A Midsummer Night's Dream - Auditions
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Lovers, fairies and mischief conspire under moonlight in Shakespeare’s classic tale, the enchantment will spread far and wide when Melbourne City Ballet will tour A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Audiences across Australia will be treated to this Shakespearean classic, but as the saying goes the course of true love never did run smooth!
Set to the inspiring music of Mendelssohn, the chaotic story of four young lovers, a vengeful king and meddling fairies will prove falling in love can make fools of everyone. Full of flittering fairies, mischievous magic, and misadventures this charming ballet will be a delightful journey from the royal court into a magical realm.
In partnership with Creative Victoria and Arts Queensland, Melbourne City Ballet will provide opportunities for young dancers seeking to experience being a part of a live ballet production.
In 2017, young dancers across the country will have the opportunity to register to be a part of the magic of this wonderful production, representing their communities onstage with the company.
There are two specific roles for this ballet which will need up to 7 young dancers to fill these roles. Those participating within this program will receive special gifts from the company artists and a Certificate of Congratulations for their successful audition and participation from Melbourne City Ballet's Artistic Director.
The Changeling child is the role for a young boy (or possibly girl) who is a child of one of Titania's worshippers, who has passed away. During the ballet, Titania and Oberon fight for ownership of the young shapeshifter, with this role appearing on stage for a large amount of the time. This role does have very little to no dancing within the production.
The young fairies appear within A Midsummer Night's Dream for a performance sequence in Act 2. The fairies flutter onto the stage in a small dance number and remain on stage during an altercation between a number of the Woodlands characters. This role features a larger amount of movement, suitable for females (and possibly males).
Touring Venues - Performance Dates
4 July 2017, Cardinia Cultural Centre, Pakenham VIC - Auditions COMPLETED
5 July 2017, Karralyka Centre, Ringwood VIC (Auditions Completed)
8 July 2017, Glasshouse Theatre, Port Macquarie NSW (Auditions Completed)
20 & 21 July 2017, Riverway Arts Centre, Townsville QLD - (Auditions Completed)
22 July 2017, The World Theatre, Charters Towers QLD - (Register Here - 2pm 22 July 2017 The World Theatre, Charters Towers) *Still Registering**
23 July 2017, Burdekin Theatre, Ayr QLD - (Auditions Completed)
26 July 2017, Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin NT (Please see venue for details - will be chosen from workshop on performance date)
28 July 2017, Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre, Katherine NT (Auditions Completed)
30th July 2017, Desert Harmony Festival (Civic Hall), Tennant Creek NT (Auditions Completed)
5 August 2017, Redcliffe Cultural Centre, Redcliffe QLD -(Register Here - 4pm 4th August 2017 Audition - Venue TBA)
10 August 2017, JB Osborne Theatre, Kangaroo Flat (Bendigo) VIC (Register Here - Auditions 2pm 10 August 2017 at JB Osborne Theatre)
11 August 2017, Wendouree Performing Arts Centre, Ballarat VIC (Please register here - Audition to occur on 11th August 2017 at 2pm)
12 August 2017, Latrobe Performing Arts Centre, Traralgon VIC (Please see venue for details - chosen from workshop)
15 August 2017, The Events Centre, Caloundra QLD - TBA
16 August 2017, Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, Gladstone QLD (Please contact venue directly - chosen from workshop)
18 August 2017, Capella Cultural Centre, Emerald QLD - TBA
19 August 2017, Proserpine Entertainment Centre, Whitsundays QLD - (Please see venue for details - chosen from workshop)
24 August 2017, The Potato Shed, Drysdale (Geelong) VIC (Please contact venue directly - chosen from workshop)
27 August 2017, Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre, Sale VIC (Please register here. Note: Auditions for this event will be held in Melbourne)
30 August 2017, Orange Civic Theatre, Orange NSW - TBA
31 August 2017, Roxy Theatre, Bingara NSW - (Event has now closed)
1 September 2017, The Crossing Theatre, Narrabri NSW - TBA
2 September 2017, The Capitol Theatre, Tamworth NSW (Please see venue for details)
3 September 2017, The Civic Centre, Gunnedah NSW (Please see venue for details)
6 September 2017, Benalla Performing Arts & Convention Centre VIC - TBA
8 September 2017, The Cube, Wodonga VIC (Please see venue for details)
9 September 2017, The Paradise Palladium Theatre, Morundah NSW (Register here!)
13 & 14 September 2017, Laycock Street Community Theatre, Gosford NSW - TBA
15 September 2017, Jetty Memorial Theatre, Coffs Harbour NSW - TBA
16 September 2017, Byron Bay Community Centre, Byron Bay NSW - TBA