A section of the 2016 Youth Extravaganza show.
Performers on stage.
PHILIPSBURG–Laugh Out Loud (LOL) Productions is hosting the 2017 Youth Extravaganza for next year’s Carnival season.
LOL has been organising events in St. Maarten for the past 14 years. The group decided to open auditions for next year’s event to give up-and-coming performers a chance to be part of their own show, according to a statement LOL issued on Sunday.
“We give performers a chance to develop their craft by performing during many of our events. It is with this mind-set that we continue to give the public the best youth entertainment the island has to offer,” said LOL Public Relations officer John Nebenson.
Youth Extravaganza has been one of the biggest youth shows during the Carnival season in the past and LOL would like to bring back that trend by organising a quality show filled with only the best and up-and-coming talent. Interested parties can send a one-minute video giving their reason for auditioning.
Interested parties have from today, Monday, November 28, to February 15, 2017. LOL will announce its line-up early to ensure that there is enough time to promote the April 24 show. Videos can be sent to LOL’s Facebook page: Laugh Out Loud and prospective performers should keep in mind to keep it youth-oriented.
“We are also happy to announce that we have an under-12 category for children who love to sing for next year’s show. Children who love to sing can send their audition video to our Facebook page. Youth Extravaganza should be a show that includes all types of youth and not just a selected few,” stated Nebenson.
Young entertainers generally dream about the big stage and wish to express their talents to a wide-range audience. This makes the Village the perfect platform for these youngsters to soar and make a big impact. Information about the show can be obtained by calling 1-721-522-8329 or 1-721-586-9251.
LOL decided to present the show as a competition and plans to have Best Singer, Best Youth DJ, Best Dance Group, Best Youth Rap Artist and Best Youth Singer in the Under-12 category. What makes the competition different from the rest is that the audience will decide the winner of each category.
LOL believes that young people should have a say in shows that involve their peers. The group has always been a firm believer that young people continue to be the future of any society and it is never too early to start believing in them.
Performers on stage.