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Full-time AUDITIONS - Perform! Educational Musicals

at Echelon Productions National

Echelon Productions is a multi award-winning theatrical producer and one of the largest touring theatre companies in Australia. Based in Melbourne, the company has been established since 2000 and in that time has produced a number of Helpmann Award and Green Room Award nominated plays and musicals.

Also operating as Perform! Educational Musicals, which specialises in touring educational musicals for schools across Australia and New Zealand, the company employs around 50 performers throughout the year.
Our educational theatre division is holding auditions across Australia during February/March for our 2012 productions celebrating Book Week and Science Week. Since we began touring our educational musicals we have performed to over one million students.

The performances, which take place within schools, are highly interactive and feature action packed narratives, appealing, identifiable characters, loads of comedy, singing and dancing that captivate and engage all audiences, including teachers! Question time at the conclusion of the performance reinforces the learning outcomes.

Casts of two actors perform up to three shows a day in schools within a one hour radius of the metropolitan area. Each cast will have one performer nominated as the team driver who has access to their own reliable car for the contracted period. Both cast members are required to bump in and out the basic set which takes around 20 minutes either side of performance.

All productions are one hour musicals and include PA and individual headset microphones for each performer.

CAST REQUIREMENTS:
Performers are the ambassadors of the company and significant role models for thousands of students and this means we have high standards for hiring performers.
Age: between 20 and early 30s
Skills: strong singing voices, creative and comedic acting, and the ability to move well.
Personal qualities: Warm, friendly, energetic, excellent communicators, fun loving, reliable, committed and most importantly, enjoy working with children.

CONTRACT DETAILS:
All successful performers will be required to undertake a Working With Children Check and/or Police Check within the state they are performing.

REHEARSAL DATES/TIMES:
Science Week:
Between Monday 30th July – Saturday 4th August, 2012
Book Week:
Between Monday 30th July – Saturday 4th August, 2012
All rehearsals between 9am – 6pm (will not exceed 8 hours per day)

  • NB – Exact dates to be confirmed – dependent upon which production is offered.

SEASON DATES:
Science Week:
Between Monday 6th August – Friday 24th August, 2012
Book Week:
Between Monday 6th August – Friday 7th September, 2012
All productions between 9am – 6pm (will not exceed 8 hours per day)

  • NB – Exact dates to be confirmed – dependent upon which production is offered.

PAY:
Rehearsal and Performance weekly wage (or pro rata) in line with Live Performance Award
Team leader: person in charge for each cast an extra $48 per performance week
On-costs: Superannuation and holiday pay
Travel: Any performance dates away from home base include travel, accommodation and allowances as per the Live Performance Award.

PLEASE EMAIL ALL SUBMISSIONS THROUGH TO US AT casting@echelon.net.au

- PLEASE INCLUDE CV & HEADSHOT



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Published 25-01-2012