Who can be a part of Centre Stage?
Anybody who is aged six or over can be a part of Centre Stage.
We are always looking for new members to perform and also people to support other parts of the group, like backstage support, costumes and technical support.
In order to perform as part of the group in one of the shows, members are required to audition. More information about auditioning can be found later on in this leaflet. Sometimes due to the nature of the show we choose to perform, not everybody who would like to perform is able to. We have a relatively small stage and limited dressing room facilities. We always try our best to ensure that everybody who auditions makes it on the stage, but sometimes this isn’t always possible!
When Can I Join?
If you would like to perform in a Centre Stage Production you need to come along to the reading of the show and the auditions. These happen in September for the pantomime and February for musical. Specific dates can be found on our website or by contacting the producer using the details found at the end of this leaflet.
If you would like to help with other aspects of the group then you can join us anytime. Some types of help require us to complete a DBS check. We complete DBS checks for people who help run the group if their role means they will have contact with young people. Please talk to the producer if you would like to get involved in helping with the group or you would like ore information about DBS checks.
For more information about joining Centre stage please use the ‘Contact Us’ section of the website.
Centre Stage is a commitment
Performing as part of the group is a commitment. Although everybody won’t be required for every rehearsal, it is important that members (and their parents!) are aware of the potential time commitment involved.
Centre Stage rehearses on:
- Friday evenings from 6pm until 9pm at the Community Centre (younger children may only be required to stay until 8pm)
- Sunday evenings from 6pm until 9pm at the Community Centre (younger children may only be required to stay until 8pm)
- Other evenings during the week as week get closer to performances
- Costume calls take place during the day on Saturdays or Sundays. Costume weekends are scattered between the start of rehearsals and the week of the performances. We usually have at least two costume weekends. Members are required to be at costume calls for at least half a day of each costume weekend. These weekends are scheduled when rehearsals start and dates depend on the availability of volunteers and the availability of the community centre.
Rehearsal schedules are tight and the group works hard to ensure performances are of a high quality. Members who regularly fail to attend rehearsals/costume calls may be withdrawn from scenes or performances. The producer will make decisions about whether a member who has not been present at a rehearsal/costume call will still be able to take part in that scene or the performance.