Summer School 2022 Auditions
Stafford Gatehouse Theatre, 22nd May 2022
Welcome on board everyone – here we go, it’s audition time!
Theatre experience is not essential, just a passion and enthusiasm for performing. Please read the following information carefully and complete the online application here
Production Information: Venue – Gatehouse Theatre
Rehearsals: Two-week rehearsal period (Monday to Friday) from Monday 1st August 2022. Technical Rehearsals begin Monday 15th August 2022. Performance Dates are Friday 19th & Saturday 20th August 2022. Please note any applicant must be available for all rehearsals, technical rehearsals and performances. Audition Day Information – Registration for ages 12-15 will take place 10.00am at the Gatehouse with auditions running from 10:30am -12:30pm. – Registration for ages 16-21 will take place 1.30pm at the Gatehouse with auditions running from 2.00pm – 4:00pm. – Please arrive promptly for registration as we will start on time. Only auditionees between the ages 12-21 will be accepted upon successful audition.
Audition Guidelines: Please wear comfortable clothing and suitable shoes (ideally jazz or ballet shoes please). – Please tie long hair back and if hair is very long, please tie in a bun. – Make sure your child has water with them. – Should your child be asthmatic, have allergies, or any other condition which requires medication, please ensure they have this with them. How the audition day works. Places are offered on the basis of a successful audition.
The auditions are a relaxed group-based audition covering singing, dance and movement, script reading and improvisation. The outcome is based solely on our assessment of each individual’s ability and behaviour, as shown on the day. Please note and respect that the director’s decision is final. The sessions will last approximately 30 minutes each with the full audition lasting 2 hours for both the morning and afternoon’s audition.
What we are looking for: We are looking for a group of 40 participants aged between 12-21 years with a passion for musical theatre to join us for a summer of singing and dancing as part of our cast for this year’s Summer school: Return to The Forbidden Planet. Being in a Summer School production is a big commitment and takes up a lot of your time during the summer. Participants taking part in Summer School must be available for all rehearsals and performances as no rehearsals or performances can be missed.
Production Dates and Times: Rehearsal week 1: Monday 1st August – Thursday 4th 9.30am – 4.30pm Friday 5th August 9.30am – 6pm Rehearsal week 2: Monday 8th August – Thursday 11th – 9.30am – 4.30pm Friday 12h August 9.30am – 6pm Technical Rehearsals: Monday 15th August – Thursday 18th August (Times to be confirmed) Performances Schedule: Friday 19th August 7:30pm Saturday 20th 2.30pm & 7.30pm *Times may be subject to alterations.
Fee: The fee is £267.00 for three weeks tuition in a professional theatre. Second/third children £212.95 We can offer limited concessions of £133.00 for those receiving means-tested benefits, for which proof will be required. The fee is payable in advance and must be received by Friday 22nd July. No payment by this date will forfeit the place and it will be offered to someone on the waiting list.
Still there? Great. Just one last step. Please click the links below to order a FREE ticket for the auditions. This will allow us to register you more quickly on the day. Thanks!