PIRATES ARRGH!
Unmasked Theatre

Written By: Unknown
Directed By: Allen Puttock

A musical pirate comedy with singing and audience participation.

Roles Available:
2 males (1) 18 to 25 (2) 30 to 55

Rehearsals:
Saturdays 10.30am to ?

Performances:
6 performance, Friday and Saturday nights March and April

Venue:
Lithuanian Club Theatre, 6 Eastry Street, Norwood

Auditions:
By appointment

Venue:
Same as performance venue

More Information:
Contact Allen Puttock on 0414869939 or email allenp@esc.net.au

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Marie Clark Musical Theatre

Lyrics by TIM RICE
Music by ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
Director - MATT SMITH
Musical Director - SERENA MARTINO-WILLIAMS
Choreographer - MADELINE EDWARDS
Assistant to the Choreographer - CELESTE BARONE

The biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colours comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father’s favourite son, is blessed with prophetic dreams. He is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, where he endures a series of adventures that continually challenges his spirit and humanity. He is purchased by the powerful Potiphar, then thrown into prison for refusing the advances of Potiphar's wife. While in prison, news of Joseph's ability to interpret dreams catches the attention of the Pharaoh, and this begins Joseph's rise from slave to second-in-command.

Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, and featuring high-energy songs and well-known powerful ballads (including “Those Canaan Days”, “Any Dream Will Do”, and “Close Every Door”), it’s no wonder this Old Testament tale has become a fan-favourite musical hit the world over.

Roles Available:
Information Pack can be downloaded from https://www.marieclark.asn.au/joseph-and-the-amazing-technicolor-dreamcoat-show-info/

PRINCIPALS -

JOSEPH
Male (stage age 18-25)
Vocal range: sweet and innocent; A3 - A5
Character description: Eleventh son of Jacob, and his father’s favourite. Joseph shows early on a talent for interpreting dreams and telling the future. This gets him into trouble with his brothers (who are already jealous of Joseph because he is Jacob’s favourite), who fake his death and place him into slavery. However, Joseph’s special abilities saves his life when he correctly predicts the future based on the Pharaoh’s dreams.
Choreography: needs to be fit, this role requires a good mover/dancer.

JOSEPH’S BROTHERS -

REUBEN
Male (stage age 25-30)
Vocal range: B3 - A4
Character description: Eldest son of Jacob. He and his brothers are jealous of their father’s obvious affection for Joseph. The character of Reuben usually takes the lead in “One More in Heaven”.
Choreography: this role requires a mover/dancer.

LEVI
Male (stage age 25-30)
Vocal range: various
Character description: The third son of Jacob. He and his brothers are jealous of their father’s obvious affection for Joseph.
Choreography: this role requires a mover/dancer.

JUDAH
Male (stage age 20-25)
Vocal range: F3 - F4
Character description: The fourth son of Jacob. He and his brothers are jealous of their father’s obvious affection for Joseph. The character of Judah usually takes the lead in “Benjamin Calypso”.
Choreography: this role requires a mover/dancer.

DAN
Male (stage age 20-25)
Vocal range: various
Character description: The fifth son of Jacob. He and his brothers are jealous of their father’s obvious affection for Joseph.
Choreography: this role requires a mover/dancer.

NAPHTALI
Male (stage age 20-25)
Vocal range: various
Character description: The sixth son of Jacob. He and his brothers are jealous of their father’s obvious affection for Joseph.
Choreography: this role requires a mover/dancer.

GAD
Male (stage age 20-25)
Vocal range: various
Character description: The seventh son of Jacob. He and his brothers are jealous of their father’s obvious affection for Joseph.
Choreography: this role requires a mover/dancer.

ASHER
Male (stage age 18-20)
Vocal range: various.
Character description: The eighth son of Jacob. He and his brothers are jealous of their father’s obvious affection for Joseph.
Choreography: this role requires a mover/dancer.

ISSACHAR
Male (stage age 18-20)
Vocal range: various.
Character description: The ninth son of Jacob. He and his brothers are jealous of their father’s obvious affection for Joseph.
Choreography: this role requires a mover/dancer.

SUPPORTING ROLES -

BAKER
Male (no defined stage age)
Vocal range: warm/storyteller; D#3 - G4
Character description: One of the Pharaoh’s servants, the Baker is in prison at the same time as Joseph. Joseph interprets his dream, correctly predicting that the Baker will be put to death. This role can be played by one of the brothers.
Choreography: no movement required.

THE ISHMAELITES
Male/female (no defined stage age)
Vocal range: B4 - B5 snake, E#3 - C4 camel
Character description: Men of the desert, the Ishmaelites buy Joseph as a slave, and then take him to Egypt to sell to Potiphar. Minimum of two Ishmaelites required.
Choreography: no movement required.

CHILDREN’S CHORUS
Boys and girls (7-16 years of age)
Vocal range: various, but harmony work will be required
Character description: The children’s chorus (also not of this time, like the Narrator) will be used throughout the show to tell the story. They will be involved in both the singing and dance numbers (more so than in most other productions). Two sets of children chorus will be required (each consisting of 12 children maximum).
Choreography: the children’s chorus must be able to move and dance.

Rehearsals:
Sundays - 11am-3pm (children’s chorus)*
Mondays and Thursdays, 7pm-10pm (adult cast)
*whole cast rehearsals will be required on the Sundays leading up to Production Week (which starts with bump-in on Sunday, 12 July 2020).

Rehearsals are expected to start in the first week of April 2020. A full rehearsal schedule will be available soon after first-read through (date to be confirmed).

Rehearsal venue to be advised, but will be within (or adjacent to) the Tea Tree Gully council area.

Performances:
EVENING PERFORMANCES:
Friday-Saturday, 17-18 July 2020 - 8pm
Wednesday-Saturday, 22-25 July 2020 - 8pm

MATINEE PERFORMANCES:
Saturday, 18 and 25 July 2020 - 2pm

Venue:
The Arts Theatre, 53 Angas Street, Adelaide SA

Auditions:
All auditions can be booked via TryBooking


Auditions to be held Sunday, 9 February 2020 3.30pm-5pm - children's chorus group audition 5.15pm onwards - individual adult auditions (15-minute slots)

Please note:
1. The children's chorus group audition will involve a session with the show's choreographer and also with the show's musical director.
2. Individual adult auditions are 15-minute slots. Auditionees will be required to prepare a song of their choosing (to showcase both their ability and suitability for the role) and must bring their own backing track. Auditionees will also need to prepare the show excerpt/s relevant to the character they are auditioning for, and will go through a brief piece of movement with the show's choreographer.

Venue:
Martin’s Space at St Martin’s Anglican Church Campbelltown
3 Gorge Road, Paradise SA

More Information:
Contact Matt Smith (Director) via email auditions@marieclark.asn.au

THE AUDIENCE
Therry Dramatic Society

Written By: Peter Morgan
Directed By: Ben Todd


Every week for her entire reign of almost 60 years, the Queen has met privately with her prime minister – these meetings are known as 'audiences' - and this play provides glimpses of the woman behind the crown, many of the powerful political figures to hold office, and moments that shaped a nation.



Roles Available:
ELIZABETH (stage age 25-86)
She is proud of the nation she rules and the Commonwealth over which she presides. She is intelligent and kind and goes out of her way to put her Prime Ministers at ease during their meetings. The actor will need to portray Elizabeth between the ages of 25 and 86.

YOUNG ELIZABETH (stage age 12-14)
The young Elizabeth is future heir to the throne as her father has just been made King. Her life has changed as the family has moved from their home, into Buckingham Palace. She does not understand why she must now call her father ‘Sir’ and why she cannot be alone with her friends. She hates that they have to call her by her official title and curtsey to her as she now feels alienated from girls her own age.

EQUERRY (stage age 45+)
The Equerry is the Queen’s servant and formerly served in the British Armed Forces. He announces the arrival of the Prime Ministers for the private meeting each week. He is respectful of the Queen and admires her greatly. He also often warns her of potential problems. The Equerry plays a key role in acting as the narrator of the show.

JOHN MAJOR (stage age 45+) plus POLICE OFFICER
John Major is Queen Elizabeth’s ninth Prime Minister. Major believes that the monarchy should be more accessible to the public. He is gloomy and depressed as he does not like the pressure and notoriety that comes with being Prime Minister.

WINSTON CHURCHILL (stage age 60+) plus ARCHBISHOP/DETECTIVE
Winston Churchill is Queen Elizabeth’s first Prime Minister. He is used to dealing with men in positions of power and influence. When he comes to his first private meeting with the Queen, he is stiff and formal.

HAROLD WILSON (stage age 50+)
Harold Wilson is the Queen’s fifth Prime Minister and is from a working class background, which he is keen to emphasize. Wilson has a photographic memory and amazes the Queen with his ability to memorize whole pages of text. Yorkshire accent required.

MARGARET THATCHER (stage age 50+) plus BOBO MACDONALD
Margaret Thatcher is Queen Elizabeth’s eighth Prime Minister. She is a tough, formidable woman, and clearly finds it hard to have to defer to the Queen. She has risen to the top in a male-dominated political world, where no other woman has.
Bobo MacDonald is Young Elizabeth’s nanny and later was a dresser for the Queen. Scottish accent required.

GORDON BROWN (stage age 45+) plus ANTHONY EDEN/POLICE OFFICER
Gordon Brown is Queen Elizabeth’s eleventh Prime Minister. He is dour and grumpy. Brown was not elected but took over the office when Tony Blair, his predecessor, resigned. Brown greatly respects the Queen and the role she has held with dignity for so many years. Scottish accent required.
Anthony Eden is the Queen’s second Prime Minister. He is overworked and takes medicine to give him energy to keep going.

DAVID CAMERON (stage age 35-45) plus TONY BLAIR, PRIVATE SECRETARY/DETECTIVE
David Cameron is the Queen’s twelfth date Prime Minister. He is full of energy and charisma. Although her respects her views, Cameron does not understand the Queen’s devotion to the Commonwealth and tries to make her understand that, while they have such ties, it is difficult to forge future alliances.
Tony Blair is the Queen’s tenth Prime Minister.

FOOTMEN (x2) (stage age 18+) plus SECURITY MEN
Very minor speaking roles. They appear throughout the play setting and moving/removing furniture, bringing refreshments to the Queen and Prime Minister, aiding the Equerry. These roles also portray security officers in Act 2.

Rehearsals:
Sundays, Monday evenings and either Wednesday or Thursday evenings (times TBA)

Performances:
Thursday to Saturday, 5th-7th and Wednesday to Saturday, 11th-14th November at 8 pm
Matinees both Saturdays at 2 pm
Preview Wednesday, 4 November at 8 pm.

Venue:
The Arts Theatre, 53 Angas Street, Adelaide

Auditions:
Saturday, 15 February by appointment only

Venue:
Therry Clubrooms, 1 Regina Court, Beverley

More Information:
Contact Jill Bartlett on email therry@chariot.net.au

LUCKY NUMBERS
Tea Tree Players

Written By: Mike Yeaman
Directed By: Damon Hill

Nana is losing control – of her mind and her life. Forced to live
with her daughter Janice and her feckless family, Nana is
frustrated with how they live. When her winning numbers come
up on the Lotto, the family are ecstatic – until it becomes clear
that Nana won’t disclose the ticket’s whereabouts – that's if she
even knows herself, or actually bought it in the first place.
Whilst the audience know the ticket’s whereabouts, the
characters are oblivious as it accidentally changes hands several
times. Hopes of claiming the prize are dashed in a series of twists
and when Nana suddenly takes seriously ill, the mood changes.

Roles Available:
Character/Stage Age/Character Description/Cues

Nana.- 70-80 - Wily and crafty, but suffering onset of dementia, 276
Janice Patterson - 45-55 - Her daughter,a frustrated housewife, 92
Ronnie Patterson - 45-55 - Her son-in-law, a lazy couch potato, 89
Lisa Patterson -18-20 - Her Grand-daughter, a grumpy and forgetful emo, 143
Steven Patterson - 19-25 - Her grandson,a junk food guzzling gamer, 104
Mick - 40-50 - Friend of Ronnie. Having a fling with Janice. Cocky, 114
Shane - 18-25 - Lisa's mo-hawk-wearing boyfriend, 71

Rehearsals:
Monday and Wednesday evenings, some Sundays may be included - to be negotiated.

Performances:
Lucky Numbers, will be performed from 8pm, Wednesday the 20th
of May, 2020 until Saturday the 23rd of May, and then from 8pm,
Tuesday the 26th of May, until Saturday the 30th of May.
Matinee performances will be held from 2:30pm on each Saturday.

Venue:
Tea Tree Players Theatre
Gate One, Tilley Recreational Park
(Corner of Yatala Vale and Hancock Roads)
Surrey Downs

Auditions:
Readings will be held at the theatre from 7:30pm, on Monday the 17th of FEB and Wednesday the 19th of FEB, 2020

Venue:
Tea Tree Players Theatre
Gate One, Tilley Recreational Park
(Corner of Yatala Vale and Hancock Roads)
Surrey Downs

More Information:
Contact Damon Hill on 0415460212 or email damo_hill@hotmail.com

SKYLIGHT
Verendus Theatrical

Written By: David Hare
Directed By: Tim Williams

This will be the South Australian premiere of “Skylight” – written by David Hare in 1995 and first produced by The National Theatre where it won an Olivier Award for Best Play. Revived in 2015 it won 2015 Tony® Award for Best Revival of a Play.
On a chilly night in East London, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis receives an unexpected visit from Tom Sergeant, Kyra’s one-time boss and long-time lover. After the painful (and unresolved) dissolution of Tom and Kyra’s relationship, the pair have pulled away from each other physically, emotionally, and ideologically, as Tom continues to focus on his business ventures and Kyra donates her time to teaching the underprivileged. Tom and Kyra grapple with each other, moving between tender passion and vicious political polemics, as the night darkens and the lines between past and present begin to blur.

Skylight is a complex, thought-provoking, and remarkably timeless drama about power, politics and passion.

Roles Available:
EDWARD - Age 18

The son of Tom, the role bookends the main action between Tom and Kyra. It is still a significant role - a dialogue with Kyra - totalling about 25 minutes on stage.

Rehearsals:
Sunday afternoons
Probably Monday and Thursday evenings - mid to late January and March
No rehearsals in February

Performances:
Thursday March 26th - Saturday April 4th (eight performances)

Venue:
Holden Street Theatres

Auditions:
TBA

Venue:
TBA

More Information:
Contact Tim Williams on 0413239601 or email tim@verendustheatrical.com.au

ROLEPLAY
Tea Tree Players

Written By: Alan Ayckbourn
Directed By: Robert Andrews

Justin and Julie-Ann, hopelessly mismatched in love, are about to introduce their respective parents to each other over dinner - Justin's upper-crust alcoholic mother from Surrey and Julie-Ann's bigoted Yorkshire father and prim mother. Into this doomed scenario drops, literally, via the balcony upstairs and the river, Paige Petite, a former lap-dancer with suicidal tendencies and her thick, gun-toting minder who is employed by her violent boyfriend...

Roles Available:
Character/Gender/Stage Age/Description/Cues

Justin Lazenby - M - 25-35 - Upper class, yuppy, software designer (378 cues)
Julie-Ann Jobson - F - 20-30 - Justin’s mismatched fiancée, highly strung (215 Cues)
Paige Petite - F - 25-35 - Ex-exotic dancer, feisty - 243 (cues)
Micky Rale - M - 40-50 - Ex-boxer and Paige’s gun-toting minder, not too bright (101 Cues)
Derek Jobson - M - 50’s - Julie-Ann’s father, bigoted right-wing northern stereotype, Yorkshire accent (149 cues)
Dee Jobson - F - 50’s - Julie-Ann’s mother, dim, intolerably cheery (108 cues)
Arabella Lazenby - F - 50’s - Justin’s mother, stylishly alcoholic toy-boy chasing lush (107 Cues)

Rehearsals:
Monday and Wednesday evenings with some Sundays to be negotiated

Performances:
Roleplay, will be performed from 8pm, Wednesday the 19th of
August, 2020 until Saturday the 22nd of August, and then from
8pm, Tuesday the 25th of August, until Saturday the 29th of August.
Matinee performances will be held from 2:30pm on each Saturday.

Venue:
Tea Tree Players Theatre,
(Gate One Tilley recreational Park)
Corner of Yatala Vale and Hancock Roads,
Surrey Downs

Auditions:
7:30pm, Monday April the 20th and Wednesday April the 22nd, 2020

Venue:
Tea Tree Players Theatre,
(Gate One Tilley recreational Park)
Corner of Yatala Vale and Hancock Roads,
Surrey Downs

More Information:
Contact Robert Andrews on 0412060989 or email robert.andrews@eklips.com.au

OLIVER!
Murray Bridge Players & Singers

Written By: Lionel Bart
Directed By: Janene Overton

Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart's classic musical based on Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

Oliver! is a musical theatre masterpiece, perfectly showcasing the talents of a large ensemble cast as they bring these classic characters and score to life.

Roles Available:
Oliver Twist - A workhouse boy about 11 years of age (8-14)
Fagin - An elderly receiver - runs training academy for young pickpockets (50-70)
The Artful Dodger - Fagin's brightest pupil - an undersized 16 (14-18)
Bill Sikes - A villain in his prime (30-45)
Nancy - a graduate of Fagin's academy, and Bill's doxy (20-30)
Bet - A large and pompous Beadle of the workhouse (35+)
Mrs. Corney - A sharp-tongued, domineering widow - the Workhouse Mistress (40+)
Mr. Brownlow - An old gentlemen of wealth and breeding (55+)
Mr. Sowerberry - The undertaker (45+)
Mrs. Sowerberry - Mr. Sowerberry's wife and his overseer (45+)
Charlotte - The Sowerberry's sluttish young daughter (18-25)
Noah Claypole - Mr. Sowerberry's pimply apprentice (18-25)
Mr. Grimwig - A Doctor (30+)
Mrs. Bedwin - The Brownlow's Housekeeper (45+)
Old Sally - A Pauper (50+)
Charley Bates - A boy in Fagin's establishment (8-18)

Ensemble: Workhouse boys, workhouse assistants, bow street runners, street vendors, crowd, Fagin's boys

Rehearsals:
LEADS - Tuesday nights from 7pm
CHILDREN - Friday nights from 6:30pm
ENSEMBLE - Sunday nights from 7pm

Performances:
Friday 4th September - 7pm
Saturday 5th September - 2pm, 7pm
Sunday 6th September - 2pm
Friday 11th September - 7pm
Saturday 12th September - 2pm, 7pm

Venue:
Murray Bridge Town Hall
Bridge Street
Murray Bridge SA 5253

Information Night:
31st May 2020 7pm
9 Short Street, Murray Bridge
- All wishing to audition must attend the Information Session, or email the Secretary with their interest

Auditions:
Children - Friday 5th June (Times announced at Info Session)
Adults - Saturday 6th June (Times announced at Info Session)

Venue:
Announced at Info Session

More Information:
Contact Andrew Broadbent on 0481 959 289 or email bridgeplayersandsingers@live.com.au

ACCORDING TO RUMOUR
Tea Tree Players

Written By: Robert Scott
Directed By: Lachlan Blackwell

Recent divorcee Carter Sutton wakes up after a night he will
never remember to an unexplained stash of cash and a
mysterious naked woman is the last person he wants his
mother to find in his flat during her unwanted visit.
Along with the local policeman, the mail-woman and anyone
else who feels like dropping by. It’s a fine tangle to be mixed up in! And the following 24 hours
are sure to be filled with mystery, confusion and mayhem.

Roles Available:
Character/Character Description/Stage Age/Cues

Carter - cynical, sarcastic, easily stressed 28-35 (207 cues)
Roger - bachelor, sleazy, thick 28-35 (189 cues)
Kitty Kat - sexy, deceptive, cunning 24-28 (197 cues)
Emma - innocent, oblivious 24-28 (136 cues)
Logan - people pleaser, two faced 26-30 (85 cues)
Harriett - insincere, flirtatious, means well 55-65 (144 cues)
Ashley - honest, physical comedy, dim m or f 20+ (97 cues)
Maxine/Martine - twins, foreign, bewildered 20-30 (72 cues)

Rehearsals:
Monday and Wednesday Evenings with some Sundays to be negotiated.

Performances:
According to Rumour, will be performed from 8pm, Wednesday the 17th
of October, 2020 until Saturday the 20th of October, and then from 8pm,
Tuesday the 23rd of October, until Saturday the 27th of October.
Matinee performances will be held from 2:30pm on each Saturday.

Venue:
Tea Tree Players Theatre
(Gate One Tilley Recreational Park)
Corner of Yatala Vale and Hancock Roads,
Surrey Downs

Auditions:
From 7:30pm, Monday the 15th of June and Wednesday the 17th of June, 2020

Venue:
Tea Tree Players Theatre
(Gate One Tilley Recreational Park)
Corner of Yatala Vale and Hancock Roads,
Surrey Downs

More Information:
Contact Lachlan Blackwell on 0401047943 or email lachlan.blackwell96@gmail.com

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - PANTOMIME
Tea Tree Players

Written By: Ben Crocker
Directed By: Michaela Arnold and Penny Phillips.

A traditional pantime, packed with humour and new invention.
The dame appears briefly in drag – as a man! The audience will
fall in love with a fast talking French poodle and of course, the
ever compelling relationship between Beauty and her Beast.
To be directed by Michalea Arnold and Penny Phillips.

Roles Available:
Character/Summary/Gender
(Please note - the role of 'MA' - the Panto Dame has been pre cast and the majority of the available Chorus roles will be offered to our pre existing membership)

Felix - A French poodle. He speaks with a French accent and is a very human poodle. Strong character role with lots of audience interaction.(M)
Jacques - Beauty’s Brother. Lots of audience interaction. (Male)
Capucine - Town blacksmith. Strong. In love with Jacques (F)
Malabelle - A wicked witch, falls in love with the prince. - (F)
Ma - The Dame. Beauty and Jacques’ mother. - (M)
Beauty - Also known as Rose. Traditional principal girl.(F)
Prince - Traditional principal boy. (F)
Beast - Big, strong and brooding, with a soft side. Please note the roles of the beast and prince are separate.(M)
Talking Clock - Castle servant (M)
Aimee - Castle servant, part of a portrait that comes to life. (F)
Remy - Castle servant, part of a portrait that comes to life. (M)
2 Royal Pages - Small Speaking Roles (M/F)
Chorus
Including villagers, wolves, bears, castle servants, ghosts, furniture etc. (M/F)

Rehearsals:
Tuesday and Thursday evenings with some Sundays to be Negotiated.

Performances:
Beauty and the Beast, will be performed from 7:30pm, Friday the 20th,
Saturday the 21st, Friday the 27th and Saturday the 28th, of November,
and then from 7:30pm, Friday the 4th and Saturday the 5th of December,
2020. Matinee performances will be held from 2:30pm on each Saturday.

Venue:
Tea Tree Players Theatre
(Gate One Tilley Recreational Park)
Corner of Yatala Vale and Hancock Roads,
Surrey Downs

Auditions:
From 7:00pm Sharp, Tuesday the 21st of July and Thursday the 23rd of July, 2020

Venue:
Tea Tree Players Theatre
(Gate One Tilley Recreational Park)
Corner of Yatala Vale and Hancock Roads,
Surrey Downs

More Information:
Contact Penny Phillips on 0402 028 520 or email pennyphillips@internode.on.net