On Friday evening, we offer the always entertaining ADHD Talent Show, emceed and organized by professional musician Dean Solden.
No need to rush out for a meal before the show. For only $25.00, get into the room early, choose your perfect spot to watch the show, and enjoy a delicious buffet meal while you wait. Doors open at 6:30 PM.
If you must go out to dinner, come to the Talent Show as soon as you get back. Admission is free once the buffet has been removed.
If you’ve been to the ADHD Talent Show before, you know what a fantastic event this is. It shows off the talents of so many conference attendees and speakers in a fun, therapeutic, bare-your-soul way. This special event is for amateurs, semi-pros, or professionals. We like a mix of all three. There is room for about 15 participants who will sing, dance, read poetry, do a reading, do a skit, do some comedy, show a video, or have some other talent to showcase in 2-7 minutes.
Sign up quickly if you’re interested in performing. You can bring a CD or MP3 to sing or play along with, so we’ll need your music in advance. Sometimes performers need some fun, background dancers or singers. If you’d like to be one of the CHADDACO Singers, let us know. In true ADHD fashion, we usually reserve one spot for a last-minute, very special or talented entry. Not everyone may get to perform, although we try to fit in as many people as possible. We apologize in advance if we cannot get you in the show.
If you are performing, the sound check will start two hours prior to the event. YOU MUST ATTEND THE SOUND CHECK to play in the show.
We are especially sensitive to those with performance anxiety, so if you want to do it, we’ll help you through it. This is a time to show off your creative side, make us laugh, make us cry, break through your fears, and create something special with the most supportive audience ever!
Talent Show Rules
Those who want to perform should submit the following sheet by October 15th, however, to some extent this will be a first come, first serve opportunity, so those that submit earlier will have a better chance of getting in. In ADHD fashion, we usually reserve one spot for a last minute, very special or talented entry! Anyone who would like piano accompaniment please scan and send sheet music or a chart email@example.com. You’ll need to know what key you sing it in. Or, we can practice over the phone or Skype.
Sound check will start two hours priors to the event. If you are performing, you need to be there at that time. YOU MUST ATTEND THE SOUND CHECK to play in the show. We will let you know in advance what time you should be there for the sound check.
Not everyone may get to perform, although we will try and fit in as many people as possible. We apologize in advance if we cannot get you in the show. Singers, instrumentalists, plan for one or two songs or routines, between 3-7 minutes.
Coordinator will have final say as to length of time and place in performance.
Group Songs or Skits - Sometimes performers come in who need some fun, background dancers or singers. If you’d like to be one of the “Chaddettes”, please let us by emailing Dean Solden at firstname.lastname@example.org.