2018-09-13 / Front Page

Theater’s ‘Showcase of Talent’ to debut at Playhouse Saturday


The HIT String Band will be among the performers at the Washington Little Theater’s Showcase of Talent this Saturday. The HIT String Band will be among the performers at the Washington Little Theater’s Showcase of Talent this Saturday. The Washington Little Theater (WLT) will present its inaugural Showcase of Talent fundraiser at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 15, at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse in Washington. The one-night-only variety show will feature local professional and amateur talent featuring music, singing, and dancing. Performers will include:

H.I.T. String Band – David Donehoo and his band of 12-18+ year olds play Appalachian music on a variety of string instruments, including banjo, dulcimer, guitar, mandolin, and others. Home base is Lincolnton, Georgia, and the group has played at numerous festivals, arts events, and schools, including Washington’s Mule Days, Augusta’s Arts In The Heart, Hopeland Summer Concert Series in Aiken, and Pioneer Days in Lincolnton.

Clay Babies - a professional acoustic folk music duo playing originals, folk, Appalachian oldtime, Irish/Scottish/Celtic, gospel, and sometimes even rock and blues. The duo uses a variety of instruments, including guitar, bass, mandolin, tenor and five-string clawhammer banjos, Irish bouzouki, and harmonica.

April (Shelton) Morrison - April has been involved in the Little Theater since 2002, as actor, singer, production crew, and Youth Drama Camp director. She is well-known for her excellent vocal abilities, delivering styles ranging from opera and standards to pop. She received her Music Education degree from Augusta State University, where she participated in the school’s opera ensemble.

Other scheduled acts include the band Parallel Days, playing classic rock; the vocal stylings of Jamaul Hawes, tap dancing by Kaitlyn Coddington, and Armani Owens on the piano.

“Washington is fortunate to have a beautiful old theater – one of the longest continually operating community theaters in the state,” said WLT President Libby Foster. “But there are a lot of improvements and repairs we need to do. The money raised at our Showcase of Talent will go into our Improvement Fund to help us complete these much-needed projects, like fixing a leaky roof and updating our lighting and sound systems,” she added. Depending on the success of this year’s showcase, WLT hopes to make the show an annual event.

The Showcase of Talent will be held one night only. To obtain tickets, go to WLT’s website at washingtonlittletheater.org and click on Order Tickets. Because this is a special fundraiser, the use of season tickets is not allowed. Costs are $15 for adults and $7.50 for children 12 and under. Based on availability, you may also buy tickets at the theater box office, which will be open 45 minutes prior to show time.

Those without internet access may request a reservation by calling 706-678-9582. However, please be aware that reservations must be redeemed within 30 minutes of show time or they may be sold to other patrons as necessary. As WLT does not have a box office staff, you are encouraged to use the online method for obtaining tickets.

Next up at WLT is the musical “Annie,” which will be presented December 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9.

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