Audition Notice – Cinema Shtick, a musical revue


Cinema Shtick, a musical movie revue

 Auditions for the 2018 Paint & Powder show are scheduled on March 28, 2018 the Pickersgill Retirement Center at 615 Chestnut Road in Towson.

 We will begin at 7:00 PM. When you arrive, please sign-in at the registration table. Everyone auditioning for the production will receive a numbered audition form. Complete this form and return it to the registration table. 

 Please prepare and bring sheet music. Everyone will be asked to sing 16-32 bars of a song that best shows off the voice. You may be asked to sing one of the songs from the show’s score, if your range is in question.  A list of songs will be available at the auditions should you wish to audition using one of these numbers. An accompanist will be provided.

Everyone should be prepared to learn a light movement combination. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing allowing for easy movement.

 Dancers should bring tap shoes and character shoes. Please be prepared to learn different style dance combinations to demonstrate “dance ability” in tap, ballet and jazz.

 The show dates are May 31 and June 1-2, 2018. Rehearsals will begin on April 1, 2018. Everyone must be available for the two weeks prior to the show. Production week beginning of May 28, 2017. The final dress rehearsal with a preview audience (cast family members, Boy Scout Troop 730 and retirement community residents) is scheduled on May 31, 2018.

 We would like to fill all 500 seats at these three performances. Tell everyone you know to start saving their money so that they can see this show.

 Here are the plans for the show, Cinema Shtick, a musical movie revue

Let’s Go to The  Movies, the opening number, features many movie icons from Star Wars, Gone with the Wind, Tarzan, the Marx Brothers, Grease, the silent movie era of the early 1900’s and those shoot ’em up western cowboy movies. The production numbers include:

  1. A tribute to the animated movies and the Disney Princesses and other recent animated films,
  2. Those gangster movies from the prohibition era,
  3. A brief glance at the Film Noir, a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas,
  4. Selections from the golden age of movie musicals from the 1950’s and the Rock Musicals of a more recent era,
  5. And, finally, swashbuckling movies bit and those movies filmed in exotic locations.

 Rod Clark, Show Director