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In its inaugural year, “Center Stage: Fort Wayne’s Premier Talent Show” presented by Sweetwater at the Clyde Theater, will feature local performing artists of all talents and abilities. Turnstone Center believes in a people-first approach to empowerment and celebrating talent-first opportunities. “Center Stage” is a first-of-its-kind talent experience in our community, elevating talent and performing arts for all people with and without disabilities. Artists may be asked to participate in preliminary talent show rounds, if needed, with the Finale Show scheduled for the evening of Thursday, May 12, 2022. 

Talent submissions will be open from January 1, 2022, to February 15, 2022. Please click here to complete the Talent Submission form

Click here for all rules and eligibility requirements

Download Parental Consent Form here

Download Participant Consent Form here

FAQ- Answers

  • All ages, abilities, and talents are welcome and encouraged!
  • Talent submissions are open from January 1, 2022, to February 15, 2022. 
  • On March 1, 2022, the Selection Committee will contact you about your entry status. 
  • Performers may be asked to participate in preliminary rounds throughout the month of April.
  • The Center Stage event will be Thursday, May 12, 2022, at the Clyde Theatre. Doors open at 6 pm and the show will begin at 7 pm.
  • The highest fundraising act receives automatic entry to the final show. Fundraising information and platform will be shared with qualifying talent acts on March 1, 2022. (Fundraising not required). 
  • First place cash prize of $1,000.
  • Ticket sales begin in March 2022

For more information or questions, please contact centerstage@turnstone.org or call Rena Shown at 260-483-2100. 


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