Tue, Apr 30, 2024 12:33 PM

Step up for Stars and make a positive difference


Paula Hulburt

Stars in the making take away more than just musical memories, say organisers behind one of the region’s most sought after shows.

Auditions for the popular Stars in Your Eyes competition get underway later this month.

And with the chance to win big for charity, locals are being asked to step up and audition for this special chance to perform on a world-class stage.

It’s a big return for not a huge amount of time says one of the organisers, Liz McKay.

“Whilst Stars in Your Eyes is a tongue in cheek competition, the focus is on creating a fantastic variety show for our guests, to entertain, and to raise profiles of local charities.

“Past stars have enjoyed the camaraderie gained throughout final rehearsals, dress rehearsals and performing in our wonderful world class ASB Theatre- transporting our guests across continents through the varied performances.

Step up for Stars: Auditions for the popular charity fundraiser get underway later this month and organisers hope people will get involved for a great cause. Poster: Supplied

“Time requirements are minimal in the lead up with potential stars preparing their own material, stepping up two weeks before show-time as we come together for final rehearsals, dress rehearsal and the show.”

From Amy Winehouse, Boy George, Kenny Rogers and Adele to Liza Minnelli, Chrissie Hynde and Fleetwood Mac, some famous alter egos have already trod the boards.

Each star represents a local charity of their choice, and these charities receive prize money for first, second and third places.

“Support is on hand to transform into your star, make-up, hair, is catered for, costume support is also available,” Liz explains.

“Individuals and small groups are all welcome and we encourage anyone that's interested to get in touch, come along to auditions and step out for Stars.”

Auditions will be held on Sunday 19 May and Tuesday evening 21 May at the Auckland Street studios in Blenheim.

For full details email:  liz@creativekids.org.nz

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