Win $1000 Tonight At Stonewall Sensation Auditions
Auditions for this season's contestants are TONIGHT, Wednesday, February 17th. Sign up begins at 9pm. Competition begins at 10pm SHARP. Each week a group of talented contestants performs
for the approval (and votes) of the audience members, and for the praise of our celebrity judges.
Contestants MUST be available every Wednesday from February 17th - May 26th. Prepare a one minute excerpt of a song. The song will be performed a cappella at the audition. If you play an instrument, you are welcome to accompany yourself. A piano will be available for you. You must provide all other instruments. All other performances will be with a piano (pianist provided).
The judges will evaluate the contestants and ANNOUNCE THEIR DECISION AT THE END OF WEDNESDAY'S AUDITIONS!
THE WINNER RECEIVES:
$1000,00 plus... A produced show at the Stonewall Inn, a feature article in a major NYC publication and a photo shoot.
Hosted by Bistro, MAC and Nightlife Award Winner Brandon Cutrell
This season's judges are:
Time Out New York's Theatre Critic Adam Feldman
Actress/Comedian POPPI KRAMER
Miss Fire Island Ariel Sinclair PLUS A special guest judge each week!
Audition night only: We welcome TWO guest judges. The Assistant Director of the National Tour of Hairspray David RossETTI and Stonewall Sensation's Pianist KAT SHERRELL PLUS a performance by last season's winner of Stonewall Sensation AKILAH WILLIAMS
And a performance by our very own season judge Ariel Sinclair
STOP BY EVERY WEDNESDAY @ 10PM SHARP TO CAST YOUR VOTES!
The Stonewall Inn is located at 53 Christopher Street- just east of 7th Ave. NYC. (646) 335-2085
For more information email Brandon- Brandon@BrandonCutrell.com.
THE STONEWALL INN: Site of the 1969 Stonewall Riots The Stonewall Inn, the historic Christopher Street landmark of gay liberation, is the birthplace of the famous "Stonewall Riots." During the last weekend of June of 1969, police and Alcoholic Beverage Control Board agents entered a gay bar--The Stonewall Inn, on Christopher Street, in New York City. Allegedly there to look for violations of
the alcohol control laws, they made homophobic comments and then, after checking identification, threw the patrons out of the bar, one by one. Instead of quietly leaving, as the patrons had done for years, hustlers, drag queens, students and other patrons held their ground and fought back. Someone uprooted a parking meter and used it to barricade the door. The agents and police were trapped inside and, thus, wrecked the place and called in reinforcements. NYPD vehicles raced to the scene with lights glaring and sirens blaring. The crowd grew. Someone set a fire. More people came. For three days, people protested. For the first time in American history, after innumerable years of oppression, the chant, Gay Power, rang out.
Brandon Cutrell is a Nightlife Award, Bistro Award and two-time MAC Award winner. New York credits: Broadway By The Year at Town Hall, The 2nd Annual Broadway Unplugged at Town Hall, Pippin (with Ben Vereen and Rosie O'Donnell), La Gioconda at TheatreSource, David Friedman's King
Island Christmas, and Liz Swados' Waiting For Lefty. National: Theatre of the Stars, Goodspeed Musicals, the Human Race Theatre and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. For nearly two years, Brandon was the original host of the MAC Award nominated show, Mostly Sondheim. In December of 2005, Brandon made his debut in the world-famous Oak Room at The Algonquin Hotel. In June of 2006, Brandon made his solo debut at Feinstein's, New York's legendary nightclub on Park Avenue. Currently, Brandon can be seen every Friday night at The Laurie Beechman Theatre on 42nd Street as the Host of The After Party, a weekly open-mic, musical theatre soiree. Brandon's self-titled cd is available on iTunes and www.BrandonCutrell.com.