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Arts and Entertainment

April 18, 2014

Crew set for local musical

The behind-the-scenes team creating “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” the summer musical presented by local theater company Sing a Song of Broadway, is taking shape. Scheduled performance dates for the show are July 25-27. Some production positions and many assistant spots for volunteers are available.

Jeanne Langdon will direct “Dreamcoat,” a comedic pop-style Broadway parable based on a well-known biblical story. The singer/actors and instrumentalists performing the music in a variety of styles from country and French ballad to rock ‘n’ roll and disco, all written by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice, will be directed by music director Xandry Langdon. 

Janet Lampo is the head choreographer, with Akeem Celestine as assistant choreographer and dance captain. Technical director is Chris Sadlocha and Eileen Robbins will be heading costume design and construction. The designer for the set and the unusual prop and costume items is Fred Miller. Set construction is by Robbie Robbins. Melissa Tourtellotte and Alvin Dantes are creating publicity, with Greg Langdon as the producer. Megan Robbins is the administrative and production assistant and the audition pianists are Leslie Bauer, Bea Loftus, and Suzannah Monser. 

Sing a Song of Broadway is seeking additional community members to work in the areas of box office and ticket sales, stage management, make-up and hair styling, scenic art work, backstage running crew, supervision of young performers, publicity distribution and other arenas.

All performing roles and ensemble parts are still open, with final casting decisions not expected until mid-May, immediately before rehearsals begin. All ages and levels of experience are invited to audition. Dates and times of open auditions are noted on flyers posted throughout the Oneonta area. Call 287-8669 or 267-1311 for more information about production work or to schedule a private audition for singing, dancing and acting. 

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