Become the Signature Idol

Signature Theatre Begins Search for the Next ‘Signature Idol’

Competition Part of Annual Open House on July 23rd

Deadline for Video Submissions is July 11th

Arlington, VA, June 14, 2011 – The Tony Award®-winning Signature Theatre is looking for the next ‘Signature Idol,’ with the return of the very popular Signature Idol Competition being held during this year’s annual Target Open House on July 23rd. ‘Signature Idol’ will feature a panel of celebrity judges providing their feedback on the best undiscovered singers in the DC region showing off their stuff in Signature’s MAX Theatre at 3:45pm. Finalists will be chosen by Signature’s artistic staff, based on audition videos submitted by the July 11th deadline. Signature Theatre encourages everyone who likes to show off their golden pipes in the car, at a party, or in the shower to apply.

The winner of the Signature Idol Competition will have the opportunity to perform in the ‘Broadway on the Plaza’ Finale Concert at the Open House. Last year’s winner was Gabriel Lopez who went on to be cast in Signature’s “Page to Stage” presentation of The Greenwood Tree. Signature received over 100 video submissions in 2010 and selected ten finalists to perform.

Eric Schaeffer, Signature’s Artistic Director stated, “After the great success we had with last year’s Signature Idol, and all the fun that we had, there was no way we were not bringing this competition back. It provides a wonderful platform for undiscovered talent in a very safe environment.”

Signature’s Target Open House will celebrate the very best in musical theater, drama, and fun on Saturday, July 23 from noon to 10:00pm. Free and open to the public, this special event is ten hours full of exciting performances, demonstrations, master classes, exhibits, a “concert on the plaza,” and kids’ activities offered throughout the Signature complex and on the Plaza. The entire schedule and list of performers for Signature’s Target Open House will be announced shortly.

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