AMC chose eight cities in the US to hold auditions, and management tells me they chose Walla Walla for its small-town feel and wealth of local talent.
About fifty artists gathered in the town's Power House Theatre.
Many didn't have to travel far.
"I came from my house - not too far," said local musician Kory Nagler.
Barely snowing - musician's hands and vocal cords even frozen.
"It's really cold right now, so as a musician like my fingers are cold," added Nagler.
Song-writers - vocalists - acrobats - took to the stage --
"I've put in 30 - possibly 40 hours on the wheel," said acrobat Tyler Ferraro.
all with the hopes to make it to the next round.
REPORTER: "alright, how did it go?"
TABITHA GROVE: "I think it went pretty good!"
The show's stop in the mid-Columbia is all due to the new film office -- stationed in Walla Walla.
"I think it'll give great visibility to this region," said Walla Walla Film Office Head David Woolson.
Founded this last fall -- they say promoting wine country - as well as the local talent - is just beginning.
"So I think there is more to come," said Woolson.
AMC's Road Show will air this spring.
And the film office also told us they're talking to a couple cable networks to make stops in Walla Walla.
The network Sci-Fi has shown interest so far.