Tickets on sale NOW!

Tickets are sold online at Ticketmaster, at the F.M. Kirby Center Box Office, or by calling Andrea Bogusko at 570-881-2118.

All military personnel with ID are invited to the show and will receive 2 free tickets for them & a guest! See you all on Sunday, March 26!

Link to purchase tickets online CLICK HERE.

Luzerne County and Beyond Got Talent 2023

Sunday, March 26, 2023

1:30 PM

25 Finalists (in no particular order)

Apalonia (Apple) Passetti

Jolie Cook

Ashlyn Catina & Joan Harris Centre Boys

Mary Sheib


Kelly Grevera

Zoe Evans

Jimmy Stranger

Lexi Berecin

Mason Rinehimer

Tylor Berrini

Max Snyder

Annalie Werner

Cierra Cellerari & Crystal Simko

William Fehringer

Eric Gee

Suditi Dhanecha

Tatiana Schlifka

Raegan Czyzycki

Taylor Woodeshick

Robert Zaloga & Rachel Stopper

Emma Long

Morrill & Dorothy Reed

Ciana Cruz

Jacob Thomas

1st Alternate Dylan Mlaker

2nd Alternate Gianna Cooney & Zoe Evans

3rd Alternate Kennedy Wood

Judges: Caila Klaiss, Joanne Monfiletto, Miss Faberge, Mark Reinhart, Steve Reiss

2023 Season of Events

  • January 29, 2023 NEPMTA Carnegie Hall Recital Auditions (Bogusko Music Co.)
  • Sunday March 26, 2023 Luzerne County and Beyond…Got Talent Show. 25 Finalists perform with the audience voting for the winners who will receive generous cash prizes. A Judges Cash Award of $1,000 is also given. (F. M. Kirby Center 1:30PM)
  • Sat., April 8, 2023 NEPMTA Carnegie Hall New York Honors Recitals 11AM & 4:30PM
  • June 2, 2023 NEPMTA Gala Dinner Buffet and Recital. Reservations are currently being accepted. $35/person & $18 for ages 10 and under. (Mary Stegmaier Mansion in Wilkes-Barre)
CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners from 2022!
$1000 Judges Choice Award-Justin Prenga  “Music Impressions, Variety Act”
$750 1st place Audience Choice award-Ashlyn Catina and The Michael Jackson Experience
$500 2nd place-Lauren Roberts, vocalist, “Used to be Mine”
$250 3rd place-Camryn Mallarkey “First Hello” her own composition

Congratulations to all the performers!  The judges had a difficult time narrowing down the many submissions. The event was hosted by State Representative Eddie Day Pashinski of Eddie Day and The Starfires.

The second all-inclusive talent show featuring NEPA acts of all varieties, Luzerne County and Beyond…Got Talent, will select  25 finalists that will appear on the prestigious F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts stage on Sunday, March 26, 2023  at 1:30 PM.  Deadline for applications is January 15, 2023.

Any questions? Email us at or call Andrea Bogusko at 570-881-2118. Profits from the show go towards music scholarships benefiting the non-profit group, Northeast Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association.

NEPMTA is a non-profit group of music teachers looking to showcase the talent in Luzerne County and raise money for scholarships. 

Interested in becoming a member of NEPMTA?

Membership Benefits Include…

There are many advantage to being a member of our association but here are a few primary benefits:

  • Local, state and national competitions, auditions, and festivals sponsored by MTNA, PMTA, and local NEPMTA help bring out the best in your students. This includes the annual Carnegie Hall and Kirby Center Honors Recitals.
  • Local Music Teachers Associations throughout Northeast Pennsylvania foster ties among local music teachers.
  • Yearly PMTA State Conferences bring artists and presenters of national caliber to Pennsylvania.
  • MTNA Certification validates your studio teaching credentials for students, parents, and community members.
  • MMTA Notes and MTNA’s American Music Teacher magazine bring teaching ideas and research into your home, keeping you abreast of current trends in music.