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Where Stars are Born: Amateur Night at the Apollo Auditions

Where Stars are Born: Amateur Night at the Apollo Auditions

Company:

The Apollo Theater

Location:

The Apollo Theater - 253 W. 125th St

Dates:

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 9:00am

Tickets:

ApolloAmateurNightCasting@apollotheater.org

Company:
The Apollo Theater

Where Stars are Born
Amateur Night Auditions

AMATEUR NIGHT AT THE APOLLO IS LOOKING FOR THE BEST SINGERS, DANCERS, COMEDIANS, RAPPERS, SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS.

 

The long-running, live, weekly talent competition on the world-famous Apollo Theater stage.

Amateur Night at the Apollo Auditions are open to singers, dancers, comedians, rappers, spoken word artists and musicians ages 5 and older. Amateur performances of all styles are welcome. Those chosen from the audition will have the chance to perform and compete on the legendary stage at the world-famous Apollo Theater in New York.

 

Audition Dates:

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: The Apollo Theater - 253 W. 125th St New York, NY 10027

9am - 11am
DANCER CALL ONLY

11am - 6pm
ALL OTHER ACTS


Prize Offerings:

As of February, 2017

There are cash prizes at the end of each evening’s Amateur Night competition.

End of season, SUPER TOP DOG Grand Prize:

$20,000 for Adult category;
$5,000.00 for Child Star of Tomorrow category. 


Audition Requirements:

Amateur Night  DOES NOT provide travel or hotel to New York City for contestants.

Amateur Night auditions are open to:

singers, dancers, comedians, rappers, spoken word artists, musicians and variety acts. 
anyone who DOES NOT have a contract with a major label or studio. 

Competition Categories: 

"Child Star of Tomorrow" category age requirement: 5 to 17 years of age.
"Adult" category age requirement: 18 years of age and above.
Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Prizes: 

There are cash prizes at the end of each evening’s Amateur Night competition.

End of season, SUPER TOP DOG Grand Prize:

$20,000 for Adult category;
$5,000.00 for Child Star of Tomorrow category.


Additional Requirements:

  • An "Amateur" is considered to be anyone who DOES NOT have a recording contract with a major label or studio.
  • Each contestant will have up to ninety (90) seconds to audition.
  • No band on site for audition. 
  • Singers can bring a CD, mp3 player or sing a cappella.
  • Dancers should bring a CD or mp3 player for their performance.
  • Do NOT bring CD’s in CD-RW format.
  • Apollo will provide an 88 key-keyboard (Motif 8 - Semi-Weighted) for any auditioning musicians or accompanist.
  • Apollo will provide a standard drum kit for any auditioning musicians. 
  • Any and all other instruments must be provided by auditioning musicians.
  • Auditions should be in good taste with no profanity, including racial epithets or slurs (this includes the “N” word).
  • Auditions are on a “first come, first served” basis and only the first 250 acts will be seen.


Online Auditions:

When: Year Round

You can e-audition for Amateur Night at the Apollo 24 hours per day, 7 days per week & 365 days per year. 

Those selected from the online audition have the opportunity to perform on stage at the Amateur Night at the Apollo in New York.

Send:

Requirements: 

Apollo DOES NOT provide travel or hotel to New York City for  contestants for auditions or performances.
An "Amateur" is considered to be anyone who DOES NOT have a recording contract with a major label or studio.
Auditions should be in good taste with no profanity, including racial epithets or slurs (this includes the “N” word).
"Child Star of Tomorrow" category age requirement: 5 to 17 years of age.
"Adult" category age requirement: 18 years of age and above.

 

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