Very successful auditions for the Riverina Water Ten X 10 Play Fest presented by the Wagga School of Arts were held on Saturday last. The ten directors involved were delighted with the actors available to be cast and now the rehearsal period can commence in full swing.
The festival featuring ten 10 minute plays, will be staged at the Nathan Room of the Wagga Commercial Club on June 16,17, and 18. This is the ninth year of this popular short play festival. A total of 57 entries were received from more than 20 playwrights, with three assessors whittling them down to a final ten selections.
This year’s plays cover a variety of themes and characters, and promise plenty of entertainment for audiences. Under the theme of Daily Dilemmas, the plays include the problems of house renovations, bad behaviour at a garden club meeting, do men or women bet better roles in theatre, prayer in an automat call centre style. How does a checkout operator think about her job? Unexpected twists in the daily order of a coffee; who are the three extraordinary women seen away from the spotlight?
Directors and actors are now bringing these and other scripts to life so audiences can look forward to a varied night of theatre at the 2017 Ten x 10 PlayFest.
Bookings open on 29th May at the Wagga Commercial Club 10 am to 4 pm weekdays.
For further information contact Fay Walters 0418 681 150 or the SoACT office on 02 6921 2594
PRESS RELEASE ———EXCLUSIVE OFFER FROM WAGGA SCHOOL OF ARTS FOR FRIDAY 24TH MARCH PERFORMANCE OF DEATH BY DESIGN.
As a one off special the Wagga School of Arts is offering a very special promotion deal for their current production Death by Design, which opens Thursday 23rd March at 7.30 pm in the Basement Theatre.
This Exclusive offer to theatre goers is a package put together for the Friday 24th March 7.30 performance only.
The Special Package offers patrons an opportunity to buy one adult ticket and obtain the second ticket FREE. It also enables the purchaser to go in a draw for a complimentary double pass for the Entire Theatre season of 2017, which includes, Ten X 10 Play Fest, ‘Allo ‘Allo, and a Flea in Her Ear. A wonderful collection of great theatre. This offer goes to the first thirty people who ring the School of Arts office on 6921 2594 and book their seat.
Death by Design by Rob Urbinati is a comedy murder with a stunning cast of actors that will keep the audience both amused and intrigued. Directed by Kylie Gilmore, the play has flair in presentation and absolute stunning set design reflecting the period of the Art Deco era.
Listen very carefully…. Auditions for ‘Allo ‘Allo
We are looking for a large cast to perform in the British farce Allo Allo to be staged in August 2017.
Atrocious French, German and British accents are mandatory ! The auditions will be held over two weekends, booking is essential. A copy of the script will be available for you to prepare a selection of parts.
The cast, from major to minor parts are:
Rene – A French café owner
Edith – his wife, who sings very bad cabaret
Michelle – an agent of the French resistance
Yvette – a sexy waitress
Mimi – a short sexy waitress
The Germans/Italians The British
Helga – German, officer Crabtree – disguised as French Gendarme
Herr Flick of the Gestapo 1st Airman
Leclerc – a French forger 2nd Airman
German Colonel – balding, older chap
Italian Captain – charming
Lieutenant Gruber of the German army
Auditions will be :
Saturday 18th March 1pm -5 pm Sunday 19th 1 -5 pm Bookings essential to make a time.
Venue: At the Commercial Club Balcony meet and greet auditions in Meeting room.
Please phone or email SOACT for an audition time. Phone: 02 6921 2594
Contact Anna on 0418488100 for further information
Following on from the success of “You Haven’t Changed a Bit, and Other Lies”, rehearsals for SoACT’s next production is well underway.
The exciting play “Death by Design” by Rob Urbinati, is being directed by Kylie Gilmore, a young director who chose this well written script for the wit, intrigue, and the strong combined flavours of Noel Coward and Agatha Christie.
Kylie has selected a strong cast of local talent for this production. Some very well known actors and some are fresh faces. Members of the cast include. Tim Stait, Tracey Lonergan, Diana Lovett, Tony Trench, Craig Dixon, Blake Smith, Saasha Mc Millan, and Antonella Salvestro.
The play takes place in 1932 at the British country home of playwright Edward Bennett (Tim Stait) and his actress wife Sorel Bennett (Tracey Lonergan). The colourful group of friends who come to spend the weekend in the country create an air of theatrical glamour; whilst they witness a comic murder plot designed by the housekeeper.
Mystery mayhem and lots of laughter are the key ingredients of this clever script. Death by Design opens in the Basement Theatre March 23 at 7.30 pm and runs for a two week season.
“Mark your diary for Saturday, 29th April, 2017 to make sure you come to Wagga Wagga’s International Jazz Day at the Commercial Club, Gurwood Street in Wagga Wagga. The Nathan Room and the RJ Hall Room will be filled with great jazz music; the Nathan Room from 2 pm to 5pm for School bands programme; then from 6.00 pm to midnight, wonderful jazz in both rooms. Further details will be published as they become available.”
Do check the Facebook at www.facebook.com/waggajazzday and check out the animation video
Final rehearsals are running for the February Fun Day production Sponsored by Hume Bank and presented by the Wagga School of Arts You Haven’t Changed a Bit, and Other Lies. The production is a Musical Revue with music and book by Jerry and Steve Mayer.
As opening performance commences on Sunday 5th February at 3 pm the cast together with the Director Margaret Bannister and Musical Director Jill Chappelow are working their hardest to bring the cast to the peak of their performances.
Taking a break from the tight rehearsal Schedule are the three male stars of the show, Harry Nixon, Patrick Kenny and Darren Wallace who slipped away to the Wagga Commercial Club to try their luck at the casino. Not quite Vegas, which is the destination they disappear to in a cloak and dagger plan to get away from the wives for a boys weekend in the story of the show. What they don’t take into account in this boys weekend escape is the homecoming that the wives in their total chagrin have planned.
Unfortunately they were spied by photographer Deri Hadler who caught them in the act. Photographs were taken as proof of their whereabouts and they were dragged back to rehearsals for the rest of the day.
You Haven’t Changed a bit is a musical revue feature the trial and errors of ageing, longevity of married life and potential to change the goal posts of expectations of life after 50.
Sunday 5th, 12th February at 3pm
Sunday 19th, 26th February at 3 pm and 7.30 pm
Ticket Price: $20
SoACT Office 02 6921 2594 or www.soact.com.au
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