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Submission deadline: 12th October 2022


Excellent actors who are strong singers

On-stage musicians

We are looking for individuals who believe they have the commitment, the energy, the passion and the determination to engage fully with a sustained and challenging rehearsal process. 


It is 1996, and through an error in pronunciation, the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra is stranded in the isolated desert town of Bet Havitka, Israel, rather than Petah Tikva, their actual destination. Without knowing the language and with very little money, the band members, led by conductor Tewfiq Zakaria, are welcomed by the locals, including café owner Dina and her two employees, Papi and Itzik.

During this one night in a sleepy town where nothing much changes, the Egyptian band members and their Israeli hosts communicate in English, their only common language, and find their mutual love of music, whether traditional Middle Eastern ballads or American jazz and Chet Baker. Winner of ten Tony Awards and featuring a score based on traditional Middle Eastern styles played by on-stage musicians, The Band's Visit appeals to the universal romance and passion people find in music, no matter where they are from.

Production Team

Artistic direction: Dorothy Bezzina
Musical direction: Edward Mifsud
Production manager: Karl Borg

Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

This project is supported by Arts Council Malta

Production Details

Book: Itamar Moses
Music: David Yazbek
Lyrics: David Yazbek
Based on: The Band's Visit, 2007 - Israeli Film by Eran Kolirin
Category: Musical
Settings: Contemporary, multiple settings
Time and place: 1996, Bet Hatikva, Negev, Israel
Choreography: Musical staging
Orchestra size: Medium
Casting: Mostly male cast with few female roles

Ages: Includes adult, mature adult, and young adult characters

Performance Dates and Rehearsals

Performances will be held during the first two weekends of May 2023, at Teatru Manoel.

Production week commences on Monday, 1st May 2023.

Rehearsals for cast members will start in January 2023, with the possibility of a read-through some time before.

Audition Dates

15th and 16th October 2022 - First round of auditions
23rd October 2022 - Callbacks

Audition Process

1. Download the Audition Information Pack and read the details.
2. Fill in the Audition Form, including the part/s you would like to audition for, and submit it.
3. You will receive an email with a time slot and your audition material (scenes, song and/or score to be played).
4. Arrive around 10 minutes ahead of your audition slot to ensure smooth progress.
5. Enjoy your performance and be prepared to wait if you're asked to be paired with someone else.
6. Await our feedback via email.

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