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AUDITION NOTICE: 'Dance of the Dead' by Adabon Productions

Title: Dance of the Dead

Presented By: Abadon Productions

Genre: Burlesque, Horror


Synopsis: Abadon Productions and their cast of ghouls present an original burlesque cabaret show from beyond the grave. Written and directed by horror lover, Liam Donnelly, the show explores various unsettling themes through song and dance.


Audition Date:

  • In-Person: Sunday, 28th July at Newmarket Hall, 212 Ashgrove Ave, Ashgrove QLD

  • Self-Tape: Due by 5pm, Saturday, 27th July 2024

Audition Location and Address: Newmarket Hall, 212 Ashgrove Ave, Ashgrove QLD


Audition Requirements:

All Applicants:

  • Perform a short monologue of your choice.

  • Learn a short choreography piece (taught on the day for in-person or included in your showreel for self-tape).


Roles Requiring Singing:

  • Prepare one or more excerpts from the following tracks:

  • Michonne Laveaux: "Everything I Wanted" by Billie Eilish (Vocal Range E3-A5)

  • Lacey Devray: "Crazy" by Danielle Andrade (Vocal Range F3-G5)

  • Sophia Benoit: "Gimme More" by Britney Spears (Vocal Range F#3-E5)

  • Don D’Bauch: "Nothing Else Matters" by Metallica (Up The Octave) (Vocal Range A3-C5)

  • Marcus, Finn or Johnny: "Tainted Love" (Vocal Range G4-E5)


Available Roles:

  • Donalda Evelyn “Don” D’Bauch: An inter-dimensional elder god with a skeleton visage, top hat, and cane. Singing required, dancing advantageous.

  • Charlotte Delphine: A fallen angel with scars, lover of Don D’Bauch.

  • Harvey Dupree: A flamboyant, cannibalistic hedonist.

  • Amy Asimov: A malfunctioning cyborg with a positive attitude.

  • Finn Cassidy: A rough changeling with powerful abilities, optional singing.

  • Lacey Devray: The serpent from the Garden of Eden, optional singing.

  • Lorelai Barker: A sadomasochistic explorer, preference for transgender/non-binary performers.

  • Marcus Matthius: A reconstructed physical adonis with a huge ego.

  • Lavinia West: An elder demi-goddess, performs under a mask.

  • Dr Miriam Dumaurier: A reckless scientist devoted to reanimating the dead.

  • Michonne Laveaux: A powerful voodoo priestess, preference for BIPOC performers, optional singing.

  • Sophia Benoit: A dangerous succubus, optional singing.

  • Rosey Roarke: A deeply insane jester.

  • Johnny Craven: A hard-partying occultist, optional singing.


Audition Registration:

  • In-Person Auditions:

  • Registration is required. Spaces are limited and will be assigned in order of submission. Applicants will receive their audition time one week prior to the 28th and should arrive 15 minutes early.

  • Register here

  • Self-Tape Auditions:

  • Include a slate with your name, age, height (in cm), and the roles you’re applying for.

  • Email your self-tape link to abadonprod@gmail.com via Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, or similar. Ensure the file is accessible.

  • Deadline: 5pm, Saturday, 27th July 2024.

Audition Pack: Download here


Performance Dates: 31st October, 1st & 2nd November 2024

Rehearsal Dates: Starting 1st August 2024

Rehearsal Times:

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 7pm-9pm

  • Sundays: 11am-4pm

  • Note: You may not be required for all rehearsals.


Warnings:

  • Mature content, horror themes, and adult language.

Recommended Age: Minimum 18 years old


Crew:

  • Director: Liam Donnelly

  • Choreographer: Taylah Simpson

  • Music Director: Natasha Maree


Production Website: Abadon Burlesque Show Facebook


Other Information:

  • Promo Photoshoot: Saturday, 31st August 2024, 9am-5pm

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old at the time of audition.

  • This is a paid production. All performers will receive a guaranteed set amount ($200) with the possibility of additional honorarium on a profit-share basis.

  • Successful applicants will be notified by 6pm on 28th July and must confirm their role by 6pm on 29th July.




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