CAMBRIDGE — The Wednesday Morning Artists and Dorchester Center for the Arts have teamed up to present the first “Old Folks Got Talent” show, a fundraiser to support arts in the area.
People 60 and older with an act they would like to show off are invited to audition at the arts center, 321 High St., from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Sign up at OldFolksGotTalent@gmail.com or call 410-463-0148. Auditions will be only 1½ minutes for each performer.
“I have met many retired people who have secret desires to get on stage and perform. Well, here is your opportunity to take that item off your bucket list. The more creative the act, the better,” said Terry White, program coordinator.
“We are open to all kinds of talent,” said Nancy Snyder of the Wednesday Morning Artists. “Don’t be shy. Come and tell silly jokes, tap dance, bring your trained orangutang, show us how you can draw a horse that is wearing a Hawaiian skirt, or pull an elephant out of a hat.
“We are open to individuals or groups. We’d like to see choral groups, hip hop dance and song, cat acrobatics, finger poppin’, plate spinning or anything else that you might have in your bag of tricks. Come and surprise us. I can assure you that you don’t have to be Sammy Davis Jr., Celine Dion or David Copperfield.”
“Old Folks Got Talent” will place a week later, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, in the Dorchester Center for the Arts’ performance hall. Tickets will be $10 at the door.
Partly based on audience reaction, celebrity judges will select three winners to receive prizes.
“As an art group, we appreciate creative people.” said Robert Gladney, DCA instructor and WMA member. “I am anxious to see this show — should be very entertaining and lots of fun.”