Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ten Stars of Tomorrow to Compete March 17 at The Fox Theatre


 
 Variety of Georgia Stages Talent Competition, Benefits Area Children in Need

 Variety of Georgia, in its second annual teenage singing competition, will chose the top, not only vocalist, but star! Eligible youth across the state submitted videos of their best performances. After much deliberation and two rounds of preliminary judging by three musical industry veterans (Amanda Moore, Janet Wade, and Steve Clements), the top 10 finalists will take the stage this spring.


Stars of Tomorrow hosts the final competition at The Fox Theatre on Sunday, March 17 at 4 p.m. with the Silent Auction beginning at 3 p.m. The showcase raises the curtain on the top 10 vocalists as they perform highly anticipated acts for an eager audience. Friends and family join show-business veterans and community influencers for an evening of fun, philanthropy and dream-chasing as Stars of Tomorrow crowns its champion.


The top 10 Stars of Tomorrow finalists include:

Miranda Alexander, Loganville
Austin French, Cordele
Hannah French, Cordele
Ruthie Evans, Smyrna
Caroline Geckler, Buckhead (Atlanta)
Bria Johnson, Lithonia
Jenane McCulloch, Peachtree City
Meagan Sharp, LaGrange
Jake Smith, Buckhead (Atlanta)
Sarah Mootz, Buford



The winner of the Stars of Tomorrow singing competition will receive a check for $2,500, a professional photo shoot, a custom-made demo CD, Frabel trophy and tickets to an upcoming performance at The Fox Theatre.

The first and second runners-up each receive a professional photo shoot, a custom-made demo CD, a Frabel trophy, and tickets to an upcoming performance at The Fox Theatre.

Stars of Tomorrow benefits Variety of Georgia initiatives across the state and aims to shine a light on Georgia’s promising young talent. Event co-chairs Carolyn Lee Wills and Former Chief Barker Mike Dangerfield help further the organization’s commitment to enhancing the lives of area youth. Through this competition, teens not only showcase their chops for industry leaders but also develop skills they will use for years to come.

Last year’s competition was sold out to a full house. To ensure a seat for this year’s show, please purchase tickets early. Tickets for the March 17 final competition are now available and start at $20.  All ticket sales for the final Stars of Tomorrow competition benefit Variety of Georgia. To purchase tickets visit www.varietystarsoftomorrow.com, or The Fox Theater box office and kiosk.

About Variety of Georgia, Tent 21

Tent 21 was established in Atlanta in 1939 as the 21st chapter of Variety International, commonly known as the World's Greatest Children's Charity. Variety of Georgia is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

The charity’s mission is to aid and enhance the lives of children in need who may be challenged by physical and/or mental disabilities, poverty, abuse or neglect. Echoing the first Variety fundraising event, a circus-themed affair held under a big-top, clubs are often called "Tents" and members "Barkers.”

Following the tradition of the founders of the first Tent in Pittsburgh, Pa., 80 percent of the members of Tent 21 hail from the motion picture industry, though membership is open to all who care about children.

 
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