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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

 

Updated Calendar Girls Auditions in April

We’ve changed the audition format, so the second week is for callbacks:

Audtions will be held at the CWA Hall in Milton at 7-9pm:

  • Tuesday April 10th
  • Thursday April 12th

Callbacks will be held at the same venu and time:

  • Tuesday April 17th
  • Thursday April 19th

The full audition pack can be downloaded here: Calendar Girls Audition Pack

Come and be part of this wonderful production!

April Auditions for Calendar Girls

Come and audition for our 2018 show Calendar Girls, based on the very popular film of the same name:

When Annie’s husband John dies of leukaemia, she and her best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow Women’s Institute members, Cora, Celia, Ruth and Jessie, to pose nude with them for an ‘alternative” calendar.

The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new found fame.

Audtions will be held at the CWA Hall in Milton at 7-9pm:

  • Tuesday April 10th
  • Thursday April 12th

Callbacks will be held at the same venu and time:

  • Tuesday April 17th
  • Thursday April 19th

The full audition pack can be downloaded here: Calendar Girls Audition Pack

Come and be part of this wonderful production!

Follies Explore the Discworld in 2017

Follies’ next play is the hilarious ‘Wyrd Sisters’. The action takes place on the Discworld, a flat world carried on the backs of four giant elephants, who stand on Great A’Tuin (a giant star turtle) as he swims slowly through space.  You can read more about Great A’Tuin, the Discworld, author Terry Pratchett, and the Discworld here.

Make sure you’ve downloaded your audition pack! More information about auditions and opportunities for an Assistant Director and Stage Manager can be found here.

WYRD SISTERS is 2017’s First Show!

Milton Follies are delighted to announce their first production of 2017 will be Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters (adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs). For those few people unfamiliar with the work of the famous and prolific Pratchett, he created the Discworld series of over 40 hilarious fantasy novels, set on a flat world, being carried on the back of four elephants, standing on a giant turtle flying through space.

The Discworld is much like our own, and has the same political, social, and everyday problems, but is populated by trolls, dwarves, witches, wizards, elves, and numerous other fantastical races, in addition to humans.

In Wyrd Sisters, Terry Pratchett takes Shakespeare’s Macbeth and then turns it up ‘till the knob comes off. It’s all there – a wicked duke and duchess, the ghost of the murdered king, dim soldiers, strolling players, a land in peril.

And who stands between the Kingdom and destruction? Three witches: Granny Weatherwax (intolerant, self-opinionated, powerful); Nanny Ogg (down-to-earth, vulgar); and Magrat Garlick (naive, fond of occult jewellery and bunnies).

Wyrd Sisters is a non-musical, adult production, but contains humour and themes suitable for family audiences. Like the best family productions, it has humour aimed at all ages, including riotous innuendo which will safely fly over the heads of the youngsters.

Director K-M Doyle, welcomes adults and anyone over the age of 15 to the audition on Thursday 12th January. There is also an audition on Sunday the 15th for those who can’t make the Thursday night.

Please read the Audition Pack at the bottom of this post very carefully, and then register for your audition by completing the form below.

Anyone interested in being involved behind the scenes is also very welcome, and asked to email us at miltonfollies at gmail.com. K-M is also looking for anyone interested in taking on the production roles of Stage Manager and Assistant Director.

As a highly experienced, performing arts professional, K-M is happy to fully train anyone taking on these roles. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from an expert! If either of these roles interest you, please also email miltonfollies at gmail.com.

 

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