Got Talent? Don’t Just Sing in the Shower — Show Us on Stage! Win a Prize!

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The Darien Arts Center is currently accepting registrations to audition for Darien’s Got Talent, their popular talent contest, which returns on June 25.

The fundraising event for the DAC features prizes for adults and children, and accomplished entertainment industry professionals as judges for the auditions and finals.


— an announcement from the Darien Arts Center


Twenty 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 10 and up. Contestants are not required to live in Darien, but must register to audition at by May 9.

Darien's Got Talent 4-27-16

Darien's Got Talent 2016

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Contestants 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. Registration remains open until May 9 for auditions that will be held on May 21 and 22 in the DAC Weatherstone Studio.

New this year: prizes will be awarded for the top three adult and top three children winners, for a total of six prizes awarded. Prizes include: Adults 1st place $1000, 2nd place $750, and 3rd place $500, Children’s 1st Place $750, 2nd Place $500, and 3rd Place $250. Registration fee for those who live or work in Darien is $35; registration for all others is $70.

For more information about auditions and eligibility, or sponsorship of Darien’s Got Talent, a DAC fundraiser, visit the website at or call (203) 655-8683. The DAC is a nonprofit organization, which offers educational programming in dance, visual arts, theatre and music, as well as special events and live theatre productions by DAC Stage. The Darien Arts Center is located at 2 Renshaw Road in Darien, behind the Town Hall.

Darien's Got Talent team 4-27-16

Darien's Got Talent 2016

A team of producers of Darien’s Got Talent are preparing for the Darien Art Center’s popular talent contest. Pictured are Pam Heckel, Abbie Van Nostrand, Sarah Ritchey, Joan Carlo, Susan Helms, Barbara Paul, Dana Fead, Donna Wyant, DAC Executive Director Amy Allen and Deidre Hogan. DGT committee members missing from photo: Jessie Gilbert, Frank Huck and Mike Bair. (contributed photo)

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