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Follies Dance Lessons!

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Free Follies Dance Classes!

Are you interested in being in a Follies show but you’ve got two left feet? Are you keen to shine on stage but have never had a dance lesson? Are you new to the area and don’t know what Follies is about? Are you a past performer and keen for some audition tips for our Anything Goes Jr production?

If you answered, “Yes!” to any of these questions, then please come to our Fabulous Follies Free Dance Lessons, hosted by our Anything Goes Jr Choreographer Ash Howes, on Saturday 19th January and Sunday 20th January from 10am to 12 noon at the Milton CWA Hall.

You’ll get to meet our production team, learn some moves in a relaxed, fun environment and find out how much fun performing can be. Who knows? This may be the start of your amazing stage career!

You’ll need to wear comfortable clothes (such as shorts and t-shirts) and comfortable shoes. If you can bring dance shoes – jazz or tap – great! If not, no problem! Sneakers or your favourite pair of comfy shoes will be brilliant! (Thongs and sandals are not ok for dancing.)

So whether you’re new to stage or an experienced performer, come and have some fun dancing with us. We hope to see you then!

FAQ

Do I need to have been in Follies show before to do these classes? No. Everyone is welcome.

How old to I have to be to join in these classes? This class is open to all ages.

Do I have to do these classes to audition for Anything Goes Jr? No. These classes are not a prerequisite for auditions.

Do I have to audition for Anything Goes if I do these classes? No, but we hope you do!

Anything Goes Jr Audition dates

The audition dates for Anything Goes Jr are Saturday 2nd Feb 2pm-5pm and Sunday 3rd Feb 2-5pm and auditions will be held at the CWA Hall, 56 Wason Street Milton.

We hope you have these dates marked on your calendars in texta, and that you’ve had time to study the audition pack. There are plenty of great characters to choose from, but you’ll need to have prepared their song and reading for your audition! If that sounds a little too daunting for you, don’t be afraid – there are plenty of beginner roles on offer. All you need to know is in the audition pack, available here.

Anything Goes Jr Audition Pack

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Anything Goes Jr Audition Pack

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Thank you to everyone who came to the information session!
For those who couldn’t make it, everything you need to know and what you need to do next is in this file!

Audition Info AGJr 2019

Any questions? Email us at miltonfollies@gmail.com

 

Anything Goes Jr Information Night

Milton Follies is excited to announce its Junior Production for June 2019 –  Anything Goes Jr.

A tale of gangsters and divas, love and loss, cruise ships and mistaken identity, this Cole Porter smash hit is sure to be enjoyed by all.

Director Lloyd McDonald and Musical Director Ruth Myers are excited to welcome Choreographer Ash Howes into the Production Team. Ash is a teacher at Milton Public School and brings a wealth of talent, enthusiasm and experience to the show. We are also excited to have Jennifer Sach already on board as Costume Designer, who is already putting together ideas for the show.

“This show has something for everyone,” says Lloyd. “As always, there are roles for singers and actors,but more importantly this year we are looking for dancers. With show-stoppers like “Anything Goes” and “Blow Gabriel Blow”, we are looking to fill the stage with spectacular routines. We also need a core group of featured dancers for additional choreography designed to showcase their talent”.

An information night for performers and their families will be held on Sunday 9th December at 5.30pm at the CWA hall, 56 Wason Street, Milton, where audition and show information packs will be available. Milton Follies is keen to host some free dance lessons through the January school holidays, as both a taster for the show and as a possible advantage for auditions!

Auditions will be held on Saturday 2nd February and Sunday 3rd February 2019, with rehearsals 6-8pm on Mondays and Thursdays through Term 1 and 2. The shows will be over two weekends – May 31st, June 1st and 2nd, June 7th, 8th and 9th.

Photo Credit : Allan Dean

Production Team : Jennifer Sach, Ruth Myers, Lloyd McDonald, Ash Howes

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Cole Porter’s Anything Goes coming to Follies

In exciting news, Milton Follies is able to announce their June 2019 Junior show, Cole Porter’s classic, Anything Goes. Lloyd McDonald, director of Joseph, The Little Mermaid and Seussical, is excited to be bringing this famous show to Milton Theatre, along with choreographer Ash Howes and musical director Ruth Myers.

“This is a great show with incredible opportunities for our local young performers. It’s a play with great comedic characters, so I’m looking for charismatic actors. It’s full of toe tapping songs like Anything Goes, I Get a Kick Out of You and You’re the Top, so my leading men and ladies are going to need to be strong singers.

Most importantly, this is a dancer’s show, so Ash is going to have her work cut out for her! Ideally, we’d love a core of 4-6 high quality dancers to feature in the high energy show-stopper numbers.”

There’s still a bit of administration and planning for Follies to get through, but expect audition information to be posted online towards the end of the year.