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Auditions for Shout! The Legend of the Wild One

Auditions for Shout! The Legend of the Wild One

Western Australia, Australia. Apply from all Australia.

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Presented by Koorliny Arts Centre and the Kwinana Industries Council 2020 Performance Season.

SHOUT! THE LEGEND OF THE WILD ONE is the first production in the Koorliny Arts Centre and Kwinana Industries Council 2020 Performance Season.

Auditions will be held on October 13, 2019, in western Australia.

SYNOPSIS: Johnny O’Keefe wants to conquer the world. He never actually does, but that’s beside the point.

His career gives him spectacular highs and tragic lows. He battles drugs, alcohol, mental illness and a shocking car accident. But he never gives up the fight. The fight Johnny embarks on in the mid-fifties didn’t have its payoff until after his career had long since burnt out. Johnny fought to establish Australian musical performers as forces in world music. In his footsteps came The Bee Gees, INXS, Olivia Newton-John, Peter Allen, AC/DC, The Little River Band and Kylie Minogue.

Johnny’s rise, fall and rise again is a great Aussie musical epic. This musical charts the beginning of teenage culture in Australia; it charts the beginning of Australian rock. It tells the story of a young man setting out on the journey of his life with dynamism, verve and ambition.

Presented by Koorliny Arts Centre and Kwinana Industries Council.
Book by John-Michael Howson, David Mitchell, Melvyn Morrow.


All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

PERFORMANCE DATES
Evening Performances at 7.30pm – Feb 21, 22, 28, 29, March 6, 7
Matinee Performances at 2.00pm – Feb 29, March 7
REHEARSAL DAYS
Mon evenings, Wed evenings and Sun days. A detailed rehearsal schedule
will be made available to successful auditionees at the first rehearsal.
Please note on your audition form ALL dates that you will be unavailable to rehearse,
including holidays over the Christmas and New Year period. Rehearsals will break for a
short time over this period.

Job payment

This job is unpaid


Johnny O’Keefe:

In every way “a wild one”. A man of a very complex
temperament: Cocky, ambitious, both charming and compulsive.
In later years he succumbed to mental and drug and alcohol
problems. A highly emotional role. Acting, singing some dancing.
In the end a man with an electric stage persona.
What to sing: All auditionees auditioning for Johnny must prepare the song
Shout!, along with one other song of their choosing. Please select a song in the style of 1950s/1960s pop/rock ‘n’ roll/swing.

Males, aged 18 to 50

Marianne Renate:

Johnny’s girlfriend and then wife. German accent. Brunette, very
attractive. Shy, devoted, loyal. She thought she was marrying
Johnny but was married to his career. As Johnny declines she
finds it difficult to cope. After much pain she walks away from the
marriage still in love with the Johnny she first met.
What to sing: Please select a song in the style of 1950s/1960s pop/rock ‘n’
roll/swing. The song can be from the show if you wish.

Females, aged 18 to 50

Lee Gordon:

Johnny’s promoter. Short to medium height. Charismatic but with
a touch of danger. He’s the man who made Johnny a star but set
him on the road to ruin. American accent (New York). Flair for
comedy and menace.
What to sing: Please select a song in the style of 1950s/1960s pop/rock ‘n’
roll/swing. The song can be from the show if you wish.

Males, aged 18 to 50

Thelma O’Keefe:

Johnny’s mother. A driving force in Johnny’s career she was an
iron butterfly. A product of a stitched-up Catholic background but
paradoxically swept up in the showbiz world.
What to sing Please select a song in the style of 1950s/1960s pop/rock ‘n’
roll/swing. The song can be from the show if you wish.

Females, aged 35 and over

Ray O’Keefe:

John’s father. Local politician. Old-fashioned businessman with
command and charisma.
What to sing: Please select a song in the style of 1950s/1960s pop/rock ‘n’
roll/swing. The song can be from the show if you wish.

Males, aged 35 and over

The Dee Jays:

Johnny’s backing band, who must appear to be excellent
musicians. Drums, bass, guitar, and two saxophones. One
member of the Dee Jays is Indonesian.
What to sing: Please select a song in the style of 1950s/1960s pop/rock ‘n’
roll/swing. The song can be from the show if you wish.

Males, aged 18 to 45

The Delltones:

Vocal backing group, led by bass singer “Pee Wee” Wilson. The
others are Noel Weiderberg, Brian Perkins and Warren Lucas.
What to sing: Please select a song in the style of 1950s/1960s pop/rock ‘n’
roll/swing. The song can be from the show if you wish.

Males, aged 18 to 50

Col Joye:

Tall, attractive singer, in his mid-twenties. Plays other roles
throughout the show in disguise.
What to sing: Please select a song in the style of 1950s/1960s pop/rock ‘n’
roll/swing. The song can be from the show if you wish.

Males, aged 18 to 50

Maureen Joan Maricic:

Johnny’s second wife.
What to sing Please select a song in the style of 1950s/1960s pop/rock ‘n’
roll/swing. The song can be from the show if you wish.

Females, aged 18 to 45

Featured Ensemble Roles:

The following minor roles may double with other characters and add to the ensemble.
Brother Marzaroni
Journalist
Tour manager
Doctor
Record company executive
Disc Jockey
American Bandstand host
Dick Clarke
Policeman
Beatnik
Festival records manager
Psychiatrist
Mothers’ League
Customer
Jacqueline
Seamstress
What to sing: Please select a song in the style of 1950s/1960s pop/rock ‘n’
roll/swing. The song can be from the show if you wish.

Anyone, aged 18 and over

ENSEMBLE/DANCE ENSEMBLE (MALE AND FEMALE):

8 male and 8 female, who are disciplined, committed and can carry the vocal and
choreographic demands of the show. These ensemble members will be the main dancers
and will integrate with the featured role characters for the larger numbers.
What to sing: Please select a song in the style of 1950s/1960s pop/rock ‘n’
roll/swing. The song can be from the show if you wish.

Anyone, aged 15 and over

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