Key docs for all Company - currently being updated
2022 auditions. Obviously we selected a cast for 2022. Some of those people will re-audition and some will leave and new faces will come in. While those selected last year will initially have an advantage, no one is guaranteed re-selection - you must show us you still really want to be in the cast. This also applies to principal roles - those selected will have an advantage but must show us the passion and skill level is still there.
Compulsory Information evening: Term 3 Week 10 Monday Sept 26 7pm in the Speirs Centre. To qualify for an audition you must either attend or have been granted leave by Mr Burton (firstname.lastname@example.org) BEFORE the meeting.
The 2022 Pre-audition Information document is being updated and will soon appear on this page, below.
Auditions will be held at PNBHS in the first 2-3 weeks of Term 4.
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. Our first full orchestra in many years 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. We are aiming to limit the cast to 40. All cast will be required to dance to a basic standard with a specialist group as usual. Keep watching below for Information and Application documents. Workshop/audition selections will also be posted over this term.
Oklahoma! Management Team
Co-Director and Production Manager Chris Burton
Co-Choreographers Alex Hughes and Tamzin Price
Vocal Director Kirsten Clark
Costume Directors: Sally Darby and Carol Kellett
Production Secretary: Maryanne Kensington
Student Company Managers: Maryanne Kensington, Sophie Coetzee, Tamzin Price
Assistant Director: Sophie Coetzee
Assistant Production Manager: Nik Kearns
Assistant Choreographer: Tamzin Price
Props Director: John Strang
Stage Manager: Jonathon Hillas
Assistant SMs: Tristan Little, Riley Best
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! Audition material further down.
Main character info
Minor Roles and Bit Parts
If you have read everything and have a question, email Mr Burton
These two docs are 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.
The Good Book
You may choose to print your own or pay $5 for a bound copy.
Docs being updated
2022 Pre-audition Information
2023 Timeline Term 1 Version 1
Term 4 Weeks 1-3
Doc being updated
Audition materials for Oklahoma! You are required to print and bring your own copies of workshop/audition material
What will happen in Term 4 2021?
Ensemble (all cast) script excerpts 1 and 2. Instructions at top of the excerpt sheet.
Audition dialogue excerpts for Aunt Eller, Curly, Laurey, Ado Annie, Ali Hakim, Will and Jud
Crew application form
Applications close 31/10/22
Cast application form
Applications close 29/09/22
Docs being updated
PNBHS Vocal Score
Many a New Day - Girls' harmony
Singing excerpts V2
Poor Jud is Daid
Oklahoma 2nd chorus