Articles on ‘Casting’

Open dance auditions for Opera Australia’s The King And I

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.


Strictly Ballroom searches for a star: Fran auditions continue

Despite extensive auditions in Sydney and Melbourne, the creative team behind Strictly Ballroom have still not found the right actress to play the coveted lead female role of Fran in their upcoming world premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s new musical spectacular in Sydney next year. General auditions for the role of Fran have been called for Saturday… Read more.


Australian Musical Theatre’s Got Talent

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.



Want to Nail That Audition? Neil Rutherford announces Melbourne Audition Masterclass

Want to Nail That Audition? Neil Rutherford announces Melbourne Audition Masterclass

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.


Jersey Boys film allows open online auditions

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.


Auditioning for Music Theatre? Neil Rutherford’s performer’s guide to auditions is now available

Auditioning for Music Theatre? Neil Rutherford’s performer’s guide to auditions is now available

A performer’s audition mantra: Be prepared; Be brave; Own your audition, and then… Let It Go.  Sounds straightforward, doesn’t it? Interestingly enough, as internationally renowned and acclaimed Casting Director Neil Rutherford tells me, the reason his brand new book (Musical Theatre Auditions and Casting – a performer’s guide viewed from both sides of the audition table) is… Read more.


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