Published Tuesday, 2nd February 2016

Young singers, dancers and actors are wanted for this year’s Star for a Night show. Open auditions are on 6 and 7 February at the Harlequin Theatre, Redhill.

“Star for a Night is the council’s annual talent showcase and a highlight of our year,” said Cllr Ros Mill, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Wellbeing. “We want as many young people aged 11 to 18 as possible to take part by coming along to our open auditions on 6 and 7 February and showing off their talents.”

She continued: “It is a truly inclusive event and we want to involve as many performers in our final shows as we can. To audition, simply fill in our application form, which should be signed by your parent or carer, prepare a short piece (with a backing CD or iPod if needed) and turn up. We’re looking for singers, dancers and actors to take part, either individually or in small groups. Full information is available on our website.”

Registration for auditions is from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday 6 February and from 1pm to 2.30pm on Sunday 7 February. Following the auditions, participants will receive expert tuition at rehearsals, which take place from mid February to early April. “We have some very talented young people in the borough and the experience of performing, whether through song, dance or acting, is an excellent way of building confidence and self-esteem. Star for a Night is Reigate & Banstead’s way of supporting that,” added Cllr Mill.

Star for a Night is funded by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council and local councillors and supported by Urban Play and So You Wanna Be. By taking part in Star for a Night, young people have the chance to win a one year scholarship to So You Wanna Be Theatre School or to Urban Play street dance classes.

The final shows take place on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 April at the Harlequin Theatre. Tickets are on sale now from the theatre box office and website.

Visit the Star for a Night webpage to download the auditions form and for more information or follow Reigate & Banstead Borough Council on Facebook or Twitter for the latest updates.