Last call for young dancers

Lucy Dixon and James Holmes star in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Buxton Opera House.
Lucy Dixon and James Holmes star in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Buxton Opera House.

Panto producers are seeking juvenile performers to dance and play dwarfs in this year’s production of Snow White at Buxton Opera House.

Young people aged nine to 15 years are invited to register for an audition but must do so before the deadline on Friday, July 15.

All dancers must be over 4ft 8ins (1.422m) in height. The producers cannot audition children who will turn 16 on or before January 1, 2017.

Auditions will take place on Sunday, July 24, at the Pavilion Arts Centre in Buxton.

There will be a weekend rehearsal from October 14 to 16, then rehearsals will run intensively from November 17 to December 9 before the show opens on December 10 for a three-week run, ending on January 1.

The 30 juvenile performers chosen will have to miss some days of school and during the show’s run the cast and chorus will be split into two teams, taking part in alternate performances. A small contribution towards expenses will be payable for each performance.

Parents should call Pat Russell on 01298 72050 to ask for a registration form or download a form from the website at www. 
buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/learning-and-participation