PMT PRODUCTIONS, INC.
Westchester Teen Idol 2015 Information Sheet
Teens must be 13 to 19 years of age at the time of the performance, November 14, 2015.
Copies of your birth certificate must be brought to the audition. Immediate family members of PMT Productions or the panel of judges are not eligible to participate in this competition. Former 1st place winners may not compete. You do not need to be a Westchester resident to enter. This contest is open only to non-professional contestants. Contestants with an Equity card or a professional recording contract may not participate.
TIME AND PLACE
Auditions will take place at Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main Street, Irvington, NY 10533 on Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20 1:00-6:00 on both days. Those auditioning will be offered a 5 minute time slot. Be sure to write down your audition time on your personal calendar!
SONG MATERIAL AND PRESENTATION
Singers must perform the actual song that they will use in the final competition. Your song must be PRE-EDITED to 3 minutes or we will be fade it if it goes over the 3 minute mark. Please have the selection prepared and memorized. Any style of song is acceptable for the audition, but it must be free of profanity and acceptable for viewing by a family audience. Please bring your pre-recorded accompaniment on a CD for your audition. CD’s should be marked clearly and other songs should be on the CD. The song MAY NOT CONTAIN ANY LEAD VOCALS on it. It can be a simple piano accompaniment or a “karaoke” style CD but needs to be a clear, well performed accompaniment. Traditional karaoke style CD’s are recommended, as long as the lead singer is not “singing along” with you. All contestants must sing with a recording. If you arrive without a CD, you will not be allowed to audition and your entrance fee is non-refundable. No live instruments will be accepted and “a cappella” auditions will not be permitted. We will provide a CD player and a microphone. Dress for the audition is casual.
Singers will be judged on their vocal ability, presentation, and overall enthusiasm. Highly qualified judges will listen to and evaluate your audition, and will respond in a polite, professional fashion. Each contestant will be given a comment sheet, which will reflect the judge’s professional response to your audition. This is a very valuable tool to all singers.
25 finalists will be selected to perform their audition song at the show. This performance will be at the Irvington Town Hall Theater on November 14, 2015 at 7:30pm and will be open to the public. These 25 finalists must have a second song prepared for the November 14th show. Only five finalists will be selected that evening by our judges and they will sing their second song. A winner will then be chosen that evening.
Tickets will be are available for the November 14th performance by going to www.irvingtontheater.com Tickets are $25.00 and you can choose your seats.