(Voting begins Jan. 29)
Copyright 2018 FMCT
*In order to be eligible to perform at the Fargo Famous Talent Show, live show competition, scheduled for Thursday, February 8th, 2018, all applications must be electronically submitted and received by 11:59pm central time, on Sunday, January 28th, 2018. Each performer/act must be available to perform at the live show Thursday, February 8th, 2018. *All talents are welcome! This includes, but is not limited to: singers, dancers, bands, acrobats, magicians, comedians, pets and their trainers, variety acts of all kinds, and anything else that you think will dazzle and delight the audience. We want to be entertained, so BRING IT!
*Where to start: Please read this entire packet, which includes the rules & regulations, eligibility requirements, and description of the live show competition.
*To be a candidate for our LIVE SHOW COMPETITION, we will most definitely need to see your act in all its gusto and glory! You may show us your talent by submitting a recorded video demo of your performance using our Facebook submission platform. Please make sure all members of your act are represented in the video, as well as any music, costumes, props, etc. that are part of your act. We want to see your performance in its entirety, as if you were performing on our stage for the LIVE SHOW COMPETITION, so include all elements of your act in your video demo!
PLEASE NOTE: ALL ACTS NEED TO BE BETWEEN 3-5 MINUTES IN LENGTH.
*How to Submit: Once the submission form has been filled out and your video has been made and submitted, then cross your fingers & toes!
*Once all video submissions have been reviewed, and posted to the Facebook platform for voting, online voting will begin January 29th, 2018 continuing through 11:59 pm central time, February 4th, 2018.
Producers will contact applicants by February 5th, 2018, via e-mail or by phone, to let them know if they have made it onto the LIVE SHOW COMPETITION. Just know we are looking for a variety of acts for our show, so if you’re not chosen as a finalist, it doesn’t mean we didn’t like you or your act. SO PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, make sure you try out!
*Participants 18 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times during the audition process and/or LIVE SHOW COMPETITION.
*Accompaniment tracks, if needed, must be provided to the Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre upon notification of participation in the LIVE SHOW COMPETITION. Please make sure your music and/or sound effects are edited to the correct length of your performance. If using a CD, it must be clearly labeled with a Black Sharpie with your Name, the Name of Your Act/Type of Act (vocal, dance, magic act, etc.)
*Participants must arrive at the Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre ready to perform. Facilities will be available for hair, makeup, or dressing.
*We encourage acts that are one-of-a-kind, unique, and a little edgier, HOWEVER, please know this is a family show where all ages will be in attendance. When putting together your act, please make sure your content, language, and attire are appropriate for our audience members.
*Profanity or vulgar lyrics in any performance will not be permitted. Acts featuring fire or pyrotechnics are not permitted. Props that pose a safety risk to audience members or other performers will not be permitted.
*PLEASE NOTE: The Fargo Famous Talent Show was created as a fun way to involve the community, while raising money for the Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre. All voting, judging, and audience participation is done in light, so know you’ve done your part to help make a fun evening come to fruition! There’s a lot of time, money, and effort that goes into keeping our theatre alive and kicking, but with the continued support of our community, we know the Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre will continue to grow, prosper, and bring the most delightful acts to our stage.
On behalf of the FMCT Board Members, Staff and Producers of the Fargo Famous Talent Show we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting the Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre!
LIVE SHOW COMPETITION
*After all auditions and video submissions are reviewed, the Fargo Famous Producers will select a certain number of performers who will compete onstage at the LIVE SHOW COMPETITION held on the evening of Thursday, February 8th, 2018.
*During the LIVE SHOW COMPETITION, a panel of three judges, and the live studio audience, will vote on each performance.
*The top three performers who earn the most votes from the audience will be considered finalists. During intermission, the audience will have the chance to vote for their favorite finalist by purchasing ballot tickets. The top three vote getters as voted on by the audience, will than be considered finalists with the overall winner selected by the panel of judges.
Components to the LIVE SHOW COMPETITION:
*ACT ONE: During ACT ONE, ten performers will show off their talents on stage!
*INTERMISSION: All voting for ACT ONE’S 10 Performers must occur during this intermission. Audience members will automatically receive one voting ballot, per their paid admission to the show. Audience members have the opportunity to show their support for their favorite performer by purchasing additional tickets to vote. Each ticket costs $5.00, and each ticket counts as one valid vote. Once a ticket has been purchased, the audience member may place it into their favorite performers voting box. Audience members may vote as many times as they’d like. Purchasing tickets to vote is a Win-Win: Not only are audience members getting involved in the fun by voting for their favorite act, but all cash donations made from their generosity goes solely towards making sure Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre continues to stay open to the public and thrive in the years to come.
*ACT 2: During ACT 2, judges will announce the top three vote getters as selected by audience voting. The top three performers will than be considered finalists in which the judges will vote and select the winner.
*AWARDING THE PRIZE: The prize will be presented once all votes have officially been counted.
Eligibility Requirements & Legal Stuff
1.(A) I AM AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD and I have the full, complete, and unrestricted right and authority
to enter into this Agreement; (B) I AM UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE, BUT I HAVE BEEN LEGALLY EMANCIPATED, and I will provide certified court documents establishing my status as an emancipated minor; Or (C) I AMUNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE AND I HAVE NOT BEEN LEGALLY EMANCIPATED, BUT MY PARENT OR LEGALGUARDIAN WILL PROVIDE A PICTURE IDENTIFICATION AND PROOF OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO ME signing various documents related to the Fargo Famous Talent Show including, but not limited to documents granting his/her consent to my participation in the Program. I understand that my parent or legal guardian (or a person designated by my parent or legal guardian) will be required to accompany me at all times during my participation in the Fargo Famous Talent Show.
2. I understand that once I have submitted an Audition Video Tape Demo, that I may be chosen to compete in the Fargo Famous Talent Show, LIVE COMPETITION PERFORMANCE, and that I must be available and agree to commit to perform on Thursday, February 8th, 2018 at the Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre.
3. I understand and agree that the Producers of the Fargo Famous Talent Show have the sole discretion to make determinations of eligibility, and that the Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre and its Producers reserve the right to change any of the eligibility requirements at any time.
Consent Form & More Legal Stuff
*By uploading a video, I hereby grant the Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre and its Producers the right to edit, adapt, modify, reproduce, promote, publish, and otherwise use my entry and/or its contents in any way and in any media format for trade, advertising, promotional and/or any other purposes as the Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre sees fit, without having to seek additional permission from, and without consideration to any participant or any third party. I also
agree that my entry may be posted online at the contest website and/or any other website as determined by the Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre and/or its Producers, so that visitors to the website may view and/or vote on acts and entries if so deemed.
*Furthermore, I represent and warrant that I own all rights, titles, and interests, and have obtained all appropriate permissions and releases to grant the Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre ownership of all video entries and the content thereof. If a Participant within the video is a minor, I have received the written consent of the Participant’s legal guardian.
*I hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre and its affiliates, Producers, licensees, successors and assigns from and against all liability, losses, costs, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) incurred as a result of any entry submitted to the Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre in violation of any terms contained in the official rules.
*I assume full responsibility for and risk of bodily injury, death, or property damage due to negligence or no negligence of the Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre, its employees, Producers, etc. I further acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating despite the risk of possible injury of any kind due to myself, other participants, defective equipment, allergens, bacteria, and/or viruses.
*As a contestant/participant of the Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre Fargo Famous talent show, I acknowledge that I am expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times, including obeying all laws. This includes displaying respect for all people, equipment, and facilities, as well as cooperating in a positive participatory way. Furthermore, I understand that The Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre may dismiss me and anyone else whose behavior endangers the safety or negatively affects the show, any person(s), the facility, or property of any kind.
I affirm that the application is both accurate and honest. I also confirm that I am of sound mind and that I fully understand all the eligibility requirements and legalities involved with being a Contestant and/or Participant of the Fargo Famous Talent Show.