Sound of music rings out again

IT will be a case of déjà vu for Alnwick Stage Musical Society when it celebrates its 25th anniversary in May next year.

Co-founders of the amateur dramatic group – solicitor Norman Luke and civil servant Paul Toward – will once again be directing The Sound of Music, which, fittingly, was also the first show performed by the organisation back in 1987.

And to help the Society mark the special occasion, a call has been made to any recruits who want to try out for the show, with auditions starting at the beginning of 2012.

New members are welcome, and in addition to adults, the group hopes to recruit some talented youngsters to play the parts of Captain Von Trapp’s children.

The auditions/announcement of cast will take place on the following dates, all held at Alnwick South First School:

l Thursday, January 5: Meeting for interested adults to read and sing through the show, 7.30pm.

l Sunday, January 8: First children’s auditions.

Children must be aged seven or over and will be asked to both sing and read as part of their audition.

Bring photo and consent form, which is available from the Society’s website (see below), 2pm.

l Tuesday, January 10: Adult rehearsal of audition pieces, 7.30pm.

l Thursday, January 12: Adult auditions, 7.30pm.

l Sunday, January 15: Second audition for short-listed children selected from first auditions, 2pm.

l Tuesday, January 17: Announcement of cast, followed by a read and sing-through of the show, 7.30pm.

The show itself will take place at Alnwick Playhouse on seven different dates in May.

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