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Call for readers for Symphony’s multimedia performance of ‘Ellis Island: The Dream of America’

Call for readers
Jan. 19 • 2-4 p.m.
The Salisbury Symphony, in conjunction with the Phoenix Readers, will hold open auditions for seven readers, four female and three male.

These readers will be featured in the symphony’s multimedia performance of “Ellis Island: The Dream of America,” written and composed by Peter Boyer and conducted by David Hagy.
“Ellis Island” will be presented Saturday, March 14, in the Catawba College Keppel Auditorium as part of the Symphony’s 2019-20 regular concert season.
Through the monologues of seven readers, music and media, stories of immigrants who came through Ellis Island between 1910 and 1940 will be told.

The ages of the characters run from 67 to 96. Readers need not be the age of the characters.
No preparation is needed for auditions.
Auditions will be held by Jim Epperson, director for the Phoenix Readers and Catawba College faculty emeritus of theater arts.
Auditions will take place on Sunday, Jan. 19, from 2-4 p.m., at the Gateway Building. 204 E. Innes St.