Welsh Mummy Blogs Theatre Guide & Current Auditions – January 2018

New Theatre

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Saturday 9 December 2017 – Sunday 14 January 2018

Synopsis
The New Theatre’s spectacular family pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will star Samantha Womack, Gareth Thomas, Mike Doyle, Chico,Tam Ryan & Stephanie Webber who will bring Wales’ No.1 pantomime to life with an abundance of comedy and music, sensational dance numbers, fabulous costumes and stunning scenery. Throw in a magical mirror, seven friendly dwarfs, a beautiful princess, a handsome prince and plenty of audience participation as we outwit the Wicked Queen, then you have a glittering festive treat for all ages.

New Jersey Nights
Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 January 2018
Evenings 7.30pm
Thursday & Saturday Matinees 2.30pm

Synopsis
New Jersey Nights is a spectacular celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, and takes the audience on a nostalgic musical journey through the career of one of the biggest selling groups of all time.
From the back street studio in New Jersey where it all began, this vibrant production includes all of The Four Seasons greatest hits, Including Sherry, Rag Doll, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man and many more.
The production features an award-winning cast of singers, dancers and a rockin’ on stage band.

Gallowglass
Tuesday 30 January – Saturday 3 February 2018
Evenings 7.30pm
Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday Matinees 2.30pm

Synopsis 
When Sandor snatched Little Joe from the path of a London tube train, he was quick to make clear the terms of the rescue. “I saved your life”, he told the homeless youngster, “so your life belongs to me now”.
Sandor began to tell him a fairy tale: an ageing prince, a kidnapped princess, a missed rendezvous… But what did this mysterious story have to do with Sandor? Joe only understood his own role – he was a Gallowglass, the servant of a chief…

To book tickets for the above performances please CLICK HERE 

Wales Millennium Centre

The Band 
09 Jan – 20 Jan 2018

Synopsis
Written by award winning writer Tim Firth, The Band is a beautiful story for anyone who grew up with a boyband and how those songs became the soundtrack to their lives.
For five 16 year old girls in 1992, the band is everything. Twenty-five years on, we are reunited with this group of friends as they try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting their heroes.
Featuring the music of Take That, Britain’s most successful boyband of all time, whose songs include Never Forget, Back For Good, A Million Love Songs, Greatest Day, The Flood, Relight My Fire, Shine & Rule the World and starring the winners from the BBC’s Let it Shine, Five To Five.

Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience
25 Jan – 31 Jan 2018
Age Guidance: 13+ (No under 6s)
Doors: Tue – Sun 7pm / Sat & Sun 12.30pm
Performance begins: Tue – Sun 7.30pm / Sat a Sul 1pm
Please arrive half an hour before the start time.

Synopsis
Basil, Sybil and Manuel will once again serve a 3-course meal along with plenty of laughs and audience participation in their 5-star immersive show – but the show is never the same twice, because it’s 70% improvised. It’s great for comedy fans, theatre fans, or anyone who just fancies going out for an unforgettable meal and a good time.
This true blend of ingenious comedy and unique theatrical script is a multi-sensory treat where chaos reigns right from the start.

To book tickets for the above performances please CLICK HERE 

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Little Red And The Big Bad Wolf
Saturday 20 January 2.30pm
Saturday 20 January 5.30pm BSL Interpreted Performance
Sunday 21 January 11.30am Relaxed Performance

Synopsis
The production explores the thrill of adventure and unknown versus the safety and familiarity of the path and how irresistible straying can be, as well as the tension between mankind and nature. Are the wolves really the villains in a world where the woodcutter is destroying the forest? And is Grandma the trophy hunter really sick?

To book tickets to the above performance please CLICK HERE 

Kinetic Theatre Arts

Beauty & the Beast – A musical 
Fri 5th & Sat 6th January 2pm & 7pm
Atrium Theatre Cardiff

To book tickets to the above performance please CLICK HERE

Rhiwbina Amateur Theatrical Society (RATS)

Sister Act The Musical
23rd – 27th January
7pm doors open, 7.30pm start
Rhiwbina Memorial Hall
Cardiff

To book tickets to the above performance please CLICK HERE 

LD Productions

A Night At The Musicals
28th January
7.30pm
Llantwit Fardre Sports Club
Central Park, CF38 1 Pontypridd

Synopsis
LD Productions will be performing many section of songs from Barnum, Wicked, Rent, Godspell, The Lion King and many more musicals.
You will also get a small taster of our next production Les Miserables

For tickets ring the box office – 07581006416

The Riverfront, Newport

Aladdin
Until 7 January 2018

Synopsis
A whole host of colourful characters join him in his story as he struggles to see that good is rewarded and that bad is punished. There’s wicked Abanazar who tells everyone that he is the long lost brother of Widow Twankey’s late departed brother Dafydd. There’s the beautiful Princess Jasmine and her slightly domineering mother, the Empress Double Chinn. And at Suds-U-Like poor old Widow Twankey and Wishee Washee must wash a mountain of smalls for the Royal Wedding.

Circus of Horrors
Tuesday, 23rd January 2018
7.30pm

To book tickets to the above performances please CLICK HERE 

Auditions

Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival

Festival 2018 Directors’ Pitch
24th January
8pm
Chapter Arts Centre 

Auditions for Festival 2018 will take place in February. Come along to hear all about two of our headlining productions, The Merchant of Venice & Fiddler on the Roof!
We’re thrilled to welcome back Richard Tunley & Rob Thorne Jr, the dream creative team behind Into the Woods & Spamalot! Also back by popular demand is Simon H West to Direct our Shakespeare, following last year’s Macbeth.
All Welcome to hear all about these two exciting productions and how to book an audition!

Kinetic Theatre Arts

Auditions ‘Jekyll & Hyde’
10th January
5pm – 8pm
Studio One Dance Company
Lamby Way Workshops, Cardiff.
16 – 28 year olds 

Audition Preparation:
Principle Roles (If you are interested in auditioning for one of the principle singing roles) please prepare a verse & a chorus of a SONG from the show, which showcases your range & characterisation. Fully consider the audition as a ‘mini performance’ so you are able to demonstrate full characterisation & performance skills.

There will be a Character / Acting workshop led by our director Kris Crowley where you will interact with the text, characters & key themes of the show – this work will be performed back in groups in preparation for the musical audition.

The Musical Directors Liz York & Emma Pawsey will then teach a section of ‘Facade’ which you will then perform back in groups taking on board the character work as above.

If you would like to be considered for a principle role you will then remain to perform your verse & chorus to the audition panel.

Please email – Admin@kinetictheatrearts.com

Stardreams Musical Theatre Company

Oliver!
The Muni Arts Centre in Pontypridd
Rehearsal’s have started but people aged 12 and over are still required to make up the very valuable chorus/company.
Please pop along to rehearsal’s on a Wednesday between 6pm and 9pm
To find out more please CLICK HERE 

BillBoard Ensemble in Barry

Auditions are being held for a summer production of Sister Act – The Musical. For more information and an audition pack, please email  billboardauditions@yahoo.com

Everyman Theatre Cardiff

Auditions – Girlfriends
Friday 12th January (19.00-22.00)
Saturday 13th January (13.00 to 16.00)
Monday 15th January (19.00 to 22.00)
Club room at Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road,
Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1QE

Girlfriends is set during the second world war. It is 1941. Most people in Britain inwardly believed they are outgunned and outnumbered and that they are heading for a crushing defeat. Girlfriends’ follows recruits of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF). This powerful show explores the relationships between the women in the WAAF. Women, thrown together at an air-force base in the east of England. All from different backgrounds and all with different temperaments, they become friends in this unusual melting pot.

Performance Dates: Tuesday 15th May to Saturday 19th May 2018
6 performances over the 5 days at the Seligman Theatre, Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff.

Performances every evening at 7.30 with a matinee on Saturday 19th May.

Technical, Band Call & Dress Rehearsals: Sunday 13th May and Monday 14th May.

Rehearsals will begin on Sunday February 4th 2018.

Download your audition pack CLICK HERE 

Radyr Drama Society

8th January 2018 (read through)
7.30pm
Christchurch school rooms
Auditions will be on 15th January 2018 at 7.30 – all welcome
Show up on the above evening or for more information CLICK HERE 

Synopsis
“Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime” by Constance Cox. The play is based on an 1890’s story by Oscar Wilde about Lord Arthur Savile who is engaged to lovely Sybil Merton. Her pet chiromantist Podgers has read Lord Arthur’s palm and foretold he would commit a murder. Lord Arthur desires a blissful married life and therefore feels duty bound to get the murder over with first. Despite help from his butler and the cheerful anarchist Winkelkopf, attempt after attempt fails. Then news comes that Podgers is a charlatan: Lord Arthur is free and the carriage awaits to take him to the wedding rehearsal. Alas, it contains Winkelkopf’s newest bomb. Lord Arthur saves himself by tossing it into a horse trough. As the dust settles, two policemen appear and march the unhappy young man away and another postponement notice has to be sent to The Times.”

Character Breakdown:

Male Roles

  • Lord Arthur – LEAD, 18- 40 young man, never worked a day in his life, everything on a plate, simple view of the world. Think Hugh Laurie in Jeeves and Wooster
  • Baines (the Butler) LEAD 50 – 70 – lifelong butler to Arthur, loves him dearly, worldly wise in the Butler sense, puts up with Arthurs lack of common sense. Think Stephen Fry in Jeeves and Wooster.
  • The Dean of Paddington (Arthurs Uncle) 60 – 80 – SUPPORTING Elderly clergyman, forgetful. On stage quite a bit, but only 2 scenes with Arthur
  • Mr Podgers (a cheiromantist) 50-70 – SUPPORTING a priveliged con-artist, slightly bumbling, sets the scene for the play, only in 2 scenes.
  • Herr Winkelkoff (an Anarchist) 50-70 – SUPPORTING – German accent, eccentric, flamboyant, overzealous and passionate despite his ineptidude. He, Arthur and Baines provide a lot of the comedy / action.

Female Roles

  • Sybil Merton – LEAD 18-40 young, innocent, more worldly wise than Arthur, but also quite innocent.
  • Lady Windermere – SUPPORTING, 50-70, a party girl in her hayday, still gives it a go though. Endearing. Wingwoman to Clementina.
  • Lady Clementina Beauchamp – SUPPORTING 50-70 – everybody’s favourite auntie, quite with it, and although aging, game for a laugh / gossip. Reads dirty novels!
  • Lady Julia Merton – SUPPORTING – 50-70 – Sybil’s mother, a force to be reckoned with. Doesn’t rate Arthur at all, but since her daughter is in love with him, puts up with him. Think Lady Bracknell esque.
  • Nellie – SUPPORTING – 30 – 50 – typical maid, innocent, she thinks Arthur is a silly ass, has feelings for Baines, tries to get her man, and eventually does.

Penarth Operatic & Dramatic Society

Director’s Pitch – Spamalot
11th January
7.30pm
All Saints Penarth
Victoria Square, CF64 3EH Penarth

Auditions 
January 14th

More information please contact Margaret Donaldson
Tel :- 029 2070 5480

Rhiwbina Amateur Theatrical Society (RATS)

“84 Charing Cross Roads” 
28th January (read through)
31st January auditions
Rhwibina memorial hall
For more information please email – louise.spinola.scott@gmail.com

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