On August 11, 2022, ten talented senior adults will get the chance to shine as part of the 3rd Annual Lexington Seniors Got Talent variety show produced by the Morning Pointe Foundation in conjunction with Morning Pointe Senior Living at the Lexington Opera House.
Following in the footsteps of similar competitions in the Knoxville, Nashville, and Chattanooga, Tennessee areas, Morning Pointe seeks to showcase local senior talent and celebrate the young-at-heart. Auditions for Seniors Got Talent Lexington are happening now through July 15th for in-person or online auditions. All of the details for locations, times, and how to upload a video of a senior performance can be found at www.morningpointefoundation.com/seniorsgottalent
Participants are not required to be Morning Pointe residents; anyone 62 years of age or older may apply. Acts showcasing talents of all kinds are welcome but should not exceed three minutes in length. Ten seniors will ultimately be selected to perform in the big show.
The grand finale of Morning Pointe Seniors Got Talent Lexington will be held at 7:00 pm on August 11 at the Lexington Opera House featuring local celebrity judges including Whit Whitaker, performing artist and executive director of the historic Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center, Austin Robinson, owner, and director of Edge Music Therapy LLC as well as Lyndy Franklin Smith. Smith co-founded The Lexington Theatre Company (The Lex) alongside her husband, Jeromy.
A new judge this year is Richard Ryan, last year’s first-place winner for Morning Pointe Seniors Got Talent Lexington. Ryan is an actor and singer from the Louisville Kentucky area. He has performed with The Kentucky Opera, the Stephen Foster Story, and multiple local theatres. Finally, this year’s master of ceremonies is Dillon Gaudet, the Morning Meteorologist at ABC36.
Prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners. The overall winner will receive $500.
Tickets for the grand finale can be purchased at the door for $25 or online in advance at lexingtonoperahouse.com. Tickets will go on sale in early July.
Those who wish to inquire about VIP sponsorships should contact Morning Pointe Foundation executive director Miranda Perez by telephone at (423) 238-5330.
Last year’s showcase highlighted some amazing winners. First place and the $250 cash prize went to Richard Ryan of Louisville with his rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Second place went to Robert Mullinax who played the Native American Flute. John Sirasky took third place with a beautiful ukulele performance.
The Morning Pointe Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Morning Pointe Senior Living founded by Tennessee-based senior healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and J. Franklin Farrow. The 501(c)3 nonprofit public service organization was created in 2014 to provide caregiver support programs, sponsor educational awareness events, and fund clinical scholarships to advance the care of seniors throughout the Southeast. Morning Pointe Senior Living, headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, develops, owns, and manages 36 Morning Pointe personal care and The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence communities in five southeastern states