Gala Auditions Update 2 – Members Representatives Vote and Audition Schedules

GALA AUDITIONS UPDATE

A lot of important information for you in this long email:

  • Voting for Members Representatives on the Audition Panel
  • Schedule for Thursday – including Auditions
  • Schedule for Sunday’s Auditions

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions

The Gala Team


Voting for Members Representatives

One of the most important parts of our audition process is the fact that the members are represented on every casting panel.  For these auditions, three people have put themselves forward for the two positions and so we get the chance to vote on who we, as members, want to represent us on the panel.

The candidates are:

Gill Baines, Diana Pemberton-Pigott and Ali Smith

Voting is open on our special website until 10pm onWednesday 20 January.  We appreciate this is a very short window for voting – but with the auditions starting on Thursday, we need to confirm the panel ahead of that.

You can vote for up to 2 candidates – and the voting is anonymous.  Please do not vote for more than 3 – otherwise we will have to discount all of those votes.

VOTING WEBSITE


Schedule for Thursday

We are going to be on a tight schedule on Thursday to fit in a lot of work – so please arrive promptly!  And remember that we are in St Clement’s as usual.

This is how the evening will run

7.30pm Music
7.55pm Dance – Partner/Ballroom
8.10pm Dance – Modern
8.25pm Dance – Tap
8.40pm Dance – Can-Can
9.00pm Dance Auditions
9.20pm Music Auditions
Greenfinch and Linnet Bird Victoria W
Sarah F
If I Loved You Danielle S
Poor Wand’ring One Victoria W
Not for the Life of Me Holly S
Danielle S
I’m Just A Girl Nancy M
Sian M
Some Enchanted Evening Dan M
Sarah F
John W
Sian M

The dance auditions are just for those who have signed up to be seen on Thursday, if you are unsure if that applies to you – please contact Simon who has the list!

Everyone else who wishes to do the dance auditions will be seen on Sunday.


Schedule for Sunday

On Sunday we will be in St John’s Church in Kidlington.  For those of you with SatNavs, the postcode is OX5 1DD.  For more information about the venue, please visit their website here.

The general shape of the day will be as follows:

12.00pm Dance Audition Rehearsal
12.45pm DANCE AUDITIONS
Partner/Ballroom
Modern
Tap
Can-Can
1.45pm Lunch
MUSIC AUDITIONS
2.30pm Some Enchanted Evening
3.10pm Hearts Do No Break
3.22pm Cool
3.26pm I’m Just a Girl
3.56pm Heaven on Their Minds
4.11pm Greenfinch and Linnet Bird
4.19pm On the Street Where You Live
4.49pm Poor Wand’ring One
4.53pm Toreador
5.00pm Not for the Life of Me
5.25pm If I Loved You
2.30pm Some Enchanted Evening
3.10pm Hearts Do No Break
3.22pm Cool
3.26pm I’m Just a Girl
3.56pm Heaven on Their Minds
4.11pm Greenfinch and Linnet Bird
4.19pm On the Street Where You Live
4.49pm Poor Wand’ring One
4.53pm Toreador
5.00pm Not for the Life of Me
5.25pm If I Loved You

A more detailed schedule can be downloaded here

AUDITION SCHEDULE

As you can see, it is a tight timetable – and whilst it is possible that we may run ahead, we cannot afford to over-run!  So please be ready for each section and all should be well.  You will be well-advised to stay hydrated and well fed – it will be a long day!

If you have any questions, you only have to ask.

Chris Payne – chrismpayne1@gmail.com
Frankie Alexandra – frankie.alexandra@hotmail.co.uk07757 109331
Simon Tavener – simon.tavener@gmail.com07973 636844


General Note about Auditions

It is worth remembering a few things about OxOps auditions:

We run what is known as Semi-Open Auditions.  What does that mean?

It means that whilst every member of the company is welcome to attend and watch the auditions, those auditioning for a particular part (or, in the case of the Gala, song) leaves the audition room whilst the auditions for that part/song are underway.  A committee member will be on hand throughout to guide you through the process and to facilitate everything.  There will be a waiting room adjacent to the audition room.

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of your section.

We do not allow the use of any mobile phones (or related devices such as tablets or laptops) in the audition room or waiting room.  We would ask that you hand your phone to the committee member at the start of your audition – they will take care of it and return it at the end of that section.

Results of the auditions will be announced via email on Sunday evening – all being well!  There are so many roles to fill in the Gala that the Casting Panel will have quite a task ahead of them – so please be as patient as you can!

If you have any questions about the auditions process, please talk to any member of the committee who will be only too happy to run things for you.


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