OZ! THE MUSICAL
Hannah Catherine Productions

Written By: Tim Kelly
Directed By: Hannah Smith

The timeless “Wizard of Oz” tale has been adapted into a dazzling musical. A cyclone carries Dorothy and Toto to the magical Land of Oz. When Dorothy’s house squashes the Wicked Witch of the East, she is ecstatically thanked by the liberated Munchkins and given permission to wear the witch’s powerful silver slippers. From there, Baum’s lovable characters — rubber-legged Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and Tin Woodsman — join Dorothy on a journey to meet the great Oz. While on their trek, they battle the Wicked Witch of the West, who is determined to get revenge for the death of her sister. This bright musical is charged with a bundle of wonderful songs and thrill after thrill... like the escape from the Fighting Trees and encountering the enchanted poppies. Eventually, Glinda the Good Witch helps Dorothy defeat the evil witch and her winged monkeys. The great and powerful wizard grants Dorothy’s friends their wishes and of course, helps Dorothy return to Kansas.

Roles Available:
LEAD CHARACTERS
Dorothy
Toto
Glinda the Good
Wicked Witch
Scarecrow
Tin Woodsman
Cowardly Lion

ENSEMBLE*
Munchkins
Poppies
Fighting Trees
Princess
Guardian of the Gates One
Guardian of the Gates Two
OZ
Winged Monkeys
Aunt Em
*ALL ENSEMBLE MEMBERS WILL PLAY 2-3 CHARACTERS


Rehearsals:
PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL MEMBERS OF THE CAST WILL BE REQUIRED AT EVERY REHEARSAL AND WE ARE HAPPY TO WORK A TIMETABLE AROUND YOU.

1st May 16 Sixth Street Murray Bridge (Community Concert Band Hall) 9am-4pm
8th May 16 Sixth Street Murray Bridge (Community Concert Band Hall) 9am-4pm
16th May 16 Sixth Street Murray Bridge (Community Concert Band Hall) 9am-4pm
22nd May 16 Sixth Street Murray Bridge (Community Concert Band Hall) 9am-4pm
29th May 3-5 Railway Terrace The Station 9am-4pm
5th June 3-5 Railway Terrace The Station 9am- 4pm
6th June 3-5 Railway Terrace The Station 9am-4pm


Performances:
9th June Wednesday Tech rehearsals Murray Bridge Town Hall 5pm-10pm
10th June Thursday Dress Rehearsals Murray Bridge Town Hall 5pm-10pm
11th June Friday Show (7pm) Murray Bridge Town Hall 5pm-9:30pm
12th June Saturday Show (2pm, 7pm) Murray Bridge Town Hall 12pm-9:30pm
13th June Sunday Show (2pm) & BUMP OUT Murray Bridge Town Hall 12pm-5pm


Venue:
Murray Bridge Town Hall

Information Night:
Anyone from the age of 12-25 can audition, no matter your experience!

All characters in this production can be played by any gender!

PLEASE EMAIL FOR MORE INFORMATION: hcp.auditions@gmail.com

Book your audition now at https://www.trybooking.com/BOOQD

Auditions:
When: 17th of April
Where: 27 Sixth St, Murray Bridge SA 5253, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery

If you follow the below link you can book a time between 9am-5pm.
https://www.trybooking.com/BOOQD

If you cannot make the audition day, we are happy to accept a pre-recorded video audition. Please send us an email notifying us and we will discuss options with you.

We will be following COVID guidelines and holding individual auditions between 9:00am-5:00pm. Each person will get a 15minute audition, with singing, dancing and acting components – the dance component will be taught to you on the day.


Venue:
7 Sixth St, Murray Bridge SA 5253, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery

If you follow the below link you can book an audition.
https://www.trybooking.com/BOOQD

More Information:
Contact Hannah Smith on 0467871359 or email hcp.auditions@gmail.com

OLIVER! JR
Now Productions


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 Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

Oliver! is a musical theatre masterpiece and the perfect family show!

Roles Available:
Auditioning young performers aged 6-18 for all principal and ensemble roles

Rehearsals:
Saturdays & Sundays from 17th July to 17th October (mostly afternoons but some Sunday mornings will be required) - NOW Arts Centre in Smithfield

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th October - compulsory final rehearsals at NOW Arts Centre in Smithfield

Thursday 28th to Saturday 30th October - compulsory dress rehearsals and performances at the Shedley Theatre in Elizabeth

Performances:
Friday 29th to Saturday 30th October

Venue:
Shedley Theatre

Auditions:
Saturday 1st May - please apply online for an audition time:

https://nowproductionssa.weebly.com/oliver-jr.html

Venue:
NOW Arts Centre, 18-20 Charlotte Street, Smithfield 5114

More Information:
Contact Mandy via email nowproductionssa@gmail.com

THE LARAMIE PROJECT
Red Phoenix Theatre

Written By: Moisés Kaufman
Directed By: Brant Eustice Eustice who has won multiple awards for both his acting and directing. Brant has directed, acted and written for companies including the State Theatre Company of South Australia, Sydney Theatre Company, Slingsby Theatre Company, Red Phoenix Theatre and the University of Adelaide Theatre Guild.

The Laramie Project was created by Moises Kaufman and Members of Tectonic Theater Project.
This is one of the most important plays of the last 25 years. A play that affected a nation and impacted our world.

On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard’s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of Laramie the event was deeply personal, and it’s they we hear in this stunningly effective theatre piece, a deeply complex portrait of a community.

The script is based on the principle of ‘verbatim theatre’. All the dialogue is created from transcripts from the 200+ interviews which were conducted by Tectonic Theatre Project in the city of Laramie beginning just 2 months after the ‘real life’ murder of Matthew Shepard; murdered because he was ‘different’.

Roles Available:
Red Phoenix Theatre actively supports social diversity and encourages all actors, regardless of their personal gender identification to audition.

We are seeking three outstanding actors of varying ages who will each play up to 7 or more different characters of male appearance.

*Please note that this is unpaid work. Every member of Red Phoenix Theatre works for the passion of their craft understanding that this is an opportunity to grow and develop either their simple love of theatre or to continue developing and maintaining their skills between paid opportunities.

Rehearsals:
First Reading – Sunday August 8 at 4:00pm
then from Monday August 9
Mondays & Wednesdays – 6.30pm – 9.45pm
Sundays – 12.00pm – 5.00pm

As this is an ensemble piece, cast members will required to attend all rehearsals.

Performances:
October 22 – 31, 2021
21 - 23; 27 - 30 Oct: 7:30pm
24 Oct: 2pm
30 Oct 2pm (TBC)

Venue:
Holden Street Theatres - The Studio
34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh

Auditions:
Saturday May 1st
10am - 3pm

Venue:
TBA

More Information:
Contact Michael Eustice on 0404595240 or email info@redphoenixtheatre.com

EVITA
Gilbert & Sullivan Society of SA

Written By: Lyrics by
TIM RICE
Music by
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
Directed By: Gordon Combes

Evita, the story of ambitious, charismatic Eva Duarte, opens in a Buenos Aires cinema when the death is announced of Eva Perón, née Duarte, and affectionately known by the people of Argentina as “Evita”.

Che, acts as narrator throughout this story which follows the unlikely, if real-life drama, of a woman of doubtful virtue who became the wife of the fascist Juan Perón who went on to become dictator of Argentina.

Che takes us back to the time when Eva was 15. Even then she was ambitious and the way out of the life she was leading was through tango singer Augustin Magaldi. She follows him to Buenos Aires where she begins to make her mark on the entertainment scene, notably as an actress on the radio. She meets politician Juan Perón and quickly establishes herself in his favour, at the same time, ousting his current mistress, a 16 year old girl. Eva is not content with just being the mistress of a small-time politician. She has ambition enough for the two of them and she pushes him towards supreme power.

In 1946 Perón becomes President of Argentina and on the way, he and Eva have married. She, however, is much more than a wife - she is his propaganda machine with the population. She offers them a vision of the future which involves taxing the rich to pay the poor. By the age of 26, Eva has become a heroine in her own right, a Saint Joan for Argentina. Her ambition doesn’t stop here - she wants to be a figure on the world stage.

Eva embarks on a world tour, the Rainbow Tour as it is dubbed. It is not the success that Eva, and Argentina, hoped for. Spain greeted her but elsewhere the reception was somewhat cool. She returns to Argentina and sets up the Eva Perón Foundation. This proves to be successful and popular but Eva is unwell. She desperately wants to become vice-president to her husband but politically this proves not to be possible. She goes on radio to turn down the offer of the honour of vice-president - even though it was never offered to her.

On her deathbed she says she hopes she will be remembered to those who will succeed her.

Roles Available:
Main Roles

EVITA: (Mezzo-Soprano 21-35).
Must be able to play ages 18 to 33 while projecting both a toughness and charisma. She is a beautiful, ambitious and power-seeking woman, who rises to become the spiritual leader of Argentina by the age of 26. She is also a woman of few options, who uses her sexuality to build power. The actor playing this role must be a trained vocalist with strong vocal stamina and excellent control. A legit Mezzo with a clear, strong mix that can belt to a high G and sing to a low E (below middle C). Must be a passionate and strong actor who can move well.

CHE: (Tenor, 21-40)
This character is dashing, impulsive, jealous, and manipulative. Che is a political activist and the narrator of the show, a radical who isn’t reluctant to ask tough questions and demand answers. An actor/singer that must move very well with a high, rock tenor voice that can sing a low A to high B, falsetto to high F.

PERÓN: (Baritone, 30-55)
An officer in the Argentinian army who rises to become the Argentine President. He is a man who is dignified, charming, and authoritative. A strong actor and singer who can play character/leading man. Vocal bass/baritone to high F.

MISTRESS: (Mezzo-Soprano, 18-25)
A very beautiful, fragile, vulnerable, innocent young girl who plays Juan Perón’s teenage Mistress. She is “dismissed” out of Perón’s life by his future wife, Eva. The Mistress ponders the rejection during her song, “Another Suitcase in Another Hall”. She will also appear in the ensemble. Must be able to move well and sing a low A to a high E.

MAGALDI: (Tenor, 30–40)
A tango singer with whom Eva has her first love affair. A charming loser – never quite made it. Has the first number in the show, “On This Night of a Thousand Stars” and sets up the world in which Eva exists and establishes a Latin flavor to the piece, which is essential. He will also appear in the ensemble. A Latin American “personality” type and feel that needs to be bigger than life, but real at the same time. Sings high tenor High G.

Ensemble

ADULT ENSEMBLE
We are seeking a broad range of males and females with excellent singing voices in all ranges to play everything from Generals to Peasants. A fully featured versatile ensemble that helps define this world. Must be able to sing to move well.

DANCE ENSEMBLE
Men and women who are strong dancers to play soldiers, tango dancers, and the dance chorus.
CHILDREN’S ENSEMBLE (Boys and Girls ages 7-15)

Must be able to sing and hold harmonies, act and move moderately well. These young actors will be featured as well as appearing in the adult ensemble at times.

Rehearsals:
G&S Shed, 3 George Street, Hindmarsh

Rehearsal days & times: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 7:30pm to 10:30pm.
Sundays: 10am to 1:00pm.

Rehearsals start:Sunday, 27th June.

Please read the G&S Society Working With Children Policy which can be found at:
http://www.gandssa.com.au/working-with-children-policy/

Performances:
Tech. and Dress Rehearsals:
Sunday, 19th to Wednesday, 22nd September.
at 6.30pm (All cast are to attend).

Performance dates & times:
Thursday, 23rd September: 7:30pm.
Friday, 25th September: 7:30pm.
Saturday, 25th September: 1:30pm.
Saturday, 25th September: 7:30pm.
Sunday, 26th September: 3:30pm.
Wednesday, 29th September: 7:30pm.
Thursday, 30th September: 7:30pm.
Friday, 1st October: 7:30pm.
Saturday, 2nd October: 1:30pm.
Saturday, 2nd October: 7:30pm.

Venue:
The Arts Theatre, 53 Angas Street, Adelaide

Information Night:
Audition information is available at:
http://www.gandssa.com.au/auditions/

Auditions:
Audition dates & times:
Saturday, 29th May and Sunday, 30th May.

Please wear clothing suitable for dancing in.
Women to bring a long skirt and preferably chorus shoes.
All auditionees must attend a group call.

Saturday - Group call:
Adults: 9am to 11am.
Evita: 11am to 12pm.
Individual auditions from 12:30pm onwards.

Sunday - Group call:
Children: 9am to 10am.
Adults: 10am to 12pm.
Evita: 12pm to 1pm.
Individual auditions from 1:30pm onwards.

Venue:
G&S Shed, 3 George Street, Hindmarsh
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More Information:
Contact Alicia McCluskey (Production Manager) via email secretary@gandssa.com.au

ACCORDING TO RUMOUR
Tea Tree Players

Written By: Robert Scott
Directed By: Lachlan Blackwell

Recent divorcee Carter Sutton wakes up after a night he will never remember to an unexplained stash of cash and a mysterious naked woman is the last person he wants his mother to find in his flat during her unwanted visit.
Along with the local policeman, the mail-woman and anyone else who feels like dropping by. It’s a fine tangle to be mixed up in! And the following 24 hours are sure to be filled with mystery, confusion and mayhem.

Roles Available:
Character/Character Description/Stage Age/Cues
Carter - cynical, sarcastic, easily stressed 28-35 (207 cues)
Roger - bachelor, sleazy, thick 28-35 (189 cues)
Kitty Kat - sexy, deceptive, cunning 24-28 (197 cues)
Emma - innocent, oblivious 24-28 (136 cues)
Logan - people pleaser, two faced 26-30 (85 cues)
Harriett - insincere, flirtatious, means well 55-65 (144 cues)
Ashley - honest, physical comedy, dim m or f 20+ (97 cues)
Maxine/Martine - twins, foreign, bewildered 20-30 (72 cues)

Rehearsals:
To be negotiated, currently set for Wednesday and Friday evenings with the potential of some weekend rehearsals.

Performances:
TBD - Currently proposed for a late Sept/October, 2021 production run.

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

Information Night:
Wednesday 16th and Friday 18th June, 2021 from 7:30pm

Auditions:
Wednesday 16th and Friday 18th June, 2021 from 7:30pm

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

More Information:
Contact Lachlan Blackwell on 0401 047 943 or email lachlan.blackwell96@gmail.com