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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CAROUSEL is one of the most beloved musicals ever. Set in a seaside town in Maine, CAROUSEL follows the love story of Billy Bigelow, a handsome but troubled carousel barker, and Julie Jordan, a young mill worker.  It is the enduring tale of love, redemption, and the struggle to find our place in the world. Since its premiere on Broadway in 1945, CAROUSEL has been praised for its poignant storyline, memorable characters, and unforgettable score, which includes timeless hits such as “If I Loved You”, “Soliloquy”, “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over”, and “You’ll Never Walk Alone”.

We encourage submissions from performers of all ethnicities and backgrounds.

We can only consider Melbourne-based artists.


Key dates: 26 August – 8 September.
Rehearsals will take place in Melbourne from 26 August.
Sydney performances: 3 & 4 September
Melbourne performances: 7 & 8 September

Applicants must be available for the entire period.


Producer – Enda Markey
Musical Director – Guy Simpson
Director – Petra Kalive


Please submit a recent video link of any song in the style of the show that showcases your ‘legit’ voice. Videos can be ‘self-tapes’ or from a solo rehearsal or performance.

If you wish, you may prepare the following selection from the show: You’ll Never Walk Alone (Finale). You can download accompaniment and learning recordings here.

Please also upload your up-to-date headshot and bio.



Billy Bigelow – cover only.
Age: 25-35
Vocal Range: Baritone.
A complex and charismatic character. He is handsome and magnetic.

Julie Jordan – cover only
Age: 20-30
Vocal Range: Soprano
A kind-hearted, resilient, steadfast woman working at the local mill. Her strength and quiet determination are her defining characteristics.

Nettie Fowler – cover only.
Age: 40-60
Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano.
Her strength and optimism are a beacon of hope in difficult times. Nettie’s character is one of the show’s emotional anchors.

Carrie Pipperidge – cover only.
Age: 20-30
Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano
Carrie is Julie Jordan’s best friend, known for her bubbly, optimistic, and pragmatic nature. She provides a lively contrast to Julie’s more reserved character.

Enoch Snow – cover only
Age: 25-35
Vocal Range: Tenor
A hardworking, ambitious fisherman with big dreams for the future. He is earnest, dedicated, and somewhat naive, with a clear vision of his ideal life.

Jigger Craigin
Age: 30-40
Vocal Range: Baritone
Jigger Craigin is a rough and cunning sailor with a manipulative streak. He is a charismatic but unscrupulous character who leads Billy Bigelow astray. Jigger is street-smart and opportunistic, often using his charm to exploit situations to his advantage. Despite his roguish exterior, he is a critical driver of the plot’s darker elements and adds a sense of danger and unpredictability to the story.

Mrs Mullin
Age: 40-60
Non-singing role – please suggest any vocal type.
The tough, no-nonsense owner of the carousel where Billy Bigelow works. She has a complicated relationship with Billy. Mrs. Mullin is a shrewd and resilient businesswoman who has had to fend for herself in a male-dominated world. Her interactions with Billy reveal her vulnerability and depth, adding layers to her seemingly hard exterior.

Narrator/Starkeeper/Mr Bascombe/Dr Seldon – cover only.
Age: 50+
Non-singing role – please suggest any vocal type.
A strong, versatile actor who can portray authoritativeness, otherworldliness and kindness.