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SWOSU Students Invited to Audition for The 1940's Radio Hour

January 7, 2014

Southwestern Oklahoma State University students are invited to audition for the musical theatre production of The 1940’s Radio Hour on the Weatherford campus. 

The Department of Art, Communication and Theatre will be holding auditions for all SWOSU students – regardless of major.  The singing portion of the auditions will begin at 3 p.m. this Sunday, January 12, in the SWOSU Hilltop Theatre. Those choosing to audition need to sign up for an individual audition time in Campbell 126-F – where audition material can also be picked up. Also on Sunday evening, all students who have been through the singing auditions will be asked to participate in a cold-reading audition starting at 7 p.m. 

The 1940’s Radio Hour depicts a live broadcast of The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. The spirit of that bygone era when the world was at war and pop music meant Strike Up the Band and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (both are in this show) is accurately captured as the harassed producer copes with a drunk lead singer, the delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the microphone, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad, and the trumpet player who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller.

For more information, contact director Steve Strickler in Campbell 126-F, at 580.774.3082 or steve.strickler@swosu.edu.

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