AUDITION NOTICE

Auditions

THE TREASURE TRAVELLER

By Johanna Tough and Julie Bray
Directed by Johanna Tough

Audition: 6:30-9:30pm Wednesday 9th July 2014
Rehearsals: Wednesday & Saturdays to commence 16th July
Performances: 20th September to 4th October (Saturday shows only).
(Dates are subject to change at the producer’s discretion)

We are looking for versatile actors for the 2014 production of THE TREASURE TRAVELLER (a children’s show). The Treasure Traveller takes the audience on an adventure as they follow Annabella into magical places, meeting fun and exciting characters.
All characters require:
• Strong vocals & the ability to sing in character
• Good dance skills.
• Strong teamwork
• Puppeteer skills & ability to play a musical instrument (advantage but not essential)

1. Please prepare one verse/chorus of a song (full song not required). Please bring own backing music or be prepared to sing
a cappella. (Speakers available with iPhone 4 & 5 capability)
2. Please prepare a 2-3min monologue; keeping in mind this audition is for a kids show.
3. There will also be group improv exercises and a cold read from the script.
CHARACTERS
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Annabella-
Female: 18-25yr Character age: 10-12yr
At first Annabella is over confident, spoilt and extremely self-absorbed. Moving to a small country from a private school close to the city she struggles to adjust and has no time for her new classmates. As she goes through the magical journey to far out places she meets characters that help change her perspective on her actions and words and ultimately her outlook on life.
Petite female with the ability to play a young girl. Skills: Singing and dancing.
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Uncle Charlie/Ghost Pirate –
Male: 20-30 Character age: 50-60yr
Uncle Charlie, is a caring older man who hasn’t seen Annabella in years. He has opened up his home to help his sister through a divorce taking in her and her daughter Annabella. Uncle Charlie is a kind and considerate man with a touch of clumsy. Uncle Charlie has spent the last 8 years living only with his pet cat Roxy.
Periwinkle Poopdeck (Ghost Pirate puppet), has been sad and lonely on a deserted island so many years. He has fallen out with his fellow Ghost pirate who resides on the other side of the island. He is slow and has given up on trying to scare people.

Male with the ability to play an older man. Skills: Singing, dancing, physical comedy, puppeteer.
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Multiple Characters – School Kid/Annabella’s Mum/Okapi (animal creature)/Carnival Character
Female: 20-30
Characters range from a young school girl to a mother and a magical animal.
Okapi, is a zebra-giraffe like animal, extremely confused on her identity. She tries to fit in with the zebras & giraffes but both reject her, she’s an animal that just wants to be accepted. Fun and quirky personality.
Fun, energised actress. Skills: Singing, dancing, physical theatre.
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Multiple Characters – School Kid/Roxy the Cat/ Ghost Pirate/Carnival Character
Male: 20-30
Characters range from a young school boy to a Ghost pirate to a cat and a carnival character.
Roxy the cat lives with Uncle Charlie – does not speak but has very expressive miaows.

Barnacle Breath Billy (Ghost Pirate puppet), has been sad and lonely on a deserted island so many years. He has fallen out with his fellow Ghost pirate who resides on the other side of the island. He is angry and hates people who try to steal his treasure.

Fun, energised actor. Skills: Singing, dancing, physical theatre.

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AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Please email CV and headshot to jkwelke@gmail.com
Applications must be received before 5pm Monday 7 July 2014
All queries in the first instance may be directed to:
EMAIL: jkwelke@gmail.com

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