Variety Show


  1. Acts must be no longer than 2 minutes

  2. Registration will open at 9:30 am on Friday, February 18th and close 11:59pm on Wednesday, February 23rd.

  3. Please submit only 1 registration form per Act/Group. For group acts, include:

    • Each performer’s name

    • Each performer’s parents’ names and email

    • Contact phone number for each parent

    • Name of Act or Song (No inappropriate lyrics please!)

    • Description of Act (singing, dancing, comedy, etc)

  4. If using an audio file for your performance, please submit an edited song file no longer than 2 minutes. Please email your song to varietyshow@covepto.org during the registration period.

  5. If you have any questions, please contact varietyshow@covepto.org

Important Dates

  1. Variety Show Registration - Friday, February 18th - Wednesday February 23rd, 2022.

    • Please submit only 1 registration form per act.

  2. Preview week - Tuesday, March 8th, 3:00pm-4:00pm & Wednesday, March 9th 1:15pm-2:15pm.

    • Sign-ups for Preview Week

    • Please sign up for EITHER Tuesday or Wednesday (you do not need to sign up for both days).

    • Location - The Cove Music Room

    • Attendance at one of these is MANDATORY for all performers.

    • Preview days are the first rehearsal where we do a quick run through of the performances to get a taste of all the acts. Acts need not be well-rehearsed or even complete at this point! There will be lots of time for practicing and polishing.

  3. Rehearsals - Tuesdays 3:00-4:15 and Wednesdays 1:15-2:30 starting March 21st through April 20th (no rehearsals Spring Break week.).

    • Sign up for Rehearsals (This is the sign-up for student rehearsals)

    • Volunteer Sign-Up (This sign-up is for parent volunteers for regular rehearsals)

    • Location - The Cove Music Room (Tues) ; Room 15 (Wed)

    • Performers must attend at least 3 regular rehearsals (this does not include Preview Week or Tech/Dress Rehearsals.)

  4. Tech Rehearsals - Thursday, April 28th from 3:30pm-5:30pm

    • Location - Neil Cummins Gym

    • This will be the time to get used to the stage and mics and work out any kinks

  5. Dress Rehearsal - Tuesday, May 3rd from 3:30pm-6:00pm

    • Volunteer Sign-Up

    • Attendance is MANDATORY for the entire rehearsal.

    • This will be a run-through of the show.

  6. 2022 Variety Show - Friday, May 6 at 6:00 pm

Rehearsal Sign-ups:

1. Preview Week Sign Up (sign up for either Tuesday or Wednesday)

2. Rehearsal Sign Up (Sign up for 3 rehearsals)

Volunteer sign-ups:

We need your help to make the variety show a success! Please sign up to volunteer where you can:

1. Rehearsal Volunteer Sign Up

2. Dress Rehearsal/Performance Volunteer Sign Up

Guidelines and Helpful Info:

  1. Children can only perform in ONE act and each act must not be longer than 2 minutes.

  2. Maximum performers per act: 8.

  3. Singers will be required to sing into a microphone with a backing track or other accompaniment. No lip-syncing will be allowed.

  4. Karaoke version of your songs can be found at:

  5. Songs need to be edited before submitted. The following are just a few audio editors that you can use to edit your song (many have a free trial available).

    • Audacity

    • WavePad

    • Ocenaudio

    • Garageband

  6. Dance acts should be choreographed in advance. Please no free-styling or lip-syncing.

  7. Sorry, no Magic acts. It doesn't view well from anywhere but the first row!

  8. Popular song requests will be approved at our discretion. Songs will be first-come first-serve (in terms of registration date and submission of songs). We will likely allow two submissions with the same song, but no more than that. Consider having a back-up song choice if you are planning to register a popular song.