Upcoming Auditions

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Book & Lyrics by Eric Idle, Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle, Directed by Linda Gefken

Auditions for Spamalot (to be directed by Linda Gefken) will be Monday 31 July (7:30pm) and Thursday 3 August (7:30pm) at the Coolum Civic Centre.  Callbacks, if required, will be Mon Aug 7th.

The first rehearsal is Monday 14 August and then continue every Monday (8pm – 10pm) and Wednesday (6:30pm – 9:30pm).

Tech weekend is 11/12 Nov (notional 10am – 5pm).

The 6 shows are all in November – Fri 17, Sat 18, Sun 19, Fri 24, Sat 25 and Sun 26.

 

 

SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls?

Roles:

King Arthur and his Knights, the Lady of the Lake, and various villains and knights who attempt to thwart our bold K-Nig-Hts on their quest.  And there’s even a “damsel” in distress.

All roles may be played by any sex, but all roles require singin’, dancin’ and actin’ (sometimes all at the same time).

As with many of Linda’s previous productions there is no “chorus” – everyone is part of a large ensemble and equally important.

This new musical is lovingly ripped off from the motion picture “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” from the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin

By arrangement with Origin Theatrical on behalf of Theatrical Rights Worldwide, New York

 

What to do?

Wear comfortable shoes (no thongs) that you can dance in. Feel free to dress up.

For a lead role:

  1. a group song and dance session
  2. AND prepare a song of your own choice with a backing track (without someone singing – backing vocals are ok) remember; you are trying to sell yourself and your talent to the director – use movement and facials,
    (choose/ cut an excerpt approx 1&½ minutes long)
  3. AND present ONE of the excerpts (which will be posted here 3 weeks before the auditions)

For the Ensemble: a group song and dance session.

Backing tracks may be on your smartphone, iPod or a USB stick – a sound system will be provided. There will be no piano accompanist available.

When?

Choose either Monday 31 July OR Thursday 3 August, 2017 at 7.30pm. These are open auditions and everyone is expected to arrive on time and be prepared to perform in front of each other. Don’t worry, we are very friendly and supportive.

Other Info

All successful members of the cast and crew are required to be members of the Coolum Theatre Players (via a $15 membership fee).

The majority of costumes will be provided but cast will be expected to provide their own shoes and some items of costuming and make-up.

Upcoming Auditions – “Tinder Surprise”

Auditions for “Tinder Surprise” a one act play by new playwright Sherelle Scott, directed by Linda Gefken, will be held on Thursday 13th July, 7.30pm at the Coolum Civic Centre.

Rehearsals will be held on Thursday evenings, either at the Civic Centre or at an alternative venue TBA. For further information please contact Linda on linda@gefken.com.au

Coolum Theatre Players are entering “Tinder Surprise” in the Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival, in the Open Section, 25-27 August at The Lind Theatre, Nambour. This year’s Adjudicator is Lucas Stibbard, an actor, known for The Great Raid (2005), Kokoda: 39th Battalion  (2006) and The Wilde Girls (2001).

We are also looking at further options for other performances/ festivals within a month of the Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival.

The Plot Synopsis:

A bunch of girlfriends that have known each other since High School get together once a month to go out for drinks. Life has taken some funny turns over the years and the girls, all aged now in their 50s, find themselves single and discovering love in crazy places.

Genre:Comedy

Cast List

Stella:            Female. Age: 50s – Lawyer. A sexy but stylish persona. Confident, bitchy but funny.

Margaret:      Female. Age: 50s – Teacher. A conservative but fun demeanour. The matron of the group.

Pip:                 Female. Age: Late 40s early 50s – Makeup Artist. (baby of the group). Not academically smart but quick witted enough to fit in.

Barb:              Female. Age: 50s – ‘Gold Digger’, wealth gained from marrying sugar daddies. She is good fun but oblivious to the world around her.

Chad:             Male. Age: 50+ – Personal Trainer. Confident but respectful. Has a tendency to talk like a walking motivational ad.

Kate:              Female. Age: Late 20s – Lawyer. Conservative, stylish. She is a confident introvert.

Harry:            Male. Age: Late 20s – Lawyer. Corporate, sex-on-a-stick type! Confident, respectful approach.

Other Info

All successful members of the cast and crew are required to be members of the Coolum Theatre Players (via a $15 membership fee).

The majority of costumes will be provided but cast will be expected to provide their own shoes and some items of costuming and make-up.

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