NODA Awards success for Rising Stars

At the NODA East Gala Awards ceremony this afternoon, Rising Stars won the Best Youth Production award in NODA East District 6 for their production of ‘The Addams Family’ in March last year.

NODA (the National Operatic & Dramatic Association) are such experts in amateur theatrical productions that to be recognised by them in any capacity is a real achievement. To be nominated, is a honour – to win is absolutely fantastic!

This award is a testament to the talent and hard work of all the young cast, the production team of Chris, Clare, Jo & Jenn and to everyone involved with Rising Stars. I hope you are all as absolutely thrilled as we are.

The Addams Family’s musical director, Chris and stage director, Clare collected the award on behalf of Rising Stars

At the same awards ceremony, Fran was presented with a trophy for winning the Best Young Performer in District 6 for her portrayal of Alice Beineke in ‘The Addams Family’.

Congratulations also to our sister group WLOG for winning Best Musical for their production of ‘Made in Dagenham’. A successful afternoon for all the WLOG family.

The Addams Family – we have a cast!

We had a record number of young people applying to audition for us this time and were blown away by the quality of their auditions and the talent they showed us.

This gave us a tough couple of hours deliberating, but we finally have a full cast for The Addams Family!

Congratulations to all successful candidates, and commiserations those that did not make the cast this time. It’s so sad to have to turn away talented youngsters who have put so much time and effort in auditioning. You all did yourselves proud and we would have included everyone if we could fit you all on stage and in the dressing rooms!

Rehearsals have started already and we had lots of laughs at our first script read-through for The Addams Family.

A hilarious script, fabulous music and an amazingly talented cast – we are so excited about this show!

Auditions slots available NOW for The Addams Family

We are now taking bookings for audition slots for The Addams Family

Cast auditions will be on Friday 7th and Sunday 9th October.

To book your place, please complete and return an Application to Audition form.

Audition rehearsals start next Friday evening (23rd September) from 7-9pm in the Blyburgate Hall, Beccles for anyone who would like to be in the cast as a principal and/or a company member.

Full details of Pre-audition rehearsals

Friday 23rd September, 7pm – 9pm
Company & principal audition practice / guidance

Sunday 25th September, 2pm – 4pm
Principal audition practice / guidance

Friday 30th September, 7pm – 9pm
Dance / movement workshop and Company & principal audition practice

Sunday 2nd October, 2pm – 4.30pm
Company & principal audition practice / guidance and audition techniques
(anyone auditioning for Company only may leave at 3pm if they wish)

All rehearsals are in Blyburgate Hall, Beccles.

Don’t panic if you can’t attend all the pre-audition rehearsals as the character descriptions, audition pieces and rehearsal backing tracks can be downloaded from the Rising Stars’ downloads area for you to practice at home.

We look forward to meeting you at a rehearsal and hope you take advantage of this opportunity to perform with our friendly and talented group.

Open Auditions for The Addams Family

Join the cast for The Addams Family - Information evening 7pm, Friday 16th September 2022, Blyburgate Hall, Beccles

Are you 8 to 19 years old and can sing, dance or act?
Now is your opportunity to join the award-winning Rising Stars for –

The Addams Family

To be performed in Beccles Public Hall on the 23rd – 25th March 2023

Rising Stars is looking for enthusiastic and talented singers, dancers and actors (especially boys!) to perform in this spectacular musical comedy.

Everyone’s favourite kooky family is back and they’re creepier and spookier than ever. The Addams Family is a heart-warming musical tale of love, friendship, and family… with a unique twist! Featuring lively dance routines and show stopping songs this musical comedy will entertain the whole family. Just don’t expect normal!

All existing members and anyone wishing to join Rising Stars are invited to an Information Evening at 7pm on Friday 16th September in Blyburgate Hall, Beccles, where there will be the opportunity to find out more about the show, meet the production team and get more details about how to audition to be in the cast or for a principal role.

To become an Addams Family cast member, you will need to:

  • Be a student in school year 3 or above (max age 19)
  • Book an audition slot by completing an Application to Audition form (available on the 16th or afterwards from our downloads page)
  • Attend the auditions on Friday 7th or Sunday 9th October.

These are open auditions. ALL roles and ensemble are available for casting.

For more information on how to get involved with this exciting, friendly and award-winning group of young performers, come along to the Information Evening or contact us.

If you can’t make it to the Information Evening but are still interested in being involved with the show, just let us know and we’ll make sure all the information given out on the night is emailed to you.