PATIENCE
SA Light Opera Society (SALOS)

Written By: Gilbert and Sullivan
Directed By: Maria Davis
Musical Director: Danielle Ruggiero-Prior

PATIENCE satirizes the "aesthetic craze" of the 1870's and '80s.

All the well-born young ladies in the village, rapturously caught up in aestheticism, are in love with two contrasting aesthetic poets — a "fleshy" poet and an "idyllic" poet. But the poets are both in love with Patience, the simple village milkmaid, who cares nothing for poetry. Patience learns that true love must be completely unselfish--it must wither and sting and burn! The girls' military suitors don't see the point to aesthetics, but they decide to give it a try to win the women's hearts. It is touch and go for a while, but everyone ends up with a “suitable partner”, even if it is only a tulip or lily.

All the musical fun and silliness you know and love from Gilbert and Sullivan.


Roles Available:
Principal roles and female chorus cast already.
Available: Men, singing, mostly chorus, "military suitors" etc. Plenty of character acting.

Rehearsals:
Wed and Friday evenings, 7.30 to 10pm

Performances:
August 9-19

Venue:
Tower Arts Centre, Pasadena

Auditions:
May 4, or earlier, by appointment

Venue:
Theatre or nearby church call, tba

More Information:
Contact Maria Davis (Director) on 0433 137 998 or email maria-davis@hotmail.com

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
Ink Pot Arts Inc

Written By: Kenneth Graeme, adapted by Sally Hardy
Directed By: Sally Hardy

Kenneth Graeme’s The Wind in the Willows will return to Hills audiences, with Ink Pot Arts’ new musical theatre adaptation of the classic story by local playwright, Sally Hardy. With its fresh and funny script, and its blend of brand new, original music with old-school classic songs, the timeless tale of Ratty, Toad, Mole and Badger is sure to delight both children and adults alike.

Roles Available:
LEAD ROLE: Toad - pompous, fickle and conceited...but absolutely irresistible! SINGING, ACTING – would suit ADULT or teenage performer.

LEAD ROLE: Rat - suave, clever and sociable, with impeccable manners. A social butterfly who is everybody’s best friend, and thinks the river is the only place to be. SINGING, ACTING – would suit ADULT or teenage performer.

LEAD ROLE: Mole - shy, naive and bumbling...in the most adorable way.ACTING (no solo singing) – would suit ADULT or teenage performer.

LEAD ROLE: Badger - prefers his own company, and perhaps more than a little grumpy at times - but Badger is the wisest, most noble and respected animal in the wood.
ACTING (no solo singing) – would suit ADULT or teenage performer.

Washer Woman - Old cockney woman with a cheeky mouth. She helps Toad out of jail - but she does it for the money, not out of the kindness of her own heart! SINGING, ACTING – would suit ADULT or teenage performer.

Captain of the Weasels - a nasty piece of work...sneaky and suspicious ACTING (no solo singing) – would suit ADULT or teenage performer.

Deputy of the Weasels - as above, but also stupid! Would suit teenage performer
Walter - rich, upper-class Englishman who loves nothing more than his new toy...the motor car which Toad steals – would suit ADULT or teenage performer.

Virginia - Walter’s wife. Frightfully posh, with a real plum in her mouth – would suit ADULT or teenage performer.

Judge – (A weasel in disguise) stern and unforgiving...loves nothing more than sending the likes of Toad away forever! – would suit ADULT or teenage performer.

Jailer’s daughter - ‘common’ (as Toad would put it), but lovely and kind-hearted...she has a real soft spot for Toad, despite his showing her such dreadful snobbery – would suit ADULT or teenage performer.

1st Policeman – would suit ADULT or teenage performer.
2nd Policeman – would suit ADULT or teenage performer.

Mr Otter - fun-loving, brave and adventurous - just who you’d want on your side when the going gets tough! – would suit teenage performer.
Mrs Otter - kind, gentle and loving - would suit teenage performer

Owl, Robin Redbreast & Squirrel (NARRATORS of our story) - 3 woodland friends who keep an eye on all that happens on the river and in the woods, from their treetop perch - would suit teenage performers/older children.

Daphne - one of the ducks – would suit child performer.
Webster – another duck – would suit child performer.

CHORUS (no dialogue):
Ducks – SINGING/DANCING/ACTING
Field Mice – SINGING/DANCING/ACTING
Rabbits – SINGING/DANCING/ACTING
Weasels – SINGING/DANCING/ACTING

Rehearsals:
Thursdays - various times after 4pm, depending on age group

Performances:
Sat 13th Oct 2018 7pm
Sun 14th Oct 2018 2pm
Sat 20th Oct 2018 7pm
Sun 21st Oct 2018 2pm

Venue:
The Living Arts Centre,
Mount Barker Waldorf School,
27 Sims Road,
Mount Barker SA 5251

Information Night:
N/A

Auditions:
Saturday 5th May, 2pm onwards (10 min slots)
Sunday 6th May, 11am onwards (10 min slots)

Venue:
Ink Pot Arts' Creative Hub,
Mount Barker Town Hall
34-38 Gawler Street
Mount Barker
SA 5251

More Information:
Contact Jo-anne Sarre, Artistic Director, on 0429 673 327 or email quill@inkpot.com.au

THE GRADUATE
Matt Byrne Media

Written By: Adapted by Terry Johnson from the novel by Charles Webb
Directed By: Matt Byrne

This is one of the great social commentary films of the 60s that launched Dustin Hoffman as a star and immortalised Anne Bancroft as the cougar who seduces him.

Benjamin Braddock is a confused young man. Having spent four years achieving a brilliant scholastic record, upon graduation he finds himself adrift, uncertain about his future, disconnected from his purpose, and increasingly alienated from the upper-class, suburban, “plastic” world of his parents. Fighting panic and boredom, he is deeply conflicted but ultimately willing when Mrs. Robinson, the unhappily married, alcoholic, and dangerously charismatic wife of his father’s business partner, tempts him into an affair. Benjamin’s tenuous existence of lazy days and stolen nights falls apart when he falls in love -- with Elaine, Mrs. Robinson’s upbeat, optimistic daughter. Terry Johnson’s stage adaptation of The Graduate, based on the novel and the iconic 1967 film, is a bitterly hilarious dark comedy, full of rapid-fire dialogue between fascinating and horrifying characters. This play explores family dysfunction, parental expectations, crumbling marriages, and the naive, yet disillusioned, dichotomy of youth, against the shiny backdrop of affluent Southern California in the 1960s.

Simon and Garfunkel’s songs like Mrs. Robinson are woven into the play which is set in soon-to-be swinging California.

Roles Available:
There are some terrific roles for men and women in this wonderful biting comedy of very bad manners and disillusionment

- Casting: 6M, 5F
- Casting Attributes: Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Casting Notes: The Hotel Clerk can double as the Priest and the Psychiatrist. The Strip Club Men and the Wedding Guests are doubled by the company.

BENJAMIN BRADDOCK 19-25. An aimless graduate

The eponymous graduate is Benjamin Braddock, who has returned home to the west coast after graduating from college. Benjamin is well educated and enjoys the privileges of his upper middle class upbringing, taking the summer to decide what he wants to do with his life, and wandering around rather aimlessly. In fact, the prospect of a career seems to significantly contribute to Benjamin's malaise. His a lack of ambition, low self-esteem, and disillusionment with the adult world lead him into a scandalous affair with the wife of his father's business partner, Mrs. Robinson.
Benjamin is comically anxious, too smart and critical for his own good, and a free spirit without being outwardly rebellious. He wants a life that transcends the corporate scripts followed by his parents, but he does not quite know how to achieve this. In spite of his anxiety and the dramatic events of his life, he is also a good problem solver, and passionate about his love for Elaine, who he pursues ardently and shamelessly.

MRS. ROBINSON

40-50 A cougar you don't want to cross, living in a sexless loveless marriage. Partial Nudity is required for this deliciously nasty role.

Mrs. Robinson is the wife of Mr. Robinson, Benjamin's father's business partner, and a close family friend of the Braddocks. She saw Benjamin grow up, which makes their affair all the more scandalous. Mrs. Robinson is a bored, cynical and seductive older woman who is a self-professed alcoholic, a chainsmoker, and a world-weary housewife. After Benjamin presses Mrs. Robinson about her life, she reveals that she was once an art student, but married Mr. Robinson after he got her pregnant with their daughter Elaine. Mrs. Robinson is disappointed with the way her life turned out, which makes her ruthless, bitter, and vengeful.
Benjamin is simultaneously shocked, excited and repulsed by Mrs. Robinson’s attempt to seduce him following his graduation party. Trapped in a loveless marriage, Mrs. Robinson uses her wry and sophisticated persona to incite Benjamin's desire. She is at once terrifying and mesmerising, cruel yet humorous. Mrs. Robinson's sexual advances provide an outlet for Benjamin in a wayward period, and he provides her with a sexual thrill that her husband cannot meet, but when Benjamin wants to date her daughter, Mrs. Robinson's claws come out, and she becomes a heartless antagonist.

ELAINE ROBINSON 19-25 A young woman battling to control her own destiny

Elaine is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robinson. She has been away at Berkeley, and it has been some time since Benjamin last saw her. After Benjamin is pressured by his parents into taking Elaine out, Benjamin purposely tries to sabotage the date before realizing how easily he can connect with Elaine. Elaine is bright, sweet, beautiful, and earnest, an exact counterpart of her mother's grizzled detachment.
As sweet and sensitive as Elaine is—she cries at the sight of a strip club—she is also wise and emotionally intelligent, confronting Benjamin and trying to understand how the scandalous affair transpired, and weighing all sides of the story in hopes of better understanding the event. She also shares Benjamin's desire to escape their scripted suburban futures, running from her own wedding to embark on an uncertain future with an imperfect partner. While she could have married the square and dutiful Carl, she chooses Benjamin in a leap of faith, trusting their intellectual and philosophical connection more than her drive for security.


MR. HAL ROBINSON 40-50.A freewheeling raconteur who is far less happy than he seems

The father of Elaine and husband of Mrs. Robinson, Mr. Robinson looks enviously on Benjamin's youth and freedom. He gives Benjamin the advice to relax and use his post-graduate freedom to sleep around. Mr. Robinson urges Benjamin, man-to-man, that his experimental experiences will make it easier for him to make the right choice when it is time to get serious and settle down with a wife. When we learn that Mr. and Mrs. Robinson were pressured into marriage because of a pregnancy, this advice makes more sense.
Mr. Robinson comes off as a kind and encouraging man in the beginning of the film, but when he learns about Benjamin's affair with his wife, his short temper and vengeful character is revealed. While he insists to Benjamin that they are both adults and should be able to settle the matter civilly, he flies off the handle when Benjamin admits his love for Elaine.


MR. BRADDOCK 40-50 A Proud father who really has nothing to be proud of.

Benjamin's father is a strict and enthusiastic man, who just wants to see Benjamin find some direction in his life. When Benjamin first arrives home, his father celebrates his accomplishments wholeheartedly, but when Benjamin fails to pick a direction or a professional path, Mr. Braddock grows impatient and disapproving.

MRS. OLIVE BRADDOCK 40-50

A sensible woman who wants her son to have a life much better than hers.

Benjamin's mother, who senses that he is having an affair with someone. When she questions him about it, he denies it, but she seems to maintain her suspicions. She, like his father, wants desperately for Benjamin to pick a path in life, and she is maniacally overjoyed when Ben announces that he wants to marry Elaine Robinson.

STRIPPER - 25-40.

A busty, lusty woman who who wears her heart on her sleeve but very little else. Has a great old fashioned strip routine.

Does a very saucy routine in the old stripper style and must enjoy wearing tassles. ☺ She is also a ballsy character who accepts the lurks and perks of her career and has some great lines.

HOTEL CLERK - Unconsciously teasing man who's seen it all at the hotel desk.

Great character part as the guy who must deal with a very nervous Benjamin who is trying to book a hotel room for a tryst with Mrs. Robinson.

PSYCHIATRIST - Bean Bag Philiosopher.

Another great character role which can be doubled with the Hotel Clerk. He doesn’t say much but what he says is pointless and hilarious.

PRIEST

Another nice cameo part with a few good lines who is trying to conduct a ceremony with little success.

MEN AT STRIP CLUB & OUTSIDE STRIP CLUB

Men who are interested in only one thing, and it’s not love.

WEDDING GUESTS

The company doubles as amazed guests at the wedding from hell.

Rehearsals:
Tuesday & Thursday at 7.30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Performances:
Wed-Sat Oct 10-13, 17-20 & 24-27 at 8 p.m. & October 20 & 27 at 2 p.m.

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

Information Night:
INFO NIGHT
Sunday, April 29 at Millennium Studios at 615 Regency Road Broadview at 6 p.m.


Auditions:
AUDITIONS
Sunday, May 6 at Millennium Studios at 615 Regency Road Broadview from 5 p.m.

Venue:
Millennium Studios at 615 Regency Road, Broadview.

More Information:
Contact Matt Byrne on 041 933 5966 or email mbm@adelaide.on.net

OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MURDER
Tea Tree Players

Written By: Fred Carmichael
Directed By: Lilly Dolman

Peter has come to a lovely old house to finish a play, a murder story in a place where another author had been murdered years before. A weird electrical storm causes a confused and chaotic state and his characters come to life. There is the lovely ingénue, the trusty butler, a feisty character woman, a dauntless hero, a fascinating ’other woman’ and a wily lawyer waiting for midnight to read the will. Peter loses control of his characters and after an attempted murder with him as the intended victim, other murders occur and events follow a typical thriller to a hair raising climax, until all is solved ingeniously with romance, suspense and cosmic wit.

Roles Available:
M Peter Knight 35-49 author, confident, harried 528 Cues
F Minna 40-45 farm worker, hefty, intense 104 Cues
F Lydia 40’s well groomed, sophisticated 261 Cues
M Cogburn 50’s butler, proper, quiet 129 Cues
F Kay Kelsey 20-25 ingénue, sweet, trusting 277 Cues
F Fiona 50-60 character lady, severe 220 Cues
F Addie 20’s pert, vulnerable, emotional 49 Cues
M Dick Stanton 20’s juvenile, eager, overly nice 89 Cues
M Jordan 60’s lawyer, well dressed, staid 44 Cues

Rehearsals:
7/7:30pm Monday and Friday evenings and possibly some Weekend/Sunday rehearsals.

Performances:
8pm WEDNESDAY 22nd to SATURDAY 25th AUGUST 2018 and
8pm TUESDAY 28 AUGUST to SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2018
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 14th of May, 2018 and Wednesday the 16th of May, 2018

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

More Information:
Theresa "Lilly" Dolman on 0411 091 597 or via kurtysmum@hotmail.com

CAN-CAN
The Metropolitan Musical Theatre Company of SA Inc (aka “The Met”)

Written By: Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Abe Burrows
Directed By: Director - Leonie Osborn
Musical Director - Stephanie Neale
Choreographer - Carmel Vistoli

CAN-CAN is set in the Montmartre district of Paris in 1893. At the Bal Du Paradis Cafe, owned by La Momme Pistache, the naughty Can-Can dance is performed. After a police raid, the dancers are arrested and the ensuing court case results in Judge Aristide Forrestier personally investigating the charges of 'lewd and lascivious dancing'. Although forewarned of complications by his friend, Judge Paul Barriere, Aristide falls in love with Pistache and is introduced to some diverse charachters and situations.

Boris Adzinidzinadze, a Bulgarian sculptor, is courting Claudine the lead dancer at the Bal Du Paradis. Their friends Theophile, Etienne, Hercule and Monique and the vivacious Can-Can dancers are all trying to impress the suave, influential Art Critic, Hilaire Jussac. The resulting situations are fun-filled and colourful, climaxing in an exhilarating performance of the Can-Can.

Please note - In the 1960's movie version of Can-Can, the characters and names were changed or deleted.

Roles Available:
La Mome Pistache - Stage age 35-45 - A fascinating woman of many moods. French accent. Vocally strong, good mover - does not dance the Can-Can. Vocal range G below C to D.

Aristide Forestier - Stage age 35-45 - Strong minded Parisian judge. French accent. Vocally strong and good mover. Vocal range Middle C to G

Boriz Adzinizinade - Stage age 30-40 - Volatile Bulgarian sculptor. Broad comedy role. Good mover - strong character actor with Bulgarian accent. Vocal range D to E

Claudine - Stage age 20-30 - Preferrably a trained dancer - must be able to kick, split and turn. French accent . Vivacious personality. Audition in dance-wear that shows legs (for Can-Can). Vocal range E to G

Can-Can Dancers - Same requirements as Claudine some with small dialogue lines. French accent. Same vocal range E to G.

Hilaire Jussac - Stage age 35-50 - Suave, sophisticated Frenchman. Able to move well. French accent. Comedy role. Vocal range D to E

Theophile - Stage age 25-40 - French artist. Character actor. French accent. Able to move well. Vocal range D to E.

Etienne - Stage age 25-40 - French poet. Character actor with French accent. Able to move well. Vocal range D to E

Hercule - Stage age 25-40 - Ballet dancer. Small role for a character actor. French accent. Able to move well and be prepared to wear tights. Vocal range D to E.

Model & Waitress - Stage age 30-40 - Small comedy character role. French accent. Able to move well. Could be a Can-Can dancer if able. Vocal range D to E.

Paul Barriere - Stage age 40-50 - French Court Judge - dialogue only. Will also work in chorus. French accent. Vocal range D to F.

Chorus - Must move well. There are several small roles which will be chosen from Chorus members. French accents. Vocal range D to F.

Rehearsals:
Monday evenings from 7.30pm to 10.30pm
Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm to 10.30pm
Some Sundays from 2pm to 6pm

Performances:
11 - 20 October 2018

Venue:
The Arts Theatre - 53 Angas Street Adelaide SA 5000

Information Night:
Monday 4th June 2018 at 7.45pm

Auditions:
Sunday 17th June 2018 from 2pm
Monday 18th June 2018 from 7pm

Venue:
Maylands Church of Christ Hall, corner Nora Street and Portrush Road, Maylands.

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