The Talent Company to host ‘80s Night downtown
Published 11:03 am Thursday, February 14, 2019
Fans of New Kids on the Block and Michael Jackson may find themselves together Feb. 22 as a local theater group presents its fundraiser.
The Talent Company’s ‘80s Night will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Tiffany’s at The Boardroom in downtown Albemarle.
About a dozen members of the youth acting company will perform songs from the 1980s. There will also be karaoke, a costume contest and food.
The admission fee of $20 is used to help buy equipment such as microphones, costumes and fund productions, such as “Little Women” in March.
“I really like ‘80s music and I grew up listening to it,” said Claire Abercrombie, a Gray Stone senior who is leading the fundraiser. “I felt like it would draw a really good crowd and I know the kids are talented and they can do it.”
Abercrombie, from Davidson County, became interested in the Talent Company when she was a freshman.
She will serve as the emcee for the event.
“These kids are super talented,” she said. “[You’re] not going to regret coming.”
Rebekah Ayscue is a Talent Company board member who has also been guiding Abercrombie through her senior project.
“It should be a fun and colorful night flashing back to the ‘80s,” Ayscue said. “I’m most excited to see the Talent Company youth jumping in on another chance to perform and, of course, I can’t wait to compete in the costume contest.”
There will also be a cash bar through Tiffany’s.
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