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Musician/Singer needed for 7 weeks

Job details

Tim Bray Theatre Company
11 Aug 2020
Work type
Casual employment, Contract
Work classification
Performing Arts



GREEDY CAT by Joy Cowley

Adapted by Tim Bray

Songs by Christine White and Phil Hornblow


Period of work: 31 August – 16 October 2020 

Director: Tim Bray 

Description of Play: “Greedy Cat sat by the big fridge door. Meow! Meow! Meow! He wanted more.”New Zealand’s most famous cat appears live on stage in a delightful, funny and furry show. Based on many of Joy Cowley’s much-loved early reader books. 

“Tim Bray and team bring to life author Joy Cowley and illustrator Robin Belton’s Greedy Cat with a production that celebrates feline curiosities and fun; creating a hugely enjoyable (and far more affordable) kids alternative to Lloyd-Webber’s global hit, Cats.” Theatreview review 

Musician/SingerOur musician is always part of the company, and attends all rehearsals, then performs live during the shows. The show is about 50 minutes long (no interval). For this show, we need our musician to play keyboard or guitar, and to sing two songs. Other instruments could be integrated. 

The job description is detailed below, but feel free to contact us with any questions.  

  • To create incidental music during the show to underscore the action of the show 

  • To rehearse and perform the incidental music, songs, and sound effects prescribed in the show 

  • To play and sing two songs in the show 

  • To suggest and source the sound effects  

  • To assist in the pack in and placement of any sound equipment and musical instruments 

  • To assist the technicians and director in getting the sound levels balanced 

  • To follow the directions of the show’s director, production manager, stage manager, and venue personnel 

  • To attend any publicity sessions – TV, radio, print, live performances – that may be organised by the publicist or the Theatre Company 

  • To provide music for our promotional video trailer 

  • To take part in the meet and greet with the audience after each performance (except the Gala Opening) 

  • To take part in Q+A sessions for Educational groups, Audio Described performances, Sensory Relaxed performances  

  • To adhere to the Theatre Company’s and venue’s Health & Safety Policies and Procedures 


Dates Required: 

Rehearsals (generally 9.15am – 4.45pm daily) at TAPAC, 100 Motions Rd, Western Springs 

Monday 31 August – Friday 4 September 

Monday 7 – Friday 11 September 


Production Week (PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna) 

(generally 9.00am – 7.00pm daily) 

Monday 14 – Friday 18 September 


Filming the show (NB additional payment to this contract) 

TBC but daytime Saturday 19 September @ The PumpHouse Theatre 


Gala Opening (PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna) 

5pm Saturday 19 September 


Educational Season (school and pre-school groups coming to The PumpHouse Theatre for the show during last week of term): 

Monday 21 - Friday 25 September 

10.30am & 1pm daily 


Public (School Holiday) Season (PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna) 

Saturday 26 September 

10.30am & 1pm  


Monday 28 September - Saturday 3 October 

10.30am & 1pm daily  


Monday 5- Saturday 10 October 

10.30am & 1pm daily  


Māngere Arts Centre 

Monday 12 October: Pack in and technical rehearsal (approx. 2pm - 8pm) 

Tuesday 13 – Friday 16 October:  

10.30am & 1pm daily  


Fees: $800 per week (plus GST, if registered) and less WH tax) plus $50 for the Gala Opening performance. Also $50 for any extra shows booked outside the performance schedule above. 


We will be videoing the show for a ‘pay per view’ model. A separate contract for this will be presented. 

How to apply

If interested and available for all dates and times please send CV and a recent photo to Tim Bray QSM, 

Written by

Tim Bray Theatre Company, admin. by The Operating Theatre Trust

3 Aug 2020

Celebrating 30 Years 1991 - 2021  Tim Bray Theatre Company is recognised as Auckland’s leading theatre company for children and one of New Zealand’s oldest professional theatre companies.