Auditions for Bugsy Malone

Music and Lyrics by PAUL WILLIAMS. 
Directed by BOB PATON.

  • Sunday Feb 17 & Monday Feb 18, 2019
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THE CAST: This show is all about fun. It’s a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the gangster films of the 1920’s with parts aplenty for those aged 8-18yrs. There are parts for singers, dancers, and those who just like to talk the talk. We’re looking for a cast of about 20 and most of the roles can be played by either male or females. 

THE STORY: Dandy Dan’s gang has gotten the upper hand since obtaining the “splurge” gun (a weapon that shoots whipped cream). Now Fat Sam and his bumbling buffoons are in real trouble! Bugsy Malone, a one-time boxer, is thrust not-so-willingly into the gangster limelight, when he becomes the last chance Fat Sam’s gang has of surviving. All Bugsy really wants to do is spend time with his new love Blousey; but that just isn’t in the cards for our hero.


  • We’ll be kicking the adventure off with a get-together on Thursday February 21st (parents and helpers too).
  • Rehearsals start Tuesday February 26th
  • Rehearsal days: Tuesday / Thursday / Sunday (not everyone will be required at all the rehearsals).
  • Play runs Thu May 16 – Sun May 19
                 & Thu May 23 – Sun May 26 (Sunday performances will be matinee shows)

All welcome, including those who’d like to lend a hand with set construction, props, make-up, costuming and the like. 

Thinking about auditioning with the Waihi Drama Society?

Auditions are run by the director and a WDS committee member and generally last about 10-15 mins (unless stated otherwise in the audition notice). There can be a bit of waiting around to get your turn so take the opportunity to meet some new people and have a chat. Once you’ve read for your part, the director may ask you to stay and read again with different people in different roles. Auditions generally involve a cold read from the script, however the audition process varies with each play and director so we suggest you read over any notes before attending your audition.