Road to Galaata 2007!

Udavum Karangal is getting ready to host Galaata 2007, a popular Bay area program that showcases local talent among adults and children. Talented individuals can take part in a Tamil and Hindi singing competition in theGalaata Idol 2007 competition. A new round titled Sirippa? Seruppa? has been introduced to highlight talent in creating a skit or mimetic piece that will make the audience laugh. For those who follow the latest in Bollywood and Kollywood, Matinee Madness is where your knowledge about films and film songs can be tested to help you grab the spotlight. Preliminary rounds of competition in these three categories are listed below.

For all enquiries regarding Galaata Idol 2007, contact (408) 868-4270,idol@galaata.org For all enquiries regarding Sirippa? Seruppa? 2007, contact (408) 910-9968, comedy@galaata.org

For all enquiries regarding Matinee Madness, contact (408) 396-2662.matinee@galaata.org www.galaata.org

Saturday, March 3, 1:30-4 p.m.

Galaata Idol 2007 Preliminary Round I Tamil and Hindi singing competition. Two finalists will sing live with the Bay Area band Pallavi on April 7 at Galaata 2007.

Sirippa? Seruppa? 2007 Preliminary Round I New comic talent competition. Participants can do a funny skit, mime, dance, sing funny songs or anything else that will make the audience laugh. Top three individuals/teams perform on April 7 at Galaata 2007. Fair Oaks West Community Rm., 655 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Sunnyvale.

Sunday, March 4, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Galaata Idol 2007 Preliminary Round II Tamil and Hindi singing competition.

Sirippa? Seruppa? 2007 Preliminary Round II. Komala Vilas Restaurant, 1020 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale.

Saturday, March 10, 1:30-4 p.m.

Galaata Idol 2007 Preliminary Round III Tamil and Hindi singing competition.

Sirippa? Seruppa? 2007 Preliminary Round III. Fair Oaks West Community Rm., 655 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Sunnyvale.

Sunday, March 11, 1:30-4 p.m.

Galaata Idol 2007 Preliminary Round IV Tamil and Hindi singing competition.

Sirippa? Seruppa? 2007 Preliminary Round IV. Komala Vilas Restaurant, 1020 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale.

Saturday, March 17, 6 p.m.

Matinee Madness Preliminary Round. Show off your knowledge of Tamil movies and music by registering to participate in Matinee Madness featuring Paatukku Paattu, movie trivia and more. Written preliminaries with 6 teams in the finals on April 7 at Galaata 2007. 12542 Larchmont Ave., Saratoga.

Saturday, March 24

Galaata Idol 2007 Quarterfinals. Tamil and Hindi singing competition. 2 p.m. Sanatan Dharma Kendra, 897 Kifer Rd., Sunnyvale.

Matinee Madness Preliminary Round. 6 p.m. 12542 Larchmont Ave., Saratoga.

Saturday, April 7, 2:30-10 p.m.

Galaata 2007. An entertainment extravaganza featuring the semifinals and finals of Galaata Idol 2007 and Sirippa? Seruppa? 2007. A glamorous fashion show, Matinee Madness Cine Quiz, and a grand finale with a Tamil Light Music Concert by Pallavi. Organized by Udavum Karangal, celebrating its 25th anniversary this

year. Early bird discount (till March 20): $15, $25, $32, $50. Regular Price (from March 20): $18, $28, $35, $50. Group discounts available. Chabot College Performing Arts Center, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward. (408) 203-1908. tickets@galaata.org. www.galaata.org

 

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