All Shook Up – Casting Notice

Built around songs made famous by Elvis Presley, All Shook Up takes place in 1955 in a square little town in America. Where one girl’s dream and a surprise visit from a mysterious leather-jacketed, guitar-playing, motorcycle-riding stud help a small town to discover the magic of romance and the power of rock and roll.

In the original Broadway production of All Shook Up, the role of Sylvia is written as African American. Like members of marginalised groups around the world, African Americans have their own unique experiences and stories to tell.  To authentically and respectfully represent these stories, and provide opportunities for other marginalised groups, Babirra Music Theatre is seeking a performer who identifies as a member of the African Diaspora community or who identifies as a person of colour for the role of Sylvia.

SYLVIA – The no-nonsense, owner of SYLVIA’S HONKY-TONK. Huge range. Performs There’s Always Me, That’s All Right, Heartbreak Hotel and other songs.

Babirra rehearses in Canterbury, Victoria with rehearsals scheduled to begin in early February 2023.

For more information or to book your audition, please contact

Production Manager – Jaison Hoernel
Director – Alan Burrows
Musical Director – Vicki Quinn
Choreographer – Di Morgan


Important Dates

Rehearsals will be on Monday and Thursday evenings from 8-10:30pm, and on Sundays from 1-5pm.
First rehearsal – Sunday 12th February 2023 at 1pm.
Rehearsal venue is Highfield Rd, Canterbury.

Saturday 29th April, 10am to 5pm, in Ringwood
Sunday 30th April, 12pm to 6pm, at Highfield Rd, Canterbury.

PHOTOSHOOT (all cast required)
Saturday 22nd April
Venue: East Oakleigh.

COSTUME CALL (all cast required)
Saturday 13th May – from 10am
Venue: East Oakleigh.

10 performances from 10 to 18 June 2023.
Venue: Karralyka Centre, East Ringwood.

February 10 @ 20:00
20:00 — 23:00 (3h)

Karralyka Centre