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A BESPOKE MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY
WHAT TO EXPECT
week 1- Sunday 30th April
Cast members arrive in our Camden rehearsal space and are welcomed by the LAB team. Lots of people are new and might be nervous so we start with some easy 'get to know you' games. This is followed by fun vocal and acting warm ups and then our directors introduce characters and songs from the musical. These songs/script excerpts with be the foundation of auditions for casting. Nobody will be asked to perform alone on week 1 and each cast member is given an audition pack to help them prepare for the next two weeks. We always recommend wearing comfortable clothes for movement and to bring a snack/lunch for break time.
week 2 and 3 casting-7th and 14th may
Cast members have had their audition pack for a week and should have an idea of which parts they would like to go for. We always recommend trying for lots of parts to make sure we find you the right role. In amongst auditions, we play lots of games, rehearse script and songs so everyone feel empowered in the audition room.
If cast members would rather not try out for a singing role. That's fine too. Whatever part/parts our cast members get, they always have lots to do. That's why we have two casts!
Building the show- 21st may - 2nd July
The show is built piece by piece every Sunday from 12.30 - 16.30. Each week different scenes/songs are rehearsed by our team. We enjoy getting to know the cast and create a feeling of community, peer-on-peer appreciation and positivity. This is the time we really start to see what our cast members can do. We set the bar high, encourage and coach and work towards a performance everyone can be proud of. Guidance for costumes are sent out to parents during these weeks.
intensive rehearsal week - 10th - 13th July
Rehearsals run from 9.00 - 16.30 daily. Lines are mostly learnt, now we piece the show together! This is the week that we bring in the set and rehearse in the performance space. Costume checks are finalised and props are in for rehearsals. Cast members perfect their directions, acting, singing and dance routines, our full team of 5 LAB experts work with groups to ensure everyone knows what they need. This week is fast-paced and exhilarating. It's a bonding experience and wonderful unveiling of the show with lighting and tech.
performances- 14th and 15th July- 7.30pm
CAST 1 - 14th July
Our band arrive for the dress rehearsal and the cast get an opportunity to perform with the support of incredible musicians. We run a dress rehearsal with live music and then cast members head off for hair and makeup. A final get together to focus and energise and at 19.30 it's curtains up and the magic begins!
CAST 2 - 15th July
Sunday - 30th April - Audition Songs and Character Introduction -12.30 - 16.30
Sunday - 7th May - AUDITIONS -12.30 - 16.30
Sunday - 14th May - AUDITIONS and CASTING -12.30 - 16.30
Sunday - 21st May - Musical numbers rehearsal -12.30 - 16.30
Sunday - 28th May - HALF TERM BREAK
Sunday - 4th June - FULL REHEARSAL -12.30 - 16.30
Sunday - 11th June - FULL REHEARSAL -12.30 - 16.30
Sunday - 18th June - FULL REHEARSAL -12.30 - 16.30
Sunday - 25th June - FULL REHEARSAL -12.30 - 16.30
Sunday - 2nd July - FULL REHEARSAL -12.30 - 16.30
Monday - Thursday - 10th July - 13th July - FULL DAY 9.00 - 16.30
Friday - 14th July - DRESS REHEARSAL AND EVENING SHOW CAST 1 - 10.00 - 21.00
Saturday - 15th July - DRESS REHEARSAL AND EVENING SHOW CAST 2 - 10.00 - 21.00