Mu­sic of the Night to present Hair­spray

Open au­di­tions for pro­duc­tion of Broad­way clas­sic are set for Sept. 13, 14 and 16

The Casket - - HEALTH&WELLNESS - COREY LEBLANC coreyle­blanc@the­cas­

Open au­di­tions for the 2018 Mu­sic of the Night pro­duc­tion – Hair­spray – will be staged in the com­ing days.

The first ses­sion will take place Thurs­day (Sept. 13), from 6 to 8:30 p.m., in the Dr. John Hugh Gil­lis Re­gional High School mu­sic room in Antigo­nish.

The fol­low­ing evening – Fri­day, Sept. 14 – once again from 6 to 8:30 p.m. – the lo­ca­tion will be the Ched­abucto Place Per­for­mance Cen­tre au­di­to­rium in Guys­bor­ough.

The fi­nal one is sched­uled for Sun­day, Sept. 16, from 1 to 4 p.m., in room 108 of St. F.X.’S Gilmora Hall (mu­sic build­ing).

The widely pop­u­lar Hair­spray, which will be pre­sented through a special ar­range­ment with Mu­sic The­atre In­ter­na­tional (MTI), cel­e­brates di­ver­sity in cre­at­ing an im­por­tant nar­ra­tive around body im­age and racial equal­ity.

Mu­sic of the Night is seek­ing per­form­ers of all ages, back­grounds and body types to par­tic­i­pate in the pro­duc­tion.

For the au­di­tion, per­form­ers are asked to be pre­pared to de­liver a vo­cal piece that ‘best highlights your voice.’

You may be asked to sing mu­sic from the show.

Piano ac­com­pa­ni­ment will pro­vided, while per­form­ers may also sing a Capella, use an in­stru­ment or in­stru­men­tal track.

Shows for the Mu­sic of the Night pro­duc­tion of Hair­spray are sched­uled for early Fe­bru­ary in Antigo­nish, Guys­bor­ough and Port Hawkes­bury.

The an­nual Mu­sic of the Night pro­duc­tion is a fundraiser for the Dr. John Hugh Gil­lis Re­gional High School band pro­gram.

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