The third annual Lip Sync Concert is Saturday, Feb. 26, at the high school auditorium. The Kiwanis, Optimist and Rotary clubs, along with Payson High School Drama and Student Government (STUGO) are all working together to present this event. Thomas Walling, auditorium director, has orchestrated this event. Bobby Davis, advertising director of the Roundup, will bring sparks to the evening as master of ceremonies with his great sense of humor.
There will be 14 acts with 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; Lynn Waters, salesperson at Chapman Auto Center; and a mystery judge — to be revealed at the concert.
There will be $1,100 given in prizes: first place, traditional and comedy categories, $250 each; second place, traditional and comedy categories, $150 each; third place, traditional and comedy categories, $100 each; audience choice, $100. Judges will evaluate performers in four different areas; most important is the ability to lip sync and portraying the song.
In addition to the contest, the thespian group from Rim Country Middle School will perform the opening act. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. 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 the $6 youth. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased from members of the participating clubs, Payson High School Studio Theatre, East West Exchange, MoJoe’s, Oasis Christian Book Store, Payson Public Library, National Bank and the Payson 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.