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Youth Theatre 2023 applications have closed and both Performance and Development Casts have been selected ... read on ...

We have been blown away by the unprecedented demand for Youth Theatre in 2023, with over 100 applicants indicating that they are keen to join the Performance and Development casts! As discussed at the registration nights, applicants have been split into two casts to enable as many children as possible to experience performing on the Playhouse stage.


The 2023 Casts are as follows:

   Performance Cast        Development Cast   

Thomas  Anderson

Nicholas Arnold

Jayde Atkinson

Charley Boving

Mac Clifford

Arthur Darcy

Reese Dart

Kaitlyn Dittmann

Susan Drabwell

Sienna Edwards

Zander Ephraims

Natalie Ephraims

Micah Ephraims

Lily Esposito

Noah Franz

Ebonie Giblin-Lloyd

Hayden Gow

Meg Grafton

Anna Harris

Sarah Hodgetts

Lincoln Kay

Bailey Knapp

Nicholas Krebs

Charlie Langmead

Lara Mackey

Ava Marschke

Nicholas McMahon

Christina McMahon

Reid McWha

Amity-Rae Medcalf

Jackson Millar

Daniel Naude

Alex Orr

Ethan Portman

Michael Rabbitt

Eli Reed

Danielle Robert

Sophia Russo

Josephine Ryan

Stephanie Schapiro

Lachlan Simpson

Laylani Smith

Amelia Smith

Nate Sologinkin

Cecilia Taske

Jocelyn Taylor

Brooklyn Terry

James Thompson

Joe Tucker

Jacob Vaggs


Olivia Abell

Charlotte Agosta

Rhylie Agosta

Kate Ames

Jaime Boving

Thomas Brandon

Ruby Cooke

Matilda Dempster

Sienna Dexter

Jessica Dunn

Alexis Elmy

Kaira Foley

Chloe Franz

Gabriella Giovannoni

Corlè Grills

Eloise Harradine

Audrey Harrison

Isla Hearn

Macy Hearn

Georgia Henry

Charlotte Johnson

Aidy Johnson

Evie Kay

Sophie Macann

Claudia Makepeace

Olivia Mallett

Abigail McCay

Alicia McGarry

Hayley Mckeown

Poppy Nelson

Ariel Neudecker

Chelsey Olley

Deearna Powell

Elleisa Rabbitt

El Rasmussen

Aria Reed

Alana Reid

Sophia Rieck

Amelia Roberts

Taya Robinson

Kiara Rock

Zoe Shooks

Kadence Simpson

Ffion Spruce-Williams

Emily Tait

Bridget Taylor

Zara Teske

Gabi Vaggs

Saree Voisey

Jourdahn Voisey

Ivanka Welsh

Isabelle Williams

Kayla-Jaye Williams

Kira Woolacott

Skye Woolacott


All Youth Theatre members should have also received an email from Brayden (the Youth Theatre director) with further information – please check your spam folder and contact him on 0458833348 if you have not received this correspondence. 


What is Youth Theatre?

Established in 1971 and driven by an evident need for exciting practical theatre experience for Bundaberg’s young people (aged 10 – 18 years), the Playhouse Theatre runs a once-yearly Youth Theatre program under the stewardship of the organisation’s Youth Theatre Director.

In 2023, the Youth Theatre program commences with an Information and Sign-Up Night held on Wednesday 22nd February at 6:30pm. All young people wishing to be a part of Youth Theatre or learn more about the program must be in attendance with a parent/guardian on this night. If you are unable to attend, please contact the Youth Theatre Director (0458 833 348) before Wednesday 22nd February to discuss the attendance of a delegate in your name.


What Does the Program Involve?

Youth Theatre at the Playhouse is divided into two ‘Casts’ – the Performance Cast and the Development cast.


     The Performance Cast

  • Is comprised of the older students in the 10-18 age bracket.
  • Members of this cast will perform the musical comedy “The Addams Family” on the Playhouse stage for four performances across 29th & 30th June and 1st July.
  • For a one-time cost of $75, members of this cast will participate in weekly workshops/rehearsals during School Term 1 commencing on Wednesday 1st March from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. In Term 2, rehearsals will eventually expand to also include Monday nights from 6:30pm – 8:30pm and Sunday afternoons from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Rehearsals will also be held during the first week of the Term 2/3 School Holidays.
  • Activities for this group cease after 1st July 2023.


     The Development Cast

  • Is comprised of the younger students in the 10-18 age bracket. Information regarding students’ allocation into either cast will be released immediately following the Information and Sign-Up Night on Wednesday 22nd February.
  • Members of this cast will perform an acting, singing and dancing showcase on the Playhouse stage on Thursday 6th April (5:30pm arrival for 6:00pm performance).
  • For a one-time cost of $50, members of this cast will participate in a four day workshop from Monday 3rd April to Thursday 6th April (Term 1/2 school holidays). Workshops will occur from 9:00am – 3:00pm daily (9:00am – 1:00pm on Thursday).
  • Activities for this group cease after 6th April 2023.


The 2023 Youth Theatre Application Form, Code of Conduct and Policies Document can be downloaded here. Further information regarding each Cast, as well as an opportunity to ask questions, will be provided at the Information and Sign-Up Night on Wednesday 22nd February.

What if I’m Over 18?

Senior Membership at the Playhouse Theatre entitles members to participate in and/or contribute towards ‘Senior’ Productions facilitated by the organisation. If you are over the age of 18 and would like to participate in Senior Productions, please come to the theatre on a Sunday morning between 10:00am – 12:00pm. Youth Theatre Membership is not the same as Senior Membership.


What is the Organisation’s Commitment?

The Bundaberg Players Incorporated is committed to fostering a love for theatrical production and performance amongst the youth of Bundaberg. We pride ourselves on providing a safe, friendly and welcoming environment where young people can rehearse and perform theatre without fear of harm. The Youth Theatre Director, as well as all members of the Youth Theatre Team, are experienced theatrical educators and all hold a current Working with Children Card (Blue Card) issued by the Queensland Government.


The Bundaberg Players Incorporated holds Public Liability Insurance; however, if a member suffers injury in circumstances where no negligence of the theatre itself exists, the member will have no legal claim against the theatre and must bear the loss personally.  As a volunteer not-for-profit organisation we endeavour to offer membership to all those who wish to join but are always mindful of the number of young people we can safely cater for at the Playhouse Theatre. The number accepted into each Cast is capped in order to provide an appropriate adult-participant ratio.


What if I Have Further Questions?

Please contact the organisation’s Youth Theatre Director on 0458 833 348. Alternatively, queries can be directed to  This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it  or in person at the Playhouse Theatre on a Sunday morning between 10:00am – 12:00pm.

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