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Sunday, March 8, 2015


KickstArt Theatre are looking for new, young tap dancing talent for their forthcoming production of Shrek, the Musical.

In addition to the 20 adult cast members in this hit Broadway musical, the producers need 16 tap dancers, aged 12-18, who will open the second act as a chorus of tap dancing rats!

Auditions will be held on March 28 at 10h30 at the Playhouse’s Mayville Studios in Ramsay Avenue, Tollgate. Anyone interested in auditioning must bring tap shoes and dance togs. Minimum qualifications are Bronze Lower, and preferably Silver Higher or Lower in Tap Dance.

The applicants can be male or female, but must be competent, trained tap dancers.

Shrek will rehearse from April 27, with rehearsals scheduled from Monday to Friday (15h00 to 20h00) and Saturdays (10h00 to 17h00), although the dancers will only be called to two or three rehearsals per week). Performances commence on May 23 at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre and run until June 28 with performances at 19h00 Tuesdays to Saturday and 13h30 on Saturdays and Sundays.

KickstArt will be casting two sets of dancers so that the young artists can share the performances, and thus alleviate the strain of a full school programme and performing at nights.

Arrive at Mayville Studio 1 at 10h00 on March 28 to sign in. No advance applications are required. For further information, email