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Seeking Next ‘Signature Idol’

— Signature Theatre is looking for the next “Signature Idol” with the return of its Signature Idol Competition being held during this year’s annual Open House on Aug. 4. The competition, now in its third year, will feature a panel of three judges providing their feedback on the best undiscovered singers in the D.C. region. Finalists will be chosen by Signature’s artistic staff, based on audition videos submitted by the July 16 deadline.

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.

Signature’s annual Open House event will celebrate the best in musical theater, drama, and fun on Saturday, Aug. 4 from noon to 10 p.m. Free and open to the public, this event is full of performances, demonstrations, master classes, exhibits, a “concert on the plaza,” and children’s activities offered throughout the Signature complex and on the Plaza.

The deadline for video submissions for “Signature Idol” is midnight on Monday, July 16.

Applicants can select any musical theater song; audition performances may be a cappella or with accompaniment. A pianist will be available to accompany finalists.

Those interested can either upload a video to YouTube and send Signature the link at HYPERLINK "mailto:idol@signature-theatre.org"idol@signature-theatre.org or submit a DVD/videotape to Signature Theatre, Attn: Signature Idol, 4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington VA, 22206.

Those who performed at a previous year’s ‘Signature Idol’ competition may not apply this year.

No one who has been paid to perform on the Signature stage may audition.

Finalists must be available to attend a rehearsal and the Open House on Aug. 4. Finalists will be notified by email.