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Canberra Gang Show is an annual theatre production by ACT Scouts and Guides from an originally written script by our youth creative team.
This year will be 47 years since we first stepped into the spotlight in 1966 with the assistance of Melbourne Gang Show. In 1968 we went it alone and haven't slowed down since. Over our colourful history, we have only performed in 4 different venues; The Canberra Theatre between 1966 and 1974, the Playhouse until 1982 and Erindale Theatre from 1983 to 2012. This year will be our secon year at our 4th venue, the Canberra Grammar Schools, Tim Murray Theatre.
Canberra Gang Show 2014 is scheduled for the July school holidays at the Tim Murray Theatre (Canberra Grammar School), Red Hill.
You can checkout the schedule by clicking the link below:
Canberra Gang Show 2014 Application Information
What is Canberra Gang Show?
Canberra Gang Show is an annual theatre production and is part of the Scouts ACT and Guides ACT programme. It provides an opportunity for learning, developing and sharing theatrical skills, both on stage and behind the scenes. CGS has three goals for every member of Gang; to have fun, for each person to learn, and to put on a good show. Gang Show in Canberra have a strong tradition of being innovative and are strongly supported within the wider Scouts ACT programme.
What can you do in Gang Show?
There are a variety of things you can do in Gang Show, from selling programs to sewing costumes, making props, building sets, hanging lights, playing in the band or acting in the cast. Some positions require technical skills however Gang Show is a training activity and can teach you all the skills you need to fulfil your role. See below for a complete list of positions available. It is anticipated that all members of Gang Show will participate in activities both before and during theatre.
|Cast||Technical & Production||Support|
|Cast (11yrs - 30yrs)||Technical Team (14+yrs)||Admin|
|Props||Front of House(14+yrs)|
|Production Team||Parent Helpers|
Who can join the Gang?
As many people as possible! Canberra Gang Show is looking to have a Gang in excess of 150 people for 2014 To be in the Gang you must be a registered member of the Scout or Guide Association in the following age groups below.
|Cast members||11yrs - 30yrs||30 June 1984 to 30 June 2003|
|Technical||14yrs +||born before 30 June 2000|
|Front of House||14yrs+||born before 30 June 2000|
|Security||18yrs+||born before 30 June 1996|
|Parent Helpers||We welcome parents and friends of members to support the team.|
Canberra Gang Show performances will be in the second week of the July ACT School Holidays at the Tim Murray Theatre in Canberra Grammar School, Red Hill.
Members of the Gang that are 16 on or before 21 July 2014 will require a valid Working with Vulnerable People Card. You will require to show your WWVP Card if you have not attached it to your application form.
Role descriptions are available here
How do I apply to join the Gang?
Submit your online application prior to 5pm Friday 21 February 2014.
Click on the link below.
Members are charged fees which offset the costs of their participation which include:
- Show Script;
- Scarf & Badges;
- Cordial at Rehearsal;
- 5 x Rehearsal Meals for Cast, 4 Rehearsal Meals for Production & Tech, 2 Meals for Support.
- Show Program;
- Opening Night Cake;
- Final Night Gang Dinner;
- After Show Party;
- Reunion; and
- Administration costs.
Other optional costs are for
- Show T-Shirt
- Memorabilia DVD
- Some personal clothing for theatre
|Cast||$120.00||5 Meals + Gang Dinner|
|Technical & Production||$95.00||4 Meals + Gang Dinner|
|Support||$75.00||2 Meals + Gang Dinner|
|T-Shirt||$40.00||Optional Extra (not available after 23/3)|
|DVD||$TBC||By Order form >July 2014|
|Late Apps||$5||>5pm 21 Feb|
Some Technical & Production, Support and Management positions will require you to individually order your theatre meals, each meal will cost $10ea.
Cast will be provided all the meals whilst at theatre and these are already included in your fees.
Production Team members will be required to pay for 5 meals.
Fees will be automatically calculated in the Registration Form.
- Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard)
Payments must be made at time of submitting the application form. If you do not have a credit card, we recommend that you purchase a prepaid visa or mastercard gift card at your local shopping centre, post office or newsagency. Alternatively you can link your bank account to a PayPal account. See www.PayPal.com.au for more information. Canberra Gang Show no longer accepts EFT payments or cheques.
If you withdraw from the Gang at any time from 23 March 2014 you may be refunded any fees that you have paid minus any costs that CGS have incurred with 30 days notice. Please see our Refund Policy for more details.
Interviews for all cast members of Canberra Gang Show will be held on Sat 1 & Sun 2 March. Parents of ALL NEW CAST Gang Members under 18 must attend the interview. This ensures that parents and applicants understand the commitment required and to provide important information about the program.
IT IS NOT Canberra Gang Shows responsibility to ensure you have scheduled an interview time.
|Sat 1 March||10:30am - 12:00pm||Mt Rogers, Charnwood|
|Sat 1 March||1:00pm - 2:30pm||Mt Rogers, Charnwood|
|Sun 2 March||1:00pm - 2:30pm||Kambah Arts Centre|
|Sun 2 March||3:00pm - 4:30pm||Kambah Arts Centre|
PLEASE NOTE: There is a limit of 25 per session, first in first served applies.
The rehearsal venue is the Mount Rogers Scout Hall in Verge Pl, Charnwood.
Click here to see a map of this location
Please note that cast is a big commitment and members are expected to attend all rehearsals. Any known absenses must be discussed with the Director at interviews to allow for this to be managed through the casting process.
Tim Murray Theatre located in Canberra Grammar School, Red Hill off Monaro Crescent in Building 31 (circled in red on the campus map below.
Click here to see a map of this location
Need the paper application form?
Once completed, send to
Fax to (02) 6264 5389
Need more information?
Or call us on 1300 354 451.
Canberra Gang Show is proudly sponsored by
Canberra Gang Show
Canberra Gang Show is a great night out at the theatre. It's also an amazing training opportunity for around 200 young people of the Canberra Region!
Canberra Gang Show is produced annually by a team of volunteers from the Scouting and Guiding communities.
2013 will be 46 years since the first Canberra Gang Show!! After first stepping into the spotlight in 1966 with the assistance of Melbourne Gang Show, in 1968 we went it alone and haven't slowed down since. Over our colourful history, we have only performed in 3 different venues; The Canberra Theatre between 1966 and 1974, the Playhouse until 1982 and Erindale Theatre ever since.
In 2010-13 Canberra Gang Show featured an original script written by the Production & Creative Team.
Our 2013 performance season is staged in the July school holidays. Stay tuned for more details !