CAN – CAN – AUDITIONS – Sunday 17th June 2018 from 2pm & Monday 18th June 2018 from 7pm

Tickets on sale 9am June 18

Directed By: Leonie Osborne
Musical Director: Stephanie Neale
Choreographer: Carmel Vistoli

Information Night:
Monday 4th June 2018 at 7.45pm

Auditions:
Auditions by APPOINTMENT only at and from INFO Night then from Tuesday June 5th
Phone Carolyn 0407 457 821 or email themetsa@gmail.com

Sunday 17th June 2018 from 2pm
Monday 18th June 2018 from 7pm

CAN-CAN is set in the Montmartre district of Paris in 1893. At the Bal Du Paradis Cafe, owned by La Momme Pistache, the naughty Can-Can dance is performed. After a police raid, the dancers are arrested and the ensuing court case results in Judge Aristide Forrestier personally investigating the charges of ‘lewd and lascivious dancing’. Although forewarned of complications by his friend, Judge Paul Barriere, Aristide falls in love with Pistache and is introduced to some diverse charachters and situations.

Boris Adzinidzinadze, a Bulgarian sculptor, is courting Claudine the lead dancer at the Bal Du Paradis. Their friends Theophile, Etienne, Hercule and Monique and the vivacious Can-Can dancers are all trying to impress the suave, influential Art Critic, Hilaire Jussac. The resulting situations are fun-filled and colourful, climaxing in an exhilarating performance of the Can-Can.

Please note – In the 1960’s movie version of Can-Can, some of the characters and names were changed or deleted.

Roles Available:
Please note – all auditionees should be 18 years or older.

La Mome Pistache – Stage age 35-45 – A fascinating woman of many moods. French accent. Vocally strong, good mover – does not dance the Can-Can. Vocal range G below C to D.

Aristide Forestier – Stage age 35-45 – Strong minded Parisian judge. French accent. Vocally strong and good mover. Vocal range Middle C to G

Boriz Adzinizinade – Stage age 30-40 – Volatile Bulgarian sculptor. Broad comedy role. Good mover – strong character actor with Bulgarian accent. Vocal range D to E

Claudine – Stage age 20-30 – Preferrably a trained dancer – must be able to kick, split and turn. French accent . Vivacious personality. Audition in dance-wear that shows legs (for Can-Can). Vocal range E to G

Can-Can Dancers – Same requirements as Claudine some with small dialogue lines. French accent. Same vocal range E to G.

Hilaire Jussac – Stage age 35-50 – Suave, sophisticated Frenchman. Able to move well. French accent. Comedy role. Vocal range D to E

Theophile – Stage age 25-40 – French artist. Character actor. French accent. Able to move well. Vocal range D to E.

Etienne – Stage age 25-40 – French poet. Character actor with French accent. Able to move well. Vocal range D to E

Hercule – Stage age 25-40 – Ballet dancer. Small role for a character actor. French accent. Able to move well and be prepared to wear tights. Vocal range D to E.

Model & Waitress – Stage age 30-40 – Small comedy character role. French accent. Able to move well. Could be a Can-Can dancer if able. Vocal range D to E.

Paul Barriere – Stage age 40-50 – French Court Judge – dialogue only. Will also work in chorus. French accent. Vocal range D to F.

Chorus – Must move well. There are several small roles which will be chosen from Chorus members. French accents. Vocal range D to F.

Rehearsals:
Monday evenings from 7.30pm to 10.30pm
Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm to 10.30pm
Some Sundays from 2pm to 6pm

Performances:
11 – 20 October 2018

Venue:
The Arts Theatre – 53 Angas Street Adelaide SA 5000

Information Night:
Monday 4th June 2018 at 7.45pm

Auditions:
Auditions by APPOINTMENT only at and from INFO Night then from Tuesday June 5th

Phone Carolyn 0407 457 821 or email themetsa@gmail.com

Sunday 17th June 2018 from 2pm
Monday 18th June 2018 from 7pm

Venue:
Maylands Church of Christ Hall, corner Nora Street and Portrush Road, Maylands.

More Information:
Contact Carolyn Mesecke on 0407 457 821 or email themetsa@gmail.com