File this one under, "This could be a really, really good idea... or a really, really bad idea."
For the third year in a row, Metro is holding auditions for performing artists who want to sing, dance, play music or perform other acts at Metro entrances. Because, you know, not just anyone can go belt out a tune near malfunctioning escalators any old time they want.
Auditions are today until 4 p.m. at Metro headquarters (600 5th St. N.W.). Participants will register on site. Audition slots are first-come, first-served.
Judges from the D.C. arts scene will select about 25 performers for the season. Performances will be scheduled in July and August during the evening rush hours and on weekends.
The program, Metro Performs, is a joint effort by Metro and the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. The commission will pay performers a stipend.