Local theatre holds first annual Battle of the Bands

MARQUETTE — Auditions for the first annual, Forest Roberts Theatre Battle of the Bands competition are quickly approaching.

The joint partnership between the theatre and Double Trouble Entertainment gives local bands the chance to compete for a cash prize. All musicians of all genres are invited to audition on March 18th at the theatre. Bands will be judged based on stage presence, entertainment value, and audience reaction.

Holding this event creates some potentially new opportunities for the theatre as well as teaches students more on productions in general.

“It’s first for us, an educational opportunity. The more I got thinking about it, there’s not really a venue in this area of this size for bands to come and play. So we wanted to open the FRT (Forest Roberts Theatre) to those opportunities as well,” said Forest Roberts Theatre Technical Director & Production Manager, David Pierce.

Bands are being asked to perform two songs at the audition, these of which can be originals or covers. If you are interested in auditioning, you can contact David Pierce via email at theatre@nmu.edu.

The actually battle will be held on April 22nd and anyone is invited to come out to the theatre and cheer on your favorite band.