ballet.jpgBo Thorp knows a little bit about talent. As the artistic director of the Cape Fear Regional Theatre since its inception, Thorp has seen many talented individuals tread the boards at the theatre. Some of them have made their mark locally and regionally, while others have gone on to grace the stages of Broadway. So it’s with a history of making stars, that Thorp is issuing a countywide invitation to anyone who has ever dreamed of performing on the stage. Their backdrop, the first ever Fayetteville’s Got Talent competition. {mosimage}Thorp, and company, came up with the idea as a precursor to the new season. “It’s a way to get some new blood into the theatre,” said Thorp. “There are a lot of people who would never come to a formal audition for one of our plays, but we can get them to come to this more informal setting and show us what they’ve got.” So, if you can sing, dance or balance plates in the air, the CFRT wants to see you! “This is your chance to be on our stage,” says Thorp, adding that no previous acting experience is necessary to participate. If the idea of showcasing your talent appeals to you, here’s what you need to know: • Auditions will be held Monday, August 3. Performers ages 8-18 will take the stage at 4 p.m., while those 18 and older will follow at 6 p.m. • Three judges will be at the preliminary audition and the fi nal competition. • Those interested in auditioning for the 2009-2010 season may do so on August 3. • A pianist, a CD player and electrical outlets are available for instruments. • Auditions are limited to two minutes. • Performers selected will compete in the final eliminations on August 20 and 21st at Cape Fear Regional Theatre. • Top prize for 18 and older category is $500!{mosimage} • Additional prizes will be awarded. • Audition forms are available at the theatre and on the Web site at Fayetteville’s Got Talent provides a unique opportunity to perform on the CFRT stage. It is a way to showcase your talent while not competing for a specific role. If you are not able to audition on August 3, please call Lindsay at 323-4234 for an appointment. For more information, visit the Web site at

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