YANK! - A WWII Love Story

Book and Lyrics –David Zellnik Music– Joseph Zellnik

Audition Brief

Submissions are to be made only via email to Please submit headshot and CV.


Auditions Monday 22nd  April 10:30am

Call backs Tuesday 23rd 10:30am

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE: Tuesday 16th April at COB


Successful applicants will receive appointment times no later than Thursday the 18th. First round will be a solo sing followed by a movement call. Self tapes for the initial round will be accepted if the artist is currently away from Brisbane.


Successful applicants will be asked to provide 2 45-90 second cuts of songs similar to the style of the show (Golden age swing, and legit music theatre, 1940’s love film/Roger’s and Hammerstein style). Please do not bring anything longer. Do not bring material from the show. If successful at the auditions, you will be required to learn material from the show for the call backs.



 Director / Associate Producer – Ian Good – United Kingdom -  Hairspray with Michael Ball, Brian Conley, Michael Stark, Les Dennis, Nigel Planer and Mickey Dolenz; Smile the British Premier; Titanic, the Musical, Shaw Theatre, London; Collabro, National.

 Musical Director –Trevor Jones – Avenue Q (Prince Moo Productions), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Vic Theatre Company, 2016), Dogfight (Doorstep Arts, 2016), Next to Normal (Doorstep Arts, 2014) as well as Twisted Broadway 2017.

 Choreographer – Dan Venz – Sweet Charity (Understudy Productions), Boy & Girl (Oscar Theatre Co), Grease The Arena Experience (Harvest Rain).

Sound Design – Ben Murray – Sweet Charity (Understudy Productions) Spring Awakening (Underground Broadway, 2018), Don't Call Me Ishmael (Underground Broadway, 2018), Carrie (Wax Lyrical, 2016).

Associate Producer/Coordinator - Lizzie Moore

Production Manager - Sophie Mckeown 

Casting Coordinator - Irena Lysiuk 

Production Assistant - Ginger Kelly Watrous


Actors are paid a nominal fee guarantee with bonuses as ticket sales hit defined percentages.


2 - 5 June 2019 Day Time

9 - 12 June 2019 Day Time

16 - 20 June 2019 Day Time

23 - 29 June 2019 Day Time

1 - 4 July 2019 Tech


Thursday, 4th July 6pm

Friday, 5th July 6:30pm 

Saturday 6th July 1pm

Saturday 6th July 6pm

Sunday 7th July 1pm

Sunday 7th July 6pm

Tuesday 9th July 7pm

Thursday 11th July 7pm

Friday 12th July 7pm

Saturday 13th July 1pm

Saturday 13th July 7pm

Sunday 14th July 1pm

Sunday 14th July 6pm

***Please Note a show may be added Monday the 8th.




Many of the following roles will be doubled. Many of these roles also feature ensemble tracks.

Stu – 18-20s, Bari-Tenor.

Boy next door who grows from scared boy to out gay man. Strong singer, dancer and good actor: rarely leaves the stage.

Mitch – 20-30s, Baritone.
Classic Leading Man with strong, legit singing voice. The soldier that everyone looks up to. He eventually becomes Stu’s lover.

Louise/all female roles versatile actress, 20 – 30s
Torchy, smokey blues singer. Plays all the women in the show, some speaking but mostly sung. Strong Singer/Dancer

Tennesee – 20’s, Bari-Tenor.
Southern guy with capability of violence. Strong singer/dancer 20s

Czechowski – 20-early 30s. Baritone.
Lovable dockworker from Brooklyn who’s everybody’s best friend. Strong singer/dancer.

Rotelli – 20s. Baritone.
Comedic fellow and immigrant soldier from Sicily Strong singer/dancer.

Professor – 20s.
Recruit from Boston (accent preferred), smart. Strong singer/dancer

Cohen – 20s. Bari-Tenor.
Scrappy and sweet Jewish kid who wants to kill Nazis. Strong singer/dancer.

Sarge – 20-50s.
Cussing, spitting Task Master Sargent of the platoon Non singing

Artie Goldberg – 30s, Baritone-Tenor.
A dapper, very sexual guy. Must be proficient in tap

Ensemble Men – 20’s -late 30’s to play various roles. Strong Actor/Singer/Dancer

PLEASE NOTE: the roles of Mitch, Tennessee, Cohen, Czech, Rotelli and Professor may require brief nudity. Most roles will also require era specific haircuts.

Understudy Productions supports diverse casting. All ethnicities are encouraged to apply.