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Thursday, February 6, 2014


Durban’s top independent theatre company, KickstArt, will hold auditions for two large-scale musical theatre projects due to take place in the second half of 2014: the incredible Sondheim musical, Sweeney Todd in August, and the family pantomime, Aladdin scheduled for December.

Auditions will be held on February 15 at the Playhouse’s Mayville Studios in Ramsay Road:
Sweeney Todd auditions will be held from 10h00 to 13h00
Aladdin auditions will be held from 14h30 to 16h00

“We are looking for strong, classically inclined singers for Sweeney Todd and versatile, charismatic dancers for Aladdin,” says Steven Stead, KickstArt’s Executive Director.

Singers interested in auditioning for Sweeney Todd need to learn the whole opening number of the show, The Ballad of Sweeney Todd, and arrive at 10h00 to put their names on a list. The sheet music for the audition song is available from the producers: email for a copy.

It is not absolutely necessary to memorise the audition song, candidates may sing from the score, but they must be totally familiar with the music and be able to act while singing. Candidates must be able to sing to a very high level and be adept at harmony work. They must also be able to speak English with a Cockney/London accent. All races and ages welcome.

Sweeney Todd will rehearse from July 13 and run at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from August 7 to 24.

Dancers for Aladdin will be auditioned in a group at 14h30. Male and female dancers aged 18 to 35 may audition. Please sign in from 14h00. Please arrive warmed up, wearing appropriate dance clothing, and ladies should bring cabaret heels and ballet pumps. Being able to sing is an added advantage, but not a prerequisite.

Aladdin will rehearse from November 10, and perform at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from December 5 to January 11.

For further enquiries, contact KickstArt via email at