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A rollicking Irish flavored musical!
Irish, NY 1919 gateway to roaring 20s
Arranged through Tams-Witmark Music Library New York City
Performance Dates February 19-20, 26-27, March 4-5-6, 2011
At Lakeshore Catholic High School Auditorium, 150 Janet Street, Port Colborne, Ontario
Auditions - Come join us!
Registration for cast/backstage Wednesday, September 8, 2010 7:00 PM "Stage Door" Lakeshore High Auditorium 150 Janet St., Port Coborne (next to centennial indoor swimming pool). Cast fee $20. Backstage $10. Provide liability/accident insurance. Come learn about "Irene" - refreshments/information. Auditions begin September 16th. Leading characters three women three men. Support roles three women three men. Singers and dancers - Tap/Jazz/Irish jig/ Charleston/ Ballroom. Members of cast must be 16 years old.
Rehearsals Wednesdays. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sundays beginning November 1, 2010 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Musical numbers "Alice Blue Gown" "They Go Wild Simply Wild Over Me"; "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows"; "You Made Me Love You."
Originally staged in 1919, it has been revamped and modernized. It is a "Cinderella story" with a happy air and ending. Irene Odette works with her widowed mother in a music shop in Irish neighborhood in New York, an Irish lass who believes in women's Lib before the term was invented. She installs the first telephone in her neighborhood. The first ring to tune a piano in swank Long Island impels her to meet her Prince Charming, Donald S. Marshall, who becomes intrigued by this Irish lass. A friend entices him to finance a dress salon run by a wild eccentric Mme. Lucy provided that Irene is the manager. Donald tries to pass Irene off as a contessa to his mother at a society ball held to introduce Mme. Lucy's fashions. Furious, Irene throws him out. Mother O'Dare intervenes and love triumphs over all.
Behind The Scenes
It takes a large corps of volunteers to bring any Broadway show to life. The Society NEEDS willing hands looking for a hobby for the winter months. A hobby that gets you involved with the "birth" of a Broadway show without ever having to step in the spotlight. There is a dire need for more help backstage.
What is involved - building sets, stage properties, planning costumes, painting, during the show moving things on and off the stage...putting on make-up, helping actors with quick costume changes, and many more.
In the technical field, come and learn about special stage effects, theatrical lighting, and effective sound. You don't have to be stage-struck to become involved with theatre. Thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Society has one of the top rated sound systems available today. It's fascinating volunteer work while you are learning a craft.
If interested, come out to Lakeshore Catholic High School on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 7:00 p.m., call 905-834-9406 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Society has been offering an opportunity for local business and individuals to support the annual musical by supporting a performance. If you would like to get on the Society's support wagon by becoming a COMMUNITY PARTNER, JUST GET IN TOUCH! The Society is a registered charity 832443675R0001. You will receive a charitable receipt for tax purposes; two tickets to "your" night; a public acknowledgement in our programme and in our Lobby Showcase, and an audio announcement before opening curtain. If you are interested please contact the society at 905-834-9318 or e-mail email@example.com or by fax 905-834-8955 or mail to Box 383, Port Colborne, Ontario, L3K 1B7
Major Community Partners:
The Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario, has provided a grant to the Society permitting us to make washroom renovations and provide a new roof on our facility at Bethel Harmony Hall, making the building a healthier, stable structure within our community. The Society is extremely grateful to the Foundation for their support.
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