Young performers who want a chance to show off their musical, singing or other entertainment skills can take to the stage at the 41st annual “Spotlight on Talent.”
Winners of this talent show don’t walk away with giant cash prizes, but the regional competition does award $4,000 in cash prizes and trophies in several age categories, according to a news release from the Heritage Arts Center Association, which puts on the competition.
Those wishing to compete in this year’s event have until Jan. 25 to apply.
Auditions for the acts will be on Feb. 10 at the Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel High School.
Hundreds of area students are involved each year, in the competition open to young people through high school seniors. The talent show gives young people a chance to show off their abilities, while also providing entertaining shows for the audience.
Contestants come from nearby Pasco communities and from as far away as Tampa, Brooksville and St. Petersburg. The contest attracts vocalists, dancers, instrumental musicians, piano players, baton twirlers, bands, gymnasts and all sorts of other entertainers.
Applications are available online at HeritageArts.org.
The two final shows will be on March 16, one beginning at noon and the other at 7 p.m..
The grand prize is a $1,000 scholarship, which will be awarded to a graduating senior who lives in Pasco and attains the highest score from the judges.
All styles of performing talents are accepted, both as solo acts and in groups. Paid professional judges select the finalists and winners.
Published January 17, 2024