Auditions will get underway April 27 in Washington, D.C. for 5 Streams Global Entertainment’s “The Making of a Star,” a new performance reality competition series. In honor of the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, this first season is exclusively for U.S. veterans and servicemembers and has the support of The American Legion. The series is set to film in New York City and will premiere in primetime in July for 10 consecutive weeks, with some of the biggest names in entertainment scheduled to grace the stage.

Hosted by Grammy-winning singer/producer Donnie McClurkin, “The Making of A Star” contestant auditions will kick off on April 27th in Washington, D.C., and will visit seven other U.S. cities where the A-list “Making of A Star” industry judges will be in search of the military’s most talented service men and women to compete in the series finals. For requirements and audition registration information in your city, to www.legion.org.

“We’re proud to announce the nationwide launch of this series,” said Monica Sutton, executive producer of “The Making of a Star” and CEO of 5 Streams Global Entertainment. “We are committed to making this season the best it can be in honor of our military and their service to this country.”

The winner of “The Making of a Star” will be chosen during the grand finale event, which will be a live telecast in front of an audience of invited troops and a stellar line up of celebrity guest performers. Auditions for “The Making of a Star” are open only to U.S. veterans and servicemembers.

Audition dates and areas, along with the site or American Legion post that will serve as the site for the auditions, are: April 27, Washington, D.C. (Post 24, Alexandria, Va.); April 30, Charlotte, N.C. (Post 23, Gastonia, N.C.); May 1, Atlanta (Post 160, Smyrna, Ga.); May 3, New York City (Metropolitan Studios); May 6, Chicago (Post 1941, LaGrange, Ill.); May 7, Detroit (Walter P. Chrysler Museum); May 13, Los Angeles (Post 43, Hollywood, Calif.); and May 14, Dallas (Texas Star Facility).