Auditions - We Will Rock You

After its record-breaking productions of WICKED and Mary Poppins, Rockhampton Regional Council will produce the hit musical We Will Rock You at the Pilbeam Theatre in 2018.

Since 2002, more than 16 million theatregoers in 28 countries have been thrilled by this awe-inspiring production which is based on the songs of Queen with a book by Ben Elton (The Young Ones, Blackadder, Popcorn).

Elton fashioned this hilarious futurist comedy around more than 24 of Queen’s biggest hit songs including We Are The Champions, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Don’t Stop Me Now, Under Pressure, Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites The Dust and of course, We Will Rock You.

The musical takes place in a future age on a planet once called Earth that is now controlled by a mighty corporation...rock music is unheard and all musical instruments are banned. The hope of breaking free rests with an unlikely resistance-an alliance of rebel Bohemians.

Director Wayne Scott Kermond and Choreographer Katie Kermond will return to direct the production.

AUDITION INFORMATION

Auditions will be held on at the Pilbeam Theatre on Sunday 12 November 2017.

You must be 16+ years of age at opening night, 16 March 2018, to audition.

There are no children's roles available in this production.

All auditionees may be required to also attend a general Dance Call. More details will be advised at the auditions on Sunday 12 November 2017.

Call backs wil be held on Monday 13 to Wednesday 15 November 2017.

Rehearsals will commence on Sunday 14 January, with the season opening on Friday 16 March 2018.

To book an audition, fill out the online form HERE. 

After you complete the form the box office will call you to confirm your time.

For your audition with the panel on Sunday 12 November 2017 you should come prepared to present  a contemporary,  preferably music theatre, song showing your range and vocal ability. Please provide sheet music to the Box Office by Friday 27 October at 5pm.

Auditionees required for call backs will need to review a scene and song from the show selected for the role for which they are being called back.

If you have any questions, please contact the Pilbeam Theatre Box Office on 4927 4111.

CAST INFORMATION

Galileo Figaro – The central character of the musical; a dreamer who hears strange words in his head. He is eventually revealed to be a reincarnation of Freddie Mercury. The character's name is a reference to the lyrics in the Queen song "Bohemian Rhapsody".

Scaramouche – A sarcastic, cynical character and Galileo's love interest. In the finale she shows talent playing the electric guitar, and Galileo declares that she is a reincarnation of Brian May, only this time "he's a babe". The character's name is a reference to the lyrics in the Queen song "Bohemian Rhapsody".

Killer Queen – The villain of the musical, she rules over iPlanet with an iron fist. The character's name is a reference to the Queen song "Killer Queen".

Brit short for Britney Spears, is the main male Bohemian rebel.

Oz – is the main female Bohemian named after Ozzy Osbourne.

Commander Khashoggi – Killer Queen's second-in-command, he is head of Globalsoft's police and carries out Killer Queen's dirty work. The character's name is a reference to the Queen song "Khashoggi's Ship" (which is about the real life Saudi arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi).

Buddy – An elderly librarian trying to figure out the "exact date the music died".

Ensemble includes - Ga Ga Kids, Teachers, Teen Queens, Yuppies, Bohemians, Doctors.


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Rockhampton Regional Council
Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton
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