Posts Tagged ‘West Side Story

19
Jun
15

Michelle Lamarca does Zen Zen Zo

 

 

 

You’ll remember Michelle Lamarca from her very saucy portrayal of Anita in West Side Story at Noosa Arts Theatre. She also won the Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival’s Adjudicator’s Award last year.

 

 

Michelle REALLY wanted to do some “warrior training” with Brisbane Physical Theatre company, Zen Zen Zo. She travelled through peak hour traffic and FIRE to get to her first class…

 

 

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I found out about Zen Zen Zo through email conversations with Margi Brown Ash, who had kindly given me the 2014 Adjudicator’s Award at the Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival! (Of course I’d hit her up for some advice on where to train in Brisbane).

 

As a performer I have always hit on the same problem and that is not feeling connected to my body on stage. Sometimes I feel uncoordinated, distant and most likely the one to make mistakes or get myself injured. I hadn’t heard of Zen Zen Zo but I had heard of the Japanese acting method of Suzuki through a performer friend and was interested to learn about this system too! Zen Zen Zo training is a combination of Suzuki Method, Viewpoints, Butoh and Composition.

 

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I contacted the company ASAP and it turns out the “limited” beginners classes are on my day off too – win! and at a reasonable time, so I can get the car from my partner when she finishes work and then hit the road to Brissy from Noosa.

 

My instructions were to bring water and a pair of socks. I carefully programmed my GPS, packed my dinner and was ready for my adventure. Not being aware of Brisbane peak hour traffic I arrived late in the city and pretty much got myself lost in the one way streets. And I mean lost! I missed the class. I felt defeated, upset and extremely pissed off. I emailed Lynne Bradley that night (the company director) apologising that I won’t be able to get to Brisbane in time and unfortunately will not be doing the classes. It wasn’t meant to be and I put the experience down to just that.. an experience. And maybe I should consider moving closer to the city.

 

Lynne replied the next day with a lovely email. She was impressed with my dedication to drive all that way and invited me to attend the advanced classes, which didn’t start until 7:30. This would give me plenty of time to arrive on time even if I did get lost! Advanced classes!!! On one condition: I don’t miss any classes and come with an open mind and socks.

 

I thought to myself I will swim through floods to get to these classes!

 

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The following Monday I was prepared! My partner printed me a map with pictures and was by the phone with Google Maps to guide me. All was going to plan when suddenly I hit a traffic jam near the airport. I’m sure the cars ahead heard my swearing. I couldn’t believe this was happening to me! There was a grassfire dangerously coming across the road that I had to drive across. I had never seen a fire so big and followed the other cars through some of the flames! I laughed to myself.

 

I had actually driven through flames to get to these classes!

 

And it was well worth it! Zen Zen Zo’s The Actor’s Dojo is held at the Judith Wright Centre. I arrived with plenty of time to find a park and enough time to introduce myself to the other classmates who were warming up ready for their session.

 

 

I love acting classes of any sort! I love the people, the conversations, the clothing…

 

 

Artists need to be around fellow artists to feel normal, inspired and to have a sense of belonging.

 

 

The advanced classmates were very friendly and supportive, reassuring me that I would be fine and to just enjoy it. Lynne introduced me to the class and explained my situation and I felt a warm welcome from everyone. Some students have been studying for 11 years and were kind enough to share some tips with me. Most of it went over my head!

 

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We started the class by taking off our shoes and socks to warm up around the space, stretching and moving. It felt quite normal to me and I started to feel safer. We paired up in a line and started what seemed like a dance with stomping. I tried to keep up with the other classmates.

 

I consider myself to be not too bad with fitness but after about 90 seconds I was completely covered in sweat and knackered! With the music and intensity I started to lose myself in the movements. I felt like a warrior. The energy around me was electric and I felt very inspired! And aware! Aware of my body and the space around me! BINGO!

 

Anyone interested in physical theatre or improving themselves has to give this training a go!

 

Coming from a martial arts background I noticed similarities to how the core is used and how important breathing is, and the centre of gravity. Like karate, I felt healthier and empowered! I noticed too that different exercises had different energies too. next we moved onto “viewpoints” Lynne asked anyone who wanted to get up to find a space on the floor , I didn’t hesitate (I drove through flames! I may as well give it my all!). I ran to a corner and stayed still not really knowing what I was doing. Then suddenly we had to change/move! Fast! So I ran to the other corner, again…still. A student ran full speed up to me face to face, staring me in the eyes! It should have been intimating but I decided not to think. But to just be.

 

The class spoke about tempo, spacial awareness and response.

 

It was explained to me that if you can train to look inwards at yourself but from an audience point of view (I forget the cool Japanese word for this), you can utilise your space to be more appealing and create a great performance.

 

I can see why artists love to practice at Zen Zen Zo. There was talk about shapes, stillness, energy.

 

A lot of it went over my head and a lot I felt I resonated with. every student was involved and passionate it was infectious! yes my mind was totally blown there is so much to learn in Zen Zen Zo! In only one lesson I felt confident as a performer and felt I haven’t even scratched the surface with what the body can do. An hour and a half went quickly and we all finished the class sitting in a circle talking about what we had learnt. I thanked Lynne and my classmates and drove home looking forward to the next lesson.

 

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26
Sep
13

West Side Story

 

West Side Story

Noosa Arts Theatre

11 – 28 September 2013

 

SEASON SOLD OUT

 

Reviewed by Xanthe Coward

 

It’s West Side Story but not as you know it. Director, Sam Coward, notorious for his controversial plot points and front-page theatrics, has once again pushed the boundary and raised the bar. Sunshine Coast audiences have never seen anything like it, and yet this is the sort of theatre we love to experience. It’s not done enough, and we know this is so because there are very few directors who can pull it off. It’s real, raw, and gutsy. And at the same time this version resonates with tender moments, the familiar tugs at the heartstrings, the symbolic, and some rather Brechtian cum Matrix representations of death!

 

A bullet is imagined, shaped by the actors’ hands and propelled across the space by the hands and the conviction of the artists. Buckets of paint are produced at precisely the right moment, and we see the foolishness and tragedy of jealousy, hate, blind rage and gang war – any war – in one vivid splash of red; it’s a powerful image. It’s a bittersweet story made all the more poignant by the director’s take on the futility of fighting.

 

The performers remain on stage for the duration, sitting and supporting the action, remaining intensely focused and chiming in with harmonies and backing vocals in the bigger numbers. This works a treat, allowing unwavering attention from the cast throughout the show; it’s something that is often so lacking on our community stages. (Because “community theatre is just for fun”, right? Discuss. #communitytheatre) Thanks to the awesome talent of Lighting Designer, Travis Macfarlane, this production also looks professional, with intimate spaces lit perfectly within the open space of the stripped-back theatre, in another first for Noosa Arts Theatre.

 

The rehearsal process has been demanding – I know – and the hard work has paid off. These performers, some of whom had never graced the stage before, have learned focus, discipline, and how to take direction. They’ve further developed a skill set that includes improvisational and collaborative skills, a repertoire of character traits, a more musical ear, vocal sass and physical acumen that some of them didn’t know they had!

 

Stephanie Brown’s choreography perfectly embraces the grungy feel of the street and the tough relationships established there. The dance happens organically, flowing on from the action, transitions that in less capable hands would appear clunky and kitsch. For a classic dance show with its original, immediately recognisable choreography by Jerome Robbins, this is an entirely new, seamless dance aesthetic for actors, and I wish we could see more of it on the professional stage. (Once again, I wish more of our professionals would come up to the beautiful Sunshine Coast to see productions like this one! Are you CRAZY missing the opportunity to experience that sort of weekend once or twice a year?! I’m practicing patient acceptance with all you.). We see the characters very clearly through their movement, and the humour and pathos of ensemble numbers (America, Cool and Krupke) showcase this cast’s ability to tell a story very simply, and in a dramatic form that doesn’t go so far into another realm that we can’t relate to its core messages. And that’s key to the success of this production – you might not have seen before, paint used in such an abstract manner to represent blood on stage, and you might not expect the action to start out in the street and see, in plain, view, the actors warming up backstage  – but the combination of dramatic forms used work to bring us a clear, almost cinematic style in a bare theatrical space that allows us to become a part of the storytelling. It’s like being on location, and when the director calls, “ACTION!” (in this case, the call for “LIGHTS!”) we’re suddenly lost in the magic…

 

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Jordan Russell’s Maria is a little stronger than you might expect, and rightly so, juxtaposed against Michelle Lamarca’s Anita, a tough, tattooed, velvet-hot-pants-clad little dynamite; she dances, belts out her songs, and establishes a relationship on stage with Maria that is at once sensitive, protective and forgiving. Their duet A Boy Like That/I Have a Love is perfectly measured; Russell is completely convincing and Lamarca’s fury gradually mellowed by her sister’s heartfelt words. These girls work beautifully together, bringing us the tricky ebb and flow of a real family dynamic.

 

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Hayden Rodgers is a gentle Tony, but he’s not a sap, as we so often see. Instead, he retains the cool, easy-going exterior of the lax leader of the Jets and at the same time, levels up to win Maria, showing her that he’s sensitive, respectful, fun and daring, and ready to commit to being with her for life. The duet delivered from the “balcony” wins us over in an instant; it’s sweet but not saccharine and we believe every moment. The bridal shop scene, so often slow and silly (well, c’mon, it is!), in this production makes us smile and genuinely hope for the best. It’s staged innovatively and it’s delightful; I remember that One Hand, One Heart was my parents’ wedding song, and it holds a special place in our family’s collective memory.

 

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Which brings me to Barnardo (in the film he was my mother’s favourite) and in this production he works hard – at times a little too hard – to convince us of his place in the family. After we had to do a shout out to find them, I’ve found the men in this show to be exceptional. (I overheard, murmured by the woman sitting behind me on opening night after a sharp intake of breath as she sat down, “Oh! They’re such BIG boys, aren’t they?”) The Sharks support Barnardo (Donovan Gaspar) in this role as if their lives depended on his leadership (and they do). Likewise, the Jets are such a strong bunch (and yes, some of them are pretty, er, extraordinarily strong-looking; good work, guys!) that I was at first genuinely surprised to see – and hear – them nail their individual roles and the powerful ensemble sound in this show. Props to Vocal Coach, Karina Gough, who has coaxed many of these performers to a level of performance they were not aware they had in their repertoire. Speaking of impressive vocal performances…

 

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Adam Flower is Riff, the real leader of the Jets, and I know you know I love this guy (his Jesus Christ in our Superstar in 1999 is up there with Tim Minchin’s recent performance). His suave, swinging acapella opening number, and his cool stage presence wins our hearts and keeps his gang at his heels. Completely convincing, Flower gives us the masterclass on character and nuance that we missed scheduling at the theatre this year (well, we’ve been busy!).

 

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Ian Mackellar (Doc), Frank Wilkie (Officer Krupke/Snowboy) and Stephen Moore (Lt Schrank) each bring such depth and breadth of experience, and their expert interpretations of their roles to the stage; I know the younger members of this company have learned a lot from these three, who are some of our favourite Sunshine Coast performers. Always the showstoppers, Officer Krupke (and its kick line), and Cool (and its groovy, too-cool-for-school choreography) show us of just what the boys – and Ms Brown – are capable.

 

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Unfortunately my only problem with the production comes in the form of the musos, under the guidance of Musical Director, Noel Bowden, who – let’s face it – has done a lot with what he’s had to work with. The crux though is that it’s not been enough and in a production of this calibre it’s completely unacceptable for the orchestra to perform below par but indeed they do, or did on opening night. I commend the singers on their musicality and their solid focus, without letting us know how hard they are having to work on counting and staying with the under-rehearsed musicians. I can imagine that were this production aptly supported by a professional orchestra, it would blow my mind, and all we can hope is that they improve during the season, particularly the clarinets and the string section…. perhaps they already have, and I’ll look forward to hearing them in the final performance on Saturday. The term “professional” indicates a particular standard and this is not what we have heard from them yet.

 

The entire West Side Story 2013 season sold out within days of opening night, and last week in my column for the Sunshine Coast Daily, I discussed what it is that makes a sold-out show. I discussed it rather poorly there, I admit it was not my best column (all the elements were there but terribly composed!), but I’ll challenge you to tell me here, what do you think makes a sold-out show? It’s not just word-of-mouth! There must be cause to rave over a show after all!

 

If you’re lucky enough to have seen this production, what have you loved about it, and what would you like to see from our local community stages (and from those down the road in Brisbane) next? I know I’d like to see the same level of commitment from all involved every time we stage a show (sorry, other theatre widows), and a standard that some of you have only ever considered to be paid “professional” work. It’s like running a race or being part of a team sport – it’s fun to be in it, sure, but how much more fun does it become when you WIN?! Sam Coward’s production of West Side Story for Noosa Arts Theatre proves that we can work harder, smarter, and have more fun for the WIN! #FTW

 

N.B. There are some individuals in this ensemble who I hope will continue to perform, though I won’t single them out here. The same magical thing happened when we did Superstar in ’99, and so much amazing, awesome talent came out of the woodwork to do the show…and then disappeared again, back where they’d come from, mostly to the hills I think?! If you’ve been involved in a top production, it’s only time and changing priorities that will limit your involvement again, so do consider coming back to us to do it all again sometime before life takes another turn! You ARE amazing! x

 

Photo Credit: Andrew Seymour

See more production pics here

Image by XS Entertainment

12
Sep
13

It’s Opening Night! (It’s West Side Story but not as you know it!)

 

After just two preview performances, Sam’s West Side Story opens in Noosa tonight!

 

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I’m excited! And exhausted! I’m even more exhausted just thinking about the rest of the day now, packing fabulous, comfortable gear ie blackmilkclothing.com (but sadly, no Harry Potter leggings in my collection yet!) and catching up on some things before I attend opening night, and then getting up before 5am to head to the Gold Coast for the Problogger Training Event (#PBEVENT) at QT GOLD COAST. Yes, I got me my roomie and we’re coming down! Of course, all the other delegates have been talking/blogging about this event for weeks but I haven’t had time to think about it! This morning I took a look at the schedule and planned to attend the following sessions, although who knows what will happen once I’m there and flitting about! It’s supposed to be all about brand, direction and monetisation at this stage…

 

Friday

Registration

Keynote – Darren Rowse

 

Launch Your Freelance Writing Career

Sunset Lounge 9:45am – 10:40am

#PBEVENT #PBLOUNGE

 

Valerie Khoo and Kelly Exeter

Informal Q & A session focusing on using a blog to launch your freelance writing career. Opportunity to talk intimately with Valerie Khoo and Kelly Exeter. Bring along your questions and get ready to learn from the experts as well as attendees.

 

Morning Tea

 

Monetisation

Sunset Lounge 11:15am – 12:10pm

#PBEVENT #PBLOUNGE

Informal Q & A session focusing on how to begin monetising your blog. Opportunity to talk with Tsh Oxenreider and Darren Rowse. Bring along your questions and get ready to learn from the experts as well as attendees.

 

The Step Changers

Pipeline Room 12:15pm – 1:10pm

#PBEVENT #STEPCHANGE

Three successful bloggers share the turning points in their blogging journeys, from starting out to garnering large followings, site redesigns and making money from their blogs

  • covering different niches of travel / fashion / beauty / lifestyle – information will be relevant to all bloggers
  • content ideas that gather the most traffic
  • product design and learnings from launches
  • how to manage your time effectively on social media – knowing which platforms to focus on
  • Diversifying sources of income on your blog
  • how to work with brands
  • Networking – why networking in real life is so important

 

Lunch

 

Creating Your First EBook

Pipeline Room 2:15pm – 3:10pm

#PBEVENT #EBOOKS

or

The Fortune Cookie Principle

Sunset Room 2:15pm – 3:10pm

#PBEVENT #BRAND

 

Reinventing Yourself

Pipeline Room 3:15pm – 4:10pm

#PBEVENT #REINVENT

What happens when you want to change direction?

Sometimes it feels like the Internet changes faster than you can blink. But sometimes you also feel like you’re stuck in a rut with your online presence. How do you know when it’s time for a change? Yes, change is risky—but it’s essential if you want to keep loving what you do. Tsh will share what she’s learned this past year when she massively changed her well-established brand, along with practical tools, ideas, and inspiration to help you reinvent your online space.

 

Afternoon Tea

 

Keynote – How to do What You Want – Clare Bowditch

Pipeline Room 4:45pm – 5:30pm

Hilton drinks and networking

 

Saturday

Keynote – Living in the Now – Trey Ratcliff

Trey Ratcliff is a photographer, artist, writer and adventurer with over 10 million social media followers. Each day, Trey posts a new photo to his website, StuckInCustoms.com, which receives over half a million monthly page views. While those attributes now define who Trey is today, that wasn’t always the case. Trey will share some of the more traumatic and embarrassing stories from his past that helped shape his perspective on art and life; and how photography changed everything for him. You will be encouraged and inspired to make the most of your talents and passion right now.

 

Affiliate Marketing – Darren Rowse

Sunset Room 10:30am – 11:25am

#PBEVENT #AFFILIATES

 

Affiliate marketing – Darren Rowse will take you through the basics to earning revenue through affiliate marketing, then talk with a panel of experts on how to best make money with affiliate programs via your blog.

 

Morning Tea

 

Blogging to build your small business and your Brand

Sunset Room 12:00pm – 12:55pm

#PBEVENT #BRAND

Blogging is a powerful yet low-cost way to position you as a leader on your industry, convert more customers and generate more revenue streams. This session will help you:

  • Map out a blueprint on your blogging strategy (depending on what stage you are at in business – new, growing, established)
  • Determine what your blog can achieve for your business
  • Find your “brand” voice
  • Tell your “power stories”
  • Figure out whether you should include video or audio podcasts (with clear take-away instructions on how to create them)
  • Leverage opportunities to write books and speaking opportunities
  • Build your audience and brand by connecting with other bloggers and influencers.

 

Lunch

 

Video: Create, Edit, Publish

Sunset Room 2:00pm – 2:55pm

#PBEVENT #VIDEO

How to make video content on your iPhone / iPad and the key ingredients to making something people want to watch!
From filming tips to editing you can make something moving and informative with just your iPhone or iPad.

 

Google Analytics

Sunset Room 3:00pm – 3:55pm

#PBEVENT #ANALYTICS

If you’re not tracking it you can’t improve it. Google Analytics is more than page views, unique visitors and referral links. Find out how to setup your Google Analytics to track conversions, measure “assists” and work out how to make more money from your blog through science.

 

Afternoon Tea

 

Closing Remarks – Darren Rowse

Pipeline Room 4:30pm – 5:00pm

#PBEVENT

 

So. There you have it. My big plan for #PBEVENT! I’m hoping I can make some decisions about this blog and The Other Blog and be better able to schedule time for each, although that is something maybe no one can help me with! As long as there’s also some time over the weekend to settle poolside for a while…

 

If you missed a ticket you can attend VIRTUALLY (I’m not an affiliate, just thought you should know).

 

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Anyway, there’s a heap to do before that! We’ve enjoyed lots of local publicity already for West Side Story and for good reason – this show is something different! I saw the first preview on Tuesday night and I’m looking forward to seeing it run faster and slicker tonight! If you can still get a ticket (the season is more than 90% sold!), go see some of our newest talent taking to the stage alongside some of our most respected Sunshine Coast performers, including Frank Wilkie, Stephen Moore and Ian Mackellar. This is the most exciting Noosa Arts Theatre production since Influence and when everybody else is talking about it too you’ll be glad you didn’t miss it!

 

West Side Story opens tonight. Season continues 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 at 7:30pm. Matinees 15 & 22 at 2pm and 28 at 1pm.Bookings online noosaartstheatre.org.au

 

CHOOKAS!

 

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10
Sep
13

Something Great is Coming…it’s West Side Story but not as you know it!

Something Great is Coming…it’s West Side Story but not as you know it!

 

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TONIGHT, TONIGHT…

Noosa Arts Theatre previews its bold reimagining of the classic and much-loved musical West Side Story.

Directed by Sam Coward, this version is nothing like you’ve seen before, with the cast on stage for the duration, and ensemble members performing multiple roles, including that of lighting techs, in a first for the Sunshine Coast when in addition to their character roles, they manipulate hand-held lighting devices to support the action. The lighting design itself is something special, thanks to the vision and technical expertise of our dear friend Travis MacFarlane, who trained – and teaches – at WAPPA.

 

I’m not even biased (in fact, I’m probably more critical of my husband than of any other director) when I say that this production could be re-staged successfully anywhere in Australia, and if I could fly in some of the producers from down south to see it, I would. LISA CAMPBELL, DAVID CAMPBELL, NEIL GOODING, I’M LOOKING AT YOU.

 

Skeptics noted the small space and the young cast from the start, but the space is intimate and works well, allowing the audience to get up close and personal with a cast of mixed ages and experiences, and with a couple of things in common. They share Sam’s vision, despite some early insecurity (ye of little faith!), and they’ve worked damn hard to lift the level of performance to the standard Sam always demands of his performers. The look and feel of this production is something entirely new, and with some seasoned actors in the mix, including Adam Flower, Frank Wilkie, Stephen Moore and Ian Mackellar, the younger members of the company have delighted in seeing the theory put to action. There will be audience members who KNOW these performers and wonder how on earth they have come so far in just a few short months, with school and family and friends and jobs happening concurrently with demanding dance, vocal and acting rehearsals. PROPS TO FAMILIES AND PARTNERS!

 

West Side Story Image by Andrew Seymour

 

As happens during the creative process (if it doesn’t there’s something very wrong with your cast and your process!), the company has become very close and this is in no small part to the efforts of everybody involved, but most of all it’s ingrained in the way Sam prefers to work. If you’ve done a show with Sam you’ll know he’s more of a Mother Hen than the cast’s eldest matriarch! He seems to spend valuable sleeping hours (or cleaning the floors hours) with cast members or the creative team, either on the phone or in person. This makes for hellish conditions at home, with both of us too tired and too cranky to actually uphold our respective ends of a conversation, but the extra time and the personal connections Sam makes and encourages others to make result in a better, sharper show and a more enjoyable process…for those involved in the process. Parents of the students involved might be feeling much the same way but I cannot tell you how proud you’ll be to see the end result! AND QCS IS DONE AND DUSTED! CHEERS! HOORAY!

 

West Side Story Image by Andrew Seymour

 

I’m always really proud of our shows – and I’m terrified of our next one, but more about that burlesque beauty later – and in that regard, West Side Story is no different. Community theatre is about community. Of course it is. We make friends, we have fun, and we put on a show. But when the creative process is enlightening, and the show is sensational, we enjoy the whole experience even more. The event is more fun when we WIN! As audience members, we get for nix the experience of another world at our doorstep and a story – and talent – to talk about for ages. If you’re in Brisbane, Caloundra, Cotton Tree or wherever and you think it’s too far to travel for an “amateur” show, think again. The amateurs are doing it for love at a very professional level. Come up for a weekend in the sun by the sea and just see for yourself what we’re doing up here.

CHOOKAS and big love to the awesome cast and crew of West Side Story, and congrats to Noosa Arts Theatre & committee for having the vision and the guts to get this one up.

 

West Side Story Image by Andrew Seymour

 

West Side Story previews tonight, opens Thursday and continues until September 28. Limited seats remaining. Bookings noosaartstheatre.org.au

 

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26
Apr
13

West Side Story Auditions – Noosa Arts Theatre

West Side Story Auditions at Noosa Arts Theatre this Weekend!

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This weekend, in between our green smoothies, coffee, vino, ADELE UP LATE and Katie Noonan’s SONGBOOK Sam is auditioning hopefuls for the upcoming Noosa Arts Theatre production of West Side Story.

One of his favourite shows ever, this version of West Side Story will establish a contemporary urban feel from the outset, and challenge fans of the original production style. Because I’m not directly involved in this one (from now until September I have my french tips in too many other pies, people!), I will be your eyes and ears throughout the process. You’ll learn a bit more about what goes on behind the scenes. More about that after the auditions.

Noosa Arts Theatre ain’t that big a place, it’s a lovely little intimate theatre, and having been privy to the early ideas being discussed with committee and the production team, I know audiences will be surprised with the way the space is to be utilised. Performers will experience something different at Noosa Arts too!

Bringing one of our fave Sunshine Coast choreographers, Stephanie Brown on board, means that the look and feel of Sam’s West Side Story is going to test cast members in the initial stages, and ask them to be open to trying anything. I know! How excitement! It will be no different to working with Sam on any other project!

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Director, Sam Coward. Image by Blueprint Studios.

So are you auditioning?

 

If you call today you can still book an audition spot for Sunday 28th April but Saturday 27th April is BOOKED OUT!

 

TO BOOK YOUR AUDITION CALL SUSAN on 5471 1047

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Choreographer, Stephanie Brown. Image by picture this! photography.

Assistant Director: Synda Turnbull

Musical Director: Noel Bowden

Choreographer: Stephanie Brown

Join the Facebook group to be part of the conversation!

 

CLICK HERE for Available Parts & Character Outlines

Need some last minute audition tips? Remember our good friend Todd Schroeder?

Check out what he’s been teaching performers for years!

Principal Roles include:  
Maria, Bernardo, Anita, Riff, Tony, plus the 4 adult roles:
Officer Krupke, Doc, Schrank, and Glad Hand.

Auditions: 
By appointment 

Saturday, APRIL 27 – BOOKED OUT!

Sunday, APRIL 28 from 9.30am

An pianist/accompanist will be present at auditions to play your music, 
or bring your own backing CD.  A CD player will be provided.

Due to time constraints, please keep your singing audition to 16-20 bars Maximum.

Performance dates: 

SEPTEMBER 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 at 7:30pm 

SEPTEMBER 15 and 22 at 2pm

For more information about Sunshine Coast productions and auditions contact Synda via email  info@livetheatre.com.au or keep an eye on Facebook and http://www.livetheatre.com




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