Auditions for the Marysville Strawberry Talent Show will be held this May and the deadline to apply is May 3.
Entries will be considered for the Talent Show on June 13, at 6:30 p.m., at the Marysville-Pilchuck High School auditorium at 5611 108th St. NE, Marysville.
Auditions will take place May 8 and 10 at the M-PHS auditorium from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The festival is looking for contestants of all ages for solo or group performances in dance, comedy, music (instrumental or singing) or other performance categories.
“It’s an open audition,” said Marcy Giesler, Talent Show director.
“It’s first come, first serve, so there are no time slots or anything, you just drop in when you’re available,” she said.
Those coming to audition should be ready to do the full performance that they are planning.
“You should come prepared as if you were actually doing the performance at the Talent Show,” said Giesler.
Performers should bring any props or other items necessary for their performance to the audition as well, said Giesler.
The Talent Show is a Strawberry Festival tradition that brings together many different types of performers.
“It’s a venue that lets people come and perform their songs and dances,” said Giesler.
“We get a lot of returning acts, and a lot of people that I see come back each year and get better every time,” she said.
There are many locals who are glad that they have a chance to show their voice or their music.
“One performer has been with us for a number of years and every year he comes up to thank me for the opportunity to perform,” said Giesler.
“I’ve always liked being able to work with the talent and help them express themselves,” she said.
The show also brings together many different types of people.
“It’s something for all ages. Anyone from the community can come and participate,” she said.
Trophies will be given out for each category of performance. Each category is divided into age brackets as well.
“The overall winner receives a gift basket,” said Giesler. That gift basket is valued at $175.
“And you also get to be in the Strawberry Festival parade,” she said.
Those who want to apply should go to maryfest.org, download an application and send it to Marcy Giesler at 1012 Shoultes Rd., Marysville WA 98270.
People with questions can call 360-363-6584.