BRASSED OFF AUDITIONS February 9th and 10th at The Rondo

Our second show for 2020 is auditioning in a few weeks. BRASSED OFF by Paul Allen is going to be big, all agents and talents needed...come and join the fun!
This is a collaboration with Cairns Municipal Band. Directed by Wayne Rees with Peter Caldwell as Musical Director.
You can register your interest on our website now and get all the audition info from Wayne.
Feb 9th and 10th, 7.30pm. See you there...

The Story
A heart-warming story about community spirit and triumph in the face of adversity, Brassed Off is funny and poignant and features rousing live music played by Cairns Municipal Brass Band.

1994. Yorkshire, England. Returning to her hometown up north, Gloria discovers a community in crisis. The local Pit is on the brink of closure, money is scarce and morale is at an all-time low. Only the Colliery Brass Band is keeping spirits up, sights set firmly on reaching the national brass band championships at the Royal Albert Hall, but as conversations turn to talk of picket lines and redundancy packages, the miners are falling out of tune… Flugelhorn-playing Gloria brings hope to the band and the town.
But is she all she seems? And how will the miners react when they find out who she works for? The award-winning smash-hit film captured the hearts of a nation when it was released in 1996 and this new version of the BAFTA-nominated story is sure to captivate Cairns audiences.

The Cast
Gloria. 20- 25 years of age. Attractive. Flugelhorn player.
Danny. 50-70 years of age. Ex-Miner. Conductor of Grimley Band.
Phil. 30 – 40 years of age. Danny’s son. Trombone player.
Sandra. 30 – 40 years of age. Phil’s wife
Jim. 45 – 55 years of age. Miner. Euphonium player.
Vera 40 -50 years of age. Jim’s wife
Harry. 45- 55 years of age. Miner. Tuba player
Rita. 40 -45 years of age. Harry’s wife
Andy. 25-30 years of age. Tenor horn player
Shane Junior. 8-12 years of age. Son of Phil and Sandra
Shane Senior. 20 -25 years of age. Storyteller
Craig. 5-6 years of age. Son of Phil and Sandra. Shane’s brother (non-speaking)
Melody. 3-5 years of age. Daughter of Phil and Sandra. Shane’s sister (non- speaking)
Bailiffs, Nurses, Miners
The age of the characters is a guide only.
Actors who play an instrument on stage will have to learn the basic of that instrument, to look like they are actually playing the instrument.

Actors - Rehearsals will be Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Band – Rehearsal will be Tuesday and Thursday
Rehearsals start 24th February 2020

Auditions 9th & 10th February 2020 at 7.30pm at the Rondo Theatre for both Actors and Musicians

Performance dates - 24th April – 9th May
at the Rondo Theatre.

Wayne Rees
Phone. (07)40547220, Mob. 0407166744

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