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Auditions 27-28 April 2019

Performances 21 Aug - 1 Sept 2019

Townsville Civic Theatre

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse

New Book by Timothy Crouse  & John Weidman

“Anything Goes” is presented by permission of ORiGiN™ Theatrical On behalf of Tams-Witmark Music Library,Inc.

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Anything Goes

Saturday 27 April, 9am - 4pm at  Townsville Choral Society Warehouse, 46 Morey Street
Sunday 28 April, 9am - 1pm at Townsville Choral Society Hall, 485 Sturt Street

Sunday 28 April, 2 - 4:30pm at Townsville Choral Society Hall (Compulsory all-cast audition)
Sunday 28 April, 4:30 - 5:30pm at Townsville Choral Society Hall (Optional tap audition)


It is essential that you register for your audition - an audition time will be sent to the email address you provide.


“The S. S. American is sailing between New York and England with a comical assemblage of passengers: Reno Sweeney, a popular nightclub singer and former evangelist, her pal Billy Crocker, a lovelorn Wall Street broker who has come aboard to try to win the favour of his beloved Hope Harcourt (who is engaged to another passenger, Sir Evelyn Oakleigh), and a second-rate conman named Moonface Martin, aka “Public Enemy #13.” Song, dance, and farcical antics ensue as Reno and Moonface try to help Billy win the love of his life.”


Anything Goes premiered in 1934, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter and includes classics such as ‘Anything Goes’, ‘I Get A Kick Out Of You’, and ‘Blow Gabriel Blow’.


There is no maximum age limit for Anything Goes, however it is requested that the minimum age at auditions are students who entered year 11 in the 2019 school year. If you are not yet in year 11 however believe you would be a valuable cast member, please email the production manager listing your previous stage experience.


No roles in this show will be pre-cast – we want to see what everyone is capable of during auditions!  All speaking characters will be expected to use an appropriate American accent unless otherwise indicated below. Callback information is available for preparation purposes but may not be required as the production team may decide on casting without the need for callbacks. Due to a large amount of dialogue, the Director will be looking for leads with a strong sense of comic timing.


Reno Sweeney: A charismatic nightclub singer and former evangelist, she is clever, funny, persuasive and extremely confident.

Female, 25-40, Dancer, Mezzo-Soprano (High D#5 - Low G3) strong belt


Billy Crocker: A young businessman who is in love with Hope, he charismatic and charming. Strong singing required and should be able to dance or move well.

Male, 25-35, Dancer, Tenor (G4- B3)


Hope Harcourt: A beautiful heiress with a strong sense of duty, she is willing to sacrifice love and marry to satisfy her mother’s wishes. Strong singing and dancing required.

Female, Young adult, Dancer, Soprano (High A#5 – Low A4)


Moonface Martin: A loveable gangster who is also loyal and willing to go the distance for a friend. Requires strong comic timing, plus the ability to sing and move well.

Male, 30-40, Tenor (F#4 - A#3)


Lord Evelyn Oakleigh: Hope’s energetic, quirky, and good-natured aristocratic fiancé. English accent, strong singing and the ability to move well also required.

Male, Mature, Baritone (G4 - C3)  


Mrs Evangeline Harcourt: Hope’s overbearing mother who is mainly concerned with money and social status. Sings with ensemble only.

Female, Mature.


Erma Latour: A playful, independent, impulsive, and loveably clueless ‘dame’ – a typical 20s ‘gun moll’ with a ‘Joisey’ accent. Strong singing and dancing.

Female, Young adult, Mezzo Soprano (C#5 – A4)


Elisha Whitney: A successful Wall Street banker who is nearsighted and thinks he is always right.

Male, 30s, Baritone (D4 – C3)

Extra roles will be cast from the ensemble, including the bartender, minister, newspaper photographers, reporter, FBI agents, passengers, and crew members. At your audition, let us know if you can tap (any experience/ training at all). The total number of the cast will be between 30-40 people (including the principles).

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