Fourteen talented area students will take the stage in the third annual Waynesboro’s Got Talent, a community-wide talent show for area students, on Saturday, Feb. 1. The show runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Waynesboro Area Senior High School (WASHS) auditorium.
Auditions in January were open to all students in the Waynesboro Area School District, including homeschool students, from ages 8 to 18.
Following the auditions, 12 performances (two are duos) were selected to be part of the community show. In addition to the talent performances, there will be exhibition pieces by A&B Dance Dimensions and a performance by the WASHS chorus.
The winner of the 2020 competition will receive a $500 prize; the runner up receives a $100 prize.
“The Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro was created to support and encourage the arts in our community,” said board president, Jonathan Ingels. “This includes our youth. Last year’s Waynesboro’s Got Talent was a great success, and with the talent we have this year, we expect another great show. We hope everyone will come out to support our talented young people.”
Performers include (in no particular order): Isaac Hege, Noah Hege, April DiGiacomo, Madeline Peterson, Tony Hiatt, True Benshoff, Mattie Wagner, Ezra Lehman with Delton Lehman, accompanist, Sara Policicchio, Samantha Pittman, Sarah Sasscer, Chloe Shacreaw, Lexi Marks with Ruth Showalter, accompanist, and Yoneika McKenzie, plus special performances by A&B Dance Dimensions’ Senior, Junior, Intermediate, and Competition Teams, and by the high school chorus.
Lead sponsors for Waynesboro’s Got Talent are Paul Gunder of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and the Owls Club of Waynesboro Inc. Additional support was received from J&M Printing, 42 West ARTS Co-op, A&B Dance Dimensions, Café Del Sol, Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro, Craig, Friedly, Potter & Moore Insurance, Paul Gunder/Coldwell Banker, Cumberland Valley School of Music, Eichholtz Flowers, F&M Trust, Knights of Columbus, Mainstreet Waynesboro, Sanders Furniture and Artisan Gallery, Trinity Players, and The Wildflower Marketplace.
Tickets are available on the arts alliance’s website, and will also be sold at the door the night of the show. Tickets purchased at the door will be cash sales only. Tickets cost $5; children age 8 and under are free.
For more information about the arts alliance, call 717-655-2500 or visit www.artsalliancegw.org.