Along with in-class performances and studio showcases, Next Generation offers external performance opportunities to all of our members throughout the year.
Our performance group runs on an audition basis with auditions being held throughout the year before each upcoming performance. This allows the best performers to be selected for each performance and allows performing opportunities for as many members as possible year round.
Our performance group take part in competitions across the country throughout the year. The members compete in group and solo routines in Musical Theatre, Monologue and Singing. The group has had huge success over the past years with many of their pieces placing and even winning overall.
Our Drama classes also compete annually in One Act Play festivals, performing a variety of plays from different genres of theatre.
There are many large scale opportunities throughout the year for our Next Gen members to show off their talent to audiences far and wide. One of the main events in the calendar is the annual Lowry Showcase, which takes place at the Lowry Theatre in Salford. We also offer a trip to London to perform at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End and take part in a workshop at Pineapple Dance Studios. There may even be a chance to perform for Mickey Mouse at Disneyland Paris next year!
As Next Generation is a part of Mossley AODS, there are opportunities throughout the year for our members to audition to be in large scale plays and musicals. Past Next Generation productions include Cats, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Grease, to name but a few. In addition to these, some of our members have taken part in other productions such as Gypsy and The Railway Children alongside our adult company.
Throughout the year, Next Generation are invited to perform at many local events. These range from charity showcases and summer fayres to christmas light turn on and awards ceremonies.