Greenwich definitely has talent, and it's time to showcase those singing, dancing, acting, comedic, juggling, and magic skills at the third annual Greenwich Has Got Talent 2012 Variety Show! Final auditions for performers will be held Tuesday, February 21, 2012, from 6 – 9 p.m., at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 4 Riverside Ave., Riverside, Conn. Adults and students interested in auditioning should email artistic director Maria Kelly Stevens to secure a time slot at MKStevens@GreenwichChamber.com.
This year’s Greenwich Has Got Talent 2012 Variety Show is even more exciting than previous years as it has been turned into a competition, resulting in a grand prize winner! And the audience will be the deciding factor, so be prepared to come out and support your favorite act. The actual Greenwich Has Got Talent 2012 Variety Show will be held Saturday, March 31, at Greenwich High School.
Maria Kelly Stevens, who has a background in professional theatre and choreography, is the artistic director of the show. Bill Evans, WABC-TV (ABC, Ch. 7) senior meteorologist and five-time Emmy award winner, as well as on the air on WPLJ-FM with “Scott and Todd in the Morning” and on WGCH-AM in Greenwich, and Greenwich Chamber of Commerce chairman of the board Jeff Weber, will serve as emcees of the production. Co-chairs of the event are Jeff Weber, Leah Reeves and Scott Weiner.
“Every year we get incredibly talented Greenwich residents that perform great acts,” said Weber. “And this year, we are really excited about the earlier auditions we’ve seen of entertaining individuals and groups.”
The Greenwich Has Got Talent 2012 Variety Show features many adult acts as well as some youth. The show is the major fundraiser for the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce and a portion of the proceeds of the show funds a scholarship for a Greenwich High School student majoring in business in college.
Previous acts that have appeared in the Show include some of Greenwich local politicians, including Congressman Jim Himes, State Senator Scott Frantz, and First Selectman Peter Tesei.
“All types of acts are encouraged to audition,” noted Marcia O’Kane, executive director for the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce. “Whether you’re a singer, dancer, comedian, musician, individual or group, or have some other unusual skill or talent, there’s room for you in our great show.”
To learn more about the Greenwich Has Got Talent 2012 Variety Show, visit www.GreenwichChamber.com, www.Facebook.com/GreenwichHasGotTalent. To schedule an audition on Feb. 21, email MKStevens@GreenwichChamber.com.