SUNDAY 19th NOVEMBER from 10.30am
Babbacombe Theatre are putting out a call to all talented young people who aspire to perform, to attend an audition for the 2019 season on Sunday 19th November. They are looking for junior boys and girls who can sing and dance well, female dancers who are strong in all aspects of dance that can preferably sing well too, and an experienced performer who can take on the role of Dance Captain.
The junior dance auditions will start at 10.30am (doors open 10.00am). The minimum age is 6 and whilst there is no maximum age, there is a strict maximum height of 4ft 10ins. The production team are looking for 4 teams of children, who will alternate performances throughout the year from February – October. There will be up to 19 performance dates per team; however, children with other commitments, including holidays, can be accommodated. It is suggested you come to the audition with the dates you know your child will be unavailable, so once the selection process has been done, the children’s performance schedule can be worked to accommodate any unavailability’s.
All the children will need to sing first, and the production team will provide the backing track and words via email on request, so the child can be familiar with the song before the audition, albeit they are also be available to download from the news page on the venue’s website. After the vocal audition the Choreographer, Sadie Oliver will teach a couple of short routines, that the children will be asked to perform in groups, so please be dressed to dance and bring ballet and jazz shoes.
For the senior dancer’s audition, the producer is looking for girls aged 15+, all must have a strong standard in all aspects of dance, so ballet, tap and jazz shoes, will be needed for this audition. Routines will be set for all three genres. The girls should all be between 5ft 2ins – 5ft 10ins. It is preferred the dancers have a good singing voice and those wishing to audition are invited to sing if they choose to do so, although it is not essential. It’s worth noting those wanting to sing will need to provide their own backing tracks. Dancers will need to be at the venue for 11.30am. There will be recalls for all dancers who are successful during the first round on Wednesday 21st November at 5pm. At the round two stage, the venue will be looking to finalise the casting and, those more experienced dancers will be given the opportunity to apply for the position of Dance Captain.
Everyone that wishes to audition will need to fill in a registration form and the seniors are required to register their attendance prior to the audition date. All the paperwork, including the rehearsal schedules are accessible via the venue’s website’s news section at www.babbacombe-theatre.com/news albeit the paperwork is also available from the box office.
Any one wanting to make enquiries or apply for the track for the junior audition please contact Sharon Waring via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or during office hours on 01803 322233.