Auditions are now open for the Morning Pointe Foundation’s 5th Annual Franklin Seniors Got Talent variety show at The Franklin Theatre on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.
All talented seniors age 62 and up in the Franklin and Nashville 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 Aug. 28-31 at local Morning Pointe Senior Living campuses:
- Aug. 28, 2-4 p.m. at The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Franklin (615-261-3231) – at 1015 Generations Way, Franklin, TN 37064
- Aug. 29, 6-7 p.m. at Morning Pointe of Spring Hill (931-451-1899) and The Lantern Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence in Spring Hill (931-451-0950) – at 1001 and 1003 McCutcheon Creek Lane, Spring Hill, TN 37174
- Aug. 30, 2-4 p.m. at Morning Pointe of Brentwood (615-285-3455) – at 1522 Wilson Pike, Brentwood, TN 37027
- Aug. 31, 1-3 p.m. at Morning Pointe of Franklin (615-614-8555) – Generations Way, Franklin, TN 37064
Auditions can also be submitted online at morningpointefoundation.com/registerfranklin/.
“We can’t wait to see the talented seniors in our Nashville and Franklin 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. And what better place than at the beautiful Franklin Theatre?”
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.
Lisa Spencer, chief meteorologist at News4 WSMV, is returning for the fourth time as master of ceremonies.
Tickets for the Morning Pointe Foundation Seniors Got Talent show will be $10 and will go on sale in September.
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, personal care, and Alzheimer’s memory care communities in five southeastern states. These include seven in Middle Tennessee.
Last year’s Seniors Got Talent, Franklin showcase highlighted some amazing winners. First place and the $500 cash prize went to dancing duo Lane Wilkinson and Nancy Stuenkel, who shimmied to “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.” Second place went to Judy Street, singer, who performed “Almost Like Being in Love.” Creely Wilson, a pianist, took third place for her performance of the classic hymn “In the Garden.” Lastly, Marjorie Suber took home the People’s Choice Award, receiving the most audience votes for her piano rendition of “Dinah.”
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.