Following from Upstagers' award-winning smash hit pantomime ALADDIN, 2019 brings the classic tale of SLEEPING BEAUTY.
Tickets are on sale soon!
Auditions will be held on Sunday 16th September, and we're looking talented cast members to join our adventure! Our online registration for auditions is now closed, but we will be also accepting people on the day at the following times:
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.
AUDITION TIMES FOR SUNDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER
10:00am - Tinies (45 mins) School years 2 and 3
11:00am - Inters (45 mins) School years 4 to 6
12:00noon - Junior Chorus (45 mins) School years 7 to 9
1:00pm - Younger Supporting Actors (30 mins) School years 2 to 9
2:00pm - Senior Chorus (45 mins) School years 10 and 11
3:00pm - Senior Dancers (45 mins) - School years 12 and above
4:00pm - Principals & Older Supporting Actors (allow 90 mins) - 14 years plus (school year 10 and above)
Please make sure you come to the CORRECT SESSION appropriate to your age group, otherwise you could be at a disadvantage. Please also only attend the ONE chorus/ensemble audition session. HOWEVER, should you wish to audition for BOTH a SENIOR CHORUS/SENIOR DANCER role and a PRINCIPAL role then this is OK. Just attend the chorus session applicable to your age group and also the principal audition session as well.
If we believe that a cast member should be in a different group then this will be decided on by the panel who will assess not only capability but also take into account show requirements, height, costuming needs, etc.
The chorus auditions will be workshop style sessions. There is NOTHING to prepare in advance but expect to dance, sing and act during the session. Most of this will be carried out in groups rather than individually.
The PRINCIPAL auditions will also follow a workshop format and will last up to 90 minutes. Those auditioning for a PRINCIPAL role should prepare a song suitable for panto and bring a backing track on their phone/USB/CD/tablet.
Auditions are held at The Upstagers Barn, opposite Ilkley Railway Station, between the Winter Garden and The Midland pub. Parking in the car park immediately outside The Barn is NOT PERMITTED as it is for the residents of the adjoining buildings and not Upstagers. If you are arriving by car then please find alternative parking on the roads behind The Barn or in the main car park in Ilkley. On arrival at The Barn please notify the welcome team that you are in attendance and wait to be called through to the audition room. The Barn is likely to be very busy due to the large number of people wishing to audition so please bear with us!
We will NOT be able to notify anyone on the day whether they have been cast in the show but will endeavour to contact everyone within a week or so by email, using the email address from the registration form.
Best wishes and break a leg!