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Book by Hunter Foster & Ryan Scott Oliver
Music & Lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver

By Arrangement With ORiGiN™ Theatrical
On behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Based on the story of Orpheus & Eurydice, Jasper in Deadland tells the story of 16-year-old Jasper, who journeys into the Afterlife to rescue his recently deceased best friend, Agnes.  But in this version of the hereafter – known as “Deadland,”  a hybrid of mythology, religion, and superstition – the dead forget Life…  And so, too, will Jasper, if he can’t get past the seven circles of Deadland, fearsome Cerberus, heavenly Beatrix, mysterious Mr. Lethe, and ultimately himself.  Can Jasper bring his best friend back from the dead, or will he join the dead forever?

Jo elizabeth finnis

director

Jo has enjoyed directing musicals since her debut in 2013 – Spring Awakening. Since then, she has directed shows such as The Musical of Musicals (2019), Next to Normal (2015)Avenue Q (2015)Carrie the Musical (2016)The Last Five Years (2017)RENT (2017) and Triassic Parq (2018). Jo also has spent her time over the last 10 years frolicking onstage, blending in backstage and leading behind the scenes as a producer. She wishes theatre was also her day job but until then, Jo is delighted to work tirelessly to bring theatre to life.

Daniel hill

Producer

Daniel is a producermarketer and performer who has had the pleasure of producing a broad range of shows including The Musical of Musicals (2019), RENT (2017) & The Last Five Years (2017).  He holds a Bachelor in Marketing and Media and has had extensive advertising experience working with brands including Paramount PicturesHeadspace & Steve Madden. Prior to founding City Theatre, Daniel was president of MacMS and has held production roles on more than 12 shows over the last 3 years.

Paul Young

Musical Director

Paul is proud of his prestigious career in the Australian music scene, currently enjoying his role of Head of Music Performance at the McDonald College of Performing Arts. He has performed as a soloist at the Sydney Opera House 8 times, was the audition pianist for the Wicked Australian Tour and winner of Best Performance at the Pan Pacific Music Conference alongside a host of other achievements.

 

Jack Goggin

Technical Director

Having fallen into theatre somewhat accidentally, Jack has spent the last twelve years working backstage alongside completing his Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics). During such time, he has developed skills in lighting, audio, and special effects. After working on productions such as Little Shop of Horrors (2010), Avenue Q (2015), and Bookcase Productions’ Cairo Jim and the Tomb of Martenarten (2018), Jack developed a love of puppetry. He was fortunate to be Technical Manager for Horizon Theatre’s internationally awarded Imaginarium at the 2017 World Puppet Carnival in Astana, Kazakhstan. Jack’s show credits as Technical Director include Cosi (2015), Carrie: The Musical (2016), Sweeney Todd (2016), Musical of Thrones as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival at the New Theatre (2016), A Doll’s House (2016), and RENT (2017).

Elle Vanderdeyl

Costume Designer

Elle Vanderdeyl became involved in production design during her Bachelor of Arts Media at Macquarie University, where she worked on numerous short films and theatre productions. In addition to directing and producing for theatre, Elle has designed set and costume for a variety of projects including documentary If I Cannot Speak, films Inherit and El Camino and theatre shows like One Small Step and DDUSB. She is proud to be the set and costume designer for the sold out production of Xavier Coy’s Are You Listening Now presented as part of 2019’s Freshworks season. Elle participated in the much anticipated annual design showcase at Enmore Theatre, creating props, costumes and prosthetics as part of her current live design studies at the Design Centre Enmore.

8th - 18th april 2020

Key Dates

Auditions
11th or 12th December

Call Backs
Saturday 14th December (2-4pm)

 

Production Week
Sunday 5th – Tuesday 7th April

Rehearsals
Sundays & 6-10pm Wednesdays

All auditions will be held at the Flight Path Theatre.

We are Casting:

Please prepare a verse and chorus from a Pop Rock (preferably Musical Theatre) song of your choice, even if you are auditioning for a lead.

Jasper (m) - Tenor

An adolescent boy who feels like he is really screwing up life. Doesn’t want to admit it, but is in love with his best friend, Agnes.

In addition, please prepare Stroke by Stroke (excerpt: 2:21-3:21) if you would like to audition for this role.

Mr Lethe (m) - Bari-tenor/character voice

The businessman of the Underworld. Has built his business, money, and influence in Deadland. The living soul, Jasper, is challenging what he has built and his plans to take over Deadland… 

In addition, please prepare Awful People (excerpt: 3:00-3:47) if you would like to audition for this role.

Gretchen (F) - Mezzo-Belt

Tour guide girl of Deadland for the newly deceased. Plays ukulele to help get tips for her tour. Decides to follow Jasper on his journey because she is drawn to him and his quest. 

In addition, please prepare Living Dead (excerpt: 2:57-3:56) if you would like to audition for this role.

Featured Female Ensemble x3

Featured Male Ensemble x3

Featured ensemble parts include

Cerberus Head #1 (M) / Head #2 (F) / Head #3 (M)

A 3-headed dog that guards the gates of the Underworld to prevent the dead from leaving. This Character will be puppeteered and voiced by 3 ensemble members.

AMMUT (F) - "Hungry for you heart"

An Egyptian demon with the head of a crocodile, the midsection of a leopard, and the hindquarters of a hippopotamus. She is the “Devourer of Hearts” in the Underworld.

Loki (M)

In Norse mythology, a cunning trickster who often runs afoul not only of societal expectations, but also of what we might call “the laws of nature.” 

Beatrix (F)

Was an Italian woman who has been commonly identified as the principal inspiration for Dante Alighieri. In Dante’s work, Beatrice is presented as divine knowledge.

Little lu (M) - "Beat and Broken Spirits"

An affectionately named Lucifer. Lucifer has become a byword for Satan or the devil in the church and in popular literature, as in Dante Alighieri’s Inferno.

Daughter of Danaus (F)

In Greek mythology, one of the fifty daughters of Danaus. All but one of them killed their husbands on their wedding night, and are condemned to spend eternity carrying water in a sieve or perforated device.

Persephone (F)

In Greek mythology, was the Queen of the Underworld.

OSIRIS (M) - "Living Dead Solo"

The Egyptian Lord of the Underworld and Judge of the Dead, brother-husband to Isis, and one of the most important gods of ancient Egypt.

HEL (f)

In Norse mythology, Hel is a being who presides over a realm of the same name, where she receives a portion of the dead. 

Virgil (m)

Was an ancient Roman poet who appeared in Dante Alighieri’s works as Dante’s guide through Hell and Purgatory. In Dante’s work, Virgil is presented as human reason.

Dante (m)

Dante Alighieri was instrumental in establishing the literature of Italy, and his depictions of Hell, Purgatory and Heaven provided inspiration for the larger body of Western art.

Sisyphus (M)

In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was the king of Ephyra. He was punished for his self-aggrandizing craftiness and deceitfulness by being forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill only for it to roll down when it nears the top, repeating this action for eternity.

Eurydice (F) - "Lifesong"

In Greek mythology, was part of an epic romance with Orpheus, who tried to bring her back from the dead.

Pluto (m)

In Roman mythology, was the King of the Underworld.

Register your interest

  • This production will be designed for recycled and reused materials.
  • There are no non-singing roles in Jasper in Deadland.
  • After the vocal audition, actors will be asked to perform a cold read.
  • There will be no dance audition, but the show will involve some choreography
  • There are no show fees for this production.
  • All audition slots are currently full, you will be placed on a wait list and contacted shortly.

If you have any questions about the audition process please feel free to reach out to auditions@citytheatre.com.au

Book by Hunter Foster & Ryan Scott Oliver
Music & Lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver

By Arrangement With ORiGiN™ Theatrical
On behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Based on the story of Orpheus & Eurydice, Jasper in Deadland tells the story of 16-year-old Jasper, who journeys into the Afterlife to rescue his recently deceased best friend, Agnes.  But in this version of the hereafter – known as “Deadland,”  a hybrid of mythology, religion, and superstition – the dead forget Life…  And so, too, will Jasper, if he can’t get past the seven circles of Deadland, fearsome Cerberus, heavenly Beatrix, mysterious Mr. Lethe, and ultimately himself.  Can Jasper bring his best friend back from the dead, or will he join the dead forever?

8th - 18th april 2020

Key Dates

 

Auditions
11th or 12th December

Call Backs
Saturday 14th December (2-4pm)

Production Week
Sunday 5th – Tuesday 7th April

Rehearsals
Sundays & 6-10pm Wednesdays

All auditions will be held at the Flight Path Theatre.

We are Casting:

Please prepare a verse and chorus from a Pop Rock (preferably Musical Theatre) song of your choice, even if you are auditioning for a lead.

Jasper (m) - Tenor

An adolescent boy who feels like he is really screwing up life. Doesn’t want to admit it, but is in love with his best friend, Agnes.

In addition, please prepare Stroke by Stroke (excerpt: 2:21-3:21) if you would like to audition for this role.

Mr Lethe (m) - Bari-tenor/character voice

The businessman of the Underworld. Has built his business, money, and influence in Deadland. The living soul, Jasper, is challenging what he has built and his plans to take over Deadland… 

In addition, please prepare Awful People (excerpt: 3:00-3:47) if you would like to audition for this role.

Gretchen (F) - Mezzo-Belt

Tour guide girl of Deadland for the newly deceased. Plays ukulele to help get tips for her tour. Decides to follow Jasper on his journey because she is drawn to him and his quest. 

In addition, please prepare Living Dead (excerpt: 2:57-3:56) if you would like to audition for this role.

Featured Female Ensemble x3

Featured Male Ensemble x3

Featured ensemble parts include

Cerberus Head #1 (M) / Head #2 (F) / Head #3 (M)

A 3-headed dog that guards the gates of the Underworld to prevent the dead from leaving. This Character will be puppeteered and voiced by 3 ensemble members.

AMMUT (F) - "Hungry for you heart"

An Egyptian demon with the head of a crocodile, the midsection of a leopard, and the hindquarters of a hippopotamus. She is the “Devourer of Hearts” in the Underworld.

Loki (M)

In Norse mythology, a cunning trickster who often runs afoul not only of societal expectations, but also of what we might call “the laws of nature.” 

Beatrix (F)

Was an Italian woman who has been commonly identified as the principal inspiration for Dante Alighieri. In Dante’s work, Beatrice is presented as divine knowledge.

Little lu (M) - "Beat and Broken Spirits"

An affectionately named Lucifer. Lucifer has become a byword for Satan or the devil in the church and in popular literature, as in Dante Alighieri’s Inferno.

Daughter of Danaus (F)

In Greek mythology, one of the fifty daughters of Danaus. All but one of them killed their husbands on their wedding night, and are condemned to spend eternity carrying water in a sieve or perforated device.

Persephone (F)

In Greek mythology, was the Queen of the Underworld.

OSIRIS (M) - "Living Dead Solo"

The Egyptian Lord of the Underworld and Judge of the Dead, brother-husband to Isis, and one of the most important gods of ancient Egypt.

HEL (f)

In Norse mythology, Hel is a being who presides over a realm of the same name, where she receives a portion of the dead. 

Virgil (m)

Was an ancient Roman poet who appeared in Dante Alighieri’s works as Dante’s guide through Hell and Purgatory. In Dante’s work, Virgil is presented as human reason.

Dante (m)

Dante Alighieri was instrumental in establishing the literature of Italy, and his depictions of Hell, Purgatory and Heaven provided inspiration for the larger body of Western art.

Sisyphus (M)

In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was the king of Ephyra. He was punished for his self-aggrandizing craftiness and deceitfulness by being forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill only for it to roll down when it nears the top, repeating this action for eternity.

Eurydice (F) - "Lifesong"

In Greek mythology, was part of an epic romance with Orpheus, who tried to bring her back from the dead.

Pluto (m)

In Roman mythology, was the King of the Underworld.

Register your interest

  • This production will be designed for recycled and reused materials.
  • There are no non-singing roles in Jasper in Deadland.
  • After the vocal audition, actors will be asked to perform a cold read.
  • There will be no dance audition, but the show will involve some choreography
  • There are no show fees for this production.
  • All audition slots are currently full, you will be placed on a wait list and contacted shortly.

If you have any questions about the audition process feel free to reach out to auditions@citytheatre.com.au

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