'13' THE MUSICAL
Adelaide Youth Theatre

Written By: Jason Robert Brown with Dan Elish and Robert Horn
Directed By: Jayden Prelc

Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown, (Parade, The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County) 13 is a musical about fitting in – and standing out!

Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parents divorce. Surrounded by an array of simpleminded middle school students, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable link of the food chain... or will he dangle at the end with the outcasts?!?

Composed of a precocious cast, no character in 13 is older than the show's title, making it wonderful for theatre companies that feature young artists. In the Broadway production, even the band was made up of teens, which is a fantastic way to involve a diverse group of artists. The cast is comprised entirely of teenagers, but the stories that come to life here are ageless, the emotions they explore timeless, the laughter and the memories they provide priceless.

Roles Available:
Evan
A bright, nerdy boy who is excited to become a man. New in town and trying to find a place to fit in, he eventually becomes close with Patrice and Archie. Our story's protagonist.
Gender: Male
Age: 13 to 13
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Patrice
A shy, intelligent, bookworm. Archie's best friend and Evan's new friend.
Gender: Female
Age: 13 to 13
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Brett
The vain star quarterback. Leads a pack of popular boys, including Malcolm and Eddie.
Gender: Male
Age: 13 to 13
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Malcolm
A wannabe popular kid and one of Brett's sidekicks.
Gender: Male
Age: 13 to 13
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: F#3

Eddie
A wannabe popular kid and one of Brett's sidekicks.
Gender: Male
Age: 13 to 13
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Kendra
The bubbly, popular, head cheerleader. Lucy's best friend and unknowing rival.
Gender: Female
Age: 13 to 13
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Archie
A good-humored, intelligent, unpopular kid. Patrice's best friend who has to use crutches.
Gender: Male
Age: 13 to 13
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Lucy
A manipulative girl who secretly desires to have Kendra's boyfriend. Sneaky and feisty.
Gender: Female
Age: 13 to 13
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F#3

Charlotte, Molly, Cassie
Lucy's side kicks who have attitude galore!
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F#3

Ensemble
Rabbis; Kids

Rehearsals:
Saturdays 5-4.30-8.30pm
January 30th
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13

Sundays 5-9.30pm
January 31st
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14

Performances:
18-21 March

Venue:
Star Theatre
Sir Donald Bradman Drive

Auditions:
Sunday 1st November

Venue:
The Arts Hub
Herbert Road
West Croydon

More Information:
Contact Emma and Kerreane via email at aytcompany@gmail.com

COSI
The Stirling Players

Written By: Louis Nowra
Directed By: Megan Dansie

Nowra’s vibrant play is set inside a psychiatric institution in 1971. Lewis, a young director, takes on the task of mounting a production of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte in the burnt-out theatre. He becomes emotionally involved with his patients-cum-actors as his operatic production lurches forward and anti-Vietnam protests rage outside.

First produced in 1992, COSI has become one of the most successful Australian plays produced in the last two decades. A terrific, funny play about madness, illusion, sanity… and theatre.

Director's note: This is a classic play, and deserves to be revived. It is one of the great ensemble pieces of Australian theatre. It is very funny, while having moving moments.
It offers wonderful opportunities for a cast to play characters with often tragic backgrounds and mental illnesses, and then spread their comic wings to create a truly funny and absurd play within a play.

Roles Available:
7 Male characters who can be played by 5 actors

4 Female characters, could be played by 3 actors

AGES BELOW ARE STAGE AGES

Lewis - male 21 in the play, has just left university

Lucy - female early 20s, is doing and MA thesis and lives with Lewis (actor may double this with Julie)

Nick - male early 20s, also doing a thesis and directs student productions (actor may double this with Justin and Zac)

Justin - male 35 to 45, a social worker. He is neat and precise

Roy - male 40 to 50, a mental patient who has spent most of his life in institutions

Doug - male 20 to 30 , has a liking of fires, but has not been in institutions very long

Henry - male 40 to 55, a former lawyer who is now a patient. Like Roy, he has spent most of his adult life in institutions

Cherry - female 25 to 35, has been in institutions for some time

Julie - female early 20s, is in a mental institution for the first time because of drug dependency

Ruth - female 30 to 40, and obsessive personality, who is in and out of mental institutions

Zac –- male 25 to 35, the musician of the group who has been in and out of institutions

Special casting considerations: Some singing, but at strictly amateur level. An advantage if Zac can play the piano accordion, guitar or piano.

Rehearsals:
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7.00pm. Some Sundays TBA at 2pm. To be held the Stirling Community Theatre with some at a nearby venue.

Rehearsals begin in early December 2020. Following a short break over the Christmas period they will resume in early January 2021.

Performances:
Fridays & Saturdays: 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 March 2021 at 8pm

Sundays: 14 & 21 March 2021 at 4pm

Venue:
Stirling Community Theatre, Avenue Rd., Stirling

Auditions:
AUDITIONS
Tuesday 10 November 2020 & Thursday 12 November 2020 from 7pm.

Groups in one hour slots on both dates: 7pm, 8pm, 9pm

BOOKING AN AUDITION

Email contactstirlingplayers@gmail.com to book an audition slot, indicating date and time slot preferred. Please indicate if you have flexibility in dates and times.

Venue:
Stirling Community Theatre, Avenue Rd., Stirling

More Information:
For more information contact Megan Dansie. Ph 0413800221 (after 6:30pm) or email aislinn@internode.on.net to book audition slot

SOUTH PACIFIC IN CONCERT
South Coast Choral and Arts Society (SCCAS)

Written By: Written By: Music by Richard Rodgers Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Book by Joshua Logan Adapted by David Ives
Directed By: Directed By: Deana Constable

Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war.

Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile. Nellie learns that the mother of his children was and island native and, unable to turn her back on the prejudices with which she was raised, refuses Emile's proposal of marriage.

Meanwhile, the strapping Lt. Joe Cable denies himself the fulfillment of a future with an innocent Tokinese girl with whom he's fallen in love out of the same fears that haunt Nellie.

When Emile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission that claims Joe's life, Nellie realizes that life is too short not to seize her own chance for happiness, thus confronting and conquering her own prejudices.
This concert adaptation was created by David Ives for the Carnegie Hall benefit concert of SOUTH PACIFIC in 2006.

This production will a concert version with Cast in costumes, Orchestra and Vocal Ensemble (part of orchestra) in formal wear.

Roles Available:
** This show was originally planned to run in May 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this did not occur. We are now looking to run the performance in May 2021, and as such are not looking to audition a full cast as we have existing actors from the 2020 season remaining in a number of roles.

The following roles are vacant, and we are looking to audition for:

LUTHER BILLIS: Male to play Caucasian, 30-45. Luther is a lovable “wheeler dealer”; a conniving and mediocre entrepreneur. He is a friend to all but is hampered by his lust for the ladies and his fascination with island trinkets. The actor must be a funny everyman who is believable as an army tradesman; Bass/baritone down to G2.
COMMANDER HARBISON :Male to play Caucasian, 35-50. Harbison is an officious Navy man and Brackett's second-in-command. He once had a bright future but has not been able to live up to his early expectations. Through Michener’s short stories, we learn that Harbison had a romantic relationship with Nellie Forbush that ended when he physically assaulted her.
STEWPOT:Male, 25-35. The brawn of the group, Stewpot is known for his physical strength and loyalty, not his intelligence. This character man must have strong comedic timing and a strong singing voice. He is Luther Billis' cohort and is best friends with the Professor.
PROFESSOR: Male, 25-35. Professor earned his nickname because he is one of the few Seabees to have attended college; a character man of the studious type who jumps to problem solving in order to make up for his lack of physical strength. Luther Billis' cohort and best friends with Stewpot. Strong singer.
JEROME Male to play Pacific Islander (prefer Islander or South East Asian background), 5-11. DeBeque’s youngest child; a precocious and curious young boy. Excellent singing voice. Child Alto
HENRY Male to play Pacific Islander, mid-twenties (prefer Islander or South East Asian background) – 40s. DeBeque’s trusted servant who helps raise Ngana and Jerome. Spoken French lines; featured ensemble.
SAILORS: Males of varied ethnic backgrounds to play featured roles, late teens to mid-thirties; the heart and soul of our story. These young men from across the United States are pulled from their everyday lives to defend their country by putting their lives on the line. They find a sense of community in each other that temporarily replaces family and loved ones. Their fascination with Bloody Mary serves as a distraction to the impending dangers ahead. Strong singers with varied vocal ranges. Dance experience a plus but not mandatory.
NURSES:Females of varied ethnic roles, featured roles in their late twenties to mid-thirties. These women were adventurers of their time; they were well educated and independent and pursued service over the expectations of traditional family values. Must sing well; varied vocal ranges. Dance experience is a plus but not mandatory

ENSIGN NELLIE FORBUSH: Cast
EMILE DE BECQUE: Cast
LIEUTENANT JOSEPH CABLE: Cast
BLOODY MARY: Cast
NGANA: Cast
LIAT: Cast
CAPTAIN GEORGE BRACKETT: Cast

We are also looking for interested orchestra members.

Rehearsals:
Wednesdays 7.15 pm to 10.00 pm and Fridays 7.15 to 10.00 pm. Starting 13th January 2021 for cast and musicians.


Performances:
Friday 14 May - 7.30 pm
Saturday 15 May - 2.00 pm and 7.30 pm
Wed 19 May - 7.30 pm
Fri 21 May, - 7.30 pm
Sat 22 May - 2.00 pm and 7.30 pm
Wed 26 May - 7.30 pm
Fri 28 May - 7.30 pm
Sat 29 May - 7.30 pm

Venue:
VICTOR HARBOR TOWN HALL
Coral St
Victor Harbor SA 5211

Information Night:
Wednesday 11th November 2020
7.15 pm
Victor Harbor Lutheran Church
21 Adelaide Rd
Victor Harbor . SA . 5211

Auditions:
CAST and ORCHESTRA
5th December 2020
9am to 5pm

Note: Some of the orchestra have already been selected. We may hold auditions for musicians for the missing instrumentations.



Venue:
VICTOR HARBOR LUTHERAN CHURCH
21 Adelaide Rd
Victor Harbor . SA . 5211

More Information:
Contact Deana Constable on 0408 138 105 or email deanaconstable@icloud.com