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SNOW KING – THE MINI PANTO in association with Hong Kong Downs Syndrome

 

Show Name:  SNOW KING the mini panto

Ticket Price: $120

Purchase from: https://www.ticketflap.com/aladdin

Show Dates:  20 may 2017, noon (one show only)

Event: Grappa’s Cellar @ Jardine House

 

This mini musical entertainment stars seven young people with Downs Syndrome who will be getting up on-stage to share their talent and their endless enthusiasm with audiences. With support from Renaissance College HK.

This is the third year that Hong Kong Players have joined with the Hong Kong Downs Syndrome Association to create a magical mini panto based on Players’ annual Christmas pantomime. Last year’s mini-show was a joyous occasion in a room full of love, and this year’s show promises more of the same – with stand-out performances and songs including True Color and How Far I’ll Go.

Hong Kong Players Present: Panto 2018 Auditions Snow White

Hong Kong Players Present:
Panto 2018 Auditions
Snow White

Hong Kong Players have been staging a traditional Christmas panto for more than 50 years. The show is an all-singing, all dancing extravaganza based on an original script. Come audition and be a part of the team that brings the magic of panto to kids young and old this Christmas. You know you want to . . . oh yes you do!

Audition Dates

Chorus auditions
Monday May 21st 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Tuesday May 22nd (PH – Buddha’s B’day) – 11.00a.m – 4.00pm
Saturday May 26th – 11.00a.m. – 4.00pm.

Principal Auditions
Sunday 17th June (10:00 – 16:00)
Wednesday 20th June (19:00 – 22:00)
Sunday 24th June (10:00 – 16:00)

Please note that you will be assigned a 30 minute time to attend and will not be required for the full session

Rehearsal dates start

Sunday 26th August 2018

Performance dates

Friday 29th November – Sunday 9th December 2018

Performance venue:

Shouson Theatre, Arts Centre, Wan Chai

Audition Venue:
The auditions will take place at Hong Kong Players rehearsal space, Spooky 3 3/F, On Tat Building (Block D), 3-5 Pat Tat St, San Po Kong (near Diamond Hill), Kowloon
For detailed information on how to get there, visit www.hongkongplayers.com and click on Rehearsal Venue.

To book your audition time, please complete this form click submit or email to: producer.hongkongplayers@gmail.com and tell us which date and approximate time you would prefer. (We will do our best to a lot you that time, but please be prepared to be flexible). You will receive confirmation of the booking slot after Wednesday May 16th

Auditions for Principal Roles:
Your audition will take 10-15 minutes – please arrive at least 15 minutes before your allotted time. You can audition for several roles if you wish, and we’ll provide pieces from previous panto scripts for you to audition with. We’d like to hear you sing and we’d like you to tell us a joke or two! Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.

NB Principals should be 18 years or older

Principal Roles:

Snow White (Female) Sweet and fierce.

Dame (Male) – Prince Charming’s nanny.

Evil Queen (F) Wicked, vain.

Mirror (F/M) Generally sarcastic

Buttons (F/ M) Smart, Snow White’s guardian

Prince Charming (F) Sports-mad, bit of a loner

Sub-Principals

Beaver 1 and Beaver 2 (F/M) Buttons’ sidekicks. Some mime involved, a few lines

Auditions for Musical Ensemble & Dwarf roles:
Seven Dwarves. Children aged 9 -12. We need triple threats for these roles – children who can sing, dance and act.

Ensemble (aged 11- 25). Must also be able to sing, dance and act!

The ensemble is the heart and soul of panto and we are looking for fabulous singers and dancers and actors with boundless enthusiasm and energy. Mainly modern dance, hip hop, also swing (lindy hop, jive). Other skills such as juggling, acrobatics, wire-walking, rollerblading, fire-eating, etc very welcome – come and show us what you can do!

Ensemble auditions will take about 20 minutes during which you will be taught a song and a dance routine. You should also prepare to sing a few lines a cappella from a suitable song.

NB, ensemble must be 9 years old or above by the time the show opens.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your allotted audition time. Wear loose comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for dancing (no flip flops!). If you have long hair please tie it back.

We look forward to seeing you at audition!

The Snow King – The Mini Panto

EVENT DETAILS

It’s that time of year again – oh yes it is! That fabulous musical extravaganza, the mini-panto is back. Based on Hong Kong Players’ Christmas panto, The Snow Queen which was staged during the 2016 Christmas season, the mini panto is a musical entertainment starring seven young people with Down Syndrome who will get up onstage to share their talent and their endless enthusiasm with audiences.

This year’s event marks the third year running that Hong Kong Players is joining forces with the Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association to create a magical mini panto. The first two shows have both been joyous occasions in a room full of love and this year’s promises more of the same – with stand-out performances and songs including True Colours and Ice Ice Baby.

Last year we stepped into the magical world of Cinderella and this year we are heading to the Snow Kingdom, where all is dismal and cold – and it’s not just down to the weather! The Snow King is unhappy and he wants everyone else to be unhappy too. Come along and find out who will save the day by making the Snow King smile again and letting the sun come out!

Where:  Grappa’s Cellar, Jardine House, Central
Time:  12:00pm – 1:30pm (Door opens at 11:50am)
Fee: HK$120 (included one free drink)
Free for aged 3 or below (Drink and seat are not included)

All profits from the event go to the English-speaking group of the HKDSA.

Book here and call the venue on 2521 2322 for Lunch and Table reservations.

www.hongkongplayers.com

www.hk-dsa.org.hk

Hong Kong Players presents: The Virtuous Burglar & A Cut in the Rates

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Hong Kong Players present an evening of two hilarious plays presented by two directors and a wonderful cast in the McAulay Theatre, Arts Centre Wan Chai.

HK Players presents a double bill of hilarious one-act comedies. In The Virtuous Burglar by Dario Fo, a burglar is discovered when the owner of the flat returns unexpectedly with his mistress. The situation turns to farce when the owner’s wife arrives and the burglar is forced to pretend the mistress is his wife. In Alan Ayckbourn’s A Cut in the Rates, Miss Pickhart visits the illusionist Ratchet on official Town Hall business, and she discovers a sinister secret. It seems one of his magic tricks may have gone horribly wrong!

 

 

 

Hong Kong Players presents PERFORMANCE – Seven Ages by Kevin Tomlinson

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Down Syndrome Association with HK Players present – Cinderella The Mini-Panto

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Hong Kong Players Ltd and the HK Down Syndrome Association

Present

Cinderella – The Mini Panto

Grappa’s Cellar April 16, 2016. 12.30pm.

It’s that time of year again – oh yes it is! –  the much anticipated mini-panto is back! This mini musical entertainment stars seven young people with Down Syndrome who will be getting up on-stage to share their talent and their endless enthusiasm with audiences.

This is the second year that Hong Kong Players have joined with the Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association to create a magical mini panto based on Players’ annual Christmas show, which was staged at Udderbelly Theatre in December 2015. Last year’s mini-show was a joyous occasion in a room full of love, and this year’s show promises more of the same – with stand-out performances and songs including Call Me Maybe and When You Believe.

Following Little Red Riding Hood in 2015, this year we are in the magical world of Cinderella. So come along and support these fantastic young people – aged from seven to 35 – who are giving their all in this big-hearted hour of fun!

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the English-speaking group of the

Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association

For enquiries and reservations call 3694 0996 or contact jothy.kwan@hk-dsa.org.hk

What:Cinderella – The Mini Panto

When: April 16, 2016. 12.30-2.30pm (show starts at 1pm)

Where: Grappa’s Cellar, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central

Tickets: $100 (including 1 free drink)

Enquiries and reservations: 3694 0996 or jothy.kwan@hk-dsa.org.hk

More info at:  www.hongkongplayers.com

 

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Hong Kong Players present…..

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 

One of America’s greatest plays takes us into the home of George and Martha, a

aged college professor and his fiery wife locked in a battle of the sexes. Inviting younger

couple Nick and Honey to the drinks party from hell, things quickly take a darker turn in

Edward Albee’s tragicomedy. As the alcohol flows, so does the wit, invective and spite.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is directed by Jodi Gilchrist and stars Kath O’Connor, Henry

Coombs, Michelle Edwards and Matthew Rawcliffe.

When: February 17th-20th at 8pm

Where: McAulay Studio, HK Arts Centre, Wanchai

Tickets: Adults $280; Concessions (students, seniors, disabled) $220

Credit Card Hotline: 2111 5999

On-line booking: www.urbtix.hk

Also available from all URBTIX outlets including HK Arts Centre, City Hall, HK Cultural

Centre and Tom Lee Music outlets.

Hong Kong Players with The Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association

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This year Hong Kong Players have also been collaborating with the Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association (DSA), rehearsing a mini-pantomime which was staged at Grappa’s in November 2014 to raise money for the DSA.

Hong Kong Player’s committee members Jenny Lun, Adam Walker and Candice Caalsen rehearsed alongside Claire Johnson weekly with eight children with Down Syndrome and they performed a heart0warming production of Little Red Riding Hood Mini-Panto.