Corner of Raff and Bridge Streets
North Toowoomba QLD 4350
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!
- 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.
- 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.
Please view the audition pack for a list of available roles.
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.