Audrey Hepburn’s funny face graced magazines around the world. But, the question every singer or performer wants answered is: ‘What would Audrey do if she saw an audition notice in Melbourne for a new Aussie musical with a Hollywood twist.’
AUDREY INTERVIEW GET WITH IT MAGAZINE 31/07/2015
Harlequin Ink: Hello Audrey.
Audrey: Hello darling. You look simply marvelous, has anyone ever told you that? Well, they should. (She smiles)
Harlequin: Thanks for the compliment. But, the burning question everyone wants to know is what would Audrey do if she saw an audition notice for a new Aussie musical that starred you?
Audrey: Starring me? Oh, darling first I’d pour myself a martini and think about what I was going to wear to the audition. I find the colour PINK very flattering don’t you?
Harlequin: Pink? Well, actually it clashes sometimes with the colour of my eyes after a few beers…/
Audrey: Oh, dear….I find champagne wonderful, I use it as eye drops? But dear we are getting off the subject. What would Audrey do, that’s me…what would I do if I saw an audition notice for a new Aussie musical…/
Harlequin: …to be performed at the Melba Spiegeltent in October 2015 with a live band and the Grace Notes Singers…/
Audrey: Please don’t interrupt darling, I’m thinking. Honestly you are impossible. (She smiles) Now, I’ll tell you’d what I’d do if I was going to audition for Audrey Hepburn and I Consider Our Assets a musical set in Melbourne. Hold on…Are you still looking for performers? Really?
Harlequin: Yes, we are. We have several roles still to cast.
Audrey: Oh, in that case the first thing I’d do is…I’d tell my friends, so they can help me pick out what to wear to the audition. I find looking the part really helps a serious performer. Then, I’d learn my lines or song and prepare like a good actor. Then, I’d ask if there was a good looking leading man in the show. And, if he hadn’t been cast I’d suggest a few like Gregory Peck or Rock Hudson. Are you still looking for a good looking leading man?
Harlequin: Yes we are Audrey. And he must be able to sing.
Audrey: Naturally. Oh, I do like it when you curl your nose up Harlequin Ink. (She winks) Darling I do hope you find some fabulous actress to play me too?
Harlequin: We hope so too. We are trying very hard!
Audrey: Well, be a dear and try harder (She sips her martini and smiles brightly) Anyway that’s what I’d do if I saw an audition notice about an exciting musical, I’d get off the couch and just go and audition. I wouldn’t think twice. Performers must perform you know…then I’d have facial and have breakfast at Tiffany’s on Collins Street. That’s what I’d do.
Harlequin Ink: Is that it?
Audrey: Well, no Harlequin Ink, the Paris end of town is always a good idea for shopping don’t you think?
INFORMATION: ROLES STILL TO CAST
We have still to cast the following male and female roles:
Audrey Hepburn – as we know her from her films – aprrox 30 yrs plus.
Rod – The therapist and our leading man – 25 years up to 40ish with looks like a movie star.
Dad – Your typical Aussie dad – lovable and annoying 45yrs to approx 55yrs
Len – Just a bloke from Collingwood and our leading lady’s boyfriend – 30’s to 40’s.
HOW TO AUDITION FOR AUDREY HEPBURN AND I CONSIDER OUR ASSETS
Send your CV, pic and any links to Harlequin Ink: firstname.lastname@example.org
All successful applicants will be contacted and given an audition time. A song or two from the show will be emailed to you. On the day you will be asked to read from the script and perform the prepared song. We will be auditioning at The Space on Chapel St Sat 29th of August.
All performers offered an honorarium (A modest fee)
Director – Noel Anderson (credits include Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes of Fame)
Musical Director – John Grant (credits include Carols By Candlelight)
Costume Design – Emily Barrie ( credits include the recent production of Ned)
Set Design – John Wonnacott (Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes of Fame)
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NOTE: Audrey Hepburn and I Consider Our Assets will be performed with a live band and a choir at the Melba Spiegeltent, Melbourne. Performance date 29th October – 7th November.
This is an original Australian musical event!
‘Believe in Pink Melbourne’