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10 to show talents at Turnstone’s Center Stage

Pokagon offers Easter Trail; ‘Star Is Born’ auditions

Turnstone's second annual Center Stage talent show will be May 9.
Jen Poiry Prough

Jen Poiry Prough

Whatzup Features Writer

Published April 5, 2023

Turnstone returns with its Center Stage talent show for all abilities on Tuesday, May 9, at The Clyde Theatre. Local funk fusion band Los Galaxy took home the inaugural $1,000 prize last year. Ten more acts are vying for it this year.

Among the contestants will be guitarist Willy Booger, vocalist Mary Crisp, vocalist KC Ramone, pianist Jeremy Francis, Ratio Dance (Hallie Gibson, Kynlee Fryer, Ady Tuttle), vocalist Conner Johnson, blues band Zen BBQ (Samuel Graham, Aden Carson, Dillon Diven, Ben Finkel, Autumn Toth), vocalist Ellise Young, vocalist MarShay Neely, and dancer Sockie Phommachanh.

“Choosing the finalists was not an easy task because we had lots of great auditions, but only 10 final spots,” said Rena Shown, chief of development and strategic partnerships at Turnstone. “We are excited for each act to perform at The Clyde Theatre for a chance to win $1,000. It’s really exciting to see the community get involved with this event again. With this being our second year, we hope to continue to watch this event grow.”

Tickets are $50 and available at turnstone.org/
centerstage, by calling (260) 483-2100, or stopping at Plassman Athletic Center, 3320 N. Clinton St.

Pokagon gets in on Easter fun

Pokagon State Park will hold an Easter Trail on Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m.-noon. 

Instead of a traditional egg hunt, participants can walk the easy, 1-mile trail that begins at the Nature Center and play a spring-themed guessing game. Kids 12 and younger will receive a treat bag after finishing the trail. 

There will also be activities at the Nature Center.

First Pres holding A Star Is Born auditions

First Presbyterian Theater will hold open auditions for A Star Is Born in Concert on Sunday, April 16, at 5 p.m. 

Directed by Todd Sandman-Cruz with music direction by Gary Amstutz, performances will be one weekend only, June 23-25, with rehearsals set for June 20-22. 

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