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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, January 3, 2010

Tryouts calendar

Advertiser Staff

SPECIAL

FREE FOUR-WEEK HARMONY WORKSHOP for women (ages 16 and older), sponsored by The Honolulu Blend Show Chorus (women's chorus dedicated to singing a capella four-part harmony); beginning 6:45 p.m. Jan. 4; Fleet Reserve Association Hall, 891 Valkenburgh St.; 277-4439, http://honolulublend.googlepages.com.

THE HONOLULU FESTIVAL is recruiting groups including, but not limited to, marching bands, cheerleading squads, traditional ethnic dance groups, groups promoting their town, hula hālau, students on excursions and "aspiring" musicians for the 16th Annual Honolulu Festival events and parade, March 12-14 (more than 5,200 performers from around the world performed for some 70,000 spectators last year); information, 926-2424.

THE CHERRY BLOSSOM CABARET is looking for "creative and flamboyant" members to join the vaudeville-style burlesque performing group; openings for men and women as emcees, stage-ready performers and apprentices; auditions 1:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 31; e-mail lolalovecbc@yahoo.com; information, www.cherryblossomcabaret.com.

ANNUAL PLAY-WRITING CONTEST, sponsored by Kumu Kahua Theatre and the University of Hawai'i-Mā noa theater department, in three categories: Hawai'i and Pacific Rim stories, open to anyone , and a resident category open only to Hawai'i residents; deadline Jan. 4; information/flier, 536-4222; information, www.kumukahua.org.

STAGE/TV/FILM

WAIMEA COMMUNITY THEATRE will audition for "Book of Days," by Lanford Wilson, 2-4 p.m. Jan. 3 and 6-8 p.m. Jan. 4 and 5, theater office, above Tropical Dreams Ice Cream warehouse, Lalamilo Farm Road, Waimea; auditions will be from play (scripts available at Waimea Coffee Co.); information, 808-885-5818, www.waimeacommunitytheatre.org.

MUSIC/DANCE

HONOLULU SYMPHONY CHORUS will audition for new members Jan. 23; for information/times/locations, e-mail oahuchoral@gmail.com.

Honolulu Blend Show Chorus seeks women a cappella singers, 7-9 p.m. Mondays, Fleet Reserve Association Hall, 891 Valkenburgh St.; 277-4439, Honolulu_Blend_Show_Chorus@hotmail.com.

Brown Bags to Stardom is auditioning high school students and musical groups recording original songs for music videos to be aired on local television; also seeking hosts for weekly episodes; 951-6699.

ONGOING

Divino Ritmo DANCE group, which fuses ballroom and concert dancing (including flamenco, samba, mambo, jazz, tango, swing, rumba, cha-cha and hustle), seeks men, women and especially children, for ongoing auditions; 917-568-3173.

Hawai'i Vocal Arts Ensemble seeks singers of all vocal parts to join rehearsals; 4-6:30 p.m. Sundays, Chaminade University; for audition: 261-6495, maestrotim@aol.com.

"AL WATERSON AND YOU" TALENT SEARCH, competition for singers, with prizes, 6-9 p.m. Sundays, Don Ho's Island Grill, Aloha Tower Marketplace; competition rotates weekly among keiki, teens, adults and seniors. Guests also sought for guest night, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays. Register: 947-5736.

Kapolei Chorale invites singers to join rehearsals, 6:30 p.m. Sundays, Makakilo. For location and interview: 672-8888.

HONOLULU THEATRE FOR YOUTH seeks volunteer ushers to work twice monthly at its school performances, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, Tenney Theatre, St. Andrew's Cathedral; free tickets to Saturday family performances. Call Carolyn, 839-9885.

O'ahu Civic Orchestra invites musicians to rehearsals, 7 p.m. Mondays, Eiben Hall, Chaminade University; 261-6127, 735-5726.

KAMEHAMEHA ALUMNI GLEE CLUB seeks male choral singers to join rehearsals, 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Kamehameha Schools' chapel; 382-8362.

Honolulu Chorale rehearsals, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays; United Church of Christ, Judd Street; 680-7702, www.thehonoluluchorale.org.

NĀ Leo Lani Chorus, chapter of Sweet Adelines International, invites women 16 and older to its rehearsals, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Saint Francis School auditorium; 440-4607, www.sweetadelineshawaii.org.

WINDWARD CHORAL SOCIETY rehearsals, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Windward United Church of Christ, 38 Kāne'ohe Bay Drive; 254-5717.

Honolulu Men's Chorus seeks singers gay and gay-friendly men in all vocal ranges to join the chorus in rehearsals, 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Call for location: 429-9600.

Sounds of Aloha, barbershop harmony chorus, invites males to join rehearsals, 7-9:30 p.m. Thursdays, Ala Wai Golf Course clubhouse; 262-7664.

DIAMOND HEAD THEATRE seeks volunteers to help build sets for shows; all skills welcome. 733-0277, ext. 330 or 331.