ROUND 2 “STEPPING OUT” auditions at 16th Ave Theatre

poster for auditions for the stepping out play

AUDITIONS: Stepping Out – Round 2

Due to a number of people not being able to make it to Stepping Out auditions the directors are doing another round this Sunday. Merv has opened it up to everyone – so if you missed it last week. Now is your chance! 4-5pm this Sunday.

Contact for more info: Merv on

STEPPING OUT is a rollicking comedy about the attempts of some working class amateurs to overcome their inhibitions and left feet in a low-rent dance studio in North London.

Mavis, a former professional chorus girl tries her hardest to teach the bumbling amateurs some terpsichorean skills for an upcoming recital. But before the dancing begins Mavis must mediate the minor dramas that erupt among this motley but loveable crew on their way to triumph at their recital.

Cast: 9 Females, 1 Male

Audition Date: Sunday, 22 July 4-5pm

Audition Venue: 16th Ave Theatre

Performance DATES: 23 November, to 8 December 2018

Cast Required

  1. Mavis – the teacher,  ex-pro dancer, attractive, 30 – 50 Considerate, organised and always obviously in charge of the group. Required: must be a proficient tap-dancer
  2. Lynne – eager to please, understatedly pretty, never wears make-up, about 20 – 25, a student nurse.
  3. Dorothy, small, anxious, birdlike, between 25 – 45, habit of repeating other people’s last words. … people’s last words.
  4. Maxine – confident, attractive, Jewish business woman, big diamond rings, 30 – 40.
  5. Andy,  25 – 40, timid, bullied by her husband.
  6. Geoffrey, shy, quiet, honest, a bit bumbling, widower, has a crush on Andy, 30 – 50. Desirable & able to play the piano
  7. Sylvia – short, bubbly, flirty, ample curves! Chews gum all the time, 25 – 40
  8. Rose – larger than life, Trinidadian/Asian, wearing obvious wig, crucifix around her neck and lots of finger rings, 30 – 50.
  9. Vera – neat, proper, snob, but well-meaning, expensive tastes in clothes (but doesn’t quite get it right), immaculate hair & make-up aspiring middle-class, 35 – 50.
  10. Mrs. Fraser – the pianist, 50+, coat & hat, reads magazines, intolerant, sarcastic, grumpy, believes she is doing everyone a favour just by being there. Required, must be able to play the piano.


Please come prepared to read for a role and bring a memory stick with your own music for a 60-90 second dance routine (not necessarily tap) which you have prepared. Auditions are open to everyone.