The Prior Lake Players are excited to announce our Spring 2015 production will be an evening of Rodgers & Hammerstein classics!
Directed by Melissa Cummings, the performances will take place Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2 at Glendale United Methodist Church in Savage. Both evenings will feature a showcase of classic songs by Rodgers & Hammerstein -- including music from South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma! and The King & I -- followed by complimentary dessert and conversation.
Auditions for the Rodgers & Hammerstein Revue will take place Thursday, March 5 and Monday, March 9, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Glendale United Methodist Church (13550 Glendale Road, Savage). Auditions are open -- no appointments are necessary.
Roles in the showcase choir are available for ages 13 & up only. This production will be a concert-style performance, with approximately 15-20 singers performing alongside a live pit orchestra. Those interested in being part of the showcase must be comfortable singing in a small group setting, and soloists will also be chosen for specific songs in the performance. There may be minimal choreography involved, but no specific dance requirements.
Auditioners should prepare a short segment (one verse plus chorus) of a Broadway showtune (does not need to be R&H) that shows their vocal talent. An accompanist will be provided. Auditioners may also be asked to sight-read a piece. Auditioners should also be prepared to list their vocal range (e.g. "mezzo soprano" or "A below middle C to second F") on their audition form, along with any potential rehearsal conflicts.
Rehearsals will begin the week of March 23 and will tentatively be on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Not all participants will be needed at every rehearsal. More information will be available at auditions.