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, The Phantom Of The Opera. Under the musical directorship of Alan Wright, the orchestra will join the youth musical production of the Lloyd Webber classic which will perform at the cityside theatre from Wed 3rd to Sat 6th August.

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

French Horn
Woodwind I (Flute, Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax)
Woodwind II (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Sax, Soprano Sax)
Audition Requirements – a performance of 2/3 mins of own choice material

Auditions – Tuesday 3rd May

Time – 4.30pm – 7pm

Location – The Millennium Forum Theatre & Conference Centre

Age of participants – 14-21

To book an audition email magsc@millenniumforum.co.uk

This educational project which has been running now for over 15 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 start of August.

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 and Legally Blonde. Indeed, many have gone on to develop careers in professional theatre throughout the UK/Ireland and beyond. This year, we want to expand this inclusion and reach out to 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 The Phantom of the Opera 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 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 ‘Education at the Forum’ Facebook.

Phantom of the Opera at the Millennium Forum details:

4 live shows Wed 3rd – Sat 6th August, 7:30pm

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