Lend Me A Tenor
Jamie Bierchen will be holding auditions for Lend Me A Tenor at 7pm on July 23rd at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane. The show is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli’s Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter. The cast consists of : MAX – assistant to Saunders, MAGGIE – Max’s girlfriend, SAUNDERS – Maggie’s father, General, manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, TITO MORELLI – a world-famous tenor, known also to his fans as Il Stupendo, MARIA – Tito’s wife, BELLHOP – a bellhop, DIANA – a soprano, JULIA – Chairman of the Opera Guild. If you think any of these zany characters are you, join us on audition night. Characters have a wide range of ages from 20 years old to Senior. Performance dates are September 22-24, 2017 at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street.
For more information contact Jamie Bierchen at JamieBierchen@gmail.com
Youth Musical Theater Experience – Disney’s The Little Mermaid Junior!
Dream of acting on stage, but have never tried? Had some experience, but want to do more? Are you between 8 and 16 years of age? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then the Youth Musical Theater Experience is for YOU this summer!
Seasoned Theater Director Jaime Bierchen and multi-talented Musical Director Constantine Grame will be your coaches for 10 weeks every Thursday evening (6:30-8:00 p.m.) and Saturday morning (9:00-10:30 a.m.) teaching acting skills, voice enhancement and projection, theater terminology, poise and confidence on stage in front of your peers and audience and more! This is all accomplished during the 10 week rehearsal period that culminates in your terrific appearance in Disney’s The Little Mermaid Junior at the Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane in Tarpon Springs on two Saturdays, July 15 and July 22 at 2:00 p.m. – pretty exciting, right?
Now the how, when and where:
- The cost per youth actor: $75
- Multiple youth actors in the same family: $50 per 2nd and any additional family members
- All participants will audition for roles and be cast by Jaime Bierchen and Constantine Grame
- Payment for the Youth Musical Theater Experience (10 week program) should be paid before the May 18 audition meeting by visiting the Tarpon Arts Box Office at the Cultural Center, 101 S. Pinellas Avenue (Alt. 19); or by calling 727.942.5605; the Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ready, set, go:
The first meeting (mandatory) and auditions for Disney’s The Little Mermaid Junior is Thursday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane.
Parents note: this is a shortened version of the full musical production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. All roles are open to young performers between 8 and 16 years of age. Limited number of roles available – sign up now!
A few scholarships are available.
For more information, please email Jamie Bierchen at firstname.lastname@example.org.