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Panto Auditions

Auditions for the 2013 Grove Park Theatre Panto - 'Aladdin' - will be held at the Theatre Warehouse as follows:

  • Junior Chorus - From 2pm to 3:30pm on Saturday 7 September 2013
  • Senior Chorus - From 4pm to 5:30pm on Saturday 7 September 2013
  • Principals - From 10:30am to 3pm to 4pm (approx) on Sunday 8 September 2013

All Welcome!

Please remember to wear comfy clothing and appropriate shoes as you will be expected to learn a short dance routine and sing as a group.

NOTE Anyone auditioning for a principal role will also need to sing a solo – bring your own backing track.  Principal auditions will also involve some script work and group exercises.

Principal Characters:

Aladdin (f) –Aladdin is a hit with the ladies and makes them swoon wherever he goes.  However his charms aren’t working on the one girl he’d like them to and that one girl is...

Princess Mah-Na-Mah-Na (f) - Princess Mah-Na-Mah-Na is the Emperor’s only daughter and is locked away from the people of Peking.  She hates her name and stops anyone from saying it because when someone says Mah-Na-Mah-Na... that happens!

Abanazar (m) - Abanazar is our baddie.  Charming and intelligent, yes, but has plans for world domination.  He tricks Aladdin into helping him and thus begins a chain reaction which leads the way to some surprises...

Widow Twanky (m) - Classic pantomime dame.  She is the washer woman of peking and pants are her speciality.

Wishee Washee (m) - Widow Twanky’s other son and Aladdin’s brother.  He is the comic of the panto and will have many of the classic one-liners.

PCs Sweet ‘n’ Sour (1f, 1m) - PCs Sweet ‘n’ Sour are our comedy duo.  PC Sweet is lovely he is the good cop to PC Sour’s bad cop; she takes no nonsense and sees everyone as a potential criminal to be.  He thinks there’s good in everyone.  And they’re funny.

The Emperor of China (m)-An old and wise man who only has his daughter’s best interests at heart however, he is very traditionally Chinese and his beliefs may drive him and his daughter away.  His daughter by the way is Princess Mah-Na-Mah-Na...!

Genie of the Lamp (f) - The Genie is the magic of our story and she is all powerful but imprisoned in the lamp and must serve whoever owns it.  May her dreams of being free finally be achieved?

Panda - And then there’s the panda. Non speaking role, but must be expressive inside an animal suit !!