Reedy River, a play by Dick Diamond, will play at the Redland Museum late January/ February 2015 – only weekend performances for about three weeks. (final dates yet to be confirmed).
An iconic Australian musical play, “as warm as a handshake”, Reedy River is set in the aftermath of the great shearers’ strike of 1891. There’s love story, a story of mateship set in a significant part of our country’s history and a swag of our best-loved Australian bush songs.
The roles: Jo and Mary are the leads; Joe is a union shearer and Mary is his estranged wife; there are Dixon and Alf, the two bullockies; Rose the barmaid; Miss Andrews the schoolteacher; Brodie the squatter and his rouseabout Glover. The team of shearers includes Irish, the rambunctious Irishman; Thomo the yarn teller and philosopher, Nugget, Snowy and Bill. And there’s the chorus of the Ladies of Reedy River who get to dance a lot, wear long frocks and flirt with the shearers (and maybe audience).
Roles will suit actors who can sing or singers who can act but YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A TRAINED SINGER. The songs are in the main straight forward, rollicking bush songs and most are sung in chorus so BE NOT AFRAID. Free-range larynxes welcome to give it a go – we have a beaut music director and a beaut singing director so you’ll be in safe hands.
Auditions will be held at the Redland Museum, 60 Smith St., Cleveland ; 2pm Sunday 9th November. More details call Jan 0429 898 328
If you want to audition but can’t make it on Sunday please call Jan 0429 898 328 and we’ll arrange something.
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