‘Clarington’s Got Talent’ wants young performers for spring showcase

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Published March 14, 2024 at 3:32 pm

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Does Clarington have talent? A showcase of young performers in the first week of May aims to find out.

The first annual ‘Clarington’s Got Talent’ Youth Showcase will be on stage on Friday, May 3 at the Firehouse Youth Centre in Bowmanville.

If you or someone you know thinks they have a talent, are between the ages of 12 to 18 and live in Clarington, a new show in town wants you.

Clarington’s Got Talent is a variety show, with all talents welcome – music, dance, comedy, magic, even juggling or plate spinning – whatever you’ve got to show off. Acts are limited to solos and duos, due to the quick changeovers between acts and other performance considerations.

The event is a co-production of the Bowmanville Rotary Club and Clarington Youth Centres in support of National Youth Week, which runs from May 4-10, and show producer Lyndsay Riddock of the Bowmanville Rotary Club wants to “embrace the power, talent, energy and potential of our youth” in Clarington.

“It’s important to recognize their contributions to the community and celebrate their creativity. Events like this can also have a powerful impact on youth mental health. We’re really excited about this show.”

Auditions will be accepted on video only and limited to four minutes. Prizes include a spot on the stage at the 7th annual Concert to Feed the Need at Oshawa’s Biltmore Theatre in December. The deadline for applications is April 5 and space is limited.

To apply, send videos to: [email protected]

Tickets for the 7p.m. show on May 3 are just $5 and only available at the door, with all proceeds going to Clarington Youth Centres. The Firehouse Youth Centre is located at 132 Church St. In Bowmanville.

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