Annual Summer Gala Evening – Saturday 4th July at 6.30pm online
Exciting News – we are going ahead with one of the big events in the Young Actors Theatre calendar, our annual Summer Gala Evening. This year of course it will be a virtual event, accessible from your very own living rooms (or backyard if the weather is kind to us.)
This will take place on Saturday 4th July at 6.30pm online. The Gala acts will be recorded in advance and the show itself will be live compered by our very own and very wonderful teachers Niall and Alex, who will also be directing the show.
The show will last about 90 minutes with an interval for putting the kettle on etc.
For those of you who haven’t been with us for a Gala Evening before it’s basically a chance for YATI members of any age or level of experience to get up and perform something – anything! – in front of a big but very friendly audience. Songs, dance routines, monologues, duologues, magic acts, something serious, something comic – however you would like to express yourself! It is always wonderful to see the youngest and oldest members, and everyone in-between sharing the YATI stage.
We will be letting you have all the details regarding tickets and access nearer the time but right now we want prospective performers to audition.
The theme of the show this year is FREEDOM!
Please submit a self taped audition to firstname.lastname@example.org using WE TRANSFER. The deadline for submission is Friday 12th June. There will be an opportunity for a small number of face to face auditions via Zoom for anyone who wants to do a duologue or dramatic scene. Please email email@example.com in this case only, otherwise please submit your audition to the gmail address above.
You may be asked to perform what you submit as an audition in the actual show, or you may be asked to be involved in a different number and in either case you will need to rehearse at home and then submit an edited tape of your piece using costume, props, backgrounds etc.and there will be some rehearsals before the show. Don’t panic! Plenty of support, help and advice will be given. What you submit may also be edited by the directors.
We want as many people as possible to be involved so songs need to be no longer than 3 minutes and other scenes or acts no longer than 2 and a half minutes. There will be group numbers and spectacular opening and closing show stopping numbers.
I’m very excited that we will be creating this performance and bringing lots and lots of the YATI family together and really hope you want to get involved.