Local talented entertainers are being sought by Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival Committee to be ‘front of curtain’ acts at this year’s 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 5 October and Saturday 17 October, and which is expected to attract a sell out audience of 3,500 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 24 March.
Tony Rudge, concert chief steward for Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival, said: “We would love to hear from individuals and groups who enjoy performing in front of an audience, and who can entertain for a five minute slot at this year’s show. If last year’s 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 Tony on 07901 233166, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by completing the relevant application form. Completed forms need to be emailed back to Tony or posted to him at: – 1 Hollies Close, Middlezoy, Somerset. TA7 0PN. The closing date for applications is Saturday 14 March 2015
At the 2014 carnival concerts, successful front of curtain acts included ventriloquist, Kevin Cripwell (and his lovable dinosaur, Dinky), who won the best comic act and the concert personality awards, solo singer Georgia Handel who scooped the best single vocalist, and dance troupes Best Foot Forward 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 (www.anderson-wall.co.uk).