Scratch that spring fever itch and get out to the third annual Lip Sync Concert this Saturday.
There are 14 acts scheduled to compete, plus the thespian group from the middle school will perform the opening act. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and silent auction.
The Kiwanis, Optimist and Rotary clubs, along with the Payson High School drama group and Student Government (STUGO) are all working together to present the Feb. 26 event.
Thomas Walling, auditorium director, has orchestrated this event. Bobby Davis, advertising director for the Payson Roundup, will bring sparks to the evening as emcee with his great sense of humor, organizers say.
The acts feature students from Center for Success, Payson Education Center and Payson High School. The judges include Christine Bollier, owner of Vita-Mart; Greg Day, owner of Macky’s; and Lynn Waters, salesperson at Chapman Auto Center; plus a mystery judge — to be revealed at the concert.
There will be $1,100 given in prizes: first, traditional and comedy categories, $250 each; second, traditional and comedy categories, $150 each; third, traditional and comedy categories, $100 each; audience choice, $100.
Judges evaluate four different areas, but most important is the group’s ability to lip sync and portrayal of the song.
In addition to the contest, all three nonprofit organizations will have scholarship forms at the concert for students or parents to pick up. All proceeds from this event will be used to provide scholarships for all types of continuing education.
Tickets purchased up to Feb. 26 will be $2 less than the at-the-door price of $12 for adults and $6 for youths.
Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased from members of the participating clubs, at Payson High School Studio Theatre, East West Exchange, MoJoe’s, Oasis Christian Book Store, Payson Public Library, National Bank and the Roundup. At the first annual Lip Sync concert 300 tickets were sold. Last year 600-plus tickets were sold.
The auditorium can seat approximately 1,000, so consider buying early. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. to allow choice seating and for looking and bidding on silent auction items. The show starts at 6:45 p.m.