Young dancers can star in Sleeping Beauty pantomime

Published Thursday, 27th June 2019
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Sleeping Beauty at Rotherham Civic Theatre

Rotherham Civic Theatre will host open auditions on Sunday 1 September for young dancers to be part of their Junior Ensemble in this year’s magical family pantomime Sleeping Beauty.

The auditions are open to boys and girls aged 9 to 16 at the time of the production and those successful in obtaining a part in the show will be starring alongside X-Factor’s Andy Abraham.

Imagine Theatre is looking for three teams of children to take part in the show, and as well as dancing ability will look for children who have that special something extra that makes them stand out from the crowd.

Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Cleaner, Greener Communities Cllr Sarah Allen said: “The Civic Theatre’s pantomime is a much-loved show and is always a popular event, with people travelling across South Yorkshire to come and see it. This audition is open to everybody and it’s a great opportunity for children from the local community to get involved and appear at this amazing theatre.” 

Open auditions gives any child of the right age who wishes to take part a chance, regardless if they attend a dance school or have any previous experience.

Steve Boden, Managing Director of Imagine Theatre, who are producing the pantomime, said: “Performing in a professional production is a fabulous and rewarding opportunity for the children and is always a lot of fun, but it is also a lot of hard work.” 

Full details on the auditions, including further information on age and attendance requirements and regulations, as well as the application forms can be found on Rotherham Civic Theatre’s website www.rotherhamtheatres.co.uk or www.imaginetheatre.co.uk 

Application forms do not need to be submitted in advance although where possible please complete them beforehand and bring with you to save time on audition day.

Sleeping Beauty runs from Friday 29 November 2019 until Sunday 5 January 2020.

To book tickets call the box office on 01709 823621 or visit: www.rotherhamtheatres.co.uk