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‘Horn in the West’ auditions Feb. 9

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Article Published: Jan. 30, 2013 | Modified: Feb. 10, 2013
‘Horn in the West’ auditions Feb. 9

‘Horn in the West’ is hosting auditions Feb. 9 in Boone for its 2013 season. Along with 13 principle parts, the outdoor drama casts 10 chorus members, 10 dancers, 10 actor-technicians and 10 villagers each year.

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Auditions for the 62nd season of the nation’s third oldest outdoor drama, “Horn in the West,” will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church at the corner of King and College streets in downtown Boone.

Along with 13 principle parts, “Horn in the West” casts 10 chorus members, 10 dancers, 10 actor-technicians and 10 villagers each year.

Registration opens at 9 a.m. Children’s registration begins at 9:30 a.m. (parents must accompany children). A resume and headshot is required for all performers. Events of the day will end at 5:30 p.m.

The outdoor drama’s 2013 season runs Friday, June 28, through Saturday, Aug. 17.

In addition to local auditions, the show finds actors through the Institute of Outdoor Drama auditions (January) and Southeastern Theatre Conference auditions (March).

The “Horn in the West” script is an adaptation of the original written by playwright Kermit Hunter and first performed in 1952.

This historical story is one of adventure, based on actual events during the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution, complete with fire dances, romance, battle scenes and heart-wrenching drama. It details the lives of early American colonists braving the backcountry wilderness to settle in the Blue Ridge Mountains and away from British tyranny.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $9 for children. An on-site “Dinner with Dan’l” is catered by Dan’l Boone Inn and available for an additional cost before the show on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
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