Auditions

Noosa Arts Theatre Auditions

 

Announcing forthcoming AUDITIONS for Noosa Arts Theatre’s sensational Musical for 2022

THE BOY FROM OZ    –   Production Creatives

Director:                              Ian Mackellar

Choreographer:                Nicole Kaminski

Costume Design:              Margret Courtney

Vocal Coach:                      Lincoln Scott

The Boy from Oz – Synopsis

The first Australian musical to conquer Broadway, The Boy from Oz was a huge success here in Australia with multi-award winner Todd McKenney as Peter Allen. The Broadway version was nominated for five Tony Awards in 2004, including Best Musical, and won Best Actor in a Musical (Hugh Jackman).

The Boy from Oz focuses on the extraordinary life of legendary singer/songwriter Peter Allen, from his birth in 1944 in Tenterfield, NSW and humble beginnings growing up in rural Armidale to his meteoric rise to fame as an international star. The story covers Peter’s career in Australia and the United States, as well as his relationships with legendary singing stars Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli, until his death in 1992.

A juke-box musical, The Boy from Oz weaves many of Peter Allen’s most famous and beloved songs into his life story: unforgettable songs like ‘When I Get My Name in Lights’, ‘Quiet Please, There’s a Lady on Stage’, ‘Everything Old is New Again’, ‘I Honestly Love You’, ‘Don’t Cry Out Loud’, ‘I Still Call Australia Home’ and ‘I Go to Rio’.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Auditions will be held at Noosa Arts Theatre, Weyba Road, Noosaville

AUDITIONS  – Please note specific dates for specific roles as follows;
Sunday 29 May

10am – Midday                 Younger Peter Allen auditions (Male- Aged between 10-14 years of age)  BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

12.30 pm                           Open Audition for Singers/Actors – (Male/Female) for all other roles

Friday 3 June                   

6 – 10pm                             Principal and Featured roles – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
                                             Peter Allen (understudy) – Judy Garland – Liza Minnelli –
                                             Greg Connell – Marion Woolnough (Peter’s Mother)

                                             Karen – Shena – Linelle – (Featured singers with Peter Allen)

Saturday 4 June               

10am – Midday                  Principal and Featured roles (as above) – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

12.30pm                            Open Audition – Singers/Actors – (Male/Female) for all other roles

Sunday 5 June

10am – 1pm                        Dance auditions (males and females – 16 years to 40 years of age)

1.30pm                                CALL BACKS  

ROLES TO BE CAST:

  • The lead role of Peter Allen has been pre-cast. However the understudy for the role Peter Allen is still to be cast – with a guaranteed 3/4 live performances during season.
  • To download the Backing tracks, click on the button and then click on the 3 dots to the right of the speaker icon.
  • All tracks will be provided at the audition.

Peter Allen (understudy) – Principal role (Audition by appointment)

The great Australian entertainer/singer/songwriter/dancer.
Strong Vocal – Acting and Dance ability (ideally can tap but not essential as will train).
Age: 20 to 35
Voice: Contemporary vocal (Light Baritone range)
Dancing: Confident Mover (Tap Dance a plus)
Audition Song: Not the Boy Next Door

Judy Garland – Lead Role (Audition by appointment)

One of the greatest singing stars of the Hollywood Golden Era of Musicals.
Accurate accent desirable
Age: 35 to 45
Voice: Contemporary vocal (low E below middle C)
Dancing: Confident Mover
Audition Song: All I Wanted Was the Dream

Liza Minnelli – Lead Role (Audition by appointment)

Broadway/Hollywood singing star.
Daughter of Vincente Minnelli and Judy Garland.
Married and divorced Peter Allen. Accurate accent desirable
Age: 18 to 35
Voice: Contemporary vocal (low F below middle C to D’)
Dancing: Confident mover
Audition Song:  I’d Rather Leave While I’m in Love

Audition notes for Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli 

  • The roles of Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli require an emotional depth and you need to show that you can embody the role/s
  • Research these performers to ensure you have an understanding of their character/s and mannerisms.  

Marion Woolnough – Lead Role (Audition by appointment)

Peter Allen’s mother.
Solid, supportive. Salt of the earth.
Age: 40 to 55 – Voice: Contemporary vocal (top D) – Dancing: Confident mover
Audition Song: Don’t Cry Out Loud

Greg Connell – Featured Role (Audition by appointment)

Peter Allen’s lover. Texan accent. (at minimum – American ‘standard’ accent required)
Age: 20 to 30 – Voice: C to E’ – Dancing: No
Audition Song: I Honestly Love You

Young Peter Allen – Featured Role (Audition by appointment)

2 x young Peter Allen (males) will be cast for this role – with alternating performances during run.

Age: 10 to 14 years of age
Voice: unbroken (D to D’) – Dancing: Confident dancer, Tap dancer – Acting: Confident 
Audition Song: When I Get My Name in Lights

Karen, Shena and Linelle – The ‘Dynamic’ trio of backing singers – Featured roles (Audition by appointment)

Age: open
Voice: Contemporary back up vocalist able to belt – Dance: Strong movement skills
Audition Song: Up Beat – Song of your choice (which shows your vocal capacity)

  • (MUST bring own backing music to audition on either USB stick or on iPhone)
  • Alternatively sing a cappella (without accompaniment)

DANCERS/SINGERS – 6 male and 6 female (Dance and Singing ability)
Audition from 10am to 1pm on Sunday 5 June

Age: open (from 16-40 years)
Voice and Dance: Disciplined and committed and can carry the vocal and choreographic demands of the show. (Ideally) Skilled/Proficient in a variety of dance styles.
Males – a mixture of tenor/baritone/bass voices
Females – a mixture of soprano/alto voices
Audition Song: Up Beat – Song of your choice (which shows your vocal capacity)

  • (MUST bring own backing music to audition for song of choice on either USB stick or on iPhone)
  • Alternatively sing a cappella (without accompaniment)

ENSEMBLE

Character and Cameo roles (with lines)
Audition from 12:30pm on Sunday 29 May and 12:30 pm on Saturday 4 June – allow a couple of hours

Males and Females (16-60 years of age)
A variety of Cameo/Character and Ensemble roles are available for Male and Females between the age of 16 to 60+ years. (with some lines ‘dialogue’ roles) to play a range of characters.
Audition Song: Up Beat – Song of your choice (which shows your vocal capacity)

  • (MUST bring own backing music to audition for song of choiceon either USB stick or on iPhone)
  • Alternatively sing a cappella (without accompaniment)

REHEARSAL PERIOD:

Commencing 5th July – Concluding 25th October

  • Tuesdays (7-10pm) , Thursdays (7-10pm) and Sundays – (10am-4pm) as required.
  • If successfully cast in production, you must be available to attend all rehearsals as required. (It may be determined you are not required for all rehearsals, however availability to attend must be in place).

PERFORMANCE SEASON:

Noosa Arts Theatre, Weyba Road, Noosaville –

Commencing Thursday 27th October
Concluding Saturday 19th November 2022 – (17 Performances)

  • Must be available for all performances
  • If not available for all performances, sorry, we are unable to audition you.

To register an audition date and time please email:

Margaret Courtney – Production Secretary – production@noosaartstheatre.org.au
Please mark email with “AUDITIONS – THE BOY FROM OZ” and include your name – email and mobile contacts – Age and Role that you are auditioning for.

Alternatively call Margaret Courtney for further information or queries – Mobile 0407 450 621

General Notes for Auditionees

All auditionees will be required to submit a completed audition application form.

Arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled audition time to complete form.

Dancers need to be proficient in modern and jazz styles with (ideally) some tap experience.

Dancers should wear comfortable/appropriate clothing (no loose tops or wrap arounds). Bring jazz and character shoes (and tap shoes if you have them, although not essential), and be warmed up before commencing your dance audition. (On Sunday 8th May – Dance Auditions – 10am until 1pm (arrive 9.45am) – (males and females – 16  to 40 years of age)

The Boy from Oz is a Big Show with sizable cast and there are some great opportunities for Ensemble cast members to play a variety of characters (cameo roles and smaller speaking roles). We encourage anyone from 16 years to 60 years to attend auditions with potential of becoming involved with this Sensational show.

We look forward to seeing you at the auditions.

ALL WELCOME!

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