The Ladies of Tin Pan Alley

Golden Chain Theatre auditions July 29, 30

July 23, 2013 

Singers and dancers and being encouraged to try out for "The Ladies of Tin Pan Alley," a Golden Chain Theatre tribute to the music of 1900-1949.

Written and directed by Jennifer Piccolotti and James Mierkey, the show will focus on women composers and lyricists of the golden age of music and will feature strong vocalists, lively group dance numbers, and live musical accompaniment.

Auditions will be held 6-9 p.m., July 29 and 30 at the Golden Chain on Highway 41, north of Oakhurst.

Piccolotti directed the musical "I Can't Believe That Didn't Win A Tony," last season and Mierkey is the musical director at Sierra Pines Church.

"We have a need for group singers as well as solo vocalists," Piccolotti said "And we have quite a few men's roles as well, both singing and non singing."

The show will feature emotional ballads, high energy group numbers, and features a ladies A'Capella barbershop quartet.

Piccolotti said each person who auditions will be asked to perform solo with a CD track or sheet music that will be used by an accompanist.

"For this show, any song from the 30s or 40s would be great," according to Piccolotti.

A short group dance lesson and script readings will also be held during auditions.

"If you are looking for a musical outlet and are interested in joining us for this nostalgic and fabulously retro experience, we would love to see you at auditions," Piccolotti said.

Set designer for the production is Jason Turner.

"Jason has done truly amazing things with many of the sets this season and we are excited that he is going to bring old New York to the Golden Chain stage," Piccolotti said.

A detailed rehearsal schedule will be given at auditions, but for lead roles will rehearse 5-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday for several weeks prior to Nov. 8 opening night.

The show itself runs the last three weekends in November, on Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

Help is also needed in set painting, costuming and backstage assistance.

Details: Jennifer Piccolotti, (661) 699-3792.

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