2 years ago

26 April, 2016

Sydney University

Organised by:
Musical Theatre Ensemble

MUSE are proud to present The Hatpin for the Winter Slot 2016.

THE HATPIN is inspired by the true story of Amber Murray who in 1892 gave up her son to the Makin family in Sydney, Australia.

THE HATPIN tells story of a single mother, Amber Murray, who advertised her baby in a newspaper trading column in the hope of saving his life...and ended up embroiled in one of the
most captivating, moving and exciting criminal trials in Australian history.Using the moral support she gains from her friendship with the free spirited Harriet Piper, Amber fights the injustices of circumstance and tragedy to find hope and strength.

The Winter Slot will take place from the 1st to the 7th of August 2016, running for one week, with a run of 4 performances. If you are cast, you will be required to attend two to three rehearsals per week including the winter holidays.

To book an audition time please read the information below and then fill out the form at this link: http://goo.gl/forms/vWNxpy0wTC

Director: Hayden Tonazzi
Music Director: Jeremy Kindl
Creative Producer: Lucy Allen


AMBER MURRAY: Quiet, polite, shy. But with a fire inside. Single mother of Horace. 18 yrs.

HARRIET PIPER: A fruit shop owner. Educated and cheeky, full of fun. 30-35yrs.

AGATHA MAKIN: A warm and cheerful woman with a sudden temper. 40-55yrs.

CLARA MAKIN: Her curious and petulant daughter. 15yrs.

CHARLES MAKIN: Husband of Agatha. Gentle, simple and nervous, often lost in a vague world of his own. 45-55yrs.

MAN1, EDWARD CLEARY: A handsome, young newspaper columnist. 20-30yrs.

MAN 2, JAMES HANONEY: A drainer. 40-55yrs.

JUSTICE STEPHEN: A dry-witted judge. 40-55yrs.

MAN 3, THOMAS WILLIAMSON: A clever, cold attorney. 35-45yrs.

JAMES JOYCE: A constable. 35-45yrs.

MINNIE DAVIES: Hard hearted, sturdy young woman. 25-30yrs.

MARIANNE LEONARD: Quiet, defensive woman. 18-25yrs.

REBECCA RIGBY: Timid, shy woman. 18-25yrs.

Auditions for Hat Pin will take the form of a short acting and singing audition. The audition will consist of a prepared song of your choice (1 min) prefferably in the style of the show, a range test and a prepared monologue (found through this link) https://goo.gl/a4JSLm

Auditions will take place on:
Tuesday 26/4 - 12-2:30
Wednesday 27/4 - 3-5pm
Monday 2/5 - 6-8pm (FULL - email hatpin@museatusyd.com if you have any issues)

If you are interested in auditioning please fill out the form at the following link (an email will be sent to you confirming the time and place of your audition): http://goo.gl/forms/vWNxpy0wTC

We can't wait to see you at auditions! If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to direct message Lucy Allen.