Sunday 5 May 2024
Recall Auditions - Monday 6 May 2024
12-04-2024 at 23:59
The Alexandra Theatre, Station Street
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Stage Experience - The Alexandra
Stage Experience applications are now open for our 2024 production of The Sound of Music.
The Alexandra’s annual youth theatre production is open to anyone aged 9 - 24 who can commit two weeks of their summer holiday to putting on a musical.
Whether you love to perform on stage or would like to take your place behind the scenes with our technical team, participants will work alongside our industry professional Director, Choreographer and Musical Director.
This project is a unique opportunity to make new friends, hone your skills in a fast-paced theatre environment and ultimately, experience what it is like to take part in a large-scale production on a par with West End and touring musicals.
The fortnight culminates in 4 fully-staged performances at The Alexandra, complete with a professional orchestra, set, lighting, sound and costumes.
Our Stage Experience will engage, accommodate and empower people of all abilities, ages, genders, races and socio-economic backgrounds and we actively welcome applicants from the global majority as well as the D/deaf and disabled communities.
Stage Experience runs from Fri 2 – Sat 17 August 2024
Performances Thu 15 – Sat 17 August, Thu – Sat 7.30pm and Sat 2.30pm
- You must be aged 9-24 on 4 August 2024
- You must be available to audition on Sunday 5 May 2024
- You must be available to attend a recall on Monday 6 May 2024 if requested, in order to be considered for a leading role
- You must be prepared to sing, dance and act at your audition in front of the panel and other people auditioning
- You must be aged 16-24 on the 4 August 2024
- You must be available to join a virtual Microsoft Teams interview w/c 6 May 2024
- Following interviews, successful participants will have a chance to visit the venue ahead of the project commencing
- Virtual Microsoft Teams interviews will be in a group and will take no more than 1 hour
Criteria for all Participants
- You must be available for all dates between Fri 2 – Sat 17 August 2024 (no exceptions)
- You must be able to get yourself to and from The Alexandra for all rehearsals and performances
How to register
Please complete the application form in full by Friday 12 April 2024.
Stage Experience Fees
If you are successful at your audition the fee to take part in Stage Experience is:
£250 for performers and technical placements. There will be a discount for siblings of £30 each.
If you are successful at audition and we cast you in the show you will be notified during the week commencing 13 May 2024.
Auditions will take place on Sunday 5 May 2024: Surnames A-J for 9.00am registration for an audition session from 10am to 1pm. Surnames K-Z for 1.00pm registration for an audition session from 1.30pm to 5.00pm. End times are approx. and will depend on quantity of auditionees.
You will be notified on the audition day if we require you to return for a recall audition on Monday 6 May 2024. If you are not asked to attend a recall audition, this does not mean you have been unsuccessful, but it does mean that you are not being considered for a leading role. Please be prepared to stay the entire duration of your audition session.
Please note that only those auditioning are allowed into the auditorium.
12-04-2024 at 23:59