Wanted: Kids to audition for “Aladdin: The Panto” at Huron Country Playhouse, Grand Bend

Written on April 8th, 2016

Drayton Entertainment is pleased to announce auditions for Children’s Chorus roles in Aladdin: The Panto at the Huron Country Playhouse in Grand Bend. Auditions will take place on Saturday, May 7Advance registration is required.

Aspiring young male and female performers, ages 9 to 15, are encouraged to audition for Aladdin: The Panto. Dancing, acting and singing experience is an asset and preferred. Young performers should be prepared to learn the song “Hard Knock Life” from the musical Annie as well as learn a short dance combination led by our Creative Team.

Aladdin KidsTo accommodate the demands of this grand-scale production, and to provide opportunities for as many youth as possible, the chosen performers will be divided into teams and will perform in the Children’s Chorus on a rotating schedule with professional actors in the lead roles.

Rehearsals for Aladdin: The Panto are scheduled to begin in early August and performances will run from Thursday, August 11th through Saturday, September 3rd at the Huron Country Playhouse II in Grand Bend.

Please visit www.huroncountryplayhouse.com for more information including a complete list of audition requirements and a link to the audition sign-up form.

The popular story of Aladdin is reimagined in the panto tradition including entertaining musical numbers, fun-filled comedy, outrageous costumes, and audience participation. Cheer for the hero and boo the villain as a cast of unforgettable characters put a hilarious spin on this popular Middle Eastern fairy tale. The Creative Team is led by Director and Choreographer David Connolly, who previously directedSnow White: The Panto and Peter Pan: The Panto at the Huron Country Playhouse II. Marion Abbott is the Music Director.

Aladdin: The Panto is proudly sponsored by Lavis Contracting Co. Ltd.  Media Sponsors are Fresh Radio 93.1 and MY FM 80.5. The Design Sponsor is Commercial Print Craft. The 2016 Season Media Sponsor is CTV.

Aladdin: The Panto runs August 11th through September 3rd.  Tickets are $44 for adults and $26 for youth under 20 years of age. Tickets for groups of 20 or more are $36. HST is applicable to all ticket prices.Tickets may be purchased online at www.huroncountryplayhouse.com, in person at the theatre Box Office, or by calling (519) 238-6000 or toll free 1-855-DRAYTON (372-9866).

Youth performers ages 10 to 15 who audition for Aladdin: The Panto will also have the option to be considered for the new Youth Musical Theatre Program, which will take place in Grand Bend from July 4 to July 8.

This new week-long summer training program is designed to cultivate creativity, ignite imagination, and boost confidence while providing aspiring young performers with the opportunity to learn from professional theatre artists and develop a deeper appreciation for live performance. The program has a maximum enrollment of 30 students in order to guarantee personal faculty-student attention.

Guided by passionate theatre professionals, participants will study aspects of singing, dancing, acting and technical theatre while meeting new friends with similar interests. Tuition for the program will include a ticket to a professional production at the Huron Country Playhouse.

More information about the Youth Musical Theatre Program, including tuition costs and application requirements, is available at www.draytonentertainment.com.

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