PLAYHOUSE THEATRE • 6 – 15 June 2019

Auditions: Monday 4 March

To book your audition, please read the following information and fill out the form below.

Please note that we are only auditioning the lead role of ‘Lisa’ for this production.
All other roles have been cast.


About the Show

Ladies in Black is a scrumptious coming of age musical set in the 1950's. The lead character is a teenager Lisa who joins the staff of a fashionable department store while she waits for her exam results.

Over a summer that changes her life, she befriends the colourful characters of the women's clothing department. Each is on the precipice of change - facing independence, working for a living and what it means to be a woman.

The Age called it "a unicorn of the stage: a full-blown, home grown musical that actually works" and "probably the best Aussie musical since Priscilla went global." It wrote "Tim Finn's songs range from Broadway-inspired numbers to true blue ballads, from witty patter songs to shares of blues and jazz standards. They're beautifully integrated with the dramatic action, and the comic lyrics are priceless."

Ladies in Black is now also a major motion picture, directed by Bruce Beresford.

Book by Carolyn Burns
Music and Lyrics by Tim Finn
Based on the novel The Woman in Black by Madeleine St John

By arrangement with David Spicer Productions

Director | Karen Kluss
Musical Director | Tamika Crosbie
Choreographer | Kristy Murtagh
Lighting Designer | Aron Webb

Key Dates

Sun 2 June – Wed 5 June: Bump in and Tech Week
Thurs 6 June: Show opens 8pm
Fri 7 June: Show 8pm
Sat 8 June: Show 8pm
Sun 9 June: Show 4pm
Wed 12 June: Show 8pm
Thurs 13 June: Show 8pm
Fri 14 June: Show 8pm
Sat 15 June: Show 8pm


Rehearsals will take place on Tuesday and Thursday nights and Sunday days from March onwards. Not everyone will be called to every rehearsal. Rehearsals will gear up closer to the show opening with some Saturdays and Wednesdays potentially added.


Bijou Creative offers performers a small honorarium for their participation in the show. The honorarium for Ladies in Black is $150 each.


We are only auditioning the lead role of ‘Lisa’ for this production. All other roles have been cast.

We are looking for a strong actor / singer for this role, aged between 16–20.

LISA, 16.
A thin, shy bookworm, who is described as having neither style nor beauty, yet emerges with both at the end of the story. Highly intelligent, and desperate to learn more about literature, her holiday job at Goodes teaches her more about life than she could have imagined. G#3 - D5

What to prepare

Please familiarise yourself with the song ‘Tomorrow becomes Today’ from the show. The sheet music can be downloaded below and there is also a video clip for reference. You will also be asked to cold read a portion of the script at the audition.

Audition Location

Auditions will be held at TC Vocal Studio (132 Liverpool Street, entrance off Bidencopes Lane, Hobart) on Monday evening, March 4. Auditions will take around 5-10 minutes. Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled audition time.




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Please choose one or more options below. You will be allocated a time within that time slot. Auditions will take around 5-10 minutes.
Are you committed to another show between March – June 2019