True Blue Aussie Review

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          A medley of music, monologues, skits and short scenes loosely set  at the time of the local Agricultural exhibition and Rodeo or Show in any large city of Australia. You may like to set your review at the local golf club, or race meet. Anyplace where salesmen, jockeys, rodeo riders, performers, country folk and city folk are gathered together to have a good time.

 

Half the fun of doing something like this is the dressing up, so be sure to go absolutely over the top with the costumes and props. A good place to look for these is your mothers wardrobe ....or your local thrift shop. I hope you and your cast enjoy performing this review  as much as we did here in Bundaberg.

 

Gobarup Players Colbibabbin Vic " I cannot begin to tell you how much our audiences loved “TRUE BLUE AUSSIE REVIEW”    We had them literally crying with laughter and they are still talking about it. Congratulations on another successful and very funny script"

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Plot / Synopsis

 

Review. The Oxford Universal Dictionary:- The act of looking over something again, with a view to correction or improvement. To re-view, to submit to examine,  to look back upon, to regard or survey in retrospect.

 

          The True Blue Aussie Review is a medley of music, monologues, skits and short scenes. Some of this material is new work and some of it is taken from my Theatre Restaurant Scripts and adapted to suit the Australian theme. Ideal for theatre restaurant or presentation in concert form.

         

          Little or no set is required. You may like to add more songs, more skits, perhaps an instrumental number or two if you have the performers available. Some of the roles may be doubled up if a small cast is required. Three females and three males could perform this review admirably if necessary. Or you might like to make every character a different actor and incorporate a chorus.

 

          The action is loosely set  at the time of the local Agricultural exhibition and Rodeo or Show in any large city of Australia. You may like to set your review at the local golf club, or race meet. Anyplace where salesmen, jockeys, rodeo riders, performers, country folk and city folk are gathered together to have a good time.

 

             Half the fun of doing something like this is the dressing up, so be sure to go absolutely over the top with the costumes and props. A good place to look for these is your mothers wardrobe ....or your local thrift shop. I hope you and your cast enjoy performing this review  as much as we did here in Bundaberg.

 

 

ACT ONE.

 

MUSIC No.  1 .. Overture by the Band.

MUSIC No.  2  G’Day G’Day.

MUSIC No.  3   Where the Dog sits on the Tuckerbox.

 (Mum, Dad, Dave, Mabel)

MUSIC No.  4   Medley... Where the Dog Sits on the Tucker Box and Road to Gundagai.

MUSIC No.  5  I’m Going Back again to Yarrawonga.

MUSIC No.  6   Home among the Gum Trees

MUSIC No.  7   Shaddap-a You Face (Giuseppe)

MUSIC No.  8   Mandrake (Dave)

MUSIC No.  9  Carra Barra Wirra Canna (Girls)

MUSIC No.  10  Old Man Emu.

MUSIC No.  11.  I like Aeroplane Jelly.

 

ACT TWO. 

 

MUSIC No. 12. Overture by Band.

MUSIC No.  13  Down by the River Side (All)

MUSIC No. 14  The Thrashing Machine.   (Dave.)

MUSIC No. 15   Typical Australian Man

MUSIC No. 16   A Town Like Alice

MUSIC No. 17  Tie Me Kangaroo Down

MUSIC No. 18   Sheik of  Scrubby Creek

MUSIC No. 19  The Twelve days of Christmas

MUSIC No. 20.  Waltzing Matilda

MUSIC No. 21  I Still Call Australia Home

N.B.  This script is text only. Above music is an indication only of the type of song suitable. Music is of your own choosing and copyright and APRA permission should be sought from the publishers of any music used.

 

 

Cast

 

Master of Ceremonies............................................................................ Singer, plays several roles.

 

Grace...................................................................................................... Sophisticated City Cousin

 

Mabel....................................................................................................................... Country Cousin

 

Dad........................................................................................................................................ Farmer

 

Mum............................................................................................................................ Farmers Wife

 

Dave.............................................................................................................................. Farmers Son

 

Swagman.............................................................................. Could double as Dad, Bush Comedian

 

Waiter ..................................................................................................................... Male or Female

Herb............................................................................................................................ Car Salesman

Gentleman............................................................................................................ Riding Competitor

Tim Shaw.................................................................................................... The Dumbtell Salesman

Giuseppe.................................................................................................................... Local Fruiterer

Norm................................................................................................................................. Lost Yobo

 Vera....................................................................................................... Could be played by Mabel

 Millie, ...................................................................................................... Could be played by Mum

 Carmel.................................................................................................... Could be played by Grace

Chorus Optional.

 

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Production Costs

12.5% of Box Office Gross. Minimum $110 per performance. Scripts are $17.50 each or $165 for licence to photocopy.