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Auditions for Smokey Joe’s Cafe

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\n\nTupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for its season-opening production of the hit musical revue Smokey Joe’s Café on August 3 and August 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre. Smokey Joe’s Café showcases the popular songs of Leiber and Stoller, such as “Jailhouse Rock” and “Stand by Me.” Parts are available for five males and 4 females.  All must sing and dance.  The racially diverse characters in the show include\n\n4 young males who sing tight harmony in the style of The Drifters or The Coasters\n\n1 young male in the style of Elvis or Dion\n\n1 female in the bluesy style of Big Mama Thornton\n\n1 female in the style of Patti LaBelle or Tina Turner\n\n1 female in the style of Brenda Lee\n\n1 female in the style of Janis Joplin or Bonnie Raitt\n\n \n\nThose auditioning should bring a prepared 16-bar cutting of a song from the show or in the style of the show.  Please bring the sheet music if it is not from the show. An accompanist will be provided. Those auditioning will also be taught a short chorus from the show in order to showcase their harmonization skills.\n\n \n\nProduction staff for the show includes Directors Lynn Nelson and Tonya Smith, Assistant Director Pamela Cox, and Music Director Sheryl Zinn.  Production dates are September 17-19.  For more information, contact the TCT office at 844-1935.\n\n \n\n

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