Attention Young Composers! The Music Department of the Darien Public Schools will be sponsoring the 22nd annual Young Composers Concert at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 6 in the Darien High School Auditorium. The deadline for submissions is March 14. — an announcement from the Darien Public Schools Music Department
This program is open to all students currently enrolled in the Darien Public Schools. It is a great opportunity for students to compose their own original music and share it with an audience.
The Darien Arts Center encourages entertainers of all ages to register to audition for its popular talent competition, and registrations are being accepted from April 9 to May 11 at the DAC website. The DAC’s popular talent contest returns on June 23. The fundraising event for the arts center features prizes for adults and children, and accomplished entertainment industry professionals as judges for the auditions and finals. A total of 20 finalists will compete for top prizes in front of a live audience at Darien High School. Auditions for the competition are open to all ages and contestants are not required to live in Darien.
DAC Stage is holding auditions for its spring musical, Cabaret, on Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. in the DAC Weatherstone Studio, 2 Renshaw Road, behind Darien Town Hall. Audition detail: Open auditions for women who should come prepared with a song and sheet music if song is not from the show. Sides will be provided.
Auditions for the DAC Stage production of Baby, by Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire, are being held on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 6. p.m. and Monday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m., with callbacks on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 8:30 p.m. in the DAC Weatherstone Studio. Several adults, ages 18 and older, need to be cast for the production, which will run on weekends from April 21 through May 6.
Darien Sport Shop is looking for local ‘talent’ to appear in its 2016 Fall/Holiday television commercials and advertising.
No modeling or acting experience necessary. ___________
— an announcement from Darien Sport Shop
Must be available for fittings the week of Aug. 8 and all day for filming at locations in Darien on Aug. 17. Compensation will be in the form of product and photography.
The Darien Arts Center has named the 20 finalists from Darien and neighboring towns who will compete in Darien’s Got Talent on June 25 at 7 p.m. at Darien High School. Auditions for the fundraiser took place on May 21 and 22 in the DAC Weatherstone Studio, with almost 60 contestants, ages 10 and older, auditioning for the preliminary judges. Auditioning acts included singers, dancers, musicians, bands, comics and theatrical performers. The chosen finalists will move on to compete for cash prizes in front of a live audience and a panel of accomplished entertainment professionals in the finals show. The finalists for Darien’s Got Talent in the adult category are:
Karen Joyce Miller,
Riley Wells Thrush,
a dance group consisting of Donyae Carter-Smith, Christopher Thigpen, Toni Yarrell, Alexis Askew, Najheera Miller, Cedric Thigpen, Domonique Carter-Stanley, Morgan Henry, Le’Ashia Langley, David Daniel, Davante Thomas, and Elisha Yarrel,
a musical group of Laura Anglade and Grant Morro,
a musical group of Paul Nelson and Jess Wilkes,
and a singing group of Grady Allen, Carson Stewart, and Jordan Kalonydes.
Online registration to audition for Darien’s Got Talent remains open at darienarts.org. The popular fundraising talent competition features cash prizes for adults and children, and accomplished entertainment professionals as judges for auditions and finals. Twenty finalists will compete for top prizes in front of a live audience at DHS on June 25. Contestants are not required to live in Darien; auditions for the competition are open to all, ages 10 and up. Darien’s Got Talent auditions will be held on May 21 and 22 at the DAC Weatherstone Studio at 2 Renshaw Road.
A team of producers of Darien’s Got Talent are preparing for the Darien Art Center’s popular talent contest, which returns on June 25. Registration for the event begins Monday, April 11. The fundraising event for the DAC features prizes for adults and children, and accomplished entertainment industry professionals as judges for the auditions and finals. Contestants ages 10 and over, can enter alone or as part of a group, to sing, dance, play an instrument or perform any other talent in the competition. Acapella groups, garage bands and dance ensembles are welcome.
Have you taken a great photo of your pet with your phone? Maybe a great selfie? Or perhaps a fabulous vacation shot? Pic Darien, the Darien Art Center’s smartphone photo contest open to all ages, is receiving submissions online at darienarts.org through April 4. Contestants may enter as a student for $5, or as an adult for $10, in 7 categories: My Darien, Family & Friends, Landscapes/Nature, Travel, Pets, Abstract or Photobomb/Selfie.
It’s time to polish up your act for Darien’s Got Talent, the Darien Arts Center’s popular talent competition being held on June 25. “It’s time to stop singing in the shower, dancing in your PJs, and telling jokes to your dog, and show everyone how talented you are!” said Amy Allen, DAC executive director. Darien’s Got Talent returns, due to popular demand, for its third year with the chance for contestants to showcase their talents, shine on stage, and win cash prizes. Contestants ages 10 and over can enter alone or as part of a group, to sing, dance, play an instrument or perform just about any other talent in the competition. Acapella groups, garage bands and dance ensembles are welcome.
Darien’s Got Talent, the highly anticipated talent competition for ages 10 through adult, is returning to Darien in the spring of 2016. The fund-raising event for the Darien Arts Center features accomplished entertainment industry professionals as judges for the auditions and finals. New this year: prizes will be awarded for the top three adult and top three student winners. The 2016 competition will take place on June 25. There is plenty of time for contestants to get their acts together for auditions taking place the third weekend in May.