The Urapunga Frog Musical Workshops

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Based on the best-selling album of the same name, from the Territory’s own legendary Ted Egan, ‘The Urapunga Frog’ is a musical adventure in the Australian outback!

The story follows a group of children from different parts of Australia as they make their way around the Northern Territory. Along the way we sing Aussie songs, speak different Australian languages, and learn of some of the many and varied heroic figures, from all different cultural backgrounds, who have lived in and loved this timeless part of the world.

‘The Urapunga Frog’ will be staged at Araluen Arts Centre in 2020. It will consist of a core cast of 14 children, aged 8-14, a combined community choir made up of schools and groups from around Alice Springs, and a potential dance ensemble of 10-20.

We are currently on the look out for a cast of kids in Alice Springs to sing two of the songs, and perform a scene from the musical, both of which are to be recorded and put forward in our grant application to help us acquire funding for the staging next year.

It is our hope that if we find the right group that they will stay with us and perform as the cast in the musical, however we will be holding auditions for the musical staging early next year, and will also consider those who attend at that time.

Musical workshops will be held throughout September, at Red Hot Arts Centre, at the following times:

Monday, 2 September, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Wednesday, 4 September, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Monday, 9 September, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Wednesday, 11 September, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Monday, 16 September, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Wednesday, 18 September, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Sunday, 22 September, 1:30pm – 4:30pm (venue TBA)
Monday, 23 September, 4:30pm – 6:30pm (venue TBA)

‘Local kids’ – 6 in total. Playing ages 8-14. All genders considered.

‘City kids’ – 4 in total. Playing ages 8-14. All genders considered.

‘Bush kids’ – 4 in total. Playing ages 8-14. All genders considered.

Venue: Red Hot Arts Centre, 67 Bath Street, Alice Springs

If you and your child are interested in attending a workshop, or to find out more, please drop us a line at:

We look forward to meeting you all!

The Urapunga Frog Musical team.

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