How much does membership to MMY cost?
MMY main cast membership is £78 a month, payable 12 months of the year. Rehearsals are weekly with short breaks for Christmas and Summer. Apprentices membership is £54 and Graduates membership is £40 a month.
The only additional expectation is members wear an official MMY polo short for rehearsals and appearances with the group. These can be ordered after a successful audition.
Extra rehearsals leading up to shows and show costs are included in the fee.
When are auditions held?
Formal auditions are usually held in the month after productions. However, sometimes a small number of spaces become available, so if you would like to join please email firstname.lastname@example.org and she can advise you as to when the next time will be.
What do auditions consist of?
We ask potential members to prepare a musical theatre song to act and sing (preferably with a backing track on CD or i-phone/i-pad, or a cappella), and a monologue (no shorter than 1 minute). They perform to the creative team (mums and dads are welcome to be present if they are nervous). We are a very friendly bunch and know how nerve-wracking auditions can be so we do try to be as welcoming as possible.
Where and when do MMY meet?
MMY meet weekly at Z arts, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA. Auditions are also held here, usually on rehearsal days.
Apprentices meet Saturday 9-10:45am
MMY Main Cast meet Friday 6-9pm
Graduates meet Wednesday 7:30-9pm
I would like to join but money may be an issue – is there help available?
At MMY we believe that money should never stand in the way of talent. We support a number of members with our bursary program. If you audition and we feel that you deserve a place then we can help.
What do I get as a member of MMY?
* High quality professional workshops each week.
* Full-scale professional standard productions.
* Workshops with guest professionals.
* Extra chances to perform at venues across the North West (recently we have performed at Manchester Central Library, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and The Royal Exchange Theatre).
* The opportunity to audition for Mountview once at the appropriate age.