High Point Theatre Announces Date for Inaugural “High Point Has Talent” Competition

Finalists set to perform on October 8 for People’s Choice Award, cash prizes!

"High Point - The Stage is set for the first ever High Point Has Talent event on Oct. 8, 2016. The twenty-five performers selected as finalists after an extensive audition process come from all walks of life, with an age range from 12 years old to mid-70’s. Performances will get underway at 7:00 PM!

High Point Has Talent will feature performances by singers, dancers, stand-up comics, musicians, and singer/songwriters, with music ranging from classical, to patriotic, to hip hop/R&B. An amazing group of performers will be putting their skills on display for the public to see with an opportunity to win cash prizes, and to be seen by regional talent buyers and agents for a shot at advancing their performing career!
Contestants will have an opportunity to win one of four prizes: $500 for first, $250 for second, $100 for third and a special “People’s Choice” award.

HPHT is a new fundraising event for the Friends of the High Point Theatre, the non-profit volunteer arm of the High Point Theatre. This event will replace the long standing Cabaret, which was a City of High Point owned staple of the Friends for 27 years.  David Briggs, Director of High Point Theatre noted “The Cabaret event was very popular, but the Friends decided that they needed to broaden the horizons, bring a new type of show, and create a special event that will be enjoyed by many more people.” Leslie Graham, a Friend and Volunteer at the theatre said, “This is an exciting way to help create our audience for the amazing talent found in our area.”
Tickets for High Point Has Talent are $15, tax included, available through the High Point Theatre Box Office, in person or by calling (336) 887-3001 during regular business hours (Mon-Fri, noon-5PM).  Tickets may also be purchased on-line by visiting www.highpointtheatre.com. Online tickets are subject to a convenience fee. Visit the ‘official’ High Point Theatre website in order to avoid ticket re-sellers.

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About High Point Theatre                                                                                                                                                                     
Owned and operated by the City of High Point, the High Point Theatre is conveniently located within
the International Home Furnishings Center at the corner of Commerce Avenue and Hamilton Street
in High Point. The Theatre features an elegant 965-seat auditorium with continental style seating,
three exhibition galleries for meetings, display, or receptions, and free parking."

- A Press Release

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