Auditions Sunday 20th February from 6pm
The Audition will be conducted by reading through the play together.
There may be an extra dance/ tap audition if necessary
Rehearsals at PADOS Studio Theatre
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm
Published by Concord Theatricals Ltd and written by Richard Harris
Technical, Dress and Performance Dates
Cast Roles and Audition Pieces
This is a rollicking comedy about the attempts of some working class amateurs to overcome their inhibitions and left feet in a low-rent dance studio in North London. Mavis, a former professional chorus girl tries her hardest to teach the bumbling amateurs some terpsichorean (tap dancing) skills for an upcoming recital. But before the dancing begins Mavis must mediate the minor dramas that erupt among this motley but loveable crew on their way to triumph at their recital. Liza Minnelli starred as Mavis in the popular film.
Auditions will be held at PADOS Studio Theatre, St. Marys Road, Prestwich, M25 1AQ.
PADOS is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we welcome applications from all members of the community. We particularly encourage applications from people who are currently under-represented within our Society.
The Teacher, ex-pro dancer. She is considerate, organised and in charge of the group.
Required: Proficient tap-dancer
Eager to please, understatedly pretty, never wears make-up. She is a student nurse.
Small, anxious, bird-like. Habit of repeating people's last words
Confident, attractive, Jewish business woman. Big diamond rings
Andy (Woman), 25-40
Timid, bullied by her husband
Shy, quiet, honest. A bit bumbling, widower, has a crush on Andy.
Desirable: able to play the piano.
Short, bubbly, flirty. Chews gum all the time
A larger than life character, from Trinidadian / Asian background, wears a wig, crucifix around her neck
and lots of finger rings.
Neat, proper, snob, but well-meaning. Expensive taste in clothes (but doesn't get it quite right),
immaculate hair & make-up aspiring middle class.
Mrs Fraser, 50+
The pianist, reads magazines, intolerant, sarcastic, grumpy.
Believes she is doing everyone a favour just by being there.
Desirable: able to play the piano