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Tickets now available for Sun Lakes talent show

January 6th, 2023 SanTan Sun News
Tickets now available for Sun Lakes talent show


It’s not often that a variety show featuring 16 acts is produced by local people for local people solely for the purpose of having fun and building community. The performers are singers, dancers, comedians, musicians and a magician with plenty of ad lib humor thrown in.

It’s the brain child of Ray Texeira, a magician and resident of Sun Lakes, who has produced his own stage magic shows in the past and has performed here in Arizona, California, Nevada and Hawaii, winning a major competition before his professional career in telecommunications intervened.

“I realized after my last magic show in Sun Lakes that there are lots of folks who would love to get up on stage to strut their stuff, and I have the time and expertise to make that happen. I also know that there are plenty of people in the community who want to be part of something like this and who have the interest and time to volunteer. Right now we have 20 folks who are very excited and involved. It’s a great catalyst for building community.”

The main goal of the project is to let the audience have the full talent show experience including an audition/knock out round with audience voting, and then a grand finale show with a panel of judges voting for the top candidates who will win prizes.

“We are happy to announce that the Signature Models and Talent Agency of Scottsdale will be joining the panel of judges at the Wednesday “Audition/Knockout” event. The votes of the judges will be tallied along with the votes of the audience. We think the agency may be surprised by the talent of our local performers.”

The Audition/Knockout Show will be on Feb. 15, at which time the audience and judges will vote for the acts to move on to the grand finale. The Grand Finale Show will be on Feb. 18, with prizes awarded to the top acts selected by the judges.

Both events will be held in the San Tan Ballroom at the Cottonwood Country Club, 25630 S. Brentwood Drive, Sun Lakes. On both event nights the doors will open at 5 p.m. and a limited dinner menu will be available until 6 p.m. The cash bar will be open 5-8:30 p.m. The show is scheduled to start promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are now available – two shows for the price of one. To buy tickets, go to and enter Sun Lakes Talent Show in the “search area” or Google “Sun Lakes Talent Show” and click on the Eventbrite site.

The ticket price of $17.50 includes a service charge and will provide entrance to both of the shows. The site will automatically pick a “best table” or patrons can choose their seat at a specific table. Although the system will assign or require a purchaser to pick a particular seat, the purchase is at a reserved table of 10, not a specific seat.

This production is a not-for-profit endeavor, neither is it a charity event, and all sponsored money – after expenses – will go to the performers as prizes.

Sponsors include: HomeWell Care Services, Arizona Songbird Senior Placement, Skunky’s Junk Removal, JUDY/WEAR Boutique, the Cateys and Sam Luse.

Additional sponsors are welcome and can contact Jacque at

For questions about the show: Ray at or 480-374-1711.