FANTASTIC TURN OUT FOR SHERINGHAM NORTH NORFOLK’S GOT TALENT COMPETITION 2ND OCTOBER
Oddfellows Hall came alive with bubbling vitality and genuine talent last Friday as nearly 30 people turned up to audition for North Norfolk’s Got Talent (#nngt), the young pretender in what is always an entertaining and imaginative festival. Coast ,this year, has put the call out to the younger members of North Norfolk and we have not been disappointed.
Whilst standing in front of an audience and performing is, inevitably, for most of us, going to raise the stress levels, so many acts had the courage to do this. We promise you the standard and variety of those performing is incredibly high. Even with the presence of those nerves, those answering that call have come and both impressed the judges and touched their hearts whether it was musical theatre, singer songwriters, stand up comics, dance troupes, singers, duos or bands. There is even an act with performing rodents, if that is the animal group guinea pigs belong to!
People of all ages showed up to take part and took the auditions to an exciting new level. The atmosphere was friendly and touchingly supportive: one mum even went back home to help another act with much needed equipment. The judges made a point of giving both genuine encouragement and useful tips on how to improve their performances and manage their nerves.
Vice Chairman of Coast, Katrina Cole, is also on the look out for likely performers for Coast’s next year’s, youth theatre performance of Les Miserables as part the theme Revolution. This internationally famous show is going to be performed for the very first time on a pier next April! With almost spooky synchronicity, four acts chose to sing songs from Les MIserables for their auditions. Katrina is an old hand at producing and directing youth theatre as she ran Brighton’s Starlite Youth Theatre Company and Transitions so she was on hand to give much valuable advice to help acts improve.
AND …..IT IS NOT TOO LATE FOR YOU TO ENTER
There is a mop up audition on Monday 5th October at Holt Community Centre at 6:30 pm. (6:00 pm for registrations if you have done it already online.) And if the demand continues, there may be well be another, so please keep looking at the website www.casaf.co.uk for more information.
Whatever, you do, be sure to come along to the semi finals where you can see all the acts performing as well as booking your seats for the final in Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre on 29th October. It is going to be a wonderful evening where you are certain to be impressed with just how much talent there is here in North Norfolk.