Pawling’s Got Talent 2017! Auditions, Monday, October 16

Pawling Public Radio (PPR) is setting the stage for auditions for this year’s “Pawling’s Got Talent” show. This is a major fundraiser for the station and a ton of fun for everyone who participates. PPR is looking for a cavalcade of talent, including singers, dancers, bands, comedy acts, jugglers, magicians, specialty acts, etc. – talent that is appropriate for a family-friendly audience. Contestants will be judged on the quality of their performance as well as their connection with the audience.

PPR is providing piano accompaniment for singers, Brianne Chasanoff, an accomplished singer, pianist, and recording artist, as well as the Pawling Elementary School music teacher. Unless singers are accompanying themselves, they are asked to provide their sheet music either by emailing it (preferred) to the event chairperson, Joan Roberts @ or by bringing the music to the audition on either double-sided paper or taped together double sided and hole punched.

Dancers may bring their music on a CD or on their phone. If possible, dancers are also encouraged to email their music as an mp3 file to Mrs. Roberts prior to auditions.

“We are hoping for a really upbeat show this year,” says Joan Roberts. “So as you’re considering which song to perform please try and choose something upbeat, cheerful, energetic and/or funny.”

Auditions will be held in the Pawling High School auditorium at 30 Wagner Road in Pawling, NY on Monday, October 16 starting at 5:00 p.m. and ending at 9:00 p.m. Specific time slots are available, if needed. Otherwise, auditions are first come, first served with those waiting to audition providing a supportive audience to each person auditioning.

The Junior Division auditions are open to students in grades K – 8 attending school at Pawling Elementary School, Pawling Middle School, or Mizzentop Day School, aswell as to students residing in Pawling or Holmes who are homeschooled.

The Senior Division is open to Pawling High School and Trinity Pawling students, as well as to homeschooled high school age students residing in Pawling/Holmes and adults who either reside or work in Pawling or Holmes.

Winners in each division of the contest will receive the following cash prizes: First Prize: $100; Second Prize: $50; Third Prize: $25 – as well as bragging rights, a trophy, and a recording session at WPWL.

Students and adults are encouraged to audition, but they are advised that the show has a time limit, and that auditioning does not guarantee a spot in the program. Judges will be selecting 12 acts per division for the performance.

Performers are encouraged to email Mrs. Roberts at if interested in auditioning and to learn more about “Pawling’s Got Talent 2017.”