MAMMA MIA
The Metropolitan Musical Theatre Company of SA Inc (aka “The Met”)

Written By: Book by Catherine Johnson with songs by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus
Directed By: Director: Selena Britz
Choreographer: Carmel Vistoli
Musical Director: Jennifer Trijo

SYNOPSIS: The songs of the pop group ABBA provide the score for this romantic comedy that contrasts the dreams and desires of a young woman about to become a bride with those of her mother, a free spirit of the 70s who never married. “Mamma Mia!” takes place at a taverna on a Greek island.

Roles Available:
DONNA: (Mezzo Soprano: G3 – F#5) Female, Caucasian, early 40s, the mother of a 20-year-old girl. Attractive and free-spirited. A former lead singer in a group called "Donna and the Dynamos" who now owns and runs a hotel/casino on a Greek island. A strong feminist who also has a zany and vulnerable side. Mezzo belt with a full sound and pop sensibility. Lead.

TANYA: (Mezzo Soprano: G3 – F#5) Female, around 40, a former singer in the "Dynamos". Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty. Actor who sings. Mezzo belt. Lead.

ROSIE: (Alto: G3 – E5) Female, around 40, (often plus size) also a former singer in the "Dynamos" who now writes for and runs a feminist press. She’s confident, strong, and funny on the outside but shy underneath. Kooky and fun, good comic actress, bit of a clown. Actress who sings – Alto/Mezzo. Lead.

SOPHIE: (Mezzo/Soprano: G3 – A5) Female, Caucasian, Donna’s headstrong 20-year-old daughter. A very special young woman who is determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother. Has a wild, zany spirit even though she pursues a conventional marriage. Strong pop belt with upper mix. Lead.

SAM: (Baritone: A2 – F4) Male, 40-50, may be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, successful architect. Actor who sings. Bari/tenor. Supporting.

HARRY: (Tenor/Baritone: A2 – A4) Male, 40-50, may be Sophie’s father. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Actor who sings. Baritenor. MUST HAVE AN ENGLISH ACCENT. Lead. Acoustic guitar ability is a plus (14 bars in Thank You For The Music).

BILL: (Baritone: A2 – F4) Male, 40-50, (often English or Australian), may be Sophie’s father. A travel writer with no possessions or strings. Good-natured, always ready for adventure. Funny. Should be a very good actor who sings well. Bari/tenor. Lead.

SKY: (Tenor/Baritone: A2 – A4) Male, 25-32, Sophie’s fiancé. Athletic, very attractive – has given up his life as a successful young businessman in order to make over Donna’s taverna and marry Sophie. Strong singer. Tenor. Lead.

Chorus Parts:

ALI: (Mezzo Soprano: G3 – F#5) Female, early 20s, Sophie's friend. Impulsive and fun. Should contrast to Lisa and Sophie. Should sing and dance well. Featured ensemble role.

LISA: (Mezzo Soprano: G3 – F#5) Female, early 20s, Sophie's friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Very energetic and kooky. Should sing and dance well. Featured ensemble role.

PEPPER: (Tenor/Baritone: A2 – A4) Male, early to mid 20s, Sky's friend. Could be from anywhere. Helps run the hotel. Charming, handsome and loves women. Always flirting. Must be a good mover/dancer. Acrobatic skills a plus. Bari/Tenor. Featured ensemble role.

EDDIE: (Tenor/Baritone: A2 – A4) Male, 20-30, another friend of Sky's and a hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Must be a mover/dancer role. Bari/tenor. Featured ensemble role.

FATHER ALEXANDRIOS: The minister who officiates Sophie’s wedding. Often a heavy-weight Greek Orthodox priest, this is a potentially delightful little role for a character actor with some imagination. A nice little turn in Act 2 for someone who doesn’t want too much to sing. (Finale Numbers)

MALE and FEMALE ENSEMBLE: 18+, Dynamic dancers with vocal range and comedic chops. Also looking for some dynamic, diverse and interesting types/personalities who can harmonise well.

Music:
Please prepare a song in the style of the music of Mamma Mia. You will be required to bring sheet music for your song. An accompanist will be provided, please no karaoke tracks.

Rehearsals:
Monday and Wednesday nights 7:30-10:30pm
Some Sundays

Performances:
17-19th October and 22-26th October at 8pm
Matinee Saturdays 19th and 26th October 2pm

Venue:
The Arts Theatre

Information Night:
Monday 3rd June
7:45pm
at Maylands Church of Christ Hall
(cnr Nora St and Portrush Rd Maylands)

Auditions:
By appointment at info night
or from Tuesday 4th June:
phone: 0407 457 821
email:themetsa@gmail.com

Auditions will be held on:
Sunday 16th June 2 - 10pm
Monday 17th June 7:30 - 10pm

Music:
Please prepare a song in the style of the music of Mamma Mia. You will be required to bring sheet music for your song. An accompanist will be provided, please no karaoke tracks.

Venue:
Maylands Church of Christ Hall
(cnr Nora St and Portrush Rd Maylands)

More Information:
Contact Carolyn Mesecke on 0407 457 821 or email themetsa@gmail.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

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
Marie Clark Musical Theatre

Written By: Music by Mary Rodgers
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer
Directed By: Lauren Scarfe
Musical Director: Katie Packer
Choreographer: Vanessa Redmond

In this hilarious tweaking of the fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea", Queen Aggravain has ruled that none may marry until her son, Prince Dauntless marries. However, she has managed to sabotage every princess that came along. When Sir Harry and Lady Larken learn that they are going to be parents, wed or not, he goes off to the swamps and brings back Princess Winnifred ("Fred" to her friends). The queen is horrified and immediately begins to scheme, but Winnifred, with some help from Sir Harry, the King, and the Jester, isn't going to be quite so easy to get rid of.

Roles Available:
Princess Winnifred: Female, 18+ alto/mezzo belter, low A to high D-flat, an outspoken tomboy, not sophisticated (from the swamps) but highly intelligent, a breath of rough-around-the-edges fresh air, comedic powerhouse. Audition Song: Shy

Prince Dauntless: Male, 18+ baritone, low A to high E, a sweet but not-too-bright young prince, who has been kept under his mother's wing (and thumb) his entire life, he yearns to be married, but is prevented by his mother's strict - and unfair - tests. Audition Song: Man To Man Talk

Queen Aggravain: Female, 30+ alto, low A to B, every bit the overbearing mother figure to both her son Dauntless and her kingdom, Queen Aggravain isn't going to let just any princess up and take her son away from her, loud and sly. Audition Song: Sensitivity

King Sextimus: Male, 30+ the kind and gentle ruler of the kingdom, rendered mute by a witch's curse, a lovable man with an eye for the ladies of the castle, communicates through gesture/mime. Audition Song: Man To Man Talk

Lady Larken: Female, 18+ soprano, low D-flat to high A-flat, traditional lady in waiting, romantic, idealistic, but resourceful, has strict ideas about courtly behavior, in love with Sir Harry, but unable to marry him due to Aggravain's decree. Audition Song: Yesterday I Loved You

Sir Harry: Male, 18+ tenor, low C to high F, a dashing young knight, honorable to a fault - if a little full of himself, in love with Lady Larken, every inch the picture of a courtly knight, to the extreme. Audition Song: Yesterday I Loved You

Minstrel: Male, 18+ tenor, low D to high A-flat, traveling minstrel who is the storyteller both inside and out of the story, falls for Larken and does everything he can to help her out - forms a trio with the King and the Jester. Audition Song: Many Moons Ago

Jester: Male, 18+ tenor, low D-flat to high A-flat, the King's right-hand man and comic relief, dancer with strong physical comedy skills. Audition Song: Very Soft Shoes

Wizard: Male, 18+ baritone, low A to A, the Queen's confidant and the man behind the impossible tests she gives to each Princess, has a history in show business, does some magic tricks/sleight of hand.

Nightingale of Samarkand: Female, 18+ soprano, G-flat to high G, featured singing role. Audition Song: Nightingale Lullaby

Ensemble: Males & Females, 18+ Ladies, Lords, Knights and townspeople, all vocal ranges, strong singing actors who dance/move well.

More information: http://www.marieclark.asn.au/

Rehearsals:
Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons at Ardtornish Primary School, 2 Saarinen Avenue, Saint Agnes.

Performances:
October 25 – 31 & November 1 – 2 at 8pm October 28 & November 2 at 2pm

Venue:
The Goodwood Institute - 166 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood SA 5034

Auditions:
Saturday June 22nd, 1:00pm-6:00pm
Sunday June 23rd, 9:30am-4:00pm

All auditionees must attend a group choreography audition (30 minutes) session plus an individual audition (10 minutes).

Venue:
Ardtornish Primary School, 2 Saarinen Avenue, Saint Agnes.

More Information:
Contact Lauren Scarfe via email auditions@marieclark.asn.au
More information: http://www.marieclark.asn.au/

GOING POSTAL
Unseen Theatre Company

Written By: Sir Terry Pratchett
Directed By: Pamela Munt

Moist von Lipwig is 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 is a tough decision.

With the help of a golem who has 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? Perhaps there’s a shot at redemption for a man who’s prepared to push the envelope….


Roles Available:
Many and varied.
Too many to list here, but you need to be prepared to accept any role/roles you are offered. This is all part of the fun in a Pratchett show.

"There is no such thing as a small role. Only a "small" actor"

Rehearsals:
We are trying a different way of rehearsing this one.

We will have a couple of initial rehearsals, readings and character discussions on July 14th & 21st.

After that we will break for actors to learn their lines, and come back raring to go!!

Rehearsals will then continue on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from September 1st to performance dates.

Performances:
November 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30

Venue:
Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angas Street Adelaide

Auditions:
AUDITIONS - Sunday 30th June at 3pm.

Auditions conducted in groups doing a "cold read" from excerpts from the script.
No preparation required (although you could read a bit of Pratchett to familiarise yourself with his world if you haven't done so already).

Please register your attendance via email to: pamela@unseen.com.au

Please do NOT ask for more information. Just come along and all will be revealed!

Venue:
Bakehouse Theatre,
255 Angas Street,
Adelaide

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

CASH ON DELIVERY
Noarlunga Theatre Company

Written By: Michael Cooney
Directed By: Jerry Zimmer

This fast paced British farce concerns a con artist who has duped the welfare authorities for years by claiming every type of benefit for the innumerable people he claims live at his address. Just when he decides to kill off many of the imaginary dole recipients because matters are getting a bit too risky, welfare investigators show up. To outwit the investigators, the con artist enlists help from one of his real lodgers and from his Uncle George.

There will be a video campaign to market the play.
Actors will be required to record pieces to camera and participate in a video trailer for marketing on social media. To ensure this amazing play has a full audience, all cast members will be encouraged to share video clips on social media channels. Each actor will experience growth not only on stage, but will be gain camera performing experience as well.

Roles Available:
ALL ROLES ARE AVAILABLE
Eric. 30-45 yrs, Lead, 81pages
Linda 30-45 yrs, Erics wife. 41pages
Norman 30-45 yrs, Lodger, caught in the web. 56 pages
Uncle George 50-65 yrs, Partner in crime. 19 pages
(must be lithe and nimble as he is carried on stage, lies in window box and enters stage walking with stretcher strapped to body)
Mr Jenkins 30-60 yrs, Gov inspector, not that smart. 46 pages
Doctor Chapman 30-60 yrs, Do-gooder. 25 pages
Mr Forbright 30-60 yrs, Undertaker, Conservative. 18 pages
Sally Chessington 25-35 yrs Community Worker, Innocent. 22 pages
Miss Cowper 35-55 yrs Government Boss, Stern, Masculine. 19 pages
Brenda 25-40 yrs Normans Fiance, confused. 6 pages

Assistant Director Needed:
The director will lean heavily on the AD in this production. We require the AD to attend every rehearsal and to not only record blocking and prompt but to run the full rehearsal while the director works individually with cast members or on video marketing strategy. Once handed over after dress rehearsal, the AD will also be required to stage manage the show.

Rehearsals:
TBA

Performances:
Friday 1st of November (Performance at 8pm)
Saturday 2nd of November (Performance at 2pm)
Saturday 2nd of November (Performance at 8pm)
Friday 8th of November (Performance at 8pm)
Saturday 9th of November (Performance at 2pm)
Saturday 9th of November (Performance at 8pm)

Venue:
Arts Centre, Port Noarlunga

Auditions:
Sunday 7th of July 2pm

Venue:
Base 10 Community Centre
10 Main South Road
Reynella

More Information:
Contact Jerry Zimmer on 0413706470 or email jerry@achievevm.com

ARTHUR HARDY - THE FORGOTTEN HERO OF THE HILLS [WORKING TITLE]
Peter Maddern / Palmerston Projects

Written & Directed By: Peter Maddern


This is a new one-man play about the life of a significant South Australian during its formative years - mid 19th century. It requires a lead actor for its initial seasons.

The play is about the life of this man as an immigrant to this country set against the often harsh realities of life in those times and making it in a new country where survival was not guaranteed.

This is Peter Maddern's fifth play and second one man drama following on from Kokoda which was invited to and did perform a season at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe (and returns this Fringe before going onto England in May / June.)

Roles Available:
The character is aged about 60 years and so a middle aged male from say 45 - 70 years of age is suitable.

The actor needs to be experienced and up for committing to this new and challenging role. He needs to be confident that he is capable of sustaining the monologue for around the 60 minute production length.

Those interested should provide CV via the email address below.

Rehearsals:
To be confirmed.

Most work will be both in May and then after mid August.

Performances:
The initial preview season is targeted for late October 2019 with follow up seasons either soon after or / and Fringe 2020 and History month, May 2020.

Given the nature of the character, it may that the play will be shot as a film for on-going use.
This is a paid role, (per performance basis) though not at anything that may be considered a substantial rate.

Venue:
Star Theatres - to be confirmed

Auditions:
TBC

Venue:
Unley, TBC

More Information:
Contact Peter Maddern on 0414344447 or email peter@livinglifeimages.com.au

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

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Aussie Kelpie Arts

Written By: Written by Charles Dickens
Book by Josh Heaysman
Directed By: Stacey Andrew

This Christmas, Aussie Kelpie Arts brings Charles Dickens' unforgettable classic, A Christmas Carol, back to the stage in a way you'll have to see to believe. With parodies of some of your favourite Disney tunes from the last 50 years, it's a musical that puts a fresh new twist on a beloved tale.

With a mix of contemporary humour for all audiences and Dickens' own unique blend of storytelling and healthy cynicism, it's A Christmas Carol...but not as you know it.

Roles Available:
Ebenezer Scrooge
Jacob Marley/Businessman 1
Bob Cratchit
Ghost of Christmas Past/Topper/Graverobber 3
Ghost of Christmas Present
Ghost of Christmas Future
UNICEF Worker 1/Businessman 2
UNICEF Worker 2/Businessman 3
Fred
Fan/Georgia/Graverobber 1
Dick Wilkins/Old Joe
Mr. Fezziwig/Carl
Belle/Georgia's Sister/Graverobber 2
Mrs. Fezziwig/Caroline
Mrs. Cratchit
Martha Cratchit
Belinda Cratchit/Want
Peter Cratchit/Ignorance
Tiny Tim
+ A Chorus of Townsfolk

Rehearsals:
From August 18th - December 8th
Sunday 3pm-6pm
Wednesday 6pm-9pm

Performances:
Thursday the 12th of December (Performance at 7:30pm)
Friday the 13th of December (Performance at 7:30pm)
Saturday the 14th of December (Performance at 2:00pm)
Saturday the 14th of December (Performance at 7:30pm)
Sunday the 15th of December (Performance at 2:00pm)

Venue:
Star Theatres (Theatre Two or The Chapel)
145 Sir Donald Bradman Drive
HILTON, SA, 5033

Auditions:
Saturday 3rd August
Sunday 4th August

Venue:
Modbury Special School
9 Dampier Ave
Hope Valley SA 5090

More Information:
Contact Josh Heaysman on 0411 510 627 or email j.heaysman@akarts.com.au