The producers of last month’s sold-out season of CHESS: The Musical, starring David Harris and Silvie Paladino, and 2019’s smash hit Mamma Mia!, are now auditioning for their upcoming production of Jersey Boys.

Winner of Best Musical at both the Tony Awards® and Olivier Awards®, Jersey Boys follows the fascinating evolution of four blue-collar kids who became one of the greatest success stories in pop music history – Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

Produced by The Very Popular Theatre Company, the show will have its Newcastle premier at the magnificent 1500-seat Civic Theatre.

The 2021 season will open with a VIP Gala Event on Friday 8 October and run through to Saturday 23 October.

The stellar creative team includes Director, Nichola Christo, Musical Director, Dan Wilson, Choreographer, Rachel Wilson and Assistant Director Krystalle Williamson. Technical Design will be in the hands of Jacob Harwood and Jennifer Ellicott is the Costume Designer.

No roles have been pre-cast and the creative team is looking for a diverse and vibrant cast, so performers of all ethnicities and gender types are encouraged to apply for any roles.

Auditions will be held on Saturday 10 April, with a compulsory dance call and invitation-only callbacks on Saturday 24 April.

All rehearsals will be held in Newcastle commencing in July 2021.

For full character list, audition requirements, rehearsal schedule and online audition registration, visit:

An international musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys takes you behind the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, to discover the secret of a 40-year friendship, as the foursome work their way from the streets of New Jersey to the heights of stardom.

Set in the vibrant 1960s, four scrappy young men from New Jersey – Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Nick Massi and Tommy DeVito – find a magic sound which propels them from singing under streetlights to singing in spotlights and on stages all over the world.

As personal and professional problems threaten to tear the group apart, they manage to release hit after era-defining hit, including “Oh What a Night”, “Sherry”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”, “Dawn”, “My Eyes Adored You” and “Walk Like a Man”. Consistently finding themselves at the top of the charts, the quartet ultimately received the highest honour: induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.

The musical biography that is Jersey Boys charts the rise, the tough times, the personal clashes and the ultimate triumph of a group of friends, all set to the music which became symbolic of and the soundtrack to a generation.