The Bikinis are bringing back the sun, fun and all the hits they sang down the Jersey Shore in ‘64. Catch up with four inseparable friends 20 years later as they relive their heyday and beyond with a nonstop celebration of songs like “Yellow Polka Dot Bikini,” “Heat Wave,” “It’s Raining Men,” “I Will Survive,” and more!
Performance Dates: SEP 27 – OCT 20, 2019Sign up form coming soon
Casting 4 women. Strong harmony singing a must. Please bring a song with sheet music for the accompanist and be prepared to dance.
- JODl: Annie’s sister. Originally from Paramus, NJ. In control and a bit
passive aggressive. A corporate success with a failed marriage. Vocally,
gravitates to the pop world. (OPTIONAL E below middle C (C3)) STANDARD A
below middle C (C3) to E above C4 (OPTIONAL G above C4) more mezzo soprano and
- ANNIE: Jodi’s sister. Still a bit of a hippie. Also, originally from Paramus, NJ.
Never married. Took care of her parents at Sandy Shores Mobile Home
Beach Resort on the Jersey Shore. Rock and Roller, who loves causes.
(OPTIONAL E below middle C (C3)) STANDARD A below middle C (C3) to E belt
above C4 (OPTIONAL G above C4) more Rock Alto Belt
- KARLA: Jodi and Annie’s “fun loving” cousin from Philly. As a teenager, she
was wild, and she still likes to stir it up. Loves her husband of 25 years.
Vocally, lives in the rock/pop world. (OPTIONAL E below middle C (C3))
STANDARD B below middle C (C3) to E above C4 (OPTIONAL G above C4) more
mezzo soprano to soprano-belt
- BARBARA: Their best friend from Staten Island. Says what she thinks with no
apologies. Never thought she could love anything more than THE BIKINIS
and R&B, until she met her husband, Benny. (OPTIONAL E below middle C
(C3)) STANDARD Gflat below middle C (C3) to C above C4 (OPTIONAL F above
C4) more Soul R and B Alto
Music Director: Denise Hoff
Choreographer: Alison Shafer
Ron Ziegler is a freelance director and teacher and is also employed as Festivals Coordinator for the American Association of Community Theatre. Ron served on staff at the Des Moines (IA) Playhouse as Associate Director where he was the first Artistic/Managing Director for the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre. While in Des Moines, he founded and managed the Iowa Fringe Festival. He is a past President of the American Association of Community Theatre, was named an AACT Fellow, and has adjudicated state and regional theatre festivals across the US and abroad. Directing credits for Venice Theatre include Bedroom Farce, Escanaba in da Moonlight, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolfe?, The Music Man, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Sunshine Boys, You Can’t Take It With You, Lend Me a Tenor and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. He recently directed A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder for Market House Theatre in Paducah, KY.
Ron and his spouse Kathy Pingel were awarded the 2015-16 Cloris Leachman Award for Outstanding Direction for their co-direction of Des Moines Young Artists Theatre’s production of The Hobbit, and co-directed Peter and the Starcatcher and Girls’ Weekend for Ansbach Terrace Playhouse in Germany.