Opening May 22
The Geelong Lyric Theatre Society (GLTS) is a community-based theatre company with a well-established reputation for presenting high quality and affordable Musical Theatre. The GLTS has been established for over 40 years. We aim to provide an accessible creative platform for both established and developing creatives and performers in our local region, which includes providing opportunities for first timers and experts alike. Traditionally, we have presented two full scale musical productions each year. We are more recently scaling back on our production output and opening-up our options to also incorporate smaller productions in alternate theatre spaces.
In keeping true to our Community Values we also intend to continue providing opportunities for a wide range of performers and creatives to participate in our productions. To this end, we are creating and staging ‘Wish Upon A Song”, a concert production celebrating some of the most well loved music of Disney. The program will consist of approximately 25 musical numbers over 2 Acts. It will not only provide for a sizeable cast of soloists and ensemble, but also feature an auditioned youth symphony orchestra on stage. Geelong Lyric are also thrilled to be partnering with the Geelong Youth Choir for this production. Both senior and junior choirs will join cast and orchestra on stage to ensure a spectacular concert experience for our audiences in May. Geelong Lyric are proud to be building this show from the ground up, including original orchestrations by Musical Director, Brad Treloar!
We are looking to cast up to 40 performers, including approximately a dozen under 16 years of age (age 10 and above).
The Geelong Lyric Theatre Society have staged many wonderful productions in Geelong over our 40-year history and some of our most recent productions include:
The Last 5 Years – 2019
· The award winning “Song Contest – The Almost Eurovision Experience”
· Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
· The Wizard of Oz
· Legally Blonde
SHOW LEVY FEEs
All cast must become financial members of the Geelong Lyric Theatre Society and pay a show levy in order to be covered by Public Liability Insurance. The show levy also covers the cost of rehearsal materials, show t-shirt and various incidentals related to rehearsals, presentations and after show celebrations, just to name a few.
The Show Levy fee for cast members is:-
$150 per cast member over 16 years of age.
$140 per cast member under 16 years of age.
This payment is due at the first rehearsal on Tuesday February 25th, 2020.
Cash or eftpos payments on the day are preferred.
PLEASE NOTE: NO CAST MEMBER CAN PERFORM ON THE GEELONG ARTS CENTRE STAGE WITHOUT BEING COVERED BY THE GEELONG LYRIC THEATRE SOCIETY'S PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE
CAST NIGHT TICKETS
All cast members and their families will be eligible for Cast Night Tickets for the Opening Performance on Friday 22nd May. These tickets will be at a special reduced cost and will available for a limited time, once rehearsals are underway.
Non cast tickets and tickets for the Saturday performances are available via the Geelong Arts Centre Box Office, including via the link below.
If demand requires, up to two extra performances may be added on Sunday 24th May. Therefore we ask that all orchestra, choir and cast members keep this date free until further notice.
Audition Age Requirement
You must be 10 years of age by the first rehearsal. (Tuesday 25th February 2020).
Dance & Vocal Audition Venue
Belmont Pavillon, 162 Barrabool Road, Belmont
Group Dance Auditions
Tuesday 11th February
Under 14 years: 6.30pm - 7.30pm
14 years and over: 7.30pm onwards
IMPORTANT: All those wishing to audition for this production are required to attend a group dance audition. Please see the Dance Audition Note below.
Thursday 13th February. 7.00pm - 10.30pm
Sunday 16th February. 12.30pm onwards.
(Audition times will be in 5 minute slots within blocks of up to 30 minutes. Booking is required via the audition form linked to this show page. Just click the big green button!)
CALL BACKS (where required)
Tuesday 18th February. 7,00pm onwards.
Dance Audition Note
If dancing is not your cup of tea - fear not! The dance auditions will allow the creative team flexibility with casting and the information needed to better match performers to numbers. For example, some numbers will require strong dancers while others will call for little to no dance experience. The Directors and Choreographer are taking a team approach to casting. You may expect, if cast, to perform in various numbers, ranging from solo or feature vocalist to ensemble singer/dancer. Therefore, you may at the very least be required to perform some choreography or choreographed movement as part of your various roles.
VOCAL AUDITIONS INFORMATION
You are asked to choose a Disney song to perform for your vocal audition. We also recommend you choose a song that sits comfortably in your range. It should also show off the quality of your voice, in its best tonal setting and show that you can connect with the lyrical content of the piece.
Have as much fun with your song as possible. For example, if you play a musical instrument and can accompany yourself or add something surprising - go for it!! It is important to note, there is scope for the final program to be adjusted according to the abilities individuals bring to the cast.
Please Note:- It will not be necessary to sing the whole song at the audition so please choose the section that will showcase the range and quality of your voice.
Sheet music only please. No recordings or backing tracks. If page turns are required, it is best to place your sheet music in a plastic sleeve folder or display book. Please ensure your music is in the correct key. We will not be transposing, so make sure you have checked it is accurate prior to your audition.
Unlike a scripted Musical Theatre production, 'Wish Upon A Song' is in concert format and therefore does not offer 'character' roles in a traditional sense. Also, the musical numbers do not exist within a 'dramatic context'. ie - are not part of telling a scripted story. Instead of character roles, 20 of the 25 songs/movies featured in our program are listed here so you can appreciate the range of numbers and scope of performers required. You can reference song preferences rather than 'role' preferences on your audition form.
WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR from Pinocchio
GO THE DISTANCE from Hercules
REFLECTION from Mulan
UNDER THE SEA from The Little Mermaid
PART OF YOUR WORLD from the Little Mermaid
POOR UNFORTUNATE SOULS from The Little Mermaid
OUT THERE from The Hunchback of Notre Dame
GOD HELP THE OUTCASTS from the Hunchback of Notre Dame
A WHOLE NEW WORLD, from Aladdin
NEVER HAD A FRIEND LIKE ME from Aladdin
I JUST CAN'T WAIT TO BE KING from The Lion King
YOU'LL BE IN MY HEART from Tarzan
I WANNA BE LIKE YOU from The Jungle Book
COLOURS OF THE WIND from Pocahontas
SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS from Mary Poppins
IN SUMMER from Frozen
LET IT GO from Frozen
HOW FAR I'LL GO from Moana
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST from Beauty and the Beast
INTO THE UNKNOWN from Frozen
Once you register on Cast98 for an actor profile, return here to fill out the online audition form. There are four steps to complete the audition form:
Once submitted, any changes to your conflict calendar will have to be approved by the show director. If you need to adjust your conflicts, edit them on your Cast98 profile first, then alert your director about the changes so that they can make an approval decision.
Thank you to everyone who came out and auditioned. It is always a tremendously difficult decision to assign roles when so many talented performers turn out. If you were not cast in this production, please don't let it deter you from auditioning again in the future!