CHESS - Catchment Players Non Equity Auditions

Posted: May 15, 2014
Audition Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Catchment Players                                                    


 


CHESS


Music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus


Lyrics by Tim Rice


                                                                                                                     


 Banyule Theatre


26th September - 4th October 2014


 


Director – Brad Fischer


Musical Director – Nathan Firmin


Choreographer – Dior Deumer


 


-          Please prepare one song showcasing your vocal range & acting ability


-          Song should be in the style of the show but not from Chess


-          Provide two copies of sheet music


-          Sheet music to be provided in the correct key (no backing tracks/acapella)


-          A head shot must be provided at the audition


-          Part of the audition may require a vocal range test and a dialogue read


-          Auditions open to 16 years of age and above


 


Character Descriptions:


 


Florence Vassy


Stage Age: Mid to Late 30's


Vocal Range – Strong belt – E3 to E5


Born in Hungary, she has been brought up in England. She is clever, theatrical, touching, vivacious and volatile. Freddy's chess second.


 


Anatoly Sergievsky


Stage Age: Late 30's to Early 40's


Vocal Range – Baritone – A2 to B?4


A Russian chess champion who is unexpectedly charming. He is intelligent and passionate who stops at nothing to conquer his ego.


 


Frederick Trumper


Stage Age: Late 30's to Early 40's


Vocal Range – Rock Tenor – B?2 to D?5


An American chess champion who is arrogant and temperamental. Ultimately a dangerous and obsessive man.


 


Svetlana Sergievsky


Stage Age: Late 30's to Early 40's


Vocal Range – Strong belt – F3 to E5


Anatoly's wife. Domestic and wholesome. A dramatic contrast to Florence - not a contemporary cosmopolitan woman.


 


Molokov


Stage Age: Late 40's


Vocal Range – Bass - G?2 to G4


Anatoly's chess second. A conniving and vindictive Russian who manipulates the players through political genius.


 


Walter


Stage Age: Late 40's


Vocal Range – Bass/Baritone - A?2 to F4


A marketing agent who is seemingly respectful and trustworthy. He ultimately schemes his way to power.


 


Arbiter


Stage Age: 30's - 40's


Vocal Range – Rock High Baritone - B2 to A4


International businessman, who is smooth with a quick temper. The official who oversees the chess tournaments.


 


Ensemble / Pop and Lyrical Choirs


Stage Age: 18 - 40


Vocal Range: Various


Pop and Lyrical choir who will also double featured ensemble roles within the show.


 


Dancers


Stage Age: 18 - 40


Strong dancers with background in contemporary, lyrical, ballet, tap and music theatre.


 


Audition Dates: 

Mon 26th May – 7:30pm – 10:30pm


Wed 28th May – 7:30pm – 10:30pm


 


Compulsory Dance Audition:


Sun 1st June – 12pm – 1:30pm (Monday auditionees) and 2:00pm – 3:30pm (Wednesdayauditionees)


 


Callbacks (if required): 

Sun 1st June – 4pm onwards


 


Rehearsal Information:


First Rehearsal – Sunday 15th June


Rehearsal Days – Monday (7:30pm – 11:00pm), Wednesday (7:30pm – 11:00pm), Sunday(12:00pm – 5:00pm)


 


Compulsory Rehearsal Weekends:


26th and 27th July


30th and 31st August


 


 


Audition Venue:


Catchment Rehearsal Factory, 10 Malua St, Reservoir, Melways 18 B6


 


Please call Robyn on 0411 308 545 to book an audition time


 


 


 



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