Audition for new ‘Cinderella’ coming in 2016
Bonnie Lythgoe Productions, Australia’s biggest family musical panto producer, has announced the Australian premiere of Cinderella at the State Theatre in Sydney for July 2016.
Following her success as a judge and producer on Season One of So You Think You Can Dance USA and a judge for three seasons on hit TV series So You Think You Can Dance Australia, Bonnie Lythgoe will once again be showcasing her producing and directing skills down under.
Lythgoe said, “I’ve been in dance and theatre all my life and I’m so thrilled to be able to combine both of these once more when I bring Cinderella – the Greatest Family Musical Panto to Australia. It will prove to be bigger and more spectacular than ever! The production will have its premiere in Sydney, a town close to my heart from my time on SYTYCDA.”
She continued, “I do want to make it an annual tradition. We have had incredible success and reviews from Snow White and Aladdin and his Wondrous Lamp. I want families to be able to come here to the State Theatre every year to see a production that kids and their grandparents and parents can all enjoy together.”
Cinderella is an updated, contemporary version of the classic fairytale, in the style of a traditional British family panto. A panto is known for its interactive style and humour that appeals to everyone from ages 3 to 103. A panto takes the familiar fairytale and injects contemporary music from artists such as One Direction, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, for example, as well as injecting current local newsworthy references in to the script.
With a career spanning more than 30 years, Lythgoe is an entertainment industry success story. She has worked with numerous well-known entertainers throughout her career, including Sir Cliff Richard, Ariana Grande, Neil Patrick Harris, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Olivia Newton-John, Kylie Minogue, Ricky Martin, The Bee Gees, Black Eyed Peas, Pink and many more. And now she is offering Aussie dancers the chance to work with her and get to perform in Cinderella at the beautiful and iconic “Palace of Dreams” – the State Theatre in Sydney!
Performers will share the stage with the best in the business, both international and Australia-based artists. They’ll be seen by an array of world-class professionals.
Bonnie Lythgoe Productions is giving trained dancers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to audition for their big break with an online/open audition. The aim is to open up the auditions for every technical dancer and provide an open and fair platform for them to showcase their talents by making the audition process accessible, stress-free and relevant to the 21st century dancer.
This audition is open to anyone aged 18 and older, either professional or the pre-professional full timers. Chosen dancers will receive a contract for the next family musical panto production, Cinderella, at the State Theatre next winter in June and July 2016.
To audition, upload a video of you dancing to Instagram with the hashtag #cinderellaaudition. “We want to see professional, beautiful technicians that dance with passion,” states the creative team. Next, follow @bonnielythgoepantos and @dance.editorial. And of course, read all the terms and conditions at www.danceeditoirial.com. Auditions open on November 14 and close on December 14.
To order your tickets to Cinderella, go to Ticketmaster. Be sure to use the special code word “danceworld” to get discounted tickets. This offer ends on December 19.