Video: Wannabes determined not to be Frozen out in Disney auditions

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They turned up in their droves to Let it Go for the chance to star as real-life versions of some of the world’s most famous cartoon characters.

Dozens of hopefuls donned their dancing gear – and their best smiles – for Disney auditions at the Yorkshire Dance Centre in Leeds yesterday.

Rehearsals for Disneyland Paris held at Yorkshire Dance, St Peter's Square, Leeds.

Rehearsals for Disneyland Paris held at Yorkshire Dance, St Peter's Square, Leeds.

The company was on the hunt for character look-alikes and performers to entertain the crowds at Disneyland Paris.

Among the 30 female roles up for grabs were sisters Anna and Elsa from smash hit Frozen, as well as heroines from other big box office films Mulan, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and Tangled.

Not to be outdone, several men turned up to the auditions for a shot at grabbing a one of the 15 male roles, which included Peter Pan, Aladdin, Cinderella’s Prince Charming and the Prince from Snow White.

The hopefuls were put through their paces by being asked to perform vigorous dance routines. They also had to hand over their CVs to prove their credentials.

One observer said: “It all looked quite demanding, but they had on their best smiles and were determined to impress.”

The big turn-out for the auditions came after Disney put out a call for “enthusiastic and highly energetic people to perform as our famous characters and to participate in our wonderful parade and cavalcades.”

The search criteria dictated the height and ability levels required to fulfil the different roles on offer.

Candidates had to be over 18 years-old and able to speak English or French.

They were also banned from wearing make-up to the auditions.

Successful candidates could secure three-month contracts at the park.

Date: 23rd June 2017.
Picture James Hardisty.
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