“So You Think You Can Dance” holds auditions

If you want to get on a Fox reality show and couldn’t carry a tune if it came with a handle, you might wanna show up at McFarlin Auditorium on the SMU campus Friday. That’s where they’ll be holding auditions for the ninth season of So You Think You Can Dance. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and you must be prepared to be available for up to two days, in the event of call-backs.

To see all eligibility rules, visit Fox.com/Dance.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Auditions for Resounding Harmony & The Women’s Chorus

Sing it like ya mean it

For those with major vocal talents, tonight could be your night. Think of it. Packed venues, a plethora of like-minded individuals all singing in unison. And those snazzy outfits. The philanthropic-based group Resounding Harmony holds auditions tonight for its fourth season as does The Women’s Chorus of Dallas, as it prepares for its upcoming season. Although each have criteria for auditioning, you shouldn’t have too much problem getting on the process. Unless you’re auditioning for both, then more power to ya.

DEETS: Resounding Harmony auditions at Oak Lawn United Methodist Church, 3014 Oak Lawn Ave. 7 p.m. Visit website for more information. To register for TWCD auditions, visit here.

—  Rich Lopez

WATCH: ‘Glee’ auditions this weekend in FW

“The only qualifications are that you are over 18 and that you can play high school on TV,” says Darren Criss, who plays Blaine on the show. But you’ll want to download and fill out an application, and be prepared to sing at least 16 bars a cappella of one of these songs:

“No Air” (Jordin Sparks)
“Hate on Me” (Jill Scott)
“Alone” (Heart)
“One of Us” (Joan Osborne)
“And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” (from Dreamgirls)
“Every Rose Has It’s Thorn” (Poison)
“Baby One More Time” (Britney Spears)
“Gives You Hell” (All American Rejects)
“Don’t Rain On My Parade” (Barbra Streisand)
“To Sir, with Love” (From To Sir, with Love)

The audtions are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Norris Conference Centers-Fort Worth, 304 Houston St.

For more info or to pre-register, go here.

Via: Unfair Park


—  John Wright

Attention, design stars and master chefs: Get ready for your reality TV close-up this weekend

Gordon Ramsay

Dallas and reality TV have a big time date this weekend. Two shows are coming to town in search of their next big stars.

First, interior designers and decorators take note. HGTV’s Design Star is having an open casting call on Sunday. They are looking for “someone with a creative point of view, the ability to execute under pressure and a sparkling personality. All level of expertise are welcome — from professional designers and architects to at home ‘do-it yourselfers.’” If you have a portfolio,they recommend bringing it. Plus, a couple of photos of yourself. And if you do really well, then go on to win, be sure and grant us the first interview. The casting call will be held at Westin Park Central, 12720 Merit Dr. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, go here.

Second, for the non-chef chef, Fox brings its nationwide search “for the best home cooks in America” to Dallas casting for the next season of Master Chef. If you make a mean mac-and-cheese from scratch, you have two options: call me for dinner or head to the casting all weekend. If you make the show, Gordon Ramsay, above, might make you cry, but if you win, then it’s all worth it. Just be prepared going in. The casting website says the following is required for open calls:

    • Your completed application• A current photo of yourself

    • A photo of your plated dish

    • Your one plated dish to impress us!

    • Please plan to be at the auditions all day. We suggest bringing snacks and water. Be comfortable and be yourself!

Got it? Good. The casting call happens at Le Cordon Bleu, 11830 Webb Chapel Road. Saturday from 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

And if you make both casting calls, then we just don’t like you for being so talented. But good luck anyway.

—  Rich Lopez

New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in town looking for talented hopefuls

Attention Glee and Fame wannabes and overbearing stage parents, this weekend might just offer that big break . The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts is in town this weekend auditioning young talent (as in already graduated high school) and offering scholarships for potential students.

This is your chance to hit the big time. And if you’re feeling a little queasy during the process, just say these two words to give you confidence. Justin. Suarez.

Auditions for the 2010-2011 school  year happen Saturday at the Renaissance Hotel, 2222 Stemmons Freeway starting at 8 a.m.

—  Rich Lopez