Friday, February 1, 2008

Are You Next?

Canadian performers between the ages of 16 and 26 are invited to show off their singing, dancing, and acting talents at open call auditions for the unannounced second season of CBC's Triple Sensation.

After two initial rounds, contenders for the $150,000 scholarship for the performing arts will find themselves in front of the Marquee Panel.

If that sounds intimidating, it probably is.

On the Marquee Panel sit five well-known award-winning threats:

-- Actor CYNTHIA DALE, who has starred in such Stratford productions as My Fair Lady (2002) and South Pacific (2006), but will not be returning this season;

-- Producer GARTH DRABINSKY, who also created the show;

-- Composer MARVIN HAMLISCH, who, at age seven, was the youngest ever admitted to the Julliard School of Music;

-- Director ADRIAN NOBLE, who will be helming this season's production of Hamlet (2008) at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival;

-- Choreographer SERGIO TRUJILLO, whose credits at include West Side Story (1999, Stratford) , The Sound of Music (2001, Stratford), and Jersey Boys (2005, Broadway). Jersey Boys (2007, tour) was directed by Des McAnuff, one of three artistic directors at the Festival, and will be coming to Toronto audiences August 21, 2008, courtesy of Dancap Productions.

Last year, the the panel selected 17 year-old John-Michael Scapin as the winner of the scholarship, which allows him to attend any theatrical training institute in the world.

This year, it could be you. Look here for dates and details.

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