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 3 October and Saturday 15 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 15 March.
Rita Jones, 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 2015 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 below. 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 5 March 2016.
At the 2015 carnival concerts, successful front of curtain acts included ventriloquist, Kevin Cripwell, who won the best comic act, Ben Filler who took first place in the best single vocalist category, Bel Canto who won the best vocal act (two or more) class, 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).
Audition Application Form 2016 (pdf)
Audition Application Form 2016 (Word)