Melbourne children’s auditions for South Pacific this weekend

South Pacific
Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Lisa McCune will star in South Pacific

The creative team of Opera Australia’s South Pacific will be in Melbourne this weekend to hold auditions for the two children’s roles, Jerome and Ngana.

South Pacific will be opening in Melbourne on September 13 at the Princess Theatre starring Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Lisa McCune, Kate Ceberano and Eddie Perfect.

To be eligible to audition for the roles of Jerome and Ngana, applicants must be between the ages of 8 and 11 and of Latino, Pacific Islander, Aboriginal, Maori, African‐American or multi‐ethnic descent to play the children of a Caucasian father and a Maori mother.

“The children don’t need previous stage experience, but should have a love of theatre, music and drama”, said Casting Director and South Pacific’s Associate Director, Neil Rutherford.

He also added that the children needed to have ‘natural instincts’ with a comfortable stage presence.

To apply for an auditions, email the following information to Holly Buchanan at [email protected]‐

Child’s photo
Child’s CV
Child’s Age
Current residential address
Distance from Melbourne CBD (minutes)
Agent Contact Details (if applicable)
Parent / Guardian email address – MOST IMPORTANT

Auditions will take place at the Opera Centre (Cnr Fanning & Fawkner Street, Southbank, Victoria 3006) on Saturday 21 July from 9:30am-2:00pm.

Rehearsals for the production will be commencing in Melbourne on 10 September 2012.

Previews commence: Melbourne 13 September 2012

Opening Night Melbourne: 15 September 2012

Erin James

Erin James is's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

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