More than 100 turn out for Grimsby Auditorium's pantomime audition
More than 100 girls and boys auditioned to be in this year's Grimsby Auditorium pantomime.
Cinderella may be going to the ball, but she will also be appearing at the venue from December 7 to 26 and 16 dancers from our area will be joining her.
Performers of all ages from across North East Lincolnshire danced their hearts out in the hope of being awarded a place to share the stage with not only a wicked stepmother and her ugly daughters but with two live white ponies.
Producer of the show, Vivien Wells, said: "Everyone is really excited for this show but we only have room for two groups of eight.
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"We saw the younger children in afternoon and the older ones later.
"The competition between all the dancers is very high and so is the standard, which is really great.
"We are hoping to break the Auditorium's box office record.
"It will be the traditional story of Cinderella, but with modern pop songs to appeal to the younger audience.
"The audience can expect a lot of comedy dancing and music."
Taking one of the lead roles is Kim Woodburn from Channel 4's How Clean Is Your House? who will be playing the wicked stepmother determined to make Cinderella's life a misery.
Playing Cinderella and taking on the job of show choreographer is Tara Wells and she couldn't believe how tough the competition was.
The 26-year-old said: "I am the choreographer every year, but this is the first time I have been the lead character in Grimsby and I cannot wait.
"The show is very funny and the most magical of all the pantomimes.
"I am very excited by this year's performance.
"It has been very hard to choose the dancers we are going to have on stage with us and I could, without a doubt, work with any of them.
"In actual fact it has come down to the height differences of the dancers.
"The official rehearsals start on November 26, but I will be working with the children a few weeks before that."
Dancer Fleurelise Frankland, 9, of Holton-le-Clay, said: "I really want to get in because I love dancing and panto.
"I have been on stage a lot of times before and when I am older I want to be a singer and a dancer.
Fellow dancer Scarlett Harvey, 9, of Cleethorpes, added: "I have been really excited about auditioning.
"I think Beauty And The Beast and Cinderella are my favourite pantomimes and to get the chance to be in one would be great."
Tickets for the show cost £12.50 for children and £16.00 for adults with group discounts available.
For more information and to book call 0844 871 3016.