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Auditions are underway for a new Broadway musical. For everyone present, it’s the chance of a lifetime. It’s the one opportunity to do what they’ve always dreamed of – to have the chance to dance.
Told through captivating song, riveting drama and stunning choreography, the auditionees describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers.
John Partridge - Zach
John is best known for having played the role of Christian Clarke in EastEnders. In 2010, he was part of the panel on Over the Rainbow. He is also a guest host of The National Lottery.
Training: Royal Ballet School, Bush Davies School of Theatre Arts and Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts.
Theatre: At the age of 16, John left college to join the cast of the original UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats. He went on to join the West End production of the show at the New London Theatre starring as Rum Tum Tugger. John was subsequently asked to play the role in the film of the show, opposite Elaine Paige and John Mills. Other West End credits include Robert in The Drowsy Chaperone (Novello Theatre), Gringoire in Notre Dame de Paris (Dominion Theatre), The Fix (Donmar Warehouse), directed by Sam Mendes; Hawker/Captain Walker in Tommy (Shaftesbury Theatre), Grease (Dominion Theatre), Electra in Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria Theatre), The Butcher in The Hunting of the Snark (Prince Edward Theatre). Other theatre credits include Prospero in The Tempest (Northcott Theatre), John in Miss Saigon (UK Tour), Roger in the European tour of Rent, Black Goes With Everything directed by Arlene Phillips (Churchill Theatre, Bromley) and Marilyn in Boy George’s musical Taboo (The Venue).
Television: includes, EastEnders (BBC); Over the Rainbow (BBC); The National Lottery (BBC); This Morning (ITV); Celebrity Wedding Planner (Channel 5); Celebrity Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? (ITV); Loose Women (ITV); Strictly: It Takes Two (BBC); The Alan Titchmarsh Show (ITV); Daybreak (ITV); Celebrity Juice (ITV); All Star Family Fortunes (ITV); The One Show (BBC); Celebrity Weakest Link (BBC); Hole In The Wall (BBC); Children In Need (BBC); Comic Relief (BBC).
John has also worked with several rock and pop acts including U2, Pet Shop Boys, Kim Wilde, Neneh Cherry, Pete Townshend, Mica Paris and Ultra Naté. He has also had his own band, which played the club circuit and recorded his own material.
In 2009, John won the Inside Soap Award for the Sexiest Male and in 2010 he was awarded the Entertainer of the Year Award at the annual Stonewall Awards ceremony.
In April 2013, John performs his all-new live one-man show “Dames ‘n’ Dudes” at The Matcham Room, Hippodrome, London.
Follow John on Twitter @mustbejp
Scarlett Strallen - Cassie
Theatre includes: Kathy Selden in Singin’ in the Rain at Chichester Festival Theatre and The Palace Theatre. Clara in Passion at the Donmar Warehouse, the title role in Mary Poppins on Broadway, a role she also played in the West End and most recently at The Capitol Theatre, Sydney. Prior to this she played Marian in The Music Man at Chichester Festival Theatre. She has worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company playing Anne Page in Merry Wives of Windsor. Her performance of Josephine at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in HMS Pinafore won her an Olivier nomination. Other productions at Regent’s Park include Cymbeline and Twelfth Night, Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium) and the original casts of Mamma Mia! (Prince Edward), The Witches of Eastwick (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) and Peggy Sue Got Married (Shaftesbury).
Film and television include: Kevin Spacey’s movie Beyond The Sea, No Sweat! (BBC). Mary Poppins in the BBC production celebrating HM Queen Elizabeth’s 80th birthday.
Leigh Zimmerman - Sheila
Leigh is an Olivier Award Nominated actress who is known all over the world for her leading roles on the Broadway stage, London’s West End, television and film.
Theatre includes: Leigh made her Broadway debut in the original company of The Will Rogers Follies and then played Ziegfeld’s Favorite in the National tour. Other Broadway credits include Elaine in Crazy For You and originating the role of Panacea in the Broadway Revival of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. In 2000, Leigh moved to London and in 2001 she was cast in the West End production of The Seven Year Itch alongside Daryl Hannah. Leigh’s other West End credits include Velma Kelly in Chicago and the Girl in the Yellow Dress in Contact. Leigh created the role of Ulla in the West End Production of The Producers, which earned her an Olivier Nomination for Best Leading Actress in 2004.
Film includes: Leigh made her film debut with Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone 2. Leigh has also appeared in the feature films Proof with Gwyneth Paltrow and Anthony Hopkins, Red Light Runners with Harvey Keitel, The Defender with Dolf Lundgren, Submerged with Steven Seagal, United 93, La Luna En Botella, Are You Ready For Love and Madonna’s film WE.
Television includes: series regular starring in ITV’s The Outsiders and the BBC’s hit comedies Feel The Force and Blessed.
As there are no discounts available for this show at weekends, and top price tickets are fairly expensive, we have decided to go for the Friday evening as the show starts a little later. As the running time is 2 hours without an interval, you will be out of the theatre by 10pm to make your journey home.
Friday 22nd March,
Seats are in rows B, C and D of the stalls
Where: London Palladium, Argyll Street, London, United Kingdom, W1F 7TF
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with no interval
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I'll need full payment needed by Tuesday 12th February to secure your ticket.
The cast may change at short notice due to illness or unforeseen circumstances.