FIREBRINGER
Phoenix Variety and Music Group

Written By: Starkid Productions
Directed By: Chelyah Tandler

At the dawn of humanity, one tribe of cave-people survives the many trials of prehistoric life under the wise leadership of Jemilla, The Peacemaker. Jemilla taught her people to express themselves, rather than bashing each other’s' heads with rocks and eating each other’s' babies. But one member of the tribe doesn't seem to fit in: Zazzalil. She's always trying to invent things to make life easier… for herself. While out hatching her latest scheme, Zazzalil stumbles upon the most important discovery in history. One that will pit her tribe against wooly mammoths, saber-toothed tigers, and change the world forever. She'll travel from omega to alpha, and become… the Firebringer!

Roles Available:
Zazzalil a nut-gatherer and ambitious rebel, full of ideas which always seem to backfire. Our fiery lead, needs to carry songs well and be able to move/dance (16-30 young fem)

Jemilla the tribe's level-headed leader, (the Peacemaker) who values tradition and is shaken by the realization that everything the tribe knows is a lie. Needs to be a good singer and be able to dance/move (16-30 young fem)

Keeri Zazzalil's ditzy best friend and fellow nut-gatherer, and the inventor of dance. As part of the ensemble we would need you to sing the songs and as Keeri the inventor of dance it would be preferable if you could dance.(16-30 young fem)

Molag the former leader of the tribe who has passed on the role to Jemilla, and is now walking the Earth while serving as our narrator. We looking for our Molag to have some comedic timing as their lines need it. You don’t need to dance as Molag isn’t in the group numbers until the last one. (30-60)

Emberly the tribe's geeky food specialist. Emberly and Grunt share a couple of songs so Emberly needs to be a good singer, we would like you to be able to move/ dance and bring a bit of fun to the role. (16-30 young fem)

Grunt the guy who invented painting and, an outsider without a tribe of his own, who strikes up a romance with Emberly. Grunt and Emberly share a few songs so grunt has to be a strong singer, we would like you to be able to dance/move. (16 -30 young male)

Schwoopsie the inventor of comedy. Needs good comedic timing and to bring a bit of fun to the role. As a member of the ensemble you need to able to carry a tune and move/dance. (16-30 young fem)

Ducker the tribe's shaman and duck fanatic, he’s just looking for the curse life. He needs to be able to carry a tune as he is involved in the songs and leads parts of them. We would also like you to be able to move/dance. (16/30 Male)

Tiblyn a hopeless romantic who has been told all her life that she is the one who holds up the sky. As part of the ensemble we would like you to sing or at least carry a tune and be able to move/dance. (16-30 young fem)

Smelly-Balls an aptly-named tribesman who's always ready to rush into danger and is a bit of a surfer bogan. As an ensemble member we would like you to be able to sing or at least hold a tune and we would like it is you could dance/move. (16-30 young male)

Chorn, a less-evolved member of the tribe, who says nothing but "Chorn", until the end of the show where she revels herself to be a God like being. Needs to be a good singer as has a solo. Is involved in the other numbers so dance/moving would be helpful. (16-30 young fem)

Clark a super-sexy Neanderthal who appears out in the wild. As a member of the ensemble we would love you to be able to sing or at least carry a tune. Also dance/moving will be involved in the show. (16-30 young male)

Rehearsals:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 7- 9pm approx. Sunday afternoon TBC closer to performance

Performances:
May 2022 TBC

Venue:
23 William rd. Christies Beach

Information Night:
November 28th 7:30pm @ 23 William rd. Christies Beach

Auditions:
4 & 5th of December 1pm-8pm

Venue:
23 William rd. Christies Beach tbc

More Information:
Contact Annette Paterson on 0411554783 or email phoenixvariety.musicgroup@gmail.com

BETTY BLUE EYES (MUSICAL)
Therry Theatre

Written By: Book by Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman. Music by George Styles. Lyrics by Anthony Drew. Based on the film A Private Function and the original story by Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray. Adapted from the screenplay by Alan Bennett
Directed By: Ben Todd, musically directed by Kimberly Clark and Katie Packer, and choreographed by Vanessa Redmond

An utterly British musical, full of eccentric characters, such as the odd couple, Gilbert – an evangelistic chiropodist, and Joyce – a nobody determined to be somebody; Inspector Wormold - an obsessive destroyer of illegal meat; Mother Dear – ‘She’s seventy four and ravenous’; along with a weird assortment of bullies, spivs and snobs and of course, our star, Betty the pig.
Betty Blue Eyes is set in 1947. Having won the war, Britain seems to be losing the peace: the country is staggering under rationing, unemployment, and the coldest winter for decades. Belts are being tightened and government is telling the country there'll be fair shares for all. Meanwhile, local officials feather their own nests by taking more than their fair share. The only bright spark on the horizon is the impending Royal Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip and some (not all) in the town are planning to celebrate with a porker of a feast.

Roles Available:
Roles for 8 principals (stage age 35-70) and a mixed singing/dancing chorus of 12-14 ADULTS of various ages.

Rehearsals:
Sunday afternoons, Monday evenings and one other evening (Wednesday or Thursday) to be confirmed.

Performances:
1st-4th June at 7.30 pm
8th-11th June at 7.30 pm
Matinees both Saturdays at 2 pm.

Venue:
The Arts Theatre
53 Angas Street
Adelaide

Information Night:
Tuesday, 23 November at 7 pm


Auditions:
Saturday and Sunday, 4 and 5 December

Venue:
1 Regina Court, Beverley.

More Information:
Contact Ben Todd on 0407 751 166 or email therry@chariot.net.au

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
Hills Musical Company Inc

Written By: Book by Jeffrey Lane
Music & Lyrics by David Yasbeck
Directed By: Director: Michael Butler
Musical Director: Ben Stefanoff
Choreographer: Ashleigh Rathjen

Two con men, a beautiful woman and the elite of the French Riviera collide in this sexy and irreverent farce.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the popular 1988 MGM film, takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity. Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for eleven Tony Awards.

Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother's failing health. After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together, only to find that this small French town isn't big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target, heiress, Christine Colgate, wins, and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end!

Roles Available:
Lawrence Jameson
Freddy Benson
Christine Colgate
Andre Thibault
Muriel Eubanks
Jolene
Female ensemble
Male ensemble

Visit www.hillsmusical.org.au/drs for full character and auditions breakdown

Rehearsals:
Monday and Wednesday evenings, 7.30pm - 10.30pm
Sunday mornings, 10am - 1pm
+ additional rehearsals as noted in the auditions info pack at www.hillsmusical.org.au/drs

Performances:
29 April - 14 May 2022

Venue:
Stirling Community Theatre

Information Night:
Visit www.hillsmusical.org.au/drs for videos and further information or
the Hills Musical Company facebook page.

Auditions:
Saturday 4 December and Sunday 5 December
By appointment at www.hillsmusical.org.au/drs

Venue:
Stirling RSL, Apex Park, Merrion Tce, Stirling 5152

More Information:
Contact Secretary on N/A or email info@hillsmusical.org.au

TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS
University of Adelaide Theatre Guild

Written By: Nia Vardalos
Directed By: Olivia Jane Parker

Based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed (Wild) and adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Tiny Beautiful Things personifies the questions and answers that “Sugar” published online from 2010- 2012. When the struggling writer was asked to take over the unpaid, anonymous position of advice columnist, Strayed used empathy and her personal experiences to help those seeking guidance for obstacles both large and small.

Tiny Beautiful Things is a play about reaching when you are stuck, healing when you are broken and finding the courage to take on the questions which have no answers.

This play contains strong language and sexual references, as well as references to drugs and violence.
This is an Australian premiere.

Roles Available:
RESERVE A SLOT HERE: www.trybooking.com/bvixh

There will be two casts. We would like to offer understudies an opportunity to perform on matinees (Sundays), at the discretion of the director. They will be as prepared as leads.

SUGAR - 35+ year old woman - Actors of all genders are encouraged to apply.

LETTER WRITER #1 - Open audition - Age, Gender and Ethnicity are not inhibitors.

LETTER WRITER #2 - Open audition - Age, Gender and Ethnicity are not inhibitors.

LETTER WRITER #3 - Open audition - Age, Gender and Ethnicity are not inhibitors.

LETTER WRITER #4 - Open audition - Age, Gender and Ethnicity are not inhibitors.


Actors will be required to inhabit multiple characters with the use of movement, voice and human connection.

Actors with a disability are highly encouraged to audition. However, anyone with a physical disability should be aware the Little Theatre is not equipped for wheelchair access backstage, and the auditorium has only stair access to the stage.

An American accent may be required. Please attempt a general American accent at the audition.

Auditions will be conducted in groups of 3 people for approximately 1 hour each group.

Please be prepared to:

learn one Letter Writer piece (provided) of your choice

read a group piece (provided) with your fellow auditioners

allow yourself at least an hour for the audition

http://www.trybooking.com/bvixh

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that you can move in, and bring water.

Rehearsals:
From January. Probably Mon & Wed evenings and Saturdays with staggered start times.


Performances:
Season: 10-20 March 2022

Venue:
Little Theatre

Auditions:
Saturday 4 December 9am-5pm & Sunday 5 December 1pm-4pm

Venue:
Little Theatre

More Information:
Contact UATG via email theatreguild@adelaide.edu.au

ABSURD PERSONS SQUARED - ADELAIDE FRINGE 2022
Aldo Longobardi Creative

Written By: Aldo Longobardi
Directed By: Aldo Longobardi

An absurd comedy about the complexities of human relationships. goldfish, and toilet paper. Oh, and there's a bit with a talking dog.

Simon and Simone are trapped in the relentless cycle that has become their marriage – if only they loved each other as much as they need each other.

Meanwhile, Albert has chosen isolation and solitude, much to the frustration of his long-suffering wife, Janice, who has tried almost everything to help her husband open up – if only he could remember how to use the door.

When a strange Messenger finds his way in, Albert is forced to confront himself – literally – when a ‘clone’ of Albert, Albert Too, and his dog, Rupert Too, arrive to show him the full extent and impact of his self-imposed isolation.

‘Absurd Persons Squared’ contains all the hallmarks of traditional Theatre of the Absurd highlighting existential concepts such as the meaningless of time and characters trapped in hopeless or terrifying situations that they cannot seem to get out of, all presented through a comical and metaphoric lens.

Roles Available:
Perry Meter/Rupert Too: any gender, any age. (doubled, one actor for both roles)
Perry is an optimistic soul, half human, half goldfish, who continuously paces the perimeter of the room and whose memory is erased every full cycle. Perry represents the proverbial that goldfish with a short term memory, so every time Perry makes a trip around the square, time, it appears, resets.

Rupert Too is Albert Too's sarcastic talking dog.

Messenger: male, stage age 30+
Somewhere between a mailman and an angel, the Grim Reaper and a door-to-door salesman. He comes initially to warn Albert that he needs to open up before it is too late, and finally takes Albert away to his eternal darkness and loneliness.

Please Note: This is a profit share production.

Rehearsals:
To be confirmed and negotiated, but likely to be some initial rehearsals in December (most likely Wednesday evenings). Rehearsals likely Wednesday evening and Sunday afternoon in January/February.

Performances:
Preview Saturday 19 February 2022 at 7pm
Performances 23 - 26 February, 2 - 5 March 2022 at 7pm; Saturday 26 February and Saturday 5 March at 4:30pm

Venue:
Fokus Creatives; Level 5, 20 Grenfell Street, Adelaide

Auditions:
By arrangement

Please complete the online form to register for an audition: https://forms.gle/5KXUATsUvCnuU7bXA

Venue:
By arrangement

More Information:
Contact Aldo Longobardi on 0433160133 or email aldolongobardi@bigpond.com

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
South Coast Choral and Arts Society (SCCAS)

Written By: Music by: Alan Menken
Lyrics by: Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by: Linda Wollverton
Directed By: Director: JJ Geelen
Musical Director: Tom Sulda

A wandering enchantress transforms a cruel and vain prince into a hideous Beast, leaving him only one way to reverse the curse - fall in love with another and earn her love in return. Belle, a beautiful booklover, encounters the Beast when she arrives at his castle to plead for her father’s freedom, ultimately trading her own for his. As tension over her imprisonment escalates in the town, spurred by Gaston, the selfish lover who seeks Belle’s hand in marriage, the relationship between Belle and the Beast grows, leading to an emotional, and transformative, conflict.

Roles Available:
BELLE (Stage Age: 18-30) Belle is the original fairy tale heroine–kind, gentle, and beautiful–but with an important 21st Century twist. She is a strong, intelligent, spirited and independent young woman. Belle is the moral conscience of the story, elevated by her thoughts and deeds. The maturity and depth of her character allow her to see the true beauty and spirit within The Beast, and to love him for it. This role requires a very strong singer who portrays innocence with her singing and speaking voice. Mezzo- Soprano: Low A-High F

THE BEAST (Stage Age: 21-35) The Beast’s tortured soul is evident for all to see. He is paying the ultimate price for a moment of mean-spiritedness and wishes beyond wishing that he could rectify his mistake. There is anger and menace in The Beast’s appearance and behaviour, but increasingly we see his soft and endearing side as he interacts with Belle. It becomes clear that he is a loving, feeling, human being trapped within a hideous creature’s body. This role requires a very strong singer, and the actor must have a strong speaking voice and stage presence. Baritone: A–High F

GASTON (Stage Age: 21-35) Gaston is the absolute antithesis of The Beast. Although he is physically handsome, he is shallow, completely self-centred, not very bright, and thrives on attention. However, when his ego is bruised, he becomes a very dangerous foe for The Beast, Belle and Maurice. This role requires a strong singer and character actor who moves well. Baritone: A–High F

LEFOU (Stage Age: 18+) Lefou is Gaston’s dim-witted, servile sidekick. He goes to extraordinary lengths and suffers repeated humiliation in his efforts to please his master. The actor must be comfortable with physical comedy, and the role requires strong character acting. Baritone: B–High F Sharp

MAURICE (Stage Age: 40+) Despite being a bit scatter-brained, there is no mistaking Maurice’s steadfast love for his daughter Belle. Kindly, gentle, enthusiastic and inventive, he becomes single-minded and determined when Belle faces danger. Maurice and Belle sing the lovely duet No Matter What. Baritone: B flat–High D flat

BABETTE (Stage Age: 20’s-40’s) Babette is a saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere's affections. This role requires good character acting and she should move well, as she dances a tango with Lumiere during Be Our Guest. This character speaks with a French accent. Alto: C–C

LUMIERE (Stage Age: 30+) Lumiere is the French butler who was transformed into a Candelabrum. He is light-hearted, suave, romantic, smooth-talking, and charming. He has a romantic involvement with Babette. This character speaks with a French accent. This role requires strong character acting, and he should move well. Baritone: A–High F sharp

COGSWORTH (Stage Age: 30+) Cogsworth is a tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast’s household. He is a stuffy English man who loves perfection. This character speaks with a British accent. This role requires strong character acting. Baritone: A–High E

MRS. POTTS (Stage Age: 30+) Mrs. Potts is a warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She sings the title song Beauty and the Beast. This character speaks with a British accent. Mezzo-Soprano: Low F sharp– High G

CHIP (Age 8-12 years old) Chip is an inquisitive little teacup who is the son of Mrs. Potts. Boy Soprano: D–High D

MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE (Stage Age: 30+) Madame is a former opera diva turned enchanted wardrobe. Soprano: C sharp–High G

MONSIEUR D'ARQUE (Stage Age: 25+) D’arque is the creepy, scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum, The Maison De Lune. He doubles as a townsperson. Tenor: D–High A

THREE SILLY GIRLS (Stage Age:16-25) The silly girls are three pretty young maids who swoon over Gaston. They are featured dancers who double as enchanted objects.

ENSEMBLE (TOWNSPEOPLE, ENCHANTED OBJECTS, ETC) The ensemble is very busy, as they are both townspeople and enchanted objects. There are several solo lines in songs like Belle and The Mob Song, and many great dance numbers (Gaston, Be Our Guest, and Human Again). The Enchantress and Young Prince, the Baker, the Baker’s wife, and the Bookseller are all chorus members. Four chorus members will be wolves who fight the Beast.

Rehearsals:
Wednesday and Friday Evenings (7.15 to 10.00 pm)

Performances:
Friday 13 May 2022 - 7.30 pm
Saturday 14 May 2022 - 2.00 pm and 7.30 pm
Wednesday 18 May 2022 - 7.30 pm
Friday 20 May 2022 - 7.30 pm
Saturday 21 May 2022 - 2.00 pm and 7.30 pm
Wednesday 25 May 2022 - 7.30 pm
Friday 27 May 2022 - 7.30 pm
Saturday 28 May 2022 - 7.30 pm

Venue:
Victor Harbor Town Hall

Information Night:
Wednesday, 17 November 2021 at 7.30 pm
Victor Harbor Lutheran Church
21A Adelaide Rd, McCracken SA 5211

Auditions:
Saturday 11 December 2021 starting 8.30 am (Audition times booked)
Sunday 12 December 2021 starting 2.00 pm (for call backs if required)

* Possible Alternative time offered (if unable to attend Saturday 11/12/21 audition)
Wednesday 8 December 2021 - 7.30 pm

Venue:
Victor Harbor Lutheran Church
21A Adelaide Rd, McCracken SA 5211

More Information:
Contact JJ Geelen on 0407719338 or email geelja63@gmail.com

I'LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT!
Tea Tree Players

Written By: a THRILLER by Peter Colley
Directed By: Joumana (Gigi) Jeffers

Jan has recently had a nervous breakdown. Her husband Greg, has rented an old farmhouse in the country where she can recover. When George, the hilarious farmer they rent the house from, tells stories about a terrible murder that once took place in the farmhouse and the ghost that reputedly stalks the night, Jan's imagination fires up. The situation gets even worse when Laura, Greg's beautiful but manipulative sister arrives. Soon Jan finds herself tormented by strange sounds in the night, and visions of the vengeful ghost. Is she having another breakdown? When she tries to defend herself from this apparition, events take an unexpected turn in a night of unimaginable suspense!

Roles Available:
JAN: (F) mid 20’s to mid 30’s
Recovering from a nervous breakdown, Jan comes across as delicate and insecure but also has a defensive air to her character. (CUES: 325)

GREG: (M) mid to late 30’s
Jan’s husband who is a charming and attractive but somewhat distant and matter-of-fact geologist. Although apparently concerned about Jan’s state of mind, he is dismissive and insensitive to her fears. (CUES: 270)

LAURA: (F) mid to late 30’s
A very well presented city woman who is Greg’s sister and confidante. She oscillates between sweet/ helpful & conniving/manipulative. (CUES: 82)

GEORGE: (M) anything between mid 50’s & mid 60’s
A country bumpkin farmer who is amused by his own gruesome stories. He appears to be everyone’s friend and always ready to help. (CUES: 152)

Rehearsals:
Monday and Wednesday evenings - start date to be confirmed/negotiated.
Some Sunday rehearsals should be expected.

Performances:
Performance dates : Proposed for April 20 to April 30, 2022 (Subject to current COVID-SAFE criteria)

I'll Be Back Before Midnight! will be performed from 8pm Wed,
April 20th to Sat, April 23rd and then from 8pm Tues, April 26th
to Sat, April 30th, 2022.
Matinee performances will be held from 2:30pm, each Saturday
and on Sunday, April 24th.

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

Information Night:
7pm until 9pm approx MONDAY December 13th and again on WEDNESDAY December 15th, 2021

Auditions:
7pm until 9pm approx MONDAY December 13th and again on WEDNESDAY December 15th, 2021

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

More Information:
Contact Joumana (Gigi) Jeffers on 0478 014 240 or email jojeffers50@gmail.com