Beyond Broadway in Concert

Audition for our Easter 2019 Experience

Looking for something exceptional to do with your Easter break? Want to experience what it feels like to be in a professional musical theatre show on stage at the internationally-renowned USHER HALL concert venue?

Following the huge success of BRING IT ON in 2016, FAME – THE MUSICAL in 2017 and THE WIZARD OF OZ that took Edinburgh by storm this summer, the team at The Beyond Broadway Experience have decided to create a Dance and Musical Theatre extravaganza like no other during your Easter break this year: BROADWAY BOUND.

A musical theatre concert inspired by Broadway and the Big Apple, featuring songs from The Beyond Broadway Experience shows – The Wizard of Oz, Bring it On, Fame and Legally Blonde – and current Broadway smash hits including Dear Evan Hansen, Come from Away, Something Rotten, Waitress, Kinky Boots, Matilda and Aladdin.

How to get involved?

Firstly, you need to be available to rehearse in Edinburgh during your Easter holidays. If you are, then you’ll take part in a fun and friendly audition process on Sunday 3 February 2019.

We realise that schools have don’t have the same holiday dates so there are two options offered to students to make sure that, no matter what, you can be involved!

MAIN CAST – Age 13 to 25

  • OPTION 1 Full two-week rehearsal period from Saturday 6 to Friday 19 April.
    Participation cost: £275**
  • OPTION 2 The weekend of 6 – 7 April, and then Saturday 13 to Friday 19 April.
    Participation cost: £200**

MATILDA CAST – Age 8 to 12

  • One week from Monday 15 to Friday 19 April.
    Participation cost: £200**

A discount of 25% on participation fees is available to siblings.

Audition for Easter 2019

The BBE2019 BEYOND BROADWAY Concert runs from 6th April to 18th April 2019, with performance at the Usher Hall on Friday 19th April.

Audition day: Sunday 3rd February 2019 at The MGA Academy of Performing Arts, 207 Balgreen Road, EH11 2RZ.

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About the Beyond Broadway Experience…

The Beyond Broadway Experience gives you the unique opportunity to work with the team at Beyond Broadway Productions and professional directors, choreographers, musical directors, theatre designers and performers to put on a huge show in the beautiful King’s Theatre, Edinburgh. Working intensively in rehearsals for the two weeks running up to opening night, cast are put through their paces by our professional creative and production teams. You get to work with some of the best in the industry – and have a lot of fun along the way!

The Beyond Broadway Experience two-week rehearsal period is so much more than simply putting on a show or going to a summer club. Alongside an intensive rehearsal schedule, there are social activities organised by fabulous chaperones for the evenings and weekends, question-and-answer sessions with international performers, a photoshoot by a professional photographer to get that perfect shot for the programme, meetings with costume, hair and makeup designers, not to mention press interviews and promotional events…If you want to know what it feels like to be in a pro show, you really can’t afford to miss this opportunity.

Friday 19th April 2019
Usher Hall, Edinburgh

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How do the fees work and where does the money go?

We don’t want this project to be only for the fortunate few youngsters who have a financial advantage and so have kept the cost to an absolute minimum. Looking at other projects that are on offer during the summer holidays we have managed to keep the price for two full weeks of rehearsals and three showcase performances at the King’s Theatre to the very minimum. Having the use of the beautiful King’s Theatre is expensive and we also need to cover the rights to the shows we produce. We must then employ a professional creative team including directors, choreographers, musical directors, musicians, lighting and sound designers, set builders and artists, costume coordinators and graphic designers. We also have professional vocal coaches, accent tutors and acting teachers on hand to help our cast be the best that they can possibly be. And not forgetting pastoral care for our young cast, through dedicated chaperones and supervisors. We also have to hire rehearsal rooms… the list goes on and on! To ensure that those taking part in our project have an experience unlike anything else on offer we also fly in fabulous guests to support us! In 2016, 2017 and 2018 we’ve had West End and Broadway stars working with the cast, London Casting Agents help at auditions and TV personalities pop in to support us.

The cost for one full two-week programme is £275 in 2019*
plus non-refundable audition fee of £10 per two-week programme**

* Due by 2nd December 2018 (after offer to participate). This is non-refundable under any circumstances and payment accepts your place in the cast of the show. Initial offers to take part in the project will be sent after the first round auditions at which point you need to confirm your participation. We will then invite selected people from those who have confirmed their participation to audition for specific roles if we think they are suitable. As this project is about teamwork and the ensemble nature of musical theatre, we are not interested in working with young people who only want to participate if they are cast as principal roles. The value of participation does not lie in what role you take within the process. We do not therefore invite applicants to recall auditions until they have committed to the project.

**Due on application. Why are we charging an audition fee? The administration and staffing costs of our auditions are large and are dependent on how many people we think are turning up to the audition. If we don’t have everyone show up who said they would then we have lots of extra staff and studios not being used throughout the day, which wastes money we could have allocated to more fun things like costumes, props and set. The audition fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.