Audition Information

Please ensure you have read all the Information before you book an audition.

Singing Auditions:

  • Wednesday 30th Jan 2019 @ 7:30 to 10:30pm
  • Thursday 31st Jan 2019 @ 7:30 to 10:30pm
  • Friday 1st Feb @ 7:30 to 10:30pm

Movement/Dance Audition:

  • Saturday 2nd Feb @ 10am – General Dance Audition
  • Saturday 2nd Feb @ 11am – Featured Dance Audition

Audition Materials

Production Team

PRODUCER | Aubtin Namdar
producer@bmms.org.au | 0408882428

DIRECTOR | Elle Zattera
MUSICAL DIRECTOR | Josh Ransom
CHOREOGRAPHER | Craig Nhobbs

The Show

The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer’s sparkling new score does for the ’80s what Hairspray did for the ’60s. Just say yes to the most romantic musical in twenty years.

It’s 1985, and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.

Auditions

Venue: Blaxland High School

SINGING AUDITIONS

  • Wednesday 30th January 2019 @ 7:30 to 10:30pm
  • Thursday 31st January 2019 @ 7:30 to 10:30pm
  • Friday 1st February 2019 @ 7:30 to 10:30pm

MOVEMENT / DANCE AUDITION

  • Saturday 2nd February 2019 @ 10am – General Dance Audition
  • Saturday 2nd February 2019 @ 11am – Featured Dance Audition

Rehearsals

Blaxland High School – Monday & Thursday nights, 7.30 – 10.30pm.

  • First Rehearsal – Thursday 7th February 2019 
  • All Day Rehearsal – Sunday 24th March 2019
  • Sitzprobe – Sunday 5th May, 2pm-5pm

Production Week

Blue Mountains Theatre 

  • Bump In – Saturday May 11th
  • Bump In – Sunday May 12th
  • Tech Rehearsal #1 – Monday May 13th
  • Tech Rehearsal #2 – Tuesday May 14th
  • Dress Rehearsal #1 – Wednesday May 15th
  • Dress Rehearsal #2 – Thursday May 16th
  • Bump Out – Sunday June 2nd
  • Cast Dinner (venue TBA) – Monday June 3rd

Performances

Blue Mountains Theatre

  1. Saturday May 18th 8pm
  2. Sunday May 19th 2pm
  3. Friday May 24th 8pm
  4. Saturday May 25th 2pm
  5. Saturday May 25th 8pm
  6. Sunday May 26th 2pm
  7. Friday May 31st 8pm
  8. Saturday June 1st 2pm
  9. Saturday June 1st 8pm
  10. Sunday June 2nd 2pm

All cast will be required at the theatre 1.5 hours before the beginning of each show

Audition Help

  • All persons auditioning must be at least 14 years of age by the first rehearsal (7th February 2019)
  • Everyone auditioning is required for a closed singing audition and a group movement/dance audition. Please book a spot for the singing audition and attend the dance audition.
    • Anyone auditioning for the Featured Dancers will require to attend the Featured Dancer dance audition in place of the General Dance Audition.
  • To be considered for a place in the production you must attend both a singing and dance audition.
  • Those auditioning for a named principal role will also be required to undertake a reading.
  • All auditions will be filmed for casting purposes. All footage will be destroyed at the end of the process.
  • Please arrive at least 15 mins before your audition to complete paperwork and to warm up.

Singing

Named principal roles:

  • Prepare the section of music assigned to that character.

Ensemble / Minor Roles / Featured Dancers:

  • Prepare a song of your choosing from the 80’s music genre.
  • Bring your own piano sheet music in your preferred key in either a folder or neatly taped for the accompanist. No backing tracks will be accepted.
  • Make sure that the song you have chosen is one that you are confident with and shows you off, as we may workshop the piece with you.
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Reading

  • You should be familiar with your chosen reading, but you will be able to have the script with you in the room to refer to, so it does not need to be memorised.
  • Read the notes from the director at the beginning of the reading to get an idea of what we are looking for. If you are going for more than one role- familiarise yourself with both readings. Please note you may only be asked to read one on the day.
  • For scenes that are a duologue- a member from the panel will read the opposing lines.
  • Be prepared to play and have fun!

Dancing

  • The General Dance group audition will consist of basic movement.
  • The Featured Dancer group audition will consist of advanced movement. This audition is for anyone who is auditioning for “Featured Dancer” or “Holly” on their audition booking.
    • Those auditioning for Featured Dancer do not need to attend the General Dance audition.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and arrive warm.
  • There is no need to book a dance audition.

Other Information

Rehearsals and Commitment

It is the expectation of both the Production Team and the BMMS Committee that everyone involved in this production will be available for all rehearsals and performances from the first rehearsal until Sunday 3rd June 2019. To ensure that The Wedding Singer is a production of the highest quality and in fairness to all involved it is essential that all cast members are available for all scheduled rehearsals.

Everyone’s time is valuable and it is vital that important rehearsal time is not wasted by the absence of required cast members. All known absences at the time of the auditions must be recorded on the audition form. Missing rehearsals without notice may result in cast members forfeiting their place in the cast.

A prerequisite for all cast members is that they need to sign a cast contract with the production team and committee of Blue Mountains Musical Society confirming your agreement with the conditions of being cast in this production.

Costs

BMMS Membership

  • $22 Adults
  • $11 Children (Under 18)

Performance Fees

  • $110

Assistant Director

Applications are now open for the positions of Assistant Director

The Assistant Director is primarily a learning position. Most of your time will be spent observing the process from the point of view of the Director and taking notes. It’s a great opportunity to gain an understanding of the role of the Director in amateur theatre and could be used as a stepping-stone into a production role in the future.

Click here to apply. Deadline for applications is 3rd February 2019

Character Breakdown

Robbie Hart

The lead singer of a band. Charismatic. A truly ‘nice’ guy that has the classic lead singer aura and personality. Also, a bit of a dreamer. In love with love until Linda leaves him at the altar and breaks his heart.

  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 25 to 35
  • Vocal range top: C6
  • Vocal range bottom: B3
  • Reading: required
  • Music: set piece
Julia Sullivan

Waitress. The “girl next door”. Engaged to Glen but falls in love with Robbie and is conflicted as to who to choose. Empathetic, caring, and brave.

  •  Gender: Female
  • Age: 25 to 35
  • Vocal range top: F5
  • Vocal range bottom: G3
  • Reading: required
  • Music: set piece
Holly

Julia’s cousin. Promiscuous and always up for a good time but wants to be loved and is looking for romantic fulfillment in all the wrong places. She is in love with Sammy.

 

  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 25 to 35
  • Vocal range top: E5
  • Vocal range bottom: A3
  • Reading: required
  • Music: set piece
  • * Must attend the “featured dancers” audition.
Sammy

The bass player in the wedding band and one of Robbie’s best friends. A total “guy’s guy”, but beneath his pretending to love being a bachelor he is actually in love with Holly.

  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 25 to 35
  • Vocal range top: A5
  • Vocal range bottom: C4
  • Reading: required
  • Music: set piece
George

The wedding band’s keyboardist and one of Robbie’s best friends. He is sensitive and somewhat flamboyant. The foil to Sammy’s super guy attitude.

 

  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 25 to 35
  • Vocal range top: A5
  • Vocal range bottom: C4
  • Reading: required
  • Music: set piece
Glen Guglia

Julia’s fiancé. A Wall Street broker. He is rich, shallow, and materialistic. Constantly tries to buy Julia’s love with money. He is a bit of a womanizer.

  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 30 to 45
  • Vocal range top: B5
  • Vocal range bottom: D4
  • Reading: required
  • Music: set piece
Rosie

Robbie’s grandmother who raised him. Motherly but adventurous and always trying to remain “hip” despite her age.

  • Gender: Female

  • Age: 60 to 80

  • Vocal range top: C5

  • Vocal range bottom: C4

  • Reading: required

  • Music: set piece

Linda

Robbie’s fiancé who leaves him at the altar. Keeps Robbie around as a back-up plan. Is more in love with the idea of Robbie being a rock star than she actually is with Robbie.

  • Gender: Female

  • Age: 20 to 30

  • Vocal range top: D5

  • Vocal range bottom: A3

  • Reading: required
  • Music: set piece
Featured Dancers
  • Music: own choice
  • * Must attend the “featured dancers” audition.
Ensemble / Minor Roles
  • Music: own choice

Harold & Debbie, Bridesmaids/ Groomsmen, Couples (Shane & Donatella, Crystal & Mookie), Wedding Guests, Stockbrokers, Impersonators