GLAMOUR: Scenes from a previous Tarnished Frocks and Divas show in Tauranga. Photos supplied

EASTERN Bay women wanting to be part of Tauranga fashion show Tarnished Frocks and Divas this year are invited to audition next weekend.

The celebration of fashion, music and compelling women, held every two years, is on again in September and anyone who is happy to donate their time can become a part of it.

The 2017 show, Zoetica, included a number of Eastern Bay names, with Cole Bockman handpicked to choreograph the show, Whakatane Musical Theatre stalwart Trish Marsden having a main performing role and Radio 1XX’s Christine Tulloch a model.

Well known Whakatane artist and musician Maree “Mouse” White was musical director of both the 2015 and 2017 shows.

Women aged 40 or over are invited to audition. Successful applicants could be working with top talent like Jackie Clarke, Annie Crummer and international star Caitriona Fallon.

Audition day is Sunday, March 24 following a workshop day on March 23. Auditions will be held at the Tauranga Boys College gym.

Applicants don’t have to be professional actresses or singers to participate, nor have any previous experience.

Almost 300 people have already expressed their interest on the official Facebook event page.

Tarnished Frocks and Divas began as a modest fashion parade, in a shed for 350 people in 2005 – and grew and grew.

By 2017 it had become a massive performance at the ASB Arena with more than 180 people in the cast and crew, an impressive number of nationwide and international celebrities and more than 7000 guests attending sell-out performances.

Eastern Bay woman can register their interest on the Tarnished Frocks and Divas website https://www.tarnishedfrocksanddivas.co.nz/

 

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