Star for a Night 2018: young people invited to open casting

Performers at the 2017 show (Photo via Reigate & Banstead)


Young people with a passion for singing, dancing or drama are invited to an open casting event on Sunday 28 January at the Harlequin, Redhill.

The casting is for Star for a Night, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s annual variety show, which is open to those aged 11 to 18 who live, or go to school, in the borough.

“All young people who come to the casting event are guaranteed a place in the show.  You can choose from singing, dancing or drama and the casting event simply gives our experts an idea of what you can do,” said Cllr Ros Mill, executive member for leisure and wellbeing.

Now in its 19th year, Star for a Night is run by the council to support young people who enjoy the performing arts, and to nurture their talents.  At the final shows in April, they perform on stage at the Harlequin to a live audience.

“The show is a fantastic opportunity to improve your skills, learning from experts in dance and musical theatre.  Performing on stage in a public theatre is an unforgettable experience and the young people really enjoy themselves.  Everything you need to know for the casting and rehearsals is on our website, so sign up now,” Cllr Mill added.

The website also includes the short online form that participants, and a parent or guardian, will need to fill in.

All participants will need to attend rehearsals for the final show. Rehearsals take place at Warwick School in Redhill on Thursday evenings and during the Easter holidays. Final shows are on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 April.

Those taking part in Star for a Night are also in with a chance of winning a one-year scholarship to either Orbit Shed theatre group or Urban Play Street Dance classes.

Star for a Night is funded by Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, Surrey County Council Members’ Allocation Funds (through Cllr Bob Gardner, Cllr Natalie Bramhall and Cllr Barbara Thomson’s allocations) and Reigate and Banstead Councillor Community Awards (through Cllr Grant Duff, Cllr Jonathan Essex and Cllr David Powell’s allocations).

Eligibility: participants must live or go to school in the borough of Reigate & Banstead and be aged 11 (by the date of the show) to 18.


Performers at the 2017 show (Photo via Reigate & Banstead)


Star for a Night website



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