High School Musical: Spotlight South Africa - the search is on!

2008-05-30 00:00

The Open Day auditions kick off in Port Elizabeth next Friday from where the High School Musical: Spotlight SA team will travel the country. The dates and venues for the Open Auditions are:

* Port Elizabeth - Friday, 6 June, at the ETC Conference Centre, corner of Spondo and Uitenhage Roads, Struandale

* Cape Town - Friday, 13 June, at The River Club, Liesbeek Parkway, Observatory

* Johannesburg - Thursday, 19 June and Friday, 20 June, at The Wanderers Stadium, Corlett Drive, Illovo

* Durban - Friday, 27 June, at the BAT Centre, Victoria Embankment

These auditions are open to anyone between the ages of 16 and 25 who think they have a future in musical theatre. Anyone interested must simply turn up at the above venues on the stated day to register, and remember to bring their ID documents. Contestants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Anyone who fails to register on the first day will not be able to audition later on, so it’s crucial to get there early. The auditions will commence at 9am in each city.

Everyone who registers will be asked to audition for a panel of industry professionals in three categories: singing, dancing and acting. Auditionees can sing any popular song they feel comfortable with and perform any dance routine. Upon registration they will be given a piece from Disney Channel’s original Movie High School Musical to prepare for the acting audition. Every contestant must audition in all three categories to qualify.

Those talented youngsters who make it through the initial audition on the Friday will be asked back for the next round of auditions on the Saturday and the Sunday. It will be a long, hard weekend for all involved, so it is recommended that all participants bring along everything they need to stay comfortable - something to eat, to keep up the energy levels, enough water to drink, and enough jackets, scarves, wraps and beanies to keep those muscles warm.

The M-Net website will remain up to date with all the latest information with regards to the auditions. Visit www.mnet.co.za

HSM: Spotlight South Africa starts on M-Net on Saturday, 2 August, and will be broadcast on Mondays and Saturdays at 7pm.

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