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Music theater aficionados invited to audition to sing with Broadway stars

September 11th, 2017

HESSTON, KAN. – The Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) series offers a new level of “audience participation” this year.

Aspiring performers will have a chance to sing on stage with five Broadway stars and an all-star New York band during the HBPA production of Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Bethel College’s Memorial Hall.

To audition, contestants should upload a 90- to 120-second video clip of themselves singing a Broadway favorite to YouTube or Facebook and then submit the audition through an online form at

Auditions must be submitted by 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31.

A panel of industry professionals will select up to two winners and 10 runners-up, to be announced Nov. 4.

Full guidelines and instructions are also at

The singer with the winning entry will have a solo part in the show finale, and runners-up will sing one chorus number with the stars.

All winners and runners-up will also receive a pair of tickets and a free CD of the show. All entrants will receive a discount on any price level ticket to the Nov. 7 HBPA performance.

Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway features Broadway stars from shows including Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Jekyll and Hyde, Fiddler on the Roof, Wonderful Town, Tarzan, Cats, The Woman in White and It Ain’t Nothin’ but the Blues, singing the finest hit songs of the last 100 years of Broadway musicals.

Located 30 miles north of Wichita, Hesston College is the two-year liberal arts college of Mennonite Church USA. Bethel College, 22 miles north of Wichita in North Newton, is a four-year liberal arts college affiliated with Mennonite Church USA.

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.