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Are you an Emerging Artist?

At Broadway Unplugged we give emerging artists the opportunity to take centre stage as a soloist, take an active role in choosing repertoire, meet professional artists, and provide a safe, supportive environment in which to learn and grow as a performer.

Ready to submit an application?

ACCESSIBILITY

A text copy of this brief can be found here for screen reading software. 

 

Please contact us if you require any additional support during submission or during the audition process. We believe this process should be accessible and are happy to be called in at any time to help you - email casting@beyouinc.org

 

We’re committed to treating you as an individual, so if you’re going to struggle to meet this deadline, need us to send you a reminder, or have needs you would like to put forward, please let us know in the audition form.

What we’re looking for:

 

We’re looking for people who are interested in personal and professional growth within a supportive and education-driven organisation.

 

We would like our Resident Artists to:

 

  • Have a desire to take their career into their own hands

  • Possess a self-driven and self-motivated learning style

  • Demonstrate a passion for performing solo and as part of an ensemble

  • Love to learn new and challenging repertoire

 

What we’re offering:

Our Resident Artists will, in addition to performing as a backing vocalist, be asked to perform repertoire in groups and be offered the chance to perform solo songs twice throughout the year. Performing and rehearsing alongside musical theatre professionals, our cohort have a unique opportunity to challenge themselves and grow as performers. 

In exchange for their time as volunteers, our Resident Artists will have access to one-on-one performance and career goal coaching, as well as access to other Be You initiatives and programs.

 

If this has piqued your interest, we encourage you to submit an audition.

 

2024 Performance Dates 

 

Must be available for shows on these dates:

 

One Sunday in February (to be confirmed)

April 8

June 3

August 5

October 7

December 2

 

All of these dates will require your attendance from 4:30pm, with the exception of our February show's call time of 12pm.

REHEARSALS

We will hold four rehearsals on the Sunday evenings five weeks out from each show. 

There is an expectation that Resident Artists will work on their songs in their own time to ensure they are prepared for rehearsal, and our team will make every effort to support this.
 

CASTING
 

Be You is proud of our diverse community and want to ensure that people feel welcome and empowered in equal measure. Belonging and Balance are at the forefront of all that we do. As such, our casting process reflects our commitment as an organisation to ensure we are creating an inclusive environment with balanced representation. For more information, see our About Us page.


We welcome with open arms performers who identify as Indigenous, Black, a Person of Colour (IBPOC), culturally, gender and body diverse, and people of all abilities. Please let us know how we may further reach out to you and support your application.

 

AUDITION DETAILS

 

We’re accepting video submissions for the first round and our open audition policy will apply. Everyone who applies will be seen.

 

Please prepare a video with the following:

 

  • A short introduction that introduces yourself and why you’d like to be a Resident Artist for Broadway Unplugged (roughly 30-45 seconds)

  • One musical theatre piece (maximum of 32 bars, no longer than one minute)

  • One non musical theatre piece (maximum of 32 bars, no longer than one minute)

 

TIP! Choose material that best demonstrates your vocal and acting ability and approach the song as a monologue, with a strong sense of action and storytelling. We are all about authenticity at Broadway Unplugged, so we want to see honesty and passion in your performance.

Ready to submit an audition?

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE: 11PM SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER

 

After the initial video submission, our first call back will also be presented via video within a week of submissions closing. 

 

If you submit your initial audition earlier than the deadline, you may receive your call back material earlier too, and therefore have more time to submit.

 

IN PERSON CALLBACKS: SATURDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 

 

SELF TAPE GUIDE:

  • The self tape doesn't need to be studio quality

  • Ensure that it has been recorded within the past three months, and is not a video of you in a stage performance 

  • Shoot the tape mid-shot to close-up (just below the shoulders to three inches above the top of the head)

  • Reduce visual distractions for the viewer - filming against a blank wall is most ideal.

  • You may use piano, recorded accompaniment, or sing a capella 

  • Don’t use reverb, autotune or other forms of electronic enhancement. We’d like to hear your authentic voice

  • Don’t submit a showreel in place of your audition

ABOUT BROADWAY UNPLUGGED

 

Broadway Unplugged's mission is to create a platform for performers to showcase their talent in a supportive and inclusive environment. It aims to provide opportunities for both emerging and established artists to perform and connect with the musical theatre community.

It serves as a platform where artists can express themselves and contribute to the development of the emerging artistic community in Melbourne while also raising funds for charitable purposes.

 

Everyone who is involved with Broadway Unplugged is a volunteer, other than our band and host, who are on a low stipend to maximise fundraising efforts.

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