Saturday Night’s the Night: Darien’s Got Talent Starts at 7 PM

2018 Darien's Got Talent finalists from DAC

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2018 Darien's Got Talent finalists

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Saturday night’s the night, June 23, when 21 finalists from Darien and neighboring towns compete in Darien’s Got Talent at Darien High School.

The event starts at 7 p.m.

If You’re Going …

  • Tickets for Darien’s Got Talent are $35 and are available at VIP tickets are $125 and include center section seating and entry to the post show party. Many family sponsorship options are also available at
  • Darien High School is located at 80 High School Lane.
  • For more information, call (203) 655-8683.

The finalists for Darien’s Got Talent in the adult category are: Benedetta Cordaro; Marianna DiMeo; Tom Giles; Grace Herbert; Ryan Pappolla; Christian Rottner; Erick Sanchez; Isabelle Seeman, William Shubeck; and Riley Wells.

2018 Darien's Got Talent finalists from DAC

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2018 Darien’s Got Talent finalists

Finalists in the children’s category are: Caroline Donnelly and Noa Durocher-Pyun; Intempo Ensemble; Shannon Flaherty; Sophie Gilbert, Elle Mitrano and Isabelle Hole; Anton and Joseph Klettner; Samantha Lundstrom; Milana Melnick; Mia Petruzzo; Mia and Kai Sparks; Natalie Treacy; and Cary Wang.

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.

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Contestants in the 2018 Darien’s Got Talent competition, 7 p.m., Saturday, June 23 at Darien High School.


Local actor and entertainer, Raymond G. Michaud will act as Master of Ceremonies, and accomplished musician and composer Chris Coogan is musical director. Director Carole Claps returns to lead the production.

Jane Bergère, Pat Gorman, Carolyn Paine, Ereka Vetrini and Chloe Bodt Sasson will judge the 21 talented finalists from Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Greenwich, Westport, Bridgeport, Port Chester and South Salem at the 7 p.m. finals show at Darien High School.

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Jane Bergère, one of five finals judges for “Darien’s Got Talent”

Proceeds from the event support new and ongoing cultural events and programs offered at the DAC.

Sponsors of “Darien’s Got Talent,” a Darien Arts Center fundraiser, include Baywater Properties, Maplewood, Shipman and Goodman, Janney, The Darien Sport Shop, Dr. Rhett Drugge, ERI Builders, Dana Fead, Realtor, Moffly Media, David Osherow, DDS, Palmer’s Market, The Pawprint Market, Ring’s End, Total Printing and Andrew Stefanou Salon and Spa.

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.

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