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Hudson Dinner Theatre Auditions for Bright Star Announced (updated)

HUDSON, NC (June 26, 2019) — The Town of Hudson announces auditions for their fall musical, Bright Star.  The auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday, July 8th and 9th at 7:00 PM in the HUB Station Auditorium, 145 Cedar Valley Road, Hudson, NC. 

Bright Star is based on a true event and is set in western North Carolina in 1946, with flash backs to the 1920s.  It has beautiful acoustical/bluegrass/folk music and weaves a story of redemption and renewed hope.  The show was written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical on Broadway.  The production will run October 17th, 18th, 19th, 24th, 25th and 26th.  Rehearsals will begin in late August.

There are parts for 6 women, ages 22 – 65 and 10 men, ages 22 – 70, as well as an ensemble.  The full cast will consist of some 25 performers.  Those who audition need to be prepared to read from the script and bring sheet music for a prepared song, preferably something from Bright Star or a comparable style of folk music.  An accompanist will be provided.  A cappella auditions are discouraged.  There will also be some dance moves and rhythm exercises, so please wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes. 

For more information, please call Director Keith Smith at 728-8272.