Variety Show

Registration Information


  1. Acts must be no longer than 2 minutes
  2. Registration will open at 9:30 am on Wednesday, Januarary 8th.
  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 - Wednesday, January 8 - Friday, January 10, 2020.
    • Please submit only 1 registration form per act.
  2. Preview week - Tuesday, Jan. 14, 3:00-4:00 & Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1:15-2:15.
    • 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 Night is 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 3:00-4:30 and Wednesdays 1:15-2:30
    • 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
    • Performers must attend at least 3 regular rehearsals (this does not include Preview Week or Tech/Dress Rehearsals.)
  4. Tech Rehearsals - Friday, February 28 from 3:30-5:30 pm
    • 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 - Wednesday, March 4 from 1:30-4:30 pm.
    • Volunteer Sign-Up
    • Attendance is MANDATORY for the entire rehearsal.
    • This will be a run-through of the show.
  6. 2020 Variety Show - Friday, March 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.