Amateur Night at the Apollo debuted in 1934, is the Theater’s longest-running performance series, and has become the quintessential talent competition, serving as the model for Star Search and American Idol. Competitions are held nearly every Wednesday evening throughout the year, culminating in December with the Super Top Dog competition.
A brand new line-up of contestants competes for the chance to move on up in the Amateur Night competition at the April 23 Show Off. It all leads to the chance to win the title of 2014 Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000!
Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend. Get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone!
Amateur Night at the Apollo is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess. And keep a lookout for master impressionist C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage.
The contestants are Maddy Seitles, Yuza Nishikawa, Vanessa Atristain, Vlad Dorson, Xilomen, Kaylah Vereen, Marcus Phillips, Ghost, Devastation Dance Crew and Tracey Smith.