April 30, 2016

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Do you love Musicals?

 

We at ALOTCO love them, so we are going to tease you with plenty of different musicals mashed up into one musical.

“The Musical of Musicals (The Musical)” is a musical about musicals. This brilliant satire imagines what would happen if Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Kander & Ebb wrote a musical following the basic melodrama script of a heroine who cannot pay the rent to a dastardly landlord. One musical, five distinct musical versions of one plot — this musical has it all.  Do not miss your chance to be a part of this hilarious show.

We are delighted to offer you the opportunity to audition for our upcoming 2021 show- The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!

Production Team

Director – Donna Markovic

Assistant Director/Stage Manager- Peter Cook

Choreographers- Andrea Le Page and Carmen Fasolo

Team Assistant- Susie McIntosh

Information night- Wed 27/01/21, Albany Port Theatre 7pm

Auditions – Sat 30/01/21 9am-4pm and Sun 31/01/21 1-4pm

Rehearsals – Tuesday and Thursday nights 7-9.30pm starting February 2nd, 2021.

Show dates- Charity night – Wed 28th April

Opening night- Friday 30th April

All other performance dates- May 1,2,7,8,9,14, 15 

 

Auditions can be booked at the information night or by contacting the director via email

on donnamarkovic@bigpond.com

FOR AUDITION REQUIREMENTS GO TO AUDITIONS AND FORMS PAGE

We are looking for strong singers, good dancers and comic actors who can establish characters quickly to play the following roles –

The villain, “Jidder” – Male, the landlord figure of each musical who demands the rent be paid or another form of recompense offered.

The hero, “Big Willy” – Male, the leading man and romantic interest who, in the end, valiantly offers to pay the rent, whether he can or not.

The ingenue, “June” – Female, the leading lady who cannot pay her rent.

The matron, “Mother Abby” – Female, the older woman to whom June turns for advice, always with the words “Thank you Abby, that was so helpful”.

Traditionally these lead roles are played by the same four performers, but The MOM production team are looking to expand on this by offering more opportunities for shared lead roles and a chorus. When not playing a lead role each performer will be part of the chorus.

Two songs with contrasting styles and dialogue will be part of the audition for each lead character. This allows for the lead roles to be shared among more than four leads if required and suitable. EG: You could be selected to play all five styles of June or possibly two styles of June.

Each of the four leads parts are played in the five different composer styles, and each given a slightly better suited name to that character style. (see below)

Characters

The Villain –

 Jidder in the style of Rodgers and Hammerstein (Corn)

Jitter in the style of Stephen Sondheim (A Little Complex)

Mr Jitters in the style of Jerry Hermon (Dear Abby)

Phantom Jitter in the style of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Aspects of Junita)

Jutter in the style of Kander and Ebb (Speakeasy)

 The landlord figure of each musical who demands the rent be paid or another form of recompense offered.

 Male 30yrs and over. Tenor-Baritone. Character accents required.

 

The Hero –

Big Willy in the style of Rodgers and Hammerstein (Corn)

Billy in the style of Stephen Sondheim (A little Complex)

William in the style of Jerry Herman (Dear Abby)

Bill in the style of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Aspects of Junita)

Villy in the style of Kander and Ebb (Speakeasy)

The leading man and romantic interest who, in the end, valiantly offers to pay the rent, whether he can or not.

Male 20 yrs and over. Tenor – Baritone. Character accents required

The Ingenue

 June in the style of Rodgers and Hammerstein (Corn)

Jeune in the style of Stephen Sondheim (A little Complex)

Junie Faye in the style of Jerry Herman (Dear Abby)

Junita in the style of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Aspects of Junita)

Juny in the style of Kander and Ebb (Speakeasy)

 The leading lady who cannot pay her rent.

 Female 18yrs and over. Mezzo- Soprano. Character accents required

 

The Matron

Mother Abby– in the style of Rodgers and Hammerstein (Corn)

Abby– in the style of Stephen Sondheim (A little Complex)

Dear Abby– in the style of Jerry Herman (Dear Abby)

Abigail– in the style of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Aspects of Junita)

Fraulein Abby– in the style of Kander and Ebb (Speakeasy)

 

The older woman to whom the June characters turn for advice.

Female 30yrs and over. Mezzo-Soprano. Character accents required

 

Narrator

Solo speaking role, small solo introduction to Aspects of Junita. Acting and singing as part of the chorus. Female or Male 18 and over

 

Chorus members –

Singing Acting and Dance/Movement required. Strong characterization of different styles Female and Male 17yrs and over

 

                                 Auditions songs and dialogue

Songs from each composer’s style can be found on the YouTube links below

https://youtu.be/Oh_ws0luQTs  

https://youtu.be/z-bUGeJyDU0

https://youtu.be/C055KU3IdN8

https://youtu.be/ArZokMngnVE

https://youtu.be/JHcdoLZkSc4

 

 

 

 

Auditions requirements for each character

 All Audition song scores and required dialogue can be found under forms.

 

Big Willy – Song 1 – Oh What beautiful corn, including Dialogue

              Song 2 – Colour me Gay, including dialogue

Dialogue- page 12 and top of page 9

 

June –   Song 1 –  I have little Birds

             Song 2 – I’ve heard that song before – bars 29-47 pages 83/84

Dialogue- pages 12

 

Jidder –  Song 1 – Jitters Oath- including dialogue pages 42/43

             Song 2 – Hola,Aloha,Hello pages 113-118 including Dialogue

Dialogue – page 12

 

Mother Abby – Song 1 – Follow your Dreams

                            Song 2 – An Easy Mark – including dialogue

Dialogue – top page 9

 

Narrator – Song – Aspects of Junita- page 82 to the top of page 83, bar 19

Dialogue- Spoken stage direction

 

Chorus – Song- Dear Abby – pages 78- bar 35 at top of page 80  

Dialogue- page 124 – one of the three Chorus Person dialogues within the song ,Just don’t pay

 

A small dance sequence/easy movement video for you to practice will be coming soon to this website.

Watch this space and best of luck

All enquiry’s please email Donna at

donnamarkovic@bigpond.com