Auditions

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May
9
Sun
Boeing Boeing (Growl Theatre) @ Windsor School of Arts
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Boeing Boeing (Growl Theatre) @ Windsor School of Arts

Growl Theatre has announced audition registrations for their upcoming production of  ‘Boeing Boeing’ are now open – by Marc Camoletti, with direction by Brendan James and Charles Langford.

About the show: 

Boeing Boeing is set in the roaring 1960s, and centres on bachelor Bernard, who has a flat in Paris and three stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. Bernard’s life gets bumpy, though, when his friend Robert comes to stay, and complications such as weather and a new, speedier Boeing jet disrupt his careful planning. Soon, all three stewardesses are in the city simultaneously, and catastrophe looms

Audition Requirements: 

  • Check the dates. If you cannot make any of the performance dates or critical rehearsals, do not audition. Unavailability at certain points during the production may not be critical, but we can avoid awkwardness and additional work if people provide info at this early stage.
  • Complete the Audition Registration Form to register your interest with your name, phone number and role/s you’re auditioning for.
  • Practice and prepare one (or more) of the script extracts for your preferred character(s).
  • Email production@growltheatre.org.au your headshot and acting CV.

Roles:

  • Bernard (30s – 40s): An American bachelor who resides in Paris, working as an architect. Bernard has the air of a “ladies man” who believes he has the female sex all figured out. He is charming and attractive, but a seductive scoundrel. He is engaged to all three air hostesses and uses flight timetables to keep “one up, one down, and one pending,” ensuring the women are never in his apartment at the same time. He is proud of his deception until it starts to unravel (along with his confidence). (American accent)
  • Robert (30s – 40s): An old friend of Bernard’s who travels to Paris from Wisconsin. A shy, sweet, small-town boy, Robert initially disapproves of Bernard’s situation-though he can admit it has its advantages. He admires Bernard’s ability to keep things balanced. Soon, however, Robert is caught up in the game himself, trying to keep Bernard’s plan intact and stop his own anxiety from spinning out of control. (American accent)
  • Berthe (age non-specific): Bernard’s housekeeper. Berthe is an obedient and meticulous maid, which makes her integral to Bernard’s charade, but she isn’t shy about voicing her growing dissatisfaction with Bernard’s revolving-door lifestyle. Wonderfully sarcastic and blunt; also exhausted and exasperated. (French accent)
  • Gloria (20s – 30s): Bernard’s American fiancée with a strong appetite for love, success, and unique food. She is an air hostess for TWA. Playfully cunning, confident, strong-willed, and not afraid to speak her mind. Politically progressive for the 60s, and is often offended when people do not share her opinion. (American accent)
  • Gabriella (20s – 30s): Bernard’s Italian fiancée. She is an air hostess for Alitalia. Feisty and seductive, she is incredibly smart and much more independent than she initially appears. (Italian accent)
  • Gretchen (20s – 30s): Bernard’s German fiancée. She is an air hostess for Lusthansa. Dominating but loving, she is full of intense passion that can switch between soft and sweet to loud and destructive in a moment. She is both intimidating and yet loveable. (German accent)

Important Dates: 

Callbacks will take place on Monday, 10 May 2021 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Windsor School of Arts.

Rehearsals commence from Saturday, 6 June 2021 and will continue until full tech rehearsals begin on Sunday, 1 August 2021. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings (6:30 PM-9:30 PM), Thursday evenings (6:30 PM-9:30 PM) and Sundays (1:30 PM – 4:30 PM).

Performances include Friday, 13 August to Saturday, 28 August 2021 (evening shows begin at 7:30 PM and matinee shows begin at 2:00 PM).

For more information, visit Growl Theatre’s website

May
15
Sat
Jesus Christ Superstar (Lynch & Paterson) @ Inner Brisbane City Venue - TBC
May 15 – May 16 all-day
Jesus Christ Superstar (Lynch & Paterson) @ Inner Brisbane City Venue - TBC

Lynch & Paterson has announced audition registrations for their upcoming production of  ‘Jesus Christ Superstar!’ are now open – with direction by Maureen Bowra and musical direction by Samantha Paterson and Lucas D. Lynch.

About the show: 

One of the greatest stories ever told comes to life in the groundbreaking, iconic rock opera that reinvented musical theatre for the modern age. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, this global blockbuster tells the story of the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ, from the perspective of Judas Iscariot. As Christ’s followers grow more fervent, Judas must make his fateful choice between faith and betrayal. This is an imagining of the biblical tale filled with an exciting mix of musical styles that draw upon 1970s rock, gospel, folk, and funk.

Audition Requirements: 

Please register your application via Lynch and Paterson’s website and note the times for the Dance Call, Private Audition times and Callbacks. Please also read the audition pack prior to applying and note the rehearsal times. This is an unpaid role and you must be 18 years and older when applying to be involved.

Roles:

Please see Audition Pack for a full list of roles available.

Important Dates: 

Callbacks will take place on Monday, 17 May 2021 from 6:00 PM at a location to be announced.

Rehearsals commence from Tuesday, 25 May 2021 and will continue every Tuesday 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM, Thursday 6:30 PM – 10 PM and Saturday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at a location to be announced.

Performances include Wednesday, 14 July 2021 to Sunday, 18 July 2021 (with the possibility of extension).

For more information, visit the Lynch & Paterson website.

Green Day’s American Idiot (Gold Coast Little Theatre) @ Gold Coast Little Theatre
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Green Day's American Idiot (Gold Coast Little Theatre) @ Gold Coast Little Theatre

Gold Coast Little Theatre are excited to announce audition registrations are now open for ‘Green Day’s American Idiot’ – Music by Green Day, Lyrics and Book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer. Directed by Stuart Morgan, Choreographed by Flynn Anderson and Music Direction by Ann Sparks and Michelle Watkins.

About the show: 

American Idiot is a sung-through rock musical based on the 2004 concept album of the same name by punk rock band Green Day. After a run at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in 2009, the show moved to the St. James Theatre on Broadway and closed on April 24, 2011, after 422 performances. The story, expanded from that of the album, centres on three disaffected young men, Johnny, Will and Tunny. Johnny and Tunny flee a stifling suburban lifestyle and parental restrictions, while Will stays at home to work out his relationship with his pregnant girlfriend, Heather. The former pair look for meaning in life and try out the freedom and excitement of the city. Tunny quickly gives up on life in the city, joins the military and is shipped off to war. Johnny turns to drugs and finds a part of himself that he grows to dislike, has a relationship and experiences lost love.

Audition Requirements: 

  • DANCE AUDITION 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Choreography will be taught to the title song “American Idiot” by our Choreographer. Everyone will be split into groups and will be given an opportunity to practice before
    performing to the panel. There will be a brief warm up prior to learning the choreography, so please stretch and
    do any preparation you need before coming to the audition.
  • VOCAL AUDITION 12:30 PM – 6:00 PM Once you have registered for an Audition you will receive an email with your vocal audition time. If you are auditioning for any of the 6 leads you will be required to sing a specifed song from the show accompanied by a small band (first verse and chorus). If you are a musician and wish to accompany yourself please prepare the first verse and chorus of your song choice. Please have your instrument tuned and ready to go prior to entering the audition room. If you are auditioning for Ensemble please prepare a song of no more than 2 minutes in
    a similar style. A bluetooth speaker will be available for you to use.
  • Please see the audition pack for song choice options

Roles:

  • Johnny Age: 20+ Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: B2 – The self-proclaimed “Jesus of Suburbia.” Bored of his do-nothing, go-nowhere existence, he takes off for the city to get a new lease on life. He wages an inner war between a budding love for Whatsername and growing dependency on St. Jimmy and drugs.
  • Tunny Age: 20+ Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: D3  – Johnny’s friend who follows him to the city and eventually enlists in the army. He travels to the Middle East. A dreamer who is easily swayed, first by Johnny’s ideas and then by patriotism and the American Dream.
  • Will Age: 20+ Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: C#3 – Johnny’s friend. He ends up staying in Suburbia to take care of his pregnant girlfriend Heather. The more he stays on the couch, the more he becomes slowly disconnected from the world and his own relationships.
  • Heather Age: 19+ Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: A3 – A girl in Suburbia and Will’s girlfriend. She discovers she is pregnant but has difficulty telling her boyfriend of the news. Once she settles down with him, she struggles to maintain their relationship with his despondency and eventually leaves him.
  • Whatsername Age: 19+ Vocal range top: D#5 Vocal range bottom: F#3 – A girl in the city who falls for Johnny. A rebellious activist who is willing to follow Johnny to the ends of the earth, but fights to have him embrace their authentic relationship rather than pursue his addiction.
  • Extraordinary Girl Age: 19+ Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3 – A girl in the Middle East who appears as a sexual hallucination to injured Tunny. Attractive and mysterious, she later appears as his nurse and accompanies him home after the war.
  • Ensemble Age: 16+ – Green Day’s American Idiot has a strong ensemble presence. We are seeking a group of diverse people from all backgrounds and genders, with a range of different talents and skills. We will be casting a mix of strong vocalists and strong dancers, and will cast featured Ensemble roles from this group.
  • St Jimmy – The role of St Jimmy has been cast and will not be auditioned.

Important Dates: 

Rehearsals commence from Friday, 28 May, 2021 and run most Monday evenings (6:00 PM – 9:00PM) Wednesday evenings (6:00PM – 9:00 PM) and Sunday (1:00 PM – 6:00 PM).

Performance Dates run from Friday, 3 September 2021 to Saturday, 2 October 2021 with Thursday, Friday, Saturday and one Wednesday performance and also including Sunday Matinees. View the GCLT booking page for further detail.

For more information, visit Gold Coast Little Theatre Website

May
22
Sat
Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Toowoomba Choral Society) @ Toowoomba Choral Society
May 22 – May 23 all-day
Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Toowoomba Choral Society) @ Toowoomba Choral Society

Toowoomba Choral Society has announced audition registrations for their upcoming production of  ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’ are now open – with direction by Mary Quade and musical direction by Nick Williams.

About the show: 

Based on the Oscar-winning film, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for Alice Springs to put on the show of a lifetime. Their epic journey is a heartwarming story of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance. This iconic hit musical has more glitter than ever, featuring a dazzling array of costumes, headdresses and a nonstop parade of dance-floor classics including Its Raining Men, I Will Survive, I Love The Nightlife, Hot Stuff, Boogie Wonderland, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Finally and many more. This wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS!

Audition Requirements: 

  • Principal or Feature Role: – 2 song excerpts up to 1 min each, dialogue audition and movement audition.
  • Ensemble Only: 1 song excerpt up to 1 min each and movement audition.
  • Backstage Only: 1 song excerpt up to 1 min each.

Details:

  • OWN CHOICE SONG/S: Please prepare songs in a style similar to those of the show but not from the show. These
    must show your vocal ability. All own choice songs MUST be accompanied by piano or professional backing track.
    You will need to provide your own accompanist.
  • DIALOGUE AUDITION: Please choose at least 2 pieces of the provided dialogue. You are not required to know them off by heart but should be familiar with them.
  • HARMONY SINGING: The show involves harmony singing for all leads and the ensemble. If you are successful in your singing audition (leads & chorus), you will be required to attend a part singing audition on Saturday, 29 May 2021, as part of the call-back process.
  • MOVEMENT AUDITIONS: All auditionees MUST attend a movement audition. These will be held in large groups on Saturday, 22 May 2021 after 12:30 PM and all day Sunday, 23 May 2021. Please indicate on your application form your availability for these. For your movement audition, please ensure that you wear comfortable clothing for dancing. You may choose to wear heels, dance shoes (eg chorus or jazz) or other closed in shoes/sneakers. (no boots). Please note, all auditionees wishing to be considered for a drag queen role will need to dance in heels at the callback auditions.

Roles:

Please view the audition pack for a list of available roles.

Important Dates: 

Callbacks will take place on Saturday, 29 May 2021. The Cast Meet and Greet will take place on Saturday, 6 June 2021.

Vocal rehearsals commence from Saturday, 6 June 2021 and will continue until full rehearsals begin on Sunday, 11 July 2021.

Rehearsals are primarily held at Choral Hall Toowoomba and are mainly held on Monday evenings (6:30 PM – 9:30 PM), Thursday evenings (6:30 PM – 9:30 PM), Saturdays (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM small scene work and 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM all cast) and Sundays (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM).

Performances include Thursday, 9 September to Saturday, 11 September 2021.

For more information, visit the Toowoomba Choral Society website.

Puffs (Spotlight Theatrical Company @ Spotlight Theatre
May 22 all-day
Puffs (Spotlight Theatrical Company @ Spotlight Theatre

Spotlight Theatrical Company has announced audition registrations for their upcoming production of  ‘PUFFS or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years as a Certain School of Magic and Magic’ by Matt Cox are now open – with direction by Mitchell Walsh and Assistant Direction/ Choreography by Brooke Edwards.

About the show: 

For seven years, a certain boy wizard went to a wizard school. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs who happened to be there too. ‘PUFFS’ gives you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three new heroes just trying to make it through wizard school. In case you are unaware, this play is a parody, of sorts, of the wildly popular Book and Movie franchise about a “Certain Boy Wizard”. ‘PUFFS’ soared during its Off-Broadway run and subsequent Australian Tour. The Spotlight Theatrical Company will produce and stage the full two-act edition.

Audition Requirements: 

Please register your application via the link on Spotlight Theatre’s Facebook page or by clicking here and send your headshot to spotlightPUFFS@outlook.com prior to your audition.

If you are successful in gaining an audition you will be required to prepare and memorise TWO monologues:

  • Monologue 1: ONE comedic monologue of your choice (NOT from the show… You can prepare now!).
  • Monologue 2: ONE monologue from the show.

At the audition, you will participate in a group warmup and theatre game to see how you work as an ensemble. You will then present your monologues individually to the panel.

This is an unpaid role and you must be 18 years and older when applying to be involved due to the nature of the show. If you think you’re too old to play a school kid, DON’T! You can audition for any character. Part of the humour can come from pretending to be an 11-year-old.

Roles:

  • Wayne Hopkins – Male, Australian. Wayne is the epitome of what a puff is like. Dork, Geek, Loser. He dreams of being important, relevant and to matter. He wants to impress, and he wants his life to mean something. He always thought he was special, and he is, just not in the way Harry is.
  • Oliver Rivers – Male, Australian. Oliver however is Mug Born. Just moved to the UK so he could attend a Mathematical Institute at Oxford (He likes Maths). Which doesn’t matter now! Because he’s a wizard! And like Wayne, he sucks at magic. If Wayne is a Geek, Oliver is a Nerd. Big Time.
  • Megan Jones – Female. HATES PUFFS (despite being sorted into Puff), daughter of the ONLY Puff who became one of Mr. Voldy’s Death Buddies. She spends most of the play trying to find out who she is. Is she a Puff? Is she a Snake? Is she a Brave? She is the 90’s Goth & Rock trend incarnate.
  • Narrator – Male or Female, British. A graduated Student from the magic school retells the story of their parents and their friends. Scholarly Type. Who are they: (Spoilers). The Narrator of the show.
  • Ernie Mac – Male, British. Very confident and self-obsessed. Possibly the coolest Puff out there. Also: A Very Tall Man, Seamus, A Certain Potions Teacher, Professor Turban, Ghost History Teach, Professor Locky, Mr. Nick, Sal, Second Headmaster, Real Mr. Moody.
  • Hannah – Female, British. A shy Puff that gets bullied by other houses. Also: First Headmaster, Professor McG, Professor Sproutty, Xavia Jones, Professor Lanny, Runes Teach, Ms. Babble.
  • J. Finch – Male, British. Uses his name as an Adjective, noun. Just a happy guy. Also: Uncle Dave, Goyle, A Fat Friar, Clumsy Longbottom, Hermeoone #3, Viktor, Mr. Bagman, Zach Smith. *Strong Improv Ability advantageous*
  • Leanne – Female, British. Dumb, so dumb. An airhead, off with the fairies. She just wants to be friends with everyone. Also; Ginny, Helga, Frenchy.
  • Sally Perks – Female, British. Timid and Dumpy in the first two books, then gets “Perk”-ie in the 3rd book with a combination of puberty and taking off her glasses… Teenage boys are dumb. Also: Hermione, Blondo Malfoy, Rowena, Rita Scooter, Bippy.
  • Susie Bones – Female, British. Boy oh boy, does she have baggage. Lives in fear of death. Also: Harry, Colin, Hermeoone #2, Ric Gryff, Myrtle.
  • Cedric Diggory – Male, British. I Mean. It’s Cedric. Everyone looks up to him. Also: Mr Voldy. *Cedric has a partial nudity scene, wearing only swimming trunks/speedos.*

Important Dates: 

Callbacks will be held on Sunday, 23 May 2021 between 5:30 PM and 9:00 PM at the Spotlight Theatre.

Rehearsals commence from Wednesday, 26 May 2021 and will continue every Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoon at the Spotlight Theatre (unless otherwise stated). Please be aware that failure to attend 3 consecutive rehearsals without prior explanation may result in your role being recast.

Performances include Thursday, 9 September 2021 to Sunday, 26 September 2021 (with the possibility of extension).

For more information, visit the Spotlight Theatre’s Facebook or Instagram page or you can register for auditions here

May
30
Sun
The Fabulous 40’s and 50’s (Tweed Theatre Company) @ Piggabeen Hall
May 30 @ 2:00 pm
The Fabulous 40's and 50's (Tweed Theatre Company) @ Piggabeen Hall

Tweed Theatre Company is excited to announce audition registrations are now open for ‘The Fabulous 40’s and 50’s’  – devised, written and directed by Gary Johns and Doug Williams.

About the show: 

“The Fabulous 40s and 50s” is a musical snapshot of these twenty years seen through the eyes of two people who lived through them. Devised, written and directed by Gary Johns and Doug Williams, it is an uplifting and nostalgic look at the music which brought people close together when dancing in the 40s and began to slowly separate them when introduced to “rock-&-roll” in the 50s.

Audition Requirements: 

Please fill out the Audition Form (on their website) before attending the auditions.

Roles:
Singers, dancers and actors of all ages.

Important Dates: 

Performances include Friday, 24th September – Sunday, 10th October 2021 (3 shows per weekend x 3 weeks) – Friday, 7.30 PM, Saturday’s and Sunday’s 2:00 PM.

For more information, visit the Tweed Theatre Company Inc.’s website.

Jun
21
Mon
Ladies Day (Ipswich Little Theatre) @ Jean Pratt Building Ipswich
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm
Ladies Day (Ipswich Little Theatre) @ Jean Pratt Building Ipswich

Ipswich Little Theatre is extremely excited to announce audition registrations are now open for ‘Ladies Day’ by Amanda Whittington and directed by Jane Sheppard and Di Johnston.

About the show: 

Work, love and life are just one long, hard slog for factory workers Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda. But their fortunes are set to change when Linda finds tickets to Ladies’ Day at racing’s day of the year. Out go the hairnets, overalls and wellies as the four ditch work, do themselves up to the nines and head off to the races for a drink, a flirt and a flutter. If their luck holds, they could hit the jackpot – and more besides. Factory hairnets make way for fascinators in this warm-hearted and poignant comedy about a day of fun, untold secrets, optimism and the precious joy of friendship.

Audition Requirements: 

Please download and fill out the Audition Form on their website and await further information.

Important Dates: 

Performances include Thursday, 23 September – Saturday, 9 October 2021.

For more information, visit Ipswich Little Theatre’s website

Aug
9
Mon
The 39 Steps (Ipswich Little Theatre) @ Jean Pratt Building Ipswich
Aug 9 @ 7:30 pm
The 39 Steps (Ipswich Little Theatre) @ Jean Pratt Building Ipswich

Ipswich Little Theatre are beyond excited to announce audition registrations are now open for ‘The 39 Steps’  by Patrick Barlow, directed Shane Mallory and assisted by Jo Robbins.

About the show: 

A hilarious whodunit based on Alfred Hitchcock’s classic original film. A beautiful woman. An unsuspecting victim. A whole lot of fun! One part epic spy-tale, one part madcap comedy extravaganza. The 39 Steps follows innocent bystander Richard Hannay as he races cross-country from London to Edinburgh and back to solve a mysterious crime: before it’s blamed on him!?

Ipswich Little Theatre (ILT) is presenting The 39 Steps as a 10 year anniversary for when it was first performed in Ipswich Little Theatre’s Incinerator Theatre.

Audition Requirements: 

ILT asks that you prepare a 1 minute comic contemporary monologue as part of your audition. They also ask that you read over the sides provided on their website (link below).

It is preferable that all actors be physically agile and confident with British dialects, among others. Please note that while ages have been suggested, these age ranges are flexible.

Roles:

  • Richard Hannay– Tall, dark and handsome, British orphan, involved in international espionage and intrigue (late 30s approx.)
  • Pamela, Annabella, Margaret– Played by the same actress, love interest, secret agent, Scottish wife, also involved in espionage and intrigue (20-30yrs)
  • Clown 1 and Clown 2– These actors play all other supporting characters. They include spies, vaudevillians, police officers, Scots, innkeepers, heavies. Must be physically agile and expert with dialects.

Important Dates: 

Rehearsals commence as soon as possible after casting.

Performances include Wednesday, 18 November – Saturday, 4 December 2021.

For more information, visit Ipswich Little Theatre’s website

Aug
29
Sun
The Youth Variety Showcase (Tweed Theatre Company) @ Piggabeen Hall
Aug 29 @ 11:00 am
The Youth Variety Showcase (Tweed Theatre Company) @ Piggabeen Hall

Tweed Theatre Company is excited to announce audition registrations are now open for ‘The Youth Variety Showcase’  – directed by Julie Burnett and Cherie Goosey.

About the show: 

The Youth Variety Showcase will feature talented youth of the Gold Coast, Tweed and Northern Rivers Districts. It is an opportunity for individual or group acts to display their artistic talents in song, dance, drama, instrumental or whatever takes your fancy. Youth from 5 – 21 years of age are invited to audition the act they intend to perform for the Youth Showcase.

Audition Requirements: 

Please fill out the Audition Form (on their website) before attending the auditions.

Roles:
Youth from 5 – 21 years of age are invited to audition the act they intend to perform for the Youth Showcase

Important Dates: 

Performances include Friday, 12th November at 7:30PM and Saturday, 13th November 2021 at 2:00 PM.

For more information, visit the Tweed Theatre Company Inc.’s website.

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