2017-18 AUDITION REQUIREMENTS - GENERAL (PLEASE READ)
- Please prepare two selections of contrasting songs (32 bars). Bring accompaniment track on iPhone or iPad etc. (anything with an aux input).
- Please bring an updated resume.
- Please bring a printed copy of your headshot (either colour or black and white).
- Read the casting requirements below if you have an interest in specific roles.
- Contact the Artistic Director (via submission form below) to book your audition. You will be given a time slot assignment for the dates you are available.
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TITANIC AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Rehearsals in Toronto begin May 3 on Wednesdays 7-10pm, Fridays 6-9pm and Sundays 2:30-6:30
SHOW SUMMARY: The sinking of the "Titanic" in the early hours of April 15, 1912, remains the quintessential disaster of the 20th century. A total 1,517 men, women and children lost their lives. That the supposedly unsinkable ship should have been lost during its maiden voyage is so incredible that, had it not actually happened, no author would have dared to contrive it.
The musical "Titanic" examines the causes, the conditions and the characters involved in this ever-fascinating drama. This is the factual story of that ship - of her officers, crew and passengers, to be sure - but she will not, as has happened so many times before, serve as merely the background against which fictional, melodramatic narratives are recounted. The central character of our "Titanic" is the Titanic herself.
PLAYWRIGHT: Peter Stone | COMPOSER AND LYRICIST: Maury Yeston
PRODUCTION DATES: July 10-16 2017 at Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts
ROLES & REQUIREMENTS
MALE LEAD & SUPPORTING ROLES
Thomas Andrews — the ship’s designer and builder, full voice tenor or first baritone. Age 25-45.
J. Bruce Ismay — the ship’s owner, baritone up to G. Age 30-40. English RP accent.
Captain E.J. Smith — captain of the Titanic, 45-65. 2nd tenor or first baritone up to F. English RP accent.
William Murdoch — first officer; doubles as 2nd-Class Passenger, a Scotsman. Age 25-45. Baritone up to F#.
Harold Bride — radioman; melodic tenor up to G; Age 22-45. Slim, sweet man.
Frederick Barrett — stoker; tenor up to G; Age 20-35. English midlands accent.
Frederick Fleet — lookout; sings up to G. English RP accent. Age 20-35.
Henry Etches — senior 1st-Class Steward; jaunty tenor up to G (G&S style). English RP accent. Age 25-45.
Joseph Bell — chief engineer, doubles as bandmaster Wallace Hartley. Age 22-50.
Isidor Straus — 1st-Class Passenger; 55- 70 strong full voice tenor or first baritone. American. Owns Macy's Department store.
Jim Farrell - handsome Irishman. Romantic role. Bari/tenor up to F#. Northern Irish accent. Also plays Andrew Latimer. Age 20-30.
Lightoller - second officer; Age 25-50
Pitman - third officer; Age 25-40. Doubles as The Major.
Boxhall - fourth officer; Age 20-40. Doubles as J.H Rogers (1st class passenger) and Taylor (bandsman).
Hitchens - quartermaster. Age 18-35. Doubles as Bricoux (bandsman).
Bellboy - youngest worker on ship, childlike tenor. Age 10-18. English RP accent.
Edgar Beane - husband of Alice. American mid west accent. Age 25-40.
Charles Clark - Young, British and aristocratic. 2nd Class. Age 22-35.
John Jacob Astor - Age 40-60.
Benjamin Guggenheim - Age 30-50. American millionaire.
John B. Thayer - first class passenger; Age 30-50. Vice-President of Pennsylvania railroad.
Jack Thayer - young boy age 7-12.
George Widener - Doubles as Frank Carlson. Age 30-55. First class passenger. American.
Mr. DaMico - professional dancer
MALE ENSEMBLE ROLES
Stokers & Sailors
Stewards for all 3 Classes
First Class, Second Class & Third Class Passengers
First, Second, Third & Fourth Man (3rd Class speaking roles)
FEMALE LEAD & SECONDARY LEAD ROLES
Ida Straus — Mrs. Isidor Straus; age 55-70 Soprano.
Alice Beane — 2nd-Class passenger; American mid west accent. Alto Mid voice singer (belt to E). Age 22-38.
Kate McGowan — a feisty young Irish girl (3rd class passenger). Celtic mezzo. Northern Irish accent. Age 18-28.
Madeleine Astor - very young wife of John Astor (Age 18-22).
Mme. Aubert - Guggenheim's French Mistress, Age 22-32.
Marion Thayer — John’s wife, Age 25-45. 1st Class from "old money".
Eleanor Widener - American first class passenger. Age 30-50.
Edith Corse Evans - A 22-40, a single woman, was returning to America alone on the Titanic from a family funeral in England.
Caroline Neville — young, British and aristocratic. Soprano. Caroline is classy and kind - actually born to first class, but eloping to America with her love, Charles Clark.
Kate Mullins - 3rd Class Irish, was a young Irish lass (one of 8 children) traveling on the Titanic to a new life in America where she intended to live with her sister and become a maid. Alto; Stage age mid teens-early 20s; Strong Irish accent.
Kate Murphey - 3rd Class Irish, tough, no-nonsense character; Alto; Stage age mid 20s-early 30s; Strong Irish accent.
Stewardess Anna Robinson - Age 18-40.
Stewardess Hutchinson - Age 18-40.
Mrs. DaMico — professional dancer
FEMALE ENSEMBLE ROLES
Additional 1st-Class Passengers
Additional 2nd-Class Passengers
Additional 3rd-Class Passengers
BIG FISH AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Role requirements TBA.
ABOUT THE SHOW: Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. Overflowing with heart, humor and spectacular stagecraft, BIG FISH is an extraordinary Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that’s richer, funnier and BIGGER than life.
Rehearsals for Big Fish begin in Toronto September 2017. They will be held Wed 7-10 for leads, Fridays 6:30-9:30 for leads and Sundays 2:30-6:30 for all cast.
Production dates: January 22 -28 2018 at Newmarket Theatre
BILLY ELLIOT AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Role requirements TBA.
Based on the international smash-hit film of the same name, Billy Elliot is an astonishing theatrical experience with heart, humor and passion. Winner of ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and featuring a dynamic score by music legend Elton John, the spectacular display of song and dance only serves to enhance the truly powerful story of self discovery and hope.
Set in a northern English mining town against the background of the 1984 miners’ strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dreams come true. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community – and changes his life forever.
Rehearsals for Billy Elliot will be in Newmarket beginning January 2018. Monday evenings for youth, Fridays 6:30-9pm leads and Sundays 2-8 all cast. Rehearsals will be broken down by scene for each performer.
Performances at Newmarket Theatre April 16-22, 2018.
22nd Season Continued auditions
One of the greatest musicals in theatre history, Cole Porter’s first-class musical comedy is sailing into Toronto to begin rehearsals this January. Wavestage Theatre is seeking male singers (ages 16-65) for the famous Sea Shanty BARBERSHOP quartet and male actor/singers for leading roles.
AUDITIONS for male leads and for the famous sea shanty barbershop quartet are underway! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to apply. Non equity.
For our male ensemble, no experience necessary. We are seeking men with a passion for singing!
ANYTHING GOES - JANUARY-APRIL 2017
Anything Goes is a fantastic opportunity for trained dancers and we always need a strong chorus. But if you’re heart’s set on playing a part, check out the great list available in Savoyards’ production (1987 revival version) of Anything Goes.
Please contact email@example.com with a recent headshot and resume. Further audition materials may be requested after review.
RENO’S ANGELS – These three girls are Reno’s backup singers and dancers for her nightclub act. The collective feel of the Angels is that they charge the atmosphere. The playing age range can be 18-30 years old. Auditionees for these roles will be required to have a high level of jazz and flexibility. VOCAL RANGES REQUIRED: Mixed.
LORD EVELYN OAKLEIGH – Hope’s aristocratic English fiancé. He is earnest, energetic, good natured, gullible and absolutely fascinated by American slang. This actor must be a strong comedic actor with a believable upper crust English accent. The playing age range can be 35-45 years old. Auditionees for this role will be required to dance. VOCAL RANGE REQUIRED: Baritone (C3 – G4).
ELISHA WHITNEY – A successful Ivy league Wall Street banker. He is extremely near sighted and a gloriously functional drunk. He thinks he is always right, but is also capable of listening to reason and changing his mind. This character has a huge personality. The playing age range (this is the age he appears to be on stage) can be 45-60 years old. Auditionees for this role will NOT be required to dance. VOCAL RANGE REQUIRED: Baritone (C4 – D4).
CAPTAIN REGINALD STRONG – This man is in charge of the ship, the SS American. He is intelligent, strong but a little too concerned with prestige. This actor should have good comedic timing. The playing age can be 40-60 years old. Auditionees for this role will NOT be required to dance. VOCAL RANGE REQUIRED: Baritone.
LUKE AND JOHN – Mischievous Asian, reformed gamblers and recent Christian converts, travelling with Henry T. Dobson. The playing age can be 20-50 years old. Auditionees for these roles will NOT be required to dance.
CHANTEY QUARTET – This is a strong quartet of sailors. All actors must be strong singers. The playing age can be 17-45 years old. Auditionees for this role will be required to dance. VOCAL RANGES REQUIRED: 2 Tenors and 2 Basses. Donald Parker – Wants to see the world before he settles down. Harold Wilkins – Left home to help his family recover financially. Stanley Jones – Wants to be a professional boxer, but he/she is a third generation sailor. Charlie Smith – Became a sailor to forget about a lost love.
CHORUS: Multiple Chorus roles as Sailors and Passengers with ample stage time.