A talent search for the “finest and funnest” from the Upsala area is now under way to fill the program for the Upsala Community Variety Show VI set for Sunday, Feb. 23. A wide variety of acts are being sought, including musical numbers, skits, stunts, lip syncs and dances. Four prizes will be awarded: $100 for “Best of Show,” $75 for second place, $50 for third and $25 for fourth. Audience vote will determine the winners.
Limited to five minutes each, all performances must be in good taste and be appropriate for the entire family. Both comedy and serious entries by area residents of all ages are welcome. Applications are subject to audition to control quality and show length. All program decisions will be made by the Variety Show Program Committee. Signup deadline is Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.
The Community Variety Show VI is a fundraiser for the Upsala High School Band to help cover costs of their spring trip to Orlando, Fla. Two identical performances will be presented in the Upsala Auditorium at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Participants need to be available for both performances as well as a dress rehearsal Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be available for purchase from band students beginning the first week of February.
Upsala’s first Community Variety Show, sponsored by the UP*TEAM, was held in February 2003 with great success and enjoyment. “Elvis” and his Upsalaires captured first place in a memorable Variety Show II in 2006. A pillow dance team won the 2008 “Best of Show” and in 2010 the “The Beached Boys” surfed their way to the honor. The 2012 winners, a group of Upsala High School friends, called themselves “The No Name Band” and won the crowd over with a fun collection of love songs.
Applications for the Community Variety Show V can be obtained at the Upsala Area School offices or by contacting Bill Abeler by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.