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 (burtonc@pnbhs.school.nz) 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.
Mr B.

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

Ado Annie

Jud Fry and his "dancers" in Laurey's dream

Ali Hakim

We will be awesome!!

Laurey

Will Parker with Aunt Eller

Rope skills required...

Learning about Oklahoma! Audition material further down.

Main character info

Synopsis

Minor Roles and Bit Parts

If you have read everything and have a question, email Mr Burton
burtonc@pnbhs.school.nz

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?

Version 2

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

Due to the current issue with illness, we have reluctantly decided not to include instruments this year. All music will be from our purchased, professional tracks.
Principal audition tracks
The farmer and the cowman -Aunt Eller - 16_07_21, 7.13 PM
00:00 / 00:23
All er nothin' - audition extract - 1_09_21, 11.32 AM
00:00 / 00:38
I Cain't say no - audition - 16_07_21, 6.44 PM
00:00 / 01:08
Kansas City - 16_07_21, 6.33 PM
00:00 / 00:50
Oh what a beautiful . audition - 16_07_21, 5.56 PM
00:00 / 00:44
Ensemble audition tracks
The farmer and the cowman -Ensemble - 16_07_21, 7.12 PM
00:00 / 00:23
Oklahoma 2nd chorus version 2 - Alto
00:00 / 01:42
Oklahoma 2nd chorus version 2 - Soprano
00:00 / 01:42
Oklahoma 2nd chorus version 2 - tenor
00:00 / 01:42
Oklahoma 2nd chorus version 2 - Bass
00:00 / 01:42
surrey with the fringe. Audition Extract - 16_07_21, 6.00 PM
00:00 / 01:00
Pore jud is Daid - Preacher audition - 30_08_21, 4.40 PM
00:00 / 00:31
People will say we're in love. Curly - 16_07_21, 6.20 PM
00:00 / 01:00
People will say we're in love. Laurey - 16_07_21, 6.08 PM
00:00 / 00:59
Out of my dreams. Laurey - 16_07_21, 6.29 PM
00:00 / 01:08
Girls' Harmony Group
Many a new day singing girls mezzo sop
00:00 / 00:26
Many a new day singing girls. alto
00:00 / 00:26
Many a new day singing girls. soprano
00:00 / 00:26
Many a new day - Girls harmony group - audition - 30_08_21, 4.44 PM
00:00 / 00:22