When Neil Berg's critically-acclaimed "100 Years of Broadway" show visits the Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall
in January, expect to see a few local hams on stage alongside the cast of Broadway stars.
The show is a retrospective of Broadway's greatest hits, with selections from "Phantom of the Opera," "Les
Miserables," "Jekyll and Hyde," "Fiddler on the Roof" and others. A panel of producers, cast members and Berg himself
will select one or two local singer-dancers and as many as 10 runners-up to perform "Seasons of Love," from the
Broadway smash "Rent." The runners-up will sing with the chorus while the winners get a solo.
Hopefuls will have about a week to prepare for the show, and the winners will be named on Jan. 13. "100 Years" comes
to Durango on Jan. 21. Auditions will be held online by uploading a 90- to 120-second video through Facebook, MySpace
or YouTube, and must be submitted by Jan. 10.
Jessica Heidt, who coordinates the contest through the production company Friedson Enterprises, said audition numbers
may be any Broadway show tune other than "Seasons of Love."
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