HIP HOP HOOK AND THE FAIRY DUST FIASCO
Free Range Theatrix
Written & Directed By: Sally Hardy
Free Range Theatrix are seeking 2 performers to fill the (paid) roles of Peter Pan and Hip Hop Hook, for their upcoming season of HIP HOP HOOK & THE FAIRY DUST FIASCO, in the 2014 Adelaide Fringe.
Irreverent and cheeky, this hilarious pantomime will have all the family rolling - and dancing - in the aisles. Watch as a blinged-out Captain Hook reaps rhyming havoc on Neverland, fueled by an insatiable lust for fame - and vast quantities of fairy dust!
Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6Nw7eXspXk to see a promotional video of the performance.
PETER PAN - Performers aged 18 years and above (male and female) can audition for the role of Peter Pan.
HIP HOP HOOK - Males aged 18+ can audition for the role of Hip Hop Hook (you must be able to sing or rap confidently).
Sunday Feb 16, 23, March 2, 9 & 16 at 1pm in the Nexus Cabaret Space and Sat Feb 22 1:30pm and 4:00pm at the Salisbury Institute.
Nexus Cabaret Space and Salisbury Institute
For audition scenes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday November 24 & December 8. Email email@example.com to book an audition time.
Bellydance Academy, 240 Franklin St, Adelaide
Contact Sally on 0402 334 413 or Noni on 0438 704 261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONCE UPON A PAGEANT
Free Range Theatrix
Written & Directed By: Sally Hardy
There’s a benefit ball at Snow White’s pad, and ‘anyone who’s anyone’ in Once Upon A Time Land is there…Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Prince Charmings 1 through 7. You name it, all the posh princess types are here, raising money for The Enchanted Forest which has been logged almost to extinction. Not that any of them could care less about the cause, of course – in fact if it weren’t for Brenda, Snow White’s passionately ‘green’ PA, they wouldn’t even know why they were there at all. It’s just another excuse to dress up to the nines and maybe, just maybe, ask that nifty mirror of Snow White’s if they might just be the prettiest in the land. But when the dreaded question is asked one too many times, the Mirror cracks – and demands that an end be put to this once and for all. The Beauty Quest to end all Beauty Quests is decreed, and everyone in the kingdom is invited to enter – even the trolls. What the primped and pampered glitterati do not realize, however, is that it’s not the beauty of their outsides that will be judged…
Snow White - no longer a sweet young thing, Snow White has grown into a vain and selfish princess.
Prince White - the hen-pecked husband of Snow White.
Mirror - Snow White’s long-suffering mirror...a wise old soul who is sick to death of being asked who is the fairest of them all!
Brenda - Snow White’s Personal Assistant (and a beauty school drop-out), Brenda is always fighting for a cause. Not exactly glamourous, but passionate with a heart of gold.
Chambers, Chadwick & Chesterfield - competition officials/palace beuracrats. Beauty (from Beauty and the Beast) - Naturally beautiful, but a little shallow to say the least!
Cinderella - after years of being worshipped by little girls everywhere, sadly Cinderella has let the whole fairy-tale princess thing go to her head.
Rapunzel - can this girl talk about anything other than shampoo and hair styling?
Sleeping Beauty - As above, and a slight problem with narcolepsy (random sleep attacks).
Ugly Duckling - Once Upon A Time Land is a cruel place for anyone who is less than beautiful, and the Ugly Duckling has had to get by with his/her wicked sense of humour.
Prince Charmings (1&2) - every kingdom has its own Prince Charming, but each of these guys is convinced he is the bravest, most handsome, and most eligible bachelor of all.
Fairy Godmother - There have been a few fairy godmothers over the years, but this is the lady who started it all, when she turned Cinderella’s pumpkin into a royal coach. Bit of an old fusspot, but not quite as sweet as she looks.
Alice in Wonderland - still hasn’t found her way back to the real world, but always on the lookout for a rabbit hole or a secret door that might just get her there!
Puss in Boots - a very clever, witty cat. Not much interested in the beauty pageant itself, but happy to go along for the ride, if only so he can laugh at all the primping and preening princesses!
Hagatha & Belladonna - wicked witches
Glinda - good witch
Catweazle & Hemlock - nasty wizards
Gertie & Floss - menopausal fairy godmothers
Neville - longsuffering fairy godfather
Ugg - Head Troll
Ogg, Igor, Boof & Fug – troublesome trolls
30 Speaking Roles
There are also non-speaking chorus roles.
RUNNING TIME: 60 Minutes
Every Sunday 1pm between Feb 2 and April 20
April 25 & 26
November 24 at the Bellydance Academy, 240 Franklin St, Adelaide
Email email@example.com for details.
THE BOY FROM OZ
The Metropolitan Musical Theatre Company of SA Inc (aka “The Met”)
Music and Lyrics by Peter Allen - Book by Nick Enright
An Original Production by Ben Gannon and Robert Fox
By arrangement with David Spicer Productions www.davidspicer.com.au
Director: Max Rayner
Musical Director: Jillian Gulliver
Choreographer: Carmel Vistoli
“My songs are my Biography”….Peter Allen
The Boy From Oz is the most successful Australian musical ever and the first to make it to Broadway. It is a musical biography/tribute to the late great Peter Allen. Peter Allen was born in the outback Australian town of Tenterfield in 1944. He made his entertainment debut at the age of 5 impersonating Al Jolson. As a teenager he became a pop star and then toured Asia. There he met Judy Garland who took him to London where he met and become engaged to her daughter Liza Minnelli. In the US Peter enjoyed the highs of success by winning an Oscar, selling out performances in Radio City Music Hall, and receiving adulation when he returned to Australia. There were also plenty of lows … breaking up with his wife, staging a Broadway flop, the death of his partner and his own battle with illness. Peter Allen had an extraordinary life which producer Ben Gannon realized had the potential to become a magnificent musical and with Robert Fox they turned it into the smash hit it became.
The Boy From Oz is a class above all other ‘jukebox’ musicals. The late Nick Enright skillfully weaved his plot around the life and complexities of Peter Allen. The songs and lyrics sit easily with the rhythm of the piece and with the characters as they enter and re-enter his life, be they dead or alive. It leaps, as does Peter himself, from past to present and back to past all within the familiar context of one of his energy packed concerts.
Director Max Rayner says, “I look forward to presenting the show to Adelaide’s audiences a second time with an entirely new set, production team and cast.”
The MET announces further auditions by appointment only:
Ensemble Male and Female DANCER / SINGERS
ALL AUDITIONEES 18 YEARS AND OVER
Mondays at Maylands Church of Christ Hall, corner Portrush Road and Nora Street, Maylands from 7:30 pm
Wednesdays at Wesley Uniting Church, Fullarton Road, Kent Town from 7:30 pm
Some Sundays will be required
8 - 17 May 2014
The Arts Theatre, 53 Angas Street, Adelaide
Monday 9th December from 7.30pm
Maylands Church of Christ Hall corner of Portrush Road and Nora Street, Maylands
Contact Mary Dare on 8250 0379 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOVIN' THAT EXPEDITION (OR SA'FARI SO GOOD)
Blackwood Players Inc
Written By: Martin Barbary
Directed By: Martin Barbary
Vocal Director: Lauren Bannard
In this, the third of the successful ‘Lovin’ That …..’ stage shows, this musical continues on with the proven popular formula, but not the storyline, of the previous two productions.
It is an outright musical comedy, with more than 20 well known 60’s/70’s /80’s songs providing a feel good backing to a story that explores greed, lust, romance and other human emotions in the most humorous way possible.
In this show, the aging but very rich Lord and Lady Snoglittle engage the well travelled, (and possibly honest), Indiana Smith, to find them the last remainders of a youth serum from the South American Jungles, and insist some family members tag along to look after their best interests.
But who’s best interests are they really looking after, and did the butler really do what everyone thinks he is not doing?
This musical spoof is a technically complex show, with lots of effects, costumes, lighting and sound, and predominantly live music, and challenges abound in most roles.
As with all musicals, it will require the cast to be focused at rehearsals, as there will be a lot to get through, but we can guarantee that rehearsals will still be both fun and satisfying.
The show will be performed in cabaret style in the well established and well set up Blackwood Hall on a larger than normal stage, plus using two side stages.
All actors will be required to be able to sing and dance, although there are a number of dancer only roles, both male and female, that will only require minimal singing.
There is some flexibility in the size of the overall cast, the ages, and also in the number of dancers.
Some roles can play more than one character, however these will vary based on the suitability for each role, and will be determined after the auditions
Lord Snoglittle – Male 50-60’s
Lady Snoglittle – Female 50-60’s
Mrs Robinson – Female 40-50’s
Alfred (the Butler) – Male 40-50’s
12 - 14 other main roles - for 18 - 35 year olds (or those who can easily pass as being within that age), and are 50% female and 50% male.
Additional dancers – (up to 6) – Minimum age 16
There are currently still some off-stage opportunities including:
- Choreography (could also be on stage)
- Prop Design/Construction
- Wardrobe Manager
- Costume Design/Seamstress
- Stage Hands (They usually have way too much fun)
There are also a number of other opportunities to be involved with the show in this young at heart group.
Note that all those who become part of the production will be required to become members of Blackwood Players to be covered by insurance, but will receive 2 free tickets to the Opening Night as a benefit of their membership.
Sunday 7:00 - 9:30pm - Mainly singing and dancing
Tuesday 7:30 - 9:30pm - Focus on Acting
Rehearsals will commence in mid-late January 2014
Dancer only roles are only required on Sunday nights until the last two weeks before opening.
Preview Night – Thursday 1st May 2014 at 8:00pm
Friday – 2nd, 9th, 16th May 2014 - all at 8:00pm
Saturday 3rd, 10th, 17th May 2014 - all at 8:00pm
Blackwood Memorial Hall
21 Coromandel Parade
Sunday 8th December 2013 at 7:00pm
Tuesday 10th December 2013 at 7:30pm
Callbacks may be required for some roles.
Everyone auditioning will be required to read, sing and work through a short group dance routine on the night. Feel free to bring a CD/USB of a song without lead vocals as backing if you prefer.
Blackwood Memorial Hall
21 Coromandel Parade
Contact Martin Barbary on 0414 440640 or email email@example.com
THE MAID OF THE MOUNTAINS
SA Light Opera Society (SALOS)
Written By: Harold Fraser-Simson
Directed By: Pam Tucker
The Maid of the Mountains begins in a bandit camp, high up in the mountains in Italy. The bandit chief, Baldassaré has decided to disband, but his men are unhappy about it. They ask Teresa, who is in love with Baldassaré , to persuade him to change his mind, but she fails and Baldassaré distributes the spoils of their raids among the men. He then tells her to leave at once, because the camp is surrounded and she leaves, but reluctantly. Later, having captured Teresa, the local Governor, General Malona, captures Teresa. Wishing to capture the rebel band before the impending end of his term of office, he promises Teresa her freedom if Baldassaré is captured. Teresa refuses to help, as "there is honour among thieves."
In the mean time, Baldassaré and some of his band have captured the new Governor, Count Orsino. Wearing the uniforms of their captives, they head for the Palace of Santo to rescue Teresa. There, Baldassaré meets and falls in love with Malona’s daughter Angela. Ignoring the danger resulting from remaining in the town, he pretends to be the new governor. Beppo, a brigand who loves Teresa, asks her to persuade Baldassaré to leave the capital before they are discovered. Teresa, jealous of Baldassaré's love for Angela, exposes him as an imposter, and he and his companions are arrested and imprisoned on Devil's Island.
Several smaller speaking roles and chorus
Mondays, Fridays 7.30 - 10.00 pm
8 pm April 24-26
2 pm April 26-27
Tower Arts Centre
Auditions have been re-scheduled.
Further information on the company website: http://www.salos.websyte.com.au/
December 11 by appointment
St Elizabeth Anglican Church
12A Dwyer Road Oaklands Park
(Enter from Crew Street)
Contact Pam Tucker on 8294 6582 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by James Lapine.
In 2014, Swell Productions presents the Adelaide Premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical PASSION, by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine.
Set in nineteenth century Italy, Giorgo leaves his lover Clara in Milan when transferred to a remote military outpost. The Colonel’s plain, sickly cousin Fosca is the cause of mystery and unrest, and her obsessive attachment and unrelenting passions towards the young soldier, compel a spiral of destruction.
PASSION features a small ensemble cast of 12 actor/singers, mostly male roles.
15 - 23 February 2014
STATE OPERA STUDIO
There is no formal audition date. The casting process invites expressions of interest via email with CV to email@example.com
Contact Patrick on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tea Tree Players
Written By: John Mortimer & Brian Cook
Directed By: Robert Andrews
Charles Summerskill and Arthur Grey are tow sit-com writers with a looming deadline for a nerw TV series, and writers block. To help resolve the situation in some way Charles invites the Grey's round one evening, and Arther goes armed with his homemade pea wine. As the repellant vino flows tempers rise and in an unexpected tern of events by next morning they have swapped wives. This provides them with an idea for a sit-com series, or at least it would if they could agree on an ending, and their frantic efforts to find one are moments of hysterical farce.
M - Charles S - 40's - extrovert, well spoken - 359 cues
F - Doris S - 40's - matronly. homely - 138 cues
M - Arthur G - 40's - ex-working class, casual - 364 cues
F - Beryl G - 35-40 - slightly flashy, sexy - 175 cues
M - Maurice - 25-30 - agent, well dressed, snob - 54 cues
F - Miss Trotter - 45-50 - spinster neighbour, nosey - 49 cues
Monday & Wednesday from 7-30pm to 10-30pm
Wednesday 2nd to Saturday 5th April & Tuesday 8th to Saturday 12th April at 8pm
Matinee 5th & 12th April at 2-30pm
Tea Tree Players Theatre
cnr Yatala Vale Road & Hancock Road
Monday 6 January & Wednesday 8 January at 7-30pm
Tea Tree Players Theatre, Surrey Downs
Contact the Director, Robert Andrews on 0412060989 or email email@example.com.
SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEENTH DOLL
Therry Dramatic Society
Written By: Ray Lawler
Directed By: Jude Hines
Ray Lawler’s Summer of the Seventeenth Doll is the play that changed the face of Australian theatre. First performed in 1955, the play was performed around the English-speaking world – forever changing how the Australian spirit was viewed and the way that theatrical conventions in Australia are brought to life on stage.
The three-act play brings together seven characters whose lives both mirror and challenge the conventions of the 1950s. It celebrates our strident, laconic speech patterns; our images of men as all-conquering heroes; the physical and emotional loneliness of much of our existence; and the deep courage that was the heart of most working-class Australians of the time.
The Doll will be performed with the accent and in the character and style of the 1950s.
Set in Melbourne in the home owned by Emma Leech, we meet Olive Leech and her barmaid colleague , Pearl Cunningham, a somewhat blousy, judgemental widow. Bubba Ryan has been known and loved for her whole life by the Leech household; she waits eagerly with Olive for the arrival of Olive’s long-term cane-cutting love, Roo Webber and his mate, Barney Ibbot. Little do they know that 17 summers of fun are about to be changed by Johnnie Dowd who challenges everything that they are and believe in.
Rehearsals will begin in late June for the third Therry play of 2014 (and their 71st Birthday production). Season, at The Arts Theatre, 21st-30th August (ten performances).
Please contact the Director, Jude Hines on 8331 7732 or 0400 905 554 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information about the play and any role that interests you. Auditions will be held at the Therry Clubrooms on Saturday, 11 January. Please read Summer of the Seventeenth Doll before auditioning. It would be valuable preparation to have read the other two plays in the trilogy – Kid Stakes and Other Times – prior to auditioning.
Emma Leech (approaching 70)
Olive Leech (39)
Pearl Cunningham (40-ish)
Bubba Ryan (22)
Roo Webber (41)
Barney Ibbot (40)
Johnnie Dowd (25)
Either Wednesday or Thursday evenings
Wednesday, 20th August (preview)
Thursday, 21st to Saturday, 23rd August
Wednesday, 27th to Saturday, 30th August all at 8 pm
Matinees both Saturdays at 2 pm
The Arts Theatre
53 Angas Street
Saturday, 11th January 2014 by appointment only.
1 Regina Court
Contact Jude Hines by calling 8331 7732 or 0400 905 554 or email email@example.com.
THE LITTLE MERMAID JNR
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, Book by Doug Wright
In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice.
Ariel - the heroine of the story, a little mermaid who longs to be human.
Flounder - Ariel's sincere and sensitive best friend. Flounder is a spunky little fish with the show-stopping solo 'She's in Love'.
Ursula - the manipulative sea witch who tries to overthrow King Triton. She is cunning and devious and will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
King Triton - the ruler of the sea and a force to be reckoned with.
Prince Eric - the adventurous prince who captures Ariel's heart.
Sebastian - the meticulous and anxious crab who tries to keep Ariel safe.
Mersisters - Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella and Allana are Ariel's siblings and are full of personality and sass.
Carlotta - the headmistress in Prince Eric's palace and Ariel's greatest human ally.
Chef Louis - the over-the-top head chef in the palace. He is always wild and frenetic
Scuttle - the know-it-all seagull who serves as Ariel's expert on humans. He is funny and off-beat..
Chefs - Chef's Louis's assistants
Flotsam and Jetsam - Ursula's slippery spies. These electric eels are sinister and sneaky.
Grimsby - Prince Eric's prim and proper valet. He is rigid in personality and constantly trying to guide Prince Eric towards the throne.
Pilot - the Pilot is the head sailor on Prince Eric's ship.
Seahorse - the Seahorse is the court herald for King Triton.
Princesses - the six princesses try everything they can to win the heart of Prince Eric. Exaggerated and comedic personalities required.
Gulls - The Gulls are Scuttle's flock of zany 'back up singers' who help explain human stuff to Ariel.
Sea Chorus - the sea chorus is responsible for creating each world in the show.
Lagoon Animals - the lagoon animals try to convince Prince Eric to kiss Ariel.
Merfolk - the merfolk live in King Triton's court
Tentacles - extensions of Ursula, poor unfortunate souls who are trapped in her lair.
Thursdays 4.00-7.30pm Term One
Sundays 1.00-5.00pm Term One (2/2, 9/2, 16/2, 23/2, 2/3, 9/3, 16/3, 23/3 10-4pm, 30/3 10-4pm, 6/4 10-4pm)
Sat 12/4 (all day)
Sun 13/4 (all day)
Thurs 17/4 (all day) (tech rehearsal)
Mon 21/4 (all day)
Tues 22/4 (all day full dress rehearsal)
Wed 23/4 (all day full dress rehearsal)
You may not be called for all of these rehearsal times. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be provided at the beginning of the rehearsal period.
Thursday 24th April
Friday 25th April
Saturday 26th April
Sunday 27th April
At Walford College Theatre
Saturday 24th January 2014
Sunday 25th January 2014
Register to audition at www.pelicanproductions.com.au
Jen Frith and Kylie Green