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Event Series Event Series: Curtain Up

Curtain Up

22 May 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Written By: Peter Quilter             Creative Team: Myles Leon

Curtain up! Is a hilarious comedy of five women who inherit equal shares in an old dilapidated theatre and plan to bring it back to life again. The females try various fund-raising schemes but their most ambitious idea is to hold a concert featuring local talent and the world-famous star, Liza Minnelli, who agrees to appear for no fee. However, plans go awfully wrong, when they hear that Liza Minnelli has cancelled. It is a race to find someone to fill her shoes without the audience guessing the whole truth. A fast-paced and funny comedy with several songs and dances for five women.

Information Session:

Audition Information: blackwood.players@gmail.com

Repeated Fieldset #:0
Date: 15/05/2022
Time From – Time to: 18:00 – 20:00
Repeated Fieldset #:1
Date: 22/05/2022
Time From – Time to: 18:00 – 20:59


Repeated Fieldset #:0
Role Name: Betty
Gender: Female
Stage Age: 50+
Role Information: Linda’s Mum and Julie’s Grandmother. A harmless, scatterbrained for most of the play, with bursts of embarrassing lucidity. She likes to put down her daughter, Linda.
Repeated Fieldset #:1
Role Name: Linda
Gender: Female
Stage Age: 40+
Role Information: Julie’s Mother. A bit of frumpy, uptight and bitter about her divorce from Michael. Very jealous of Karen – Michael’s second wife.
Repeated Fieldset #:2
Role Name: Karen
Gender: Female
Stage Age: 40s
Role Information: Michael’s second wife. Quite sporty and glamorous. Interferes in other people’s business, which often causes tension between her and Linda.
Repeated Fieldset #:3
Role Name: Sharon
Gender: Female
Stage Age: 30s
Role Information: Former PA to Michael. Very bubbly and enthusiastic. Describes herself as a punk elephant.
Repeated Fieldset #:4
Role Name: Julie
Gender: Female
Stage Age: 20s
Role Information: Linda’s Daughter. A bit of a naive romantic who gets wrapped up in the nostalgia of restoring her late father’s Theatre.

More Information at: https://www.blackwoodplayers.com/

Audition Process

Please bring a current headshot to the audition. Auditionees are welcome to audition for more than one role. The audition process will include scene readings, some basic choreography ie: fitness class and basic dance routine and sing a song of your choice. There are 3 songs that will need varying simple levels of movement and several fitness class routines that progressively improve as the play progresses. Auditions will be on Sunday 15 May and Sunday 22 May from 6 pm till 8 pm. Call-back audition if required will be on Sunday 29 May from 6 till 8 pm. All auditionees will be informed of the result of their audition by the end of the 2 to 4 – week audition process. If you are unsuccessful in the role you have chosen it is possible you will be invited to consider another role.

Covid 19 Blackwood Players maintain a policy of requiring all production cast and crew to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 consistent with the SA Health guidelines described at https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/conditions/infectious+diseases/covid-19/vaccine/about/covid-19+vaccine+faqs Proof of Covid 19 vaccination or exemption will be required. The requirement for full vaccination shall not apply if a medical exemption is produced.

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 15 May or Sunday 22 August 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 Blackwood Players are looking forward to hearing from you soon 😊 Cheers Michelle Maclean For Blackwood Players

Contact: Michelle Maclean blackwood.players@gmail.com


22 May 2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Blackwood Memorial Hall
21 Coromandel Parade
Blackwood, SA 5051 Australia
(08) 8278 4898
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Blackwood Players Inc.
0481 373 949
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