Nantucket's Got Talent


Main Theater Fri, Mar 23, 2018 6:00 PM
Category:Live Events
Family Friendly


The Dreamland Film & Cultural Center is pleased to present Nantucket’s Got Talent, a one-night performance program to include the myriad talents of those living on Nantucket year-round. This special event, to be held Friday, March 23rd at 6:00 p.m. in The Dreamland’s main theater, is brought to the community by a generous grant from Beverly Hall and David Billings, in partnership with Gene Mahon of Mahon About Town.

Nantucketers of all ages are encouraged to participate, and open auditions will be held in the studio theater of The Dreamland on Saturday, Feb. 10th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 11th from 1-3 p.m.

A true variety show in vein of the popular television programs like “America’s Got Talent” on NBC, participants are encouraged to audition with song, dance, acrobatics, magic and more. In the cold and relatively quiet winter months, The Dreamland hopes Nantucket schools, churches, choirs, families and friends will participate before a packed audience of supporters to win significant cash prizes for first, second and third place contestants.

“We really hope everyone will participate in this unique community event,” said Joe Hale, The Dreamland’s executive director. “From children to retirees, and rock n’ bands to church choirs, we know Nantucket is filled with already recognized as well as unknown talents. There is no fee to participate and the prizes for the winners are going to be really outstanding. Nantucket’s Got Talent serves to illustrate The Dreamland’s continued commitment to becoming the island’s true cultural center.”

The auditions will be judged by The Dreamland’s own director of theatre education Laura Gallagher Byrne, Gene Mahon, publisher of Mahon About Town, community leader Maria Partida, well-known photographer and event sponsor Beverly Hall, and Dr. Gerald Mack of the Nantucket Arts Council. The judges will also comment on each act during the March 23rd performance, but the audience will that night will have the final word and vote via ballet to determine the winners.