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.

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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

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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.  

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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

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