Panto chorus auditions to take place on Saturday 17 Sept
This year’s Belgrade pantomime is Mother Goose and once again we’re giving local children the chance to attend open auditions on Saturday 17 September which could see them land a role in the panto chorus.
If your child(ren) are aged 8-16 and would like to attend the auditions please take a few minutes to download and read the document at the top right hand side of this page called ‘Panto Chorus – Info for Parents’ which outlines the extent of the commitment needed from our pantomime chorus.
Auditions start at 9.30am. On arrival, children are given a number to identify them and they are then sorted into groups based on age and height. The choreographer will take each group in turn and teach them a short routine which will be presented to the panto director. If a child makes it through the first round s/he will be asked to stay for a further round, and so it goes on until the end of the day when we end up with three teams of eight.
Parents are asked to drop their children at the Stage Door at 9.30am, opposite the Town Wall Tavern, where they will be met by licensed chaperones. They can also be picked up from Stage Door once the auditions are finished .
We suggest that children wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for them to move and dance in, and that they bring a soft drink with them (not fizzy).
Please keep in contact with your child(ren) throughout the day as they will be able to advise you when to pick them up; if they are chosen to go forward to the next round, they may be required to stay for most of the day.
We will be stopping for a lunch hour, the time of which will be decided on the day. Please pick your child up for lunch if they are still with us. Please note that we do not allow food to be brought into the theatre because we have our own café bar which has a selection of light meals on offer all day.
The parents of those children chosen to be in the chorus will be asked to attend a meeting at the theatre on Monday 19 September at 6.30pm for information about licensing and panto guidelines. It is essential that parents attend this meeting so that the business side of their child’s participation can be clearly explained. You do not have to book into this open session, just arrive at 9.30am.
If you have any questions about the auditions please contact Denise Duncombe, Admin Manager on 024 7684 6718 or firstname.lastname@example.org