We are thrilled to announce auditions for
WE WILL ROCK YOU!
Saturday, May 21st 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 22nd 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
(YOU ONLY NEED TO ATTEND ONE OF THE ABOVE)
Callbacks will be Monday, May 23rd 6:00 PM
Location: The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland
Directed by: Michael Donovan
Music Direction: Denise Calkins
Choreography: Victoria Perrault
Producer: Tracy Pratt
Performance Dates: July 22 - August 7, 2022; Friday/Saturday at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2:30 pm
NOTE: Proof of vaccination will be required to audition and to be cast in We Will Rock You.
All roles open and all are encouraged to audition for role(s) that speak to them regardless of age, gender, race and physical ability. The Portland Players and the We Will Rock You team are looking to cast a diverse group of 15 performers and encourage all to audition.
Please prepare an uptempo or ballad in rock musical style (Mamma Mia, Rock of Ages, Rent, etc.). Please bring sheet music in appropriate key. Score will be available. NO ACCAPELLA auditions will be heard.
Please wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear for dance auditions. A combination will be taught.
Please be ready to do cold readings from script with a prompter from team.
Individuals asked to callbacks will be notified by telephone
Galileo Figaro – The central character of the musical; a dreamer who hears strange words in his head. He is eventually revealed to be a reincarnation of Freddie Mercury. The character's name is a reference to the lyrics in the Queen song "Bohemian Rhapsody".
Scaramouche – A sarcastic, cynical character and Galileo's love interest. In the finale she shows talent playing the electric guitar, and Galileo declares that she is a reincarnation of Brian May, only this time "he's a babe". The character's name is a reference to the lyrics in the Queen song "Bohemian Rhapsody".
Killer Queen – The villain of the musical, she rules over iPlanet with an iron fist. The character's name is a reference to the Queen song "Killer Queen".
Brit - short for Britney Spears, is the main male Bohemian rebel.
Oz – is the main female Bohemian named after Ozzy Osbourne.
Commander Khashoggi – Killer Queen's second-in-command, he is head of Globalsoft's police and carries out Killer Queen's dirty work. The character's name is a reference to the Queen song "Khashoggi's Ship" (which is about the real life Saudi arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi).
Buddy – An elderly librarian trying to figure out the "exact date the music died".
Bohemian characters include: Madonna, Bruce, Jackson, Paul, Mick, Puff, Sixx, Aretha and Quatro, Ga Ga Kids, Teachers, Teen Queens, Yuppies, Bohemians, Doctors.