Tuesday, March 23, 2010

There will be auditions for Drag, Fiddler

There will be a grand auditions this week and next for theatrical productions in Windsor and Kingsville.

First up is Korda Artistic Productions' Drag, which will be staged May 28-June 5. Auditions are on Wednesday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Kordazone Theatre, 2520 Seminole St.

Three males 25 to 40 and one male 10 to 17 are necessary for this comedy written and directed by Korda's Christopher Lawrence-Menard.

The phone contact you can call 519-562-3394 for a time, or simply show up.

Migration Hall Productions will hold auditions preparatory this weekend for its fall show, Fiddler on the Roof, Oct. 15-24.

The show will be directed by Joe Cardinal.

Auditions will be held for all roles at these times: Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; April 3, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; April 6, for callbacks. You must register to audition.

To register or to find out more, call 519-733-6200 or visit the website, www.migrationhall.ca.

Friday, March 19, 2010

The grand Audition for a director

Auditions for director by Amir Khan
Aamir Khan is quite picky about the directors he works with and also those he appoints to make films for his production house Aamir Khan Productions. Debutante director Anusha Rizvi had to undertake a test before she was selected to direct Aamir’s production Peepli Live. Aamir tested her by asking her to shoot five scenes to convince himself that she was the right choice – somewhat like auditions for actors.

It is learnt that Anusha was originally a reporter and had approached Aamir via email with an bizarre subject on farmers’ suicide. Aamir was quite impressed with the script. Aamir said, “I liked the script but I wasn’t too sure if she would direct it well. So I asked Anusha to shoot five scenes of the film. The scenes she shot were up to the mark and I decided to have her onboard”

Anusha confirmed and said, “I was evidently nervous but I was used to handling a video camera as I was a reporter earlier. That I was dealing with actors was something new but it wasn’t much of a hurdle. What is actually difficult is a film’s technical facet, but we had our technical team in place when we started shooting and it was a lovely learning process.”

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Dance Academy Conducting Auditions Tonight To the Dance Talents

Dance Academy auditions tonight
Dancers of any experience or skill are invited to come and audition free of charge for what is a first for the East Yorkshire club.

All the young people taking part will be skilled a short schedule by fully qualified dance trainers in two separate auditions.

Dance talents between the ages of 6 and 11are invited to Craven Park on March 18th between 5pm and 6.15pm, whilst those aged 12-16 to audition between 6.30pm and 7.45pm on the same night.

Each youngster enrolls for the Dance Academy will become free members of Club Rovers and Junior Robins, meaning a whole mass of benefits throughout the season.

Hull KR Education and Sport Trust Manager, Heather Kennedy, has seen her Community Team working hard over recent weeks promoting the new venture in local schools and believes the new Dance Academy will capture the imaginations of youngsters in Hull.

"We're really keyed up to launch the Hull KR Dance Academy for young people in the area," said Heather.

"We see the Dance Academy as a great way for young people to get moving and show off their dancing skills."

"It's just another way in which young people can get concerned with Hull Kingston Rovers, make some new friends and enjoy themselves while getting fit and active."

"The Academy will initially be cheerleading classes. We hope that some of our academy members can become the next generation of Robinettes, contributing to the talent we already have here at Hull Kingston Rovers."

"Our aim as it grows is for more dance and performance styles to be taught and the young people will get the opportunity to perform pre-match at some of the club's matches".

For more information on the Dance Academy Auditions call the Education and Sport Trust Department on 01482 780910.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Dazzling Auditions for Ashland Variety Show

Ashland talent show auditions
Prospective stars tried out at the Ashland library Saturday for the March 21 Ashland Variety Show. The act, guarantor by Supporting Talented Ashland Residents, starts at 4 p.m. at Ashland High School.

Arthur Wang, 9, of Ashland, auditions for the imminent variety show sponsored by "S.T.A.R.," Supporting Talented Ashland Residents, at the Ashland Public Library on Saturday morning.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The reality show auditions in the Weekend for the Dance Talents

Dancing Auditions
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to strut your substance, Calgary — So You Think You Can Dance Canada is wrapping up auditions Saturday at the University of Calgary.

Guest judge, and Edmontonian, dancer Stacey Tookey has a few guidelines for anyone looking to take their attempt at dancing beauty.

Just go in there with confidence and show us what you got, she said.

“Remember when you walk in there that we are on your side, we want you to do well, we want you to succeed,” said Tookey.

Tookey said they are always looking for something inimitable for someone to be seen as a peak dancer.

“Don’t come in if you’re not serious about it. Don’t come in with an approach, that’s something judges don’t like to see,” said Tookey.

Tookey put forward bringing snacks and lunch in order to keep your energy up because it could be a long wait for an audition.

“Come out and knockout us right away, cause you might have 30 seconds,” she said.

A Hardly Any of American Idol's Top Eight Girls Prove They Are the Best

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In The American Idol Audition Of Top 8 Girls Crystal Bowersox Performance

Crystal Bowersox in American Idol Audition

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Indian Idol Auditions Start Off With a Charge

Indian Idol 5 2010 Auditions
Almost 12 people were hurt with fractures and head injuries as frantic Indian Idol Contestants tired of waiting, rushed in to get to the auditions before the others.

The ‘Indian Idol’ auditions that kicked off at Delhi yesterday had an ugly start due to the dash. The organizers had apparently expected 2000 contestants and 40000 turned up. 20 times the expected number! The occasion took place in sector 62 at the Expo Mart.

The contestants had been waiting for quite a while and lost their self-control when the gate was opened. They rushed inside frenziedly. Superintendent of Police A.K. Tripathi said, "The entry to the place was opened initially for 100 candidates. But many more rushed in, resulting in a rush."

60 bouncers and 15 policemen were deployed to manage the crowd but the crowd was way beyond their control. It is now being called a case of carelessness on the part of the organizers. Deepak Agarwal, District magistrate, said "Action would be taken against the organizers if any slackness is found."

The Dane Cook Considered for "Captain America"

Dane Cook for Audition
It’s not definite what's going on with the "Captain America" casting. Marvel has previously confirmed the listing of actors they are considering for the lead role, but we're still receiving other people revealing that they auditioned and still waiting for the results.

One of these people is Dane Cook. He just updated his Twitter account with the following message: "I'm minus 7% body fat now, bones replaced w/lightweight scandium alloy! Had to get shredded (pictured) for Captain America audition and standup tour."

And it doesn't sound like he's joking, because when a fan asked if he is really going to audition, Cook replied: "I did already. They might be going young. I say go RDJr route - give me the part!"

What's strange is that at first we received a list of about six actors who are being considered to play Captain America. Since then a bunch of them have heard that they did not get the part. So if they got a "no thank you" response, how come Cook hasn't yet?

Maybe he didn't audition for the lead. But that's not likely since he mentioned going the RDJr route, referring to Robert Downey Jr being hired for "Iron Man."

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Auditions for street performers on Saturday

street auditions
The City’s sector of culture will host street performer auditions this weekend to fill spots for this summer.

Last year, the department developed a authorize process for street performers in the downtown core. And they are using it again this year.

“This is a great chance for local performers to be able to perform downtown and suffuse culture into our streets,” said Onalee Groves, culture officer with the City of Barrie. “We had some astonishing talents come out last year, and we are hoping to get many more performers this time around.”

Anyone involved in performing downtown this summer needs to audition on Sunday.

Larry Christopher, who was one of 15 street performers selected last year, has already booked his audition time.

The guitar-playing Neil Young on the Street is set to once again contend for one of the street performer slots in Barrie.

“I had a great time last year. The times I went out were fantastic,” he said. “We were able to go to different locations. We were given a schedule, which I liked.”

Christopher said he enjoyed the experience, but there is room for improvements.

“Some of the spots weren’t as good as the others, but we had a meeting a few weeks ago and the city asked us about the locations, so we gave our feedback,” he said.

Groves said, as a result of the meetings, the number of busking sites and busking permits has been lowered to 10.

“Last year was our first year, it was a bit of a testing ground,” she said. “We have talked with last year’s performers and we are making some changes.”

Christopher, a chef by trade, has a few songs in mind for his audition. Having gone through the process before, he suggests those thinking of auditioning, stick to what they know.

“The auditions are not creepy, but they are very short, maybe three minutes,” he said. “So anyone coming out should play something that is going to catch the judges attention.”

Auditions run between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Downtown Community Theatre. The public is welcome to drop by and listen.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Ballet Dance auditions in London it’s Amazing

auditions for dance

Canada's National Ballet School visited Dance Steps studio in London on the last stop of their National Audition and open class tour. The 20 city tour began last September and finished Sunday with stops in London and Waterloo. The open classes are an outreach part of the tour, where junior and senior dancers learn a intellect of movement and dance. The auditions are for the Professional Ballet Program. Shown here, kids ages 9-12 participate in the open class under direction of Deborah Bowes, head of Junior School and Auditions.

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Heather Amann, 11, and other pupils work under the direction of Deborah Bowes during the National Ballet School's visit to the Dance Steps studio in London on Sunday.

The visit was the last stop of the school's national audition and open class tour. The 20-city tour began last September and completed Sunday in London and Waterloo.

The auditions were for the professional ballet program. The open classes were an outreach component for junior and senior dancers.