TAKE TO THE STAGE

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Don’t fret if you don’t have the pipes needed to get the crowd singing along with you – at the Lip Sync Bat­tle (above) event in Mar­riott Al For­san, Abu Dhabi, all you need is stage pres­ence and a mem­ory for lyrics. Sim­ply mouth the lyrics to the song that’s play­ing in the back­ground and bat­tle it out to the fi­nals. Ev­ery Thurs­day at Ap­paloosa; from 10pm2am. Free en­try for ladies and cou­ples. Call 02 201 4131.

So you think you can dance, sing and act? You can put your triple-threat tal­ents to the test at the au­di­tions for

Amaz­ing Dubai – a new mu­si­cal that’s open­ing at the Mad­i­nat The­atre in Septem­ber. The open-call au­di­tions are be­ing held to­day at Mad­i­nat The­atre, Souk Mad­i­nat Jumeirah, from 10am-2pm and are open all. Writ­ten and di­rected by San­jeev Dixit, re­hearsals for the play will kick off mid-August. Call 052 837 0405.

If you think you’re still a lit­tle green be­hind the years to pur­sue your stage dreams pro­fes­sion­ally give the Summer Act­ing Pro­gramme for Adults at Duc­tac a go. The course runs from July 24-August 4 and cov­ers im­pro­vi­sa­tion, voice and move­ment, Shake­speare for begin­ners, char­ac­ter de­vel­op­ment, scene study and pre­sen­ta­tion style. Classes run ev­ery Mon­day, Wed­nes­day and Satur­day from 7.30pm-9.30pm and cost Dh1,200 per per­son. Reg­is­ter at info@ star­too.org.

Pre­fer to just sit back and en­joy others’ tal­ent? Then head to Yas Mall and catch the first edi­tion of Abu Dhabi Un­plugged – a se­ries of live per­for­mances by lo­cal tal­ents. To­day from 5-10pm you can en­joy screen­ings of an­i­mated films by Emi­rati di­rec­tor Mo­ham­mad Ah­mad Fikree and a stand-up com­edy show by Dubom­edy’s Im­prov Troupe per­for­mances. Free.

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