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Merrill Osmond's Youth Pioneer Pageant will hold auditions for its 2012 summer production on Wednesday, March 14 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday, March 17 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at The Gathering Place at Gardner Village, 1100 West 7800 South, in West Jordan.Performers who are 7 to 25 years old are invited to audition and ALL skill levels are welcome. Please bring headshot, resume & conflicts. Time slots will be based on age.Visit http://www.pioneerpageant.com for more details of the audition.
Osmond is re-launching his Youth Pioneer Pageant after successfully performing it throughout the years in Salt Lake, Provo, and Sanpete counties. He is bringing it to the West Jordan Rodeo Arena over a four-night period in July.
"I'm excited to bring the Youth Pioneer Pageant to West Jordan this summer," he said in a press release. "It's going to be bigger and better than ever before, and my team and I are working hard to make it a wonderful production for the whole community. The planning for the Youth Pioneer Pageant has been underway for quite some time, and we're now ready and excited to find local talent to make up the Pageant's cast. We're going to be holding auditions to find the performers and dancers for the show. I want everyone to be involved. My sons and I are determined to make the Pageant a community event, and we want to encourage anyone from 7 to 25 years old who would like to participate to come along and audition. We're going to have some fun!"
Tickets will go on sale April 23.
Here is more info about the auditions:
Who: Actors/dancers from ages 9 – 25 years oldWhere: The Gathering Place at Gardner Village, 1100 West 7800 South, West Jordan, UtahWhen: Wednesday March 14th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm6:00 pm: 7- 9 year olds7.30 pm: 18-25 year oldsSaturday March 17th from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm9:00 am: 10-13 year olds10:30 am: 14 -17 year olds12:00 pm: 18-25 year oldsSaturday March 24th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm9:00 am: 7-11year olds10:30 am: 12-17 year olds