Call for auditions: 'Two Worlds Apart'

South Africa's Bala Brothers are seeking professionally trained musical theatre performers to audition for their latest production, 'Two Worlds Apart'. The deadline for applications is Thursday 3 December. 

The Bala Brothers - Loyiso, Zwai and Phelo.
The Bala Brothers - Loyiso, Zwai and Phelo.

The Bala Brothers in conjunction with African Musical Company invite professionally trained musical theatre performers with extensive experience in singing and acting to audition for various roles in its 2016 musical theatre production of ‘Two Worlds Apart’, written by Raymond Vilakazi and Zwai Bala (formerly of TKZee and fresh from his stint at the Coke Studio Africa in Kenya). This brand new staging includes stage designs from the renowned Andrew Botha.

The production requires actors (in Johannesburg and surrounding areas) of all ages (including children) to be cast in lead, feature and chorus roles. Auditions will take place on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 December at the Mandela Civic Theatre in Johannesburg.

It is essential to book an audition time slot. To do so, email Vanessa Nicolau at or phone (+27)79 528 6232 between 9am and 12pm daily. The deadline for applications is 3 December 2015.

Relevant roles will be taken through a movement audition with no preparation needed. All auditionees need to bring a one page CV and a full length photograph with them to the audition. Please email these documents as well. Please attend the audition dressed accordingly for both the singing, acting and dance segments. Sheet music for the songs from ‘Les Miserable’ will be supplied for the audition pianist. All other sheet music needs to be brought to the audition.

Successful applicants will be required for rehearsals at the State Theatre in Pretoria from mid/late January 2016. The season will run from 8 March 2016 to 27 March 2016. Subsequent performances will be in Johannesburg in June/July 2016.

For more details about the specific roles to be cast and the songs required to be performed at the auditions, see here.


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