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News: Open auditions for Oklahoma!

Open auditions for Tyne Theatre Productions’ next show, Oklahoma!

Tyne Theatre Productions are delighted to announce open auditions for Oklahoma! which will be appearing at Newcastle's Tyne Theatre and Opera House.

They are seeking actors, singers and dancers of all ages (children included) to take part in open auditions for the ensemble and principal roles for the show, which will be staged entirely by volunteers, including a live full orchestra.

The show will be directed by the accomplished director Enid Bilton-Gale, who has been associated with the Tyne Theatre & Opera House for more than 20 years. Enid is both a Stage Director and performer with a huge portfolio of successful productions in the North East.

Musical director will be Jennifer Wagstaff, who has just recently joined the Tyne Theatre team. Leading Northumbria Musical Theatre Society for the past 5 years has put her at the conducting helm of shows like Sweeney Todd, Spring Awakening and Fame, as well as countless showcases.

The production is a fundraising and awareness activity for the Tyne Theatre and Opera House Preservation Trust, the charity that owns the theatre, which opened in 1867 and whose unique features include a lavish auditorium, outstanding acoustics and a full set of Victorian under-stage machinery.

The production’s headline sponsor is Parkdean, the Gosforth-based holiday park operator.

Where and when
Auditions for the chorus parts will take place on Sunday 22nd of May from 14:00 on.

Auditions for the principal roles will take place on Sunday 29th of May from 12:00 on.

Auditions for the dance roles will take place on Saturday 4th of July from 12:00 on.

Call backs will be announced as needed. All auditions are at Tyne Theatre & Opera House, 117 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Rehearsals for the production will start in June on Mondays and Wednesdays. Specific rehearsal times will be determined by cast availability. The show runs 3rd-5th of November 2016 at Tyne Theatre & Opera House.

How to apply
Auditions must be scheduled. To schedule an audition please email us at, stating your preferred time for the audition day and the part or parts you are applying for.

You will receive your audition time, a volunteering application form and an information package for the audition day, including schedule, scores and libretto part. Please bring your application form with you on the audition day. 

Deadline for the chorus parts applications is on Friday 20th of May at 18:00.
Deadline for the principal parts applications is on Friday 27th of May at 18:00
Deadline for the dance parts applications is on Thursday 2nd of June at 18:00

Applicants should learn the song(s) corresponding to the role that interests them.

More information
To find out more about the theatre and how to get here, please visit the theatre’s homepage:

For further information regarding auditions please contact

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