Category Archives: Auditions

Actress sought for Short & Sweet production

Actress sought for Short & Sweet production. King Street Theatre. February 13 – 17, to be directed by Peter Shelley.

Strictly Business is a comic drama. A two-hander, it presents the relationship between Barnabas Reilly who is a businessman and his former secretary, Sandra Griffiths, whom he has previously fired. She follows him to the train he catches to go home, seeking revenge with a gun.

Character description
Sandra is a woman with an emotionally unstable past, having spent time in a mental institution. She has not worked since being fired by Barnabas. She is of a homely appearance, and aged between 30s – 50s.

Rehearsal details.
Approx 10 – 15 hours rehearsal time needed. To take place at the Stanmore Community Church Hall. Times preferred pm, afternoon to evening.

Contact details.
Email address: Contact number is 0403296142.

Auditions: Urinetown!

The Regals are thrilled to announce our audition dates for UNRINETOWN!

Monday December 17 @ 7.30pm – 10.30pm
Bexley Community Centre
405 Bexley Rd, Bexley

Wednesday December 19 @ 7.30pm – 10.30pm
Rockdale Seniors Hall
George St, Rockdale

To book an audition contact Meg (

An audition pack will be released on the website in the next few days. Hope to see you there!

Auditions: The Taming of the Shrew


NTT Productions is presenting “The Taming of Shrew” in March 2013 at the Q Theatre.

About this production:
Performed in the Commedia dell’arte form, this NTT production focuses firmly on the comedy content of Shakespeare’s wonderful farce about the battle of the sexes. As fresh and up to date today as when it was written 400 years ago.

Audition Details:

Auditions will be held 7pm Tuesday October 30 at Penrith Christian School.
All auditionees MUST book an audition spot and request audition pieces for the role/s they are interested in auditioning for.

To book your audition contact Carol on 0414 714447 or book online

Monday/Wednesday nights in Penrith area from November 5.

PETRUCHIO: Suitor to Katherina (male 30-50)
GRUMIO: Petruchio’s personal servant (male 25-50)
LUCENTIO: Student and chief suitor to Bianca (male 20-30)
TRANIO: Lucentio’s personal servant (male 30-50)
BIONDELLO: Boy servant to Lucentio (male 16-25)
BAPTISTA MINOLA: Wealthy Father to Bianca and Katherina (male 40-70)
HORTENSIO (LICIO): Suitor to Bianca (male 25-50)
GREMIO: Suitor to Bianca (male 40-70)
VINCENTIO: Father to Lucentio (male 40-60)
PEDANT: Masquerades as Vincentio (male 40-60)
KATHERINA (KATE): Elder daughter to Baptista (female 30-45)
BIANCA: Younger daughter to Baptista (female 20-30)
WIDOW: Wealthy woman of Padua (female 30-60)
CHORUS: Group of masked, on-stage performers who act as vocal responses and take smaller roles including TAILOR (male), SERVANTS (Male & Female), POLICE OFFICER (male). Any age.
PERCUSSIONISTS Group of masked on-stage percussionists, including bass drum, snare drum, cymbals, triangle, kazoo, whistle etc. Any age.

Sweeney Todd Auditions

Want to be part of an exciting new production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street?

Blue Mountains Musical Society invites you to join us for the official information night for our next production. Springwood Civic Centre is being renovated starting in 2013, so this leaves us a bit homeless. There are many new changes coming up, so be there to find out all the goss!

We will be casting all leads, ensemble and dancers (both male and female). We will also take expressions of interest for minor production team roles.

PRODUCER | Kate Saunders
DIRECTOR | Jessica Lovelace
MUSICAL DIRECTOR | Matthew Lovelace
REPETITEUR | Jem Harding

SET DESIGNER | Kevin O’Reilly

Information Night | Thursday 15 November | 7:30pm | Springwood Civic Centre

Auditions | 23, 24, 25 November | Venue TBA

Rehearsals | Tuesday and Thursday nights | February – May

Performances | 20 May – 1 June | Q Theatre, Penrith

PLEASE NOTE: The cast for this production will be 18+ due to the content of the show. Some lenience will be showed to the roles of Toby and dancers. This will be dealt with on an individual basis, so come along on the 15th and speak to us if this applies to you.

Have you got what it takes?

Contact Jessica Lovelace on or 0422 022 560 if you have any questions.


Audition Co-Op 5 November – Sydney


An award winning play “Jasmin on Evil Tracks” to be staged end of February/early March 2013.


‘Jasmin on Evil Tracks’ by Ljiljana Lasic:

A tragicomic story of a Bosnian refugee, Jasmin stuck in a hopeless land, waiting for a visa for another happier world. He tries to make ends meet by selling his body, cigarettes, paintings and busking in the wild streets of Belgrade. He shares a flat with two sisters, Stasha and Marlena. Stasha has saved him from the atrocities of war and offered him a place to stay, while Marlena is suspicious of him having alterior motives. It is a story of acceptance, tolerance, prejudice and above all, love.

This will be the first English performance of this text.


Marlena (Female, playing age 50-65) a psychiatrist, whose fate is similar to all mankind that grew up at the time of communism and who finds solace in the Orthodox faith of her forefathers only at the end of her life. The faith she had been renouncing so easily all her life. Her piety, so late, does not bring peace to her lost soul. She was an ambassador’s daughter in France. She blindly looked after her father, without taking care of herself. A religious fanatic, stubborn, sullen and spiteful.

Stasha (Female, playing age 50-65) a painter, seemingly so cruel, fan of any kind of scandal, free, eloquent. She defies the world and only paints devils. what she sees around. Eccentric, erratic, bohemain, an atheist.

Even though the characters are mature, we are happy to audition ladies 30-99 years of age.

Rehearsals times to be confirmed with cast, most likely to be two evenings a week and Sundays or Saturdays.

Applicants will be asked to do a cold read from the play.

Director – Richard Cotter
Producer – Patrick Matijevic

Profit share.

Please email CV and photo to Patrick whatsnew.

NUCMS announces auditions for our “A Midsummer Night’s Dream: the rock musical”

NUCMS presents

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
the rock musical

Music & Lyrics by George Griggs

Information Night – Tuesday 30th October

Auditions – Thursday 8th November

Performances May 2013

Normanhurst Uniting Church, 2 Buckingham Avenue, Normanhurst NSW

Director – Ian wesley
Musical Director – Francis Voon
Choreographer – Mel Warwick

The course of true love never did run smooth – especially when it is fickle teenage love

In this modern adaptation of the Shakespearean comedy of fickle teenage love, magic and moonlight, the action is relocated to a modern-day city. Hermia is the Mayor’s daughter and is in love with Lysander, a musician in a rock band. Dimitri, a self-centred musician in the same rock band, fancies Hermia, but is being persued by her cousin, Helena. Bottom and his gardening team, who are amateur musicians, harbour a secret desire to become a professional Cover Band, and all fall foul of the mischievous Puck, the helper of Fairy King Oberon, who is estranged from his wife, Tytania.

More Information

For general information about the production – email dream

Short+Sweet: actors, directors and ITCs call out!

Registrations for Sydney now open!

Actors & Directors wanted
Short+Sweet Sydney is producing 160 plays from Jan-Mar 2013. We are looking for more artists to get involved, with room for 160 directors and Independent Theatre Companies and up to 600 actors. Registrations close within a few weeks, so sign up today! Please forward this email to any artists you know who might like to get involved. See here for more details:

You can also see the great ads a bunch of S+S regulars made to promote registrations.

Script entries for Sydney closing soon

Deadline for script submissions to S+S Sydney, Fri 14th Sep 11:59pm
Finally, the script deadline for anyone wanting to enter Short+Sweet Sydney 2013 (as well as three other S+S festivals) is this Fri 14th Sep at 11:59pm. If you’re sitting on a 10 min masterpiece, we want to see it! We will shortlist close to 200 scripts for our festival and we want more work to choose from. To submit, follow this link:

International News

S+S Mumbai finished last week with 30 new works from the subcontinent and beyond. Festival Director Ira Dubey is presenting her second festival. Check out the details in this story from the Mumbai Theatre Guide.

Meanwhile in Malaysia the first ever Short+Sweet Penang opens next week with Executive Producer Joe Hasham and Festival Director Faridah Merican presenting both Dance and Theatre programs. The Kuala Lumpur program (starting next month) has been expanded to include Theatre, Musical Theatre, Dance and, for the first time anywhere in the world – Short+Sweet Comedy featuring 10 local stand-up comedians.
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Short+Sweet Canberra Update

Short+Sweet Canberra 2012 finished last week with a stunning sold out Gala Final at the Canberra Theatre Centre.

Under the guidance of guest Festival Director Alex Broun, the Festival set new box office records for Short+Sweet in the nation’s capital and delighted audiences with the high quality of acting, directing and writing on show.

Look out for the winners of Short+Sweet Canberra 2012 – Smart Jimmy and Slow Bob and Paradise – at Short+Sweet Sydney 2013!


FREE Masterclass – Movement & Stage Combat
Over the past two months we’ve been running a FREE Masterclass Series, giving you the opportunity to come and learn from industry experts on a range of topics. The next installment in the Series is our Movement & Stage Combat Masterclass with Scott Witt.


Date: Mon 24th September 2012
Time: 7pm-9pm
Venue: King Street Theatre, Newtown

Scott Witt has been active in theatre and television for over 25 years and has been acting, adapting, writing, fight directing, directing and or clowning for Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir, Griffin, Opera Australia, La Boite Theatre, Queensland Theatre Company and many more places. Currently, Scott is the Associate Lecturer in Movement at the National Institute of Dramatic Art.

Registration for our Movement & Stage Combat Masterclass is compulsory and can be done via this link:

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