Sing a favorite tune at the March meeting

Craig Gustafson is proposing something different for the Wheaton Drama meeting program for March. He writes:

Because there are a lot of people who would like to be onstage but don’t get a chance, I would like to do a variation on a meeting program gimmick I did a few years ago.

Do you have a Broadway song you love and which you do well, but nobody gets to hear it outside of auditions? I’m also open to duets, if you have a song you want to do with a buddy. Come sing it for the March meeting program.

I have a couple of people involved already. I’m looking for four women and four men. More, in case of duets. There will be a total of 10 to 14 songs.

Here are the rules:
1. If you’re interested, e-mail here: Craig@Bozolisand.com and tell me. The first four women and four men who apply are in, no questions asked, except:

2. Tell me what you want to sing. We’re not having an accompanist, so if I can find a music track for it online (and I’m a very persistent researcher), or if you have the track, or if you want to get somebody to play piano for you and record it, you’re in. No track, no sing.

3. You must be available the following dates:
A. Sunday, March 4, 2 p.m. – Initial rehearsal, singing your song and learning the group number.
B. Monday, March 12, 7 p.m. – Whole show, in order, on stage.
C. Tuesday, March 13, 7:30 – WDI monthly meeting.
That’s it. Total commitment – 3 days.

4. No songs over four minutes long. If you have a long song, we need to make cuts. I don’t want to keep people there all night.

5. No Andrew Lloyd Webber or Les Miserables. I want to give people a chance to be heard; there’s no reason why I should be tortured for it.

6. No songs from Company, WDI’s upcoming production. Make an audition appointment.

Come and sing! I will check my e-mail at noon on Monday (or later, depending on when this is sent to everybody), then notify the cast after I ascertain the music track situation.

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