Top talent lines up to entertain us

Shannon SmithAlbany Advertiser
Kelly Seaton, James Turner, Susie Chapman, Evan Ayres, Mollie Hare and Emma Davis opening the show with a spectacular performance from a recent musical movie.
Camera IconKelly Seaton, James Turner, Susie Chapman, Evan Ayres, Mollie Hare and Emma Davis opening the show with a spectacular performance from a recent musical movie. Credit: Pictures: John King, John King

The verdict is in: Albany is a city spoilt for talent.

The first Albany’s Got Talent is just weeks away and an impressive selection of performers have made it through initial trials to perform for the public.

Auditions were held this month, with about 50 performers having a crack at selection for the three shows run by the Albany Light Opera and Theatre Co.

ALOTCo’s Janet McCartney said the shows would boast some of Albany’s best performers aged 10 to over 70, who would benefit from coaching and stage experience.

“Its an opportunity for ALOTCo performers to perform their own acts and for other talented performers who don’t have access to stage, lighting and sound,” she said.

“Come along and see ALOTCo stars do their own thing. They are fabulous at it.

“Support local new talent and be surprised at what we have.

“There’s a wide variety of acts so you don’t know what to expect.”

The acts include musicals, dancing, mime and instrumentals — from acoustic guitar to electronic beatbox.

Ms McCartney said she was hopeful the event would become an annual showcase. She said that with great venues around town, people had plenty of opportunities to hone their talents.

“It will also show off our theatre to performers who would like to hire it for paid performances,” she said.

Albany’s Got Talent will take place at the Port Theatre from Friday, August 9 to Sunday, 11. Tickets are available at Paperbark Merchants on York Street.

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