Search is on for talented teenagers to star in musical

SUMMER SCHOOL ... Gareth Hunter and Hazel Pude are holding audtions for The Customs House's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
SUMMER SCHOOL ... Gareth Hunter and Hazel Pude are holding audtions for The Customs House's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

The hunt is on for talented teenagers to take part in one of the world’s most famous musicals.

The Customs House in South Shields is holding auditions for its latest summer school, where the Mill Dam theatre’s annual production will be Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

SHOWTIME ... summer school choreographer Hazel Pude.

SHOWTIME ... summer school choreographer Hazel Pude.

Youngsters aged between eight and 18 are being invited to take part in the three-week school, which runs from July 20 to August 9.

Director Gareth Hunter said: “Every year the young people from around the region who come forward to take part astound us with their talent and enthusiasm they have for each show.

“We are looking forward to meeting our new cast at auditions later this month.”

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s biblical saga will be performed at The Customs House from August 7 to 9.

Every year the young people from around the region who come forward to take part astound us with their talent and enthusiasm they have for each show.

Gareth Hunter, director

Application forms are available to pick up from the Customs House box office, in the current What’s On guide and to download from www.customshouse.co.uk.

The three-week summer school costs £150 and will conclude with five performances over three days.

It will be run by Gareth, musical director Andrew Clarence, and choreographer Hazel Pude.

Auditions will take place at The Customs House from 10am on Wednesday, May 27, and application forms should be sent to Joseph Summer School, The Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields, NE33 1ES by Friday.

Tickets for the show are £10 or £8 concession before May 31 or £11 and £9 and are available from the box office on (0191) 454 1234 or online from www.customshouse.co.uk.

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