Information Session – “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” – in 2021

An information session for those wishing to audition for Devonport Choral Society’s 2021 production of BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY will be held at Forth Primary School Performing Arts Centre, Wilmot Road on Sunday 11 October.  The session will start at 2pm.

The information session will be a great opportunity to meet the Production Team, find out more about the show and get some tips on what the Team will be looking for at auditions.

The production will be directed by Sid Sidebottom with vocal direction by Bronwyn Darvell, musical direction by David Turner and Simon McNeair.

BUDDY will require a musically-talented cast of 15 players to act out multiple roles in the life of Buddy Holly, as well as a small band to join the cast in presenting and playing the dynamic music of Buddy Holly and his contemporaries. Anyone thinking of auditioning or wishing to find out more should attend.

No bookings for auditions will be taken prior to the information session and additional information is not available until then.  Auditions will be held 23 – 25 October, at the same venue. Auditions are by appointment only.

BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY will be performed at the paranaple arts centre (Town Hall Theatre) in May 2021.

Sweeney Todd Audition Information

The following pdf documents will be very useful if you are intending to audition for Sweeney Todd. This information will also be available at the information evening but you can help us by printing it out at home. You will need Adobe Reader to read these documents. This is available as a free download here.

Please note: Auditions can only be booked at the information evening or after that time. No auditions will be booked prior to October 31st.

Audition Cover Letter

Audition Registration

Sweeney Todd Audition Info

Vocal Range Guide

Sweeney Todd – a cut above the rest!

DCS is excited to be working on its lastest production, Sweeney Todd, due to be staged in May/June 2009. Director Sid Sidebottom, who has already demonstrated his ability to successfully stage Sondheim with productions of Into the Woods and West Side Story, is once again taking the helm. He has secured the talented Petrina Jahnz as his musical director and, in somewhat of a coup, has managed to lure the amazingly gifted Des Robertson out of retirement to design the set. Production meetings are already underway.

An information evening for Sweeney Todd will be held in the Uniting Church Hall in Steele St Devonport on the evening of October 31st. For those of you interested in superstition and coincidence, this is Halloween – a suitable evening to launch the search for our own Demon Barber of Fleet Street! Auditions will be held the following weekend.

Information night – The King and I

Information evening – Friday 23rd November @ 7pm, Uniting Church hall, Steele Street

Auditions – Friday 30th November, Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December

For bookings and information call 0408 079805

Director – Lindy Hingston
Musical Director – Dominique Baker
Vocal Director – Elizabeth Sandman
Choreographer – Caroline Small