Drayton Entertainment launches Great Community Talent Search

CAMBRIDGE – Do you have a secret talent? Can you play a unique instrument? Are you funny? Can you balance a ball on your head while solving a Rubik’s cube? Bring it on!

Audiences have seen tons of talent on stage at the various Drayton Entertainment theatres over the years, and now the not-for-profit charitable arts organization is turning the spotlight on the community in search of the top unique talents in Ontario.

From juggling, magic, and weird tricks, to dancing, singing, comedy, and more, The Great Community Talent Search is a chance for non-professional people of all ages across the province to share their hidden talents. The competition is open to both solo and group submissions as long as the participants are not professional performers.

“We are excited to shine a light on the amazing and interesting talents in our various communities across Ontario,” says Drayton Entertainment artistic director Alex Mustakas.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for us to highlight people who may never have had the chance to display their secret talent. I think we are going to be in for some fun surprises.”

Interested participants will have to act fast because video submissions are only open from now through Oct. 6.

Videos must be no longer than four minutes and can be submitted through an online form.

The talent videos will be reviewed by the Drayton Entertainment team and the top nine competitors will be selected.

The finalists will come to the Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge on Oct. 16 to perform their talent on stage and have it recorded by a professional film crew. Each of the top nine contestants will have their talent video shared as part of a special Drayton Entertainment digital series airing later this fall leading up to an online audience vote for the winner in December.

The winning contestant will receive a Golden Ticket Package, which includes tickets to shows at all five Drayton Entertainment locations in 2022, plus dinner and accommodation for an overnight stay in the area surrounding each venue.

The Great Community Talent Search is open to non-professional people of any age who reside in the province of Ontario. Parent or legal guardian consent is required for submissions from participants under the age of 18.

For more details about the talent search including rules of participation and the online submission form, please visit www.greatcommunitytalentsearch.com.