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Culture notes: Lots of singing, dancing in Theater of Stars season; N.Y. auditions set for Leon-directed Tupac musical

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Theater of the Stars’ 60th season

Atlanta theater producers continue to feed the metro area’s apparently unquenchable thirst for musicals. After Broadway Across America trumpeted a song-and-dance-dominated 2012-13 slate last week, Theater of the Stars has announced its coming season at the Fox Theatre this week that’s also heavy on musicals: “The Producers” (July 24-29), “Peter Pan” starring Cathy Rigby (Aug. 7-12) , the Atlanta debut of “The Addams Family” (Aug. 14-19), “The King and I” (Sept. 5-11) and “Mary Poppins” (April 2-7, 2013). In a special (non-musical) presentation, Blue Man Group returns Jan. 15-20, 2013. Tickets: 404-252-8960, www.theaterofthestars.com. HOWARD POUSNER

Leon’s ‘Holler’ makes audition call
Though it hasn’t been officially announced, it’s looking like a go for “Holler If Ya Hear Me,” a Broadway musical featuring lyrics and music by Tupac Shakur, to be directed by Atlantan Kenny Leon. An open call is scheduled March 10 in New York, according to a www.playbill.com audition listing that specifies that the production is seeking African-American male and female rappers age 18-35 and one white actor age 20-25 “with a strong facility for rap and terrific guitar skills.” Here’s what those interested are advised to prepare: “A rap of choice under two minutes. We will supply a boom box if needed. Singers should prepare 16-32 bars of an uptempo song to sing a cappella. You may bring your own accompaniment if you want.” (More info: www.playbill.com/jobs/find/job_detail/42755.html.) The script is by Todd Kreidler, associate artistic director of Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company. HOWARD POUSNER

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