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Lyric Theatre, 9th July 2012
#searchforatwitterstar, the online talent competition being run by the Twitter phenomenon @westendproducer, is being brought to a West End stage.
With hundreds of entries to the talent search via YouTube and Twitter, 10 Finalists - 5 male and 5 female - will battle it out in a live final to become a potential Leading Lady and Leading Man of the West End.
"I was so impressed with some of the talent coming through #searchforatwitterstar," explains Producer, Tony Green "and feeling our industry is poorly represented by the current run of TV talent shows, I decided it was time to give our 'stagey' wannabes the opportunity to show us what they have; in the right environment that will enable their talent to really shine through."
The contestants will be judged by a panel of respected West End Musical Theatre experts:
West End Leading Lady LOUISE DEARMAN @LouiseDearman 

West End & TV MD MIKE DIXON @mikedixonmusic 

West End Agent GEMMA LOWY HAMILTON @GemmaLowyHamil 

West End Casting Director ANNE VOSSER @AnneVosser
The competition will also be attended by the normally elusive @westendproducer, who, in his imitable style, will provide his own view on the contestants and give live commentary throughout the event (whilst getting savagely sloshed on Dom and cuddling his Valjean Teddy of course).
"This is a very serious talent search - to find genuine and new theatre talent," said @westendproducer. "It will also be a marvellous evening, and a world-first; an entire tweeting show. I'll drink to that! #dear"
And in a world first, every one of the 900 seats will be a 'Tweet Seat', and the audience will be positively encouraged to Tweet their feedback on the contestants' performance throughout the evening. The audience will then vote for the winning Leading Lady and Leading Man by voting for their favourite via Twitter.

‘A competition born on Twitter........

Talent watched via Twitter........

Stars discovered through Twitter.
How marvellous
#dear ‘
Producer, Tony Green (@MrTonyGreen), is reuniting the creative team behind the recent sold-out all-star Children of Eden gala concert at the Prince of Wales Theatre
Director DREW BAKER @drewbdrew 
Musical Supervisor JAMES DRAISEY 
Production Designer BEN M ROGERS @designforlive