The Rantoul Theatre Group will seek musical performers for a "Save the Theatre" benefit and variety show: "East Central Illinois' So You Think You Got  Talent Show and Concert."

Three benefit performances will be held on July 15, 16, and 17, 2011 at the Grissom Hall Theatre.

The proceeds of the show will support the Rantoul Theatre Group's effort to locate a new theatre venue after the closure of  Grissom Hall on the former Chanute Air Force Base.

Michael C. Nelson and Larry Smith will be interviewing and auditioning singers, (solo or groups), dancers, (solo or groups), Instrumentalists, Bands/Combos, Comedians, Magicians/Jugglers to perform for the benefit.

Auditions will be held by appointment and walk-ins on June 23 and 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and June 25 and 26 from Noon to 5 p.m.

Interested performers who wish to showcase their talents may contact Larry Smith at to arrange an audition and meeting to be scheduled for the benefit concert.

Additional information can be found on and Facebook: Rantoul Theater Group. Leave a message by phone at 217-892-1121.