NOW the summer is over, local theatre group Paignton Pantomime Productions are gearing up for their Christmas production of Sleeping Beauty.
They are now about to hold auditions for dancers, junior dancers and chorus members.
These are open auditions and will be held on September 15 at the Palace Theatre, Arena Hall, Paignton.
Dancers auditions are at 11am with registration 15 minutes before.
The company is looking for female and male dancers. Minimum height is 5ft. They must have very good modern and jazz ability and also tap.
However, non-tappers might be accepted if they are very good at the other disciplines.
Juniors auditions are at 2pm, with registration at 1.45pm.
The company is also looking for youngsters.
The minimum age at audition date is seven and the maximum height is 4ft 8in.
They must have good modern dance ability and also be able to tap, although as with the dancers, non-tappers might be accepted if they are fulfil the other disciplines.
Adult chorus auditions are at 12.30pm with registration at 12.15pm.
The company is looking for male and female chorus members aged from teens upwards.
This is not a children's chorus, therefore any younger applicants should look sufficiently mature.
It is hoped applicants should be over 4ft 8in in height and preferably over 5ft.
No previous experience is necessary and applicants should be able to move in song and dance.
Rehearsals start in late October and the cast members should be available at least two evenings and sometimes three times a week through November, building up in December as the show approaches.
There will be some Sunday evening rehearsals, as well as midweek ones.
Dancers and juniors will have rehearsals on Sunday mornings as well as two evenings in the week.
Sleeping Beauty runs from December 21 until January 4 with various matinees and evening shows.
Any applicants aged under 16 should attend auditions with a parent or guardian.
Most of the principal parts have been cast.
"Although principal auditions were very successful and a great cast has been gathered so far, we have still to cast the role of the Prince in the production," said Iain Douglas, director of the production.
"We are looking for a young male performer, who is able to move in song and dance and has great stage presence.
"He plays the young prince who falls in love with Sleeping Beauty, but then she is put to sleep by the witches spell and he returns playing his own grandfather 100 years later, so will be playing two roles in one."
Anyone interested in auditioning for the role of the Prince should call 01803 290371.