The Great Australian Rock Musical

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Hilarious jukebox musical featuring songs by AC/DC, Midnight Oil, Skyhooks, Dragon, Choir Boys, Daddy Cool, J.O.K. Sherbet, Ted Mulray Gang, Jet, Billy Thorpe, Rick Springfield, Divinyls, The Screaming Jets and more!

Troy and Darren Wilson, the most popular of all the shearers in town, get hitched at a bachelor and spinster ball during a game  of spin the bottle.

Kazza and Shazza become their brides. While drowning their sorrows at getting hitched Troy and Darren are informed that one of them is heir to a

multi-billion dollar sheep station called Tinbinbilla, but it is not known which one.

However all is cast into despair when it is revealed that one of the brothers was married in infancy to someone else and is now a bigamist.

Enter the Peed Family to claim their daughter's spouse and fortune. In a Gilbert and Sullivan style conundrum, the characters have plenty of explaining to do with lots of Aussie  style humour along the way.

"Our show did go well.  Everyone enjoyed it immensely and the cast had a fantastic time. Everyone loved the Aussie rock songs, and I found the show particularly straightforward for staging at our chosen venue.  I also liked the fact that the script allowed for different individuals to shine rather than being reliant solely on one or two characters. " Deirdre Pike Oberon High School.

Photos

Albatross Musical Theatre NSW 2017
Great Lakes College Foster get rockin
B and S Ball
At the hairdresser
Jump in my car
Shopping Trolley Ballet
The boys
Tinbinbilla
Air guitar in the pub
Berrigan dress up their town hall
Sharon and Karen at Oberon High School

Plot / Synopsis

 

ACT ONE

 

 

Prologue

- Australian story

 

Scene 1

- B & S Ball

 

Eagle Rock

All My Friends are getting Married

Scene 2

- Driving in a Holden car

 

April Sun in Cuba

Scene 3A

- At the Hairdressers

Scene 3

- At the sheep station

 

All the Boys in Town

 

Working Class Man

Scene 4

- Still in the Car

 

Bow River

Scene 5

- Dream Sequence/Shopping Trolley Ballet

 

Run to Paradise

Scene 6

- At the Pub

Scene 7

- At Paul’s house

 

Jessie’s Girl

 

Better

Scene 8

- In the Solicitors Office

 

Beds Are Burning

 

 

 

ACT TWO

 

 

Scene 1

- At the sheep station

 

This is Australia

Scene 2

- At Titbinbilla

 

It’s A Long Way To The Top If You Want To Rock’n Roll

Scene 3

- Paul Hitchhiking

 

Jump in My Car

Scene 4

- At Titbinbilla

 

Most People I Know

Scene 5

- The Governess Arrives

 

Help is on its way

Shout

Scene 6

- Epilogue

 

Are you gonna be my girl?

Cast

 

Paul Newton

Ex-trolley boy at Woolies. Owner of multi-billion dollar property TITBINBILLA

 

Troy Wilson

Nine months older than brother Darren. Hardworking. A bloke’s bloke.

 

Darren Wilson

Close to brother Troy. Hardworking. Typical bush bloke.

NB: brothers should be cast looking completely different.ie: Short & tall.

 

Karen Hogan

Local country girl. Quite simple. Biggest ambition in life to snare a man and marry him. Should be played like “Kath & Kim”.

 

Sharon Walker

Best friends with Karen. Shares the same aspirations and dreams as her friend. Should be played like “Kath & Kim”.

 

Mick Peed

Barbara Peed

Married for 25 years. Mick is a country lad who met Barb the city girl. He left his family in the bush to make it big in the water bed industry. They are both into making money, quickly.

 

Kylie Peed

In love with Paul Newton. One time woolies worker, she now works for “Supre”.

 

Bob Howard

Local country solicitor. Should be styled like John Howard but played as the melodramatic villain.

 

Val

The solicitors secretary

 

Servant 1 & 2

Butlers at the TITBINBILLA mansion.

 

The Governess

 

Missing in Action, she holds the answer to mystery.

Jessie’s Girl

A frumpy girlfriend. Possibly a male cast member in drag.

 

Woman 1 & 2

 

Schoolies Girls

 

 

Mother

Customers in the Hairdressing Salon

 

Two or more Bikini clad girls driving to the Gold Coast for Schoolies week.

 

Paul’s mother who dislikes the amount of time he spends with his girlfriend Kylie.

Instrumentation / Rentals

Trumpet Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Violin, Drums, Bass guitar,Guitar, Keyboard.

Production Costs

16% of Box Office. $550 for Music Rental. $88 for CD Backing Track.