They came from Bellingham and Poulsbo and Ballard. They're as young as 19 and as old as 75.
They're all at the ACT Theater in Seattle because they’re Norwegian Americans who want to be cast on the seventh season of “Alt For Norge” – a reality TV show whose name loosely translates as “Anything For Norway.”
It’s a two-time Norwegian Emmy winner, but its cast is all-American. On the show, 12 Norwegian Americans who've never been to the homeland face off in heritage competitions like cross-country skiing or Norwegian swearing.