Canberra Gang Show 2017 Application Information
What is Canberra Gang Show?
Canberra Gang Show is an annual theatre production and is part of the Scouts ACT and Girl Guides ACT program. It provides an opportunity for learning, developing and sharing theatrical skills, both on stage and behind the scenes. CGS 2017 has three goals for every member of Gang; to have fun, for each person to learn, and to put on a good show.
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 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 (10.5yrs - 30yrs)||Technical Team (14+yrs)||Admin|
|Props||Front of House(14+yrs)|
|Production Team Assistants|
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 2017. To be in the Gang you must be a registered member of the Scout or Guide Association in the following age groups.
|Cast members||10.5yrs - 30yrs||30 June 1987 to 31 December 2006|
|Technical||14yrs +||born before 30 June 2003|
|Front of House||14yrs+||born before 30 June 2003|
|Security & Welfare||18yrs+||born before 30 June 1999 - must hold a current warrant|
|Parent Helpers||We welcome parents and friends of members to support the team.|
Canberra Gang Show performances will be held 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 15 July 2017 will require a valid Working with Vulnerable People Card (WWVP Card). You will be required to show your WWVP Card if you have not attached it to your application form.
Applications for Cast are limited to 75 persons due to venue limitations.
Please note that it is a requirement for Front of House team members to be able to stand for periods of up to 3 hours at a time and be able to undertake some cleaning of the patron areas.
Role descriptions are available here
How do I apply to join the Gang?
Submit your online application prior to 5pm Friday 10 March 2017.
Late registrations may be accepted, please click here to view our late registration article.
Click on the apply button below or click here.
Members are charged fees which offset the costs of their participation which include:
- Show Script;
- Special 50th anniversary scarf and woggle;
- Souvenir badges;
- 4 x Rehearsal Meals for Cast, 4 x Rehearsal Meals for Production, 2 x Rehearsal Meals for Tech, 2 x 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 Hoodie (orders taken to 31 March 2017)
- Memorabilia DVD (orders taken in July)
- Some personal clothing for theatre
|Cast||$125.00||4 Meals + Gang Dinner & Script|
|Production||$120.00||4 Meals + Gang Dinner|
|Technical||$95.00||2 Meals + Gang Dinner|
|Support||$95.00||2 Meals + Gang Dinner|
|Hoodie||TBC||By order before 31 March 2017|
|DVD||TBC||By order form in July 2017|
|Late Apps||$5||after 5pm 10 March|
|Late Apps||$10||after 5pm 10 April|
Some Technical & Production, Support and Management positions will require you to individually order your rehearsal meals, each meal will cost $13ea.
Cast will be provided all the meals whilst at theatre and these are already included in your fees.
Fees will be automatically calculated in the Registration Form.
- Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard)
If you withdraw from the Gang at any time from 31 March 2017 you may be refunded any fees that you have paid minus any costs that CGS have incurred with 45 days notice. Please see our Refund Policy for more details.
Interviews for all cast members of Canberra Gang Show will be held on Sat 18 & Sun 19 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 Show's responsibility to ensure you have scheduled an interview time.
|Sat 18 March||10:30am - 12:00pm||Aranda Scout Hall|
|Sat 18 March||1:00pm - 2:30pm||Aranda Scout Hall|
|Sat 18 March||3:00pm - 4:30pm||Aranda Scout Hall|
|Sun 19 March||1:00pm - 2:30pm||Kambah Arts Centre|
|Sun 19 March||3:00pm - 4:30pm||Kambah Arts Centre|
PLEASE NOTE: There is a limit of 20 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 Co-Directors at interviews to allow for this to be managed through the casting process.
Rehearsal for Band members will be held fairly consistently each Sunday from March to July subject to Band member’s availability.
Technical Teams will be meeting at Curtin via a similar schedule to the cast and will be contacted by their line manager.
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
Need more information?
Or call us on 1300 354 451.
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.
2017 will be 50 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 4 different venues; The Canberra Theatre between 1966 and 1974, the Playhouse until 1982, Erindale Theatre up to 2012, and from 2013 at the Tim Murray Theatre.
Our 2017 performance season is staged in the July school holidays.