Auditions beckon for Dromore’s young performers

YOUNG performers and West-End fans from Dromore are invited to audition for a local youth production of the 1980s classic musical film Fame.

Local performing arts education charity, Music Theatre for Youth (MT4Uth), will embark on a nationwide search for talented young people keen to star in their upcoming interpretation of Fame – The Musical which will be staged at T13 Shared Cultural Space in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter in August.

Headline sponsor, George Best Belfast City Airport, will open its doors for X-Factor style auditions on June 8 and 9 and 60 talented youths will be selected for the cast.

Those chosen will be put through numerous masterclasses, choreography sessions and an intense 10-day performance boot camp.

Ruth Morgan, Communications Executive at George Best Belfast City Airport, which has sponsored the musical theatre initiative through its Community Fund said, “We believe a spark of talent exists in every young person and we would encourage young people aged between 10 and 23 years old who have an interest in musical theatre or who may be hiding a voice worthy of a stage and an audience, to attend the workshop auditions in the airport and to let MT4Uth inspire your confidence.”

On the judging panel will be Phil Willmott, a multi-award winning director and Jenny Cooke, Chief Executive of MT4Uth, who said,“One of our aims at MT4Uth is to make the stage and performing arts more accessible for young people.”

Following the initial audition stages the chosen cast will undergo a 10-day residential camp sponsored by Phoenix Natural Gas.

Those aged between 10 and 23 wishing to attend the auditions in Belfast City Airport must register their interest with projects@mt4uth.com by Friday (10 May) .