Current SHOW

Fame (The Musical)

Cygnets are thrilled to be bringing Fame (The Musical) to John MacIntosh Theatre at the London Oratory School from 14th to 17th February 2024 

Based on the 1980 film, Fame  follows the final class of New York City’s High School for the Performing Arts as they navigate the worlds of music, theatre and dance. Featuring fantastic pop numbers including the Academy Award-winning title song, Cygnet Players cannot wait to stage this fantastic musical again!

 

Auditions

If you are interested in auditioning, submit you audition forms and join us for our kick-off pre-audition and workshop meeting on Thursday 21st September at 7.30pm at St Barnabas Church Hall, Lavenham Road, Southfields, SW18 5EP. An audition form and full information pack is available below, with full details of the characters and more information about the production and audition process, but important dates include: 

  • Auditions: Saturday 30th September and Tuesday 3rd October 
  • Recalls: Thursday 5th October
  • First rehearsal: Tuesday 10th October
  • Performances: Wednesday 14th to Saturday 17th February

Creative Team

Director: Phoebe Fleetham
Musical Director: Ashley Harvey
Choreographer: Kim Schenkelaars
Producer: Sally Bourne


Assistant Director: Caroline Steer-Smith
Assistant Musical Director: Joanna Cheng
Assistant Choreographer: Lauren Cronin

Cast

Nick Piazza – Alex Johnston
Serena Katz – Tara Blackburn
Carmen Diaz – Adrianna Cordero-Marino
Tyrone Jackson – Ruben Ondo Mesa
Joe “José” Vegas – Cristobal Gómez Vera
Schlomo Metzenbaum – Petro Hajj
Grace “Lambchops” Lamb – Ruth Furber
Goodman “Goody” King – Jamie Wright
Mabel Washington – Rosie Miles
Iris Kelly – Lucy Parfitt

Miss Esther Sherman – Amy Matthewson
Ms Greta Bell – Emma Gemoli
Ms Myers – Georgina MacFarlane
Ms Sheinkopf – Laura Holden

Dance Students: Ellie Barrett, Milly Dalzell, Siána French, Chloe Lane, Jake McKerell, Izzy O’Flanagan, Tara Rogerson, Laura Smith, Marie Spicq

Acting Students: Alice Beaumont, Angelia Benjamin, Tyrone Haywood, Laura Martin, Esther Platt, Ellen Steel

Music Students: Erin Lawlor, Eoin McCaffery, Laura McClenaghan, Emma Recknell, Emma Robinson, Lorna Wills

AUDITIONS AND CASTING

There is an audition fee of £10 if you are not a current paid-up member of Cygnet Players. This can be paid at audition in cash, or by card, or please let us know if you wish to make a bank transfer in advance. If you are successful and are cast, you must then become a member of the society and your £10 audition fee will be deducted from your show fee. If you are already a member, you will not need to pay an audition fee.

Membership is £35 a year if you pay as a one-off, or only £30 when you set up a standing order. This lets you audition for both our musicals within that year, and our annual play. It also gives you members’ rates to our social events.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

We are committed to making this an inclusive and diverse production which showcases the talents of our society and which gives each and every member of the cast a moment to shine. As such, there will be opportunities for singers and dancers of all genders, ethnicities and ages! 

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