Burnie Musical Society
Before she was hit-maker Carole King - she was Carole Klein, a spunky young songwriter from Brooklyn with a unique voice. From the chart-topping hits she wrote for the biggest acts in music to her own life-changing, trailblazing success with Tapestry, Beautiful takes you back to where it all began - and takes you on the ride of a lifetime.
Featuring such unforgettable classics as "You've Got a Friend", "One Fine Day", "So Far Away", "Take Good Care of My Baby", "Up on the Roof", "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling", "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", and "Natural Woman", this Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning musical phenomenon is filled with the songs you remember - and a story you'll never forget.
BMS’s production of Beautiful will be performed at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre from Friday 20th March to Saturday 4th April 2020. Production week will start Sunday 15th March. Call time of an evening at the theatre will be 6pm to approximately 11 pm. All cast are required to attend all rehearsals in production week. There will also be a mandatory publicity photo call at a day & time to be advised.
AUDITIONS Venue: The Salvation Army, 99 Wilson St, Burnie, Dance audition at St Wilfrid’s Hall, Terrylands St, Burnie.
Dates: October 1-5
Format: 1 hour blocks, of 7 people. Please set aside the entire hour.
Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your audition time in order to complete the required paper work. There will be a separate DANCE audition on Friday Oct 4th in the evening at St Wilfrid’s Hall.
Callbacks will be held Saturday October 5th.
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Singing (all roles):
Auditionees should prepare TWO contrasting songs for their audition.
These songs should be from a musical (but not from Beautiful) and in a style that is consistent with the character you are auditioning for. This should be something that you are very comfortable with not something you learned the day before!
Please bring sheet music (in the correct key). There will be an accompanist at the audition. If photo copied please have it in an interleaved folder for the pianist.
Backing recordings are not acceptable.
Please be aware that you may not get to sing all/and/or both of your song/s Due to numbers of people to audition, so if the Audition Panel feels they have heard enough to determine your vocal quality they may stop you mid note. This should not be taken as any indicator of whether you will or will not be cast!! It simply means that we are happy with what we have heard.
Dancing: Many roles in Beautiful require dancing and there is a fair amount of dance and movement for all throughout the production. A separate dance audition will be required and will be held on Friday 4th October at St Wilfrid’s Hall, Montello.
Auditionees will be required to attend this call. Females at 6pm, Males at 8pm.
Please arrive early enough to register and prepare for the audition. You will need to wear appropriate clothing and footwear. No jeans. Please wear your hair up.
Booking Auditions: You will need to book an audition by going to http://cast98.com/ref/burniems You will need to create a profile and log in. You should now be seeing Burnie Musical Society’s theatre profile. Click on add favourite so you can always see our society on your profile. Under upcoming shows, you will Beautiful. Click on it and it will take you to the shows profile where where you can click on the green Audition form button. Fill in all of your details and choose your audition time. Please make sure you select ONE time slot ONLY.
Cast98 will allow you build your audition form, including emergency contact details, cast bio, a headshot (this is important for identification purposes only) and include ANY AND ALL dates you may be unavailable for rehearsals. Knowing who is unavailable when, makes it easier to put the rehearsal schedule together.
Once the cast is chosen, the rehearsal schedule will be available on Cast98 and you will be able to see all scheduled rehearsals as well as filtering out just the rehearsals you are called for. If you have any issues please contact Emma White on 0439908040 after 6pm.
Call Backs: Call Backs will be held as required. You will be notified as soon as possible after your singing audition if you will be required for a call back. NOTE: No call back does not mean that you are not in!! Simply it means that we are happy & have enough information at this stage.
REHEARSALS Venue: St Wilfrid’s Hall, Montello, possibly one other venue TBC
Vocal rehearsals will be held on Tuesday nights at 7pm, Dance rehearsals on Friday nights at 7pm and also weekends when Noel is here and Sunday afternoons when Noel is not.
There will be a cast get-together on Friday October 11th at 7pm @ St. Wilfrid’s Hall.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL AUDITIONEES
• No roles have been pre-cast. • Audition time is strictly limited so use your time to show the panel what you can do. No extra time will be available. The panel will be looking for vocal quality, range and pitch as well as dramatic and movement ability. • Audition pieces should be well prepared. Remember, it is in your own interests to present yourself well. • An accompanist will be provided. • Singing unaccompanied or with a CD is not acceptable. • All auditions are private and may only be attended by the panel and auditionees. • Your singing audition will take about 5-7 mins and consists of you singing your selected song for the panel. The panel will evaluate your song selection on what we hear. We know what we are looking for, so don’t be concerned if you are not required to sing an entire song. It means that we have enough information at this time. • Please don't apologise to the panel for the state of your health or your voice. We do take nerves and health into consideration! • Please printout and the last page of this document, sign and bring this with you to your audition. • There will be callbacks as required. Those required for a call back will be notified as soon as soon as possible after the initial round of auditions. • All auditionees will be notified of the outcome of their audition as soon as possible. • Please do not contact us, we will definitely contact you. • Rehearsals will be commencing mid October. We expect all cast to be available to attend all rehearsals. • Due to OH&S reasons there will be requirements of purchasing your own shoes based on the role you are given. • Please provide us with any dates you are not available during the rehearsal process. • And most of all, enjoy it!! This is your moment to shine! Remember that we are on your side! We are just as concerned as you are to have you succeed in convincing us that you are right for this production! ☺
Please note that BMS reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion, to Not cast any role from these auditions if, in the opinion of the Audition Panel, the right person for the role is not found. In this event BMs may pursue other means to fill a vacant role.
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