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Celebrity judges announced for Carson’s Got Talent

For immediate release: April 9, 2018

Regional talent show benefits Meals on Wheels Carson City

Celebrity Judges - Carson's Got TalentCARSON CITY, Nev. – Carson’s Got Talent, an evening extravaganza of regional talent at the Bob Boldrick Theater, April 14 at 6:30 p.m., announced its panel of celebrity judges this week.

A combination of regional celebrities and show business personalities, the judges will score each of the show’s 19 acts for originality and creativity, entertainment value, audience appeal, skill level and aesthetic appeal. Judges’ scores will count toward 75 percent of the total score and audience participation will account for the other 25 percent.

Audience votes will be available for sale before the show and during intermissions. All proceeds benefit Carson City Meals on Wheels. Performers from Carson City, Reno, Lake Tahoe and Yerington will showcase talents from Broadway musical theater to aerial silks, song, dance and poi, a Maori performance-style art form, will vie for cash prizes and a trophy to the act that raises the most in audience votes.

The Carson’s Got Talent celebrity judges include:

Sierra Scott, grants director for the Nevada Arts Council, recently relocated back to her hometown of Carson City from Los Angeles, where she worked as a casting director for film and television. She is a voting member of The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theater arts from the Conservatory at Webster University in Saint Louis.

Mark Estee, chef and restaurateur of The Union Carson and Liberty Food and Wine Exchange and chez louie at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, has won numerous awards including a semifinalist for the James Beard Award. He is a TEDx speaker and has made a number of appearances on the Food Network.

Rebecca Kitchen, reporter, KOLO Channel 8 News, graduated from Carson High School and earned her broadcast journalism degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. Kitchen’s experiences reporting for KOLO include traveling on Honor Flight Nevada with her grandfather and other veterans, and covering the 2016 Little Valley Fire, for which she earned an Emmy nomination. In her spare time, she dances with the Sierra Nevada Ballet.

Stephanie Arrigotti, producer and director, Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company, founded the music program at Western Nevada College in 1977 and has directed several productions for the Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company. Arrigotti holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis, and a master’s degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Mayor Bob Crowell has served as the mayor of Carson City since 2009 and is a retired partner from the Kaempfer Crowell law firm specializing in government affairs. Crowell is a Vietnam veteran and retired Navy veteran, and has presided over many events in Carson City, serving as the 2016 Nevada Day Parade Grand Marshall.

Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong has served as Carson City’s sheriff since taking office in 2003, and is very visible around town, including guest cameos in the Carson City Senior Follies and other regional productions.

The show is sponsored by Dick Campagni’s Carson City Toyota and the Campagni Auto Group, Carson Car Center, Benson’s Feed, Sena Loyd and Tom and Diane Maguire. Courtney Warner, executive director of the Carson City Senior Center, said sponsorships are still being accepted.

For more information on auditions or sponsorships, to purchase show tickets or to access the downloadable audition application form, visit www.carsonsgottalent.com or email Warner at CWarner@carson.org.

What is it:

Carson’s Got Talent regional talent competition and show

When:

Saturday, April 14. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 6:30

Where:

Bob Boldrick Theater

850 E. William Street, Carson City

Cost:

$25 VIP seating, includes a complimentary beverage

$10 General Admission

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Photo Cutline: Carson’s Got Talent announced its celebrity judge line up. From top left: Sierra Scott, Mark Estee, Rebecca Kitchen. From bottom left: Stephanie Arrigotti, Mayor Bob Crowell, Sheriff Ken Furlong.

About the Carson City Senior Center

The mission of the Carson City Senior Center is to enhance the quality of life and independence of seniors. Through congregate dining and Meals on Wheels, the Carson City Senior Center serves hundreds of local seniors. The Center also provides health and fitness education and activities, craft and hobby groups, card and board games and many other services including help with prescriptions, durable medical equipment, tax preparation and many others.

Media Contacts: Agency

Carson City Senior Center In Plain Sight Marketing, LLC

Courtney Warner, Director Kathie Taylor, Managing Partner

(775) 883-0703 (775) 291-4434

CWarner@carson.org kathie@inplainsightllc.com

Carson’s Got Talent performer lineup announced

For immediate release: Mar 23, 2018

Regional talent show benefits Meals on Wheels

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Carson’s Got Talent, a talent show featuring performers of all ages and genres, has announced the competition lineup. This year, the lineup includes a wide variety of high quality performers, who auditioned live or submitted a video audition, before the final lineup was chosen.

The show, which will be emceed by local comedian Roger Diez, is a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels Carson City on April 14, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Bob Boldrick Theater in the Carson City Community Center

Courtney Warner, executive director of the Carson City Senior Center said the final lineup is filled with impressive talent from all over the region.

“We had so many fantastic performers audition for the show,” Warner said. “It was really hard for our panel to select the final acts.”

Scoring is based on judges’ scores and audience votes. The first place performing act will win a $500 cash prize, second place will win $250 and third place will win $100. The show’s audience will have the ability to purchase Audience Choice votes, and special trophy will be awarded to the act raising the most money for Meals on Wheels. The judging panel will consist of regional celebrities and performing arts experts. The selection of judges will be announced in the coming weeks.

“We are assembling a panel of judges with show business backgrounds and celebrity judges who will add additional star power to the judging,” Warner said.

Carson’s Got Talent is a great way for the community to come together and have a fun evening while supporting a great cause, Warner said.

Carson City Meals on Wheels provides meals for nearly 300 homebound seniors daily. In the period between Oct. 2016 through Sept. 2017, Meals on Wheels Carson City provided over 79,500 meals to local seniors, and Warner said that number is expected to reach 90,000 this reporting period.

“Carson’s Got Talent is a great example of the community coming together to celebrate the arts and help our own,” Warner said. “We are so grateful for the outpouring of support we’ve received for the show.”

Carson’s Got Talent 2018 Lineup:

  • Cassia Giustra & Alexa Haight, Musical Theater
  • Chucky Forester, Poi
  • Amara Tedford, Dance
  • Alina Munsdeane, Broadway Musical
  • See You Again (Mia Roper, Olive Hamner-Jilson, Jaslene Prieto, Kianna Nelson), Dance (quartet)
  • Areli Sanabria Solis, Singing
  • Lilyann Lee, Singing
  • Black or White Dance Duo, Dance Duo
  • Alivia Aschenbach, Piano/Singing
  • Cooper & Eleanor, Dance Duo
  • Heavy Rotation (Corinne Novotny & Ashlan Galaviz), Jazz Dance duo
  • Jade Nguyen, Contemporary Dance Solo
  • Laura Bennett, Singing
  • Makayla Taylor, Singing
  • Brittany Vanzura, Dance Solo
  • Kyra Gonzalez, Dance Solo
  • Joey Calderon, Guitar
  • Chloe Walt, Dance (tumbling) and silks
  • Stacy Kennison, Latin Dance Solo

For more information on the show, to become a sponsor or to purchase tickets, visit www.carsonsgottalent.com or email Courtney Warner, executive director of the Carson City Senior Center, at CWarner@carson.org.

About the Carson City Senior Center

The mission of the Carson City Senior Center is to enhance the quality of life and autonomy of individuals 60+ through a broad range of services and support. Through congregate dining and Meals on Wheels, the Carson City Senior Center serves hundreds of local seniors. The Center also provides health and fitness education and activities, transportation and day trips, and many other services including help with prescriptions, durable medical equipment, tax preparation and many others.

Media Contacts:                                                        Agency

Carson City Senior Center                                              In Plain Sight Marketing, LLC

Courtney Warner, Director                                             Kathie Taylor, Managing Partner

(775) 883-0703                                                                  (775) 291-4434

CWarner@carson.org                                                      kathie@inplainsightllc.com

Carson’s Got Talent holding auditions

For immediate release: Jan. 31, 2018

Regional talent show benefits Meals on Wheels Carson City

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Carson’s Got Talent, an evening extravaganza of regional talent, is holding auditions for the April 14 show at Forever Dance, 1851 S. Roop Street in Carson City on Sunday Feb. 11. Check in is at 9 a.m. Auditions begin at 10 a.m.

A $500 cash prize will be awarded to the first place performing act, $250 for second place and $100 for third. Prizes will be based on judges’ scores and audience votes. The judging panel will include regional celebrities along with dance, theater and performing art experts.

The show is a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels Carson City. A special trophy will be awarded to the act raising the most money for the cause. Maddie Gillott, a senior at Carson High School, is producing the show with the help of her mother, Denise Gillott, as her senior project.

“Carson’s Got Talent is seeking performing acts of all kinds and all ages to really showcase the level of talent and our culture of supporting the performing arts in Carson City,” Courtney Warner, executive director of the Carson City Senior Center and Meals on Wheels Carson City, said. “We are so excited to have Maddie and Denise add their expert production network to really elevate the professionalism of our show.”

Warner said acts should be no longer than four minutes in duration, and performers are responsible to provide their own props and have their music on CD or iPhone. Audition videos may also be submitted online at Video submissions may be made online at http://bit.ly/2FmdvTX, or drop off a thumb drive at the Carson City Senior Center, located at 911 Beverly Drive, Carson City. A $5 application fee will be collected at auditions. The application will be available at the audition or online at www.carsonsgottalent.com

In addition to performers, Warner said the production is also seeking sponsors.

“We would love for the business community to embrace both our performing arts and our homebound seniors who depend on Meals on Wheels for what may be their only hot meal of the day,” she said. “We welcome sponsors for printing, awards, refreshments and to help offset production costs.”

Carson City Meals on Wheels provides meals for nearly 300 homebound seniors daily. In the period between Oct. 2016 through September 2017, Meals on Wheels Carson City provided over 79,500 meals to local seniors.

For more information on auditions or sponsorships, purchase show tickets or to access the downloadable audition application form, visit www.carsonsgottallent.com or email Courtney Warner, executive director of the Carson City Senior Center, at CWarner@carson.org.

What is it:
Auditions for Carson City’s Got Talent competition and show

When:
Sunday, Feb. 11, 9 a.m. check-in

Where:
Forever Dance
1851 S. Roop Street, Carson City

Cost:
$5 application fee

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Photo Cutline: Auditions for Carson City’s Got Talent, a fundraiser for Carson City Meals on Wheels, take place Sunday, Feb. 11. For information, visit www.carsonsgottalent.com.

About the Carson City Senior Center
The mission of the Carson City Senior Center is to enhance the quality of life and autonomy of individuals 60+ through a broad range of services and support. Through congregate dining and Meals on Wheels, the Carson City Senior Center serves hundreds of local seniors. The Center also provides health and fitness education and activities, transportation and day trips, and many other services including help with prescriptions, durable medical equipment, tax preparation and many others.

 

Media Contacts:

Carson City Senior Center

Courtney Warner, Director

(775) 883-0703

CWarner@carson.org

 

Agency

In Plain Sight Marketing, LLC

Kathie Taylor, Managing Partner

(775) 291-4434

kathie@inplainsightllc.com

Carson’s Got Talent Saturday, April 14

See Carson City as you’ve never seen it before!

The most talented, the most colorful and the most entertaining people in the region have come together to compete for a cash prize – and you get to help pick the winners! This wonderful collection of inspiring performers have come together to help raise awareness and benefit Meals on Wheels of Carson City. Bring your friends, bring your family and see how Carson’s Got Talent!

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