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MLT to hold open auditions

The Middlesboro Little Theatre community theatre group will be holding open auditions on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. for their upcoming musical play, “Bright Star.” Auditions will be held at the Bell County Public Library, 126 20th Street, Middlesboro 40965, and will include cold reads from the script, deliver a short monologue of your choice, a prepared song acapella, and you will learn a small dance.

Callbacks will be Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. The performance date for this play will be April 23-26.

Middlesboro Little Theatre was formed in 1995 and performs three or more plays each year. A scholarship program began as a tribute to member Sue McCarty and her love for the theatre, following her death in 2006. Up to $1,000 scholarships are awarded to Tri-State seniors who have participated in their school’s theatre arts programs and have at least a 3.0 GPA, three recommendations and has written an essay on why they deserve the scholarship.

“Bright Star” is a musical written and composed by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. It is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in 1945-46 with flashbacks to 1923 and is based on true events.