Friday, July 9, 2010

Auditions! Singers Wanted


Singers Wanted 2010 Sinatra Birthday Bash
The Sinatra Birthday Bash is a musical celebration of Frank Sinatra in honor of what would have been his 95th birthday. Eight to ten of New Jersey's finest saloon singers, selected specifically for this show, will take the stage of the historic Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ, backed by the Red Bank Jazz Orchestra. The RBJO is a 17-piece professional Big Band under the musical direction of Joe Muccioli, who Jazzwise Magazine says works with, "A maximum of authenticity." The Sinatra Birthday Bash is not a costume and wig show. It's a sincere, respectful tribute in song to one of NJ's most famous sons. Those of you selected, no doubt the finest singers working in NJ today, will sing the great songs of the American Songbook, and many of the tunes associated with Sinatra during his long career.
AUDITION & SHOW INFO: This year a brand new cast of featured vocalists, plus a possible back-up singing group that we call "the Sinatra Guys and Dolls," will be selected for the show. Males, females, small vocal ensembles and talented performers of all ages are encouraged to apply. Each featured vocalist will perform two songs (one on each set) w/ the band, & participate in the opening number & the finale. Performers must attend rehearsals with the Musical Director as needed, & a whole cast staging rehearsal with piano accompaniment on a date TBA, & the dress rehearsal at 2:00 PM on Friday, December 10, 2010 & the show on the same date at 8:00 PM. Featured vocalists will receive an honorarium of $250 per singer or ensemble. Backup singers will receive $100 per singer. Audition is by CD (not in person).
Send a resume, head shot, & audio CD containing three recordings (songs) of your work in the Sinatra style to: Numa Saisselin, CEO, Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

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