Bernadette (Lead): Male, 40-69
Baritone/tenor, moving, singing and lip-synching ability essential; quietly dignified transsexual who must be convincing as an older woman who was once the star performer of 'Les Girls'; mother of the group; glamorous, oozes Old Hollywood charm with rapier wit and sensitivity.
LIVE - MACARTHUR PARK - BEGINNING - BAR 50
LIP SYNC - I WILL SURVIVE - BEGINNING TO LETTER C
HARMONY - TRUE COLOURS - BEGINNING TO BAR 35
SCRIPT PAGE 14 & 15
Mitzi/Tick (Lead): Male, 30-45
Baritone/tenor; dance, singing and lip-synching ability essential; with an unremarkable and essentially straight exterior, Tick is a discontented drag queen, the best in the business; his journey from disillusionment to fulfilment through being reunited with his son is the central core of the story.
LIVE - I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER FOR YOU - BEGINNING TO BAR 32
LIP SYNC - I WILL SURVIVE - LETTER C TO BAR 39
HARMONY - TRUE COLOURS - BEGINNING TO BAR 35.
SCRIPT PAGE 14 &15
Felicia/Adam (Lead): Male, 20-30
Tenor; outstanding dance, singing and lip-synching ability essential; well built, flashy, young drag queen and born performer with a more than occasional bitchy streak.
LIVE - VENUS - BAR 39 TO BAR 58
LIP SYNC - VENUS - BEGINNING TO BAR 30
HARMONY - TRUE COLOURS — BEGINNING TO BAR 35
SCRIPT PAGE 18 & 19
Bob (Lead): Male, 40-59
Baritone; strong acting ability with one song; a mechanic; manly, soft hearted Aussie bloke; has a fascination with Bernadette whom he saw perform in 'Les Girls' in Sydney more than twenty years ago.
A FINE ROMANCE REPRISE – ALL
SCRIPT PAGE 56 & 57
Benji: Male, 7-11
Son of Tick and his estranged wife, Marion; Marion has raised Benji to be a sweet and open-minded young boy who is supportive of his Father's lifestyle; requires a good actor who sings.
ALWAYS ON MY MIND/SAY A LITTLE PRAYER/KYLIE MEDLEY - BAR 8 TO 42
SCRIPT PAGE 98
Shirley: Female, 30-59
Hardened outback bartender/waitress; good ironic comedy; character acting, singing (solo and ensemble pieces) and dancing ability (alto/belt).
I LOVE THE NIGHT LIFE - BEGINNING TO BAR 33
SCRIPT PAGE 35
Marion: Female, 30-45
A hotel entertainment manager; mother of 8-year-old Benjamin and estranged wife of Tick; strong, direct and forthright woman who takes charge, but is incredibly accepting of her role as a single mother; there is a deep, unconventional affection between her and Tick; strong singing and acting; will be required to sing and dance in ensemble numbers.
SCRIPT PAGE 9 &10
Cynthia: Female, 20-39
Asian/Eurasian; Bob's feisty wife; a frustrated performer of obscure 'stage tricks', which make her very popular at the local pub; character acting, singing and dancing ability essential; must have a great physique; will be required to sing and dance in ensemble numbers.
POP MUSIK - BEGINNING TO BAR 20
SCRIPT PAGE 57
The Divas: Female, 20-49
Three women who carry the musical weight of the show; sassy, strong and sexy, these women lead us through some of the greatest hits of the last decades; all shapes and sizes welcome, but brilliant vocalists in the disco-belt style with flexible range and strong movers a must.
IT’S RAINING MEN - BEGINNING TO BAR 71
Miss Understanding: Male, 30-39
Fabulous drag queen with great comic hosting ability; sets up the tone of the show for us; must be able to work a crowd well, and look brilliant in drag; ability to deliver Tina Turner numbers convincingly a must; character acting, singing and dancing ability a must; will be required to sing and dance in ensemble numbers.
WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?
SCRIPT PAGE 7
Frank: Male, 20-45
Tough miner bloke with violent tendencies; a hardened resident of mining town Coober Pedy; tall, strapping and very outback Australian; character acting, singing and dancing ability; will be required to sing and dance in ensemble numbers.
SCRIPT PAGE 79 & 80
Jimmy: Male, 25-39
Friendly indigenous Australian bloke whom the queens run into in the desert; innocent charm and great movement skills; any traditional dance a huge plus; character acting, singing and dancing ability; will be required to sing and dance in ensemble numbers.
SCRIPT PAGE 49 & 50
Young Bernadette/Farrah: Male, 20-39
Young Bernadette: the epitome of grace and glamour, gender illusion rather than drag, 'Les Girls' at its most alluring. Farrah: young, beautiful and sassy drag queen; must be a brilliant mover and look stunning and believable as a woman; character acting, singing and dancing ability; will be required to sing and dance in ensemble numbers.
SCRIPT PAGE 11
Ensemble – a selection of good dancers who sing well, to play a variety of ensemble characters, to include
8 men – four will appear in drag
8 females – four will appear as drag queens
Additional chorus characters
Max cast size will be 32 people.
Everyone auditioning for any of the roles above and/or the ensemble will be required to do a vocal and dance audition to:
I will survive.
All non-listed supporting roles will be cast from the main auditions
Audition & Rehearsal Information
Auditions for all parts and ensemble will be held on Sunday 13th November from 11am, times to be confirmed.
We will be holding the following audition workshops:
Sunday 6th November 2 – 5 pm – Dance Workshop with Zak
Monday 7th November 7.30pm till 10pm – Music workshop with Ed
Rehearsals will commence on Thursday 4th January 2017. Rehearsals will be held on Monday and Thursday evening from 7.30pm till 10.00pm. Please be prepared to be called to either night/or both for this production. A monthly call sheet will be made available. Sunday rehearsals will be held from Sunday 2nd April.