Applying to join the Darling Downs Revue cast can be very daunting to a new applicant and even more as nerve wracking for a returning cast member who wants to demonstrate their improved skills between seasons. Below is some information about our audition process.
When and Where:
Auditions for those attending for the first time will be held at during the first rehearsal camp. Those that have already done some shows with us get a repreive this year, but are also welcome to audition at the first camp if they wish.

At auditions, applicants must:
• Be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian (if under 18),
• Wear full correct Scout or Guide uniform,
• Dance a short routine as part of a group,

• Act out a few lines of a sketch provided at the audition (excluding under 9 yrs),
• Have your photo taken,
• Sing a song of your choice, and
• Discuss being in the Gang with the Production Director.

Song Choice and Process for Singing:
You may sing any song of your choice. For the 2024 auditions we are asking every applicant to sing to a backing track.
This is to be a karaoke track only and you are to provide a link from YouTube. Most popular songs have karaoke versions on YouTube.
The important part about this is that you
MUST choose your song prior to attending auditions and you should practice your chosen song at home. Just like all the major TV singing shows
song choice and practice is vitally important to a successful audition.

PLEASE COME PREPARED so as not to be disappointed and also please come prepared to sing the entire song. In some circumstances, if we have heard enough to determine singing capability, then we may cut you off. Please do not be offended if this happens to you.
Your karaoke version link will be displayed on the screen behind the judging panel – you do not need to memorise the words but you must practice before attending. Look up at the words
beyong the judges when you sing for them.

Note to Parents and Guardians:
It is important that we have the opportunity to speak with parents of all new Gang Show cast applicants who are under 18 years of age. We will do this whilst your youth are going throughthe audition process. Family members will not be able to witness the individual audition process.
Audition Criteria:
Auditions are used to assess the applicant for Talent, Presentation and Uniform, Attitude, and Service to the Darling Downs Revue. Doing an audition doesn’t mean that you/your child may be excluded from the Revue. It lets the Production Team assess their skills to better choose roles for them within the seasons production.