The Morris Educational Foundation have found a host for the 7th Annual Morristown's Got Talent that knows a little bit about recognizing star quality.
Tara Bernie, a Morristown resident who serves as senior producer for NBC’s Access Hollywood and Access Hollywood LIVE, will preside over Feb. 26 event at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown.
“The Morris Educational Foundation is very excited about Tara hosting our 7th Annual Morristown’s Got Talent show. We are thrilled to partner with one of our very own community members who can bring tons of talent, experience, and perspective to this year’s show “ says Kim Pistner, Board Member and Chairperson of the Morristown’s Got Talent Committee. She added, “Organizers of the show have decided to build off Tara’s talents and take the whole show in an exciting direction... Morristown’s Got Talent: Hollywood Edition!”
Bernie has interviewed top celebrities from TV, movies and music. She is no stranger to the red carpet as she has been rubbing shoulders with Hollywood’s biggest celebrities for the past 14 years. Access Hollywood keeps her busy conducting one-on-one celebrity interviews, visiting movie sets, and covering all the biggest award shows such as the Academy Awards, Grammys, Emmys and Golden Globes.
In addition to hosting Morristown’s Got Talent, Bernie's winter adventures has her going to Sochi Russia for the 2013 Winter Olympics where Access Hollywood will broadcast their show.
Four distinguished arts and entertainment professionals will judge the talent competition and there is a $1,000
cash prize for 1st place, $500.00 for second place and $250.00 for third place.
Auditions are open to anyone who lives, works or goes to school in the towns of Morristown, Morris Township and Morris Plains. Alumni of Morristown High School are also invited to audition. The deadline for registration is Wednesday and there is a $10 registration fee. Anyone interested in auditioning must register at the event’s web site (www.morristownsgottalent.com).
Auditions are set for Dec. 14 at Morristown High School.
“The Morris Educational Foundation is a integral part of the Morris School District and this fund raising event will further the Foundation’s ability to distribute financial and other resources to and for the Morris School District for enrichment programs and other projects aimed at enhancing the quality of education and educational opportunities for students in the district, “ said Molly Servais, Chair of the Board of the Morris Educational Foundation.
Last year, the event raised over $50,000 for the Morris Educational Foundation. Tickets for the show will go on sale in early 2014 through The Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown.