Barn Academy Summer Project announces open auditions for ‘Grease’ and ‘Annie Jr’

25th April 2019


  • Barn Academy Summer Project
  • Training young actors alongside industry professionals
  • Auditions are free

The Barn Academy Summer Project—an intensive summer course bringing young perfomers together with professional directors and creatives.

The Barn Academy is proud to announce that this years projects are ‘Grease: School Edition’ (age 13+) and ‘Annie Jr’ (age 7-13), with open auditions on 11th and 12th May. Limited places are available, so sign up now to avoid disappointment.


Grease the Musical takes you back to Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through the songs “Greased Lightnin’,” “We Go Together,” “Alone at the Drive-In Movie,” “Born to Hand Jive,”and many more.

Shorter and more suitable in content for teens and subteens, this abridged version retains the fun-loving spirit and immortal songs that make Grease a favorite among rock and roll fans of all ages.

Sign up for auditions using the Google Form.



Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

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Our age range for the Senior Project is 13+, and Junior Project is 7-13. Exceptions are made outside the given age ranges, so don’t hesitate to apply.

Places at Barn Academy Summer Project cost £350 for non-Barn Academy students, or £300 for Barn Academy students.

Auditions are completely free.

Audition Process

The auditions will consist of group dance, acting and singing workshops, followed by individual auditions.

Please wear loose-fitting active wear and suitable footwear for dance and movement, and bring a bottle of water.

For your individual audition, please prepare one song- either from the show you are auditioning for, or from a different musical of similar style.

What is the Barn Academy Summer Project?

The Barn Academy has been working with our local young talent for over four years, bringing a supportive-yet-intensive teaching style, with emphasis on crossover skills and a professional production value, having produced sell out youth shows Spring Awakening, Oliver! & Les Miserables to fantastic reviews.

What is the purpose of the course?

As an extension of Barn Academy’s core programme, Barn Academy Summer Project trains ambitious young performers in acting, singing and dancing, giving them the guidance and inspiration to get ahead in all three disciplines. It will give students the opportunity to perfect their skills, spurring many onto professional careers in the film and music industry, opera houses, and the West-End.

Barn Academy aims to instill the flair, hard-working ethos, and technical skills that are essential to anyone breaking into the performing arts industry, with commitment to developing the talents of young people and delivering high-quality training, they strive to provide them with essential life skills that will be of great personal value in years to come. The Barn Academy team is dedicated to ensuring students take home all the benefits performing arts have to offer, through one unforgettable experience.


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