SEVENTEEN
University of Adelaide Theatre Guild

Written By: Matthew Whittet
Directed By: Angela Short & Matthew Chapman

Tom, Mike, Edwina, Sue and Ronny are 17 and they're seriously celebrating. Teetering on the cusp of adulthood, this is the night they say goodbye to adolescence...and hello again...Truths are revealed, passions unveiled, relationships fall apart and blossom. Everything is going to change. But who says you're only young once?

Roles Available:
GROUP AUDITIONS FOR ACTORS AGED 50+

All actors will need to be aged 50+, except for LIZZY who is slightly younger. The characters they will be playing are all recent year 12 graduates.

RONNY: Scared, lonely, kind. We all know a Ronnie: the weird kid in the back of the class that nobody wants to deal with. School has been the safest place for him for some time. He is desperately unhappy but determined to be positive.

MIKE: Determined, arrogant, fun. Mike is the ringleader of the night's events, planning everything in detail. Of everyone, he is the most aware of how massive the future is going to be. He is in a relationship with SUE.

TOM: Thoughtful, awkward, loyal. Tom has been in the shadow of MIKE, his best friend, for years. Spurred on by a note written by his younger self he is beginning to take charge of his own future which may or may not feature everyone else.

SUE: Popular, forthright, vain. Until now everything has been easy for Sue. She has never had to try hard at anything before. With the end of school approaching the night allows Sue to begin to really evaluate what she is good at and what she wants. She is in a relationship with MIKE.

EDWINA: Intelligent, sarcastic, reserved. Edwina is used to being drawn into SUE'S crazy schemes but the events of this night, as well as her own natural defences, may push her too far.

LIZZIE: MIKE'S younger sister. A delinquent in the making. Unburdened by the self-consciousness of the older teenage years, she sees through their bullshit. She looks up to SUE.

Rehearsals:
First read-through: Mid-June, exact date to be confirmed.
Rehearsals: Commencing mid-July, exact date to be confirmed. Rehearsals generally take place Tuesday & Thursday evenings, 7pm-10pm & Sunday afternoons in various locations on the North Terrace Campus which will be indicated on the rehearsal schedule.

Performances:
Opening Night: Saturday 12 October 2019, 7.30pm
Matinee: Sunday 13 October 2019, 4pm
Season Wednesday to Saturday 16-19 and 23-26 October 2019, 7.30pm

Venue:
Little Theatre, The Cloisters, University of Adelaide

Auditions:
GROUP AUDITIONS
Saturday 26 January 2019, 9am, 10am, 11am and 12 non.

AUDITION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY via email to theshortsdownunder@hotmail.co.uk

Each group will consist of up to 4 auditionees.
It is anticipated that each group audition will last for approximately 1 hour and will commence on the hour from 9am.
Please be prepared to audition in front of each other. If this is a problem, please let us know in advance and the director will contact you directly.

To book a place in one of the group auditions, please email theshortsdownunder@hotmail.co.uk
advising:

• Which role you are auditioning for
• Which group audition you would like to attend (9am, 10am, 11am or noon)
• Contact telephone number

You will be required to:

• Be familiar with extracts from the play which will be emailed to you after an audition slot has been booked.
• Be prepared to read other excerpts from the play which you won’t see until the day.
• Be prepared to have a chat with the Directors
• Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow yourself time to prepare for your audition and to complete an
audition form.

We recommend you wear loose comfortable clothing and bring water.

Please be aware that everyone involved in a Theatre Guild show is required to be a member of the Theatre Guild. Auditions are open to everyone but any roles offered will only be confirmed once you have become a member. Online memberships for 2019 will be available from February 2019. Further information on the Theatre Guild is available at www.adelaide.edu.au/theatreguild and www.facebook.com/uoatheatreguild

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.

IMPORTANT: There is ongoing construction work happening in The Cloisters until February. Please allow extra time to find somewhere to park, as the Cloisters car park will be blocked off. You can access the theatre on foot from Gate 10 Victoria Drive, and proceed around the west side of Union House to the theatre entrance.

More Information:
Contact Angela Short on 8313 5999 or email theshortsdownunder@hotmail.co.uk

GOING POSTAL
Unseen Theatre Company

Written By: Terry Pratchett, Adapted by Stephen Briggs, mucked about with for Unseen Theatre Company by Pamela Munt
Directed By: Pamela Munt

Perhaps there’s a shot at redemption for a man who is prepared to push the envelope….

Moist von Lipwig was a con artist, a fraud and a man faced with a life choice: be hanged, or put Ankh-Morpork’s ailing postal service back on its feet. It was a tough decision.

With the help of a golem who had been at the bottom of a hole in the ground for over two hundred years, a pin fanatic and Junior Postman Groat, he’s got to see that the mail gets through.

In taking on the evil chairman of the Grand Trunk Semaphore Company and a midnight killer, he’s also got to stay alive.

Getting a date with Adora Bell Dearheart would be nice, too.

In the mad world of the mail, can a criminal succeed where honest men have failed and died?


Roles Available:
Many and varied.

Rehearsals:
Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoon/evening (negotiable with cast)

Performances:
May 2 to 11 at 8pm

Venue:
Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angas Street Adelaide

Auditions:
January 27th at 4pm

Venue:
Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angas Street, Adelaide

More Information:
Contact Pamela Munt via email pamela@unseen.com.au

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
Now Productions

Written By: Ian Fleming
Directed By: Joe Russell & Bianca Woods

Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming's children's book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find "Truly Scrumptious".

An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car has magical properties including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself. The family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchman, the Child Catcher.

Filled with amazing stage spectacle and unforgettable songs, including the Academy Award nominated title song, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a high-flying fun-filled adventure for the entire family.

Roles Available:
This will be a youth production casting performers aged 7-21 for principal and ensemble roles

Rehearsals:
Saturdays & Sundays 2nd February to 17th March - main rehearsals (Saturday afternoons & all day Sundays) - NOW Studios in Gawler

Monday 11th March (Public Holiday) - main rehearsals (all day) - NOW Studios in Gawler

Wednesday 20th & Wednesday 27th March - sitzprobe orchestra rehearsals (evenings) - Playford Band Hall in Elizabeth Vale

Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st March - compulsory full rehearsals with the orchestra (afternoons) - venue to be confirmed

Wednesday 3rd to Saturday 6th April - compulsory dress rehearsals & performances (times to be confirmed) - Barossa Arts & Convention Centre in Tanunda

Performances:
4th-6th April (4 performances)

Venue:
Barossa Arts & Convention Centre

Auditions:
Sunday 27th January by appointment only. Apply online at www.nowproductionssa.com.au

Venue:
NOW Studios, 11 Calton Road, Gawler East 5118

More Information:
Contact Joe Russell email nowproductionssa@gmail.com

PILGRIMS
Oily Rag Theatre

Written By: Claire Kiechel
Directed By: Kristin Telfer

“Pilgrims” is a one act drama that made The Kilroys LIST in 2016 and was a finalist the same year in the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference.

The play takes place on board the Destiny, a starship transporting hundreds of migrants from Earth to their new home in a colony far beyond. Two solo passengers, an ex-soldier and a young woman, are assigned to the same cabin. The cabin steward, an AI called Jasmine, is regretful for this mistake and promises everything will be sorted out. It soon turns out however that the two passengers will have to bunk together for the duration of the journey, and be confined to their cabin due to a vaguely described “quarantine”. With only each other (and Jasmine when she visits) for company, the Girl and Soldier start to pass the time playing games of make-believe, in which their own stories and secrets start to be revealed.

Praised as “haunted and haunting” (The Chicago Sun Times), and “fresh, absorbing and tautly told” (Sarasota Magazine), “Pilgrims” is a delicate examination of trauma and the healing process that Oily Rag Theatre are excited to be presenting as their first show at the Bakehouse Theatre, in 2019.

Please note that “Pilgrims” contains scenes depicting acts of a sexual nature. These will be done in a stylised manner with no nudity required.

The role of the Girl will be played by Shannon Gray.

Roles Available:
The Soldier: Male, stage 27. A veteran of the third war, suffering from PTSD following a disastrous mission. Hyper vigilant of his surroundings and usually able to regulate his behaviour, but capable of exploding in rage and trauma. Lonely, hurt and angry.

Jasmine: Female, stage age mid 20s to mid 30s. A humanoid AI who serves as the personal steward for Cabin 1256 on the starship Destiny. She is not the latest model of this type of droid, but still perfectly good. Soothing, calm, charming, she wants your Destiny experience to be the best it can possibly be.

Rehearsals:
Will begin mid to late April 2019. Two evenings a week, schedule to be negotiated with the cast. Venue will probably be the Goodwood Community Centre and Stomping Ground Studios in Stepney.

Performances:
1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 August 2019. Evening performances only, no matinees.

Venue:
The Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angas Street, Adelaide.

Auditions:
By personal arrangement. Please email director Kristin for PDFs of the audition pages, and provide possible dates in January that work for you. We will try to schedule people to read together.

Venue:
TBA - probably either the Goodwood Community Centre or Fullerton Community Centre

More Information:
Contact Kristin Telfer via email oilyragtheatre@gmail.com

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Adelaide Repertory Theatre

Written By: Charles Dickens. Adaptation by Patrick Barlow
Directed By: Megan Dansie

An hilarious new version of the beloved Dickens' Christmas story.
Audition pieces will be available prior to the audition date. Please wear comfortable clothes.

This is a fun, past paced adaptation of the classis Christmas tale. It is performed by 5 actors who play all the parts.

The part of Scrooge has already been cast. Actors provide voices for the characters portrayed by the movement performers. All actors other than Scrooge also play narrators, carol singers, debtors, spirits, etc.

Roles Available:
Actor Two – male

Must do standard English and cockney accents.
Plays Bob Cratchit, Marley’s ghost, Young Scrooge, Little Scrooge, Peter Cratchit, Katie Cratchit, Frederick’s children

Actor Three –female

Must do standard English, cockney, Northern English and sweet spoken Irish
Plays Mrs Lack, Lavinia Bentham, Mrs Grimes, Fran, Isabella, Ghost of Christmas Present, Martha Cratchit, Frederick’s housemaid

Actor Four – Female

Must do standard English and cockney accents.
Plays Hermione Bentham, Ghost of Christmas Past , Constance, Mrs Cratchit, mother

Actor Five – male

Must do standard English, cockney, Northern English and Irish
Plays Frederick, Mr Grimes, Mr Fezziwig, George, Kate Cratchit, Abigail Cratchit, Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, Passer-by

Rehearsals:
TBA

Performances:
Thu 14 Nov at 8pm 2019
Fri 15 Nov at 8pm
Sat 16 Nov at 8pm
Wed 20 Nov at 8pm
Thu 21 Nov at 8pm
Fri 22 Nov at 8pm
Sat 23 Nov at 2pm
Sat 23 Nov at 8pm

Venue:
ARTS Theatre. 53 Angas Street, Adelaide

Auditions:
Saturday February 2nd 2019 at The ARTS Theatre, 53 Angas Street, Adelaide by appointment only.

Venue:
ARTS Theatre. 53 Angas Street, Adelaide

More Information:
Contact Megan Dansie on 0413 800 221 (outside office hours only) or email aislinn@internode.on.net

DIVIDING THE ESTATE
Red Phoenix Theatre

Written By: Horton Foote
Directed By: Libby Drake

Set in 1987, matriarch Stella Gordon is determined not to divide her family Texas estate, despite their declining wealth. But Stella is 85 years old, and her family smell their inheritance coming. Mary Jo is deeply in debt and wants to divide the estate before her mother dies. Lewis drinks and gambles his anticipated inheritance. Grand-daughters have extravagant plans. Family members, including the servants, take sides in the debate, and wonder how much, if anything, there actually is to inherit. The play begins as light comedy in Act 1 but turns dark in Act 2 as tensions rise. (Red Phoenix's theme for 2019 is Money.)

Roles Available:
Sissie. 20s, spoilt and pampered grand-daughter of the matriarch. Divorced. Sister of Emily.

Emily. 20s, spoilt and pampered grand-daughter of the matriarch. Married for a week and her parents had the marriage annulled. Sister of Sissie.

Pauline. Dedicated school teacher in her mid 20s. Engaged to the grandson of the matriarch, Son, who runs the estate. Meeting the family for the first time and continually tries to make conversation against the backdrop of events.

NOTE: No accents required

Rehearsals:
First Reading Sunday 16 June.
Rehearsals commence on Monday 17 June.
Mondays and Wednesdays 6.30 to 9.45
Sundays 12.00 - 5.00

Performances:
Thursday 22nd to Saturday 24th August at 7.30pm
Wednesday 28 to Saturday 31 at 7.30pm
Matinee on Sunday 25th at 2.00pm

Venue:
Holden Street Theatres, The Studio, 34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh

Auditions:
Saturday 2nd February, 10.00am to 5.00pm.
Auditions by appointment only.

Venue:
Theatre Bugs hall. 79 Beulah Road, Norwood.

More Information:
Contact Michael Eustice on 0404 595 240 or email info@redphoenixtheatre.com

THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE
St Jude's Players

Written By: Andrew Bovell
Directed By: Geoff Brittain

Synopsis
Bob and Fran Price have four adult children. Each child has his or her own unique struggles and secrets that they try to keep hidden from their parents, but Fran has a knack for knowing what is true in each of their lives, whether it is an unhappy marriage, heartbreak, redefined sexuality, or drug use. As the children try to redefine their lives separately from the hopes and dreams of their parents, what is real and genuine in the Price family falls apart under scrutiny, and Bob and Fran must redefine their relationships with their children and with each other.
Funny, poignant, and heartbreaking, Things I Know to be True examines the dynamics of a family and how they understand truth in the face of tragedy.


Roles Available:
Please note Bob, Fran and Rosie have been already cast.

Mark/Mia - stage age 32
Questions the very essence of his identity. Identifies as transgender and starts the play in the closet calling herself Mark

Ben - stage age 28
Appears to be the dunce of the family, but is cocky and harbours an ugly secret.


Rehearsals:
Tues, Thurs nights from 7pm
Sun afternoons from 2 pm
Will begin in late May/early June

Performances:
Aug 8 - 10 & 15 - 17.
8pm evenings
2pm both Sat matinees

Venue:
St JUde's PLayers
444 Brighton Road
Brighton

Auditions:
Sat Feb 9th
1pm


Venue:
St JUdes Hall

More Information:
Contact Rosie Aust on email rosieaust@hotmail.com

CELEBRATION
The Stirling Players

Written By: Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall
Directed By: Patsy Thomas

Celebration is a wonderful comedy from the ever witty pens of Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall. One family with two events and as the saying goes, “Weddings and funerals, nothing like them for bringing out the best and worst in people”. Set in the early 1960s this lovely play introduces us to a very Northern family. The first act sees the family making wedding preparations and the second act is set six months later with the family returning from the funeral of their Uncle Arthur whose much disparaged and ignored by the family, mistress turns up. A very entertaining observation of “the family”.

Roles Available:
Roles Available:
Stage ages given, good comic timing important.

Christine Lucas (The Bride) - 23 to 25 - ‘an ordinary pleasant girl’
Rhoda Lucas (Bride’s mother) – Middle aged, pleasant but strong willed woman
Edgar Lucas (Bride’s father) – Middle-aged, balding and of a rather retiring nature
Jack Lucas (Bride’s brother) – 25 to 30 – single, bombastic nature
Irene Howes (Bride’s cousin) –19 to 20 – a plain, slow girl with an obviously low I.Q.
Lilian Howes (Bride’s Aunt) – Irene’s mother – middle aged, a small, thin-lipped woman
Frank Broadbent (Bride’s Uncle) – In his mid-forties. The most prosperous member of the family and very conscious of this fact.
Arthur Broadbent (Bride’s Great-Uncle) – About sixty to seventy – he is more or less permanently, though not too obviously, drunk
Stan Dyson (Irene’s Fiancé) – Nineteen – an aggressive, wiry young man.
Bernard Fuller (The Groom) – 25 – an ordinary pleasant young man lacking in personality.
Edna Fuller (Groom’s Mother) – A wisp of a woman, perpetually concerned about her health who continually scratches the backs of her hands.
Alice Fuller (Groom’s Aunt) – Small “plumb” unfit middle-aged woman
Lionel Fuller (Groom’s cousin) – Mid-twenties, polite and in this company, almost unctuous. A high-pitched voice.
Margo Fuller (Groom’s cousin’s wife) – In her early twenties. A cheerful “tart” who shuffles about in old slippers.
May Beckett – in her fifties. A blowsy, badly made-up woman.
Sgt. Major Tommy Lodge – in his mid to late forties. A small and sprightly man who makes more use of the army than the army makes of him

Rehearsals:
Rehearsals:
Rehearsals held at Stirling Theatre, Stirling
Tuesdays and Thursdays 7.30pm – 10pm
Sunday afternoons – 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Starting Sunday 7 July 2019

Performances:
Performances at Stirling Community Theatre
13th (Opening Night), 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th September at 8pm
Sunday 15th and Sunday 22nd at 4pm.

Venue:
Stirling Community Theatre, Avenue Road, Stirling

Auditions:
Auditions:
Tuesday 26 February from 7.00pm at Stirling Community Theatre, Avenue Road, Stirling
There will be audition pages from Celebration provided at audition. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the allocated audition time to become reasonably familiar with these script excerpts. You may be asked to vary your interpretation of character during the audition and/or read an unseen piece from the play. An English accent is required although please note an English North country accent is not required.

Venue:
Stirling Community Theatre, Avenue Road, Stirling

More Information:
Contact Patsy Thomas on 0498 677 761 or email dth27480@bigpond.net.au

ROOKERY NOOK
Tea Tree Players

Written By: Ben Travers
Directed By: Barry Hill

Newlywed Gerald has arrived to stay at ‘Rookery Nook’, a holiday cottage, presided over not only by a harridan of a housekeeper, Mrs. Leverett but worse, by his sister-in-law Gertrude.

After Gerald has gotten rid of everyone for the night a pretty girl turns up in nothing but pyjamas, demanding to be rescued from her tyrannical German stepfather. So, compromising a scenario must be kept secret at all costs. All would be fine were it not for nosy neighbours, dastardly friends, fearful relatives and impending wives.

Roles Available:
M -Gerald Popkiss - A newly wed. Married to Clara, Gertrude’s sister. Awkward and prone to speaking before thinking. Cultured English accent essential - Stage age 30s or 40s (613 Cues)

M -Clive Popkiss -Gerald’s cousin, a charming young man with an eye for the ladies. Currently staying with the Twines. Cultured English Accent essential -Stage age 30s or 40s (to match Gerald’s age) (414 Cues)

F -Gertrude Twine – Formidable - A ‘well to do’ woman, suspicious and critical of others. Cultured English accent essential Stage - age 50s (143 Cues)

M- Harold Twine - Gertrude’s weak, hen-pecked husband. Timid, easily led – Cultured English accent essential - Stage age 50s to match Gertrude (196 Cues)

F -Mrs Leverett - The housekeeper of Rookery Nook, very nosy and likes to gossip. Takes no nonsense. English regional accent - Stage age – 50s (138 Cues)

F -Rhoda Marley - An innocent young girl who mysteriously turns up at Rookery Nook in her pyjamas. English accent - Stage age – late 20s or early 30s (170 Cues)

F -Clara Popkiss- Sister to Gertrude and married to Gerald. Suspicious of Gerald’s behaviour. English accent - Stage age – 30s (35 Cues)

F -Poppy Dickey - A local zany girl with a questionable reputation. Sells flags to raise money for the lifeboats. English regional accent - Stage age 20s (35 Cues)

M -Putz -Rhoda’s Prussian father. A strict, domineering man with a savage dog. German accent - Stage age late 40s or 50s or 60s (50 Cues)

M -Admiral Juddy - A fierce and weather-beaten veteran who plays golf and swears in Chinese. (does not have to know any Chinese) English accent - Stage age 50s or 60s (37 Cues)

Rehearsals:
7/7:30pm Monday and Wednesday Evenings, Some sundays (tbd)

Performances:
8pm Wed the 21st of August to Saturday the 24th of August and 8pm Tuesday 27th of August to Saturday the 31st of August, 2019
2:30pm Matinee each Saturday

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

Auditions:
7:30pm Monday the 6th of May, 2019 and Wednesday the 8th of May, 2019

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

More Information:
Contact Barry Hill on 0400 827 634 or email barry1953@hotmail.com

VINTAGE HITCHCOCK - A LIVE RADIO PLAY
Tea Tree Players

Written By: Joe Landry
Directed By: Selena Carr

We’re on the air in five, four, three two…
‘Tonight, WBFR Playhouse of the Air and our sponsors present a trio of stories of suspense and mystery…’

Murder, mayhem and nostalgia collide in Vintage Hitchcock: A live radio play. A retelling of three of Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous stories — The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927), Sabotage (1936), and The 39 Steps (1935)— in the style of an old-time radio broadcast. Complete with sound effects and vintage commercials, all performed live onstage, it will take you back to the 1940’s, and, as it’s narrator announces eerily at the beginning, will ‘put murder back in the home- where it belongs’. So, relax, lean back and enjoy yourself – until the coroner comes...

The Lodger; a serial killer known as ‘The Avenger’ is stalking the streets of London in 1888. Have Mr and Mrs Bunting unwittingly taken as a lodger the very same man? And what will happen to their beautiful daughter Daisy, who is the very type of girl that the Avenger chooses to target…

Sabotage; Mr Anton Verloc owns a cinema in the heart of London with his American wife, Winnie and her teenage brother, but this is just a cover for his terrorist activities. Will the police discover his secret before his most daring plan is put into action?

The 39 steps; Richard Hannay becomes embroiled in an international spy ring known only as ‘The 39 Steps’. Murder soon follows, and after a case of mistaken identity he must elude the police. Together with his unwilling accomplice, Pamela, he must clear his name and stop British secrets being sent abroad.

Roles Available:
Casting/Casting Call

Vintage Hitchcock: A live radio play has over 60 speaking parts, with all actors required to voice multiple roles and perform sound effects live on stage. Have you ever wanted to play a dashing hero, the devious villain, the damsel in distress or the nosy neighbour? Well, this is your chance to do it all! The ability to speak dialects (particularly English variations) is a plus, but not a must. What you must be is energetic, vocally flexible and willing to work in a group. The ensemble cast will serve as voice actors and Foley artists performing multiple parts with scripts in hand, just as you would for a traditional radio broadcast. We need the classic BBC presenter voice, Cockney, American, English with a European accent and an epic scream! We even need jingle singers! Bring your best voices and your enthusiasm and show us what you can do.

Notes: Auditions will be a cold reading in groups. You will be required to read at least 2 roles (with different voices) and demonstrate the ability to insert a sound effect on cue as required in the script (necessary properties will be demonstrated and supplied). If you have any special talents (musical, sound effect, voices) please let us know as we would love to utilise existing talents.

Rehearsals:
7/7:30pm Mondays and Wednesdays. Some Sundays May be required. TBA.

Performances:
8pm October the 2nd to the 5th, 2019
and 8pm, October the 7th to October the 12th, 2019

2:30pm Matinee each Saturday

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

Auditions:
7:30pm Monday, June the 17th and Wednesday June the 19th, 2019

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

More Information:
Contact Selena Carr on 0402 283 089 or email selenahcarr@gmail.com

ALADDIN - PANTOMIME
Tea Tree Players

Written By: Joshua Dixon
Directed By: Damon Hill

Join our hero Aladdin on his thrilling quest to outwit the evil magician Abanazer, marry the beautiful Princess Jasmine and earn his fortune; all with a bit of help from the legendary Genie of the Lamp! Giggle at Wishee Washee’s gags, marvel at Widow Twankey’s fabulous frocks and immerse yourself ina story of magic, love and adventure.Featuring toe-tapping numbers, dazzling effects and comedy by the lamp-load, this panto is everything you could wish for!

Roles Available:
ALADDIN- (F) Male role played by a female. Widow Twankeys son and Wishee Washee’s brother. Helps out in the Chinese laundry. Aladdin is streetwise but goodhearted. Confident and a bit cocky without being annoying or irritating. He also interacts directly with the audience in a few places. Needs to be able to sing and move. Stage age 20-25

PRINCESS JASMINE-(F) The female heroine role. Lives in the palace with her overbearing mother. Virtuous and beautiful but certainly not a pushover. Keeps her wits about her. Needs to be able to sing and dance. Stage age 18-25

WIDOW TWANKEY-(M) The dame role played by a male. Aladdin and Wishee Washee’s mother. She runs a chinese laundry. Loud, boisterous, doesn’t suffer fools lightly. Always on the prowl for a new lover. Needs to be confident in interacting directly with the audience and throwing banter. Needs to sing and move. Stage age 40-60

WISHEE WASHEE-(M) The audiences friend. Works in the chinese laundry with his brother Aladdin and mother, Widow Twankey. He is overly enthusiastic and energetic and easily builds a rapport with the audience. Needs to sing and move. Stage age 20-30

ABANAZER- (M) The villain. A conniving and scheming Egyptian magician and sorceror, who has a cohort of demons at his will. He elicits boos and hisses from the audience. Must be confident in interacting directly with the audience and bantering with them. Needs to sing and move. Stage age 30-60.

SPIRIT OF THE RING-(F) A good sorceress. She is good and kind but has a lot of sass and is more down to earth than a traditional panto sorceress or fairy might be. Stage age 25 -60

PC PING- (M or F) One half of a bumbling pair of Policemen. Makes up part of the comic duo. Requires good comic timing and lots of energy. Needs to sing and move Stage Age 20-40

PC PONG- (M or F) The other half of the bumbling pair of Policemen. Makes up part of the comic duo. Requires good comic timing and lots of energy. Needs to sing and move Stage Age 20-40

EMPRESS –(F) Princess Jasmines strict and snobby mother, who overacts badly. Rather austere. stage age 40-60

Genie of the Lamp (M) a loud and brash egotist who thinks he is nothing short of fabulous. Wise cracking and enjoys showing off. Fancies himself quite a bit. Needs to sing and move. Stage age 35-50

Rehearsals:
Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7pm and some Sundays from late July, 2019

Performances:
7:30pm - November 22nd/23rd and 29th/30th and December 6th and 7th, 2019
2:30pm Matinee each Saturday (23rd/30th of November and 7th of December)

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

Auditions:
7:30pm, Tuesday July 23rd and Thursday July 25th, 2019

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

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