Songs for a New World


Riverside Players are proud to introduce a new director and show for July 2020! 

Performance dates are: 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th July 2020 

“Songs for a New World” created by Jason Robert Brown is a unique piece of musical theatre. It is more of a song cycle than a story. The show unites a group of performers who all have one thing in common-they stand at moments of transition, a time of decision. We have all had that feeling – do we turn left or right. 

The music speaks directly from the performer to the audience. It is almost visceral as it is about an emotional reaction to the lyrics and the melody. 

We are looking for a group of people who will work together to stage this show. To bring to life both the emotion and the decision making process of the performance. Actors and singers who can work together as a team, seamlessly and unselfishly supporting one another from the opening to the closing. 

In order to achieve this we are holding an informal workshop, where we will introduce you to some of the numbers and ideas for the show. We will also be having a sing along before the main auditions. 

Dates for your diary:

  • Initial Workshop: Come and play some games, sing some songs and get introduced to the opening sequence from this show. We are looking to see how everyone works together. Everyone is welcome.
    Tuesday, 25th February 19:30 – 22:00
  • Sing-a-long: Come and sing through the whole show and see which role may suit you! We will be running through the entire show with the MD and director.
    Tuesday, 3rd March, 20:00 – 22:00
  • Auditions: Open to everyone. Sunday, 15th March 17:00 – 20:00
  • Auditions: Open to everyone. Tuesday, 17th March 20:00 – 22:00

For the auditions, please prepare a song from a modern musical composer.
If you would like suggestions, please get in touch and we can offer some ideas.
If you would like to perform something from this show we would love to see it.

We would also like to hear you speak a short piece of prose directly to an audience. We are looking for how you communicate naturally with the audience.
(This does not need to be from memory)

All of these will be taking place at the Eynsford Village Hall – feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

Everyone is welcome.

Trisha Gough