The Darien Arts Center is accepting registrations to audition for "Darien’s Got Talent," its popular talent contest, which returns June 25. The fundraising event for the center features prizes for adults and children, and accomplished entertainment industry professionals as judges for the auditions and finals.
Twenty finalists will compete for top prizes in front of a live audience at Darien High School. Contestants are not required to live in Darien, but must register to audition at www.darienarts.org by May 9. The registration fee for those who live or work in Darien is $35; for all others, it is $70.
Auditions for the competition are open to those ages 10 and older, and will be May 21-22 in the Darien Arts Center's Weatherstone Studio. Contestants can enter alone, or as part of a group, to sing, dance, play an instrument or perform any other talent in the competition. A capella groups, garage bands and dance ensembles are welcome.
New this year are that prizes will be awarded to the top three adult and top three children winners. Prizes include: Adults first place, $1000; second place, $750; and third place, $500; children’s first place, $750' second place, $500; and third place, $250.
For more information about auditions and eligibility, or sponsorship of Darien’s Got Talent, visit darienarts.org or call 203-655-8683.
The Darien Arts Center is a nonprofit organization that offers educational programming in dance, visual arts, theater and music, as well as special events and live theater productions. It is at 2 Renshaw Road, Darien, behind the Town Hall.
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