Showcase Call-out

Feb 17 2019 | By More

Annual Showcase Auditions

Showcase, the amateur musical theatre company which exists to raise money for McMillan Cancer Support, has put out an open audition call for new members and announced its 2019 schedule.

The auditions are open to anyone aged over 16 and will be held on Thursday 14 March at St Michael’s Parish Church on Slateford Road. Contact the company (details below) for further details and to secure an audition slot.

This audition is to secure a place in the company. Further auditions for solos and featured singers will take place later in the year.

Showcase’s main event in the year is its Autumn performance week at the Church Hill Theatre, running Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 September this year. The staged concert/dance performance is normally a mix of show tunes, film hits and rock and pop numbers, programmed around themes over the evening.

The company have set a very high standard in recent years (see reviews) and probably set the benchmark for such concert type performances in Edinburgh. It is adept at giving numbers to its soloists and featured singers which stretch them while allowing to perform to their strengths.

The heart of Showcase depends on a solid and versatile chorus. There is also a strong choreographic element to the show, raising it from a purely concert event, to a properly stage production.

concert series

The company will also stage two short concert series over the year, both playing at Stockbridge Parish Church and then St Anne’s Parish Church Corstorphine. The Spring series is on the 17/18 May and there is a Christmas season on 6/7 December.

The company has one rule: “To raise funds for charity by profitably staging an annual show offering the highest standard of entertainment and professionalism, comprising a wide variety of musical styles and sources, drawing on the rich vein of amateur musical talent in the Edinburgh area.”

Since Showcase was founded in 1991 the company has focussed on MacMillan Cancer Support and, so far, has raised £282,500 for the charity.

Listings and Links

Showcase Open Auditions
St Michael’s Parish Church, 1 Slateford Road, EH11 1NX
Thursday 14 March, 7.30pm.
Email for more information and to secure your audition slot

Showcase Spring Concerts
Stockbridge Parish Church, 7b Saxe Coburg St, EH3 5BN
Friday 17 May. Time tbc.
St. Anne’s Parish Church, 1 Kaimes Rd, Corstorphine, EH12 6JR
Saturday 18 May

Showcase September Show
Church Hill Theatre 33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 September 2019.

Showcase Christmas Concerts
Stockbridge Parish Church, 7b Saxe Coburg St, EH3 5BN
Friday 6 December 2019
St. Anne’s Parish Church, 1 Kaimes Rd, Corstorphine, EH12 6JR
Saturday 7 December 2019

Showcase Website:
Twitter: @ShowcaseEdin.
Facebook: @ShowcaseEdinburgh.
Instagram: @ShowcaseEdin.

Showcase productions reviewed on Æ: Click here.

Showcase 2018 Pic Ryan Buchanan

A big production number from Showcase 2018. Pic: Ryan Buchanan


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