AUDITIONS! AUDITIONS! Did we mention auditions?
THIS SUNDAY! AUDITIONS!
Now is the time to make a potentially life altering decision – would you like to be in the Uni Revue? The Old Nick company puts on an annual Uni Revue, an all-original variety comedy show that plays in front of over ten thousand Tasmanians every year.
Now you may be wondering what the auditions consist of? Well, let’s help you out on that front!
At Old Nick HQ – 50a Letitia Street, North Hobart – we’ll open the doors at 12PM this Sunday (that’s the 28th of Feb, 2016 in case you’ve just woken from a coma and don’t know what year it is.) The barbecue will be fired up, and we’ll have snags and vegetarian foods and soft drink and water, all the good stuff. Arrive and avail yourself of our hospitality, meet your fellow auditionees (and potential castmates!) as well as the production team. Get a feel for things, get a feed, and get comfortable. During this time you can fill out an audition sheet and book in a time for an individual audition.
Then at 1PM the auditions start. Over the hour we have three group-based activities which are to help warm you up, get you relaxed, have a bit of fun as well as DUN DUN DUN allow us to observe your various skills amongst the group where there’s no pressure.
After 2PM the individual auditions begin. These are short, 5 minute affairs and are done in private. Here you’ll read a bit of dialogue, sing solo, and just generally give us an idea of what you’re capable of individually.
If you are the type who likes to brush up on an audition song before you come in, there are scores and backing track available here:
Okay, so I’ve gotten into the show. What now?
The commitments to Uni Revue are much like many other shows. We rehearse every Tuesday and Thursday night from 7PM until 10PM, and Sundays from 10AM until 4PM (and later that may be as long as 9-5 when we’re close to opening!) We will do our best to schedule it so if you have nothing to do you know not to come in, or to arrive later or leave earlier. We also often include a slew of videos in the show, and these are produced outside of rehearsal hours so if you want to participate it may mean scheduling in a Saturday afternoon or an evening sometime.
Rehearsals go all the way up to May 13th, when we open at the Theatre Royal. Our season lasts until the 28th of May in Hobart. Calls to the theatre are to arrive around 6PM to prepare and have a microphone fitted, and then 8PM the show starts. You *need* to be at the theatre by 7PM at the latest, as the house is opened at 7:30PM.
From June 6 – 10th, we are at the Princess Theatre in Launceston. In Launceston things are a little more relaxed. We provide accommodation and breakfasts, as well as transport to and from the theatre. Unless you have to study your days can be spent lazing away and soaking up the northern atmosphere. On Monday you will either bus up with the cast or you may drive up yourself, but you will need to arrive by early afternoon so we can do a tech run of the show before opening that same night. That is a big day, so be prepared for it. If you need to sit exams, they can be arranged at the Launceston Uni campus so you don’t need to stress about being away from Hobart. Many Uni Revue cast and crew members have sat exams in Launceston, so we can assure you the Uni is accommodating and it is easy to organise.
So why should I do Revue?
Now you may be wondering WHY EVEN AUDITION? Well, don’t take my word for it (who even writes this copy for the website anyway?) have a watch of these short videos and check out our Youtube channel and see if Revue is for you!