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, jugglers and dancers are all wanted to appear in the popular show which takes place between Monday 29 September and Saturday 11 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 18 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 01823 698919, by email or by completing the relevant application form on Bridgwater Carnival’s official website – Application Form. Forms can be returned by email to Tony or sent back to Tony at The Old Coach House, Knowleyards Road, Middlezoy, Nr Bridgwater, Somerset, TA7 0NY. The closing date for applications is Saturday 8 March.
At the 2013 carnival concerts, successful front of curtain acts included solo singer Georgia Handel who scooped the best single vocalist and best under 17 front of curtain act awards, singing trio Belle Etiole who won the best vocal act (two persons or more) category, and dance troupe Best Foot Forward who came first in the best song, dance, musical or novelty class.
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.)