Current Auditions

Imagine a world without music…
Impossible?
Let’s make it impossible with Coolum Theatre Players!
And directed by Linda Gefken!

WWRY - We Will Rock You

Coolum Civic Centre
Park Street, Coolum.

Information Night June 24th at 6:30pm.

Auditions: August 5 & 7

Rehearsals: Monday and Wednesday evenings

Shows: November 29 – December 8th

We Will Rock You tells the story of a legend: One day someone, a “dreamer”, will appear to bring back real music!

Now that “Killer Queen” and her company “Global Soft” have taken over the internet and all forms of media, no music can be created that doesn’t conform to the norm. No-one can express individuality, creativity or real emotion.

Roles:

Galileo Figaro is our “dreamer” and Scaramouche his/her sidekick (def NOT a side chick – just ask her!)
Killer Queen (Low Alto Belter) is the evil mastermind in control of the world and her sidekick is Kashoggi.
Buddy is the hippy historian who constantly manages to avoid brainwashing.
Brit and Oz lead the Bohemians (various smaller roles) who live on the edges of society, hoping desperately for the “dreamer” to reappear.
GaGa Kids, Adults, Police, Scientists, Teachers round out the cast with various smaller roles.

Most roles may be played by any sex, but all roles require singing, dancing and acting, although there may be feature dancing/ acrobatics if your skills demand to be shown off.

**It is important to note that all songs must be performed in the keys in the song books

Please be honest at the audition if you are not willing to accept other than the role(s) for which you are auditioning.

WHAT TO DO?

Wear comfortable shoes (no thongs) that you can dance in. Feel free to dress up.
For everyone:
1. a group song and dance session
an excerpt of Radio GaGa

For a lead role:
2. AND prepare one of the song excerpts specified below- we will provide the backing track.
Remember; you are trying to sell yourself and your talent to the director – use movement and facials,

For a lead role and/ or speaking part:

3. AND present ONE of the excerpts

 

Solo song excerpts should be memorised to allow for your interpretation. Script excerpts do not.

 

Links for the song and script excerpts are in the “Links” section below

 

FAQ answers

This is a community theatre production – everyone helps out with everything. There will be no payment. No roles have been pre-cast. Pre-booked holidays, work commitments etc can be scheduled into the rehearsal process. No, you can’t skip anything in “Production Week” (dress/ tech rehearsals).

 

WHEN?

Choose either Monday 5th August OR Wednesday 7th August, 2019 at 7.30pm.
These are open auditions and everyone is expected to arrive on time to complete paperwork, have your photo taken, and be prepared to perform in front of each other. Don’t worry, we are very friendly and supportive.
Call Backs (if necessary) will be the following Monday (12th August).

 

Other Info

Rehearsal weekends:
  • Sunday, November 17
  • Friday 22 November Tech set up (cast not required)
  • Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 Tech Weekend
Show Dates:
  • 23 October Mini Performance for Coolum Business and Tourism (normal rehearsal time)
  • 29 & 30 November @ 7.30pm (be prepared for a 2 ½ hour call – but usually 1 ½ hour call)
  • Sunday 1 December @ 2pm
  • Mid Run Rehearsal Wednesday 4 December
  • 6 & 7 December @ 7.30pm
  • Sunday 8 December @ 2pm followed by Cast Party

 

Rehearsals

will be Mondays 7.30pm and Wednesdays 6.30pm at the Coolum Civic Centre commencing August 26 with extra rehearsals/ tutoring at a private residence or the Civic Centre at other times as necessary (times will be negotiated).

All successful members of the cast and crew are required to be members of the Coolum Theatre Players (via a small membership fee).

Some costumes will be provided but cast will be expected to provide their own shoes and make-up, and some items of costuming will be created by you, for you, if you are one of the Bohemians, from scraps, op-shops and cast offs – the weirder the better.

 

Links:

ALL AUDITIONEES – Radio Ga Ga

rehearsal at home track with Freddy singing https://youtu.be/rsmCWgZFWAE

AUDITION – backing track with Lyrics https://youtu.be/UC853QCgDzo

 

GALILEO – I Want To Break Free

rehearsal at home track with Freddy singing https://youtu.be/tc2-1pmpf2I

AUDITION – backing track with Lyrics https://youtu.be/fYrXZRS2H8o

 

SCARAMOUCHE/ OZ – Somebody To Love

rehearsal at home track with Freddy singing https://youtu.be/XSlXN9DoFxs

AUDITION – backing track with Lyrics https://youtu.be/wH2rfVwAxCA

 

BRITT/ BUDDY/ KASHOGGI – Crazy Little Thing Called Love

rehearsal at home track with Freddy singing https://youtu.be/jP1Pjo6ek6c

AUDITION – backing track with Lyrics https://youtu.be/NTRUanHCRhw

 

KILLER QUEEN – Killer Queen

rehearsal at home track with Freddy singing https://youtu.be/8UfqFsQvGlU

AUDITION – backing track with Lyrics https://youtu.be/qA1pEtHw5MQ

 

 

Script excerpts: {to follow}

Sheet music excerpts and mp3 backing tracks can be made available by contacting the director linda@gefken.com.au

Solo song excerpts should be memorised to allow for your interpretation. Script excerpts do not.

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