PDA Meeting: The Americus Sumter Payroll Development Authority will meet for its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m. today in the second-floor conference room, Rees Park Economic Development Center. The IDA meets prior to the PDA meeting. Both are open to the public.
Board Meeting: The Sumter County Board of Assessors meets at 9 a.m. today at the Sumter County Courthouse in the Board of Assessors office. The meeting is open to the public.
Play Auditions: Open auditions for roles in the Sumter Players/GSW Dramatic Arts production of the hit musical, Hairspray, are at 7 p.m. today and Wednesday in the Fine Arts Building at Georgia Southwestern State University. Featured roles are available for five men and 10 women, plus large singing and dancing ensembles. The production will be directed by Will Dozier and Christi Barr and performed at the Rylander Theatre in downtown Americus next March. Prospective auditioners should know that there will be two sections to the audition: a monologue/song portion, and a dance call to follow. Interested persons shouldcome at 7 p.m. and be prepared to stay until approximately 9 p.m. During the first section, in groups of about 10, individuals will be asked to present a prepared monologue and song selection. Monologues should be no longer than 60-90 seconds and, preferably, be chosen and memorized beforehand. For those unable to prepare beforehand for any reason, there will be materials available at the audition for use; these materials will not have to be memorized, and be may be held in hand for the presentation. Song selections should be no longer than 60-90 seconds, accompanied by a backing track (CD or mp3 brought by auditioner) or, in the alternative, by piano accompaniment. Singers may bring sheet music for the accompanist and music from the show will be available. Songs must be sung with accompaniment. An accompanist will be provided. The second section will be the dance call.Dancers will be asked to learn a short combination (taught by the show choreographer, Christi Barr) after which everyone will have a short amount of time to go over the steps on his/her own. Finally, groups of about 10 will be asked perform the steps for the directors. Auditioners should bring appropriate clothes to change into for the dance call. Work out clothes, sweats or jazz pieces are acceptable. Jazz shoes should be worn, if possible, but sneakers are acceptable. Changing rooms are available.