SIDE SHOW
Hills Musical Company Inc

Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell
Music by Henry Krieger
Directed By: Director: Amanda Rowe
Choreographer: Kerry Hauber
Musical Director: Mark DeLaine

The Hills Musical Company is proud to present the South Australian premiere of ‘Side Show’.

Based on the true story of conjoined twins and famed entertainers Violet and Daisy Hilton, ‘Side Show’ is a remarkable musical about acceptance, love, and embracing one’s uniqueness. As the starring act of a sideshow, helmed by an abusive ringmaster, Violet and Daisy Hilton are eager to accept an offer of fame, fortune, and potential romance proffered by Terry, a talent scout, and Buddy, a budding musician. As stars on the Orpheum Circuit, it seems that Violet and Daisy have everything they ever wanted. The one thing they lack, however, is the fulfilment of their hearts’ desires. Different as they are, when it comes to matters of the heart, Daisy and Violet have the same burning questions: “Who could proudly stand beside me? Who will love me as I am?” Nearly entirely sung-through, ‘Side Show’ features soulful music, stunningly beautiful lyrics, and powerhouse show-stoppers, particularly the famous duets “Who Will Love Me as I Am” and “I Will Never Leave You.” – all from the writers of the smash hit ‘Dreamgirls’. A stunning reminder of the importance of accepting and celebrating what makes us unique, ‘Side Show’ is a true story that will touch audience’s hearts.

Auditions will be held in 1-hour blocks, with up to 5 people in each group. A set piece of choreography will be taught to the group and all auditionees will perform this together for the panel. The group will then be asked to exit the audition room and return individually to perform their chosen song and a piece of selected dialogue from the script.

The dialogue chosen by the panel will not be available to the auditionees until the day of audition.

Auditionees should choose a contemporary Broadway song, which best highlights their voice and is no more than 2 minutes in length and prepare the set piece from the show.

We are looking for a cast of mix aged performers. This is especially true of our ensemble due to the variety of different characters they will need to play. The more diversity in the cast the better so don’t be afraid to show us any special tricks / skills you might have during your audition.

No roles have been precast and all roles are available. Some of the roles in the attached will be cast from the ensemble although the audition panel reserves the right to change their minds on this point.

The Hills Musical Company is an amateur community theatre group based in Stirling, SA. More info including audition requirements can be found at http://sideshow.hillsmusical.org.au

Roles Available:
Total cast is 22 - 6 leads & approx 16 ensemble (see below info for breakdown)

ROLES AVAILABLE
DAISY HILTON* (able to play 20-35)
Vocal range: Alto/Mezzo with belt; big range, up to a sustained high G
Description: The dominant and more outspoken of the twins, her dream is to become a famous actress/performer/celebrity. Must be comfortable with contemporary rhythms and styles. Needs expressive acting ability, and a good bit of dance ability.
SONG: I Will Never Leave You

VIOLET HILTON* (able to play 20-35)
Vocal range: Mezzo/Soprano with belt; big range, up to a sustained high B
Description: The shy and more composed of the twins, her dream is to marry and raise a family at home. Must be comfortable with contemporary rhythms and styles. Needs expressive acting ability, and a good bit of dance ability.
Song: I Will Never Leave You
* NOTE: Since the Hilton sisters were conjoined twins attached at the lower spine/hip, actors interested in these roles MUST be comfortable acting, moving, and dancing in tandem with another, and may be paired at the audition or callback with other candidates for scenes and dances. Theatrical convention will be what makes these two sisters identical; the most important factors are acting, range, ability, and compatibility.

TERRY CONNOR (able to play 30-40)
Vocal range: Baritone with strong upper range; Low G to a sustained high F#, and running high G
Description: A talent scout/agent for the Vaudeville circuit. Handsome, smooth/suave, leading man type. Daisy’s love interest.
Song: Private Conversation

BUDDY FOSTER (able to play 20-35)
Vocal range: Tenor; big range, up to a sustained high A
Description: Usher turned Entertainer. Bright and energetic, but a bit naïve and hiding a secret. A song and dance man. Violet’s love interest.
Song: A Private Exclusive Show

JAKE** (able to play 25+)
Vocal range: Tenor/baritone with strong top range
Description: Sideshow Foreman. Very strong physical presence even when silent. Secretly in love with Violet. Strong singer who can move well. Athletic build. Jake is also the Cannibal King, and will likely appear bare-chested in his King costume.
Song: You Should Be Loved

** NOTE: This role is typically played by an African American however other ethnicities will be considered

SIR (able to play 35+)
Vocal range: Strong Tenor voice
Description: Formidable presence, mean owner/MC of the Side Show. He takes over ‘ownership’ of the Twins when their prime carer dies.
Song: Come Look At the Freaks

ENSEMBLE
Vocal range: all voice types needed! Lots of ensemble work and great numbers to sing!
Description: All members of the Ensemble have a featured role in the ‘Freak Show’ and we are looking for a variety of ages for these roles. Ensemble singers and dancers assorted ages – 18 and older. Some individuals will do extensive dance, but not all.
Song: Come Look At the Freaks
Female Ensemble Roles include:
FORTUNE TELLER TATTOO GIRL
BEARDED LADY HALF/HALF WOMAN
AUNTIE FEMALE COSSACK (must be under 150cm tall)
VENUS DI MILO OOH LA LA GIRLS x2

Male Ensemble Roles include:
3 LEGGED MAN HUMAN PIN CUSHION
GEEK LIZARD MAN
DOG BOY MALE COSSACK (must be under 150cm tall)
HOUDINI ROUSTABOUTS x2

Rehearsals:
Monday: 7.30pm to 10.30pm
Wednesday: 7.30pm to 10.30pm
Sunday: 10.00am to 1.00pm
There may be some additional times for dance rehearsals. These will be communicated to the cast in advance.
First rehearsal: Sunday 21st January 2018, Stirling Community Theatre, 10.00am

Performances:
20, 21, 27, 28 April and 4, 5 May at 8.00pm plus 29 April and 5 May at 2pm 2018

Venue:
Stirling Community Theatre, Avenue Road, Stirling

Information Night:
Sunday 15th October 2017, Stirling Community Theatre, 7.00pm

Auditions:
Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October 2017

Venue:
Stirling Community Theatre, Avenue Road, Stirling

More Information:
Ray Cullen via info@sideshow.hillsmusical.org.au

1902
Now Productions

Written & Directed By: Nigel Major-Henderson

The stay at home parent, the student, the worker, the politician, the actor, the doctor - when we think of all these words, do we see men and women in certain roles? Are all people treated equally? Should they be? Why aren't they? Does gender define who a person is?

In 1902, women were allowed to vote in Australia. So why does sexism still exist? Through dance and through the dancers own personal journeys, we look at sexism in the news and sexism in the every day lives of people ... and ask the question: Why does gender still define you? Even if you want to break out of the stereotype, why is it placed on you at birth?

Roles Available:
Dancers aged 8-18

Singers aged 8-18

Acting skills beneficial

Rehearsals:
School Holidays: 7th-12th January, 14th January, 21st January, 28th January (full day rehearsals) - NOW Studios in Gawler

Saturdays & Sundays: throughout February (dates to be confirmed) - NOW Studios in Gawler

16th, 17th & 18th February: Compulsory Dress Rehearsals & Performances - Barossa Arts & Convention Centre, Tanunda

Performances:
We will be performing at the Barossa Arts & Convention Centre (Eckermann Theatre) between 17th-18th February. There will be two performances.

Venue:
Eckermann Theatre, Barossa Arts & Convention Centre

Auditions:
Sunday 22nd October 2017 - visit our website to book an audition

Venue:
NOW Studios, Gawler

More Information:
Mandy via nowproductionssa@gmail.com

WALTZES FROM VIENNA
SA Light Opera Society (SALOS)

Written By: Adapted by Park and Hamner. Musical classics by Strauss and Strauss.
Directed By: Pam Tucker (Musical Director Helen Loveday)

SA Light Opera’s first production for 2018 will be Waltzes from Vienna

(Music by Johann Strauss (Father and Son): Originally selected and arranged by Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Julius Bittner. Book and lyrics by A.M. Willner, Heinz Reichert and Ernst Marischka, later adaptation by Phil Park and Ronald Hanmer.)


Waltzes from Vienna first opened on October 30, 1930, in Vienna, followed by London in 1931 and New York in 1934. Adapted for smaller theatre by Phil Park and Ronald Hanmer.
Waltzes from Vienna is set in 1845 and tells the story of the tension between Strauss the elder and Strauss the younger, engendered by the son's ambitions to succeed his father as the Waltz King of Vienna, and is delightfully woven around a score which is a collection of some of the greatest light music ever composed. It tells of the star-crossed romance between young Johann and the attractive daughter of an engagingly-eccentric pastry-cook, and involves a helpfully-intriguing Countess and other endearing characters. Climaxed of course by the immortal "Blue Danube", this is a feast of the music that set the whole world dancing and was claimed to do “more good for humanity than a hundred thousand doctors', it also includes such favourites as Love is a Waltz, and Wine, Women and Song!

Roles Available:
CAST - (requirement may vary)

• COUNTESS OLGA BARANSKAYA — high-society cosmopolitan; wealthy and influential high-society lady of foreign extraction but living in Vienna; High Soprano.
• LINA EBESEDER — Ebeseder's daughter; young and charming, if somewhat vaccilating; Soprano.
• MITZI — maid-of-all-work: comedienne; Soubrette.
• JOHANN STRAUSS — the Waltz-King of Vienna, and composer of the immortal " Blue Danube ": young, personable, and talented; High Baritone.
• JOHANN STRAUSS — his father: middle-aged; a strong personality of charm and dignity, but egotistical and domineering; Non-singing.
• EBESEDER — celebrated pastry-cook: a likeable "character"; pleasantly eccentric; good-natured; Comedian-baritone.
• LEOPOLD — young; earnest but agreeable; Baritone.
• VOGL — Court Tailor: an amusing " old crony " type; comedian-baritone.
• CAPTAIN VASSILI VRONSKI — of the Embassy Staff: burly; ridiculously self-important and domineering; the Countess's devoted escort and a would-be charmer; Baritone.
• DREXLER — leader of Strauss's orchestra; gentle—unassuming musician-type; Non-singing.
• DOMMAYER — garden-restaurant proprietor: fussy restauranteur; Non-singing.

Ladies and Gentlemen of Vienna, Guests, etc.

Rehearsals:
Rehearsals will commence in January, on Wednesday and Friday evenings, mostly at Oaklands Park.

Performances:
April 26, 8pm
April 27, 8pm
April 28, 2pm and 8pm
April 29, 2pm

Venue:
Tower Arts Centre, Pasadena


Information Night:
Monday October 16, St Elizabeth Church, Oaklands Park.
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Auditions:
Monday October 23, by appointment. 8294 6582.

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Venue:
St Elizabeth Church, Oaklands Park.

More Information:
Pam Tucker via 8294 6582 or geoffpamme1@bigpond.com

RULES FOR LIVING
Adelaide Repertory Theatre

Written By: Sam Holcroft
Directed By: Megan Dansie

Sam Holcroft's Rules for Living is a theatrically playful black comedy that explores the coping strategies we adopt in life. It was first performed in the Dorfman auditorium at the National Theatre, London, on 13 March 2015. This will be the SA premiere.

The play's action is set in an open-plan kitchen/living room or kitchen-conservatory where Edith and her family are gathering for lunch on Christmas Day. Edith plans everything with military precision, but her plans are destined to be thrown into disarray. Her son Matthew arrives partnered by a nervously jocular actor, Carrie, but secretly nurses a passion for his sister-in-law, Sheena. And Sheena, a compulsive drinker, is unable to contain her anger at her cynical, underachieving husband, Adam, or her concern for their psychologically damaged daughter, Emma. After the short opening scene, each subsequent scene is introduced with a 'rule' (eg 'Matthew must sit to tell a lie', 'Edith must clean to keep calm'), which is displayed to the audience for the duration of the scene. The characters adhere to these rules, even as they accumulate alarmingly (each rule, once it appears, applies throughout the rest of the play). In the play's second act, the rules are modified by a conditional element, so that each rule is activated until a specific condition is met: 'Matthew must sit and eat to tell a lie… until he gets a compliment'. Eventually, as the family gathering descends into chaos, all the rules are obscured by a title card stating that ‘ANARCHY RULES’.

Roles Available:
Matthew- Thirties, boyfriend of Carrie.

Carrie- Thirties, girlfriend of Matthew.

Sheena- Forties, married to Adam.

Adam- Forties, married to Sheena.

Edith- Sixties, married to Francis, mother of Adam and Matthew.

Francis- Seventies, married to Edith, father of Adam and Matthew, almost mute and wheelchair bound.

Emma- Fourteen, daughter of Adam and Sheena, has depression and anxiety.

Rehearsals:
Rehearsals start late June 2018.
Time and Day TBA

Performances:
Thursday 31st August 2018 @ 8pm
Friday 1st September 2018 @ 8pm
Saturday 2nd September 2018 @8pm
Wednesday 5th September 2018 8pm
Thursday 6th September 2018 8pm
Friday 7th September 2018 8pm
Saturday 8th September 2018 2pm MATINEE
Saturday 8th September 2018 8pm

Venue:
ARTS Theatre
53 Angas Street, Adelaide

Auditions:
Saturday 28th October 2017
Contact Megan for an appointment

Venue:
ARTS Theatre
53 Angas Street, Adelaide

More Information:
Megan Dansie on 0413 800 221 or via aislinn@internode.on.net

MYTH, PROPAGANDA AND DSIASTER IN NAZI GERMANY AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICA
University of Adelaide Theatre Guild

Written By: Stephen Sewell
Directed By: Erik Strauts

Written shortly after the “September 11 Attack” and set in the near future as a prediction of where the reactions to those events might eventually lead America and the West. When it was first performed in 2003, it was quite controversial - many commentators considered the possible future that it suggested to be unrealistic and thus unacceptably negative. However now, given the global political developments of the recent years, it comes across as frighteningly perceptive! A fascinating and scary piece of theatre.

An Australian in US academia finds himself dangerously at odds with the prevailing political temperature and is forced into a labyrinth of intrigue and threat. This thrilling work asks questions about the truth behind Western political, economic and philosophical values, while plumbing the depths of self-doubt and fear that haunt us all as we search for identity in an increasingly alienating society.

Full length. Two Acts with interval. Setting – New York Ivy League College (University), various locations; near future.

Roles Available:
(5 Male, 4 Female, 2 minor roles)

Stage Age: All middle aged unless otherwise specified. “On xx%” indicates character on stage for xx% of the play.

The Doubters – thinker’s prepared to challenge the status quo:

Talbot (M on 78%): Australian academic working as a politics lecturer at an American Ivy League College in New York. Hoping for tenure. Idealistic, ambitious but naïve in “the ways of the world”.
Eve (F on 28%): Talbot’s American wife. Television & film writer hoping for her big break. Beautiful, sophisticated, modern, successful, but underneath all that frustrated with the lack of meaning in her life. Wants to start a family.
Marguerite (F on 11%): Early 20s, Asian descent. University student. Passionate, idealistic, full of hope for the future. Intelligent and wise beyond her years.

The Believers – entitled middle-class WASPs happy to do what-ever is required to conform to the prevailing social and political trends and with no intentions of making any waves that might threaten their comfortable existence:

Jack (on 22%): Head of the University Liberal Arts Department. Unscrupulously ambitious and self-righteous. Will do whatever it takes to look after number one. Having an affair.
Amy (on 13%): Jack’s wife. Bored, depressed, alcoholic, angry. Knows (and lives with) Jack’s affair.
Stan (on 15%): The University lawyer. A “company man”. Cynical and pragmatic, but with some remnants of a conscience.
Jill (on 8%): Stan’s wife. Socialite air-head.

The Teacher – to educate the “The Doubters”
Man (on 23%): An agent of an unspecified conservative organisation, most likely government backed. A brutal believer.

The Survivor – exactly that
Max (on 18%): Australian. A long-time friend of Talbot’s. A recently retrenched Latin professor. Also recently divorced. Visiting America. A very pragmatic man.

The Bit Players
Security Guard (3 pages)
Therapist (3 pages)

Rehearsals:
Tuesday & Thursday evenings, 7pm-10pm & Sundays, time to be confirmed, commencing Sunday 4 March. Rehearsals will usually take place on the North Terrace Campus on level 4 of Union House or in the theatre, unless otherwise advised.

Performances:
Wednesday to Saturday 9 -12 & 16-19 May 2018, 7.30pm

Venue:
Little Theatre, The Cloisters, University of Adelaide
The Cloisters is the name given to the courtyard in front of the Union Building (Union House) facing Victoria Drive and the river. The entrance to the theatre is in the south west corner of the courtyard.

Information Night:
AUDITION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Appointments can be booked by emailing melanie.hibberd@adelaide.edu.au or by calling the office during office hours Monday to Friday on 8313 5999. A 15 minute slot will be allocated per applicant.

On booking your audition, please indicate whether you prefer a morning or afternoon slot and which role you would like to audition for. Please supply a mobile phone number in case we need to contact you on the day.

You will be required to memorise an excerpt from the play which will be emailed to you after an audition slot has been booked. Please deliver your audition in an accent appropriate for the character you are auditioning for: (Talbot & Max, Australian; Marguerite, Asian; remainder American). Please feel free to interpret this excerpt in any way you wish. There is no need for props or costumes but feel free to dress appropriately for the character if you wish to do so. Please be prepared to play around with the piece during your audition. We will provide someone to read opposite you.

In addition, you will be asked to read another short excerpt from the play which you won’t see until the day. You will have an opportunity to familiarise yourself with the text before reading it to the director. So please arrive 15 minutes early to allow yourself time to be prepared for your audition.

Further information will be emailed to you once your audition has been booked.

Please be aware that everyone involved in a Theatre Guild show is required to be a member of the Theatre Guild. Any roles offered will only be confirmed once you have become a member.

Auditions:
Auditions Saturday 4 November
(and possibly Sunday 5 November)

Venue:
Little Theatre, The Cloisters, University of Adelaide

More Information:
Melanie Hibberd on 08 8313 5999 or via melanie.hibberd@adelaide.edu.au

HIGH SOCIETY
The Metropolitan Musical Theatre Company of SA Inc (aka “The Met”)

"HIGH SOCIETY" IS PRESENTED BY PERMISSION OF ORIGIN (TM) THEATRICAL ON BEHALF OF TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter Book by Arthur Kopit
Additional Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead
Based on the play “The Philadelphia Story” by Philip Barry
Also based on the Turner Entertainment Co. motion picture “High Society”

Original Broadway Production Produced by:
Lauren Mitchell and Robert Gailus, Hal Luftig and Richard Samson
Dodger Endemol Theatricals in association with Bill Haber Originally Produced by American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, CA. Carey Perloff, Artistic Director, Heather Kitchen, Managing Director

Please note this is the revival version of the production.

Directed By: Barry Hill
Musical Director: Ben Saunders
Choreographer: Celeste Barone

We meet Tracy Lord’s harried mother (throwing a wedding for five hundred will do that to you), Tracy’s grumpily precious younger sister, Dinah (she’s grumpy because Tracy is marrying George Kittredge, the dullest man on earth), and, finally, the ecstatic bride-to-be, society’s darling, Tracy Lord herself –Ridin’ High. But at breakfast, moments after Tracy reminds absent-minded Uncle Willie (whose house borders their estate) that You’re Throwing a Ball Tonight, her good mood ends: Dexter, her despised first husband (and Dinah’s favorite person in the world), has come back! What’s more he’s sailed back in the “True Love” — a boat that holds only painful memories for Tracy, and anchored it right off shore, by his house (Dexter is also their neighbor).

Now Dexter tells Tracy and her family something that really stuns them. A pair of reporters for a scandal magazine called Spy, Mike Connor and Liz Imbrie, will be attending Tracy’s wedding, masquerading as guests; in fact, they should be arriving any moment. Dexter invited them; it was the only way he could stop Spy from publishing an expose of Tracy’s father’s (Seth’s) affair with dancer Tina Mara. When Dexter asks where Seth is, Tracy tells him Mother kicked him out. And he’s not invited to the wedding either. Incensed by the indignity of having reporters in her house, Tracy rushes off to plot mischief, her mother races after her, worried, leaving Dinah with Dexter, whom she assumes has really come to steal Tracy away from George. But Dexter insists he hasn’t and she rushes off distraught. So he rushes after her, hoping to make amends –Little One.
Mike Connor and Liz Imbrie arrive –Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Tracy and Dinah greet them with grotesque affectation, then sing a peculiar version of I Love Paris, after which Dinah leaves and Tracy interrogates them witheringly (a famous Barry scene). Afterwards, in the pavilion for cocktails, Tracy, fearing the reporters may guess the true reason her father isn’t there, introduces Uncle Willie as if he were her father. Then, when her actual father arrives, Tracy introduces him as Uncle Willie. Later, with George and Dexter joining the mayhem, Uncle Willie (as Seth) sings She’s Got That Thing in response to Mike’s totally innocent question about the secret of Tina Mara’s allure. After which they all go to lunch.

Later, Tracy’s world unravels even more. It happens by the pool. Dexter is the culprit, mercilessly stripping away her illusions of perfection. By act’s end she is alone and confused- about George (suddenly he seems so pompous), about Mike (he suddenly seems so sweet), about her father (how can Mother even think of forgiving him?) Staring out at “the True Love,” she remembers her blissful honeymoon cruise with Dexter on that very yacht, conjures up that Dexter of old, and, along with him, sings True Love. When Mike enters to remind her about Uncle Willie’s party (guests are already arriving) the memory fades. Mike leaves. Tracy picks up a bottle of champagne – a drink she’s sworn off, since (according to Dexter) she tends to do wildly uncharacteristic things when she drinks it – and starts gulping it down.

When ACT TWO opens we’re at Uncle Willie’s house, it’s 4 a.m. and the last guest has gone home. Tracy won’t stand for it! Guzzling champagne as if there were no tomorrow, she insists – despite George’s protests – that the party must go on, which at this point means dancing with the staff –Let’s Misbehave. George storms out, mortified. Dinah, thrilled, races off to find Dexter. Tracy, quickly wearing out the staff, dances off with Mike, leaving Liz to handle lecherous Uncle Willie, whom she still believes is Seth -I’m Getting Myself Ready for You.
At Dexter’s house, Dexter, packing to leave, sings It Was Just One of Those Things. Dinah rushes in, sees what he’s planning and calls him a coward. When he says there’s nothing he can do, so why stay on, three magic words change his mind: “She’s drinking champagne.”

Back at Uncle Willie’s, the staff is in the kitchen when Tracy runs in, hears George and hides. –Well, Did You Evah? Enter George. The staff covers. Exit George. Enter Liz, who hides with Tracy. Enter Uncle Willie. Again, the staff covers. Exit Willie. Tracy and Liz emerge. Thinking Uncle Willie is returning, Liz flees. But it’s George who comes back. Reluctantly, Tracy leaves with him. Neither of them notices Mike, clutching a champagne bottle, following George.

Outside, George reminds Tracy they’ve a rather big day tomorrow, or has she forgotten? She looks puzzled. Mike arrives. “Well, I certainly haven’t forgotten.” George tells her he’s going to assume this behavior won’t happen again, and stalks off. Mike tells Tracy she can’t marry that guy; he’s not good enough for her. Outraged, she calls him a snob. In response, he sings You’re Sensational, then kisses her. “Golly,” she says. (In the distance, revelers sing Let’s Misbehave.) She asks if he’d like to go for a swim. He says he doesn’t have a suit. She says, “You won’t need one; Dexter and I always swam after parties.” And with that, she dashes off, Mike, champagne bottle in hand, racing after her.

Dexter and Dinah arrive to see Mike chasing Tracy through the woods, Tracy’s father chasing his wife, and Uncle Willie chasing Liz. Along the way, Dexter and Uncle Willie have a heart-to-heart –Say It with Gin. Finally, Mike catches up to Tracy at the pool –It’s All Right with Me.

Dexter, sitting on a patio near the pool, sees Liz wander by. Yes, he does know where Mike is. A sudden splashing is heard. Liz handles it well –He’s a Right Guy. Feeling for Liz, he explains about the Seth/Uncle Willie charade and the blackmail threat against the real Seth that underlies it all. Liz, incensed, says she’ll handle it and leaves. Then George shows up looking for Tracy. A moment later, Mike enters carrying Tracy, who’s feeling no pain and wearing only a robe. George is stunned. Mike says, “Seems the moment she hit the water, the champagne hit her.” Dexter stops George from punching Mike, gets Mike to take Tracy to her room, then reassures George in a way that only increases George’s worst suspicions.

The next morning, Tracy has a vague memory of being in a pool last night with someone other than George, as George can’t swim. When Mike enters, she realizes who it was, decides she obviously made love to him and therefore all is over. But of course it isn’t, and by the end George is gone, Tracy’s mother and father have mended things, the blackmail threat is removed, Mike’s realized Liz means more to him than he’d ever imagined, and Tracy, that it’s Dexter she loves and has always loved. With a wedding set but no bridegroom in sight, Dexter volunteers. Is he sure? Samantha shows he is and a reprise of True Love that this time it’s going to last. Dinah seems especially pleased. Like Puck, she’s had a hand in it all.

Roles Available:
All Auditionees - 18 years Old and Over

All auditionees need to be able to move. Auditionees will be given some choreography during the audition.

Tracy Samantha Lord: young, attractive, very rich bride-to-be, second time down the aisle, smart, witty, outgoing, strong-willed, energetic, tells it like it is, classy, athletic, funny, charming, sexy, when she wants to be, lives life to fullest, versatile, Playing age: 25 - 35yrs
Range: F to E sop/mezzo

Uncle Willie: loving, easy-going, harmless lush, extremely wealthy, loves the ladies, sweet, charming, witty, a bit forgetful, imbibe, keeps it together, lovable, comic relief, excellent comedic skills. Playing age: 50 – 60yrs
Range: B to G baritone/tenor

Margaret Lord: mature, classically lovely matriarch to the Lord family, epitome of high society matron, cheerful, mannered, sophisticated, poised, sense of humour. Playing age: 45 – 65yrs
Range: A to E mezzo/alto

C.K. Dexter Haven: young, handsome, jaunty, athletic, Tracy's former husband, Yale graduate, former drinker, adventurous sailor, boat designer, still in love with Tracy, sneaky. Playing age: 30 - 40yrs
Range: B to G baritone/tenor

Mike Conner: reporter, author, Liz's pal, talks big, tough, writes poetry, earthy, honest, witty, hopeless romantic, falls in love with Tracy. Playing age: 25 - 40yrs
Range: G to F baritone/tenor

Liz Imbrie: journalistic photographer, "gal Friday", inquisitive, very honest, strong, straight-ahead demeanour, loves Mike, sharp tongue, sharp mind. Playing age: 25 - 40yrs
Range: F to E sop/mezzo

George Kittredge: Tracy's fiancée, athletic, dashingly handsome, not known for mental prowess, honest, strong, gullible. Playing age: 35 - 45yrs
Range: G# to F# baritone/tenor

Seth Lord: mature, patriarch of Lord family, warm, friendly. Range A to G

Dinah Lord Tracy’s younger sister, innocent but knows what is really going on. Playing age: 16 - 21yrs
Range: B to E sop/mezzo

Polly: downstairs maid; Peg: upstairs maid; Arthur: butler; Chester: house man; Edmund: major domo; Patsy: cook; Sunny: scullery maid; Kelly: junior cook; Grace: junior maid; Stanley: houseboy.

Rehearsals:
Starts Monday 5 February 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays - 7.30pm start
Some Sundays - 2pm - 6pm

Performances:
10 - 12 & 15 - 19 May 2018
Evenings at 8pm
Matinee Saturdays - 12 & 19 May - 2pm

Venue:
The Arts Theatre

Information Night:
Information Night
Monday 13 November 2017 - 7.45pm
Maylands Church of Christ Hall - corner Portrush Road and Nora Street, Maylands

Auditions:
Audition Appointments to be made at the Information Night then from Tuesday 14 November please ring Carolyn on 0407 457 821

Sunday 19 November - 2pm to 10pm
Monday 20 November - 7pm to 10pm

Venue:
Maylands Church of Christ Hall - corner Portrush Road and Nora Street, Maylands

More Information:
Email The Met at themetsa@gmail.com or please ring Carolyn on 0407 457 821

WOLF LULLABY
Oily Rag Theatre

Written By: Hilary Bell
Directed By: Kristin Telfer

In a bleak, remote town, a small child is found murdered. Suspicion falls on nine-year-old Lizzie Gael. Angela, Lizzie’s young mother, is convinced her daughter is guilty. She must make the tortuous choice between ignoring what her intuition tells her, and presenting Lizzie to the police with painfully extracted information. Lizzie is constantly haunted by a nightmare ‘Wolf’ which seems to overwhelm her and, in her words, “swallow” her. It is not only Lizzie who is changed forever by the act. Her father Warren, bewildered and full of denial, and a local policeman, Ray, find their accepted beliefs crumbling around them. And Angela, at the end of the play, does not know how shew ill go on.

“Wolf Lullaby” is about the disturbing subject of children as mruderers. The play raises the question of chance – how close we can come to the edge and what it is – luck? Moral instinct? – that pulls most of us back. There is also an investigation of the the idea of truth: is it more imoprtant to a small child to tell the actual events as they happened, or to please the questioner – particularly if that person is the parent?

Roles Available:
ANGELA GAEL (stage age early 30s). Lizzie’s mum. Amicably separated from Warren, has primary care of Lizzie. Loves her daughter very much but can’t help being frightened and confused by her behaviour. Feels a lot of guilt in a lot of directions – guilt that Lizzie’s home life was disrupted by the separation, guilt that she is possibly to blame if Lizzie has done something terrible, guilt that she could suspect her own daughter of murder.

WARREN GAEL (stage age early 30s). Lizzie’s dad. Amicably separated from Angela, but remains a constant and loving presence in Lizzie’s life as much as he can. An optimist by nature who tries to see the best in people, especially his daughter.

RAY ARMSTRONG (stage age range 40s to late 50s). A local policeman. Gruff and “old school”, believes that some people are just born bad. Has some slightly unorthodox methods of scaring the local youth into better behaviour. He’s not able to let on how shaken he is by the murder, it’s the first time that something like that has happened in his community.

The role of LIZZIE will be played by Shannon Gray.

Rehearsals:
Commence Monday, 19 February 2018 (yes, during Fringe). Monday and Wednesday evenings, maybe some Sundays.

Performances:
3, 4, 5 and 10, 11, 12 May 2018 at 8 p.m.

Venue:
The Arch at Holden Street Theatres, 34 Holden Street Hindmarsh.

Auditions:
By individual arrangement between applicants and company.

Venue:
As above

More Information:
Kristin Telfer on 0417166293 or via oilyragtheatre@gmail.com

SPAMALOT
Marie Clark Musical Theatre

Written By: Book and Lyrics by ERIC IDLE
Music by JOHN DU PREZ & ERIC IDLE

A new musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture
“Monty Python and the Holy Grail”
From the original screenplay by
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin

BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiN™ THEATRICAL
ON BEHALF OF THEATRICAL RIGHTS WORLDWIDE, NEW YORK.
Directed By: Brian Godfrey
Musically directed by Ben Stefanoff
Choreographed by Rachel Dow & Rebekah Stonelaitken

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls?

Roles Available:
*please note: auditionees must be 18 by production week.*

KING ARTHUR
The King of England, who sets out on a quest to form the Knights of the Round Table and find the Holy Grail. Great humour. Good singer.

Vocal Range: Baritone [Low G2 -- High F4]
Stage Age: Late 30s-60s
Choreography note: Strong dancer with tap ability

THE LADY OF THE LAKE
A Diva. Strong, beautiful, possesses mystical powers. The leading lady of the show. Great singing voice is essential, as she must be able to sing effortlessly in many styles and vocal registers. Sings everything from opera to pop to scatting. Gets angry easily.

Vocal Range: Alto with large range [Low E3 -- High B6]
Stage Age: 20s-40s
Choreography note: Strong dancer/mover

SIR ROBIN
A Knight of the Round Table. Ironically called "Sir Robin the Brave," though he couldn't be more cowardly. Joins the Knights for the singing and dancing.

Additional characters: GUARD 1 and BROTHER MAYNARD, a long-winded monk.

Vocal Range: Tenor/Baritone [Low D3 -- High G4]
Stage Age: 20s-40s
Choreography note: Strong dancer with tap ability

SIR LANCELOT
A Knight of the Round Table. He is fearless to a bloody fault but through a twist of fate discovers his "softer side."

Additional characters: This actor MUST be great with character voices and accents, as he also plays THE FRENCH TAUNTER, an arrogant, condescending, over-the-top Frenchman; the KNIGHT OF NI, an absurd, cartoonish leader of a peculiar group of Knights; and TIM THE ENCHANTER, a ghostly being with a Scottish accent.

Vocal Range: Tenor/Baritone [Low C3 -- High E4]
Stage Age: 30s-40s
Choreography note: Strong dancer with tap ability

PATSY
King Arthur's horse and servant. Under-appreciated but always longing for Arthur's approval. Good, funny, physical mover.

Additional characters: Also plays MAYOR, a jolly red-faced man who advertises the merits of his hometown; and the drunken, useless GUARD 2.

Vocal Range: Tenor/Baritone [Low Bb3 -- High G5]
Stage Age: 30s-40s
Choreography note: Strong dancer with tap ability

SIR GALAHAD
A Knight of the Round Table. Begins as Dennis, a lower class "mud gatherer" who becomes knighted and transforms into the dashing Sir Galahad.

Additional character: Also plays PRINCE HERBERT'S FATHER, a wealthy, brutish Yorkshireman at odds with his sensitive son; and THE BLACK KNIGHT, who is always ready to duel despite multiple injuries.

Vocal Range: Tenor [Low Bb3 -- High Bb5]
Stage Age: 30s
Choreography note: Strong dancer with tap ability

SIR BEDEVERE
A Knight of the Round Table. An inept scholar.

Additional Character: Also plays DENNIS GALAHAD'S MOTHER, a shrill peasant woman; and CONCORDE, Sir Lancelot's horse.

Vocal Range: Tenor/Baritone with good falsetto [Low D3 -- High G4]
Stage Age: 30s-40s
Choreography note: Strong dancer with tap ability

HISTORIAN/NOT DEAD FRED/ PRINCE HERBERT/ MINSTREL/ FRENCH GUARD
A tweedy academic. Also plays NOT DEAD FRED, a sickly little fellow who -- despite others' beliefs -- claims he is "not yet dead"; a FRENCH GUARD, the condemnatory sidekick to the French Taunter; a MINSTREL in Sir Robin's band; and PRINCE HERBERT, the hopeful and frilly prince who loves to sing and pines for his love atop a tower.

Vocal Range: Tenor [Low A2 – High A5]
Stage Age: 20s-30s
Choreography note: Strong dancer with tap ability

MALE ENSEMBLE (6 men).
Seeking strong dancers and singers to play many roles including the other Knights of the Round Table, Sir Not Appearing, Sir Bohrs, Bodies in "Not Yet Dead," the Dancing Monk, the Dancing Nun, French Citizens, Finland Citizens, a French Guard, Robin's Minstrel, and more!

Vocal Range: All vocal ranges required, however must be strong singers
Stage Age: varies
Choreography notes: Strong dance preferred; tap skills a bonus.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE (6 women).
Seeking strong dancers and singers to play many roles including the Camelot Girls, the Laker Girls, a French Guard, Knights of Ni, two of Robin's Minstrels, French Citizens, Finland Citizens, and more!

Vocal Range: All vocal ranges required, however must be strong singers
Stage Age: varies
Choreography notes: Strong dance/movement skills preferred; tap skills a bonus.

Rehearsals:
Monday and Thursday evenings: 7.15pm - 10.15pm
Some Sunday afternoons will be required.
A full production schedule will be provided in the weeks leading up to the first rehearsal (end of January 2018).

Performances:
May/June 2018:
May 25 - 26 & May 30 - June 2 at 8pm
May 26 & June 2 at 2pm


Venue:
The Arts Theatre, Adelaide

Information Night:
Monday October 23 at 7.30pm
Hawthorn Church of Christ
42 Angas Road, Hawthorn

Auditions:
Saturday November 18, Sunday November 19 & Monday November 20 by appointment only.
Audition bookings will be first taken at the information night, and then links to book will become active on our website.

Further information will be posted on: www.marieclark.asn.au/spam18

Venue:
Hawthorn Church of Christ
42 Angas Road, Hawthorn

More Information:
Contact auditions@marieclark.asn.au

MY FRIEND, MISS FLINT
Tea Tree Players

Written By: Donald Churchill and Peter Yeldham
Directed By: TBA

When Tom Lambert, botanist and TV personality receieves a phone call one morning from the Inland Revenue enquiring about his PR consultant, a Miss Joanna Flint, he can honestly say he has never heard of her.
By lunchtime however, he knows all about Miss Flint and now wishes he didn't, after he finds out from Sarah, his accountant and Ex-Wife whom confesses that she invented the young lady as a tax dodge, and unfortunately the revenue have rumbled her.
In the ensuing turmoil a number of characters are not what they appear, as the confusions unravel in a highly entertaining comedy.

Roles Available:
MALE ROLES AVAILABLE :

TOM (aged 30-40) - Confident and amenable 459 cues
ALBERT (aged 45-50) - Non Descript, world weary, seedy 167 cues.
MR DODDS (50's) A Bit shabby, inland revenue inspector 200 cues

FEMALE ROLES AVAILABLE

LUCY (aged 30-40) - Attractive, perky, self assured 91 cues
SARAH (aged 30-40) - Well dressed, business like 262 cues.
C P LENS (50's) - Smart Dresser, Investigator 116 cues

Rehearsals:
Rehearsal nights are expected to be Monday and Wednesday evenings from the 27th of November, 2017, Rehearsals may include some weekends (open to negotiation.)

Performances:
PERFORMANCE DATES :
8pm 7th of February to the 10th of February, 2018
8pm 13th of February to the 17th of February, 2018
2:30pm Matinee performances on the 10th and 17th of February, 2018

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

Information Night:
For further information or to express interest in attaining a copy of the script for perusal, please contact the Tea Tree Players Secretary Damon Hill at damo_hill@hotmail.com

Auditions:
AUDITIONS will be held at the Theatre on
MONDAY THE 20th of November, 2017 and WEDNESDAY THE 22nd of November. 2017

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

More Information:
For further information or to express interest in attaining a copy of the script for perusal, please contact TTP Secretary Damon Hill at damo_hill@hotmail.com

THE VICAR OF DIBLEY
Noarlunga Theatre Company

Written By: A stage play by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter adapted from the original TV series by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhem-Archer.
With kind permission of Tiger Aspects Productions
Directed By: Myles Leon

This stage version of The Vicar of Dibley takes its source primarily from the first two series of the show aired between 1994 - 1998. In this script adaption created by Ian Gower, is primarily the reception of a female vicar that receives upon being assigned to a small farming village called Dibley.

At first the village community are horrified at having received a female Vicar from the head church. however eventually they learn to accept her as she learns (and challenges) the steadfast ways of the village. She manoeuvres her way into the hearts of the parishioners and the community in which she lives in.

Roles Available:
The Vicar - Geraldine Grainger
Geraldine is the bouncy, bubbly, curvy female. She has a keen sense of moral correctness and will stand up for injustice. She also has a deep love of the people of Dibley and also has an even love of chocolate. Geraldine is a mainstream Christian but she has the occasional problem with persuading others to feel the same way. Her sexual ethics match village standards rather more closely than the bible would permit
Aged 35 - 45 years, with a solid British Accent.

Alice Tinker
Alice is a few sandwiches short of a picnic. She has a heart of gold but doesn't understand many of the common issues of life.
She presents her humour in a very concrete style and has a childlike understanding of the world. Gets very sensitive upset, but too thick to be offended and very easily confused, and has a vivid imagination. Must be able to sing I'm so Lucky" - Kylie Minogue over the top and dance.
Need to optimise the dumb thick blonde. Prefer someone small but not applicable. Aged 25 - 35 years.

David Horton
David enjoys being in charge. He's a Cambridge educated, upper-class and although divorced, an upholder of stern traditional family values - very upper lip English. He longs for tradition, law and order the status quo. David certainly isn't the most tolerant person, and doesn't suffer fools gladly. He enjoys doing good deeds, but only when it will benefit him. He finds Geraldine difficult to get on with, because of her gender.
Aged mid 40's - mid 50's.

Hugo Horton
Hugo is the veritable puppet by his controlling father. He has been brought up only by David, most of his childhood.
He aims to avoid conflict, and always aims to please most people. His is in love with Alice Tinker.
Slightly tall and able to optimise the dub look. Aged 30 - 40 years.

Frank Pickle
Frank is very "English" and very "public school" in appearance. He is highly eccentric in both manner and dress, and outstandingly well spoken. However, whilst he speaks well, most of the Dibley wish he would speak a little less, he has been known to bore people to sleep when he speaks. As Clerk of the Parish Council, he's keen to take the minutes, which can be hours, accurately as possible, but has a habit of dithering and annoying everyone. Late 40's +

Jim Trott
Jim has a very unfortunate stutter, insofar as he precedes almost every statement is "No, no, no, no.......yes". Residents find this annoying, time consuming and confusing when trying to gain a straight answer. This aside, Jim spends a lot of time generally dithering anyway and so rarely manages to achieve much. He often speaks of his sexual desire for all breathing females. Aged 50+

Owen Newitt
Owen is a local farmer and a parish council member with a very earthy manner. He lives alone at the farm with his animals and is famous for displaying extremely personal hygiene, compounded with chronic problems with his stomach and bowels. He has a thing for the Reverend Gerry. He often uses the word 'bloody', describing the word as 'a useful adjective'. Tall looking. Aged 45+

Lelitia Cropley
Lelitia is a very caring lady who longs to provide nourishing refreshment and sustenance to her close friends and neighbours, and ensures the church is full of attractive flower arrangements. This problem is her creativity ways, and could be described as rather eccentric. She was veey naughty as a young girl and wishes she could start again. Loves to knit. Aged mid 50+

Children

4 Children - 2 boys, 2 girls - aged 10 - 15

Rehearsals:
Wednesday Nights - 7.30pm - 10.00pm
Sunday Afternnons - 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Base 10 - 10 Main South Road, Old Reynella

Performances:
Friday 1st June 2018 - 8pm
Saturday 2nd June 2018 - 2pm & 8pm
Friday 8th June 2018 - 8pm
Saturday 9th June 2018 - 2pm & 8pm

Venue:
The Arts Centre - Port Noarlunga - 22 Gawler St

Auditions:
Sunday 26th November 2017 - 2pm - 4pm
The First lot of auditions are for the Characters of The Vicar - Geraldine Grainger & Alice Tinker.
Other characters will be auditioned in late January - Early February 2018
Scripts are available.

Venue:
Base 10 - 10 Main South Road, Old Reynella

More Information:
Myles Leon - Director on 0421002802 or via mylesleon65@gmail.com

LES MISERABLES
South Coast Choral and Arts Society (SCCAS)

Composer: Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lyricist: Herbert Kretzmer
Book By Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg
Directed By: JJ Geelen (Director)
Derek Walter (Musical Director)

One of the world’s most iconic and longest-running musicals, Les Misérables tells the story of Jean Valjean, a former convict who spends a lifetime seeking redemption. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France and the aftermath of the French Revolution, this timeless story of intertwined destinies reveals the power of compassion and the quiet evil of indifference to human suffering. As Valjean’s quest for a new life carries him into Paris and to the barricades of the Student Revolution, he is hunted by Inspector Javert and the ghosts of his past. Amidst a battle for the soul of Paris, he discovers the true meaning of love and salvation. Performed in over 40 countries and 22 languages, and with a lush, swelling score that features such famed songs as “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” and “Bring Him Home,” Les Mis brings Victor Hugo’s revolutionary novel blazingly to life.

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Roles Available:
JEAN VALJEAN is the hero of the show. It is his life journey that we follow. Jean Valjean is supposed to be stronger than other men, and so physically should appear robust. He should reasonably carry himself as mature and paternal. Valjean's ability to change is his greatest asset. the key to his character is his great humanity and compassion. Jean Valjean is a vocally demanding role.
Vocal Range: Low A to High A

JAVERT is the inspector who serves as antagonist to Jean Valjean. Javert is unswerving in his belief that men cannot change for the good. "Once a thief, always a thief" is his mantra. At first glance Javert might appear to be the villain of the story, but on closer examination it is clear that he is not an evil man. He is aware that in society some people achieve control through evil and others through power of the law. He is a dedicated policeman, with a profound sense of duty. Unlike Valjean he cannot change. His attitudes are rigid and unmovable. He is stern, forbidding and lacking in
compassion. Javert should be an actor who can convincingly stand up to Jean Valjean.
Vocal Range: Low F to High F sharp

FANTINE is the beautiful young girl who, abandoned by her lover, is left to fend for herself and her daughter Cosette. She is rejected by society and forced through circumstances to become a prostitute. She is a brave woman defeated by life, sustained by her love for her daughter and clinging to her dignity. Sick with consumption, we witness her descent through poverty, hunger, cold, loneliness and destitution to death. She is a noble character, whose life becomes is a series of terrible events that rob her of her pride, character, and ultimately her life.
Vocal Range: G flat (below middle C) to D

EPONINE is the daughter of the Thenardiers. She is a young girl who is streetwise and tough, but also sensitive and lonely. She is in love with Marius, knowing that he will never love her. She bravely follows Marius to the Barricades in the hope that they will die there together. Once grown up, Eponine moves with her family to Paris where they fall on hard times. Now poor, living hand to mouth, she survives by helping her father break the law. Eponine is a tragic character, hopelessly in love with Marius. She sings one of the most famous numbers in the show, "On My Own," and should therefore be an excellent singer with a contemporary edge to her voice and an excellent actress.
Vocal Range: F sharp (below middle C) to E

MARIUS is the handsome romantic hero of the story. He is impulsive, passionate, willful and headstrong. His moods change according to his circumstances. He is sweet and tender but also capable of great courage and compassion. In Act 1 Marius plays Romeo to Cosette's Juliet. Marius matures after the Cafe Song as a result of his experiences on the barricade. Marius should have a lovely, lyrical voice with a contemporary edge. Vocal Range: Low A to High A flat

COSETTE is the beautiful daughter of Fantine. She is strong willed and loving. She is an intelligent, inquiring, personable girl. She is not in any sense a "soppy" romantic heroine. Once adopted by Jean Valjean, Cosette lives a comfortable, if secluded life. She is challenging to Valjean, behaving always with imagination and dignity. She falls instantly in love with Marius, changing her world and her priorities.
Vocal Range: B flat (below middle C) to High C (2 octaves above middle C)

ENJOLRAS is the student leader. He is handsome,brave and daring, although youthful. He combines his revolutionary ideals with a strong charismatic leadership. He is described by Victor Hugo as "a thinker, and a man of action". On the barricade he physically and vocally should dominate everyone else. He should ooze with charisma, be a natural leader, be good looking, and have a very strong high baritone or a tenor voice. Remember, Enjolras must lead the students to fight and ultimately die. His death at the barricade is one of the dramatic highlights of the show.
Vocal Range: A to G (above middle C)

MADAME THÉNARDIER is the wife of Thenardier, Madame Thenardier is as "one" with Thenardier. Together they con the world as partners in crime. They were made for each other, although she complains about him, she loves him deeply. She is coarse and vulgar, unhappy in her existence without knowing why. She is romantic, greedy, stupid, evil and larger than life. She is mean and nasty to Young Cosette and able to improvise in nearly any situation.
Vocal Range: G sharp (below middle C) to D

THÉNARDIER is the true villain of Les Miserables. He is embodiment of evil. That said, he should also possess a wicked sense of humor. He delights in cheating, robbing, fraud and blackmail, relishing every aspect of them with glee. He is tough, greedy, brutal, stupid and creafty and yet irresistable. He hates society and blames it and everyone else for all his misfortune. thenardier is also the opportunist and realist of the show. He is a thief, a liar, a cheat, steals valuables from the dead with no remorse. He is also the comic relief of the production. However, his comedy is based in reality and shouldn't be too exaggerated. He is married to Madame Thenardier and father to Eponine and Gavroche
(although he has abandoned Gavroche to the streets of Paris.)
Vocal Range: C (below middle C) to G sharp (above middle C)

BISHOP OF DIGNE is a good man who saves Valjean with his compassion. Don't overlook the importance of this role. The Bishop of Digne's compassion carefully establishes the premise of the show by literally buying Jean Valjean's soul for God.
Vocal Range: Low A to High E

GAVROCHE is Thenardier's son. He is left to fend for himself and lives by his wits in the streets of Paris. His "arch enemy" is Javert the Policeman. He is brave and witty. Think a young Artful Dodger. Gavroche has a very dramatic death at the barricade.
Vocal Range: B (below middle C) to G

YOUNG COSETTE is the child of Fantine. She is the ward of the Thenardiers forced into child labor and sings "Castle On A Cloud." She is a trembling little creature, underfed, beaten by Madame Thenardier and bullied by Eponine. Mak sure Cosette is small and looks properly pathetic and yet warms the audience's heart who should be sympathetic to her plight.
Vocal Range: A (below middle C) to C

YOUNG EPONINE is the pampered daughter of the Thenardiers. She does little except enter the stage and taunt Little Cosette. The role requires no singing or speaking. She should be a smaller version of grown Eponine and resemble Eponine in appearance and features.
Non-singing

THE ENSEMBLE plays a key role in Les Miserables. There are many featured roles/solos throughout the whole show and all are key to driving the piece forward. Characters include: The Students, The Chain Gang, farmers, workers, prostitutes, gentlemen, robbers, and many others.

Rehearsals:
Starting late January - Wednesday and Friday nights 7.15 to 10.15pm. Further rehearsals will be held Sunday afternoons 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm several weekends before opening night.

Performances:
Friday 11th May 2018 - 7.30 pm
Saturday 12th May 2018 - 2.00 pm and 7.30 pm
Wednesday 16th May 2018 - 7.30 pm
Friday 18th May 2018 - 7.30 pm
Saturday 19th May 2018 - 2.00 pm and 7.30 pm
Wednesday 23rd May 2018 - 7.30 pm
Friday 25th May 2018 - 7.30 pm
Saturday 26th May 2018 - 7.30 pm

Venue:
Victor Harbor Town Hall, 10-12 Coral St, Victor Harbor SA 5211

Information Night:
Wednesday 8th November 2017, 7.30 to 9.00 pm at the Victor Harbor Lutheran Church, 21 Adelaide Rd, Victor Harbor SA 5211

Auditions:
Saturday 9th December 2017, starting at 9.30 am starting with Ensemble auditions followed by Principal roles. Call back auditions will be conducted after a short lunch break. We plan to finish audition around 4.30 pm.

Note: we may consider earlier audition days/times for people wishing to audition and are unable to make it on audition day due to special circumstances.

Venue:
Adare Uniting Church, 5 Adare Avenue, McCracken SA, 5211

More Information:
JJ Geelen on 0407719338 or via j.geelen@bigpond.com

MUSICAL MOMENTS
Promise Adelaide

Presented by Promise Adelaide
Directed By: Ben Francis

For the past two years, Promise Adelaide has presented SOLD OUT seasons of 'Musical Moments' at the Adelaide Fringe. MM is an opportunity for emerging music theatre artists to perform in a supportive environment with like minded people of similar ages. Our shows feature hits from popular musicals, such as Matilda and Sound of Music, and lesser known material from new Broadway shows and films.

Roles Available:
With a rotating cast line up, there are opportunities for around 28 performers aged 15 or under at the time of performance. Each performer will sing a solo, duet and feature in 2 or 3 group numbers.

Rehearsals:
It is essential that you are available on the days below:
Saturday 3rd February or Sunday 4th February*
Saturday 10th February or Sunday 11th February*
​Saturday 24th February 8:30am - 1pm (SHOW 1 ONLY)
Sunday 25th February 8:30am - 1pm (SHOW 2 ONLY)
*On these days, you will be called for a one-hour session for your solo and duet, and a three-hour session for group numbers*

Performances:
Wednesday 28th February @ 7:30pm
Friday 1st March @ 7:30pm

Venue:
The Moet and Chandon Pavillion
South Australian Jockey Club - Morphettville Racecourse
79 Morphett Road, Morphettville, SA, 5043

Information Night:
All information and registrations through http://www.promiseadelaide.com/musicalmomentsregistration.html

Auditions:
Auditions will be held on Friday 15th December and Saturday 16th December from 10am - 8pm. Each audition will be closed and individual. You will be expected to sing a chosen musical theatre song, and have your vocal range and harmonies tested. It is recommended that you perform one of the songs you suggest on the registration form below. It is expected that you sing appropriate material. You are asked to bring MP3 backing tracks for each of your suggested songs. Please note that the audition booking and the application below must be completed for you to be considered for Musical Moments.

Venue:
Scotch College, Carruth Road, Torrens Park

More Information:
Trish Francis on 0447677615 or via promiseadelaide@yahoo.com.au

THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Now Productions

Written By: Rodgers & Hammerstein
Directed By: Joe Russell & Bianca Woods

Set in Austria on the eve of the Anschluss in 1938, the musical tells the story of Maria, who takes a job as governess to a large family while she decides whether to become a nun. She falls in love with the children, and eventually their widowed father, Captain von Trapp. He is ordered to accept a commission in the German navy, but he opposes the Nazis. He and Maria decide on a plan to flee Austria with the children. Many songs from the musical have become standards, such as "Edelweiss", "My Favorite Things", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", "Do-Re-Mi", and the title song "The Sound of Music".

Roles Available:
Maria Rainer, a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey

Captain Georg von Trapp

Max Detweiler, Captain von Trapp's friend, a music agent and producer

The Mother Abbess, the head of Nonnberg Abbey

Baroness Elsa Schräder "wealthy and sophisticated" and Captain von Trapp's would-be fiancée

Rolf Gruber, the 17-year-old Nazi delivery boy who is in love with Liesl

Sister Bertha, the Mistress of Novices

Sister Margareta, the Mistress of Postulants

Sister Sophia, a sister at the Abbey

Herr Zeller, the Gauleiter

Franz, Captain von Trapp's butler

Frau Schmidt, Captain von Trapp's housekeeper

The Children:
Liesl von Trapp, age 16
Friedrich von Trapp, age 14
Louisa von Trapp, age 13
Kurt von Trapp, age 11
Brigitta von Trapp, age 10
Marta von Trapp, age 7
Gretl von Trapp, age 5

Ensemble includes nuns, high-society neighbors of Captain von Trapp who attend the ball thrown in Elsa's honor, Nazi soldiers and contestants in the festival concert

(Please note - this is a Youth Production - the adult characters will be played by young people aged 12+ and the children will be played by young people under 12 - though height will be considered before age)

Rehearsals:
Saturdays & Sundays: 27th January to 8th April (mainly afternoons but some mornings will also be required) - NOW Studios in Gawler

9th-15th April - You should be available for all dates on this week until the Production Week schedule is confirmed. Dress Rehearsals & Performances will be at the Barossa Arts & Convention Centre in Tanunda

Performances:
To be confirmed - 4 performances during the week of 9th-15th April

Venue:
The Barossa Arts & Convention Centre

Auditions:
Monday 18th December - please complete the application form for an audition time:

https://nowproductionssa.weebly.com/the-sound-of-music.html

Venue:
NOW Studios in Gawler East

More Information:
Mandy via nowproductionssa@gmail.com