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Herriman Live Spotlights Local Talent

Feb 13, 2015 06:35PM ● Published by Shawna Meyer

Herriman residents participate in last year’s Herriman Live to showcase their varied talents.

Herriman residents with unique talents should audition for the Herriman Live talent show, which will be held on Saturday, March 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Fort Herriman Middle School, 14058 Mirabella Drive. All ages and any talents are welcome to try out for this free show.

Auditions will be held Friday, Feb. 21 from 3 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Herriman City Hall, 13011 South Pioneer Street. A panel made up of Herriman Arts Council members will choose who gets to be in the show.

This annual talent show has been happening for about seven years. The show’s director Kimberly Petersen said each year it only gets bigger and better.

In the show’s early years, everybody who wanted to perform was allowed to. However, now people have to audition to earn a spot—only about 20 will get to perform their talents.

“We’ve had such great interest in the show in the past few years. If we took everybody at this point, then we’d have like a four-hour show that nobody would want to sit through, so we’ve kind of had to narrow that down,” Petersen said.

Petersen said that the Herriman Art Council’s goal is to mentor young or inexperienced artists in the community and to give them the opportunity to perform on a stage in front of an audience.

The auditions are open to all performers: singers, dancers, gymnasts—all are welcome. This year they will even include the visual arts, including painting or drawing. Any visual artists can have their art displayed on the night of the show.

“It’s a nice event because it’s not a super-huge commitment for the performers, but they’re also able to show their talent and share it with the community,” Petersen said.

Perhaps most unique to this talent show, is that there will be no winner or losers.

“Everybody gets recognized for the talents they perform,” Petersen said. “I am amazed at the quality of talent we have in Herriman, and it grows every year.”    
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