Marblehead's Got Talent - Rules & Regulations


Marblehead’s Got Talent is presented by the Rotary Club of Marblehead, and is our annual competition that presents high school aged students in a performing arts competition. These talented performers will compete to win both prestige and scholarships at the event's finals on March 27th at the Cabot Theater in Beverly, MA.


Marblehead’s Got Talent is a performing arts scholarship program hosted by the Rotary Club of Marblehead to support our scholarship activities, for all our scholarship programs, especially those in the performing arts. Other scholarship/campership programs may also be supported through this event.


John Buckey
Maria Cesar
Marsha Christensen
David Deutsch - Chair
Don Dowling
Laney Dowling
Blair Lord
Pretty Meier
Johnny Ray
Alison Richards
Christine Sloss
Linda Sullivan

               First prize                                      $6,000
               Second prize                                 $4,000
               Third prize                                     $2,500
               Fourth prize                                  $2,000 (= 4 x $500)
Scholarship awards may be utilized for college tuition and/or related expenses, or to a summer music or performing arts program.


  1. Any student enrolled in high school may enter this competition.
  2. Winners must be residents of Marblehead that are not affiliated with the Rotary Club of Marblehead, it’s board or members of the Marblehead’s Got Talent committee.
  3. Contestants must sign a permission/waiver form if they are over 18 and have a parent sign the form if they are under 18.
  4. Checks will be issued directly to winning student/s if they are over 18; if a winning student is under 18, the check will be made out to both the parent and the student.
  5. Students must show proof of enrollment, e.g.
  1. Class schedule
  2. Receipt of tuition
  3. Letter of intent, not a letter of acceptance


Auditions will be held at The Beacon Restaurant on Saturday, February 3rd and 10th
Special video audition exemptions are due by Friday, February 16th
There will be multiple elimination rounds between Monday, February 19 and Friday, February 23rd
Semi-finalist names were originally going to be posted on on March 2nd, but that may be moved to February 23rd
Semi-finals will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2024
The Finals will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 


Rotary Club members will be judges for the Auditions, and will select the group of acts that proceed to the semi-finals. The semi-finals will be held at Marblehead High School in the auditorium. Tickets will be $5. Each person buying a ticket to the Semi-finals will be given a voting card. There will be an audience vote and the four students with the most votes will be given a fourth place award. At the end of the semi-finals, the top ten student contestants or eight if there is a tie, will go on to perform at The Finals. The Finals will be judged live by celebrity judges, whose names will be listed later in the program.
Scholarship Awards will be made by March 30, 2022.


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