Please read the Performer Guidelines below so you are aware the co-chairs expectations of every performer.
We welcome all those who would like to showcase a performing art. In the past we have had musicians (opera, country, violin, xylophone and flute, rock bands, jazz bands, piano, barber shop quartets), dance (ballet, hip-hop, belly, gypsy and Middle Eastern), stand-up comedians, story tellers, improvisational groups, and much more.
Performers are generally asked to keep their acts below five minutes. Under special situations, performers may be allotted an extension. Remember that set-up and tear-down time must also be factored into the show, and granting more stage time per person means we must cut down on the number of performances to showcase.
Please give us an accurate list of all the equipment you will need as soon as possible. The list should include the number of microphones (lavaliere vs. free standing), electrical outlets, chairs or high stools, music stands, tables, etc. We will have a piano onsite that will be available for performers to use. Please let us know you if you need to use it. If you have any special lighting needs, and/or and other unique audio-visual requirements please let us known as soon as possible.
Please note that it may be difficult to meet all your technical needs in some cases but we will do our best.
Auditions usually take place several months before the show. Every performer MUST participate in auditions in order to be considered. Exceptions may be considered for extenuating circumstances but there are often many groups vying for the same stage time, so we prefer see things in person. Each performer is asked to perform approximately 30 seconds of their performance or enough to give us an idea of what to expect. We are not looking for perfection but rather adequate talent and preparedness. Information about the time and location of the auditions will sent out in an e-mail. If you are unable to make the auditions or need to be scheduled at a certain time please e-mail us.