Anthem singers, Lightning Girls auditions
Want to sing the national anthem at a Lightning game? Want to be a Lightning girl? The team is holding tryouts for both jobs.
Anthem Singer: The team is accepting audition tapes until Aug. 15. Interested parties must submit a CD or DVD of their a cappella renditions of the United States and Canada national anthems. All submissions must include the singer's name, address and phone number. The submissions will not be returned.
Submit your audition to the Tampa Bay Lightning, Att: Anthem Auditions, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602.
Music Showcase, 402 Oakfield Drive, Brandon, FL 33511.
Interested singers can audition at Music Showcase at 6 p.m. on Aug. 27. The phone number is 813-685-5998.
Lightning Girls: Preliminary auditions will be Aug. 10 at the St. Pete Times Forum. Registration begins at 10 a.m. There also will be two pre-audition workshops, Aug. 4 and 6 at 7 p.m. The workshops are $25 each. Registration for the actual audition is $20, or $15 if a workshop is attended.
Those interested in a workshop must fill out a registration form and submit it with payment by Aug. 4. Pre-registration for the audition also is due by Aug. 4. Registration materials can be brought directly to a workshop or the tryout. Pre-registration is simply a way to avoid waiting in lines.
Candidates must wear a half top, skin colored tights, form sitting shorts and sneakers or dance shoes. Applicants must be 18 or older and live within 50 miles of the Times Forum and must be a full-time student or employee or a combination of both. A high school diploma or equivalent is required, and a valid passport is suggested. No ice skating experience is necessary.
Go to tampabaylightning.com to get an application.