Audition Venue: Richmond School of Arts cnr March and West Market Sts Richmond NSW
Audition Dates: 13th and 15th August in half hour booked time slots from 7:30 PM. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL
To book an audition Trish 02 96717249 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
• Please prepare a one – two minute monologue to be delivered in a country Australian feel (Can be any monologue, but must be “ocker” accent and persona)
• All roles are subject to age of full cast, so please don’t feel as though you are out of the stage age range, these are guides only.
• Auditions for Horrie need to sing a song of the late 60’s – early 70’s a cappella of your choosing.
• Auditions for Astrid need to sing “Good Ship Lolly Pop” as an 8 – 10 year old, preferably with a little “childlike tap” feel to it.
Dimboola is a celebration of the wedding of Morrie McAdam –a Protestant to Maureen (Reen) Delaney - a catholic in the Mechanics’ Institute Hall in Dimboola, Victoria in 1974.
No holds are barred as the two families come together for the wedding which Jack Hibberd calls “the testing of strengths of the newly conjugated tribes”. The family members try to preserve social grace and dignity in the face of impending disasters. And disasters there are aplenty! After the drink has flowed a little too freely, mayhem and humour ensues when the families exchange insults and punches, as they resolve to come to terms with the situation.
Dimboola is presented in a “cabaret” atmosphere, where the audience become the guests at the reception. This fast paced repertoire of retorts and sling matches will keep both actors and audiences on their feet, as the guests and the Bridal Party enjoy a two course meal and drinks on stage. There is no rest for the wicked, and is guaranteed spontaneity and frivolity for all involved.
Cast Stage Age Special Audition Requirements
At the official table
Maureen Delaney (Reen), bride 20’s
Morrie McAdam (Morrie), groom 20’s
Darcie Delaney (Darkie), father of the bride 40’s – 50’s
April Delaney (June), mother of the bride 40’s – 50’s
Angus McAdam (Knocka), father of the groom 40’s – 50’s
Florence McAdam (Florrie), mother of the groom 40’s – 50’s
Patrick O’Shea, parish priest 30’s +
Daryl Dunn (Dangles), best man 20’s
Shirl, bridesmaid 20’s
Astrid McAdam, flower girl 8 – 10 need to sing “Good Ship Lolly Pop” as an 8 – 10 year old, preferably with a little “childlike tap” feel to it
Horice McAdam (Horrie the Horrible), uncle of the groom 40’s – 50’s need to sing a song of the late 60’s – early 70’s a cappella of your choosing
Mavis McAdam, aunt of the groom 40’s – 50’s
Aggie McAdam, spinster cousin of the McAdams 40’s – 50’s
Bayonet, local wit and drunk 40’s – 50’s
Mutton, local wit and drunk 30’s
Lionel Driftwood and His Piledrivers
Leonardo Radish, reporter of the Mildura Trumpet – a caricature of the theatre critic and playwright Leonard Radic 30’s +
Performances will be held at the Richmond School of Arts in November, 2012.
Saturdays 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th November, 6:30PM
Sundays 4th and 18th November, 3:00PM
Web Site http://www.richmondplayers.com.au/
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