Auditions

Pianist & Musical Director call for Grahamstown 2015.

Award winning ROLSKA Productions is looking for a pianist/MD to join the team and travel to The National Arts Festival in July.  The candidate will be required to assist with preparation (in Cape Town) and play in Grahamstown.

The shows are:

  1. You Bet Your Life!
    An original musical with 6 musical numbers and some incidental music played from lead sheets. This show has already been staged and the pianist will be rehearsed into the show.
  1. A (Sorta) Love Story.
    This is a compilation show with about 12 numbers from composers like Rodgers & Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, etc. These will be played from scored piano parts. This is a new show and will require coaching from the MD.

Rehearsals:

Rehearsals 3 nights a week, for the month of June, and 2 Sunday morning calls during June. Exact schedule will be firmed up once the position is secured to accommodate schedules.

Dates:

Once off preview date TBC in Cape Town for A (Sorta) Love Story.

NAF Dates: Travel to Festival on 2 July. Return to Cape Town on 12 July.

Remuneration:

This is a profit share venture with a small stipend to cover expenses during rehearsals in Cape Town. Accommodation, transport and S&T during festival is provided. More details are available from the producer.

ROLSKA Productions is a small and exciting company that specialises in Musical Theatre, Cabaret & Revue. We work hard at Festival but always have a great time including lots of opportunity to network, see other productions, and enjoy the spirit of festival. Please contract Roland Perold on rperold@gmail.com with any questions.

Previous Auditions

You Bet Your Life!

ROLSKA Productions will be holding auditions for its upcoming production of the new musical “You Bet Your Life!” premiering at the National Arts Festival in July.

The producers are looking for a strong female character actress with a clear vocal tone in the mezzo/alto range.

The story revolves around Jonny who is recently deceased. Having been hit by a car he finds himself in a strange sort of purgatory; an 80’s style gameshow called ‘You Bet Your Life!’. The host acts as ringmaster interviewing Jonny and playing various clips from his life based on which the audience decide whether Jonny is a man of good character.

The female candidate should be versatile as she will be required to play a variety of parts during the course of the show including Johnny’s mother, girlfriend, piano teacher, a high powered executive and a showgirl.

Auditions will be on the 13th of April starting at 10AM at the Waterfront Theatre School. Please prepare one song of your own choice and “Ive Got Jonny” which can be downloaded in PDF format at www.rolska.com. Please bring sheet music for your own song in the correct key to the audition.

Rehearsals are in Cape Town on weekdays, in the evenings, from the 2nd of June and on Saturday afternoons. Performances in Grahamstown from 1 – 13 July.

To book an audition slot or for more info please e-mail: rperold@gmail.com

Download I’ve Got Jonny Audition sheet music.

Edges

Call for auditions in Cape Town

BigLeaf and ROLSKA Productions announce auditions for their upcoming production of: “Edges” – a song cycle musical by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Directed by Paul Griffiths (Shirley Valentine, The Last Five Years, Educating Rita) and musical direction by Roland Perold (Old Wicked Songs, Peter Pan, The Fantasticks) this production has the same creative team that brought “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” to Cape Town in 2010, winning the Standard Bank Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival. “Edges” has been selected to appear on the “Arena Platform” recognising excellence, innovation and creativity at this year’s Grahamstown Festival.

The show requires two men and two women, playing ages 19 – 35, who have the ability to play a wide range of characters across a diverse age range. Actors need to be vocally strong, physically agile and emotionally connected with a clear understanding of the musical theatre genre. Good sense of comedy is a must.

To book please e-mail rperold@gmail.com Auditions are on Thursday 13 January. The production has a Cape Town run before going to Grahamstown.

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