On OCTOBER 12, 2012 Party Singers Website posted an article & pictures about their Wonderful experience Performing in Royal Pains finale and Meeting the cast & Crew .Thanks to Party Singers for letting us share their article & on set pictures here with us
Below article Written by Heather Dispensa, Assistant Director, NYC – Party Singers
Party Singers recently had the huge Honor of performing on the hit NBC Universal television show, Royal Pains! They were looking for four perfect Dickens Carolers so naturally, they called us! I was lucky enough to be the soprano on this shoot and along with Julia Moss (alto), Christopher Lengerich (tenor) and Jason Whitfield (bass), we had a very full day on the set of Royal Pains in beautiful Westhampton.
We ended up driving up to the Hamptons the night before the early morning shoot due to weather. We had the pleasure of riding in the show’s shuttle with the lovely Reshma Shetty who plays Divya Katdare. She is actually my age and also has her degree in opera performance from a school I *almost* went to for graduate school, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.
During the shoot, she came up to us and had lots of questions about where we all studied and was very complimentary of our harmonies. Such a sweetheart! We also rode up with another actor, Chris, who was shooting a scene in a jewelry shop on the same block that we were shooting. He plays the jeweler and he couldn’t get enough of the four of us practising in the shuttle van.
Upon arrival, we checked into our hotel and settled in for some rehearsal as we were set to shoot three songs the next morning, two of which were new. We had an early morning call to set and started the day by enjoying some craft services, complete with an omelette bar and juicers! With beet juice and carrot apple juice in hand, we made our way to holding and wardrobe, where the costume designers for the show ooooed and ahhhhhed over our beautiful Dickens-style costumes. Well, that was easy!
The crew had managed to turn an entire block into the holidays, complete with Christmas decorations and fake snow! First off, we recorded audio for our three songs: Joy to the World, Hark the Herald Angels Sing and Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel. With all extras, cast and crew standing by watching. (about 200 people) “Quiet on the set!” No pressure at all. We nailed all three in one take and were feeling pretty great with all the cheering from everyone on set.
We were quite relieved to have recorded the tracks as we shot both of our scenes several times, wearing hidden ear wigs so we could hear ourselves in our ears and lip sync. I am sure we looked pretty foolish to the extras walking past for each take!
Between takes, we made several friends, including the hilarious and talented Paulo Costanzo, who plays Evan R. Lawson and who loved singing along with us! I must say, he has quite the bass voice! The highlight of our day was Paulo asking us to shoot a surprise short scene for the DVD gag reel! Let’s just say Paulo ends up singing with us and maybe we manage to insult him to the point of him storming off. Hilarious. Hope it makes the reel!
We also had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with the lovely Brooke D’Orsay who plays Paige Collins and the lead of the show, Mark Feuerstein who plays Dr. Hank Lawson and who was not only a joy to work with, but helped entertain the extras and kids on set when the day started to get really long by rapping to Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel with us between takes!Just when we thought we were done for the day, the sound engineer asked us if we would re-record our audio to get some additional tracks to work with. Glad to! He made up a mini-sound studio right there on the sidewalk. Pretty impressive.
This was such an amazing experience all around. The cast and crew were the best you could ask for in both friendliness and professionalism, not to mention talent. We were thrilled to represent Party Singers and are looking forward to seeing this holiday episode!
Don’t miss it! The Season 4 Finale of Royal Pains, “Off-Season Greetings,” will air on NBC on December 16, 2012. Check your local listings for times!
Seem like they had a JOYFUL day on the set .... LOVED those cute pictures of all of them . Thank you again to wonderful Party Singers & Charlotte Hampton for sharing us their pictures and JOURNEY on the set .
Love you guys , our best wish for your team and group !
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