Talent show Jan. 29 to benefit Mount Pisgah

SARANAC LAKE - The fifth annual Town Wide Talent Show is on the calendar for Saturday, Jan. 29. The Adirondack Unitarian Universalist Community will be partnering with Lift Mount Pisgah to produce the show and help them get their new lift built.

The Talent Show was canceled last year because applications were slim. Organizers are hoping this year's show will bring out all our talented community members in all age brackets. Please note, applications are due no later than Friday, Jan. 14.

Applications received after that date will not be considered.

The very first Talent Show raised close to $4,500 for the Siena Project, which helped send 25 High School choristers to Siena Italy. In subsequent years, Pendragon Theatre Art' s in Education Program, the Tri-Lakes Humane Society and the Adirondack Carousel were the recipients of the shared proceeds. There will be an esteemed panel of judges again this year that will do the final judging on the acts. This year' s show will have five categories: Ages 5-12, 13-18, 19-55, 56-100 and an Ensemble category for groups of performers. Ensembles are groups of three or more performers. Duo's will be entered in their age range unless it is an adult accompanist with a child performer. There will be first and second prizes awarded for each category and again this year the audience favorite will perform at the Winter Carnival Rotary Show.

The committee is looking for about 20 acts for this year' s show. Performance time is limited to 3 minutes. Registration is on a first come, first served basis, so those interested are encouraged to get applications in as soon as possible. The applications for Talent can be picked up and dropped off at Borealis Color on Main Street. The final deadline for application is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14. There is a non-refundable $5 application fee.

Those with questions or seeking an application by e-mail should call 891-0182 or e-mail info@adkuu.org.

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