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Full-time Auditions for ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL

at Underground Productions Queensland

Darkly comic and heartbreakingly beautiful, *Adding Machine*, a musical adaptation of Elmer Rice’s incendiary 1923 play, tells the story of Mr. Zero, who after 25 years of service to his company is replaced by a mechanical adding machine. In a vengeful rage, he murders his boss. An eclectic score gives passionate and memorable voice to this stylish and stylized show, which follows Zero’s journey to the afterlife in the Elysian Fields where he is met with one last chance for romance and redemption.

Winner! 2008 Lucille Lortel Award – Outstanding Musical
Winner! 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award – Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Score

Underground Productions is proud and excited to present the Australasian premiere of Adding Machine. It will run for seven performances at The Schonell Theatre. Performances dates will be the evenings of August 28, 29, 30 and September 3, 4, 5 and 6 (Thursday – Saturday, then Wednesday – Saturday). First readthrough will take place on Sunday, June 29 and rehearsals will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sundays (all day).

Auditions will be held at the following times:

  • Sunday June 22, 10am – 5pm
  • Monday June 23, 6pm – 9pm
  • Tuesday June 24, 6pm – 9pm
    Callbacks will be held Wednesday and Thursday evenings (June 25 – 26). Details about callbacks will be given at a later date. Auditions will be held at the University of Queensland (final room to be confirmed).

Please prepare the following:
1) Two 32 bar cuts of contrasting musical theatre pieces, contemporary or golden age, in a similar style to the score, showing character and vocal range/ability. At least one of the pieces must be performed in an appropriate American accent (preferably New York) or character voice. A pianist will be provided. Please bring clear and appropriately marked sheet music. Backing tracks are permitted, but must be able to be connected to an auxiliary cable (eg. Phone, mp3 player, etc.). Auditionees who are seeking only a non-singing role are not required to prepare to prepare the singing pieces, although it is still recommended.
2) A 1 – 2 minute contemporary dramatic monologue. It is highly recommended that you look below at the character descriptions to help in monologue selection. Auditionees who are seeking an ensemble role are not required to prepare a monologue.

Auditions will be held in 5 minute slots. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early prior to your allotted time and wear comfortable clothing. As this is a relatively unconventional piece of musical theatre, we are happy to offer a suggested singing piece.


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Published 11-06-2014