For the first time in many years Renfro Valley Entertainment Center will open the Old Barn Theater doors to open auditions for male singers, female singers and comedians. These rare auditions will take place on Tuesday, February 7th starting at 6:00pm. “Due to the many changes and increasing demand of shows, we have decided to hold open auditions for anyone with a strong desire and commitment to perform on the Renfro Valley stage during the 2012 season” says Craig Barnett, Renfro Valleys Vice President of Public Relations/Entertainment.
For male and female singers, Renfro Valley will be casting for the brand new Malt Shop Memories Show that will be making its debut on Thursday nights starting in May. In addition, new talent will also be considered for the Tribute to the Legends Show on Friday nights, the fan favorite Mountain Gospel Jubilee Show and the historic Renfro Valley Barn Dance Show on Saturday nights. Singers will be encouraged to sing a traditional country, bluegrass or southern gospel song with the Renfro Valley band during their one song audition.
In addition to finding great singing talent, Renfro Valley will also be searching for a “family friendly” comedian. Following in the foot-steps of past popular Renfro Valley comedians like Bun Wilson and Betty Lou York, this individual will be performing on both the Friday night and Saturday night shows during the 2012 season. During the auditions, comedians will be allotted five minutes on the stage to give their performance.
During the 2011 season, Renfro Valley sold over 100,000 tickets to shows, concerts, festivals and special events. Early estimates show that number will grow even bigger in 2012 with the addition of new Renfro Valley shows and a top-notch Headliner Concert Series. “This is truly your chance to be a star and to represent the Commonwealth of Kentucky before the world in this historic venue” says Barnett. “Tour companies, groups and individuals from all over the globe come to Renfro Valley each year to hear and see outstanding entertainment”.