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BWW Previews: Enjoy and Vote for your Favorites in Shine Bright Talent Competition FUNdraiser Online at Powerstories Theatre

This competition featured 12 singers, musicians, spoken word artists, storytellers, and family-friendly comedians will be solely judged by you, the audience.

BWW Previews: Enjoy and Vote for your Favorites in Shine Bright Talent Competition FUNdraiser Online at Powerstories TheatreComing to a laptop, cell phone, or computer near you is Powerstories Theatre's Shine Bright Talent Showcase Competition FUNdraiser. If you missed Saturday's performance, anyone can watch the recorded competition online and enjoy performances by local and national contestants. This competition featured 12 singers, musicians, spoken word artists, storytellers, and family-friendly comedians who will be solely judged by you, the audience. Voting is available until 2 pm, with results announced at 5 pm on Facebook Live.

The special event is part of Powerstories Theatre's Shining Bright Again GoFundMe campaign to pivot in March 2021 and reopen the doors that have been closed since March 2020 due to the pandemic. They will open as a hybrid live theatre and film venue with the debut of the Voices of Truth Theatre Festival.

Singer Tom Bronson, comedian Robin Savage, spoken word artist Rain Christy, singer Lena Morriseau, comedian Clark Brooks, singer Jason Abreu, storyteller Walt Belcher, singers Chicago Saddletramps, comedian Vickie Plummer, singer Tammy Lukas, spoken word artist Samantha Bollinger, and singer Anessa Tresner all vie for your votes.

To vote, donate $5 (GoFundMe minimum) for 5 votes for your favorite contestant, or spread your votes across your Top 3 performers. Everyone who votes will be automatically entered into a random drawing for tickets to the festival. For a vote to count, it must have a corresponding donation.

The winner will be revealed on Sunday at 5 pm on Powerstories Facebook page via Facebook Live. After all of the votes are tallied, the performer with the most votes on Sunday will be crowned the inaugural Shine Bright Talent competition winner, awarded a certificate and tickets to the 2021 Voices of Truth Theatre Festival. Additionally, a registered voter selected from a random drawing for tickets to the festival will also be announced.

"Artists and theatres are really struggling like many, many others during this strange 2020 year. At Powerstories Theatre we are working to keep everyone's spirits lifted by providing opportunities for artists to sing, storytellers to entertain, and comedians to make us laugh. We are excited to be offering a free night of entertainment with our Shine Bright Talent Competition FUNdraiser. This one-night event will be sure to keep you feeling inspired and enthusiastic about the resiliency of artists and theatres," said Fran Powers, Powerstories founder. "We are so grateful for our artists who have agreed to perform for you! While they are performing you can vote for your favorite and each vote will go to The Shining Bright Again at Powerstories Go Fund Me Campaign."

All dollars raised will help Powerstories get back on track to do what they love and what they do best: giving performers a brightly-lit stage to tell true stories to open minds and hearts.

Watch the recorded Shine Bright Talent Showcase Competition and learn about the contestants at https://powerstories.com/virtual-playbill-for-shine-bright-talent-competition-fundraiser/

Voting closes at 2 PM Sunday night. Vote at https://rb.gy/ianla9.




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