Are you a musician Grade 7 or above and have a good standard of sight-reading?  The Millennium Forum has an exciting opportunity for local musicians to join the orchestra of this year’s youth musical, Fame The Musical.  Under the musical directorship of Louis Fields, the orchestra will join the youth musical production of the popular stage show which will perform at the cityside theatre from Wed 26th to Sat 29th July.

Millennium Forum Youth Productions is now actively seeking local musicians with a particular experience in the following instruments:

  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Saxphones
  • Clarinets
  • Flutes
  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Piano/Keyboard

Anyone wanting to audition for Drums/kit –

Audition Requirements – a performance of 2/3 mins of own choice material

Auditions – Saturday 20th May

Time – 2pm to 4pm (slot will be allocated)

Location – The Millennium Forum Theatre & Conference Centre

Age of participants – 14-21

Closing date for applications – Wednesday 17th May

This educational project which has been running now for over 16 years works with and develops local young people from all areas of the community throughout the North West to stage a major musical production each summer.  It offers participants the unique opportunity to embark upon training in dance, drama, singing and other aspects of theatre, culminating this year in four public performances at the end of July.

Mags Anderson, Education & Schools Marketing Officer at the Millennium Forum encourages all local young musicians to audition:

“We feel passionately about nurturing the performers of the future and have showcased some magnificent talent throughout our previous youth musicals such as Sweeney Todd, Chess, Les Misérables, Oliver!, West Side Story, Cats,  Legally Blonde and last year’s Phantom of the Opera.  Indeed, many have gone on to develop careers in professional theatre throughout the UK/Ireland and beyond. This year again we want to continue to showcase amateur musicians who would like to be part of the live orchestra. Musicians who are grade 8 are particularly sought after but other grades/ people who do not hold any formal qualifications will be considered on the basis that they are able to sight read with ease or can pick up tunes quickly and play the score music to a high standard.

We have no doubt that this year’s production of Fame The Musical will deliver an unforgettable theatrical experience to all involved.”

She added:

As this is an amateur production we are committed to having young and upcoming musicians in our orchestra.  As well as gaining invaluable musical experience, we are happy to provide professional references for musicians who take part, as well as give credits to musicians in our show programme. This is a wonderful opportunity for any musician seeking to expand their repertoire, work with a professional musical director, and gain experience in live theatre playing or clock up performance hours for CV/grades/modules/courses they are completing.”

For more information, please contact magsc@millenniumforum.co.uk, call 02871262776 or PM ‘Learning at the Forum’ Instagram

Fame The Musical at the Millennium Forum details:

4 live shows Wed 26th to Sat 29th July, 7:30pm

  • 1/2 rehearsals per week, every week in July, for approx. 2 hours per session (dates to be confirmed)
  • 2 dress rehearsal, date TBC

Fame is proudly supported by Enkalon Foundation, Aircoach, Arts Council NI and Arts & Business NI.