Panto producers announce audition dates for junior chorus

Forget the X Factor.

Croydon’s wannabe young stars of song and stage have their chance to shine on their own doorstep, at open auditions being held later this month for the junior ensemble of Jack and the Beanstalk, the family panto being staged at Waddon Leisure Centre in December.

There’s a chance for youngsters to perform on stage with Jonny Awsum and Paisley Billings at the Croydon panto

Q Productions is inviting talented young performers to attend auditions for the chorus, for a chance to perform alongside television favourites Jonny Awsum and Paisley Billings in Croydon’s 2017 panto, which is being staged from December 7.

The auditions will take place on Saturday October 28 at Wallington High School (Woodcote Road, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 0PH).

The panto producers are looking for talented dancers and performers who have strong experience in drama and singing. They must be aged nine to 15 years old and should be no taller than 5ft 5in.

Successful applicants should be aware that total commitment to the rehearsal period and assigned performance dates is expected.

Auditions slots are: 2pm to 3pm open auditions (registration open from 1.45pm), and 3.15pm to 4.15pm for pre-registered dance schools and groups (registration open from 3pm).

To register to attend the junior ensemble open auditions, click here.

“We are on a search for Croydon’s top young performers for this year’s production of Jack and the Beanstalk,” said Eddie Dredge, director of Q Productions.

“We would love to have a diverse group of enthusiastic and committed young talent auditioning. Successful auditionees will have the fantastic opportunity to work alongside professional creatives and West End performers in this fully produced professional pantomime, which is packed full of side-splitting comedy, stunning special effects and lavish costumes.”

Waddon Leisure Centre will be converted into a 400-seat theatre space throughout the run in December, from 7 to 31, when it will offer wonderful family entertainment that all ages can enjoy together.

The theatre will have a brand new seating plan for this year’s show which ensures every seat in the house has the best view possible. Tickets, priced from £12.50 to £18.50, are now on sale from

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