We’re very excited to present our 2016 Season of Scouts Shouts Youth Theatre.
Be whisked away to a steampunk universe in “The Tale of Atro City” and laugh at the antics of our hilarious monsters as the attempt to run the “Monster’s Hotel”.
Performances will be held at the Golden Grove Arts Centre from Wednesday 7th to Saturday 10th September.
We’ve had a number of teams working very hard over the last six months to create the 2016 season of Scouts Shouts Youth Theatre. These include the Executive Team, Production Team, Writer’s Team and the Young Directors. We’re very excited to be bringing it to you.
This year’s first half is called ‘The Tale of Atro City’. Set in a steampunk universe, this thrilling adventure follows a robot-child, who must prove his innocence after being accused of committing evil crimes! Developed by our Young Director team, the second half of this year’s show is titled "Monster’s Hotel".
A gaggle of hilarious monsters attempt to run a hotel for their own kind, where ghouls, goblins, zombies and ghosts can come and stay. As we travel through the hotel, we’ll get to see the guest’s rooms, the kitchen, the day care centre and even the laundry! We would love for you to be a part of this year’s show.
In 1973 a young leader of the 1st Salisbury Group, David Ryder, had ambitions to take his scouts to the snow fields for a winter camp. David came up with a unique fund raising venture, a Group Gang Show. Armed with an abundance of Ralph Reader material, a rent free Scout Hall and a group of eager would be performers Scout Shouts was born.
The first performance was in the newly built 1st Salisbury Scout Hall and was directed by the now legendary Mike Linscott. His support crew included his wife Carole, Barry Plush, Ken Sandford, Alan Thompson and of course Dave Ryder. All this was carefully watched over by the then Group Leader Tug Wilson, who made sure that the show maintained the Scouting First ethos.
Our shows first few years didn't really have a venue to call home for performances. Having performed at the Levels and Salisbury institute, in 1981 the decision was made to perform at the Parks Community Centre in a "theatre in the round" format. The Parks was our home until 2013 when the theatre was closed as part of a major complex overhaul which saw us move to the Golden Grove Arts Centre for our 40th season.
The move to Golden Grove has allowed us to grow with a larger theatre, increased seating capacity, large stage floor and extra space back stage which gives us the flexibility to grow and further enhance the show. The last 40 years of the show has seen amazing growth, from the first show where 180 people crammed in the newly built scout hall for a two night season to our latest season with dramatically different capacity and facilities!
The format of the show has evolved over the years from the Ralph Reader Style of stage show to a style that made the most of the Parks amphitheatre stage and now the much larger yet still intimate Golden Grove stage. The two halves of the show allow for a fully produced play in one half and a second half that features a variety of themed items produced by our Young Director program.
In 1996, Scout Shouts left behind the Gang Show tag and officially become Scout Shouts Youth Theatre. Our success is the direct result the collaboration of Joeys, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and of course Guides working together to produce a very creative theatrical performance. With the average age of our cast being 12yrs we have been offering a truly unique show for over 40yrs.
The Box Office is open and it's time to book your tickets!
This year bookings can be made on-line, you can easily pick your seat and print your tickets. To book just click here to head to our booking page.
If you have any booking queries please contact the ticket team or phone 0411 660 506
In case it didn't make it home or you weren't at rehearsal here is the latest newsletter to read.
Click here to download and read.
All members over the age of 18 are required to have a current National Police Check. Members of Scouting will already have this in place but for all other crew you can download one here. Please speak with admin if you have any queries on the process.
SACE Self-Directed Community Learning
SSYT is facilitating this opportunity for cast & crew youth members: If you will be in year 10, 11 or 12 in 2015 you may be able to earn SACE credits as part of the SACE Self-directed community learning program. There is no cost to be involved.
If you think that this opportunity might help you, contact Jacqui Asser for further information.
Cast & Crew Awards
Mike Linscott Award
Most Outstanding Cast Member
Every member of cast aspires to receive this award. To get it doesn’t just mean your turn up on time every rehearsal. It is for those that go above and beyond their expected duties.
The production team votes on the cast member that has shown themselves to be worthy after every rehearsal and at the end of the season the votes are tallied and the winner announced on opening night.
Alan Thompson Award
Most Outstanding Crew Member
Every member from every department of the Scouts Shouts Crew is eligible to receive this award.
Both cast and crew can vote with the winner announced between our two Saturday performances.
Please contact the relevant person below with any queries:Post PO Box 447, Salisbury SA 5108
Phone 0475 409 567
Leader in Charge
Andrew Linscott firstname.lastname@example.org
Colin Shepherd email@example.com
Michael Retz firstname.lastname@example.org
Louise Eldridge email@example.com