(each audition will be approx. 10-15 minutes in length)
Tuesday, June 20 – 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Wednesday, June 21 – 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Call Backs: Saturday, June 24th – 10:00am to 3:00pm
For more info and to book an audition time, contact
Walk-ins are welcome, but will be seen on a first come first serve basis.

Hamilton Theatre Inc. Studio
140 MacNab St. N. Hamilton, Ontario


  • Prepare 2 songs of contrasting styles (uptempo and slow), at least one 50's rock/pop style song, and be prepared to harmonize. Please do not sing any songs from CRY BABY the Musical. There will be a cold read from the script. Call backs may involve dance/movement depending on the role.
  • Please bring your own sheet music or cd’s/ipod, etc…(please indicate when booking which you will be using)
  • An accompanist with be provided
  • Please wear appropriate clothes and footwear for movement


Wade 'Cry Baby' Walker (Age Range: 18 to 30) The leader of the gang known as the 'Drapes'. A misunderstood teen who acts like a rebel, but has a sensitive side. (vocal range Bb4-B2)

Allison Vernon-Williams (Age Range: 18 to 30) A pretty, fun, and intelligent girl. She is a square, but wants to be a Drape. (vocal range Gb5-E3)

Mrs. Cordelia Vernon-Williams (Age Range: 45 to 65) Allison's protective Grandmother. She keeps many secrets from the other characters. Comedic. (vocal range Db5-C3)

Dupree W. Dupree (Age Range: 18 to 30) Wade 'Cry Baby' Walker's best friend and a drape. He is always energetic and positive. (vocal range B4-B2)

Baldwin Blandish (Age Range: 18 to 30) Allison's Boyfriend who is an enthusiastic square. He is the lead singer of a group called "The Whiffles" and has strong opinions on politics. (vocal range G4-C3)

Pepper Walker (Age Range: 16 to 30) Cry Baby's tough sister. She is a drape and pregnant for the third time. (vocal range Eb5-A3)

Wanda Woodward (Age Range: 16 to 30) A Drape who just wants to be Jane Mansfield. There are many rumors circling about her, but she is really a sincere and 'pure' girl. (vocal range E5-A3)

Mona "Hatchet-Face" Malnorowski (Age Range: 16 to 30) A Drape that many others fear. She always carries around a switchblade and is not to be messed with. (vocal range E5-A3)

Lenora Frigid (Age Range: 16 to 30) Desperately wants to be a Drape. She is in love with Cry Baby. (vocal range Gb5-F#3)

The Whiffles (Age Range: 18 to 30's) Baldwin's doo-wop group and best friends. They want to have a hit on the radio. (vocal range D4-G2)

Ensemble Roles - (Age Range: Any) Judge Stone, Father O’Brien, The Bailiff, Skippy Wagstaff, Radio DJ, Drape Ensemble, Square Ensemble

This jumping, jiving Tony nominee is a rebellious teen comedy event! Based on the cult classic, 1990 John Waters film. It's 1954. Everyone likes Ike, nobody likes communism and Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker is the coolest boy in Baltimore. He's a bad boy with a good cause – truth, justice, and the pursuit of rock and roll. Cry-Baby and the square rich girl, Allison, are star-crossed lovers at the center of this world. Fueled by hormones and the new rhythms of rock and roll, she turns her back on her squeaky clean boyfriend, Baldwin, to become a "drape" (a Baltimore juvenile delinquent) and Cry-Baby's moll. At the other end of the topsy-turvy moral meritocracy of 1954 America, Baldwin is the king of the squares and leads his close-harmony pals against the juvenile delinquents, who are ultimately arrested for arson, sending the drapes all off to prison. It's Romeo and Juliet meets High School Hellcats.

Music by Adam Schlesinger
Lyrics by David Javerbaum
Book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan
Based on John Waters' 1990 film "Cry-Baby"

CRY BABY is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International

November 10, 17, 18, 23, 24 & 25, 2017 at 8:00pm
November 11 & 19, 2017 at 2:00pm
Performances will be held at HTI's Studio Theatre
140 MacNab St. N., Hamilton.