It’s that time of year when towns across Shropshire are holding their annual Christmas light switch on ceremonies.
Shrewsbury kids to star in Theatre Severn panto Aladdin
Children from a selection of local dance schools have been chosen to join the juvenile ensemble for the forthcoming Christmas pantomime at Theatre Severn, Aladdin.
Open auditions were held recently at the venue and almost eighty hopefuls were out to impress producers from Evolution Pantomimes. All were hoping to be selected as a member of the pantomime dance troupe, which is renowned for adding extra sparkle to the annual Theatre Severn pantomime.
Local dance schools including Centre Pointe, Topaz, Miss Debbieâ€™s, Viv Kellyâ€™s, Stage 2 and Gaston Payne were all well represented and after two hours of dancing, the dancers were whittled down to 3 teams of eight.
The successful candidates are: Courtney Scott. Lauren Lewis, Sophie Laverie. Isabel Laverie, Daisy Kynaston, Daisy Wyatt, Olivia Ellis, Emily Morgan, Hollie Britzman, Emily Porrett, Georgia Goring, Olivia Leach, Holly Morris, Honey Leonard, Elizabeth Firmstone, Emily Williams, Lucy Simmonds, Libby Ashford, Lily Sibley, Beth King, Emily Ashford, Charlotte Holder, Lucy Humphreys and Jodie Humphreys.
Pantomime Producer Emily Hendy commented â€œIâ€™m absolutely delighted with the talented young performers picked for this yearâ€™s pantomime. The level of applicants for auditions was exceptional. We were very impressed by the high standard and it was a tough decision to make.â€ She added, â€œWe are looking forward to this yearâ€™s pantomime at Theatre Severn, Aladdin which promises to be a treat for the whole family, featuring a top-quality West End cast, and packed with magic, music and comedyâ€.
Aladdin will run between Thursday 1 December and Sunday 8 January. Tickets are available from the Box Office at Theatre Severn (01743 281281) or at the Old Market Hall in The Square. Alternatively visit www.theatresevern.co.uk, where you can view a full schedule and choose and book seats.
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