AUDITIONS | The Bodyguard

Published on 30th Oct, 2016

MICHAEL HARRISON, DAVID IAN and JOHN FROST announce

Auditions for the The Bodyguard The Musical

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 12 MIDNIGHT – Sunday 20th November 2016

Based on the Warner Bros. film written by the acclaimed, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Big Chill, The Empire Strikes Back), with a book by Academy Award-winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), this extraordinary production is currently dazzling audiences in London’s West-End, Germany and Utrecht.

THE BODYGUARD has just completed a sell-out tour throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe and later this year productions will open in Korea, Italy and the US. Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don’t expect is to fall in love.

Paulini has just been announced to play the lead role of Rachel Marron. Read our article here.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Sunday 20th November 2016.
Successful applicants will receive appointment times by Monday 28th November 2016

AUDITION DATES

SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE
Monday 5th December – Friday 16th December 2016

Rehearsals to commence March 2017 in Sydney followed by a Sydney Opening and National Tour.

Dates are subject to change at the producer’s discretion.

CHARACTERS

Frank Farmer – A former CIA Agent Playing Age: Mid/late 30’s to late 40’s. He need not be a singer, just have the confidence to sing in front of a theatre audience.

Bill Devaney – Rachel Marron’s long standing Manager/Guardian Angel Playing Age: 50 – 60

Tony – Rachel Marron’s security Playing Age: 30 – 40

Sy Spector – Rachel Marron’s Publicist Playing Age: 35 – 45

Stalker – Rachel Marron’s Stalker Playing Age: 30 – 45

Ray Court – An experienced and knowledgeable CIA Agent Playing Age: Mid/late 30’s to late 40’s

Fletcher – Rachel Marron’s son Playing Age: 11yo Should be a strong boy singer with an innate knowledge of pop/soul idiom. Early Michael Jackson should be used as a reference. Needs to be able to sing a top E and have strong pitch and an ability to riff.

Female Vocalists – Backing Singer/Dancer/Actress Tall – above 5′ 6″ Playing Age: 20’s – 30’s Must be a strong singer, particularly soul/gospel and dancer is a plus. Range: G below mid C to G at top of stave Covers 1st/2nd for Rachel and Nicki Marron

Ensemble – Dancers/Swing Actors/Singers (Male and Female) Playing Age: 20 – 35yo Looking for strong commercial dancers with good jazz technique. Experience with street dance, acro, video styling, free style, Latin salsa partnering and Pas de Deux would be plus, but not a requirement. All male/female Ensemble will be required to sing.

AUDITION PREPARATION

All applicants will be required to prepare two (2) contrasting songs of their own choosing in the pop/soul genre. One up-tempo and one ballad, both demonstrating a good range.

AUDITIONS ARE STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Email submissions to BGauditions@gordonfrost.com.au which MUST include the follow, to be considered:

• Excel Pro forma spreadsheet with required information

• Performance CV (including height and DOB) PDF ONLY

• Headshot (last 6-12mth) PDF/JPG ONLY

• Note – ShowCast links will not be accepted Casting requirements for these roles is very specific.

Please read the brief carefully when submitting performers – there is no scope for exceptions

AUDITIONS ARE AT THE RISK AND THE SOLE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF THE AUDITIONEE.

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