Parkes Musical & Dramatic Society

Little Theatre - Big Entertainment


Wicked Silver beveled


AUDITIONS will be held at The Little Theatre, Cnr Bogan & Dalton Streets, Parkes, on Monday 9th March OR Tuesday 10th March - sessions at 6.00pm, 7.15pm and 8.30pm each evening. Each session will run about one hour. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your audition timeslot. If you need to travel distances to attend auditions and cannot make it mid-week, please contact the Director on the email above to coordinate a weekend timeslot.


Rehearsals are held Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons, commencing Sunday 3rd May. Every effort to schedule out of town cast members to a Sunday will be made. Show season runs 22nd August to 13th September. There will be a rehearsal break from 2nd to 17th July (School holidays).

People auditioning will be asked to choose one of the following songs to sing from Wicked: Dancing through life, Defying Gravity or Popular. Alternatively, you are welcome to sing any song of your choice from a musical theatre production (bring a backing track on your phone). Please note you should be prepared to ‘perform’ the audition song as if you are singing in an actual production. We would prefer you learn a short section of the song well, rather than read lyrics off the page.


There will be a short, simple choreographed piece of stage movement so please wear comfortable footwear.

Anyone of high school age and older is welcome to audition. We will particularly be needing men 16-50 years so if you are a man in this age group who enjoys being (or always wanted to be) on the stage, this production is for you!



Auditions are coming up for junior Production of Into the Woods. 

An audition workshop will be held on Wednesday 16th October from 6.30-8.30pm to introduce prospective auditioners to the production of Into the Woods Jr., and to practice some of the songs.

The Auditions will be held from on Sunday 20th October from 1.00-5.00pm and Wednesday 23rd October from 6.30-8.30pm.


Into the Woods JR. is a young performer's edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's cock-eyed view of everyone's favourite Brothers Grimm fairytale characters. This engaging and funny musical comedy twists the familiar fairy tales into a brand new story. When a Baker and his Wife learn they've been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell; swindling, deceiving and stealing from Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk)!


Please see Page 1, 2 and 3 for audition Information:

Page one

Page two

Page three


Auditions songs to download:

(click on song to open then click on three horizontal dots to download)

Scene one Opening Part 4   Lyrics

Into the Woods             pg 1 Lyrics pg 2 Lyrics

I know things now                 Lyrics     

Giants in the Sky                  Lyrics

Good luck to all our auditioners!

Previous Productions

The Society has been busy over the past few years, staging many popular productions.


Anne of Green Gables

Shrek the Musical Jnr

Les Miserables


Motherhood the Musical



9 to 5

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Directed by Lyn Townsend & Neil Westcott


Rock of Ages - Directed by Greg Ballantyne and Angie Fanello
Footloose - Directed by Lyn Townsend, Neil Westcott, Gracie Townsend & Greg Ballantyne


High School Musical - Directed by Greg Ballantyne
Hairspray - Directed by Lyn Townsend & Neil Westcott


PACC 2014 - Directed by Brittni Carrol and Lucinda Auld
Pirates of Penzance - Directed by Belinda McGrath, Christa Radley & Neil Westcott.
Steel Magnolias - Directed by Lyn Townsend.
Australia Day Concert - Directed by Belinda McGrath.


A Very Theatre Christmas - Coordinated by Lyn Townsend, Gail Smith, Shyamini Naidu and Gracie Townsend.
The Sound of Music - Directed by Lyn Townsend and Neil Wescott
Nunsense! - Directed by Belinda McGrath
Raise the Roof Charity Concert - Directed by Lyn Townsend and Neil Westcott
Downtown the Mod Musical (at Elvis) - Directed by Christa Radley, Christy Green and Shevaun Brown


PACC - The Circle of Life - Directed by Lyn Townsend
See How they Run - Directed by Betty Stroud
Downtown The Mod Musical - Directed by Christa Radley, Shevaun Brown and Christie Green


Parkes Annual Charity Concert (PACC) - Directed by Belinda McGrath
The Wizard of Oz - Directed by Lyn Townsend, Neil Westcott and Christie Green
Singin' in the Rain - Directed by Greg Ballantyne - Photo Gallery | Official Programme
2011 Australia Day Concert - Directed by Belinda McGrath


Love's a Luxury - Directed by Betty Stroud
Parkes Annual Charity Concert (PACC) - Photo Gallery | Official Programme
Grease - Directed by Belinda McGrath and Lyn Townsend -  Photo Gallery  |  Official Programme


Australia Day Concert Series - Directed by Belinda McGrath
Oliver - Directed by Lyn Townsend & Neil Westcott
PACC 2009 - Directed by Belinda McGrath
Beauty & The Beast - Directed by Greg Ballantyne & Angie Fanello
Carols in the Theatre - Directed by Greg Ballantyne & Lyn Townsend


The Wedding Singer - Directed by Greg Ballantyne
Seussical the Musical - Directed by Brian Schmaulkuche, Neil Westcott, Lyn Townsend & Belinda McGrath
PACC 2008 - Directed by Lyn Townsend & Belinda McGrath


Joseph & His Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat - Directed by Lyn Townsend & Neil Westcott


Annie - Directed by Lyn Townsend
Groovy Moves - Directed by Greg Ballantyne
The Underpants - Directed by Sarah Hitchick


Post Horn Gallop - Directed by Brian Schmalkuche
Footloose - Directed by Brian Schmalkuche & Nixson Eduard
Cinderella - Directed by Patsy Hill

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