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Audition: Stepping Out


Audition: Stepping Out
Audition: Stepping Out
Sun, 2. June 2019, 10:00am - 12:00pm




Written by Richard Harris
Directed and Choreographed by Rebecca Dickinson

Audition: Sunday 2nd June 2019 at 10am at Chorley Little Theatre

Production Dates: Monday 2nd - Saturday 7th September, 7.30pm

The Story:
This is a rollicking comedy about the attempts of some working class amateurs to overcome their inhibitions and left feet in a low-rent dance studio. Mavis, a former professional chorus girl tries her hardest to teach the bumbling amateurs some dance skills for an upcoming performance. But before the dancing begins Mavis must mediate the minor dramas that erupt among this motley but loveable crew on their way to triumph at their show.

The Director:
This will be Rebecca’s third CADOS production following the success of Steel Magnolias and Be My Baby. Having been a member of CADOS for over 25 years, Rebecca has seen this play grace the stage twice and played the role of Lynn in the last production of Stepping Out in 2008. Her extensive knowledge of dance and choreography will (hopefully) help her on the way to directing another fabulous play.

The Auditions:
Anyone wishing to audition must have some experience of tap dancing to an intermediate standard. Both dancing and acting auditions will take place throughout the day- you must partake in both aspects to be considered for a role. Acting audition pieces will be provided on the day. A short tap dance will be taught on the day and you will perform this in small groups as part of your audition.

THE ROLES (all female except noted) with Playing Age

Mavis (30-50)

Ex-pro dancer. Attractive. Must have good strong voice and stage presence to control the class. A very good dancer required. 


Mrs Fraser (50+)

The pianist. Ability to play the piano would be a huge bonus! Pessimistic to the core. 


Lynn (18-25)

Eager to please, a lovely face. A nurse who shows emotions when talking of her work. Helps lead the class when Mavis cannot.


Dorothy (25-45)

Small, anxious and birdlike. Repeats everything anyone says. Good comedic timing required.


Maxine (25-45)

Good looking and well presented. Wears close fitting clothes to show off her figure.

Andy (25-45)

Inclined to stoop as through ashamed of herself. Not confident. In a bad relationship at home. 

Vera (35-50)

Very neat and well turned out. Prim and proper. Looks expensive and high class. Voice to match. 

Sylvia (25-45)

Curvaceous, bright and bubbly. Her tight clothes accentuate her larger size. Unrefined but likeable. 

Rose (30-50)

Trinidadian. Wears a wig with bright, bold coloured clothes. Not a great sense of rhythm but obviously loves every minute of it.

Geoffrey (Male, 30-50)

The only male in the class! Rather shy and does not like to be noticed and most of the time wouldn’t be. 

For more information or to state your interest, please contact Rebecca on 07521 977707, via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via our Facebook Event page. 



Chorley Little Theatre
Dole Lane, Chorley
United Kingdom