Does watching "American Idol" make you dream of singing on stage? Do you enjoy performing live in front of an audience, maybe as part of a skit or reciting a favorite poem? Perhaps your creative talents lie in sculpture or painting, and would you love to display them as part of a show? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then the St. Mark's Talent Show may be just the place for you.
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, in Hampstead, is hosting a show on March 8, beginning at 7 p.m. The event is open to talents of all ages and types, and church membership is not a requirement.
"The idea for the talent show actually came from Grace Lutheran Church on Carroll Street in Westminster. They held one a couple of months ago ... and it was great fun," Rob Green, talent show organizer and St. Mark's parishioner, wrote in an email. "They had musical performances, skits, a reciting of Dr. King's 'I Have a Dream' speech accompanied by PowerPoint pictures of the Civil Rights Movement, and more, and I loved every minute of it. So knowing that we have many talented people at St. Mark's Lutheran Church ... I knew that we too could have a good talent show, and use the opportunity through a freewill offering to raise funding for our youth education and activities throughout the year."
Green said, "We are asking that the live performers try not to exceed 10 minutes, if possible, but depending on the presentation format, that can certainly be waived."
While the heart of the show will be live performances, other works of art will be displayed in the church's fellowship hall that evening.
Refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall following the performances.
The show will take place in the church sanctuary at 1373 N. Main St.
Anyone wishing to perform or submit works of art for display may call Rob Green at 443-791-9688 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.