It takes a lot of talent to take the stage but that is exactly what Maricopa seniors will do Saturday night at the 2019 Spice of Life talent show.
Spice of Life is a senior talent show Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Maricopa High School Performing Arts Center. Ticket are $15 and available at the door, online at brownpapertickets.com or by calling event coordinator Helen Brown at 520-868-6111.
The show originated out of Chandler but has grown to a performance in Maricopa. This year will be the fourth time Spice of Life will take place in Maricopa.
The show will consist of 25 well-polished acts. Performers must try out and be approved to be in the show.
Jim Irving, a volunteer organizer of the event said, “Helen Brown saw it and thought it would be a good idea to bring it to Maricopa. She’s done it for three or four years.”
He said he has teamed up with Brown to work with a group of Copa Seniors to bring this event to live this year.
“I’ve been to it twice and it is a lot of fun. There are some really talented people, musical acts, dance, comedy. It’s just a fun time,” Irving said.
Brown said she went to the Spice of Life show a few years ago to support a friend who was singing in it.
“When I went there it was a variety show,” Brown said. “All of the performers were singers. It just blew me away,” she said. “I was just so surprised that there was so much talent. During the intermission I went down where they were and asked if they would bring the show to Maricopa. They said yes.”
She said the performers are “from all over” but they perform mainly in Chandler.
“They have to audition for this show. This is not just people getting up there and performing. It is very professional,” she said, adding many of the people in the show were professional performers years ago.