What is it?

The pure and simple idea is: we announce a show and the curtain goes up 24 hours later.

  • Audition the show without anyone knowing what it is

  • Cast the show without anyone knowing their roles

  • 10 days out, announce a shortlist of 10 show titles, then…

  • Each day cross a show off the shortlist, until…

  • We announce the show, release the casting and go straight into rehearsal for the next 24 hours straight

  • Curtain up and away we go!

The rehearsals are an adrenaline-fueled mad-dash to the curtain. The performance is a unique experience; unpredictable and exhilarating for both the company and the audience. 

Dates to Remember

  • January 2020 - Ticket Presales Open (book early for discounted tickets)

  • February 2020 – Launch & Applications Open for cast and band

  • February 2020 - Ticket Sales Open & Applications close

  • March 2020 – Auditions

  • March 2020 - Applications Open for crew and volunteers

  • March 2020 – Casting Announced

  • April 2020 – Shortlist Released & Company Social

  • April 2020 – Announcement & Rehearsals Begin

  • April 2020 – Showtime!


Why do we do it?

The 24 Hour Musical Project is a community fundraising venture.

The Project aims to connect people from different companies with different skills and experiences, and help to build our community by working on an ambitious and creative challenge together.

The short time-span is the big advantage of the Project. Not only does it provide a unique challenge for the participants, but it means that people can do a show together without having to block out months of rehearsal time, and can even squeeze it in between or during other commitments. It provides an opportunity for creative people to network, exchange ideas and work positively together.

Our community building goals extend to our audience too, with only one performance (and one not to be missed!) the theatre fills with familiar faces and potential new friends from throughout the local theatre community.

Profits from the Project are donated to local charities. Previous charity partners have included The Actors' and Entertainers' Benevolent Fund of Qld, Starlight Children’s Foundation, YES Arusha, Music for Refugees, CanTeen, The Orangutan Project and The Salvation Army.