Audition 101

WITH danielle tarento

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Straight from the critical success of the Charing Cross Theatre revival of Ragtime, take this rare opporunity to work with acclaimed producer & casting director, Danielle Tarento, in this audition technique focused workshop. Ask those burning questions you have & recieve feedback on your audition pieces. This workshop will be accompanied by musical director, Rickey Long.


Danielle's recent producing acheivements include the critically acclaimed production of Titanic, at Southwark Playhouse and recently revived at Charing Cross Theatre. Other recent successes include Grey Gardens, Allegro & Dogfight.


Tickets must be booked in advance, and we strongly suggest booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Strictly limited Participant tickets are avaliable, as well as many discounted Observer tickets.




Danielle will work with a select number of participants, on song which they have previously prepared for the workshop. As there are only 10 Participants for the workshop, each person will recieve a generous amount of time to work on their performance. The workshop itself aims to have a relaxing and supportive atmosphere, allowing participants to feel safe to experiment and try out new things with Danielle.


The workshop will last for 4 hours, with a short break midway through. Each participant will have the opportunity to 'audition' for Danielle, ad recieve instant feedback on their performance.

Observers will be encouraged to be actively involved, invited to ask questions and support those who are singing in the workshop.



Danielle is a freelance producer and casting director. She won Best Producer at the 2012 Off West End Awards and was nominated for Producer of the Year at the Stage Awards 2015.


She is currently co-producing the 2016 season at Charing Cross Theatre which includes the hotly anticipated revival of Titanic, Ragtime and Death Takes A Hotliday.


Theatre at Southwark Playhouse: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Allegro; Grey Gardens; Grand Hotel (winner: Off West End Award for Best Musical Production, nominated: WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off West End Production and 17 Broadway World UK Awards); Gods And Monsters; Dogfight (shortlisted: Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical 2014, nominated: WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off West End Production, 9 Broadway World UK Awards and 3 Off West End Awards); Three Sisters; Titanic (longlisted: Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical 2013, winner: WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off West End Production, Broadway World UK Award for Best Fringe/Regional Musical 2013 and 4 Off West End Awards including Best Musical Production); Victor/Victoria; Mack & Mabel (longlisted: Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical 2012, nominated: 13 Broadway World UK Awards and 6 Off West End Awards); Parade (longlisted: Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical 2011, nominated: WhatsOnStage Award for Best Musical Revival 2012, Off West End Award for Best Musical Production 2012); Company.


Other theatre includes: Pure Imagination (St James); Man To Man (Park); My Lifelong Love - An Evening With Georgia Stitt And Friends (Garrick); Frances Ruffelle - Paris Original (St James Studio); Evita, Grease (Ljubljana Festival, Slovenia); Taboo (Brixton Club House - winner, WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off West End Production 2013); The Pitchfork Disney (Arcola); Burlesque (Jermyn Street - winner, Off West End Award for Best New Musical 2012); Noël And Gertie (Cockpit); Spring Awakening (Rose, Kingston); Drowning On Dry Land (Jermyn Street); Legacy Falls (New Players Theatre); Grateful (Cadogan Hall); Frances Ruffelle: Beneath The Dress (Madame JoJo’s, Edinburgh Festival, Wroclaw Stage Song Review, Poland, Menier Chocolate Factory & 54 Below, NYC); Happy Savages (Edinburgh Festival). 


About rickey long


Rickey is a professional musical director and musician based in London, UK. He works as a freelance MD and session musician working on various theatre shows, with actors, dancers and other performers, across the globe.

Rickey trained at the Royal Academy of Music, (RAM) receiving Distinction in a postgraduate diploma in Musical Theatre, specialising in Musical Direction. He previously attended the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), achieving a first class honours degree in BA Music. He musically directed many productions within both institutes.

Rickey has advanced training in piano, keyboard, woodwind and percussion, and also plays the accordion. 

Rickey’s Credits Include, The UK and Ireland Tour of Avenue Q (and Hong Kong), Shrek, Little Shop of Horrors (Paul McCartney Auditorium), Sister Act (Beau Sejour Theatre), Blood Wedding (RAM), Love Story (RAM), How to Succeed in Business, Joseph, 13, West Side Story, Hello Dolly, Peter Pan, Rent, The Wiz, to name but a few.



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14:00 - 18:00 | 23rd October 2016

London Theatre Workshop, Leadenhall Market

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