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AUDITIONS: By Jeeves, directed by Matt Bentley, Upper Hutt Musical Theatre

By Geeves
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alan Ayckbourn, Book by Alan Ayckbourn
Performed by Upper Hutt Musical Theatre
Directed by Matt Bentley
Audition Dates: Sunday 30 January 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Rehearsals: Starting 6th February, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm - 10:00pm, and Sundays at 1:00 - 4:00pm
Season: 5 May - 14 May 2011.

 

"By Jeeves", directed by Matt Bentley, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with book and music by Alan Ayckbourn

From the classic P.G. Wodehouse stories of the amiably dense Bertie Wooster and his estimable manservant Jeeves, two of the theatre's most celebrated talents have fashioned a jolly chamber musical chock full of hilarity and invention.

Bertie is looking forward to enlivening a charity benefit at a church hall when his beloved banjo mysteriously goes missing. Assisted by the unflappable Jeeves, Bertie instead entertains the audience with an improvised account of how he and two chums - with, as one song puts it, "a collective I.Q. of around 42" - all got their names and identities confused in the course of one riotously raucous weekend.

This tale of escalating chaos and labyrinthine high jinx unfolds to the accompaniment of one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most vivacious and sprightly scores. BY JEEVES cleverly intertwines the twin English passions for amateur theatrics and bumbling silliness, taking us back to a time when flirty girls pursued men, not careers, and where good breeding took precedence over brainpower.

 

Audition Details

Copies of the audition scripts will be made available on booking an audition time. Auditionees will need to bring their own music for the audition

For auditions, you will be required to perform 2 songs.

Contact Jenny Quin on info@uhmt.org.nz or 0274 503 291 for an audition time. Prospective cast members will need to sing one song and read through some of the script.

 

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