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Horn in the West calls for auditions

By Frank Ruggiero (

Article Published: Feb. 14 | Modified: Feb. 22
Horn in the West calls for auditions

Now in its 63rd year, the ‘Horn in the West’ outdoor drama will open in June and run through
August. Pictured is Darrell King, who played the Rev. Sims for 20 years.

Photo by Lindsey Hamby

The “Horn” is calling — for potential cast members.

The Southern Appalachian Historical Association is hosting auditions for the long-celebrated “Horn in the West” outdoor drama.

Auditions for the show’s 63rd season take place Feb. 22, and producers are seeking to cast 13 principal parts, along with various other roles, such as dancers, chorus members and villagers. Participants may also apply for technical positions.

“We are thrilled to begin the process of seeking a new cast for our 2014 season,” said Katy Cook, public relations director at SAHA, in a news release. “Local auditions enable us to find talented individuals in our community that will join us in retelling the legacy of this mountain region.”

“Horn in the West,” written by Kermit Hunter and performed every summer since 1952, follows the plight of mountain settlers during the Revolutionary War, focusing on the heroic efforts of the Stuart family and the legendary Daniel Boone.

The show is presented annually at the Daniel Boone Amphitheater off Horn in the West Drive in Boone. In 2014, “Horn in the West” will run from late June through mid-August.

Auditions take place Saturday, Feb. 22, at the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church, located at the corner of King and College streets in downtown Boone.

Registration opens at 10 a.m., and those attending are required to submit a completed application, along with two copies of a résumé with headshot. Youth auditions begin at 10:30 a.m., dance auditions at 11:15 a.m. and adult auditions at 1 p.m. Tech interviews will also take place at 11:15 a.m. or by appointment. According to organizers, the schedule is subject to change, although all activities should conclude by 5 p.m.

According to SAHA, performers of all ages are welcome to audition, although minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

For more information, including audition applications and additional requirements, visit, or call (828) 264-2120.

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