Audition Information

We are so excited to announce that our next shows are Aladdin Jr (18yrs and under), and Cats (all ages). The shows are showing End of Term 2. Click below for more information.

Keep your eyes peeled on this section and our Facebook page as new information comes out, and in case of any changes to the schedule.

Audition Tips For Anyone New To Theatre:

  • Get a good night sleep before the auditions. You want to go to the auditions feeling energised and refreshed. Getting into character and performing is easier when you are not tired. Auditions can often take hours, sometimes all day all weekend!
  • Dress code. In winter it can be very cold when you’re waiting, dress warm! In summer, the opposite but dress appropriately to dance and do a lot of movement!
  • Learn about the play you are auditioning for. This is so you know what the play is about, the character motivations, and the tunes to the songs that you might be singing in the musical. Knowing what you are auditioning for will help your chances of getting the part you want, as this will improve your performance.
  • Learn the song for the part you are auditioning for. Confidence is key to auditioning! Knowing the song or songs of the show means you can audition without holding paper and music and really go for it in character and at your best performance!
  • Come to the auditions with your voice warmed up. There’s nothing worse than auditioning for a musical and you can’t reach a note that you usually could reach. If your voice isn’t ready to sing, it might harm your chances of getting the part you want. Before going to the auditions, sing to yourself and do vocal warm ups. This will better ensure that you are prepared.
  • Avoid dairy products. Dairy products can cause phlegm build up in the throat. Don’t panic, it’s nothing harmful! The only reason to stay away from dairy before an audition is because phlegm can make singing high notes harder.
  • Once you get to the auditions, get to know people. You’re going to be working with these people for a couple of months, so get to know them. Don’t be shy, everyone has had a first audition, so…
  • Smile! Come to the auditions with a positive attitude! You’re going to do great, so be happy!

Other Opportunities

Theatre Royal Crew Training: Go to www.theatreroyalnelson.co.nz/crew/ to access the details and to sign up to train as a Stage Manager, Fly floor operator or Techie. This is a great training for parents or siblings of youth theatre actors (or for senior actors wishing to expand their knowledge and understanding of theatre). You do the training and we’ll give you the opportunity to put it into practice in our shows.

Nelson Cathedral Choir
The Nelson Cathedral Choir is open to those wanting to give choral music a go. This is a fantastic way to learn how to read and sightread music and have singing and music lessons, and it’s free!

They rehearse on Thursdays 4-7pm, but this is a staggered rehearsal so not everyone does all 3 hours. They sing on Sundays as a part of the sung services. E-mail mrsm.carruthers@gmail.com.

We Can’t Wait To Meet You!

Photo: Annie 2017