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 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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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
If you have any questions with regards to casting or rehearsals please contact Keith on 0777 3333 7108.
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 email@example.com or call him on 0777 3337108.
Thanks again to all involved in the very long audition day!
Show dates are 5/7th October 2017. Tickets are already selling fast and are available at www.eveshamartscentre.co.uk
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.
Phoenix's 2016 Autumn production of 'The Wizard of Oz'
After 4 hours of auditions we are excited to announce the cast
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I will email back within a day or so or call Keith on 0777 3337108.
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!
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.
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!
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!