Just like last week, it was work on the show music. But mostly, we worked on spots in some of the songs, worked on transitions inside songs and got a feel for the script and characters.
Associate director Tony Colosimo did the warm ups, and then director Joe Cerutti took over. We also got to see the “monks” do their flip-card routine for the “Hallelujah Chorus” number. Our a cappella group, TBD, also have some parts in the first-half scripted show. We are bringing back the popular Jack in the Box from our many successful holiday dinner theaters.
Also our guest quartet for the show, BETTER TOGETHER, sang one holiday song for us. That is Andrew and Heather Havens, and Tony and Elizabeth Colosimo. They had their hands full – literally – with the Colosimo little ones on hand to climb on dad while he sang.
Some details about the show weekend schedule were announced – 7 pm dress rehearsal on Fri. Dec. 7 at TC Williams. Bring the costume and sweatshirt outfit so show producers can check them out. More accurate and detailed info to be released via email this week – to include call time for Saturday before the show.
Obviously everyone needs to sell more tickets so there is a full house. Silent auction items are still needed as well – give them to Randall Eliason or Mike Kelly.
NOTE – also guys are asked to bring two wrapped empty boxes to use on the stage. Bring them to the Fri. nite rehearsal. Bows can be added. Bring colors are best. Use large boxes like paper comes in.
Communications team leader Steve Murane conducted the actual chapter meeting. First one was news that Dean Rust is leading a contingent of Harmonizers in the Alexandria Scottish Christmas Walk. He and those who join him will carry the Harmo banner in the parade Sat. Dec. 1st starting at 11 am. Contact Dean if you can join in the fun.
Bill Sowers was on hand this evening with a lot of barbershop CDs he was giving away to any happy takers.
Clyde Crusenberry has worked up a good sing out for veteran/retirement homes on Sat. Dec. 15th. Details also due to come out via email.
Reminder to those going on the England trip next year. The next $600 per traveler payment is due on Dec. 4th. Email Brad Jones for details.
Be sure to invite friends and relatives and former members for this year’s Wilbur Sparks Memorial Put Together Quartet Contest on Tues., Dec. 11th at Scottish Rite Temple. Cake and goodies afterward. Lots of quartets have signed up and there can always be more. Matt Doniger is the contact man.
President Shawn Tallant encouraged members to consider a donation to the chapter in this year’s “Double My Dues” fundraising campaign. Several guys have already donated.
He also reminded everyone about the holiday Heat Glow on Sat. Jan. 5th at home of Jack and Pat Pitzer.
Membership team leader Calvin Schnure introduced our newest member Dylan Smith. He also welcomed singing guest Josh, grandson of Carl Kauffmann.
After the meeting, there was riser moving effort to prepare for a rental and to clear the auditorium stage area.Until next time – editorjack!
(This message is prepared for your review if you were there, for your information if you had to miss, and as a historical record of the great things going on each week during the 70th year of the Alexandria Harmonizer Chapter. —YeEd