UNION, NJ - Auditions for the 5th Annual Township of Union Talent Show, Union’s Got Talent, will be held Friday, Sept. 15, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Theater at Union High School, 2350 North Third Street.

Union’s Got Talent, similar to those popular hit television programs, aims to showcase the talent of Union residents of all ages and is sponsored by Investors Bank and produced by the Union High School Performing Arts Company and the Douglas Michael Krueger Scholarship Fund.

All proceeds will help directly benefit the two organizations that directly give back to the students of the Township of Union.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the top acts.

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Interested participants can head over to http://www.unionsgottalent.com (click on the Union’s Got Talent tab) for more information, contest rules and a registration application. Acts may range from solo acts to groups providing at least one member of each group lives or works in the Township of Union or attends or is an alumnus of Union schools.  The following categories will be permitted for performance: singing, dancing, instrumentals, comedy, drama and novelty acts.  All acts must be appropriate for a family audience.

Contestants of all ages are eligible to audition, with parent/guardian present for any performers under the age of 18.  There is no charge to audition, and the producers are looking for a wide range of acts to showcase.  Those who cannot make the audition can submit a video audition by following the link on http://www.unionsgottalent.com.  All video submissions shot on cell phones must be taken horizontally.  Video submissions should be submitted by September 8.

The live show will be held on Saturday, October 7 at the Theater at Union High School, hosted by Doc Burkhardt and featuring Celebrity Guest Judges.