It’s time to stop singing in the shower, dancing in your PJs, and telling jokes to your dog!! This is your chance to show everyone just how talented you really are because it’s your turn to shine center stage, basking in the spotlight you so deserve, in the second annual “Darien’s Got Talent” competition!
If you can sing, dance, do magic tricks, play an instrument, or perform just about any other talent, are between the ages of 10 and 100, and have a connection to Darien (born, schooled, work or worked in town, take lessons, or a former resident), start preparing for some awesome auditions, where the only thing you have to fear is the competition!
Returning to direct the evening will be long-time Darien resident, Carole Claps who has directed, produced, performed, and taught theatre throughout Fairfield County for many years. Also returning for another turn as Music Director is Chris Coogan, the multi-talented entertainer composer, performer, teacher, choir director, and producer.
To participate in “Darien’s Got Talent,” you must register online by NO LATER THAN May 23, to be eligible for an audition spot.
Auditions take place Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Darien Town Hall auditorium. Finals will take place Saturday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Darien High School in front of a live audience. The winner will receive $1,500; second place $750; and $500 for third.
For more information, including a complete list of eligibility requirements, go online at arts.darien.org, or call the office at 203 655 8683. The stellar list of preliminary and finals judges includes a Tony award-winning producer, a Sony Music executive, a Broadway director, a professional ballet dancer, actor, a talent agent, and more!
Local sponsors for the evening include Baywater Properties, Bank of America, Grove Street Plaza, Halstead Property, Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich, Nielsen’s, Dr. David Osherow, Orthodontist, Palmer’s Market, SBD Kitchen, LLC, and Andrew Stefanou Salon & Spa.
Tickets for “Darien’s Got Talent,” a fund-raising event for the nonprofit organization, on June 29, may only be purchased online at arts.darien.org. Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for students and children. Premium seating at $125 includes a ticket to the pre-event reception. A family sponsorship is $500 and includes admission for two adults and three children, plus tickets to the pre-event reception. For more information, call 203 655 8683.
ABOUT THE DARIEN ARTS CENTER Founded in 1975, the Darien Arts Center (DAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing visual and performing arts programs and events for the community. The DAC offers educational programs in Dance, Visual Arts, Music & Theatre, and special events and live theatre performances by DAC Stage. Private donations, grants, tuition fees and ticket sales fund the organization. For further information, call 203 655 8683, or visit arts.darien.org.