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Auditions picking up steam for Morning Pointe Foundation’s Franklin Seniors Got Talent show at The Franklin Theatre

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It’s going to be a star-studded show at The Franklin Theatre on Oct. 17, and the stars are local talented seniors age 62 and up!

Auditions are going on now through Sept. 5 for the Morning Pointe Foundation’s 5th Annual Franklin Seniors Got Talent variety show. All talented seniors age 62 and older in the Franklin/Nashville area are encouraged to try out. Acts have included singers, musicians, dancers, poets, comedians, ventriloquists and more. So far this summer, a variety of acts are scheduled to audition in person.

Ten seniors or groups of seniors will be selected to perform at The Franklin Theatre on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. They will vie for the grand prize of $500, and prizes will be given to second- and third-place winners. Attendees at the show will also determine a People’s Choice winner at $1 per vote.

All proceeds from the show will go to the Morning Pointe Foundation, 501(c)3 nonprofit public service organization that provides caregiver support programs, sponsors educational awareness events, and funds clinical scholarships throughout the Southeast.

Interested seniors can submit audition videos online at morningpointefoundation.com/events/seniors-got-talent.

In-person auditions will take place Aug. 28-31 at local Morning Pointe Senior Living campuses, allowing residents to enjoy some live entertainment:

photo of Lane Wilkinson and Nancy Stuenkel, winners of the 2022 Seniors Got Talent Franklin show
Lane Wilkinson and Nancy Stuenkel, winners of the 2022 Morning Pointe Foundation’s Seniors Got Talent Franklin show

“Our Morning Pointe Seniors Got Talent in Franklin is shaping up to be a great show,” said Miranda Perez, Morning Pointe Foundation executive director. “This is a great opportunity for talented seniors in the greater Nashville area to show that age can’t stop a star from shining!”

Acts showcasing talents of all kinds are welcome but should not exceed three minutes in length.

Tickets for the Morning Pointe Foundation Seniors Got Talent show are $10. They will go on sale in September.

Lisa Spencer, chief meteorologist at News4 WSMV, is returning for the fourth time as master of ceremonies.

Proceeds go to the Morning Pointe Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Morning Pointe Senior Living. The 501(c)3 nonprofit public service organization was created in 2014 to provide caregiver support programs, sponsor educational awareness events, and fund clinical scholarships to advance the care of seniors throughout the Southeast.

Founded in 1997 by Greg A. Vital and J. Franklin Farrow, Morning Pointe Senior Living owns and operates 37 assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care communities in five southeastern states. These include seven in Middle Tennessee, in Franklin, Brentwood, Spring Hill and Columbia.

The Morning Pointe Foundation also hosts Seniors Got Talent competitions in Chattanooga and Knoxville, Tennessee, as well as in Lexington, Kentucky.

Those who wish to inquire about VIP sponsorships should contact Miranda Perez at 423-238-5330.

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