Think you got talent LouisvilleKY? Time to show off

Louisville, KY (December 13, 2016) – Local youth ages 6-18 can now register to show off their talents at the 4th annual Louisville’s Got Talent competition produced by CenterStage and Jake Latts. Audition slots are expected to full up quickly, so participants must first register online. First-round auditions will be held Sunday, January 15, from 3pm-6pm at The J, 3600 Dutchman’s Lane. There is a $15 per person registration fee (increases to $20 after January 1, 2017) for the first act and $5 for each additional act.

The Top 20 acts will compete in the Live Grand Finale on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 7pm at The J to win a cash and prize package valued at over $2,000 including professional coaching sessions, a photo shoot, a salon makeover, performance bookings, special appearances and up to $400 cash. This year’s competitors will be divided into two age groups, 6-12 and 13-18, with a winner chosen for each age group as well as a Grand Prize Winner. There will also be a “People’s Choice Award” which will be voted on and chosen by the audience at the live, final performance. All acts in the showcase perform for not only a sell-out audience, but also many Louisville talent agents and theatre/film directors.
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Auditions are accepted as individuals or groups, and participants can be in more than one act. Acts in the past have included vocalists, bands, magicians, dancers, pianists, instrumentalists, jugglers and comedians.
Louisville’s Got Talent began four years ago as a bar mitzvah project by Jake Latts whose passion is theatre and music. It was his goal in creating Louisville’s Got Talent to not only provide a performance opportunity for young performers, but also raise money for CenterStage Acting Out so that more children across the Louisville area can benefit from live, educational, musical theatre.
All proceeds from Louisville’s Got Talent will directly benefit CenterStage Acting Out, a touring children’s theatre troupe that travels to schools and community venues, presenting educational musical theatre to students of all ages. Through collaboration with educators, Acting Out integrates the performing arts into the learning process, thus enriching the lives of each audience member and “Opening Minds One Act at a Time”.
Tickets for the February 26, 2017 Live Final Showcase are now on sale for $7 for children 10 and under and $12 for adults. To register an act or purchase tickets, go Call (502) 238-2773 with questions or for more information. Louisville’s Got Talent sponsorship and advertising opportunities are also available.
About CenterStage at The J:
For 100 years, CenterStage has provided a venue for professional quality theatre with broad cultural appeal. CenterStage offers a premier musical theater experience for the whole community, while also providing opportunities for children, adults and seniors to participate directly in all aspects of theatre – acting, singing, dancing, set and costume construction, marketing, education and more. Audiences and cast members are racially, culturally and religiously diverse, representing the community at large. Inspired by Artistic Director John R. Leffert, each high-quality season CenterStage embarks on ambitious productions of popular Broadway shows with visually stunning sets and costumes, amazing talent and music that will move the audience. The J is part of the Jewish Community of Louisville. For more information, call (502) 238-2709 or