Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care
Auditions will be held Monday, July 9 and Tuesday, July 10 for
“Ain’t Missin’ Dinner!”, a cabaret-style mini-musical written by
local playwright, Tom Andolora. The auditions will be held at First
Lutheran Church in Jamestown, 120 Chandler St in Jamestown from 5–8pm
Andolora is collaborating with Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care to
bring the popular cabaret musical that he co-authored back to Chautauqua
as a fundraiser. Performances will be on consecutive weekends in October
at First Lutheran Church in Jamestown and the Williams Center at The
State University of New York at Fredonia.
This cabaret-style performance is a mini-musical with a plot that is set
at a convention for the “Chubby and Proud Support Group” at the
Hilton Hotel in Savannah, Georgia. Audience members become convention
goers as they arrive to “register,” then hear the “testimonials”
of other conventioneers.
“We’re seeking performers of all shapes, sizes, races and ages,”
said Andolora. “I wrote this musical based on my own struggle with
weight during my youth. It is a fun-spirited celebration of who we are,
not what others expect us to be. We need performers who are proud, funny
and can sing the gospel of food!”
Characters include Dottie May, the gracious, quick-witted Southern Belle
who hosts the convention. Melissa is from NYC and fanaticizes about
being a trendsetting celebrity model. Bill is a sincere, Midwesterner
best played by a high baritone of tenor. Gloria, proud of her size and
willing to tell everyone about it, sings a robust gospel number.
Finally, three or four waiters are active in the show and provide choral
Volunteers are needed. Help with technical aspects, ushers and ticket
sales should be directed to the CHPC offices at 338-0033, x218.
Performance locations and dates will be October 5th and 6th in Jamestown
at the First Lutheran Church Parlors at 120 Chandler Street. The
Fredonia performances will be on October 12th and 13th at the State
University of New York at Fredonia in the Williams Center Multi-Purpose
Room. Detailed information about ticket sales can be found at