Thursday, October 22, 2009

There’s also a vocal group onstage, although it’s now more Andrew Sisters than the Modernaires. “Instead of a quartet we’ve written it for a quintet—and all women. So the vocal sound is a little different, but, Harrington adds, “they all wear flashy dresses.”

From the performers’ point of view, Harrington said, “it’s a tough score. A lot of key changes, diminished chords, and the band and the singers have to really listen to each other. It’s challenging, but everybody’s working hard.”

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