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Our October 2019 production is announced.....

 

Sister Act .....The Musical

 

Full details of auditions, show dates etc to follow shortly

 

 

Sleeping Beauty - Audition Day Results

60 people audtioned for the main character parts. Well done to everyone, but as usual there were some disappointed individuals.

 

The confirmed cast is as follows:

 

Princess _ Nadia Moore

Prince - Alex Millar

Dame - Barry Hopkins

Tickles - Liam Clear

King - Adam Spiers

Queen - Zoe Boulton

Good Fairy - Luara Sanger

Bad Fairy - Amy Grimmitt

Fusspot - Amy Burge

Shout - Dan Westbury

Bawl - Millie Mae Bird

 

Fairies - Edie Hmpshire, Bella Reid, Jess Brownlee,

              Amy Corbett, Liv Griffith, Freya Hedges

 

The remained of the auditionees are invited to take part in the chorus

 

Rehearsals commence on Sunday 21st October 2018. All those attending audition day will be sent an email over the coming days with the full rehearsal schedule etc.

 

What happens next?

 

Rehearsals commence on 21st October 2018, we will organise a read through of the script with the main character in July if possible. If you are unfortunate not to get a main part you still have the opportunity to take part in the chorus.

 

If you have any questions on the above please call Keith Norledge the Producer on 0777 333 7108 or email info@phoenixtheatregroup.co.uk

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Applications for Grease Cast

Following the unprecedented attendance numbers at auditions on March 25th 2018, with over 100 in attendance, Phoenix Theatre Group's Committee have had to make a decision on limiting numbers taking part in this years production. The Group in it's 29 year's has never had to consider taking such an action before.
 
The rationale behind this decision:
 
The Health and Safety and Safeguarding of young people in our group remains one of our main priorities. 
 
It is not feasible to physically fit more than 75 people on the Arts Centre Stage at any one time once the scenery etc are in position. 
We also need to ensure we meet the legal requirement of registered Chaperones (1 for every 12 young persons), in attendance at each performance. At the present time we only have 8 registered chaperones - with not everyone available at every performance.
The Arts Centre has limited dressing room space, which has previously caused issues on show nights.
Our rehearsal rooms in Offenham and Aston Sommerville have limited capacity.
 
The decision has therefore been taken to limit the total number in this year's production of 'Grease' to a cast of 75.
 
Only those who attended the workshop and audition day will be considered for the production and have been emailed or contacted directly.
 
PLEASE DO NOT TURN UP FOR FIRST REHEARSAL UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ADVISED YOUR APPLICATION TO PERFORM HAS BEEN ACCEPTED BY THE GROUP
 
Anyone wanting further information on thsi decision should email info@phoenixtheatregroup.co.uk
 
Many Thanks
 
The Phoenix Committee
 

GREASE AUDITION RESULTS:

With 106 people auditioning for 17 main parts, there were always going to be a lot of disappointed people after today's auditions.

We hope to see everyone at Rehearsals commencing 6th May 2018.

 

Those wishing to join the chorus should complete the membership form in the membership section of the website and return this BEFORE rehearsals commence. Due to the popularity of the show we may need to limit chorus numbers on the grounds of safety in the theatre.


Full of rehearsals will appear here in the near future.

Congratulations go to the following:

Marie Emond - Sandy
Liam Clear - Danny
Alex Millar - Kenickie
Tom Dowdeswell - Roger 
Archie Organ - Sonny 
Tom Parkinson - Doody 
Olivia Holder - Rizzo 
Poppy Sugden - Marty 
Nadia Moore - Frenchy 
Millie Mae Byrd - Jan 
Juliette Emond - Patty 
Robbie Clear - Eugene 
Sarah Gregory - Miss Lynch 
Amy Burge - Cha-Cha 
Finn Starkey - Johnny Casino
Nina Reid - Vince Fontaine 
James Cook - Teen Angel

Well done again to everyone!

The Production Team

PS - Don't forget - Tickets are on sale now and selling fast at www.eveshamartscentre.co.uk

GREASE AUDTION INFORMATION

                                  GREASE OPEN AUDITIONS

 

Sunday 25th March 2018 - Evesham Arts Centre – WR11 4QH 10.30 am to 5.45 pm

Auditions are open to anyone aged 11 – 21 (As at October 2018) for our next production ‘Grease’. The show runs from 11th – 14th October 2018 at The Arts Centre.

 

BRING A PACKED LUNCH

 

What commitment do I need to be in the show?

The commitment to the show is to attend rehearsals as documented below. If you cannot commit to attend please do not audition. As a group we operate a policy of 3 rehearsals per production as the maximum allowable for pre-planned absences. You will be asked to leave the production is more are missed.

 

Rehearsals will take place on Sundays weekly (for all) and Monday evenings (as advised once rehearsals start in May) Rehearsals commence on Sunday 6th May 2018 at Offenham Village Hall from 2pm – 5.30pm weekly until Sunday 22nd July. Recommencing on Sunday 2nd September after a summer break.

 

Monday night rehearsals commence on 14th May at Aston Sommerville Village hall from 7.00 pm - 9.30pm as advised. (Primarily for main character rehearsals only). Last Monday rehearsals before the summer break will be 16th July 2018, recommencing as necessary on Monday 3rd September 2018.

 

Are there any limitations to the number in the cast?

 

Due to the popularity of the show we anticipate a lot of interest in being in the production. Dependant on the numbers that apply to be in the show we may have to limit numbers in the chorus or consider other options open to us, such as have 2 chorus’s alternating nightly. The cast will be advised of any decisions taken once we know how many we need to accommodate.

 

Phoenix stand committed to give everyone the opportunity to participate in live theatre and we will do everything in our power to continue with this aim.

If you’re still interested read on………….

 

So what happens on Audition day?

 

The day starts off with a workshop running from 11.00 am until 1.00 pm.

In this time our Director and Choreographer will go through one of the dance routines and lyrics from the show ( We go together…). This will give you the opportunity to sing and dance and allow us to take a look at what you can bring to the show. To help you prepare for this, the words to the song and a backing track are listed below. Learn them and you’re ahead of the game already!

 

We will also go through the character parts in the show, outlining what you have to do for each part and we’ll also explain how rehearsals etc will run from May. You’ll also get the chance to look at the audition parts we’ve prepared. Again these are listed below to help you get ready for the audition.

 

IF YOU ONLY WANT TO TAKE PART IN CHORUS YOU ONLY NEED TO ATTEND FROM 10.30 am UNTIL 1.00 pm

 

How to auditions work?

 

Over the lunch break you’ll be asked to choose ONE part to audition for. You will be considered for other parts, but time limitations only allow us to see you perform once on the day ……so make the most of it!.

 

You’ll then be given the audition part you’re going for. Don’t worry if you can’t learn it in the short time you’ll have, but again we have put the parts below to help you out ! With each part is also a song for you to sing. After all this is a musical!

 

Grease is a musical so there is a good chance you’ll need to sing in your audition. We are using four songs - Grease Lightning, We go together, Hopelessly Devoted to you & Rydell Alma Mater. On the attached audition pieces each song you need to sing is listed. One by one you will be called in to audition in front of an audition panel of 5 people. You’ll then perform the audition piece.

 

The afternoon is long…..for everyone, as we need to see all perform. You will be able to socialise with the others being auditioned in the foyer area of the Theatre whilst you wait for your chance to impress. At approximately 5.30 pm we will call everyone into the theatre and announce the cast and hand out scripts. Those successful in gaining a part will also be emailed a link to ‘Show Ready’ – a digital backing track which we will be using throughout the show production period (so you can rehearse at home anytime!)

 

What happens next?

 

Rehearsals commence on 6th May, we will organise a read through of the script with the main character in April. If you are unfortunate not to get a main part you will still have the opportunity to take part in the chorus.

 

If you have any questions on the above please call Keith Norledge the Producer on 0777 333 7108 who will be happy to answer any questions

 

All audition pieces and music are listed below -except for Rydell Alma Mater. For the music please use this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79GGS-G91B4

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Aladdin 2018 -                     Audition Day Results

Congratulations to all who auditioned today. With over 60 people auditioning for only 12 main character parts there were always going to be quite a few disappointed people!

For those not fortunate enough to get a main character part we really hope to see you as part of the chorus - which is as equally important part of the show.

The cast list is as follows:

Aladdin - Liam Clear
Widow Twankey - Barry Hopkins
Wishee Washee - Scott Harrington
Abanazar - Nick Rose
Mustapha Napp - Dan Westbury
Ali Khatt - Zoe Boulton
Emperor Pan -Ting - Adam Spiers
Chamberlain - Nina Reid
Princess So Shy - Amy Burge
Ding Dong - Nadia Moore
Slave of the Ring - Sarah-Jane Thomas
Slave of the Lamp - Stewart Russell-Moya
Demon - Ronan Dooey
Florence Nightingale - Juliette Emond
Dwarf 1 - Elise Allberry
Dwarf 2 - Craig Hopkins
Welsh Miner - Robbie Clear
Boy Scout - James Cook
Narrator - Laura Sanger

I will contact the above cast to arrange a read through early July - probably on a Monday night at Aston Sommerville. Watch out for an email this week!

Rehearsals don't start until Sunday 8th October, when all are welcome. This will be held at Offenham Village Hall from 2 pm until 5.30pm.

Again, a very BIG well done to all. The job of audition judge gets harder every year as the standard delivered by everyone just gets better and better!

I look forward to seeing you all soon

Regards

Keith Norledge
Director

If you have any questions with regards to casting or rehearsals please contact Keith on 0777 3333 7108.

Bugsy Malone - Cast List

Over 75 Auditioned for our October 2017 Production of Bugsy Malone at Evesham Arts Centre on Sunday 12th February 2017. 

 

The Cast list is as follows:

 

Bugsy Malone - Liam Clear

Fat Sam - Oliver Adams

Dandy Dan - Stuart Russell-Moya

Cagey Joe - James Cook

Blousey - Marie Emond

Tallulah - Amy Burge

Lena Marelli - Kieragh Brown

Fizzy - Jessica Brownlee

Bronx Charlie - Robbie Clear

Leroy - Jacob Harrison

Roxy - Oliver Scaife

Oscar - Ronan Dooey

Knuckles - Jack Hobday

Pop Becker - Antonetta Barone

Waitress - Amy Grove

Louella - Sarah-Jayne Thomas

Tillie - Gemma Biddle

Singer -Abigail Pearce

Ventriloquist - Thea Andrew

Charlie (Dummy) - Bella Marttr-Icke

Dotty - Emily Grove

Velma - Poppy Sugden

Loretta - Alice Maritza

Paperboy/girl - Nina Reid

Radio Announcer - Aoife Bridges

Louis - Bella Reid

Snake Eyes - Elise Allberry

English Reporter - Juliette Emond

French Reporter - Josie Eames

Irish Reporter - Millie Clemson

Butler - Evie Calcutt

Doodle - Dominic Hampshire

Marbini - Millie Maybird

Shady - Freya Hedges

Pickett - James Howell

Babyface - Craig Hopkins

Yonkers - Darcy Hall

Bangles - Nadia Moore

Smolsky - Luca Rolls

O'Dreary - Max Seabrook

Scoop - Josh Pomeroy

 

Non speaking Parts:

Angelo - Mollie McCannon (Singing Gangster)

Ritzy - Zoe Sim (Singing Gangster)

Barber - Finley Styzaker

Flash Frankie - Max Seabrook

Undertaker 1 - Luca Rolls

Undertaker 2 - Isaac Valentine

 

Congratulations to all of the above and well done to everyone on making the Audition Panel's life so difficult! I really hope those unfortunate not to get a part will participate in the chorus (Which is always a really important part of our productions).

 

Rehearsals are now under way and the cast list is now closed. No late joiners will be allowed. Sorry.

 

If anyone has any questions on the above please contact Keith on info@phoenixtheatregroup.co.uk or call him on 0777 3337108.

 

Thanks again to all involved in the very long audition day!

 

Keith Norledge

Director

 

Show dates are 5/7th October 2017. Tickets are already selling fast and are available at www.eveshamartscentre.co.uk

 

 

Snow White 2017 Auditions

A very big thank you and well done to all those that came along to the Workshop and Auditions on Sunday for Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs. Once again we found ourselves repeating the old adage that it was such a difficult show to cast but I think I may be forgiven for saying on this occasion “it was a difficult show to cast” we were once again blown away by some of the talent that we have in the group. Special thanks go out to Barry Hopkins for all of his fantastic work during the workshop.

 

The list of main characters for this January’s Pantomime

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs are:

 

SNOW WHITE - Laura Sanger

PRINCE RUPERT – Liam Clear

QUEEN MALEVOLENT – Amy Grimmitt

SPIRIT OF THE MIRROR – Lucy Trevorrow

DAME DOITALL - Barry Hopkins

HANDY ANDY – Stuart Russell-Moya

LORD CHAMBERLAIN - Zoe Boulton

HUNTSMAN - Dan Westbury

 

CHIEF – Amy Burge
SMILIE – Robbie Clear
DOZY – James Cook
SNOOZY – Ronan Dooey
SNIFFLES – Jessica Brownlea
TIMID – Bella Martyr-Icke
GROWLER – Thea Andrews

 

Well done all.

 

Mike Robinson

          THE WIZARD OF OZ

 

               Phoenix's 2016 Autumn production of 'The Wizard of Oz' 

 

           After 4 hours of auditions we are excited to announce the cast

 

                                                 Congratulations to:

 

 

Dorothy      - Jess Thomas

Scarecrow   - Liam Clear

Tin Man      - Jonathan Deakin

Lion            - Scott Harrington

Wicked Witch - Jess Thompson

Glinda        - Sian Ashmead

Wizard of Oz - Stewart Russell-Moya

Toto            - Elise Alberry

Aunt Em     - Poppy Sugden

Uncle Henry - Stephan Speciale-Lees

Miss Gulch   - Lucy Trevorrow

Hunk           - Brooke Moulton

Hickory        - Robbie Clear

Zeke            - James Cook

Professor Marvel - Matt Cuff

Doorman     - Alfie Thomas

Cabbie         - Ronan Dooey

 

 

Whilst the main characters have been cast there are loads more parts still to be allocated once rehearsals start on Sunday 8th May 2016. Whether you were one of the 55 unlucky people not to get a part on audition day, or someone aged 11 - 21 wanting to be involved in live theare - why not get involved as a chorus member and you could be one of the lucky ones still to get one of the remaining parts.

 

Rehearsals start..........

 

Sunday May 8th at Offenham Village Hall from 2pm until 5.30pm. Just turn up on the day and join in the fun.

 

 

If you need more information just email me at keith.norledge@gmail.com  and I will email back  within a day or so or call Keith on 0777 3337108. 

Joseph

 

Joseph was one of the most succesful musicals we have ever staged- with four sold out performances! Thanks to everyone involved in making the show what it was! From our very talented cast to our brilliant volunteers and helpers. Check out some of the snaps on our Gallery page! Now its onto the next musical in Ocotber-

The Wizard of OZ! 

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Jack & The Beanstalk Cast List

 

A very big thank you and well done to all those that came along to the Workshop and Auditions on Sunday for Jack and the Beanstalk. I know that it’s very much a cliché when we say how difficult it is every year to make a decision on main characters but we are genuinely amazed at the talent that we have in the group. It was also great to see so many returning for another fantastic Pantomime. Special thanks go out to Barry Hopkins and Matt Davis for all their fantastic work during the workshop.

 

The list of main characters for this January’s Pantomime

Jack and the Beanstalk are:

 

JACK - Jonathan Deakin

DAME TROT - Barry Hopkins

JETHRO - Scott Harrington

PRINCESS JASMINE - Jessie Thomas

KING FREDERICK - Jacob Buckley

QUEEN GLADIOLI - Zoe Boulton

MARY  - Toni Ward

MAJOR RODEWERKS - Dan Westbury

PRIVATE ACCESS - Liam Clear

GIANT BLUNDERBUSS - Matthew Cuff

MR FLESHCREEP - Edward Cottage

THE GIANT'S HOUSEKEEPER - Claire Perkins

THE GOOD FAIRY - Laura Sanger

BUTTERCUP THE COW - Ame Grimmitt & Helen Manners

 

Well done all.

Mike Robinson

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CINDERELLA

Well we can confirm that Cinderella was a huge success! Thank you to everyone involved in cast, production and front of house, and thank you to all those who supported us by coming to see it! 25 years...done and dusted! 

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FAME

 

FAME hailed a great success by all! Thanks to everyone involved, that made yet another brilliant musical by Phoenix Theatre Group!

We all look forward to what next October brings - presentation night details to follow soon!  

 

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