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Ain’t We Got Fun

31 January 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Blackwood Players invites you to audition for roles in our up and coming production – Ain’t we got Fun. Auditions to be held on 24 and 31 January 2021 6 till 8 pm.
Written By Sue Oldknow
Production Type Musical
Creative Team Co-Directed Sue Oldknow and Michelle Maclean
About the Show
“Ain’t We Got Fun” is a light-hearted piece about a night at a classic 1920s American Speakeasy (an illicit establishment that sells alcohol beverages). It is a character-driven comedy that touches on some of the issues of the time and so has elements of pathos as well as a lot of laughs. It is full of the frenzied dancing, crazy singing and relentless pursuit of pleasure that defined the Roaring Twenties, but behind the façade of foolish flappers and shady gangsters are people with hopes and dreams.
As the Speakeasy patrons, the audience becomes part of the story and can experience a tiny slice of a fantastic period of history – “the war is over – time to cut a rug”.
Co-Directed
This show is being co-directed by Sue Oldknow and Michelle Maclean.
Roles
Role Name Gender Stage Age Role Information Range
Babyface Balconi Male 50s-60s Major Role. Gangster boss, Speakeasy owner. Italian-American, commanding presence.  Either baby-faced or ironically rough and masculine looking. Non Singing
Lulu La Belle Female 20s-30s Major Role.Babyface’s girlfriend, Speakeasy star. Blonde bombshell.  Able to memorise challenging dialogue, carry a tune and move to music. Any Range
Rose O’Malley Female 40s-60s Support Role. Costumier/choreographer, war widow, mother figure.  Irish or American. Non Singing
Mugsy Madison Male 30s-40s Support Role. Babyface’s bodyguard.  Big and tough looking.  Blonde or fair skinned. Non Singing
Susie Simpson Female 20s-30s Support Role. Assistant to Rose, a shy and sensitive young girl. Needs to sing and dance well. Any Range
Greta Pickford Female 30s-40s Support Role. Speakeasy performer, father was Creole, wants to be a movie star
Dark haired/olive skinned and be able to move to music.
Any Range
Robin Ball Male 20s-30s could be younger Support Role. The self-confident new Speakeasy employee.  Latin good looks.
Needs to sing and dance.
Any Range
Flossie Jones Female 20s-40s Minor Role. Speakeasy performer.  A little dancing. Non Singing
Poppy Green   20s-40s Minor Role. Speakeasy performer.  A little dancing. Non Singing
Dancers Must be 18+ years.   NA No Lines. Dancer Speakeasy performer.  A little dancing. Non Singing
Note: Generic North American accents will be required. Rose can be Irish or American.
Audition Process
Generic North American accents will be required. Rose can be Irish or American.
Please bring a current headshot to the audition. Auditionees are welcome to audition for more than one role.
Audition Activities
• There will be scene readings from the play.
• Choreographed movement session for all characters with dancing movement parts.
• Vocal audition for characters with singing parts (song of your choice, BYO backing track or acapella)
Auditions will be on Sunday 24 and 31 January from 6 pm till 8 pm. Call-back audition if required will be on the 7 February 6 till 8 pm.
All auditionees will be informed of the result of their audition by the end of audition process. If you are unsuccessful in the role you have chosen it is possible you will be invited to consider another role.
Booking Your Audition Time Slot
To book your audition time slot please email blackwood.players@gmail.com
Please provide details about your preferred audition time if you have any time constraints on Sunday 24 or 31 January from 6 pm till 8 pm.
Information Pack
Once your audition is booked in, we will email your audition information pack out to you.
If you have any further questions after receiving your Audition Information Pack please email blackwood.players@gmail.com

Details

Date:
31 January 2021
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venue

SA Australia

Organiser

Blackwood Players Inc.
Phone:
0481 373 949
Email:
blackwood.players@gmail.com
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