It’s not exactly the Ed Sullivan Show, but on March 30 at 2 p.m. there’s going to be quite a showing of talent at the Holy Trinity Church on Redington Avenue in Troy.
Local artist Bonnie Bell is starting the first annual “Troy’s Got Talent” and she is looking for as much talent in the area as she can find. Anyone age 35 and under is welcome to apply. There is no application fee and entrants don’t have to live in Troy.
Applications are available at the Holy Trinity Church (formerly First United Methodist). Stop in during office hours or call Pastor Josh Davinsizer at (570) 297-3070 or Bonnie Bell at (570) 297–4752.
Each entrant is expected to perform for about four to five minutes on the stage area of the sanctuary of the church. There can be individual performances or small groups.
Mary and Charlie Hawthorne will be helping with music. There will be audiovisual equipment available.
Impartial judges will do judging. “We want to support our talent,” said Bell. A monetary prize will be awarded to the winner(s).
Bell and Pastor Davinsizer together came up with the idea for the prize. When Pastor Davinsizer commissioned Bell to do a painting for him of his favorite scripture, Bell decided in lieu of getting paid for doing the painting, she donated the money for the prizewinner of the talent show.
Bell has years of experience with talent shows at her summer art camps.
“If someone thinks they don’t have talent,” said Bonnie Bell, “I’m sure they can think of something.”