The countdown has begun for season four of Lee's Summit's Got Talent – an annual competition that features a wide array of performers, from singers and dancers to musicians and novelty acts, all vying for a $5,000 cash prize.
“We are searching for extraordinary performers from across the greater Kansas City metro.” said Roby Little, Executive Director of Lee’s Summit CARES, the nonprofit that produces Lee’s Summit’s Got Talent. “Our program has a variety show format that embraces the talent of singers, dancers, magicians, jugglers, comedians, animal acts and every category in between.”
Last year over 65 acts auditioned for the chance of moving on to the finale. Twenty acts are selected to perform in the show in June and
Lee's Summit's Got Talent auditions are open to contestants of all ages and all types of talent. Potential contestants must be residents of the Greater Kansas City area.
The deadline for entry forms is April 16. Potential contestants can download an entry form and obtain audition information at the show website: www.lstalent.com. Audition forms are due by April 16. The audition fee is $35. Performance auditions are scheduled before a panel of judges on April 24 at MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center, 500 SW Longview Road, Lee's Summit.
Acts will be judged on level of ability, execution of act, stage presence, costume, and overall impression or “wow factor. Based on scoring “Lee’s Summit’s Got Talent!” producers select the top 20 acts to compete in the final show. The finalists will be posted on the website.
The winner is determined by a panel of celebrity judges.
A “Crowd Pleaser” award goes to the act determined to be the most entertaining by the show producers. Celebrity judges for Lee’s Summit’s Got Talent include Las Vegas performer Matt Lewis; Kristen Merrell, singer, dancer and award winning choreographer; and Brent Barr, Director of General Services, Worlds of Fun.
Lee’s Summit's Got Talent is a fundraiser to benefit the programs of Lee's Summit CARES, which works in the community to prevent and reduce youth substance abuse and promote youth safety. For more information about Lee's Summit CARES, go to lscares.org.