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Kids: Here's Your Chance to Make Your Voice Heard at the US Open!

May 23, 2008 01:15 PM

USTA to Hold Auditions for Children to Sing at US Open

The USTA announced it will host its annual open casting call on Monday, June 9 at New York’s Radio City Music Hall to select children to sing the national anthem at night sessions of the 2008 US Open, August 25 – September 7.

The auditions are free of charge and will be held 9 am – 2 pm ET. Children 12 years of age and younger as of August 25, 2008, will be asked to sing “America the Beautiful” a cappella in front of a panel of celebrity judges from the music and entertainment industries including Constantine Maroulis, a Boston Conservatory graduate and a Top 10 contestant on Season 4 of American Idol. 

The casting call will officially launch the US Open season, with tickets for the 2008 US Open going on sale to the general public the same day.  Tickets can be purchased by logging on to or by calling 1-866-OPEN-TIX beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 9.

The USTA will announce the final selections in mid-July.  The winners will receive a US Open gift bag and tickets to their performance session -- in addition to exposure in front of as many as 24,000 fans in Arthur Ashe Stadium.  For more information on the open casting call, including the official rules, log on to