Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre member John Miller — some know him as "Santa" — is seeking singers to record a demo CD for a show.
Here is an email John sent to GHCT asking for help finding people:
Could you announce through the GHCT membership e-mail that I am searching for singers to record a demo sound track for my recent sesquicentennial celebration creation? "General Palmer's Colorado Springs." The musical is for Colorado Springs, Colorado. (I created the 2015 bicentennial musical: "Imagine! Mason.")
I will be doing the recording with a portable recording studio which records many "layers" of each song. I can record individuals and then mix the layers. Therefore, an individual could "perform" various character vocals if need be.
Because this CD is basically a "Demo" to promote the show, ages of voices are not that critical.
The concept of the show is the founding of the city of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The time span is post Civil War until 1890s.
This a heavily dominated male musical with very limited female characters and only a few children.
But ideally, whose voices designate their character:
6 - Young men: ages: 20-45
3 - Older men: ages: 40-60
3 - Young boys: ages 6-12
3 - Young women: ages 20-45
3- Older women: ages 40-60
2- Young girls: ages 10-15
(Men and women ensembles of any age. These ensembles songs can be performed by the main characters for the "Demo.")
All the music was written in very moderate ranges.
Men are mid-baritones to mid-tenors.
Women are high-altos to mid-sopranos.
No solos for the children, only ensemble.
I will be able to supply MP3 audio files and scores. Individuals can rehearse at their convenience.
I will be able to record one (or a few voices) at their leisure and location.
My music associate is currently writing the full orchestral arrangements these next couple of weeks.
I will be out of the country August 26 through September 2. I would like to have the CD completed the end of September is possible.
Colorado Springs' sesquicentennial is in four years. To stay on schedule, the script and music had to be created by mid-August. The orchestration has to be completed in early September and the audio demo CD finalized mid-October for presentation.
CONTACT: John Miller