What Really Happens at the Talent Show?

Each February, the TPS Student Council sponsors, organizes, and emcees the Talent Show, where scores of student acts amaze, inspire, amuse, and astonish an appreciative audience!

But what really happens at the TPS Talent Show? What is the true mystery behind this annual event, which limits its audience to faculty, staff, and students?  

There were conventional acts – singing, dancing, feats of gymnastics, even chamber music. But there were also acts that no one could expect – a ribbon dance, a chess game (no, not a long one), Rubik's Cube solving, to name a few.  And there was a special appearance from the "local cast" of Hamilton (assistant head of school Matt Eskin and director of institutional advancement Frances Hoover).

But the line-up of 55 different acts – each wonderful in its own way – is not what the audience and performers take away from the show.

It takes a lot of courage to stand in front of the whole school. But the reason even the tiniest and youngest solo performer (there were dozens of first and second graders among the performers!) feels confident is the way the audience snaps, claps, and waves their arms during the performance and, of course, the cheers of support that will inevitability follow.  Congrats to the Student Council executive committee, who managed the show with grace, humor, and a lot of good problem solving!

This is TPS at its finest!