Auditions open

by Anonymous Author

Selwyn’s newest theatre group, CentreStage Rolleston, has opened auditions for its inaugural production, the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

CentreStage Rolleston director, Phil Dean, said as a new performing arts theatre group in Selwyn they are very excited to be staging the very popular, and award-winning musical, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was written by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice for a boys’ school in London, as a pop cantata for the school choir to sing at their Easter concert in March 1968.

“It continues to be an extremely popular show for school and theatre groups to perform and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.”

There will be separate auditions for both children and adults — with adults being required to attend a dance audition as well.

Mr Dean said the dance audition would cater to all levels of dance.

“While talent is our primary consideration when casting, a high level of commitment is required for the show. Final choices for all roles will be made with this in mind.”

However, he said people shouldn’t be shy about coming forward.

“We are all super-friendly and are keen to see what talent Rolleston and the wider Selwyn district has 
to offer.”

For all information on the auditions contact auditions coordinator Courtney Hyde on 027 486 7773 or email: centrestagerolleston@gmail.com.