Aladdin – Christmas 2017 – 2017-09-19

Auditions and casting information

Aladdin – Christmas 2017 – 2017-09-19


One main role to complete casting for northern based panto

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 Aladdin will play at Wakefield Theatre Royal & Opera House this Christmas. Produced by Wakefield Theatres, the director is Chris Hannon, choreographer is Louise Denison and musical director is Jim Lunt. Rehearsals are from Monday 6 November in Wakefield with performance dates from Thursday 23 November to Sunday 7 January 2018. PR day/costume fitting, Friday 3 November. 83 performances over six and a half weeks. Performance schedule below. AUDITIONS on TUESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER IN WAKEFIELD Please only apply if you are able to travel to Wakefield on this date. Company will pay for off-peak rail fare or equivalent. Theatre Royal Wakefield is thrilled to present another of their lovingly crafted in–house traditional pantomimes: ALADDIN. The Twankey family have moved from Wakefield to Old Peking to help the Chinese with their rhubarb production (obviously). Sadly, Aladdin’s Uncle Tommy, reinvented as Abanazar the Magician has followed them and seeks to involve Aladdin in a dastardly plot to enslave a wise cracking genie and become the richest man in the world. They are looking for a cast who excel at heightened comedy with a tongue-in-cheek nod to the audience, who can also bring out the pathos and tenderness in this character driven, fully rounded narrative. They are looking to fill each role with imaginative, brave and committed performers who can act, sing and dance and sustain a high-energy characterisation across a massive 83 performances over six and a half weeks. Whilst not all characters carry their own musical number, the finale routine is not for the faint hearted! They are keen to meet performers who reflect the diversity of the local community, and actively encourage applications from performers of all races and heritages. MOVEMENT NOTE: All performers need to be able to move or dance to a high standard in jazz and traditional musical theatre styles. To complete the casting, they are looking for this one remaining role only: ALADDIN: our single minded, plucky hero, male, playing age 20-30s. Northern accent. A quick witted, confident and resourceful young lad, Aladdin is hopelessly besotted with the beautiful Princess Jasmine, yet is far too lowly of birth to court her. This enrages our young hero. He is street wise and sure of himself and believes that the content of someone?s character is far more important than the size of their bank balance. Aladdin carries the weight of the narrative and they need to see him move from petulant youth, to star struck lover to leader of the resistance. This is a part that requires natural warmth and bags of charisma. Vocal requirements: A real vocal stamina is required as Aladdin carries several numbers. Versatile Tenor or high baritone – strong MT singer with a poppy edge. Featured songs include a ballad version of Bruno Mars “Just the Way you Are”, “One Day I?ll Fly Away” and “I’m a Believer”. Fees:For all roles UKP420 per week pro rata rehearsal and UKP560 per week pro rata performances + subsistence of UKP140 per week plus holiday pay plus travel to and down to/from Wakefield at the beginning and end of the engagement. Schedule/payment provides for up to 13 performances in any seven day period and there are no additional payments. Costume fitting/PR day UKP75 plus train fare plus lunch. Submissions with CV and photo by Spotlight link or by email to info@debbieobrien.net. ALADDIN Performance Schedule Thursday 23 November 2017 ? Sunday 7 January 2018 Thurs