THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
Balaklava Community Arts

Written By: Book: Bob Martin, Don McKeller
Music & Lyrics: Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison
Directed By: Jess Wolfendale

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

Hailed by New York Magazine as "The Perfect Broadway Musical," The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre. Because of its many featured roles and accessible script, The Drowsy Chaperone will fit perfectly into any company's season or school's calendar.

Roles Available:
Man In Chair
Musical theatre aficionado who mourns the end of the Golden Era. He narrates the show as he listens to the record on vinyl.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50

Mrs. Tottendale
The air-headed, proper, and bossy host of the wedding.
Gender: Female
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Underling
Mrs. Tottendale's savvy butler who is thrifty and stiff yet has an understated sense of humor.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Robert Martin
The dashing, ever-cheerful groom; played by matinee-idol Percy Hyman.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: C3

George
Robert's anxious, dim-witted best man who has Robert's best-interest always at heart.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: F3

Feldzieg
Broadway producer who is desperate for his star to return to his show; played by Jack Adler.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: Db4
Vocal range bottom: Db3

Kitty
Feldzieg's dim-witted companion who has hopes of being a star; played by Sadie Adler.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Gangsters
Posing as pastry chefs, this duo is intending to collect from Feldzieg; played by the vaudeville duo Tall Brothers.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: Gb4
Vocal range bottom: Db3

Aldolpho
European self-proclaimed "ladies man"; played by former silent movie star Roman Bartelli.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A#2

Janet Van De Graaf
The famous bride. Glamorous and talented star of Feldzieg's Follies; played by rising star Jane Roberts.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: -1
Vocal range bottom: G3

The Drowsy Chaperone
Janet's alcoholic confidante and friend; played by well-established stage actress Beatrice Stockwell
Gender: Female
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Trix
The brave and brash female aviator who, by chance, is recruited to perform the wedding.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Ensemble
Staff; Reporters

Rehearsals:
Tuesday nights ~ 7pm - & Sunday afternoons from March -June



Performances:
Saturday June 20 - 7pm Cabaret
Sunday June 21 - 2pm Matinee
Friday June 26 - 7pm Cabaret
Saturday June 27 - 7pm Cabaret

Venue:
Balaklava Town Hall
Wallace St BALAKLAVA

Information Night:
Sunday Feb 23
7:30pm
Horizon Christian School
Gwy Tce BALAKLAVA

Auditions:
Sunday March 1st
From 12pm

Venue:
Horizon Christian School
Gwy Tce BALAKLAVA

More Information:
Contact Kelly Bickle on 0438 551 138 or email Bicks1@bigpond.com

“THAT’S NOT HOW I REMEMBER IT” & “ORANGE IS THE NEW GLASS”
Wings2Fly Theatre

Written By: Don Zolidis & Tyler Dwiggins
Directed By: Alicia Zorkovic & Michelle Nightingale

“That’s Not How I Remember It”
Mum and Dad love to tell the story of how they met in 1986 -- "pretty much the most awesome year ever." Trouble is, they remember their courtship completely differently. Mum's version makes their meeting sound like a sappy romantic comedy while Dad somehow makes himself the star of a karate battle. This tubular one-act is a crazy homage to bad 80s movies and the inadequacies of memory.

PLUS

“Orange is the New Glass”
In a fairy-tale kingdom obsessed with pop culture and social media, fairy godmothers are lawyers and the Three Little Pig-arazzi chase celebrities. But when Cinderella leaves her self-absorbed prince and winds up in jail with an unlikely girl squad, she doesn't just cause a sensation--she starts a revolution. A warmhearted comedy full of clever characters.

Roles Available:
“That’s Not How I Remember It”
Mum (Adult Lola) F – early 30s
Dad (Adult Barry) M – early 30s
Young Lola – 17
Young Barry – 17
Jane, Lola's Mum – 40s
David, Lola's Dad – 40s
Karl – late teens (needs to perform killer German dance moves)
Yann 1, a foreign exchange student from Finland
Yann 2, a foreign exchange student from India
Tricia – One of the cool girls at Lola's school
Melissa – One of the cool girls
Jessica – One of the cool girls
Waiter
Thugs
Keymaster
Partygoers
Nurse 1
Nurse 2
Jim

"Orange is the new Glass”
Mother Goose, a journalist
Mama Bear
Goldie
Mort
Woody
Strauss
Mr/s Bell
Cinderella
Prince
Boss
Snow White
Sleeping Beauty
Officer Hare
Officer Tortoise
Rapunzel
Barbara
Little Mermaid
Pinocchio

*all actors to be aged 9-21

Rehearsals:
Rehearsals - 20-24th April 2020
8.45am to 4pm
Venue: Holden Street Theatres, 34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh

Read through - Sunday 5th April 2020
9am to 2pm
Venue: Slingsby Hall of Possibilities, REAR HALL, 96 Glen Osmond Rd, Parkside

Performances:
Saturday 25th April 4pm & 8pm
Sunday 26th April 2pm & 6pm

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

Auditions:
Sunday 8th March by appointment

Download an Audition Pack and book via our website www.wings2flytheatre.com.au/april-2020

Venue:
Slingsby Hall of Possibilities,
REAR HALL, 96 Glen Osmond Rd, Parkside

More Information:
Contact Alicia Zorkovic on 0414261591 or email wings2flytheatre@gmail.com

RUDDIGORE (OR THE WITCH'S CURSE)
SA Light Opera Society (SALOS)

Written By: Gilbert and Sullivan
Directed By: Jane Feast (Musically Directed by Alex Roose)

To avoid inheriting the family curse, whereby the baronet of Ruddigore has to commit a daily crime or else die an agonising death, Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd has fled the ancestral home and, disguised as Robin Oakapple, settled in Rederring. Here he has fallen in love with Rose Maybud but, being too shy to develop the relationship himself, he calls upon Richard Dauntless to court Rose for him. Overcome by Rose's beauty, Richard sets about capturing her for himself and nearly succeeds in doing so until Robin finally declares his love for her and wins her back. But, when it is revealed that Robin is none other than the true baronet of Ruddigore, and as such the rightful inheritor of the curse, Robin finds that wickedness does not come naturally to him.

Sir Roderic, Robin's immediate predecessor who died for refusing to commit the daily crime, suggests that he mend his ways by carrying off a lady from the village. Robin's initial reluctance is quickly overcome when the ghosts give him a taste of the torments to come if he refuses, and Dame Hannah is duly abducted. She is furious at her treatment and becomes so violent towards Robin that he has to call upon Sir Roderic for protection. Answering his call for help Sir Roderic is amazed to come face to face with the woman to whom he had once been engaged.
In a flash of inspiration, an idea occurs to Robin; a baronet of Ruddigore who refuses to commit the daily crime must die and, therefore, to make such a refusal is tantamount to suicide; this is a crime in itself. Consequently, Sir Roderic should never have died and the curse should not have been handed on. Sir Roderic is now free to marry Dame Hannah and Robin can reclaim Rose.

Roles Available:
All roles available for audition:

Robin Oakapple (Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd)

Playing age 25-45, Singing Range: Light Baritone, low B flat (A if possible) to E above middle C.

Character: Robin starts the show as a self-effacing, modest farmer; and finishes as much the same. And whilst his character switches from “good” to “evil” between Acts, he manages to be remarkably unconvincing as a villain. The role requires excellent comic timing and some fast patter-singing – and possibly a subtle speech impediment in the dialogue.


Richard Dauntless

Playing age 25-45, Singing Range: Tenor, up to a high B flat

Character: Richard (Dick) is a rough-and-ready sailor with a talent for hornpipe dancing, and a taste for things larger than life. He’s a charmer who has an eye for the ladies. Cornish accent required.


Sir Despard Murgatroyd

Playing age 30-45+, Singing Range: Baritone, low A to E above middle C

Character: Despard undergoes a character transformation at the Act break. In Act 1, he is decidedly villainous. In Act two, however, his sinister nature takes a puritanical, vicar-like turn.


Sir Roderic Murgatroyd

Playing age 40+, Singing range: Baritone/Bass-Baritone; low Ab > D above middle C.

Character: Despard and Robin’s evil predecessor as Baronet of Ruddigore: a ghost who threatens Robin with death in unspeakable agony if he does not commit his daily crime. Appears in Act 2 only. He sings ‘When the night wind howls’, one of the most celebrated songs in the G&S repertoire.

Old Adam Goodheart

Playing age 45+, Singing Range: Bass, Low E flat (below the bass stave) to D above middle C

Character: In Act 1, he is Robin’s most devoted servant - and in Act 2, a villain (yet still endearing) who relishes his new life as ‘evil henchman’. With only the briefest of singing moments, this is a wonderful character role.


Rose Maybud

Playing age 21-35, Singing range: Lyric Soprano, 2 octaves to top B flat

Character: A primly perfect young lady (though perhaps not as naïve as she appears) driven by a mania for Victorian manners and a desire for materialistic wealth. She is guided in life, to an absurd degree, by a book of etiquette.


Mad Margaret

Playing age 30+, Singing Range: Mezzo, low A to F two above middle C

Character: A woman damaged by unrequited love. Simultaneously tragic and comic and somewhat susceptible to mood swings and manic episodes.


Dame Hannah

Playing age 50+, Singing Range: Mezzo/Contralto, low A flat – E two above middle C

Character: Rose Maybud’s aunt. A lady of the village who delivers the lurid exposition song at the beginning of the opera but turns out to be the love interest of the (deceased) Sir Roderic. She is sensible, but can also stand up in a fight.


Zorah and Ruth

Playing age 18-35+, Singing Range: Mezzo Soprano and Soprano, with easy G

Character: Professional bridesmaids. Chorus leaders with solo singing spots, including the madrigal. Zorah has solo dance moments. Cornish accents required.


Sir Rupert Murgatroyd (the 1st Baronet), Sir Jasper Murgatroyd (the 3rd Baronet), Sir Lionel Murgatroyd (the 6th Baronet), Sir Conrad Murgatroyd (the 12th Baronet), Sir Desmond Murgatroyd (the 16th Baronet), Sir Gilbert Murgatroyd (the 18th Baronet), and Sir Mervyn Murgatroyd (the 20th Baronet)

Playing age (their age when portrait painted)


Character: The “Ghosts of Ruddigore”. Chorus men. Each has one or two lines in Act 2. Please read for all ghosts in your audition.

Rehearsals:
Wednesday and Friday evenings, 7.30pm to 10pm

Performances:
Friday August 21 8pm
Saturday August 22, 2pm
Sunday August 23, 2pm
Thursday August 27, 8pm
Friday August 28, 8pm
Saturday August 29, 2pm and 8pm
Sunday August 30, 2pm



Venue:
#SALightOpera
The Tower Arts Centre, Corner Goodwood and Daws Roads, Pasadena.

Information Night:
Information night - March 2, at 7.30pm
St Elizabeth of Hungary Church Hall, Oaklands Park
#SALightOpera

Auditions:
Monday March 9
By Appointment
Book times at Info night or 8294 6582
Further information Facebook.com/SALightOpera

Venue:
St Elizabeth of Hungary Church hall,
Oaklands Park

More Information:
Contact Pam Tucker on 8294 6582 or email geoffpamme1@bigpond.com

4000 MILES
University of Adelaide Theatre Guild

Written By: Amy Herzog
Directed By: Erik Strauts

Leo bursts into his grandmother Vera’s Manhattan apartment in the middle of the night, unwashed and reeking after a transcontinental bicycle ride. Something terrible has obviously happened on Leo’s cross-country trek. He seems reluctant to contact his parents and his erstwhile girlfriend, Bec, has turned him away. Nearly everyone seems furious with the young man, but Vera enjoys having the company. She agrees to let him stay a while and even promises not to tell his parents back in Minnesota that he’s there. He settles into the living arrangement, feeling useful because Vera’s memory is slipping. He even gets comfortable enough to invite an art student, Amanda, up for a late-night tryst (inevitably interrupted by Vera).

Vera and Leo frequently get angry with each other, but each of them are, in their own way, “outsiders” and, as such, are kindred spirits. As they get to know each other, they manage to help each other come to terms with life’s challenges.

OTHER INFORMATION:
The setting is New York – a comfortable apartment living room. The present.
Simple tech. Show duration approx. 1hr 40min plus 20 minute interval.
Winner of Obie Award for Best New American Play (2012).
Winner of Time Magazine’s #1 Play or Musical (2012).
Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama (2013).
Professional production toured Australia’s eastern states in 2016, but this will be the South Australian premiere.

Roles Available:
1 Male Lead role and 2 Female Supporting roles, all late teens/early 20s.
(Please note that the role of Vera has been pre-cast).


Leo (on 95%) WASP. A healthy young middle-class College (University) student. Energetic and forthright. All round “nice guy”, but recovering from a traumatic emotional experience.

Bec (on 23%) WASP. Leo’s ex-girlfriend. An attractive and likeable College student. Fit but also somewhat strung out. Would like to help Leo but not succeeding.

Amanda (on 13%) of Chinese descent. A girl Leo picks up in a bar. Pleasant enough but spoilt (rich parents). For Leo - a potential escape from his other worries.

(“On xx%” indicates character on stage for xx% of the play).

Rehearsals:
Tuesday & Thursday evenings & Sunday afternoon or evening, time to be confirmed, commencing Sunday 4 August. Rehearsals will usually take place in various locations on the North Terrace Campus which will be indicated on the rehearsal schedule.

Performances:
Opening Night: Saturday 10 October 2020, 7.30pm
Matinee: Sunday 11 October 2020, 4pm
Run: Thursday to Saturday 15-17 & 22-24 October 2020, 7.30pm

Venue:
Little Theatre, The Cloisters, (gate 10 off Victoria Drive), 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 on the ground level, after the Unibar and the staircase leading up through Union House.

Auditions:

AUDITIONS SATURDAY 4 APRIL 2020, FROM 10AM
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Appointments can be booked by emailing theatreguild@adelaide.edu.au

A 15 minute slot will be allocated per application and we will provide someone to read opposite you.

On requesting an audition slot, please ensure you advise:

Which role you are auditioning for
The time slot you would prefer, ie morning or afternoon, and we will do our best to accommodate you
(Please note we will be filling the morning slots first).
Contact telephone number

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 feel free to interpret this in any way you wish.
Attempt to deliver your audition in a generic American accent. This is not essential as accent coaching will be available if needed during rehearsals.
Be prepared to play around with the piece during your audition. There is no need for props or costumes but feel free to dress appropriately for the character if you wish to do so.

Be prepared 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.
Please arrive 15 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.

If you would like further information about the play and/or characters, feel free to contact director Erik Strauts on 0438 275 814. Further information about the audition conduct and expectations 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. Auditions are open to anyone but any roles offered will only be confirmed once you have become a member. Memberships can be purchased via www.trybooking.com/BGRLV


Venue:
Little Theatre, The Cloisters, (gate 10 off Victoria Drive), 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 on the ground level, after the Unibar and the staircase leading up through Union House.


More Information:
Contact Melanie Hibberd on 08 8313 5999 or email theatreguild@adelaide.edu.au

ROLEPLAY
Tea Tree Players

Written By: Alan Ayckbourn
Directed By: Robert Andrews

Justin and Julie-Ann, hopelessly mismatched in love, are about to introduce their respective parents to each other over dinner - Justin's upper-crust alcoholic mother from Surrey and Julie-Ann's bigoted Yorkshire father and prim mother. Into this doomed scenario drops, literally, via the balcony upstairs and the river, Paige Petite, a former lap-dancer with suicidal tendencies and her thick, gun-toting minder who is employed by her violent boyfriend...

Roles Available:
Character/Gender/Stage Age/Description/Cues

Justin Lazenby - M - 25-35 - Upper class, yuppy, software designer (378 cues)
Julie-Ann Jobson - F - 20-30 - Justin’s mismatched fiancée, highly strung (215 Cues)
Paige Petite - F - 25-35 - Ex-exotic dancer, feisty - 243 (cues)
Micky Rale - M - 40-50 - Ex-boxer and Paige’s gun-toting minder, not too bright (101 Cues)
Derek Jobson - M - 50’s - Julie-Ann’s father, bigoted right-wing northern stereotype, Yorkshire accent (149 cues)
Dee Jobson - F - 50’s - Julie-Ann’s mother, dim, intolerably cheery (108 cues)
Arabella Lazenby - F - 50’s - Justin’s mother, stylishly alcoholic toy-boy chasing lush (107 Cues)

Rehearsals:
Monday and Wednesday evenings with some Sundays to be negotiated

Performances:
Roleplay, will be performed from 8pm, Wednesday the 19th of
August, 2020 until Saturday the 22nd of August, and then from
8pm, Tuesday the 25th of August, until Saturday the 29th of August.
Matinee performances will be held from 2:30pm on 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 April the 20th and Wednesday April the 22nd, 2020

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

More Information:
Contact Robert Andrews on 0412060989 or email robert.andrews@eklips.com.au

OLIVER!
Murray Bridge Players & Singers

Written By: Lionel Bart
Directed By: Janene Overton

Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart's classic musical based on Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

Oliver! is a musical theatre masterpiece, perfectly showcasing the talents of a large ensemble cast as they bring these classic characters and score to life.

Roles Available:
Oliver Twist - A workhouse boy about 11 years of age (8-14)
Fagin - An elderly receiver - runs training academy for young pickpockets (50-70)
The Artful Dodger - Fagin's brightest pupil - an undersized 16 (14-18)
Bill Sikes - A villain in his prime (30-45)
Nancy - a graduate of Fagin's academy, and Bill's doxy (20-30)
Bet - A large and pompous Beadle of the workhouse (35+)
Mrs. Corney - A sharp-tongued, domineering widow - the Workhouse Mistress (40+)
Mr. Brownlow - An old gentlemen of wealth and breeding (55+)
Mr. Sowerberry - The undertaker (45+)
Mrs. Sowerberry - Mr. Sowerberry's wife and his overseer (45+)
Charlotte - The Sowerberry's sluttish young daughter (18-25)
Noah Claypole - Mr. Sowerberry's pimply apprentice (18-25)
Mr. Grimwig - A Doctor (30+)
Mrs. Bedwin - The Brownlow's Housekeeper (45+)
Old Sally - A Pauper (50+)
Charley Bates - A boy in Fagin's establishment (8-18)

Ensemble: Workhouse boys, workhouse assistants, bow street runners, street vendors, crowd, Fagin's boys

Rehearsals:
LEADS - Tuesday nights from 7pm
CHILDREN - Friday nights from 6:30pm
ENSEMBLE - Sunday nights from 7pm

Performances:
Friday 4th September - 7pm
Saturday 5th September - 2pm, 7pm
Sunday 6th September - 2pm
Friday 11th September - 7pm
Saturday 12th September - 2pm, 7pm

Venue:
Murray Bridge Town Hall
Bridge Street
Murray Bridge SA 5253

Information Night:
31st May 2020 7pm
9 Short Street, Murray Bridge
- All wishing to audition must attend the Information Session, or email the Secretary with their interest

Auditions:
Children - Friday 5th June (Times announced at Info Session)
Adults - Saturday 6th June (Times announced at Info Session)

Venue:
Announced at Info Session

More Information:
Contact Andrew Broadbent on 0481 959 289 or email bridgeplayersandsingers@live.com.au

ACCORDING TO RUMOUR
Tea Tree Players

Written By: Robert Scott
Directed By: Lachlan Blackwell

Recent divorcee Carter Sutton wakes up after a night he will
never remember to an unexplained stash of cash and a
mysterious naked woman is the last person he wants his
mother to find in his flat during her unwanted visit.
Along with the local policeman, the mail-woman and anyone
else who feels like dropping by. It’s a fine tangle to be mixed up in! And the following 24 hours
are sure to be filled with mystery, confusion and mayhem.

Roles Available:
Character/Character Description/Stage Age/Cues

Carter - cynical, sarcastic, easily stressed 28-35 (207 cues)
Roger - bachelor, sleazy, thick 28-35 (189 cues)
Kitty Kat - sexy, deceptive, cunning 24-28 (197 cues)
Emma - innocent, oblivious 24-28 (136 cues)
Logan - people pleaser, two faced 26-30 (85 cues)
Harriett - insincere, flirtatious, means well 55-65 (144 cues)
Ashley - honest, physical comedy, dim m or f 20+ (97 cues)
Maxine/Martine - twins, foreign, bewildered 20-30 (72 cues)

Rehearsals:
Monday and Wednesday Evenings with some Sundays to be negotiated.

Performances:
According to Rumour, will be performed from 8pm, Wednesday the 17th
of October, 2020 until Saturday the 20th of October, and then from 8pm,
Tuesday the 23rd of October, until Saturday the 27th of October.
Matinee performances will be held from 2:30pm on each Saturday.

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

Auditions:
From 7:30pm, Monday the 15th of June and Wednesday the 17th of June, 2020

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

More Information:
Contact Lachlan Blackwell on 0401047943 or email lachlan.blackwell96@gmail.com

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - PANTOMIME
Tea Tree Players

Written By: Ben Crocker
Directed By: Michaela Arnold and Penny Phillips.

A traditional pantime, packed with humour and new invention.
The dame appears briefly in drag – as a man! The audience will
fall in love with a fast talking French poodle and of course, the
ever compelling relationship between Beauty and her Beast.
To be directed by Michalea Arnold and Penny Phillips.

Roles Available:
Character/Summary/Gender
(Please note - the role of 'MA' - the Panto Dame has been pre cast and the majority of the available Chorus roles will be offered to our pre existing membership)

Felix - A French poodle. He speaks with a French accent and is a very human poodle. Strong character role with lots of audience interaction.(M)
Jacques - Beauty’s Brother. Lots of audience interaction. (Male)
Capucine - Town blacksmith. Strong. In love with Jacques (F)
Malabelle - A wicked witch, falls in love with the prince. - (F)
Ma - The Dame. Beauty and Jacques’ mother. - (M)
Beauty - Also known as Rose. Traditional principal girl.(F)
Prince - Traditional principal boy. (F)
Beast - Big, strong and brooding, with a soft side. Please note the roles of the beast and prince are separate.(M)
Talking Clock - Castle servant (M)
Aimee - Castle servant, part of a portrait that comes to life. (F)
Remy - Castle servant, part of a portrait that comes to life. (M)
2 Royal Pages - Small Speaking Roles (M/F)
Chorus
Including villagers, wolves, bears, castle servants, ghosts, furniture etc. (M/F)

Rehearsals:
Tuesday and Thursday evenings with some Sundays to be Negotiated.

Performances:
Beauty and the Beast, will be performed from 7:30pm, Friday the 20th,
Saturday the 21st, Friday the 27th and Saturday the 28th, of November,
and then from 7:30pm, Friday the 4th and Saturday the 5th of December,
2020. Matinee performances will be held from 2:30pm on each Saturday.

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

Auditions:
From 7:00pm Sharp, Tuesday the 21st of July and Thursday the 23rd of July, 2020

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

More Information:
Contact Penny Phillips on 0402 028 520 or email pennyphillips@internode.on.net