Thursday, January 3, 2013
Have an amazing talent? This is the weekend to take your performance to the Power House Theatre for a chance to appear on television.
Saturday is the long-awaited open call auditions for the new talent-based docu-series in the works for the Emmy-winning AMC Network. For the last several months the series has been dubbed “Road Show.” The name has changed to “Showville,” but the premise is the same: Anyone 18 or older with talent — be it the town mechanic, baker or candlestick maker, according to promotions — are invited to show their best work during the open call 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 111 N. Sixth Ave.
Magicians, jugglers, dancers, singers, comedians, ventriloquists and those with other talents are invited. According to previous reports, at the end of the auditions, four finalists will be selected. They will work with talent coaches provided through the show over the next two days. Their work will culminate with a community talent show at the theater next Tuesday in front of a live audience. The winner will get $10,000.
The audition has stringent guidelines. Performers, for instance, must have at least two acts ready to perform. The acts should be no longer than 90 seconds each. Numerous documents must also be filled out and in hand upon arrival. Singing acts have more specific guidelines. To see those, visit storyvisionentertainment.com.
The eight-episode series is expected to air on AMC sometime in the second quarter of the year.