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AUDITIONS

Auditions for KSP's 2021 Theatre Restaurant are coming up on Monday 15th March 2021 at 7:30pm

 

**If you are feeling unwell, please DO NOT come to auditions. Email us with your interest and we will make other arrangements.

 

Location: KSP Theatre, Cnr Old Bay Rd & Maitland Rd, Burpengary

 

Written By: Judith Prior
Directed By: Janelle Kerr

 

SYNOPSIS:
The local line dancers are annoyed, because the hall committee have cancelled their regular practice session.

Government funding has been obtained, to pay a visiting director, from the city, to teach a group of debutantes the finer arts of grooming, deportment, dress and dancing.

The committee plan to impress a visiting member of Parliament, by demonstrating that the hall is mainly used for arts and cultural events, in order to apply for more arts funding, to help repair the old building. The original grant, is conditional on there being at least six debutantes, to be presented. This stipulation, of course, includes six male partners for the debutantes.

The committee have three local, would be, social society debutantes, but they need to convince at least three of the line dancers to become debs...... And find six jackaroo’s willing to wear dinner suits, and learn to dance the Minuet.

Debutante frocks and dinner suits have to be ordered from the city. The ball has to be planned to perfection, to impress the member of Parliament. Of course, things never go as planned. Murphy’s Law of the Outback applies, and everything goes wrong..

The hilarious efforts of the committee, and some of the local characters, as they set about overcoming, seemingly impossible obstacles, to achieve their objective, demonstrates the tenacity and ingenuity of outback folk, at their indomitable best.

 

CHARACTERS:
PLEASE NOTE - ALL CAST MUST BE 16 YEARS OR OLDER

The Line Dancers
Leanne.................... Bossy, easily stirred.
Simone................... Tomboy, calls a spade a spade.
Barbara................... Pretty, naive, may be blonde.

The Debutantes
(May double as extra line dancers, disguised with hats and wigs etc.)
Sonia......... Snobbish, vain, well off, landowners daughter.
Kathy....... Sonia’s best friend. Middle class, nice girl.
Louise........ Awkward, Perhaps very tall.

The Guys
Wombat ................... Jackaroo, Bush Character.
Fourby .................. Jackaroo, Thick, as a Four by Two.
Nugga.................... Town Layabout, Sometime Rodeo Rider

The Committee
Muriel Sterling........... Mother of Sonia, Bossy,
Betty Lawson.............. Widow, Mother of Louise. Good Cook.
Rhonda Bowden...........Spinster, Town Whinger

Others (May be Male or Female)
Leslie Heatherington........ Arts Council Director. City dweller.
The Mayor.. (Small role only. )
The Honorable Member of Parliament. (Male or Female.) (The MP is a non speaking Cameo role)

PLEASE NOTE - In the case of not enough men at auditions, some of the male roles will be given to women (and vice a versa).

 

Auditions will be a cold read from the script.

Please also have a 30 sec to 1 minute song ready for auditions. Backing music can be used (please bring the music on a CD or USB or you can use your phone or other device).

There will also be a short choreography section during the audition period. This will be created by the choreographer and is to check people's movement limits etc. This is not something to be scared of!

 

Please note - all cast and crew members will be required to become financial members of KSP Theatre before performances.

 

​Performance Dates:
21, 22, 28, 29, 30 May 2021
4, 5 June 2021

 

Rehearsals (Times are subject to change):
Monday 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Wednesday 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Please be aware that you will need to be available for all rehearsals and performances.

 

For more information, please contact:
KSP Hotline 0434 885 802 or email ksptheatreinc@gmail.com

 

Produced by arrangement with
David Spicer Productions Pty Ltd www.davidspicer.com.au

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