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Season Dates:
November 23 - December 14

Director:
Noelle Savill

Vocal Director:
Lili Taylor

Choreographer:
Stephanie Balsom

Performance Location:
Riverlea Theatre

Book by TOM HEDLEY & ROBERT CARY
Music by ROBBIE ROTH
Lyrics by ROBERT CARY & ROBBIE ROTH
Based on the Paramount Pictures film
Screenplay by TOM HEDLEY & JOE ESTERHAZ
Story by TOM HEDLEY
By arrangement with ORiGiN Theatrical, of behalf of Theatrical Rights Wordwide

Plot Summary

Adapted from the 1983 movie of the same name, Flashdance the Musical tells the story of Alex, a 19 year old welder at a steel mill whose ambition is to obtain a place at the renowned Shipley Dance Academy.

Alex dances at Harry’s Bar by night, performing her own original and innovative routines. However, she dreams of becoming a trained, professional dancer.  Alex starts dating Nick Hurley, the nephew of the steel mill owner who encourages her with her dance. But when she realizes the competition that she faces from accomplished, traditionally-trained dancers, Alex soon grows nervous. Can she summon her courage and wow the audition panel with her own, unique style?

Characters

*Intimacy Required

ALEX OWENS*
Lead: Female, Mezzo-Soprano (A3-D5).
Finds it hard to let down her defences. Needs to be a strong dancer and singer, and their energy drives the show.

NICK HURLEY*
Lead: Male, Baritone (B2-G4).
Confident guy at ease in company of people.  Must be able to move well.

GLORIA*
Supporting: Female, Mezzo-Soprano, Belt (A#3-D5).

One of the club dancers. Vulnerable and easily seduced, develops drug problem.  Must be strong dancer.

KIKI
Supporting: Female, Mezzo-Soprano, Belt (A#3-D5).
A powerful strong woman, sexy, funny and quick-witted.  Needs to be a strong dancer and singer.

JIMMY KAMINSKY*
Supporting: Male, Tenor (B2-G4).
Nervous kind of guy but ambition to be stand-up comedian. Needs to be able to move.

HARRY GREEN
Supporting: Male, Tenor, Baritone, or Bass.
Gruff owner of the bar where they dance, Jimmy’s uncle. Non-dancer.

C.C.
Supporting: Male, Baritone (A#2-F4).

Shady entrepreneur who opens competing club. Morally corrupt.  Needs to be able to move.

HANNAH
Supporting: Female, Alto (A#3-C5).

Retired elderly dancer who is Alex’s friend and confidant. Dancer or mover required.

TESS
Supporting: Female, Alto (A#3-C5).

Tess is older than other dancers and been around the block a few more times.  Must be a strong dancer.

JOE
Featured: Male, Tenor, Baritone, or Bass.

A steel worker and well-respected traditional foreman. Treats Alex like one of the boys. Non Dancer.

SAMMY
Featured: Male, Tenor, Baritone, or Bass.

A steel worker, family man with wife and a child. Treats Alex like one of the boys although intrigued by her nighttime dancing career. Non Dancer.

ABE
Featured: Male, Tenor, Baritone, or Bass.

A steel worker – not too bright. Non Dancer.

LOUISE
Featured: Female, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, or Alto.

Hannah’s nurse and home aid.  Deadpan sensibility and dry sense of humour. Non Dancer.

MS. WILDE
Featured: Female, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, or Alto.

Administrator of the Shipley Dance Academy. Dancer or Mover.

ENSEMBLE
All Vocal Parts.

Dancers, Pole Dancers, Singers and Movers.

Audition
Information

Audition Dates:

Group Dance Audition:
7th of June, 7pm or 8th of June, 4pm
Solo Auditions:
8th and 9th of June
Callbacks:
9th of June, 7pm

Audition and Callback Location:

Studio 1, Riverlea Theatre, 83 Riverlea Road, Hamilton, 3261

Rehearsal
Information

Rehearsal Days/Dates:

Monday & Wednesday Nights, Sundays 1pm-5pm, beginning 11 August 2024

Rehearsal Location:

Riverlea Theatre, 83 Riverlea Road, Hamilton, 3261 (Unless informed otherwise)

Other Information:

If cast, you will be sent a full rehearsal schedule outlining which rehearsals your character(s) will be required at, for how long, and what content will be covered at each rehearsal.

Audition Form

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I am auditioning for the roles of:
Please only select up to three.
Please list the last three shows you were in and your respective role in each.
Please list any formal training undertaken and level reached. Please include any special abilities or tricks you can do.
Please select your singing range.
(If known)
The show will run for 3 weeks from 23 November to 14 December, and you will be required to keep Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat evenings free for the show.
I will respect the creative team and their direction of the production. I will respect my colleagues (cast/crew) and understand that everyone has their job to do. I will attend my required rehearsals (unless otherwise excused) and arrive prior to the start time to ensure I am not holding anyone up. I will talk to the creative team and/or Production Manager if I have any issues as soon as they arise.
Eg. Stage management, wardrobe, props assistance...
Which group dance audition would you like to attend?

Our audition form has now closed. Please contact us if you have any queries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still unclear about auditioning?
We hope we’ve answered any questions you might have had about the show, auditions and how to book in for an audition. But just in case we haven’t, here are a few additional things you might want to know. If you are still unclear, please send us a message.

What if I’m not auditioning for a specific role?
No problem. If you are not going for any particular part you will still need to be prepared to sing the song, know the script and know the choreography of the parts that you will select on the audition form (you can select as few or many as you like).

Do I have to prepare a script fragment?
Not this time! Those auditioning for titled roles may be requested to do a cold read during their audition.

Does this show have an age requirement?
We require all cast to be at least 16 years of age as of the 11th of August, 2024. If you have any questions about our age requirement, you can contact us.

What if I can’t attend all rehearsals?
While it is essential that we have full commitment during the rehearsal period, there are often unavoidable clashes. If there are any rehearsals you will not be available for, let us know on your audition form and if we are able to, we will try to work these into the schedule.

What if I’m unavailable for the audition date?
It is important that those wanting to audition be available for the dance audition on Friday, 7th of June, solo auditions on Saturday, 8th of June and solo auditions and callbacks on Sunday 9th of June. If you absolutely cannot make these dates, please contact us and we will see if we are able to fit you in another time before the scheduled audition date – we make no promises. 

Do I have to fill in an online audition form?
It is preferable. We have included an online audition form to save paper and to make things easier for everyone, but you are able to fill one out when you turn up to audition if you prefer, however, you will need to book an audition time by contacting us.

What is the rehearsal timeframe?
Rehearsals will take place from August 11th on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Sundays during the day from 1pm. Cast will be required to commit to these rehearsals unless exceptions are agreed to in advance.
If you have any questions about the rehearsal schedule, you can contact us.

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