Wakefield Idol Returns for Season 5 at the Contemporary Theater Company
Wondering what to do in town now that the cold has set in and holidays are behind us? The Contemporary Theater Company is fighting winter with the power of song at Wakefield Idol!
Wakefield Idol is a singing competition featuring local residents vying to win a $1500 cash prize. Contestants sing karaoke-style for the audience and judges, who decide who continues in the competition. There are eleven weeks of competition starting January 11 all leading up to the finals on March 22, in which the audience votes for the winner.
Registration is still open for singers, who may sign up on the company's website.
"Wakefield Idol gets bigger every year," says Maggie Cady, technical director. "This is our fifth year, and it's proven a great way to celebrate all the local talent our region has to offer."
Enthusiastic audience members have been buying season tickets months in advance, but there are still plenty of tickets left for the excited and curious out there.
"We have a few twists and surprises up our sleeve for this year," says host Christopher Simpson, Artistic Director of the theater. "It's shaping up to be the best season yet!"
The Contemporary Theater Company partners with Phil's Main Street Grille, Blacknight Studios, Van Pelt Entertainment, The 401 Studio, and the Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce to create Wakefield Idol.
"One of my favorite parts of Wakefield Idol is the community," says Cady. "The singers are all very supportive of one another, and after the show the judges, audience, and singers all go to Phil's for karaoke!"
Performances Dates: Thursdays, Jan 11 - Mar 22 at 7 pm at the Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main Street, Wakefield, RI
Photo: credit Seth Jacobson Photography. Wakefield Idol Finale Blue - Mikala Nelson (2017 Second Place Finisher)