THE GHOST TRAIN
St Jude's Players

Written By: Arthur Ridley
Directed By: Patsy Thomas

The Ghost Train is a comedy/thriller dubbed as one of the world’s scariest plays. The plot revolves around a party of assorted railway travellers who find themselves stranded in the waiting room of an isolated country station late one evening. The station master tries to persuade them to leave the site as he is closing the station for the night. They refuse to leave, citing the lack of alternative accommodation for several miles around. He warns them of the supernatural danger of a spectral old railway carriage train, the ghost of one that was fatally wrecked in the locality several years before that, sometimes haunts the line at night bringing death to all who set eyes upon it. Incredulous of his story, they still refuse to leave, and he departs leaving them facing a night at the station.

The main body of the play is then taken up with the interaction of the varied assortment of the passengers: strangers thrown randomly together in the odd social intimacy of happenstance that rail travel involves, representing a cross-section of English 1920s society. There are a variety of escalating dramatic incidents combined with a heightening tension as the latent threat of the spectral train's possible appearance is ultimately dramatically realised, bringing disaster and death to the group as foretold.

Roles Available:
RICHARD WINTHROP (Male) 28+
Comes across as a rather bad-tempered looking man, He is married to Elsie, the marriage is not going well, and they are looking for a fresh start apart. He likes to try to take control of the situation and is fairly aggressive at the start.
On for all 3 Acts.

ELSIE WINTHROP (Female) 25+
A somewhat sulky girl married to Richard. Now looking for a separation, does not really get on with Richard and snaps lots of answers back to him.
On for all 3 Acts.

SAUL HODGKIN (Male) 50+
The station-master and general gofer of the station staff. Saul is a short, bearded older man, dressed in a worn out-of-date uniform, been at the station for a long time. He clearly does not want anyone to stay, and happily relates a Ghost Story.
Act 1 and a couple of lines in Act 3.

CHARLES MURDOCK (Male) 25+
A good-looking young man in his mid-twenties but has lost his job due to the 1920's crash. He intends to leave England in a week to seek new work, leaving Peggy his new wife behind.
On for all 3 Acts.

PEGGY MURDOCK (Female) 20+
A pretty girl in her 20s, just married that day to Charles who will be leaving her in a week. Dressed in "splendid new clothes" and clearly wanting to be in the Exeter Hotel on her Honeymoon rather than stuck in the Station.
On for all 3 Acts.

MISS BOURNE (Female) 50+
An elderly lady, carrying a large parrot-cage with a concealed Parrot, can be played slightly dotty, and happily falls asleep in Act 2 and misses nearly all of Act 3. Wakes up only at the end of Act 3 for the last punch line.
Acts 1 and 2 and two lines in Act 3.

TEDDIE DEAKIN (Male) 25+
A fashionable young man, complete with eyeglass and a long cigarette holder, He has caused the train to stop, and receives a lot of complaints, but is constantly cheerful and tries to keep the whole party going. But has a secret identity which is revealed in Act 3.
On for all 3 Acts.

JULIA PRICE (Female) 28+
She is young to middle aged and is dressed in a beautiful evening dress and wearing an opera cloak. She arrives at the station during Act 2 wanting to see the ghostly apparition go through the station.
On for Acts 2 and 3

HERBERT PRICE (Male) 60+
An elderly, clean-shaven man, in evening dress. Father of Julia, comes looking for her with John Sterling anxious to find her.
On for Acts 2 and 3

JOHN STERLING (Male) 30+
A tall thin man, in evening dress. Introduces himself as a Doctor, a friend of Herbert both wanting to find Julia and take her away from the Station. Both are surprised to see others at the Station
Acts 2 and 3

JACKSON (Male) 25+
A Police Constable, helps apprehend the villains of the play. Arrives near the end of Act 3 and has only a few lines.
Act 3 a few lines only.

Two Officers – cameo roles – middle-aged men

Rehearsals:
Rehearsals will commence on Sunday 16 February2020 with a read-through and introduction of cast/production team/crew. Rehearsals will then be:

Tuesday’s 7pm to 10pm
Thursday’s 7pm to 10pm
Sunday’s 2pm to 5pm

All rehearsals will be at St Jude’s Hall, 44 Brighton Road, Brighton 5048

Performances:
Thurs 30 April (8pm), Friday 1st May (8pm), Sat 2 May (2pm & 8pm)
Thurs May 7 (8pm), Fri May 8 (8pm), Sat May 9 (twilight 4pm)

Venue:
St Jude's Hall
444 Brighton Road, Brighton.

Information Night:
For further information or to book an audition please contact Patsy Thomas - details below

Auditions:
Excerpts from script for auditions will be emailed when booking an audition. It is expected that you will be familiar with this excerpt at your audition. You may also be asked to read for another character and/or another excerpt from the script.

Sat Oct 19.
Book a time from 10am

Venue:
St Jude's Players
444 Brighton Road, Brighton.
In the Father's Hall (Dressing Room) behind the main hall(theatre)

More Information:
Contact Patsy Thomas on 0498677761 or email dth27480@bigpond.net.au

THE BOY MY FATHER RAISED
August Stone Theatre Company

Written By: Jacob Roneberg and Rachel Stone
Directed By: Rachel Stone

Taylor's earliest memory is that of his mother lying cold on the ground, his father standing over them. He, like many other Australian children, has grown up in a household clouded by domestic violence and addiction. Addiction to alcohol, addiction to self-pity and addiction to second chances. Evidence suggests that those who grow up in an abusive household are more likely to be abusive themselves, but why and how? As Taylor tumbles through his schooling life, he struggles to find himself, weighed down by the weight of his home life that constantly burns in his mind. The Boy My Father Raised explores the battle between what is known and what is wanted. It chronicles the struggles of finding oneself and survival against all odds. Will Taylor be able to break the stereotype and prove that we do not need to conform to our destiny? Or will he become just another statistic, another forgotten boy, in the so called tragic stories of modern Australia.

Roles Available:
Taylor: (stage age 16-25)
Taylor is a victim of domestic violence, inflicted upon him by his father. The Boy my Father Raised is his story. Being physically and mentally abused growing up, it is all he knows. He knows what has happened to him is wrong and he has been through so much pain because of it. Above anything he does not want to become the man his father was. However, he can feel it creeping up on him. Sudden bursts of anger, the inclination to solve problems through violence but he doesn't want to conform to what statistics say is his destiny. He battles between the violence he knows and the man that he wants to become as he struggles to define his own person, find himself with the influence of his background and his hopes and dreams for the future.

Cal: (stage age 16-19)
Taylor's Best Friend
Cal is a good bloke. He a mate. He’s funny, chill and a generally kind guy, but underneath his casual mannerisms he is actually really wise. He has a very unbiased outlook on life. He sees situations from new and different perspectives and provides meaningful advice for Taylor. He acts as a voice of reason for Taylor, trying to guide him through his messed up reality.

Cassie: (stage age 16-19)
Taylor’s friend and then girl friend
Cassie lives to make people happy. it's where she gets her main joy in life. making people laugh, making them smile. a great lover of reading and books, she has always been obsessed with the idea of being special, different and a hero, hence why she is so drawn to Taylor. she wants to be the one to save Taylor from his own destruction. she wants to make him happy, no matter the cost. Her journey in The Boy My Father Raised is that of self discovery. she wants to be the one to save Taylor, but must learn that in order to get better, he must save himself.

Christopher: (stage age 25-45)
Taylors father, Gwen’s husband
Christopher's addicted to Alcohol. he's addicted to the feeling of forgetting all of the pain and suffering he's caused. he wants somebody to blame for his directionless actions and turns to violence in order to re establish his power. HE DOES NOT WANT TO BE THE WAY HE IS. he hates himself, and through his violent outbursts he masks a deep self-loathing. he's become trapped in a cycle of drinking to forget his actions and then feeling out of control due to the alcohol and then in the struggle to re-establish himself he abuses his wife, Gwen, and child, Taylor. Christopher is tragic, he is a lost man wallowing in self pity and has turned to domestic abuse in an attempt to make those he loves, hate him, because he is not worthy of love.

Gwen: (stage age 25-40)
Taylors Mother, Christopher’s wife
Gwen’s addicted to second chances. she wants so so badly to make her marriage to Chris work. She was once like Cassie, Young, Vibrant, full of life and optimism, but she got caught up in the idea of love. She knows what Chris is doing is wrong, she knows that she must leave and she knows that she should protect Taylor at all cost but she still sees the man that she was in love with, that she sill is in love with. And she always gives him another chance. She wants Taylor to leave, she loves him so much, but within him she see’s parts of Chris. She urges him to escape before Chris can have even more influence on him however she will never leave Chris, no matter what the cost.

Young Taylor: (stage age 5-12)

Chorus: (stage age 16-20)

Rehearsals:
There will be two rehearsals a week beginning Wednesday the 30th of October and ending Wednesday 12th of February.

Rehearsals will be on a Wednesday night from 6-9pm and a Sunday Afternoon from 3-6pm.

There would be a 2 week break over Christmas from the 23rd of December to the 6th on January

Performances:
The show will be performed in the Adelaide Fringe next year on Friday 14th, Saturday 15th, and Sunday 16th of February at 7:30pm

Venue:
Star Theatre 2
145 Sir Donald Bradman Dr , Hilton, SA, 5033
West Torrens (City)

Information Night:
for more information email us or contact us through our facebook or instagram

Auditions:
Sunday 20th October, please email to confirm a time

Venue:
Immanuel College Sport Center, Dance studio

32 Morphett Rd Novar Garden 5040

More Information:
Contact rachel stone on 0414065010 or email rstone@immanuel.sa.edu.au

THE NEW MOON
SA Light Opera Society (SALOS)

Written By: Sigmund Romberg
Directed By: Pam Tucker (MD Helen Loveday)

In 1792 New Orleans, Robert, a French revolutionist wanted by the Crown, is caught and put aboard The New Moon to stand trial in France. Mutiny is instigated by his beloved Marianne, and everyone on board starts a new, flourishing island republic which comes under attack from the French just as a revolution there changes everything...

Robert is a young French aristocrat whose revolutionary inclinations force him to flee his country. He sells himself as a bondservant to planter and shipowner Monsieur Beaunoir and his family in New Orleans.

As the police of Paris are looking everywhere for him, Robert cannot tell Beaunoir or his beautiful daughter Marianne whom he has fallen in love with, that he is of noble blood. Eventually he is tracked down by Vicomte Ribaud, the detective villain, and put on the ship The New Moon so that he can be deported back to France.

Robert thinks that he has been betrayed by Marianne, who has gained her father's consent to travel on the same ship, pretending she is in love with Captain Duval. There is a mutiny, but Robert takes charge and the bondservants come into power. Everyone goes ashore on the Isle of Pines and a new republic is founded which flourishes under Robert's guidance.

But Marianne, her pride hurt, at first refuses to marry Robert. Then Vicomte Ribaud makes a final attempt to conquer the island for the King of France. He is surprised to hear from the French Commander that there has been a revolution in France, and that all aristocrats like himself must die unless they renounce their titles.

While he, ever the Royalist, goes to his inevitable doom, there follows a happy reunion for Citizen Robert and Citizeness Marianne.

In the Premiere Production, Romberg's 1928 operetta hit, The New Moon, played for 519 performances on Broadway at the Imperial and Casino Theatres starring Evelyn Herbert, Robert Halliday and William O'Neal.
It includes many famous Romberg tunes such as “Lover, Come Back to Me”, “Wanting You”, “Stout-hearted Men”, “Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise”, and “One Kiss”.

More details on the SALightOpera facebook page

Roles Available:
• Marianne Beaunoir (soprano)
• Monsieur Beaunoir, her father
• Julie, her maid (soprano)
• Captain Georges Duval
• Robert Misson (tenor)
• Alexander (baritone)
• Philippe L'Entendu (tenor)
• Clotilde Lombaste (soprano)
• Besac, boatswain of the 'New Moon' (baritone)
• Jacques, ship's carpenter
• Vicomte Ribaud
• Flower Girl
• Fouchette
• Emile, Brunet, Admiral de Jean, - courtiers, ladies, servants, sailors, pirates, etc.

Rehearsals:
Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7.30pm
Rehearsals commence mid January

Performances:
Thursday April 30 @ 8pm
Friday May 1 @ 8pm
Saturday May 2 @ 2pm & 8pm
Sunday May 3 @ 2pm

Venue:
Tower Arts Centre, Pasadena

Information Night:
Information Night – Monday October 14, 2019 @ 7pm
Further details available Facebook.com/SALightOpera

Auditions:
Auditions – Monday October 21, 2019 from 7pm by appointment

Venue:
St Elizabeth of Hungary church, Oaklands Park

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

ANY NUMBER CAN DIE
Tea Tree Players

Written By: Fred Carmichael
Directed By: Theresa Dolman

A hilarious take off on the mystery plays of the Twenties complete with sliding panels, robed figures, wills being read at midnight, etc. The idioms, costumes, hairdos, and make up of the period add to the thrills and laughter. Four ingenious murders take place in an island mansion as a pair of elderly detectives set to work on their first case. The ever popular storm, the unexpected guests, the cryptic poem, and the missing fortune all add to the intricate and inventive mystery off which the laughs bounce.

Roles Available:
(Sex/Character Name/Stage age/Character Description/ Cues)

M CHUCK 25-30 Likable young man 11
F JUDY 20-25 Pretty 10
M ROGER MASTERS 55-60 Dignified Lawyer, Precise 93
M T J LATHROP 50's A failure, endearing sense of humour 77
M EDGARS 50-60 Butler, hunched shoulders, slow 12
F SALLY VAN VILLER 20-30 Typical Ingenue 188
M CARTER FORSTMAN 25-35 Energetic, suave 79
M JACK REGENT 20-35 Honest, kind hearted 90
M HANNIBAL HIX 60-70 Sprightly, happy 260

The following characters are also a part of this production, but, please note, they have been pre-cast.

*F ZENIA 30+ The odd servant, Haitian Accent 109
*F CELIA LATHROP 35-45 Sophisticated, Hard, Determined 83
*F ERNESTINE 55+ Well preserved, warm hearted 205

Rehearsals:
Rehearsal Dates/Times Monday and Friday evenings initially, possibly moving to Tuesday and Thursday evenings from late November, some Sunday rehearsals to be negotiated

Performances:
(11 performances total)
8pm Wednesday, February 5th to Saturday, February 8th and then from 8pm Tuesday, 11th of February to Saturday, 15th of February, 2020.
2:30pm Matinee performances on Saturday, February 8th and Saturday, February 15th

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

Auditions:
7:30pm, Monday 21st of October, 2019 and 7:30pm, Friday 25th of October, 2019

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

More Information:
Contact Theresa Dolman on 0411 097 591 or email theresadolman@gmail.com

TITANIC THE MUSICAL
Therry Dramatic Society

Written By: Music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, book by Peter Stone
Directed By: Amanda Rowe
Musical Director: Mark DeLaine
Choreographer: Kerry-Lynne Hauber

On 10 April 1912, the RMS Titanic sets out from London on her maiden voyage, across the Atlantic to New York. Billed as “The Largest Floating Object in The World,” the Titanic is already big news. In the final hours of 14 April 1912, the RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg and the 'unsinkable' ship slowly sank. 1517 men, women and children lost their lives.

In a stunning, stirring production as massive as the ocean liner that shares its name, Titanic The Musical, tells the stories of the people on board the legendary steamer and the men who got them there. Spanning all classes, Titanic captures the stories from the range of humanity aboard: from workers in the boiler room to first-class attendants, from the poorest passengers, who scraped together their life savings to purchase third-class tickets to America, to some of the wealthiest men of the Victorian age. Peter Stone and Maury Yeston’s musical tells the tragic story with a compassionate book, intelligent lyrics, and soaring melodies. Full of memorable characters based on the real men and women on the ship, Titanic The Musical is a powerful, complex look at the making of a tragedy.

Titanic The Musical is the winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical and an outstanding ensemble production.

Roles Available:
PRINCIPALS:

THOMAS ANDREWS – 30+, (English)
An architect with Harland & Wolff, the chief designer of Titanic. He is abstract and distracted, constantly planning his next project and distant from the real world. A leading role requiring an actor with strong vocals and commanding presence.
VOCAL RANGE: A below the stave to G above the stave.

J. BRUCE ISMAY – 45+, (English)
The Chairman of White Star Lines and owner of the Titanic. Fastidious, exacting, mildly drunk on attention and power. An upper-class ruthless man who stops at nothing to get his own way.
VOCAL RANGE: A below the stave to G above the stave.

CAPTAIN EDWARD JOHN (E.J.) SMITH – 50+, (English)
The commander of the Titanic; forceful, calm, confident. A white-haired man with strong morals and a wealth of experience, near to retirement.
VOCAL RANGE: Bb below the stave to F top line of the stave.

FREDERICK BARRETT – 20+, (Irish)
A stoker, masculine, physically fit and straight out of the coal mines. A plainspoken, friendly, decent workingman who is perhaps a bit more romantic than you might expect.
VOCAL RANGE: A below the stave to G above the stave.

HAROLD BRIDE – 20+, (English)
A radio operator, much more comfortable listening to the world than participating in it. A little awkward, but supremely confident and capable when he is at work.
VOCAL RANGE: C below the stave to G above the stave.

MURDOCH – 35+, (Scottish); doubles as 2nd-Class Passenger
Titanic’s first officer, he knows every regulation and is exceptionally skilled when working by the book, but struggles when called upon to improvise.
VOCAL RANGE: C below the stave to F# top line of the stave.

FREDERICK FLEET – 20+, (English); doubles as 1st-Class & 2nd-Class Passengers
The ill-fated lookout aboard the Titanic, he is a personable and charming everyman.
VOCAL RANGE: C below the stave to G above the stave.

HENRY ETCHES – 45+ (English); doubles as 3rd-Class Steward
The chief steward of the Titanic, Etches has every rule memorized and knows every corner of the ship. A bit prickly and not a brilliant conversationalist, but he is ultimately a decent man who is devoted to his clientele.
VOCAL RANGE: B below the stave to G above the stave.

ALICE BEANE – 30+, (American)
A 2nd-Class passenger from the Midwestern US who dreams of becoming a 1st-Class passenger. She is naïve, excitable and loves a bit of gossip.
VOCAL RANGE: Ab below the stave to E top space on the stave.

EDGAR BEANE – 35+, (American)
Alice’s husband, a stubborn, set-in-his-ways Midwesterner who owns a hardware store and is pretty much happy to stop right there.
VOCAL RANGE: G below the stave to D fourth line on the stave.

CAROLINE NEVILLE – 25+, (English)
A wealthy heiress slumming it in middle class with her soon-to-be husband; she is definitely trying but hasn’t quite shaken off her first-class upbringing.
VOCAL RANGE: Ab below the stave to Eb top space on the stave.

CHARLES CLARKE – 25+, (English)
Caroline’s fiancée, an ambitious, passionate, perhaps a bit oversensitive writer with a middle class background.
VOCAL RANGE: B below the stave to F# top line of the stave.

KATE McGOWAN – 20+, (Irish); doubles as 1st-Class Passenger
A feisty and no-nonsense working class Irishwoman, who is long on common sense and short on good luck. A 3rd-Class passenger who carries a bit of a secret.
VOCAL RANGE: A below the stave to F# top line of the stave.

KATE MURPHY – 30+, (Irish); doubles as 1st-Class Passenger
An Irish working class widow, cynical and well-travelled but optimistic in spite of her own best efforts.
VOCAL RANGE: G below the stave to F# top line of the stave.

KATE MULLINS – 18+, (Irish); doubles as 1st-Class Passenger
A young Irishwoman; she has absolutely no idea where she is or where she is going, but she knows she’s happy to be on her way.
VOCAL RANGE: G below the stave to F# top line of the stave.

Entire cast doubles as a SATB chorus – need sopranos and tenors comfortable with high notes (Sopranos comfortably top C above the stave and Tenors Top B above the stave)
OFFICERS & CREW
JOSEPH BELL – 45+, (English), chief engineer; doubles as 3rd-Class Passenger
LIGHTOLLER – 35+, (English), second officer; doubles 2nd-Class Passenger
PITMAN – 30+, (English), third officer; doubles as The Major
BOXHALL – 25+, (English), fourth officer; doubles as Taylor, Rogers & 3rd-Class Passenger
HITCHENS – 20+, (English), quartermaster; doubles as Bricoux & 3rd-Class Passenger
BELLBOY – 15, (English), doubles as 3rd-Class Passenger

FIRST-CLASS PASSENGERS
ISIDOR STRAUS – 55+, (German); doubles as 3rd-Class Passenger
IDA STRAUS – 55+, (German), Mrs Isidor Straus; doubles as 3rd-Class Passenger
JOHN JACOB ASTOR – 45+, (American); doubles as 3rd-Class Passenger
MADELINE ASTOR – 20, (American), the very young Mrs. Astor; doubles as 3rd-Class Passenger
BENJAMIN GUGGENHEIM – 40+, (American), a millionaire; doubles as 3rd-Class Passenger
MME. AUBERT – 20+, (French), Guggenheim's mistress; doubles as 3rd-Class Passenger
JOHN B. THAYER – 45+, (American), doubles as 3rd-Class Passenger
MARION THAYER – 40, (American), John's wife; doubles as 3rd-Class Passenger
JACK THAYER – 9, (American), John and Marion’s son, doubles as 3rd-Class Passenger
GEORGE WIDENER – 45+, (American); doubles as Carlson & 3rd-Class Passenger
ELEANOR WIDENER – 45+, (American), George's wife; doubles as 3rd-Class Passenger
CHARLOTTE CARDOZA – 40+, (American); doubles as 3rd-Class Passenger
EDITH CORSE EVANS – 35+, (American), doubles as 2nd-Class & 3rd-Class Passenger
J.H. ROGERS – doubles as Boxhall
THE MAJOR – doubles as Pitman

SECOND-CLASS PASSENGERS
ALICE BEANE – see principal role description
EDGAR BEANE – see principal role description
CHARLES CLARK – see principal role description
CAROLINE NEVILLE – see principal role description

THIRD-CLASS PASSENGERS
JIM FARRELL – 25+, (Irish); doubles as 1st-Class Passenger
KATE McGOWAN – see principal role description; doubles as 1st-Class Passenger
KATE MULLINS – see principal role description; doubles as 1st-Class Passenger
KATE MURPHEY – see principal role description; doubles as 1st-Class Passenger

OTHER ROLES
WALLACE HARTLEY – 30+ (English), bandleader
FRANK CARLSON – an American on shore; doubles as Widener
TAYLOR – bandsman; doubles as Boxhall
BRICOUX – bandsman; doubles as Hitchens
ANDREW LATIMER – steward in First Class
THE DaMICOS – professional dancers
STEWARDESS ROBINSON
STEWARDESS HUTCHINSON

Rehearsals:
Monday and Thursday evenings at 7.30 pm
Sundays at 10.30 am
Three-hour calls. Times TBC.

Performances:
Preview Wednesday, 3 June 2020 at 8 pm
Thursday, 4 to Saturday, 6 June at 8 pm
Wednesday, 10 to Saturday, 13 June at 8 pm
Matinees both Saturdays at 2 pm

Venue:
The Arts Theatre, 53 Angas Street, Adelaide, 5000

Information Night:
Thursday evening, 24 October 2020 at 7.30 pm at the Therry Clubrooms, 1 Regina Court, Beverley.

Auditions:
Sunday, 3 November from 10 am and Monday, 4 November from 7.30 pm
By appointment only.
Appointments available at the information night and thereafter at: http://titanic.therry.org.au

Venue:
Therry Clubrooms, 1 Regina Court, Beverley.
DIRECTIONS TO THERRY CLUBROOMS

(Please be aware that all but the most recent street directories and some older satnav software programs have many of the one-way streets in the area marked in the wrong direction).

From Grange Road:
Travelling west on Grange Road from the city, turn right into William Street, just before the Crittenden Road intersection. It’s just past bus-stop 17. Travel along William until it becomes a one-way street (in the opposite direction) – there’s a ‘no-entry’ sign. Turn left into Toogood Road and then immediately right into Charles Street which becomes a one-way road in the direction in which you’re travelling. At the first stop sign, turn left into Alfred Avenue. This has two dog-leg corners (first left, then right). After the second dog-leg (the right-hand one), Regina Court is the first (and only) turn on your left.

From Port Road:
Travelling north-west from the city along Port Road, travel over the East Avenue intersection. The second on the left after East Avenue is William Street. It’s immediately past bus-stop 17. Turn left into William and, about 500 metres along, turn right into Alfred Avenue. Stay on Alfred. This has two dog-leg corners (first left, then right). After the second dog-leg (the right-hand one), Regina Court is the first (and only) turn on your left.
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Regina Court is a very short street. The Therry clubrooms are on your left – a large yellow and black building. Please enter through the front-door under the carport.

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

LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL
The Metropolitan Musical Theatre Company of SA Inc (aka “The Met”)

Written By: Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Book by Heather Hach
Directed By: Director: Carolyn Adams
Musical Director: Ben Stefanoff
Choreographer: Jacinta Vistoli

Based on the novel and hit movie of the same name, Legally Blonde: the Musical chronicles the journey of the famously perky Elle Woods, a fashion-savvy, UCLA sorority girl who finds her life turned upside down when she is dumped by her boyfriend Warner. In an effort to prove to Warner that she is more than just some blonde sorority girl, she follows him to Harvard Law, where she struggles to fit in and do well. Ultimately, she defies expectations by taking herself seriously and rising to the challenge, whilst still managing to stay true to her delightfully pink personality.

Roles Available:
Elle Woods-
(Gb2-G5 Mezzo Soprano with some pop-mix/’belt’)
stage age:22-24
strong dancer
Elle is a bubbly Malibu girl, head of the Delta Nu sorority. She is kind determined, vulnerable, energetic and outgoing! Must be comfortable with dogs.

Emmett Forrest-
(B2-A4 Tenor)
Stage age: around 27.
mover
Emmett is a smart, quirky, sensitive and personable law student. Must be comfortable with dogs. A strong singer/actor with great comedic timing!

Paulette Buonofuonte-
(A3-A5 Mezzo soprano with some pop mix/’belt’) –
Stage age: 30-40
strong mover
Paulette is the quirky owner of 'Hair Affair', a local salon. Unlucky in love she remains a hopeless romantic. Must be comfortable with dogs. A Bostonian accent is a plus, a strong singer with a powerful belt to match the personality!

Pilar –
(Ab3-F5 Soprano)
stage age: 22-24
dancer
sassy and sensible sorority sister. Free spirited.

Margot –
(Ab3-F5 Soprano)
stage age: 22-24
dancer
seemingly dim-witted, boy-crazy sorority sister.

Serena -(Ab3-F5 Soprano)
stage age: 22-24
dancer
energetic cheerleader, from Jewish heritage, sorority sister.

Margot, Serena, & Pilar are Elle's entourage who follow her through the story acting as her “Greek Chorus”. Strong singers and dancers with good comic timing and youthful energy!

Professor Callahan-
(A2-Gb4 Baritone)
Stage age: 40-55
strong mover
Callahan is a pompous and manipulative law professor at Harvard. Charismatic but able to turn instantly into a conniving shark at the drop of a hat.

Warner Huntington III-
(Eb3-Ab4 Tenor)
stage age: 22-24
able to move
Warner is attractive, pompous and shallow. He will do whatever it takes to achieve his dream of becoming a senator, including breaking Elle’s heart.

Vivienne Kensington-
(A3-F5 Mezzo Soprano with some pop mix/’belt’)
stage age: 22-24
mover
Vivienne is initially an overachieving, stuck-up, wealthy, smart and savvy law student. As Warner’s new girlfriend, she resents Elle, but eventually proves to be a good egg.
Big belt number in the second act.

Brooke Wyndham-
(A3-G5 Alto or Soprano) –
stage age: 27- 35
strong dancer or aerobics specialist
Brooke is an exercise video star and former Delta Nu sorority girl who was accused of murder. Being physically fit is a must for this role to properly do high level aerobics with enough stamina to continue singing. If you are auditioning for this role, you may be asked to jump rope while singing at your audition!

Enid Hoopes-
(G3-G5 Mezzo soprano)
stage age: mid 20s to 30
mover
Enid is a strong, opinionated, feminist law student (slightly butch) at Harvard. Great comedic timing required.

Sundeep Padamadan-
(Tenor)
stage age: mid 20s to 30s
mover
A foreign Harvard law student. Former leader of his country.

Aaron Schultz-
(Tenor)
stage age mid 20s to 30s
mover
A smug and arrogant Harvard law student.

Elle's Mom-
(Non singing role but any female range as part of the ensemble.)
stage age: 40s to 50s
mover as part of ensemble
High society socialite from Malibu. Quite likes a drink.

Elle’s Dad-
(Baritone. Must be able to reach C2 comfortably and with projection.)
stage age: 40s to 50s
mover as part of ensemble
High society golfer from Malibu.

Nikos Argitakos-
(Non singing role but any male range as part of the ensemble).
stage age: mid twenties
mover
Brooke Wyndham's pool boy. European accent a plus.

Carlos-
(Tenor)
stage age mid twenties
mover
Nikos' "best friend". Solo in court scene.

Grand Master Chad-
strong rapper, will also sing in the ensemble, any male range
stage age: 20s
mover
Featured frat boy.

Winthrop-
Non singing role but any male range as part of the ensemble.
stage age: 30-50
mover as part of ensemble
Harvard Law admissions officer.

Pforzheimer-
Non singing role but any male range as part of the ensemble.
stage age: 30-50
mover as part of ensemble
Harvard Law admissions officer.

Lowell-
Non singing role but any male range as part of the ensemble.
stage age: 30-50
mover as part of ensemble
Harvard Law admissions officer.

Whitney –
non singing part but any female range as part of the ensemble
stage age: 22-24
Vivienne’s best friend at Harvard law. Her father is next in line to be the Speaker of the House and Vivienne brags about it.

Kate-
(Bb3 –Eb5 Alto)
stage age: 22-24
dancer
Delta Nu scholastic chair, the bookworm!

Leilani-
(B3 –Eb5 Alto)
stage age: 22-24
dancer
Delta Nu sorority sister with vocal solo.

Chutney Wyndham-
(Non singing part but will be required to sing as part of the ensemble)
stage age: 30s
mover as part of ensemble
Brooke Wyndham's jealous step-daughter. Featured in the courtroom as a witness. Strong actor.

Kyle B. O'Boyle-
(Non singing part but will be required to sing as part of the ensemble)
stage age: 30-40
strong mover/dancer
Kyle is a physically fit, smooth-talking UPS deliveryman. We soon find out that he is Paulette's dream guy. Must be comfortable with dogs.

Dewey-
(Non singing part but will be required to sing as part of the ensemble)
stage age: 30-40
mover as part of ensemble
Paulette's rude, mean, dog-stealing, trailer-trash ex-boyfriend. Strong character actor.

SMALL FEATURED ROLES
Judge-Featured character in the courtroom trial.
Court stenographer -Featured character in the courtroom trial.
Cashier at Hair Affair-Strong Dancer
Colorist at Hair Affair-Strong Dancer
Bookish Client at Hair Affair

ENSEMBLE: UCSD students; Prisoners/Dancers at Boston's Women's Correctional Facility; Harvard Law students; Courtroom spectators and trial personnel: Sales personnel; diners at a restaurant; salon clientele; TV reporter; Marching Band; Cheerteam

Rehearsals:
Mondays 7:30pm - 10:30pm Maylands Church of Christ
Wednesdays 7:30pm - 10:30pm Wesley Uniting Church Hall
Some Sundays 2-6pm
and two day/night Sundays 2pm-10:30pm
In-theatre rehearsals: 3 / 4 / 5 /6 May

Performances:
8pm performances: Thursday 7th then: 8th, 9th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, and Sat 16th May.
2pm performances: Sat 9th and Sat 16th May

Venue:
The Arts Theatre, Angas St Adelaide.

Information Night:
Monday 11th November 7:45pm at
Maylands Church of Christ: Cnr Portrush Rd and Nora St Maylands

Auditions:
Sunday 17th November from 2pm - 6pm and 6:30pm - 10pm
Monday 18th November from 7.30pm - 10:00pm

Please note: all auditionees should be 18 years or over.

Auditionees will be required to do 1 x 30 minute Group Dance Audition as well as an individual audition.
There will be 3 Group Dance Audition times at 2pm and 6:30pm on Sunday 17th, and at 7:30pm on Monday 18th.
Individual auditions will be scheduled after these times. Auditionees should book into any one of these group times (up to 20 places per session) as well as booking an individual audition.
Details of audition requirements and materials will be available at and after Information Night.
Booking for auditions will be through TryBooking.


Venue:
Maylands Church of Christ: Cnr Portrush Rd and Nora St Maylands

More Information:
Contact The MET Committee via email legallyblondeauditions@yahoo.com

Trybooking link provided after 11th November

HEISENBERG
The Stirling Players

Written By: Written By: Simon Stephens
Directed By: Aldo Longobardi

Georgie is an ‘exhausting but captivating’ woman in her forties from New Jersey and living in London. Alex, in his 70s, is a quiet, introverted Irish butcher and eternal bachelor who is unused to and suspicious of romantic attention.

Georgie and Alex are perfect strangers and complete opposites who share one significant thing in common: they are both deeply lonely having lost the people who meant most to them. When Georgie accidentally kisses the back of Alex’s neck in St Pancras Station, mistaking him for someone else, the pair are drawn together into something that is part romance, part friendship, and part experiment in embracing the uncertain. But is Georgie masterminding the situation? Why is the steadfast Alex so willing to be moved by the erratic Georgie? And is Georgie all that she appears to be?

Heisenberg gets its title from the Heisenberg uncertainty principle in quantum mechanics which states that the position and velocity of an object cannot be measured simultaneously, even theoretically, and that the act of measuring an object’s speed changes its position, and vice versa. Simon Stephen’s Heisenberg is a quirky romantic comedy and character study that observes the uncertainty of the human heart.

Roles Available:
GEORGIE BURNS (female) Early 40s*
Rightly describes herself as ‘exhausting but captivating’. From New Jersey now living in London. Hides her experience of pain and loss behind her brazen personality and frenetic energy. She talks and swears a lot, has little to no regard for personal space, and spins ever-changing and probably made-up stories which begs the question of her trustworthiness. American accent required.

ALEX PRIEST (male) Mid 70s*
Georgie describes him as ‘the shy, brooding, intellectual type.’ Irish. Runs a failing butcher shop. Never married. He experienced a lot of emotional trauma in his early childhood which has seen him find safety and security in a life of order, routine and predictability. Irish accent required.

‘ON STAGE CREW’ (multiple roles available, any gender) 18+
The on stage crew will assist in facilitating costume and set changes between scenes as part of the performance through choreographed physical theatre sequences. While these sequences facilitate smooth and seamless scene changes, they also reflect, enhance, and extend on the ideas presented in the scenes and help move the story forward. These are non-speaking crew roles that require a high degree of creativity and performance through physical and facial expression and stylised movement.

*Georgie and Alex will have some involvement with the on stage crew during scene changes so actors should expect to participate in some simple stylised movement sequences.

Rehearsals:
A read through and introduction of cast, on stage and off stage crew and production team will be arranged prior to commencement of rehearsals.

Rehearsals will commence mid-June 2020.

Rehearsals will take place:
Tuesdays 7pm to 10pm
Thursdays 7pm to 10pm
Sundays 2pm to 5pm

Performances:
Performances:
Fridays and Saturdays 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 September 2020 8pm
Sunday (matinees) 13 and 20 September 2020 4pm


Venue:
Stirling Community Theatre, Avenue Road, Stirling

Auditions:
Auditions:
GEORGIE & ALEX
Tuesday 26th November from 7pm
Stirling Community Theatre
5 Avenue Road, Stirling

Excerpts from the script for auditions will be emailed when booking an audition. These will include a monologue/s and a section of dialogue between the two characters. It is expected that you will be familiar with these excerpts at your audition. You will be required to present the monologue, but you may also be asked to read the dialogue with another actor.

ON STAGE CREW
Thursday 28th November at 7pm
Stirling Community Theatre
5 Avenue Road, Stirling

There is nothing to prepare for on stage crew auditions. The audition will be workshop based where participants will be shown some techniques for devising physical sequences and develop a short piece. Wear comfortable clothing that allows for some movement.



Venue:
Stirling Community Theatre , Avenue Road, Stirling

More Information:
Contact For more information or to book an audition, please contact Aldo Longobardi on 0433160133 or email alongobardi@wilderness.com.au

SOUTH PACIFIC IN CONCERT
South Coast Choral and Arts Society (SCCAS)

Written By: Music by Richard Rodgers Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Book by Joshua Logan Adapted by David Ives
Directed By: JJ Geelen (Director), Guy Mansbridge (Musical Director), Dean Constable (Vocal Director)

To celebrate South Coast Choral and Arts Society's 70 Anniversary, we will be performing the concert version of the much loved musical SOUTH PACIFIC.

Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war.

Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile. Nellie learns that the mother of his children was and island native and, unable to turn her back on the prejudices with which she was raised, refuses Emile's proposal of marriage.

Meanwhile, the strapping Lt. Joe Cable denies himself the fulfillment of a future with an innocent Tokinese girl with whom he's fallen in love out of the same fears that haunt Nellie.

When Emile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission that claims Joe's life, Nellie realizes that life is too short not to seize her own chance for happiness, thus confronting and conquering her own prejudices.

This concert adaptation was created by David Ives for the Carnegie Hall benefit concert of SOUTH PACIFIC in 2006.

This production will a concert version with Cast in costumes, Orchestra and Vocal Ensemble (part of orchestra) in formal wear.

Roles Available:
ENSIGN NELLIE FORBUSH: Female to play Caucasian, late twenties. Our heroine, Nellie is a military nurse with a sense of optimism, in spite of the looming peril of war. A product of her Southern upbringing in Little Rock, Arkansas, Nellie struggles with her own racism when she falls in love with Emile DeBeque, an older Frenchman living in the South Pacific who is raising 2 children of mixed race. The actress must have a sincerity that defies her faults and subtle comic timing. Mezzo-soprano to Db5 with good belt mix and good mover.

EMILE DE BECQUE: Male to play Caucasian, mid-forties. Emile is a wealthy, cultured and self-made French plantation owner. In spite of the character’s worldliness and sophistication, the actor must be capable of revealing the darker side of a man who once committed murder in self-defense. Legit bass/baritone [A2 – E4]

LIEUTENANT JOSEPH CABLE: Male to play Caucasian, early twenties. Cable is a young, handsome officer with a bright military future. Having served in active combat, Cable is struggling with the after effects of trauma. In spite of the unspoken rules of his privileged Philadelphia upbringing, Cable falls in love with Liat, a young Tonkinese girl. The actor must have a strong physical presence and be believable as a hot shot Marine. Soaring tenor (E3 to G4).

BLOODY MARY: Female to play Tonkinese (prefer Islander or South East Asian background), 35-55. Mary is a shrewd and abrasive woman who is cunningly capitalizing on the war by selling souvenirs to the American sailors occupying her island. She is fiercely protective of her teen aged daughter Liat and is searching to find her a suitable husband. The actress must have great comedic timing. Mezz-soprano to C5 with good belt mix.

LUTHER BILLIS: Male to play Caucasian, 30-45. Luther is a lovable “wheeler dealer”; a conniving and mediocre entrepreneur. He is a friend to all but is hampered by his lust for the ladies and his fascination with island trinkets. The actor must be a funny everyman who is believable as an army tradesman; Bass/baritone down to G2.

CAPTAIN GEORGE BRACKETT: Male to play Caucasian, 40-60. Brackett is a pompous but competent navy officer who hides a heart of gold. With a roaring bark, he is known as “Old Iron Belly”. Stationed on a remote island in the South Pacific, he navigates his own frustration as he awaits his opportunity to make a contribution towards winning the war. Non singing role

COMMANDER HARBISON :Male to play Caucasian, 35-50. Harbison is an officious Navy man and Brackett's second-in-command. He once had a bright future but has not been able to live up to his early expectations. Through Michener’s short stories, we learn that Harbison had a romantic relationship with Nellie Forbush that ended when he physically assaulted her.

LIAT:Female to play Tonkinese (prefer Islander or South East Asian background), mid to late teens. Liat is a beautiful, young girl who is heartbreakingly delicate and the picture of purity. The actress must move well or have a dance background. Non singing role; all physically suitable submissions encouraged, in spite of acting background.

STEWPOT:Male, 25-35. The brawn of the group, Stewpot is known for his physical strength and loyalty, not his intelligence. This character man must have strong comedic timing and a strong singing voice. He is Luther Billis' cohort and is best friends with the Professor.

PROFESSOR: Male, 25-35. Professor earned his nickname because he is one of the few Seabees to have attended college; a character man of the studious type who jumps to problem solving in order to make up for his lack of physical strength. Luther Billis' cohort and best friends with Stewpot. Strong singer.

NGANA: Female to play Pacific Islander (prefer Islander or South East Asian background), 7-14. DeBeque’s first born who takes full advantage of being the older sibling. Excellent singing voice. Child Alto

JEROME Male to play Pacific Islander (prefer Islander or South East Asian background), 5-11. DeBeque’s youngest child; a precocious and curious young boy. Excellent singing voice. Child Alto

HENRY Male to play Pacific Islander, mid-twenties (prefer Islander or South East Asian background) – 40s. DeBeque’s trusted servant who helps raise Ngana and Jerome. Spoken French lines; featured ensemble.

SAILORS: Males of varied ethnic backgrounds to play featured roles, late teens to mid-thirties; the heart and soul of our story. These young men from across the United States are pulled from their everyday lives to defend their country by putting their lives on the line. They find a sense of community in each other that temporarily replaces family and loved ones. Their fascination with Bloody Mary serves as a distraction to the impending dangers ahead. Strong singers with varied vocal ranges. Dance experience a plus but not mandatory.

NURSES:Females of varied ethnic roles, featured roles in their late twenties to mid-thirties. These women were adventurers of their time; they were well educated and independent and pursued service over the expectations of traditional family values. Must sing well; varied vocal ranges. Dance experience is a plus but not mandatory.

Rehearsals:
Wednesdays 7.15 pm to 10.00 pm and Fridays 7.15 to 10.00 pm. Starting 15 January 2020 for cast and musicians.

Performances:
Friday 15 May - 7.30 pm
Saturday 16 May - 2.00 pm and 7.30 pm
Wed 20 May - 7.30 pm
Fri 22 May, - 7.30 pm
Sat 23 May - 2.00 pm and 7.30 pm
Wed 27 May - 7.30 pm
Fri 29 May - 7.30 pm
Sat 30 May - 7.30 pm

Venue:
VICTOR HARBOR TOWN HALLCoral St
Victor Harbor SA 5211

Information Night:
INORMATION NIGHT
Wednesday 13 November 2019
7.15 pm
Victor Harbor Lutheran Church
21 Adelaide Rd
Victor Harbor . SA . 5211

Auditions:
AUDITIONS
Saturday 7 December 2019
Times 9.00 am to 5.00 pm for Cast

Note: Some of the orchestra have already been selected. We may hold auditions for musicians for the missing instrumentations.

Venue:
ADARE UNTING CHURCH
5 Adare Ave
McCracken SA 5211

More Information:
Contact JJ Geelen on 0407719338 or email j.geelen@bigpond.com.au

OF MICE AND MEN
Therry Dramatic Society

Written By: John Steinbeck
Directed By: Geoff Brittain

1930s American mid-west - tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States.

Roles Available:
George Milton (stage age 30-40)
Small in stature, yet kind, intelligent, and hard-working, George's potential is unlimited, but his circumstances are not. He is displaced, uneducated, and unfulfilled. He dreams of a better life, he dreams of self-reliance, and of living up to his potential.

Lennie Small (stage age 30-40)
Lennie Small is a large, gentle-hearted migrant worker who has a mental disability. He relies on George Milton, his lifelong friend and fellow migrant worker, for guidance and safety. He is a classic gentle giant, never seeking to cause harm, but his physical power unintentionally leads to destruction.

Curley (stage age 25-30)
He is the foreman of the ranch and he's also the ranch owner's son. He struts around authoritatively and is rumoured to be a former Golden Gloves boxer. He's a small man with a huge chip on his shoulder, embodying the classic Napoleon complex, in which a person of small stature tries to prove his toughness through attitude and aggression. He is, very jealous and protective of his wife, and he frequently fears she is flirting with the other workers.

Curley's wife (stage age 20-25)
She is never given a name and is instead seen as a symbol of the random dangers that lurk around every corner. She is beautiful but lonely, and her husband is cruel and indifferent toward her. She once aspired to the glamorous life of a star, but now finds herself stranded on a dusty farm in the middle of nowhere.

Candy (stage age 55-65)
Candy is an aging ranch handyman who lost his hand years ago in an accident. As a result of both his disability and his age, Candy worries about his future on the farm.

Crooks (stage age 35-60 African American)
Crooks, who got his nickname because of his misshapen back, is a stable hand and the sole African American worker on the ranch. Because of his race, Crooks is bitter and cynical, but nevertheless gets along well with Lennie, who doesn't share the other workers' racism.

Slim (stage age 40-50)
Slim is the consummate Western man: masterful, strong, fair-minded, practical, non-talkative, and exceptionally good at what he does. He is a god among men, and his word on any subject is law.

Carlson (stage age 40-60)
After years of working on a ranch and only looking out for himself, Carlson has become mean. He's a bitter, coarse, ugly man who only thinks about himself.

The Boss (stage age 50-60)
Is a stocky, well-dressed man in charge of the ranch, and Curley's father. He seems to be a fair-minded man.

Whit (stage age 20-30)
A young ranch-hand.

Rehearsals:
Sundays (mornings or afternoons)
Monday evenings
Either Wednesday or Thursday evening

Performances:
Preview Wednesday 12 August at 8 pm
Thursday, 13 to Saturday, 15 August at 8 pm
Wednesday, 19 to Saturday, 22 August at 8 pm
Matinees both Saturdays at 2 pm


Venue:
The Arts Theatre, 53 Angas Street, Adelaide

Auditions:
Late January/early February - to be advised

Venue:
Therry Clubrooms, 1 Regina Court, Beverley.

More Information:
Contact Jill Bartlett on 0413935128 or email therry@chariot.net.au