While it wasn’t widely publicized, there were a a good number of people in attendance for the Fulton County Playhouse Talent Show held Friday.

While it wasn’t widely publicized, there were a a good number of people in attendance for the Fulton County Playhouse Talent Show held Friday.


Mistress of Ceremonies, Tammy Weaver, took the stage to explain it was going to be a very informal show. She said audience members were welcome to come up and perform if they had a talent, any talent, they wanted to share. Weaver noted this was the first annual show as they intend to do it in the future as well.


Elizabeth Pollitt performed first; a bold move for even the most confident.


But, her performance was amazing as she sang one of her favorite songs, “One day at
a time.”


Weaver then sang “This Masquerade” which was a favorite Karen Carpenter song of hers.


The evening wasn’t all about adults. Youngsters showcased their talent with Kate Fitzjarrald performing Allegro on violin. Weaver noted she has been playing violin for the past four years and congratulated her on doing a “beautiful job.”


Randy Weaver took the stage saying no one involved with a small theatre likes to see it empty, but it is getting harder and harder to cast shows.


Weaver, along with Larry Eskridge and Melissa Walker performed a piece that had people roaring with laughter. It was easy to determine the three had performed previously several times given their flawless timing and ability to work off each other.


As soon as Walker left the stage she was back singing not only beautifully, but powerfully as well, “House of the Rising Sun.”


Following Walker’s performance, Tammy Weaver said, “That’s why we do this. It’s a chance to stretch our wings a little bit.”


At that point, Tammy extended an invitation to anyone in the audience who wanted to come on stage and share their talent.


Hanna Hoerr bravely took the stage and sang, without music or rehearsal, ‘Let it Be’.


Tammy praised her performance, “That was very brave! Nicely done! We want this to continue to grow. We want to put something on that is going to be fun.”


Well known local thespian, (and Ledger reporter), Larry Eskridge, performed a bit of stand-up centering around the differences between men and woman from a confirmed bachelor’s point of view. As always, he did not disappoint.


Tammy performed another song followed by Tori and Isabella Cooper who performed a declaration piece, “Hide-n-Go-Sneak.”


The show ended on a perfect note with Melissa Walker singing “How Great Thou Art.”


There wasn’t an admission charge, but donations were accepted.