Auditions musical

Auditions musical

The Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society and Carnivals of the Heart are each presenting a musical in 2016 at the Playhouse Theatre in Somerset West. We invite actors, singers and dancers of all ages to audition. You may audition for roles in both.

Both societies operate on a not for profit basis in service of the community based theatre complex, the Playhouse Theatre. No party in the cast or crew is remunerated for these amateur productions.
A third musical is being considered for 2017 and will only commence rehearsal after the 2016 musicals. Planning however must be done and a suitable cast possible found. There are therefore only 5 roles open for audition for this musical.

First Round SUNDAY 08 November 2015

2.00pm Ensemble roles for Children under the age of 14
4.30pm Ensemble and Dancers only (14+)
6.30pm Principal and Support roles

Call backs SUNDAY 15 November 2015

2.00pm CREW INTERVIEWS – anyone interested in getting involved with costume-making, props, set building, backstage, lighting
2.30pm Dog Audition for the role of TOTO.
3.00pm Children
5pm Adults

You will be instructed as to what you will need to prepare.
YOU MUST BOOK A SLOT by emailing thedashingwriter@gmail.com You will be put into a group. Call Christalla on 0827012319 should you have any questions.

Please be prepared as per the below:
CHILDREN:
SONG: Must prepare the song prescribed in the below lists. There will be live accompaniment.
DANCE: Will be taught a brief movement piece.
ACT: Will be asked to sight-read in the accent required by the show.
ENSEMBLE:
SONG: Must prepare the song prescribed in the below lists. There will be accompaniment.
DANCE: Will be taught a brief movement piece.
ACT: Will be asked to sight-read in the accent required by the show.
PRINCIPALS and SUPPORTS
SONG: Must prepare and perform the song prescribed in the below lists. You may prepare for more than one role. There will be accompaniment.
DANCE: Will be taught a brief movement piece.
ACT: Will be asked to sight-read in the accent required by the show.
Prepare by downloading songs and lyrics or using YouTube as a resource.

The Wizard of Oz

PRESENTED BY THE HHDS
By special arrangement with Tams-Witmark
DIRECTOR Darryl Spijkers
MUSICAL DIRECTOR Helen Dooley and the SHIRAZ BAND LIVE
CHOREOGRAPHER Sume Lotter
SET DESIGN Zanodean Cassiem

Show dates: 12 June – 02 July 2016 | Rehearsals Commence: January 2016

Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Her new freinds the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and her dog Toto travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination.
A version of WIZARD OF OZ based on the motion picture with book adaptations by Frank Gabrielson was presented by the Municipal Theatre of St. Louis in 1942. This second version with book adaptations by John Kane follows the famous motion picture even more closely and was presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Barbican Centre in London in 1987.
The show is popularised by the Oscar winning song Over the Rainbow and is a treat for the whole family! There many roles for children and adults.

Accents: Kansas US and Standard US CAST OF CHARACTERS – WIZARD OF OZ

CHARACTER AND PIECES TO PREPARE
PRINCIPALS
Dorothy Gale; aged 10 – 20 , a strong actress with a beautiful voice; Child / Adult F; Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Scarecrow / Hunk; Agile and silly; Adult M; If I Only had a Brain
Tin Man / Hickory; Tall and rigid; Adult M; If I only had a Heart
Cowardly Lion / Zeke; High spirited and comic; Adult M; If I only had the Nerve
SUPPORTS
Glinda the Good; Bright and wise; Adult F; Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
Wicked Witch / Miss Gultch; Sinister with a good evil laugh; Adult F; Red Shoe Blues
Professor Marvel / The Wizard; Warm and friendly; Adult M; Wonders of the World
Uncle Henry / Ozian Guard; Bold and upright; Adult M; Merry Old Land of Oz
Aunty Em; Matriachal; Adult F; Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
Toto; Well behave and able to do tricks; Small dog; N/A
CAMEOS FROM ENSEMBLE
Mayor Munchkin / Nikko; Clear diction, energetic and dance ability; Child M; Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
Fiddler Munchkin; Clear diction, energetic and dance ability; Child M; Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
Braggart Munchkin; Clear diction, energetic and dance ability; Child M; Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
Coroner Munchkin; Clear diction, energetic and dance ability; Child M; Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
Teacher Munchkin (2); Clear diction, energetic and dance ability; Child F; Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
Barrister Munchkin; Clear diction, energetic and dance ability; Child M; Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
Father Munchkins (3); Clear diction, energetic and dance ability; Child M; Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
Tots Munchkins (3); Clear diction, energetic and dance ability; Child F; Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
Tough Guy Munchkins (3); Clear diction, energetic and dance ability; Child M; Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
ENSEMBLE / DANCERS
Munchkins / Poppies / Ghosts / Jitterbugs / Monkies (12); Clear diction, energetic and dance ability; Child M / F; Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
Osians / Crows / Trees / Winkies / Jitterbugs (14); Clear diction, energetic and dance ability; Adult M / F; Merry Old Land of Oz

IT IS ADVISED – TO MAXIMISE YOUR CHANCES – THAT YOU PREPARE FOR MORE THAN ONE ROLE

Blood Brothers

PRESENTED BY Carnivals of the Heart
By special arrangement with Samuel French
DIRECTOR Darryl Spijkers
MUSICAL DIRECTOR Helen Dooley
CHOREOGRAPHER TBC
SET DESIGN Zanodean Cassiem

Show dates: 22 September – 8 October 2016
Rehearsals Commence: March 2016

Sunday Blood Brothers is a multiple Tony nominated musical with book, lyrics, and music by Willy Russell. The story is a contemporary nature versus nurture plot, revolving around fraternal twins Mickey and Eddie who were separated at birth. The twins’ different backgrounds take them to opposite ends of the social spectrum, one becoming a councillor and the other unemployed and in prison. They both fall in love with the same girl and this is where the story takes a turn.
Blood Brothers debuted in Liverpool before Russell transferred it to West End for a short run in 1983. The musical won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical and went on to a year-long national tour before returning for a revival in the West End in 1988 where it stayed at the Albery
Theatre for 3 years, transferring to the Phoenix Theatre in 1991. The revival ran for more than 24 years in the West End, and played more than 10,000 performances, becoming the third longest-running musical production in West End history. It finally closed in November 2012. The musical has been produced with success on tour, on Broadway and elsewhere, and it has developed a cult following.

ACCENTS: Liverpool English and Other form of British English.

CAST OF CHARACTERS AND AUDITION PIECES
PRINCIPALS
Mrs Johnstone; Emotional and real; Adult F; Easy Terms
Mickey; Plays aged 7 – 25; Adult M; That Guy
Eddie; Plays aged 7 – 25; Adult M; That Guy
Narrator; Mysterious and shrewd; Adult M; The Devil’s Got Your Number

SUPPORTS
Sammy; Energetic brother; Adult M; That Guy
Linda; Caring girlfriend; Adult F; Tell me it’s not True
Donna Marie / Miss Jones; Sister and young Mrs Johnstone; Adult F; Tell me it’s not True
Mrs Lyons; Upper-class; Adult F; My Child
Mr Lyons; Hard-working; Adult M; Tell me it’s not True

CAMEOS FROM ENSEMBLE
Milkman (2); Good accent, high energy; Adult M; Tell me it’s not True
Gynaecologist; Good accent, high energy; Adult M; Tell me it’s not True
Bus Conductor; Good accent, high energy; Adult M; Tell me it’s not True
Teacher; Good accent, high energy; Adult F; Tell me it’s not True
Policeman; Good accent, high energy; Adult M; Tell me it’s not True

ENSEMBLE
Neighbours / Guests / Doleites / Nurses / Councillors; Good singer and ensemble acting/ movement; Adult M / F; Tell me it’s not True

IT IS ADVISED – TO MAXIMISE YOUR CHANCES – THAT YOU PREPARE FOR MORE THAN ONE ROLE

Shrek

PRESENTED BY Carnivals of the Heart / HHDS
By special arrangement with DALRO
DIRECTOR Darryl Spijkers
MUSICAL DIRECTOR Helen Dooley
CHOREOGRAPHER TBC
SET DESIGN TBC

Show dates: TBC 2017
Rehearsals Commence: October 2017

THIS AUDITION IS ONLY TO SEE IF THE DEMANDING LEAD ROLES CAN BE CAST.

Shrek The Musical is a musical with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. It is based on the 2001 DreamWorks film Shrek and William Steig’s 1990 book Shrek!. After a trial run in Seattle, the original Broadway production opened in December 2008, and closed after a run of over 12 months in January 2010. It was followed by a tour of the United States which opened in 2010, and a re-vamped West End production from June 2011. Since its debut, the musical’s rights have been available for independent overseas theatres, who have chosen to stage their own versions of the show, starting with the 2010 Israel production.
On his seventh birthday, two ogre parents send their son Shrek out of their house and into the world to make his living. They warn him that because of his looks, everyone will hate him, and he will not have a happy ending. Some years later, an embittered, grown up Shrek is living contentedly alone in a swamp. However, his solitude is disrupted when a band of fairy-tale creatures show up on his property. So the adventure begins.

ACCENTS: US and Scottish (Shrek only)

CAST OF CHARACTERS AND AUDITION PIECES

PRINCIPALS
Shrek; Excellent accent, acting and a strong singing voice; Adult M; Who I’d Be
Princess Fiona; Quirky with a powerful voice and dance ability; Adult F; I Know its Today – 3rd verse
Donkey; Vibrant, energetic with excellent voice and comic timing; Adult M; Travel Song
Lord Farquaad; Operatic, fit, witty and camp; Adult M; What’s up Duloc

SUPPORTS
Pinnochio; High pitched and caricature; Child / Adult M; Story Of My Life

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  1. Jo Harding May 11, 2016 | Reply
    Hi, please can you let me know when you will be doing auditions for shrek?
  2. Esona October 12, 2016 | Reply
    Hi. Would you please keep me posted on auditions taking place in 2017? Thank you.
    • HHDS October 21, 2016 | Reply
      Hi Esona, can we add you to our mailing list? You will get announcements on all our shows including audition notices :)
      • Samukelisiwe Zulu January 11, 2017 | Reply
        May you please add me to your mailing list aswell? Thank you!!
        • HHDS July 12, 2017 | Reply
          Done :)
  3. Shalen Maharaj October 13, 2016 | Reply
    Hi! please let me know when you the auditions for Shrek will be commencing. Completely eager to audition!
    • HHDS October 21, 2016 | Reply
      Hi Shalen, can we add you to our mailing list? You will get announcements on all our shows including audition notices :)
      • Lilyana July 10, 2017 | Reply
        Hi, could you please add me to your mailing list. I would like to receive information on upcoming auditions. Thank you!
        • HHDS July 12, 2017 | Reply
          Done :)
  4. Magnificent Sizwe Bulose October 25, 2016 | Reply
    i am an artist under nor agency nor academy. i think i need an agency that i can trust. im very good in singing Pop, AfroPop, AfroSoul, etc i wanna be updated if there are auditions
  5. ntando October 30, 2016 | Reply
    Hi can I please get information on the wheel auditions or any upcoming auditions you have thanks :)
  6. ntando October 30, 2016 | Reply
    Hi can I please get information on the wheel auditions or any upcoming auditions you have thanks :) and yes you can add me to a mailing list
  7. amahle November 4, 2016 | Reply
    please let know if there any auditions for 2017
  8. Gerald joshua November 13, 2016 | Reply
    Hi. Would you please keep me posted on auditions taking place in 2017? Thank you.
  9. slindile D November 19, 2016 | Reply
    Hi would you please update /let me know on any acting upcoming auditions
  10. Anru Swanepoel November 22, 2016 | Reply
    Hi. I would love to audition for the SHREK play. I have a passion for acting and working with people. I can sing and love comical roles such as Donkey's in Shrek. Please inform me of auditions for Shrek. You won't be disappointed. Kind regards A. Swanepoel 18 year old male (09 Desember 1979) anrurudolfswanepoel@gmail.com
  11. Nikita Thami November 24, 2016 | Reply
    Hello,Would you please please let me know if there any auditions for 2017..please
  12. Zizipho January 4, 2017 | Reply
    Good day sir or madam. My name is Zizipho Dindo. I am 24 years of age. I am really interest if any audition comes up in acting. My contact number is 0719067258. Thank you for your time it means a lot.
    • HHDS July 12, 2017 | Reply
      Done :)
  13. Bianca January 6, 2017 | Reply
    Hello sir/madam Would you please let me know of auditions in dancing in 2017
    • HHDS January 8, 2017 | Reply
      Hi Bianca, All you need to do is like our facebook page and keep an eye on our website for audition notices :) We can also add you to our newsletter which includes audition notices as well as show dates and what's on!
    • HHDS July 12, 2017 | Reply
      Done :)
  14. HHDS January 12, 2017 | Reply
    Good day, Auditions will be posted as they come up. Thank you :)
  15. Claire Williams January 13, 2017 | Reply
    Please add me to your mailing list
    • HHDS July 12, 2017 | Reply
      Done :)
  16. adelei jade January 20, 2017 | Reply
    hi just to find out singing audition please for 2017
    • Samantha Taylor February 13, 2017 | Reply
      Hi, Please keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for upcoming auditions. Thanks!
  17. Claire Loatey January 26, 2017 | Reply
    Hi... Will you please add me too, I'd like to know when the auditions will be held
    • HHDS July 12, 2017 | Reply
      Done :)
  18. dinah January 31, 2017 | Reply
    Hi can you please add me on the list I want to audition for shrek and let me know when they comence
    • HHDS July 12, 2017 | Reply
      Done :)
  19. Nkoliseko January 31, 2017 | Reply
    Hi there please add me on your mailing list for upcoming audition for sing and acting thank you!
    • HHDS July 12, 2017 | Reply
      done :)
  20. Sibusiso February 3, 2017 | Reply
    Hi I would also like to be part of this Audition. I'm an Actor as well with a Qualification in Acting
    • Samantha Taylor February 13, 2017 | Reply
      Hi, Unfortunately this is an old post, and these shows have already passed. Please do keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for upcoming audtions. Thanks, and have a great day!
  21. Gugu February 5, 2017 | Reply
    Greetings may I be an additional on your email listing . Thank you
    • HHDS July 12, 2017 | Reply
      done :)
  22. Regina R. Malan February 10, 2017 | Reply
    Will you add me to your mailing list, please.
    • HHDS July 12, 2017 | Reply
      Done :)
  23. Grace Cameron May 30, 2017 | Reply
    Hi there, Please keep me updated on auditions to come.
    • HHDS July 12, 2017 | Reply
      Done :)
  24. Lindelwa njengaye June 5, 2017 | Reply
    Hi will you please let me know when are the auditions for shreck , i'm a singer thank you
    • HHDS July 12, 2017 | Reply
      Done
  25. Kagiso Rathebe June 11, 2017 | Reply
    Hi, please update me on your latest acting auditions. Appreciate
    • HHDS July 12, 2017 | Reply
      Done :)
  26. Kirsten Cain June 19, 2017 | Reply
    Hi, can you please add me to your email list so that I know when auditions take place? Thank you x
    • HHDS July 12, 2017 | Reply
      done :)
  27. Zama Nzimande June 21, 2017 | Reply
    Hi. I would like to audition for Shrek. I just would like to know when the audition dates will beconfirmed?
    • HHDS July 12, 2017 | Reply
      done :)
  28. Elna Tennant June 22, 2017 | Reply
    Morning. Can you please add me to your mailing list for upcoming auditions. Kind Regards Elna
    • HHDS July 12, 2017 | Reply
      Done :)
  29. Lyle Stallenberg June 28, 2017 | Reply
    Good day I would like to know about 2017 auditions
    • HHDS June 29, 2017 | Reply
      Good day Lyle, keep an eye on our website as we always post Audition Notices. Alternatively, I could add you to our general newsletter which also advertises audition notices, but also includes other news.
  30. Brandon Bosch June 29, 2017 | Reply
    Hi there, please can you add me to your mailing list? Eager to hear about Shrek and future productions coming up with audition slots. Kindest regards and many thanks!
    • HHDS July 12, 2017 | Reply
      Done :)
  31. tercia July 11, 2017 | Reply
    please add me to you news letter. Thanks!
    • HHDS July 12, 2017 | Reply
      Done :)
  32. Jen Theophilus July 12, 2017 | Reply
    Hi, please add me to the mailing list.
    • HHDS July 12, 2017 | Reply
      done :)
  33. Mariska Wolmarans October 8, 2017 | Reply
    Good day Do you guys have any open audition for 2017 .?
    • HHDS October 18, 2017 | Reply
      Hi Mariska, we're releasing our next newsletter in the next day or two and in it we have 3 new audition notice announcements which you should keep an eye out for. I'll add you to our mail list so long. Feel free to unsubscribe should you no longer wish to receive anymore mail.
  34. Cristin Davis October 17, 2017 | Reply
    Hi there, please can you inform as to when auditions for Shrek will be this month, I would really like to attend the auditions
    • HHDS October 18, 2017 | Reply
      Hi Cristin, we're releasing our next newsletter in the next day or two and in it we have 3 new audition notice announcements which you should keep an eye out for. I'll add you to our mail list so long. Feel free to unsubscribe should you no longer wish to receive anymore mail.
  35. Andrew rennie October 25, 2017 | Reply
    Hi I hope you are well. Are they anymore auditions for this year ?Pleas add me to you mailing list so I can feature Thank you
    • HHDS October 27, 2017 | Reply
      Hi Andrew, yes there are a few more, please follow the link below and I've added you to our mailing list so you can always be informed, otherwise keep an eye on our front page news section or facebook :) All Wrapped Up: http://theplayhouse.org.za/auditions-for-all-wrapped-up/ ShowStoppers: http://theplayhouse.org.za/auditions-for-showstoppers-saturday-night-at-the-movies/ Diary of Anne Frank: http://theplayhouse.org.za/auditions-for-the-diary-of-anne-frank/
  36. Sally do Nascimento October 25, 2017 | Reply
    Please add me to your mailing list. Many thanks
    • HHDS October 27, 2017 | Reply
      Done! Thank you for subscribing :)
  37. Nompendulo Patiwe-Malambile October 26, 2017 | Reply
    Hello can u add my eleven years old daughter, she is a singer.I will appreciate if she can get an agent.Please inform me with your next dates for auditions
    • HHDS October 27, 2017 | Reply
      Hi Nompendulo, we'd be happy to hear her sing at our next audition, she must just come through to the theatre during audition times and if she is chosen, she will get a part :) You can view all our new auditions from the front page of the website in the news section. Unfortunately, we don't offer agent services. Have a great day further :)
  38. Marita Marais November 20, 2017 | Reply
    Hi My daughter is 14 year old. Singing, dancing and acting is in her blood. Would like to start with auditions in plays or musicals. Where can I find info on up and coming auditions? Thank you very much. Marita
    • HHDS November 21, 2017 | Reply
      Hi Marita. The best would be to join our mailing list which we send out almost every month, any new auditions will be in there or be sure to visit the news section on our website regularly :) I'll add you to our mailing list so long.

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