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Open Auditions for ONCE – Saturday 24th November 2012

ONCE, winner of eight 2012 Tony awards on Broadway including Best New Musical will have its European Premiere at The Gaiety Theatre in Dublin February 2013 followed by a London run at The Phoenix Theatre and the producers are auditioning for actor/musicians!

On Saturday 24th November, the creative team of Oncewill be at Whelans, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin holding open auditions for their award-winning musical! A cast of twelve will be required to rehearse in London from 21st January 2013

Based on the much-loved Oscar-winning film starring Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, Once is a celebration of love, friendship and music. When an Irish busker and a young Czech mother meet through a shared love of music, their songwriting sparks a deep connection and a tender, longing romance that neither of them could have expected.

The production requires 8 males and 4 females age ranges from mid 20s to over 50s, they need to have the ability to move well and speak in an Irish or Eastern European accent. All MUST have the ability to play one of the following to a high standard: piano, guitar, violin, fiddle, accordion, cello, ukele, mandolin, percussion, bass guitar

All will be required to sing and play an instrument, which they MUST bring to the audition with them. They need to bring a photograph and CV along to the audition.

People will be seen strictly in the order in which they arrive. Auditions MUST be completed by 5pm. Audition registration will stop at 12 noon.

If you have a love of music and would be suitable, then come along to Whelans,Saturday 24th November at 9.30am.


Theatre: The Gaiety Theatre, South King Street, Dublin 2

Performance: From 22nd Feb to 9th March.

Prices: Evening shows: €49.50 & €29.50

Matinee shows: €39.50 & €21.50

All ticket prices include booking fee

Box Office: Box Office: 0818 719388

Group Contact Information: +353 (1) 648 6038

Wheelchair & Box Bookings: +353(1) 679 5622

Administration: +353 (1) 679 5622

Theatre: Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP

Dates: 16 March – 30 November 2013

Press Night: 9 April 2013 at 7pm

Performances: Monday – Saturday 7.30pm

Thursday and Saturday matinees 3pm

First Thursday matinee 21 March at 3pm

Prices: From 16 March – 9 April 2013: £49.50 – £19.50, plus concessions

From 17 April – 30 November 2013: £67.50 – £19.50, plus concessions

A limited number of Day Seats at £19.50 each will go on sale from the Box Office, in person only, from 10am on the day of performance

All ticket prices include a restoration levy

Box Office: 0844 871 7629



For further information on the open auditions for Once contact:


Phone: 01 7030422, Mission PR & Communications