YOUNGSTERS who have that extra special star quality are being encouraged to come along to Eden Court Theatre and audition for the Christmas pantomime.
Imagine Theatre, producers of this year’s pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, are on the hunt for youngsters to join the cast as panto babes.
Sleeping Beauty is an all-time family favourite and Eden Court and Imagine Theatre are eager to get some young, local talent involved with the show too.
Children between the ages of nine and16 are invited to tread the boards and show off their fancy footwork at the open audition at Eden Court Theatre on Sunday 25 August, at 9:30am
Those auditioning should wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable to dance in.
The audition will be in two parts. In the morning, all children will be auditioned. Those who are successful in the morning will be asked to return for a recall in the afternoon.
Those children who are unsuccessful will be allowed to go home. Those then recalled for the afternoon auditions, will be kept until the final decisions on the pantomime casting are made later in the afternoon.
Those children chosen as panto babes and their parents/carers will be asked to stay after the audition sessions for a chat about licensing and panto guidelines.
This year’s panto is already shaping up to be even bigger and better than last year’s egg-scellent Mother Goose which received rave reviews.
Steve Boden, producer of the show from Imagine Theatre, said: “Auditioning youngsters for the panto is always a lot of fun, but also a real challenge as we see so much talent!
“We are looking for children with the ‘x-factor’ – that something special that makes them stand out from the crowd. They need to be bubbly, confident and great dancers who are prepared to work hard as well as having lots of fun.”
Preparations for this year’s show are already in full swing, so make sure you book your tickets to avoid missing out on the best show in town come Christmas time!
The show runs from Tuesday 3 December 2013 to Sunday 5 January 2014.
Tickets for Sleeping Beauty are on sale now. For more information call the Eden Court box office on 01463 234234 or visit the website www.eden-court.co.uk
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