Auditions are now open for the Morning Pointe Foundation’s 4th Annual Lexington Seniors Got Talent variety show at the Lexington Opera House on Sept 12 at 7 p.m.
All talented seniors age 62 and up in the Lexington area are encouraged to try out. Acts have included singers, musicians, dancers, poets, comedians and more. The grand prize winner will receive $500, and prizes will be given to second- and third-place winners, as well as a People’s Choice winner determined by attendee votes.
In-person auditions will take place June 8-15 at local Morning Pointe Senior Living campuses:
- July 20, 5-7 p.m. at Morning Pointe of Frankfort (502-226-5888) and The Lantern Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence in Frankfort (502-226-7118)– 66 and 68 C. Michael Davenport Blvd., Frankfort, KY
- July 24, 2-4 p.m. at Morning Pointe of Richmond (859-262-5000) – 1400 Gibson Bay Drive, Richmond, KY 40475
- July 25, 3-5 p.m. at Morning Pointe of Danville (859-965-1008) – 1375 Perryville Rd., Danville, KY 40422
- July 26, 2-5 p.m. at Morning Pointe of Louisville (502-873-3800) and The Lantern Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence in Louisville (502-212-5199) – 4701 and 4711 S. Hustbourne Parkway, Louisville, KY 40291
- July 27, 2-4 p.m. at The Lantern Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence in Lexington (859-309-4867) – 225 Ruccio Way, Lexington, KY 40503
- July 27, 3-5 p.m. at Morning Pointe of Lexington (859-554-0060) – 233 Ruccio Way, Lexington, KY 40503
- July 28, 2-5 p.m. at Morning Pointe of Lexington-East (859-721-0350) – 150 Shoreline Drive, Lexington, KY 40515
Auditions can also be submitted online at morningpointefoundation.com/registerlexington.
“We can’t wait to see the talented seniors in our Lexington area who share with us this year,” said Miranda Perez, Morning Pointe Foundation executive director. “If you’re 62 years young or older and have always wanted to perform, this is a great chance for you to shine.”
Acts showcasing talents of all kinds are welcome but should not exceed three minutes in length. Ten seniors or groups will ultimately be selected to perform in the big show.
This year’s master of ceremonies is Dillon Gaudet, morning meteorologist at ABC36, who also hosted the show last year.
Tickets for the Morning Pointe Foundation Seniors Got Talent show will be $10 and will go on sale in mid- to late-August.
Proceeds go to the Morning Pointe Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Morning Pointe Senior Living founded by Tennessee-based senior healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and J. Franklin Farrow. 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.
Last year’s showcase highlighted some amazing winners. First place and the $500 cash prize went to pianist Lutisha Coleman for her rendition of, “How Great Thou Art.” Second place went to the Flat Out Fun Dance Team, who danced to “Girls with Guitars.” Flautist Lydia DiMartino-Ellis took third place with her performance of “Climb Every Mountain” on a one-handed flute.
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 six campuses in Chattanooga, Ooltewah and Hixson.