Ovation! USD 497 Virtual Talent Show

A true community event benefiting the Lawrence Schools Foundation

The Lawrence Schools Foundation and Lied Center of Kansas are proud to announce the fifth annual, district-wide talent show for middle and high school students on Friday, February 12, 7:00 pm. This year’s event will be virtual, showcasing the amazing talents of USD 497 students!

Middle and high school students in USD 497 who are interested in participating can apply and submit audition videos by December 11. All talents are welcome! The selected students will participate in a video-recording session on the Lied Center stage in a safe and socially distant manner. All of the acts—ranging from instrumentalists to singers, dancers and more—will be featured in a video premiere for the virtual event on February 12.

Ovation! proceeds will benefit the Lawrence Schools Foundation. Tickets are not required to watch the virtual event on February 12, however, donations to the Lawrence Schools Foundation are encouraged. Help us celebrate and support the youth in our community!

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  • Download and fill out application >
  • Create an audition video. Applicant should state their name at the beginning as well as the name of the piece, if applicable. (Ideal length for acts is 3 to 5 minutes.)
  • Submit application with audition video to ovation497@gmail.com by Friday, December 11, 2020 at 5 pm. See the application document for more details.

Application deadline:

Friday, DEC 11 @ 5 pm

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A link to the virtual event will be added before the show.

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