Romeo and Juliet
We are very happy to announce that all our audition slots for Romeo & Juliet in March 2018 have now been filled.
Please bring your completed Audition forms to your audition and on time. For those familiar with the Thurgoona Community Centre we will be in the “Youth Meeting Room” and the entrance is from the small carpark off Kosciusko Drive (follow the signs).
If you have obtained a booking and decide not to audition, please contact the Director immediately. We have a waiting list for those who could not obtain an audition time.
If you missed out but are still interested in auditioning for Romeo and Juliet, then please call The Director on 0412 112 486, to leave your name, age, and audition character and phone/email contact, and we will place you on our audition waiting list.
We will be in touch if we need to fill particular roles after the booked auditions have taken place.
Please note we are STILL PARTICULARLY LOOKING for males aged 16-25 years old.
HOWEVER we are still very happy to add people of all ages to our audition waiting list.
Thank you so much for your enthusiasm.
INFORMATION SESSION: 27 August 2017 (Albury Botanic Gardens – Rotunda) 4-5pm
PERFORMANCE DATES: 2, 3, 9, 10 March 2018.
Download the audition pack (click on link). Romeo and Juliet Audition Pack
Book your audition through trybooking (click on link). Audition Booking
Any questions regarding production you can call:
Christine Duff (Director): 0412 112 486
Peter Uniacke (Producer): 0435 961 239
Butterfly Lounge Cast Announced
We auditioned some wonderful local talents, far more than we had parts for. Thanks to everyone and we are excited to work with this amazing cast!
The Butter Factory Theatre
13, 14 October, 2017
Chicago, Christmas Eve 1928. Elliot ‘Lio’ Byrne is drowning his sorrows at the Butterfly Lounge, an illegal speakeasy in the most dangerous neighbourhood in town. After a big opening number from the house band, Lio unsuccessfully flirts with Nancy the waitress, before he’s confronted in quick succession by by his wife Maggie and his daughter Amy. It is revealed that Lio is from 2017, and the Butterfly and all its staff are in his imagination. Maggie and Amy both implore Lio to come home, but instead opts to gossip with Ernie the bartender and Ralph the pianist about the new gangster in town, Charlie Drinkwater. To lighten the mood Ralph plays a short rag inspired by Jelly Roll Morton, before Lio’s best friend Cal shows up to give him grief about hiding from his responsibilities. Lio still doesn’t listen, as Nancy has just agreed to perform a song with the band, but Nancy turns the tables on him: she says she’ll only sing if Lio promises to go home immediately afterwards. Lio is about to make good on his promise when two goons burst in and drag him away, explaining that Drinkwater would like a word with him.
Later that night, in Drinkwater’s office, a terrified Lio conjures up Nancy to make him feel better, but his imagination goes a little overboard and brings the entire Butterfly staff into the room – including the piano – before Charlie Drinkwater shows up and they disappear. It turns out Drinkwater is a woman, and she sings a song to intimidate him before getting down to business: what’s he doing in Chicago? Lio comes clean about hiding from his family, then Amy appears and begins talking to Charlie. Lio is bemused that his daughter is able to interact with fictional characters, and promises to call her in the morning if she goes to bed. Amy complies, and alone again with Charlie, he questions her about how she gained control over the North Side, while she questions him about his relationship with Maggie. Eventually Maggie shows up to tell her side of the story, and Charlie leaves them alone to talk. Lio tries to kiss her, but she takes him to task about his intentions. When he won’t answer, she storms out, leaving him alone again… and suddenly back at the Butterfly.
It’s New Year’s Eve and the band are playing again. Cal is back, and she and Lio sing a song they used to perform in college, before Charlie shows up and Nancy pulls a gun on her, realising Charlie was responsible for her boyfriend’s murder. Leroy rushes in and takes the bullet for Nancy, who rushes him to the hospital, leaving Charlie and Lio alone. Lio encourages Charlie to give up a business she clearly hates, and they dance together to one of Ralph’s songs as 1928 ends. Lio kisses her, and Amy reappears, telling him that’s the last straw: it’s time to say goodbye… but not before he gives each of his characters an ending. Nancy sings one last song, and Lio leaves with his family.
The Other Theatre Company
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Lavington, NSW, 2641
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