Cinderella 2020 - Audition day information
Evesham Arts Centre Sun 30th June 2019
Auditions will be open to anyone aged 11 – 99 (As at 18th January 2020, for our next Pantomime - Cinderella). The show will run from the 22nd - 26th January 2020 at Evesham Arts Centre.
*BRING A PACKED LUNCH*
What commitment do I need to be in the show?
The commitment to the show is as follows. 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 if more are missed.
Rehearsals: Sunday weekly and possibly the odd Monday evening (as advised in due course)
Commencing on Sunday 20th October 2019 at Offenham Village Hall from 2pm – 5.30pm weekly until Sunday 22nd December 2019. Recommencing on Sunday 5th January 2029 after the Christmas break.
Monday night rehearsals at Aston Sommerville Village hall from 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm as advised. (Primarily for main character rehearsals only).
Are there any limitations to the number in the cast?
Dependant on the numbers that apply to perform it may be necessary to limit numbers in the chorus. 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 10.30 am until 1.00 pm.
In this time our Musical Director and Choreographer will go through One of the songs from the show. You'll go through the lyrics and part of the dance routine for 'I'm still standing'. We will actually use this song in the finished production. This will give you the opportunity to sing and dance and allow us to look at what you can bring to the show. To help you prepare for this, the words to the song are listed below. Look up the track on YouTube or iTunes. Learn this and you’re ahead of the game already!
We will also go through the character parts in the show, outlining what you must do for each part. We will also explain how rehearsals etc will run from October. You will also get the chance to look at the audition parts we’ve prepared. These parts are listed below to help you get ready for the audition. If the part you want to go for requires singing, the specific song will be listed. Practice this by finding the song on YouTube or iTunes. This will put you ahead of the game on the day!
You will notice some of the parts are linked with another eg: Ammer & Tongs/Cinderella & Prince etc. Just learn the lines of the part you want to go for. On audition day we will call people in, in pairs, so as you will have someone to act opposite!
Cinderella: The Baron's daughter who is bullied by the Ugly Sisters. Falls in love with Prince Charming. (A Female part. Singing)
Prince Charming: The Prince of Castle Glamorus who falls in love with the mystery princess (Male/Female part. Singing)
Buttons: The page to Baron Hardupp. Secrety in love with Cinderella and protects her from the Ugly Sister. (Male part. Singing)
Dandini: Squire to the Prince. (Male/Female part)
Baron Hardupp: Comedy Part.Timid husband of the Baroness. Afraid of the Ugly Sister and his wife! (Male part)
Baroness Hardupp: Comedy part. Bossy wife of the Baron. (Female part)
Asphyxia and Euthanasia (Ugly Sisters): Comedy parts. Wicked sisters of Cinderella who try to get Prince Charmings affection. (Male parts. Singing)
Ammer & Tongs: The Brokers men/women. Comedy parts. They end up gaining the affection of the Ugly Sisters! (Male/Female parts)
Fairy Godmother: The Good Fairy who makes all Conderella's dreams come true! (Female part. Singing)
There are a few additional smaller roles which will be cast from those auditioning for other roles. These include: Major Domo, Footmen, Guests etc.
IF YOU ONLY WANT TO TAKE PART IN CHORUS YOU ONLY NEED TO ATTEND FROM 10.30 am UNTIL 1.00 pm
How do 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 will put the parts below to help you out! With some parts there is also a song for you to sing.
On the audition pieces each song you need to sing will be listed. One by one you will be called in to audition in front of an audition panel of 4/5 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.
What happens next?
Rehearsals for all will commence 20th October 2019 at Offenham. 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 Director/Producer, on 0777 333 7108 who will be happy to answer any questions.
HERE ARE THE AUDITION PARTS AND THE SONG FOR EVERYONE TO LEARN:
We are pleased to annouce the cast for our October 2019 Production.
Deloris Van Cartier - Jess Dixon
Eddie - Rhys Milbery
Sister Mary Robert - Vanessa Gravestock
Sister Mary Patrick - Zoey Boulton
Sister Mary Lazarus - Hazel Smith
Sister Mary Theresa - Bev Howlett
Sister Mary Martin - Emily Sharpe
Mother Superior - Claire Perkins
Michelle - Nina Reid
Tina - Amy Burge
Curtis -Dan Hampshire
Monsignor O'Hare - Adam Spiers
Pablo - Max Barclay
TJ - Craig 'Hoppy' Hopkins
Joey - Hugo 'Dan' Malan
Ernie - Dominic Hampshire
Bella Reid, Nat Rose, Amy Grimmitt, Millie Mae Byrd
Jenny Perkins, Sarah-Jayne Thomas, Ann Williams, Lilia Reade
Other parts will be announced on 19th May 2019.
PLEASE NOTE: Chorus must attend on 12th May 2019 to be eligible to participate in the show. Smaller parts will be allocated 19th May 2019
Please contact Director Keith Norledge on 07773337108 if yiou have any questions on the above.
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