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The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)
12 Jul, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
About the Show:
June, an ingénue who can’t pay the rent, is threatened by her evil landlord. Will the handsome leading man comes to her rescue? In an evening of variations on a theme, this basic plot is musicalised the way Rodgers & Hammerstein might have envisioned it, taking place in Kansas in August, complete with a ‘dream ballet’. The story is then done in the style of Sondheim, featuring the landlord as a tortured, artistic genius who slashes the throats of his tenants in revenge because they don’t appreciate his art. When presented a la Herman, the story becomes a splashy star vehicle and in the style of Lloyd Webber it’s a rock musical, with ‘borrowed’ themes from Puccini. The story is re-told one last time in the style of Kander & Ebb, set in a Cabaret in Chicago.
The ingenue – June
The matron – Mother Abby
The hero – Big Willy
The villian – Jidder
There will be acting, singing and movement auditions. Acting excerpts are provided in the audition pack. Singing auditions require two songs of contrasting styles as specified in the character descriptions. Please wear clothes and footwear suitable for moving. Audition pack available from: http://koorliny.com.au/whats-on/audition-the-musical-of-musicals-the-musical.html
Author: Music by Eric Rockwell; Lyrics by Joanne Bogart
Director: Allen Blachford & Kate McIntosh
MD: Kate McIntosh
Show Dates: 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th November 2015
To arrange an audition please contact Kate McIntosh/9467 email@example.com or visit http://koorliny.com.au/whats-on/audition-the-musical-of-musicals-the-musical.html for more details.