Peter Pan – we have a cast!

We had a huge 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 Peter Pan – a Musical Adventure.

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 fun at our first script read-through for Peter Pan.

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

Auditions slots available NOW for Peter Pan

Are you aged 8-19? Want to be part of an award-winning musical group? Book your audition for Peter Pan NOW.

We are now taking bookings for audition slots for Peter Pan – a Musical Adventure

Cast auditions will be on Friday 29th September (evening) and Sunday 1st October (morning).

To book your place, please complete and return an Application to Audition form (available from our downloads page) by Sunday 24th September.

Audition rehearsals start on Sunday 17th September from 2-4pm in 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

Sunday 17th September, 2pm – 4pm
Company & principal audition practice / guidance

Friday 22nd September, 7pm – 9pm
Company & principal audition practice / guidance

Sunday 24th September, 2pm – 4.30pm
Movement & character workshop.
Company audition practice

All rehearsals are in Blyburgate Hall, Beccles.

Don’t panic if you can’t attend all the pre-audition rehearsals as the character descriptions and audition requirements are detailed in the Peter Pan Cast Information (available from our downloads page)
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.

Fantastic turnout for the Peter Pan Information evening

Fantastic turnout for our information evening for our next production of ‘Peter Pan – a Musical Adventure’.

The hall was packed with a mix of old friends and new faces, all eager to hear the production team’s plans for this exciting show.

The search for the cast has officially started – and it’s not too late to get involved! Just visit our Next production page for more information.

Open auditions for Peter Pan – a Musical Adventure

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 –

Peter Pan – a Musical Adventure

To be performed in Beccles Public Hall on the 21st – 23rd March 2024

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

JM Barrie’s timeless tale of the boy who never grew up is reborn as a spectacular musical with a score by Stiles & Drewe. Peter Pan whisks the Darling family’s children beyond the stars to his island where there are “no tedious distances between one adventure and the next”.

Close your eyes and imagine, close them tight and pretend as you take off on a magical trip to Never Land, where you never grow old.

All existing members and anyone wishing to join Rising Stars are invited to an Information Evening at 7pm on Friday 8th 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 Peter Pan 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 8th or afterwards from the downloads page)
  • Attend the auditions on Friday 29th September (evening) or Sunday 1st October (morning).

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.

Success for Rising Stars at the Beccles Carnival

Members of Rising Stars holding an advertising banner at the Beccles carnival.

A huge THANK YOU to all the Rising Stars members and their families that took part in the Beccles Carnival parade today to publicise our production of Peter Pan.

We had a lovely day which was well supported all along the route by the people of Beccles. We handed out lots of leaflets about the auditions for Peter Pan to potential new cast members.

On top of that, we were thrilled to be awarded the Community Award by the Beccles Carnival Committee. Rising Stars are very proud to be an active part of the Beccles Community.

A tall silver trophy engraved with 'Beccles Carnival Winner' and a red winner's rosette.

And our next show will be …

We are excited to announce that our next show will be …

Peter Pan – A Musical Adventure

To be performed at Beccles Public Hall & Theatre on Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd March 2024.

JM Barrie’s timeless tale of the boy who never grew up is reborn as a spectacular musical with a score by Stiles & Drewe. Peter Pan whisks the Darling family’s children beyond the stars to his island where there are “no tedious distances between one adventure and the next”.

Close your eyes and imagine, close them tight and pretend as you take off on a magical trip to Never Land, where you never grow old.

Check back soon or follow our socials for information on how you can be part of the cast for this exciting production.

Rising Stars Long Service Award – Summer 2023

Congratulations to Rosie on being awarded a Long Service Award after appearing in 10 or more productions with Rising Stars.

Rosie joined us in 2017, first performing in our Summer show ‘All Over The World’. She has gone on to take many principal and ensemble roles and is a valued member of the Rising Stars family.

Tickets on sale NOW for That’s Life!

Tickets are now on sale for Rising Stars’ production of That’s Life! – the Musical which will hit the stage at Beccles Public Hall & Theatre on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th July.

Written specially for Rising Stars, That’s Life! features a multitude of songs, dances and colourful characters to navigate life’s roller-coaster journey from birth to death and beyond.

Energetic and uplifting with a hint of bittersweet, this production will help you appreciate the people and experiences that make life worth living whilst showcasing the very best of local, young talent in musical theatre.

That’s Life! is the next fully staged show in an ever-growing line of successful musical productions by the Beccles-based musical theatre group, whose previous credits have included The Addams Family, Les Misérables and Legally Blonde. Although the majority of the cast are under 18, they pride themselves on bringing the high quality and professionalism that you would expect of any theatre company to all of their performances.

Tickets for That’s Life! are priced at £10 for adults and £7.50 for under 18s and can be purchased online at any time from the Beccles Public Hall Box Office using this link.

Tickets can also be purchased by visiting Beccles Public Hall Box Office in person or by telephoning 01502 770060. The Box Office is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 3pm and accepts both debit and credit cards.

For further details please Contact Us

That’s Life! – information evening

A crowd of potential cast members attended the That’s Life! information afternoon Friday 21st April to find out more about the show, meet the production team and get more details about how to audition.

Don’t worry if you couldn’t come along as you haven’t missed out on the chance of being in this exciting production.

All the Cast information that was discussed at the meeting, plus the Application to Audition form can be obtained from our Downloads page.

There will be a pre-audition rehearsal on Sunday afternoon (23rd April) from 2-4pm in Blyburgate Hall, Beccles for anyone who would like to be in the cast of That’s Life! A music & movement workshop will be held on Friday 28th April.

Completed Application to Audition forms must be returned by Friday 28th April.

Please contact us if you have any questions or require any more information. Don’t miss this opportunity to perform with our friendly and talented group.

Information evening for Summer 2023 production

Are you 8 to 19 years old and can sing, dance or act? (or know someone who is)
Now is your opportunity to show the world what you can do!

It’s your time to shine as WLOG Rising Stars begin their search for the cast of their next production That’s Life! which will be performed in Beccles Public Hall & Theatre on the 14th & 15th July 2023.

Following the success of their recent production of ‘The Addams Family’, Rising Stars is looking for enthusiastic singers, actors, dancers and musicians in school year 3 or above to perform in this new production. Written specially for Rising Stars, That’s Life! will feature a multitude of songs, dances and colourful characters to navigate life’s roller-coaster journey from birth to death and beyond.

Energetic, uplifting and upbeat with a hint of bittersweet, this production will help you appreciate the people and experiences that make life worth living.

All existing members and anyone considering joining Rising Stars are invited to an Information Evening at 7pm on Friday 21st April in Blyburgate Hall in 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 show as a singer, dancer or instrumentalist.

For more information on how to get involved with this exciting and talented group, come along to the Information evening or Contact Us

We look forward to seeing you on the 21st.

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

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