La Porte High School’s Got Talent


The new year always seems to bring unexpected things. The La Porte High School talent show gives students the chance to show off their amazing talents that might be hidden in the classroom setting.

New to this LPHS school year is the La Porte High School’s Got Talent competition. The show will be held on February 2nd, 2018, at the La Porte Little Theater and is hosted by the choir program. Tickets will be sold for $10 each and will be available from choir students and at the door.

The talent show is open to all current students of LPHS, and act ideas can range from singing and dancing to even stand-up comedy. The first round of auditions were on Tuesday, January 9th, in Schulze Hall. Due to weather and school cancellations, a second round of auditions were scheduled for Friday, January 12th.

“The first round was great! Of those who auditioned, I would say we have 100% rock solid performances for this year’s show! I’m excited to see what happens with the second round,” Mr. Coe, LPHS choir teacher, said.

Many students, including Shania Povlock who is a senior at LPHS, auditioned for the talent show on Tuesday.

“I love performing and I’ve been wanting to do the variety show for awhile now so I decided to try out for the talent show we are having this year. I sang “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele for the audition,” Povlock said.

LPHS is known for having a Variety Show every year, but due to the construction of the new auditorium, it was cancelled for 2018. Since several choir students are going on a New York City trip, this year’s talent show will be a fundraiser for their big adventure. Also new to this year’s talent show, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies will be awarded for the top three acts, which are based on audience votes.

“We just thought we would try it this year for something different. It’s probably not something we’d do for the ‘regular’ Variety Show. But since it’s a totally different feel this year, being in a different location, probably fewer acts involved, etc., we wanted to see how it would work. We have a very dedicated team of parents working on this show to make it spectacular! I think this year’s show is going to have a really exciting dynamic to it! It’s going to be more like a ‘big event’ with a bigger build up,” Mr. Coe said.

Applications for the talent show were available to pick up around the end of December and included all of the important information on it, such as the date for the organizational meeting, dress rehearsal, and the talent show rules.

Stirring up a great deal of anticipation, the February 2nd event is sure to prove that La Porte High School definitely does have talent.

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