Mark your calendars for a night of music, dance and spirit, Long Island style, as the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts hosts the its first adult talent show on January 14, 2012 at 7pm featuring local amateur artists from Patchogue and surrounding towns.
Who’s in the Show
Patchogue Pizzazz is a showcase of Long Island talent from ages 18 – 81. The show will be co-produced by SooBee Productions and is a wonderful mix of folk, flash and Long Island energy.
Featured talent includes the Red Hot Mammas from Huntington, N.Y. Theyrecently appeared on NBC’s New York Live, Blue Spruce Cloggers from Mt. Sinai, N.Y., Jillian Marsh, an amateur singer and medical technician at SBMC and the new found singing talents of Jeffrey Puleo & Julianne Ferrelli.
Original songs and dance routines feature the sense and style of dancers Charlotte Hlavac-Maass, of North Patchogue and the vocal presence of Paige Patterson who has performed at the MET. The show is a true mix of familiar faces and unique talent. Click here and print a full list of performers at Patchogue Pizzazz.
Judges and Prizes
Judges will award the top three performers a $500 prize. Artists will be judged on stage presence, artist appeal, performance, audience appeal and of course talent. The show will be hosted by Orlando Pena of Long Island’s Ovation Dance Company.
This year’s judges will be, a 25 veteran of the Patchogue Medford School district and performances. Ray has produced plays, concerts and been involved with Show Choir. He is also a professional musician. Joe Crescimanno, a young dancer/choreographer currently running his own dance company and has performed in the Alvin Haley showcase. He is involved in several community music and dance projects on Long Island. And Leah Laurenti, a Medford resident and winner on 2010 American Idol. Leah recently recorded her first music CD, entitled Leah Laurenti soon to be available on iTunes. She also currently has five original songs on iTunes.
Audience tickets for Patchogue Pizzazz are available box office or online, $9-25. The show is almost sold out. The Patchogue Theater of the Performing Arts is located at 71 Main Street, Patchogue, N.Y. 11772. For more information call: 631-207-1313.
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