Big cast needed for Musical Comedy’s Witches of Eastwick

ARARAT - If you love to express yourself on stage, then Ararat Musical Comedy Society's production of The Witches of Eastwick is the place to be!

The Society will hold a familiarisation night for those interested in being involved in the production, whether that be on stage or behind the scenes, tonight at the Ararat Performing Arts Centre craft room (entrance adjacent to the Ararat Art Gallery) at 7.30pm.

The show is set in the sleepy New England town of Eastwick, where the three (not-so-wicked) witches Alexandra Spofford, Sukie Rougemont and Jane Smart are divorcees feeling trapped in their everyday humdrum lives. One stormy night, high on martinis and brownies, they make a crazy wish - for a man to make their own.

But their wish has consequences they could never have dreamed of..

A few days later, the mysterious and charismatic Darryl Van Horne arrives in Eastwick with a bang, taking over the local historical mansion to the horror of town doyen and president of the Eastwick Preservation Society, Felicia Gabriel.

The stranger from New York wastes no time in getting to know the three women and setting them free to plan their revenge on the conservative town.

Darryl encourages them to find the magic within themselves and they finally 'fly'across the new England night.

But too much of a good thing can't last forever...soon Alex, Jane and Sukie must face the consequences of their newfound passion for Darryl and the magic he can teach them.

The main characters include: Darryl van Horne, Jane Smart, Sukie Rougemont, Alexandra Spofford, Felicia Gabriel, Clyde Gabriel, Michael Spofford, Jennifer Gabriel, Fidel (Darryl's sidekick) and a 'young girl', who appears sporadically throughout the show. There is also a large chorus of men and women.

The songs are modern, upbeat and funny and anyone hoping to become involved is urged not to compare the musical production with the film on which it is based, as the stage show is much lighter, funnier and audience friendly.

Director Sue O'Neill invites anyone interested to attend the familiarisation night tonight, where audition information will be provided.

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