Kiss Me, Kate – auditions
Join the Cast!
Auditions are invited for our second Season of 2024 : Kiss Me, Kate!
Director: Patrick Hill
Musical Director: Trevor Henley
Choreographer: Denique Adlam
Fresh from the roaring success of My Fair Lady, Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria (GSOV) is calling people of all cultural and linguistic backgrounds, all ages fifteen-or-over, to audition for their upcoming season of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate.
“SPAAC” – 20 McCracken Ave, Blackburn South VIC 3130
“ST. LUKE’S” – Uniting Church, 94-96 Essex Rd, Mount Waverley
– Nov 7, 7:00pm – 9:30pm Singers/Actors SPAAC
– Nov 8, 7:00pm – 9:30pm Singers/Actors ** ST. LUKE‘S **
– Nov 9, 7:00pm – 9:30pm Dance/Movement Auditions SPAAC
– Nov 11, 2:00pm – 6:00pm Callback/Lead auditions SPAAC
– Nov 21, 7:00pm – 9:30pm Callback/Lead auditions SPAAC
– Nov 22, 7:00pm – 9:30pm Callback/Lead auditions SPAAC
– Nov 23, 7:00pm – 9:30pm Callback/Lead auditions *only if required* SPAAC
Additional times and video submissions are all feasible. Please let us know if you have difficulty with the proposed times.
What roles are being cast?: All lead and supporting roles, dance corps, and singers and/or movers for the ensemble.
What are the First Round Audition Requirements?:
* A 32-bar cut of a song that is appropriate to the style. Please do not prepare material from the show. Bring a copy of the piano accompaniment for our pianist to play.
*A dance/movement call is required for everyone including those wishing to be considered for the dance corps. Chorus heels or oxfords preferred.
Rehearsal Commitment: Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoon as required, plus additional calls in the fortnight prior to opening night. Rehearsals begin 30 January.
Performances: May 2-5, Alexander Theatre Monash University Clayton.
ABOUT THE SHOW
HATTIE — Lili Vanessi’s dresser [any age, any ethnicity, any gender presentation]
PAUL — Fred Graham’s dresser, specialty dancer & leader of solo trio for “Too Darn Hot” [any age, any ethnicity, any gender presentation]
LOIS LANE (BIANCA) — a nightclub singer in her first featured role on the stage [playing age 20’s-30s, any ethnicity, female gender presentation]
BILL CALHOUN (LUCENTIO) — a Broadway hoofer, Lois’ partner and a chronic gambler [playing age 20’s-30s, any ethnicity, male gender presentation]
LILLI VANESSI (KATHERINE) — a star stage and screen actress, former wife of Fred Graham [playing age 30s-50s, any ethnicity, female gender presentation]
FRED GRAHAM (PETRUCHIO) — producer & former husband of Lilli [playing age 30s-50s, any ethnicity, male gender presentation]
FIRST GANGSTER — gunman-enforcer & half the donkey for Finale Act Two [any age, any ethnicity, any gender presentation]
SECOND GANGSTER — gunman-enforcer & half the donkey for Finale Act Two [any age, any ethnicity, any gender presentation]
GREMIO — first suitor; ensemble dancer & motorcyclist; doubles as Flynt, aide to Gen. Howell [any age, any ethnicity, any gender presentation]
HORTENSIO — second suitor; ensemble dancer & motorcyclist; doubles as Riley, aide to Gen. Howell [any age, any ethnicity, any gender presentation]
GENERAL HARRISON HOWELL — career military officer, politician and Lilli’s love interest [any age, any ethnicity, any gender presentation]
Supporting – [all any age, any ethnicity, any gender presentation]
POPS (STAGE DOORMAN) — ensemble; doubles as Padua Priest
RALPH (STAGE MANAGER) — ensemble singer
DANCE CAPTAIN — doubles as Gregory, servant to Petruchio; ensemble dancer & recorder player
HARRY TREVOR — a veteran character actor; doubles as Baptista Minola; paternal vibe
STAGEHAND #1 (ELECTRICIAN & CAB DRIVER) — doubles as Nathaniel, servant to Petruchio
STAGEHAND #2 (ASSISTANT ELECTRICIAN) — doubles as Philip, servant to Petruchio
STAGEHAND 33 (CARPENTER & DRIVER FOR GEN. HOWELL) — doubles as Haberdasher
WARDROBE PERSON — ensemble singer
ENSEMBLE SINGER — part of quartet for “Bianca”; doubles as Padua Inn Waitress
Ensemble – [all any age, any ethnicity, any gender presentation]
COMPANY SATB SINGERS AND DANCERS
CITIZENS OF PADUA
Please complete the Audition form, and we’ll organise an audition or call back spot. We look forward to receiving your application, and welcoming you into the Production.
Everyone who is new to GSOV will need to book for the 7th or 8th November (first round singing/acting), and then you may be invited to attend a callback audition.
Movement/dance assessment for everyone will be held on the 9th November in 2 sessions, either 7pm and 8:15pm.
GSOV Members who have worked with Trevor and/or Patrick can book a callback audition directly for 11th, 21st, 22nd, or possibly the 23rd November if needed.
If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the society by email. email@example.com
Please make sure you are familiar with our General Audition Information.
Auditions for "Kiss Me, Kate!"
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