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Auditions for COMPANY

Posted on 22 Nov 2021, 13:16

Sondheim's game-changing musical is a sophisticated and honest look at modern, adult relationships.

From musical theatre's most renowned composer, Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book.

Overview

On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding, his friends – “those good and crazy people [his] married friends” – explain the pro's and con's of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.

Company features a brilliantly brisk and energetic score containing many of Stephen Sondheim's best known songs. The strength of the piece lies in its vivid yet real characters, meaning impressive technical aspects aren't necessary to convey the story. It can be told as effectively with a cavalcade of automated set pieces as it can with a chair or two. Every audience member will see reflections of themselves in at least one of the characters on stage.

Dates:-

Auditions: -
Please see the following sheets for characters and the audition songs and scenes for each part.

We have set up an Audition Facebook page where you can download the information for auditions.


At both Audition days we will do individual men's singing auditions first then the women will join us so we can work through the scenes all together then we will finish with the individual women's singing auditions.
If you just want to be part of the Chorus you will only need to do the singing part of auditions.

Auditions will be held at Blackfriars Theatre as follows:-
1/ Mon 22nd Nov – CANCELLED
2/ Sunday 28th Nov – Men from 11am Women to join at 12noon – Finish by 2pm in Top Studio
3/NEW DATE Thu 9th Dec – Men from 7.30pm women to join at 8.30pm. Finish by 10.30pm in Revue Bar
4/ Thursday 2nd Dec – CANCELLED.
5/Follow up audition dates will be organized if required.

Blackfriars are now requesting that masks are worn whilst in the building so we ask that you respect that when in the public areas.

After the recent rise in cases we will ask you to wear a clear visor whilst auditioning in groups and to keep a safe distance from others when not. Please bring your own if you have one but we will have some new ones available upon arrival. Depending on restrictions and the virus at the time we may undertake rehearsals in clear visors for some additional safety – please speak with us if this is an issue.

We also ask that you take a LFD test before attending auditions if you can – we are aware that anyone who has had Covid in the last 90 days are not advised to do so. Again if this is an issue please speak with any one of us directly. LFD testing will most likely continue to be in place when rehearsals start next year. It is not 100% but we feel it is prudent considering the recent rise in cases.

Rehearsals:-
Tue and Thu nights at Blackfriars - starting 6th Jan 2022

Production dates:-
Get in – Sat 16th & Sun 17th April (Easter Sunday) Possible rehearsal on the Sunday night.
Tech - Mon 18th April, Dress – Tue 19th April
Shows – Wed 20th – Sat 23rd April 7.30pm + 2.30pm on Sat (5 Performances)



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