English Theatre Group of Zug informs about 2020 show

Between 50 and 60 people were in attendance at the Burgbachsaal in Zug as the English Theatre Group of Zug (ETGZ) presented their latest project for 2020 on Wednesday night.

The presentation was opened musically by Elaine McVey and Lizette Ewald (joint directors) together with Jennifer Schluchter (ETGZ president and director of movement) and Artemi Egorov (musical director), giving a sample of the kind of music they will present.

The new project will be called 6300 Showtime, and is intended as a collaborative Musical Review featuring music from more recent musical hits, such as Waitress, Book of Mormon, La La Land, Hamilton, the Greatest Showman, Little Shop of Horrors, as well as some medleys from “classic” musicals.
The story is based in Zug, with two choirs turning up for an audition for a show at the Burgbachsaal.

The first choir, the Black Choir, is led by the Black MC, who is a very serious character and considers the role of MC to be very important. He/she sings “Rain on my parade”, and the Black Choir perform some rap numbers from Hamilton. The second choir is the “White Choir”, headed by the White Choir MC, who is a more exotic, flamboyant character who likes to dress in drag.

There will be a sing-off between the 2 choirs, resulting in some exciting moments with fun characters, and causing some problems for the Theatre Director and his/her 2 assistants (non-singing roles). The two choirs ultimately realise that they are better when singing together, leading to the finale.

The choirs will be mixed choirs, and will consist of between 10 and 15 persons each. All the roles, including the non-singing Theatre Director and his/her 2 assistants, are open for auditions.

Auditions for the show will be held in the small gym at the ISZL in Wadenswil (Baar) – which is also the location for the subsequent rehearsals – on Saturday 11th January and Sunday 12th January 2020. Time slots for the auditions can be reserved from today on the ETGZ website; www.etgz.ch.

Auditions are open to both members and the general public. A minimum age of 16 years will apply, with existing members of the EGTZ being eligible from any age.

Auditionees should prepare one song from the list below, and possibly one other (musical) song that you yourself would really like to perform.  Following the “inclusive” philosophy of the show, two of these self-chosen numbers may be included in the final show – so it’s your chance to shine!
Please note that you should provide your own backing track for your own number!

Audition pieces:
Ladies:       Skid row – Intro, from ‘Little Shop of Horrors’
                   Requiem – 1st verse, from ‘Dear Evan Hansen’
                   What Baking can do - from ‘Waitress’
                   City of Stars – from ‘La La Land’
                   + 1 piece of your own choice (if desired)

Men:           City of Stars – from ‘La La Land’
                   It Only takes a Taste – 1st verse, from ‘Waitress’
                   + 1 piece of your own choice (if desired)

Rappers:      Hamilton
Directors:    Reading the opening scene

Rehearsals will be held in the small gym at the ISZL in Wadenswil (Baar) every Wednesday from 19.00 to 21.00, and every Sunday from 17.00 to 20.00, starting from around March 1st 2020, excluding Zug holidays. Several weekend workshops will also be organised.
A complete list of the dates of the rehearsals will be available at the auditions.

The show will be performed at the Burgbachsaal in Zug from the 12th to the 15th November 2020, with both evening and matinee performances.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact us on showtime6300@gmail.com.