The cast and crew of Borderline Players, are back to work after their recent success, It Runs in the Family. The group are working on their biggest production to date, which will officially open a brand new arts and sports centre in Pettigo next spring.
This September marks the group’s 13th birthday, and the group is developing a new musical production.Work has begun on the script for the show which will feature some of the best known numbers from a variety of the biggest musicals of all time, from Cats to The Lion King, and from Dirty Dancing to Mamma Mia.
Siobhan O’Brien, chairperson, said the scale of the production will be unprecedented, and feature their largest cast ever. She added: “The Termon Centre, which opens next spring, will be the new home for Borderline Players and the house-warming party really needs to be spectacular.”
Borderline Players are well known for their pantomimes and comedies, but this will be something a lot different. It will be the first full-scale musical production.
Borderline have previously written many of their own productions, including Greenside Up – Lilts and Leprechauns, which travelled to Orlando, Florida in April 2009. A group of 140 people from Fermanagh, Leitrim and Donegal were involved in that hugely successful production, and this time the group hopes to even surpass that epic scale.
Open auditions will be taking place this October in Enniskillen, Irvinestown, Belleek, Pettigo and Donegal Town for dancers, singers, actors and musicians. All ages are invited to come along – whether they have any previous stage experience or not.
Successful auditionees will not be expected to travel each week to Pettigo for initial practices, but will rehearse in venues local to them.
Borderline Players are also asking those who would like to be part of the crew, whether in costume design, set construction, sound or lighting, could come along to one of these open sessions in October. Given the size of the production, a lot of additional help will be needed and training will be provided in the various disciplines.
Audition dates will be confirmed soon, and further information is available by contacting Siobhan on (0044) 780 064 7138 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.