Audition Notes for 42nd St.
We're after a superb cast to blow the socks of our audiences for this show. We know that whomever we cast will be skilled in dance, song and acting prowes!
There's always a few questions people have, so here's some notes from the production team about the audition process...
- 12th, 14th and 17th Feb 2019 - the three dates for auditions
- The 12th will focus on singing
- The 14th will focus on dancing
- The 17th will focus on acting and performance
- Anyone who wants to be in the show will need to attend and engage in all the auditions
- The minimum age for auditionees is 14 years old
- Anyone who legally requires chaperoning during the rehearsal and performance period will be looked after by the committee and their chaperoning manager
- Please note that the main company of the production will need to match playing ages convincingly
- Auditions and all rehearsals take place at our home, Centre Stage, Pottington, Barnstaple
- A schedule has been posted on our website that includes times and a guide to the bits to be rehearsed.
- Before auditioning, please review the schedule to nsure you are able to commit to the rehearsals.
- Pre-Audition sessions
- Prior to auditions there are several non-compulsory sessions to help you get an idea of the production.
- Lynne (our choreographer for 42nd Street) is holding tap dance sessions on 5th, 7th and 10th February - you can come to 1, 2 or all of them as you wish (there's a minimal charge of £3 per session).
- Following Lynne's tap workshop on Sunday 10th Feb, a session at 2pm lead by Ian (our director) and Michael (our Musical Director) will talk about the production, characters and to sing some of the songs required for audition - again, non-compulsory, but probably advisable to attend). No charge for that session.
- Audition pieces
- We will post a list of specific pieces for you to work on in preparation for audition - it will depend on the numbers that audition for the show if we manage to hear everyone perform everything (but you should always ask at the time if you want the chance to perform something you feel we have missed).
- Dance skills
- Tap dancing is quite important for this production.
- Our choreographer, Lynne, has planned to build a company that is comprised of dancers with different levels of skill - so don't assume you're 'not good enough'. Get along to one of the workshops and get an idea of where we're heading with the dance and just go for it!
- If the production team feel they have not seen the right candidate for a particular part, they may hold that part open until, or if, they are able to fill it to their satisfaction.