Audition Notice – The Odd Couple

Next on our agenda is The Female Odd Couple by Neil Simon directed by Dierdre Robinson. A March season means we need to cast asap so auditions will be held at 1pm on Sunday 16 Dec at Hamilton Town Hall. Dierdre has supplied the following notes on the roles to be filled for those interested in participating. If you have a hankering to tread the boards again (or even for the first time) in 2013, why not come along? We have 8 roles to fill using a range of ages and levels of acting experience:

• The odd couple are Florence, the fussy one, and Olive, the messy layabout. These two characters should be similar in age, old enough to have families.

• Manolo, the Mexican upstairs, and Jesus, the brother of Manolo, are the dating interest and ideally will be in the same age range as Florence and Olive.

• Four girlfriends, smaller parts, visit to play Trivial Pursuit.

Audition Notice

Audition Notice – Witness for the Prosecution

Season – November 2012 at Hamilton Town Hall
Rehearsals – TBA but we’ll work around performers’ other commitments
Audition Requirements – Auditionees may prepare a piece in any style, and/or do a cold reading from the script. Please bring a 1 page resume (including a head shot) with you. If you don’t have a resume, please bring a photo with you – nothing fancy – just so that we can put a name to a face.

Roles – There has been no pre-casting and all roles are available. (Originally most of the roles were male, but could just as easily be played by women, and in a couple of cases (Carter and Mayhew) the roles would probably best suit females).

Greta (F) typist to Sir Wilfred, playing age 16-25
Carter (F/M) Sir Wilfred’s Chief Clerk/Office Manager, playing age mature
Mayhew (F/M) Leonard Vole’s Solicitor, playing age mature
Leonard Vole (M) Accused of Murder, playing age mid-20s
Sir Wilfred Roberts, QC (M) Counsel for the defence, playing age 45-70 (this is a huge role, he is in ever scene and the play revolves around his performance. If you are auditioning for this role, please be aware that the time commitment during the rehearsal period will be enormous)
Inspector Hearne (M) Homicide detective from Scotland Yard
Plain-Clothes Detective (M) age open
Romaine (F) Leonard Vole’s Wife, playing age 30-45 (THE witness for the prosecution)
Clerk of the Court/Court Usher (M/F) age open
Mr Justice Wainright (M) Judge, playing age 55-death
Mr Myers, QC (M/F) Prosecuting counsel, playing age 30-65
Dr Wyatt, a Police Surgeon (M/F) age open
Janet MacKenzie (F) Victims assistange, playing age 40-70 (Scottish accent preferred)
Mr Clegg, a laboratory assistant (F/M) age open
The Other Woman (F) playing age 18-30

Contact – To book your audition please call Scott Hossack on 0424 639 455.

New show – Holding Hands in Public

Holding Hands in Public Poster

Front Row's latest production

Front Row Theatre’s latest production gives local Brisbane writers Leah Pellinkhof and Julie Bray the opportunity to have their work staged. Read More

Stage Door Dinner Theatre presents “My 3 Mothers In Law”

My 3 Mothers In Law

Stage Door Dinner Theatre presents this comedy.

Whilst we at Front Row Theatre begin the countdown for our next production Holding Hands in Public, Stage Door Dinner Theatre is presenting their latest production My 3 Mothers In Law. Read More

Weekend Notes Review + last chance to see

Macbeth for Wayward Girls

Front Row's latest production

It must be official, both the critics and the audience have been loving Macbeth for Wayward Girls! Read More

Auditions for Wilde Life Postponed

Flood IssuesDue to the current situation with the Brisbane floods, Front Row will not be holding the Wilde Life auditions on 22 January. Information about the rescheduled auditions will be posted when available and sent to our email list.

Thanks for your understanding.

2011 Season Announced

2011 Season

Front Row Theatre is proud to announce our program for 2011.

The shows are:

Wilde Life
Director, Anne Grant, a well known Front Row director, (The Tower; Red, White and Boogie; Lipstick Dreams and Front Row’s 2008 Norfolk entry Polly Honeycombe) has already won an award for Best Design for this production which takes a novel approach to the works of Oscar Wilde.
Auditions: January 22 (Venue TBA)
Season: March 19, 25, 26, April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 at 7:30pm with matinees on April 2 and 9 at 2:00pm

Macbeth for Wayward Girls
Season: August 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, September 2, 3 at 7:30pm with a matinee on August 13 at 2:00pm

Murder on the Nile
Our season ends with our traditional annual Agatha Christie production. Poirot returns with the action (and murder!) taking place on a cruise on the Nile in Egypt.
Audition: July 23 (Venue TBA)
Season: October 1, 7, 8, 14, 14, 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7:30pm with a matinee on October 15 and 22 at 2:00pm

As always, we’re always looking for volunteers to operate lights, be on the stage crew, help with front of house or act – drop us a line at info@frontrow.org.au if you’re interested.

Tuckshop review – ABC

ABC Review

Our “homegrown” production, Tuckshop the musical was reviewed by Family Affairs reporter Susan Hetherington on 612 ABC Brisbane.

Susan’s comments included,

..the locally written tribute to tuckshop mums will resonate with anyone who has served in or even eaten at the school tuckshop Tuckshop The Musical focuses on tuckshop and school from both adult and children’s perspectives. It is a play for adults, not a children’s play although it is suitable for children. There are characters we can all relate to and some very funny dialogue plus a story that binds it together.

The review can be read here or heard here (about halfway throught the podcast).

Tuckshop the Musical being loved by audiences

Tuckshop the musical

We’ve been having a great response from audiences for Front Row Theatre’s latest production, the “home baked” Tuckshop The Musical opens its world premiere season on Saturday 6 November at Hamilton Town Hall.

This sweet and funny musical is written by Julie Bray, Leah Pellinkhof and Samantha Wolf. It is directed by Leah Pellinkhof already well known in Brisbane Theatre circles for her quirky original productions, including Shakespeare’s Girly Bits, My Pet Human (nominated for a Matilda Award) and Hamilton Hall The Musical, which was a Q150 project honouring the role of historic Hamilton Town Hall in the local community and a popular hit last year. Samantha Wolf, one of the composers from Hamilton Hall The Musical has composed some wonderful catchy songs for this new show.

Tuckshop The Musical focuses on tuckshop and school from both adult and children’s perspectives. It is a play for adults, not a children’s play although it is suitable for children (rated PG).

Tuckshop mums (and dads) will be able to relate to this musical as well as anyone who remembers their school days with the Queensland Education system.

Times are Friday and Saturday nights on 6, 12, 13,19, 20, 26 and 27 November and 3 and 4 December at 7.30pm and on 13 November at a 2pm matinee.

Bookings will be essential and can be made by emailing info@frontrow.org.au or by phoning the booking line on 0488 011 219.

Next Show – Tuckshop: The Musical

Dates have been finalised for our next show – Tuckshop: the musical.

The show’s first performance will be Saturday 6 November with a gala opening night performance on Friday 12th November and running through Friday and Saturday nights (12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th November and 3rd, 4th December) at 7:30pm. We will also be having a matinee performance on 13th November at 2:00pm.

Bookings are being taken now – contact 0488 011 219 or via email at bookings@frontrow.org.au.

Tuckshop