Mangano: “Reach For The Stars Teen Talent Search” To Return To Eisenhower Park


Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that the very popular “Reach for the Stars Teen Talent Search” will be returning to the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park this July. Two winners from prior year competitions have moved on to American Idol fame: Kevin Covais in 2003 and Robbie Rosen in 2009.

“The exciting ‘Reach for the Stars Teen Talent Search’ is one of the highlights of the year for the teens in our community,” noted County Executive Mangano. “There are many gifted young people here in Nassau and I encourage all interested teens to use this competition as a platform to showcase their talents and shine like a true star!”

The competition will be for solo vocal talent only. One hundred and twenty contestants will be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis from applications received. Applications must be postmarked by June 18, 2012. Auditions will be held tomorrow, June 28, 2012, by appointment only. There will be no open call.

All contestants must be at least 13 but no older than 19 years of age on the day of the finals, July 20, 2012. All applications must be accompanied by copies of proofs of age and Nassau County residency, as well as photo ID. Originals of all proofs must be presented at audition. A $25 application fee will apply.

Applications may be obtained at any Nassau County Park or Museum, and all Nassau County libraries. Applications have also been distributed throughout the community. Auditions and Finals will be held at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, operated by the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums.

Further information and applications may be obtained by calling the Parks Events Office at: (516) 572-0200 or visiting the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums website at: