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CLEVELAND PLAY HOUSE ANNOUNCES YOUTH AUDITIONS FOR

MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN’ THRU LIFE APRIL 26 FROM 3-7 PM

4/13/2014, 9:23 a.m.

CLEVELAND, OH (April 11, 2014) Cleveland Play House (CPH) will hold youth auditions on April 26 for their upcoming world premiere production of Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life. Starring dance legend Maurice Hines, this explosive production will pay tribute to the late Gregory Hines and a number of showbiz forerunners including Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington and Nat King Cole. Featuring contemporary tap icons The Manzari Brothers, and backed by the sizzling 9-piece band The Diva Orchestra, the evening will culminate in a tap-dancing extravaganza. Co-produced with Alliance Theatre and Arena Stage, Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life will dance its way onto PlayhouseSquare’s Allen Theatre stage May 30 – June 29

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Audition Information

Highly skilled tap dancers age 13 or younger are encouraged to audition for CPH’s production of Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life. Dancers must be able to perform at an advanced level in order to audition for this paid role.

Auditions are by appointment only and will be held in CPH’s downtown rehearsal spaces in the Middough Building (1901 E. 13th Street). Tappers should perform a 60-90 second routine which they have mastered, without music, and of a skill and energy level that could be used in the actual production. Tappers should note that the style of the show is more akin to the close-to-the-floor rhythm or “hoofing” style of Savion Glover than the lighter, athletic style of Fred Astaire or traditional Broadway tap