Nora Vanwagner performs at the 2019 Spotlight on Teen Talent event.  Vanwagner won first place for her dance routine.

COLDWATER – Tibbits Theatre and Beyond (T-TAB) will hold auditions for its annual “Spotlight on Teen Talent” competition on Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31 at 5pm at Tibbits Opera House. 

Auditions are open to students age 11 through 18. Singers, dancers, musicians, comedians, orators, magicians, and any other creatively inspired performers are encouraged to audition for this showcase.  Individuals as well as group acts will be accepted. Approximately twenty acts will be selected to compete in the talent show to take place Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m.

Cash prizes will be awarded with several special categories and a People’s Choice winner.  A panel of three qualified judges will select the winners.

“The talent show is an opportunity for local teens to showcase their gifts to the community. We hope to see a diversity of performances this year,” says Tirsha Odisher, coordinator for T-TAB.

This is the 17th year that T-TAB has presented a talent show. Tibbits Theatre and Beyond (T-TAB) is a youth group composed of middle and high school students from throughout the area. They expand their knowledge of theatre by working behind the scenes for Tibbits Young Audiences productions, assisting with marketing, ushering, and producing the annual Teen Talent show.

Auditions are held on stage at Tibbits Opera House, 14 South Hanchett Street, Coldwater, Mich. For more information call Tirsha Odisher at 517.278.6029. A mandatory dress rehearsal for all selected performers will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 5pm.

Performers from 2019 Spotlight on Teen Talent event included musicians, singers, and dancers. Students interested in the 2020 talent show must audition on Monday, March 30 or Tuesday, March 31 at 5pm at Tibbits Opera House.