The Dixon Historic Theatre in Dixon, Illinois has announced it first major singing competition.
The 1922 classical revival theatre is having its Grand Re-Opening Labor Day weekend, featuring The Phantom of the Opera’s legendary Franc D’Ambrosio with orchestra on Saturday, September 4. As part of his visit to Dixon, on Friday, September 3 Mr. D’Ambrosio will conduct one of his famous Master Classes including a Talent Search for a pair of young singers to perform with him on stage the next day.
Franc D’Ambrosio has conducted his highly acclaimed Master Classes throughout the U.S. and Europe, sharing intimate experiences from his illustrious career entertaining audiences from Broadway to Hollywood and beyond, with music and drama students of all ages. In addition to working one-on-one with each eager participant, Franc shares personal stories and advice for pursuing a career in the theatre, while imparting his own special brand of passion, wisdom and inspiration for students to draw upon.
Singers aged 18 to 35 in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa may apply to qualify for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work one-on-one with one of the greats of Broadway. Six semi-finalists will be chosen by a panel of professional adjudicators to participate in the finals on September 3. From these, Mr. D’Ambrosio will choose two winners to perform the roles of Christine and Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera duet “All I Ask of You” for the September 4th performance.
The deadline to submit applications is August 8th, 2021, 8:00pm Central Time. The September 3rd Master Class/Talent Search Finals will be open to the public free of charge.
Further information, as well as links to submit applications and purchase tickets, can be found at the Dixon Theatre web site: https://dixontheatre.com