Nov 152017

VIOLET – Fab Nobs Theatre Inc. is very proud to present Violet in April 2018. Violet tells the story of a scarred woman who embarks on a bus trip through 60’s America, meeting new friends and discovering life along her way. The 2014 Broadway revival of Violet had a highly successful season starring Sutton Foster as the titular character, and has won the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and the Lucile Lortel Award for Best Musical.


Director – Amy Bryans
Musical Director – Sally McKenzie
Production Managers – Katelyn Anitema & Colin Morley
Lighting Designer – Michael Brasser
Sound Designers – Peter Philp & Michaela Philp


• Individual vocal auditions – Sunday 26th November (afternoon) and Tuesday 28th November (from 7.30pm)

• Callbacks (upon invitation) – Wednesday 29th November (evening)

• Monday 11th December 7.30pm to 10.30pm
• Wednesday 13th December 7.30pm to 10.30pm

Then, from Sunday 21st January through to April:
• Monday evenings, 7:30pm to 10:30pm
• Wednesday evenings, 7:30pm to 10:30pm
• Sunday afternoons, 2:00pm to 6:00pm

• Rehearsal weekend (Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm) to be advised

• Production week – Cast must be available for all evenings from 1st April until opening night on 6th April.

• Performances – 6th April to 21st April 2018. (Ten shows total, April 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21)


To book an audition, please email with the following information:

Phone number:
Age in April 2018:
Preferred vocal audition night(s):
Role(s) you are auditioning for:

You will receive a confirmation email with your vocal audition time.
Auditions will take place at The Fab Factory – 33 Industry Place, Bayswater – and will comprise of a short monologue and a vocal audition, lasting between 5 and 10 minutes in total.

Please familiarise yourself with one of the five monologues available here (or via email at There may also be cold reads on the day. Actresses auditioning for Young Violet are asked to use the Teen monologue provided.
• x2 Female adult (Violet & others)
• x2 Male adult (Monty, Flick & others)
• x1 Female teen or adult (Young Violet or Violet)
Note that the show is majority performed in strong Southern American accents, so while attempting the accent is not a must in the audition, it is encouraged.

Vocal Audition Requirements

• Those auditioning for Violet, Monty or Flick – Please prepare two contrasting songs in the style of the show.
• Those auditioning for Lula / Landlady – Please prepare one gospel or blues song with belt.
• Those auditioning for all other roles – please prepare one song that showcases your voice.

There will be an audition pianist present, please bring sheet music in a display folder, with any cuts or changes clearly marked and ensure it is in the correct key. iPads and tablets will not be accepted. No backing tracks or a capella.
Please familiarise yourself with the style of music and dialogue in the show, and ensure you arrive at least 10 minutes before your start time to fill out additional paperwork. Any rehearsal unavailability must be clearly stated in the section of the form provided.

Bring a non-returnable headshot and CV detailing previous theatrical experience and training.

Please note:
• For our records, the audition may be filmed.
• If accepted into the cast, memberships and show fees total $100, payable within the first month of rehearsals. Cast will also be expected to provide or purchase minimal costume items including shoes, stockings, and stage makeup.
• Please bring your availability through to production with you for the audition form.
• This is an unpaid opportunity.


Fab Nobs supports colourblind casting and welcomes performers of all genders, nationalities, body type and adult ages to audition for Violet. Please note all age brackets listed below determine ideal stage age.

The title character, a young North Carolina woman whose face was scarred in a childhood accident. She is stubborn and prickly, but filled with equal parts hope and obsession that she may heal and be made beautiful.
Gender: Female
Stage age: 20 to 35
Vocal range: G3 – F5

An African-American soldier; a dreamer and go-getter. He doesn’t enjoy the army, but enjoys the respect it garners him. There is something gentle, good about him, not to be interpreted or confused with weakness or lack of authority.
Gender: Male
Stage age: 20 to 35
Vocal range: C4-E6

A paratrooper and Flick’s friend from basic training. Rough around the edges. Self-consumed, but not necessarily purposefully so. Fighting his own demons.
Gender: Male
Stage age: 20 to 35
Vocal range: A3-G5

Young Vi
Not quite as guarded or prickly as her older self, but still tough and stubborn. She has a keen curiosity and the rough edges of being brought up solely by her father. This role requires emotional maturity to deal with strong adult themes in the material of the show.
Gender: Female
Stage age: 13 (Actress must be 12-17)
Vocal range: A3-E5

A simple, widowed man who lovingly raises his daughter alone doing the best he can with the little knowledge and resources he has to do so. Stern but friendly, smart but uneducated. Accidentally scars Violet’s face while he is chopping wood.
Gender: Male
Stage age: 30 to 50+
Vocal range: A3-F5

Old Lady / Hotel Hooker
A former beauty in her heyday. Staunch, tired and frustrated with life.
Gender: Female
Stage age: 40+
Vocal range: F3-E5

Preacher / Other Featured Roles
An impassioned, theatrical man who preaches with all the bravado he can muster. Once had a true healing touch but has lost it in his quest to become a showman. Dismissive and egotistical.
Gender: Male
Stage age: 30+
Vocal range: B3-G5

Lula Buffington / Almeta
This is an African-American role. Lula is a member of the volunteer choir that sings for the Preacher’s telecast. Sings for God with passion and power. Will double as Almeta (Landlady) and Bus Passenger.
Gender: Female
Stage age: 30+
Vocal range: F3-G5

Radio Singer
The singer at the dance hall in Memphis. Sings the song “Who Will Be The One”. Actors who play acoustic guitar are encouraged to apply for this role. The actor doubles as a Bus Passenger.
Gender: Male
Stage age: 20+
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Music Hall Singer
The singer at the dance hall in Memphis. Sings the song “Lonely Stranger”. The actor doubles as a Bus Passenger.
Gender: Female
Stage age: 20+
Vocal range: A3-G5

We are looking to cast between 2-5 versatile performers who, between them, will cover the following multiple featured roles: Virgil, Leyroy Evans, Bus Driver, Waiter, Bus Passengers (multiple), Mabel, Gospel Singers, Billy Dean, and Earl.
Stage age: 18+
Gender: Any
Vocal Ranges: Varied

Thank you for your interest in Violet. We are looking forward to meeting you. Hopefully all the information you need is contained above, but if you have any further questions please feel free to email

Type of production

Company Name and Suburb
Fab Nobs Theatre, Bayswater