PNBHS/PNGHS Senior Production Company
Providing young adults with
outstanding Performing Arts opportunities
Cast Working Plan V3
2023 Timeline Term 1 V3
Weeks 1 - 3 V3
Stage Manager: Jono Hillas
Assistant SMs/Head Mechs: Tristan Little and Riley Best
Sound Reader: Emma Ormsby
Lighting Operators: Ismam Bishwas
Makeup: Merli George, Ve Zhang, Nisah Wahid, Azmain Ifrit
Props: Adelle Ballantyne (HOD), Ruan Daniels, Rhiannon Hesp, EJ Buckingham
Follow Spots: Tom Hawinkels (HOD), Megan Winter
Mics: Kaija Fouhy (HOD), Maheli Lankeshwara, El Wiltshire, Sakthi Prabhu
Stage Crew: Matthew Cook, Teesha Dias, Ethan Veale, Atta Rahim
Maia Niwa, Ivy Ho, Maddi West, Grace Cohen, Lily-Rose Parker, Madeleine James, Abigail Bentham, Ava Gilbert, Ngataria Pomana, Nadia Mabey, Kaitlin Murphy, Ngamarama Tuariki, Stellar Talauta, Poppy Shoebridge, Phoebe Driscole, Linn Herzig, Kate Coutts, Madeline Bevan, Abbie Taylor, Ella Udy, Gabrielle Cavan (21)
Nikhil Baine, Isaac Fox, Jesse Franks, Lachlan Fraser, Lenny Hansen-Wall, Max Hodgson, Jake Maskill, Saem Millward, Connor Puanaki, Axis Simon, Scott Sun, Angus Taylor, Joshua Webster, Jesse Wallace, Noah Wingfield-Smith, Matthew Wongchoti (16)
Aunt Eller Phoebe Driscole/Maia Niwa
Curly Jake Maskill with Joshua Webster as Stand-in
Laurey Madeleine James/Ella Udy
Ado Annie Maddi West/Lily-Rose Parker
Ali Hakim Axis Simon/Scott Sun
Jud Fry Saem Millward/Axis Simon
Carnes Matthew Wongchoti/Jesse Franks
Preacher Josh Connor Puanaki
Gertie Cummins Kate Coutts/Madeline Bevan
Principal Dancers: Ivy Ho, Kaitlin Murphy, Ngataria Pomana, Ngamarama Tuariki, Abigail Rachel Ames-Bentham, Nadia Mabey, Lachlan Fraser, Lenny Hansen-Wall, Angus Taylor, Nikhil Baine, Max Hodgson
We will be awesome!!!
OKLAHOMA! March 16 - 25 2023
Rodgers' and Hammerstein's musicals are credited with being the first to introduce darker human issues into musical theatre, paving the way for shows such as Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables. Oklahoma! is set in 1904 in a poor, white farming and ranching community in the then called the "Indian Territory" which became the state of Oklahoma in 1907. Whilst there are strong racial discrimination issues surrounding this change, they are not part of the show.
Guided by the canny and worldly-wise Aunt Eller, the show focuses with wry comedy on the ups and downs of various relationships while also revealing the historic clash between farmers and land-hungry cattle ranchers. The darkest moments, though, are reached through the character of farmworker, Jud, and his unhealthy obsession with Laurey.
Our production will be funny, sharp and very tight. A fabulous set design is sorted, evoking the concepts of hot, arid, wide-open spaces. Professional backing tracks from the USA will deliver the amazing, swelling melodies that are an R&H trademark. While there are 7 major roles, there are many smaller parts and we are working to keep our chorus as busy as possible.
Oklahoma! Management Team
Director and Production Manager: Chris Burton
Vocal Director: Kirsten Clark
Choreographers: Alex Hughes and Tamzin Price. Assistant: Ruby Jamieson
Musical Director: Lottie Perry
Assistant Director: Sophie Coetzee
Assistant Production Manager: Nik Kearns
Stage Manager: Jono Hillas
Costume Directors: Sally Darby, Carol Kellett
Production Secretary: Tiaki Pomana
Student Company Managers: Maryanne Kensington, Sophie Coetzee, Kelly Pfeffer, Tamzin Price
Ticketing and production assistance: David Hop Wo and Pam Marks
Props Director: John Strang
Makeup and Hair Directors: Sophie Belcher, Kelly Pfeffer-Marshall
Backstage Manager: Sue Taylor
Direction Assistants: Sophia Parker, Mark Kilsby
PNGHS liaison: Brenda Pomana-Whale
Crew Mentors: Matt Allen, Tiaki Pomana, Ben White
Aunt Eller and Curly
Jud Fry and his "dancers" in Laurey's dream
We will be awesome!!
Will Parker with Aunt Eller
Rope skills required...
Learning about Oklahoma!
Main character info
Minor Roles and Bit Parts
If you have read everything and have a question,
email Mr Burton
This doc with the 2023 Timeline above is your bible for understanding what will be expected of you and when, for Oklahoma! Please ensure you and a parent or caregiver read them carefully before submitting an application.
2022 Pre-audition Information Version 2 - two blocking day dates in Dec have been changed
The Good Books: Full script (audition excerpts below) and Vocal score.You will need both if you are selected
You may choose to print your own or pay $5 each for bound copies.
Full script V2
Vocal Score V2
Workshop/audition materials for Oklahoma! You are required to print and bring your own copies of workshop/audition material
Dialogue workshop/audition excerpts 1 & 2 for Ensemble.
Instructions at top of the excerpt sheets.
All singing workshop/audition excerpts including Ensemble (all cast) general audition and Principal auditions. You will need to locate the pages in the Vocal score above and print them. Backing tracks further down.
Audition dialogue excerpts for Aunt Eller, Curly, Laurey, Ado Annie, Ali Hakim, Will and Jud
Cast application form
Applications close 30/09/22
More music for the selected cast...
Many a New Day - Girls' harmony
Poor Jud is Daid (revised)
Oklahoma 2nd chorus