United Teens Talent
June 7 – Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan – 3 to 6 pm; 601 W. Maple Street, Kalamazoo
June 8 – Epic Center – 10 am to noon and 1 to 3 pm, Epic Theatre – 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo
June 13 – Portage District Library – 3 to 6 pm, 300 Library Lane, Portage
June 14 – Douglass Community Center – 3 to 6 pm, 1000 W. Patterson, Kalamazoo
What is the United Teens Talent Show?
If you’ve got talent and are between the ages of 13-19 and live in Kalamazoo County…We Wanna See You!
Bands, Singers, Dancers, Jugglers, Magicians, Musicians, Comedians…open auditions for United Teens Talent (UTT) will be held June 7-14 (see audition dates above).
Call backs will be June 21 at the Kalamazoo Civic Auditorium. The top 20 acts will be selected to participate in United Teens Talent, a one of a kind talent show, on August 10 at 7pm!
Once selected to participate in the United Teens Talent, students will receive three one hour professional coaching sessions. These sessions, which will be designed to help the participants prepare their acts for the talent show, will also help students understand their talents and how they might best be developed. In addition to the individual acts that the students will perform in the talent show, all students will be involved in musical numbers that will open and close the show. Two weeks (July 29-August 9; Monday-Friday from 6:30 to 8:30pm) will spent rehearsing the music and movement involved in these numbers will help to create a sense of "team" among the participants. From the very beginning, all participants will be working independently and as a part of something larger than themselves. The show is designed to foster a sense of community and respect among students.
United Teens Talent is an opportunity for students to come together to develop talents, build relationships and cultivate self-esteem. Judges, who are professionals in the performing arts field, will choose the winning acts and cash prizes will be awarded.
For more Information:
Call (269) 342-5059
United Teens Talent is a program of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo. Funding for United Teens Talent is provided by the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation.