au

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

Synopsis: Chaim Shotsky, a retired mailman in Brooklyn, is an American Tevye who tells his life story to Kelly Burke from Iowa. His exotic tale is rich
with vitality. His friends include a philosophical baker, a Holocaust survivor with many secrets, his son and daughter, a matchmaker to end all matchmakers, movie star pigeons and a host of Israelis.Chaim’s life story takes us on a journey to discover what and who are valuable in life.
The play starts with Kelly Burke, a displaced Iowan, sitting on a park bench writing in her journal. But Kelly has settled in the park to
which Chaim Shotsky comes everyday to feed his feathered friends.Eventually, through stories and memories, Chaim brings Kelly into his world. Once she is there, Chaim leads her to explore the
important questions about life, love and the stories we all have to tell.


Other Information: Audition by appointment with the director.
American accents are required for the audition.
NOTE: email only between 3/11/17 & 23/11/17.
 

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!