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Panto Audition

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Panto Audition
Title:
Panto Audition
When:
Sun, 16. September 2018, 1:30pm
Where:
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Category:
CADOS

Description

Do you want to be in this year’s Pantomime? Then come along to our Beauty and The Beast cast auditions on Sunday 16thSeptember at 1:30pm!

Production Dates: Friday 14th - Saturday 22th December 2018 

Director: Zoe Duffin-Jones

Musical Director:Amy Hardcastle

Producer and Choreographer:Rebecca Dickinson

Assistant Choreographer: Cara Jones

Costume: Sandra Dickinson
Stage Manager: Mike Taylor 

If you would like to join the crew in any capacity, please let us know! We are particularly interested in anyone over 16 who wants to set-paint, build and find unusual props, or wants to be involved in the technical side. 

The Director: 

Director Zoe Duffin-Jones has been a long standing member of CADOS since the age of 6, having danced and acted numerous musicals, pantomimes and plays. She made her directing debut in 2014 with ‘Shakers’, to go on with ‘Talking Heads’ in 2015 and then in 2016 the hit production of ‘The Railway Children.’  Now she’s back directing this year’s panto, which is packed full of jokes, comedy , slapstick, songs and dances.

The Story:

The classic fairy-tale gets a pantomime twist, a castle full of curious characters and mystery following local girl Belle on her adventure, will she find true love?

All cast MUST be 17 or over during the performance of the show.

For more information please contact Zoe Duffin-Jones on 07447 452488 or via email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Anyone who wants to audition for a part with singing marked next to it please bring a back track on CD or device (iPod etc.) to the audition and be prepared to sing.

For musical enquiries, contact Amy Hardcastle on 07724 851227. We advise you chose a track suitable to the nature of the show i.e. fun, uplifting, aspirational.

Audition pieces will be given out at the audition.

KEY:

S - Singing required within the show and therefore singing audition will be required (as above)

D = Dancing within the show.  M= Movement within the show(i.e. finale routine)

All age ranges are guides only.  Don’t let them put you off auditioning as we are looking for someone who is right for the part, even if that means being flexible on the age.

 Available parts:

Age

   

Belle (F) Traditional principal girl. Spirited and a strong character. Strong singer required and the ability to dance.

17+

S

D

Snowy White (F) Traditional pantomime fairy. Needs good audience interactions and a strong singing voice.

17+

S

D

Prince Sebastian/The Beast (M) A strong character and good singing voice needed.

17+

S

D

The Wicked Witch (F) Traditional pantomime baddie.

25+

 

M

Jean (M) pronounced ‘John’- fancies himself and Belle. (Think Lord Flashheart in Blackadder). Comedy duo with David. Singing required.

17-30

S

D

David (M) pronounced ‘Daved’. Camp. Comedy duo with Jean. Singing required.

17-30

S

D

Papa (M) Belle’s father

40+

 

M

Front-End (M/F) front of the pantomime horse- comedy role (Think Stan Laurel)

17+

 

M

Back-End (M/F) back of the pantomime horse- comedy role (Think Oliver Hardy)

17+

 

M

Tick (M/F) the clock. Character along the lines of Sid James. Singing required.

20+

S

D

Spark (M/F) the candlestick. Character along the lines of Leslie Phillips. Singing required.

20+

S

D

Mrs Spout (M) Traditional pantomime dame. Must have good audience interactions. Singing required.

30+

S

D

Freya & Alice (F) The dame’s daughters- will be cast from dancers- not required to attend cast acting auditions.

 

 

D

 


Do you want to be a dancer in this years’ Pantomime?

Then come along to the auditions on Saturday 15th September 2018at Chorley Little Theatre.

Registration from 8.50am, starting at 9am (aiming to be finished by 12pm).

If you are aged over 6 years old, and believe you can act, sing and dance then we would like to see you there. Formal dance training is preferred but not necessary.

Please ensure you are available for all the performance dates and the week prior before auditioning. If you are not available for all dates, you may not be considered.

Please ensure you dress appropriately and bring dance shoes and adequate drinks as you will be dancing throughout the audition period. Parents / Guardian mustremain with any child (including those aged 16 and still at school) throughout the audition day.

For any further information please contact Rebecca Dickinson, Choreographer, on

07521 977707 or state your interest through our Facebook event!


GOLDEN RULES FOR AUDITIONS!

DOread the character descriptions and be realistic about if you are right for the part to avoid disappointment!

DON’Tdo a half-hearted audition or just read the part – we want to see characters who are interesting and engaging, and the sort of characters we would want to spend 3 hours watching!

DO make sure you have learnt your song if you are doing a singing audition

DON’Tbe nervous – you’re only acting to two or three people and if you make a mistake it doesn’t matter – we’re looking to see if you could play these roles after a few months rehearsals and not that night!

DOuse your reading time before the audition to plan how you are going to deliver the lines and read it out loud with other people going for roles

DON’Tassume that you have it ‘in the bag’ and so don’t bother putting much into your audition – we want to see your performance

DON’Tassume someone else has it ‘in the bag’ - it comes down to performances on the day and how everyone fits together

DOchoose a song that shows off your vocal range and lets you really sell the song – if you can sing high or low, have a good belt or a great pop voice then pick a song that lets us know about it!

DON’Tjust stand there – move around the stage and use your body language and gestures to sell your performance

DOhave a go! If you fancy trying out then don’t assume that everyone will be better than you – it might be that you are just the person we are looking for!

 


Venue

Location:
Chorley Little Theatre
Street:
Dole Lane, Chorley
ZIP:
PR7 2RL
Country:
United Kingdom