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Auditions: Catch Me If You Can: The Musical

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17:00
Musikmakers Hamilton Inc
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At Riverlea Theatre
August 11th – 25th 2018

THE TEAM
Director: Lawrie Johnson
Assistant Director: Amanda Macek
Musical Director: Malcolm Barr
Vocal Director: Lynn Jamieson
Choreographer: Shanelle Borlase
Production Manager: Jenni Murphy-Scanlon
Production Assistant: Hannah Pope


WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
Based on the unbelievable true story of one of the most famous con artists in history, Frank Abagnale Jr., Catch Me If You Can is a rousing musical set in the 1960’s. We begin as Frank is captured by Agent Carl Hanratty, after years of pursuit. Frank, however, thinks the audience deserves to hear his version of the truth, and narrates his life as a hip, dance-heavy variety television show. We see Frank, as a teenager, run away from his unhappy home to live a life of great adventure, conning people by assuming a multitude of identities: airplane pilot, doctor, and lawyer, to name a few. A fast, rollicking musical by the creative team behind Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can tells the tale of an ingenious, yet lonely, boy looking for his place in the world.

Principal roles: Frank Abagnale Jr., Carl Hanratty, Frank Abagnale Sr., Paula Abagnale, Brenda Strong, Carol Strong, Roger Strong, FBI Agent Johnny Dollar, FBI Agent Bill Cod, FBI Agent Todd Branton.

Many minor roles and a dedicated dance squad is required.

PRE AUDITION INFORMATION EVENING
An optional information evening will be held on Tuesday April 17th 7-8pm in the Riverlea Theatre Lounge.

You can come along and learn about the characters, music, dance/movement and the director's vision for the production.

This is an optional event and is not a requirement for an audition.

AUDITIONS
Auditions will take place over the weekend of Saturday 21st April/Sunday 22nd April with a movement and dance audition Friday 20th April 7:30pm-9pm. All cast auditioning must attend the movement and dance audition.

All people auditioning for a principal role should be available for callbacks Sunday 22nd April if needed.

AUDITION FOR A PRINCIPAL ROLE
You are required to attend the movement and dance audition on Friday 20th April. 7:30pm-9pm.

YOU WILL NEED TO PREPARE
A song from the show and dialogue for your character. Characters, with corresponding song and dialogue, are listed in the characters menu above.

AUDITIONING FOR ENSEMBLE CAST
You are required to attend the movement and dance audition on Friday 20th April. 7:30pm-9pm.

YOU WILL NEED TO PREPARE
You need to also book an audition time on Saturday 21st April/Sunday 22nd April with prepared song (a song of your choice, or 'Happy Birthday'). Accompaniment can be on a USB stick, CD, phone or sheet music.

A dialogue script will be supplied at auditions if needed.

AUDITIONING AS A DANCER
You are required to attend the movement and dance audition on Friday 20th April. 7:30pm-9pm.

You need to also book an audition time on Saturday 21st April/Sunday 22nd April with prepared song (see above) and you may be supplied dialogue.

All auditions and rehearsals will take place at Studio 1 Riverlea Theatre unless you are otherwise notified. Prompt arrival is expected.

HOW DO I AUDITION?
Audition times are available for Saturday 21st April/Sunday 22nd April. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your audition time. Everyone is to attend the movement and dance audition on 20th April 7.30 - 9pm. If you are not auditioning as a dancer, you are not expected to be dance trained. We are doing all movement and dance auditions on Friday evening to save time in the individual audition slots.

To register and book an audition time visit http://catchmeifyoucan.123abc.co.nz/

We will provide you with an available time slot. If the suggested time works for you, please confirm and we will book you in. Or get back to us to arrange a different suitable time.

If you are auditioning for more than one role, you will likely be required to only sing one song but may need to perform the dialogue for each character you are auditioning for. This is at the discretion of the production team.

AUDITION DATES
Friday 20th April Movement and Dance Auditions 7:30pm-9pm
Saturday 21st April
Sunday 22nd April
Sunday 22nd April, Recalls for principals

REHEARSALS
Rehearsals will begin for everyone on Sunday May 6th at Riverlea Theatre, starting at 7pm.

Thereafter rehearsals will be Tuesday and Thursday nights 7-9pm and Sundays 6-9pm.

Lateness to rehearsal is unacceptable, as is not letting someone know if you cannot help but be late.

You must advise of any unavailable dates at the audition. Unauthorised absences will affect you retaining your role.

A finalised rehearsal schedule will be provided to the cast.

SHOW SEASON
Friday 10th August - Benefit night
Saturday 11th August - Saturday 25th August 2018