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AUDITION NOTICE: "Curtains" by Savoyards Musical Comedy Society

Audition Dates: June 7th - June 10th, 2024

Call Backs: Monday 10th June, 2024 or Wednesday 12th June, 2024 at 7:30pm

Venue: Wynnum State High School, Peel Street, Manly

Minimum Age: 16 years


Principal Audition Details:

  • Private individual auditions for vocal ability and reading skills (10-minute slots)

  • Prepare two contrasting musical theatre songs (32 bars each)

  • Accompanist available on Saturday morning (9am - 12:30pm)

  • Sheet music required or bring backing tracks and device with aux cable

  • Script excerpt provided (to be performed within audition)

  • Colour headshot and completed audition form required

  • All principals must attend a dance audition session

Ensemble Auditions (Basic Movement and Dance Movement):

  • Saturday, June 8th, 2014 (1pm - 3pm for Basic Movement, 2pm - 4:45pm for Dance Movement)

  • Group auditions with taught song excerpt and potential solo vocal line

  • Movement videos provided for practice

  • Colour headshot and completed audition form required


Show Synopsis: Set in 1959, Curtains is a musical comedy that unfolds backstage at Boston's Colonial Theatre. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage, local detective Lieutenant Frank Cioffi steps in to investigate. As the show must go on, the cast and crew become suspects in this brassy and bright whodunnit musical.

Performance Dates: September 21 - October 5, 2024

Venue: Iona Performing Arts Centre, 85 North Road, Lindum 4178


Lieutenant Frank Cioffi (Stage age: 40s)

  • Local Boston detective and musical theatre enthusiast.

  • Vocal Range: A♭2 to E4 (Tenor, Baritone)

Niki Harris (Stage age: 20s-early 30s)

  • Chorus girl aspiring to Broadway, falls in love with Cioffi.

  • Vocal Range: B3 to E5 (Soprano)

Georgia Hendricks (Stage age: 30s)

  • Songwriting team member who becomes the leading lady.

  • Vocal Range: G3 to E5 (Mezzo-soprano)

Carmen Bernstein (Stage age: 45-65)

  • Brassy Broadway producer with strong comedic skills.

  • Vocal Range: E♭3 to E5 (Mezzo-soprano, Alto)

Aaron Fox (Stage age: 40s)

  • Composer, charming ladies' man, separated from his wife.

  • Vocal Range: G2 to G♭4 (Tenor, Baritone)

Sidney Bernstein (Stage age: late 50s – mid 60s)

  • Tough, self-serving producer with good comic timing.

  • Vocal Range: Non-singer

Christopher Belling (Stage age: 40-60)

  • Flamboyant English director known for humor.

  • Vocal Range: B2 to F4 (Baritone)

Bambi Bernét (Stage age: early 20s-early 30s)

  • Chorus performer, daughter of Carmen, skilled dancer.

  • Vocal Range: B3 to E5 (Soprano)

Daryl Grady (Stage age: 30s)

  • Influential theatre critic.

  • Vocal Range: Non-singer

Johnny Harmon (Stage age: 40s-50s)

  • Gruff yet lovable stage manager.

  • Vocal Range: B2 to B♭3 (Tenor, Baritone)

Oscar Shapiro (Stage age: 45-65)

  • General manager with a business-minded approach.

  • Vocal Range: G2 to E4 (Baritone)

Bobby Pepper (Stage age: 20s to early 30s)

  • Choreographer and lead dancer.

  • Vocal Range: A2 to E4 (Tenor, Baritone)

Jessica Cranshaw (Stage age: 30s-40s)

  • Former Hollywood star, terrible singer/actress.

  • Vocal Range: D4 to E5 (Mezzo-soprano)


  • Information Session: May 19, 2024 @ 10am-11am

  • Rehearsals begin: June 30, 2024

    • Sundays: 12pm - 5pm

    • Mondays: 7:15pm – 10pm

    • Wednesdays: 7:15pm - 10pm

  • Photoshoot: Sunday 21st July, 2024

  • Launch Event: Sunday 28th July, 2024

  • Sitzprobe: Sunday 1st September, 2024

  • Bump–in to the Theatre: Friday 6 th September / Saturday 7 th September, 2024

  • Performances: September 21 - October 5, 2024



  • Director: Carolyn Latter

  • Musical Director: Jacob Cavanough

  • Choreographers: Ange Schoemaker and Melanie Southall


  • All auditionees will be notified of outcomes via mobile phone or email.

  • Rehearsals and production involvement are expected for all successful cast members.

  • Savoyards encourages diverse applications for all roles.

  • Casting decisions are made based on a combination of talent, suitability for roles, and availability for rehearsals and performances.

For more detailed information, download the audition pack from the Savoyards website: Audition Pack


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