Les Miserables has been the talk of the Australian music theatre industry since its return to Oz was confirmed just over 12 months ago. Its famous logo – an illustration of Young Cossette taken from Victor Hugo’s epic novel – is one of the most recognisable on the theatrical stage. Today, casting director for the Australian premiere… Read more.
Opera Australia has confirmed that open dance auditions for their upcoming production of The King And I will take place in Melbourne and Sydney over the next two weeks. Preliminary auditions have already begun and casting director Neil Rutherford is leaving no stone unturned in the casting of this Tony Award winning production. “Following the success… Read more.
This article came across the AussieTheatre news desk this morning from the blog Robojustice Superfighter. It poses questions about casting practices in Australian musical theatre productions, and asks what constitutes a high profile artist. Do you agree? Let us know what you think of this piece via Twitter or Facebook.
Earlier this week, AussieTheatre went inside the Grease audition room to find out more about the search for Australia’s newest T-Birds and Pink Ladies. Over 500 young performers in Melbourne and 500 in Sydney came in for the chance to land a role in one of Australia’s most-loved musicals. We were at the last day… Read more.
Update: May 9, 2013 The Lion King Sydney tickets are now on sale through Ticketmaster: BUY TICKETS – THE LION KING ON TICKETMASTER Disney’s acclaimed production of The Lion King is returning to Australia this year and round two audition submissions are now being accepted for the blockbuster musical. The production is set to open in… Read more.
The Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble Apprentice Program The Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble are now accepting applications for their Apprentice Program and Core Ensemble Auditions which will be held on the 1st and 2nd of December. Applications are welcome from any age and you do not need any previous experience in performing Shakespeare. Apprentice training includes the Linklater… Read more.
Being a performer is tough. You don’t get to chose when an audition pops up, you don’t get to chose if you get the role, you actually have very little control over a lot of factors in this line of work. What you can control, though, are your thoughts. This is the one thing that… Read more.
After the success of his Sydney Masterclass at the Opera Centre today, Neil Rutherford and AussieTheatre Productions are thrilled to announce an exclusive Musical Theatre Audition Masterclass in Melbourne for professionals, graduates and up-and-coming artists alike. Presented by internationally acclaimed Casting Director for Legally Blonde, South Pacific and countless musicals on the West End and Broadway – NEIL… Read more.
Open auditions were held in New York over the weekend for the film adaptation of the smash hit Broadway musical Jersey Boys, which is set to commence filming in NYC next year. Directed by Jon Favreau, the Jersey Boys movie is also allowing online audition submissions for the Four Seasons (Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Nick Massi and… Read more.
Hey kids! Want to sing, dance and act on stage in one of the most exciting musicals for students? StageMasters Melbourne are on the search for Victoria’s most elite male and female talent for their production of High School Musical! Auditions for the production are set to take place this weekend (August 25 and 26)… Read more.