The Dreamland Film & Cultural Center is pleased to present Nantucket’s Got Talent, a one-night performance program to include the myriad talents of those living on Nantucket year-round. This special event, will be held Friday, March 23 at 6 p.m. in The Dreamland’s main theater.
Nantucketers of all ages are encouraged to participate, and open auditions will be held in the studio theater of The Dreamland on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m.
A true variety show in vein of the popular television programs like “America’s Got Talent” on NBC, participants are encouraged to audition with song, dance, acrobatics, magic and more. During these cold and relatively quiet winter months, The Dreamland staff hopes Nantucket schools, churches, choirs, families, and friends will participate before a packed audience of supporters to win significant cash prizes for first, second and third place contestants.
“We really hope everyone will participate in this unique community event,” said Joe Hale, The Dreamland’s executive director. “From children to retirees and rock n’ bands to church choirs, we know Nantucket is filled with already recognized as well as unknown talents. There is no fee to participate and the prizes for the winners are going to be really outstanding. Nantucket’s Got Talent serves to illustrate The Dreamland’s continued commitment to becoming the island’s true cultural center.”
The auditions will be judged by The Dreamland’s director of theatre education Laura Gallagher Byrne, Gene Mahon, publisher of Mahon About Town, community leader Maria Partida, photographer and event sponsor Beverly Hall, and Dr. Gerald Mack of the Nantucket Arts Council. The judges will also comment on each act during the March 23 performance, but the audience that night will have the final word and vote via ballet to determine the winners.
Tickets are $10 and are on sale now, so get them early to make sure you get a great seat from which to cheer on your friends and loved ones. Proceeds will support the continued growth of The Dreamland’s year-round community programming. They are available at The Dreamland box office, open daily one hour before the first screening of the day, as well as online at NantucketDreamland.org.