Casting - Thursford Christmas Spectacular
We are looking for:
- An on-stage ensemble cast of 48 Male & Female Singers to share solo and chorus duties, will be supported by a team of swings.
This large chorus is cast from a wide variety of backgrounds from classical, music-theatre and pop. Singers have to learn and sing, uniformly, a range of styles from Choral to Show-tune and memorise a lengthy and complex score in a short space of time while learning the choreography. They are also required to sing in smaller ensembles, duets, trios and solos or in an offstage booth.
During the first half of the show singers and instrumentalists are often spread throughout the building and contact with the Conductor is via monitors. The second half of the show is more in concert format with the conductor at the head of the orchestra and the choir often in two blocks either side.
All our artistes are versatile and outgoing. They are required to wear full costume and even possibly full skins. Once the shows have started there are two a day, seven days a week. Given the frequency of performances, they have to know their stamina and how to pace themselves accordingly, though we try to schedule one day off a week, once opened.
All cast members live locally for the duration usually in shared holiday accommodation. Subsistence is included in the fee to cover this. Travel is by car, and those without have to make arrangements with drivers in the cast. Payment is made in several instalments, each one of which must be invoiced for. Subsistence, it should be noted, is not paid in advance.
The job is hugely enjoyable - they perform to ecstatically happy capacity audiences, and stay in a beautiful part of the world, less than 15 minutes from the coast in North Norfolk.
Application Deadline: 21st May 2018
Auditions: 15, 16,17, 20, 21, 22nd June. Movement Re-Call 24th June
Costume Fittings: 8th or 9th September in London
Singers Rehearsals Start: 25-28th in London. 3rd October onwards onsite in Norfolk
Performances: November 6th-December 23rd 2018
Please apply online on the link below, submitting a CV, recent photo and short biography.
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