The Athens Area Council for the Arts (AACA) has announced auditions for the live return of “Evening with the Stars, a Community Showcase of Talent,” on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m. at The Arts Center in Athens.

The performance of “Evening with the Stars” is Friday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m., also at The Arts Center. This show is the first event in AACA’s 2021-2022 House Blend Concert Series.

“Evening with the Stars,” directed by Andrew Kimball, is an annual event that features auditioned talent from around the region. Performers are invited to audition using one or two representative samples of their repertoire. An emphasis is placed on performances with live accompaniment, and AACA House Band September Song will provide backup support. A piano accompanist will also be available.

Performances of all types are welcome, including singers, dancers, short monologues or dialogues, comedy, juggling, magic, and other types of performance art.

A mask is required in The Arts Center, regardless of vaccination status, though performers may remove their mask to audition. For updates on current COVID-19 protocols, visit

Participants must be available for a dress rehearsal on Thursday, Nov. 11, and one additional rehearsal the week of Nov. 1. Contact The Arts Center by phone at 423-745-8781 or for more information.

Sponsorship support for this event comes from Wilson Construction. All AACA performances are sponsored by The Retirement Guys. All AACA programs are sponsored by Edward Jones of Athens, Willsonthropic, Inc., and Wolfenden Family Pharmacies, and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and Tennessee Arts Commission.

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