I Will Survive: Channel TEN announces impressive prizes for reality talent show

I Will Survive As previously announced on AussieTheatre, auditions for Channel TEN’s brand new talent show – I Will Survive – begin in Brisbane today, Thursday 19 April.

Male triple threats (singer/actor/dancers) over 21 years of age are eligible to audition for the TV series, which will be holding live casting calls across the country throughout April. Each auditionee will have no more than 2 minutes to strut their stuff in the first round, and the casting brief suggests applicants bring a song and a monologue and to be ‘prepared to show us your best moves’.

It is understood that the show will be modelled on similar reality TV programmes from overseas (think How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria and I’d Do Anything) and it was announced this week that the winning contestant will be showered with a host of prizes at the end of the competition.

To sweeten the deal, a cash prize of $250,000 will be awarded to the winner of the series, along with one month’s accommodation in New York City and an opportunity for a promotional performance on Broadway.

The blockbuster Australian musical Priscilla – Queen of the Desert is the backdrop for this season of I Will Survive and the final four contestants will receive ‘intensive training’ in the role of Tick – made famous by Hugo Weaving in the film and Jeremy Stanford in the original Australian musical production.

The winner will also gain representation with an established US agent.

Do you have what it takes to be a music theatre star?



    Queensland Performing
    Arts Centre
    Playhouse Studio 1
    Corner of Russell & Grey Street
    Southbank QLD 4101
    Thursday 19th April 2012
    Registration: 11.00am – 6.00pm


    Australian Technology Park
    Bay 8
    Locomotive Workshop
    Henderson Road
    Eveleigh NSW 2015
    Saturday 21st April 2012
    Registration: 9.00am – 3.00pm


    His Majesty’s Theatre
    825 Hay Street
    Perth WA 6000
    (entry via the main Hay Street doors)
    Monday 23rd April 2012
    Registration: 11.00am – 6.00pm


    Adelaide Festival Centre
    King William Road
    Adelaide SA 5000
    Friday 27th April 2012
    Registration: 11.00am – 6.00pm


    Ministry of Dance
    Level 1
    64 Sutton Street,
    North Melbourne VIC 3051
    Sunday 29th April 2012
    Registration: 9.00am – 3.00pm

To guarantee an audition time, contact Jonathan Payne – Producer

[email protected]


Erin James

Erin James is AussieTheatre.com'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).

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