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Accompaniment Services Available!

CHewitt

We have partnered with Music Director, Christopher Hewitt (from our recent production of SISTER ACT ) who will create a high-quality audio accompaniment of any song in the musical theatre or pop music canon.

    These recordings are perfect to assist you with:
  • Virtual Performances
  • Audition Preparation
  • Online Audition Submissions

PRICE: $25.00 per recording

HOW IT WORKS

Please provide Stage 1 Theatre with a PDF of the song's sheet music (transpositions are OK, but ideally in the key of the original song). The music must include the piano part and the vocal line, not the vocal line alone (from a libretto).

Christopher will record your song in high-quality audio line-in from a keyboard (no background noise) which will sound as good as a commercial recording. The audio will be available in .wav or .mp3 format. If the file is too large for email, it will be sent to you with a Google Drive link.

CONSULTATION PRICE: $10.00

In addition, you may have a brief consultation with Christopher (via Zoom) to discuss the tempo, any areas needing special attention, or to explain/exemplify the kind of feel you're wanting in the accompaniment.

For songs more than 4 minutes in length, an additional fee may apply.

Turnaround time from submitting the sheet music to receiving the finalized audio recording will be less than 48 hours, and in most cases, 24 hours.

For more information, email Debbie Otterstetter at dotterstetter@stage1theatre.org.

Please Support Stage 1!

As one of the few community theaters in the Tri-City area, Stage 1 takes pride in producing high-quality, Broadway-scale musicals for the entire community to enjoy. A vital part of this is the availability of wireless microphones that we use to amplify the performers' voices for the enjoyment of the audience.

Thanks to new FCC regulations, the wireless microphones we use to bring you professional-quality sound will fall silent--permanently. The FCC wants us all to have faster cellular networks, and they need current wireless frequencies to do it. That'll be great, but that FCC ruling means that theatre companies across America need to replace their wireless microphones, fast. Stage 1 is no different.

You can help raise the needed $65,000 to buy new microphones in time for our next production! Any amount helps, and your contribution is tax-deductible.

Please donate now!

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