Marblehead's Got Talent - Rules & Regulations


Marblehead’s Got Talent is presented by the Marblehead Rotary Club, 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 this year's benefit finale.


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.


The descriptive word committee refers to the officials of the overseeing committee of Marblehead’s Got Talent. This group consists of 11 people:
Julie Livingston – Co-chairman & Secretary Marblehead Rotary
David Deutsch – Co-chairman
Ron Amon
Marsha Christensen
Alexander Falk – President, Marblehead Rotary
Gail Novack – President-elect, Marblehead Rotary
Arthur Schwartz – Vice President, Marblehead Rotary
Jeff Tucker
Joan Stomatuk – Interact Liaison MHS
Christine Sloss – Co-president, MHS Interact
Gabby Rabinovich – Co-president, MHS Interact


               First prize                                      $5,000
               Second prize                                 $3,000
               Third prize                                    $2,000
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 Marblehead Rotary, it’s board, or members of the Marblehead’s Got Talent committee.
  3. Contestants must either perform at a scheduled audition, or with permission in advance, provide a video by midnight prior to the final audition date.
  4. Checks will be issued directly to students, but students must show proof of enrollment.
  1. Class schedule
  2. Receipt of tuition
  3. Letter of intent, not a letter of acceptance


Saturday, September 22, 2018 – Auditions at Marblehead High School
Saturday, October 20, 2018 – Auditions at Marblehead High School
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 – Semi-finals – 7 PM at MHS
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 – Dress Rehearsal – 7 PM at MHS
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 – Finale – starting at 6 PM at BYC


There will be three opportunities to vote.
  1. Semi-finals
  2. Dress Rehearsal (these votes will be added to those at the finale)
  3. Finale
The votes will be counted after the Semi Finals and the top eight performers will progress. The votes at the Dress Rehearsal will not be publicized but will be added to the votes at the finale. The final tally will be presented on February 6th. Scholarship Awards will be made by June 30th.
Each ticket will count as a single ballot. You can only vote for a single act. Ballots with more than a single vote will not be counted. Damaged ballots or ballots that don’t accurately cast a vote will be collected by the board, and a decision will be made whether the individual ballot will be included or not. The final decision will be up to the board and any ties will be the final decision of the board.
Tickets to the “semi-finals” and “dress rehearsal,” will be sold with all money going directly to the Interact Club of Marblehead High School. Profits from the sale of tickets to the finale, t-shirts, sponsorships, program ads, and sale of auction items will go directly to the Marblehead Rotary Club to support this event and other scholarships and camperships.


The Rotary Club of Marblehead dates back to 1923. The club meets Thursdays (February – December) at the Boston Yacht. During the month of January, the club meets at an alternate location (to be announced) as the BYC is closed for the month.
One of our primary efforts is to support the young people of Marblehead by providing not only the scholarships for Marblehead’s Got Talent, but also additional academic Scholarships that include the Goodwin Scholarship and the Don Humphreys Scholarship. We have an annual lobster raffle each summer that supports both our scholarship and campership programs, where we send children to camp who may not otherwise have the opportunity to go. They can choose any camp, but over the years, young people have gone to Children’s Island, Rebel Shakespeare Theater, Camp Rotary, etc.
We also support the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. Headed up by Alexander Falk, and his wife, Nora, we have hosted young people from various places around the world for a year of study in Marblehead. Equally our students have the opportunity to study abroad for a year. It is the hope of Rotary to gain peace through understanding, and the Rotary Youth Exchange Program is an integral part of that goal.
In addition we have worked on other international projects – clean water – polio eradication through Rotary’s partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; we have built wells in Burkina Faso; we support Rotaplast missions that go into under-developed countries and provide cleft lip and cleft pallet surgeries on young children.
Rotary does a lot of good work – and we have a lot of fun along the way. Come join us for lunch some Thursday, if you’re interested in supporting our community – and its future.