Male Performers needed to complete an amazing cast!
Mad Cat Theatre Company is excited to be auditioning for another original musical – ‘One Life, No Regrets!’
After our successful original 2016 production, ‘Baba Yaga’, based on a Russian fairytale, Mad Cat Theatre is now presenting a dramatic, heartfelt Australian story.
The musical, ‘One Life, No Regrets!’ opens in Johnny’s new North Melbourne home, it’s New Year’s Eve, 1959 – and the party’s rocking! 1950’s records, jive, full swing skirts, fill the stage, and we meet Johnny and his friends, celebrating, not only a new year but a new decade. We watch as Johnny meets Beccy and they fall in love… “Do you believe in love at first sight?” …. “I…do.”
Fast forward ten years to 1969 – rock ‘n’ roll, mini-skirts, flower power – and Johnny and Beccy’s lives!
‘One Life, No Regrets!’ moves through six scenes covering six decades… 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999, 2990… always New Year’s Eve, always in the same lounge room, following the lives of not only Johnny and Beccy but also their family and friends. World and Australian issues and fads of the time are touched on. As with most people, their lives do not run smoothly, scandals and internal struggles gate-crash the party.
A story about life; life-cycles, changes in thinking, fashion, dance and music – though some things never change. Real and moving issues are explored with humour, uplifting moments and past memories that strike a chord with the audience.
Lead roles need strong actors – some age by 50 years over the course of the musical. The chorus plays an integral part with heaps of choreographed song and dance numbers. Non-dancers are also encouraged to audition. Mad Cat Theatre Company aims to give everyone a moment to shine.
Come and audition – be part of something new and exciting!
Song/Acting auditions in 10-minute slots – please arrange a time with us beforehand.
Rehearsal Venue: Lynden Park Hall, 11 Stornoway Rd, Camberwell
Rehearsals for acting will be Tuesdays 7.00 pm – 9.30pm and on Sundays 3.00 – 6.00 pm to rehearse songs and dance routines, to begin with, before combining.
You will be given a rehearsal schedule in advance, you may not be required at all rehearsals.
Acting: You’ll be emailed a short piece for each character you wish to audition for. You’re not expected to memorise the piece, however, please be familiar with the part you’re interested in.
Singing: You’ll need to prepare one musical theatre song which you feel showcases your singing. Please provide a backing track on iPod, iPad, CD, USB or phone. (Not acappella)
Performances at Kew Renaissance Theatre on:
Friday, 12th May (opening night)
Saturday, 13th May (matinee)
Saturday, 13th May (night)
Sunday, 14th May (matinee)
You will be required for two dress rehearsals on Thursday, 11th May from 6.30pm and Friday, 12th May from 3.30pm
The ageing process will be done through make-up, wigs or greying of hair, glasses etc. With quick costume changes ageing will be kept simple but if you have one of the lead roles you will need to think about the ageing of your character – subtle changes in each scene – do they stoop a little in the later scenes, have less energy, subtle voice change.
JOHNNY: (Male, playing ages 20, through 30, 40, 50 to 60) Charismatic, high energy go-getter. Very charming, he falls head over heels for Beccy but later in life is tempted to cheat and his life takes a different direction. As was common in the 1950’s and 60’s he’s a smoker which will be subtly portrayed, with a niggling cough which eventually kills him (emphysema).
SAM: (Male, playing ages 20, 30, 40 & 70) Johnny’s friend and Sarah’s husband is good natured and kind. Stuck in a loveless marriage with Sarah who doesn’t treat him well, he volunteers to go to the Vietnam War where he’s injured.
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Mad Cat Theatre Company / Camberwell