We're Giving Away $6,000 in Scholarships!

Compete for the chance to win one of our four scholarships: $3,000, $1,500, $1,000, $500

Open to youth 18 and under

Got Talent has quickly become the metro's premier talent competition. Returning this summer for its eighth season, Got Talent boasts the most talented performers in Greater Kansas City. Participants will compete to win one of four scholarships.



Contestants must be 18 years old or younger and reside in the Greater Kansas City area. Auditions will be held April 19, 2018 at MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center.

Audition Info



Got Talent will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 7pm at the Lee's Summit High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets only $15 per person!

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Talented judges with performing experience are key to the competition. See our Season 8 judges!

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Got Talent Season 8

piano playerAmazing performers will compete for a chance to win one of four scholarships: $3,000, $1,500, $1,000 and $500.

The competition is open to youth 18 years old and younger and all types of talent giving performers an opportunity to showcase their unique talents on stage. This is a true variety show format with singers, dancers, magicians, jugglers, comedians, animal acts and any category in between.

The talent search begins with auditions in April before a panel of judges. Last year over 55 hopeful acts auditioned for the chance of moving on to the finale. Twenty acts are then selected to perform in the show in June and compete for the scholarships.

Season 7 Winners

Got Talent Winners

Lee's Summit CARES

Got Talent is a fundraiser to benefit Lee's Summit CARES, a nonprofit community coalition dedicated to preventing youth substance abuse and violence, empowering positive parenting and promoting exemplary character. For more information about Lee's Summit CARES visit lscares.org.

Got Talent Emcee

Michael DragenMichael Dragen is honored to be hosting Got Talent. Mr. Dragen has appeared locally on the stages of the New Theatre Restaurant, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, American Heartland Theatre, Coterie Theatre, Theater for Young America, Musical Theatre Heritage, and the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.

Michael has degrees in Music Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Central Missouri, and is a proud faculty member of the band department in the Liberty School District. Dragen has also written several interactive comedic murder mysteries for the Kansas City based "Mystery Train" dinner theatre.

He and his wife, Lindsey, are also proud founding members of Summit Theatre Group, a community theatre organization in Lee's Summit.

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