Calling All “Seasoned” Performers …..

September 7, 2017

Would you like to participate in live theater here at the Dutch Village Inn ?

If so, seniors (55+) who have acted professionally or in community theater are invited to audition for a production of  “1940’s Radio Hour,” a Broadway musical with a holiday theme being performed on December 15 and 16 during the Inn’s 2017 dinner theater schedule.

“We thought it would be an entertaining idea to perform this 1940’s musical and to have all of the parts played by local talented seniors,” said Rose Conrad, the show’s producer. “It will give an outlet to vibrant seniors who are still out there performing and contributing their talents to the community,” she added.

The “1940’s Radio Hour” is a play with music by Broadway writer-composer Walton Jones that ran on the Great White Way in the 1970’s and depicts the final holiday broadcast of the “Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade” on the New York radio station WOV broadcast from the iconic Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room, said Conrad. “It’s full of 1940’s music, dancing and old-time sound effects,” she added, “ and is more fun than a barrel of monkeys.”

Popular songs from the production include “How About You,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Blue Moon,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “I Got A Gal From Kalamazoo,” “I’ll Be Seeing You,” “I Got it Bad And That Ain’t Good,” “Our Love is Here to Stay,” “Ain’t She Sweet,” and many other well-known nostalgic songs of the era, along with a couple of “pretty famous” Christmas songs, Conrad said. “The theme of this show and the songs will certainly resonate with not only our core audience for this show but with the performers as well,” she added.

Singing roles are available for 10 men and 4 women. Actors who are cast should be comfortable with light choreography.

Auditions are being held at the Inn on Friday, September 22, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. and on Sunday, September 24, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and those auditioning should be prepared to perform a short audition song (no accompaniment required) and to read from the script.

For more information, contact Conrad or Erich Offenburg, the director of the show, at the Inn at 866-482-5050, Ext. #412.