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Actors, Comedians, EMCEE's for Horseracing Themed Live Theatre Comedy Show

Actors, Comedians, EMCEE's for Horseracing Themed Live Theatre Comedy Show

Victoria, Australia. Apply from all Australia.
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We are searching for actors, comedians, Emcee for our live theatre comedy production "A Day at the Races". Our show is slated for opening in September/October 2021 in Melbourne, Australia.

This is a horseracing themed live comedy show featuring live show, virtual reality horseracing, food & beverage and other immersive entertainment experiences.

Our show has been designed for both business audiences (targeting the Meeting, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions markets) and the general public. Our business model is to deliver the show in mid-size theatre (~400 persons) with a long production run, meaning we are able to offer long term employment to the right applicants. If live theatre comedy is your passion this may be the perfect job for you.

While our casting for roles will officially occur in July, an opportunity has arisen with our virtual reality project partners to develop a promotional clip to market the show inside the Unreal Game Engine (eg. Fortnite, The Mandalorian, Westworld).

We will be filming between 1-3, 3-10 second clips for each character against greenscreen and inserting your performance into the game engine as a teaser for what audiences can expect, given the unique nature of our show offering. This will be done on Saturday February 6th at World Trade Centre, Melbourne.

As such, we are interested in scouring the market now for the right actors, comedians and Emcee interested in a role in our live show in September/October, but also available Feb 6th for this unique promotion development piece.

It follows naturally, that the applicants chosen for this promotional piece would be frontrunners for being cast in our live show come July. We note it is likely we will be hiring multiple persons to play each character role in our show, so if you are unavailable now there is an opportunity to re-apply in July.



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Hardluck Harry, Comedian, Actor

Hardluck Harry is our loveable loser track barman. Five times during our show we will be crossing to Hardluck Harry where you will tell a joke/story to captivate the audience of up to 400 people from your bar pulpit and give your tips for the upcoming virtual reality horse race. You will also have small engagements with other actors in the show. In between you will be pouring beers (light duties) and talking to guests in character. Think Maurie Fields. Mick Molloy.

Male, aged 55 to 65

Applications closed 25 January 2021.

Dee Zyner, Comedy Actor

Racetrack Fashionista. Performing Sketch Comedy and horseracing themed commentary as counterbalance to our other Fashionista...the try too hard, highly-strung Harriet Hi-Brow. Sketch comedy revolves around pursuit of fashion icon status and social media domination. While Harriet is the eccentric 'color' of your character pairing, you will make this role of Dee, her 'vanilla' counterbalance interesting. Think Francesca Cumani.

Female, aged 25 to 37

  • Height: 172 cm / 5ft 8in - Any

Applications closed 25 January 2021.

Mark E.T. Maker, Comedy Actor

You will play the role of our super-slick Track Bookmaker taking bets from guests. This is a high-energy role as a sharp, fast-talking, over-the-top salesman/spruiker. You are an expert at shafting everyone with a smile! and always on the lookout to make a buck. You will perform to the whole theatre at various stages during the show but also perform local pre-rehearsed and ad-lib comedy to the localized guests around your bookmakers stand. Think Arthur Daly, Del Boy Trotter, Tom Waterhouse

Male, aged 25 to 40

Applications closed 25 January 2021.

Penny Moneybags, Comedy Actor

Assistant to bookmaker Mark E.T. Maker as his 'bagmam'. While your character is employed by Maker, your relationship is such that you draw the line at some of his antics and check his behavior when he steps over the line (regularly). You have a strong interactive role with audience members placing bets (fake money) on our virtual reality horseracing and will need to engage the crowd with localized comedy routines with Maker. Strong, sharp, endearing character. Good math!

Female, aged 25 to 35

Applications closed 25 January 2021.

Velvet Vic, Emcee, Comedian

Velvet Vic is the Emcee and Virtual Reality Racecaller for our show. The show includes five themed virtual reality horseraces. Races are predesigned and racecalling scripts pre-determined, however your commentary is delivered live as the races are broadcast into the theatre. You will have the confidence and presence to be the glue to bring our show together and pump up the audience. You engage with all cast members and audience during show. Think Buck Laughlin 'Best in Show', Carson Kressley

Male, aged 25 to 45

Applications closed 25 January 2021.

Harriet Hi-Brow, Comedy Actor

Racetrack Fashionista and co-lead role. Performing Sketch Comedy and horseracing themed commentary with our other Fashionista Dee Zyner. Sketch comedy revolves around pursuit of fashion icon status and social media domination. You are the try too hard, upwardly aspirational, fame-seeking, bitchy, prudish Fashionista. This is a challenging acting role that requires multiple costume changes during the show due to misadventure/comeuppance! Think Hyacinth Bucket. Naomi Campbell.

Female, aged 30 to 40

  • Height: 173 cm / 5ft 8in - Any

Applications closed 25 January 2021.

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Listing created: 19 January 2021
Applications closed: 25 January 2021
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