Choreographer and dance studio owner Judy Russell is hoping to uncover new talent from the community with a general call for auditions. “I’m taking a page from other theatre companies who hold general auditions,” she said.
“I want to know who’s out there and who’s available and when they come out for auditions, just say Show me what you can do, what you’re good at. Sing a song that suits your voice.’ It’s really a fact-finding mission. Maybe I can’t use their talent in one show but I can in another.”
Russell, who has brought many musical theatre productions to the stage over the years, says general auditions will help her establish a pool or data base of talent from which she can draw for future shows. “I know the strengths of the people from our past shows but it would be good to have people come out with no preconceived idea about what shows they might be good for.”
For auditions, people aged 13 and over should come dressed in casual clothes they can move around in and come prepared to sing a song, she said.
General auditions are being held at Judy Russell’s Enchainement Dance Centre, 3540 Opie Cres. Friday, Feb. 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 6 from 3 to 6 p.m. Phone 250-563-2902 to book an audition time.