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Keeton Theatre signing up children for Theatre Summer Camp

by Cass Teague

The Larry Keeton Theatre at the FiftyForward Senior Center is currently signing up children up to 18 for their annual Theatre Summer Camp. Keeton has been conducting the camps for several years now. They have a reputation for quality theatrical education, and they top the classes off with a show put on by the students at the end of the term. Now is the time to sign up for these exciting summer camps! Camp instructors Jamie London and Ginger Newman have over 60 years of combined professional experience in theatre, music, songwriting and dance.

Sign up by calling 615-883-8375.

Tap dancing classes for all ages are also being offered at the Keeton taught by professional Broadway choreographer Terry McLemore. Classes began on May 4, but they are ongoing—so you can still sign up.

McLemore studied tap in New York City with Bob Audy, Henry Letang and Phil Black. He performed in Michael Bennett’s production of A Chorus Line, Gower Champion’s 42nd Street, and in Hello Dolly starring Carol Channing. Terry was featured in the National Tour of My Fair Lady starring Rex Harrison and portrayed the role of Hanna in the National Tour of La Cage aux Follies. A personal thrill was to be one of the 12 men asked to perform with Ginger Rogers and Carol Lawrence on the stage of New York’s famous Radio City Music Hall and to dance with the infamous Radio City Music Hall Rockettes.

Classes are offered Saturdays for Beginning Dancers at 10 am; Intermediate Dancers at 11 am; and Advanced Dancers at 12:30 pm.  Classes cost $10 per class or you may purchase a dance card for $80 covering 10 classes.

The Larry Keeton Theatre is located at 108 Donelson Pike, Nashville, Tenn. 37214. Call 883-8375 to sign up for classes.

Street Theatre Company holds auditions for Really Rosie

The Street Theatre Company’s ClassAct Dramatics has announced auditions for Really Rosie (directed by Emory Colvin and Erica Haines) to be held on Saturday, March 18 from 9 am to 3 pm at Tulip Street United Methodist Church, 522 Russell Street, Nashville, Tenn. Parts are available for ages 8-15 years. Ages 16-18 are also needed for Internship opportunities.

Prepare a verse or chorus from a Broadway-type song and a short monologue or funny story. There will NOT be an accompanist, so bring in a karaoke track or be prepared to sing a Capella. Participation is by audition only. Auditions are by appointment only. Contact STC for an audition time by e-mail at Erica@streettheatrecompany.org or visit www.StreetTheatreCompany.org for more information.

Pull-Tight Players holds auditions for A Grand Night for Singing

Auditions for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s A Grand Night for Singing at will be held by the Pull-Tight Players Saturday, May 18, from 1-4 pm and Sunday, May 19, from 6:30-9 pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 510 W. Main Street in downtown Franklin, Tenn.

Taste and imagination, the two key ingredients for a first-rate revue, abound in this fresh take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon, conceived by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie. Over three decades after the duo’s final collaboration, The Sound of Music, took the Great White Way by storm, it was in fact this new R&H musical that opened the 1994 Broadway season with flair and distinction, garnering wildly enthusiastic notices as well as earning two Tony nominations, including Best Musical.

Rodgers & Hammerstein 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-o’ 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 Rodgers & Hammerstein remain.

Prepare 32 bars of a Broadway song. Bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided (CD tracks will not be admissible.) Auditions will also consist of a brief dance sequence taught at auditions and cold readings from the script. Headshots and resumes are welcome, but not required. Parts are available for ages 16 and up.

Character descriptions:

Martin: leading man, Baritone

Lynne: leading lady, Soprano

Victoria: comic ingénue, Second Soprano

Jason: comic, tenor

Alyson Soubrette: Alto, dancer


The show will run August 9 through 31.

For questions concerning auditions, contact director J.T. Landry at jtishere@gmail.com

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