Way to the STage Talent Show 2018

Way To The Stage Talent Show Rules

The WAY TO THE STAGE TALENT SHOW gives Wisconsin's youth the opportunity to hone their skills on stage before an audience and before a panel of professional judges. One winner in each category (one YOUTH, one TEEN) will go on to compete at the Wisconsin State Fair for a chance to win as much as $3,000.

Contestants present a 3-minute or less DANCE, VOCAL, INSTRUMENTAL or VARIETY act during the Outagamie County Fair.


Acts going over 3-minutes will be docked as befitting the judges. Acts going over the 3-minute time limit by 30 seconds may be disqualified.

Participants wishing to perform as a group (dance troupes for example), or that require an accompanist, should contact Frank Hermans prior to completing their entry form at frank@letmebefranks.com or by calling (920) 371-4070.

No bands, please. This is not a battle of the bands competition.


Participants are divided into two divisions.

Youth Division (age 2 – 12) and Teen Division (age 13 – 18)

Prizes will be awarded to the top three performers in each division.

*This contest is open to all Wisconsin residents within competition age

Prizes are as follow:

Teen Prizes: $100, $50, $25 and trophy or ribbon

Youth Prizes: $50, $25, $15 and trophy or ribbon

First Place in the Teen Division will also earn a cameo role in an upcoming performance at the Meyer Theatre in Downtown Green Bay during a Let Me Be Frank Production performance.

First Place winners in both Youth and Teen Divisions will qualify to compete during the 2018 Wisconsin State Fair Junior Amateur Talent Competition taking place on August 12, 201, from noon – 3 p.m. in West Allis, Wis. during the Wisconsin State Fair. *Four contestants in each division must compete during this competition in order to advance its winners to the State Fair competition.

Winners selected to participate at the Wisconsin State Fair Junior Amateur Talent Competition are subject to the official rules and age guidelines of that competition and are responsible for all aspects (including transportation, entry fees, etc.) that may be involved in participation at the State Fair. Let Me Be Frank Productions and/or the Outagamie Fair are not responsible should a Way To The Stage Talent Show winner fail to meet any of the State Fair requirements of competition. Please visit WiStateFair.com for those rules.

When and Where

WAY TO THE STAGE TALENT SHOW takes place on SATURDAY, JULY 28 at 4 p.m. during the Outagamie County Fair at the Outagamie Fair Grounds in Seymour, Wis.

Contests are asked to arrive and check in with emcee Frank Hermans no later than 3:15 p.m. on July 28.

Registered contestants will receive four free general admission passes to the Outagamie County Fair for friends or family the day of the contest.

To Enter

Fill out the form and mail to:

Let Me Be Frank Productions

1901 S. Oneida Street

Green Bay, WI


or send and email with the subject header WAY TO STAGE TALENT SHOW, complete with the following to frank@letmebefranks.com.

Contestant Name:

Age of contestant as of July 28, 2018:

Contestant date of birth:

Contestant address:


Social Security Number:

Type of act: Dance, Vocal, Instrumental, Variety

Has contestant or act already qualified for State Fair Competition?

Entries must be received on or before July 22, 2018.

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