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ENTHRALLING PERFORMANCES WOW THE AUDIENCE AT THE INAUGURAL 2023 MARKHAM TALENT SHOWCASE

Markham, ON (December 2, 2023) – Markham audiences were captivated to an exciting variety performance showcase by winners and notable mentions of the Markham Talent – Open Casting Call, that took place earlier this year.

Titled Markham Talent Showcase 2023, the event was held at the Flato Markham Theatre on Thursday, November 30, 2023. It was SOLD OUT in two and a half weeks only. The Showcase involved performances by nearly 100 local artists and a variety of performances that included music, dance, drama and fashion.

A Markham Talent Production, the Showcase was held in partnership with between the Markham Arts Council, and Ward 6 Councillor Amanda Yeung Collucci as Executive Producer of the 2023 Showcase. Markham Mayor, Frank Scarpitti was the Honorary Producer of the Showcase.

“That’s what excites me. We give a platform, an opportunity, a way in…. for someone developing their talent that hasn’t been discovered yet”, said Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “It is heartening to know that there is so much talent within the City of Markham and beyond and that Markham is acting as a bridge for this talent and the industry.”

The Showcase reflected Markham’s true diverse nature both in terms of the kind and type of performances that enthralled the audiences. The evening witnessed headliner Rob Laidlaw play with his band – a tribute to Janice Joplin and Jim Morrison, special performances by Mayor of Markham Frank Scarpitti, Ward 6 Markham Councillor Amanda Yeung Collucci, Ward 4 Richmond Hill Councillor Simon Cui and President and CEO of the Markham Board of Trade, Chris Collucci.

“We are privileged to have Juno Award Nominee Robert Laidlaw and his band to open 2023 Showcase for the evening. This event was a smashing success featuring many emerging artists. The lineups of the show is truly multi-cultural and many performers have already booked commercials, TV, movies or released their song.” Councillor Amanda Yeung Collucci, Executive Producer of 2023 Markham Talent Showcase

“It was sure a great and inspiring Talent Showcase event last night,” said Michael Bender, Vice President, Business Development, Green City Communities Inc. “Congratulations to the Markham Arts Council and Councillor Collucci for everything you did to make this event such an amazing success. Arts and Culture is truly thriving in Markham.”

Special Performance by Ward 4 Richmond Hill Councillor Simon Cui

“True to furthering its mission, MAC is thrilled to be able to showcase top local talent that won and received notable mentions at this year’s Open Casting Call,” said Stephen Chait, Chair, Markham Arts Council. “We are grateful to Green City Communities Inc for their support in helping us continue to support local arts talent in Markham.”

Special Performance by Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti

LIST OF PERFORMANCES:
MC/Host – Kristy Hamilton
Headline Performer – Rob Laidlaw with Band featuring Dave Enman and Robin Benedict
Serena Wang – Winner of Under 16 category at the 2023 Open Casting Call
Maya Agnes – Semi-finalist of the 2023 Open Casting Call
Daniela Schon – Contestant of 2023 Open Casting Call
Stargo Model Academy – Finalist and Winner of Under 16 category of the 2023 Open Casting Call
Happy Linda Dance Studio – Semi-fianlist of the 2023 Open Casting Call
Truong Ng – First Place Winner of the Model Category of the 2023 Open Casting Call
Logan Levi – Semi Finalist of the 2023 Open Casting Call
Adam Keung and Team – Semi Finalists of the 2023 Open Casting Call
Silver Tulip Boutique – South Asian Designer Fashion Show
Nanamie Li – Overall First Place Winner of the Under 16 category at the 2023 Open Casting Call
Sammy and Tammy Lam – Semi Finalists of the 2023 Open Casting Call
Sylvia Chan – Winner of Breakdance Competition in BC & Contestant of 2023 Open Casting Call
Shyamala Dance School – Semi Finalists of the 2023 Open Casting Call

Special Performance by Ward 6 Markham Councillor Amanda Yeung Collucci
Special Performance by President and CEO of Markham Board of Trade Chris Collucci

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