TruTalent Contest

College Cup Challenge 2021


Saturday, August 21

8:00 – 9:15 pm

Baldwin Auditorium as part of the Big Truman Show – College Cup Challenge Finals

Event Emcee: Zac Burden

Coordinated by the Student Activities Board (SAB)

Show off your talents in singing, dancing, comedy, poetry, acrobatics, lip sync or anything else at which you excel. Perform individually or in groups of up to six and show the Class of 2025 why you and your team should win the College Cup! You don’t want to miss out. Again, submit your video audition online at If you have questions, email the Student Activities Board at

Time Commitment:

Each contestant must be present at rehearsal on Saturday at 3pm. The contestants also must be present for the actual competition at 7:30pm in Baldwin 102 (located on the left of Baldwin Auditorium).

Video Auditions:

Students hoping to perform on Saturday night as a finalist must submit a 3-5 minute audition tape of their greatest talent. Students will submit auditions to the Student Activities Board by Thursday, August 19 at 5:00 pm. Auditions will be reviewed and performers selected by SAB. Selected finalists (12 maximum) will be notified via email that they have been selected for Saturday’s show.  Finalists must confirm their participation and will receive notification about rehearsal and final event details. 

Dress Rehearsal

There will be one dress rehearsal on Saturday afternoon to ensure all equipment is functioning properly and performers get familiar with the venue.


Performers will wait in the Little Theater until it is their turn to perform. They will be called up to the stage by a member of SAB. Acts can include up to six individuals. We will have a complete run-through of performances during the dress rehearsal to make sure everything will work for the actual event.


Performers are required to supply all equipment necessary to perform their act. Please inquire about specialty equipment such as piano, etc. SAB will make the following available to all performers: chairs, tables, microphones, and cleaning supplies. Baldwin Hall Auditorium tech crew will run things through in-house sound and provide limited stage lighting.


There will be three representatives of Truman faculty/staff to judge the performers. 

Points will be awarded as follows:

  • Stage Presence                               Maximum 50 points
  • Audience Response                       Maximum 50 points
  • Quality of performance                Maximum 50 points