Local Tops in Blue auditions next month

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE -- The 72nd Services Division is once again coordinating the local auditions for this year's Tops In Blue competition.
   To help applicants prepare an entertainer audition tape and polish their act, a base-level talent contest and taping will be held in the base theater with the Family and Teen Talent Contest at 7 p.m. Sept. 22.
   Sign up deadline for the Tops In Blue base-level program is Sept. 15. Rehearsal will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 18 and 20 at the base theater.
   Base-level application packages will be forwarded to the Air Force Services Agency and its Entertainment Branch personnel will review all applications and videos. Individuals who display the best talent will be invited to compete at the worldwide talent contest.
   Both entertainers and support staff are needed. Bus drivers; stage, light and sound technicians; wardrobe and costume coordinators, choreographers and vocal assistants and entertainers have a chance to compete at the worldwide competition and possible earn the opportunity to tour with Tops In Blue.
   Tops In Blue applications and a letter of commitment can be downloaded from http://www-p.afsv.af.mil/TIBcom/steps.html. For more information, call Dell Armstrong at 734-8148 or 734-0245 or e-mail wendell.armstrong@tinker.af.mil.