We often hear that there aren’t enough Musical Directors and Choreographers in amateur theatre in Perth, and Directors sometimes find it very hard to put together a production team. Also, new MDs and Choreographers are often thrown in the deep end when they start out, and the experience can be overwhelming.
If anyone has ever thought about being involved in a production on the music or choreography side of things, we are offering the chance to learn and work alongside one of us for the duration of a show. Unlike a lot of other roles in theatre, these are not gender or age specific! The only thing you will need is some musical knowledge as an MD and be able to read music (being able to play piano is a huge advantage, unless you have an accompanist that you know), and dance training for a Choreographer. Please note that none of us are paid for what we do and this is completely voluntary.
We don’t want this to just be about us talking to you a lot; ideally, you would be able to gain the confidence to teach a song, put together a dance routine, or lead the band during a rehearsal. We are hoping that this will result in you getting your own MD and Choreographer work in Perth community theatre, and we would be happy to continue to support you in your first role.
At this time, the opportunities we have are a production in Wanneroo in November/December 2012, and three productions in Kwinana in 2013. We would like people who can commit to a whole show, but this doesn’t necessarily mean being at every rehearsal. However, the more time you put in, the more experience and confidence you will gain.
If anyone is interested or has any questions, please just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
**Likewise, if there are any other MDs or Choreographers out there who would be happy to do the same for interested people in your area, please let me know and we can try to match the right people up.
Hillary & Kate
A bold and brash musical – with big hearts and beehives – will make Limelight Theatre’s stage come alive this June.