MISS SAIGON
The Metropolitan Musical Theatre Company of SA Inc (aka “The Met”)

Written By: Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg
Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr and Alain Boublil
Adapted from the original French lyrics by Alain Boublil
Directed By: Director - Ben Saunders
Musical Director - Jillian Gulliver
Choreographer - Selena Britz

Miss Saigon is an epic, stunning adaptation of Puccini’s opera, Madame Butterfly, by the writers behind Les Miserables. Reframing Puccini’s story by setting it during the Vietnam War, Miss Saigon is a powerful and poignant tale of love in a war-torn country.

In the dangerous days before Saigon’s fall in 1975, Chris (an American GI) and Kim (a destitute Vietnamese orphan working her first night as a prostitute) fall in love. When the city falls, the lovers are forced apart, and each must find their own way, alone.

When, years later, Chris is able to return to Vietnam, he brings with him an American wife. Kim, who has waited for Chris, has raised their son, Tam, who is “bui-doi”- a term for a child conceived during the horrors of war. With so much devastation behind them, Kim and Chris must decide how to move forward.
Miss Saigon is a tragedy of massive proportions: passionate, profound, and heart-wrenchingly honest. With a sung-through score and tour-de-force roles for actors, Miss Saigon is a theatrical experience that will stay with you for years to come.

Roles Available:
Kim
A young and naïve, but strong-willed Vietnamese girl who becomes Chris' lover. She is an orphan and has been forced to work at a local club.
Gender: female
Stage Age: 15 to 20
Voice: Mezzo-Soprano
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: E3
Dance: Must be able to move well


Male & Female Ensemble - Note: Minor roles will be filled by selected Ensemble members
Club Girls; Hustlers; Marines; Tourists; Soldiers; Vendors
Female Voices: Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto
Male Voices: Tenor, Baritone, Bass
Note: Minor roles will be filled by selected Ensemble members
Dance: All Ensemble must be able to move well. A core group of 5 strongly trained dancers is required. Must be able to kick and turn – possible acrobatics if suitably skilled

Rehearsals:
Rehearsals start from Monday 4 February 2019
Mondays and Wednesday Nights from 7.30pm
Some Sundays from 2pm

Performances:
9-11 & 14-18 May 2019
Evenings - 8pm
Saturday Matinees - 2pm

Venue:
The Arts Theatre
53 Angas Street
Adelaide

Auditions:
Extra Audition - Monday 17 December from 7.15pm

Venue:
Maylands Church of Christ Hall
Corner Portrush Road and Nora Street
Maylands

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

ONE FOR THE POT
Therry Dramatic Society

Written By: Ray Cooney and Tony Hilton
Directed By: Sue Wylie

When a wealthy Northern England mill owner offers £10,000 to the son of a former business associate provided he is the only living relative, Billy Hickory Wood arrives in anticipation to collect his money. It isn’t long before a procession of Hickory Woods follow, all claiming to be the sole living relation and rightful beneficiaries, creating a seemingly endless string of mistaken identities and hilarious confusion.

Set very definitely in the 1950’s.
Actors will require strong British accents – mainly Yorkshire or standard British


Roles Available:
BILLY HICKORY WOOD , 30s. North Country (Yorkshire) accent, a shy, lovable North Country lad.
RUPERT HICKORY WOOD, 30s. Standard upper class Brit twit accent, well-spoken young man who, when agitated, gets tongue-tied.
MICHAEL HICKORY WOOD , 30s. Broad but understandable Irish brogue, an unscrupulous but likeable Irish rogue.
PIERRE HICKORY WOOD , 30s. French accent, a volatile Frenchman.
(Note: These four characters are all played by one actor with the assistance of doubles.)
CHARLIE BARNE, late 40s to early 60s – cockney or Yorkshire accent, a middle- aged cockney full of humour and guile.

JUGG - 60s upwards – accent posh Brit with East End leaking through, the butler. Born in Stepney (London East End) but now considers himself an h'upper-class servant.

JONATHAN HARDCASTLE - 60s - North Country (Yorkshire) accent, a North Country mill owner. Irascible in temper and hard drinking in habit. He does his best to hide his native generosity.

CYNTHIA HARDCASTLE - late 20s- early 30s – standard Brit accent (daddy sent her to finishing school). Hardcastle's attractive daughter, full of life and fun.

AMY HARDCASTLE - late 50s – standard Brit – lost her Yorkshire accent along the way.
Hardcastle's unmarried sister. She is a maidenly lady left over from the Edwardian era.

ARNOLD PIPER - 50-60 – standard Brit, a humourous solicitor who holds an unspoken admiration for Amy.

WINNIE - late 20s – early 30s - North Country (Yorkshire) accent, Billy's North Country wife.

CLIFTON WEAVER - late 30s to early 40s – affected upper class Brit twit, a suave, charming art critic.

Rehearsals:
Sundays (day). Monday and Thursday evenings

Performances:
Thursday, 31 October to Saturday 2 November at 8 pm
Wednesday, 6 to Saturday 9 November at 8 pm
Matinees both Saturdays at 2 pm
Preview Wednesday, 30 October at 8 pm

Venue:
The Arts Theatre, 53 Angas Street, Adelaide

Auditions:
To be advised - mid to late January.


Venue:
Therry Clubrooms, Regina Court, Beverley

More Information:
Contact Jill on therry@chariot.net.au

CELEBRATION
The Stirling Players

Written By: Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall
Directed By: Patsy Thomas

Celebration is a wonderful comedy from the ever witty pens of Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall. One family with two events and as the saying goes, “Weddings and funerals, nothing like them for bringing out the best and worst in people”. Set in the early 1960s this lovely play introduces us to a very Northern family. The first act sees the family making wedding preparations and the second act is set six months later with the family returning from the funeral of their Uncle Arthur whose much disparaged and ignored by the family, mistress turns up. A very entertaining observation of “the family”.

Roles Available:
Roles Available:
Stage ages given, good comic timing important.

Christine Lucas (The Bride) - 23 to 25 - ‘an ordinary pleasant girl’
Rhoda Lucas (Bride’s mother) – Middle aged, pleasant but strong willed woman
Edgar Lucas (Bride’s father) – Middle-aged, balding and of a rather retiring nature
Jack Lucas (Bride’s brother) – 25 to 30 – single, bombastic nature
Irene Howes (Bride’s cousin) –19 to 20 – a plain, slow girl with an obviously low I.Q.
Lilian Howes (Bride’s Aunt) – Irene’s mother – middle aged, a small, thin-lipped woman
Frank Broadbent (Bride’s Uncle) – In his mid-forties. The most prosperous member of the family and very conscious of this fact.
Arthur Broadbent (Bride’s Great-Uncle) – About sixty to seventy – he is more or less permanently, though not too obviously, drunk
Stan Dyson (Irene’s Fiancé) – Nineteen – an aggressive, wiry young man.
Bernard Fuller (The Groom) – 25 – an ordinary pleasant young man lacking in personality.
Edna Fuller (Groom’s Mother) – A wisp of a woman, perpetually concerned about her health who continually scratches the backs of her hands.
Alice Fuller (Groom’s Aunt) – Small “plumb” unfit middle-aged woman
Lionel Fuller (Groom’s cousin) – Mid-twenties, polite and in this company, almost unctuous. A high-pitched voice.
Margo Fuller (Groom’s cousin’s wife) – In her early twenties. A cheerful “tart” who shuffles about in old slippers.
May Beckett – in her fifties. A blowsy, badly made-up woman.
Sgt. Major Tommy Lodge – in his mid to late forties. A small and sprightly man who makes more use of the army than the army makes of him

Rehearsals:
Rehearsals:
Rehearsals held at Stirling Theatre, Stirling
Tuesdays and Thursdays 7.30pm – 10pm
Sunday afternoons – 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Starting Sunday 7 July 2019

Performances:
Performances at Stirling Community Theatre
13th (Opening Night), 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th September at 8pm
Sunday 15th and Sunday 22nd at 4pm.

Venue:
Stirling Community Theatre, Avenue Road, Stirling

Auditions:
Auditions:
Tuesday 26 February from 7.00pm at Stirling Community Theatre, Avenue Road, Stirling
There will be audition pages from Celebration 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 and/or read an unseen piece from the play. An English accent is required although please note an English North country accent is not required.

Venue:
Stirling Community Theatre, Avenue Road, Stirling

More Information:
Contact Patsy Thomas on 0498 677 761 or email dth27480@bigpond.net.au

ROOKERY NOOK
Tea Tree Players

Written By: Ben Travers
Directed By: Barry Hill

Newlywed Gerald has arrived to stay at ‘Rookery Nook’, a holiday cottage, presided over not only by a harridan of a housekeeper, Mrs. Leverett but worse, by his sister-in-law Gertrude.

After Gerald has gotten rid of everyone for the night a pretty girl turns up in nothing but pyjamas, demanding to be rescued from her tyrannical German stepfather. So, compromising a scenario must be kept secret at all costs. All would be fine were it not for nosy neighbours, dastardly friends, fearful relatives and impending wives.

Roles Available:
M -Gerald Popkiss - A newly wed. Married to Clara, Gertrude’s sister. Awkward and prone to speaking before thinking. Cultured English accent essential - Stage age 30s or 40s (613 Cues)

M -Clive Popkiss -Gerald’s cousin, a charming young man with an eye for the ladies. Currently staying with the Twines. Cultured English Accent essential -Stage age 30s or 40s (to match Gerald’s age) (414 Cues)

F -Gertrude Twine – Formidable - A ‘well to do’ woman, suspicious and critical of others. Cultured English accent essential Stage - age 50s (143 Cues)

M- Harold Twine - Gertrude’s weak, hen-pecked husband. Timid, easily led – Cultured English accent essential - Stage age 50s to match Gertrude (196 Cues)

F -Mrs Leverett - The housekeeper of Rookery Nook, very nosy and likes to gossip. Takes no nonsense. English regional accent - Stage age – 50s (138 Cues)

F -Rhoda Marley - An innocent young girl who mysteriously turns up at Rookery Nook in her pyjamas. English accent - Stage age – late 20s or early 30s (170 Cues)

F -Clara Popkiss- Sister to Gertrude and married to Gerald. Suspicious of Gerald’s behaviour. English accent - Stage age – 30s (35 Cues)

F -Poppy Dickey - A local zany girl with a questionable reputation. Sells flags to raise money for the lifeboats. English regional accent - Stage age 20s (35 Cues)

M -Putz -Rhoda’s Prussian father. A strict, domineering man with a savage dog. German accent - Stage age late 40s or 50s or 60s (50 Cues)

M -Admiral Juddy - A fierce and weather-beaten veteran who plays golf and swears in Chinese. (does not have to know any Chinese) English accent - Stage age 50s or 60s (37 Cues)

Rehearsals:
7/7:30pm Monday and Wednesday Evenings, Some sundays (tbd)

Performances:
8pm Wed the 21st of August to Saturday the 24th of August and 8pm Tuesday 27th of August to Saturday the 31st of August, 2019
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 6th of May, 2019 and Wednesday the 8th of May, 2019

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

More Information:
Contact Barry Hill on 0400 827 634 or email barry1953@hotmail.com

VINTAGE HITCHCOCK - A LIVE RADIO PLAY
Tea Tree Players

Written By: Joe Landry
Directed By: Selena Carr

We’re on the air in five, four, three two…
‘Tonight, WBFR Playhouse of the Air and our sponsors present a trio of stories of suspense and mystery…’

Murder, mayhem and nostalgia collide in Vintage Hitchcock: A live radio play. A retelling of three of Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous stories — The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927), Sabotage (1936), and The 39 Steps (1935)— in the style of an old-time radio broadcast. Complete with sound effects and vintage commercials, all performed live onstage, it will take you back to the 1940’s, and, as it’s narrator announces eerily at the beginning, will ‘put murder back in the home- where it belongs’. So, relax, lean back and enjoy yourself – until the coroner comes...

The Lodger; a serial killer known as ‘The Avenger’ is stalking the streets of London in 1888. Have Mr and Mrs Bunting unwittingly taken as a lodger the very same man? And what will happen to their beautiful daughter Daisy, who is the very type of girl that the Avenger chooses to target…

Sabotage; Mr Anton Verloc owns a cinema in the heart of London with his American wife, Winnie and her teenage brother, but this is just a cover for his terrorist activities. Will the police discover his secret before his most daring plan is put into action?

The 39 steps; Richard Hannay becomes embroiled in an international spy ring known only as ‘The 39 Steps’. Murder soon follows, and after a case of mistaken identity he must elude the police. Together with his unwilling accomplice, Pamela, he must clear his name and stop British secrets being sent abroad.

Roles Available:
Casting/Casting Call

Vintage Hitchcock: A live radio play has over 60 speaking parts, with all actors required to voice multiple roles and perform sound effects live on stage. Have you ever wanted to play a dashing hero, the devious villain, the damsel in distress or the nosy neighbour? Well, this is your chance to do it all! The ability to speak dialects (particularly English variations) is a plus, but not a must. What you must be is energetic, vocally flexible and willing to work in a group. The ensemble cast will serve as voice actors and Foley artists performing multiple parts with scripts in hand, just as you would for a traditional radio broadcast. We need the classic BBC presenter voice, Cockney, American, English with a European accent and an epic scream! We even need jingle singers! Bring your best voices and your enthusiasm and show us what you can do.

Notes: Auditions will be a cold reading in groups. You will be required to read at least 2 roles (with different voices) and demonstrate the ability to insert a sound effect on cue as required in the script (necessary properties will be demonstrated and supplied). If you have any special talents (musical, sound effect, voices) please let us know as we would love to utilise existing talents.

Rehearsals:
7/7:30pm Mondays and Wednesdays. Some Sundays May be required. TBA.

Performances:
8pm October the 2nd to the 5th, 2019
and 8pm, October the 7th to October the 12th, 2019

2:30pm Matinee each Saturday

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

Auditions:
7:30pm Monday, June the 17th and Wednesday June the 19th, 2019

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

More Information:
Contact Selena Carr on 0402 283 089 or email selenahcarr@gmail.com

ALADDIN - PANTOMIME
Tea Tree Players

Written By: Joshua Dixon
Directed By: Damon Hill

Join our hero Aladdin on his thrilling quest to outwit the evil magician Abanazer, marry the beautiful Princess Jasmine and earn his fortune; all with a bit of help from the legendary Genie of the Lamp! Giggle at Wishee Washee’s gags, marvel at Widow Twankey’s fabulous frocks and immerse yourself ina story of magic, love and adventure.Featuring toe-tapping numbers, dazzling effects and comedy by the lamp-load, this panto is everything you could wish for!

Roles Available:
ALADDIN- (F) Male role played by a female. Widow Twankeys son and Wishee Washee’s brother. Helps out in the Chinese laundry. Aladdin is streetwise but goodhearted. Confident and a bit cocky without being annoying or irritating. He also interacts directly with the audience in a few places. Needs to be able to sing and move. Stage age 20-25

PRINCESS JASMINE-(F) The female heroine role. Lives in the palace with her overbearing mother. Virtuous and beautiful but certainly not a pushover. Keeps her wits about her. Needs to be able to sing and dance. Stage age 18-25

WIDOW TWANKEY-(M) The dame role played by a male. Aladdin and Wishee Washee’s mother. She runs a chinese laundry. Loud, boisterous, doesn’t suffer fools lightly. Always on the prowl for a new lover. Needs to be confident in interacting directly with the audience and throwing banter. Needs to sing and move. Stage age 40-60

WISHEE WASHEE-(M) The audiences friend. Works in the chinese laundry with his brother Aladdin and mother, Widow Twankey. He is overly enthusiastic and energetic and easily builds a rapport with the audience. Needs to sing and move. Stage age 20-30

ABANAZER- (M) The villain. A conniving and scheming Egyptian magician and sorceror, who has a cohort of demons at his will. He elicits boos and hisses from the audience. Must be confident in interacting directly with the audience and bantering with them. Needs to sing and move. Stage age 30-60.

SPIRIT OF THE RING-(F) A good sorceress. She is good and kind but has a lot of sass and is more down to earth than a traditional panto sorceress or fairy might be. Stage age 25 -60

PC PING- (M or F) One half of a bumbling pair of Policemen. Makes up part of the comic duo. Requires good comic timing and lots of energy. Needs to sing and move Stage Age 20-40

PC PONG- (M or F) The other half of the bumbling pair of Policemen. Makes up part of the comic duo. Requires good comic timing and lots of energy. Needs to sing and move Stage Age 20-40

EMPRESS –(F) Princess Jasmines strict and snobby mother, who overacts badly. Rather austere. stage age 40-60

Genie of the Lamp (M) a loud and brash egotist who thinks he is nothing short of fabulous. Wise cracking and enjoys showing off. Fancies himself quite a bit. Needs to sing and move. Stage age 35-50

Rehearsals:
Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7pm and some Sundays from late July, 2019

Performances:
7:30pm - November 22nd/23rd and 29th/30th and December 6th and 7th, 2019
2:30pm Matinee each Saturday (23rd/30th of November and 7th of December)

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

Auditions:
7:30pm, Tuesday July 23rd and Thursday July 25th, 2019

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

More Information:
Contact Damon Hill on 0415460212 or email damo_hill@hotmail.com