Variety show to benefit community theatre


The Fayette Variety Show, a production showcasing talent from the county, will be held with all proceeds to benefit the recently formed Fayette Community Theatre.

The show will be held on Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Historic Washington Middle School auditorium. Current director of the newly formed community theatre, Patrick Bryant, said he is hoping that the community will come and support this “much-needed group” for Fayette County.

“We wanted to use this show as a way to fund the Fayette Community Theatre and we thought that by trying to show all of the talent we have right here in Fayette County, people might want to help support that talent,” Bryant said. “This is going to be a talent show and we have 30 acts to show the community. Tickets are $3 per seat and the entire auditorium is open for seating.”

The line-up of acts are more than just the typical talent show and the evening will be hosted by the county’s own Mariann Wright. Currently several bands, musicians, dancers, singers, piano players and more will be performing live for the community. Additionally, comedians and a tap dancer will also be performing, as this event is sure to have something for all members of the family.

“For a few years it has been a dream of mine to bring a community theatre to Fayette County,” Bryant said. “The assistant director Kevin Evans agrees that this group is very needed in this community due to the amount of talent we have in the county. It will give them more options locally as artists and also will give the town some more entertainment to enjoy. Currently we are hoping with the money raised from the variety show, we will be able to perform a play or musical in the near future using local actors. Donations will be accepted during the event for anyone wanting to help.”

For more information about the Fayette Variety Show or Fayette Community Theatre, email [email protected]. Other information can be obtained from the Fayette Community Theatre Facebook page.

“We are really excited about the upcoming show and to bring this theatre group together to entertain the community,” Bryant said. “These amazing artists that will be performing have prepared some awesome acts and we hope that everyone can come out and support them.”

By Martin Graham

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Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 or on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy

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