Aspiring young performers are being urged to take up their opportunity to star in Stafford Gatehouse Theatre’s Summer Project productions of Our House or Disney’s the Little Mermaid Jnr, with auditions set to take place in just over two weeks’ time.
For the first time in the long tradition of Stafford Gatehouse Theatre Summer School, this year will see not one, but two, musical productions starring young performers from the local area.
The new format is titled Stafford Gatehouse Theatre Summer Project, and will begin with youngsters aged 7-12 rehearsing – and eventually performing – Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jnr in the MET Studio.
Later on, performers aged 13-21 will take on the Madness Musical Our House in the main auditorium.
****The only way to gain a place in either show is to attend the open auditions****
Places are available for youngsters aged between 7 and 21 who live in or attend a school in Staffordshire. Previous years have seen up to 150 children battle it out for spaces in recent productions, which have included: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Loserville, The Wizard of Oz, Doctor Dolittle, Whistle Down the Wind and Peter Pan.
Auditions will take place on Sunday 22nd April at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre. The first session is at 9.30am for 7-12 year olds, followed by a session at 2pm for 13 – 21 year olds.
Parents of auditionees will need to have in place at the time of the audition a valid enhanced DBS licence* (dated within the last three years). *Please note this is non-refundable
Further information can be obtained by calling Stafford Gatehouse Theatre on 01785 619080 or by visiting www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk. Audition packs can also be downloaded from the Gatehouse Theatre website.