Local talented entertainers are being sought by Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival Committee to be ‘front of curtain’ acts at the 2016 carnival concerts.
Vocalists, musicians, comedians, magicians, dancers and all round general entertainers are wanted to appear in the popular show which takes place between Monday 2 October and Saturday 14 October, and the 12 evening performances are expected to attract a sell-out audience of 4,500 people. The purpose of the front of curtain acts is to entertain the audience in between the performances by the 13 Bridgwater carnival clubs, and auditions for the highly prestigious spots will take place at Bridgwater Town Hall on Tuesday 23 May.
Malcolm Cattle, president of Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival, said: “We would love to hear from individuals and groups who enjoy performing on a stage in front of an audience, and who can entertain for a five minute slot at this year’s show. If our 2016 auditions are anything to go by, then the judges will have an extremely difficult task in selecting the acts that will go through to the concerts.”
Interested entertainers who think they have got what it takes and who would like to audition need to apply by contacting Anne on 07917 662218, at [email protected] or by completing the relevant application form on Bridgwater Carnival’s official website – www.bridgwatercarnival.org.uk. Forms are also available for collection from the Bridgwater Carnival Centre. Completed forms need to be emailed back to Anne or posted to her at: – 21 Somerset Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. TA6 5NT. The closing date for applications is Saturday 13 May 2017.
At the 2016 carnival concerts, successful front of curtain acts included Kirby Warren who took first place in the best single vocalist category, Cameron & Mia and Absolute Pitch who shared the best vocal act (two or more) class, and dance troupes Fox King Dance Academy and Viva La Diva who won the under 17 class and the best song, dance, musical or novelty categories respectively.
This year’s auditions are sponsored by Anderson and Wall. The Bridgwater based garage, located in Church Street, offers one of the South West’s largest used scooter and motorcycle selections from a variety of leading manufacturers. In addition the popular garage sells, services and MOTs used cars and motorcycles. For further information contact Richard Humphrey or one of the team on 01278 423089 or Anderson & Wall.