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Halswell Drama Group in Halswell, Christchurch – Canterbury presents Disco Inferno

Opening July 14

Things To Know About This Production

This sublime, more-than-just-a-jukebox musical is a trip back to the decade that brought us flared trousers, platform shoes and glitter. In Disco Inferno,the story of Faust is brought to life in an explosion of hit songs, high-energy dance routines and glitter ball-spinning action.

Disco Inferno is chock-full of the songs that defined a generation. Jack is an aspiring musician who wants nothing more than to be famous, so signing away this thing called a soul is a small price to pay. But Jack soon finds out that all that glitters isn't gold on the other side, especially if you're all out of love. Working late in a London nightclub, DISCO INFERNO, Jack meets Lady Marmalade - a femme fatale and right-hand lady to the Devil himself. Dreaming of becoming successful, Jack strikes a 'Faustian' pact with her, trading his soul to fulfil his wildest fantasies. Sound like an ideal bargain? Think again...Jack soon becomes an international success...a sensation - even travelling the Atlantic to make an appearance on Dick Clarke - but success proves hollow. He has the fame and fortune he'd ways dreamed of but is losing something far more important - his devoted girlfriend, Jane... One disaster quickly follows another. If only he could turn back time... If only he could make one more trade, trading all he has now for something far more important... the love of his life.


CAST

JACK, the young and impressionable wannabe 'superstar'. Confident, humble, determined. A true "good guy" who loves his girlfriend and adores his friends. Audition song suggestion: Could It Be Magic or Play That Funky Music White Boy


Gender: Male

Age: Mid to late 20s

Vocal range top: D6

Vocal range bottom: A3

JANE, Jack's devoted girlfriend/fiancé. Loves and supports him whole-heartedly. Pretty and sweet, she stands up for herself when she thinks Jack is taking advantage of her. Audition song suggestion: I Will Survive

Gender: Female

Age: Mid to late 20s

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: G3

TOM, Jack's lifelong best friend and Maggie's boyfriend. Somewhat nerdish and always one step behind in whatever is going on. Always trying to be smooth with the ladies. Audition song suggestion: Some Girls

Gender: Male

Age: Mid to late 20s

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: C4

MAGGIE, Tom's girlfriend. She is a fanatic for 'The Beatles.' Emotional and controlling at times. Audition song suggestion: I Love To Love

Gender: Female

Age: 18 to 25

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: B3

HEATHCLIFFE, the egotistical, malevolent singer in the 'Disco Inferno' club. Loves the spotlight and is jealous of anyone who might take it. Very handsome. Audition song suggestion: Leader Of The Gang

Gender: Male

Age: Mid 20s to 40

Vocal range top: C6

Vocal range bottom: B3

KATHY, Heathcliffe's long-suffering girlfriend. She is a shallow seductress and only with Heathcliffe for the material possessions she hopes it will bring. Audition song suggestion: Street Life

Gender: Female

Age: Late 20s to early 30s

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: G3

TERRY, Jack and Tom's friend. He is a smooth-talking DJ who is there to support his friends in their time of need.

Gender: Male

Age: mid to late 20s

DUKE, the ageing, 'hippy' rocker. He is the owner of the local nightclub who tries to offer Jack advice. Father-figure type. Perpetually nostalgic. Audition song suggestion: Boogie Nights

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 55

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: E4

LADY MARMALADE, the Devil's right-hand lady. A femme fatale sent to seduce Jack into signing away his soul. She is well spoken, persuasive, and domineering. Audition song suggestion: Hot Stuff

Gender: Female

Age: 30s

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: G3

NICK DIABLO, eccentric English fashion consultant and acolyte of the Devil. He is overly glamorous and the epitome of camp. Talks fast and makes decisions even faster. A self-labelled genius. Audition song suggestion: Pop Muzik

Gender: Male

Age: 30s

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: B3


 

OTHER SPEAKING ROLES: 

Andy (a 'camp' barman)

Photographer

Announcer - i.e. The Roundhouse Stage Manager

Compare at The Roundhouse

5 Radio Announcers

Molly Meldrum (TV host @ Countdown Studio, Australia)

Producer at the Countdown Studio

Priest

Daryl Horner - Radio 1's host

ENSEMBLE: Dancers, Screaming Fans, Audience Members, Secretaries, Devil's Acolytes, Kids in the Cinema, Executives & P.A's, Press / Photographers etc..










MUSICAL NUMBERS

(PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE SONGS IN THE AUSTRALIAN AND NZ EDITION. UK AND USA ARE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT.)

1 Overture / Disco Inferno (Instrumental) 


2 Celebration/A Night To Remember (Full Company) 

3 If You Leave Me Now (Heathcliffe, Kathy, Jack & Jane) 

4 Old Time Rock N Roll (Duke & Male Company) 


5 Kissing In The Back Row of the Movies (Tom & Company) 


6 Hot Stuff (Lady Marmalade & Girls) 


7 Some Girls (Tom, Jack & Male Company) 

8 You To Me Are Everything (Jack, Jane & Company) 



9 Streetlife (Kathy) 


10 Village People Medley (In The Navy/Go West/YMCA) (Guys) 

11 Could It Be Magic (Jack & Company) 

12 Leader of the Gang (Heathcliffe) 


13 Pop Muzik (Nick Diablo & Company) 


14 Boogie Nights (Jack & Company)


15 Entr’acte / Radio Montage (Instrumental) 


16 Theme from Countdown…SFX 

17 Star Man ( Jack and the whole Company) 

18 Figaro (Jane & Company) 


19 I Love To Love (Maggie & Company) 

20 Groove Medley (Lets Groove/Boogie Wonderland/Blame It On The Boogie) (Jack & Company) 


21 I Will Survive (Jane) 


22 No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) (Kathy & Jane) 


23 Don’t Give Up On Us Baby (Jack & Jane) 


24 Fire (Duke & Company) 


25 Spirit In The Sky ( Jack & Company) 


26 Play That Funky Music White Boy (Jack & Company) 









REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30pm- 9:30pm.

The read through will be held on Tuesday 15th March 7:30pm - 9:30pm.

Our rehearsals will start on Thursday 17th March 7:30pm- 9:30pm.

Sunday rehearsals will begin from the 29th May and these will run from 5:30pm- 9:30pm.

Rehearsals will be held at the Halswell Community Hall, 450 Halswell Road.

Please note: We will do our best to adhere to the rehearsal schedule but as we get closer to show time and as the technical elements are added in, some of these rehearsals may need to be extended if necessary


































Performance Dates

  • Jul 14 Thursday 7:30 PM
  • Jul 15 Friday 7:30 PM
  • Jul 16 Saturday 2:00 PM
  • Jul 16 Saturday 7:30 PM
  • Jul 20 Wednesday 7:30 PM
  • Jul 21 Thursday 7:30 PM
  • Jul 22 Friday 7:30 PM
  • Jul 23 Saturday 7:30 PM

Auditions For Disco Inferno

What To Expect At Auditions


Auditions will be held at Halswell Community Hall, 450 Halswell Road, Christchurch 8025

AUDITION DATES/TIMES (Age 15+)

Tuesday 22nd February 7:30pm - 9:30pm






Thursday 24th February 7:30pm - 9:30pm


Sunday 27th February 6:30pm - 9:15pm

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your audition and ensure you have your performance song ready and your voice is warmed up. Auditions last for 12 minutes. There will be a character list available for you to look through - Please take the time to read through to confirm the role(s) that you are interested in auditioning for.



If you are required for a callback, you will be advised.

DANCE AUDITION DATE/TIME - (All auditionees MUST attend )

Sunday 27th February 5:15pm - 6:15pm

Please don’t panic! This session will cater to ALL levels of dance abilities – from the non-movers to the experienced dancers - It will be very relaxed and fun. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a drink bottle.


SONG SELECTION FOR AUDITIONS


If you would like to audition for a specific role, there will be an option associated with the character on the character list for you to perform.

If you would like to audition for an ensemble role, please feel free to choose any song from the 70s that showcases your vocal ability, or any song from the show.







You are welcome to sing acapella or bring a backing track to connect to a Bluetooth speaker. We do have backing tracks already available for all suggested songs for the lead roles.

BOOKING YOUR AUDITION



When booking your audition, please ensure you book your preferred solo audition time slot PLUS the group dance audition slot at 5:15pm on Sunday 27th February.

Due to the Halswell Community Hall requiring vaccine passes, we need to advise that you will need to be fully vaccinated in order to audition and to be a part of the show.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30pm- 9:30pm.

The read through will be held on Tuesday 15th March 7:30pm - 9:30pm.

Our rehearsals will start on Thursday 17th March 7:30pm- 9:30pm.

Sunday rehearsals will begin from the 29th May and these will run from 5:30pm- 9:30pm.

Rehearsals will be held at the Halswell Community Hall, 450 Halswell Road.

Please note: We will do our best to adhere to the rehearsal schedule but as we get closer to show time and as the technical elements are added in, some of these rehearsals may need to be extended if necessary

Please note that every person participating as cast or crew in this production must be a financial member of the Halswell Drama Group. The fees are as follows:

$20 for a single membership

$30 for a double membership (two from the same family)

$40 for a family membership (three or more)

If you have any questions at all regarding the audition process, please contact:

Lauren Moore – Auditions Co-ordinator Ph: 027 480 0503

Email: halswelldramagroup@outlook.com

Audition Times

  • Feb 22 Tuesday 7:30 PM
  • Feb 22 Tuesday 7:42 PM
  • Feb 22 Tuesday 7:54 PM
  • Feb 22 Tuesday 8:06 PM
  • Feb 22 Tuesday 8:18 PM
  • Feb 22 Tuesday 8:30 PM
  • Feb 22 Tuesday 8:42 PM
  • Feb 22 Tuesday 8:54 PM
  • Feb 22 Tuesday 9:06 PM
  • Feb 24 Thursday 7:30 PM
  • Feb 24 Thursday 7:42 PM
  • Feb 24 Thursday 7:54 PM
  • Feb 24 Thursday 8:06 PM
  • Feb 24 Thursday 8:18 PM
  • Feb 24 Thursday 8:30 PM
  • Feb 24 Thursday 8:42 PM
  • Feb 24 Thursday 8:54 PM
  • Feb 24 Thursday 9:06 PM
  • Feb 27 Sunday 5:15 PM
  • Feb 27 Sunday 6:30 PM
  • Feb 27 Sunday 6:42 PM
  • Feb 27 Sunday 6:54 PM
  • Feb 27 Sunday 7:06 PM
  • Feb 27 Sunday 7:18 PM
  • Feb 27 Sunday 7:30 PM
  • Feb 27 Sunday 7:42 PM
  • Feb 27 Sunday 7:54 PM
  • Feb 27 Sunday 8:06 PM
  • Feb 27 Sunday 8:18 PM
  • Feb 27 Sunday 8:30 PM
  • Feb 27 Sunday 8:42 PM
  • Feb 27 Sunday 8:54 PM
  • Feb 27 Sunday 9:06 PM
  • Apr 30 Saturday 10:00 AM

Audition Form

Cast List For Disco Inferno

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