Auditions

Chicago - Audition and Director Setting Dates

If you are thinking of auditioning for Chicago in May 2020, here are the key dates for which you will need to be available.

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Pre-audition rehearsals
Monday 6 January 2020 – 19:30 - Welcome talk with Director and setting of dance audition pieces
Wednesday 8 January 2020 – 19:45
Monday 13 January 2020 – 19:30
Wednesday 15 January 2020 – 19:45

Auditions
Saturday 18 January 2020 (auditions) - times TBC
Sunday 19 January 2020 (recalls) - times TBC

Director's setting dates
Block 1: Sunday 9 February – Tuesday 11th February 2020 - Times TBC
Block 2: Sunday 1 March – Tuesday 3rd March 2020 - Times TBC
Block 3: Sunday 22 – Tuesday 23rd March 2020 - Times TBC

Costume call
Thursday 7 May

Run of show in costume
Friday 8 May

Orchestra call and technical rehearsal
Sunday 10 May

Dress rehearsal
Monday 11 May

Performances
Tuesday 12 - Saturday 16 May (no matinee)

9 to 5 - Dates and information for pre-audition rehearsals and auditions

If you would like to join us to perform in our November production of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical, below are the key dates that you will need to be available for.

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Welcome talk
Wednesday 5th June: 19:45 – 22:00 hrs
Venue: Christ Church, Reading Road, Chineham, RG4 8LT

Pre-audition workshops

Monday 10th June: 19:30 – 22:00 hrs
Wednesday 12th June: 19:45 – 22:00 hrs
Monday 17th June: 19:30 – 22:00 hrs
Wednesday 19th June: 19:45 – 22:00 hrs
Venue: Christ Church, Reading Road, Chineham, RG4 8LT

Auditions
Sunday 23rd June 2019: 10:00 – 18:00 hrs (Dance until 12 noon)
Venue: Market Chambers, town centre Basingstoke

Director setting dates
In addition to the director setting dates (below), cast will generally be called for rehearsal every Monday and Wednesday evening.

Venue: Christ Church, Reading Road, Chineham, RG4 8LT

Monday 24th June: First read through of the script
Sunday 14th – Thursday 18th July: Director setting (act 1)
Sunday 15th September – Thursday 19th September: Director setting (act 2)
Saturday 19th October: Cast show promotion at Waitrose and The Malls
Monday 21st October: Director setting (Run of act 1 + notes)
Wednesday 23rd October: Director setting (Run of act 2 + notes)
Monday 11th November: Director setting (Run of show + notes)
Thursday 14th November: Costume Call
Friday 15th November: Run of show in costume

Sunday 17th November: Band call and technical rehearsal (Haymarket Theatre)
Monday 18th November: Dress rehearsal (Haymarket Theatre)
Tuesday 19th – Saturday 23rd November: Performances (including Saturday matinee) (Haymarket Theatre)

Oliver! - Dates and information for pre-audition rehearsals and auditions

If you wish to audition for an adult role or your child wishes to audition for Oliver!, here is the information about the pre-audition rehearsals and auditions.

If you are aged 16 and over read about the audition process to join BATS.

Pre-audition rehearsals

You do not need to attend every pre-audition rehearsal. Note that the movement audition for adults will be taught on 7 Jan session.

  • Wed 2 January 2019: 7pm - 8pm - Olivers and Dodgers

  • Wed 2 January 2019: 8pm - 9.30pm - Adults

  • Mon 7 January 2019: 7.30pm - 10pm - Adults (movement audition will be taught)

  • Wed 9 January 2019: 7pm - 8pm - Olivers and Dodgers

  • Wed 9 January 2019: 8pm - 9.30pm - Adults

Venue: Christ Church, Reading Road, Chineham, RG4 8LT

CHILDREN, OLIVERS AND DODGERS WORKSHOP AND auditions

Date: Sunday 13 January
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: Market Chambers, 6 Wote Street, Basingstoke, RG21 7NW (Note - access to the main entrance is via the Lesser Market alleyway. The door is directly opposite Camouflage Corner)
Cost: £5 (payable on the day). This covers attendance at the day-long workshop/audition and membership, if cast in the show

Ages to audition

  • Boys auditioning for Oliver should be aged between 9-13 years old. They should not be too tall.

  • Boys auditioning for Dodger should have a playing age of 10 – 15 years. They should not be too tall, but if they are older and short that will be fine.

  • Children auditioning for the Workhouse/Fagin’s gang need to be aged between 9-12 years old to audition. In addition, we are seeking to cast a couple of children aged 8.

Adult auditions

Date: Monday 14 January
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue: Christ Church, Reading Road, Chineham, RG4 8LT

Rehearsal dates for the 60th anniversary concert

To celebrate our 60th anniversary year, we will be performing a one night concert at the Anvil on Saturday 23 June.  You will need to audition to perform and it is open to past, current and prospective members.

The full list of dates are as follows:

Pre-auditions
Venue: Christ Church, Reading Road, Chineham, RG4 8LT, 19:30 - 22:00 hours
Tuesday 27th, Thursday 29th March
Tuesday 3rd April and Wednesday 4th April

Auditions
Venue: Market Chambers, Wote Street, Basingstoke, 10:00 onwards

Sunday 8th April

Rehearsals
Venue: Christ Church, Reading Road, Chineham, RG4 8LT, 19:30 - 22:00 hours

Tuesday 10th April (Shaftesbury Room)
Thursday 12th April (Shaftesbury Room)
Thursday 26th April (Shaftesbury Room)
Monday 14th May (Shaftesbury Room)
Monday 21 May (Wesley Hall)
Wednesday 23rd May (Shaftesbury Room)
Wednesday 30th May (Shaftesbury Room)
Monday 4th June (Shaftesbury Room)
Wednesday 6th June (Shaftesbury Room)
Monday 11th June (Shaftesbury Room)
Wednesday 13th June (Shaftesbury Room)
Monday 18th June - Orchestra call (venue TBC)
Wednesday 20th June (Shaftesbury Room)

Singin' in the Rain - Audition and Director Setting Dates

If you are thinking of auditioning for Singin' in the Rain, here are the key dates for which you will need to be available.

Pre-auditions and auditions
The action doesn't start until January.  See the Singin' in the Rain future show page for full details.

Director's setting dates
Sunday 4 February, 10am - 5pm
Monday 5 February, 7pm - 10.30pm
Sunday 4 March, 10am - 5pm
Monday 5 March, 7pm - 10.30pm
Sunday 25 March, 10am - 5pm
Monday 26 March, 7pm - 10.30pm
Sunday 15 April, 10am - 5pm
Monday 16 April, 7pm - 10.30pm
Tuesday 24 April, 7pm - 10.30pm
Wednesday 25 April, 7pm - 10.30pm

Costume call
Thursday 3 May, 7pm onwards

Run of show in costume
Friday 4 May 7-10.30

Get-in and orchestra call
Sunday 6 May

Technical rehearsal
Monday 7 May, 7pm - 10:30pm

Dress rehearsal
Tuesday 8 May, 7pm - 10:30pm

Performances
Wednesday 9 - Saturday 12 May
Wednesday 16 - Saturday 19 May

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