BAD AUDITIONS BY BAD ACTORS
Wings2Fly Theatre

Written By: Ian McWethy
Directed By: Alicia Zorkovic & Michelle Nightingale

This enticing comedy is about a couple of young people who has been entrusted with the simple task to cast the Red Barn Theatre's yearly production of Romeo and Juliet. What could possibly go wrong? Hilarity quickly ensues as bad actor after bad actor shows up to audition, each seeming to be more horrible than the next! Will a good actor ever show up? Will this play ever get cast? Will the casting directors have nervous breakdowns before the day is over?
All cast to be played by students 11-19 years old.

Roles Available:
Two Casting Directors: male or female (In every scene)
Fairly responsible, patient, helpful people whose patience gets tested during the course of these auditions. Good at hiding what their feelings are from the actors that are auditioning. Must be a strong actor, have good comedic timing. Can be male or female.

Roger: Male (In every scene) male
The Casting Director's assistant. A bit lazy, a bit bored--let's just say he's not that helpful, unless prompted or threatened.

Melissa McNall: male or female
Auditionee. An actress that is very dependent on her acting coach. Doesn't know how to make any acting choices or decisions without her acting coach. Very insecure with herself.

Acting Coach: male or female
A very imposing, demanding, intrusive person who has no respect for others. He coaches actors like he would coach sports. He works his comic scene with the character "Melissa"

Joe Romano: male
Auditionee. Your stereotypical tough guy, complete with physicality. (doesn't mean you have to be built like this, but must be able to ACT this) A real tough guy with a heart of gold. Must be good at physical comedy.

Josie: male or female
Auditionee. VERY confused girl who knows NOTHING about acting. Calls a Monologue a "Monotog" for example. Just clueless about acting.

Maria McConville: male or female
Auditionee. She has no control of her arms as an actor. She flails them around, puts them in her pocket, on her head. Must be good at physical comedy.

Martin: male or female
Auditionee. Stereotypical SHAKESPEAREAN ACTOR! with a Shakespearean ACCENT and GESTURES and MOVEMENTS and COSTUME and can't break out of character.

Catherine: male or female
Auditionee. Must be able to move like a cat. Catherine basically auditions with no words, but instead does a solo performance piece of the musical CATS for her audition piece. Go big with choices.

Meg McCrossen: male or female
Auditionee. Must be good at physical comedy. Meg takes warming up her body before performing VERY seriously by performing certain "rituals". GO FOR IT. The zanier, the better. She does this with complete commitment and seriousness even though it looks ridiculous and crazy to onlookers.

Charlize Finegold: male or female
Auditionee. Charlize is a celebrity wanna-be. She is a big fish in a small pond. Thinks she's a movie star.

Agent: male or female
Charlize's agent. A fast talking, smooth operator who tries to squeeze a dollar out of nickel. As s/he wheels and deals with the casting director, we wonder how it is possible s/he even makes a living!

Josh: male or female
Auditionee. Thinks he is trying out for an action movie. He can't stop pantomiming, shooting pretend guns, riding horses, driving cars, etc., all which have NOTHING to do with the play Romeo and Juliet. Must be good at physical comedy.

Edmond: male or female
Auditionee. Shows up in a unitard and ready to DANCE! (Helpful but not necessary to have dance experience)

Sue Toff: male or female
Auditionee. Decides to re-write the shakespearean scene for her audition as the language is “bad” and she doesn't think anyone uses it anymore.

Uma Henson: male or female
Auditionee. Loves the iambic pentameter of Shakespearean language. A lot.

Yasmine: male or female
Auditionee. Talented actress who auditions beautifully – only for the wrong company.

Taggart: male or female
Auditionee. Low self esteem actor with anxiety issues.

Vance Hendrikson: male
Auditionee. Has an obsession with chairs.

Amy: female
Roger's girlfriend. Must be strong physical comedic actress.

Zeph: male or female
Auditionee. With a puppet.

Clint: male or female
On the run from the Police Officer. And quite good at Shakespeare too!

Police officer: male or female
Chasing Quint

Wendy Offerman: male or female
An innocent actor who is in love with the romance of Romeo & Juliet. But doesn't know the ending.....

Rehearsals:
Monday 7th to Saturday 12th January 2019 (inclusive)

Read-through Saturday 15th December 2018 10.30am-1pm

Performances:
Saturday 12th January 5pm and 8pm

Venue:
Seymour College CPA

Auditions:
Sunday 21st October by appointment

Venue:
TBC

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

LIFE AND BETH
Tea Tree Players

Written By: Alan Ayckbourn
Directed By: Samuel Creighton

It's Christmas, and Beth Timms is mourning the recent death of her health and safety officer husband, Gordon. Beth's sister-in-law Connie and son Martin have come to stay, determined to ensure that she should have a stress-free Christmas, but between Connie's drinking problem and Martin's unspeaking and emotionally volatile girlfriend Ella, their intentions prove to be short-lived.

Only David, the local vicar, provides Beth with any comfort, but when he says a prayer for her bereavement he unwittingly summons Gordon's ghost to return to the family home. Gordon has been busy implementing health and safety measures in the afterlife and is now determined to stick around to help Beth manage her affairs. It soon becomes apparent, however, that his return is not altogether welcome.
The view that Beth cannot manage without Gordon is shared by most of the characters – Connie, David, Martin, and Gordon himself – with Beth alone in believing she's coping that only grows stronger by the minute.

Roles Available:
Please NOTE : The ages stated are quite broad as Cast will be matched according to the best suited for their respective roles and believability as husband/wife, mother/son, etc. Please Feel free to audition

Character (Gender) (approx stage age) Description. Cues.

Beth Timms (F) (40's-60's) a recently bereaved widow, very much subservient to her husband during their marriage but now living her own life. 457 cues

Gordon Timms (M) (40's - 60's) Beth's late overbearing and pedantic husband, formerly a Health and Safety officer. 72 cues

Martin Timms (M) (20-40) Gordon and Beth's son, well-meaning but inheriting all of the worst attributes of Gordon. 156 cues

Ella Packer (F) (18-35) Martin's new chef girlfriend, overpowered by Martin's misplaced affection, silent (bar one exception) throughout the play, although the mood she is in is always abundantly clear. (a 'plenty of scope to play with' acting role) 48 Visual cues, 5 Verbal

Connie Bunting (F) (50's - 60's) A well intended, sophisticated train wreck that knows exactly what the bottom of a bottle of merlot looks like. Of the belief that she has been marginalised by her family in favour of her late brother. - 161 cues

David Grinseed (m) (40's - 60s)the local vicar, with a badly-concealed longing for Beth. 123 cues

Rehearsals:
7pm - Tuesday and Thursday evenings from late November until Christmas. (Christmas and new years week off) 7pm - Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons from the start of January until the Production run.

Performances:
8pm, Wednesday the 3rd of February, 2019 - 6th of February, 2019
8pm, Tuesday the 9th of February, 2019 - Saturday the 13th of February, 2019
2:30pm Matinee on both Saturdays (6th and 13th)

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

Auditions:
7:30pm Monday 22nd October and Wednesday 24th of October, 2018


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

More Information:
Contact Samuel Creighton on 0467395135 or email samueljcreighton@gmail.com

DON JUAN IN SOHO
University of Adelaide Theatre Guild

Written By: Patrick Marber
Directed By: Megan Dansie

The infamous, amoral hedonist in a society entranced by sensation. Moliere's farcical, tragic, anarchic Don Juan (1665) is the inspiration for Patrick Marber's play in which the action of the original is relocated to present day Soho, London. DJ is an utter cad, an aristocrat who will bed anything female and attractive without a thought for the consequences. As in the original, “DJ” eventually meets his death when the consequences of his actions confront him.

Whereas Moliere condemned his anti-hero to a literal Hell, Marber condemns him to a hell of his own making
In a demotic script full of foul language and irresistible filthy jokes Marber uses the character to lay into the idiocies of our age, notably our obsession with celebrity. Originally performed with Rhys Ifans in the lead, this version was reworked and updated by Marber for a new production starring David Tennant in 2017.

Roles Available:
Please note that this play is set in England. British accents are required as noted for each character.
Some parts may be doubled.

DJ: male, aged 30s to 40s. Upper class English accent required. DJ is a charming, pleasure seeking rake. He will shag anything, and probably drink, smoke or snort anything. He is very honest about his nature, and had a monologue where he bemoans the loss of individuality and poetry in modern society.

Stan: male, aged late 20’s to 40. London or regional British accent. DJ’s assistant, driver, secretary and pimp. Stan is still young enough to have hope, rumpled, not tall. A slightly co-dependant, love/hate relationship with DJ. Stan and DJ are a splendid and morally dubious double act. Stan loves DJ, in his own way.

Col: male, 20’s to 30’s. Irish or Essex accent. Elvira’s brother, so the whole family needs the same accent. Earnest, noble, protective of his sister.

Elvira: female, 20’s. Irish or Essex accent to match Col. Attractive, delightful. Distraught by being left by DJ on her honeymoon for a supermodel. She works for an international charity, and genuinely loves DJ. Genuinely nice, but not weak or wimpy.

Adam: male, 20 to 35. Any British accent. The groom at a wedding literally crashed by DJ. May be doubled with another part.

Pete: male 20’s to 40. London accent. Definitely working class. Lottie’s boyfriend. Caught up in the boat crash caused by DJ.

Lottie: female 20’s. Working class London accent. A bit rough, with an eye for an opportunity. Performs fellatio on DJ under a blanket in the play’s funniest scene. May double with Dalia or Kristal.

Mattie: female, 20’s. The bride. Distraught that her groom is in a coma, becomes very angry at DJ’s attempts at seduction. May double with Ruby.

Vagabond: Male, any age, Middle Eastern or Indian appearance. Any British accent, or accent to suit ethnic appearance. The Vagabond is a Muslim, sleeping rough when he meets DJ. DJ tries unsuccessfully to bribe him into blaspheming, in an echo of a scene from Moliere that was banned by the Church.

Aloysius: male, 30’s. Fit and tough, he is Col’s older brother, so needs an Irish or Essex accent to match Col and Elvira. Carries a knife and is prepared to use it.

Louis: male, 60s to 70’s. Very upper class English accent. DJ’s father. Straight-laced member of the nobility. Has a great monologue where he tries to convince DJ to see the responsibilities he has to Elvira, and as Louis’ heir.

Statue: male, 20’s to 40’s. Strong voice, upper class English accent. Statue of Charles II, Comes to life.

Dalia: female, 20’s. Unidentifiable Eastern European accent. Prostitute who has a big night in with DJ, Ruby and Kristal.

Ruby: female, 20’s. Russian or other European accent. . Prostitute on same job as Dalia and Kristal.

Kristal: female, 20’s. Russian or other Eastern European accent. As with Dalia and Ruby.

Rehearsals:
Tuesday & Thursday evenings, 7pm-10pm & Sundays time to be confirmed from Tuesday 12 March 2019.

Some individual sessions with the Director to be arranged before formal rehearsals start. Rehearsals will take place in various locations on the North Terrace Campus which will be indicated on the rehearsal schedule.

Performances:
Opening Night: Saturday 11 May 2019, 7.30pm
Matinee: Sunday 12 August 2019, 4pm
Then: Wednesday to Saturday 15 to 18 May and 22 to 25 May, 7.30pm

Venue:
Little Theatre, The Cloisters, University of Adelaide

Auditions:
Saturday 27th October 2018,
AUDITION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Appointments can be booked by emailing theatreguild@adelaide.edu and will be held from 10am-5pm.

• 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, i.e. morning or afternoon, and we will do our best to accommodate you
• 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 play around with the piece during your audition.
• Be prepared to read another 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 10 minutes early to allow yourself time to prepare for your audition and to complete an audition form.


Venue:
Little Theatre, The Cloisters, Gate 10 off Victoria Drive, University of Adelaide

More Information:
Contact Theatre Guild via email theatreguild@adelaide.edu.au

WHITE ANT JUNCTION
University of Adelaide Theatre Guild

Written & Directed By: David Haviland

Set in a derelict telegraph repeater station in outback Australia, While Ant Junction is a mystery-comedy wherein a man and a woman are caught up in ancient customs and beliefs as they try to resolve contemporary issues that will affect the course of their lives.

The director would prefer to cast two of the roles with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander actors. See ROLES below for more information. You do not have to be an experienced actor, but you do have to suit the appropriate age range, and be available and prepared to show up all rehearsals and performances from mid-January onward. There will be some singing required, but you do not have to sing well! The play is to be presented as a staged reading (script in hand) for two performances March 29th & 30th 2019.

Roles Available:
Note: TWO of the roles require Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander actors.

JACK
Is a true-blue Territorian in his sixties whose family pioneered Emu Plains Station in Central Australia. Accustomed to wielding his authority, Jack does not want to hear advice about how to resolve his crushing debts or manage the vast property — especially from his daughter-in-law, Maureen.

MAUREEN
In her late twenties or early thirties. Her mother was from the local indigenous community. Her father was a Caucasian jackeroo. Born and raised on Emu Plains, Maureen attended University of Adelaide, is computer literate, and has a degree in Business Management. Which means nothing to the morons she must deal with -- like her father-in-law, Jack.

SNOWY
An Aussie codger who maintains bores and fences, he’s been bouncing around Emu Plains Station in his old truck “Cinderella”, indulging spirits and dodging a ghost since way back in the middle of the past century. Well past his “use-by” date, he’s got no cartilage left in his shoulders and his arthritis is “something chronic!”

WALLABY JOE
Maureen’s uncle. Responsible for her welfare but fears her efforts to improve the lot of their indigenous community will violate traditions and sacred customs.

FRANK
He calls himself the “Singing Poet” and he paints portraits, landscapes and modern art. He’s also “down-on-the-bones-of-his arse” when his combi van breaks down on Emu Plains and he grabs the job Jack offers – to fix up an old telegraph repeater station on a remote part of the property at White Ant Junction. In his thirties, Frank is an engaging if eccentric fellow in excellent physical shape. But! His vivid imagination may prove a curse more than a blessing, in a place like White Ant Junction.

NANCY
An alluring sophisticated siren in her early thirties with a sharp wit, who is where she shouldn’t be … or is she?

HARRY
Frank’s brother, and though shorter than Frank he more than compensates for his lack of height with all the restless energy of a successful entrepreneur in the “mining game”, and his ready humour.

Rehearsals:
Tuesday & Thursday evenings, 7pm-10pm & Sundays time to be confirmed from January, specific date TBC.
Some individual sessions with the Director can be arranged before formal rehearsals start. Rehearsals will take place in various locations on the North Terrace Campus which will be indicated on the rehearsal schedule.
Bump-in from March 25th.

Performances:
1st Performance:Friday 29 March 2019, 7.30pm
2nd Performance:Saturday 30 March 2019, 7.30pm

Venue:
Little Theatre, The Cloisters, (Gate 10 off Victoria Drive) University of Adelaide

Auditions:
Saturday 3rd November from 12pm

Venue:
Little Theatre
The Cloisters, (Gate 10 off Victoria Drive) University of Adelaide

More Information:
Contact David Haviland via email scriptor@internode.on.net

STRICTLY BALLROOM
Matt Byrne Media

Written By: Baz Luhrmann
Director Matt Byrne
Musical Director Jesse Budel
Choreographer Tara Johnston

A top ballroom dancer pairs with a plain, left-footed local girl when his maverick style earns him the disdain of his more conventionally-minded colleagues. Together, the team gives it their all and makes dreams of the National Championship title come true. Their aim is to show there can be new steps as well those that are strictly ballroom!

Roles Available:
STRICTLY BALLROOM CHARACTERS (Australian accents)

SCOTT HASTINGS: Male, Mid 20-30
The charismatic leading man who defies the dancing establishment to display his own unique style of dance and so alienates family and friends along the way all except Fran. Acting age mid 20’s. Must have formal dance training and be open to learn Ballroom and Latin styles, be confident in vocals and acting. A large role and a real show stealer!

FRAN Female, 20-25
The eventual love interest for Scott, a timid dance student at the Kendall studios where she can’t find a partner after two years. Her faith in Scott’s ability and her own growth as a person leads them both to the finals of the Pan Pacific Ballroom Competition. Acting age 20-21. Of Spanish heritage our Fran should be able to dance well and show ability in Ballroom and Latin styles. Vocal and acting an essential ingredient.

BARRY FIFE: Male, 60s
The President of the ‘Federation’, Barry is an autocratic bombastic character who tries to expel Doug from competition dancing (he fails). An important role with acting age 60ish, with strong vocal and acting ability. No formal dancing required.

SHIRLEY HASTINGS: Female, 50s
Scott’s long suffering Mum. A wonderful strong character role with good vocal and dance ability required. A choice role for someone of acting age 50 ish. She teaches dance at Kendall’s studios and tries to get Scott to ‘toe to Federation’ line. She too fails! Important role in the story and a possible ‘show stealer’.

LES KENDALL: Male, 40s
The owner of Kendall’s Studio and mentor/teacher to young Scott. Les and Shirley were dance partners in the past. This character is a plum role for someone in their 40’s. Dance and acting ability essential, with vocal ability also required.

DOUG HASTINGS: Male, 50s
Scott’s Dad. This role, played by Barry Otto in the film, is a beautiful character piece for an actor who can move well. Singing essential as well. He needs to execute some bizarre solo dance moves but does not formally dance. Acting age 50 ish. His retiring nature brings instant sympathy to the role.

LIZ HOLT: Female, Early 20s
Scott’s Ballroom/Latin partner. Must show ability to dance and sing well. Acting age early 20’s. Strong and volatile character, she has some of the best lines in the show!

WAYNE BURNS: Male, Mid 20s
Scott’s mate and fellow competition dancer. Like the others, Wayne must show dance and vocal ability. Acting age mid 20’s. Wayne is always striving to ‘make it’ in the competitions but just misses out!

TINA SPARKLE: Female, Mid – Late 20s
Everyone wants to dance with Tina as she’s a knock-out! Partner to Ken Railings (see below). Everyone tries to get Scott to team up with Tina to win the Pan Pacific’s. He chooses Fran. Acting age mid to late 20’s.

KEN RAILINGS: Male, 30-40
An ageing over blown show-off dancer. Ken has a liking for alcohol and often appears drunk. He beats Scott to the trophy by sticking to the ‘rules’. Once again singing and acting an essential. Acting age 40 ish.

JJ SILVERS: Male, 40s
The ‘over the top’ Competition Master of Ceremonies who has a prominent role throughout the show. Does not dance but must have a real ‘showman’s’ ability to deliver dialogue. Acting age 40ish.

RICO: Male, Late 40s
Fran’s Spanish Dad. Needs to have strong Latin dance experience and shows Scott how to do the ‘Paso Doble’. Spanish accent required. He does have vocals. Brooding and strong character.

ABUELA: Female, 70s
Fran’s Grandmother. Strong character role for a singer/dancer. Need to speak some Spanish in the show (in the script). Shows Scott how to listen to the beat of his heart. Acting age 70 however makeup, body language and wig will assist in creating this amazing character.

ENSMBLE BALLROOM DANCERS:
Vanessa, Nathan, Terry, Charm, Clarry, Pam, Natalie & Others.

CHILDREN’S ROLES

KYLIE HASTINGS: KYLIE – Minor supporting role
Age Range: 10 – 12 years old
Description: Scott’s Sister.
Skills: Must be a strong dancer, ballroom training a bonus. Acting and singing skills required.
LUKE: Male, 10-12 Kylie’s ballroom dance partner. Must be a strong dancer, ballroom training a bonus. Acting and singing skills required.

Rehearsals:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 7.30 p.m,. to 10.30 p.m.
Sundays Noon to 3 p.m.

Performances:
Arts Theatre
July 4-6 & 9-13 at 8 p.m. & July 6 & 13 at 2 p.m.

Shedley Theatre
July 18-20 & 25-27 at 8 p.m. & July 18 & 25 at 2 p.m.

Venue:
Arts Theatre
July 4-6 & 9-13 at 8 p.m. & July 6 & 13 at 2 p.m.

Shedley Theatre
July 18-20 & 25-27 at 8 p.m. & July 18 & 25 at 2 p.m.

Information Night:
Info Session

Sunday, October 28 at 4 p.m.

Arthur Murray Dance Studios
Upstairs at 26a Grote St. City.

Auditions:
AUDITIONS NOV 10 & 11

GROUP AUDITIONS
Saturday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 12.15 p.m.

INDIVIDUAL AUDITIONS
12.30 P.M. TO 6 P.M. Nov 10 &
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov 11

Venue:
Millennium Dance Studios
615 Regency Road, Broadview

More Information:
Contact Matt Byrne on 0882624906 or email mbm@adelaide.on.net

LOOK BACK IN ANGER
Adelaide Repertory Theatre

Written By: John Osborne
Directed By: Lesley Reed

It is mid 1950’s Britain. Post WWII, Labour has eventually defeated the Conservatives but this hasn’t produced the hoped-for welfare system that would improve social conditions. Working class people feel they fought a war for nothing, only to still endure a class-conscious society.
Jimmy Porter is working class, intelligent and educated, but under-employed; he manages a simple sweet stall. He is often very charming and amusing but has an incendiary temper and a biting tongue. He has personal issues, including marital and family problems. He resents the social system that he believes denies dignity and opportunity to the working class. He is consumed by frustration, a sense of powerlessness and despair for the future.
Jimmy and his upper-middle class wife Alison, with whom he has a stormy relationship, rent the rundown attic room of a Victorian-era boarding house in the English midlands. Jimmy’s working class Welsh friend and workmate Cliff Lewis has a room across from the Porters, but spends a lot of time with them as peacemaker. Unexpected events and the arrival of Alison’s friend, sophisticated actress Helena Charles, are the explosive catalysts for increasing conflict, impacting everyone’s lives.

The play is based on the playwright’s own life experiences but, while set in the 50s, is also a reflection of the timeless and diverse issues of all societies. This makes Look Back in Anger as relevant today as when first produced in 1956.
Look Back in Anger is also an essay on disenchantment in young adults. The term ‘the angry young man’ is said to have been coined in the 50s in response to this groundbreaking play.

Roles Available:
Skilled, experienced actors are required for this powerful social drama.

Jimmy Porter – Accent, English midlands
Stage age 25-mid 30s. Described in the script as ‘a disconcerting mixture of sincerity and cheerful malice, of tenderness and freebooting cruelty; restless, importunate, full of pride, a combination which alienates the sensitive and insensitive alike’.
Jimmy is the role of a lifetime.

Alison Porter – Accent, upper class English
Jimmy’s wife. Stage age mid 20s. Attractive and upper-middle class. Caught in a trap between her own background and Jimmy’s working class world. Her marriage is passionate but she is exhausted by Jimmy’s frequent rages and conflicted by her parents’ rejection of Jimmy. Does not have Jimmy’s quick way with words to counter his onslaughts, so tends to mostly suffer it, but this apparent passivity may be deceptive.

Cliff Lewis – Accent, Welsh
Jimmy’s friend and workmate. Stage age 25-30s. Slightly scruffy, good-hearted, working class Welshman. Recognises and is wary of Jimmy’s volatility. Peacemaker between Jimmy and Alison. Rather laidback, ‘almost to lethargy’ to begin with, but the arrival of Helena Charles creates new tensions in him, as it does for Jimmy.

Helena Charles – Accent, upper class English
Alison’s friend. Stage age 25-30. Upper-middle class. An actress, who, while working nearby, comes to stay with the Porters. Very sophisticated and emancipated for the times. Makes most men who meet her anxious to please her as she has an aura of ‘matriarchal authority’ while also being desirable. Not tolerant of Jimmy’s behavior, but attracted to him.

Colonel Redfern – Accent, upper class English
Alison’s father. Stage age mid 50s-60s. Former Colonel in British Army in India. Has been brought up not to show emotion- the ‘stiff upper lip’. Has an overbearing wife (Alison’s mother; not seen) who detests Jimmy and his class. The Colonel’s attitude is slightly softer than his wife’s- he is class conscious, but not blindly so. Small, crucial role.

Rehearsals:
Rehearsals held at the Arts Theatre, 53 Angas Street Adelaide
Tuesdays And Thursdays 7pm – 10pm
Sunday afternoons (time to be confirmed)
Starting Sunday 23rd June 2019
Initial script readings at earlier date(s) TBC

Performances:
Opening night Thursday 29th August, 8pm.
Season August 29th, 30th, 31st, September 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th 2019 at 8pm. 2pm matinee September 7th.

Venue:
ARTS Theatre
53 Angas Street, Adelaide

Auditions:
Saturday 17th November 2018, by appointment.

Each auditionee to present dramatic monologue of up to and no longer than 3 minutes duration- not from Look Back in Anger and not Shakespeare.

There will also be audition pages from Look Back in Anger 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. Please use/attempt the relevant accent

Venue:
ARTS Theatre
53 Angas Street, Adelaide

More Information:
Contact Lesley Reed on 0448 511 145 or email lesleystage@hotmail.com

PIRATES OF PENZANCE - BROADWAY VERSION
Therry Dramatic Society

Written By: Music by Arthur Sullivan, lyrics by W.S. Gilbert – presented on Broadway by Joseph Papp with musical adaptation by William Elliott.
Directed By: Ric Trevaskis
Musical Director Mark Sandon
Choreographer Thomas Phillips

Everyone’s favourite operetta – a wonderful, silly, outrageous romp with buccaneers, brigands, policemen and ditzy young maidens aplenty. A tender-hearted band of pirates (made up of orphans unable to harm anyone of similar background) are celebrating Frederic's coming of age and looming release from his apprenticeship to them. He joined them as a child owing to a mistake by Ruth, his nursemaid, who misheard his father's instructions to apprentice him to a pilot. She has remained with Frederic and is desperate to marry him. But Frederic has met and fallen in love with Mabel

Roles Available:
MALE ROLES:
Pirate King
The leader of the pirates. Despite his sharp and loud bark, he is actually a whole-hearted romantic with a soft bite. A handsome man typically found with an open shirt and wind in his hair. Needs good sense of comedy.
Stage age: 35-ish Voice: Baritone (A#2- F4)

Major-General Stanley
A father with many daughters. He resembles a male Queen Victoria in his sensibilities. Possesses kindness, warmth, and good-humour. The love for his daughters is undeniable – he is a soft touch. Good sense of comedy.
Stage age: 45+ Voice: Character baritone (Bb2 -E4)

Frederic
A young pirate. He is unaffected and possesses an unselfconscious sex appeal. Boyish, genuine and innocent. The classic hero.
Stage age: 21 Voice: Tenor (Bb2 - G4)

Samuel
The Pirate King's right-hand man. Samuel is clever but easily manipulated and influenced. Needs good sense of comedy.
Stage age: 25+ Voice: Baritone (Bb2 - F4)

Sergeant of Police
The leader of the police. He is Groucho Marx-esque and uncomfortably clumsy. Though their duty to protect is clear, the Sergeant and his police are more accustomed to fear and hiding. Comedy role.
Stage age: 35 to 45 Voice: Bass-baritone (G2 - E4)

Plus a chorus of pirates and policemen

FEMALE ROLES:
Mabel
Daughter of the Major-General. An astute young woman, she is sympathetic in nature. Utterly charming and innocent, with a sense of humour. She and Frederic fall in love.
Stage age: 18 to 21 Voice: Soprano (Bb3-Db6)

Edith
Daughter of the Major-General. Though a level-headed girl, she is quite mischievous. Very beautiful and the eldest of the daughters.
Stage age: 20 to 25 Voice: Soprano/mezzo (Ab3 - G5)

Kate
Daughter of the Major-General. Quick-witted and rather sassy. She, like her other sisters, is strikingly beautiful.
Stage age: 17 to 21 Voice: Soprano/mezzo (Ab3 - G5)

Ruth
Frederic's lifelong nanny. Attractive enough for her age but cares very little about such things. She wants nothing more in life than to see Frederic happy, healthy, and by her side. Needs a sense of comedy as well as genuine pathos.
Stage age: mid forties Vocal range top: Mezzo (G3 - Eb5)

And a chorus of other daughters

All cast will have some dancing; some cast will have lots of dancing

Rehearsals:
Commence Monday, 11th March (public holiday) (probably 2 pm)
Sunday mornings
Monday evenings
And either Wednesday or Thursday evenings

Performances:
June 2019: Thursday, 6th to Saturday, 8th and Wednesday, 12th to Saturday, 15th at 8 pm
Matinees both Saturdays at 2 pm
Preview Wednesday, 5th June at 8 pm

Venue:
The Arts Theatre
53 Angas Street
Adelaide

Auditions:
Saturday, 17 November
Sunday, 18 November
by appointment only

Venue:
Therry Clubrooms
1 Regina Court
Beverley

More Information:
Contact Jill on therry@chariot.net.au

MISS SAIGON
The Metropolitan Musical Theatre Company of SA Inc (aka “The Met”)

Written By: Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Alain Boublil
Directed By: Ben Saunders
Musical Director – Jillian Gulliver
Choreographer – Selena Britz

Miss Saigon is an epic, stunning adaptation of Puccini’s opera, Madame Butterfly, by the writers behind Les Miserables. Reframing Puccini’s story by setting it during the Vietnam War, Miss Saigon is a powerful and poignant tale of love in a war-torn country.

In the dangerous days before Saigon’s fall in 1975, Chris (an American GI) and Kim (a destitute Vietnamese orphan working her first night as a prostitute) fall in love. When the city falls, the lovers are forced apart, and each must find their own way, alone.

When, years later, Chris is able to return to Vietnam, he brings with him an American wife. Kim, who has waited for Chris, has raised their son, Tam, who is “bui-doi”-- a term for a child conceived during the horrors of war. With so much devastation behind them, Kim and Chris must decide how to move forward.

Miss Saigon is a tragedy of massive proportions: passionate, profound, and heart-wrenchingly honest. With a sung-through score and tour-de-force roles for actors, Miss Saigon is a theatrical experience that will stay with you for years to come.

Roles Available:
All Auditionees must be 18 years or over with the exception of Tam

Christopher Scott
A young, American G.I. sergeant about to leave Saigon to return to America who unexpectedly falls in love with Kim. He is married to Ellen and is a tormented soul.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 30
Voice: Tenor
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Dance: Must be able to move well


Kim
A young and naive, but strong-willed Vietnamese girl who becomes Chris' lover. She is an orphan and has been forced to work at a local club.
Gender: female
Age: 15 to 20
Voice: Mezzo-Soprano
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: E3
Dance: Must be able to move well



The Engineer (aka Trahn Van Dinh)
The owner of the "Dreamland" club. He is half-Vietnamese and half-French. Sleazy and ruthless.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Voice: Baritone
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Dance: Must be able to move well


John Thomas
Chris' best friend and an American G.I. who later becomes an activist.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 35
Voice: Baritone
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2
Dance: Must be able to move well


Gigi Van Tranh
A hardened, disillusioned Saigon stripper who was initially voted "Miss Saigon." She dreams of a better life in America.
Gender: female
Age: 30 to 40
Voice: Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C2 (Low C)
Dance: Must be able to move exceptionally well



Thuy
A Vietnamese military leader with the Communist government, Kim has been promised to him as his betrothed. An imposing figure who is aggressive, unpredictable, and intensely anti-American.
Gender: male
Age: 25 to 35
Voice: Tenor
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Db3
Dance: Must be able to move well



Ellen Scott
Chris' sensible American wife, who struggles to connect with her husband and find the truth.
Gender: female
Age: 20 to 30
Voice: Mezzo-Soprano
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Dance: Must be able to move well


Tam
Kim and Chris' Eurasian son.
Gender: male – Asian or Eurasian
Age: 4 to 6
Voice: Spoken
Dance: Must be able to move well


Ensemble
Club Girls; Hustlers; Marines; Tourists; Soldiers; Vendors
Female Voices: Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto
Male Voices: Tenor, Baritone, Bass
Note: Minor roles will be filled by selected Ensemble members

Dance: All Ensemble must be able to move well. A core group of 5 strongly trained dancers is required. Must be able to kick and turn – possible acrobatics if suitably skilled

Rehearsals:
Rehearsals start Monday 4 February 2019 at 7.30pm
Monday & Wednesday Nights and some Sundays
Rehearsals start at 7:30pm and 2:00pm on Sundays

Performances:
9-11 & 14-18 May 2019 at 8pm
Matinee Saturdays 11 & 18 May 2019 at 2pm

Venue:
The ARTS Theatre
53 Angas Street
Adelaide

Information Night:
Monday 5 November 2018 at 7:45pm
Maylands Church of Christ Hall
Corner Nora Street and Portrush Road
Maylands

Auditions:
Sunday 18 November from 2pm to 10pm
Monday 19 November from 7.30pm to 10pm

Venue:
Maylands Church of Christ Hall
Corner Nora Street and Portrush Road
Maylands

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

THE ODD COUPLE (FEMALE VERSION)
Blackwood Players Inc

Written By: Neil Simon
Directed By: Stephanie Gonelli

Florence Unger and Olive Madison are the comedy duo that could not be more different. All the girls are invited over to Olive’s place for Trivial Pursuit, wine, and slightly green sandwiches. Set in 1980s New York, this contemporary comic classic is about women dealing with life’s difficulties with lots of laughter and friendship.

Roles Available:
*Ages are open for each role, final decision will be based on the actor’s abilities and comic timing

Florence Unger (30s-40s) – LEAD ROLE. Neurotic but very caring and lovable. A wealthy, stay at home mother who is an OCD cleaning machine.

Olive Madison (30s-40s) – LEAD ROLE. Top of her game television producer. A relaxed sports guru who is naturally messy. A loyal friend but a push over when it comes to her ex-husband.

Sylvie (early 30s-40s) – SUPPORT ROLE. Witty and loves a laugh. Takes any opportunity to pay out her husband or make a dirty joke.

Renee (early 30s-40s) – SUPPORT ROLE. Matter-of-fact kind of woman. Intelligent and can be a little blunt sometimes.

Mickey (early 30s-40s) – SUPPORT ROLE. Police officer and an incredibly good friend. Trustworthy and practical.

Vera (mid 20s-30s) – SUPPORT ROLE. Sweet and innocent. The type of person who doesn’t realise they are funny.

Manolo Constazuela (late 20s-40s) – MINOR ROLE. One half of the ‘sexy Spanish brothers’ duo. Still mastering the English language and very sweet. In love with Olive.

Jesus Constazuela (late 20s-40s) – MINOR ROLE. Also in love with Olive. Very passionate and a gentleman.

Rehearsals:
Tuesdays & Sundays 7.30 pm to 10pm

Performances:
7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22nd June 2018 at 8pm

Venue:
Blackwood Memorial Hall
21 Coromandel Parade, Blackwood, SA, 5051

Auditions:
Sunday 18th November 7.30pm
& Tuesday 20th November 7.30pm

Venue:
Blackwood Memorial Hall
21 Coromandel Parade, Blackwood, SA, 5051

Additional Audition Information:
New York accent required

For the male roles, a Spanish accent is required

For the audition, please prepare a 1-2 minute joke or funny story. There is also a scene from the play which the director will send to you once your audition is booked.

Please bring a current headshot to the audition.

More Information:
To book an audition time and a copy of the script, please email the director -stephgonelli@hotmail.com.

ROUND AND ROUND THE GARDEN
Noarlunga Theatre Company

Written By: Alan Ayckbourn
Directed By: Bronwyn Calvett

Round and Round the Garden is set in the garden of the house belonging to Reg, Ruth and Annie’s mother, an unseen but tyrannical invalid woman whose unattached daughter, Annie, cares for her. On the Saturday evening when the play starts, Annie's brother Reg and his wife Sarah have just arrived to take over nursing duties so that Annie can go away for the weekend. Reg probably hasn't thought about it at all, but Sarah (his wife) assumes this has been arranged with Tom, the local vet, who has been hanging around Annie as fixedly as her old jumper but failing actually to court her. In fact, the weekend has been arranged with Norman, Ruth’s husband, an assistant librarian. Sarah soon talks Annie out of that but isn't persuasive enough to talk Tom into it. Norman, who has turned up expecting to take Annie away, is therefore at a loose end about the house and free to wreak havoc, which he does. Interestingly, though, his ‘crimes' are all things the others to some extent encourage or need. Reg enjoys Norman's jokes. Tom thinks he is wise in the ways of the world and gives good advice. Annie wants to be swept off her feet by someone, and Sarah is badly in need of attention and understanding of some kind. Finally Ruth, Norman's wife (and sister to Annie and Reg) joins the party unexpectedly. She is a high-powered but seriously short-sighted executive who duly catches him with two women apparently fighting over him. The final scene sees Norman alone in the garden, hurt and indignant that none of the women will take him up on his offer to make her happy. Each has recognised his opportunism for what it is.

Roles Available:
All ages relative. Somewhere between (stage age) 25-55.

ANNIE:

Reg & Ruth’s younger sister. Sister-in-law of Sarah and Norman.

Probably in love with Tom, but undecided. The “carer” of the family. Lonely.

TOM:

Local vet.

Slow-witted, clueless. Cannot see what’s in front of his nose. In love with Annie, but not sure what to do about it.

NORMAN:

Ruth’s husband. Brother-in-law to Reg and Annie.

Charming, rakish, an appallingly appealing serial seducer with teddy bear charm.

REG:

Older brother of Ruth and Annie. Married to Sarah. Brother-in-law to Norman.

One of a number of Ayckbourn men who can never quite remember the names of his own children. A dreamer who would love nothing more than to be left alone in his attic, so he can invent his games.

SARAH:

Married to Reg. Sister-in-law to Ruth and Annie

Bossy, impatient, interfering but ultimately very vulnerable. Badly in need of attention and understanding of some kind.

RUTH:

Sister of Reg and Annie. Norman’s wife. Sister-in-law to Sarah.

A high-powered but seriously short-sighted executive. A high-strung, workaholic

Rehearsals:
Tuesday & Thursday 7-30pm-10pm
Base 10 Youth Centre
10 Main South Road
Reynella

Performances:
Opening night Friday 12 April
Saturday 13 April x 2 shows
Sunday 14 April x 2 shows

Venue:
Pt Noarlunga Arts Centre
22 Gawler St
Pt Noarlunga

Auditions:
Sunday 25 November 2018 @ 2pm

Venue:
Base 10 Youth Centre
10 Main South Road
Reynella

More Information:
Contact Bronwyn Calvett on 0413002410 or email ntc@outlook.com.au

THE ADDAMS FAMILY: A NEW MUSICAL
South Coast Choral and Arts Society (SCCAS)

Book by Marshall Brickman
Book by Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams
Directed By: Jonathan Ogilvie

Based on the bizarre and beloved characters created by Charles Addams, this original story finds the famously creepy and kooky Addams Family put to the test when outsiders come to dinner. Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family, a family you would find right at home at PTA meetings and local sports clubs. When she tells her father, Gomez, about her love and impending nuptials, she asks him to keep it from her mother, Morticia. Secrets are disclosed and relationships are tested on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Roles Available:
* Note: The ages listed are just stage ages for the characters

MALE ROLES

Gomez Addams (45-59) - The clan patriach. A man of Spanish descent, who adores his wife, takes great pride in his children, and is immensely proud to be an Addams; caught between his daughter and his wife he feels completely trapped and unable to make either happy, which is his greatest joy; must have great comedic timing, move well, and strong tenor vocals.

Uncle Fester (40-59) - The narrator of the musical, has a hugely energetic, joyous childlike presence—totally incorrigible. A vaudevillian-style comedian with tenor vocals, spoken parts and a couple of high notes.

Puglsey Addams (12) - A charming, funny, husky boy who loves being tortured by his sister; he wants to ensure he won't lose his sister to her new boyfriend so he takes matters into his own hands; strong, high vocals. Voice not yet changed.

Lurch (25+) - The Addams's Frankensteinian butler. A man(?) of few words but many groans, Lurch may be their all-purpose servant, but he is treated as one of the family. Most of what he utters is in long, expressive groans, some tinged with irony or exasperation. His movement is always very slow. Character actor with bass vocals.

Lucas Beineke (19) - Attractive, all-American young man; fell in love with Wednesday Addams and plans to marry her. Experiences the pain and drama of young love and struggles with the differences between his family and the Addamses. Broadway show/pop tenor vocals.

Mal Beineke (45-55) - Stuffy father of Lucas and exasperated husband to his rhyming wife, Alice. Thinks the Addams' are beyond strange and does not want to spend time having dinner with them, much less be related. Midrange baritenor, minimal singing.

FEMALE ROLES

Morticia Addams (40-55) - Tall, elegant, leggy, the real head of the family and the critical and moving force behind it; often seems like the only emotionally mature member of the clan. Calls for a sexy, dry wit. Feels her husband is hiding something from her and will use any tactic to lure the secret out. A strong dancer with alto/mezzo soprano vocals.

Wednesday Addams (18) - Strikingly similar to Morticia but is experiencing a bit of a personality crisis. Witty with a terrifically dry sense of humor; just wants her family to be "normal" for one night to meet the parents of the boy she's fallen in love with; strong pop belt vocals.

Grandma (102) - Feisty, fun, quirky and adorably dangerous. Surprisingly resourceful and sprightly. Character vocals, mezzo.

Alice Beineke (40-50) - Mother to Lucas. Quirky, devoted to her family, often speaks in rhyme. At the Addams Family dinner party, drinks a potion that causes her to let her hair down and speak her mind.
comedic actress with soprano / belt vocals.

ENSEMBLE (ANCESTORS)

Male and female ensemble singer/dancers who are smart performers and have a fun, quirky sensibility. Should be able to hold tight harmonies. All ensemble members are expected to have good movement skills and be able to pick up simple dance moves. Contemporary dance training a plus.

Rehearsals:
Wednesday & Friday evenings beginning 23/01/2019; and
Sunday afternoon beginning 24/02/2019

Performances:
Evening:

3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 15th, 17th & 18th of May, 2019


Matinee:

4th & 11th

Venue:
Victor Harbor Town Hall, 12 Coral Street, Victor Harbor

Information Night:
14th of November, 2018
Victor Harbor Lutheran Centre, 21 Adelaide Rd, Victor Harbor.

Auditions:
1st and 2nd of December, 2018

Venue:
Victor Harbor Lutheran Centre, 21 Adelaide Rd, Victor Harbor.

More Information:
Contact Jonathan Ogilvie via email addams@sccas.org.au

GROPING FOR WORDS
Tea Tree Players

Written By: Sue Townsend
Directed By: Sylvia Bolingbroke

Set in a small creche within a school building, Joyce, a middle aged and apparently successful Teacher takes on an Adult Literacy class of two students. Thelma, a trendy twenty year old nanny and George, who is living in a hostel. The initial meeting is interrupted by Kevin, the acting head caretaker and a bit of a tearaway. The play follows the interactions of this small group as the two students cope well and it becomes clearly evident that Kevin has more than a passing interest in their activities, drawing to a heart warming conclusion.

Roles Available:
Kevin (early 20 ish) Kevin is brash loud and full of himself but has a soft centre when he gets to know you . - 370 Cues
Joyce (mid 40 to 50) Joyce is childless and has no one who needs her so she’s trying to make difference anyway she can. - 401 cues
Thelma (very young, 20 going on 17) Thelma thinks she is stupid because she’s been told this most of her life,she just wants to keep her job. 249 Cues
George (50 ish) George is a good kind man who people usually take advantage of - 311 Cues

Rehearsals:
7/7:30pm Monday and Wednesday evenings, Some Sundays close to production run may be called.

Performances:
8pm Wednesday, April the 3rd to Saturday the 6th, 2019 and Tuesday April the 9th to Saturday the 13th, 2019

2:30pm Matinee on Both Saturdays

Venue:
Tea Tree Players Theatre
(Gate 1, Tilley Recreational Park)
Corner of Yatala Vale and Hancock Roads,
Surrey Downs

Auditions:
7:30pm Monday December 10th and Wednesday December 12th, 2018

Venue:
Tea Tree Players Theatre
(Gate 1, Tilley Recreational Park)
Corner of Yatala Vale and Hancock Roads,
Surrey Downs

More Information:
Contact Sylvia Bolingbroke on 0403 799 709 or email sylvia.bolingbroke@gmail.com

MOON OVER BUFFALO
Tea Tree Players

Written By: Ken Ludwig
Directed By: Jo Allenby

The hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with five actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf, old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body.

Roles Available:
George Hay. Mid 50s. Fading actor,strong voice, good comic timing. 320. Cues

Charlotte Hay. Mid 50s. Good actress trouper. 327. cues

Ethel. Mid 70s. Very deaf,pleasant to all except. George. 78. cues

Rosalind. 25-30. Attractive bright personality 218. cues

Howard 25-35. Good natured ( in awe of the Hays ). 111. cues

Eileen. 20-25. Eye catching. 34. cues

Paul. 35-40. Likeable level headed. 230. cues

Richard. 45 50. Conservative. Amiable. 45. cues

Rehearsals:
Rehearsals expected to commence in the later half of February, 2019 on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 7/7:30pm, some Sunday rehearsals may be called.

Performances:
8pm, Wed May the 22nd to Sat May the 25th and Tuesday 28th of May to June the 1st, 2019

2:30pm Matinee on both Saturdays

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

Auditions:
7:30pm Monday January 14th, Wednesday January 16th, 2019

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

More Information:
Contact Jo Allenby on 0407611162 or email jo.allenby@esc.net.au

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