Closed Door Entertainment Has Casting Calls And Dinner Show

Monday, August 7, 2017

Closed Door Entertainment is holding an open casting call for School of Rock for ages 8-18 only.  Auditions will be held Aug. 14-16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CDE's Loft, 105 Maple St., Third Floor in Rossville.  The performances will be Oct. 20-21. 

On Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 14-15, participants should come prepared to sing 32 bars of a song with an upbeat or rock tempo. A piano accompanist will be available, bring sheet music with cuts already marked. No CD or Mp3 track accompaniment will be accepted. Auditioners with sheet music for the accompaniment have a far better chance of being cast than a'capella auditioners, said officials. Participants will also need up to one minute of a monologue of their choosing.  

On Wednesday, Aug. 16, will be callbacks from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Participants should come prepared to learn music for a specified vocal part and perform it as part of a quartet and/or octet. They will also be taught choreography and be expected to perform it in small groups, so wear proper dancing attire- no sandals, flipflops. There will be no "call" for call backs, all information will be at at any point after midnight on Tuesday.

A mandatory cast meeting will be held Friday, Aug. 18, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The cast will be issued a script and score, as well as all pertinent information needed for the production. Parents will then be excused, and the cast will begin the first music rehearsal. Bring a pencil. 

For full casting call information, click here.  To buy tickets to the show, click here.

* * * 

Talent is wanted for the CDEKids Talent Showcase to be held Aug. 26.  The luncheon will be at 12:30 p.m. and the show at 1 p.m. at The Archway on Glass, 2523 Glass St. 

Closed Door Entertainment is seeking performers from the CDEKids troupe to show off what they've got. After the Talent Showcase in February that drew in talent scouts from prestigious organizations across the region, the same type of event will be offered to the CDEKids performers.

Young performers that would like to perform an original number, a favorite tune, or any other talent they'd like to share, email to participate. There's no cost to register, and the slots are limited.

For more information on the showcase, click here

* * * 
CDE's Behind the Closed Door, A Dinner Cabaret will be held Saturday, Aug. 26.  Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. and the show at 7:30 p.m. at The Archway on Glass, 2523 Glass St. 

This evening of entertainment will be "powerful, tantalizing, and push the boundaries of CDE's limits", said officials who said the event is not family-friendly.  Guests will be served a plated meal befitting a hideaway club in old Paris or New York, and enjoy a cash bar. 

For more information and to get tickets, click here.  

* * * 

Closed Door Entertainment will host a casting call for Dealt A Deadly Hand: A Murder Mystery Dinner Show on Aug. 21-22 at The CDE Loft, 105 Maple St. in Rossville.  Performances will be Sept. 22-23. 

After a nearly two-year hiatus, join the improvisational performers bring this hilarious show back. Auditions are for a spoof of the movie "Casablanca" and the American Dream of winning the jackpot. Performers are need to play Native Americans, sneaky senior citizens, an Australian Croc Chaser, a two-faced lawyer, a kid with two left feet, a gambling casino owner with a Humphrey Bogart complex, and a gold digging ex-wife. Looking for performers age 15 and up. 

Auditioners should come prepared with a one minute or less comedic monologue of their choosing. If they are capable of creating an Australian accent, come prepared to read the monologue both ways. Men with singing capabilities are encouraged to prepare a few seconds of music as well. 

For show information, click here

Lee’s Performing Arts Series To Continue With 4ever Pianists

The Lee University School of Music will welcome 4ever Pianists for the next installment of its Performing Arts Series taking place in Pangle Hall on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. The group comprises four Lee alumnae from Taiwan who met while studying at the university.  The performance’s theme, “Making a Birthday Wish,” will tell a story through musical composition of a ... (click for more)

WoodSongs Dalton Concert Series Begins With The Becky Buller Band

The WoodSongs Dalton 2018 Concert Series will host the award winning singer, songwriter, and fiddler Becky Buller and the Becky Buller Band and Spatial Effects at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, at The Wink Theater in downtown Dalton.   Review for Becky Buller: Becky Buller’s first appearance as a solo artist was in Dalton in January of 2015 and since that time she ... (click for more)

Ivy Johnson, 23, And Cordarrius Johnson, 26, Shot Early Sunday Morning On Lillian Lane

Ivy Johnson, 23, And Cordarrius Johnson, 26, were shot early Sunday morning.   Chattanooga Police were notified at 4:39 a.m. of two people arriving at a local hospital with gunshot wounds. Upon arrival, police spoke with the two victims who were suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds. The victims arrived at the hospital via personal vehicle.   ... (click for more)

From Green Window Shutters To Forks And Spoons, Mount Vernon Restaurant Up For Auction

From the green wooden window shutters to the forks, knives and spoons, the landmark Mount Vernon Restaurant is up for auction. Marc Gravitt, of Gravitt Auction, said there will be an online auction starting Thursday morning and running through Saturday at noon. It will be handled as a "staggered close," he said. The first item will go first, then the second 30 seconds later, ... (click for more)

DACA Or Amnesty To Become The Majority?

As we have the political drama that we see in D.C. let’s be honest about what DACA is all about. We understand as the liberal policies of abortion, dependency on the government and an anti-American globalist / progressive agenda that many have come to realize these policies no longer represent their core beliefs and have left a certain party. Without an influx of new dependency ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What’s The ‘Super’ Done?

The headline on Jan. 10 in the Times Free Press read, “Report shows Hamilton County students still lagging behind Tennessee peers.” In smaller type underneath, the sub-head added, “Less than 33 percent of county elementary, middle school students read at grade level.” Then, just seven days later, this on Friday, the same newspaper bannered, “Hamilton County Schools superintendent ... (click for more)