More than $25,000 in scholarships, prizes and awardswill be distributed among the top competitors on April 4. A full list of prizes along with official event information can be found on the Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation’s website (http://www.foxpacf.org/
The judges for the finals have careers spanning film, TV, and Broadway. Two new special guest judges this year are Shelby Ringdahl, Miss Missouri 2013, and David Halen, Concertmaster with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Returning judges are Ken Page, native St. Louisan and Broadway performer; Carl Nappa, Independent Producer, Engineer and Executive Director of Technology & Sound Engineering at Nelly’s ex’treme Institute in St. Louis; and Mike Isaacson, Executive Producer of the Muny and Producer with Fox Theatricals in New York. Students will be judged on technical ability, stage presence, interpretation and originality.
New this year! The audience will now be able to choose their favorite act. The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation has added a special $1,000 “Audience Choice Award” which will be determined by the audience at the Fox on April 4th.
St. Louis native Tony Parise (http://broadwayworld.com/
The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation reintroduced the competition in 2011 after a 25 year hiatus to showcase the St. Louis region’s most talented teens in the performing arts. Student acts include singers, dancers, actors, musicians, comedians and circus skill artists competing as soloists or in groups of as many as six. The 2013 winners of the competition were Grant Riew from John Burroughs School and Christopher Halen from Whitfield School as “Two Mellow Cello Fellows” performing their original arrangement Pachelbel Pop. They will be back to make a special appearance on April 4th.
Videos of the competition process by Miano.tv (http://www.miano.tv/
The community response to this FREE event has been amazing and grown over the past three years with “sold out” crowds at The Fox. Additionally, The Nine Network (http://ninenet.org/)
PLEASE NOTE: All seating is general admission. There is a limit of 10 tickets per transaction. Seating is first-come-first-
Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation fosters, promotes, and encourages young people in the St. Louis region to discover and participate in the joy and wonder of live performances.