Thanks to everyone who helped out at the carnival today. Was a busy but fun day and we raised some funds for Les Mis!
A4T? are looking for young people aged 13 and upwards for their autumn production of Les Miserables.
Audition Prep: Friday May 4th 7.45-9.45
Come along and find out about the show, learn the music for the auditions and meet the production team and company members.
Please note: Rehearsals for les mis are held on Fridays and Sundays up until the show in October/November (date to be confirmed).
Fri 14th october -6.45-7.45 Full Cast, 7.45-9.45 seniors only act 2 read through
Fri 21st October- 6.45-7.45pm, full cast 7.45-9.45pm seniors singing ‘Belle’ and dialogue act 1 scene 4
Tuesday 25th October – Sponsored Walk… If your child is in the juniors it is up to the parent how much they participate. All juniors must be accompanied by a parent for the walk. Meet at Shoreham Station 8.25am for a prompt departure at 8.30am. Arrive at Sealane for lunch around 12.45pm. Lunch Juniors meet at Sealane Cafe at 1.20pm for 1.30pm prompt departure. All juniors and younger seniors must be accompanied. Arrive at Harvester, Littlehampton around 3.45pm for Dinner. Depart at 5pm 7pm aim to be at sea lane, drinks stop 11/11.30pm collect at Shoreham Station
Parents please be on call for your seniors incase they need collecting at any point. We do need some volunteer helpers even if to walk part of the walk. You will need; Comfy clothing, waterproofs, trainers, sugary sweets, lucozade, water, money for lunch and dinner, plasters all in a backpack.
Fri 28th October 2-7pm full cast for big numbers and castle scenes.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – ANYONE4THEATRE? 2011 – 2012
Welcome! We are delighted to have you…
Everyone who auditions for this show will get a part, there’s tons on offer.
First and foremost for a few ground rules;
- You must be free on 12th April 2012 and for 4 weeks prior to this date you must not have absence from rehearsals
- You must attend rehearsals every Friday, and some Sundays from Feb – we are volunteer staff, we don’t particularly like working Sundays but we do when you guys need our extra time so please don’t winge – it’s not nice, don’t bunk – it’s unfair on your team, and remember if you work hard Fridays we won’t need as many Sundays!
- You must be prepared to help fundraise – this show will cost us £18,000 and we need to raise every penny as a team
- You must put your back into selling tickets please – no one likes to perform to an empty theatre, we have the most competitive prices in town, get behind it and start now. DON’T LEAVE IT TILL AFTER CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!! Sell sell sell, set yourself a target – maybe try and sell 5 every week.
- This year we are starting a new way to pay in your fundraising so it’s more manageable for you – you will therefore need to bring in £5 every Friday rehearsal regardless of attendance; if you are away you must pay the following week. £2 for every Sunday. So this gives you the chance to do small jobs through the week – wash one car a week for your fiver each week. We will also have our big fundraising walk in October to raise some extra funds (really its a cheeky excuse to socialise and scoff our faces at The HARVESTER!)
- Make sure you have a pencil and your script at EVERY REHEARSAL
- Learn your songs/dialogue/movement for the following week – when we teach you something, go away, learn it and that will make for a speedier learning on all.
There’ll be more boring info in the packs we hand out so take a good look at that and be sure to show it to your parents, it’s useful for them to know what brilliant things you’re up to!
SO, for parts;
BELLE – Daughter of Maurice, Gaston Fancies her, wants her to Marry him she finds him gross! Hates the Beast but learns to love him. She is sweet, Naive and bouncy. Senior Part. Must have a gorgeous Disney Voice, Great Acting skills and be able to move ok
BEAST – Under a spell, he is trapped in his castle ashamed and lonely. He is desperate to please Belle but often fails. He becomes softer through the show, audience must fall in love with him. Senior Part. To die for creamy, spine tingling vocals a necessity with low and high range. Acting needs to be strong and versatile.
GASTON – Smarmy, big headed, strong and handsome. Must be a charmer. Wants Belle to be his wife because she is the prettiest girl in the town. Everyone falls at his feet. Senior Part. Acting needs to be strong, daring, confident and energetic. Comic timing a must.
MAURICE – Belle’s father, is the village inventor. However, he is considered by the majority of the village to be insane. Lovely gentle old man. Most likely to be cast from an adult
LEFOU – Gaston’s idiotic sidekick, he’s a fool, he’s dumb, he’s annoying and has an irritating voice. He’s mistreated by Gaston but he doesn’t seem to mind, or realise! He is unsure about Gaston marrying Belle but helps him anyway. Needs to be a strong actor with comic timing. Fast on feet, can be any age from 9 upwards, preferred male but will consider females if funny!
MRS POTTS – is the kitchen’s head of the castle, and has a loving, motherly feel. She has been transformed into a teapot. In her first appearance, she helps Maurice get comfortable. She helps comfort Belle when she is made to stay at the castle in exchange for her father’s freedom. Mrs. Potts also tries to help the Beast try and become more civil to Belle. Must be a warm actress with a soft feel and voice. Senior Part.
LUMIERE – He is the Beast’s kindhearted but rebellious French maître d’ who has been transformed into a candelabra. Cheeky womaniser, teases Babette always and saves her from being plucked at the end in THE MOB. Must be a larger than life but camp actor willing to look flouncy on stage! A really fun part for a senior.
BABETTE – is a French maid of the castle, who is also Lumiere‘s girlfriend. She is transformed into a feather duster. Cheeky Senior Girl, high pitched and very fun and girly. She’s flirty and a bit of a bimbo in a Disney way!
WARDROBE – ‘Madame De La Garnde Bouche’ (Lady with the big mouth) is the former opera singer of the castle, turned into a wardrobe. Must have a floaty top range and bags of DIVA-ness. Senior Part.
COGSWORTH – is the Beast’s tightly wound and extremely loyal Majordomo, and both Lumiere‘s counterpart and rival. When the Enchantress curses the Beast, he is transformed into a pendulum clock. He’s a bit old fashioned and a bossy boots! Pompous really. Can be a taller junior or female.
CHIP – is the son of Mrs. Potts. As a result of the Enchantress’ spell, he is transformed into a teacup. He befriends Belle and looks up to her. Junior Boy, girls will be allowed to audition too. Ages 5 – 10, must be small build and have a good projection in the voice. MUST be cute!
D’ARQUE – is the owner of the local madhouse or Asylum for Loons. Gaston bribes him to take part in a scheme to blackmail Belle into marrying him, in which D’Arque will threaten to have Belle’s rather eccentric father, Maurice, sent to the madhouse. D’arque will be in other ensembles scenes too. He must be scary and mean and dark. Deep pitch in the voice. Villainous
SILLY GIRLS X3 - are a trio of rather stupid blonde women who fawn over Gaston. They think Belle is crazy when they see her refusing Gaston’s advances. They are also upset when Gaston decides to marry Belle, as they are seen crying when he is announcing that he will propose to Belle. Very funny OTT senior girls, who will also play other ensembles roles.
FISH SELLER, SAUSAGE CURL GIRL, BAKER, THE ENCHANTRESS, NARRATOR, EGG SELLER, LADY WITH CHILD, VILLAGE CHILDREN, ARISTCRATIC LADY, LADY WITH A CANE, CANDLE SELLER, VILLAGERS, HAT SELLER, MILKMAID, SHEPHARD BOY (junior), BOOKSELLER, PRINCE, STUNT BEAST, KNIVES, FORKS, SPOONS, UTENSILS, PLATES, NAPKINS – Dancers
Juniors will play villagers and Enchanted Objects.
AUDTION PREP – Friday 16th September –
Current members please attend to help with new members & to practise audition parts.
Juniors 6.45-7.45pm. Seniors 6.45-9.45pm
AUDITIONS – Friday 23rd September
Juniors Ensemble (Villagers and Cutlery – Song and Dance) 6.45-7.15pm
Juniors Chip – 7.15 – 7.45pm
Senior Ensemble (Villagers, Utensils and all other parts – Song and Dance) – 6.45 – 7.15pm
All Parts 7.15 – 9.45pm
We will hope to announce parts following auditions at 9.45pm, unless recalls are needed. If recalls are needed we may hold these on Sunday 25th September so please keep this day free if you are hoping for a Senior Principal role or Chip.
Parts will be announced on RSOPA facebook page, and www.anyone4theatre.com blog page and on kids calendar.
Full Company rehearsal on Fridays after the auditions as follows;
7.45 – 9.45pm Seniors, Chip may be asked to stay up to 9pm on some Fridays, this will be confirmed after casting but Chip will need to stay late in the month up to the show.
Please remember all A4T staff are volunteers, if you contact us, we cannot respond until a Friday.
Please refer to your pack for contact info.
Here’s the final and exciting running order for BIG TIME 2010
Make sure cast that you have a copy for yourself at the theatre with all your changes marked on it and props etc or places where you’re helping others with their numbers so you have your ‘cues’ in your head before we get to the theatre.
OPENING – BLESS OUR SHOW (Sister Act)- FULL CAST
MORNING PERSON (Shrek The musical)- ROSY BELL AND BETH LODGE
WHO I’D BE (Shrek) – DOUGLAS WOOD WITH ROSY B AND CURTIS LAVENDER
SUDDENLY IT HAPPENS (Slipper and the Rose)- YSOBELLE THORPE
SECRET KINGDOM (Slipper and the Rose) – Alexei Hawkey and Emma Hartfield
TELL HIM ANYTHING (Slipper and the Rose) – LIBERTY O’HAGAN
SPEAKING FRENCH (THE LUCKY STIFF) – PHILIPPA HICKEY AND COMPANY
NEW PHILOSOPHY (YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN) – SAMMIE MINCHELL
EXPRESSING YOURSELF (BILLY ELLIOTT) – ALEXEI HAWKEY
WAR TIME MEDLEY – FULL CAST
MONEY SONG (Avenue Q) – FULL CAST – DONATIONS WILL BE TAKEN DURING THIS NUMBER
AVENUE Q THEME (AVENUE Q) – FULL CAST
GOOD MORNING BALTIMORE (Hairspray) – BETH LODGE
WOULDN’T IT BE LOVERLY? (MY FAIR LADY) – POPPY BRANCH TARRY
STARLIGHT MEDLEY (STARLIGHT EXPRESS) – FULL CAST
SING! (The Carpenters) – CLAUDIA LAWSON
THE BOY NEXT DOOR – RHIANNON BROMLEY – Choreography by Rhiannon BRomley
SOMETHING’S GOT A HOLD ON ME – DOUGLAS WOOD
SISTER ACT MEDLEY (SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL) – FULL CAST – Soloists
Here Within These Walls – Jessica Godwyn and Melissa Bailey
Take Me to Heaven soloist – Poppy Branch Tarry
Life I Never Led – Beth Lodge and Rhiannon Bromley
Sister Act – Sammie Minchell
- The Cat (in the hat): Louise Bardey
- Horton: Hakeem Haidar
- Gertrude McFuzz: Helen Bacon
- Gertrude Bird Girl: Rhiannon Bromley
- JoJo: Sammie Minchell & Ysobelle Thorpe
- Mayzie LaBird: Becky Buxton
- Mayzie Bird Girls: Rosy Bell & Lauren Poole
- Sour Kangaroo: Poppy Branch-Tarry
- Sour Supremes: Jess, Gabbi Green
- Mayor: Douglas Wood
- Mrs Mayor: Rosie Shaw
- General Gengis Khann Smitz: George Bound
- Wickersham Brothers: Liam McHugh, Pippa Hickey, Sam Aves, Alexei Hawkey
- Thinks: Jeorge Latter, Emma Hartfield
- Grinch: Liam Mchugh
- Whos: Nathan, Claudia, Safia, Lottie, Lola, Sammie, Ysobelle
- Cadets: Robert, Jonathan, Andrew, Shauna, Rakki, Summer
- Elephant Bird: Rocco