The opportunity for local singers to perform in front of thousands of fans at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park is just one audition away. The State College Spikes will be holding free auditions for local performers interested in singing the National Anthem prior to a 2013 Spikes home game on Saturday, April 13 at The State Theatre in Downtown State College. Registration will be held from 10 a.m. to Noon and performers will audition in the order of registration.
All tryouts will be a cappella and the anthem can be done solo, with a chorus, or as an instrumental. A panel of guest celebrity judges will rate the performances to help determine the roster of singers who will perform throughout the Spikes 2013 season. Guest judges confirmed for the event will be Spikes mascot Ike the Spike; Sarah Swistak, Co-Host of Central PA Live on WTAJ TV; PJ from the B94.5 Morning Zoo Crew; Jeff Brown from 93.7 The Bus; Steve Williams from 95.3 FM 3WZ; "Majicman" Jerry Valeri from Majic 99; Alex "Mac" Rabb from WHVL-TV; and DJ Ricky LaPean from Stress Busters Entertainment.
Those interested in auditioning for either opportunity, but cannot attend the April 13 event, should contact David Wells, Spikes Community Relations Manager, at (814) 272-1711 ext. 331 for details on how to submit demo materials. The Spikes will, however, give preference to individuals and groups who attend the April 13 event in person.
The State Theatre, located at 130 West College Avenue in Downtown State College, is a community-owned theatre dedicated to serving the Centre County region. It's a mainstay of the State College, PA community, a proud hub of local culture, featuring artists both homegrown and nationally renowned. Learn more by visiting their official website, TheStateTheatre.org.
The Spikes will open the club's 2013 New York-Penn League schedule on Monday, June 17 with a 7:05 p.m. game against the Williamsport Crosscutters (Philadelphia Phillies) at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. The Spikes will host 38 nights of fun, affordable family entertainment and future Major League Baseball stars in action between June 17 and August 30. Season tickets, Flex Books, Value Plans and a variety of group and hospitality options are currently available for the 2013 season and can be purchased by calling (814) 272-1711.