Blossom Trail Players Announces Open Call for Pit Orchestra Musicians in Second Season Debut MEREDITH WILLSON'S THE MUSIC MAN

BLOSSOM TRAIL PLAYERS ANNOUNCES OPEN CALL FOR PIT ORCHESTRA MUSICIANS IN SECOND SEASON DEBUT MEREDITH WILLSON’S THE MUSIC MAN

May 20, 2016—Sanger, CA—Blossom Trail Players is announcing an open call for musicians to apply for positions in the pit orchestra of the first show of its second season, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man. Currently, only a select number of positions in the orchestra are open. Available positions are:

  • REED 5. Doublings for B♭ clarinet, baritone saxophone, bass saxophone, and bassoon.
  • 2x TRUMPETS.
  • PERCUSSION. Experience needed with both concert percussion and trap set.
  • 2-5x VIOLINS.
  • CELLO.

In addition to performance positions, BTP is seeking candidates for the following technical and administrative positions:

  • PIT TECHNICAL MANAGER. Responsible for setup and teardown of pit equipment for all rehearsals and performances. Will be responsible to know itemized list of all necessary equipment, orchestra layout, and basic electronics setup.
  • ASSISTANT TO THE MUSIC DIRECTOR. Responsible to the Music Director, and at times may report to the Vocal Coach, to assist in administrative duties, rehearsal management, and other tasks related to the production as deemed necessary.

Please note that both of the above positions may be filled by the same person, should the Music Director choose. Full rehearsal schedule will be posted as soon as it is finalized, though orchestra rehearsals will tentatively begin the week of May 23. At present, positions are volunteer only. Depending on application, interviews and/or auditions may be required by the Music Director.For more information, or to apply, visit blossomtrailplayers.com or send an email to info@blossomtrailplayers.com. ———— ABOUT THE MUSIC MAN: By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson's six-time, Tony Award winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize—this despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall.

(See more at: http://www.mtishows.com/the-music-m...)

ABOUT THE BLOSSOM TRAIL PLAYERS: BLOSSOM TRAIL PLAYERS is a brand new community theatre group in Sanger, California. Founded by theatre enthusiasts, professionals and educators through the support of Sanger Unified School District, the BTP’s mission is to put on high-quality theatrical productions for the entertainment of the community, to offer an outlet for performers and creatives to apply their talents in a group setting, and to provide training and educational opportunities to those interested in learning more about the theatrical arts.

In 2015, the BTP made their stage debut with a critically-acclaimed production of Fiddler on the Roof that critics raved is "the start of something wonderful in Sanger!" (Karan Johnson, longtime performer and director) The production was directed by Sanger High School’s theatre arts teacher, Erica Mardirosian, with music direction by Sanger native and music educator Andrew Esquer and choreography by Jefferson Elementary School’s resident theatre choreographer, Jackie Moreno. The production featured over 40 actors, many of whom made their stage debuts in the show, and starred Sanger math and choir educator Daniel Warnecke as Tevye. A live orchestra of over a dozen musicians was on hand to provide the music.