Irreverently witty and outright uproarious, Avenue Q is the musical story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college graduate who arrives in New York City looking for love, a job, and his purpose in life. The only neighbourhood he can afford is the multicultural Avenue Q where Sesame Street-esque puppets rub shoulders with humans.
This is a puppet show. However, this is not your kids’ puppet show as it sneaks a peek at raucous sexual congress, failed childhood stardom, excessive drinking, moving in and out of a slummy neighbourhood, investing, mix-tapes, cute creatures doing bad things, singing boxes, getting laid off, finding your purpose, getting fired, getting re-hired, ruvving someone but wanting to kirr them and all other situations you would experience in adult life.
Avenue Q has not been authorized or approved by the Jim Henson Company or Sesame Workshop, which have no responsibility for its content…because this ain’t no kids’ show.
WARNING: FULL PUPPET NUDITY AND OTHER VULGARITIES WILL INDUCE LAUGHTER.
Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne
Wed 03 Aug 2016: 7:30pm
Thu 04 Aug 2016: 8:00pm
Fri 05 Aug 2016: 8:00pm
Sat 06 Aug 2016: 2:00pm
Sat 06 Aug 2016: 8:00pm
Sun 07 Aug 2016: 3:00pm
Tue 09 Aug 2016: 7:30pm
Wed 10 Aug 2016: 7:30pm
Thu 11 Aug 2016: 8:00pm
Fri 12 Aug 2016: 8:00pm
Sat 13 Aug 2016: 2:00pm
Sat 13 Aug 2016: 8:00pm
Sun 14 Aug 2016: 3:00pm
Drama With A Difference – One of Australia’s leading, independent drama schools (established 20 years) Production Group presents “Once A Catholic”. This is a semi-professional production, presented by our production group and directed by industry experts. This is a famous comedy that has been performed many times in the English speaking world, for prolonged seasons. Set in an all girls Catholic school in the late 1950’s, the play is comedy that centres around the lives of hormonal teenagers, nutty nuns, an eccentric priest and music teacher and much much more! Although extraordinarily witty, the comedy nevertheless explores real questions about religion, and in particular that of the Catholic faith. These are three dimensional characters struggling with aspects of what they’ve been taught and what they are teaching, with the story explored in a manner that has made this play a resounding success for playwright, Mary O’Malley – herself an Irish Catholic.
This play would appeal to anyone aged 13 to 113. The play runs on weekends only, with shows on Saturdays and Sundays from 6th August to 27th August. Tickets range from $22-$34. Venue: Blackbox Theatre in Kew.
All bookings via www.trybooking.com/MEXH
CALLING ALL SINGERS! Melbourne AND Brisbane! State wide search for all styles and skills for Take the Mic’s Singing Competition. Take the Mic is Judged by industry professionals with $20,000 value in prizes including photoshoots, music videos, recording deals and more. LIMITED SPACES – applications closing AUGUST 14th. Apply online at www.takethemic.com.au
Melbourne/Brisbane – Applications Close August 14th
-Open Division: Ages 15+
-Junior Division: Ages 7-14
SONG CHOICE AND BACKING
-Songs can be any style but prefer below 4 minutes.
-Each artist will perform ONE song
-Backing tracks in mp3 format with no backing vocals.
-You may be accompanied or do so yourself on guitar. No Piano.
-Performance (Connection to the lyric an audience engagement)
-Vocal Technique (Use of range, tone and dynamics)
-Song Choice (Compatibility, arrangement and creativity)
– Feedback from Professional Industry Judges
– High Quality Photography
– High Definition Video Production
– Post-competition Support
All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sherbrooke Theatre Company present the classic Oscar Wilde play
“THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST”
Theatre: Doncaster Playhouse 679 Doncaster Road Doncaster – Melways Reference: M 47 E1
Performances: August 12,13,18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 8.15pm Twilight – August 14 & 21 at 5.15pm
Company Website: http://www.sherbrooketc.org.au/
Bookings: 1300 650 209
Synopsis: The story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure.
A Voice Workshop for Singers, Teachers, Speech Pathologists& all Voice Users
Saturday August 13, 20162-4pm
NewHope Baptist Church3 Springfield Rd, Blackburn NorthPresented by Jenny CaireCertified Master & Course Instructor,Estill International
$80 ($60 concession)
Registration Essential – notes provided!
This interactive workshop will cover:Basic anatomy – larynx and vocal tractHow the vocal tract produces soundHow voice quality changes for different stylesEstill definitions of Voice QualitiesIntroduction to Estill Voice TrainingThe FULL ESTILL COURSE: Sept 26 – 30, 2016Details on voicewell.com.au
Presented by Gemco Players
Director: Tanya Ryder-Barnes
Fast-moving, inventive and highly entertaining, Teechers is John Godber’s brilliant take on life at a modern Comprehensive. Through their hilarious end-of-term play, three fifth-formers exuberantly sketch the new drama teacher’s progress through two terms of recalcitrant classes, cynical colleagues and obstructive caretakers. This is a modern classic with something vital to say about education for the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’.
Sunday 14 August, 6pm. Workshop style audition. If you are interested in attending please contact Carmela on 0419592317 or [email protected] to book your place in the workshop.
2016 Show Dates: November Friday 11, 18, 25; Saturday 12, 19, 26 at 8pm. Sunday 13, 20 at 3pm (matinee)
Location: The Gem Theatre in Emerald Victoria (Kilvington Drive)
Ian “Salty” Salt: a school-leaver, bright and fresh-faced, rather dirty in appearance (also plays Teacher B, Jeff Nixon, Pete Saxon, Oggy Moxon, Derek Basford, Mr Hatton and Deanie)
Lillian “Hobby” Hobson: Shy. Should be very large, must be bigger than the other two. She is doing the play despite herself (also plays Mrs Cordelia Parry, Ms Jones, Mr Basford, Ron, Simon “Piggy” Patterson, Oggy Moxon and Mrs Clifton)
Gail Saunders: Loud mouthed and bossy, attractive and full of enthusiasm (also plays Teacher A, Ms Maureen Whitham, Oggy Moxon, Mr Basford, Miss Jackie Prime, Barry Wobschall, Dennis, Doug and Mrs Coates)
Sunday 14th August – Dance Auditions – 10am – 12noon
Sunday 14th August – Vocal Auditions 1pm onwards
Monday 15th August – Vocal Auditions 5pm onwards
Information pack available on the Footlight Production facebook page.
The roles of Galinda & Elphaba have been cast. These auditions are for all other principal and ensemble roles.
Based on the hit film and the incredible true story, Catch Me If You Can, is the high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught.
Showing at the Cardinia Cultural Centre, Lakeside Blvd. Pakenham
Performances: August 20, 27, Sept 2 at 8.00pm : Matinees – August 21 & 28 at 2.00pm : Early show Sept 1 at 7.00pm
Booking 0407090354 or trybooking.com/199643
Company Website: www.cardiniaperformingarts.com
SPEAKING IN TONGUES
by Andrew Bovell
Directed by Susan Rundle
Two couples set out to betray their partners…
A lover returns from the past and a husband doesn’t answer the phone… A woman disappears and a neighbour is the prime suspect… Contracts are broken between intimates and powerful bonds are formed between strangers.
In Andrew Bovell’s masterfully interconnected polyphony, an evocative mystery unravels at the same time as a devastating tale of disconnection between individuals, partners and communities.
The film adaptation Lantana won seven AACTA Awards including Best Film and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Sunday 21st August 1-5pm and Wednesday 24th August 8-10.00pm
Season: 18 Nov-3 Dec 2016
VENUE – Warrandyte Theatre, Mechanics Hall, Yarra Street, Warrandyte
Auditions by appointment only –contact director on [email protected] or phone 0416 298 136
Required 2 males aged 35-50 and 2 females aged 35-50
Actress 1 will play Sonja and Valerie
Actress 2 will play Jane and Sarah
Actor 1 will play Leon and Neil
Actor 2 will play Pete, Nick and John
Leon – A police detective working on a missing persons case. Leon has an affair with a woman he meets at a bar.
Sonja – A working mother who is tempted to cheat on her husband after meeting a man at a bar.
Pete – A husband who does not want children and almost cheats on his wife after meeting a woman at a bar.
Jane – A childless wife who has an affair after meeting a man at a bar.
Valerie – A psychologist whose car breaks down on the side of a back road late one night and is unable to contact her husband.
Neil -A lonely man, who while riding on the bus one morning, sees his ex-fiancée who, years earlier, disappeared without warning.
Sarah – A woman with commitment issues who is reading letters that have been sent to her by someone from her past.
Nick – An unemployed man who is being questioned by the police in regards to a missing persons case.
John – The husband of a woman who has gone missing.
PRECAST – None
Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre
“Yes, Prime Minister?”
Auditions are being held for “Yes, Prime Minister?” on Monday 22nd August and Tuesday 23rd August at 7.30 pm. The auditions will take place here at the theatre.
Please email Emily Carter at [email protected] to secure an audition time.
Season Dates: Wednesday 2 to Saturday 19 November.
The UK is in crisis: debt is spiralling, unemployment is on the rise and the fragile coalition cabinet, led by PM Jim Hacker, is at breaking point. But salvation may exist in the form of a complex pipeline deal with the oil-rich country of Kumranistan that would entitle the government to a multi-trillion pound loan. When the Kumranistan Foreign Secretary makes a shocking request of Jim’s Private Secretary Bernard Woolley, moral considerations collide with the economic future of the nation. But how will Jim and his team: Bernard, Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby, and Special Adviser Claire Sutton, reconcile the two? Political machinations, media manipulation and an appeal for divine intervention ensue.
Cast of six males and one female required. Auditions by appointment. Apart from the four well known characters from the television series there is the Kumranistan Ambassador, the Director General of the BBC and a BBC presenter.