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'Got Talent?' Charity Competition's Grand Finale is May 24

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Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC) is producing the "Got Talent?" charity competition to benefit autism. New entries are no longer being accepted, but QSAC development associate Marissa Goldberg is happy to announce that "After three sold-out live performances and online semi-finals, the top 12 will compete one last time. Celebrity judges include Leslie Jordan, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, John Tartaglia, and Telsey + Company casting director Rachel Hoffman, CSA, with a special performance by legendary diva Martha Wash."

To contribute to this good cause and see some of your fellow Back Stage readers compete for the "Got Talent?" grand finale prize, purchase tickets at http://www.qsac.com/talent/tickets.html. The event will take place Monday, May 24, 2010 at the Times Square Arts Center (8th Ave. at 42nd Street), NYC. Call (212) 244-5560, ext. 2005 or email [email protected] with any questions.

Here's an abbreviated version of the casting notice Back Stage published about this event a couple of months ago:

'GOT TALENT?' COMPETITION

Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC) is seeking participants for Got Talent?, a competition to benefit autism. QSAC's mission is to help individuals with an autism spectrum disorder to live meaningful and fulfilled lives in our society. A committee of industry professionals will select 45 artists to perform in front of a live audience on one of three Mon. nights (15 contestants per night) March-April 2010 in NYC, resulting in 24 semi-finalists. The Grand Finale will be held in May 2010.

Seeking—Singers, Dancers, Musicians, Comics, Poets, Jugglers, Ventriloquists, Magicians, Etc.: male and female, all ages, for 45 talent acts. Note: All acts will have a three- to five-minute performance time limit, including set-up/breakdown. The use of batons, pyrotechnics, dangerous equipment, or live animals is prohibited. No messy acts that require clean up afterwards. All acts must be appropriate for family audiences; no profanity/nudity. Laptop and microphones are the only equipment provided. Contestants must bring everything else to the auditions. Every person in an act must complete an application and sign a Video and Internet Release form.

Apply online at www.qsac.com/talent/application.html . . . For more info, visit www.qsac.com/talent. Grand prize winner will receive an entertainment package worth over $1,000.

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