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SIDESHOW: TALENT SHOW
Monthly hosted Talent Show: Sideshow, comes to Maui, where you get to be the judge.
Always dreamed of being a rock star or diva? Have a hidden gift of pantomime? Posses the ability to do a dead-on dolphin impression? Maui’s diversely talented residents are invited to come participate in Sideshow, a brand new monthly talent show set to debut upcountry in April.
Sideshow is an open participation event where the first 15 registered performers compete for fun prizes and local fame while the resulting performances are broadcast on Akaku Community Television. All types of acts are invited, from the traditional and unique to the zany and downright absurd. Comedians, poets, musicians, dancers, jugglers, kazoo players, painters, actors, contortionists, acrobats, magicians, glass eaters, ventriloquists, hypnotists and those with talents like no other are encouraged to signup. Co-creator Jill Pridemore explains, “Sideshow showcases talents from the variety of gifted and zany characters that exist here on Maui. Originality is as much of a factor as performance.”
All acts are judged via a text message voting system in which the individual audience members rate each performance in real time using their cell phones. It is the audience’s voting that ultimately chooses the winner. “We make the evening fun by keeping everyone involved,” says host and co-creator Mark Matthews, “we make the audience as important to the evening as the performer.”
Sideshow debuts Thursday, April 15th at Casanovas in Makawao (1188 Makawao Avenue). The show is set to continue monthly as a staple event on Maui, with shows occurring every 3rd Thursday of the month. Admission is $10 dollars at the door and is free for registered performers. Signup and entry is between 9:00 and 9:30pm the night of the show. To register an act in advance please send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time: 9:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Categories: Performing Arts / Musicals / Plays, Craft Fairs / Hobbies, Contests / Pageants
Casanova Italian Restaurant & Deli
1188 Makawao Ave
Makawao, HI USA 96768
Island Area: East Maui
Contact: Jill Pridemore