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The Talent Show will be Good as Gold

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On the opening night of the Hoffman Estates High School Talent Show, the overhead lights in the auditorium slowly begin to dim, sending a wave of darkness over the audience. Suddenly, wondrously colorful lights are projected, revealing the stage. As performers enter and begin to showcase their talents, the audience is instantaneously captivated by the fascinating performances taking place.

For the past month, members of the Good as Gold Talent Show have been preparing to put on their production, featuring a wide variety of contrasting performances from singing to comedy acts.

“I’ve loved dancing these past four years at Hoffman,” said Kaylin Prouza, a senior dancing in the show. “It really connects me with my community.”

The talent show provides an opportunity to showcase the impressive talent here at HEHS. It also connects and brings people together. “I’m very excited to perform and I’m happy to be working with others taking part in the show,” said Evan Jensen, a junior singing in the show.

Those involved in the talent show can agree it is rewarding to know the audience gets to witness them on stage, performing their acts which they have worked so hard to perfect. Not only does the preparation for the show involve intensive rehearsal from the performers, but it also entails assistance from the tech crew.

“It takes teamwork from everyone to get everything to work smoothly,” said Kevin Solnicky, senior on tech crew. There are many different aspects of work which goes on behind the scenes, such as operating
lights and audio.

“We ensure the input from every mic and all audio sound cohesive,” said Jason Darland, a senior
on tech crew. “Lights add the ambience, feeling, and mood through color.”

Anyone involved in the talent show is embraced by the inclusive and encouraging atmosphere which has been created. “I love being surrounded by the close-knit environment,” said Solnicky. “The community itself is really the best part of it.”

The Talent Show takes place Thursday, September 7 at 3 p.m., Friday, September 8 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, September 9 at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 but freshmen get in for free with their student ID.

“Everyone should go to the talent show! We have all worked so hard,” said Prouza.

The HEHS 50th Anniversary Talent Show is certainly not an occasion to miss. “It’s going to be one great show,” said Jensen.

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