It’s going to be a star-studded show at the Lexington Opera House on Sept. 12, and the stars are local talented seniors age 62 and up!
Auditions are going on now through July 31 for the Morning Pointe Foundation’s 4th Annual Lexington Seniors Got Talent variety show. All talented seniors age 62 and older in the Lexington 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 Lexington Opera House on Sept. 12 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/registerlexington/.
In-person auditions will also take place July 20-28 at local Morning Pointe Senior Living campuses, allowing residents to enjoy some live entertainment:
- July 20, 5-7 p.m. at Morning Pointe of Frankfort (502-226-5888) and The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence in Frankfort (502-226-7118) – at 66 and 68 C. Michael Davenport Blvd., Frankfort, KY
- July 24, 2-4 p.m. at Morning Pointe of Richmond (859-262-5000) – at 1400 Gibson Bay Drive, Richmond, KY 40475
- July 25, 3-5 p.m. at Morning Pointe of Danville (859-965-1008) – at 1375 Perryville Rd., Danville, KY 40422
- July 26, 2-5 p.m. at Morning Pointe of Louisville (502-873-3800) and The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence in Louisville (502-212-5199) – at 4701 and 4711 S. Hustbourne Parkway, Louisville, KY 40291
- July 27, 2-4 p.m. at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence in Lexington (859-309-4867) –at 225 Ruccio Way, Lexington, KY 40503
- July 27, 3-5 p.m. at Morning Pointe of Lexington (859-554-0060) – at 233 Ruccio Way, Lexington, KY 40503
- July 28, 2-5 p.m. at Morning Pointe of Lexington-East (859-721-0350) – at 150 Shoreline Drive, Lexington, KY 40515
“Our Morning Pointe Seniors Got Talent show in Lexington is shaping up to be the biggest it’s ever been,” said Miranda Perez, Morning Pointe Foundation executive director. “This is a great opportunity for Kentuckians age 62 years young and older 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 August.
The Morning Pointe Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Morning Pointe Senior Living founded by Tennessee-based senior healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and J. Franklin Farrow. Morning Pointe also sponsors similar Seniors Got Talent competitions in Tennessee in Chattanooga, Franklin and Knoxville.
Those who wish to inquire about VIP sponsorships should contact Perez at 423-238-5330.
Founded in 1997 by Vital and Farrow, Morning Pointe Senior Living owns and operates 37 assisted living, personal care, and Alzheimer’s memory care communities in five southeastern states. These include nine campuses in the greater Lexington area.