AT THE LAUNDRETTE (THREE PLAYS)
Hannah Catherine Productions

Presented by Hannah Catherine Productions
Directed By: Hannah Smith

These three plays show that a laundrette is not just a meeting place for washing clothes. It’s a meeting place. There’s shy Sandra. Bruce with his crazy sense of humour, and his sensible sister Janet. Then, of course, there’s Jimmy from the country, and cheeky Willie with his mum to keep him out of trouble. That’s Mrs Bridges over there, complaining as usual, and the lonely old man is poor Mr White. Yes, there’s more to a laundrette than getting your clothes clean.

Roles Available:
Anyone aged 13-25

Janet Flipp- A pleasant, sensible girl, slightly embarrassed by her brother, Bruce.
Bruce Flipp - A boy who is frightened of nothing, with a crazy sense of humour
Sandra Baressi- A shy, slightly worried girl.
Jimmy Fenton- A country boy, who likes Sandra very much
Willie Sale - A mischievous little boy who idolizes Bruce
Mrs Sales- Willie’s mother; a pleasant woman
Mrs Bridges- A complaining, unpleasant woman
Mr White- A rather shy, Lonely old man

Rehearsals:
9th October 10am-3pm
10th October 10am-3pm
11th October 10am-3pm
12th October 10am-3pm
13th October 10am-3pm

Performances:
13th October 7pm SHOW
14th October 2pm SHOW
14th October 7pm SHOW

Venue:
3-5 Railway Terrace Murray Bridge (The Station)

Auditions:
19th August (Saturday) 11am-2pm
This will be a workshop/improvisation audition.

Venue:
3-5 Railway Terrace Murray Bridge (The Station)

More Information:
Hannah Smith - 0467871359 - hannahsmith52533@gmail.com

SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT
Frank Films Australia

Written By: Tess Snape
Directed By: Laura Franklin

Smells Like Teen Spirit is a play about a group of young people who have all suffered significant losses in their young lives. The majority of these teenagers are in the foster system, temporary care or identified as ‘at risk’ by their school counsellors. The group work through a counselling program together to deal with their grief and learn they aren’t alone in this world and so that the outside world can learn how to grieve with them.

This show if for the 2018 Adelaide Fringe.

Roles Available:
Jane Hire (Social Worker) gentle, calm, supportive
Romeo A Charmer
Kate Boisterous, funny
Skye Intelligent, poetic, Goth
Ethan Introverted, intelligent, depressed
Hayden Drug addict, ‘cool’
Beth Depressive
Jamie Eccentric, moody
Saraya immature, innocent, shy, withdrawn
Ebony Feisty, outspoken, overly protective of her sister Saraya
Anon Friendly, gentle, affectionate
Debbie ‘Girly’, uneducated
Heather Insecure, fragile, quietly spoken
Toby Hyper-masculine, hyperactive
Amy Tough, streetwise
Erin Amy’s older sister, similar to sister but less cynical
Emma Friendly, talkative, immature
Becky Moody

For more information follow this link:
Google Docs

Rehearsals:
Once the cast is selected we will work out the best days and times for rehearsals.

Performances:
Feb/March 2018 (Fringe Time... exact date/time tbc)

Venue:
To be decided

Auditions:
Sunday 20th August 4pm - 8pm
Wednesday 23rd August 6 – 8pm

Venue:
The GU Film House Adelaide; AIYFF Offices

Please fill out this application for auditions:
Google Docs Form

More Information:
Laura Franklin on 0423 155 472 or via frankfilmsaustralia@gmail.com

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Theatre Bugs

Written By: Alan Menken and Howard Ashman
Directed By: Michelle Davy

Under the direction of Michelle Davy, ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’ will feature some of Adelaide’s best young talent, a live band, stunning costumes and an incredible set - all showcased in one of Adelaide's premiere entertainment venues, the Norwood Concert Hall.

This year's Fringe show, 'Singin' In The Rain JR' enjoyed great success with sell out shows, rave reviews and an Adelaide Theatre Guide award nomination. Our 2018 show promises to be even more spectacular so come along and be part of this incredible extravaganza!

The story follows a down-and out skid row floral assistant who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon “Audrey II” grows into an ill-tempered, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination! 

One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version and a fantastic musical score. Charming, tuneful and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS never fails to entertain.

Roles Available:
All audition material (scripts and songs) is available on our website - www.theatrebugs.com.au

LEAD ROLES
AUDREY: The bleached-blond, Billie-Dawn-like, secret love of his life. If you took Judy Holiday, Carol Channing, Marilyn Monroe and Goldie Hawn, removed their education and feelings of self-worth, dressed them in spiked heels and a low-cut black dress, and then shook them all up in a test tube to extract what’s sweetest and most vulnerable-that’d be Audrey.

Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: G#3

Audition: Somewhere That’s Green, Suddenly Seymour & dialogue

CRYSTAL, RONNETTE AND CHIFFON: Three female street urchins who function as participants in the action and a Greek Chorus outside it. They’re young, hip, smart and the only people in the whole cast who REALLY know what’s going on. In their “Greek Chorus” capacity, they occasionally sing to the audience directly. And when they do, it’s often with a “secret-smile” that says: “we know something you don’t know.”

Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Audition: Little Shop of Horrors & dialogue

MR. MUSHNIK: Their boss. A failure of an East Side florist. His accent, if he has one, is more that of middle class New York than of Eastern Europe. He seldom smiles but often sweats.

Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: G2

Audition: Mushnik and Son & dialogue

ORIN: A tall, dark, handsome dentist with a black leather jacket and sadistic tendencies. He is NOT, however, a leftover from the movie version of “Grease”. Think instead of an egotistical pretty-boy — all got up like a greaser but thinking like an insurance salesman and talking like a radio announcer.

SEYMOUR: Mid-twenties and perhaps balding a little. Our insecure, naive, put-upon, florist’s clerk hero. Above all, he’s a sweet and well-meaning little man. He is not a silly, pratfalling nerd, and therefore should not be played as the hero of a Jerry Lewis film.

Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: G2

Audition: Dentist! & dialogue

VOICE OF AUDREY II: An actor/vocalist located offstage. The voice is that of a conniving, street-smart ‘villain.’ Funny and witty. A funky Rhythm and Blues voice is best.

Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: G2

Audition: Mean Green Mother from Outerspace & Dialogue

AUDREY II PUPPET: (No audition necessary, just expressions of interest). An anthropomorphic cross between a giant Venus flytrap and an avocado, ‘AUDREY II’ has a huge, nasty-looking pod which gains a shark-like aspect when opening and snapping at food. The creature is played by a series of four increasingly large puppets, manipulated by a non-speaking puppeteer hidden inside. This role requires someone with the physical acting skills to portray character and emotion purely through movement and stamina to operate the large puppet.

MINOR ROLES
MR BERNSTEIN, MRS LUCE AND SKIP SNIP – Various magazine, radio and TV representatives trying to get Seymour to sell his story for fame and money.

Audition: The Meek shall inherit (just one verse)

PATRICK MARTIN, CUSTOMER AND INTERVIEWER

Audition: Dialogue

ENSEMBLE AND DANCERS (customers, business people, party goers, dental patients, radio hosts, 1950s girls and more – some may have individual singing/speaking lines)

Audition: Little Shop Of Horrors

Rehearsals:
Sun 26th Nov 9am – 4pm

Sun 10th Dec – 9am – 4pm

Mon 22nd Jan – Sat 27th Jan: 9am – 4pm (no rehearsal Friday 26th due to public holiday)

Sun 4th Feb: 9am – 4pm

Sun 11th Feb: 9am – 4pm

Sun 18th Feb: 9am – 4pm

Sun 25th Feb: 9am – 4pm

Performers in lead roles will also be required for several additional rehearsals at times TBC.

Fri 2nd March (cast need to be available during the day)

Performances:
Fri 2nd - Sun 4th March 2018
(times of performances TBC)

Venue:
Norwood Concert Hall
175 The Parade, Norfwood

Information Night:
For further details, go to www.theatrebugs.com.au

Auditions:
Fri 18th and Sun 20th August

Call backs for lead roles will be on Sunday 27th August.

Venue:
TB Arts
79 Beulah Rd, Norwood

More Information:
Michelle Davy on 8332 1228 or via admin@theatrebugs.com.au

ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914
Promise Adelaide

Written By: Peter Rothstein
Directed By: Director: Paul Reichstein
Musical Director: Trevor Anderson

he Western Front, Christmas, 1914. Out of the violence a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, peace.

A remarkable true story, told in the words and songs of the men who lived it.

In the second production of our series commemorating WWI, we bring you the Australian premiere of All is Calm, by Peter Rothstein with musical arrangements by Ericke Lichte and Timothy C Takach. An entirely male cast tell the story of the 1914 Christmas Truce through words from letters and poems of the soldiers who were there and through the a Capella harmonies of the Christmas songs they sung.

This production is a moving celebration of the human spirit and the power of music to connect us even in our darkest hour.

Roles Available:
All Is Calm is an ensemble piece featuring 9-15 male actors/singers with stage ages of 16-40 years old. These men all have equal parts. The score is entirely a Capella and a good standard of singing is essential. An ability to pick up accents and dialects will be well regarded.

Rehearsals:
Sunday 15th October 11am - 4pm
Sunday 22nd October 11am - 4pm
Sunday 29th October 11am - 4pm
Sunday 5th November 11am - 4pm
Sunday 12th November 11am - 4pm
Sunday 19th November 11am - 4pm
Sunday 26th November 11am - 4pm
Sunday 3rd December 11am - 4pm
Sunday 10th December 11am - 4pm
Sunday 17th December 11am - 4pm
(proposed intensive weekend Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of October.)

Performances:
Thursday 21st December @ 7:30pm
Friday 22nd December @ 7:30pm
Saturday 23rd December @ 2pm & 7:30pm

Venue:
​​THE GOODWOOD INSTITUTE
166 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood SA 5034

Auditions:
Sunday 27th August 9am - 6pm (15minutes by appointment)
http://www.promiseadelaide.com/all-is-calm-audition.html


Venue:
Scotch College

More Information:
Trish Francis on 0447677615 or via promiseadelaide@yahoo.com.au

PETER PAN A MUSICAL ADVENTURE
Hannah Catherine Productions

Written By: Craig Sodaro
Directed By: Hannah Smith

Soar away to Neverland in this magical adaptation drawn from the beloved novel with fresh, original music!  The Darling children love to hear of Peter Pan’s adventures during his visits through the open window of the nursery.  Then one night after Nana has taken his shadow and Wendy has sewn it back on, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell whisk the children off to Neverland to be part of the adventures.  All your favourite characters are there, including Captain Hook and his pirate crew, Princess Tiger Lily and her tribe, and of course, the Lost Boys and Girls!  A rousing and lovely musical score by the award-winning team of Rockwell and Bogart includes “The Boy Who Never Grew Up,” “Fly Me to Neverland,” “Follow the Leader,” and “Home Sweet Home.”

Roles Available:
This show is completely created by youth aged from 12-25
ANYONE 12-25 can audition!

Character Singing Range # Lines
Wendy Darling Mezzo 119
John Darling Soprano 54
Michael Darling Soprano 50
Mrs Daring Soprano 36
Nana & Crocodile Non- Singing N/A
Liza Non- Singing 23
Peter Pan Mezzo 86
Tootles Mezzo 32
Nibs Mezzo 27
Pots Mezzo 20
Pans Mezzo 18
Slightly Mezzo 18
Curly Mezzo 23
Captain Hook Alto-tenor 76
Smee Mezzo 36
Starkey Mezzo 33
Cookie Mezzo 16
Skylight Mezzo 17
Noodles Mezzo 15
Great Big Mezzo 10
Little Panther Mezzo 10
Tiger Lily Mezzo 10
Chattering Chipmunk Mezzo 6
Two Moons Mezzo 7
Raging Waters Mezzo 6


Rehearsals:
Date Time
8th January 10am-3pm
9th January 10am-3pm
10th January 10am-3pm
11th January 10am-3pm
12th January 10am-3pm
Weekend break
15th January 10am-3pm
16th January 10am-3pm
17th January 10am-3pm
18th January 10am-3pm
19th January 10am

Performances:
19th January 2pm Preview SHOW
19th January 7:00pm SHOW
20th January 2:00pm SHOW
20th January 7:00pm SHOW

Venue:
The Station Murray Bridge (3-5 Railway terrace)

Auditions:
Auditions will be held on the 30th of September 2017 at 11am at The Station Murray Bridge. If you are unable to attend this audition you can send a YouTube audition.

Please email Hannahsmith52533@gmail.com for full information and sign up sheet.

Venue:
The Station Murray Bridge (3-5 Railway terrace)


Make sure you find Hannah Catherine Productions on Facebook for more information!

More Information:
Hannah Smith on 0467871359 or Hannahsmith52533@gmail.com

SIDE SHOW
Hills Musical Company Inc

Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell
Music by Henry Krieger
Directed By: Director: Amanda Rowe
Choreographer: Kerry Hauber
Musical Director: Mark DeLaine

The Hills Musical Company is proud to present the South Australian premiere of ‘Side Show’.

Based on the true story of conjoined twins and famed entertainers Violet and Daisy Hilton, ‘Side Show’ is a remarkable musical about acceptance, love, and embracing one’s uniqueness. As the starring act of a sideshow, helmed by an abusive ringmaster, Violet and Daisy Hilton are eager to accept an offer of fame, fortune, and potential romance proffered by Terry, a talent scout, and Buddy, a budding musician. As stars on the Orpheum Circuit, it seems that Violet and Daisy have everything they ever wanted. The one thing they lack, however, is the fulfilment of their hearts’ desires. Different as they are, when it comes to matters of the heart, Daisy and Violet have the same burning questions: “Who could proudly stand beside me? Who will love me as I am?” Nearly entirely sung-through, ‘Side Show’ features soulful music, stunningly beautiful lyrics, and powerhouse show-stoppers, particularly the famous duets “Who Will Love Me as I Am” and “I Will Never Leave You.” – all from the writers of the smash hit ‘Dreamgirls’. A stunning reminder of the importance of accepting and celebrating what makes us unique, ‘Side Show’ is a true story that will touch audience’s hearts.

Auditions will be held in 1-hour blocks, with up to 5 people in each group. A set piece of choreography will be taught to the group and all auditionees will perform this together for the panel. The group will then be asked to exit the audition room and return individually to perform their chosen song and a piece of selected dialogue from the script.

The dialogue chosen by the panel will not be available to the auditionees until the day of audition.

Auditionees should choose a contemporary Broadway song, which best highlights their voice and is no more than 2 minutes in length and prepare the set piece from the show.

We are looking for a cast of mix aged performers. This is especially true of our ensemble due to the variety of different characters they will need to play. The more diversity in the cast the better so don’t be afraid to show us any special tricks / skills you might have during your audition.

No roles have been precast and all roles are available. Some of the roles in the attached will be cast from the ensemble although the audition panel reserves the right to change their minds on this point.

The Hills Musical Company is an amateur community theatre group based in Stirling, SA. More info including audition requirements can be found at http://sideshow.hillsmusical.org.au

Roles Available:
Total cast is 22 - 6 leads & approx 16 ensemble (see below info for breakdown)

ROLES AVAILABLE
DAISY HILTON* (able to play 20-35)
Vocal range: Alto/Mezzo with belt; big range, up to a sustained high G
Description: The dominant and more outspoken of the twins, her dream is to become a famous actress/performer/celebrity. Must be comfortable with contemporary rhythms and styles. Needs expressive acting ability, and a good bit of dance ability.
SONG: I Will Never Leave You

VIOLET HILTON* (able to play 20-35)
Vocal range: Mezzo/Soprano with belt; big range, up to a sustained high B
Description: The shy and more composed of the twins, her dream is to marry and raise a family at home. Must be comfortable with contemporary rhythms and styles. Needs expressive acting ability, and a good bit of dance ability.
Song: I Will Never Leave You
* NOTE: Since the Hilton sisters were conjoined twins attached at the lower spine/hip, actors interested in these roles MUST be comfortable acting, moving, and dancing in tandem with another, and may be paired at the audition or callback with other candidates for scenes and dances. Theatrical convention will be what makes these two sisters identical; the most important factors are acting, range, ability, and compatibility.

TERRY CONNOR (able to play 30-40)
Vocal range: Baritone with strong upper range; Low G to a sustained high F#, and running high G
Description: A talent scout/agent for the Vaudeville circuit. Handsome, smooth/suave, leading man type. Daisy’s love interest.
Song: Private Conversation

BUDDY FOSTER (able to play 20-35)
Vocal range: Tenor; big range, up to a sustained high A
Description: Usher turned Entertainer. Bright and energetic, but a bit naïve and hiding a secret. A song and dance man. Violet’s love interest.
Song: A Private Exclusive Show

JAKE** (able to play 25+)
Vocal range: Tenor/baritone with strong top range
Description: Sideshow Foreman. Very strong physical presence even when silent. Secretly in love with Violet. Strong singer who can move well. Athletic build. Jake is also the Cannibal King, and will likely appear bare-chested in his King costume.
Song: You Should Be Loved

** NOTE: This role is typically played by an African American however other ethnicities will be considered

SIR (able to play 35+)
Vocal range: Strong Tenor voice
Description: Formidable presence, mean owner/MC of the Side Show. He takes over ‘ownership’ of the Twins when their prime carer dies.
Song: Come Look At the Freaks

ENSEMBLE
Vocal range: all voice types needed! Lots of ensemble work and great numbers to sing!
Description: All members of the Ensemble have a featured role in the ‘Freak Show’ and we are looking for a variety of ages for these roles. Ensemble singers and dancers assorted ages – 18 and older. Some individuals will do extensive dance, but not all.
Song: Come Look At the Freaks
Female Ensemble Roles include:
FORTUNE TELLER TATTOO GIRL
BEARDED LADY HALF/HALF WOMAN
AUNTIE FEMALE COSSACK (must be under 150cm tall)
VENUS DI MILO OOH LA LA GIRLS x2

Male Ensemble Roles include:
3 LEGGED MAN HUMAN PIN CUSHION
GEEK LIZARD MAN
DOG BOY MALE COSSACK (must be under 150cm tall)
HOUDINI ROUSTABOUTS x2

Rehearsals:
Monday: 7.30pm to 10.30pm
Wednesday: 7.30pm to 10.30pm
Sunday: 10.00am to 1.00pm
There may be some additional times for dance rehearsals. These will be communicated to the cast in advance.
First rehearsal: Sunday 21st January 2018, Stirling Community Theatre, 10.00am

Performances:
20, 21, 27, 28 April and 4, 5 May at 8.00pm plus 29 April and 5 May at 2pm 2018

Venue:
Stirling Community Theatre, Avenue Road, Stirling

Information Night:
Sunday 15th October 2017, Stirling Community Theatre, 7.00pm

Auditions:
Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October 2017

Venue:
Stirling Community Theatre, Avenue Road, Stirling

More Information:
Ray Cullen via info@sideshow.hillsmusical.org.au