See attached a picture of our lovely class! These will be going up in the cloakroom area of the new building as son as we move in (next week!)
I am also attaching below a casting call that we received from Opera North – if anyone is interested then please contact them directly!
Musical Theatre Casting Call
(Boys aged 9-13)
Opera North are looking for musical boys to take roles and ensemble parts in Opera North’s new production of Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, directed by Matthew Eberhardt and conducted by Jim Holmes.
Rehearsals will take place in Leeds from Monday 18 November 2019. Please note that time off school will be required during the rehearsal period.
The production opens in Leeds and there are performances at 7.00pm as follows:
18, 25 January; 12, 20, 28 February (Grand Theatre, Leeds);
3, 6 March (Theatre Royal, Newcastle);
13 March (The Lowry, Salford Quays);
17, 20 March (Theatre Royal, Nottingham)
The young people need to be able to commit to the entire performance schedule.
On a stiflingly hot summer’s day in New York, a family is pushed to breaking point. Frank is angry at a world that’s changing too fast, his daughter Rose longs for a better life away from the squalor of the city, and his unhappy wife Anna struggles with a terrible secret that could tear them all apart… As the heat builds, the tension erupts into violence and their lives are changed forever.
Weill’s richly varied score blends the European operatic tradition with the music of golden-age Broadway. Soaring arias and duets rub shoulders with jazz and the jitterbug, and Puccini shakes hands with Gershwin.
With numbers such as ‘Lonely House’ and ‘Moon-faced, Starry-eyed’, it’s little wonder that Street Scene was awarded Best Original Score at the very first Tony Awards in 1947.
More information can be found at: https://www.operanorth.co.uk/whats-on/street-scene/
We will be casting for the following roles:
WILLIE MAURRANT (boy, 11-13 approx) Key role, dialogue & solo verse in Catch Me if You Can. Brash, confident, bit of a tearaway.
CHARLIE HILDEBRAND (boy, 11-13 approx) Dialogue, solo verse in Catch Me if You Can & duet line in Wrapped with a Ribbon. Charlie is charged with looking after his younger sister Mary.
JOE CONNOLLY (boy, 13 approx) Dialogue and solo vocal line. Should feel like the oldest, tallest, strongest member of the gang!
Boys’ Ensemble (plus understudies of roles)
4 boys (9-13)
One of the children plays violin, so we’re particularly keen to see singing children who can play violin to Grade 5 standard (or above).
The audition process:
We will be holding auditions over the next couple of weeks, with the first date set as Thursday 19th September. Any audition requirements will be sent out in the confirmation email.
Applications: To register interest in auditioning, please fill in the following online form: Street Scene Auditions<https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=zGH8ExU_4EW5ATjzq4vQRiL6oOJZCadPsRp0-emMDY5UN1VYVDgyRTY2UFYyU0xIWklLOVdPTlJCVi4u> which needs returning asap. Please note that spaces are limited, so applications will be reviewed before audition places are offered.