All Reserved Seats only $25
Our 2020 Production is a ???Mystery???
Preregistration Night June 19, 2019, 7pm
At Port Colborne Operatic Society Hall, 2725 Chippawa Road, Port Colborne L3K 1B7
Personal information and consent forms must be completed and signed to register.
Welcome to our Mystery Show!
By Iraina Neufeld, Director
Due to contractual restrictions, we can't yet reveal the title of our exciting 2020 production on our website. However, rest assured that the heart of our wonderful production is the music and we intend to present the songbook with maximum production value. For anyone interested in a slightly more rock and roll approach to theatre, this is the show to get involved with. It’s also an opportunity to have a unique experience on stage. We are intending to cast a large “company”, who will be on stage through much of the show. A much larger percentage of the numbers than usual are “production numbers” and our onstage company will serve as backing singers and dancers throughout.
While everyone will sing and dance to some extent, there will also be featured dancers and there will be an ever-present chorus (in the true sense of the word), singing in virtually every number. There will also be everything in between. A key component of this chorus will be its reflection of our own society and in this respect we are hoping to attract performers of all shapes, sizes and ages. The uniting factor on stage will be the energy, spirit and delight that is magically contained in the music of this wonderful show, and our ambition will be to package up that joy and deliver it into the audience. Being part of this ensemble offers a very exciting opportunity.
REHEARSAL AND SHOW ATTENDANCE:
All Cast Members must be available for the following rehearsals:
• Every WEDNESDAY evening starting on September 18th, 7:00 to 10:00 until show time
• Every SUNDAY afternoon beginning November 3rd, 1:00 to 5:00 until show time
• Some SATURDAY afternoon dance rehearsals (beginning in October) will take place at Dance Expressions (in Port Colborne) at the discretion of the choreographer.
• REHEARSAL SCHEDULES will be published in advance and every effort will be made to adhere to the schedule as published.
Please read the attached ATTENDANCE PROCEDURE SHOW DATES:
• FULL DRESS REHEARSAL – Friday, February 21, 2020 (7:30 curtain)
• OPENING NIGHT – Saturday, February 22, 2020 (7:30 curtain) – meet the cast in the lobby
• Sunday, February 23, 2020 – MATINEE (2:00 curtain)
• Saturday, February 29, 2020 -- MATINEE (2:00 curtain)
• Saturday, February 29, 2020 – POSSIBLE SING-ALONG PERFORMANCE (7:30 curtain) (subject to Board approval)
• Sunday, March 1, 2020 – MATINEE (2:00 curtain)
• Friday, March 6, 2020 (7:30 curtain)
• Saturday, March 7, 2020 -- MATINEE (2:00 curtain)
• CLOSING -- Sunday, March 8, 2020 -- MATINEE (2:00 curtain)
CHILDREN not chosen to be part of the cast will receive a full refund of their Membership fee ($20.00). You must make arrangements to pick up your refund.
ADULTS who have auditioned and do not wish to remain in the show will be refunded $20.00 of their $25.00 Membership fee. If they have not auditioned and decide to leave the show, they will be refunded the full amount of their Membership fee ($25.00).
If you have any questions regarding membership, please contact Pat Ballin at 905-834-9307.
All members who register at the Pre-Registration (on June 19) must also attend the registration nights on Sept. 4 & 11. A script will be provided upon payment of membership (must be returned after the show or if you decide not to continue in the show)
AUDITIONS for solo roles will take place on September 12, 13 & 14. Location to be announced. Dance Auditions and possible chorus auditions will take place on September 18.
Female 1 -- around 40 -- mother
Honest and hard-working, she is the most naturalistic and vulnerable of the characters. Delivers some of the biggest solos in the show.
Vocal Range: F3 - C5
Female 2 -- around 21 – daughter to Female 1
Headstrong, bright and energetic
Vocal Range: F#3 – E5
Female 3 -- around 40 – friend of Female 1
Wild, fun-loving and a big character, she flirts mercilessly with young men.
Vocal Range: E3 – E5
Female 4 -- around 40 – friend of Female 1
A character who has developed a confident, funny and self-deprecating exterior which masks her inner vulnerability.
Vocal Range: E3 – D5
Male 1 -- 40-50
Wealthy, straight-laced, confident and composed. A very true and honest character within the chaos.
Vocal Range: D3 – Ab4
Male 2 -- 40-50
Once a head-banging, partying musician, but now a romantic nostalgist.
Vocal Range: C3 – F#4
Male 3 -- 40-50
A real character, full of comedy and a golden heart within.
Vocal Range: Bb2 – F#4
Male 4 -- 25 - 32
Romantic lead – young, enthusiastic and hopeful.
Vocal Range: Eb3 to Ab4
Females 5 & 6 -- around 21 – friends of Female 2
A supporting double-act of bubbly excitement.
Vocal Range: G3 – D5
Male 5 -- 20 - 25
A flirty waiter: hot, energetic and fun-loving. Moves well.
Vocal Range: A3 – F4
Male 6 -- 20 - 30
No solo singing but an opportunity for a good young character actor to create something interesting.
Male 7 -- Mature
Primarily a speaking role.
Involved in the Show? See our Members page for Rehearsal and other information.
ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM
Personal information & consent form
All Reserved Seats $25
Tickets & Gift Certificates For Our 2020 Production will Be Available from Roselawn Centre
Box Office in Fall 2019
296 Fielden Avenue
Port Colborne, ON
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