CAMP Rehoboth Chorus Members Step Up and Out!
An already exciting season for the CAMP Rehoboth Chorus was capped off with the announcement of a second grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts. The favorable review the chorus received from the Division’s on-site evaluator for Broadway Our Way factored significantly in the award of the grant. The evaluator praised the “high artistic quality” of the chorus and the impressive performances by chorus soloists, trios, and quartets. In the words of the evaluator, “The chorus can shine on its own.”
Now entering its fifth season, the chorus keeps getting bigger and better. Many chorus members have honed their musical skills with private vocal lessons and by participating in the Broadway Legends class at Clear Space Theatre. Chorus members Ed Teti, Max Dick, Malcolm Keen, Janet Layden, and Susan McMullen are veterans of the stage having appeared in musicals and dramas at Clear Space, Possum Point Players, and elsewhere. Ed is currently cast in the featured role of Edouard Dindon, the ultra-conservative protector of traditional family values, in Clear Space Theatre’s fabulous summer production of La Cage Aux Folles. Ed is terrific in the part which definitely requires him to play against type. Last Spring, Susan and Ed added their wonderful voices to the ambitious and acclaimed Clear Space production of A Little Night Music.
A seasoned pro, Max Dick has directed and performed in over 35 shows in Pennsylvania. Since moving to the Beach, he has sung and danced (a challenge he handles beautifully!) in 9 to 5: The Musical at Clear Space, and as Fezziwig in the Theatre’s holiday productions of Scrooge and A Christmas Carol. Malcolm Keen has displayed his versatility in a number of roles at Possum Point and was most recently in The Mousetrap and Scrooge at Clear Space, and Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Rehoboth Art League.
Janet Layden appeared in My Fair Lady at Clear Space, and to the delight of the chorus audience, sang and tap-danced her way through a spirited rendition of “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” in the chorus’s production of Broadway Our Way. Janet has over 25 years experience as owner and artistic director of major dance studios in Brooklyn, NY, and the Jersey Shore. She choreographed several of the ensemble numbers for last season’s show.
The chorus will begin rehearsals for its next winter concert, Oh! What A Night—Back to the 50s and 60s, in early September. The show will be performed Saturday, February 8, 2014, 7 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, Rehoboth Beach. Dig out your poodle skirt and saddle shoes and save the date! Tickets for the show will go on sale at CAMP Rehoboth in early December. Don’t miss out. Last season’s show was sold out before the doors opened.
For more information about the Chorus, email Bob Hoffer, or call 814-937-4678.