Manoa Valley Theatre auditions male actors for the June 28-Aug. 6 production of the musical comedy "Pageant," 7 p.m. May 7 at the theater. Men should be prepared to walk a runway in high-heeled shoes (bring your own shoes), sing, dance and read from the script. Script perusal and additional information: 988-6131.
Maui Onstage auditions for the July 7-30 production of the musical "Little Shop of Horrors," 1-5 p.m. May 21, Iao Theater, Wailuku, Maui. Call for audition appointment and requirements: 244-8680.
Honolulu Broadway Babies auditions for the August production of "Broadway Mixed Plate: Fresh Off the Boat," 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 13, HMC Karaoke, room 1, 'Aiea. Adults in all vocal ranges for a 24-person choir and for children, ages 7-13, for a 12-person children's choir, are asked to prepare a 16-bar vocal selection and a one-minute monologue and bring a head shot and resume. For audition appointment: 220-1310.
Walter's Karaoke offers opportunities to compete in the 3rd annual Hawai'i Region National Talent Quest Karaoke Contest, a preliminary to the national contest Sept. 23-Oct. 1 in Laughlin, Nev. Visit one of several O'ahu karaoke venues between now and July 16 to qualify for the Aug. 6 Honolulu contest. Must be available to travel to the nationals for cash prizes. Call for days and venue locations: 842-7003.
Young's Island Gems seeks male and female contestants, newborn to age 24, for the Miss and Mister Island Gem 2006 Pageant in September. Training provided; $30 registration fee and $100 entry fee. 695-5455, 341-5359. Deadline is June 1.
Miss Chinatown Hawai'i Scholarship Pageant seeks single female contestants, ages 18-26, of Chinese ancestry with a Chinese surname for the November pageant. No fees. Download application at www.misschinatown.com. 222-6218. Deadline is June 1.
O'ahu Healthy Baby Contest, Meadow Gold Dairies is accepting applications for babies born between Dec. 9, 2003, and Jan. 9, 2005. Preliminary rounds June 24 and July 1, with prizes awarded at the final round July 9. Register at www.lanimoocom; pick up forms at Ala Moana and Pearlridge Center; or call 944-5944. Registration ends June 10.
Hawai'i Vocal Arts Ensemble auditions for singers, 4 p.m. Sundays: 261-6495, or email@example.com.
Al Waterson and You Talent Search, competition for singers, with prizes and possible recording contract, 6-9 p.m. Sundays, Don Ho's Island Grill. Weekly competition rotates among keiki, teens, adults and seniors. Registration: 947-5736.
O'ahu Civic Orchestra invites musicians to join rehearsals, 7 p.m. Mondays, Eiben Hall, Chaminade University. 261-6127, 735-5726.
Na Leo Lani Chorus, Hawai'i chapter of Sweet Adelines International, invites women 16 and older, to its rehearsals for the summer show "Dog Gone Daze," 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Saint Francis School auditorium, Manoa. 944-3373, www.sweetadelineshawaii.org.
Honolulu Men's Chorus seeks gay and gay-friendly men to join the chorus. Rehearsals 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Community Church of Honolulu. 429-9600.
Sounds of Aloha Barbershop Chorus rehearsals 7 p.m. Thursdays, Ala Wai Golf Course clubhouse. 262-7664.
Hawaii Kai Towne Center calls for groups from churches, schools and community organizations to perform at the center. 941-0440.
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