My Way, A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra
By David Grapes & Todd Oldson
Directed by Frank Peot
The Voice, The Sultan of Swoon, The Chairman of the Board, Ol' Blue Eyes, The Greatest Singer of the Popular Song, these are all nicknames for one of the greatest entertainers of the 20th century, a man whose career successes spanned more than 50 years, enjoying popularity with each successive generation. My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra conceived and written by David Grapes and Todd Olson is a loving, lyrical homage to the man, his time and his music. The show is organized into song medleys grouped by theme. In between, brief narratives offer background snippets and anecdotes about Sinatra’s life. Overall, the mood conveys a relaxed ambiance dripping with sophistication and class. In keeping with the gist of the evening and the music, there’s plenty of dancing -- waltzes, foxtrots, even some jitterbug. Every number feels fresh and different. There is also plenty of opportunity for the audience to hum, tap toes, even sing along. When the quartet launches into "New York, New York," complete with Sinatra’s signature fedora and some Fosse-esque choreography, the entire crowd indulges in one massive, collective grin.
Produced by Sun Prairie Civic Theatre at Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School (The Old High School), 220 Kroncke Drive, Sun Prairie
Performances: November 2-11, 2012
Performance Times: November 2, 3, 9, 10 @ 7:30 PM
November 11 @ 2:00 PM
Ticket Prices: $14 Adult, $12 Senior (55+), Student (High School or Under)
Call 608-837-8217 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra
Auditions will be held Monday, September 17 and Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Sun Prairie Civic Theatre Rehearsal Barn
500 South Bird St. Sun Prairie 7:00 - 9:00 PM
There are parts for two women and two men. All persons auditioning should come with a prepared song of 16 to 32 measures (no a capella). An Accompanist will be provided. Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script and do some movement with the choreographer.