WOW!'s 2019 show will be "Thoroughly Modern Millie" which will run from 18-23 February 2019.


We will be running three pre-audition rehearsals, where potential cast members can get to know a little about the show and the audition process; meet the Director (Claire Carr), Musical Director (Susannah Edom) and Assistant to the Director (Olivia Bentley); learn the audition pieces, songs and dances. These will take place on:

  • Sunday 9th September 2018 10:30-15:00 at Witham Public Hall, Collingwood Road CM8 2DY
  • Monday 10th September 19:30-21:30 at Spring Lodge Community Centre, Witham CM8 2HE
  • Thursday 13th September 19:30-21:30 at Spring Lodge Community Centre, Witham CM8 2HE

Please wear loose fitting clothes and suitable shoes* for the pre-audition workshops and bring a pad and pencil with you. You will also need a packed lunch for the Sunday workshop and plenty to drink for all sessions.

The cost of the pre-audition sessions will be £3 for the Sunday session and £3 for the Monday and/or Thursday sessions. The audition fee will also be £3.


Girls will need character shoes for the show (tan preferably) so if you have these for auditions then great. If no characters, please wear dance shoes (jazz, street etc). Please do not wear trainers. Those who wish to audition as a tapper will need tap shoes for the auditions (borrow or second hand for the auditions).

Boys will need rehearsal shoes – preferably jazz shoes to rehearse in and therefore these would be best for auditions. If no jazz shoes then Converse etc will be fine for auditions. If there are boys who are able to tap and wish to audition to tap, they will also need tap shoes for the auditions. Or decent shoes that you can dance out clear beats of the steps.


Auditions will take place on Sunday 16th September from 11am at Witham Public Hall.

If you are unable to attend the main auditions, there will be early auditions at the end of the pre-audition workshop on Thursday 13th September at 9pm at Spring Lodge.


Rehearsals will take place at Spring Lodge on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30pm from September 17th until the first week of February 2019. For the second week of February, rehearsals will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7:30pm to 10pm at Witham Pubic Hall. There will also be some Sunday rehearsals which will take place as follows:

  • 11th November 2018 10:00-16:00 at Hall 1, Spring Lodge
  • 9th December 2018 10:00-16:00 at Witham Public Hall
  • 6th January 2019 10:00-16:00 at Witham Public Hall
  • 27th January 2019 10:00-16:00 at Witham Public Hall
  • 10th February 2019 10:00-16:00 at Witham Public Hall

Come Along!

If you are interested in joining WOW! for "Thoroughly Modern Millie", and will be aged between 11 and 21 on show week, please come along to the pre-audition sessions to meet us. Do bear in mind the commitment that you would be making should you be offered a part in the show.

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