Posted 7 months ago
By Kevin Horn
A near record 37 entries for the 58th Annual Stars of Tomorrow contest – sponsored by the Alliance Kiwanis Club – has resulted in the decision to split the contest into two shows. Both shows will be held on Saturday, March 29 at the Performing Arts Center in Alliance.
The first show will start at 2 pm and feature Divisions 1 (K-3) and 2 (4-6). Performances total 19 in those two age groups. The second show will start at 6 pm for Divisions 3 (7-9) and 4 (10-12). There are 18 performances in those divisions.
Rehearsals for both shows will start that morning at 8 am sharp at the PAC to allow contestants to become familiar with the stage and the auditorium. Rehearsals are scheduled to finish at 1:00pm. Contestants will be receiving letters in the mail setting rehearsal times for each contestant. Please be prompt.
Kiwanis Talent Coordinator John McGhehey said the decision to have two shows was made due to length. “If we held just one show, it would have been four hours long at least,” he said. “We didn’t want to hold auditions to cut down the number of performers simply because we felt, as a club, that every contestant deserves a chance to perform in Stars of Tomorrow.”
Trophies and medals will be given during each show so that contestants performing in the afternoon don’t have to be present at the conclusion of the second show to learn the results.
A single price of admission allows the public to attend both shows. Admission at the door is $5.00 for adults, $4.00 seniors, $2.50 for children 14 and under and $10.00 for a family.