Auditions

4 Mar 2021 - 7 Jun 2021
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Death of a Salesman

Essendon Theatre Co.
Auditions: 24 Feb 2021 @ 6:00pm,
28 Feb 2021 @ 3:00pm,
6 Mar 2021 @ 11:00am

Author: Arthur Miller

Director: Michele Haywood & Nicola Taylor

Genre: Drama

Synopsis

The story revolves around the last days of Willy Loman, a failing salesman, who cannot understand how he failed to win success and happiness. Through a series of tragic soul-searching revelations of the life he has lived with his wife, his sons, and his business associates, we discover how his quest for the “American Dream” kept him blind to the people who truly loved him. A thrilling work of deep and revealing beauty that remains one of the most profound classic dramas of the American theatre.

Audition Dates and Times:

1: 24 Feb 2021 @ 6:00pm

2: 28 Feb 2021 @ 3:00pm

3: 6 Mar 2021 @ 11:00am

Characters Summary:

There are roles for 8 men and 5 women.

Performances: 18 Jun 2021 - 26 Jun 2021

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Ladies in Retirement

Mordialloc Theatre Co. Inc.
Auditions: 21 Mar 2021 @ 2:00pm,
23 Mar 2021 @ 7:30pm

Author: Edward Percy & Reginald Denham

Director: Martin Gibbs

Genre: Drama

Synopsis

Set in an isolated cottage on the Thames Estuary in 1885, a former showgirl/actress, Miss Fiske, and her long-time companion and housemate, Ellen, become involved in competing schemes that grow more sinister after the arrival at their home of Ellen’s two sisters. A surprise turn of events will keep you glued to the unfolding story that has been described as one of the best stage thrillers of its time.
First staged in 1939 as England was starting WWII, London was in a blackout, and most theatres were closed it was an enormous hit, running for a total of 301 performances.

Audition Dates and Times:

1: 21 Mar 2021 @ 2:00pm

2: 23 Mar 2021 @ 7:30pm

Characters Summary:

1M (20s-30s), 6W (20s-70s)

Performances: 18 Jun 2021 - 3 Jul 2021

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Curtain Up!

Peridot Theatre Inc.
Auditions: 11 Apr 2021 @ 7:00pm,
12 Apr 2021 @ 7:00pm

VDL Awards Entry: 2021

Author: Peter Quilter

Director: John Jennings

Genre: Comedy

Agent: By arrangement with Origin Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French

Synopsis

Curtain Up! is the hilarious story of five women who inherit equal shares in a dilapidated theatre and plan to bring it back to life again.
They try various fund-raising schemes but their most ambitious is to hold a concert featuring local talent and a world-famous star who agrees to appear for no fee! However, their plans go awry and it’s a race to keep their audience from guessing the truth of the matter.
A fast-paced and very funny comedy

Audition Dates and Times:

1: 11 Apr 2021 @ 7:00pm

2: 12 Apr 2021 @ 7:00pm

Characters Summary:

5F (20-60+)

Performances: 6 Aug 2021 - 21 Aug 2021

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The Witness for the Prosecution

Malvern Theatre Co. Inc.
Auditions: 11 Apr 2021 @ 2:00pm,
12 Apr 2021 @ 7:00pm

VDL Awards Entry: 2021

Author: Agatha Christie

Director: Peter Newling

Genre: Drama

Agent: Concord Theatricals (Samuel French)

Synopsis

Following the success of ‘Our Town’ in 2018, Peter Newling has chosen to direct another classic at Malvern Theatre Company – and this time it’s a courtroom drama by Agatha Christie. The affable Leonard Vole is being tried for the murder of a wealthy woman – defended by Sir Wilfred Robarts. Unfortunately his alibi depends on the testimony of his callous wife, who after the discovery of a legal loophole, decides to appear in court against him. To Sir Wilfred’s surprise this is only the first in a series of puzzling revelations and reversals. Courtroom thrills to warm your winter!

Audition Dates and Times:

1: 11 Apr 2021 @ 2:00pm

2: 12 Apr 2021 @ 7:00pm

Characters Summary:

F x 4 (1 x teen, 1 x 20s, 1 x 30s, 1 x 40+)
M x 9 (2 x 30s, 4 x 50+, 1 x older, 2 x any age)

Performances: 25 Jun 2021 - 10 Jul 2021

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This Way Up

Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Company
Auditions: 11 Apr 2021 @ 7:00pm,
12 Apr 2021 @ 7:00pm

Author: Elizabeth Coleman

Director: Bob Bramble

Genre: Comedy

Agent: Cameron's Management

Synopsis

This modern, fast paced Australian comedy by the writer of the hilarious and successful play Secret Bridesmaids Business, delivers comedy with a true heart. It is about relationships – the absent partner, a guy in love with the wrong girl, a girl in love with the right guy who doesn’t notice she’s alive, and a woman who wants her absent partner to give up his day job. Elizabeth Coleman first came to attention with her dark comedy It’s My Party (And I’ll Die If I Want To), which premiered at the 1993 Melbourne Comedy Festival. In 1999 Elizabeth’s next play, Secret Bridesmaids’ Business, broke box office records in Melbourne before embarking on a triumphant national tour in 2000 and being adapted into a telemovie. Elizabeth’s comedy about love gone wrong, This Way Up, premiered in Melbourne in 2001. Elizabeth has also written many screenplays for television, most recently Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.

Audition Dates and Times:

1: 11 Apr 2021 @ 7:00pm

2: 12 Apr 2021 @ 7:00pm

Characters Summary:

2 Males (mid 30s – early 40s)
3 Females ( 2 x mid 30s – early 40s) 1 x middle aged

Performances: 24 Jun 2021 - 10 Jul 2021

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Love/Sick

Warrandyte Theatre Company
Auditions: 15 Apr 2021 @ 7:30pm,
18 Apr 2021 @ 4:00pm,
20 Apr 2021 @ 8:00pm

Author: John Cariani

Director: David Tynan and Lisa MAcGibbon

Genre: Comedy

Agent: MTSA

Synopsis

Nine whimsical and very funny vignettes take a quirky look at romance – from most sides. Each vignette is around 10 minutes and is a two-hander. Two feature same sex couples.
Couples are meeting and falling in love at first sight or about to split or wondering if they should stay together or debating how to commit.

The play can be staged with a minimum of four actors but we expect to stage this show with between 6 and 8.

Audition Dates and Times:

1: 15 Apr 2021 @ 7:30pm

2: 18 Apr 2021 @ 4:00pm

3: 20 Apr 2021 @ 8:00pm

Characters Summary:

1. Obsessive Impulsive - m, f 20s

2. The Singing Telegram - m,f, 20s/40s

3. What?! - m 2 - 20s/early 30s

4. The Answer - m, f mid-late 20s to mid 30s

5. Uh-Oh - m, f - late 30s to early 50s

6. Lunch and Dinner - m, f - 30s to late 50s

7. Forgot - m, f - 30s to 50s

8. Where Was I? - f 2 - 30s - 40s

9. Destiny - m, f - 30s - 50s

Performances: 18 Jun 2021 - 3 Jul 2021

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