Audition Notices

2016 2017 2018
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

The 1812 Theatre
01-Oct-2017 at 07:30PM
02-Oct-2017 at 07:30PM

22 Feb 2018 to 17 Mar 2018




Director: JOHN MILLS

Enquiries: 9758 3964

Characters Summary: 9F30s,40s,50s,60s
3M 20s,50s

Characters: Chris 50's outgoing, fun loving
Annie 50's fun loving but sensitive
Cora 40's deadpan sense of humour (able to play piano an advantage)
Jessie 60's-70's loves life, down to earth
Celia 30's-50's )
Ruth 40's ) all fun loving
Marie 50's )
John 50's Annie's husband likeable & fun loving
Rod 50's Chris husband
Lawrence late 20's shy with wit is a photographer
Lady Cravenshire 60's slightly pompous

Audition Venue: THE 1812 THEATRE

Theatre: THE 1812 THEATRE

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Synopsis: Action takes place in Knapeley village, Yorkshire in church hall on a hill at the annual W1 conference in London.

Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co.Inc.
09-Oct-2017 at 07:00PM
11-Oct-2017 at 07:00PM

24 May 2018 to 09 Jun 2018


The Elephant Man

Author: Bernard Pomerance

Director: Chris Shaw

Enquiries: Director: 0414 684 346

Characters Summary: 6M 2F

Characters: REDERICK TREVES - a surgeon and teacher
CARR GOMM - administrator of the London Hospital
ROSS - Manager of the Elephant Man
JOHN MERRICK - the Elephant Man
THREE PINHEADS - three women freaks whose heads are pointed
MAN - at a fairground in Brussels
CONDUCTOR - of Ostend-London boat train
PORTER - at the London Hospital
SNORK - also a porter
MRS. KENDAL - an actress

Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre

Theatre: Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre

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Synopsis: This is the true story of an orphan named John Merrick, who was so physically deformed that he became known as the “Elephant Man.” Despite his hideous deformities, Merrick was an incredibly sweet, sensitive and intelligent human being, forced to display himself as a “sideshow freak” in travelling shows. He is found, and befriended, by a brilliant surgeon, who gives him a home in a London hospital for the remaining few years of his life. There he becomes the toast of Victorian London’s high society, but his thirst for normality brings about his eventual demise. A thoroughly moving and thoughtful play, which addresses the simple issue of what it means to be human.

Other Information: To book an audition, please contact the director, Chris Shaw, via email: or phone 0414 684 346.

Peridot Theatre Inc.
22-Oct-2017 at 07:00PM
23-Oct-2017 at 07:30PM

02 Feb 2018 to 17 Feb 2018



Author: Neil Simon

Director: Eyawn Harry

Enquiries: 0403 769 691

Characters Summary: 4M 30-50, 4F 25-50, 2 M or F

Characters: Characters ages are ideal but not set in stone. Actors should consider roles if they feel they can represent the age ranges listed. Applications from all ethnicities welcome.
Ken Gorman: Male, 32-40. A well-spoken, handsome attorney. A bit high strung.
Chris Gorman: Female, 32-38. Ken's elegant and attractive wife. A bit high strung.
Lenny Ganz: Male, 32-42. An accountant who has just wrecked his brand new BMW. Irascible, sarcastic, and very likeable.
Clair Ganz: Female, 30-40. Lenny's gossip-monger, attractive wife. A Westchester, New York housewife type.
Ernie Cusak: Male, 40-55. A smug psychiatrist.
Cookie Cusak: Female, 40-50. Ernie's wife and a cooking show host with a bad back. She has a very dramatic, physical personality.
Glenn Cooper: Male, 32-50. An ambitious, polished man preparing for a run for the state senate.
Cassie Cooper: Female, 25-25. A jealous type. Glenn's trophy wife. Insecure, sexy, shrewish.
Officer Pudney: Male or Female, 23-31. A rookie cop.
Officer Welch: Male or Female: 35-50. A vigorous, straight- talking, veteran police officer.

Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: Unicorn Theatre, Mount Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Road, Mount Waverley (Melways Map 61 ref F11)

Theatre: Unicorn Theatre, Mount Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Road, Mount Waverley (Melways Map 61 ref F11)

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Synopsis: Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get the story straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

The Basin Theatre Group
23-Oct-2017 at 07:00PM

16 Feb 2018 to 10 Mar 2018

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It's Never Too Late

Author: Ron Aldridge

Director: Christine Grant

Enquiries: Contact - Director Christine Grant

Characters Summary: 4M (35-45,50's,60,60) 2F (50's,60)

Characters: Susan Shaw 60 – Somewhat overweight, unfit, strong usually likable personality but insecure about herself

Linda Bridges 50's Fit likes exercising

Peter Bridges 50's Linda's husband

Henry 60 approx - Long time friend

Thomas 35 - 45 - A little nerdy

Richard Shaw 60 approx - Rather full of himself

Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: The Basin Theatre
Corner Doongalla & Simpsons Roads
The Basin VIC

Theatre: The Basin Theatre
Corner Doongalla & Simpsons Roads
The Basin VIC

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Synopsis: Comedy
Originally English, now set in Australia. Time - today.

Susan, deserted by her husband for a younger model, is given all kinds of advice by friends on the local Hall Committee. She decides to take action and attempts to start a new life in the belief that ‘it’s never too late’, and finds herself presented with a most surprising choice to make. Well drawn characters.

Other Information: Script available and/or audition parts by 20th September

Encore Theatre Inc.
29-Oct-2017 at 02:00PM
30-Oct-2017 at 07:30PM

To Be Advised

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James and the Giant Peach

Author: by Roald Dahl | adapted by Richard George

Director: David Collins

Enquiries: 0403 575 351

Characters Summary: 3M (12-18, 30-80) 7F (20-30)
NOTE: All ages and genders are flexible!

Male 12-18
The main character and narrator of the story, James is an orphan who is living with his cruel and abusive aunts, Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker, after his parents were killed by an escaped rhinoceros. James’s wish is to be happy and to have friends. His dream comes true, in a way, when the Giant Peach grows and he meets a group of giant friendly insects. Throughout the story, James transforms from a sad, lonely, and miserable kid into a positive, optimistic, cheerful, upbeat, friendly, and kind-hearted kid.

Male 30-80

Male 30-80

Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker are James’s aunts. They are cruel, rude, selfish, lazy, mean, abusive, and just plain evil. Aunt Sponge is enormously fat and obese, while Aunt Spiker is taller, and very thin, bony, and creepily lanky. They always abuse James and treat him as a slave. Think panto-type evil, looking for over-the-top gross portrayals.

Female 20-30
Old-Green-Grasshopper is a giant talking grasshopper, and the oldest member of the group. She is kind, gentle, friendly, and wise.

Female 20-30
Miss Spider is a giant talking spider. She is tough and feisty, but she is also kind and decent. She is also a hard worker and a talented spinner of silk thread: this comes in handy when they save the peach from sharks!

Female 20-30
Ladybird is a giant talking ladybug. She is kind, helpful, proper, and very motherly to everyone.

Female 20-30
Centipede is a giant talking centipede. She is mischievous, rascally, and a big pest, but is really kind. Her powerful jaws help to break the peach stem to roll the peach away from Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker.

Female 20-30
Earthworm is a giant talking earthworm. She is blind, also a pessimist; cranky, whiny, gloomy, and sarcastic, always saying bad things will happen. But deep down she has a kind heart.

Female 20-30
Glow-worm is a giant talking glowworm. A shy but bright creature, she provides a nightlight in the hollow peach stone room with her tail.

Female 20-30
Silkworm is a giant talking silkworm. She is a shy, quiet, and timid creature. She loves to take a nap, and she is a talented seamstress. She helps Miss Spider spin silk for the seagulls to save the peach from sharks.

The remaining characters are smaller roles, only seen in one or scenes, so may be combined. The full list is as follows:

Male 30-40

Female 30-40
Mr. and Mrs. Trotter are James’s loving and caring mother and father. They only appear in the beginning, and sadly get eaten by an escaped rhinoceros.

Male 30-40
The Little Old Man is a friendly yet mysterious wizard. He only appears in one scene, where he gives James a bag of magic crocodile tongues.

Female / Male 30-60
The Captain of a ship known as The Queen Mary. She / He only appears in one scene, when they see the Giant Peach flying in the sky.

Female / Male 18-30
The Captain’s first and second mates.

Female / Male 12-60
Parades and crowd activity conclude the play, no lines but probably some random mix of murmuring and calling out.

Precast Characters: None.

Audition Venue: Fleigner Hall
31 Highland Avenue
Oakleigh East VIC 3166

Theatre: Clayton Community Centre Theatrette
9 Cooke Street
Clayton VIC 3168

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Synopsis: Join James as he escapes from his horrible aunts and sets off inside the peach on his magical adventures!

A favourite amongst children and adults alike, this dramatization of Roald Dahl's hugely popular book is the perfect family outing these school holidays.

Gift your child the thrill of theatre, and take an adventure into the world of fantasy as we follow James and his new friends – Old Green Grasshopper, Silkworm, Centipede, Spider, Ladybird, Earthworm, and Glow Worm!

A heart-warming tale of freedom and friendship, this show will enchant all ages.

Other Information: All ages and genders are flexible! To preview the script or book an audition, please call David on 0403 575 351 or email

Mordialloc Theatre Co. Inc.
29-Oct-2017 at 02:30PM
31-Oct-2017 at 07:30PM

16 Feb 2018 to 03 Mar 2018


All the King's Women

Author: Luigi Jannuzzi

Director: Barbara Crawford

Enquiries: or 0414881844

Characters Summary: 5F, 1M
There are six cast members, five female and one male. The female ages are not important, the intention is to have a good mix of types and ages. The male will have to be convincing as an Elvis impersonator. The roles have been allocated equally and spaced to give each actor time to change character. A true ensemble piece, each actor has the opportunity to star as well as support the other cast members. No singing required

Characters: Role 1 (female)
Saleswoman “One Tupelo Saleswoman”
“When Nixon met Elvis”
Lora “Pink Cadillacs and God”

Role 2 (female)
Abby “The Censor and the King”
Alice “When Nixon met Elvis”
Bonny “Warhol explains Art to Elvis”
Guard “One Private Guard”

Role 3 (female)
Barbara “The Censor and the King”
Beth “When Nixon met Elvis”
Cindy “Warhol explains Art to Elvis”

Role 4 (female)
Cynthia “The Censor and the King”
Allie “Warhol explains Art to Elvis”
Leslie “Leaving Graceland”

Role 5 (female)
Eve “Three am in the Garden with a God”
Mona “Pink Cadillacs and God”
Shop Assistant “Leaving Graceland”

Role 6 (male)
Paul “Pink Cadillacs and God”
Eddie “Leaving Graceland”

Precast Characters: None

Audition Venue: Guide Hall
Glebe Ave
(off Charman Rd)

Theatre: Shirley Burke Theatre
64 Parkers Road

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Synopsis: True stories from the life of Elvis Presley told through the eyes of sixteen women. Some enthralled, some appalled, some obsessed. A fast-paced series of five comedic plays and three monologues based on the life of Elvis. From Tupelo Mississippi, where 11 year old Elvis wanted a BB gun instead of a guitar, to the Steve Allen show, from President Nixon’s office to Andy Warhol’s studio, from Cadillac salespeople to a Graceland guard. A touching, funny, nostalgic and novel view of the “King” from a female point of view, without him making an appearance. A family friendly comedy with heart that captures an Elvis you have never seen before. This production incorporates a generous helping of Elvis songs that the audience will know and love.

Other Information: All auditionees must have read the script, please email the director to acquire a copy. The auditionee should choose a section of one of the monologues to perform at the audition. It is not necessary to learn by heart. American accents required.