Everyone who wants to perform with us is very
welcome. We will be interested in your
past experience (if any) and our Musical Director will want to listen to your
voice to get to know your range for chorus work. Same goes for your dance
ability (or none yet!) with our Dance Director.
We have no membership fee. For some shows we ask performing members to contribute a performing fee of around £50 over the year to help us cover production costs such as your costume. If you wish to take away a script (score/libretto) to use between rehearsals we ask for £10 which covers the cost of hiring. Such costs are paid as soon as possible after the start of rehearsals but arrangements can be made, during any Monday rehearsals, to pay over a number of weeks preferably by BACS or Direct Debit (form available on request). Fees should all be paid by 6 weeks before a show – and if you audition for a principal role, the performing fee is needed before the audition.
We invite all members to make suggestions for shows to perform in coming years and to participate in shortlisting and selecting material.
When we begin rehearsals, we learn some of the music and focus on numbers that will be used to audition for principal characters. Auditions are usually held a few weeks into rehearsals and casting of principal roles is announced shortly afterwards. Decisions are taken by the Artistic Director/Dance Director and Musical Director, with the involvement of the AMP Trustees.
AMP is very much an “ensemble” company and every participant is equally valued.