TAKE TO THE STAGE
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.