The time has come for magicians, singers, ventriloquists, comedians, dancers and anyone else with a talent they would like to put on stage to audition for this year's Pennsylvania State Senior Idol Competition.
Pennsylvania residents over the age of 50 are invited to show off their talent during a private, one-time audition. Auditions will be held Wednesday at the York Little Theatre.
Participants will have 3.5 minutes to audition; those auditions will be held on a first-come, first-reserved basis, since the number of auditioners is limited at each location.
In addition to the York Little Theatre tryouts, auditions will also be held Tuesday at Body Zone in Wyomissing, May 2 at Broadway Classics Theatre at the Harrisburg Mall and May 3 at the Heritage Hotel in Lancaster.
The show: Fifteen semifinalists will be chosen to perform before a live audience June 4 at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster. Diane Dayton of Dayton Communications will emcee the event. This will be the seventh year that On-Line Publishers Inc. has presented the Senior Idol competition.
"The event was created to highlight the talents of Pennsylvanians 50 and over," said On-Line Publishers' Kimberly Shaffer.
The last time someone from York County won was 2009, when Donna Mark of Newberry Township won the grand prize.
The winner of this year's Pennsylvania State Senior Idol will be awarded a limousine trip to New York City for dinner and a Broadway show of the winner's choice.
"I will say that several of the winners have seen 'Jersey Boys' and loved it, but the winner will decide," said Shaffer.
To register for an audition, visit www.SeniorIdolPA.com. For more information, call On-Line Publishers at 717-285-1350.
-- Reach Chelsea Shank at 505-5432 or firstname.lastname@example.org.