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Our July 2016 musical is Nice Work If You Can Get It, a classic musical comedy set to a Gershwin score. Nice Work If You Can Get It opened on Broadway in March of 2012 starring Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara. Tony Award winning author Joe DiPietro discussed his inspiration in writing the book for Nice Work If You Can Get It:
“I’ve always been a huge fan of screwball comedies of the ’20′s and ’30′s — the ones featuring bootleggers and playboys and dowagers and chorus girls. So when the Gershwin estate approached me about writing “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” I jumped at the chance and set about to put a modern twist on these classic comic archetypes. I suppose I wanted to recapture the past in all its toe-tapping glory while making today’s audiences laugh out loud in the process. I also wanted to make modern audiences hear the genius of the Gershwin’s in unexpected ways. So “Someone to Watch Over Me,” which is usually sung by a dewy-eyed ingénue, is now sung by a dewey-eyed ingénue dressed as a rum runner and brandishing a rifle. And as in all those golden-era shows, the boys do get the girls, but here the girls wind up with all of the power. “Nice Work If You Can Get It” is a new Gershwin musical about all the good things in life — music and laughter and falling in love. Every character in the show learns to find his or her joy, and I hope audiences do the same.”
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Stage Notes respectfully seeks your assistance in our endeavor of bringing Nice Work If You Can Get It to life on a local stage. Your financial support of Stage Notes will aid us in educating our students through this dynamic production as well as giving them a life lesson in philanthropy. All gifts will be recognized in our playbill for Nice Work If You Can Get It.
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Are you interested in being a member of Stage Notes for the 2015-2016 school year? Auditions will be held Sunday, September 27, 2015 on the 11th floor at the Dulles State Office Building in Watertown. Specific information about auditions will be available Monday, September 14, 2015. Contact Ticia Marra (email@example.com) if you have any questions. Stage Notes is for students in 7th-12th grades. The auditioning committee will be looking for students who are confident solo performers with the ability to work and grow in a team environment.
Stage Notes is a not-for-profit 501(C)3 local theater company. Our mission is to help students see their passion for musical theater make a difference in our community. Our motto is “Performance with a Purpose”, we welcome the opportunity to share our talents in order to help others and reach out to the community. The greater Watertown community has generously supported that goal since our founding in 2009. We have staged seven full-length musicals and donated more than $30,000.00 to local organizations. Stage Notes , Inc. is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors, and led by our Artistic Director, Ticia Mastellon Marra. Stage Notes is for students in 7th-12th grades who are confident solo performers with the ability to work and grow in a team environment.
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