Beta Theta Pi’s 2013 “Carroll’s Got Talent” is sure to blow the previous year’s out of the water. The Beta brothers are excited to showcase John Carroll’s talent, along with raising money for a charity.
“Carroll’s Got Talent” is taking place Friday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in Kulas Auditorium. Similar to previous years, acts will include singing, musicians and contemporary dancing. Participants will be judged on their overall talent and also the response of the audience to the performance. Judges include Patti Taylor, parking coordinator for Campus Safety Services, the Rev. Bernie McAniff S.J. and a mystery judge.
The money earned from admissions tickets will help the Milestone Autism Organization, which continue to serve families with teens with autism. It was started by two Jewish mothers who saw the needs for programming for the autistic, and now host a staff of six.
Markus Creachbaum, Beta Theta Pi’s vice president, said, “This particular event is important to us because it is our way of ensuring our philanthropy continues its programming and education for families.”
He continued, “Personally, I hope to get a greater appreciation for our philanthropy and strengthen our relationship with them through this event.”
In previous years, “Carroll’s Got Talent” had over 100 audience members and earned more than $1,000. This year, the Betas are trying to increase attendance. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, the Beta brothers will be selling tickets for $3, and at the door, tickets will be priced at $5.
If the acts, charity or school spirit are not enough to get you through the doors at 7 p.m., there will also be an opportunity to win prizes during intermission and throughout the show.
Creachbaum said, “We will raise money for our philanthropy while also highlighting the many talents of our fellow students at JCU.”