Englewood will be holding auditions for talented kindergartners through high school senior performers who want to take part in the 2018 edition of the city's Night of The Stars Talent Show. The …
Englewood will be holding auditions for talented kindergartners through high school senior performers who want to take part in the 2018 edition of the city's Night of The Stars Talent Show.
The auditions will be held Jan. 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. and Jan. 20 from 1:15 to 3:30 p.m. at the Englewood Recreation Center. Registration is required and there is fee of $8 for residents and $10 for non-residents per performer.
“We had a great turnout last year and there were 31 acts the night of the show,” said Sara Stant, project director. “We are hoping for even a bigger turnout this year.”
Performers will compete in one of three categories: voice, dance and variety, which can include instrumentalists, jugglers and other talented performers. No bands will be part of the show but groups of acoustic musicians are allowed.
The performers for the show also will be divided into categories based on school grade. The categories are kindergarten through second-graders, third- through fifth-graders, sixth-through eighth-graders and ninth- through 12th graders.
There will be a dress rehearsal for show participants from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 7 and the show will be performed at 1 p.m. Feb. 10. First place winners in each age group and each talent category will advance to the state competition that will be held March 1 at the Lakewood Cultural Center.
City talent shows date back to 1982 when the Englewood Recreation Department decided to offer area residents an opportunity to “shine” on stage and created the annual talent show titled Night of the Stars. The program continued until 1993 when it was put on hold. However, it was reintroduced in 2004. About that time, Jenny Rulon, an Englewood Recreation Department employee, spearheaded the effort to widen the scope of the talent show by inviting recreation department in other cities to join together for a regional competition that will continue in 2018.