Enter the SHN “Be The One” Contest Now!
By Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Fine Arts Critic
Photo by Lynn Imanaka
Attention San Francisco Bay Area singers, dancers actors! Are you a “Triple Threat”? Then submit your video clips, upload your photos, and blog about why you deserve to “Be the One in SF” and more. Warm-up your vocal chops, get out your dancing shoes, and show the folks of SHORENSTEIN HAYS NEDERLANDER Productions why you should be “San Francisco’s Singular Sensation”. In fact, tell your performing buddies about it and create some on-line competition: E-Mail, SHN Sensation. The top 4 male and top 4 female Bay Area vote-getters will each be awarded a “Be the One” prize package that includes a pair of tickets to A CHORUS LINE at the Curran Theatre on July 24th, A Chorus Line cast recording, and $50 gift certificate for dinner. In addition, the eight “Be the One in SF” winners will be entered for a chance to win the “New York Broadway Experience” which includes round trip airfare, hotel accommodations, prime orchestra seats to Broadway shows, backstage tours, cast meet and greets, show merchandise and much more.
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The Company of A CHORUS LINE
The original production of A CHORUS LINE opened at the Public Theater’s Newman Theatre on May 21st, 1975 and transferred to Broadway’s Shubert Theatre on July 25th, opening there on October 19th of that year. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Score and Book, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. It ran for nearly 15 years, closing on April 28, 1990 after 6,137 performances.
The cast of the NATIONAL TOUR features Clyde Alves (Mike), Venny Carranza (Roy), John Carroll (Larry), Emily Fletcher (Sheila), Stephanie Gibson (Judy), Michael Gruber (Zach), Natalie Elise Hall (Val), Derek Hanson (Don), Hollie Howard (Maggie), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Mark), Julie Kotarides (Vicki), Denis Lambert (Greg), Jessica Latshaw (Kristine), Ian Liberto (Bobby), Stephanie Martignetti (Tricia), Sterling Masters (Lois), Pilar Millhollen (Bebe), Colt Prattes (Al), Gabrielle Ruiz (Diana), Clifton Samuels (Tom), Kevin Santos (Paul), Nikki Snelson (Cassie), Brandon Tyler (Frank), Anthony Wayne (Richie), J.R. Whittington (Butch), Jessica Wu (Connie) and swing performers Colin Bradbury, Erica Mansfield, Rebecca Riker and Alex Ringler.
ANTHONY WAYNE (as Richie) – A CHORUS LINE
To purchase tickets on-line: A CHORUS LINE
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Seán Martinfield is a native San Franciscan. He is a Theatre Arts Graduate from San Francisco State University, a professional singer, and well-known private vocal coach to Bay Area actors and singers of all ages and persuasions. His clients have appeared in Broadway National Tours including Wicked, Aïda, Miss Saigon, Rent, Bye Bye Birdie, in theatres and cabarets throughout the Bay Area, and are regularly featured in major City events including Diva Fest, Gay Pride, and Halloween In The Castro. As an Internet consultant in vocal development and audition preparation he has published thousands of responses to those seeking his advice concerning singing techniques, professional and academic auditions, and careers in the Performing Arts. Mr. Martinfield’s Broadway clients have all profited from his vocal methodology, “The Belter’s Method”, which is being prepared for publication. If you want answers about your vocal technique, post him a question on AllExperts.com. If you would like to build up your vocal performance chops and participate in the Bay Area’s rich theatrical scene, e-mail him at: email@example.com.
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