THE PAJAMA GAME
South Australian Musicals (SAM)

Written By: Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Based on the book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell
Directed By: Eilish Webb

Romance is blossoming at the Sleep-tite Pajama Factory in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Handsome new Superintendent Sid Sorokin falls hard for the feisty union rep “Babe” Williams, and despite her dismissal of all things love-related, it seems she is falling right back. That is, until Sleep-tite employees are refused a seven and a half cent raise, and the pair find themselves on either side of the union protest that results. Based on Richard Bissel’s novel, 71/2 cents, Adler and Ross’ Pajama Game portrays the ups and downs of romance, with the added heat of politics making the temperature extra hot. Babe and Sid must figure out how to love, when the principles they value most are tearing them apart. First staged in 1954, The Pajama Game won three Tony awards, including best musical and won another Tony for Best Revival in 2006, a testament to the fact that love, music and politics are hat hot as they ever were. The Pajama Game features hit songs including “Hey There”, “Hernando’s Hideaway” and “Steam Heat”.

Roles Available:
Catherine ‘Babe’ Williams
CHARACTERISTICS: Sassy, Leader, strong, willful, feisty, stubborn, proud, union, charming, sensitive, starry-eyed, passionate, smart, tough
GENDER: Female
AGE RANGE: 13-35
PART SIZE: Lead
DANCING: Mover
VOICE: Strong singer, Mezzo-Soprano A3-F5 Belt


Sid Sorokin
CHARACTERISTICS: Superintendent, firm but fair, productive, stubborn, handsome, charming, tough, ambitious, romantic, determined
GENDER : Male
AGE RANGE: 16-40
PART SIZE: Lead
DANCING: Mover
VOICE: Strong Singer, Baritone, tenor B2-G#4


Gladys Hotchkiss
CHARACTERISTICS: Sexy, secretary, attractive, sensual, boy-crazy, party-girl, quick-witted, hard- working, good natured, Quirky
GENDER: Female
AGE RANGE: 16-40
PART SIZE: Supporting
DANCING: Good Dancer
VOICE Alto D#5-G#3


Vernon Hines
CHARACTERISTICS: jealous, kind-hearted, knife thrower, soft, sweet, efficiency, expert, quirky, corporate, executive, time study man.
GENDER: Male
AGE RANGE: 18-60
PART SIZE: Supporting
DANCING: Mover
VOICE: Baritone, with character B2-F4

Prez
CHARACTERISTICS: president, union, nerd, notorious flirt, womanizer, married, energetic, bull headed
GENDER: Male
AGE RANGE: 16-40
PART SIZE: Supporting
DANCING: Mover
VOICE: Singer Tenor C#3 to F#4

Mabel
CHARACTERISTICS; secretary, motherly, strict but fair, caring, helpful
PART SIZE: Supporting
GENDER; Female
AGE RANGE; 20-70
DANCER; Mover
VOICE; Alto B3-F5

Myron Hasler
CHARACTERISTICS: Owner, conservative, demanding, stubborn, upright, merciless, capitalist
GENDER: Male
AGE RANGE: Mature Adult 20-70
PART SIZE: Chorus
DANCING: Mover
VOICE: Baritone-tenor

Mae
CHARACTERISTICS; motherly, kind, friendly, quirky
PART SIZE: Supporting
GENDER: female
AGE: 13-50
DANCE: Mover
VOICE: Alto


Joe
CHARACTERISTICS: Factory worker, lazy, wants a raise, liar, Prez’s right-hand man,
PART SIZE; Chorus
GENDER: Male
AGE RANGE: 16-40
DANCER: Mover or Good Dancer
VOICE: Baritone B2-F4



Charley/Pop/ Max
(this character has been triple cast for cast size reasons)
CHARACTERISTICS: kind, worker, Babe’s father, Announcer,
PART SIZE; Chorus
GENDER: Male
AGE RANGE: 20-75
DANCER; Mover
VOICE; Baritone or Tenor

Brenda
CHARACTERISTICS; worker, Friends with babe,
PART SIZE; Chorus
GENDER: Female
AGE RANGE; 13-40
DANCER; Mover or good dancer
VOICE; Mezzo-Alto

Poopsie

CHARACTERISTICS: Ditsy, Kind, Sassy, romantic
PART SIZE: Supporting
GENDER: Female
AGE RANGE: 13-30
DANCER: Mover
VOICE: Mezzo/Alto


Martin
PART SIZE: Chorus
GENDER: female
AGE RANGE: 13-50
DANCE: Mover or good dancer
VOICE: Alto-Mezzo Soprano

Mary
PART SIZE: Chorus
DANCE: Mover or Good Dancer
GENDER: Female
AGE: 13-50
VOICE: Alto-Mezzo Soprano

Second helper
PART SIZE: Chorus
GENDER: Male
AGE: 13-50
DANCE: Mover or Good Dancer
VOICE: Baritone-Tenor

Rehearsals:
Sunday 26th May 9.00am-4.00pm

Sunday 2nd June 9:00am-4:00pm

Sunday 9th June 9:00am-4:00pm

Sunday 16th June 9:00am-4:00pm

Sunday 23rd June 9:00am-4:00pm

Sunday 30th June 9:00am-4:00pm

Sunday 7th July 9:00am-4:00pm

Sunday 14th July 9:00am-4:00pm

Sunday 21st July 9:00am-4:00pm

Sunday 28th July 9:00am-4:00pm

Sunday 4th August 9:00am-4:00pm

Sunday 11th August 9:00am-4:00pm

Sunday 18th August 9:00am-4:00pm

Sunday 25th August 9:00am-4:00pm

Sunday 1st September 9:00am-4:00pm

Sunday 8th September 9:00am-4:00pm

Performances:
Friday 13th September 7:00pm

Saturday 14th September 2:00pm

Saturday 14th September 7.00pm

Venue:
Living Arts Centre, Mount Barker Waldorf School, Mount Barker

Auditions:
27th-28th April 9:00am-5:00pm

Venue:
Living Arts Centre, Mount Barker Waldorf School, Mount Barker

More Information:
Contact Eilish Webb (Director) on 0477738019 or email Squinkies11@mail.com

HAIRSPRAY JR
Adelaide Youth Theatre

Written By: Thomas Meehan, Mark O'Donnell and Marc Shaiman
Directed By: Michelle Davy

The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray JR. is the family-friendly musical piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. Adapted from the Broadway production that won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Hairspray JR. is a show that will celebrate your students' diversity and bring audiences to their feet with its positive message and uproarious sense of humor.

It's 1962, and spunky, plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has one big dream – to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When she finally gets her shot, she's transformed from social outcast to sudden star. In balancing her newfound power with her desire for justice, Tracy fights to dethrone the reigning Miss Teen Hairspray, Amber von Tussle, and integrate a TV network in the process. With the help of her outsized mom, Edna, and guest DJ, Motormouth Maybelle, the rhythm of Tracy's new beat just might prove unstoppable.

Hairspray JR. is filled with a host of parts for a wide cross-section of students and an abundance of energetic production numbers.

Roles Available:
Tracy Turnblad
Tracy Turnblad is a young lady with big hair and an even bigger personality! She is the hero of our story and she is sweet but also strong in her convictions. She is bigger in size than the other girls, but she isn't shy about it - she can still dance with the best of them! An excellent singer, dancer and actor, but most importantly, a young lady who has wonderful stage presence and can easily capture the audience's hearts.
Gender: Female

Corny Collins
Corny Collins, the host of "The Corny Collins Show," is a Baltimore celebrity. Foremost, Corny is a charmer, so be sure to cast a young performer with great energy and who is unafraid of being in the center spotlight. Corny should be both an experienced singer and actor.
Gender: Male

Edna Turnblad
Edna Turnblad is Tracy's loving mother who doesn't spend much time outside the house. She works days and nights as a laundress in her home, and her lack of social interaction has made her a bundle of nerves. This is a fantastic role for a young lady/gentleman with great acting chops who can transform into an older female character. Edna should be a proficient singer and be willing to sell it with strong character choices.
Gender: Female

Wilbur Turnblad
Wilbur Turnblad is Edna's loving husband and Tracy's supportive father who just wants the best for his girls. A great role for a comedy actor.
Gender: Male

Penny Pingleton
Penny Pingleton is Tracy's fun and sheltered sidekick. She is a young lady caught between her mother's very strict rules and her own wants and desires to be just another teenage girl. Good singer required.
Gender: Female

Prudy Pingleton
Prudy Pingleton is a fun role for a performer who can really jump headfirst into a character role. She is Penny's eccentric but loving mother, who wants the best for her daughter but is extreme in her means. A good actress, capable of capturing the conflict of being a caring mother who can't help but be overprotective.
Gender: Female

Amber Von Tussle
Amber Vontussle is a prom queen nightmare! She is definitely "The Corny Collins Show" favorite, but she is competitive and has a bad attitude. Amber is a great performer, so a young lady who can do it all.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Velma Von Tussle
Velma Von Tussle is a carbon copy of Amber - just twenty years older and meaner! She is most concerned with making sure her daughter wins Miss Teenage Baltimore. An actress who is unafraid of being a little bit evil and who can make bold acting choices.
Gender: Female

Link Larkin
Link Larkin is Baltimore's biggest heartthrob, and Tracy's dream guy. Link is considered the best performer in town, so a young man who is a triple threat - a great actor, singer and dancer. He should have a lot of charisma and a sparkle in his eye. Think of any teenage idol who is able to reduce girls to tears - that's our guy!
Gender: Male

Seaweed J. Stubbs
Seaweed J. Stubbs is the object of Penny's affections, and together, they are determined to defy the segregation laws of the 1960s. Seaweed can do it all! This is a great role for an experienced young black/ethnic performer who can sing, dance and act well.
Gender: Male

Little Inez Stubbs
Little Inez Stubbs is Seaweed's little sister and a great breakout role for a black/ethnic actress. Little Inez gets her moment in the spotlight, so a young lady who is a great singer and dancer. This actress should have a quiet exterior who can and will be bold when the opportunity comes.
Gender: Female

Motormouth Maybelle
Motormouth Maybelle is a soulful part for a black/ethnic performer who can play an older age. In this story, she is the face of the Civil Rights Movement and sings the beautiful anthem, "I Know Where I've Been." A performer with a great voice and more importantly, someone who has strong stage presence.
Gender: Female

The Dynamites
The Dynamites (Judine, Kamilah and Shayna) are a dynamic musical trio, iconic of the Motown era and the 1960s. Think the Supremes. Three young women who are advanced singers and dancers who complement each other. They don't need to look alike, but they need to be synchronous in their music and dance.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: E4

Mr. Pinky
Mr. Pinky owns a ladies' clothing shop and is a salesperson inside and out - he is always the first to give a compliment. This is a perfect character role for a young person who has wonderful energy and acting potential.
Gender: Male

Council Members
Brad, Tammy, Fender, Sketch, Shelley, IQ, Brenda and Lou Ann are the famed teenage performers on "The Corny Collins Show." This is a great opportunity to feature our best singers and dancers, as they'll have to emulate some of the most famous dance moves from the 1960s. Kids with a lot of personality, and that can be bold in their characterizations of each teenage performer.
Gender: Any

Ensemble
Other standout ensemble roles include:Gym Teacher, Cindy Watkins, Matron, Principal, Lorraine, Gilbert, Thad, Duane, Stooie, Beatnik Chick, Male Guard, Guard, Newscaster and Council Members. These roles give more texture to the lively world of 1960s Baltimore. This is truly a story about communities intersecting, so each role matters.
Gender: Any

Rehearsals:
School Holidays July 16th to 20th
Times TBC

Then Sundays 1.30-5.30pm
July 28th
August 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
September 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

Then School Holidays
September 29th to October 4th - 10am-4pm

Production Week
October 6th to October 12th
Times TBC

Performances:
October 10th
10am, 1pm, 7pm

October 11th
10am, 1pm, 7pm

October 12th
2pm and 7pm

Venue:
Arts Theatre
Angus Street, Adelaide

Auditions:
Sunday 28th April
6-9pm

Venue:
TIDC Performing Arts
Corner of Rosetta Street and Herbert Road
West Croydon

More Information:
Contact Emma or Kerreane via email aytcompany@gmail.com

THE OLD TIME MUSIC HALL
Unmasked Theatre

Written & Directed By: Allen Puttock

A fun filled evening of old time music hall favourites and plenty of laughs
Set during a 3 course dinner at the Public Schools Club

Roles Available:
Many and various for singers, musicians and stand up comedians

Rehearsals:
Saturday mornings 9.45 to 1pm

Performances:
July 12, 13, 19, 20. 6.30 to 10pm

Venue:
Public Schools Club, 207 East Terrace, Adelaide

Auditions:
To be arranged when contact made

Venue:
The Public Schools Club

More Information:
Contact Allen Puttock on 0414869939 or email allenp@esc.net.au

ROOKERY NOOK
Tea Tree Players

Written By: Ben Travers
Directed By: Barry Hill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ASSASSINS
Hills Musical Company Inc

Written By: Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Directed By: Directors: Monique Hapgood & Macintyre Howie Reeves
Music Director: Andrew Groch
Production Manager: Alex Craddock

Building on The Hills Musical Company’s success in presenting contemporary musical works (Avenue Q, Side Show, Spring Awakening), comes the topical and multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force Assassins.

From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, audiences gain insight into the motivations and desires of those wanting to be winners in a world where they feel ignored. Assassins explores the many varied and unusual ways that these outsiders succeeded (or attempted) to kill an American President. In a time when our news is filled with discussions on gun laws and free speech, we realise that we all may be seeking the same thing - change!

Roles Available:
PROPRIETOR (Male)
Vocal Range & Quality: Baritone Gb2 - F4
Stage Age: Adult (no age restriction)
Gun salesman who provides the characters with their weapons at the beginning of the show and the dangerous concept that “Everybody’s got the right to be happy”.

THE BALLADEER & LEE HARVEY OSWALD (Male)
Vocal Range & Quality: Tenor C3 – G4
Stage Age: 20-35
A folk singer who represents the optimistic voice of America and takes the audience through the stories of the assassins as a narrator. Strong acting and singing ability required. Actor will also play Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated President John F. Kennedy from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, Texas (Let us know if you are able to play guitar, not required)

JOHN WILKES BOOTH (MALE)
Vocal Range & Quality: Tenor, F2 - G4
Stage Age: 30-50
Assassinated President Lincoln during a performance of “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theatre, Washington.

CHARLES GUITEAU (Male)
Vocal Range & Quality: Tenor, A2 - G#4
Stage Age: 30-50 years
Assassinated President James Garfield in the waiting room of the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad Station, Washington.

LEON CZOGLOSZ (Male)
Vocal Range & Quality: Baritone, G#2 - G4.
Stage Age: 25-35 years
Assassinated President William McKinley during a public reception at the Temple of Music Pavilion at the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York. (If able to demonstrate a Polish accent)

GUISEPPE ZANGARA (Male)
Vocal Range & Quality: Tenor, B2 - A4.
Stage Age: 30-45 years
Attempted assassination of President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt as Roosevelt greeted well-wishers in Bayfront Park, Miami, Florida.

SAMUEL BYCK (Male)
Vocal Range & Quality: Baritone, D3 - G4
Stage Age: 25 - 50 years
Attempted assassination of president Richard Nixon; hijacked a commercial jetliner which he intended to crash into the White House, Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

SARA JANE MOORE (Female)
Vocal Range & Quality: Alto, F3 - Eb5.
Stage Age: 40-55 years
Attempted assassination of President Gerald Ford as he left the St. Francis Hotel, San Fransisco, California.

LYNETTE ‘SQUEAKY’ FROMME (Female)
Vocal Range & Quality: Soprano, A3 - G5.
Stage Age: 25 - 35 years
In love with Charles Manson, Squeaky attempted assassination of President Gerald Ford as he left the Senator Hotel, Sacramento, California.

JOHN HINCKLEY JR. (Male)
Vocal Range & Quality: Tenor, A2 – G4
Stage Age: early 20s - early 30s
Attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan as he left the Washington Hilton, Washington. If able to play guitar, please bring instrument with a prepared piece. Guitar skills not required.

ENSEMBLE ROLES
Ensemble members may be required to play a variety of cameo roles throughout the show as listed below. The ensemble require strong individual voices for solo opportunities in “How I saved Roosevelt” and “Something Just Broke”. Cameo roles include James Blaine, President Gerald Ford, President James Garfield, David Herold, Emma Goldman and community members.

Male Ensemble:
Stage Age: adult (no age restriction)
Vocal Range: Tenor, Baritone or Bass

Female Ensemble:
Stage age: adult (no age restriction)
Vocal Range: Soprano or Alto

Rehearsals:
Monday: 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Wednesday: 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am to 1:00pm

Rehearsals will start mid to late August.

Performances:
Friday 8th November to Saturday 23rd November

Venue:
Stirling Community Theatre
Avenue Road
Stirling

Information Night:
Monday 15th April - 7:30pm
Stirling Community Theatre
Come along to information night to find out more about auditions for this darkly-funny musical and to have first access to audition times. Character audition packs will be available first to those attending the information night. Audition packs and times slots will then be released online.
www.hillsmusical.org.au

Auditions:
Sunday 28th April - morning, afternoon and evening
Monday 29th May - evening
Call backs (if required) - Wednesday 1st May - evening

Audition material and times will be available at information night and released on the website on the 16th of April.
www.hillsmusical.org.au

Venue:
Stirling Community Theatre

More Information:
Contact Monique & Macintyre on email info@hillsmusical.org.au

COMPANY
South Coast Choral and Arts Society (SCCAS)

Written By: George Furth, Stephen Sondheim
Directed By: Billie Turner

From musical theatre's most renowned composer, Stephen Sondheim, Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book.

On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, pauses with his hand on a door, and contemplates his unmarried state. What takes place next are a series of memories and fantasies, in which he, his friends and girlfriends explore the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.

Roles Available:
Roles
all characters mid 20s to mid 50’s. Stage ages flexible. All characters speak with standard American accent, aside from Susan.

Robert
The story's protagonist, he is a keen observer who appears happy but holds pain in his heart. He is the only one of his friends still single. Terrified of marriage and fears a lifelong loneliness.
Tenor

Harry
Husband of Sarah. He is a recovering alcoholic continually falling off the wagon. Believes the advantages of marriage outweigh the disadvantages.
Baritone

Peter
Husband of Susan. The perfect partner, until he isn’t. He is very liberal in his view of relationships.
Tenor/Baritone

David
Husband of Jenny. Relaxed and always in control. Believes a man should be married and that the sacrifice of freedom is worth what you get in return.
Tenor

Paul
Fiancé of Amy. Deeply in love with her, patient to her neurotic nature, and encouraging of her positive traits. He is fully committed to the idea of marriage and encourages Robert to do the same.
Tenor

Larry
Husband of Joanne. He is stoic and centred, but has moments of goofiness. Indulges his wife's behaviour but knows when to put his foot down.
Baritone

Sarah
Wife of Harry. She is an avid learner of karate and tends to be hypercritical and overeat. Open, accepting, and full of love.
Alto

Susan
Wife of Peter. A delicate southern belle. Motherly in her affections towards Robert. Speaks with southern accent.
Soprano

Jenny
Wife of David. Quietly manipulative, simultaneously square and wise. Loves her husband, and will indulge him from time to time.
Soprano

Amy
Fiancée of Paul. Deeply neurotic and pessimistic. Riddled with anxiety and bouts of self-loathing. But at the same time, warm, generous and sweet.
Mezzo/Alto

Joanne
Wife of Larry. Acerbic, demanding, and blunt. Too old to be part of the young crowd, but not old enough to be part of the older crowd. Puts on a brassy front that melts when she is alone with her husband.
Alto

Marta
One of Robert’s girlfriends. Intensely modern, who is seeking adventure and excitement in the City. Either she or Kathy is specialist dancer for “Tick-Tock”.
Mezzo/Soprano

Kathy
One of Robert’s ex girlfriends, now considered a good friend. She plans to leave the City for a life of domesticity. Sweet and loving. Doubles as Choir Woman in “Getting Married Today”. Either she or Marta is specialist dancer for “Tick-Tock”.
Soprano

April
One of Robert’s Girlfriends. She is a flight attendant who came to New York to live in Radio City. Ditzy and adorable.
Mezzo

Rehearsals:
12 of July – 9 October, Wednesday and Friday Nights

Performances:
7:30pm Friday 11 October
2:00pm & 7:30pm Saturday 12 October
2:00pm Sunday 13 October
7:30pm Thursday 17 October
7:30pm Friday 18 October
2:00pm & 7:30pm Saturday 19 October

Venue:
Victor Harbor Town Hall
Coral St, Victor Harbor

Information Night:
7:00pm 31 May 2019
Lutheran Church, 21 Adelaide Rd
Victor Harbor

Auditions:
Saturday 15 June

Venue:
Lutheran Church, 21 Adelaide Rd
Victor Harbor

More Information:
Contact Billie Turner via email company@sccas.org.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

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