Audition Notices

Ethno Cultural Mandate:

Neptune Theatre is committed to fostering an environment of equity and diversity, and factor this into every casting decision we make. We encourage submissions from artists of all genders, ethnicities, abilities and identities. All artists are invited to remove measurements and physical features from the resume. Applying artists should be aware that Neptune does not tolerate any form of harassment of its employees, clients, volunteers, or any persons visiting or spending time on its premises.

Neptune Theatre in Halifax is seeking performers for Billy Elliot the Musical, our season-ending production.

Director Jeremy Webb,

Musical Director Paul DeGurse

Choreographer Stephen Cota


Auditions for ADULT full company & principle young performer roles. 

Toronto Auditions: July 7 & 8, 2019

Submission deadline: June 28, 2019

Rehearsal starts March 17, 2020

Production run April 14 – June 7, 2020 (with possible extension)


Artists are asked to submit their labeled headshot & resume as pdf, as well as any supporting materials, through the Neptune submissions portal at .


IMPORTANT NOTE Regarding Halifax Auditions


Nova Scotia-based artists do NOT submit yet. There will be a separate call for Halifax Auditions posted in July.

Please note there will be a separate audition schedule for the children’s ensemble (Sept 14th & 15th, 2019) in Halifax only.

Please note Halifax Audition dates for adult roles are September 13th & 16th, 2019

Please note there will be Halifax auditions for the role of Billy on September 14th & 15th, 2019.

Character Breakdown:

Billy Elliot

A boy who stumbles upon a ballet class and develops a passion for dance. To him, dance is a way to feel whole and free himself from the problems of life. He finds himself stuck between appeasing family and chasing his newfound love.

Gender: Male

Age: 10 to 13

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: E3



Billy's stoic father. A widowed miner struggling with maintaining a household in lieu of a work strike, he is still deeply scarred by the death of his wife. Billy's dancing initially sends him into a rage but he learns to support his son.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: Eb4

Vocal range bottom: A2


Debbie Wilkinson

The ballet teacher's daughter. A bit stand-offish and argumentative, her childhood crush on Billy leads her to constantly discourage him.

Gender: Female

Age: 9 to 12



Miners (Big Davey, George, Lesley); Ballet Girls (Angela Robson, Tracey Atkinson, Keeley Gibson, Tina Harmer); Police Officers; Royal Ballet School Members (Clipboard Woman, Posh Boy, Posh Son, Dancer)



Billy's eccentric grandmother. She is forgetful and a little aloof. Despite her inattention, she harbors a bitter resentment towards her dead abusive husband but has found solace through dance.

Gender: Female

Age: 60 to 75

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: F#3



Billy's careless and fun-loving best friend. He lives in the realm of expressing oneself, going so far as to commonly dress in women's clothing.

Gender: Male

Age: 10 to 13

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: A#3


Mrs. Wilkinson

The local ballet teacher who eventually becomes Billy's mentor. Hardened and mouthy, she actually has the capacity for caring when she sees promise in Billy. Believes in the power of personal expression through dance.

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 50

Vocal range top: Bb5

Vocal range bottom: Gb3



Billy's brother. A lazy but passionate miner. Hotheaded and scrappy with seemingly no regard of respect for his father, although he shares his disapproval of dance.

Gender: Male

Age: 18 to 25

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: D3