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Based upon the recent guidance from the city, county, and state restricting gatherings, and for the health and safety of all, we are going to be rescheduling auditions for SWING!
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Palo Alto Players is holding auditions
for its winter musical,
Palo Alto Players announces auditions for its winter musical, SWING!,
Original Concept by Paul Kelly, Original Direction and Choreography by Lynn Taylor-Corbett
Our production will be Directed and Choreographed by Janie Scott, with Music Direction by Nick Kenrick.
SWING! performs November 6-22, 2020. Thursday curtains are at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday curtains are at 8pm, and Sunday curtains are at 2pm. Rehearsals are currently scheduled to begin mid-September.
SWING! nominated for six Tony awards, presents high energy beats, fast paced athletic dance moves and unique vocal jazz stylings which are hallmarks of swing music. The genre crossed racial and cultural barriers to bring us popular dances like the Lindy Hop, the Jive and more. SWING! celebrates this remarkable diversity to the beat of the most exhilarating songs of the period. The show requires a small group of dedicated jazz singers, each with featured vocals, as well as dancers who can sing well enough for the ensemble singing numbers. Dancers who can take on featured singing roles desired as well. With 38 song and dance numbers this two-act revue with a live Big Band on stage makes it abundantly clear that swing was never a time or a place----it has always been a state of mind! "Two thirds rhythm and one third soul." That's how Fats Waller defined the uniquely American form of popular music and dance known as "swing."
Five featured singers, three women and two men with the ability to solo, handle the tight jazz harmonies of the 1940’s and potentially scat.
Six male and six female dancers able to handle high energy athletic choreography for the many dance numbers in this show. Tumbling skills are a plus but not required. As part of the dancing ensemble looking for a male and female dancer 5’10 or taller and a male and female dancer 5’2 or smaller. Start your cardio now!
Please prepare a one-minute musical selection that shows off your vocal and acting range, preferably in the style of the show, 1930’s/40’s swing/jazz. Please bring sheet music in your key, no recording or a Capella. An accompanist will be provided.
First Rehearsal - Sunday, September 20th
Monday through Thursday 7pm – 10 pm
Saturday 10 – 5 pm and Sunday 5 – 8 pm