Selections from
The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books
(an AWT Sing Out)

This fall, AWT will be entering the world of jazz, with a Sing Out featuring selections from The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books.

The Ella Fitzgerald Song Books are a series of eight studio albums released between 1956 and 1964, recorded by American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, supported by a variety of orchestras, big bands, and small jazz combos.

All songs will be performed as ensemble numbers or in small groups, to maximize cast bonding and making new friends.

Vocals: All the harmonies | Dance: Very basic movement, with a couple dancey numbers!

Tuition

Basic tuition to participate in an AWT Sing Out is $435. Newbies get a $40 discount. Participants can pay tuition all at once, or in three, four, or five monthly installments.

Is tuition an obstacle for you? Now there are TWO ways to receive tuition relief at AfterWork Theater! Click here to apply for financial assistance or click here to learn more about accruing points through AWT’s new and improved CrewNer program!

Discount types can not be combined. Tuition does NOT cover a print out of your script/score/sheet music or your costume. AWT has a small budget to cover some specific costume needs. From there, we work with participants to piece together costumes sourced from their closets, thrift stores and the good will of the community.  All tuition payments are final and non-refundable for any reason.

Schedule

Below is the rehearsal and performance schedule for Selections from The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books (an AWT Sing Out). Rehearsals are generally held one night per week from 6:30pm-10pm for eight weeks. As there are two casts, you may choose to rehearse on Monday OR Wednesday evenings depending on which cast you are placed in. During the second week of rehearsals, you will receive a detailed schedule that specifies exactly what dates and times you will be needed.

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Prior to Launch Day, participants will have the opportunity to list up to two rehearsal conflicts. Once rehearsals begin, participants may miss up to two additional undisclosed rehearsal. After that, it is up to the discretion of the creative team whether or not a participant’s role must be reassigned.

NOTE: the schedule below is subject to change.

Creative Team

DeMone

Director/Choreographer

Dewey Fleszar

Music Director

Lizz Saffrin

Stage Manager

DeMone (Director) is an award-winning actor/singer/director and the founding artistic director of The New American Theatre Co NY. Selected directing credits include Topdog Underdog, The ExoneratedThe DutchmanJoe Turner’s Come and GoneJitneySplit SecondEndangered Species (world premiere), The MountaintopRunaways, Back ‘O Town A Jazz Musical, The King: The Final Hour, Winter’s Tale, and Barnum. Recent acting credits include Man of La Mancha, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Memphis, the world premiere of the Off-Broadway musical Folk WanderingFairytale Christmas (world premiere), and Uncle Vanya. Broadway, national, and international credits include Ragtime, Miss Saigon, Rent, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Gospel at Colonus, Crowns, The Full Monty, Big River, Sweet Charity, Once on This Island, Black Nativity, The Best of Both Worlds, About Clarence and Me, Sideshow, Othello, and Grand Hotel. Film/TV credits include The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, Bad Street, Amen, In the Eyes of God, California Dreams, Law and Order SVU, Person of Interest, and The Magic Door. DeMone is a member of the Tony Award winning Broadway Inspirational Voices and is the recipient of a regional Emmy Award and the Joseph Jefferson Award.

Facilities

Rehearsals

Molloy Studios
50 Broadway
4th Floor

Performances

52nd St Project
789 10th Ave
New York, NY 10019

Registration

Registration into Selections from The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books (an AWT Sing Out) is $435. Newbies receive a $40 discount. Participants can pay tuition all at once or in monthly installments.

Financial Aid Application

Tuition Relief Available!

Apply here!

AfterWork Theater Cancellation Policy for Musicals, Plays, Sing Outs, Bootcamps and Concerts

Any participant who withdraws from an AfterWork Theater Musical, Play, Sing Out, Bootcamp or Concert (Collectively called a Performance Program) less than 48 hours prior to Launch Day are not entitled to a refund or credit, and are responsible for the full tuition amount regardless of how many monthly payments have incurred at the time of withdrawal. Returning participants who have previously participated in a Performance Program who withdraw more than 48 hours prior to Launch Day may re-purpose their tuition toward a future Performance Program or AWT You Class no more than one calendar year from Launch Day of the initial program purchased. New participants who have not previously participated in a Performance Program who withdraw more than 48 hours prior to Launch Day may receive a full refund and are not responsible for any future payments on their payment plan.

“Try it out” Cancellation Policy Exception

New to AfterWork Theater? We know signing up for new experiences can be scary. That’s why we are offering New Participants a 100% money back guarantee if they attend Launch Day Orientation and choose to withdraw from the program before the end of orientation. By the end of your orientation, if you decide this experience isn’t for you then you’ve made zero commitments, financial or otherwise. New participant attendees who withdraw after their Launch Day orientation is complete – including later that evening or the following day – are not eligible for a refund of any kind and will not be able to repurpose tuition towards a future program.

PLEASE NOTE: A “New Participant” is defined as someone who has never participated in an AWT Musical, Play, Sing Out, Bootcamp or Concert program at the time that Launch Day begins. A New Participant seeking to withdraw from the program must do so via email to info@afterworktheater.org prior to the completion of their Launch Day orientation. They may not postpone their refund request until the cast list is published. Once Launch Day orientation is over, they are no longer entitled to a refund for any reason. Participants who withdraw after Launch Day orientation are responsible for the full tuition amount regardless of how many monthly payments have incurred at the time of withdrawal.

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