Aspiring performers of all ages, such as San Antonio’s very own Sebastien De La Cruz of “America’s Got Talent” fame, are once again invited to take the stage in pursuit of prizes and a chance to compete in a televised show by participating in the Parks and Recreation Department’s “Our Part of Town” auditions.
The competition has a new format this year. Acts will compete in one of four quadrants (at pre-assigned times scheduled between 1 and 4 p.m.) based on City Council Districts as follows:
- Quadrant 1 (representing Districts 1, 2 and 3) Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Little Carver Theatre, Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry.
- Quadrant 2 (representing Districts 4 and 5) Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Guadalupe Theatre, 1300 Guadalupe St.
- Quadrant 3 (representing Districts 6 and 7) Saturday, Aug. 10 at N.W. Vista College, 3535 N. Ellison Dr.
- Quadrant 4 (representing Districts 8, 9 and 10) Saturday, Aug. 31 at Bush Middle School, 1500 Evans Rd.
Contestants must reside in the City of San Antonio (for group entries, one member must reside in San Antonio) and they must pre-register for the audition by Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Pre-registration can be done by email (PDF scanned format) at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed or dropped off in person to the Parks and Recreation Department Headquarters, 5800 Old Hwy. 90 W., San Antonio, Texas 78227 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, no later than July 31.
The top two winners from each quadrant (in each age category) will move forward to the show. Age categories are 12 and under; 13 to 19; and 20 and over.
“‘Our Part of Town’ offers a great opportunity for aspiring performers to entertain a live audience and polish their performances,” says cultural program manager Mona Lisa Montgomery. “Former contestants Sebastien De La Cruz, Jessica Espinoza and Adam Sanders have even gone on to compete in nationally-televised talent programs such as ‘America’s Got Talent,’ ‘X Factor’ and ‘American Idol.’”
The “Our Part of Town” talent show will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Carver Theater, 226 N. Hackberry, with winners in each age category receiving a $1,000 cash prize.
Audition results indicating contestants selected to compete in the show will be posted on the Parks and Recreation website by approximately Oct. 1, 2013.
The “Our Part of Town” talent show is sponsored by Time Warner Cable and the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department. “Our Part of Town” airs on TVSA Channel 21 and can be viewed on Time Warner Cable San Antonio On Demand Digital Channel 988.
Registration forms, contest rules and information can be found at Parks and Recreation website. For information call (210) 207-3133.