Opening July 9
With a career that spanned two decades, countless hits and a set list that is relevant even today, what better backdrop for a musical than the works of Queen.
Queen are a world-renowned rock band formed in 1970 consisting of members Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. Over their huge career, they managed to sell close to 200 million records, making them one of the world’s best selling music artists and in 2001, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
We Will Rock You is a jukebox musical based on the songs of Queen with a book that was written by Ben Elton that first took the West End in 2002. Since its opening on the West End, it has been performed in over 17 countries with over 15 million theatregoers singing along to the hits of Queen. Some even say that it rocks as fiercely as the best of Queen’s concerts.
In a wholly dystopian society, Earth has been renamed the iPlanet and is being controlled by GlobalSoft who rule that conformity is the norm with the Ga Ga Kids falling under the control of Killer Queen, the leader of GlobalSoft. However, The Bohemians align with a different form of thinking, valuing freedom, individuality and rock and roll in the fight against GlobalSoft and Killer Queen.
Following Scaramouche and Galileo, the audience will join the Bohemians in a fight for freedom, individuality and the rebirth of rock. With legendary hits like ‘We Are the Champions’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘Another One Bites the Dust’ and ‘We Will Rock You’, this is one not to miss.
Dance Auditions - Compulsory (Wear Appropriate Clothing and Shoes)
Intermediate Dance Call - Either this or the Intermediate/Advanced Dance Call are compulsory to be considered for casting in the show. Key moments in this show require all cast to do some basic movement and therefore our creative team need to see you move. Movement in this dance call is mostly character based and freestyle so don’t stress if you aren’t a trained dancer. This session is for auditionees who aren’t extremely confident in their dance ability.
Intermediate/Advanced Dance Call: Either this or the Intermediate Dance Call are compulsory to be considered for casting in the show. This session lies between the Intermediate and Advanced calls. If you feel you may be capable of moving into the Advanced Dance Call then you should attend this session and may be asked to stay on for the other half of the Advanced Call.
Advanced Dance Call: This session will be run by invitation following the Intermediate/Advanced Dance Call and is recommended for those who consider themselves to be above ‘movement’ level. Those auditioning for Principal roles are also encouraged and welcome to attend. There are some high energy and complicated dance rehearsals in the show and therefore require a trained ensemble to perform. There are many roles in this production that also focus on high levels of vocal and acting ability so if this isn’t the dance call for you, don’t stress. This dance call will be broken into two parts, getting more advanced as we go with tricks and acrobatic highly valued. Come prepared and warm.
Headshots: Basic Headshots will be taken on the night of your dance audition for casting purposes. If you have your own headshot that you would rather use, please provide a physical copy on the night of your dance audition.
Individual Vocal Auditions
Timing: Vocal auditions will be approximately ten minutes in duration.
Song Selection: Please prepare one audition song that should no be from We Will Rock You but should either be a Contemporary Music Theatre, Rock, Pop or Jukebox Musical Theatre song. If a Rock song is selected, preferably have it be from the Queen era (1970s, 1980s or 1990s).
Advice: Select a song that best represents the range of the character you’re auditioning for and a song that you’re comfortable with. Ensure it’s a song that you’re comfortable with and can sing well, don’t bite off more than you can chew. Vocalists of all ranges and abilities are required, no exclusively high- ranged rock vocalists, so don’t attempt something out of your reach, show us your strongest range. You may only be required to sing a section of your song and the rest of the audition will be for chatting and scales for a range test. We recommend you practice your scales before your audition. Select a starting point that demonstrates your range most economically.Instrumentalists are welcome to accompany themselves.
Audition Sides: A link will be placed into Cast98 to a set of audition sides. You may be asked to perform a cold read of these sides in the audition, so feel free to look over these for potential characters to familiarise yourself with them before the audition. Please don’t feel pressured to memorise these but you may memorise them if you wish.
What to Bring: Bring along either sheet music for the audition pianist in a plastic sleeve folder or display book in the correct key or if you’re using a backing track, please note that in your audition booking.
If the creative team feel that you are a good fit for a role that fits with their casting concepts and vision, you will be given a call-back to prepare. Character sides and songs for call-backs will be made available for all auditionees. The call-backs will involve everyone in the room at the same time so we can mix and match potential actors together. We recommend having a look over the potential sides and songs you may be asked to read so it isn’t a cold read if you reach the call-backs. If you are no called back, don’t despair. We are searching for a large and specific cast to bring this show to life and there are many support and cameo roles for the ensemble to fill out.
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.
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