A HAMILTON music group is holding auditions for a Pirates of Penzance production, bringing together local musicians, singers and actors for a big performance in late 2014.
Footprints in the Custard community choir will revert to a musical theatre group for the duration of the year and is welcoming people of all ages and musical abilities to take part.
A small panel, including choir director Paula Kelly, will host auditions for lead roles on Tuesday January 28.
“We’re sticking to the Footprints values, which say that everyone is welcome and no musical experience is necessary,” Ms Kelly said.
“It’s a big thing for the whole community because it hasn’t been offered outside of the school environment.
“There are at least 10 lead roles but there are also lots of opportunities for ensemble cast.”
The search will also be on for musicians to join the orchestra and the unsung heroes of stage production – the backstage crew.
The Pirates of Penzance is traditionally performed as a comic opera but Hamilton will put its own spin on the Gilbert and Sullivan classic.
The story revolves around the young apprentice pirate, Frederic, who falls in love with a Major-General’s daughter.
Full story in the Spectator on Thursday, January 16, 2014