Much Ado About Nothing Auditions

 

Much Ado About Nothing Auditions 2021

By William Shakespeare

Point Break Drama’s production of Shakespeare’s famous romantic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing 2021, will be a warm, fun & contemporary adaptation featuring an all star talented cast from Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

The play will be directed by Point Break Drama Co-Founder Paul Winchester & resident director Blair Cutting.  

 

Much Ado plays for one week only from 7th Sept to the 11th Sept 2021.

 

Much Ado About Nothing 2021

Shakespeare’s timeless comedy about the war of words between Benedick & Beatrice, challenges the traditional gender cliches so often found in a male dominated society.

The hilarious play will feature a talented cast from Sydney’s northern beaches.

Directed by Blair Cutting & Paul Winchester. Costumes by Marisa Newnes.

Synopsis

Welcome to the Hotel Messina! Join our battle-weary soldiers and staff at the Messina as they navigate their way through life, love and pina coladas in William Shakespeare’s timeless comedy – Much Ado About Nothing. High-jinks on the high seas abound, courtesy of the long-running war of words between Benedick and Beatrice.

Can Claudio and Hero find true love? Will Don John’s evil plots succeed? And what really is the best way to blend a Tequila Sunrise? Point Break Drama will reveal all in September!

The play will feature professional actor, Leanne Mauro ( Home & Away , Crash Palace) in the role of Beatrice,  and an incredibly talented cast!

All rehearsals / performances will be conducted in a COVID – 19 safe environment. 

 

Please read all information on this page thoroughly before applying.

Please read all information on this page thoroughly before applying.

 

 

Expectation of Performers in Much Ado

Point Break Drama Theatre company expects the highest level of commitment and dedication to the work, and only people interested in excellence need apply .

Do not book an audition time if you want to gain audition experience only, or if you know you are unavailable. We appreciate everyone’s time and effort, we expect the same in return.

Participants will be expected to make every effort to attend all rehearsals. Regular rehearsals will be Thursday nights 6.30pm -10pm & Saturdays 2.30 – 6.30pm. There are some all day dress rehearsals. These are compulsory rehearsals. See below for dates.

 In the event of any profit made from ticket sales will be put into future productions.

 

 

Much Ado About Nothing Details

  • Performance & tech / Dress rehearsal  will be 3rd to 11th September at Star of The Sea Manly
  • Rehearsals will be held regularly on Thursday nights (6.30pm-10pm) & Saturday’s from (2.30pm- 6.30pm).
  • Extra full day rehearsal to be held on a Saturday. See bottom of this page for details
  • Free Copy of Script will be provided
 
 

 

Much Ado About Nothing Auditions 2021 details

All auditions will take place on Saturday 12th June, 2021 at the Point Break Drama studio (28 Fisher Rd Dee Why).   To audition please follow the following process carefully:

 

  1. Prepare a 1- 2min monologue from Much Ado or another of Shakespeares comedies. No longer than 2 mins.
  2. Email us at info@pointbreakdrama.com.au with a request for an audition time indicating name, age, contact info, basic performance experience( 4 lines max),  and the name part or parts you would like to audition for.
  3. View the Character Breakdown / Roles available here. 
  4. Please No CV’s at this stage.
  5. Please note applicants under 18 must have parental authorization to audition. A parent or guardian must request an audition time.
  6. Audition request Deadline is Friday June 11th (Note: pending availability).
  7. Anyone can audition but positions will be given to the best applicants.
  8. Auditioning is free –  however do not request an audition time to gain audition experience, if you know you are unavailable for the production..
  9. Applicants must arrive 15 mins prior to audition time to fill out information form.
  10. Bring a Head shot & CV to the audition only. DO NOT EMAIL.
 

 

Audition Tips

  • Choose a character or characters you feel comfortable presenting.
  • Audition monologues should be short ( 1- 2 mins max).
  • Choosing from tragedies take us on an emotional / psychological journey.
  • Choosing from comedies show us a vibrant characterisation & comedic potential. Take us on a journey.

 

 

 

Compulsory Tech / Dress Rehearsal week

Fri 3rd Sept 6pm – 10pm (Bump In /Lighting Design/ 1Dress Run Cast) at the Star of the Sea , Manly 
 
Sat 4th Sept 4pm – 10.00pm Dress / Tech (Rehearsal Cast & Crew)  2nd Dress Run. At the Star of the Sea, Manly

Mon 6th Sept 6pm – 10.00pm Dress / Tech (Rehearsal Cast & Crew)  Final Dress Run. At the Star of the Sea, Manly 

 

Dress  Rehearsals ( all Cast / crew):

Saturday 28th Aug 9am – 5pm at Point Break

Thursday 2nd Sept 6pm – 10pm at Point Break

Fri 3rd Sept 6pm – 10pm rehearsal at Theatre

Sat 4th Sept 4pm – 10.00pm rehearsal at Theatre

Sun 5thSept No rehearsal

Mon 6th Sept 6pm – 10.00pm rehearsal at Theatre

 

Performances

Actors Call time 5.30pm Night and 1.30pm matinee

Tues 7th Sept 7pm show

Wed 8th Sept 7pm show

Thur 9th Sept 7pm show

Fri 10th Sept 7pm show

Sat 11th Sept 3.00pm matinee Show

Sat 11th Sept 7pm Closing Show

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1st read through – whole cast

Sat 19th June  2.30pm-6.30pm

Performers will be asked for measurements, to fill out Photo / Performance forms & Performance agreements.

 

 

Regular Rehearsal Times

All Cast will need to keep Thursday evenings & Saturdays Arvo /early evenings free for Rehearsals, although not all cast will be required for the entire rehearsal period.

To commence Sat 19th June

Thursdays – 6.30pm – 10pm

Saturdays – 2.30pm – 6.30pm.

 

Exceptions are the Saturdays listed below

Key Saturday Rehearsals – Whole Cast Required

Sat 24th July 9am – 5pm at Point Break

Sat 21st Aug 9am – 5pm at Point Break

Saturday 28th Aug 9am – 5pm at Point Break

Sat 4th Sept 4pm – 10.00pm rehearsal at Theatre

 

These Saturdays will be used for:

workshops  dedicated to understanding and develop character, scene Work & Running of entire Show

 

COVID – 19 Safety Policy

1.) No one with Cold or Flu like symptoms will be permitted in the venue including students, parents, teachers. Symptoms including but not exclusive to sore throats, runny nose, sneezing & coughing. 

2.) Do not come to class / workshop if you’ve made contact with someone with Covid – 19 in last 14 days.

3.) Windows and doors will be left open to ensure continuous air flow. 

4.) Parent / guardian are not permitted to enter the venue. All students are to be dropped and signed in at the foyer entrance to venue. 

5.) All students must apply hand sanitiser upon entry.

5.) Participants will be sent home if not feeling well

6.) All kitchen surfaces, door handles & knobs will be wiped down with disinfectant before and after class.

7.) Participants must keep safe 1.5 distance from teachers. Adult students must maintain 1.5 metre from each other.

8.) Participants must bring water bottle ( No cups provided). NO sharing of food permitted.

9.) In the event of any future Covid- 19 out breaks / closure of venue / teachers falling sick etc make up classes will be offered on the zoom platform.

10.) Masks will be warn during rehearsals.

11.) In the event of future shutdowns refunds will not be offered. Classes will be offered on zoom.