Todd McKenney’s ‘Search For A Star’ competition is into its second week, and the talent is rolling in! Todd is offering talented young children the chance to fulfill their stage dreams – sharing the spotlight with our favourite Boy From Oz. One lucky child will be selected to perform LIVE on stage with Todd at each tour stop on his new show ‘Songs And Stories Of Peter Allen’: touring nationally from 18th October – 1st December 2012.
The former Dancing With The Stars judge will cast his expert eye over the entries each week and select his favourites, with the help of his show producers. The best candidates will be showcased on Todd’s website and Facebook page as ‘Entries of the Week’. This week there were two standout applicants: Chloe Marlow and Imogen Dearlove. Both these talented young girls come from Perth – the first stop on Todd’s tour.
NAME: Chloe Marlow
LOCATION: Perth, Western Australia
Chloe dreams big and believes she is heading to Broadway – tap shoes in hand! She is happiest when she’s on stage, making people smile.
NAME: Imogen Dearlove
LOCATION: Perth, Western Australia
Imogen has been dancing since she was a teeny toddler, and also loves to sing and perform. She is in her school choir and drum corps, has danced with Justice Crew and performed in Lucy Durack’s Musicals in Concert.
Todd is also excited to confirm that 12 year old Hamish Briggs has won the competition spot for the opening night show in Perth on Thursday, 18th October. "Hamish blew me away with his enthusiasm, determination & talent. Not to mention his utter dedication to his craft by travelling from Kalgoorlie to Perth most weekends to pursue his dream. He deserves a chance to shine in front of an audience so I'm pleased to offer him that chance. Of course, there's still our 2nd Perth show spot which one other lucky entrant will win – who that person is remains to be seen as we've received such an impressive amount of entries. It's going to be so hard to choose – I wish I could make them all winners! To see such emerging talent & love for what they do at such a young age has really impressed me, and I encourage everyone to check out ALL the entrants as they are stars of the future."
Entries for ‘Search For A Star’ are OPEN NOW to boys and girls aged 8 – 12, and will close one week before the date of each respective show. Entrants upload a one-minute performance (audio or video) of themselves performing “When I Get My Name In Lights” from The Boy From Oz production.
The chosen applicants will get to sing that classic song live on stage with Todd at his ‘Songs And Stories Of Peter Allen’ show, as well as joining in on the finale when Todd performs ‘Rio’.
Keep an eye on Todd’s favourite entries in the lead-up to the tour on his Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ToddMcKenneyOfficial
For more information on Search For A Star and the ‘Songs And Stories Of Peter Allen’ tour, head to www.toddmckenney.com.au
***TOUR DATES – ON SALE NOW***
THURSDAY 18 & FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER
ASTOR THEATRE, PERTH
www.bocsticketing.com.au | 08 9484 1133
FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER
www.canberratheatrecentre.com | 02 6275 2700
SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER
SHOALHAVEN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
www.shoalhavenentertainment.com.au | 1300 788 503
FRIDAY 2 & SATURDAY 3 NOVEMBER
HER MAJESTYS THEATRE, ADELAIDE
www.bass.net.au | 131 246
THURSDAY 8 NOVEMBER
THE EVENTS CENTRE, CALOUNDRA SOLD OUT
www.theeventscentre.com.au | 07 5491 4240
FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER
JUPITERS, GOLD COAST
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 1300 888 086
SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER
QPAC CONCERT HALL, BRISBANE
www.qpac.com.au | 136 246
SUNDAY 11 NOVEMBER
EMPIRE THEATRE, TOOWOOMBA
www.empiretheatre.com.au | 1300 655 299
THURSDAY 15 NOVEMBER
HER MAJESTYS THEATRE, BALLARAT
www.hermaj.com | 03 5333 5888
FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER
COSTA HALL, GEELONG PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
www.gpac.org.au | 03 5225 1200
FRIDAY 23 NOVEMBER
STATE THEATRE, SYDNEY
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 1300 139 588
THURSDAY 29 NOVEMEBER
FRANKSTON ARTS CENTRE
www.artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au | 03 5722 8105
FRIDAY 30 NOVEMBER
EASTBANK CENTRE, SHEPPARTON
www.riverlinksvenues.com.au | 03 5832 9511
*SATURDAY 1 DECEMBER
THE PALMS at CROWN, MELBOURNE
www.ticketek.com.au | 132 849
SHOW TIMES UP CLOSE & PERSONAL – 6:30pm | SHOW – 8:00pm
* Plus matinee at Palms at Crown on Sat 1 Dec: UP CLOSE & PERSONAL – 1:30pm | SHOW – 3:00pm
TICKET PRICES Show Only: From $70.00 – $75.00 $5.00 discount for pensioners, concession card holders & groups of 8+. Premium Package: $150.00 Up Close & Personal + Show + $50.00 merchandise voucher.