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Casting Call for Jan. 25, 2013

Ballet Chicago will conduct auditions for its summer year-round programs Jan. 27.  |  File photo

Ballet Chicago will conduct auditions for its summer and year-round programs on Jan. 27. | File photo

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Updated: February 26, 2013 6:02AM



Here is a look at upcoming auditions.

Casting calls include Ballet Chicago and the Midwest Motet Society.

BALLET CHICAGO: Auditions for the company’s summer and year-round programs will take place Jan. 27 with registration at 1 p.m. and class from 2-4 p.m. for ages 11-14 and registration at 3 p.m. and class from 4-6 p.m. for ages 15 and older.

The summer course will take place from June 24-July 26, the advanced intensive will run from July 29-Aug. 9 and the full-year program will be from 2013-14.

Auditions will take place at 17 N. State St., Suite 1900, Chicago. Registration is at balletchicago.org.

Those auditioning should each bring the $25 audition fee (if one did not register in advance online), a headshot that is no larger than 5 inches by 7 inches and a photo in first arabesque that is no larger than 5 inches by 7 inches.

Information: (312) 251-8838.

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THE MIDWEST MOTET SOCIETY: Billed as the chamber choir for Chicago’s Southland, this group will begin auditions for the spring concert cycle on Jan. 28 and continue to March 12. All voice parts are welcome and encouraged to audition.

Rehearsals will be on Tuesday evenings in Flossmoor beginning on March 12 for “From Yum Yum to Buttercup — and Everyone in Between: An Operetta Pastische,” which will be performed at 4 p.m. June 2 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2901 Western Ave., Park Forest.

The concert will feature music from operettas by Gilbert and Sullivan, Victor Herbert, Sigmund Romberg, Franz Lehar and Michael William Balfe with a smidgen of Allan Sherman.

Information: Marie Grass Amenta, founder and music director, at (708) 206-0380 or midwestmotet.org.

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“AMERICA’S GOT TALENT”: The search for the next million-dollar act for NBC’s top-rated TV series will stop at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, on Jan. 26-27.

The two-day open talent casting call is for the show’s eighth season, which is slated to include judges Howard Stern and Howie Mandel.

Every type of performer is welcome including musicians, dance crews, magicians, contortionists, comedians, singers, jugglers and animal acts.

“This year’s search is bigger than ever before, with the show traveling to cities around the country in search of one-of-a-kind talent,” officials said.

“ ‘America’s Got Talent’ is the only talent competition show that is open to any age and any talent.

“The auditions are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for performers across the country to showcase their talents in 90 seconds to the series’s producers in the hopes of being able to take the stage in front of the judges.

“Last year’s winning act — Richard and Nick Olate, of Olate Dogs — beat out thousands of hopefuls to take home the coveted $1 million grand prize and a headlining show in Las Vegas.”

Information: agtauditions.com or nbc.com/agt.

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THEATER ON THE MOVE: Auditions for this troupe’s spring musical, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” will take place from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Baer Theater at Morgan Park Academy, 2153 W. 111th St., Chicago.

All roles are available and all ages are welcome. Children will be featured in the large children’s chorus used throughout the show.

“The biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable,” officials said.

“Joseph was the favorite son sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, and ultimately became second only to the pharaoh.

“This show employs a lively cornucopia of musical styles from country-western and calypso to bubblegum pop and rock ’n’ roll, emerging as a tale both timely and timeless and enjoyed by all ages.”

Adult performers should be prepared to sing a short vocal selection. Children will be taught a short song at the audition.

Show dates are scheduled for April 20-21.

Information: (773) 239-2399, susan@theateronthemove.com.

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