are April 22-23
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN SING! Well here's your chance to show what you've got. Auditions for the theatrical production of an "American Operetta in Revue" will be held Sunday April 22 from 3-5 pm and Monday, April 23 from 5 - 7 pm at the Winchester Library located at 314 Nezperce Ave. in Winchester. Mature male and female voices for solo singers, understudies and chorus are needed. Those wishing to audition should bring a CD or cassette of a "musical theater" song (instrumental) or they may sing accapella.
This production will consist of a variety of numbers from early American operettas such as Naughty Marietta, Rose Marie, and The Red Mill by composers Oscar Hammerstein, Rudolf Friml, Sigmond Romberg and Victor Herbert. Popular operetta singers of the day were Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald.
The Operetta is the precursor to the very popular American musical comedy. American operetta was influenced by English operettas such as H.M.S. Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan. If you enjoy the compositions of Gilbert and Sullivan and Rogers and Hammerstein, this is for you!
Show dates for "American Operetta in Revue" are Thursday June 28 at 7 pm and Friday June 29 at 8 pm in the Winchester Community Center. This will be one of the numerous activities offered during Winchester Days. This theatrical event is a fundraiser to help with restoration of the Winchester Community Center and for projects at the Winchester Library. It is sponsored by The Museum Of Winchester History and the Friends of Winchester Library.
The production is being produced by Karen Coombes and directed by Deanna Benton. For more information call the Winchester Library at 924-5164 or firstname.lastname@example.org.