Audition Notice

The Stars are Rising

Producer: Patti Griffiths

Production date: Saturday 23th September 2017, 7.45pm

We are so excited to welcome Official Number One Best-selling Soprano, Joanna Forest, to Brighton Little Theatre.

Joanna, who has performed to millions on the BBC, ITV, Sky and Classic FM at events such as The Royal Variety Performance, is taking her album on a tour of Little Theatre Guild theatres this Autumn.

Described as one of the most exciting and important sopranos performing today, she made chart history earlier this year when her début album, Stars Are Rising, entered the Official Classical Charts at Number 1, knocking Alfie Boe off the top, making her the first independent artist to get to number one with a début album.

Produced and orchestrated by world renowned pianist, Robert Emery, it was applauded by the National Press, Radio and TV for its eclectic mix of dramatic arias, cinematic classics and crossover versions of popular gems such as Bowie's Life on Mars and Slade's How Does It Feel?.

Joanna, who made her West End début at just 13, will be performing the album and many other popular classical and musical hits in an evening not to be missed accompanied by some surprise familiar faces!

Joanna would like to sing the following numbers with BLT members:

‘All I Ask of You’ from Phantom of the Opera - Tenor needed.

‘I Wish I May’ trio from the Witches of Eastwick - 2 Mezzos or 1 Soprano and 1 Mezzo needed.

‘Flower Duet’ from Lakmé - 1 Alto or 1 Soprano needed.

Auditions for the ‘surprise familiar faces’ will be held on Sunday 13th August (in the Bar).

Please bring the sheet music of a well-prepared song (one of the named songs above if you wish) in an appropriate vocal range. Michael James has kindly agreed to be on hand to accompany. Alternatively, you can bring a backing track on your phone or on a CD.

Rehearsal: 23rd September 2017 2.00pm. This will be a run through with Joanna on stage. There will be no other opportunity to rehearse with Joanna so confident, well prepared, experienced performers are needed.

Please note that for the rehearsal and the concert singing with Joanna will be to a backing track.

If you would like to audition please contact Patti Griffiths on