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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