Applying to join the Brisbane Gang Show cast can be very daunting to a new applicant and even more as nerve wracking for a returning cast member who wants to demonstrate their improved skills between seasons. Below is some information about our audition process.
When: Auditions are conducted in November of each year, to recruit cast members for the following years season.
Location: Auditions are conducted at the Queensland Scout Centre, 32 Dixon Street, Auchenflower.
1. On arrival you and your parent or guardian (if under 18) will complete our paperwork process first.
2. You will then move to speak with previous year Cast Representatives or a Program Team Leader whilst your parent or guardian will wait with other support leaders from the Gang.
3. Whilst with our Cast Representatives you will receive a script for a short acting piece, in order to prepare for your individual audition (excluding Cub Scouts).
4. Some of you may also have your photo taken (new applicants).
5. Next you will rehearse a few dance movements with our Choreography Team, where you will be rated on your dancing capability.
6. You will then proceed to wait outside the individual audition room for your personal audition to take place which includes singing, acting and talking with the Production Director.
Audition Criteria: Cast will be scored on an equitable points system related to talent, grooming, uniform, attitude and service to the Gang or for new applicants service to their Movement.
For these auditions, applicants must:
– Be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian (if under 18),
– Wear full correct Scout or Guide uniform,
– Dance a short routine as part of a group,
– Act out a few lines of a sketch provided at the audition (excluding Cub Scouts),
– Sing a song accompanied by our Pianist (you may sing any song of your choice – please bring along sheet music for the pianist to play the song, alternatively returning cast can sing a song from the show in 2018, or you can sing to a backing track (preferably one that does not include vocals) on a cd, ipod, ipad, phone or usb – however you may then be asked to perform ‘scales’ to determine your singing range). You can email the Production Director and ask for some song suggestions if you need assistance. The song must be a legitimate song and not something generic found on YouTube etc PLEASE COME PREPARED so as not to be disappointed and also – please note that nearly all applicants do not sing the entire song – we usually cut off everyone after a verse and chorus if we have heard enough to determine singing capability,
– Answer questions asked by the Production Director – Trevor (questions may relate to your passion for Scouting or Guiding, your reasons for wanting to join the Gang, your leadership capabilities and or your general attitude, etc).
Timing: The entire audition process may take up to approximately 1.5 hours in your time slot.
Note to Parents or Guardians: It is important that we have the opportunity to speak with parents of all new Gang Show cast applicants who are under 18 years of age. We will do this whilst your youth are going through the audition process. Family members will not be able to witness the individual audition process but will see the choreography piece in the main area.
Please make sure you have reviewed the 2019 Diaries and Cast Information available on this website to be sure you know what you are committing to! These will also be available at the audition for review.
If you have any questions – please do not hesitate to contact our Production Director – Trevor O’Hara via the contact us form of this website.
For last minute changes to your audition or if you are running late, etc – please contact our Production Director.
We look forward to seeing you in November.
NOTE: With record numbers of youth members applying to be in the Cast – the Brisbane Gang Show may not accept every applicant or may alter the set up of the Gang (eg. more split cast arrangements where not every member performs in every show, like the Cub Scout cast members have done for the last four years). More information about this possibility will be available at auditions.
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