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August 2010/Issue No 270

December 2010
All Shook Up 1

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All Shook Up 1

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All Shook Up 1 
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All Shook Up 1
August 2011 
All Shook Up 1
December 2011
All Shook Up 1

   Voting Member Information 
 You are eligible to be a voting member if you do one of the following during the season:
  • partcipate in our Member/Patron Program
  • participate in one of our 2009 productions
  • complete five hours of other volunteer work such as helping in the concession stand, as a bus greeter, or helping with clean up day.
To receive voting member information ahead of the Annual Meeting, you must let us know that you qualify by filling out a registration form, available in the box office.  Voting member notifications will only be sent to those individuals who have completed the form. Forms must be received by September 12, 2010. Remember, you must be at least 16 years old to be a voting member. 
QCMG Alumni Gathering
The QCMG alumni will meet for lunch at 12 noon on Wed. Oct 20th at O'Melias restaurant at 2900, Blackhawk Road.  Patrons enter from the parking lot in back entrance on ground floor, and we will be served there, so it's handicapped accessable. Everyone is welcome. Call Cathie Anderson if you plan to attend. 309-762-3259. Don't forget to bring your memories of Guild so we can do our book.
2011 Directing Staff Applications
Directing staff applications for our 2011 Season are available in the QCMG Box Office or on our website - www.qcmusicguild.com.
Applications for the 2011 Spring and Summer Productions are due by September 15, 2010. 
Applications for our 2011 Winter Production are due in June 2011. 
Completed applications can be emailed to boxoffice@qcmusicguild.com or submitted to the Box Office. We hope to hear from you!
Congratulations to our 2010 SAM Award winners: J. Adam Lounsberry, Peggy Freeman, and Erin Lounsberry.  Thanks for all you have done and continue to do for QCMG!
All Shook Up 1Book Director - Michael Schmidt
Music Director - Deb Swift
Choreographer - Martha Taylor
Assistant Director - Jerry Taylor
Assistant Music Director - Lynn Grandon 

Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation is being performed for the first time by the Music Guild.  Indeed, we are proud to be the first community theatre in the Quad Cities to perform this show that features seventeen Irving Berlin songs that include Blue Skies, Snow, Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep, How Deep Is the Ocean, Sisters, I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm, and the most popular song ever written, White Christmas. 
In the show, veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow the beautiful, singing Haynes sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander, General Henry Waverly.  Once there the two song-and-dance pairs plot to help save the retired general's ski lodge, restore his pride, and pursue romance along the way.
Those who audition will need to prepare sixteen bars of a show tune to sing.  It can be from White Christmas, but please do not sing that particular song!  Bring sheet music with you for our accompanist.  Do not sing acappella, or to a recording.   Also, be prepared to be taught a bit of dance, as there is a considerable amount of dancing in the show, so dress comfortably and be ready to have fun.  (There is no need to bring tap shoes to auditions.)  Auditioners will also be asked to read dialogue from the show. 
Bob Wallace - Senior of the song-and-dance act with a crooning style who moves well. His singing range is C below middle (C4) to Ab above middle (Ab6).
Phil Davis - Bob's comic song-and-dance partner who moves well, he needs a strong jazz singing style.  His singing range is C below middle (C4) to G above middle (G6).
Betty Haynes - She is the elder in the sister act, a female singer of quiet beauty and charm who must move well.  Her singing range is Ab below middle (Ab 5) to D above high C (D6).
Judy Haynes - Betty's younger sister, a major song-and-dance performer. Her singing range is Ab below middle (Ab 5) to F above high C (F6).
General Henry Waverly - He is middle-aged and with the exception of one line, this is a non-singing role.
Martha Watson - She is the middle-aged housekeeper to Gen. Waverly, a winning, appealing character-comedienne.  Her singing range is G below middle (G5) to C above middle (C6).
Susan Waverly - Is the 9 years old granddaughter of Gen. Waverly.  She must have an excellent belt voice and be able to move well. Her singing range is B below middle (B5) to B above middle (B6).
Ralph Sheldrake - He is an army buddy of Wallace and Davis and producer of the Ed Sullivan Show.  He is a fast-talking New Yorker who participates in at least two of the ensemble numbers as a baritone.
Rita - She is one of Wallace and Davis' two star chorus girls who is brash, sexy, fun, and a bit dim witted.   She can have any singing range that is not bass/baritone!
Rhoda - She has the same attributes as Rita.  The two of them sing and dance in at least six numbers.
Ezekiel Foster - He is the prototypical New Englander who helps out at the Vermont Inn.He sings a bit in two numbers.  He can have any singing range that is not soprano/alto. (At least not soprano!)
Mike - He is the Wallace and Davis stage manager.  He sings in at least two numbers. He can have any singing range that is not soprano/alto.
The Ensemble - It includes singers and singers/dancers with singing ranges from mid to high baritone, tenor, alto, mezzo and soprano.  They appear in six numbers.  There are twelve characters with lines that will be assigned to members of the ensemble.
Make special note of the fact that there are extensive 2, 3, and 4-part vocal harmonies throughout the show.  The ability to blend with and complement the other parts will be a necessity.
The directing staff is thrilled to be putting together this very special production for the Music Guild and are anxious to find twenty to thirty-five outstanding performers who have the same aspiration.  They hope to find those people at this show's auditions at the Music Guild on:

            FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010, FROM 6:00 - 9:30 P.M.
            SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2010, FROM 1:00 - 5:00 P.M.
 Audition information forms may be downloaded from the Quad City Music Guild web site.  There will also be blank forms at the sign-in table on the days of auditions.

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