A Midsummer Night's Dream - Auditions

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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.

Community Participation

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.

Performance Roles

Changeling Child

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.

Young Fairies

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).


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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 - (Audition Completed)

23 July 2017, Burdekin Theatre, Ayr QLD - (Auditions Completed)

26 July 2017, Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin NT (Audition Completed)

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 -(Auditions Completed)

10 August 2017, JB Osborne Theatre, Kangaroo Flat (Bendigo) VIC- (Auditions Completed)

11 August 2017, Wendouree Performing Arts Centre, Ballarat VIC- (Auditions Completed)

12 August 2017, Latrobe Performing Arts Centre, Traralgon VIC- (Auditions Completed)

15 August 2017, The Events Centre, Caloundra QLD - (Auditions Completed)

16 August 2017, Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, Gladstone QLD- (Auditions Completed)

17 August 2017, Capella Cultural Centre, Emerald QLD- (Auditions Completed)

19 August 2017, Proserpine Entertainment Centre, Whitsundays QLD - (Auditions Completed)

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 (Auditions Completed)

30 August 2017, Orange Civic Theatre, Orange NSW - (Auditions Completed)

31 August 2017, Roxy Theatre, Bingara NSW - (Auditions Completed)

1 September 2017, The Crossing Theatre, Narrabri NSW - (Auditions Completed)

2 September 2017, The Capitol Theatre, Tamworth NSW (Auditions Completed)

3 September 2017, The Civic Centre, Gunnedah NSW (Auditions Completed)

6 September 2017, Benalla Performing Arts & Convention Centre VIC - (Please register here- 3pm 6 September 2017, Benalla Performing Arts and Convention Centre)

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 -(Register here!)

15 September 2017, Jetty Memorial Theatre, Coffs Harbour NSW - (Register here!)

16 September 2017, Byron Bay Community Centre, Byron Bay NSW (10am 16 September 2017, Byron Bay Community Centre)