About the show
Featuring more than 20 hit Queen songs including “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “We Will Rock You,” “Somebody To Love,” “We Are the Champions,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” and many more, WE WILL ROCK YOU follows two revolutionaries as they try to save rock ‘n’ roll in a post-apocalyptic world. In an age where algorithms predict our every preference, WE WILL ROCK YOU is a musical for our time: a fist-pumping, foot-stomping anthem to individuality.
After a victorious 12-year reign and having rocked over 7 million people in a record-breaking run, WE WILL ROCK YOU played its final West End performance on May 31, 2014 and achieved the distinction of becoming the longest-running show ever at London’s Dominion Theatre. WE WILL ROCK YOU has been performed in 28 countries around the globe and seen by more than 16 million people.
We Will Rock You is available for licensing through Theatrical Rights Worldwide.
The Production Team
Co-Directors: Keelan Ballantyne & Julie Underhill
Music Director: Edwina Douglas
Choreographer: Kieren Day
Stage Manager: Judi Erickson
Set Designer: Janet Ness
Executive Producer: Andree Day
**AUDITIONING – Sept. 7th to 10th!**
BEFORE YOU AUDITION – PLEASE READ
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION:
We Will Rock You is the story of a group of rock rebels known as Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and acts the same. Unsanctioned music is forbidden, and Rock ’n Roll as we know it is lost. WE WILL ROCK YOU is a musical for our time: a fist-pumping, foot stomping anthem to individuality.
Kempenfelt Community Players is looking for performers who have strong pop/rock voices, singers who are strong movers to advanced dancers and can rock and roll all night… and possibly party every day.
Please read through the rehearsal and audition information before submitting your audition form. The audition form will be live on August 7th up to the auditions starting on Sept. 7th.
FULL SHOW SYNOPSIS, song list etc.: Visit: WTR-We Will Rock You
Genders listed are ‘characterizations’ for individual roles, but Creative Teams will consider casting performers of all genders for all roles. We are casting members who are 16 years and older.
GALILEO : (Male) A misfit who keeps hearing strange voices and songs in his head which deliver messages he can’t understand. Galileo won’t dress like a Ga Ga kid and has been caught trying to make music. He is confused and unaware that he is the one the Bohemians have been waiting for, who will lead them to the place where the last remaining live instruments have lain hidden for hundreds of years.
Vocal Range: D3-Bflat4 High rock voice with strong falsetto. Full voice falsetto is to E5
SCARAMOUCHE (Female) Another misfit who also gets into trouble with the Secret Police, Scaramouche meets Galileo in hospital and they run away together. Her sharp wit keeps Galileo on his toes and gradually they fall for each other.
Vocal Range: D3- E5 Strong rock belt.
KILLER QUEEN (Female) Killer Queen is a ruthless businesswoman and is in charge of Global Soft, the worldwide corporation which is responsible for the suppression of all live music. She’s sassy, power-crazy and tough. A show stopping diva with a soul/rock voice.
Vocal Range: E3-E5. Strong rock belt. Full soul/rock voice.
KHASHOGGI (Male) He works for Killer Queen, getting rid of any original or creative musical thoughts and going after the Bohemians. His victims are sent to the Seven Seas of Rhye.
Vocal Range: D3-Bflat4 High rock baritone with strong falsetto. Full voice falsetto to E5.
BUDDY (Male) Buddy is an old librarian and a hippy who has studied the sacred musical texts to the extent that even the Seven Seas of Rhye cannot entirely erase them from his mind. When Galileo arrives, revered texts become powerful clues for his quest. Strong comedic performer.
Vocal Range: E3-G4 Light rock voice.
Along with his girlfriend Oz, Brit is determined to discover the secrets of live music and find the chosen one who will show the Bohemians the way. Brit is strong, sexy and has an abundance of wild energy. His lovable vibrance is only matched by the love he has for Oz and his desire to free the Bohemians. He is streetwise and over the top. Should be a solid dancer and have good comedic chops.
Vocal Range: Full Rock Voice C3-G4
A total rock chick, who’s streetwise, sexy and cool. She’s a fireball, hellbent on liberating the Bohemians. She’s wild, tough and ultra aggressive. Should have comedic timing.
Vocal Range: Strong Rock Belt: C3-F5
BOHEMIANS/YUPPIES & OTHER ENSEMBLE ROLES
We are looking for strong rock/pop vocalists who are also strong movers &/or dancers for various ensemble roles (GaGa Kids, Yuppies, Bohemians, Doctors, Police)
Rehearsal and Production requirements
REHEARSAL & PRODUCTION REQUIREMENTS:
A full commitment to the following calendar and expectations:
- Rehearsals will begin October 2 and take place on Sunday, Monday and Thursday evenings between 7-10pm, READ THRU – Mon. Oct. 10th
* Rehearsals will be held at the KCP Unit 12, 481 Welham Rd. Barrie. (Access to zoom meetings or rehearsals will be an option if/when needed)
* While rehearsals will be on the 3 evenings outlined, cast members will only be called when needed. The artistic team will aim to have schedules available 2 weeks in advance.
* Rehearsals will be paused for Christmas break from Dec. 23rd through to Jan. 6th inclusive. (They will resume Sunday, Jan. 8th, 2023)
* Sunday afternoon rehearsals will be added as needed in December, and then regularly in January.
- Dress/tech Rehearsals will take place at Georgian Theatre (Georgian College, 1 Georgian Dr. Barrie) Sat. Feb. 4th to Tuesday Feb. 7th. Times TBD
- We Will Rock You show dates are at Georgian Theatre Feb. 9 to 19, 2023.
* The running time of the show is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes.
- Membership Fee of $100 is due and payable within 14 days of casting and is non-refundable. (additional family members – fee is $60)
- Signed agreement with KCP policies and Code of Conduct due at the second rehearsal.
PRIMARY ROLE AUDITIONEES:
These auditions will include your prepared song, prepared sides, optional cold read and potential mvt./choreo work. Plan to attend the entire hour and 15 minutes you are scheduled. (Audition preparation materials will be available by Aug. 24th)
For the first part of the hour you will be asked to sing your audition song individually while the others in your group wait in the lobby. Come ready to sing a pop/rock song (not from the show please) that shows off your rock range. An accompanist will be provided so please bring a copy of your sheet music in your key. You will perform up to 2 mins of your prepared song. You may be asked to stop.
Reading of sides will commence with a variety of pairings of actors &/or director reading
Auditions may include group choreography to learn and perform.
Performance resumes with an up to date headshot attached should be attached to your audition form submission.
NOTE: If Edwina and Julie OR Keelan are familiar with your work on stage, please indicate this on the Audition Form to move directly to the Callback session.
These auditions will be in a workshop style format.
You will be given a scheduled time to come and audition with a group of up to 12 people. Plan to stay for the entire time. The music director will select a show song to work through as a group. There may be optional short cold readings and some mvt. choreography time. Please dress appropriately.
Performance resumes with an up to date headshot should be attached to your submitted audition form.