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Auditions: FORESKIN'S LAMENT, Directed by Kathi George, Stagecraft Wellington

FORESKIN’S LAMENT
Written by Greg McGee
Performed by Stagecraft Theatre, Wellington.
Directed by Kathi George
Season: 18 to 28 May 2011

Auditions: over the weekend 5/6 March 2011
 

AUDITIONS! for Stagecraft Theatre’s Production of  “FORESKIN’S LAMENT”, by Greg McGee.

This 1980 play has been described as:  ‘A landmark play in the history of NZ theatre’, ‘A quantum leap forward in NZ drama’ and ‘Still regarded by many as the greatest NZ play ever’.

AUDITIONS will be held over the weekend 5/6 March 2011

There is a cast of nine – 7 men and 2 women.

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Auditions: Lost in Yonkers, Directed by Barry Spring, Dolphin Theatre

Lost in Yonkers
Written by Neil Simon
Performed by Dolphin Theatre, Auckland
Directed by Barry Spring
Season: 16th April – 7th May 2011

Auditions: 1:30pm Sun 6th February 2011
Venue: 12 Spring Street, Onehunga

Synopsis: It is 1942. Reluctantly, a widower has to leave his two young teenage sons with his cold, humourless mother. In the ensuing months they meet members of the family, a simple daughter also living under “Grandma’s” thumb, an uncle who seems to be involved with the mob, and an aunt who has a most peculiar speech impediment.

Every role, every line, shines with Simon’s wit interlaced with his uncanny ability to present real people in all their strengths and weaknesses. As the play is set in New York, a light American accent is required, except for Grandma, who has retained her German/Jew speech.

A Pulitzer Play Winner demands the best in all departments: if you are serious about your stage career, and can give 100%, please apply to join this very special production.

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Riccarton Players: No Sex Please We're Brittish

No Sex Please We're British
written by Alistair Foot  and Anthony Marriott
Adapted by Terry Johnson
Performed by The Riccarton Players
Directed by Doug Clarke QSM
Venue: The Mill Theatre, Christchurch
Season: 9-12, 16-19 Mar 2011 at 8pm. (8 performances only)

No Sex Please, We're British is a British farce that surrounds an assistant bank manager, Peter Hunter, who lives above his bank with his new bride Frances.

When Frances innocently sends a mail order off for some Scandinavian glassware, what comes back is Scandinavian pornography.

The two, along with the bank's frantic chief cashier Brian Runnicles, must decide what to do with the veritable floods of pornography, photographs, books, films and eventually girls that threaten to engulf this happy couple.

The matter is considerably complicated by the presence of Eleanor (Peter's mother), Mr. Bromhead (his boss), Mr. Needham (a visiting bank inspector), and Vernon Paul (a police superintendent).

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Riccarton Players: The Graduate

The Graduate
By Terry Johnson
Based on the book of the same name by Charles Webb, and on the motion picture screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry
Performed by The Riccarton Players
By special arrangement  with StudioCanal
Directed by Doug Clarke QSM
Venue: The Mill Theatre, Christchurch
Season: 9-12, 16-19 Feb 2011 at 8pm. (8 performances only)
Tickets: $16 (waged), $13 (unwaged)

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The book was adapted for the cinema, and now well known movie has been transformed into a stage play, and very cleverly.
Critic’s have claimed the stage play as “better than the movie”.

The movie that brought a very young Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft to prominence, and the stage production in which numerous women have played Mrs. Robinson, including, Jerry Hall and Kathleen Turner.

Complete with its snappy dialogue, the raunchy scenes, and of course the final denouement, THE GRADUATE is definitely an adult play (complete with splashes of tasteful nudity) and is ideally suited to The Mill Theatre stage.

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Taieri Musical Society: My Fair Lady


My Fair Lady
Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Performed by Taieri Musical Society
Director and Choreographer: Denise Henderson
Musical Director: Bridget Telfer
Season: June-July 2011 (exact dates unknown at this time)
Venue: Coronation Hall, Mosgiel, Dunedin

Taieri Musical Society has announced that its 2011 production will be My Fair Lady.

My Fair Lady is a musical based upon George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a cokney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so she can pass as a proper lady.

My Fair Lady's first Broadway production in 1956 was a hit, setting what was then the record for the longest run of any major musical theater production in history. It was followed by a hit London production, a popular film version, and numerous revivals. It has been called "the perfect musical"
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Napier Operatic Society: 42nd Street


42nd Street
Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes
Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Music by Harry Warren
Performed by Napier Operatic Society
Choreographed by: unknown
Musical Director: unknown
Directed by: unknown
Venue: Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier
Season: 10-12, 15-19 March 2011 at 7:30pm, 13,19 March at 2:00pm. No performance Monday. (10 performances only)
Tickets: $57.50 (premium), $47.50 (A Reserve). Discounts apply for senior, students, children and groups of 10 or more.

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First produced in 1980, and based on the novel by Bradford Ropes and the subsequent 1933 film adaptation, 42nd Street focuses on the efforts of famed dictatorial Broadway director Julian Marsh to mount a successful stage production of a musical extravaganza at the height of the Great Depression.

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Showbiz Christchurch: Monty Python's Spamalot

Unfortunately this show was cancelled due to the Christchurch earthquake. :(

Monty Python's Spamalot
Book and lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle
From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Performed by Showbiz Christchurch
Choreographed by Mandy Roberts
Musical Director Luke di Somma
Directed by Patrick Duffy
Venue: Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
Season: 1,2, 5-9 April 2011 at 7:30pm, and 3,10 April 2011 at 4:00pm. No performance Monday. (9 performances only)
Tickets: A Reserve $77.00/$30.00/$30.00, B Reserve $67.00/$30.00/$30.00 (adult, student, child)) and Rear Gallery $30.00 available from Ticketek

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A new musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"

On stage at the Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch for a limited season from 1st April 2011

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. . .

“Glorious, irresistible silliness”

Welcome to the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of The Round Table. Join their medieval jaunt in pursuit of the Holy Grail in a variety of ludicrously loopy settings, accompanied by a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people.

Audiences all around the world have been roaring with laughter since Monty Python’s Spamalot won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2005. Featuring the hilarious songs He Is Not Dead Yet, Knights Of The Round Table, Find Your Grail and of course the all-favourite comedy song ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE, this deliriously silly show is a truly joyous spectacle and fantastic fun.

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AUDITIONS: West Side Story, directed by Terry Coyle, Theatre Hawke Bay

West Side Story
Based on Shakespeare's romeo and Juliet
Book by Arthur Laurents
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Performed by Theatre Hawke Bay Inc.
Choreographed by unknown
Musical Director: unknown
Directed by Terry Coyle
Venue: Hawke Bay Opera House, Hastings
Auditions: Saturday 26 and 27 February 2011 at 2:00pm
Rehearsal dates: unknown
Season: 26 June - 17 July 2011 (exact dates and times still to be confirmed)

In Partnership with the Hawkes Bay Opera House, West Side Story is coming to the Hawke Bay Opera House in July 2011.

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Wellington Fringe Festival: Thin Air (World Premiere)

Thin Air (World Premiere)
Written by Seamus Arnel
Performed by: Gary Miller, Andrew Goddard and Angela Fitzharris
Directed by Tabitha Arthur
This event is a part of the Wellington 2011 Fringe Festival
Venues: 3rd floor, Molly Malones, 134 Courtenay Place, Wellington. And The Box, Cogitate, 1/47 Buick St, Petone, Lower Hutt
Season: Tues 22 Feb - Sat 26 Feb 2011 at 2:30pm (Wellington), Tues 1 Mar - Sat 5 Mar 2011 at 7:30pm (Petone)
Tickets: $16 (no concessions) available at the door or online from:
               Eventfinder - Book for Febuary
               Eventfinder - Book for March

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Arrived at University. New town, new friends, new love, new you. Is it really that simple?

“Thin Air” tells the story of three young people - Sam, Jay, and Simon. Each of them are searching, blindly in some cases, for love and affection.