After a short break for holidays, the cast and crew are back in the rehearsal rooms to prepare for the shows in November. Construction is busy with the larger set pieces for the stage, marketing is gearing up for two months of promotion and the production team will be meeting weekly to make sure that all goes well.
The actors have spent two months working through the acts, blocking the staging and getting to know their places. They now have until the end of August to learn their lines and cues, because when the production returns there will be no scripts!!
Marketing and stage design is all go, and this will be setting some important key dates in September and October.
With the cast now starting rehearsals, we need to turn our attention to production help. All those who wanted to get involved, but didn’t want to be seen onstage, raise your hand!
Please take a look at the Production Roles page. This explains most of the backstage positions that need to be filled. You can simply volunteer your skills to support the production, or take on one of the main production roles. We would appreciate your help on any level, so please get in touch and be part of the fun.
The first full pantomime read-through/rehearsal has been arranged for this weekend. Cast should check their email for venue and times, which were sent out a few days ago.
Following the recent wave of auditions, we have spent the last week calling or emailing people to let them know what part they will be playing or role they have. If you have not heard from our team, please call, as all of the attendees have been given a role in the show.
We will be supplying a copy of the script in PDF format for the cast to print out and mark out their role. A read through is currently being planned and we will be posting the arrangements here, so do keep visiting. Rehearsals will be Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings.
Over the last week we have held a series of auditions. We were overwhelmed by the fantastic talent, which makes it all the more difficult to make those final choices. Bex and Liz are now working on the cast list, and are likely to be recalling a few people next week, before finalising the cast. They will be letting everyone know as soon as they can!
On a different note, we are busy working on finalising the music and songs and getting to grips with designs for the staging. As always, we need volunteers to help backstage, so do get in touch if you are able to help.
With prospective dancers on Saturday, we now turn our attention to the first batch of singers. So here we are, working through the talent, listening to the songs and meeting really nice people. Each of the attendees were asked to sing a few lines from ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’ to start.
With auditions starting this weekend, there is plenty of activity in putting on the production this year. Musical directors, stage design, theatre meetings, and a whole host of people volunteering for the roles we need backstage.
Those wanting to tread the boards will be meeting up this weekend. The response has been great, and we hope that as many people as possible will attend the auditions on Saturday and Sunday. Further meetings may be needed to cover those who are interested, but can’t make it.
Those who can attend are likely to have a bit of fun, so do join us.
Here are the details you will need to attend the auditions and to find out about the characters.
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