AUDITIONS for the 2017 edition of Nelson Mandela Bay’s top annual family show, the Clover Showtime Awards young talent development revue, will be held at the Charlo Primary School Hall on August 6 and 7.The show, titled “A Grand Night for Singing”, will run, as was the case last year, in the Little Theatre from Monday, January 23, to Saturday, January 28, next year with all performances in theatre seating style. It will be presented in collaboration with the PE Musical and Dramatic Society. The Junior Clover Awards Ceremonies will be on January 23 for high schools and on January 25 for primary schools, with the main awards ceremony taking place on January 27. All ceremonies will begin at 7pm.Rehearsals will start in early October of this year, concurrent with the week of the school holidays and continue over all subsequent weekend afternoons, until December, then cease for resumption on January 3.This revue, as the previous ones, has been devised and written by executive producer Bob Eveleigh, who created the Showtime concept 26 years ago while he was the Arts Editor of the Evening and Weekend Post, who is once more joined by the same production team as 2016’s The Pleasure of Your Company.The team will be seeking a fully multicultural core cast of ten performers, essentially within the usual Showtime development ages of 14 to 22 years, with as many singers, actors and dancers as possible included, as well as a dance troupe of ten, who will be required to sing in ensemble numbers in the show.The combined song-books encompass standards like “Bewitched”, “Blue Moon”, “Thou Swell” and hits from stage musicals like “Oklahoma!”, “Carousel”, “The King and I”, “Me and Juliet” and “The Sound of Music”. On August 6, starting at 1:30pm, auditions will commence for singers and actors. On August 7, from 2:30pm, they will return, together with specialist dancers for the movement and dance try-outs.For further info about the show and auditions, contact Bob Eveleigh on 083 452 7556 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.