Ladies in Black Try on something new, and find the perfect fit

12th to 27th June, 2020
The Arcadians' Miner's Lamp Theatre


Book by Carolyn Burns
Music and lyrics by Tim Finn
Adapted from the book THE WOMEN IN BLACK by Madeleine St John

By arrangement with David Spicer Productions

A scrumptious coming of age musical set in the 1950’s. The lead character is a teenager Lisa who joins the staff of a fashionable department store while she waits for her exam results.

Over a summer that changes her life, she befriends the colourful characters of the women’s clothing department. Each is on the precipice of change – facing independence, working for a living and what it means to be a woman.

The Age called it “a unicorn of the stage: a full-blown, home grown musical that actually works” and “probably the best Aussie musical since Priscilla went global.”

It wrote “Tim Finn’s songs range from Broadway-inspired numbers to true blue ballads, from witty patter songs to shares of blues and jazz standards. They’re beautifully integrated with the dramatic action, and the comic lyrics are priceless.”

The Information Night will be held at the Miner’s Lamp Theatre on Thurs 13th February 2020 at 7:30 pm.

Auditions will be held at the Miner’s Lamp Theatre on Tues 18th, Thurs 20th and Tues 25th February 2020.

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Here is information about the auditions:

  1. What You Need to Know
  2. Character Descriptions
  3. What to Sing
  4. Simple Movement Dance Audition Videos

Ladies – Front
Ladies – Back
Men – Front

You can book your audition here: AUDITION SIGN UP

Please complete our AUDITION FORM and bring it with you to your audition.

If you have any questions please email the production team at

Fri 12 June 2020 at 8pm
Sat 13 June 2020 at 2pm and 8pm
Fri 19 June 2020 at 8pm
Sat 20 June 2020 at 2pm and 8pm
Sun 21 June 2020 at 2pm
Fri 26 June 2020 at 8pm
Sat 27 June 2020 at 2pm and 8pm

Directed by Kerrie Hartin

Musical Director – Valerie Hull

Choreographer – Pauline Young

Producer – Cilla Aslanidis

Adults $35
Concessions (Pensioners/Seniors) and Members $30
Groups of 10 or more $30
Youth (17 years & under) $20