Audition for summer Rodgers & Hammerstein musical
Taste and imagination, the two key ingredients for a first-rate revue, abound in this fresh take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon. This R&H musical revue opened the 1994 Broadway season with flair and distinction, garnering wildly enthusiastic notices as well as earning two Tony nominations, including Best Musical.
The R&H founding fathers probably never imagined 'Shall We Dance?' as a comic pas de deux for a towering beauty and her diminutive admirer, nor did they suspect that one day a lovelorn young lad might pose the musical question, 'How do you solve a problem like Maria?' But that's precisely the kind of invention lavished upon this revue, with innovative musical arrangements including a sultry Andrews Sisters-esque 'I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair,' a swingin' 'Honeybun' worthy of the Modernaires, and a jazzy 'Kansas City' which leaves no question about how terrifically up to date the remarkable songs of R&H remain.
“A Grand Night for Singing” will be under the direction and choreography of Emily Mirabile, with music direction by John Mulcahy. Performances for this fully-staged production are scheduled for August 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17, with rehearsals beginning in early June. Although originally written for a cast of five, LCCT, as they did a few summers back with the Kander and Ebb revue “And the World Goes ‘Round,” will be enlarging the company to feature multiple performers.
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