This jumping, jiving Tony nominee is a rebellious teen comedy event! Based on the cult classic, 1990 John Waters film, Cry-Baby features a delightfully demented book from the writers of Hairspray and a rockabilly score from the co-founder of Fountains of Wayne and the executive producer of “The Daily Show.”

It’s 1954. Everyone likes Ike, nobody likes communism and Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker is the coolest boy in Baltimore. He’s a bad boy with a good cause – truth, justice and the pursuit of rock and roll. Cry-Baby and the square rich girl, Allison, are star-crossed lovers at the centre of this world. Fuelled by hormones and the new rhythms of rock and roll, she turns her back on her squeaky clean boyfriend, Baldwin, to become a “drape” (a Baltimore juvenile delinquent) and Cry-Baby’s moll. At the other end of the topsy-turvy moral meritocracy of 1954 America, Baldwin is the king of the squares and leads his close-harmony pals against the juvenile delinquents. It’s Romeo and Juliet meets High School Hellcats.

Show Dates:
Thursday 23rd of August
Friday 24th of August
Saturday 25th of August
Wednesday 29th of August
Thursday 30th of August
Friday 31st of August
Saturday 1st of September

Doncaster Playhouse
679 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster, VIC, 3108

Monday & Thursday nights 7.30pm-10.30pm
Sundays 12:00pm-5.00pm
Location: Wantirna Primary School

First rehearsal – Monday 7th of May
Rehearsal Camp – June (Date TBC)

Production Team:
Director: Justin Cleaver
MD: Benjamin Samuel
Choreographer: Felicity Bender
Production Manager: Jennifer Biggs

Audition bookings will be taken online at Please note that you are required to book in for a singing audition. It is also compulsory that you attend the dance audition. There is no need to book in for this as there is only one time available.


Wantirna Primary School – 120 Mountain Hwy, Wantirna 3152

Vocal Audition – Monday 23rd April – 7:30pm-10.30pm
Vocal Audition – Thursday 26th April – 7:30pm-10.30pm

Dance Audition – Sunday – 1pm- 2:30pm (Specialist dance call following from 2:30pm-4pm, Choreographer will ask some people to stay back for extended audition)

Call Backs –Tuesday 1st May – 7:00pm-10:30pm

Audition Requirements:
All auditionees should prepare two songs (not from the show); one that shows off vocal range and the other that demonstrates strong comedic character. You may not be required to sing both songs but please be prepared if the production team requests.

Please bring sheet music (in the correct key) in a folder ready for the accompanist. Backing tracks cannot be used for this audition.

Please note it is unlikely you will complete songs so choose an appropriate part of the song which showcases your voice and range. Auditionees may be required to take part in a vocal range exercise.

Bring a clear non-returnable head shot of yourself.

You may prepare a CV of your training and experience. Please provide details of singing, acting and dance training. If you don’t prepare a CV you will be asked to write these details on the audition form on the day of your audition.

Auditionees must be at least 18 years of age at the time of their audition.

The vocal audition should take approximately ten minutes. Please arrive with enough time to adequately prepare yourself.

Casting Information:

Wade ‘Cry Baby’ Walker
The leader of the gang known as the ‘Drapes’. A misunderstood teen who acts like a rebel, but has a sensitive side.

Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Allison Vernon-Williams
A pretty, fun, and intelligent girl. She is a square, but wants to be a Drape.

Gender: Female
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Mrs. Cordelia Vernon-Williams
Allison’s protective Grandmother. She keeps many secrets from the other characters. Comedic.

Gender: Female
Age: 45 to 65
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: C3

Dupree W. Dupree
Wade ‘Cry Baby’ Walker’s best friend and a drape. He is always energetic and positive.

Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Baldwin Blandish
Allison’s Boyfriend who is an enthusiastic square. He is the lead singer of a group called “The Whiffles” and has strong opinions on politics.

Gender: Male

Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Pepper Walker
Cry Baby’s tough sister. She is a drape and pregnant for the third time.

Gender: Female
Age: 16 to 25
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Wanda Woodward
A Drape who just wants to be Jane Mansfield. There are many rumours circling about her, but she is really a sincere and ‘pure’ girl.

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Mona “Hatchet-Face” Malnorowski
A Drape that many others fear. She always carries around a switchblade and is not to be messed with.

Gender: Female
Age: 16 to 25
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Lenora Frigid
Desperately wants to be a Drape. She is in love with Cry Baby.

Gender: Female
Age: 16 to 25
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: F#3

The Whiffles (3x)
Baldwin’s doo-wop group and best friends. They want to have a hit on the radio.

Gender: Male
Vocal range top: D4
Vocal range bottom: G2 Tenor

Will play multiple roles throughout, including Judge Stone, Father O’Brien, The Bailiff, Skippy Wagstaff, Radio DJ, Drape Ensemble, Square Ensemble

Gender: Both.
Gender: Male & Female required
Age Range: Mixed.
Vocal Range: Various