Jun 252018

Leap of Faith

is a stage musical based on the 1992 American movie of the same name, which starred Steve Martin. The music is by Alan Menken, with lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by Janus Cercone and Glenn Slater.

The musical tells the story of ‘Reverend’ Jonas Nightingale, a part-time reverend and a full time con artist, who is travelling with his ministry.  When his bus breaks down in the middle of small drought-ridden Sweetwater, a Kansas town, Jonas plans an impromptu revival to take the entire town for a ride within 3 days.  The some-time reverend pitches a tent and invites the townspeople to his revival; however, a woman named Marla McGowan, is determined to stop Jonas from taking the people’s money.  Between Marla and her son, Jake she shows Jonas another alternative.

A story that looks honestly at the fragility of our knowledge about life’s big questions, and yet emphasizes how the miraculous can make the doubter doubt his doubts – a fine topic for a musical!


Auditions will be held at Brand X,  Level 1, 60 Atchison Street, St Leonards


Auditions:              Saturday 30 June 2018 – 1pm to 5pm

Sunday 1 July 2018 – 5pm to 8pm

Saturday 7 July 2018 – 10am to 11.30am

Callbacks:              Saturday 7 July 2018 – 11.30am to 1pm


Performances:       The Independent Theatre, 269 Miller Street, North Sydney

Friday 5 October at 7.30pm

Saturday 6 October (2pm & 7.30pm)

Wednesday 10 October at 7.30pm

Friday 12 October at 7.30pm

Saturday 13 October (2pm & 7.30pm)

Sunday 14 October at 3pm


Rehearsals:           Tuesday and Thursday nights from 17 July to 27 September

Sunday 12 August (10am to 2pm) and Sunday 23 September (10am-6pm)

Bump In:                Sunday 30 September from 6pm to 11pm

Tech Week:           Monday 1-4 October inclusive 6pm to 11pm

For more information go to North Shore Theatre Company