15 Finalists Selected to Perform in the 10th Annual Morristown ONSTAGE
MORRISTOWN, NJ – Fifteen local acts have been selected to perform in this year’s Morristown ONSTAGE show sponsored by the Morris Educational Foundation. This year’s 10th anniversary show, which will take place on March 1 at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, will feature a variety of acts including multiple singers, a stand-up comedian, two dance performances and many others.
It will be emceed again by Tara Bernie, Emmy-nominated Senior Producer of ACCESS HOLLYWOOD and one of our own Morris School District Parents.
The show will be broken up into two categories with one winner for each. All performers under the age of 18 will compete against one another and one act will receive $1000. There will also be a winner for the 19 and over category who will win $1000 and one “audience choice” winner will receive $500. $250 will be awarded to one act in honor of Fran Rossoff, former MEF Board Chair and MEF Talent Show Committee Chair to a participant to use toward the pursuit of training to hone their craft.
Molly Servais, chairperson of Morristown on Stage congratulated all the finalists who were selected out of over 70 acts.
“We are so excited for our 10th anniversary show and it is going to be a lot of fun,” she said.
All 15 acts performed for members of the media on Jan.7 and took various photos and video footage to be used over the next few weeks. A short video will be shown prior to each act, introducing each performer on the night of the show.
Local band 31 South Street is one of the finalists who will be performing on March 1st. Made up of four fathers from Morristown who met through their children, these musicians were surprised they made it through because they had only practiced together three times before auditioning.
“I felt like we did a good job but I knew what the talent was like that we were up against,” said Rob Staats, one of the acoustic guitar players in the band.
The finalists are: Julianna Belles (singing), Shannon Melody Burns (singing), Dreams Team (dance), Kelly Phelan (singer/songwriter), Isabella Racioppi (dance), The Treble Threats (singing trio), V2C2 (instrumental quartet), 31 South Street (band), Big Radio (band), Dani (singing with piano), Andy Glaser (stand up comedy), Steevan Mars (singer/songwriter/guitarist), Joe Paggi (singing), Jay and Myles (singing/guitarist), Keisha Smith Johnson (singing).
Morristown ONSTAGE is brought to the community by the Morris Educational Foundation, whose mission is to enhance educational opportunities for more than 5,000 students in all 10 schools of the Morris School District. This is their largest fundraiser of the year and is expected to be a huge success.
By KRISTEN AGNES
January 7, 2017 at 3:35 PM