Reigate Dance Centre is thrilled to be announcing their first all singing dancing musical production classes in the heart of Reigate. There will be over 30 minor/main parts involving much singing, acting and dancing opportunities, plus 70 chorus parts. This thrilling addition to the RSB Dance Schools calendar is something we have wanted to do for years, and this will be a fresh and exciting venture for our dance schools.
Thoroughly Modern Millie was the 2002 season's most awarded new show on Broadway, based on the original 1967 film starring Julie Andrews. Set in New York 1922, the show is stylish in both era and colourful dance routines, and the show has some big singing and dancing numbers and a huge leading role for the part of Millie. Relatively under-performed locally, we feel this musical will be great project for children who like to take part in musicals.
Millie arrives in New York from Kansas, searching for a new life. Her plan is to find a wealthy man and marry him - shallow to say the least. However, her plan goes awry and finds herself in the middle of Mrs Meer's evil underworld. Millie's wealthy boss is slow in proposing and she actually falls for a man without a dime to his name - or so we are led to believe.
Thoroughly Modern Millie is a dance-heavy show with dashing leading men, hilarious Chinese villains and set in the 1920s Charleston-styled dancing era. This show will entertain all the way and will sure to be a fun and rewarding experience for children.
WHO CAN AUDITION?
Auditions are open to all RSB pupils aged 8 - 17 who have dancing, acting or musical theatre classes at Reigate School of Ballet, Reigate Dance Centre or Dorking School of Dance.
Auditions will take place THIS SUMMER TERM, and parts will be allocated before the summer holidays. Rehearsals will start in Septmeber on Saturdays, plus 3 days in the autumn half term (dates will be given to all RSB pupils soon).
Some main parts are all acting, while others may have some singing parts with much acting, and 2 or 3 main parts will be all singing/dancing/acting roles:
1. For the main spoken parts, children will be required to learn an extract of a song from the show as a group on the audition day, and sing it back solo.
2. They will also be required to act out a short scene from the show
3. Take part in learning a dance from the show as a group
Chorus roles would be required to learn a song and dance from the show
There will be 2 casts performing over 2 days, with 2 performances per cast. The show will be performed at the Harlequin Theatre on the 17th & 18th November.