THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CIRCUS ARTS (NICA) NATIONWIDE AUDITION SEARCH
National Institute of Circus Arts Australia

Audition applications close Friday 24 August

“...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."

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.

James Brown’s own artistic practice commenced in ballet and traversed acting, gymnastics and circus leading him to work across the globe including performing in the worldwide smash hit musical King Kong. Joining him on the search is Vocational Education Coordinator Tegan Carmichael, who has worked with Opera Circus, Freedom 2 Move and Victorian State School Spectacular.

Entry into the three-year Bachelor of Circus Arts degree is by audition, interview and successful completion of a medical assessment. Applicants must apply to audition.

The innovative curriculum includes individual and group circus acts, performance and movement skills, circus history and cultural studies, circus business and career management; anatomy, physiology, nutrition and sports psychology for circus artists and health and safety in the circus environment.

NICA also offers two foundation courses, the Certificate III and Certificate IV in Circus Arts.

Auditions:
Audition Applications close Friday 24 August

Applicants are required to apply via the NICA website at https://www.nica.com.au/

AUDITIONS:

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

$50 fee to audition. Audition times will be advised to applicants as part of the application process.

More Information:
More information and audition application: https://www.nica.com.au/

OLIVER!
Adelaide Theatre Academy

Written By: Lionel Bart
Director - Michael Eustice
Choreographer - Jacinta Vistoli
Musical Director - Ben Stefanoff

Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sykes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

OLIVER! is truly a masterpiece and shows off the talents of Lionel Bart at his best. As one reviewer put it, “With this show, the audience whistles the tunes as they COME IN to the theatre”.

Roles Available:
Opportunities for children and youths aged 10 - 21 years.

PRINCIPAL ROLES:

Oliver Twist
The protagonist of the story, Oliver is an innocent, malnourished and lonely orphan, born in a workhouse. While his longing to find a place where he belongs makes him vulnerable, but he is still tough and feisty. (Soprano. Unbroken voice.)

Jack Dawkins (The Artful Dodger)
Very energetic, highly personable, intelligent and savvy beyond his years, he is Fagin’s right hand “man”. (Must have excellent singing and dance skills and a dynamic stage presence.)

Nancy
A cockney girl with a warm heart, Nancy is an abused career thief and former child pickpocket. She is sensitive and likeable but hardened and streetwise beyond her years. She lives with and loves Bill Sikes but longs for a better life. She takes a liking to Oliver and treats him like her own child. Sh is eventually murdered for trying to protect Oliver. (Must be played by a strong singer and actor. Some dance required.)

Fagin
A conniving career criminal whose charm hides a cold heart. He takes in homeless boys and teaches them to pick pockets for him. Perhaps, could be described as an old thespian, a man of many dimensions, a leader, a vagrant, a father, a teacher, a lost soul and an eccentric. (Significant character acting and singing required.)

Bill Sikes
A villain and Nancy’s brutal boyfriend and eventual murderer. Sometimes he acts with bursts of aggression, at other times he is chillingly subdued. He will always command a room.


SUPPORTING ROLES

Mr Bumble
The self-righteous, self-appointed beadle, Mr. Bumble oversees the operations of the workhouse where Oliver lives as a child. He preaches Christian morality, but behaves without compassion towards the orphans in his care. (Strong character role, bordering on melodrama. Baritone.)

Widow Corney
The domineering workhouse mistress. Widow Corney is an “old maid” who has been left on the shelf. In Act Two she succeeds in trapping Bumble into marriage and hounds him endlessly. (Like Bumble, she borders on melodrama.)

Mr Sowerberry
The undertaker. Sinister, with an uneasy presence. He takes a little to much delight in death. A dark sense of humour.
Mrs Sowerberry
Assists her husband in the undertaking business. A perfect match to her husband.

Charlotte Sowerberry
The rude but flirtatious daughter of the Sowerberrys.

Noah Claypole
A nasty piece of work who is Mr Sowerberry’s apprentice. He enjoys a flirty relationship with Charlotte. Oliver is the first person beneath him in the hierarchy.

Mrs Bedwin
Mr Brownlow’s kind-hearted and motherly housekeeper.

Mr Brownlow
Oliver’s kind, long lost grandfather who is a man of wealth and breeding. (Non-singing role.)

Bet
Nancy’s loyal friend who is one of Fagin’s former pickpockets.

Dr Grimwig
A foppish doctor and friend of Mr. Brownlow.

Old Sally
Old hag on her death bed.

Charley Bates
One of Fagin’s pickpockets and Dodger’s sidekick.


KIDS ENSEMBLE

We are looking for girls and boys who are bright, personable and want enjoy the enormous fun of creating a powerful theatrical ensemble. All members of the Kids Ensemble will perform in both the Workhouse and Fagin’s Gang. (Good singing skills and some dance experience required.)


YOUTH ENSEMBLE

Workhouse governors, workers in the workhouse, thieves, London merchants, street vendors, bar keepers, policemen etc. Great opportunities for featured dancers. Singing and some movement is required for all ensemble members. Included in the ensemble are featured soloists: The Rose Seller, Strawberry Seller, Milk Maid and Knife Grinder.

Rehearsals:
All cast must be available for the following rehearsals, which will take place in Norwood.

Sun 25th Nov 2018 (9am – 4pm) – First read through and workshop followed by welcome drinks for cast/parents.
Sun 9th Dec (9am – 4pm)
Mon 21st – Fri 25th Jan 2019 (9am – 4pm)
Sun 3rdFeb (9am – 4pm)
Sun 10th Feb (9am – 4pm)
Sun 17th Feb (9am – 4pm)
Sun 24th Feb (9am – 4pm)
Sun 3rd Mar (9am – 4pm)

Performances:
Production Week at Norwood Concert Hall
Thurs 6th – Fri 8th Mar – Bump-in and Tech/Dress Rehearsals
Fri 8th– Sun 10th Mar – Performances

Venue:
NORWOOD CONCERT HALL

Auditions:
August 24th to 26th

Please visit the following link for further info and to book an audition -

https://www.theatrebugs.com.au/whats-happening/oliver


Venue:
Theatre Bugs Hall - 79 Beulah Road, Norwood
or
Hungarian Hall - 82 Osmond terrace, Norwood

More Information:
Contact Jenny or Terese on +61883321228 or email admin@theatrebugs.com.au

A MOST PECULIAR BUSINESS
Unmasked Theatre

Written By: Anon.
Directed By: Allen Puttock

This is a Theatre/ Dinner production Comedy/ Murder.
There is a murder before the performance and then two through the performance. It is up to the audience to spot the clues and decide upon the killer or killers.

Roles Available:
Police Inspector (Male) age 35 to 55
Policeman (Male) age 30 t0 45

Rehearsals:
TBA

Performances:
26th August Lunch performance 12pm
19th, 20th, 26th and 27th October 2018 6.30 pm

Venue:
Lunch performance Lithuanian Club, 6 Eastry Street, Norwood, Dining room
Evening Dinner performances, The Public Schools Club, East Terrace, Adelaide

Auditions:
By appointment

Venue:
Lithuanian Club Theatre

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

JERUSALEM
University of Adelaide Theatre Guild

Written By: Jez Butterworth
Directed By: Nick Fagan

Arriving in 2009, Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem played to critical acclaim, with awards and sell-outs in both the West End and later Broadway. The Guardian called it 'unarguably one of the finest plays of the twenty-first century.' It was seen as both a ‘state-of-the-nation’ drama and an elegiac lament for a mythic England. It was also one of the most side-splitting comedies to have graced the stage in years.

The play reworks the myth of St. George and the Dragon: charismatic local waster and drug-dealer, Johnny 'Rooster' Byron is a magnet to the local youth. He lives in a caravan on a green but not-so-pleasant site at the edge of an ancient Wiltshire forest. It’s St. George’s Day and the council plans to evict him, his son wants him to take him to the fair, the kids want his drugs and alcohol, and someone wants to give him a serious kicking.

Whereas much praise and attention in the original production focussed on Mark Rylance’s astonishing central performance as Rooster, the play is full of other wonderful characters, comprising a colourful cross section of county town misfits,’ jobs-worths’ and eccentrics. These are all substantial acting roles, well-rounded, occasionally moving and extremely funny.

Roles Available:
(Please note that the roles of Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron, Ginger, Dawn, and Linda Fawcett have been pre-cast. All ages given are general stage ages. The play is set in Wiltshire, England; the ability to perform with a British accent preferably in a Wiltshire dialect is required.)

ROLES AVAILABLE:
Lee: Male, late teens-early 20’s - One of Rooster’s fans, and best friends with Davey. Good-looking, spiritual and optimistic, he plans to immigrate to Australia the next day despite having little money to take with him.

Davey: Male, late teens-early 20’s - An abattoir worker, another Rooster follower and Lee’s best friend. He is earthy with a wicked sense of humour; the dark to Lee’s light. Unlike Lee, he could never leave Wiltshire.

Professor: Male, 60’s/70’s - A retired academic displaying early signs of dementia. Steeped in English folklore, his presence deepens the context of the drama and provides additional hilarity when he unwittingly takes LSD.

Phaedra: Female, 15 - Ethereal yet provocative and dressed in fairy wings, she is last year’s 'May Queen'. She sings two unaccompanied songs including the anthem Jerusalem, which prefaces the play. In the ‘real’ world, she is Troy Whitworth’s step-daughter and possibly a victim of his sexual abuse. As the play begins, she has disappeared, providing much speculation and enhancing the dramatic tension.

Pea: Female, teens - One of Rooster’s followers. As her name suggests, she’s physically small but with a big personality. Best friends with Tanya.

Tanya: Female, teens - Another Rooster fan, she should be larger than her best friend, Pea, to make a striking physical contrast. She hopelessly fancies the departing Lee.

Wesley: Male, about 50 - The local pub landlord and another of Rooster’s customers. He has been conned by the brewery into doing the Morris dancing for the St. George's Day festivities and feels a total idiot. He has known Rooster since childhood, and as the day progresses, he drunkenly yearns for his youth.

Troy Whitworth: Male, 30-40 - A local thug. He’s the same age as Ginger and was once also a patron of ‘Rooster’s Wood’. He is Phaedra’s step-dad and her probable abuser. With her disappearance, his guilty malevolence turns to violence.

Luke Parsons: Male, 20’s-30’s - A Community Liaison Officer for Kennett & Avon Council and Linda Fawcett’s junior assistant. Inexperienced and gauchely enthusiastic, he is a foil to her cynicism.

Rehearsals:
Tuesday & Thursday evenings, 7pm-10pm & Sundays (time to be confirmed) from Sunday 26 May.
Some individual sessions with the Director to be arranged before formal rehearsals start.
Rehearsals will take place in various locations on the North Terrace Campus which will be indicated on the rehearsal schedule.

Performances:
Saturday 3 August 2019 (Opening Night)
Sunday 4 August 2019 (4pm Matinee)
Wednesday to Saturday 7-10 and 14-17 August 2019

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

Auditions:
SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2018

AUDITION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Appointments can be booked by emailing jerusalemadelaide@gmail.com
A 15 minute slot will be allocated per application and we will provide someone to read opposite you.

On requesting an audition slot, please ensure you advise:

Which role you are auditioning for
The time slot you would prefer, ie morning or afternoon, and we will do our best to accommodate you
Contact telephone number

You will be required to:

Be familiar with extracts from the play which will be emailed to you after an audition slot has been booked.
Be prepared to play around with the piece during your audition.
Be prepared to read another excerpt from the play which you won’t see until the day. You will have an
opportunity to familiarise yourself with the text before reading it to the Director.

Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow yourself time to prepare for your audition and to complete an audition form.

We recommend you wear loose comfortable clothing and bring water.

Please be aware that everyone involved in a Theatre Guild show is required to be a member of the Theatre Guild. Auditions are open to everyone but any roles offered will only be confirmed once you have become a member. Online memberships for 2019 will be available from November 2018.
Further information on the Theatre Guild is available at www.adelaide.edu.au/theatreguild and www.facebook.com/uoatheatreguild

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

More Information:
Contact Nick Fagan on 0412 198 392 or email jerusalemadelaide@gmail.com

THE MIRACLE WORKER
Adelaide Repertory Theatre

Written By: William Gibson
Directed By: Geoff Brittain

In Tuscumbia, Alabama, an illness renders infant Helen Keller blind, deaf, and consequently mute (deaf-mute).[1] Pitied and badly spoiled by her parents, Helen is taught no discipline and, by the age of six, grows into a wild, angry, tantrum-throwing child in control of the household. Desperate, the Kellers hire Annie Sullivan to serve as governess and teacher for their daughter. After several fierce battles with Helen, Annie convinces the Kellers that she needs two weeks alone with Helen in order to achieve any progress in the girl's education. In that time, Annie teaches Helen discipline through persistence and consistency and language through hand signals, a double breakthrough that changes Helen's life and has a direct effect on the lives of everyone in the family.

Roles Available:
Captain Arthur Keller (stage age mid fifties)
a retired Civil War officer who edits a town newspaper in Tuscumbia, Alabama. He is a haughty man in his mid-fifties, apparently accustomed during his military career to instant and unquestioning obedience to his every whim. He is irascible and sharply demanding at times with his family. Underneath, he is a concerned and loving father and husband.

Annie Sullivan (stage age 25)
the teacher of the deaf and blind child Helen Keller. Annie, herself blind during her childhood years. Possible Irish background. She is grave, rather obstinate, impudent, combative and handsome. There is a crude vitality to her.

Rehearsals:
Tuesday And Thursday 7pm - 10pm
Sunday 2pm - 5pm
(to be confirmed)
Held at the ARTS Theatre

Performances:
April 4th - 6th 2019 at 8pm
April 10th - 13th 2019 at 8pm
Matinee at 2pm on Saturday April 13th

Venue:
The ARTS Theatre
53 Angas Street, Adelaide

Auditions:
Saturday 1st September
Annie Sullivan auditions in the morning
Arthur Keller auditions in the afternoon

Venue:
The ARTS Theatre
53 Angas Street, Adelaide

More Information:
Contact Ray Trowbridge on 0415 756 536 or email rayct_@hotmail.com

WIZARD OF OZ ARENA SPECTACULAR
Harvest Rain

Calling all Munchkins, Poppies and Citizens of the Emerald City - this is your chance to follow the Yellow Brick Road with us in 2019!

APPLY NOW to be part of THE WIZARD OF OZ - ARENA SPECTACULAR when it comes to Adelaide in the October 2019 school holidays!

From Harvest Rain, the producers of HAIRSPRAY - THE BIG FAT ARENA SPECTACULAR and

GREASE - THE ARENA EXPERIENCE, comes this all new arena production of

THE WIZARD OF OZ, bringing the world's most beloved movie-musical to life on stage like you've never seen it before. The show features a professional principal cast surrounded by an amateur mass ensemble of over 500 performers, and this is your chance to be part of it!

If you are between the age of 8 and 21 years old, you can apply now to be part of THE WIZARD OF OZ - ARENA SPECTACULAR in Adelaide!

Whether you’re a beginner or you love to perform all the time, young people with all different levels of experience are welcome to apply. It's a training experience that culminates in a performance opportunity, which means that all those who successfully apply to participate in the experience will be put through a dedicated training program prior to having the opportunity to perform in the show as part of the amateur mass ensemble. This is the perfect way to get trained and improve your skills whilst doing what you love as part of a major arena production!

Apply today to be part of this unique theatre training experience that culminates in an unmissable performance opportunity! Hurry - places are limited and filling fast!

Skills assessments will be held Saturday 1st September 2018 in Adelaide.

More Information:
Visit https://www.wizardofozarena.com/single-post/apply-adelaide for more information and to apply to be a part of the experience.

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

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

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