MOVING MOUNTAINS
Galleon Theatre Group

Written By: Lawrence Roman
Directed By: Erik Strauts

Charlie is a widower-turned-Casanova who spends his days entertaining
ladies on a beach in Southern California. But he’s not interested in younger girls; he’s after “mature women”, those who’ve built up history, depth and loss. Charlie offers his companionship and insights and they’re all too happy to accept his advances. That is, until he meets Polly, a recent widow who doesn’t make things easy for this suitor. Humour is also added by Charlie’s daughter, who’s shocked to hear about his romantic gallivanting.
The action takes place in Charlie Fuller’s quirky apartment in a beachside retirement complex in Santa Monica (but could easily be somewhere else, maybe Queensland?).

Roles Available:
Charlie (stage age 60s). (Lead role. On stage for approx. 95% of the play.) In great shape for his age, both physically and mentally. Smart but eccentric dresser. Determined to live life to the full, but in a very giving way. Smart dresser.

Polly (stage age 60s). (Lead role. On stage for approx. 45% of the play.) A widow (recently). Attractive but with some low self-esteem issues. Doesn’t look after herself or her appearance and clothes very much. Whilst not actually timid, is certainly not assertive. Her mood and everything associated improves drastically over the course of the play.

Elaine (stage age 30s). (Supporting role. On stage for approx. 40% of the play.) Charlie’s daughter. Modern but conservative. Married (with children) to money and looks and behaves that way. Considers her father to be an “old man” and thus, even though meaning well, treats him like a child. Her marriage is on the rocks.

Robert (stage age 30s). (Supporting role. On stage for approx. 30% of the play.) Poly’s son. Smart (and amorous) investment advisor. Married (with children) but has a crush on Elaine while providing her and her husband with their financial planning. He is a bit of a ‘nerd’. Genuinely trying to do the best for his mother.

Marc (stage age 30s). (Minor role. On stage for approx. 15% of the play.) Polly’s nephew (maybe?). Works as a flight attendant. A nice young man still discovering life.

Gwen (stage age 60s). (Minor role. On stage for approx. 10% of the play.) An attractive widow, somewhat matronly, with dyed red hair and a marvellous exuberance. Appears on-stage dressed in lingerie.

Harriet (stage age 60s). (Minor role. On stage for approx. 5% of the play.) Another widow. As extroverted as they come – in a delightful and fun-loving way. Appears on-stage dressed in lingerie.

Rehearsals:
Tuesdays & Thursdays 7.30-10.00pm, Sundays 1.30-5.30pm
First rehearsal Sunday 24 February 2019 or thereabouts

Performances:
Thurs 9, Fri 10, Sat 11 May 2019 @ 8pm
Thurs 16, Fri 17, Sat 18 May 2019 @ 8pm
Matinee: Sat 18 May 2018 @ 2pm

Venue:
Domain Theatre, Marion Cultural Centre
287 Diagonal Road, OAKLANDS PARK SA 5046

Auditions:
A group audition will be held Saturday 22 September 2018 at 2.00pm.

Auditions to be held at Park Holme Community Hall, 683 Marion Road Park Holme (corner Wallala Avenue & Marion Road).

More Information:
Prior to Monday 27 August 2018, please contact info@galleon.org.au
From Monday 27 August 2018 please contact the director Erik Strauts on 0438-275-814 or strauts@bigpond.net.au

If you are interested in auditioning please contact Erik for further information about the play and the audition.

BACHELOR OF CIRCUS ARTS DEGREE COURSE
Cirkidz


Australia’s premier circus arts organisation, the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA), is undertaking a nationwide audition roadshow in search of Australia’s future circus stars.

As the only national arts training institute to offer a Bachelor of Circus Arts, positions at NICA are highly sought after and attract Australia’s most talented, physically gifted and creative young performers. NICA graduates have joined nationally and internationally acclaimed companies including Cirque du Soleil, Dragone (China), Cavalia (Canada), NoFit State Circus (United Kingdom) alongside Australia’s Circa, Circus Oz and Carnival Australia.

“Naturally we are seeking emerging circus artists but our hunt is quite broad, extending to dancers, gymnasts, martial artists, theatre students, trickers, parkour enthusiasts, BMX riders and more. If you are highly focused and wish to make a career out of your skills, we invite you to obtain a degree in elite, contemporary circus arts training,” said NICA’s Head of Circus Studies, James Brown who leads the audition search.


Roles Available:
As well as the Bachelor of Arts degree course, two foundation courses, the Certificate III and Certificate IV in Circus Arts are also on offer.

Rehearsals:
Audition Applications are NOW OPEN and will close Monday 24 August

SYDNEY: Monday 24 September at Aerialize, 7-9 Close Street, Canterbury

PERTH: Wednesday 26 September at Circus WA, 92 Adelaide Street, Fremantle

ADELAIDE: Thursday 27 September at Cirkidz (SA), 27 Fifth Street, Bowden

BRISBANE: Tuesday 2 October at Flipside Circus, 117 Mina Parade, Alderley

MELBOURNE: Thursday 4 October and Friday 5 October at National Institute of Circus Arts, 39-59 Green Street, Prahran



Performances:

Venue:

Auditions:
Thursday 27 September at Cirkidz (SA), 27 Fifth Street, Bowden

Venue:
As above

More Information:
Contact NICA on 03) 9214 6975 or email info@nica.com.au

THE OUTSIDERS
Deadset Theatre Company

Written By: Based on the novel by S.E. Hinton, adapted by Christopher Sergel
Directed By: Zoe Muller

This iconic coming of age story follows the lives of a teen gang in the 1960s known as ‘Greasers’ who are perpetually at odds with the Socs, a rival group. When Greasers Ponyboy and Johnny get into a brawl that ends in the death of a Socs member, the boys are forced to go into hiding. Soon Ponyboy and Johnny, along with Dallas and the other Greasers, must contend with the consequences of their violent lives. While some Greasers try to achieve redemption, others meet tragic ends.

Roles Available:
MALE ROLES

Ponyboy (15) — Novel’s narrator and protagonist. The youngest of the Greasers. Ponyboy is a reliable and observant narrator. He is the most innocent member of the gang, however is still ‘cool’. Spends most time onstage.

Johnny (16) - Greaser. He does not succeed in school. Child of alcoholic, abusive parents, nervous and sensitive, since his parents do not care for him, he sees the Greasers as his true family; in turn, the older boys are protective of him.

Two Bit (18)— Joker of the Greasers. He is a wisecracking Greaser who regularly shoplifts, instigates the hostilities between the Socs and the Greasers by flirting with Marcia, the girlfriend of a Soc.

Bob (18) — The Soc who attacks both Johnny and Ponyboy in the park. He is killed by Johnny. Cherry’s boyfriend. He beats up Johnny before the story begins, starting a rivalry between the gang.

Randy (19) — Marcia’s boyfriend and Bob’s best friend. A Soc who eventually sees the futility of fighting. Humanises the Socs by showing that some of them have redeeming qualities, helps Ponyboy realise that Socs are as susceptible to pain as anyone else.

Paul (20) —A bigger Soc who steps forward to challenge Darry when the rumble begins. Paul and Darry were friends and football teammates in high school, however now enemies.

FEMALE ROLES

Cherry Valance (18)— Bob’s girlfriend. A Soc with red hair. Ponyboy and Cherry have a great deal in common, and Ponyboy feels comfortable talking to her. She is very strong minded and well respected. Confident. In the days preceding the rumble, Cherry helps the Greasers.

Marica (18)— Cherry’s friend and Randy’s girlfriend. A pretty Soc who befriends Two-Bit at the drive-in. Marcia and Two-Bit share a sense of humour and a taste for nonsensical musings.

Sandy (18)— Sodapop’s girlfriend. She is pregnant and moves to Florida to live with her grandmother.

Background Socs and Greasers (15-25) - They are involved in the rumble and other scenes with the Greasers and Socs.

Rehearsals:
Every Tuesday 6pm-9pm from March. Then every Tuesday and Thursday 6pm-10pm from April until July. Rehearsal venue to be confirmed, will be near Adelaide CBD.

Performances:
9-13 July 2019
There may also be additional shows performed at schools, in the week before. TBA.

Venue:
The Bakehouse Theatre, Angas Street, Adelaide.

Auditions:
Friday 28 September 2018
Female group workshop 5pm-6.30pm.
Male group workshop 7pm-10pm.

CALLBACKS
Callbacks will held at the same location on Saturday 29th September from 2.00pm-5.00pm for both males and females. More info in the audition booklet.

Venue:
North Adelaide Community Centre Hall, 176 Tynte St, North Adelaide.
Callbacks will held at the same location

More Information:
Zoe Muller via deadsettheatrecompany@gmail.com

BLACKROCK
Glassroom Theatre Company

Written By: Nick Enright
Directed By: Jack Cummins

AUDITIONS FOR 'BLACKROCK' BY NICK ENRIGHT - 2019 ADELAIDE FRINGE
We are looking for nine young actors between the ages of 16-25 to be part of Glassroom Theatre Company's Adelaide Fringe production of BLACKROCK by Nick Enright.

Directed and Produced by Jack Cummins, assisted by Alex Whitrow.

SYNOSPSIS: It’s Toby Ackland’s birthday party down near the surf club – and that should mean heaps of grog, drugs and good clean fun. But by the morning, young girl Tracy Warner is found dead – raped by three boys and bashed with a rock. As everyone has their own individual reactions to her death, Jared Kirby begins to ponder the question: Who is responsible? The boy? The girl? Or the whole town.

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

MALE
Ricko (19 to 21) The alpha male, leader of the surfers. Looked up to by the other guys.

Davo (17 to 18) The joker of the group. A wild surfer who is popular amongst the other guy's

Scott (15 to 17) The youngest of the surfers. The 'kid' of the gang. Wants to prove himself to the others

Stewart/Policeman/Roy (40s) An actor required to double up on all the older male roles in the production. Looking for someone in their 20's who can convincingly portray an older character.

FEMALE ROLES
Cherie (16) Tracy's best friend. A highly emotional teenager who constantly seeks justice

Diane (39) Jared's mother, who has her own personal struggles in addition to those with her son. Looking for an actress in their early 20's who can convincingly portray an older character.

Rachel (16 to 17) Jared's girlfriend whose relationship with her family and boyfriend come under strife in the wake of Tracy's death. Also has to double up with the role of Shana, Cherie's promiscuous young friend.

Glenys (40s) Cherie's mother and Diane's sister - a stern woman who tries to keep her daughter in control. Also has to double as Marian, Rachel's wealthy mother. Looking for an actress in their 20's who can convincingly portray an older character.

Tiffany (17 to 18) Ricko's loud and intense on-off girlfriend.

Rehearsals:
REHEARSALS will take place from early December to late February. They will be held on every Monday and Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm, with a few additional Saturday rehearsal and dates for promotional material. Rehearsal venue to be confirmed, will be near Adelaide CBD. The exact dates are listed in the audition booklet you will receive.

Performances:
PERFORMANCES will take place from the 20th Feb to 24th Feb. There may also be additional shows performed for schools TBC

Venue:

Auditions:
SINGLE AUDITIONS will be held at 24 Brigalow Avenue, Kensington Gardens 5068 on Saturday, October 6th. You will be given a piece and a time slot between 12:30pm and 5pm when you book an audition. If you need a specific time, please request it when you book an audition.

If you are unable to attend on the 6th, you can film your audition on your phone and send it through, however you will miss the opportunity of working with the director which will increase your chances of gaining a role.
If successful, you will be called back for a group audition at Carclew Youth Arts Centre on Sunday October 7th from 4pm to 7:30pm. If you sent through a video, you must be available for the group audition the following day.

Please email glassroomtheatrecompany@gmail.com with your full name, age and the time slot you would like to go for from 12:30pm to 5pm. You will be given an audition booklet and your time slot will be confirmed within a few days.

Venue:
Single Auditions: 24 Brigalow Avenue, Kensington Gardens 5068
Callbacks: Carclew Youth Arts Centre - 11 Jeffcott St, North Adelaide SA 5006

More Information:
Contact Jack Cummins on 0439331160 or email glassroomtheatre@gmail.com

THE GIPSY PRINCESS
SA Light Opera Society (SALOS)

Written By: Music of Kalman, libretto adaptation Park and Hanmer
Directed By: Pam Tucker (MD Peter Potts)

The story of the love of a famous cabaret star for a Prince who cannot marry a commoner. His mother eventually saves the day with a last minute disclosure about her own past.

The score includes some of the most delightful operetta melodies ever written, and there are several good comedy parts.

Roles Available:
LEOPOLD ... father of the lead man, Peter ... middle aged or older, a snob, appears only in Acts 2 and 3, lots of dialogue, sings a duet with his wife, and a few odd bits in finale, baritone range up to E flat

ANHILTE ... Leopold's wife, member of aristocracy, but (unknown to her husband) a former cabaret dancer. Reasonable amount of dialogue. Appears only in Acts 2 and 3; sings the duet with her husband, plus a reprise of it. Middle-range voice up to F

PETER ... the male lead; son of the above two; youngish and romantic; lots of dialogue; baritone/tenor range up to G; must have operatic tone; 8 musical numbers

SYLVA ... lead soprano; cabaret singer in love with Peter; youngish and romantic; lots of dialogue; high soprano to high D flat (or at least C); 8 vocal numbers

STASI ... soubrette soprano who ends up with Boni; youngish and romantic; appears only in Acts 2 and 3; fair amount of dialogue; vocal range to top B flat; 6 vocal numbers

BONI ... light comedian; lots of dialogue; light baritone up to F; 4 vocal numbers

FERI ... middle-aged, ironic character; friend of Boni, Andrey and Sylva; dialogue interspersed throughout; baritone up to F

ANDREY ... offsider of Boni and Feri; light comedian; sprinkled dialogue; baritone up to F

JULISKA, ARANKA and RIZZI ... more dancers than singers, though they must dance AND sing in 3 numbers; each has sprinkled bits of dialogue throughout; vocal ranges up to around G - not demanding singing like Sylva or Stasi

EUGEN von ROHNSDORF; acting only; a stiff, military type; middle-aged; several slabs of dialogue

SENATOR BLAND, MISKA, WAITER etc ... the usual minor roles with only a few lines of spoken dialogue

Lots of CHORUS work; all parts, but esp requiring high sopranos!

Rehearsals:
Wednesday and Friday nights, 7.30pm - 10pm.
Additional rehearsals only as required, and weekend/week priot to performance.

Performances:
Actual dates TBC, will be late April 2019

Venue:
Tower Arts Centre, Pasadena

Information Night:
Info - October 8 (Monday) at 7.30pm,
St Elizabeth of Hungary Church, off Crewe St, Oaklands Park

Auditions:
Auditions by appointment,
Monday October 15.

Times may be arranged at Info night, or call Pam 8294 6582

Venue:
St Elizabeth of Hungary Church,
off Crewe St, Oaklands Park,
Bookings essential.

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

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

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.

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

I'LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT
St Jude's Players

Written By: Peter Colley
Directed By: Ian Rigney

Jan is recovering from a nervous breakdown. She and her husband rent a remote cabin from an odd farmer who delights in telling gruesome ghost stories. Then the husband's sister arrives and all manner of frightening events occur. What happens to Jan as bodies appear and disappear gives this thriller its tremendously frightening impact.

Roles Available:
Jan Sanderson - psychological mess. Just released from a facility. She is on the road to recovery - or is she? Age around 30

Greg Sanderson - husband of Jan. Manner & dress of a rather stuffy intellectual. He is in to prehistoric tools & weapons Age around 30

Laura Sanderson - Greg's sister. Not Jan's favourite person. She is very close to her brother (maybe too close). Has her own agenda in 'assisting' with Jan's recovery. Age around 30

George Willowby - a real boisterous character who also has a massive agenda. Very strong character actor required

Rehearsals:
Tuesday night, Thursday night, Sunday afternoon
Beginning early Feb 2019

Performances:
April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13
8pm evening, 2pm matinee

Venue:
St Jude's Players
444 Brightohn Road
Brighton

Auditions:
Sun Sept 9 @ 1.30pm

Venue:
St Jude's Players

More Information:
Contact Ian Rigney on 0434 114 734 or email rigneyian@gmail.com