(MITCHELL) – Amateur performers are needed for the Live Talent Showcase at Mitchell Opera House. The contest is open to all amateur performers in Lawrence, Crawford, Greene, Jackson, Martin, Monroe, Orange and Washington counties.
Comedians, dancers, singers and group performers, except for bands, are invited to take part in the competition.
The remaining two talent showcases are scheduled for Aug. 17 and Oct. 19. The top two winners from each showcase will be featured in a final event Dec. 14. The winner will receive a $1,000 grand prize.
So far, the contestants who have advanced from the previous showcases are: Barbara Spencer and Haley Chase, both of Bedford, and Dwight Cox, of Milltown and Kameron Gumaelius, of New Pekin.
To enter the contest, contestants must complete an application and submit a two-minute video of their talent. All acts must be family-friendly and appropriate for all ages. Applications must be submitted by July 29 and will be later notified of their acceptance to the showcase. Applications can be submitted online.
Built in 1906, at the meeting of the Monon and B&O Railroads, the Mitchell Opera House showcased a variety of talents, from vaudeville to “moving pictures.”
In 2014, the City of Mitchell tasked Hoosier Uplands with the historical renovation and preservation of the Mitchell Opera House, complete with a state of the art sound and video projection system.