NEWS & EVENTS

Frodsham Panto Group Presents


 
Tickets on sale from Ticket Source from 1st November 2018
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Principal Auditions

Friday 15th June 2018
Registration from 6.00 pm
Auditions at 6.30 pm

Chorus/Dancer Auditions

Sunday, 17th June 2018
Dancer Registration at 9.00am
followed by Auditions at 9.30am
Chorus Registration at 1.00pm
followed by Auditions at 1.30pm

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All Auditions take place at
Frodsham Community Centre
 

Ali Baba & the 40 Thieves

PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS

Scheherazade- the storyteller.
Ali Baba - Principal boy.
Mum Baba - Ali & Cassim’s mum. The Dame.
Kamil - a camel.
Safiya - Ali’s girlfriend. Principal girl.
Cassim - Ali’s richer brother. 
Sharon - Cassim’s wife.
Huma - Safiya’s younger sister.
Sheikh Mustafa Leikh - the chief thief.
Yessah & Nossah - Mustafa’s inept lieutenants.
Fab Rick - a tailor.
Loonah, Moonah & Noonah - Mum’s friends.
Plus:
Citizens of Baghdad, Servants & Thieves.

For the Principals at audition

You will have to :
  1. Read an “audition piece” for the character you would like to be considered for (see links below) Please note you may have to repeat this process if you are auditioning for a number of parts.
  2. You will have to sing a musical item of your choice. Please note you will have to to bring your own backing track in one of the following formats - MP3, WMA, WAV, CD on a USB memory stick, SD card or Compact Disc or you can bring along your own iPhone, iPad or iPod - we have a connector here.
  3. If you do not have a prepared song then you can sing "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" or "Consider Yourself". Accompaniments and Lyrics are downloadable see below.
  4. You will have to show the Casting Committee that you are able to “move”
Audition pieces
For Scheherazade - Scheherazade
For Ali Baba - Ali Baba
For Mum Baba - Mum Baba
For Kamil - non speaking parts
For Safiya - Safiya
For Cassim - Cassim
For Sharon - Sharon
For Huma - Huma
For Sheikh Mustafa Leikh - Mustafa
For Yessah  - Yessah
For Nossah - Nossah
For Fab Rick -  Fab Rick
For Loonah, Moonah & Noonah - Loonah, Moonah & Noonah

Musical Accompaniment and Lyrics
for "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"  Accompaniment  Lyrics
for "Consider Yourself" Accompaniment  Lyrics

For the Dancers at audition

You will have to :
  1. Perform a dance piece of your own.
    You must wear correct “dance clothing and dance shoes”.
    You will need to bring a recording of the music you need since no pianist will be available. If you do bring a  backing track then it MUST be in one of the following formats. MP3, WMA, WAV, CD on a USB stick, SD card or a Compact Disc or you  can bring along your iPhone, Pod, Pad as there will be a connector available.
  2. If you have no dance piece of your own, then our choreographer will show you a routine that you will then have to perform. If you would like to carry out your “dance” with a friend, then that is certainly possible.
  3. You will have to sing  a song either ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’ from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ or ‘Consider Yourself’ from ‘Oliver’.

For the Chorus at audition

We are looking forward to hearing children's auditions and you are welcome to audition with your own choice of music.

When choosing your audition piece, a film or musical song will show your voice to greater effect rather than a pop song, although you ultimately want to perform a piece which you enjoy and are confident to perform.   There is no need to use any accents or copy styles, we prefer to hear how you would sing yourself.

We are looking for audition pieces to be approximately 2 minutes long so do end your piece at an appropriate place rather than singing the entire piece. It may well be that we stop you before you before the end of your piece if you run over two minutes. Please do not worry about this, it is just to allow us to hear lots of children in the time available and it is not that we are not enjoying your performance. Remember to control your breathing and smile to help you relax.

You will have to :
  1. Perform a chorus piece of your own. PLEASE NOTE - you will need to bring a recording of the music you need since no pianist will be available. You can, of course, sing a cappella if you wish. If you do bring a  backing track then it MUST be in one of the following formats. MP3, WMA, WAV, CD on a USB stick, SD card or a Compact Disc or you  can bring along your iPhone, iPod, or iPad as there will be a connector available. If you would like to carry out your “song” with a friend, then that is certainly possible. JUST ASK.
  2. If you are unsure what pieces to sing then 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' from the 'Wizard of Oz' or 'Consider yourself' from 'Oliver' may be suitable for you.
    PLEASE NOTE
    - The backing track for either of these numbers will be played for you at the audition.
  3. You will be expected to perform a simple dance routine which our choreographer will show you. Don’t worry,  you won’t have to do this on your own, since we normally ask two or three of you to do it at the same time. If you would like to carry out your “dance” with a friend, then that is certainly possible. AGAIN - JUST ASK.

A downloadable Audition Information Pack is available here.

“ For further information please ring our Chairman Ray on 07974 560 640 “