NEWS & EVENTS

Frodsham Panto Group Presents

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Meet the Production Team

Wednesday 5th June 2019 7.30 pm

The purpose of this meeting is to allow you to ask the Production Team questions that are not covered in the Audition pack.

Principal Auditions

Friday 7th June 2019
Auditions 6.00 - 7.30 pm for Dormouse, Caterpillar, Cheshire Cat, & Orphans

Auditions for all other Principal Roles 7.30 pm until late.

Ensemble Auditions (Chorus/Dancers)

Sunday, 9th June 2019
9.00am until noon

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All Auditions take place at
Frodsham Community Centre
 

Alice in Wonderland

PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS

Alice - Principal Girl; Dreamy; Female; Age 14 or over. 
Dame - Cook at the Home for Lost & Unwanted Girls-the Orphanage; Male; Adult. 
Jack - The palace gardener and Alice’s love interest; Male or Female; Age 14 or over. 
Queen - The Wicked Queen of Wonderland; A despotic royal; Female; Adult. 
King - The hen-pecked husband of the Queen; Male; Adult. 
White Rabbit - A procrastinating, albino bunny; Male or Female; Adult. 
Mad Hatter - An eccentric inventor and joker; Male; Adult. 
March Hare - The Mad Hatter’s side-kick; Male or Female; Age 16 or over. 
Dormouse - A small and sleepy rodent; Male or Female. 
Cat - A rhyming Cheshire cat; Male or Female. 
Caterpillar - A wise, old creepy crawly. 
Tweedle Dum -  Part of a comedy duo; Pretty stupid; Age 15 or over; Male or Female.
Tweedle Dee - Same comments as Dum above but less stupid. 
Ms Hackett - She is the cruel owner of the Orphanage; Female; Adult. 
Daisy/Rose/Tulip - These are 3 orphans who are friends of Alice; All are Female roles and should be Age 11 or over.

Notes -

1)  There will be a number of other smaller parts which will be distributed
following the auditions. 
2)  All adult parts are age 18 or over. 
3)  If you are unsuccessful in obtaining a Principal Role, you will automatically
be considered for a role in the ensemble (see later explanation) BUT you
will not be expected to return for a further audition.  
Of course, you can decline our offer of being part of the ensemble, if you so
wish. Please let us know, if this is the case, after your audition. 

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 be shown a dance routine by the choreographer for you to perform.
Audition pieces
Alice - Alice 1,  Alice 2
Dame - Dame
Jack - Jack
Queen - Queen 1,  Queen 2
King - King
White Rabbit - White Rabbit
Mad Hatter - Hatter 1, Hatter 2
March Hare - Hare 1, Hare 2
Dormouse - Dormouse
Cat -  Cat 1, Cat 2
Caterpillar - Caterpillar 1, Caterpillar 2
Tweedle Dum & Tweedle Dee - Tweedle Dum/Dee 1, Tweedle Dum/Dee 2
Ms Hackett - Ms Hackett
Daisy/Rose/Tulip - Orphans

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

For the Ensemble Auditions

Note: The production team wish to use the concept of an ensemble for the Panto
What this means is that  everyone who would normally audition as a Dancer or Chorus member will be expected to sing a song and then perform a dance routine.
This allows for the whole ensemble to be used in a more flexible way and also ensures that everybody can be more involved. There will still be dances and full-vocal moving numbers in the Panto.

For your singing audition:

You will have to perform a chorus piece of your own choice. 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. If you are unsure what piece to sing then 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' from the 'Wizard of Oz' or 'Consider yourself' from 'Oliver' may be suitable for you.
PLEASE NOTE
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The backing track for either of these numbers will be played for you at the audition.

For your dancing audition:

 Our choreographer will teach all auditionees a dance to be used in the auditions therefore there is no reason for you to prepare your own dance.
Don’t worry if you would like to carry out your dance with a friend. That is certainly possible. AGAIN - JUST ASK.

A downloadable Audition Information Pack is available here.

“ For further information please ring  07379 407946 “