Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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May 1, 2012

The Salvation Army 614 Corps to Audition Performers from the Homeless and Housed Communities for the Musical Godspell

Chattanooga, TN – The Chattanooga Salvation Army 614 Corps is taking its ReCreate Café Arts Program to a new level by producing an ambitious production of Godspell with a blended cast of performers from both the Homeless and Housed, or non-homeless, Communities. The leadership of the ReCreate Café is joining forces with theatre professors from Covenant College and UTC to create a high quality production scheduled for July.

"We are really excited to be working with Deborah Kirby from Covenant College as well as Steve Ray and Gaye Jeffers from UTC. They are terrific theatre professors and have a heart for working with the homeless population. This creative team knows what they are doing, and the show will be very well done." said Tenika Dye, ReCreate Café Artistic Director.

Anyone interested in being part of this production should attend an Informational Meeting on Tuesday, May 8th at 7 pm. Auditions will be Friday, May 11 from 5 pm - 8 pm and on Saturday May 12 at 2 pm - 5 pm.

Both the Informational Meeting and Auditions will be at ReCreate Café located inside The Salvation Army 614 Corps at 800 McCallie Ave . Those auditioning do not have to prepare anything, but they will be asked to sing and do cold readings. If those auditioning have a headshot and resume they are encouraged to bring these. Those interested in being in the band or on the technical crew should come to the informational meeting or contact Tenika Dye for more information.

The Salvation Army 614 Corps is also reaching out to the community to help fund this project so the performers might receive a small honorarium for their commitment, thus giving them a thoroughly professional theatre experience. Donations may be mailed to or dropped by The Salvation Army, 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403 . Please earmark donations for Godspell.

For more information, contact Tenika Dye, ReCreate Café Artistic Director at 423-756-1023 ext. 137  or tenika_dye@uss.salvationarmy.org .

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.

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