Beginning Monday, March 18, 54 Below launches "The Callback," a weekly Monday night competition in which aspiring artists will perform for a chance to win their own engagement at 54 Below. The new weekly late-night event will be hosted by Christine Pedi (Sirius XM Radio host, Forbidden Broadway, Talk Radio.)
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR AUDITION VIDEO:
Performers wishing to participate should submit their video audition to firstname.lastname@example.org. Videos should be 2-3 minutes in length, and may be footage of previously recorded performances. Auditions will be screened by 54 Below staff and each week, contestants will be notified via email if they are invited to compete.
If selected to participate in the prelimary round, contestants will perform one song each on the 54 Below stage. Each performance will be recorded and uploaded to 54 Below's Facebook and Youtube pages, and each night one winner will be determined by audience vote to progress to the semi-finals.
Contestants who do not win in the preliminary round will have one chance at redemption; videos of the preliminary performances will post on the 54 Below Facebook page within 24 hours of each event and people will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite contestant. The contestant with the most votes will be deemed the Facebook Semi-Finalist and will also progress to semi-finals.
Preliminaries are March 18 and 25; April 1, 15, 22, and 29; and May 13, 20, and 27.
Once a month at the semi-finals, contestants will perform two songs in front of a panel of industry executives, and winners will be chosen based on audience vote to progress to The Final Callback.
Semi-Finals are April 8, May 6, and June 3.
THE FINAL CALLBACK:
Finalists performing at The Final Callback will sing three songs each, and the ultimate winner, chosen by a panel of Broadway celebrity guest judges, will win their own engagement at 54 Below.
The Final Callback will take place on a date TBD in Summer 2013.
For more information on "The Callback" rules or how to submit an audition video, please visit www.54Below.com.
The Callback takes place at 54 Below Tuesday nights, March 18 - June 3. Doors open at 11pm. No cover; $20 food and beverage minimum.