Camdram

Auditions


A Chorus Line - CUMTS

7:45pm, Tue 30th October 2018–Sat 3rd November 2018, at ADC Theatre
2:30pm, Sat 3rd November 2018 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 4

Audition sign-ups for the roles of Richie, Greg, Frank, Butch, Roy, Tom, Laurie, Vicki and Lois in CUMTS' Michaelmas mainshow, 'A Chorus Line' are now open!

All the information about auditions can be found in the following audition pack: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WQW2q6Aeg_GDukY9pnUeTN4-Pqm28hlU. Be sure to keep checking this pack as well as the show's Camdram and the CUMTS Facebook page for updates!

Auditions will consist of two stages:

Stage One - Dance Workshop Audition
All auditionees will asked to attend a dance workshop. During this workshop session, you will be taught, and then will perform, a group dance number.
Details TBA soon - please check back at a later date for updates! If you sign up for a vocal/acting audition slot before dance audition details are announced, we will email you with the relevant details (providing you include your CRSid on the Doodle Poll!).

Stage Two - Acting and Vocal Audition
You will be required to sign-up to a five-minute audition slot, during which you will be asked to do a short vocal warm-up before singing a musical theatre song of your choice (not a song from 'A Chorus Line'). Please bring along the sheet music so you can be accompanied in your audition. If you do not have the sheet music, let us know what song you would like to sing and we should be able to find it for you! After your song, we would like you to perform one of the spoken extracts from the selection provided at the end of the audition pack. We do not expect you to have learnt the extract off by heart, and copies will be left outside the audition room for you to read from. The aim of this stage of the auditions is to assess your singing and acting abilities, as well as how well you are able to portray a realistic character both when singing and when performing dialogue. This might be something to bear in mind when you choose your audition song!
To sign-up for a vocal/acting audition slot, please use the following Doodle poll: https://doodle.com/poll/2m46d9m8kr7s5856.

Performances of 'A Chorus Line' will take place at the ADC Theatre from Tuesday 30th October – Saturday 3rd November at 7:45pm including a 2:30pm matinee performance on the Saturday afternoon. The show’s get-in and technical and dress rehearsals will take place between Sunday 28th and Tuesday 30th October. Due to the nature of the show, rehearsals will be rather intense, so it is advised that members of the cast are not involved in any shows weeks 0-5 of Michaelmas term, and it is requested that they definitely keep weeks 2 and 3 clear from theatre commitments.

We strongly encourage anyone with an interest in musical theatre or dance to audition, regardless of gender, race or ethnicity.

Feel free to send me an email (lad46@cam.ac.uk) if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you at auditions!

  • Wed 3rd Oct, 8:00pm-10:00pm, Dance Audition - Location and time TBC
  • Thu 4th Oct, 8:00am-10:00am, Dance Audition - Location and time TBC
  • Thu 4th Oct, 11:00am-5:00pm, ADC Dressing Room 2
  • Thu 4th Oct, 11:00am-5:00pm, ADC Dressing Room 2

Contact lad46@cam.ac.uk before 12:00pm Fri 05 Oct for more details.


Becoming Jay - Pembroke Players

7:00pm, Tue 20th November 2018–Sat 24th November 2018, at Pembroke New Cellars
Michaelmas Week 7

Come audition for Becoming Jay!

"Friday Night Dinner. Two Fish. One Chips. It's always the same..."

Becoming Jay is an experimental cycle of 4 new writing narratives, each chosen at random with the help of the audience nightly. Exploring issues including housing, identity, and self-love, Jay is an honest and exciting look at what it means to be LGBTQ+ and Homeless in 2018.

We are looking for people passionate about LGBTQIA+ issues to come and audition for this massively exciting project; we are looking for four cast members, each of whom will take on one 'Jay' role and will be supporting cast for the other three plays. We are particularly encouraging queer people, gender non-conforming performers and people of colour to audition for this play! The themes of the play relate to these experiences directly so it would be absolutely fabulous to see a good turn-out.

Auditions will be drop-in and extracts will be on the door!!

Please email ahead of time to ask for extracts if you need more time to prepare.

  • Tue 2nd Oct, 2:00pm-5:00pm, Picken Room (Jesus)
  • Wed 3rd Oct, 2:00pm-5:00pm, Picken Room (Jesus)
  • Thu 4th Oct, 2:00pm-5:00pm, Picken Room (Jesus)

Contact agh50@cam.ac.uk before 6:00pm Thu 04 Oct for more details.


Cathy: A Retelling of Wuthering Heights - St Edmund's Music Society

9:30pm, Tue 13th November 2018–Sat 17th November 2018, at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 6

Auditions for 'Cathy: A Retelling of Wuthering Heights' will be on Friday 5th October 1-4pm and Monday 8th October 2-5pm in Christ's College (room TBC).

Please sign up to an audition time through the doodle poll: https://doodle.com/poll/zmgd6yqsumzaekc9

You are welcome to sing any appropriate song or excerpt of your choice (no longer than 2 minutes) in the audition. There will be an accompanist present at the audition, so please bring sheet music accompaniment (in the desired key) if possible. If you would like to use a backing track please let us know in advance.

Please also bring along a monologue of your choice, again no longer than 2 minutes. There will also be script excerpts to read through at the audition if you would prefer.

Call backs are expected to be either Thursday 11th October or Friday 12th October.

Roles:

Cathy (Soprano)
Heathcliff (Baritone)
Nelly (Alto)
Edgar (Tenor)
Hindley (Bass)

  • Fri 5th Oct, 1:00pm-5:00pm, Christ's College

Contact lfr27@cam.ac.uk before 11:59am Mon 08 Oct for more details.


Cathy: A Retelling of Wuthering Heights - St Edmund's Music Society

9:30pm, Tue 13th November 2018–Sat 17th November 2018, at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 6

Auditions for 'Cathy: A Retelling of Wuthering Heights' will be on Friday 5th October 1-4pm and Monday 8th October 2-5pm in Christ's College (room TBC).

Please sign up to an audition time through the doodle poll: https://doodle.com/poll/zmgd6yqsumzaekc9

You are welcome to sing any appropriate song or excerpt of your choice (no longer than 2 minutes) in the audition. There will be an accompanist present at the audition, so please bring sheet music accompaniment (in the desired key) if possible. If you would like to use a backing track please let us know in advance.

Please also bring along a monologue of your choice, again no longer than 2 minutes. There will also be script excerpts to read through at the audition if you would prefer.

Call backs are expected to be either Thursday 11th October or Friday 12th October.

Roles:

Cathy (Soprano)
Heathcliff (Baritone)
Nelly (Alto)
Edgar (Tenor)
Hindley (Bass)

  • Mon 8th Oct, 2:00pm-5:00pm, Christ's College

CU Show Choir: The Greatest Show - Cambridge University Show Choir

11:00pm, Tue 27th November 2018 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 8

Cambridge University Show Choir are looking for new members!

The CU Show Choir is the the show choir for the University - the funnest, most exciting, all singing, all dancing, musical group in town! If you like Glee, you'll love us! We sing songs from musicals, film, television, and the charts. We regularly compete in a national competition and have been placed first three times. We're currently preparing for 'The Greatest Show' and need new members from all vocal parts to take part in this exciting show.

For the audition please prepare an a cappella verse and chorus of a musical theatre/pop song. Auditions will be held in the ADC Dressing Room 2.

6th October: 11-2pm sign ups only. 4-8pm sign ups only. 8-9pm drop in auditions.

7th October: 11-1pm sign ups only. 2-6pm sign ups only. 6-7pm drop in auditions.

Call backs will be held on the 11th October. Time and location TBC.

Please sign up for an audition slot on the doodle poll: https://doodle.com/poll/s78ycp876pdvs73n

Take a look at our last nationals set here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjW7t0GEVSc

If you have any questions or issues, please email pjp49

Can't wait to see you!

  • Sat 6th Oct, 11:00am-2:00pm, ADC Dressing Room 2
  • Sat 6th Oct, 4:00pm-9:00pm, ADC Dressing Room 2
  • Sun 7th Oct, 11:00am-1:00pm, ADC Dressing Room 2
  • Sun 7th Oct, 2:00pm-7:00pm, ADC Dressing Room 2

Contact pjp49@cam.ac.uk before 6:00pm Sun 07 Oct for more details.


CUADC / Footlights Pantomime 2018: The Gingerbread Man - CUADC

7:45pm, Wed 21st November 2018–Sat 1st December 2018, at ADC Theatre
2:30pm, Fri 23rd November 2018–Sat 24th November 2018, at ADC Theatre
2:30pm, Tue 27th November 2018 at ADC Theatre
2:30pm, Thu 29th November 2018 at ADC Theatre
2:30pm, Sat 1st December 2018 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 7 to Week 8

Audition slots are now open for the 2018 CUADC/Footlights Pantomime: The Gingerbread
Man! Come along and be a part of this fun, ambitious and delicious production! You will be
very well-fed.

Please note:
- Each audition slot will be 10 minutes long.
- You must sign-up for a slot on the Doodle poll: https://doodle.com/poll/4h76txm8pztn4zxr
- If you can no longer make your slot, please let us know asap.
- Extracts will be available at the door. We will also be uploading them online, closer to the audition dates.
- You will need to prepare a comedy/musical-theatre song that is no longer than 2 minutes (feel free to shorten songs).
- Please bring the sheet music along with you! (// you can also sing a cappella)

Casting will be entirely race-blind. We encourage absolutely everyone who is interested in getting involved, to audition. Experience will not be a consideration.

We are beyond excited to get started and are looking forward to seeing you very soon! If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us at: auditions@cuadcfootlightspanto.com!

Love,
The Gingerbread Man team

  • Thu 4th Oct, 11:00am-6:00pm, ADC Theatre Bar
  • Fri 5th Oct, 11:00am-3:00pm, ADC Theatre Bar
  • Sat 6th Oct, 11:00am-6:00pm, Pembroke New Cellars
  • Sun 7th Oct, 9:00am-1:00pm, Pembroke New Common Room

Contact auditions@cuadcfootlightspanto.com before 11:59pm Sun 07 Oct for more details.


High School Musical - CUADC

11:00pm, Wed 7th November 2018–Sat 10th November 2018, at ADC Theatre
2:30pm, Sat 10th November 2018 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 5

***UPDATES! HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL!***

*Venue for Friday's auditions has changed to St John's New Music Room.

"Well, once again, they forgot to announce the auditions for the winter musicalé". Same Ms. Darbus, same.

Auditions for some principal roles and ensemble parts are happening on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th October (2pm - 5pm), as well as Saturday 6th October (11am-1pm)!

Saturday's auditions from 11am-12pm are for BAME auditionees only, but this in no way restricts BAME auditionees from signing up for any slot over the three days!

Please sign up with your name and CRSiD/email!

https://doodle.com/poll/fb74i4s6x6hixt88

We will be casting the roles of Chad, Taylor, Mrs Darbus, Coach Bolton, Jack Scott and Kelsi, along with a strong ensemble, which still contains small speaking roles.

Staying true to the diversity of the film, we will be casting Chad and Taylor as BAME actors, but this is no way limits BAME actors to these two roles.

Please prepare a post 1980s Musical Theatre song to sing for us and there will be acting extracts on the door!

If you have any questions about the show, our creative vision or about the process of auditioning/creating the show, then please do email us!

What team? WILDCATS!!

    Contact Michael (mjc274@cam.ac.uk) before 10:00pm Sun 07 Oct for more details.


    Il signor Bruschino - CUOS

    8:30pm, Mon 19th November 2018–Wed 21st November 2018, at Emmanuel College Chapel
    Michaelmas Week 7

    Auditions are now open to SING in Cambridge University Opera Society's Michaelmas Show, Rossini's wonderful one-act farce, 'Il signor Bruschino'!

    The audition Facebook event, containing all the information, can be found here:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1834560259960779/

    Alternatively, find all the necessary audition materials, including extracts and an explanation to the process, in this google drive:
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1jzH4FFiT9ycLBdEm5txEtn_iUZQIyCvu

    And sign up for an audition here:
    https://doodle.com/poll/api45xyzex9kv459

    • Tue 2nd Oct, 2:00pm-4:30pm, TBC
    • Wed 3rd Oct, 2:00pm-4:30pm, TBC
    • Thu 4th Oct, 2:00pm-4:30pm, TBC

    Contact lr454@cam.ac.uk before 2:00pm Thu 04 Oct for more details.


    King Charles III

    7:45pm, Tue 6th November 2018–Sat 10th November 2018, at ADC Theatre
    Michaelmas Week 5

    Auditions will be taking place at the following times:

    Monday 1st October, 10.00am-13.00pm, ADC DR1
    Tuesday 2nd October, 10.00am-13.00pm, ADC DR1 (BME only)
    Wednesday 3rd October, 10.00am-13.00pm, ADC DR1
    Thursday 4th October, 10.00am-13.00pm, ADC DR1 (DROP IN session)

    Please sign up with your name and CRSID/email:
    https://doodle.com/poll/xx8e7fqn54hhztqa#link

    The Doodlepoll is now FULL, so if you were unable to get a slot please come along to the Drop In session n the Thursday
    ***

    Audition extracts can be found here and will be available on the door:
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Gl37nSKDUBhNaG6H2daf_par13dN3LZZ

    We highly encourage female/nb and BME actors to audition and to chose the extract you find most interesting!

    • Mon 1st Oct, 10:00am-1:00pm, ADC, Dressing Room 1
    • Tue 2nd Oct, 10:00am-1:00pm, ADC, Dressing Room 1
    • Wed 3rd Oct, 10:00am-1:00pm, ADC, Dressing Room 1
    • Thu 4th Oct, 10:00am-1:00pm, ADC, Dressing Room 1

    My Fair Lady - Cambridge Operatic Society

    7:30pm, Wed 16th January 2019–Sat 19th January 2019, at Cambridge Arts Theatre
    Lent Week 0

    CASTING OPPORTUNITY FOR 3 TENORS & AND 1 BARITONE.

    My Fair Lady
    Cambridge Arts Theatre 16-19 Jan, 2019

    We are looking for 3 TENORS and 1 baritone to take part in Cambridge Operatic Society's production of My Fair Lady.

    This production will be directed by professional director Genevieve Raghu, who has previously worked with companies including Opera North, Opera Holland Park, English Touring Opera, and Bath Theatre Royal.

    Rehearsals take place on Sundays, and occasional week nights, normally Monday and Tuesday.

    Individuals are only called to sessions when absolutely required.

    This musical contains a large number of male roles, and some wonderful close harmony music for male singers. We are looking for a few more strong male artists to join our company.

    To register your interest, please contact Sally Goldsmith on auditions@caosweb.org - stating your voice type and availability for an audition and a chat!

    Perhaps you're working towards a professional career in musical theatre or looking to pursue a career as a classical singer, or perhaps you're a member of a choir, or just passionate about arts and music as a hobby.

    If this is you, we would love to hear from you.

    • Fri 21st Sep, 7:30pm-9:30pm, Cambridge
    • Sun 23rd Sep, 11:00am-6:00pm, Chesterton

    Contact Sally Goldsmith auditions@caosweb.org before 10:00pm Sun 23 Sep for more details.


    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Brickhouse

    7:45pm, Wed 21st November 2018–Sat 24th November 2018, at Robinson College Auditorium
    Michaelmas Week 7

    Auditions will occur in two processes, the first wave on the displayed times, with callbacks the following week. In the first round of auditions, you are required to sing a song from a piece of published musical theatre, as well as read an extract from the show provided on the day. Songs should be no longer than three minutes, backing track or sheet music is acceptable but all songs must be accompanied. Please bear in mind Sweeney is one of Sondheim's more complex musicals, so be sensible with song choices.

    If you cannot make any audition times, please drop one of us an email and we shall do all in our power to ensure that you get an opportunity.

    • Sat 6th Oct, 1:00pm-4:00pm, TBC
    • Sun 7th Oct, 1:00pm-4:00pm, TBC

    Contact age26@cam.ac.uk before 4:30pm Sun 07 Oct for more details.


    The Djinns of Eidgah

    7:00pm, Tue 6th November 2018–Sat 10th November 2018, at Corpus Playroom
    Michaelmas Week 5

    Auditions open for The Djinns of Eidgah Corpus Playroom Mainshow Week 5

    The Djinns of Eidgah is a powerful contemporary play set in occupied Kashmir with some beautifully written characters. We are looking for actors to make this play come to life. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

    We encourage all BME applicants to audition. We also encourage anyone who identifies as coming from persecuted communities, conflict zones and occupied regions and regions that have seen persecution of Muslims.


    Sign up for an audition slot here:
    https://doodle.com/poll/yzs5ci2xyyt8ifyh

    If you cannot make it to any of these slots, we are also accepting VIDEO AUDITIONS starting today.

    Check our audition pack here for extracts!
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=16IVYcdCbANsHmUI9-PjhlV9EoPqhezcD


    Looking for:
    Bilal: *m/nb.BME. Bilal is a young football star, sensitive and caring towards his
    traumatised sister Ashrafi and his friend Khaled. His character has a tragic arc and
    haunting scenes where he rages and breaks down.

    Khaled: *m/nb. BME. Khaled is Bilal's humorous best friend who is also deeply
    committed to the anti-occupation movement in Kashmir. He is pivotal in raising
    questions of political ideals and responsibility to Bilal.

    Ashrafi: *F/nb.BME. Ashrafi is left traumatized after the death of her father in
    occupied Kashmir. She is unable to decipher tales from the surreal reality of occupied
    Kashmir. Her cryptic conversations with Dr.Baig and the tender bond she shares with
    her brother Bilal, form some of the most beautiful scenes in the play.

    Dr. Baig: *m/nb.BME. Dr Baig is a psychiatrist who struggles against his dead son’s
    accusations of treachery even as he helps Ashrafi to overcome trauma. His
    conversations with Dr.Wani are central to some of the questions raised in the play
    regarding personal and political struggles in occupied zones.

    Dr. Wani: *f/nb.BME. Dr.Wani is a psychiatrist working along with Dr.Baig. She is
    calm yet fierce in her position.

    Abbajaan/ Djinn: m/f/nb.BME. This is a multiroling part as Bilal&Ashrafi's father
    and the Djinn who appears to Dr.Baig. This is a very exciting role for anyone
    interested in storytelling and physical theatre.

    S1: *m/f/nb, RB. The roles of the soldiers are key to this play as they are on stage
    throughout and create the action in the drama. These roles have two extremes, a
    comic camaraderie and violent confrontations.

    S2: *m/f/nb, RB. The roles of the soldiers are key to this play as they are on stage
    throughout and create the action in the drama. These roles have two extremes, a
    comic camaraderie and violent confrontations.

    Feel free to pick up any extract and audition for any part you feel like :)

    • Thu 4th Oct, 3:00pm-6:00pm, Corpus Playroom Large Dressing Room
    • Fri 5th Oct, 3:00pm-6:00pm, tbc
    • Sat 6th Oct, 3:00pm-6:00pm, Corpus Playroom Large Dressing Room

    Contact Ananya- am2194@cam.ac.uk, Safieh- safieh.kabir@gmail.com, Ben- bk396@cam.ac.uk before 10:00pm Sun 07 Oct for more details.


    The Marlowe Showcase 2018 - Marlowe

    4:00pm, Mon 19th November 2018 at Judith E. Wilson Drama Studio
    12:30pm, Tue 20th November 2018 at Jermyn Street Theatre
    Michaelmas Week 7

    The Marlowe Showcase is an opportunity for 12 - 14 graduating actors to perform in front of industry professionals, including agencies and castings directors. Returning as our professional director this year is Nicholas Barter, former principle of RADA and former Artistic Director of the Arts Theatre. We will also be opening applications for two student assistant directors to have the chance to work alongside Nicholas and to contribute to the final production.

    Actors will need to prepare two monologues, one pre-1800 and one post-1800. We recommend that you begin practising during the vacation as auditions are held early on in the academic year.

    Auditions will be held on Friday the 19th of October (Week 2).

    Auditions will not be drop-in and booking a slot will be necessary.

    Please send an email to themarlowesociety@gmail.com to register your interest with us and to ensure you are kept up to date as to when slots become available.

      Contact themarlowesociety@gmail.com to register your interest with us before 11:59pm Fri 12 Oct for more details.


      The Marlowe Showcase 2018 - Marlowe

      4:00pm, Mon 19th November 2018 at Judith E. Wilson Drama Studio
      12:30pm, Tue 20th November 2018 at Jermyn Street Theatre
      Michaelmas Week 7

      The Marlowe Showcase is an opportunity for 12 - 14 graduating actors to perform in front of industry professionals, including agencies and castings directors. Returning as our professional director this year is Nicholas Barter, former principle of RADA and former Artistic Director of the Arts Theatre. We will also be opening applications for two student assistant directors to have the chance to work alongside Nicholas and to contribute to the final production.

      Actors will need to prepare two monologues, one pre-1800 and one post-1800. We recommend that you begin practising during the vacation as auditions are held early on in the academic year.

      Auditions will be held on Friday the 19th of October (Week 2).

      Auditions will not be drop-in and booking a slot will be necessary.

      Please send an email to themarlowesociety@gmail.com to register your interest with us and to ensure you are kept up to date as to when slots become available.

      • Fri 19th Oct, 9:00am-6:00pm, TBC