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Songs for a New World

Wednesday 28 February 2024, 7.15pm

Thursday 29 February 2024, 8.15pm

Friday 1 March 2024, 6pm

Modernist Garden, Hamilton Gardens

Director: Kyle Chuen

Musical Director: Nick Braae

This contemporary song cycle weaves characters and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery. The first musical from Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, this moving collection of songs examines life, love and the choices that we make. 

An all star local cast will share the stage with national musical theatre icons Jane Leonard (Wicked, Jersey Boys) and Nic Kyle (Kinky Boots, The Music Man).

BOOK TICKETS

Presented as part of the Hamilton Arts Festival | Toi Ora Ki Kirikiriroa.

AUDITIONS
Be More Chill

Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 March, 2024

Production dates: 22-30 August 2024, Meteor Theatre

Director: Ella Veitch

Musical Director: Ye-Gon Ryoo

Choreographer: Rachael Bloemendal

“Be More Chill”, a hilarious and dynamic musical, follows Jeremy Heere’s pursuit of popularity. Simply trying to "more than survive", Jeremy and his best friend Michael have each other to navigate the suffocating social climate of high school. But what would he do if that all could change? After taking an undercover, easy-to-swallow pill, Jeremy’s social life transcends the ordinary and plunges into a futuristic frenzy. With the SQUIP (a nano computer implanted in the brain), now on Jeremy’s side,  Jeremy has an unconventional guide to achieving optimum ‘coolness’. Amidst chaos, the musical explores friendship, identity, the challenge of self-acceptance, and teenage struggles, with edgy melodies and electrifying performances. 

Characters: 

 

Jeremy: 

Age: late teen, young adult (18-25)

Vocal Type: Tenor 

Dancing: Mover 

 

Michael:

Age: late teen, young adult (18-25)

Vocal Type: Tenor

Dancing: Mover

 

The SQUIP:

Age: Young Adult, Adult (21-35)

Vocal Type: Tenor 

Dancing: Strong mover / dancer

 

Christine: 

Age: Late teen, young adult (18-25)

Vocal Type: Alto / Mezzo 

Dancing: Mover 

 

Jeremy’s Dad / Mr. Reyes:

Age: Adult

Vocal Type: Baritone

Dancing: Mover 

 

Rich Goranski / Ensemble:

Age: late teen, young adult (18-25)

Vocal Type: Tenor

Dancing: Strong mover / dancer

 

Jenna Rolan / Ensemble:

Age: late teen, young adult (18-25)

Vocal Type: Mezzo / Soprano

Dancing: Strong mover / dancer

 

Chloe Valentine / Ensemble:

Age: late teen, young adult (18-25)

Vocal Type: Mezzo / Soprano

Dancing: Strong mover / dancer

 

Brooke Lohst / Ensemble:

Age: late teen, young adult (18-25)

Vocal Type: Alto / Mezzo

Dancing: Strong mover / dancer

 

Jake Dillinger / Ensemble:

Age: late teen, young adult (18-25)

Vocal Type: Baritone / Tenor 

Dancing: Strong mover / dancer

Expressions of interest are now open so flick us an email (let us know your preferred day/time to audition): info@boldtheatre.nz

We’ll get back to you with a confirmed time, location and everything else you might need to know.

Dance auditions on both mornings. Callbacks Sunday afternoon or another evening during the week depending on availability.

BACKSTAGE CREW

We're also on the lookout for backstage crew - from Stage Manager to props, sound/lighting operator to hair/makeup. If you have backstage skills and would like to join us, flick us an email with your area of expertise and we'll be in touch.

Email: info@boldtheatre.nz

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