Auditions

BLOC: Evita auditions

The Brussels Light Opera Company will be presenting the Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical “EVITA” at the Auderghem Cultural Centre theatre between the 28th November and the 1st December 2013.  It will be performed in English.  This will be a very challenging show for all concerned.  It is sung throughout; there is hardly any dialogue.  The dancing will be very, very basic Tango/Samba style; nothing balletic.

SOLOISTS – There are five main soloist parts, those of

Eva Duarte/Peron

Soprano

historic age-range 15-33, movement and acting ability very important

Che (not Geuvara)

Tenor

vigorous youngish man, acting ability very important

Peron

Tenor/Baritone

Tenor or High Baritone – age 50-ish, upright and dignified

Magaldi

Tenor

youngish to middle-aged tango singer

Mistress

Soprano

historic age 16

 

Solo Part

Audition Piece/s

Eva

Buenos Aires, Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, Waltz for Eva & Che

Che

And The Money Kept Rolling In, Waltz for Eva & Che

Peron

She’s A Diamond

Magaldi

On This Night Of A Thousand Stars

Mistress

Another Suitcase In Another Hall

CHORUS       -In particular, men are needed.  Chorus members will be required to perform different roles and some fast costume changes are foreseen.  Ensembles within the Chorus will be chosen during the chorus auditions to depict:-

Chorus Sub-Groups

Description

Eva’s family

Mother, Brother, Three Sisters

President and four Military in Act One,

need confident voices very little or no dance required (Chorus in Act Two),

5 Ministers, Officials, Diplomats, Officers

need confident voices (Chorus in Act One)

Aristocrats (SATB group)

to be selected from Chorus, at chorus audition.

AUDITIONS

The following is the schedule for its introduction and for auditions at the De Kam Cultural Centre, Beekstraat 172, 1970 Wezembeek-Oppem.:-

Event

Date

Room

Introductory Evening

Tuesday 4th June

Grote Zaal

Soloist Audition Run-Throughs

Monday 10th June

Witte Zaal

Chorus Audition Run-Throughs

Tuesday 11th June

Grote Zaal

Soloist Auditions

Sunday 16th June

Grote Zaal

Dance Movement workshop

Sunday 16th June

Paarse Zaal??

Soloist Call-Backs

Monday 17th June

Paarse Zaal

Chorus Auditions

Tuesday 18th June

Grote Zaal

For those interested, auditions will be in June.  Further details of audition pieces, applications and dates will be given shortly on the BLOC web site www.bloc-brussels.com.

ETC: Don Juan (24, 27, 29 April 2014)

Auditions for: Don Juan

ETCetera asbl, who puts on plays in different languages (with surtitles), such as Becket, Hamlet Unplugged, An Evening with Strindberg etc., is putting on a production from Nov 4th-9th 2014 at the Warehouse Studio with the title “Don Juan – a European myth”.

This time the evening will be composed of fragments of 3 works making up the life of the famous hero/anti-hero Don Juan, as seen by Molière, Tirso de Molina, and Pushkin (as well as Mozart). The parts will be played in English, or in Russian and Spanish with surtitles in English.

We are looking for:

  • youngish female actors (20-35) able to perform in English or in Russian, and
  • less young male actors (30-60) able to perform in English, in Spanish or in Russian

Auditions will take place:

  • Thursday 24th April at 19.30
  • Sunday 27th April at 18.00
  • Tuesday 29th April at 19.30

… at 81 Boulevard Louis Schmidt, 1040 Brussels: metro and tram stop Pétillon.

Please inform us in advance if you are coming.

Info.etcetera2009@gmail.com

0493 072 438 or 0475  420 647

Peter Willis, Teresa Perez Roca, Mar Martin ETCetera

ECC: Talking Heads (13, 14 May 2014)

Three Talking Heads
Monologues by Alan Bennett

13 & 14 May 2014 – 7.30 pm
The Warehouse Studio Theatre
Rue Waelhem 69, 1030 Schaerbeek

Joanna Patrick will be directing A Lady of Letters and is looking for a woman capable of playing someone middle-aged

Jonathan Stockwell will be directing Soldiering On, and is looking for a woman to play a character aged 55 or above

Mark Prescott will be directing Her Big Chance and is looking for a woman capable of playing a character aged 25 to 40

The production will be presented at
The Warehouse Studio Theatre

23-27 September 2014

ITG: The London Vertigo 10 and 17 Feb 2016

Auditions for the Irish Theatre Group’s FEATS 2016 entry: Brian Friel’s The London Vertigo will be held on Wednesday 10 & 17 February at 8pm at the Warehouse, 69a rue Waelhem, 1030 Brussels.

The London Vertigo is a hilarious period comedy based on the play The true born Irishman, or, The Irish fine lady by Charles Macklin. We are looking for 2 women (20s-50s) and 3 men (20s-60s) – for more info or any questions send us an email: itg.asbl@gmail.com (synopsis and more details here)

FEATS 2016 runs from 5 – 8 May in Brussels

ETC: Singers for “Mr Choufleuri restera chez lui” (6-7 May)

« Audition notice for singers: Mr Choufleuri restera chez lui”: November 2015

We are looking for chorus members and some soloists for a short Offenbach opera in November!

ETCetera asbl (Don Juan, Beckett, An evening of Strindberg, Absurd absurd etc.) is putting on Offenbach’s “Mr Choufleuri restera chez lui”, an amusing one act comic opera that pokes fun at the bourgeoisie and at Italian opera. In French.

Musical director Elizabeth Flynn, stage director Anna Holmén.

We are looking for members of a chorus of 8-12 singers:

  • Sopranos
  • Altos
  • Tenors
  • Basses

We are also looking for the following trained soloists (with a reasonable French accent – soloists will also have speaking roles):

  1. Choufleuri – middle aged plus – high baritone
  2. Ernestine, his daughter – age up to 40, to play a role of early 20s – soprano
  3. Babylas, Ernestine’s admirer – age up to 45 – high tenor
  4. Peterman, Choufleuri’s manservant – age immaterial – tenor or high baritone
  5. Balandard, a henpecked husband – middle aged plus – baritone
  6. Madame Balandard, a domineering wife – middle aged plus – mezzo soprano

Performances will be Nov 11-14 2015, at Theatre Petit Varia, rue Gray, with tech rehearsal on Nov 8 and dress rehearsal on Nov 10. Rehearsals initially at any rate will probably be Wednesday evenings in Etterbeek.

We are having first Auditions on 6/7 May, with probably others to follow.

If you plan to come on 6th or 7th May, or cannot come to one of these but would like to audition, please email info.etcetera2009@gmail.com or Anna Matthiessen (audition coordinator) at matisseanna@gmail.com; or call her on: 0476 074 442 for more information.