The Tam-Tam Talent Show will return to the stage at the Turlock Community Theatre and the organizers are looking for some local talent to highlight.
The Turlock Community Theatre is searching for singers, dancers, bands, acrobats, magicians, comedians, pets and their trainers, variety acts of all kinds, and anything else that might delight an audience.
Auditions for the show will be at 5 p.m. Jan. 24 and 25 at the Turlock Community Theatre. All those interested in participating in the show must fill out an application and turn it in by Jan. 18.
A panel of judges will critique each performance assuming the performers have the opportunity to reach the end of their act. If any judge finds any act to be unworthy of the running for the grand prize, they may stand up and hit the tam-tam, thereby bringing that particular performance to an end. If a performer makes it through their entire performance without one of the judges hitting the tam-tam, each judge will then give the performance a score ranging from a low of one to a high of 10.
Audience voting will occur at the intermissions, where they will buy voting tickets. In the end, the judges’ scores will be tallied and combined with the audience votes to determine the final score for each performance.
A grand prize of $1,999.19 will be awarded. There also will be additional prizes for judges’ pick and best tam-tamed act. The grand prize amount is for the year the Turlock Community Theatre first began (1999) and the current year (19).
The talent show debuted last year and featured nine different acts. The money raised goes to support the Turlock Community Theatre.
The show is set for 6 p.m. April 6. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students.
The application and the rules for the talent show, as well as tickets are available at turlocktheatre.org.