OUR 2023 SEASON

FOUR FLAT WHITES IN ITALY

Directed by Kerrin White

Four Flat Whites in Italy | The hilarious story of two couples – recently retired downsizers and their new neighbours – travel together on holiday to Italy. The plan is: ‘to have an adventure before the dementia’

COMPANY

Directed by David Sinclair
Choreography by Linda Lawson 
Musical Dir. Rodney Hvartin

An exuberant musical comedy adapted from Alan Bennett’s screenplay by Ron Cowan and Daniel Lipman, with songs by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. It sparkles with a sharp eye for social inequality, quirky characters and the madness of government bureaucracy – come and laugh at the absurdity of it all!

HOME I'M DARLING

Directed by Jude Hines

Every couple needs a little fantasy. But behind the lace curtains, being a domestic goddess is not simple. This is a new dark comedy about cake, sex and the quest to be the perfect
1950s housewife – in the 21st century. Multi-award- winning show including the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy (2019) and UK Theatre Award for Best New Play (2018).

GOOD GRIEF

Directed by Angela Short

A sensitive and humorous: recently widowed June sets about following her late husband’s suggestion to keep a journal as therapy. But both grief and the journal prove elusive. Distracted by a
nosey stepdaughter and a liaison with a man wearing one of her husband’s suits, she finds bereavement far from straightforward. And as she empties skeletons from closets, she learns there is far more to life than death.

AUDITIONS

GOOD GRIEF

Director: Angela Short

Audition date:
Saturday 11th Feb 2023

Season dates:
3rd-12th November

Rehearsals to begin approx. eight weeks before opening (to be negotiated).

Cast (ages are only a guide)

June Pepper, 50s, a recently widowed wife of a tabloid editor

Pauline, early 30s, her stepdaughter

Eric Grant, mid 30s, a tabloid executive

The suit, mid 40s to mid 50s, a new male friend

Inquiries: Angela – theshortsdownunder@hotmail.uk or 0459 100 810

COMPANY

Audition date:
Saturday 4th Feb 2023

The Season: The Arts Theatre:  7th-11th and 14th-17th June 2022 at 7.30 pm. Matinees first weekend Saturday and Sunday at 3 pm. No performance on Saturday evening, 10th June. Second weekend matinee is Saturday at 2 pm.

The Audition: 

  • Music – Our musical director requests you sing a Sondheim song (bring sheet music please) – not necessarily from this show. 
  • Dance – Some roles require no dancing, some specify being a ‘mover’ – some dance – and others require trained dancing (no tap). If you are a dancer of any standard, and wish to be considered for one of the ‘mover’ of ‘dancer’ roles, please book a time on, or either side of, the hour (for instance, 10.45am, 11 am, 11.15 am) and don’t forget to bring suitable footwear.

 

Roles

Robert:  Role already cast.  The story’s protagonist, a keen observer who appears to be happy – the one in his circle still single. Terrified of marriage, but fears loneliness. 

Couple 1

  • Sarah: (30s-40s) – mover – mezzo-soprano, alto. Harry’s hypercritical wife. She is an avid learner of karate and tends to overeat. Open, accepting and loving. 
  • Harry :(30s-40s) – mover – baritone – Sarah’s husband. He is a recovering alcoholic. Believes the advantages of marriage outweigh the disadvantages.  One of Bobby’s closest friends. 

 

Couple 2

  • Susan: (20s to 30s) – non-dancer – soprano – A delicate and gracious southern belle. Peter’s wife and ex-wife. Motherly in her affections towards Robert. One of Robert’s ex-girlfriends, 
  • Peter: (25-35) – mover – baritone – is one of Bobby’s closest friends and is married to Sarah – formerly Ivy League.  The perfect husband and ex-husband. He is very liberal in his view of relationships. Possibly gay and closeted.

 

Couple 3

  • Jenny: (30-45) – mover – soprano – quietly manipulative, simultaneously square and wise. Loves her husband, David, and will indulge him from time to time.
  • David: (30 – 45) – non-dancer – high baritone – Jenny’s husband; relaxed and always in control. Believes a man should be married and that the sacrifice of freedom is worth what you get in return. David (30s-40s) – non dancer – close friend of Bobby.

Couple 4

  • Amy:  (25-40) – non-dancer – alto, A frantic neurotic Catholic, engaged to Paul but terrified of marriage. After a mental breakdown, she finally realizes that Paul is, in fact, her soulmate.
  • Paul: (25-40s) – mover – tenor. Amy’s Jewish fiancé. Patient with her neurotic nature. Fully commits to the idea of marriage and encourages Robert to do the same.

Couple 5

  • Joanne:  Role already cast.
  • Larry: (45-65) – mover – high baritone Joanne’s third husband. Stoic and centred but has moments of goofiness. Stoic – indulges his wife’s behaviour but knows when to put his foot down. Loves Joanne with all her faults.

The Girlfriends

  • Marta:   20s-30s) – mover – mezzo-soprano – girlfriend of Robert’s. Intensely modern, wild, extravert, seeking adventure and excitement in the city. She’s attractive, charismatic, smart, and strong.
  • Kathy: (30s to 40s) – dancer – mezzo-soprano A former girlfriend of Robert’s, now considered a good friend. She plans to leave the city for a life of domesticity. Sweet and loving.  “The girl next door” type.  Would have been the ideal wife. 
  • April:  (20s-30s) – mover – mezzo-soprano – a flight attendant and one of Robert’s girlfriends who came to New York to live in Radio City. Ditzy and adorable. 

Rehearsal and Audition Venue: 1 Regina Court, Beverley, 5009

Performance Venue: The Arts Theatre, 53 Angas Street, Adelaide, 5000.

Contact Details:
Email: therrytheatre@gmail.com.
Membership inquiries: (Amanda) 8278 1818
General inquiries: (Jill) 8277 2778
Post: PO Box 2148 Hilton Plaza, SA 5033

Bookings and ticketing inquiries
(Lorraine – Mon to Fri, 10 am to 5 pm): Ph: 0411 924 566
From the Monday before preview, 0411 924 566 from noon until late.
Or booking 24/7 through: trybooking.com (use links above)