Cornerstone auditions for Tri-state Glee chorus

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:35

    Sussex Borough — Auditions for a performance choir for children and young adults that will perform “a la glee” will be held Sunday, Oct. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cornerstone Playhouse. This choir will perform contemporary music from Broadway to pop. Vocal, show or choir experience is desired but not necessary. Auditioners should prepare a Broadway or contemporary song for the audition and bring music for the accompanist. Auditions will be private and will be on a first-come, first- served basis. Auditioners should also be prepared to do some movement and vocaleases. Rehearsals will begin the week of Oct. 9 and will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The first concert will be presented in January. Students from fifth- through 12th grades can audition for this choir, which is tuition-based. Fees will be dependent on the number of memebrs, but are expected to be $200 to $225 for each session. There will be two sessions a year. Location, location Cornerstone is located in the borough of Sussex and, notes its artistic director Scott Mason, "is easily accessible from all areas in Sussex County as well as Pike County, Pa., and Orange County, N.Y. It is a 20 to 30 minute drive from Sparta, Newton, Montague and West Milford in New Jersey, Warwick, Middletown and Port Jervis N.Y., Matamoras, Milford and Dingmans Ferry in Pennsylvania." Musical development The choirs will be under the direction of Jennifer Kitchin of Sparta, whose focus will be on developing the members in all forms of contemporary pop and Broadway music. She will choreograph the music as well. Kitchin comes with a rich background of performance and education. She holds a bachelor's of fine arts degree in musical theater from the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music. She performed nationally in shows such as "Man of La Mancha," "The Fantasticks," "Carnival," "The Pirates of Penzance" and "The Will Rogers Follies." She also toured the country as an actor/director with the Missoula Children’s Theatre, working with thousands of children to stage full musical productions on a weekly basis. Find the theater Cornerstone Playhouse is located at 74 Fountain Square, Sussex, NJ, 07461. For more information contact Scott Mason, on, Artistic Director at or call him at 973-875-8465.