Audition Details for THE WEDDING SINGER!

Here’s all you need to know about our upcoming auditions for THE WEDDING SINGER – to be performed in the first week of April 2019 with a 13 week rehearsal process prior.

Audition Workshop – Monday 10th December at 7.30pm

  • Come and meet the team
  • A quick introduction to the show and some of the music
  • A basic dance so that you can see what we’ll be doing in certain numbers if you’re a dancer!

AUDITION #1 – Tuesday 11th December 7.30-10pm

  • Simply turn up, fill out an audition sheet.
  • First come, first served.

AUDITION #2 – Sunday 16th December 2.30pm-5pm

  • Simply turn up, fill out an audition sheet
  • First come, first served.

All the above takes place at St Michael’s Hall and we welcome all members and non-members, whatever your age or ability – if you like the idea of being part of this enjoyable production then come to audition.

ALL ROLES ARE OPEN and are judged on the auditions only. There is no bias or clique in our production team.

What’s it all about?

SYNOPSIS

It’s 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Heart, who still lives in his grandmother’s basement, is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party until his fiance, Linda, leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie is so distraught that he makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. When he meets an Julia, an admiring young waitress, Robbie falls madly in love. The only trouble is that Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever. With a score that pays loving homage to the pop songs of the 1980s, The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just have been the coolest guy in the room.

Roles & Audition Pieces

ALL AUDITION PIECES ARE HERE IN PDF FORMAT and are referred to below by their page numbers. Simply follow this link, choose your character and you will find the relevant PDFs. You will also find the YouTube links to use below.

Robbie Hart

The lead singer of a band. Handsome and charismatic. A truly ‘nice’ guy that has the classic lead singer aura and personality. Also a bit of a dreamer. In love with love until Linda leaves him at the altar and breaks his heart.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Lead
Tenor
Vocal range top: C6
Vocal range bottom: B3

Audition Piece – Pages 3-5 “Robbie’s Introduction”.

Audition Songs:
It’s Your Wedding Day

Pages 105-110

Grow Old With You

Pages 226-229

Julia Sullivan

Waitress. The pretty “girl next door” in looks and personality. Engaged to Glen but falls in love with Robbie and is conflicted as to who to choose. Empathetic, caring, and brave.
Gender: Female
Lead
Soprano
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Audition Piece: Pages 77-78 “Julia trying on her dress”.

Audition Song: Come Out of the Dumpster

Pages 146-149

George

The wedding band’s keyboardist and one of Robbie’s best friends. Based on Boy George. He is sensitive and somewhat flamboyant. The foil to Sammy’s super guy attitude. He’s not-so in the closet, but the other guys seem oblivious.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 35
Supporting Lead
Tenor
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Supporting Lead

Audition Piece: Pages 26-27 “Robbies Lost It”

Audition Song: Georges Prayer

Pages 153-154

Holly

Julia’s cousin. Sexually promiscuous and always up for a good time, but wants to be loved and is looking for romantic fulfillment in all the wrong places. She is in love with Sammy.
Gender: Female
Supporting Lead
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Audition Piece: Pages 64-67

Audition Song:
Saturday Night In The City

– Look at Holly’s last note in the song, that is the highest note of the show.
Pages 163-174

Sammy

The bass player in the wedding band and one of Robbie’s best friends. A total guy’s guy, but beneath his pretending to love being a bachelor he is actually in love with Holly. A smooth operator – at least he thinks he is.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 35
Supporting
Tenor
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Audition Piece: Pages 72-73 “At The Bar”

Audition Songs:
Single

Pages 194-201

It’s Your Wedding Day

Pages 105-110

Glen Guglia

Julia’s fiancé. A Wall Street broker. He is rich, shallow, and materialistic. Constantly tries to buy Julia’s love with money. He is a womanizer.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 45
Supporting Lead
Baritone
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: D4

Audition Piece: Pages 13-14 “Glen’s Phone Call”

Audition Song: All About The Green

Pages 175-186

Rosie (Grandma)

Robbie’s grandmother who raised him. Motherly but adventurous and always trying to remain “hip” despite her age.
Gender: Female
Supporting
Soprano
Acting Age: 50 to 80 (We will make someone older)
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Audition Piece: Pages 14-16 Rosie & Robbie
Pages 68-70 – Rosie & Julia

Audition Songs:
A Note From Grandma

Page 138

Move That Thang

Pages 217-221

Linda

Robbie’s fiancé who leaves him at the altar. Keeps Robbie around as a back-up plan. Is more in love with the idea of Robbie being a rock star than she actually is with Robbie.
Gender: Female
Supporting
Age: 18 to 30
Mezzo-Soprano
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Audition Piece: Pages 83-85 “Robbie is indesposed”

Audition Song: Let Me Come Home

Pages 208-211

COMPANY

SONG: It’s Your Wedding Day (Finale)

Lyrics: Pages 97-100

GENTS Company Pages 9-10 “The Boys, Talking”
LADIES Company Pages 64-67 “The Girls, Hungover”

We also have Couples (Harold & Debbie, Shane & Donatella, Crystal & Mookie); their various Wedding Guests; Stockbrokers; and impersonators.

Impersonators are company members overall and will double up as wedding guests, couples and stockbrokers – but bring your best impression if you’d like to be considered for one of the celebrity impersonators! Small roles will be split between company throughout the show.

Mr. T
Male
Featured
Spoken

Tina Turner
Female
Featured

Imelda Marcos
Female
Featured

Billy Idol – Audition Pages 93-94
Male
Featured
Baritone

Cyndi Lauper
Female
Featured

Company roles include: David/Drunk Guy, Angie (Julia’s Mum), Cousin Steve, 2 Male Waiters (a couple).

All Audition Pieces are available on PDF here

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO STONE REVELLERS!

YOUR PRODUCTION TEAM:

Director: Rob Stanway
Musical Director: Carl Gratty
Co & Staging Director: Dan Rich
Choreographer: Angela Whitney
Producer: Craig Chesters

Announcing our Spring Musical

SAVE THE DATE!

Stone Revellers are delighted to announce that our next musical will be THE WEDDING SINGER.

It was a smash hit on broadway but was first released as a film starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.

Tickets will be on sale by 5th December and are expected to sell extremely quickly, so don’t miss out!

AUDITIONS will be in December (the week after our panto) at St Michael’s Hall. We’re looking for strong actors, dancers & singers. No experience necessary and you don’t have to be a member to audition.

We are an open and inclusive society. Rehearsals are 3 times a week (Tuesday eve, Thursday eve and Sunday afternoon – 2.5 hours each) for 12 weeks. All at St Michael’s Hall in Stone.

Audition pieces and character profiles will be released VERY SOON!

REVIEW (Sentinel) – One Man, Two Guvnors

STONE REVELLERS
present
ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS

Beg, Borrow or beg some more for a ticket to see this show. It promised an incredible night of comedy. It delivered, in fact it was better than that!
Based on The Servant With Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, author Richard Bean’s comedy masterpiece is a wickedly funny seaside farce set in Brighton in 1963.

As Director Harri Bailey so succinctly put it “the script is a work of genius filled with technical, physically demanding challenges”. Challenges she, together with her talented cast presented impeccably.

The play itself follows the story of Francis, brilliantly portrayed by Alec Voss who gets himself into a lot of trouble after taking on two jobs as both turn out to be with high profile gangsters.

All is not what it seems as events become more and more confusing for Francis, who tries desperately to stay on top of his lies and serve both Guvnors at the same time!

Alec’s portrayal was amazingly physical, he worked the audience to perfection, involving them at times to great comic effect. Hats off to you sir.
He provides muscle for Guvnor One, Kath Walton as Roscoe Crabbe. He’s also manservant to Guvnor Two, boarding school graduate, Stanley Stubbers; played by Leo Capernaros. Equally demanding, equally nasty in their own way or are they?

The strong cast all brought their collective ‘A’ Game to the production, superb timing, slap stick, just plain funny, great really well observed performances all round. I don’t want to single anyone else out but just must mention Alfie the doddering geriatric trainee waiter; Mark ‘Noz’ Norris, who was a joy to watch.

Performed across two split stages, literally putting the audience right in the middle of the chaos. The only pc part of this show was Chris Povey as the Police Constable, one of his many roles.

Fantastic evocative backing music used throughout the show, great sound, very effective lighting. I am reliably informed that No Australian’s were hurt in the production of this show!

I’ve not seen anything quite this funny for a very long time.

One Man, Two Guvnors runs from Wednesday 12th to Saturday 15th September at St. Michael’s Hall, Stone.

Review by Alan Bruce

Come and AUDITION for the Panto – this week!

Audition Information PANTOMIME 2018

This year Stone Revellers present Al Baba and the Forty Thieves – 5th to 8th (inc Sat Mat) December 2018.

We have planned the auditions, to be held at St Michael’s Hall, Lichfield St Stone on;
Sunday 2 September 10.00 until 12.30
Wednesday 5 September 7.30 until 9.30

Arrive at St Michael’s Hall between these times, on either date, prepared to ‘wow’ the audition panel with your ‘performance’ of the part you would like and to also sing ‘Thank you for the Music’

The Character Information, Music and Audition pieces can all be accessed from the link below.
What If you cannot access the link or you want further information? Email info@stonerevellers.org.uk – we will then email you any information you require.

Your production team this year;
Director – Alec Voss
Musical Director – James Duckworth
Producer – Craig Chesters
Choreographer – Simone Plant

Rehearsals;
Tuesday – 7.30 to 9 All cast, 9 to 10 – principal Adults
Thurday – 7.30 to 10 Adult Principals
Sunday – All Cast 2.30 to 5.00
subject to change.
The Director will ensure any cast know who is called when.

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR AUDITION PIECES

Amazing comedy in Stone for just one week this September: One Man, Two Guvnors.

Presented for just one week this September at a converted studio theatre space just off the bottom of Stone High Street, limited tickets remain for an incredible night of comedy.

Our next production “One Man, Two Guvnors” is going to be very special.

The play itself follows the story of Francis (Alec Voss) who gets himself into a lot of trouble after taking on two jobs – both turn out to be with high profile gangsters. All is not what it seems as events become more and more confusing for Francis, who tries desperately to stay on top of his lies and serve both Guvnors at the same time!

It is impossible not to laugh at this outrageous script – and the show is suitable for just about anybody with a sense of humour.

For this one, we have decided to transform the hall again with a split stage, literally putting the audience right in the middle of chaos (for maximum side-splitting enjoyment!). As you can see from the seating plan – there isn’t a bad view in the house BUT there are not many seats and they are selling well.

Revellers productions continue to grow in popularity and we expect to sell out completely within a few weeks, so don’t miss out  and get your tickets now!

It’s so easy to buy online – click here to buy yours securely and with no booking fee OR head into Home & Colour to buy them in person. We can’t accept reservations but you can confirm your seating preferences on 01785817307 before you pay online should you wish.

Please come and join us for an outrageous adventure at St Michael’s Hall this September. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tickets are available now!

You can now buy your tickets for One Man, Two Guvnors here on our website, or by visiting Home & Colour (Call 01785 817307).

For this highly anticipated production, we recommend ordering early to guarantee your seats, as tickets are already selling fast.

Tickets are £12.50 whilst concessions (under 16s or over 65s) are priced at £10.50. Proof of age will be required for concessions.

Click here to order yours now…

Audition Information for One Man Two Guvnors

Auditions will take place at St Michael’s Hall, Stone on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th June 2018 for our next production:

One Man, Two Guvnors

To be presented between 12th – 15th September 2018.

The hall will be open from 7.30pm – 10.00pm on both evenings and the auditions operate on a “first come, first seen” basis! We are a friendly society that aims to produce community theatre to a high standard. We rehearse over a 12 week period. Newcomers are not only welcome, but are the lifeblood of our society. You are extremely welcome to audition for this, or any of our productions.

Audition Pieces are below in PDF format and are linked for each character . Simply click the link to load each piece. It is very helpful, but not essential, to look at the audition pieces in advance of your audition. If there are two audition pieces for the character(s) you are auditioning for, we’d like to see you read/perform them both!

Synopsis:

In the British seaside town of Brighton, Francis Henshall has just been fired from his skiffle band. Despondent and desperate for fish and chips, Henshall ends up in the employment of Roscoe Crabbe, a small time gangster from the East End of London. But it turns out that “Roscoe” is really his twin sister Rachel in disguise, because Roscoe was murdered by Rachel’s boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

As fate would have it, Stanley is also hiding out in Brighton and whilst waiting to be reunited with Rachel, employs Henshall as well. In order to keep both his jobs Henshall, who is also working on a romance of his own, must keep his two guvnors from discovering each other.

Character Breakdown (12-­‐14 roles)

Charlie “the Duck” Clench (Male 50s-­‐60s)

Charlie Audition Piece 1 (Click Here) | Charlie Audition Piece 2 (Click Here)

Small-­‐time London gangster that runs a scrap metal company. Streetwise, but not intelligent. Father to Pauline. Cockney accent.

Pauline Clench (Female 20s-­‐30s)

Pauline Audition Piece (Click Here)

Daughter to Charlie. Young, pretty, full of life and VERY stupid. Was engaged to Roscoe (before he died) and now engaged and utterly in love with Alan Dangle. A broad cockney accent.

Alan Dangle (Male 20s-­‐30s)

Alan Audition Piece 1 (Click Here) | Alan Audition Piece 2 (Click Here)

A young aspiring and terribly over dramatic actor with little common sense. Hot-­‐headed and passionate, but ineffective. Engaged to Pauline. Middle-­‐class London accent.

Harry Dangle (Male 40s-­‐60s)

Harry Audition Piece (Click Here)

Father to Alan Dangle and partner in a shady law firm-­‐ the stereotypical fat crooked lawyer. Constantly trying to sound higher brow than he really is. Posh RP accent, which occasionally dips into cockney.

Lloyd Boateng (Male, 40s-­‐50s)

Lloyd Audition Piece (Click Here)

A London/Jamaican ex-­‐con and friend to Charlie Clench. Charismatic, working class with an air of charm. Loyal, warm and owner of “The Cricketers Arms” pub.

Francis Henshall (Male, 20s-­‐40s)

Francis Audition Piece 1 (Click Here) | Francis Audition Piece 2 (Click Here)

*Note* Audition Piece 1: Ignore top of pg27 and last line is “Good. You Started It” pg 30

An Essex boy driven by his stomach. A bit rough around the edges, but very charming and lovable. A brilliant physical and verbal comedian who is confident with improvisation and audience interaction (and A LOT of lines).

Dolly (Female 20s-­‐40s)

Dolly Audition Piece (Click Here)

Charlie’s busty feminist bookkeeper. Smart and sassy, she’s had her fair share of men and is a true match for Francis. Northern accent optional.

Rachel Crabbe (Female 20s-­‐30s)

Rachel Audition Piece 1 (Click Here) |Rachel Audition Piece 2 (Click Here)

London girl from a criminal family. Sharp and quick-­‐witted, driven by her love for Stanley. Spends the play pretending to be her dead twin brother so must be able to play the caricature of a man.

Stanley Stubbers (Male 20s-­‐30s)

Stanley Audition Piece 1 (Click Here) | Stanley Audition Piece 2 (Click Here)

A posh public-­‐school boy from the Home Counties. Utterly confident and steeped in the arrogance of the upper classes.

Alfie (Male/Female, 18+)

Alfie Audition Piece 1 (Click Here) | Alfie Audition Piece 2 (Click Here)

The slow and doddering “elderly” waiter played by a younger actor. A great physical comedian. Must be able, willing, and ready to do several prat falls and engage in challenging, choreographed physical comedy. May be double cast as ensemble.

Gareth (Male/Female, 40+)

Gareth Audition Piece (Click Here)

Supercilious, efficient head waiter. Physically adept – helps out with quite a lot of “business”. RP (Received Pronunciation) accent. May be double cast as ensemble.

Ensemble (Open)

One or two actors will be cast as an old woman, a vicar, a taxi driver, police officers and more.

These are mostly non-­‐speaking roles, but essential. For the audition please read Gareth’s Audition Piece (Click Here) and the Cab Driver Audition Piece (Click Here).

 

Any Questions?

If you have anything to ask, please do. You can e-mail us on: info@stonerevellers.org.uk or via the contact details on this website.

Blue Stockings wins best play at 2018 NODA Awards!

On the day of our 40th anniversary ball, Stone Revellers are proud to announce that our play, Blue Stockings, has received the NODA award for Best Drama in our Region – our third win of this prestigious award in the last four years.

NODA (the National Operatics and Drama Association) is the major association for our industry. The West Midlands region is made up of 183 members, all societies like us, producing great community theatre.

The show was directed by Samantha Green, assisted by Dan Rich, and this production was their directorial debut for Stone Revellers.

Our previous wins were Jerusalem (2014) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2015).

Congratulations to our cast and production team!

 

Tickets Now Available To Buy Online!

Stone Revellers are pleased to announce that you can now purchase your show tickets right here, securely and on any device, with your credit or debit card!

Simply click on any of the links on our website (or navigate to www.stonerevellers.org.uk/tickets), choose how many tickets you would like and securely check out! No need to make a special trip, no need to ensure you’ve withdrawn the correct amount of cash, just simple convenience right here on our website.

There are costs associated with online ticketing and there will be a small booking fee. However to celebrate the launch, we have decided to waive any booking fee for our next production: “RENE VI…The Latter Years” which will be performed between 12-16th June 2018.

In the future (starting with One Man, Two Guvnors – our outrageous comedy this September), there will be a small booking fee per order, not per ticket.

For those that like to pickup their tickets, they are still available at Home & Colour where you can still buy with cash (with no booking fee).

Tickets ordered online can be collected from Home & Colour up until the day of the performance, otherwise they will be available to collect on the door as you arrive to the show.

Once you’ve ordered your tickets, you will get an e-mail confirmation. Why not give it a try! Tickets for our next production are now available.

A Funny Thing is happening in Stone this March

“Something for everybody, COMEDY TONIGHT”

This March, Stone Revellers Musical Theatre bring to you Sondheim’s rip-roaring musical ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’. Come in out of the cold and join us for a heart-warming love story (…which turns into a love hexagon), steeped in farcical chase scenes, mistaken identity, lust, liberation and loose morals!

A whole host of talented thesps and a bevy of dancing beauties make up the company for this fast-paced production. We’ve got Courtesans and Eunuchs, Eunuchs who are Soldiers, Soldiers who are Slaves, Slaves who are Courtesans and much, much more! So, for an unforgettable evening in Ancient Rome, come on down, it has something for everybody and will not disappoint.

Tessa Foster, new cast member:
“If you have a great sense of humour, this is the show for you. Those of you who are familiar with ‘Revellers’ will know Noz, Alec and Helene are three of the funniest people you will ever have the pleasure of meeting, and I challenge anyone to keep a straight face when this comedy triad take to the stage.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed rehearsing for my first Revellers production; I have been in good company with fellow newbies, and nerves have been settled as seasoned cast members have taken us under their wing. I am excited to see it all come together in what is now less than 3 weeks to go! It’s a fantastic way to make friends at any age, whether you’re geared up for the limelight or more comfortable back stage, get involved!”

Alec Voss, returning cast member:
“I didn’t know what to expect going into this production. I was surprised to find that it doesn’t follow the conventions of typical musical theatre and certainly differs from anything Sondheim went on to produce afterwards. A kind of play-come- farce, with songs chucked in, gives it a very refreshing feel from other musicals I’ve performed – particularly those that have been comical in nature.

“Song heavy in Act I, and a rather more farcical Act II, it is structurally unique and I believe it will be well received by our audiences. It’ll fly by on show nights and has been an absolute blast to rehearse!”

Tickets are available from Home & Colour on Stone High Street – you can reserve yours by calling 01785 817 307 or by visiting the store. A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum plays St Michael’s Hall, Lichfield Street, Stone from Wednesday 21st – Saturday 24th March 2018.