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US Open Casting Call for Kids

May 22, 2009 07:00 AM
The USTA is again holding a casting call where your child age 12 or under can perform live at Arthur Ashe Stadium during night sessions of this year's US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

The third annual US Open casting call will be held on Monday, June 8 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City to select children to perform at the 2009 US Open on Aug. 31-Sept. 13. The auditions are free of charge and will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET. Children 12 years of age and younger as of Sept. 13, 2009, will be asked to sing "America the Beautiful" a cappella in front of a panel of celebrity judges, including Diana Degarmo, the runner-up on Season 3 of American Idol, and Mark Indelicato from ABC's hit show Ugly Betty. 

"The casting call has quickly become a popular US Open tradition as these young singers continue to captivate the New York crowds," said Gordon Smith, executive director and COO, USTA. 

The USTA will announce the final selections in mid-July, with winners to receive a US Open gift bag and tickets to their performance session, in addition to exposure in front of as many as 24,000 fans in Arthur Ashe Stadium. 

For more information on the open casting call, including the official rules, log on to www.USOpen.org.






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