Audition now for orchestra, carnival

2016-10-04 06:00

Bridgetown Theatre Company (BTC) is inviting local musicians and singers to auditions and registration for its new projects on Saturday.

The company will be holding open auditions at the Bridgetown Community Centre on Saturday from noon for the newly established BTC orchestra.

The orchestra is set to make its debut at the Nantes Park Amphitheatre on Saturday 27 November during BTC’s annual summer festival.

The participants will be taught by Ath­lone resident and talented musical producer Mark Goliath, who has travelled the world and worked with a long list of international acts.

The selected musicians and singers for the BTC orchestra will be paid a fee to cover their transport and travel.

No appointment is necessary, but musicians are asked to prepare a song of their choice for the audition.

Singers between the ages of 16 and 30 can head to the community centre from 13:00 to audition for BTC’s Christmas musical.

The original musical is called Christmas in Cape Town. The production puts Father Christmas and his elves at Cape Town’s landmarks and tells the history of Cape Town, interspersed with the traditional nativity story.

The musical will be staged daily from 15 to 24 December.

Interested performers are asked to prepare any Christmas song of their choice.

Earlier on Saturday, from 10:00, amateur performers who want to take part in next year’s Cape Town Carnival can register.

The carnival is themed “Amaza! – Ocean Odyssey”.

Registration is open to anyone between the ages of 14 and 100, irrespective of experience, but only 120 performers are needed. Performers who apply for registration early will be given preference.

Rehearsals for the carnival, which takes place on 18 March, will be held once a month on Saturdays from 10:00 to noon from this Saturday. Costumes, food and transport will be provided on the day of the carnival.

V For more information about the BTC orchestra call Mark Goliath on 072 825 4950. For more about Christmas in Cape Town call 082 5363651.

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