One of the first Australian amateur productions of the smash hit stage musical, “Wicked” is seeking brand new residents of “Oz”, with open auditions being held 19 & 20 March in Ipswich. Loved
Australian theatre personality, Simon Gallaher, who played The Wizard in the recent Australian tour of Wicked, will lead the audition panel consisting of Robbie Parkin (Director), Robert Clark (Musical Director), Sandra Breen (Choreographer) and Brenda Ryan (IMTC Representative).
“We are extremely excited to have Simon involved with this production. South East Queensland performers have a very unique opportunity to work with an artistic team rarely available in community theatre”, explained IMTC President, Ken Mundt.
Director, Robbie Parkin, has worked extensively in live theatre for over thirty years as a producer, writer, performer and director at both a professional and community level. He, along with his brother, was instrumental in creating Harvest Rain Theatre Company, Brisbane and he was the co-artistic director for many years.
Musical Director, Robert Clark, has performed with many international artists including Frank Sinatra, Peter Allen, Petula Clark, Shirley Bassey, Whitney Houston, Johnny Mathis and Debbie Reynolds, as well as many acclaimed Australian artists including Tina Arena, Julie Anthony and Anthony Warlow. He is devoted to the musical development of young people around the globe and now spends his time between Australia and the USA.
The show will be choreographed by Sandra Breen OAM, who has been involved with theatre and dance all her working life, firstly as a professional dancer in theatrical and television productions throughout Australia and New Zealand, later moving on to choreography, teaching and production. In 2010 Sandra Breen was awarded a medal [OAM] of the Order of Australia for service to the performing arts, particularly dance, as a teacher and choreographer.
AUDITIONS FOR THIS AMATEUR PRODUCTION are open to all theatre performers. All details, including how to register for an audition, are available at www.ipswichmusicaltheatrecompany.com.au
Ipswich Musical Theatre Company’s production of “Wicked” will play for a limited season (9-18 September, 2016) at the Ipswich Civic Centre.