It looks like another musical group has been added to Buena Vista Street. Joining the Lonely Sisters, the Five & Dime will be a swing band playing with “Five” musicians and one singer or “dime.” Here is one posting from the auditions website,
Disney Parks Talent Casting is seeking FEMALE VOCALISTS for Five & Dime, a high-energy musical group (“Five”) fronted by a female singer (“Dime”) with the vocal stylings of Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. Together, they will play and swing to popular standards of the ’30s while interacting with park Guests.
Rehearsals begin early May, show opens early June.
Entertainers for this show are covered under the terms and conditions of a collective bargaining agreement with the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA).
Dime: Female vocalist of African heritage, knowledge of ’30s swing and scat singing, reminiscent of Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, must sing “G” below middle C to “D” a 9th above middle C, lots of personality
- Please prepare 16 bars of music in the appropriate style, an accompanist will be provided
- Must be at least 18 years of age to audition
- Bring a picture and résumé
Also along with this posting, it confirms the rumors that indeed the early June opening for Cars Land and Buena Vista Street may be true.