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AUDITION BRIEF

 

Spears Entertainment Presents: The Music of the Night

Dates: 12th – 16th May 2021 Venue: The Chapel, Chapel off Chapel

 

The music of multi-award winning composer Andrew Lloyd Webber arrives at Chapel Off Chapel in this unforgettable concert selection of his Broadway hits! Eight incredible singers and a live band will perform tracks from classic productions like ‘Phantom of the Opera’, ‘Cats’, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ and more! Alongside our fantastic creative team - director Theresa Borg (Light in The Piazza, Sweeney Todd) and musical director Stephen Gray (Barnum, Priscilla- Queen of the Desert), join us for an unforgettable celebration of this beloved musical icon!

We are looking for 8 talented performers, who are strong singer/actors to bring the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber to life. The Creative Team and Producer support inclusive casting and are seeking performers of all races & ethnicities (especially First Nations, Black and artists of colour), abilities, neurodiversities, sexual orientations, body types and gender identities/expressions. We strongly encourage artists of these communities to apply and to reach out if any support is needed. Performers will be contracted under a Profit Share Agreement. Applicants must be 18 or over.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Artists must be available for ALL the following rehearsal dates:

Monday Evenings: March 29th, April 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, May 3rd TECH REHEARSAL : May 10th/11th (TBC)
Preview: Wed May 12th
Performances: Thurs – Sun May 13th-16th (Double Show Sunday)

If you are unavailable for any of the above dates please let us know when applying. We have a number of deadlines after our auditions, therefore if you are offered a role in this production, we ask that you reply promptly. Apologies for any inconvenience. Artists will need to be Melbourne based for the duration of this production.

 

Auditions will be held MONDAY FEBRUARY 1ST 2021

UPDATE ( 18/01/21)

 If you are unable to attend auditions due to Covid restrictions/interstate, but will be in Melbourne for all production dates, please reach out to our team via email about submitting a self-tape.

Times for those artists that are shortlisted will be sent out on or around January 25th 2021. We will endeavour to see as many applicants as possible, however all applicants may not be seen. All costs associated with Auditioning are solely at the Artists expense. Performers are asked to arrive 10 minutes early to fill out the necessary forms.

Please BRING / PREPARE 2 contrasting Andrew Lloyd Webber songs (Our creative team has asked not to hear Memory please). The material for the show will be based on the artists we find to highlight their strengths as vocalists and storytellers/actors. There will be an accompanist present so please make sure your sheet music is in the correct key, and neatly bound or in a folder. No Backing tracks.

 

To submit your application please go to: https://forms.gle/phhzGFejWiLoJEAx5

      

 

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