IN a major theatrical coup, Ballywillan Drama Group has secured the rights to the Northern Ireland premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s wonderful family musical Whistle Down The Wind.
This superb show is coming to the Riverside Theatre, Coleraine, for 16 exclusive performances next January direct from London’s West End.
The audition process is about to begin and in order to start proceedings a special evening is being this Thursday, May 31st at 7.15pm in Portrush Primary School, Crocnamac Road, Portrush.
At this “Get To Know The Show” and Information Evening, everyone will have the opportunity to hear about the show and its songs, see some show footage, discover the storyline and sing-along to some of the well- known numbers. Audition materials will also be available to take away.
The Group would like to invite both adults and children to this Information Evening as the show requires a strong principal and ensemble cast.
There are also two excellent principal children’s parts to be cast. In addition, there are two children’s chorus troupes – each 20/25 strong. They will alternate performances so Ballywillan is seeking 50 talented children over the age of 8 years by September and no taller than 5’ (152cms). Older and taller teenagers will be accommodated in the adult ensemble.
Full details about the audition process for adults and children will be explained at the Information Evening with adult and principal children auditions taking place the following Thursday, June 7 in the Kelly Hall, Victoria Street, Portrush at 7.15pm.
So, if you fancy being in a major new show by the master of the modern day musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Ballywillan Drama Group would love to see you on Thursday.