A Wealth of Talent at Kid’s Workshop

A fantastic group of keen kids worked with guest Director Keren Smithies, guest vocalist Elizabeth Sandman and the Vocal Director Brett Budgeon in a three hour music and drama workshop.

Honing their skills in the lead up to auditions for The Sound of Music next week, the kids took on three and four part harmonies, got familiar with some of the classic music from the show and learnt some great singing exercises. In the drama session, theatre games helped bring out some terrific acting skills and also gave some added confidence for the upcoming auditions.

These talented youngsters have certainly given Director Emil Djakic a lot to think about as he prepares to audition many of these children for the roles of the Von Trapp family.

Thanks to our great session leaders for a fantastic afternnon of fun and friendship.  Thank you also to the committee members who helped out during the afternoon.


THE SOUND OF MUSIC – All sessions for auditions are now full!

 We will be opening up Tuesday 4th December from 6.30pm for further auditions.  This session will be for all ADULT characters + Leisl and Rolf.

Please note, we will not be auditioning children during this session. 

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of this classic musical!
Call Maree on 0408 079 805 to book your audition.

The Sound of Music – A Great Turn Out to Our Information Session

Thanks to everyone who came along to our information session for The Sound of Music.  We were delighted with the turn out!

While we had lots of talented boys and girls book in for their auditions, we would like to hear from some more men and women (and also some young men).

If you’d like to book an audition time, please give Maree a call on 0408 079 805.

See below for more information about our upcoming auditions.

The Sound of Music – Audition Information

Information Session
Friday 16 November 6pm at the Uniting Church Hall, Steele Street

Click here for The Sound of Music Audition Kit.
For the acting section of auditions you will be required to prepare a reading from the recommended lists below.   Additional copies will be available at the Information Session and Auditions.

Female monologues                 Male monologues

Click here for the Audition Registration Form only.

Children’s Workshop
Saturday 24 November, 1-4pm

Acting Sessions with Keren Smithies
Music Sessions with Brett Budgeon & Elizabeth Sandman

Friday 30 November, Saturday 1 December & Sunday 2 December
All auditions will be held at the Uniting Church Hall, Steele Street.

Auditions can be booked at the Information Session or by calling Maree on 0408 079 805 AFTER the Information Session.


Society Announces a Much Loved Classic

Devonport Choral Society is excited to announce their next major musical production, one of the world’s favourite musicals – Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music.

Loved by adults and children of all ages, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s final musical collaboration features such well-known favourites as “Climb Every Mountain”, “Edelweiss”, “My Favourite Things”, “Do-Re-Mi” and of course, “The Sound of Music”.

The production will be directed by Dr Emil Djakic, with musical direction by Dominique Baker and Brett Budgeon and additional choreography by Elizabeth Viney.

While the songs and the characters will be familiar to many, this production promises to have a very fresh look and feel with all new sets and a vibrant local cast.

The Devonport Choral Society has gained a reputation for very high quality musical theatre in the last few years and has most recently presented less mainstream productions like Bad Girls, Urinetown and Sweeney Todd.  The return to a classic like The Sound of Music will again showcase the versatility of the company and local performers.

“To get to work as a Director for Devonport Choral on The Sound of Music is really exciting. This show is a rich drama supported by a fabulous musical score. I would hope to bring a new generation of musical theatre audiences in to contact with the tension, joy and love that The Sound of  Music celebrates so well on stage”, Dr Djakic said.

An information session, children’s workshop and auditions will be held in November.  Additional information will be released on the Society’s website as details are confirmed.

Important dates (times tba)
Information Session – Friday 16 November
Children’s Workshop – Saturday 24 November
Auditions – Friday 30 November, Saturday 1 December & Sunday 2 December
Season – Friday 17 May – Saturday 1 June 2013

An Audition Information Kit will be published on this website by the end of October.

Audition registrations will be taken from the evening of the Information Session.

We’re Back!

After a few sad months when our website was lost in the murky depths of cyberspace, we are finally back from the ether! As soon as normal internet speed resumes, which will be after the 23rd of this month; updates will be made, Bad Girl’s photos added and we are looking at setting up a way to organize downloads for those peskily large music files. Stay tuned folks 🙂


Notice of AGM


The AGM of the Devonport Choral Society will be held on Monday 19th September at 7pm, at the offices of the Australian Education Union, Steele Street, Devonport (across from KMart).  All members are invited to attend.  This meeting will be followed by a regular committee meeting.

If you are interested in becoming a DCS Committee Member and would like more information, please let Maree know.



The Rough Guide to Urinetown!

If you are thinking about auditioning for Urinetown – the Musical then have we got the guide for you! Documents can be dowloaded for your reading pleasure. You will however, need Adobe Reader to read them.

Urinetown – Character outline

Urinetown 2011 Overview for Cast

Don’t forget, the information night is Friday 12th November at the Uniting Church Hall, Steele St Devonport at 7.30 pm. look forward to seeing you there 😉