Find your way over to the Eastman School of Music this weekend for the 15th Annual International Lotte Lenya Competition for the rising stars of musical theater. The 24 semi-finalists who auditioned in New York City in mid-March have now been narrowed down to 12 finalists. Hailing from Ireland, Australia, China, and the United States, these actor-singers have credentials ranging from roles on Broadway to the Metropolitan Opera House. They will compete for top prizes of $15,000, $10,000, and $7,500. The competition is sponsored by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., which promotes an understanding of his life and work, as well as the career of his wife, actress-singer Lotte Lenya.
The competition finals take place Saturday, April 13, with rounds at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., and the finals and awards at 8 p.m. All take place at Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St. Free. 274-1100, esm.rochester.edu.