HEADING into the festive season, Theatre 44 at 189 Wills St in Broken Hill is the place to be.
Starting on Saturday October 21, it’s free entry for a special film screening of Reedy River, staring Craig Brealey and Jo Crase who both sing and play the romantic leads. The film, shot by Josh Mercer and edited by musical co-director, Wayne Richmond, was of the last night’s performance by Reedy River.
Then at 3pm on Sunday October 22, Theatre 44 is excited to announce that they are holding open auditions for A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
Deb Hunt, producer of “Reedy River” and director of “A Christmas Carol,” informed the Barrier Truth that the performances are scheduled for November 18 and 19 at Theatre 44.
“With no lines to learn, the stage will be set with full lighting, sound, and special effects for some fun rehearsed readings with the Broken Hill ukulele group playing carols throughout the production,” says Ms Hunt.
“The idea is to have some fun, carrying the scripts, so we just need people who are confident readers and willing to throw themselves into a role.
“There are plenty of smaller roles if anyone with little or no experience is keen to have a go. There are around 20 wonderful characters – Scrooge, Bob Marley, Tiny Tim, Mr Fezziwig and so on, and of course The Ghosts of Christmas,” said Ms Hunt. “One of them has no lines, they just point, and there’s nothing to say that a Ghost has to be male or female!”
To reserve your free film tickets, go to https://events.humanitix.com/copy-of-reedy-river?_gl=1*18fyk60*_ga*MTU3MTc2OTA4OC4xNjk3MzUzMDYx*_ga_LHKW5FR9N6*MTY5NzUwNzI5Ni4yLjEuMTY5NzUwNzMwOC40OC4wLjA.&_ga=2.258953731.803084716.1697507296-1571769088.1697353061&fbclid=IwAR3LWuS3ufN7Xbv42g31egVwIxml3iVagHtcU3kJ4KhYPXokBv_Hz3bawU4