Due to the extensive reach allowed by this year’s interactive virtual format, the inspiring Thursday, October 22 fundraiser will be a bi-coastal celebration, with select talent from New Jersey, New York, and California appearing before celebrity judges from TV, film, and Broadway. A range of accomplished adult contestants auditioned for a spot on the virtual stage, where they will vie for the Zzak G. Spotlight Award, the second place award, and the Audience Choice Award. In addition to the talent competition, the evening will also include recognition of our honorees, entertainment by members of the Zzak G. AOK Performance Group, appearances by AOK fund recipient families, those who will share their personal experiences with the organization, and other surprises.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
5:30 p.m. VIP Event Begins
6:30 p.m. Main Event Begins
Sarah pours her heart out as she sings into her favorite hairbrush and aspires to stand on a Broadway stage. Sam plays chords on an air guitar and dreams of being in a rock band. Elisa pivots on her tiptoes in front of her mirror as she imagines what life would be like in the New York City Ballet. These three children want so desperately to creatively express themselves, but financial challenges prevent them from doing so. That’s where we come in. With your help, the Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation can provide children with the resources they need to turn their dreams into reality.
Top NYC Talent Agent and Manager will be providing a 3 hour workshop for kids and young adults ages 5-25. Be prepared to sing a 16 bar cut of a Broadway-style or pop song, along with a 1 minute monologue. Immediately following performances will be a Q&A. Please register at https://aokreachforthestarsmasterclass.eventbrite.com. Cost: $50.00
Listen to how Zzak G. AOK Performance Group members answer the question:
How is the performing arts and the foundation helping you during this very difficult time?
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