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Performer Requirements

– Boys, ages 8 and above

– Voice not yet matured

– Must have dance training (Ballet and Tap)

– This is a paid position

About The Audition

– For the role of Billy Elliot only*

– Date: ONE DAY ONLY – Saturday March 12th

– Start Time: 9:00am

– Location: The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH

– Performers will be taught a short dance combination upon arrival

Sign-Ups

– Please call the box office at 603.668.5588

* Additional Opportunities:

– Auditions for all other youth ENSEMBLE roles of this Professional Production will be held Saturday, March 19 at 9am at the Palace Theatre

– Performers (boys and girls) ages 8-18 are welcome

Notes/What to bring: Please bring a headshot and resume if you have one. ALL will dance first – you will be taught a dance combo. In the event that you are called back, please have 16 bars of a song that best shows off your voice. An accompanist will be provided – bring sheet music for your song.

Additional information:

– All girls must have dance training and be 5’2’’ or shorter YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR THIS AUDITION. If not, you may not be seen. To do so, please call the Box Office at 603.668.5588

Billy Elliot runs June 3-25, 2016

About The Production:

Based on the Oscar nominated film, Billy Elliot™ tells the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle to break free from his family’s expectations. Set in a small English town during the 1984/’85 miners’ strike, the musical follows Billy as he stumbles his way out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, where he discovers a passion for dance that changes both his life and that of the community forever. Winner of 10 Tony Awards – including best musical and best book – featuring sensational dance, a powerful storyline, and unforgettable music by Sir Elton John, Billy Elliot truly is an awe-inspiring production and a must see for any musical lover.

About The Director / Choreographer

The 2015-2016 Broadway in New Hampshire Season marks Mr. Carl Rajotte’s 14th season as Artistic Director for the Palace Theatre. Recently, Mr. Rajotte directed the highly acclaimed productions of The Full Monty, All Shook Up, A Christmas Carol, Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical, West Side Story, Godspell, Les Miserables, and The All New Piano Men, and has also directed sold out productions of CATS and Grease. Mr. Rajotte has created his own original musical productions, with four premiering at American Music Theatre in Lancaster, PA and six brought to life right here on the Palace Theatre stage. Carl has been recognized by the Union Leader’s 40 Under 40, and had the honor of accepting thePalace’s 2012 Outstanding Historic Theatre Award from the League of Historic American Theatres in San Diego. Some other directing and/or choreographing credits include Legally Blonde at Boston Children’s Theatre, Dance Explosion!, Swing Dance America, the national premiere of Ted Swindley’s Country Jukebox, the premiere of The Main Event in the renowned Copa Room of the Sands Casino and Resort, and many revues at the Tropicana Casino working with such acts as Connie Hayes and the Diamonds. Mr. Rajotte also had the privilege to work with Dawn Wells and Adam West in a production of Love Letters. This past summer, Mr. Rajotte directed and choreographed Legally Blonde at Arizona Broadway Theatre.

About The Palace Theatre

The Palace Theatre is a nonprofit performing arts center that hosts its own professional company, youth and teen program and presenting acts. It is committed to achieving its mission through preserving the historic facilities of the theater, responding creatively to the cultural and entertainment needs of the community, and governing in a fiscally responsible and strategic manner. For information about pricing, visit the Palace Theatre’s website at www.palacetheatre.org.

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