School years : 9 onwards (audition required)
Day : Wednesday (plus additional rehearsal on Thursday & Sunday afternoon closer to performance date)
Time : 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Cost : £45 per month
Do you think you can capture the hearts of our audience with a dynamic musical theatre performance?
Most professional performers will tell you that their most valuable training came from early experiences. Our ex-members, which include West End performers, actors, singers and dancers, now working professionally have benefited from the training received at Basics.
Our Senior performers work on musical theatre material as they would in professional theatre; rehearsing to deliver shows that are truly breathtaking and every bit as good as you would expect to see on the West End. Basics Senior group offers a truly unique and invaluable experience that pushes these young adult performers to deliver excellence.
Our two hour rehearsal schedule takes place every Wednesday evening and is delivered by professional individuals with many years’ experience in the industry and rehearsal time is divided between singing, dancing and acting so as to develop the three key aspects of the performing arts. This is known as the ‘triple threat’.
We work towards producing and showcasing our professional, live productions which take place at the Pendle Hippodrome Theatre, Colne. Rehearsals do involve some Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons nearer to show dates.
Auditions for a new intake of students will take place in November as we announce the next show after which time students will receive coaching and help so that they may audition, if they so choose, for a principal role in the production. Every cast member will play an important role in the production however and many additional parts are allocated during rehearsal programmes.
Singing: Our Vocal Coach and Musical Director deliver learning techniques and coaching to extend repertoire for ensemble singing in a range of styles, whilst rehearsing for our annual professional show.
Rehearsal/Choreography: Our professional choreographer works with students in order to teach routines before polishing and perfecting the choreography in readiness for our annual performance. Chroegraphy is sympathetic to the individual’s talents whilst pushing the boundaries in order to develop new skills and stage presence.
Acting: learning, polishing and perfecting the art of performing as part of an ensemble or as a leading actor. Our Director will guide students through the art of understanding stagecraft and how to create spontaneity and emotion, sharpening acting skills in readiness for our annual show.
Entry to Basics Seniors is by audition only. Auditions take place in November. It is our recommendation that in the interim students wishing to audition for a place in Basics Senior group join our Vocalize group in order to hone skills in preparation for audition.