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Auditions for ‘Cry Baby’


This jumping, jiving Tony nominee is a rebellious teen comedy event! Based on the cult classic, 1990 John Waters film, Cry-Baby features a delightfully demented book from the writers of Hairspray and a rockabilly score from the co-founder of Fountains of Wayne and the executive producer of “The Daily Show.”

It’s 1954. Everyone likes Ike, nobody likes communism and Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker is the coolest boy in Baltimore. He’s a bad boy with a good cause – truth, justice and the pursuit of rock and roll. Cry-Baby and the square rich girl, Allison, are star-crossed lovers at the centre of this world. Fuelled by hormones and the new rhythms of rock and roll, she turns her back on her squeaky clean boyfriend, Baldwin, to become a “drape” (a Baltimore juvenile delinquent) and Cry-Baby’s moll. At the other end of the topsy-turvy moral meritocracy of 1954 America, Baldwin is the king of the squares and leads his close-harmony pals against the juvenile delinquents. It’s Romeo and Juliet meets High School Hellcats.

Show Dates:

Thursday 23rd of August
Friday 24th of August
Saturday 25th of August
Wednesday 29th of August
Thursday 30th of August
Friday 31st of August
Saturday 1st of September


Doncaster Playhouse
679 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster, VIC, 3108


Monday & Thursday nights 7.30pm-10.30pm
Sundays 12:00pm-5.00pm
Location: Wantirna Primary School
First rehearsal – Monday 7th of May
Rehearsal Camp – June (Date TBC)

Production Team:

Director: Justin Cleaver
MD: Benjamin Samuel
Choreographer: Felicity Bender
Production Manager: Jennifer Biggs


Audition bookings will be taken online at Please note that you are required to book in for a singing audition. It is also compulsory that you attend the dance audition. There is no need to book in for this as there is only one time available.



Wantirna Primary School – 120 Mountain Hwy, Wantirna 3152
Vocal Audition – Monday 23rd April – 7:30pm-10.30pm
Vocal Audition – Thursday 26th April – 7:30pm-10.30pm
Dance Audition – Sunday – 1pm- 2:30pm (Specialist dance call following from 2:30pm-4pm, Choreographer will ask some people to stay back for extended audition)

Call Backs –Tuesday 1st May – 7pm-10:30pm

Audition Requirements:

All auditionees should prepare two songs (not from the show); one that shows off vocal range and the other that demonstrates strong comedic character. You may not be required to sing both songs but please be prepared if the production team requests.

Please bring sheet music (in the correct key) in a folder ready for the accompanist. Backing tracks cannot be used for this audition.

Please note it is unlikely you will complete songs so choose an appropriate part of the song which showcases your voice and range. Auditionees may be required to take part in a vocal range exercise.

Bring a clear non-returnable head shot of yourself.

You may prepare a CV of your training and experience. Please provide details of singing, acting and dance training. If you don’t prepare a CV you will be asked to write these details on the audition form on the day of your audition.

Auditionees must be at least 18 years of age at the time of their audition.

The vocal audition should take approximately ten minutes. Please arrive with enough time to adequately prepare yourself.


Monday 23 April, 2018
Thursday 26 April, 2018
Wantirna Primary School
Venue Address
120 Mountain Hwy, Wantirna 3152

Victoria, Melbourne