Local talented entertainers are being sought by Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival Committee to be ‘front of curtain’ acts at the 2019 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 30 September and Saturday 12 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 7 May.
Dave Croker, chairman 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 2018 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 can apply by contacting Anne Middleton or by completing the relevant application form available from Bridgwater Carnival’s official website – www.bridgwatercarnival.org.uk. Forms can also be collected from the Bridgwater Carnival Centre. Completed forms need to be emailed / posted back to Anne at: – 21 Somerset Road, Bridgwater, Somerset. TA6 5NT. The closing date for applications is Friday 26 April 2019.
At the 2018 carnival concerts, successful front of curtain acts included Brandon Filler, who won four trophies including best single vocalist for his rendition of A message from George III, and Viva La Diva who took the best song, dance, musical or novelty act award.
This year’s auditions are once again kindly 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 (www.anderson-wall.co.uk).