Thursday, July 25, 2024

Plattsburgh presents talent show

By: Ella Polynice

Do you have a talent the world needs to see? Then don’t be selfish by hiding it from us. Vice President of Interfraternal Relations Abigail Passafiume helped plan an event that will allow you to showcase your diverse talents and foster inclusivity with this year’s Plattsburgh’s Got Talent. 

Plattsburgh’s Got Talent is an exciting opportunity for individuals of all backgrounds to unite and celebrate their unique abilities. So, don’t miss the chance to participate in this incredible showcase, and let your talent be heard! 

Plattsburgh’s Got Talent is set to take place on campus in the Giltz Auditorium in Hawkins on Nov. 10. The organizers have received around 20 applications so far, but they are still striving for more, and video auditions can be submitted until Sept. 22.  

The talent show will feature a variety of acts, including solo singing performances, group dance routines, stand-up comedy acts, spoken-word poetry, instrumental performances, and live bands. This talent show promises to offer something for everyone. 

“We decided to put together this event to tie the community into a Greek life event. As Vice President of Interfraternal Relations, I strive to connect Greek life members to the community,” Passafiume said. “This event felt like a great way to get the entire campus involved in something exciting that had never been done before. It is difficult to put on an event that the entire campus would be interested in, and a talent show felt like the perfect event. Who doesn’t love a talent show?”

By donating the proceeds to a charity in the area, the talent show provides entertainment and contributes to the community’s betterment. Once the specific charity is chosen, more information will be shared with the participants and audience members, highlighting the vital work that the organization does and how the funds raised will make a difference. “I decided to donate all the proceeds to a charity in the area. We are still deciding on the specific charity, but we didn’t want to make this a fundraiser for Greek life,” Passafiume said. “We wanted something a little more meaningful to the community.”  

A panel of judges, consisting of faculty members and students, will assess each performance and provide constructive feedback to the participants. This ensures that the talent show is a platform for showcasing talent and an opportunity for performers to receive valuable insights and improve their skills.

Tickets will be available soon, and there will be a nominal fee, with all proceeds going to the charity. They are carefully considering local charities that focus on education and community development. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended, as a limited number may be available. Stay tuned for ticket sales updates, and secure your spot for this exciting evening of talent and entertainment.


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