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Paper City Talent Show

December 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for “Paper City Talent Show,” a vibrant community talent show brought to you by Nueva Esperanza Inc and Star Dancers Unity, with generous financial sponsorship from Casella Waste Services. This unique collaboration between an organization and a business is dedicated to fostering unity within our community and showcasing the remarkable hidden talents that reside within our city.

We invite you to be a part of this extraordinary event, whether as a participant showcasing your talents or as an enthusiastic spectator. “Paper City Talent Show” is set to be an unforgettable evening filled with exceptional performances and a celebration of the rich tapestry of talents in our city.

What can you expect at our talent show?

  • Diverse Acts: We welcome a wide range of talents, from singers and dancers to musicians, comedians, magicians, and more. If you’ve got a talent, we want to see it!
  • Esteemed Judges: Our panel of three special judges will bring their expertise to the table, making the tough decisions and providing valuable feedback to our participants.
  • Cash Prizes: We’ll be awarding cash prizes to our top three winners, with the first-place winner taking home $1000. But that’s not all—there will be additional prizes for outstanding performances in various categories.
  • Community Pride: This event is not just about winning; it’s about coming together as a community to support and uplift one another. “Paper City Talent Show” is an opportunity for everyone to shine and make Holyoke proud.

So, whether you’re a gifted performer or an eager spectator, mark your calendar for an evening of talent, creativity, and unity. Let’s showcase the incredible talents of Holyoke and make this event a resounding success! We can’t wait to see you there.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please note the following:

  • To participate in Paper City Talent Show, you must be a resident of Holyoke (proof of address will be required).
  • You will have a maximum of 9 minutes to set up (3min), audition (3min), and breakdown (3min).
  • This event is open to all ages, and any safe and appropriate act will be allowed.
  • If you are 12 years old and under, you will need to be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • You will be contacted via email and phone if you made is passed auditions. You will perform the act you auditioned with at our final event on December 16th.
  • There will be five judges at our final event. Categories being judged: Showmanship/Entertainment Value, Creativity/Originality, Preparation/Aesthetic Appeal, and Overall Impression/Audience Appeal.
  • Prizes include $1,000 for the First Place winner, $500 for Second Place, $250 for Third Place and additional prizes for outstanding performances in various categories.
  • Everyone participating will be required to sign a waiver.
  • You will be required to attend a rehearsal on Friday, December 15, 2023.
  • We encourage good sportsmanship, cooperation and respect.


December 16
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Nueva Esperanza
401 Main St
Holyoke, MA 01040 United States