Now is the time to sign up for the audition round of “Farmington’s Got Talent,” set for Feb. 22 starting at 1 p.m. at the Community Arts Center. Though several singers and dancers have already claimed an audition slot, organizers are still hoping to hear from people with a wider range of skills.
“We’re always hoping to hear from people with unique talents,” said Farmington Arts and Special Events Coordinator Stefanie Gallagher.
The final “Farmington’s Got Talent” performance is scheduled for March 8, with prizes awarded to those who win first, second and third place. In previous years, Gallagher said that people with unique talents have had a good shot at a prize.
“Our first year, we had a group that did a musical number with only trash cans and brooms,” she said. “They placed, as did a storyteller we had another year. He was amazing.”
Even those who haven’t had a lot of stage experience are welcome to come share what they can do.
“We’ve had first-timers from a six-year-old to a 45-year-old say ‘Hey, I want to give this a try,’” she said. “They both ended up placing. If someone’s interested in putting their talent out there, this is the perfect opportunity to do it.”
Those looking to audition should bring all of the props and performers they will use for their March 8 performance, along with information on what kind of lighting and microphones will be needed.
“We need to know everything for the final performance,” she said.
Registration fees are $10 for residents and $20 for non-residents. Those who are interested should call 801-451-0953 to get a specific audition time. Though Gallagher said she’s reluctant to turn anyone away, it’s easier for everyone if you already have a time set aside in advance.
“A group could come in at 1 p.m., but have to wait until 3 p.m. or later because everyone else has appointments,” she said. “It’s better to call ahead.”