PHILIPSBURG–Youth Extravaganza 2018 on Monday, April 23, organised by Teen Times for Carnival 2018, will feature 25 acts by St. Maarten’s talented youth across performing arts disciplines.
The show is being billed as the night the youth take over Carnival Village, as they will be on Carnival break. Showtime is 8:00pm. The event is sponsored by TelCell.
The Teen Times crew, no strangers to talent events being the annual hosts of Talent Showdown, have structured a line-up of acts that will give young people of varied talents the opportunity to showcase these talents on stage. Organisers stressed that Youth Extravaganza will not be a competition, but strictly a display of young talent.
Teen Times Coordinator Roosje Rommy-Richardson said that following the passing of Hurricane Irma the group knew that it would not be feasible to host its annual Interscholastic Talent Showdown in late 2017.
“We could have left the event until late 2018, but our young staff was a bit restless and wanted to jump right back into it. Their friends were bugging them about Teen Times doing something. Our last event was June 2017, Prom Night, and they are used to us doing more by now,” said Richardson.
For this year’s event Teen Times simply wants the youth to go out on stage and remind St. Maarten that the island is blessed with great young talent.