The Garden Suburb Theatre (GST) is a friendly and welcoming amateur theatre company.

We are a registered charity promoting involvement in the Dramatic Arts in North London. We welcome anyone who wishes to learn more about drama, either by participating in or coming to watch one of our diverse programme of shows.

Audition Notice

Jungle Rock

by Terry Rogers

A classic story with a sixties beat

Performances

Performance Dates:

  • Tuesday 17th February 2015, 7:30pm
  • Wednesday 18th February 2015, 7:30pm
  • Thursday 19th February 2015, 7:30pm
  • Friday 20th February 2015, 7:30pm
  • Saturday 21st February 2015, 2:30pm
  • Saturday 21st February 2015, 7:30pm

The Lund Theatre, UCS, Frognal, London NW3 6XH

Audition

St Margaret's Church Hall, Victoria Avenue N3 1BD

Saturday 18th October 2014, 11am - Adults

Saturday 18th October 2014, 2:30pm - Juniors (14 and under)

Pre-Audition Workshop

St Margaret's Church Hall, Victoria Avenue N3 1BD

Saturday 11th October 2014, 2:30pm

Director: Gabi Maddocks

Choreographer: Emma Solomons

Musical Director: Jon Musker

GST is delighted to present JUNGLE ROCK, Terry Rogers' fun-filled musical which retells Rudyard Kipling's famous story

We are looking for a cast of 25 to 30. There are plenty of brilliant parts for adults and children. All the roles have solo speaking lines, and most of the cast will sing solo or in small groups. Everyone will have lots to do: there are big choral numbers and lots of opportunities to sing, dance and act your paws off!

Before the audition please try and come to the informal Jungle Rock Workshop on 11 October (2.30 – 5pm). Learn a couple of songs from the show, have fun with some simple choreography and take part in some fun acting games and exercises related to the story.

For audition extracts please email Gabi: gabim@ddocks.com. Anyone auditioning for a solo singing role will need to sing one of the songs from the show, accompanied by a backing track. Please email Jon for a list of audition songs: jon@muskernet.com

These are open auditions. Please read the auditions page if you have never auditioned with the GST before.

Jungle Rock

Adult:
  • AkelaMale. The Leader of the Wolves – optional solo singing
  • Father WolfMale. Mowgli's adoptive father – optional solo singing
  • RakshaFemale. Mowgli's adoptive mother – sings solo in one song
  • Tabaqui the JackalMale. Shere Kahn’s sleazy sidekick – sings solo in five songs
  • Shere KahnMale. The Villain – sings solo in four songs
  • Chief MonkeyMale or Female. Kinda Crazy – sings solo in one song
  • KaaFemale. Slinky Seductress – sings solo in three songs
  • BagheeraMale. Cool Cat – sings solo in three songs
  • BalooMale. The Bear – sings solo in three songs
  • ChilMale or Female. A Keen-eyed Kite

Young Adult (approx age 15-25):
  • Animal 1, 2 and 3Male or Female. Solo lines and ensemble singing
  • Jackal 1, 2 and 3Female . Tabaqui's backing singers and a solo song
  • Wolf 1, 2Male or Female. Ensemble singing and optional solo singing

Junior (14 and under):
  • Young Mowglinon-speaking role, as young and cute as possible
  • Mowgli solo singing in three songs
  • Grey Brothersolo singing in one song

All the following have solo lines and can sing solo or ensemble:
  • Little Brother
  • White Brother
  • Brown Brother
  • Red Brother
  • Monkey 1
  • Monkey 2
  • Monkey 3
Adults looking for chorus or solo singing roles will need to choose one of the three songs listed below to sing. Juniors will need to sing He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.
You won't need to sing more than one verse and chorus - depending on how the time goes it may be much less than that.
If you missed the workshop, please listen to the tracks and look at the lyrics so you are prepared.
We can only do the singing audition with the pieces listed below, please don't bring your own piece.

Audition Pieces:

Adults and Young Adults
Juniors
Lyrics (all)
Music - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (juniors)
Music - My Guy (adults)
Music - Dedicated Follower of Fashion (adults)
Music - Lets Twist Again (adults)


Please contact us at JungleRock@gardensuburbtheatre.org.uk if you want any more information or a copy of the script for reading. 
 
We will be rehearsing on two evenings a week and on Sunday afternoons. Rehearsals will be held at St. Margaret's Church Hall.

Please note that, though you do not have to join the GST to audition, all actors in a GST show are required to be members.

Rehearsals will be on Sundays and two evenings in the week, and will be held at the Free Church Hall.

We look forward to seeing you!