A Chorus Line - early release auditions
A Chorus Line
Newcastle Tyne Theatre
27th – 30th May 2015
Nice Swan Theatre Company - a North East platform for performing arts - are bringing the legendary Broadway musical A Chorus Line to Newcastle for a strictly limited run in May.
The company, who recently produced the premiere of The Addams Family musical in the region are staging the show which is now the longest running musical in New York theatre history, breaking records, winning nine Tony Awards, seven Drama Desk Awards, the New York Critics’ Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
A Chorus Line is based on auditions for a new Broadway musical. For everyone present, it’s the chance of a lifetime. It’s the one opportunity to do what they’ve always dreamed of – to have the chance to dance. Told through captivating song, riveting drama and stunning choreography, the auditionees describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers. The show boasts classic songs including ‘One (Singular Sensation)’, ‘What I Did For Love’ and ‘At The Ballet’.
Local producer, Jamie Gray, from Whickham in Gateshead, is giving budding performers in the region the opportunity to perform as part of this fantastic show at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House in May 2015. Jamie, who is also Managing Director of Nice Swan Theatre Company is auditioning for musical theatre performers in January "There's so much talent here in the North East and i think it deserves to be shown off on a professional stage - I really can’t encourage people enough to get involved - this is a fantastic company to be part of, not just for the performance experience but the people are so friendly and supportive - it’s like a big family and we welcome any like-minded young performers into it. It really is amazing what it can do for you”.
Nice Swan Theatre Company are one of the most reputable theatre companies in the North East and well known throughout the region for producing affordable high standard theatre and giving fantastic opportunities to performers age 16-30. Nice Swan are excited to be visiting the Tyne Theatre in May after it recently changed management back to the original Tyne Theatre Trust who are now in control of the grade 1 listed building on Westgate Road. "I've wanted to produce this show in Newcastle for a long time now, it's a while since its been in our area and i couldn't think of a more perfect theatre to be staging it in. The Tyne Theatre & Opera House is the oldest working Victorian theatre in the world and one of my favourite, it really fascinates me".
The show is being directed by Ben Hunt - a local director who studied at East 15 Acting School. Ben was one of the original founders of Nice Swan Theatre Company over five years ago when he directed RENT the Musical before transferring to study in London. A Chorus Line is being choreographed by Stephanie Smith also from Gateshead. Stephanie attended Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts and has recently worked with stars of Strictly Come Dancing Katya Virshillas and Pasha Kovalev.
The theatre company is seen as a stepping stone for students with interests in the theatre industry whether it is singing, dancing, acting or lighting design, costume and stage management. The company works in a constant cycle where by budding performers from the North East get involved, learn, rehearse, achieve and get the experience that is required to progress further in education or into the performance industry and move on to the next step to success. "We’ve had some great success stories in recent years. Some students have gone onto professional work across the world, others are continuing their training in London. It's great to see them progress, knowing that one day they will no doubt be on the West End stage and we helped them by giving that 'stepping stone'."
COULD YOU BE THE ONE?
Fancy the chance to be part of this one singular sensation? The producers of A Chorus Line are on the look out for a talented cast to join this production next year. If you are a strong singer and outstanding dancer and aged between 16 -30 years old - you have the chance to get involved and audition for the show on Sunday 18th January at the Theatre Royal Studio in Newcastle. For further information visit www.niceswan.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Chorus Line is on sale from January and runs at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle from 27 - 30 May.