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Phoenix Theatre Company Inc presents

We Will Rock You Auditions

Phoenix Theatre Company Inc.


Presents


We Will Rock You


1-9th May 2020 @ the Doncaster Playhouse


Featuring more than 20 hit Queen songs, We Will Rock You follows two revolutionaries as they try to save Rock in a dystopian world. The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks, and acts the same. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown. Songs include "Another One Bites the Dust," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Killer Queen," "Somebody to Love," "We Will Rock You," "We Are the Champions," and many more


Directed by Renée Maloney


Musically Directed by Ben Heels



Audition Requirements:


• Please prepare two contrasting contemporary songs showcasing your vocal range.


• Songs should be in the style of the show but not from the show. Please be aware that due to time being very limited, you may not complete your song, so choose an appropriate starting point.


• Sheet music to be provided in the correct key. Backing tracks and Acapella not allowed. However, you may choose to accompany yourself.


• A headshot must be provided at the audition


• Arrive early to prepare. Please be patient in case we are running behind and have your music ready in a folder so you can go through your song with the audition pianist before you enter the room.


• Part of the audition may require a vocal range test and a dialogue read (these will be available at the auditionvenue)


• Call Backs will be for voice and dialogue and will be held in the room as a workshop with all the other callbacks for that role.


Audition Booking Link: ​

https://www.trybooking.com/BHOKJ


Audition Venue: ​Phoenix HQ – 105 Leeds Street, East Doncaster


Audition Dates: ​Vocal Auditions


​Monday 20th January from 7.30pm


​Wednesday 22nd January from 7.30pm


​Dance Audition


​Friday 24th January at 7pm



Callbacks (if required): ​Friday 24th January at 8pm


Rehearsal Info: ​First Rehearsal – Thursday 30thJanuary


​Rehearsal Days – Monday and Thursday (7:30pm – 10.30pm) and


​Sunday (1:00pm – 5:30)


Character Descriptions


All ages are approximate and based on look, not actual age.


Galileo Figaro


Male. Age: Early 20s.


A young misfit looking for meaning in a highly regulated world. Needs to be charismatic, charming, (a sense of comedy) and have a very strong rock tenor voice up to a full voice sustained high B. Falsetto up to a D above High B is also required.


Scaramouche


Female. Age: late teens/early 20s.


She is also a young misfit, with a sharp wit who keeps Galileo on his toes. Eventually they fall for each other. Vocally, a strong rock mezzo belt voice is required.


Killer Queen


Female. Age: late 20s - 40s.


She is a ruthless business woman, powerful, tough and glamorous with a strong stage presence. She has sass andcontrols every situation around her. A dynamic, strong character. Vocally, a very powerful, strong mezzo belt with the capacity and vocal stamina for a hard rock edge is required.


Commander Khashoggi


Male. Age: 30 upwards.


Khashoggi works for the Killer Queen. He is the embodiment of a future techno corporate stooge. High Baritone or Tenor.


Brit


Male. Age: late teens to 30s.


“Brit” is short for Britney Spears, which is ironic as Brit is the antithesis of Britney’s form of pop. Brit of one of the Bohemian rebels who believe that there is a true musical style that can conquer the corporate ga-ga sound. High Baritone or Tenor with a rock edge.


Oz


Female. Age: late teens to 30s.


“Oz” is short for Ozzy (Osbourne), also ironic. Oz, like Brit, is a Bohemian rebel, waiting for the return of rock music. A strong Mezzo belt voice is required.


Buddy


Male. Age: middle aged to elderly ex- rocker.


Buddy is an old librarian with a passion for the old sacred texts (forgotten rock lyrics). He is the comic character that acts as a foil to the journey taken by Galileo and Scaramouche. High Baritone or Tenor.


Ensemble


The ensemble is a critical part of the show and play various cameo roles throughout. There will be a mix of very strong dancers, strong rock/theatre singer-movers and character ensemble parts amongst the Bohemian rebels. Much of the story is told through the atmosphere and locations set by the ensemble’s movement, so the ability to be a risk-taking, creative, receptive and flexible group member is critical.



The ensemble will be required to play multiple characterswhich include:


● Ga-Ga Kids / Teen Queens: Living in a highly modified, prescribed soulless consumer world


● Rebels: Outcasts driven by an underground fight against GlobalSoft and its leader Killer Queen


● Secret Police: Faceless, soulless stooges that work to the bidding of Killer Queen and Khashoggi


● Super Yuppies, Doctors, Youth of the Future, Teacher