Oct 302018
 

Auditions for the Australian non-professional premiere production of “Kinky Boots”, CLOC Musical Theatre, Moorabbin, Melbourne

Audition Dates

          AUDITION BOOKINGS: from Friday November 2, 2018, from 9am.

          PHONE: 1300 362 547 or register online at www.cloc.org.au

AUDITION DATES: Vocal:  Sunday/Monday November 18/19

Dance:  Tuesday November 20 (evening)

               Call Backs:  Thursday November 22 (evening)

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

  • PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CAST AND CREW IN KINKY BOOTS REQUIRE A WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK
  • Please register for auditions online (www.cloc.org.au) and then you will be contacted to organize a time for your audition. Please upload a current photograph of yourself and a performance resumé (if you have one) when completing your audition form online.
  • Prepare two contemporary musical theatre songs that show your range, type and vocal stamina. Pieces should also display performance and acting ability. You may be asked to sing one or two songs.
  • Bring sheet music in the key in which you wish to sing (no taped music or requests to transpose). Please make sure the music pages are bound or stuck together –NO LOOSE PAGES PLEASE.
  • Please wear fitted clothes for the audition (not loose fitting) so that the panel can see your body shape.
  • You may be asked to read an extract of dialogue from the show.  These extracts will be available for you to look at before you go in to the audition.  All characters require a regional English accent, but this will be refined during rehearsals, so do not get too concerned and just do the best you can at the audition.
  • Arrive early enough to talk through your song with the audition pianist and look over script readings.
  • Dance: Be available for the Dance Audition on Tuesday evening, November 20.  You will be notified by SMS on the evening of Monday November 19 if you are required to attend the Dance audition and at what time. At the Dance audition, please wear fitted dance clothes, bring shoes (jazz/character or heels if you have them, but these are not essential) and be warmed up ready to start.
  • Be available for Call Backs on Thursday November 22 (evening).  You will be advised on Tuesday night (after the Dance auditions) if you are required for Call Backs and at what time.  You will be emailed music/dialogue to learn and will be expected to present at performance standard at the Call Backs.  If you have heels, please bring them to the Call Backs, but these are not essential (there will be a box of heeled shoes provided for you to try on and wear).  Headshots and measurement for costumes will be taken at the Call Backs.
  • Final casting will take place on Thursday night after the Call Backs, and all auditionees who have attended the Call Backs will be rung, whether successful or not.  Everyone who auditions will receive either a phone call or an email sometime on Friday November 23.  Please note that casting is not absolutely final until after the Call Backs.
  • Boys:  Boys’ vocal auditions will take place on Sunday morning, November 18, with their dance auditions on Tuesday November 20 from 7.30pm-8.00pm.  Boys will be advised at their vocal audition if they are required to return for the dance audition.  Boys may be required at the Call Backs.
  • Minimum age for auditionees: Adults: 18 plus at the time of auditions. Boys:  9-12 at the time of auditions.
  • Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoon (1pm-5pm), Monday and Wednesday evenings (7.30pm‑10.30pm).

 

Note following dates (2019):       

First Rehearsal:                            Sunday February 3, 1pm (full company)

Costume Try On:                         Sunday February 24, 9.30am-12.30pm (before rehearsal)

Photo Shoot:                       Sunday March 17, 9.00am-5.00pm

Rehearsal Weekends:                  Saturday February 23 and Sunday February 24 (all day)

                                                Saturday March 16 and Sunday March 17 (all day)

                                                Saturday April 27 and Sunday April 28 (all day)

                                                Saturday May 4 and Sunday May 5 (all day)

Costume Call #1:                          Sunday April 14, 9.30am-12.30pm

Costume Call #2:                          Monday May 6, 7.30pm-10.30pm

Sitzprobe with orchestra:  Thursday May 9, 7.30pm-10.30pm

Bump-In:                                      Sunday May 12 (all day)

Bump-Out:                                    Saturday June 1 (immediately following the final performance)

Performance Dates (2019):  Venue – National Theatre, cnr Barkly and Carlisle Sts, St Kilda

               Sun May 12        Bump In                                  Wed May 22              Show 8pm

               Mon May 13      Tech run/cast/crew/piano  Thurs May 23            Show 8pm

               Tues May 14      Full Dress/Orchestra               Fri May 24               Show 8pm

Wed May 15      Full Dress/Orchestra                        Sat May 25                Show 8pm

               Thurs May 16     Full Dress/Orchestra              Sun May 26              Show 2pm (Matinee)           

Fri May 17          Show 8pm (Opening)            Wed May 29              Show 8pm

               Sat May 18         Show 8pm                              Thurs May 30            Show 8pm     

               Sun May 19        Show 2pm (Matinee)            Fri May 31                 Show 8pm     

                                                                                            Sat June 1                  Show 8pm (then Bump Out)           

 

SYNOPSIS

KINKY BOOTS is the unforgettable, multi-award-winning Broadway sensation with music by Tony and Grammy-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper. It’s a feel-good celebration packed with nonstop fun… and a kick of pure joy!

Inspired by true events and the film of the same name, KINKY BOOTS features a great pop/rock score and a book by Tony-winning theatre legend Harvey Fierstein. It tells the story of Charlie Price, who inherits his father’s shoe factory in Northampton, England. Looking to save the family business, Charlie turns to a fabulously fashionable new friend — cabaret star Lola — who gives him an outrageous idea that could change both of their destinies. Soon, this unlikely duo creates the most sensational footwear that’s ever rocked the runways of Milan… giving the factory and its hardworking family a sparkling new future.

An exuberant story about finding friendship, inspiration and passion where you least expect, KINKY BOOTS proves that you change the world when you change your mind.

With CLOC’s outstanding production values and a team of award-winning creatives, this big-hit, audience favourite is coming to The National Theatre, St Kilda, for a wacky, cross-dressing “shazzam and bam” season in May 2019.

Now casting for “ladies, gentlemen …. and all those who are yet to make up their minds.” All shapes and sizes required and good stamina is key.

Please note that all characters require a regional English accent (to be refined during rehearsals) and to work in heels (also part of the rehearsal process).

PRINCIPAL ROLES (8)

 

CHARLIE PRICE                  Late 20s                      Sings C3 – B4

Lead role. Male actor/singer/mover. A bit confused, a bit unfocused, a hero hiding under a victim’s mantle. Rock belt.

LOLA/SIMON                                    Early 30s                    Sings C3 – B4 (with one top C)

Lead role. Male actor/singer/ dancer. Early thirties. A prize fighter draped in satin. A heterosexual cross dresser with a killer voice and winning ways. Open to any ethnicity. Rock belt.

NICOLA                                 20s                               Sings Bb3 – F#5

Principal role.  Female actor/singer. Charlie’s long-term girlfriend. Driven, uncompromising. Pop voice

LAUREN                                20s                               Sings Bb3 – F#5

Principal role. Female actor/singer/dancer/comic. Beautiful and strong working-class girl. Works in most ensemble numbers. Belt and pop.

DON                                        30s, early 40s              Sings C3 – F4

Principal role. Male actor. Lola’s nemesis. Burly, hypermasculine bear of a factory worker. Minimal solo singing. Works in most ensemble numbers. Actor/singer/mover.

PAT                                         Early 30s                    Sings Bb3 – F#5

Principal role. Female actor/singer/dancer. Officious Office Manager who will let loose her wild side when allowed. Works in most ensemble numbers. Pop voice. Strong dancer preferred but not essential.

TRISH                                                40s                               Sings Bb3 – D5

Principal role. Female actor/singer/dancer.  Factory worker with a husband and kids to worry about. Don’s female equivalent. Works in most ensemble numbers. Pop voice.

GEORGE                               40s to 50s                    Sings C3 – F4

Principal role. Male actor/singer/mover. Factory worker keeping up traditions. Works in most ensemble numbers. Reserved. Pop voice.

 

 

MALE ENSEMBLE   (12) + Don & George = 14                 20s – 50s

(Made up of 6 drag performers, Mr Price, Simon Snr, Harry, Richard, Worker 1 & Worker 2). Don and George also work in most ensemble numbers)

THE ANGELS                                                            20s to 30s        X3 sing to C#5            X3 sing to A4

Six drag performers who populate THE BLUE ANGEL NIGHTCLUB and carry the dancing in many of the ensemble numbers. “This ain’t a job for no wall-flowers”.

Pop Rock Singers/Dancers/Actors.

MR PRICE                                                     40s – 50s         Sings Bb2 – G4

Charlie’s father in the opening and closing sequences. Also plays A PUB, PATRON/FACTORY WORKER etc

Singer/Actor/Mover.

SIMON SNR                                                   50s                   Ensemble singing required (no solo singing)

Lola’s father. An unforgiving tower of anger. He works in the opening and 2 sequences in Act 2. Also plays HOMELESS MAN/PHOTOGRAPHER/FACTORY WORKER etc Singer/Actor/Mover.

HARRY                                                          Late 20s          Sings E3 – C4

A contemporary of Charlie’s but his opposite. Harry is successful, self-aware and confident. Also plays PHOTOGRAPHER/FACTORY WORKER etc.      Singer/Actor/Mover.  Ability to play the guitar an advantage but not a pre-requisite.

RICHARD BAILEY                          Late 20s – early 30s   Ensemble singing required (no solo singing)

Nicola’s boss. An overtly attractive and successful man. Also plays HOOLIGAN/FACTORY WORKER etc. Singer/Actor/Mover.

WORKER 1

Works in most ensemble numbers. Actor/singer/mover           Pop belt.

WORKER 2

Works in most ensemble numbers. Actor/singer/mover           Pop belt.

HOOLIGANS   PUB PATRONS   CLUB PATRONS   REFEREE    PHOTOGRAPHERS    etc.

 

FEMALE ENSEMBLE (6)                             20s – 40s

(Made up of FEM 1, FEM 2, FEM 3. Lauren, Pat & Trish also work in most ensemble numbers) 

FEMALE ENSEMBLE MEMBER 1

Works in most ensemble numbers. Also plays minor role of MILAN STAGE MANAGER.

Actor/singer/mover.  Pop belt.

 

FEMALE ENSEMBLE MEMBER 2

Works in most ensemble numbers. Actor/singer/mover.  Pop belt.

 

FEMALE ENSEMBLE MEMBER 3

Works in most ensemble numbers. Actor/singer/mover.  Pop belt.

 

CHILDREN (2)                      2 X Young Charlie + 2 X Young Lola = 4 who alternate performances.

Auditioning boys from 9 – 12 years to look 7 years old and 10 years old.

 

YOUNG CHARLIE

Minor role. Actor. This is our lead as a seven-year-old boy. Lost, quiet, reflective. He works in the opening and closing sequences. Minimal singing.

YOUNG LOLA/SIMON

Minor role. Male actor. This is Lola as a ten-year-old boy who already knows he is destined to wear high heels. He performs in the opening and closing sequences. Some solo singing required. Dance ability preferred, not essential but must be able to learn small routine in heels.

More information can be found here – https://cloc.org.au/event/kinkyboots/