Most of the roles have been cast and rehearsals are underway, but the Cowra Musical and Dramatic Society (M&D) still needs to find two more performers before it confirms that the new Australian musical ‘Ladies in Black’ will make it to the Civic Centre stage in November.
“All the female roles have been cast, we just need two men and we’re set to stage this wonderful Australian musical,” said M&D President Lawrance Ryan.
“We need one man aged 30-40 to play Rudi – a charming and irrepressible Hun-garian refugee searching for an Australian wife and another aged 50-65 to play Stephan – an ebullient Hungarian intellectual and bon vivant who is husband of one of the female leads Magda.
None of the male roles are overly demanding. There’s plenty of fun to be had during rehearsal and lots of satisfaction when the production finally reaches the stage,” said Lawrance.
Set in 1950s Sydney, ‘Ladies in Black’ tells the story of bookish school leaver Lisa, who joins the staff of a fashionable department store while she waits for her exam results. Over a summer that changes her life, she befriends the ladies of the women’s clothing department. Some are typically Australian but exotic Hungarian Magda – in charge of Model Gowns and her husband Stephan introduce her to the world of high fashion and European culture.
With music by Tim Finn of Split Enz and Crowded House and script by Carolyn Burns, the show is based on the 1993 novel The Women in Black, by Madeleine St John.
Rehearsals are underway at the Cowra Senior Citizen’s Rooms in Railway Lane each Tues day and Thursday evening from 7.30pm and on alternate Sunday afternoons from 2.00pm.
For more information, please contact Lawrence or Robyn Ryan on 6341 337 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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