We Are Simply Theatre
Simply Theatre is Woking's premier Amateur Dramatics Company. Performing two shows per year at the Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking all produced to the highest standard.
Simply Theatre aims to create memorable, stirring shows and to give talented performers their chance to shine. New members are welcomed with open arms and whether you are a beginner or highly experienced doesn't matter, just join in to have some fun – all we ask is that you are dedicated and have a sense of humour!
Auditions: Sister Act, The Musical
We are holding auditions for our 10th Birthday production of Sister Act over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.
Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.
Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless. The cast is chock full of amazing roles for women of all ages, making this a perfect choice for high schools and community theatres. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to REJOICE!
EVERYONE SHOULD COME TO THE AUDITION WORKSHOP on Monday 2nd April at Lord Pirbright's Hall, Pirbright in Woking. PRINCIPAL PARTS WILL HAVE A SEPARATE 15 MINUTE SLOT TO BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE.
We are now taking bookings for principal slots - from 1.30 on Monday 2nd and also on Tuesday 3rd April from 7pm onwards.
Please bring a combined audition and show fee of £75 full or £50 concessions with you to the workshop - Cheques to Simply Theatre.
If you are not cast in the show then the audition fee of £5 will be retained and the show fee refunded. We do expect slots to be very popular - so please do book ASAP. It is likely I will try and group all the male auditions together.
The format of the workshop will be roughly..
9.45 - Registration
10.00 - Dance - take me to heaven (nun version) (39- 74)
10.45 - Sing - take me to heaven (nun version) (13-74)
11.45 - Singing and dancing together in smaller groups
12.15 - Ensemble only/Monsignor Auditions
Principal audition slots will be approx 15 mins each utilising the backing tracks provided and will be at 25 Wolseley Road, Godalming Surrey, GU7 3EA (Alison's house).
Auditions: Urinetown, The Musical
And so we move on to Auditions for our next show - Urinetown, The Musical, by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann.
Sticking with the comedy theme for 2017, this is a satircal and hilarious look at a dystopian world where the masses are oppressed and downtrodden by an despotic organisation that charges them for the 'Privilege to Pee' . With some cracking music, including gospel, rap and the usual high standards we set ourselves,. We are looking for a large cast 25-28 this time, and there really is something for everyone. Comedy Character parts, heroes and heroines a wonderful selection off supporting characters from corrupt politicians to bloodthirsty rebels, sweet little girls, narrating policeman - literally something for everyone!
Auditions start with a workshop for EVERYONE on Friday 14th April (Good Friday) at 10am at Compton VIllage Hall (GU31EG) and then for all those who want to audition for one of the many roles, you will need to book a principal slot on either Friday 14th or Monday the 17th April via the director Alison on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07966265141 and to get an Audition Pack. This is readily available on our Facebook Page and Event.
We plan to put a fair bit of choreography into the show - so please come to the workshop prepared to move
Audition Fee is £5, Show fee is £45 Adults and £35 students/U18s all payable at the workshop. Show Fees will be refunded if you are not successful in getting into the cast.
If you would like to help in any other capacity we are looking for people to help with lighting/sound/costumes/make-up almost anything please also get in touch.