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Strawberry Festival Talent Show auditions May 8-9

Marvin Fritze has auditioned for the Talent Show for at least a decade, and has always made it to the finals. - File photo.
Marvin Fritze has auditioned for the Talent Show for at least a decade, and has always made it to the finals.
— image credit: File photo.

MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Strawberry Festival Talent Show will return to the Marysville-Pilchuck High School auditorium on Thursday, June 19, starting at 6:30 p.m., but in order for the doors to open at 5:30 p.m. to let the audience in, the Talent Show will need some talent to showcase.

That’s why Strawberry Festival organizers will be holding auditions for the 2014 Talent Show on Thursday, May 8, and Friday, May 9, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. both days, in the M-PHS auditorium.

Marcy Giesler, who’s directing the Talent Show yet again, explained that organizers are looking for solo and group entrants of all ages, in performance categories such as vocal, dance, instrumental and comedy.

Performers in previous years have included pianists, violinists, guitar players, belly dancers, aspiring stand-up comedians, and both a jug band and a harpist, the latter of whom was named the overall winner of the 2010 Talent Show.

Giesler noted that it’s not uncommon to see first-time participants in the Talent Show sharing the stage with returning performers.

“The talent that’s out there just gets better and better every year,” Giesler said.

This year’s Talent Show includes the specific stipulations that no lip-syncing will be allowed, and contestants must perform the same acts that got them nominated during the auditions, without changing their song or dance routines.

Awards will be given out at the June 19 Talent Show to the first, second and third place performers in each category of age groups and talents.

The deadline to enter the May 8-9 Talent Show auditions is Friday, May 2.

Application forms are available online at http://maryfest.org.

The M-PHS auditorium is located at 5611 108th St. NE.

Call Giesler at 360-653-6584 for more information.

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