Oklahoma! auditions

Tyne Theatre Productions are delighted to announce open auditions for Oklahoma!

We are seeking actors, singers and dancers of all ages (children included) to take part in open auditions for the ensemble and principal roles for the show, which will be staged entirely by volunteers, including a live full orchestra.

The show will be directed by the accomplished director Enid Bilton-Gale, who has been associated with the Tyne Theatre & Opera House for more than 20 years. Enid is both a Stage Director and performer with a huge portfolio of successful productions in the North East.

Musical director will be Jennifer Wagstaff, who has just recently joined the Tyne Theatre team. Leading Northumbria Musical Theatre Society for the past 5 years has put her at the conducting helm of shows like Sweeney Todd, Spring Awakening and Fame, as well as countless showcases.

Choreographies will be designed and directed by Danielle Mendes. She began dancing at 4 and joined the Tyne Theatre Stage School when she was 12, and performed in their amateur shows including Fiddler on the Roof, Grease and West Side Story. She has also danced in the Bruce Oldfield Fashion show and took part in Challenge Anneka at the Tyne. She also runs her own Theatre Production company called The Vintage Scene, and has a team of singers performing across the UK in residential and care homes.

The production is a fundraising and awareness activity for the Tyne Theatre and Opera House Preservation Trust, the charity that owns the theatre, which opened in 1867 and whose unique features include a lavish auditorium, outstanding acoustics and a full set of Victorian under-stage machinery.

The production’s headline sponsor is Parkdean, the Gosforth-based holiday park operator.

Where and when

Auditions for the chorus parts will take place on Sunday 22nd of May from 14:00 on.

Auditions for the principal roles will take place on Sunday 29th of May from 12:00 on.

Auditions for the dance roles will take place on Saturday 4th of June from 12:00 on.

If you want to audition for chorus, you attend the chorus auditions only. If you want to audition for chorus and a principal role or roles, you have to attend both auditions.

Please note that the dance parts are for the big dance scenes, like the Dream Ballet. We are looking for the dance principals, Dream Laurey and Dream Curly, and other skilled dancers for demanding choreographies.

If you are unable to attend on the given dates but would like to audition, please contact us at tynetheatreproductions@gmail.com and we schedule you for a call back date.

Call backs will be announced as needed. All auditions are at Tyne Theatre & Opera House, 117 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Rehearsals for the production will start in June on Mondays and Wednesdays. Specific rehearsal times will be determined by cast availability. The show runs 3-5th of November 2016 at Tyne Theatre & Opera House.

How to apply

Auditions must be scheduled. To schedule an audition please email us at tynetheatreproductions@gmail.com, stating your preferred time for the audition day and the part or parts you are applying for. If you want an audition time for a lead role, please specify the lead role or roles you are applying for.

You will receive your audition time and materials for the audition day, including vocal scores and libretto parts. Applicants should learn the songs and lines corresponding to the role that interests them. Dancers will receive instructions via email upon applying.

Deadline for the chorus parts applications is on Friday 20th of May at 18:00.

Deadline for the principal parts applications is on Friday 27th of May at 18:00

Deadline for the dance parts applications is on Friday 3rd of June at 18:00

More information

Should you have any questions about the audition process, please contact tynetheatreproductions@gmail.com. The open auditions are all inclusive and we do our best to give everyone a chance to audition.

To find out more about the theatre and how to get here, please visit the theatre’s homepage

www.tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk

Thank you for your interest in Tyne Theatre Productions and Oklahoma!

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