Snow White 2022 Auditions

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17th July 2022

Starburst Theatre are incredibly pleased to announce that the pre-registration for auditions for our 2022 pantomime are now open!

All members of the public are welcome to audition; we'd love for you to join our family and help us support a great cause whilst having a lot of fun!

Please click the link below to pre-register for auditions.

Don't fancy yourself as much of a performer, but would like to still get involved?

Amazing! We're currently looking for as many talented people as possible to help with all other aspects of designing, building, and running our performances of Sleeping Beauty. 

If you'd like to get involved in any capacity, please see our 'Join Us' page to get in touch - we'd love to hear from you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear to the auditions?  

Wear comfy clothing suitable to dance in, and bring a mask if you're over 14.

What footwear should I wear?

We would recommend something suitable to dance in. Some people wear dance footwear whereas others wear trainers. 

Is it compulsory to pre-register?  

Due to COVID-19, it is compulsory to pre-register for auditions this year. This is to ensure that we can safely plan for the amount of people that we will have on site.

What if I pre-register then change my mind and decide not to audition?

If you change your mind then please let us know so that we are not waiting for you on audition day, and so we can plan for the correct amount of people on site. This can be done by emailing panto@starburstfoundation.com

Where do I go to register on the day?

Please follow the signs on arrival and you will meet a member of our friendly team wearing an orange lanyard. They will then guide you from there. We will have a registration table in the foyer of the venue.

The audition venue is Courtmoor School, Spring Woods, Fleet, Hants, GU52 7RY.

Is there a break during the day?

There are multiple mini breaks throughout the day- please ensure you bring refreshments including plenty of water. 

What if I can't make the Sunday audition day?

Please email panto@starburstfoundation.com to discuss with a producer. It is at the discretion of the production team as to whether you are offered an alternative date. 

What will I have to prepare in advance? 

There is no need to prepare anything - everything is taught on the day.

I have never done anything like this before. Is it okay to be nervous?

It is natural to be nervous. It doesn't matter at all if this is your first audition. The most important thing is to try your best and have fun. 

When will we find out if we were successful?

The production team will tell you on the day how the results will be communicated. The results are usually published on the Starburst Theatre website 2 - 3 days following the audition.

What day are rehearsals?

Rehearsals are Sundays 2pm - 6pm, mainly singing and dancing. Thursdays

8pm - 10pm will be acting rehearsals for lead roles only during September and October.

Children will only be required on Thursdays from November onwards. All cast members are required to attend all Thursday evening rehearsals in November and December. An approximate rehearsal schedule will be communicated on the audition day, however, precise timings are subject to change.

Do I have to attend every Sunday?

If you're selected for a part in the show you will be expected to attend all required rehearsals. You should plan to be called for rehearsals every Sunday from September until the end of November. If you aren't required on a certain day, then you'll have the day off. The schedule is set in 4 week stages but is subject to change at any time.

Are there any key dates I would need to be free for? 

You must be available from Sunday 5th December until Thursday 30th December for technical rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and for the duration of the show run. Additionally, you are required to participate in a couple of publicity events on Saturdays or evenings - dates for these will be confirmed at rehearsals.

What parts can I audition for? 

Specific roles will be announced on the day. As a general guide, we will be auditioning for leads, principal dancers, seniors, inters, and babes.

What does the adult audition entail? 

You will be taught a song and dance routine in the first hour. This will then be auditioned in small groups. Ensemble only auditionees are finished at this stage. The directing team will call back people to learn the principle dance and lead vocal arrangement which will allow them to audition for Principle dancer or lead singing role. The song will be auditioned as a solo and the principal dancers in small groups. The directors will cut from the lead song audition and call back people to read for the lead singing roles.

Can I just audition without singing or dancing?

You can just read for a non-singing and non-dancing role but will not be considered for ensemble if not successful. These roles are limited.

Non-singing lead roles will be read for throughout the audition.

 

What does the kids audition entail?

Under 14s will be taught a song and dance, and then auditioned in small groups in front of the panel. Some kids may also be asked to read for small roles, but this will be highlighted on the day. Parents and carers are not permitted to stay for auditions. We have chaperones and matrons on hand throughout the day

If your question hasn't been answered here, then please contact us directly via panto@starburstfoundation.com