Frequently Asked Questions
We love to welcome new members to FFBOS. We have members of all ages and backgrounds. We are all big fans of musical theatre and we are friends both on and off the stage.
As well as putting on musicals each year, we have a concert, a Panto-in-Day, carol singing, a BBQ and a bunch of other social events to raise money for the society and for local charities.
If you'd like to be involved in one of our shows, please look at the show page to find out when auditions will be.
For anything else, please scroll down to find the answers to the following questions...
What experience do I need?
It doesn't matter whether you've been treading the boards for years or you're brand new to performing. Our members range from complete novices to theatre school graduates and even the occasional ex-professional!
We do ask that you can perform a song, act and that you can move on stage. Not everyone needs to be able to dance.
Do I need to audition?
What are you looking for?
Not everyone has to be a leading man or lady, however we are looking for energy and personality on stage. You should be able to perform your song to a small group of us and to have a go at reading a short scene.
It is great if you're a dancer, but if not we just ask that you can "move" ie. follow some simple choreography once you're in a show.
We are very proud of our shows and have a good reputation. Without wanting to scare people off, we ask all new members to audition for the society before auditioning for a show. Before casting a show we have "pre-audition rehearsals" and we ask new members to audition during that period.
Please bring a song with a backing track or some sheet music, and we will ask you to read something from a previous show as an acting audition. You won't be asked to dance in a company audition but please let us know about any experience you have.