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

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

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

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

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

Announced at Info Session

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

Deadset Theatre Company and St Judes Players

Directed By: Zoe Muller and Matilda Butler

Deadset Theatre Company is collaborating with St Judes Players in April 2021 to produce an iconic Australian story, based on an award-winning novel and film. Production title will be announced at a later date!

Roles Available:
*No previous experience required!

Aboriginal male aged 14 – 21 (stage age 16) –A young Aboriginal boy who is discriminated against by the town he lives in. Mysterious, brave, cool. He is emotional but tries to hide it.

Asian male aged 14 – 21 (stage age 14) – A cricket loving, superhero obsessed Vietnamese boy. He is quirky, cheeky and loves to swear.

Caucasian male aged 14 – 18 (stage age 14)– The narrator of the story. He is book smart, but awkward and tries his best to fit in. Adventurous, compassionate and naïve.

Caucasian female aged 14 – 17 (stage age 14) – A young girl with a troubled family. She loves books, is quite assertive and smart. Very kind and gentle.

Rehearsals will be held from late January 2021 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons at St Judes Hall.

Shows will take place on the 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th April 2021.

St Judes Hall, 444 Brighton Road, Brighton.

Please email us at deadsettheatrecompany@gmail.com to receive the audition booklet with all the information and scenes. Video auditions need to be sent in by June 20th. Callbacks will be held in person at the St Judes Hall, 444 Brighton Road, Brighton on June 28th.

When emailing, please tell us your name, age and which role you are interested in auditioning for. We can’t wait to see your video auditions!!

St Judes Hall, 444 Brighton Road, Brighton.

More Information:
Contact Zoe Muller on 0490513334 or email deadsettheatrecompany@gmail.com

James Hancock Publishing

Written By: Richard A Hardwick
Directed By: Nigel Isherwood

Using scripts adapted from chapters of the book "George & Kevin: At Play, we are seeking to produce several 10-15 minute short films; to be distributed via You Tube / George & Kevin.
We are also considering creating audio books of the George & Kevin series of books, which would require the voices of the actors.
We would like to expand the video production further by creating short films of other books in the series, depending on interest from subscribers.
This is a non-profit making enterprise.

Roles Available:
GEORGE: 50-55 years old. 180-190 cm - slim. Dark, graying hair, severely receeding. Born and brought up in Southern suburbs. Catholic private school educated. Public Service employee. Conservatively dressed. Lapsed catholic, but still retains faith. Needs glasses to read. Was married, now divorced. One child Elizabeth 16.

KEVIN: 30-35 YEARS OLD. 160-170Ccm - fat. Blond, full head of hair. Born and brought up in Cronulla, NSW. Public school educated. No career, no car no house. Occasional small time criminal. Wears board shorts and singlet, with thongs predominately. Not religious. Believes in aliens though. No children. Moved to SA to live with uncle (GEORGE) due to run-in with criminal fraternity in Cronulla. Been here 3 years.

TBA At convenience of actors.

TBA At convenience of actors

30,A, Rugby Street, Dover Gardens. 5048

TBA At convenience of actors.

30,A, Rugby Street, Dover Gardens, 5048

More Information:
Contact Nigel Isherwood on 0431 791182 or email n.isherwood@hotmail.com

Now Productions

Written By: Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Directed By: Joe Russell & Bianca Woods

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including "Tomorrow."

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations... and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is the perfect family-friendly musical!

Roles Available:
This is a youth production of the full-length musical. We will be auditioning young people aged 7-21 for all roles.

A street-wise orphan; she is eventually taken in by Oliver Warbucks. Spunky, friendly, big-voiced.
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3

A successful businessman with a warm heart. Rich, stiff-collared, bullish.
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Grace Farrell
Faithful secretary to Mr. Oliver Warbucks. Poised, sweet, gentle.
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

The other girls in the orphanage with Annie. These girls are gritty, neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and potentially loveable. Includes Molly, Kate, Tessie, Pepper, July, and Duffy.

The servants at the Warbucks mansion. Includes Drake, Mrs. Pugh, Mrs. Greer, Cecille, and Annette.

Miss Hannigan
The orphanage matron who hates children but is fond of liquor. Very disillusioned, bitter, and cold.
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Miss Hannigan's no-good brother looking for a quick buck. A sleazy, slick con man.
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Rooster's girlfriend, who is also out for a quick buck. She is considered to be a floozy and bimbo.
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Bert Healy
The ultimate radio personality. He helps Annie by broadcasting about the search for her birth parents.
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: E4

The 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat and friend of Warbucks.
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Servants (Drake, Mrs. Greer, Mrs. Pugh), Boylan Sisters, Cabinet Mambers, Hooverville Citizens

7th to 8th November & 12th-13th December - preliminary rehearsals (mornings & afternoons)

9th to 17th January - intensive rehearsals (afternoons and evenings)

13th-14th February & 20th-21st February - compulsory final rehearsals (mornings and afternoons)

Thursday 25th to Saturday 27th February - compulsory dress rehearsals & performances (times to be confirmed)

Friday 26th February at 7pm
Saturday 27th February at 1pm
Saturday 27th February at 7pm

Shedley Theatre, Elizabeth

Auditions will be held on 6th September and are by appointment only

Book online at www.nowproductionssa.com.au

Auditions will be held at the NOW Arts Centre in Smithfield, by appointment only

Book online at www.nowproductionssa.com.au

More Information:
Contact Mandy via email nowproductionssa@gmail.com