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The Studio Company - Avenue Q - Audition

The Studio Company - Avenue Q - Audition

The Studio Company is our exciting Musical Theatre performance group, returning in Winter 2021 with a performance of 'Avenue Q'. Previous productions include 'Chicago', 'In the Heights', 'Lend me a Tenor', 'Sweeney Todd', 'Urinetown', 'Into The Woods' and 'Company', all of which had sold out houses and rave reviews.

The theatre company rehearses and performs small scale musicals in unique and quirky London studio theatre spaces with live musicians to a paying audience. With rehearsals on Thursday, Friday and Sunday evenings over two months, The Studio Company aims to produce excellent Musical Theatre shows for a discerning audience. With a whole week’s run of performances this process will be intense and rewarding, whilst still allowing you your normal working life.

You will work with a director, musical director and movement director, all with extensive experience of professional theatre, to produce a show you will be incredibly proud of. To be a part of this exciting performance opportunity, see the details below about how to submit your audition.

Our Vision for the Show

We have extremely exciting plans for Avenue Q and will be tackling the show in a slightly unconventional way. Instead of each character being cast as the same role throughout the piece, we will be utilising the puppet roles and will be casting a company of ‘players' who will rotate puppets and will play multiple roles throughout the show.

This is an extremely rare opportunity for actors to really stretch themselves in terms of versatility in both character and voice, not to mention learning the new skill of puppetry. In one scene, you may play 'Kate Monster' and in the next a ‘Bad Idea Bear’. Nothing is off limits and we really cant wait to explore this wonderful opportunity with you.

The only roles that will be played by the same actor throughout the show are 'Christmas Eve', ‘Brian' and 'Gary Coleman'.

The licence holders have provided us with a fully orchestrated audio accompaniment for Avenue Q which will enable us to have the full band experience. 

Auditions

First-round auditions are £5 with no further charge should you be asked to come back for a recall.

First round auditions will be done via self tape. Once you have booked your audition via the 'Booking & Timetable' tab, you will be sent a link where you will find audition instructions and tracks to work with. The deadline to receive the video audition by is Friday 18th June

You will be contacted via email after Friday 18th June to be notified whether you have received a recall or not. If you have received a recall, you will more than likely be asked to prepare for multiple roles and all instructions and tracks will be on the dropbox.

Recalls will be via Zoom on Monday 28th, Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th June 6pm - 9pm and you will be given an individual time slot for this as well as the relevant Zoom links.

Rehearsal & Performance Dates

Studio rehearsals take place every Thursday, Friday and Sunday evening beginning 26th, 27th and 29th August, until Friday 15th October.

Performances will be held at the Bridewell Theatre as follows:

- Sunday 17th October - Get in (cast may be needed, we will confirm nearer the time)
- Monday 18th October - Tech/dress rehearsal/evening performance (please note you will need to be available all day and evening)
- Tuesday 19th October - Evening Performance
- Wednesday 20th October - Evening Performance
- Thursday 21st October - Evening Performance
- Friday 22nd October - Evening Performance
- Saturday 23rd October - Matinee & Evening Performance

Studio company fees

‘Player’ - £650
'Christmas Eve', 'Brian', 'Gary Coleman' - £695

Production Team

Director - Victoria Gimby
Musical Director - Ben Levy
Movement Director - Ughetta Pratesi  

Register your interest

We will be publishing new class dates soon - please register your interest and we will be in touch with more information.

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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

Register your interest

We will be publishing new class dates soon - please register your interest and we will be in touch with more information.

First Name*
Last Name*
Email Address*
Phone Number*

PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

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All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

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WHY TRAIN WITH CITY ACADEMY?

PERFORM ON STAGE

Rehearse and perform a famous Musical on stage at a theatre in central London. Previous shows include: Legally Blonde, West Side Story, Sweeney Todd and more.

WEST END TEACHERS

All of our tutors have experience performing on the West End and their friendly and supportive teaching will breakdown the steps into bitesize chunks.

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